Police: Death toll in Afghan capital mosque bombing now 21

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 21 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 33 others, eyewitnesses and police said Thursday.

With reset, Turkey and Israel look to build durable ties that can reshape the region

Long reconciliation process reaches successful conclusion as 'frenemies' agree to swap envoys, a major step which could have important implications for Middle East

Ukraine live briefing: Nuclear agency reports cyberattack attempt; Grain ship appears in Syria

Satellite images show the first grain ship from Ukraine in Syria. Ukrainian forces strike Russia in Crimea for the second time in a week.

Zelenskyy to host Lviv talks with UN chief, Turkish leader

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is due to host the U.N. chief and Turkey's leader Thursday for talks on the recent deal to resume Ukraine's grain exports , the volatile situation at a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant and efforts to help end…

Bodies Found in Suitcases by New Zealand Family Are Children

The horrific discovery came last week when a family unwittingly bought the contents of an abandoned storage unit. Now New Zealand police say the human remains are two kids.

Police: Death toll in Afghan capital mosque bombing now 21

A Taliban police spokesman in Afghanistan’s capital says the toll from a mosque bombing has risen to 21 people killed with 33 others wounded in the attack.

US, allies send thousands of soldiers for Indo-Pacific military drills as China continues Taiwan aggression

The United States and allies sent thousands of soldiers to Indonesia for military drills--the largest of such exercises since they began in 2009--as China threatens Taiwan.

Former senior CIA analysts discuss China's reaction to Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan trip — "Intelligence Matters"

The two experts talked with "Intelligence Matters" host Michael Morell about China's reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan earlier this month.

U.S., Taiwan to start formal trade talks under new initiative

The United States and Taiwan on Wednesday agreed to start trade talks under a new initiative, in another sign of stepped up U.S. support for the island.

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan, island drills military

The U.S. government will hold talks with Taiwan on a trade treaty in a new sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy China claims as its own territory

Taiwan envoy to U.S. says China bullying spurs foreign interest in visits to island

China's aggressive military response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has increased interest from other countries' parliaments in similar trips, the island's de facto ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday.

Human remains found in suitcases were two young children, New Zealand police say

The remains were discovered by an Auckland family who purchased the two suitcases from a storage facility at an online auction

‘Reasonable to conclude’ forced labour in China: UN expert

Special rapporteur on slavery says some abuses in Xinjiang could amount to “crime against humanity”.

UN report points to modern slavery practice in China's Xinjiang

Governments and rights groups are still waiting for a long overdue assessment by the UN's top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

UN Expert Says Xinjiang Forced Labor Claims ‘Reasonable’

(Bloomberg) -- A United Nations slavery expert has found claims of forced labor in Xinjiang to be “reasonable,” in one of the clearest critiques of China’s human rights practices from within the world body.Most Read from BloombergSaudi Billionaire Made $500 Million Russia Bet at War…

UN investigator: Contemporary slavery extensive and in China

A U.N. investigator says contemporary forms of slavery are widely practiced around the world, including forced labor for China’s Uyghur minority

UN expert concludes 'forced labour' has taken place in Xinjiang

It is "reasonable to conclude" that forced labour of members of minority groups has taken place in China's western Xinjiang region, the UN's top expert on slavery said in a report released this week, prompting a fierce response from Beijing.

One dead, 18 wounded in morning shelling of Ukraine city Kharkiv, regional governor says

One person died and 18 were wounded on Thursday in pre-dawn shelling of a residential area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, Oleh Synehubov, the regional governor said.

Tesla battery supplier CATL to shut down Sichuan factory temporarily

Tesla battery supplier CATL is temporarily shutting down its lithium battery production facility in Yibin City, Sichuan Province.

Human remains in Manurewa suitcases understood to be two young children

The human remains found in suitcases bought as part of an auction for abandoned goods in a storage unit in South Auckland are believed to be two young chil

China to send troops to Russia for joint military exercises

The Vostok drills are due to start at the end of the month and will also include India, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan

Human remains in Manurewa suitcases two primary school-aged children

The Herald understands remains found at a Manurewa property on August 11 are two children.

