Washington D. C., Jan. 16: President Barack Obama seems to be really impressed by hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar and he proved this by choosing Lamar over rapper Drake.
In a question/answer session hosted by YouTube, the 54-year-old 44th U. S. President on being asked if he is on Team Drake or Team Kendrick Lamar, he replied he would go with the 'King Kunta' hit-maker, E! Online reports.
President Obama described the 29-year-old rapper as an outstanding entertainer. Kendrick's latest album was declared the best album of 2015.
Obama said that his favorite song is Lamar's 'How Much a Dollar Costs. He also revealed that he has invited the 28- year-old artist to the White House.(ANI)
Washington D. C., Jan. 16 : A new study has revealed that patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz, Medical Campus examined patients diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between January 2010 and September 2014.
The study found that the frequency of migraines dropped from 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month, a number considered statistically and clinically significant.
Of the 121 patients studied, 103 reported a decrease in monthly migraines while 15 reported the same number and three saw an increase in migraines.
Washington D. C., Jan. 16 : New observations have revealed that an obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away which is known as the most luminous galaxy in the Universe is so violently turbulent, that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas.
A team of researchers used Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to trace the actual motion of the galaxy's interstellar medium, the gas and dust between the stars.
According to Tanio Diaz-Santos from the Universidad Diego Portales, after the observation the researchers found that the galaxy is so chaotic that it is ripping itself apart.
Washington D. C., Jan 16 : Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack on a hotel and cafe frequented by Westerners in the capital of Burkina Faso where a hostage situation is currently underway.
Around 20 people have been killed and 15 injured so far.
According to CNN, security forces have managed to bring out eight hostages from the hotel but uncertainty remains as to the number of hostages still inside.
On Friday night, armed gunmen stormed the hotel, took hostages and exchanged fire with security forces killing several.
Meanwhile, sporadic gunfire can be heard from the hotel while several bodies have been seen outside the 'Splendid Hotel'.
Washington, Jan. 15 - Dating app Once has come out with a new app that tracks your heart rate and helps you find your next potential date.
The app, which is available on iOS and Android, is a modern-day match-making service. Real human match makers use several criteria to present users with one person a day, which they can accept or decline within 24 hours.
The company, according to Mashable, released a video detailing its latest feature.
The app connects to your Fitbit or Android Wear device and measures your heartbeat as soon as you look at the profile picked out for you.
The company is of the view that the heart does not lie, and therefore, is a good attraction measurement.
Tokyo/Washington, Jan. 15 - Fujifilm is releasing a new camera, the X70, today that emphasizes and reinforces appealing and fun-to-use aspects of the X100, which was first launched in 2011.
According to The Verge, the X70 keeps the same 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans II sensor as the current X100T, but the body size has been dramatically reduced.
However, the trademark hybrid viewfinder has been replaced by an optional hot-shoe optical unit that Fujifilm warns is likely to be pretty expensive, the control scheme of an aperture ring around the lens with dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation up top is intact.
The X70 is the first X-Series camera to feature a touch screen. That screen is capable of rotating 180 degrees for full selfie compatibility.
Washington, Jan. 15: The Chinese wing of electronic commerce company Amazon has announced plans to enter the USD 350 billion ocean shipping market after being awarded a license by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to operate as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States.
In a first, the FMC license allows Amazon China to legally be an ocean transport intermediary.
Under the license, Amazon will ship its own goods as well as ship goods to the United States for other companies.
However, according to The Verge, the grant of a license is just half the battle won for Amazon, and it may take months, or even years for the company to actually commence shipping operations to the United States.
Washington, Jan. 15: American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media Netflix announced Friday that it will be taking new steps to stop customers from streaming content that's only available outside their own country.
The company's vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, was quoted by The Verge, as saying that customers using proxies and un-blockers will only be able to access the service in the country in which they reside.
In the blog post, Fullagar, also said that he was confident that the change in policy at Netflix would not impact members who were not using proxies.
Fullagar further stated that the internet streaming industry still had a long way to go insofar as offering people the same films and TV series everywhere.
Washington D. C., Jan. 15 : The influence of Asian parents on their growing children's body dissatisfaction levels and disordered eating has revealed significant differences when compared with their Western counterparts, leading to calls for a tailored approach to treatment.
According to a study, negative comments made by mothers had more impact on their children's self-image regardless of gender, in a culture where fathers are more authoritative and mothers more nurturing than in the West.
This differs from Western studies in which comments made by mothers were more likely to influence daughters and fathers had more impact on sons.
It comes against a backdrop of growing numbers of children developing eating disorders in the island nation, with figures now on a par with the UK.
Washington D. C., Jan 15 : An American widow of a man, who was killed in Jordanian police training centre, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter for allowing the Islamic State OF Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to spread propaganda.
According to The Guardian, Tamara Fields, a woman from Florida, whose husband Lloyd died in the November 9 attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda and attract recruits.
She said the San Francisco-based company had until recently given ISIS an "unfettered" ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.
She said that the growth of ISIS into the most feared terror group in the world would not have been possible without Twitter.
Washington D. C., Jan. 15 : A recent study has found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain.
Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients for many animals and humans. The research group, led by Professor Noriko Osumi, found that a balanced intake of lipids by pregnant women is necessary for the normal brain formation of the unborn child.
In an animal study, the researchers noticed that when female mice were fed an omega-6-rich/omega-3-poor diet, their off-springs were born with a smaller brain and showed abnormal emotional behavior in adulthood.
Washington D. C., Jan. 15 : You might have often heard that you're eating habits affect your sleep. To put a conformation on this, a new study has found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.
Results of the study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine showed that greater fiber intake predicted more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep.
In contrast, a higher percentage of energy from saturated fat predicted less slow wave sleep. Greater sugar intake also was associated with more arousals from sleep.
Washington D. C., Jan. 15 : Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns.
If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen.
An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-
15lh, when it first flared to life in June 2015.
Even in a discipline that regularly uses gigantic numbers to express size or distance, the case of this small but powerful mystery object in the center of the gas ball is so extreme that the team's co-principal investigator, Krzysztof Stanek, turned to the movie 'This is Spinal Tap' to find a way to describe it.
Washington D.C., Jan. 15 : Speed read might look like an obvious strategy for making quick work of all the emails, reports and other pieces of text a person encounters every day, but a new study has showed that the claims put forth by many speed reading programs and tools are probably too good to be true.
Examining decade's worth of research on the science of reading, a team of psychological scientists from the Association for Psychological Science found out little evidence to support speed reading as a shortcut to understanding and remembering large volumes of written content in a short period of time.
Washington D. C., Jan. 15 : A team of astronomers including renowned names like Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell and Ian Thompson has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed. It is being called ASAS-SN-
Supernovae are violent stellar explosions and some of the brightest objects in the universe. Human records noting their existence date back nearly 2,000 years.
Within the past two decades a rare new category of super-luminous supernovae have been discovered, which shine one hundred to a thousand times brighter than the more-common supernovae.
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