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Finn Balor returns from shoulder injury at NXT TV tapings

The former champion appeared during Wednesday night's WWE NXT television tapings at the University of Central Florida. The NXT champion Bobby Roode and Andrade "Cien" Almas were beating on Shinsuke Nakamura when the return occurred. Assuming Balor is indeed medically cleared to compete in two weeks, he would likely be returning on the episode of Monday Night Raw airing March 13th. Read More

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Dead Rising 4 bites its way onto Steam next month

Dead Rising 4 bites its way onto Steam next month

Dead Rising 4 is now locked into an exclusivity deal with Microsoft, and the game is only available on Windows 10 PC's via the Windows Store and Xbox One consoles. Dead Rising 4 welcomes players to the seasonal festivities of Willamette, Colorado amidst a mysterious outbreak that is spreading across the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town. Read More

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Former Chief Branden Albert released by Dolphins

Former Chief Branden Albert released by Dolphins

Whatever way Albert finds his way out of Miami, the Dolphins will be moving Tunsil from the left guard position (where he played as a rookie due only to Albert's presence) to the left tackle position. It's been widely believed that the Dolphins were grooming Tunsil to be their long term answer at left tackle. He lost his starting job at defensive end in October and appeared in 13 games (five starts) for Miami in 2016. Read More

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Snapchat Parent Sets Valuation of Up to $22.2 Billion

People familiar with Snap's thinking had earlier said the company would seek a valuation of up to $25 billion. The company confirmed these details in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . Snap issued those shares for almost $31, but in October it gave each of its shareholders an extra share for every one they owned, cutting the value of all in half. Read More

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Warning issued over 100s of 'exploding whales' on NZ beach

Officials declared nearly 350 whales dead. Conservation officials praised the work of the volunteers, who formed a human chain in the water at one point to prevent the whales from re-beaching themselves. Pilot whales grow to about 25 feet and are common around New Zealand's waters. "People seem to have an emotional attachment to marine mammals", Herb Christophers, a spokesman for the Department of Conservation , told The Associated Press . Read More

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Scans predict autism in infants

Piven and his team report their findings in the February 15 issue of Nature . Ultimately, they were able to correctly identify 80 percent of high-risk babies who were later given a diagnosis of autism at 24 months. Researchers at multiple sites across the country and Canada studied MRI scans of babies at age six months and one year. "So for children like my Padric who's the youngest of four boys and the oldest has Autism, I mean that would be great if he were an infant and we had something ... Read More

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Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

Mark Moore is a 30-year NASA veteran who left the aeronautics space agency to work for Uber's new flying vehicle project called the Uber Elevate . It has to be noted that Moore won't exactly be building flying cars for Uber ...yet. While NASA is larded with layers of bureaucracy and management, Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick has been closely involved in hatching his company's flying auto plans, Moore says. Read More

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Hudson's Bay Makes Macy's An Offer

The Journal reported talks between the two companies are in the early stages. Hudson's Bay Co. Spokesman Andrew Blecher told WVXU, "We do not comment on rumor or speculation". Saks Fifth Avenue is a luxury retailer. In 2015, Smith said that the company's real estate was worth more than $20 billion alone. The retailer has been under pressure from activist investors displeased with its stock performance to sell of its stores into a real estate investment trust or look at ways of ... Read More

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Facebook is closing in on 2 billion monthly users

As its Q4 2016 earnings report shows, the company once again raked in cash hand over fist, with $8.8 billion in revenue and $3.56 billion in profit. "While I don't believe ad revenues are being impacted as of yet, I do think that marketers should be vigilant in tracking the effectiveness of their advertising on Facebook and not rely exclusively on what Facebook is telling them", said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst for eMarketer said in a statement before the earnings were released. Read More

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Researchers Find Evidence Of An Ancient 'Lost Continent' Hiding Underneath Mauritius

Scientists say they have discovered a 3 billion year piece of crust in the Indian Ocean under the island of Mauritius which may be a part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. But their conclusions were challenged, as it was possible that the crystals were blown onto the beach from elsewhere. We also know that Pangaea split into two supercontinents, Gondwana and Laurasia - the former accounts for most of the present day's Southern Hemisphere landmass, as well as the Indian Subcontinent, ... Read More

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Ban Ki-moon Drops Bid for South Korean Presidency, Blames 'Fake News'

Moon Jae-in, the leading presidential candidate from South Korea's opposition, said he expected "good competition" from Ban, and that he is "sorry" to hear his rival is quitting the race, local news service Newsis reported. Park is facing ouster over her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal. A court is now deliberating about whether to accept Ms Park's impeachment or restore her to power. Read More

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Easement imminent for final leg of Dakota Access pipeline

Easement imminent for final leg of Dakota Access pipeline

The statement did not indicate whether or not the easement has been already issued which would allow Energy Transfer Partners to resume the construction of the pipeline. "These initial steps do not mean the easement has been approved", Frost said. The Corps said in early December it wouldn't grant the easement and instead would conduct an environmental review while it looked for alternative pipeline routes. Read More

