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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Late Thursday Night

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Late Thursday Night

Bill Cooke , the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office , says that 160-200 per hour can be expected this year. As explained by experts, the directions of the Perseids are affected by the gravitational pull of the planets. However, some of the action taking place in the sky will still be very visible after that as Earth completely passes through Comet Swift-Tuttle until the full moon kicks in on August 18.


Security experts: Remotes are hackable on many vehicles

Security experts: Remotes are hackable on many vehicles

That allows for a reasonable number of neighboring cars' remote unlock signals, but not the massive attack that sends out hundreds of key code attempts per minute. "Since they are executed exclusively via the wireless interface, with at least the range of the original remote control (ie a few tens of metres), and leave no physical traces, they pose a severe threat in practice", the researchers said.


Snapchat courts charges of racism again, this time with 'yellowface' filter

Snapchat courts charges of racism again, this time with 'yellowface' filter

This is not the first time Snapchat has been accused of racism in relation to its filters. Whatever the reason, you have to admit that this filter does call out the decade's old stereotype about Asians with closed eyes and yellow faces, which is not something we would want the younger generation to catch on to.


Flawless time for Liverpool to play Arsenal - Molby

Flawless time for Liverpool to play Arsenal - Molby

For the majority of managers, the first weekend of the Premier League season is not the time when they want to be facing a clash with a major rival. If Leicester hangs onto Mahrez, at least for one more season, the club will consider it a major victory. "Let's not be naive, the economic power of the Premier League attracts the best players and the best managers".


Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years

Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years

Nielsen responds that his team's calculations show that in most of the sharks he and his colleagues studied, age and size are closely related. That's because, according to a new study in Science magazine , Greenland sharks have just copped the award for longest-lived vertebrate, with an estimated lifespan reaching 400 years.


Clinton appeals to Utah's Mormons in Deseret News editorial

Clinton appeals to Utah's Mormons in Deseret News editorial

Monson. Head over to the Deseret News to read the entirety of Clinton's column. "As secretary of state, I made it a cornerstone of our foreign policy to protect the rights of religious minorities around the world - from Coptic Christians in Egypt, to Buddhists in Tibet".