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Boosting wind farmers, global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed

In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. Research shows that wind speeds in northern mid-latitude regions have increased by roughly 7% since 2010.

Cash woes at India shadow lenders may lead to more bad debt at banks

Banks and non-bank firms are in a feedback loop, especially through exposures to the real estate sector, which is under «significant stress,» Moody's said

Cartoon: Spygate

x Vimeo Video The ongoing effort to prove Republican conspiracy theories is continuing apace. Now, besides just right-wing websites, President Trump and Attorney General Barr are hard at work to convince the world that Obama and his sex-crazed FBI agents

AU Small Fin Bank raises Rs 525 cr from Temasek arm Camas Investments Pte

Temasek has invested the money through the conversion of its 1.01 crore warrants.

Moneycontrol Ultimate Business Quiz #76: Test your knowledge

Take a shot at the Moneycontrol Ultimate Business Quiz. Check how many you get right.

Huawei Mate X: One day with this foldable phone and I'm all in - CNET

We spent a day with Huawei's folding smartphone. Spoiler alert: This one's our favorite.

Death-defying maneuver ‘paid off big time’ as NASA’s Juno craft discovers new storm forming hexagon on Jupiter (PHOTOS)

After conducting a death-defying maneuver in deep space, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has discovered a new cyclone on Jupiter's south pole, transforming the gas giant’s enigmatic pentagon into a hexagon storm formation. Read Full Article at

Hamilton leads F1 bosses' top 10 for fifth year running

In what has now become an annual tradition after an original idea that began in 2008, Autosport asks each of the team bosses to pick their top 10 drivers of the year.The individual results are kept secret – so the team principals can answer honestly – an

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Impeaching a corrupt president

We begin today’s roundup with USA Today’s editorial in favor of impeachment: In his thuggish effort to trade American arms for foreign dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Trump resembles not so much Clinton as he does Richard Nix

Thousands of 10-Inch 'Penis Fish' Washed Up on a California Beach

A «penis fish» is neither a penis nor a fish. (Discuss.)

Eric Boehlert on how the «liberal» media put Trump in the White House

Media critic (and former Salon writer) on how Hillary hatred distorted media coverage and created a catastrophe

Rupee pares gains to close flat at 70.83 against USD on crude price surge

The rupee opened strong at 70.54 and surged further by 33 paise to touch the day#39;s high of 70.50 to the US dollar, mirroring sharp gains in the stock markets.

Buzz everywhere, other than in my office: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on GST rate increase reports

Sitharaman addressed a press conference to enumerate on measures introduced during the Parliament#39;s winter session and progress on the economic steps taken so far

Di Resta insists WEC/DTM clashes «don't impact me»

Di Resta has been a regular in the DTM since 2007, save for a three-year stint in Formula 1 with Force India, and raced for the R-Motorsport Aston Martin team in 2019 following Mercedes’ withdrawal from the series.He has also been competing with United Auto

Indian citizenship law is ‘discriminatory’ against Muslims, UN Human Rights Office says

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‘No bigger pantomime than Westminster’: Dame Belladonna earns more votes than UKIP rival

The UK general election is typically fraught with pageantry and controversy, but one candidate, a pantomime dame in Exeter, combined both by beating his UKIP rivals in unique style. Read Full Article at

‘Impossible black hole’ discovery in Milky Way may have been just that, as scientists spot major errors in research

A recent theory about an “impossibly” large black hole roughly 70 times the mass of the Sun, and rumored to be residing in our own Milky Way, appears to have been debunked, as three separate papers claim it really is impossible. Read Full Article at

Japan’s Abe scraps one-on-one with PM Modi as unrest flares up in India’s Assam over citizenship bill

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Assam after locals in the northeastern state defied a curfew and staged violent rallies over the new citizenship bill. Read Full Article at

Boom Bust investigates how one ad could wipe out $1 billion of Peloton stock

Fitness firm Peloton's holiday commercial recently caused social media fury, resulting in the loss of nearly $1 billion of market value in a single day. RT’s Boom Bust finds out if the firm will ever recover from the scandal. Read Full Article at

Lightning Strikes Almost Killed the Apollo 12 Mission

The launch sparked two lightning strikes that disrupted critical rocket systems.

