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Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

Entertainment
Kanye West appeared to stun Donald Trump into silence as he delivered an expletive-filled rant at the White House. Meeting the president in front of reporters and photographers in the Oval Office, the superstar rapper gave Mr Trump little chance to speak as he made a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff address.He sported a "Make America Great Again" hat - popularised during the president's campaign in 2016 - and revealed that his friends had tried to scare him into not wearing it.Nevertheless, he said he had "enough balls to put on this hat" as it made him feel like "superman", adding: "People expect that if you're black, you have to be Democrat." Image: Kanye West shows Donald Trump his mobile phone in the Oval Office Speaking...
White House 'preparing to investigate tech giants'

White House 'preparing to investigate tech giants'

Technology
The White House has drafted an executive order for Donald Trump which would instruct federal agencies to investigate the business practices of technology giants including Facebook and Google. Without naming specific companies, a draft copy of the order, obtained by Bloomberg, instructs antitrust (competition law) authorities to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws".Other federal agencies are instructed to develop recommendations on how to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias" within a month by the order, which has not been finalised.It is currently in its preliminary stages and federal agencies will consult on its contents before it goes to the president.Mr Trump publicly acc...
Jack White donates $30,000 to make 'Outsiders' house a museum

Jack White donates $30,000 to make 'Outsiders' house a museum

Entertainment
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jack White has donated $ 30,000 to help transform the Oklahoma house from the 1983 movie The Outsiders into a museum. Tulsa World reported the gift allowed fundraisers to meet their $ 75,000 goal. "Jack White closed the thing and got it done," fundraiser Danny O'Connor told the newspaper Thursday. "I have a feeling there's a brass plaque in order in the cement at that house pretty soon. What a guy. I couldn't think of a better person to come wrap this bow up, tie the loose ends up."The vibe at The Outsiders house today was like... pic.twitter.com/w7W7aUE6qV— The Outsiders House (@OutsidersHouse) September 20, 2018 O'Connor also tweeted: "If there's a higher caliber of human being who just happens to be a rock god I haven't met em'. Thank you, Ja...
Researchers use eDNA to detect great white sharks

Researchers use eDNA to detect great white sharks

Science
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists can now detect the presence of white sharks using environmental DNA, or eDNA. Environmental DNA describes DNA strands found in the environment, not collected directly from a species' body. Increasingly, researchers are turning to genetic markers to identify the presence of species in the environment, but until now, scientists struggled to isolate an eDNA signature for white sharks. Through a series of trial and error, scientists were able to develop a new protocol for identifying white shark eDNA in marine samples. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, California State University Long Beach, U.S. Geological Survey and Central Michigan University isolated identifiable genetic markers found in shark tissue. To test their protocol, scienti...
Biologists locate baby white sharks' hangout in North Atlantic

Biologists locate baby white sharks' hangout in North Atlantic

Science
July 18 (UPI) -- With the help of next-generation satellite and acoustic technology, marine biologists have identified the migration patterns and hangouts of baby white sharks in the North Atlantic. Researchers have long suspected that the New York Bight, a seafloor indentation running from New Jersey's Cape May Inlet to Montauk Point on the eastern tip of Long Island, serves as a nursery for newborn and juvenile white sharks. But a nursery must meet three specific criteria: it must host higher densities of young sharks; it must be used year after year, over years; and it must be used as a residency for extended periods. Until now, scientists have only been able to confirm the New York Bight's adherence to the first two criteria. However, the recent tagging and tracking of 10 baby white ...