Google claims it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' – but IBM disagrees

The Guardian | 2019-10-23

Task that would take most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years ‘completed by quantum machine in minutes’ For Google it was a historic announcement: a declaration that it had won the race to achieve “quantum supremacy” – the moment that a futuristic quantum computer performed a task that stumped even...

UNICEF launches Bitcoin and Ethereum fund to support children’s projects

OBN | 2019-10-23

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has created a fund to receive, maintain and distribute donations in BTC and Ethereum. The goal is to fund open source technologies that benefit children and young people around the world, the institution said on Wednesday. With the program, called...

Ease of Doing Business: India jumps 14 places to 63rd position in World Bank list

DNA India | 2019-10-24

Further improving its rank on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, India has been placed in 63rd position in the 2020 report released on Thursday. While India...

Tesla’s stock soars after company posts surprising 3Q profit

The Wichita Eagle | 2019-10-24

Tesla posted a surprising profit of $143 million in its latest quarter, raising hopes the electric car pioneer may finally be turning the corner after posting mostly losses during its ......

Snacking: the modern habit that could be putting your health and waistline at risk

The Conversation | 2019-10-23

Cakes, biscuits and energy bars are, for many people, just staples of everyday life – the snacks that keep them going through the day. But most people don’t realise just how easy it is to over-consume calories while snacking. Women are advised by the government to consume 2,000 calories a day and...

Stress during pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, claims study!

The Times of India | 2019-10-23

According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, moms who are stressed during pregnancy are less likely to have a boy and have a higher risk of preterm birth....

Sheffield United beats Arsenal in Premier League

TSN Canada | 2019-10-22

SHEFFIELD, EnglandArsenal slumped to a 1-0 loss at promoted Sheffield United on Monday in the Premier League, upping the pressure on coach Unai Emery after another performance void of creativity and flair. Lys Mousset took advantage of poor defending from a corner to tap...

Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match

The Washington Times | 2019-10-21

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event. The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his winning streak...

'Messi getting even better' – Valverde cherishing record-breaking Barca star

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-10-24

Lionel Messi gets better with each passing day as head coach Ernesto Valverde heaped praise on Barcelona's record-breaking superstar following Wednesday's Champions League victory. Messi set a new Champions League record with his goal-scoring display in Barca's unconvincing 2-1 victory away to...

Inter beats Dortmund 2-0 for 1st CL win this season

Artesia Daily Press | 2019-10-24

MILAN (AP) — In-form forward Lautaro Martinez scored a goal but also had a penalty saved as Inter Milan beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Wednesday to record its first victory in this season’s Champions League. Martinez put Inter in front in the 22nd minute with his fifth goal in his past four...

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Saudi Arabia Appoints Foreign Minister with Western Experience

Voa News | 2019-10-24

Saudi Arabia appointed as foreign minister Wednesday a prince with diplomatic experience in the West in a partial Cabinet reshuffle as the kingdom tries to mend...

Iranian beauty queen pleads for asylum in the Philippines

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-10-23

Bahareh Zare Bahari, an Iranian beauty queen, fears her life is in danger if she is deported to Iran - Facebook An Iranian beauty queen is seeking asylum in the...

Boeing Claims It’s Close to Returning 737 Max to Service

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-10-23

Boeing Claims It’s Close to Returning 737 Max to Service Boeing expects its 737 Max will be ready to fly by year-end, but warned it may be a phased return to...

Donald Tusk tells Boris Johnson he will recommend three-month Brexit delay

Metro UK | 2019-10-23

Donald Tusk is trying to persuade EU leaders to agree to an extension (Picture: EPA/Getty) The president of the European Council says he has decided to ask EU...

Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

Gulf Daily News | 2019-10-23

Addis Ababa: Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a...

Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-10-23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief...

Manchester stabbing: Several injured in knife attack at McDonald's

The Independent | 2019-10-23

Several people have been hurt during a knife attack at a branch...

Open Minds Worldwide

Federal News Radio | 2019-10-24

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist...

Americans overwhelmingly reject anti-BDS laws, poll finds

Americans overwhelmingly reject laws designed to penalize supporters of BDS – the boycott,...

Creators Syndicate | 2019-10-23

The Atheists Vs. Bill Barr

WASHINGTON — The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap....

Medialens | 2019-10-23

‘This Is Oil Country!’ – Climate Protests And The Left

The left has a dark secret that is becoming ever harder to ignore: it is riddled with climate...

Al Jazeera | 2019-10-23

Black women need to be leaders, not martyrs

When those closest to the pain are closest to the power, the US will experience a true...

Al Jazeera | 2019-10-23

Did Macron kill the EU enlargement dream?

Macron's veto against the accession of North Macedonia and Albania brought the future of the EU into...