Remains found in suitcase from an auction believed to be children

The bodies of two young children have been found inside suitcases that were bought inside an abandoned storage unit by an unsuspecting family.

Explosions force Russia to pull planes from Crimean airbases: Ukraine

"The [Russians] are urgently moving their planes and helicopters deep into the peninsula and to the airfields of the Russian Federation," Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.

BEIJING (Reuters) -Chinese troops will travel to Russia to take part in a joint exercise with Russia and other countries including India, Belarus and Tajikistan, the Chinese defence ministry said on Wednesday. China's participation in the joint exercises is "unrelated to the current international ...

German leader condemns Abbas' '50 Holocausts' remark

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's chancellor said Wednesday that he was “disgusted by the outrageous remarks" made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin, accusing Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years.

Human remains in Manurewa suitcases understood to be two young children

The Herald understands remains found at a Manurewa property on August 11 are two children.

US looking into case of Saudi woman sentenced to 34 years for tweets

The United States is looking into the case of a Saudi student sentenced to 34 years in prison for her Twitter activity, a State Department spokesperson said Wednesday. “Exercising freedom of expres…

Salma al-Shehab: Concern for Saudi student jailed for 34 years over tweets

Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University PhD student, called for reforms and the release of activists.

Family Finds Human Remains Packed In Suitcase From Auction Lot In New Zealand

The family bought the lot at auction and took the suitcases home before making the grisly discovery.

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 176 of the invasion

Russia replaces commander of Crimea-based Black Sea fleet; at least seven dead and 16 wounded in strike on Kharkiv, Ukrainian officials say

Scientists plan to ‘de-extinct’ Tasmanian tiger eradicated a century ago

The same company that announced plans last year to “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth now hopes to do the same with the Tasmanian tiger, a beloved Australian marsupial.

Dallas-based startup Colossal Biosciences also previously announced plans to revive the...

China deploys cloud-seeding planes and cuts electricity use as record heatwave takes toll

China battling its longest heatwave on record, with energy-intensive industries suspended and dams opened to boost flagging hydropower

China cuts power to factories, homes as reservoirs fall

BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on…

Six dead in Russian shelling of Ukraine district of Kharkiv -regional governor

Russian shelling on Wednesday of a residential district in the Ukraine city of Kharkiv killed six people and injured 16, regional governor Oleh Synehubov said.

Hero of Ukraine describes how 6 Kalibr cruise missiles were shot down in 3 minutes

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2022, 15:55 The anti-aircraft missile battalion of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, led by Hero of Ukraine Dmytro Shumakov, has hit more than 30 Russian air targets.

Ukraine says it has repelled multiple Russian attacks

In its regular Facebook update, the military’s general staff said Russian troops had attempted to push towards Kramatorsk, one of two major cities in the eastern Donetsk province that remain …

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

The Ukrainian military says it has repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country’s east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas

Scientists plan resurrection of Tasmanian tiger, animal that's been extinct since 1936

Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Bodies in bags: Storage unit at centre of homicide probe - former cop

By Amy Williams of RNZ A former detective inspector says a storage unit where human remains appear to have been kept will be the initial focus of the polic

China’s heatwave closes factories that supply parts to Tesla, Intel, and Toyota

Apple’s supplier and Toyota have also shut down factories.

Extreme Heatwave in China Shuts Down Semiconductor Factories and Lithium Processing

The highest temperatures on record in decades in Southwest China threaten the transition to EVs.

China joining Russia military exercise to help address "security threats"

Military exercises will take place in eastern Russia for the first time since 2018, the year that Chinese troops first participated.

Kabul mosque explosion leaves multiple dead, dozens injured

An explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and dozens of others wounded.

Crimea attacks point to Ukraine’s newest strategy, official says

Defense chief says Ukraine is counting on Special Forces to hit key Russian capabilities until enough Western weapons arrive for a full-scale counteroffensive

Meet the Daytona SRT Banshee concept, a preview of Dodge's electric muscle future

It's the vision for the top-of-the-line trim for Dodge's all-electric muscle car in 2024.

