New York,Â Pulau Komodo yang kerap disebut “Jurassic Park Indonesia” dan masuk dalam nominasi Tujuh Keajaiban Dunia Baru versi New7Wonders, dipromosikan di Chicago, Amerika Serikat, sebagai “keajaiban dunia sebenarnya”. Promosi Taman Nasional Komodo itu digelar melalui acara bertajuk “Komodo Night in Chicago” yang berlangsung pada Kamis (22/9) di Crystal Garden, Navy Pier, Chicago. Ratusan orang […]
President Obama explains that states will have greater flexibility to find innovative ways of improving the education system, so that we can raise standards in our classrooms and prepare the next generation to succeed in the global economy. This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
A NASA satellite came through the atmosphere, but they’re not sure where the pieces went. This post was submitted by CNN.
Miami – A satellite on the verge of falling back to Earth appears to have begun slowing down but will not re-enter the atmosphere until late Friday or early Saturday U.S. time, according to NASA. The United States is once again an unlikely but potential target for the 26 pieces of the Upper Atmosphere Research […]
SAN FRANCISCO — “If you are going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” So goes the hit song from 1967 that painted the city as a mecca of openness and freedom. Today, however, the lyrics might go something like this: “If you are going to San Francisco, be sure […]
Islamic cultural centre sparked debate last year for being planned near New York’s World Trade Center site. The Islamic cultural centreÂ drew national attention when it was embroiled in controversy last year [EPA] An Islamic cultural centre close to the site where New York’s World Trade Center once stood has opened quietly in spite […]
When most people envision a dorm room, they think of a cave-like space barely big enough to fit a TV, a closet and maybe a mini-refrigerator. But that’s changing as universities are catering to students who want movie theaters, tanning beds, fitness centers and, most importantly, private bathrooms. Over the past few years, schools and […]
The first of a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse. In the first episode ofÂ Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; aÂ high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; aÂ ferocious Wall Street predator; andÂ the power behind the throne. […]
Beijing summons US ambassador over $5.3bn deal and threatens to undermine ties with Washington. China has strongly condemned US plans for a $5.3bn upgrade to Taiwan’s US-built F-16s, calling it a “grave interference” in its internal affairs and threatened to undermine relations with Washington. The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday that […]
Science.com writer Tariq Malik says the dead satellite could hit sometime Friday, but NASA doesn’t know exactly where. This post was submitted by CNN.
Today President Obama struck a hopeful note in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on overcoming the numerous challenges that stand in the way of a lasting peace. He advocated for peace defined by more than the absence of war, saying: “a lasting peace — for nations and for individuals — depends […]
Free checking is getting harder to come by, but there are ways to keep more of your money. It’s time to add free checking to the endangered species list. No-cost access to your own money may soon go the way of the passenger pigeon and the Caribbean monk seal. But this extinction can’t be blamed […]
We examine the phenomenon of Islamophobia in the US media and the people behind it. Last week we looked at the performance of the US news media in decade following the 9/11 attacks. A big part of that story was the role the media played in creating a climate of fear in the US. This […]
Scientists are hoping genetically modified cats will deepen their understanding of the AIDS virus. This post was submitted by CNN.
King crabs – three-feet-wide red monsters that devour everything in their path – have invaded Antarctica.Â While it sounds a little like a horror movie, it’s actual a large scale global warming problem. According to theÂ New Scientist, three years ago, scientists had predicted that this would happen, but they believed the earth would have warmed to […]
Las Vegas – In the brutal heat, Mike Forizs ventures out of his North Las Vegas home to take out the trash. “If I go over and look at the house on the corner, there are broken windows,” he says. It appears to be a party hangout, with empty booze and soda bottles that can […]