Super Smash Bros Ultimate update 2.0 LIVE: Patch notes revealed with Piranha Plant DLC

Super Smash Bros Ultimate update 2.0 has finally gone live on Nintendo Switch. The headline new feature is that Piranha Plant joins the character roster. Anybody who purchases the game before the end of the month will receive the Piranha Plant fighter for free. Nintendo has reminded fans to collect their My Nintendo Gold Points […]

Trump Tells GM to Open Ohio Plant and Stop Output in China

General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs and end production at certain plants, marking the auto maker’s first significant downsizing since bankruptcy as it tries to adjust to lower demand for passenger cars. President Trump said GM should stop making cars in China and make them in the U.S. instead, in an exclusive […]

Owner of failed nuclear plant might use golden parachute fund in settlement

Enlarge / V C Summer Nuclear Station Unit 1. (credit: DJSlawSlaw / Wikimedia Commons) Today, South Carolina energy company SCANA and its potential purchaser Dominion Energy reached a settlement with class-action litigants to offer a significant energy bill rate cut in exchange for the litigants dropping a lawsuit over $ 2 billion in energy bill […]

It's a Bird! It's a Plant! Millions Turn to A.I. to Discover New Species

Imagine you’re a biologist with camera traps in the savanna or samples of algae from a bloom in Florida waterways. If you pinpoint endangered species’ migration corridors, your research could draw the boundaries of a new preserve. Determining which algae are blooming — and why — could have massive public health implications. Either way, the […]

Russia to construct 6 nuclear power plant units in India

Moscow and New Delhi have agreed to extend their peaceful nuclear energy business. Russia’s Rosatom will build new sites in India, according to an agreement signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India. “The parties plan, in particular, to develop the project on construction of six Russia-designed nuclear power plant units in India at […]

Company that sucks CO2 from air announces a new methane-producing plant

Enlarge / Air capture at Climeworks’ Troia, Italy, plant. (credit: Climeworks) It’s been a banner week for hydrocarbons made from waste gases. Earlier this week, a company announced that it had delivered 4,000 gallons of jet fuel made from steel-plant waste gases to Virgin Atlantic. Now, Swiss company Climeworks has announced the opening of a […]

Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

Enlarge / Navajo Generating Station and Navajo Mountain. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) outside of Page, Arizona, have decided to end talks without purchasing the coal plant. The 2.25 gigawatt (GW) plant is the biggest coal plant […]

Japanese nuclear plant briefly switches to emergency power after quake paralyzes Hokkaido

Tomari nuclear plant on the island of Hokkaido has suffered main power outage and was forced to briefly switch to emergency generators following the 6.7 earthquake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Emergency diesel generators were activated to supply electricity to maintain cooling of nuclear fuel rods in the pool. Since the plant is undergoing a safety […]