Dodge unveils new electric muscle car concept that could replace the Challenger and Charger

Dodge on Wednesday unveiled a new concept car called the Charger Daytona SRT as a preview of its first all-electric muscle car, expected in 2024.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Debuts With "Fratzonic" EV Exhaust

It's a preview of electric performance in Dodge's post-Hellcat era, which apparently includes plenty of amplified noise.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept previews electric muscle | Autoblog

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept is a preview of the electric muscle cars Dodge has planned for 2024. It has a multi-speed transmission and exhaust sound.

Dodge starts electrified journey with compact, hybrid Hornet SUV: See the photos

The 2023 Dodge Hornet will offer gas and plug-in electric hybrid options as the brand moves toward electrification.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept: American Muscle in the EV Era

The Charger and Challenger are on their way out, but Dodge promises it isn't finished making muscle cars. This electric coupe aims to carry on the legacy.

Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years

S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 Finished Lower Following FOMC Minutes

The S&P 500 pulled back today, and the Nasdaq continued a pullback after finding resistance yesterday.

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Apple sets date for iPhone 14 launch. Tencent posts first ever revenue decline. US and China get into online spat over climate. Here’s what you need to know today.

Did the stock market 'misinterpret' Fed again? What strategists say about the reaction to the July minutes

Minutes of the Fed's July meeting indicate stock-market participants were too quick to price in a “less hawkish” policy outlook, some strategists say.

Student makes $110mn trading meme stock favourite Bed Bath & Beyond

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After another bumpy day, Wall Street ends mostly higher

Another choppy day of trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with a mostly higher finish for stocks that adds to the market’s recent string of gains.

Dodge Ending Charger & Challenger, But If You Hate Them, Don’t Celebrate Just Yet

A recent article at CNBC broke news that Dodge will discontinue production of the Charger and Challenger muscle cars at the end of next year. While they’re an iconic car and draw in a lot of enthusiasts, they’ve been a source of trouble for Stellantis,…

Official: Dodge Begins Selling Convertible Challenger Today

After all these years Dodge will finally offer a convertible version of the Challenger, as it enters its final year of production.

Ryan Cohen reveals plans to sell Bed Bath & Beyond shares, leaving meme stock traders behind

An SEC filing shows that Chewy cofounder and GameStop chairman Ryan Cohen's RC Ventures plans to sell its entire 11.8% stake in Bed Bath & Beyond within the next 90 days.

2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat Owners Are Super Mad Dodge Is Bringing It Back for 2023

The Durango SRT Hellcat was supposed to be a one-year-only special. Now Dodge is reviving it, and 2021 owners feel cheated.

Dodge ending production of Charger, Challenger in 2023

Production of the current Dodge Charger and Challenger is ending in 2023.

What's New for 2023: Dodge

The return of the Durango SRT Hellcat, a new Hornet small crossover, a Challenger convertible, and seven "buzz models" for the Charger and Challenger highlight the 2023 Dodge lineup.

The Dodge Charger and Challenger, and 10 More Iconic Cars That Are No Longer Made

You used to see these whips and grocery-getters all over America's highways. Sadly, they're mostly gone.

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs. 2022 Lamborghini Urus

Which expensive performance SUV is better? Time for 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs. 2022 Lamborghini Urus.

Target takes a hit after heavy discounts to clear inventory

NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported solid sales for the fiscal second quarter but its profit plunged nearly 90% after it was forced to slash prices to clear unwanted inventories of clothing, home goods…

Bed Bath & Beyond shares spike again amid retail investor frenzy

Bed, Bath & Beyond retail trading activity comes after Chewy.com co-founder and GameStop chairman Ryan Cohen's RC Ventures purchased call options on more than 1.6 million shares.

How to get a hearing aid in Pa. without a prescription

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Millions of Americans will soon have access to hearing aids, without the need of a prescription, starting in the fall of 2022. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

Cisco Stock Jumps As 2023 Revenue Outlook Beats Estimates

Cisco Systems' 2023 revenue outlook came in ahead of expectations while fiscal fourth-quarter for 2022 topped views. CSCO stock surged.

