Science


Britain's first official astronaut takes toothbrush in case of emergency
- January 17, 2016

The termination is part of a new ultra-conservative set of rules that were put in place after an incident on 16 July 2013 when astronaut Luca Parmitano found his helmet filling up with water. The pair have been tasked with replacing a faulty component on the station's exterior, which has compromised a power channel on the outpost. Along with colleague Colonel Tim Kopra, the two left the space station for a six-and-a-half hour mission to make repairs to the outside of the station. (more...)
Iran Releasing 5 American Detainees; America Releasing 7 Iranians
- January 17, 2016

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian , former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi were to be flown from Iran to Switzerland aboard a Swiss aircraft and then transported to a U.S. The punishment was later overturned, but Hekmati was later convicted of "cooperating with hostile governments" and sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a website set up by his supporters. (more...)
Tim Peake first Briton to make spacewalk debut
- January 17, 2016

The spacewalk was scheduled to go on for six and a half hours but ended up lasting just four hours and 43 minutes. There was a brief moment of concern when a sensor on Kopra's spacesuit failed, setting of the carbon dioxide alarm. Earlier, as Peake floated out, space station commander Scott Kelly called, "Hey Tim, it's really cool seeing that Union Jack go outside". "Wishing you a happy stroll outdoors in the universe". (more...)
Flint water crisis: Does it qualify as federal emergency?
- January 17, 2016

Kids exposed to lead can suffer an array of brain damaging effects including lowered IQ, cognitive decline and myriad other learning disabilities. The White House issued a release Saturday calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts to "alleviate the hardship and suffering" on residents. (more...)
David Bowie began recording a new album in his final weeks
- January 17, 2016

Bowie will have of course known that he was quite sick, but did he know that Blackstar was going to be his final ever album release? In a new interview with Rolling Stone , he revealed that a week before his death, Bowie contacted Visconti and said he wanted to make another album. (more...)
IAG and LATAM ink joint business agreement IAG and LATAM ink joint business agreement
- January 16, 2016

American already has revenue-sharing agreements with British Airways, Iberia, Qantas Airlines and Japan Airlines, and hopes to reduce foreign exchange headwinds, having taken a $592 million hit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (4QFY15) due to cash held in Venezuela. (more...)
Spacewalk Outside International Space Station Ends Early
- January 16, 2016

Right here. The video will start broadcasting live via NASA from 11:30 GMT. The replacement voltage regulator unit is nicknamed "Dusty", because it arrived on the space station back in 1999, said NASA commentator Rob Navias. But the spacewalk was cut short after water leaked into one of the men's helmets in a scary repeat of a near-drowning 2½ years ago. The ISS takes 90 minutes to orbit the earth meaning light will be blocked for 45 minutes at a time. (more...)
David Bowie, Always and Forever. Here Are Some Beautiful Tweets About Him
- January 15, 2016

Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69, did not mince words when he took MTV veejay Mark Goodman to task, saying he was "floored" by what he had seen, or rather not seen. "He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift". It ended with this sentence: "Thank you for our good times, Brian. I am missing him greatly", she said. (more...)
Third Yellow Bellied Sea Snake in Four Months Found on Beach Third Yellow Bellied Sea Snake in Four Months Found on Beach
- January 15, 2016

According to a news advisory from the city of Coronado, the appearance of yet another yellow-bellied sea snake is "a sign of warming ocean temperatures and El Niño conditions". The species - scientifically known as Pelamis platura and noted for its neon yellow belly - is not native to California. In 2013, an 18-foot-long (5.5 meters) dead oarfish washed up on Catalina Island, followed a few days later by a smaller oarfish landing on a beach near San Diego . (more...)
'Alex' is the Atlantic's first January hurricane since 1938 'Alex' is the Atlantic's first January hurricane since 1938
- January 15, 2016

Still, the early hurricane does not necessarily portend an unusually active storm period during the Atlantic hurricane season from June through November, Feltgen said. This afternoon another unusual hurricane has formed - this time in the North Atlantic. The first hurricane of 2016 is churning in the Atlantic right now. (more...)
David Bowie released 28 studio albums in his lifetime
- January 15, 2016

In a new interview with Rolling Stone , longtime David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti revealed the late artist expressed an interest in making one more album after the release of Blackstar . I'll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes. And when Bowie shot the video for " Lazarus ", he was seen lying in a hospital bed with bandages. (more...)
NY Gov. Cuomo's budget plan cuts funds for New York City NY Gov. Cuomo's budget plan cuts funds for New York City
- January 15, 2016

With the mayor's signature, the recommendations of the Quadrennial Advisory Commission will go before the City Council. "I think when they say shelter they're talking real shelters that don't exist here", said Samantha Barnaby, Housing Coordinator with the North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network. (more...)
Republican debate to highlight party's fractured field
- January 15, 2016

Just four weeks have passed since the last GOP debate, but the race for the nomination has shifted significantly since then. Ted Cruz could square off Thursday night in the sixth debate among Republican presidential candidates, now that their truce has melted in favor of insults. (more...)
Apple Adding Night Mode, Education Features to iOS Apple Adding Night Mode, Education Features to iOS
- January 15, 2016

Developers who have downloaded the new iOS 9.3 beta can now enjoy the "Night Shift" feature , which is yet to be available to the public, with no details on the release date. Apple has finally added a secondary password to the notes app , and you can unlock it either with this new password or with the TouchID sensor. Exposure to this type of light can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep, according to Apple citing many studies . (more...)
David Bowie's ex-wife Angie breaks down on Big Brother over death
- January 14, 2016

Bowie died on Sunday just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his new album Blackstar . Meanwhile in Australia these Sydney residents have expressed the surprise of many at the news of his death, saying they were unaware of Bowie's illness. (more...)
Powerball numbers drawn, winner could be in California Powerball numbers drawn, winner could be in California
- January 14, 2016

The store where the victor bought the ticket will get a $1 million bonus for selling it, California Lottery spokesperson Alex Alex Traverso said. According to officials, the last drawing on January 9 was the 19th in a row where there were no big winners, though some people did pick up smaller prizes . (more...)
Tony's "Popcorn Moment" - Hillary Desperately Trying To Define White Privilege
- January 14, 2016

Audience member Thalia Anguiano asked the former secretary of state to describe an instance in her life where she directly benefited from her " white privilege ". Instead of listening to a diverse group of hard-working families, Clinton's schedule shows she had time for a West Coast fundraiser while "Girls" actress Lena Dunham rallied support locally. (more...)
Google Nexus 5X Discounted to $349 on Google Store Google Nexus 5X Discounted to $349 on Google Store
- January 14, 2016

Both devices received high accolades and have enjoyed brisk sales. Pure Android experience is now made more affordable. All three colors - Carbon Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue - and all configurations are in stock and ready for the usual two-business day shipping. (more...)
Worldwide Record-Breaking Powerball Drawing Wednesday Worldwide Record-Breaking Powerball Drawing Wednesday
- January 13, 2016

Often times the lottery victor will stop investing in personal relationships and other things that were important to them their entire lives, according to Dr. If you live in Georgia or IL, you can buy Powerball tickets online, but you will have to follow specific rules below that are by state-run lottery agencies. (more...)
Google creates virtual reality arm, names key exec to run it Google creates virtual reality arm, names key exec to run it
- January 13, 2016

It looks like Google is forging ahead in 2016 with its own virtual reality division, giving other companies like Facebook and Microsoft a run for their money. Bavor's reputation at Google ( Re/code reports that he's known as "precocious" and "well-liked") can only aid in developing Google's brand new department. (more...)

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