• When exactly is the first day of summer?
When exactly is the first day of summer?

The winter solstice occurs on the same day in June and the summer solstice the same day in December. The first day of summer nearly always falls on June 20 or 21. The further north one moves from the equator, the more light one receives during the summer solstice. Above the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets at this time of year.

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  • NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates
NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

This most recent announcement of data will be added to the original Kepler mission catalog. Kepler research scientist Susan Thompson said, "It's wonderful, the things that Kepler has found". These findings were found in one of the last batches of the Kepler Space Telescope. "It's incredible, the things that Kepler has found". "It feels a bi...

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  • DNA shows early spread of cats in human world
DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

A new study could put Egypt back in the limelight. The material shows that all tamed cats today descend from the African wildcat or Felis silvestris lybica , a subspecies found in North Africa and the Near East. That pattern was already known to be caused by one gene mutation, so Geigl and her colleagues looked for it in the ancient feline DNA. ...

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  • Air Force's Secretive X-37B To Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9
Air Force's Secretive X-37B To Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9

It's not clear whether SpaceX will launch the 11,000-pound experimental military Orbital Test Vehicle from its facilities at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station or Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has expressed her concern for the well contamination at the Pease International Tradeport and aske...

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  • Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?
Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

It has recently opened a few bookstores and plans additional ones at San Jose's Santana Row and in Walnut Creek. But analysts familiar with e-commerce and retail said the ramifications will be felt throughout both industries. "The quality will give to provide a cheaper price to consumers", said Whole Foods Shopper Hamid Fhehollahi. Amazon is ...

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  • Tech CEOs to visit White House
Tech CEOs to visit White House

More than a dozen Trump administration officials including Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Kushner and Liddell will hold group sessions with the chief executives before they jointly meet with Trump. Almost 100 major technology companies - including Facebook, LinkedIn and Intel - also opposed the administration's tra...

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  • The NBA Finals: The Rematch, Game 3
The NBA Finals: The Rematch, Game 3

This pretty much continued throughout most of the game. The Warriors led by three. For most of the 1st Half it was a 2 point differential. He loves to play basketball, and loved the way the Warriors play it. Kevin Durant led Golden State with 31 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter to go with eight rebounds. Durant's late three-pointer d...

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  • Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming
Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

Perry, the former Texas governor who finished a disappointing 12th on Dancing With the Stars , said Carbon dioxide is not the main contributor to climate change and that skepticism of the scientific consensus on climate change is "quite all right".

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  • Russia Threatens United States After Fighter Jet Being Shot Down
Russia Threatens United States After Fighter Jet Being Shot Down

The Russian defense ministry says in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the US -led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets. Time pointed out that throughout eastern Syria, the United States is competing with Damascus for control of territory seized from ISIS. In April, Russia had also said ...

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  • Transform New Eclipse Stamp with Finger Touch
Transform New Eclipse Stamp with Finger Touch

Postal Service is releasing its first thermochromic stamp. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire country for the first time since 1918. The image reverts back to the eclipse once it cools. The stamp commemorates the coast-to-coast total eclipse set to appear in the sky on August 21.

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  • Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option
Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option

Students can subscribe to the service for a discounted rate of $4.99 per month. Previously it was possible to get a US$99 gift card to Apple Music for a yearly subscription . To access the new subscription and save $20/year, open the App Store app, scroll to the bottom of the Featured tab then tap on your Apple ID . But only now it has come...

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  • Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament
Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

However, the turnaround was spectacular. Harmanpreet (13th and 33rd minutes), Talwinder (21st and 24th) and Akashdeep Singh (47th and 58th) ripped apart Pakistan's defence. In the final, Inzamam chipped in with a vital 42 off 35 balls. "When players ( Fakhar Zaman ) like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them becau...

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  • South Korea to complete dismantling of oldest nuclear reactor by 2032
South Korea to complete dismantling of oldest nuclear reactor by 2032

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday vowed to scrap all existing plans for new nuclear power plants and not to extend the operation of any aged reactors. "The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission will be promoted to a presidential commission", Moon said, "to heighten its authority and improve diversity, representativeness and independence...

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  • OnePlus 5 India price leaked
OnePlus 5 India price leaked

While earlier reports on the Internet had suggested a range of probable prices for the phone , with the latest leak , it is nearly confirmed. OnePlus claims that this is "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today".

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  • England Under-21s come from behind to see off Slovakia
England Under-21s come from behind to see off Slovakia

It's England vs Slovakia in the 2017 European Under-21 Championship. But after seeing his side struggle to break down a defensively organised Slovakia team until the 50th minute, Boothroyd called on his players to give it their all in their final Group A match against Poland in three days' time.

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  • Pokemon GO Gets Raid Battles and New Gym Features
Pokemon GO Gets Raid Battles and New Gym Features

Their plan is thus to improve the multi-player aspect inside the game. But wait, there's more . Niantic promised that trainers will get more notifications in the future on when the gyms will be closed. The other big new feature being introduced in Raid Battles . Some new features might be coming soon to Pokemon Go later this week. If ...

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  • Rajasthan Man thrashed for stopping officials from clicking defecating women, dies
Rajasthan Man thrashed for stopping officials from clicking defecating women, dies

Jain has denied the charges. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday termed as "unfortunate" the death of labour activist Zafar Khan and said "justice shall prevail", although Khan's family complained that they were not given a copy of the FIR or the post-mortem report.

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  • Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target
Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

Trump's legal team says the tweet was simply about a report that the president was under investigation for obstruction of justice - not a confirmation. When Wallace pointed out to Sekulow that he just said Trump is under investigation , the lawyer said Wallace re-phrased him, The New York Post reported .