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Cisco, Wolfspeed & more

Check out the companies making headlines in after hours trading.

Target’s smaller grocery aisle will take a toll

Target boss Brian Cornell may want to stock up on food. The $80 billion U.S. retailer disclosed that profit plummeted in the second quarter as it slashed prices to offload a glut of merchandise. Rival Walmart faces a similar challenge, but it has a more…

Fed officials anticipate 'significant' interest rate hikes until inflation eases, minutes show

Federal Reserve officials expressed resolve to bringing inflation closer to their 2% target at the July meeting, with policymakers forecasting more "significant" rate hikes.

Adam Neumann launches housing startup Flow

Adam Neumann is launching a new venture called Flow that is aimed at transforming the rental housing market in the US.

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann's New Real Estate Company Is Planning A Digital Wallet That Stores Crypto

A16z-backed Flow said cryptocurrency stored in the wallet cannot be used to pay rent on Flow-managed housing.

Adam Neumann’s Cult of ‘We’ Is Now the Cult of Web3

There was another project from the WeWork founder before the new $350 million real-estate startup: carbon credit crypto. It says a lot about what techno-optimism gets wrong.

Let’s officially stop comparing Adam Neumann and Elizabeth Holmes

Is the return is a result of vision, track record, or Adam Neumann-privilege?

Bed, Bath & Beyond shares fall more than 10% after investor Ryan Cohen reveals intent to sell entire stake

The meme stock craze has found new life in recent weeks, and Bed Bath & Beyond has been the primary beneficiary.

Short Sellers Unfazed by Bed Bath & Beyond's Pricey Stock

In order to short a stock, investors first have to borrow it. At Bed Bath & Beyond that borrowing fee comes to 50%, way more than the typical S&P 500 stock.

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Must Pay $650.5 Million in Ohio Opioids Case

A federal judge ordered the big pharmacy chains to bear about one-third of the responsibility for fueling a deadly drug crisis.

US pharmacies ordered to pay $650.6m for role in opioids crisis

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart must pay damages to two Ohio counties for oversupplying pills that ended up on black market

Trumbull Co. to receive millions in opioid relief

Major pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have been ordered to fund abatement plans in Lake and Trumbull counties following a jury decision.

Pharmacies must pay $650.6 million to Ohio counties in opioid case

Pharmacy operators CVS, Walmart and Walgreens must pay a combined $650.6 million to two Ohio counties to address the damage done by the opioid epidemic.

What to look for when Dow stock Cisco Systems reports earnings after the bell

Here's a breakdown of the top issues we're honing in on as we continue to assess our stake in the networking company.

Cisco beats quarterly revenue estimates as supply chain pressures ease

Cisco stock pops on fourth-quarter earnings beat

Cisco tops estimates on revenue and profit and gives optimistic annual sales forecast

Cisco said revenue will grow by about 5% in the new fiscal year, accelerating from 3% in the year that just ended

What To Expect From Cisco’s Q4 Earnings As Supply Chain Issues And Revenue Declines Loom | CRN

Cisco has been facing more headwinds due to supply chain issues and other macro issues than its competition, including Arista Networks, Juniper Networks, and Extreme Networks. Here’s what to look for during Cisco’s Q4 fiscal quarter of 2022.

Over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief, but with some confusion

A new FDA rule is being praised for making hearing aids more affordable. But Medicare doesn't cover them, and neither do most insurance policies.

US chipmakers hit by sudden downturn after pandemic boom

Intel, Micron set to cut capital spending despite new law aiming to boost production.

Chip industry faces bad downturn with recession fears, demand lag

The chip industry faces an inventory correction that could be the worst decline in more than a decade, leading to a bust in sales, according to analysts.  | Philadelphia Semiconductor Index dropped 4.6% on Micron’s statement that demand was down, same day as Chips Act…

A New Normal Is Dividing the Global Chip Industry

Greater uncertainty means higher inventories, but it’s not shaking out equally among semiconductor manufacturers. No surprise, TSMC is beating the rest.