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Trump set to sign order for new strategy against IS: White House

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to eliminate ISIS, saying he had a secret plan to quickly defeat the group. The reason for banning the seven countries from entering America is the "mandate to keep America safe". The Daily Mail reports that in the wake of President Trump's order to put a 90-day moratorium on travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, Iraq - one of the countries on that list - has announced its own travel ban for Americans. Read More

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NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee. "Although the fire took place across the river on Launch Pad 34, their story didn't end there and their legacy lives on today", says Sheryl Chaffee, daughter of Roger Chaffee. It is also to pay tributes to the astronauts of the Shuttle Columbia , who died on February 1, 2003, when the spaceship broke apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere. Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg drops lawsuits to obtain land in Hawaii

Mark Zuckerberg drops lawsuits to obtain land in Hawaii

Now, more than six months later, around 200 locals are expected to march in protest along the wall this Saturday, per Business Insider . The move puts an end to the latest incident to arise between Zuckerberg and his neighbors, who have been less than thrilled with the decision the billionaire has been making ever since he purchased his 700-plus acre property for $200million back in 2014. Read More

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Tesla to have "major" vehicle revisions every 12-18 months

When Tesla started producing and delivering cars equipped with its second-generation Autopilot hardware, many common features were deactivated. The Autosteer+ function, which works in tandem with Traffic Aware Cruise Control to automatically keep vehicles in their lanes during heavy traffic, will at first be limited to use at speeds below 45 miles per hour as the system collects more data. Read More

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Elon Musk is getting serious about digging a tunnel under Los Angeles

Elon Musk is getting serious about digging a tunnel under Los Angeles

In a string of tweets last month, Musk proposed a new tunnel digging venture called " the Boring Company ". "Traffic is driving me nuts ", he tweeted. "This is really a very simple and obvious idea ", Musk said . "Its not that hard, but if you have tunnels in cities, it would massively alleviate congestion and you could have tunnels at all different levels; you could probably have 30 layers of tunnels and completely fix the congestion problem in high-density cities". Read More

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Giant Otter With Badger-Like Teeth Found in China

Giant Otter With Badger-Like Teeth Found in China

The new species was described for the first time this week in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology , based on remains uncovered at Shuitangba, a fossil-rich mine in northern China. To deal with the fact that the specimen was so fragile, the scientists made CT scans to digitally reconstruct the cranium of this enormous otter, permitting them to rotate it and study it virtually. Read More

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NFC, AFC Title Games Score Huge Ratings

NFC, AFC Title Games Score Huge Ratings

That is exactly what they did Sunday night in defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers to secure the AFC title. It is also the first 100-yard receiving game of Hogan's career. Meanwhile, the Steelers have won the turnover battle in both playoff games this postseason, and Ryan Shazier has registered an interception in his last four games. Read More

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Could Wolf 1061c be the next Earth?

If WOLF 1061c is too far away from its parent star, it is freezing cold and too hot if it's too close. The researchers have already studied Wolf 1061c's dim M-dwarf star - referred to simply as Wolf 1061 - and discovered that it provides ideal conditions for the planet to harbor liquid water, much like Venus once did before our Sun vaporized it's oceans. Read More

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Earth's 3rd straight hottest year on record: USA agencies

As per the analysis, eight of the 12 months that make up the year- from January through September, with the exception of June were the warmest on record for those respective months. But the long-term warming trend should continue to go up and, Arndt says, threatens new records nearly every year. El Niño was a contributor to warmer temperatures globally. Read More

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Tesla's Autopilot Tech Has Made Its Cars 40% Safer

Tesla's Autopilot Tech Has Made Its Cars 40% Safer

The crash happened May 7, 2016 in Williston, Florida in which the driver of the Tesla Model S suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a tractor-trailer while "crossing an uncontrolled intersection", federal documents read. NHTSA cautioned that the closing of its investigation into a single crash "does not constitute a finding.that no safety-related defect exists". The fatality is the first to occur when the autopilot feature was activated, Tesla said in a blog post . Read More

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2016 the Hottest Year on Record

After continuous months of breaking warm temperature records - 2016 has been officially declared as one of the hottest years ever. Right now, the world is about as warm as half the models predicted, but, remember, global surface temperatures were driven up a strong El Nino . Read More

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Four game boost for 'Fire Emblem' franchise

Four game boost for 'Fire Emblem' franchise

The launch of the game for both consoles just confirms that they're not shunning the 3DS aside for the Nintendo Switch. Speaking of Fire Emblem Warriors , Nintendo confirmed that the game will also be available for 3DS. The Fire Emblem franchise had a long history in Japan before Fire Emblem made its North American debut in 2003. It's a turn-based RPG that allows players gather an army of characters from the history of the Fire Emblem Series. Read More

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