By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012, strongly opposed former Democratic President Barack Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules that reclassified broadband providers and treated them like a public utility.
In the summer of 2012, a group of archaeologists turned over a broken block of limestone on the floor of a rock shelter in southwestern France and discovered what could be one of the oldest examples of art in Europe. Scrawled with the image of an aurochs (an extinct species of cattle) and dozens of small dots, the slab was created by the Aurignacians, the first Homo sapiens to arrive in Europe. New York University anthropologist Randall White, a co-author of the study who led recent excavations at the rock shelter, said that the discovery "sheds new light on regional patterning of art and ornamentation across Europe" at a time when humans were just starting to spread across the continent.
Australia's batsmen should learn how to play spin bowling properly or not bother going to India for this month's Test series, former England star Kevin Pietersen warned Friday. Australia face a daunting challenge in the four-Test series, starting in Pune on February 23, and have not won a series in India since 2004. Pietersen -- whose batting heroics were pivotal to England's come-from-behind triumph on the sub-continent in 2012 -- has decried the need for batsmen to prepare for Indian conditions by training on spin-friendly pitches.
"Resident Evil" has evolved over the last 20 years, from a humble horror game set in a solitary haunted mansion to a globe-spanning epic in which humanity is fighting for its very existence. Along the way it has lost much of its charm. When 2012's "Resident Evil 6" gave up spine-tingling suspense in favor of explosive, "Call of Duty"-style bombast, I was ready to give up on the franchise.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just moved the world's Doomsday Clock to two and a half minutes to â€œmidnightâ€ (meaning the apocalypse), because world leaders failed to seriously address the urgent warnings about climate change and nuclear proliferation that the body laid out last year. The Doomsday Clock had been at 11:57PM since January 2015, and before that it had been at 11:55 since 2012. In the opinion of the Bulletin scientists, we are now only 30 seconds farther from armageddon than we were at the start of the Cold War, from 1953 to 1960, when the clock was set at two minutes to midnight.