A new normal is dividing the global chip industry

Most foundry stocks have declined over the past year, even with continued double-digit revenue growth, largely because the high rate of spending on new facilities heightens concerns that capacity will outstrip demand if a global recession hits

How new Colorado River cuts will impact states, residents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona and Nevada residents won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages. But U.S. officials announced Tuesday …

Nice Wednesday; chance to see Northern Lights

Good morning!  As you head out the door, temps will be cool as you head out the door but we will warm up into the lower 80’s this afternoon with sunny skies. Tonight we have the potentia…

NOAA Issued A Geomagnetic Storm Watch In Effect August 17 to 19 - Just In Weather

August 17 2022 – Wednesday Evening Update Tonight could be the night for the Northern Lights display into the US, and maybe as far south as the Mid Atlantic. A solar flare erupted over this past weekend which appears to be on the stronger side…

New climate bill energizes ethanol: ‘This is monumental’

The biofuel industry is celebrating a major victory. Democrats’ newly signed Inflation Reduction Act invests millions to support renewable fuels, something they argue is a key part of their c…

Wind, solar provide 67% of new US electrical generating capacity in first half of 2022

Wind and solar accounted for more than two-thirds of the new US electrical generating capacity added during the first six months of 2022.

A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a geomagnetic storm watch triggered by "coronal mass ejections" that may briefly disrupt satellite communications — and create a stunning aurora display — this week.

Scientists plan the resurrection of an animal that's been extinct since 1936

A Tasmanian tiger is seen here at the Berlin Zoo in 1933. Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Dallas-based startup Colossal Biosciences also previously announced plans to revive the...

New climate bill energizes ethanol: ‘This is monumental’

The biofuel industry is celebrating a major victory. Democrats’ newly signed Inflation Reduction Act invests millions to support renewable fuels, something they argue is a key part of their c…

Scientists plan resurrection of Tasmanian tiger, animal that's been extinct since 1936

Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

You could see the Northern Lights in Spokane tonight

If you've never seen the Northern Lights, tonight could be your chance.

‘Strong’ geomagnetic storm to impact Earth

A moderate to strong storm will affect Earth thru August 19th.

Renewable energy growth expected to be 20-times greater than natural gas over next three years

By June 2025, FERC expects renewable energy sources to grow from over a quarter today to nearly a third of the nation's total available installed capacity.

Scientists plan to ‘de-extinct’ Tasmanian tiger eradicated a century ago

The same company that announced plans last year to “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth now hopes to do the same with the Tasmanian tiger, a beloved Australian marsupial.

Renewables will total 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2022, says government

Renewable energy will comprise nearly a quarter of electricity generated in the U.S. this year, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The number …

US solar and wind build tripped up in H1 by multiple market stumbling blocks: FERC | Recharge

Developers bring 5.72GW of new wind plant capacity into service versus 7.18GW in H1 2021, while 3.9GW of solar plant enters operation down from 5.71GW a year ea

Renewables to Equal 22% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022 — U.S. EIA Forecast

U.S. electricity generation from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind, and solar, accounted for 20% of electricity generation both in 2020 and in 2021. We expect that share to increase to 22% in 2022 and to 24% in 2023 as more generating capacity from wind…

The northern lights could be a lot farther south tonight

A wave of magnetized particles from the sun will strike Earth over the next few days and light up the skies.

A deeper water shortage on Lake Mead is hardly the worst thing we're facing

The 2023 water shortage may be painful, but we could enact every previously agreed cut and it would not be enough to save Lake Mead. We must do more.

A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say

A strong geomagnetic storm caused by the sun could impact Earth later this week, space weather forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center on Wednesday issued a geomagnetic storm watch following recent explosions on the sun that have triggered strong…

Northern lights could be visible in Pa. and N.J. the next two nights

The best opportunity for seeing the northern lights in the Lehigh Valley will likely be early Thursday morning and again on Thursday night from places with dark skies and a view to the north.

