France's Le Pen refuses headscarf, cancels on Lebanese Grand Mufti

The French presidential frontrunner has met with Theresa May to discuss Brexit and the future relationship between the two countries . The presidential candidate is facing a corruption scandal as French police searched on Monday the Paris-based headquarters of FN in relation to a probe into alleged misuse of EU funds allocated to her as a member of the European Parliament. Read More

Can we grow woolly mammoths in the lab? George Church hopes so

The scientist leading the "de-extinction" effort, Professor George Church from Harvard University, says the first hybrid embryo of the mammoth and Asian elephant could be two years away, The Guardian reports. Is attempting to bring back the woolly mammoth worth the time and energy, given the imminent risk facing endangered species across the globe now? If a herd of mammophants is released into the arctic, it would help fight climate change by keeping the tundra from thawing. Read More

John Oliver Made A "Shitty Techno" Song to Warn Trump About Putin

Because when Trump says he wants us to get along with Russian Federation, what it sounds like he means is that he wants permission for the United States to live down to the standards of Russian Federation when it comes to human and civil rights. Read More

See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX resumed testing with a successful launch and landing from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on January 14. The pad was last used for NASA's final shuttle mission almost six years ago. According to the Associated Press , NASA was watching the launch closely before it clears SpaceX to carry NASA astronauts. "Dragon will be filled with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and ... Read More

NASA Nibiru BREAKTHROUGH: Space boffins reveal hidden Planet X search

NASA Nibiru BREAKTHROUGH: Space boffins reveal hidden Planet X search

Through its new website , Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 , NASA invites the average star-gazer to study grainy images of space in search of undiscovered worlds. According to Zooniverse , the method citizen scientists will use in this project is much like that used by Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Read More

Inflation at highest level since June 2014

Inflation at highest level since June 2014

However, Alan Clarke, head of European fixed income strategy at Scotiabank, said a jump in petrol prices could be enough to push CPI to 2% in January. The key question for investors is whether the fact that prices are rising faster than wages eventually leads to a fall in consumer spending. Compared to January 2016, 22 per cent more people feel that prices have risen, alongside 19 per cent more people who are afraid of imminent inflation. Read More

Game Will Feature 'The Witcher'-Like Sidequests, BioWare Releases

They learned a lot of the complaints coming from Inquisition players and they're applying that knowledge to Andromeda . There is only five weeks until the game is released and it will be up to BioWare when they launch it, based on just what kind of feedback they are looking for. Read More

Putin Hails Slovenia's Offer to Host Summit With Donald Trump

However, Mr Trump had raised the treaty in a debate during the presidential campaign. "While we should seek common ground with Russian Federation in the areas of mutual interest, we must never pursue cooperation with Russian Federation at the expense of our fundamental interests of defending our allies and promoting our values", says the letter. Read More

Tesla Inc (TSLA) to Begin Pilot Production of Model 3 This Month

In addition, the company also revealed that the "brief" break is "planned" as it will give the automobile maker required time to add capacity and level up other general maintenance for the production of the Model 3 . These critics claim that a delayed rollout of Model 3 could be detrimental to Tesla's ambitions in the mass markets given stiff competition from established larger mainstream automakers, such as GM. Read More

S&P 500 Higher as Banks Drag on Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite hit record levels at the open on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 was less than five points away from hitting another all-time high. The stock was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 , climbing $4.58 to $74.20. Apple's 1.3 percent rise provided the biggest boost to the S&P and the Nasdaq , while Boeing's 1.9 percent rise helped lift the Dow . Read More

Twitter unveils new steps to counter hate speech and abuse

Twitter is not the only social network looking to combat abuse, Facebook has introduced a new online safety centre and bullying prevention hub over the past six months. However, if the offender is creative then it could get a new SIM card and a new email ID to create an account, and which can't be resisted. Twitter says abusive content will still be accessible for anyone looking to find it, but it won't be as easy to stumble onto. Read More

Gilead Sciences Expects Sales to Decline Sharply

Gilead Sciences Expects Sales to Decline Sharply

Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report 2.31 earnings per share. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 1.02%. The score shows the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1=strong buy and 5=strong sell. More analysts at Reuters have a buy or better ratings (17) on the Gilead Sciences Inc . Read More

Reed: EPA nominee shows Trump seeks to undercut agency

Not wanting to beat around the bush, the bill is actually called the bill " to terminate the Environmental Protection Agency " - a pretty straightforward name that shows how the winds are changing in Washington. "People are anxious about losing their jobs because administration is interested in dismantling, or downsizing in the extreme, the EPA", she said . Read More

Granddad, Oldest Aquarium Fish In The World, Dies At Shedd Aquarium

Granddad, Oldest Aquarium Fish In The World, Dies At Shedd Aquarium

Keepers are unsure about the specifics of his age, but it is not uncommon for lungfish to live for 100 years and the Shedd staff believes that Grandad was close, since he arrived in 1933 with a few years already under his gills. "For a fish who spent much of his time imitating a fallen log, he sparked curiosity, excitement and wonder among guests of all ages", said Bridget Coughlin, Ph.D., the aquarium's President and CEO. Read More

Goa polls: First-time women voters get teddy bear for voting

The snuggly teddy bears were given to the early-visiting first-time voters in over 40 model polling booths, one in each of the 40 assembly constituencies in Goa, which went to poll on Saturday. The Commission had set up 1642 polling stations across the state. The three-party alliance forged by Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena is the other major player in the state. Read More

Canada claims 4th at Sevens World Series event

Canada claims 4th at Sevens World Series event

What is most pleasing about this weekend is that it was genuinely a 12 man effort, you saw the impact that the substitutes made which is so important in the heat and humidity and with it being the second tournament on the bounce. "The team stuck to the structure and well done to them". New Zealand, which lost to Australia in the Olympic final, also advanced to the quarterfinals after three wins, as did Russian Federation. Read More

Did Ivanka Trump Kill The President's Anti-LGBT Executive Order?

Mr. Kushner, a lifelong Democrat, and Ms. Trump, an independent, travel in liberal social circles and have long supported L.G.B.T. rights. On Sunday, Trump appointed Stephen Bannon - the former chairman of Breitbart News, a site with ties to the alt-right - as his chief strategist in a move that sparked swift criticism from the Anti-Defamation League. Read More

Florida Panthers owner drops out as Trump's Army secretary nominee

Viola founded Virtu Financial, an electronic market-making firm, in 2008, after serving as chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange from 2001-2004. The Trump administration is searching for an Army secretary again after its top pick backed out of consideration. Viola says he will continue to support the Trump administration and the troops as a civilian. Read More

Lady Gaga to celebrate inclusion at Super Bowl show

Tiffany & Co. announced today that Lady Gaga is the face of their new fashion jewelry collection, Tiffany HardWear, and she will star in the company's first ever Super Bowl commercial. Country superstar Luke Bryan will do the honours of singing The Star-Spangled Banner following on from Gaga's show-stopping performance in 2016. Read More

Tropical Island Mauritius Was Hiding a Lost Continent This Whole Time

He said that thei group s studying the break-up process of the continents to trace the geological history of our planet. Located in the Indian Ocean, east of the much larger island nation of Madagascar, it is also one of the world's youngest land masses, having risen from the sea only 9 million years ago. Read More