Lightning Bolts Create Glowing Auroral 'Elves' and Brilliant Gamma-Ray Flashes

Dark fluffy thunderclouds don't just fuel dramatic storms, they also produce some of the most energetic flashes of light on the planet.

RIL arm acquires 51.78% stake in Asteria Aerospace for Rs 23.12 cr

The investment will further enable the group#39;s initiatives in emerging technology, it added.

Goodyear to become sole LMP2 tyre supplier

The arrangement with the American company, which re-entered international motorsport in LMP2 at the start of the current WEC season, will mean all cars in the secondary prototype category will run on its tyres from the start of the 2020/21 campaign next Sept

Porsche and Lucasfilm co-designed a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe

Porsche typically concerns itself with terrestrial vehicle designs, but for a new project it worked with Lucasfilm designers in collaboration on a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe. The starfigher, called the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus, obviously doesn&#

CSUB plays Idaho

Cal State Bakersfield and Idaho look to bounce back from losses

Central Ark. goes up against Pepperdine

Central Arkansas pays visit to Pepperdine in a non-conference matchup

UC Irvine faces Pacific Union

The UC Irvine Anteaters will be taking on the Pioneers of NAIA school Pacific Union

San Diego faces UC Davis

UC Davis and San Diego both look to put winning streaks together

Klopp extends contract at Liverpool until 2024

Liverpool has extended manager Jürgen Klopp's contract for a further 4 1/2 years

I-T Dept issues tax refunds of Rs 1.57 lakh cr till November: Revenue Secy

At a press conference called to disclose impact of steps taken to boost consumption in the economy so as to uplift growth from a six-year low, Pandey said tax refund cases have gone up by 17 per cent to 2.16 crore.

Oil hits three-month high as trade hopes, UK election lift sentiment

US sources said on December 13 that Washington has set its terms for a trade deal with Beijing, offering to suspend some tariffs on goods and cut others in exchange for Chinese purchases of more American farm goods.

WWII-era AMMO, liquid GAS CANS found at explosion-ridden apartment block in Germany – police

An elderly man is believed to have kept multiple cans filled with liquid gas and WWII-era ammunition inside a multi-storey block that blew up Friday morning. The explosion killed him and injured 15 others in eastern Germany. Read Full Article at

Protests in parliament as MP refuses to apologize for ‘rape in India’ remark aimed at Modi

India’s lower house of parliament was adjourned following outcry over comments made by MP Rahul Gandhi, who retooled PM Narendra Modi’s ‘make in India’ slogan to criticize the government over a string of brutal rapes. Read Full Article at

Indian citizenship law is ‘discriminatory’ against Muslims, UN’s human rights office says

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UP paddy procurement up 40% to 2.75 mn tonnes so far this Kharif season

State is targetting procurement of 5 mn tonnes of the crop by Feb 2020

After a big win for Boris Johnson and Brexit, British left faces the darkness

Boris Johnson has a Brexit mandate; Jeremy Corbyn's unlikely run is over. So what's the lesson for America?, a startup focused on AV technology for mass transit, gets $3.5 million in seed funding, a new autonomous driving startup focused on mass transit, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by Fusion Fund. Other investors include YouTube co-founder Steve Chen; UMC, the Taiwanese semiconductor foundry; Kakao

Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console, arriving late-2020

If you didn’t watch last night’s Game Awards, you may of missed it. But Xbox Series X is the company’s  next generation console, and will be arriving in late 2020. Thankfully, Microsoft has kindly catalogued all of the images, media and even a litt

Market Wrap, Dec 13: Here's all that happened in the markets today

PSBs rallied today after reports suggested that the government is considering increasing the government bond investment limit of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to at least 10 per cent

In-Depth | When onion made India cry: How onion price rise affects politics, business and the common man

Onion – an ordinary vegetable – is a crucial political commodity given its long-standing history of overturning governments in India.

Goaltender suffers HORRIFIC injury during Canadian junior hockey league game (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Niagara IceDogs goaltender Tucker Tynan suffered a sickening injury as his leg was sliced open following a collision with an opposition player during a game in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Read Full Article at
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