Northern Lights tonight: How far south you could see the dancing rays

Here's a look at how far south the northern lights can possibly be seen tonight

Analysis | State climate action could be supercharged by the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act also contains a slew of smaller but significant investments in climate action at the state level.

'Northern Lights' might be visible in Colorado due to strong geomagnetic storm | OutThere Colorado

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 'G3' strength geomagnetic storm may take place on August 18 due to a "recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream" connecting with earth

Scientists plan resurrection of Tasmanian tiger, animal that's been extinct since 1936

Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Northern lights could be seen in some states Wednesday night

Story at a glance People living in the northern part of the United States and Canada might be able to see the aurora borealis on Wednesday night.  Typically, the northern lights are not seen so far…

Scientists are trying to bring back the Tasmanian tiger nearly a century after extinction

Humans drove the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, to extinction last century. Now genetics researchers want to de-extinct the marsupial within a decade.

Massive British water company announces London-area restrictions to 'ensure the taps keep running'

A British water utility announced Wednesday new restrictions set to go into effect next week in the London area River Thames reaches lowest level since 2005.

Thames Water hosepipe ban to start next week

Thames Water, which has 15 million customers across the south of England, says hosepipe ban will start on 24 August

Thames Water announces hosepipe ban for 15 million customers

The ban will start from next week as most of England is facing a drought.

Aurora borealis may be visible from Seattle this week

There could be visible aurora borealis as far south as the Washington-Oregon border, according to NOAA Space Weather. Here's what to know.

Sewage pollution alerts issued for almost 50 beaches in England and Wales

Untreated sewage has been discharged into the sea and around the coast following heavy rain.

Beachgoers warned to stay away after sewage alerts across England and Wales

Discharges following heavy rainfall affecting water quality, especially in south

Sewage polluting UK beaches as swimmers warned to avoid water at 50 seaside hotspots

Leisure spots at Bognor Regis, Newquay and Yarmouth have all been affected

Huge waterspout seen spiralling from sea to sky in Cornwall as heavy rain hit UK

The rare sighting was spotted by residents in Cornwall as they shared footage of the colossal funnel on social media, the area was hit with heavy rain as the Met Office issued yellow warnings of thunderstorms

Northern lights may be visible for parts of Indiana tonight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- The Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G3 watch for August 18. The best chance to the see the northern lights will be in the far northern U.S Wednesday night into early Thursday. There is still the small chance that these…

'Dazzling displays': Aurora borealis might be visible across northern US tonight

Keep an eye to the sky Wednesday night: The aurora borealis, aka northern lights, may be making a rare appearance.

Aurora borealis could dazzle skies in northern United States this week

A strong geomagnetic storm could spur the northern lights from New England, the Great Lakes to Oregon

Geomagnetic storm: When the Northern Lights will be visible in the US

An increase in solar activity may cause auroras over the northern U.S. and impact electronics through the end of the workweek.

Look up! Here comes another chance to catch the northern lights in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Time to get excited here in northern Oregon! We may have another chance to catch the beautiful northern lights in the coming days. NOAA’s Space Weather Predictio…

Court strikes down ruling that blocked Biden’s oil drilling pause

A moratorium on the auction of oil and gas drilling rights in federal lands and waters was a key campaign pledge in President Biden's plan for tackling climate change.

Appeals court axes ruling against Biden oil leasing pause, sends back for further proceedings

An appeals court on Wednesday tossed an injunction that halted the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leasing and sent the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.  The 5th …

U.S. court vacates decision to block federal oil, gas leasing pause

A U.S. circuit judge on Wednesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters - a key piece of the president's climate change strategy - and sent the case back to…

BlenderBot, Meta’s AI chatbot, really, really wants you to check out its synagogue

Immediately following its August 5 launch, the program drew criticism for embracing antisemitism and election lies - but, as one reporter finds out, it's far from one-dimensional

UK Holocaust Center founder speaks in her own funeral with AI tech

StoryFile creates AI-powered holographic video that can speak to people based on interviews given by people before they die.

