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North America's 'Car of the Year' Announced

North America's 'Car of the Year' Announced

The Chrysler Pacifica took home that first-ever award. Under the "utility vehicles" umbrella you will be able to find both minivans and SUVs, all competing for the coveted prize. The big, family hauler impressed our critics with its versatility and space, and a plug-in hybrid version wowed with its 84 mpge rating and 33-mile all-electric range. Read More

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Source of Mysterious 'Fast' Radio Signals Pinpointed, But What Is It?

Source of Mysterious 'Fast' Radio Signals Pinpointed, But What Is It?

There's also the possibility that these repeating FRBs coming from this distant dwarf galaxy are different somehow to the one-off events we've detected before, and may have a totally different source. Any known source that's energetic enough to produce the observed radiation would have to be farther away than the edges of our galaxy. "We have detected dozens of radio bursts with Arecibo, the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and now the Very Large Array and the Effelsberg Telescope in ... Read More

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December 31, 2016, Will Be A Second Longer!

It's going to take a little longer than usual before 2016 ends, thanks to the differences between Coordinated Universal Time and the Earth's rotation. Our planet decelerates because of the braking action imposed by the ocean tides. This change can cause the Earth's rotation around the sun to slow by as much as 2 milliseconds per day . Read More

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Cavs beat Warriors 109-108 in Christmas Day thriller

Cavs beat Warriors 109-108 in Christmas Day thriller

Yup, that's right. On their way to the court, the Warriors had to walk past a huge photo of LeBron James' critical block on Andre Iguodala in Game 7 that helped seal Cleveland's victory. LeBron went on to lead the Cavs to their first title, which ended a 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland . Because Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee could have a tough time defending Love, the Warriors might lean heavily on their small-ball lineup Sunday. Read More

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Fiat Chrysler Ready to Recall SUV's that could Suddenly Stall

P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 7.95 and Forward P/E ratio of 4.83. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.06. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.16. (NYSE:ZBH) stock. Analyst's mean target price for ZBH is $130.10 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.00. Based on an average daily volume of 9,555,870 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is now 6.1 days. Read More

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Super Mario Run breaks download record, but Nintendo stock is still falling

Super Mario Run breaks download record, but Nintendo stock is still falling

See how the game plays and decide for yourself if Mario on mobile works. Let us know in the comments! Former Nintendo game director Motoi Okamoto has blamed the irksome in-app pricing policy for being the main culprit. There's some technical flaws as well: it crashed on me once, lags a bit when texts or phone alerts come in, and had some other random choppiness. The company also added that the Super Mario that has been launched is the final one and it is a completed project. Read More

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Alec Baldwin to play famed prosecutor in new TV series

Alec Baldwin to play famed prosecutor in new TV series

Whilst that's a considerable amount of money for the amount of screentime Baldwin has on SNL , it's nowhere near the amount some of television's best-paid stars make. Earlier this month, Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam Baldwin and SNL . If you're interested in reading about what is sure to be a political impression that will go down in history, I highly recommend checking out the article. Read More

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McDonald's Lawsuit: Value Meal Items Cost Less Separately

If there's one thing all Americans can count on in this insane world, it's that a McDonald's Extra Value Meal will deliver exactly what it promises: extra value. Gertie and his lawyers believe the restaurant group should be forced to pay for allegedly false advertising on its menu. So far, neither the franchisee owner of the locations in questions nor McDonald's corporate has responded to the suit. Read More

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How Elon Musk is Solving Traffic Issues With Tunnels

Really, who hasn't sent an angry tweet from standstill traffic about digging giant holes to drive around-er, under-everybody? The hours later, he followed up that tweet with another one stating " I am actually going to do this ". Translated into Musk-speak, these tunnels could be used by vehicles produced by Tesla, which already sells a range of electric cars with advanced autonomy. Read More

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Watch killer whales eat a shark alive

The footage starts off looking like a water ballet. Still, in the jaws of a killer whale , the fearsome predator looked more like a toy. The unlucky catch was probably a sevengill shark, according the The Verge . Transient killer whales are usually monitored by marine biologists because these orcas spend a lot of time in Monterey Bay. Sanctuary Cruises in Moss Landing, has witnessed determined humpbacks chase off killer whales in two separate instances, once when they were hunting a ... Read More

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Bill Gates Visits Trump Tower; Compares Him To JFK

Stocks are expensive: As the Dow nears 20,000 in the wake of Trump's victory, Gates said, "Certainly stocks are expensive ". He believes there is broad support in Washington for energy research and development. Trump himself has made a number of statements against climate change, calling it hoax and is considering withdrawing from the climate agreement Obama signed in Paris. Read More

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Winter weather advisory issued

Winter weather advisory issued

Expect primarily wet roads, but spots could be slick or slushy for the morning drive, so we have declared a First Warning Weather Day. As Chicago braces for a weekend full of winter snowstorms, flights at both O'Hare and Midway Airports have already been canceled. Read More

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ULA competitor SpaceX delays return to launching until January

The setback for SpaceX comes a day after the company announced it is targeting a launch date in early January for its next mission - pending FAA approval of course. The next Falcon, expected to launch from Southern California, will carry ten satellites for Iridium Communications. Iridium had said in a December 1 statement that the launch would be December 16, contingent on U.S. Read More

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Australia cruise to series sweep

Australia cruise to series sweep

Warner's second-successive ton, also his fourth-highest ODI score, meant he equalled India's Sourav Ganguly with seven one-day tons in a calendar year. The Australian vice-captain wore a black armband in honour of his junior coach Laurie Heil, who passed away on Thursday. Their batsmen scored hundreds in all three games. Read More

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China users complain of combustible iPhones: Consumer watchdog

China users complain of combustible iPhones: Consumer watchdog

Apple on Friday claimed on its Chinese website that the iPhones manufactured by the company would shut down and not explode in order to protect hardware from damage due to low voltages. Certain serial number ranges have ready been listed as defective, but more units could also have potential symptoms. Otherwise, there might be another recall if indeed this is found to be Apple's fault. Read More

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IPhone 7 surpasses iPhone SE to become the UK's best-selling smartphone

IPhone 7 surpasses iPhone SE to become the UK's best-selling smartphone

Apple also said the recent reports of unexpected shutdown with iPhones in China were caused by battery components that were exposed to controlled ambient air longer than it should have been before being assembled into battery packs. Nonetheless, Apple has been offering the best customer service as confirmed with its swift response with the iPhone 6S battery replacement . For one, I can't imagine that Apple would yet again stick with a form factor that first made an appearance in ... Read More

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Legion: FX Releases Launch Date and New Trailer

Legion: FX Releases Launch Date and New Trailer

The show, which follows David Haller, a young man who has been hospitalized for paranoid schizophrenia for years after suffering from hearing voices. In addition to Stevens, Legion stars Jean Smart ( Designing Women ), Aubrey Plaza ( Parks and Recreation ), Katie Aselton (The League ), Rachel Keller ( Fargo ), Bill Irwin ( Interstellar ), Amber Midthunder ( Hell or High Water ), and Jeremie Harris ( A Walk Among the Tombstones ). Read More

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