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  • Million Americans' Voting Records Were Leaked Thanks to Lazy Security Practices
Million Americans' Voting Records Were Leaked Thanks to Lazy Security Practices

Chris Vickery , a cyber risk analyst for "cyber resilience" company Upguard , discovered the unsecured database last week. On June 12, Vicker said he found and downloaded the 1.1-terabyte spreadsheets on a server run by Amazon's cloud hosting business that was left without a password or any other protection.

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  • Rockstar Games Issues A Statement On The Recent GTAV Modding Crackdown
Rockstar Games Issues A Statement On The Recent GTAV Modding Crackdown

Rockstar's parent company recently made a decision to ban the GTA 5 OpenIV mod and the community is now putting up a united front in its demand for the mod to be brought back. A petition campaigning to save Open IV is now approaching 50,000 signatures. The battle for GTA V's future is still ongoing, but so far Take Two hasn't seemed kee...

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  • Group wants to keep smartphones out of kids' hands
Group wants to keep smartphones out of kids' hands

As the use of smartphones is restricting the kids from going out and involving in some outdoor activities, the kids are spending all their time at home sitting in front of smartphones due to which they may suffer speech and language issues.

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  • Screen protector listing shows what the iPhone 8 will look like
Screen protector listing shows what the iPhone 8 will look like

MobileFun is the same company that accurately leaked the Galaxy S8 design months before Samsung unveiled its flagship phone. However, the makers of the smartphone have not confirmed these reports. Apple also owns patent for a technology to integrate Touch ID into the power button, allowing users to unlock it by placing their finger on the power...

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  • Obviously, You Can Recover an Upgraded Surface Laptop to Windows 10 S
Obviously, You Can Recover an Upgraded Surface Laptop to Windows 10 S

Say you wanna go back to Windows 10 S. Well, Microsoft has your back as they've uploaded 10 S images to their website for Surface Laptop users to download and install. Now Microsoft has opened up a path from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro and back again. However, after the new year that upgrade will cost $49. It's odd that Microsoft would offe...

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  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

It's important to note that NASA's rules for what defines a "planet" are incredibly exacting. NASA announced the discovery of 10 potentially habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system Monday. "We like to think of this study as classifying planets in the same way that biologists identify new species of animals", said Benjamin Fulton...

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  • S.Africa's central bank says studying watchdog's report that rattled currency
S.Africa's central bank says studying watchdog's report that rattled currency

Her office told the newspaper that the reports were pending, not buried. Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto said the tangent was touching "Pandora's Box". South Africa's graft ombudsman said she will oppose a lawsuit filed by President Jacob Zuma aimed at overturning a report drafted by her predecessor that indicated he may hav...

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  • Google's fight against online terror
Google's fight against online terror

We have thousands of people around the world who review and counter abuse of our platforms. Facebook said that it uses Artificial Intelligence to remove the terror-related content. A tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies - for example, videos that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content.

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  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout kicks off for the Moto G4 Play
Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout kicks off for the Moto G4 Play

The phone will be up for sales exclusively on Flipkart. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core Cortex-A53 processor along with Mali-T720 GPU to handle the graphics. In any case the day has finally come when the Lenovo-owned brand will be officially launching the smartphone in India today. The 4G-enabled Moto C features a 5...

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  • Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch, cross play PC
Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch, cross play PC

Neither Xbox boss Phil Spencer nor Rocket League developer Psyonix is particularly convinced by Sony's reasons for not allowing cross-platform play. " Rocket League " on the Switch runs at 720p 60FPS in both handheld mode and while docked. Jeremy's assurance that Nintendo approached them before the Switch was even announced highlights a chang...

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  • Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Dylan: But there's definitely a lot more going on here than the fact that Whole Foods has 30 locations in MA. Whole Foods is a favorite by health nuts and the average shopper alike. "Dominant players like Walmart , Kroger , Costco and Target now have to look over their shoulders at the Amazon train coming down the tracks", O'Shea said.

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  • Rocket League announced for Switch with cross-network play
Rocket League announced for Switch with cross-network play

The game has since been made available on pretty much every platform at this point and, at E3, it was revealed that it is heading for the Nintendo Switch . "Our dream is that true cross-network play - we want it on all the platforms", said Dunham. In detail, Rocket League will come out with 4K resolution, 60FPS and HDR support.

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  • Apple launches 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'
Apple launches 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'

You will still be able to use the devices with iOS 10 but you may not receive security updates . The iPhone's sensors will be triggered as long as someone is in the vehicle, as that is the parameter they would be searching for. If their apps are optimised for 64-bit devices then they won't work on older iPhones. Many of these capabilities are fo...

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  • Wildfire near Castaic Lake
Wildfire near Castaic Lake

There have been no further evacuations, Judy said. "Initially, when we showed up, it was three to five acres in our area", he said, "and then it moved rapidly into the Angeles National Forest". The fire had kept relatively close to the same size it was the night before, said Nathan Judy , spokesman for the Angeles National Forest. The fire was...

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  • AIIB injects vitality to sustainable infrastructure development
AIIB injects vitality to sustainable infrastructure development

The ministry did say that the two leaders agreed on strengthening economic ties as this year marks the 25th anniversary of two countries' normalization of relations. Nadia Radulovich, co-founder of Asia Viewers consultancy, said, "AIIB can help Argentina, which is an emerging economy in need of massive investment, to sustain economic growth".

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  • London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation
London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation

The package is also to include a commitment to ensure that all who lost their homes are re-housed as soon as possible near where they lived, temporary accommodation is paid for and that all victims are consulted during a public inquiry into the fire.

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  • Trump confirms he's under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey
Trump confirms he's under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey

There, the job would first fall to the person who appointed Mueller , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from involvement in the probe. Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted ...

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