Google gives its helper robots language skills to understand humans better

Google is combining large language models with its Everyday Robots so they can help humans with a broader range of everyday tasks.

I Went Viral In The Bad Way

A few lessons from my mistake

With Cash Customers on the Rise, AI Could be Key to Pharmacy Pricing Profitability

Does your pharmacy have the right technology in place to meet the ever-changing needs of your community and your business?

An AI-powered virtual rapper, FN MEKA, has been signed to Capitol Records

The "robot rapper" has more than 10 million followers on TikTok and has already released his first major label single

Russia military to develop weapons using artificial intelligence

Russia said created a department for developing AI weapons. The program could serve to counter the Pentagon’s newly formed AI authority.

ARMY 2022: Russian Firms Showcase Latest Military Tech

In the realm of new and experimental technologies, Russian manufacturer Intellect Machine unveiled a prototype of a four-legged, dog-like robot wielding an RPG-26 rocket launcher.

Russia developing Manul IFV on basis of Ukraine combat experience

Russia developing Manul IFV on basis of Ukraine combat experience

AI Can Help Indigenous People Protect Biodiversity

Loss of wild species has reached a crisis level.  Artificial intelligence can help, but only if Indigenous partners have secure land rights

Capitol Records signs AI-powered virtual rapper, FN Meka

FN Meka, a "robot rapper" powered by artificial intelligence, with over 10million followers on TikTok, has inked a deal with Capitol Records

Plagiarism by Machine

Greetings all, this is Vlad in Tokyo. Today I want to talk about how artificial intelligence systems are copycatting human artists, to the detriment of all. But first...

Opinion | How Long Will the U.S. Continue to Disrespect Its Caregivers?

True reinvestment in our future must also include care.

Using tactile sensors and machine learning to improve how robots manipulate fabrics

In recent years, roboticists have been trying to improve how robots interact with different objects found in real-world settings. While some of their efforts yielded promising results, the manipulation ...

Ever Wanted The Final, FINAL Word?

Thanks to new AI-powered ‘holographic’ video technology, an 87-year-old woman was able to appear as a hologram at her own funeral in Nottingham, UK.

Intel VP talks AI strategy as company takes on Nvidia

Intel is on an AI mission to compete in the AI software and hardware space, according to Wei Li, VP and GM of AI and analytics at Intel.

64x 800GbE Broadcom Tomahawk 5 51.2Tbps Switch Chip Released

The new Broadcom Tomahawk 5 is a 51.2Tbps switch chip that supports up to 64x 800GbE and new silicon photonics and co-packaged optics options

Google Ignored Lemoine Big Time! But What if LaMDA Resurrects?

An experimental Google chatbot called LaMDA had become sentient. Google has repeatedly defended LaMDA, arguing that the AI tech is safe and ultimately will be applied in several uses.

How cognitive science can be used to bring AI forward

Dr Marie Postma spoke to SiliconRepublic.com about misconceptions around AI as well its relationship with human consciousness.

Things You Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Design

Armstrong assembles a fantastically broad collection of work exploring this new era of human-machine design.

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Researchers Making a Revolution in 2022

Here is a list of the top ten artificial intelligence researchers working with AI models to influence the global tech market with their smart functionalities. An aspiring AI researcher must look out for them.

Council Post: Re-imagining the Job Market in the Age of Intelligent Automation—Responsibility of AI Leaders

Today we live in the era of the fourth Industrial revolution where AI and technology has changed the way we live, work and also how the workforce in the future may be affected.

Build your workforce’s power skills

As C-suite and L&D leaders contemplate how to set up their workforce for success in an era of automation, research points to specific power skills needed to be successful.

If designers are merely tasked with creating the pastiche and repetitive, maybe it’s for the best if the whole process gets automated.

Sanofi signs $1.2B pact with Atomwise in latest high-value AI drug discovery deal

Sanofi is continuing to push the limits of AI-powered drug discovery, inking a $1.2 billion biobucks research collaboration with San Francisco-based Atomwise. | Sanofi is continuing to push the limits of AI-powered drug discovery, inking a $1.2 billion biobucks research collaboration with San Francisco-based Atomwise.

Sanofi, Atomwise Ink Potential $1B+ R&D Deal

Atomwise inked a strategic research-and-development deal with Sanofi to use the AtomNet platform to identify and research up to five drug targets.

Tik-Tok's Text-to-Image Generator is Weird! Can't Compete with Meta

TikTok’s AI green screen, the new AI image generator is quite a trend. This AI tool couldn’t score on par with its predecessors for it seems to be capable of only abstract imagery.

Simulation In Quantum Computing Is Putting Deepmind Researchers at Disgrace

Simulations are the backbone of AI neural networks. However, a group of researchers does not buy this idea, particularly in the case of quantum simulations, rendering an entire artificial intelligence theory obsolete.

An 87-year-old woman pulls a Tony Stark by giving a speech at her funeral via AI-powered holograph

A Tech firm from LA, StoryFile, creates a digital hologram of an individual before their death. StoryFile creates a digital clone of a subject by using 20

Quantum computers might not offer extreme speed boost for chemistry | New Scientist

One of the long-promised benefits of quantum computers is simulating molecules very quickly, but it turns out that these extra-fast speeds might not be possible

Researchers Challenged Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’ With Ordinary Supercomputer

Scientists are disputing the "quantum supremacy" of Google asserting that they outperformed it on a pretty ordinary supercomputer, giving the rivalry between classical and quantum computing a new shot in the arm.

TikTok adds AI image generator

TikTok has launched its own artificial intelligence image generator.

Ivan Pedrosa, MD, PhD, on AI Applications in Renal Cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in kidney cancer, although still in the early stages, have shown promise in a variety of clinical applications, noted the authors of a review on the topic in the .

DeepMind feuds with Russian scientists over quantum AI research

Science is all well and fine, but what happens when Big Tech and the world of academia butt heads during the peer-review process?

Scientists doubt that DeepMind's AI is as good for fractional-charge systems as it seems

In their paper published in Science in December 2021, a DeepMind team showed how neural networks can be used to describe electron interactions in chemical systems more accurately than existing methods. ...

Broadcom turbocharges AI and ML with Tomahawk 5

Today, San Jose-based Broadcom introduced the Tomahawk 5 switch chips to turbocharge AI and ML infrastructures.

Like A Drumbeat, Broadcom Doubles Ethernet Bandwidth With “Tomahawk 5”

If there is anything that hyperscalers and cloud builders value more than anything else, it is regularity and predictability. They have enough

Broadcom unveils Tomahawk 5 chip to unlock the AI network

The cloud giants such as Amazon, Google, and Meta don't want to be locked into Nvidia's InfiniBand, says the chip maker. They want everything to move to standard ethernet.

Broadcom challenges Nvidia with 51.2T switch silicon

Double the bandwidth of previous gen and 6x reduction in power consumption

Broadcom Ships Tomahawk 5, Industry’s Highest Bandwidth Switch Chip to Accelerate AI/ML Workloads

World’s First 51.2 Tbps Ethernet Switch ChipSAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced today that it has delivered the StrataXGS® Tomahawk® 5 switch series, providing 51.2 Terabits/sec of Ethernet switching capacity in a single, monolithic device, double the bandwidth…

Will AI achieve consciousness?

Our podcast on science and technology. This week, we explore whether artificial intelligence could become sentient—and the legal and ethical implications if it did

Google makes robots smarter by teaching them about their limitations

The gap between voice commands and autonomous robotics has been vast. We went to Google's robotics labs to see how that's set to change in the near future.

Ai Weiwei covers historic Quebec City rampart in refugee life jackets

Ai Weiwei has formed a wall from 2,000 life jackets used by Syrian refugees while crossing the Mediterranean as part of an installation in Quebec City.

Here's how an AI interprets famous gaming quotes taken entirely out of context

Famous quotes from our favourite games reimagined by an AI.

Holocaust activist seems to talk to guests at her funeral

Conversational video tech allowed the late Marina Smith to answer mourners' questions via recordings.