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Benchmarks: April 24, 1990: The hubble space telescope is launched

Five hundred and eighty kilometers above Earth, orbiting at more than 27,000 kilometers per hour, is a 12-ton, bus-sized eye on the universe: the Hubble Space Telescope. When Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, scientists hoped it would provide answers to many of the great unknown questions of the day. Show More Summary

JUST THINK OF IT AS EARTH HOUR, PART II: Massive power outage hits San Francisco, shuts down busines…

JUST THINK OF IT AS EARTH HOUR, PART II: Massive power outage hits San Francisco, shuts down businesses, BART station, cable cars, traffic lights.

Happy Hour Podcast 116 | tvOS 11 rumors, iPad multi-user, Apple Watch NikeLab, and Earth Day challenges

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new tvOS 11 rumors, the possibility of account switching on iOS, Nike’s newest Apple Watch, Apple’s Earth Day Activity Challenge, and their new lofty goal of making products from 100% recycled materials. Show More Summary

What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Cruising at rates between 40 and 60 miles per hour, one might say that the predatory bird is the cheetah of the sky.

Forget cheetahs, peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on Earth

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this new video, Vox examines the physics behind the peregrine falcon’s dive, which can reach speeds of over 200 miles an hour.

Deni's New Light #ShareTheLight

Samsung Electronics participated in the ‘Earth Hour’ Campaign and delivered 1,400 solar-powered lamps to Tiom. We hope these lights will also help brighten the dreams of Tiom’s people. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Brian Williams, Rick Stengel Blast ‘Novice’ Trump Behaving Like an Autocrat; It’s ‘A Little Bit Disturbing’

Earth to Brian Williams, it’s clear you had to learn on the job to not make stuff up! On Thursday’s The 11th Hour, MSNBC host Brian Williams and former Kerry State Department official/Time editor Rick Stengel blasted President Trump as “a novice” channeling world dictators while learning on the job.

Victims of military torture fear Mexico security bill

One afternoon, young Mexican engineer Jethro Sanchez was out partying. Hours later, he was dying, his father says -- burned with acid and choking on earth as soldiers buried him alive. Mexico called in the armed forces a decade ago to fight drug crime. Show More Summary

DUCK AND COVER: An asteroid twice as close as most satellites slips by Earth. Asteroid 2017 GM wa…

DUCK AND COVER: An asteroid twice as close as most satellites slips by Earth. Asteroid 2017 GM was discovered late Monday by the Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona and then made its closest pass a few hours later at a distance of around 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers or 0.04 of the distance to the moon). […]

On tour with the Vatican's keyholder

The Vatican Museum is one of the busiest tourist sites on Earth, but after hours, one man has much of it to himself. The "Clavigero," or keyholder, and his team is responsible for opening 300 doors every morning, and Seth Doane got an inside look.

An asteroid twice as close as most satellites slips by Earth - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology : CNET: News

First spotted Monday, a space rock just hours later gave our planet one of the closest buzzes ever and then kept on going.

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power — no matter what Trump does

There's one simple fact that may just change your thoughts on renewable power. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year. To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy: Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth. Show More Summary

Ahmed Kathrada: Anti-Apartheid Stalwart Dies At Age 87

In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, March 28, one of South Africa’s finest citizens departed this earth to join his fellow struggle heroes in the hereafter. Ahmed Kathrada was 87-years-old and had been suffering from ill health for some time. Show More Summary

While Environmentalists Celebrate 'Earth Hour,' They Should Thank Fracking for Lowering Emissions

Chelsea Follett On Saturday during “Earth Hour,” millions of people will abstain from using electricity to draw attention to the energy sector’s ecological footprint and other environmental issues. There is heartening news for thoseShow More Summary

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change.

I ENDORSE THIS DISSENT.  DURING EARTH HOUR EVERYONE IN THE CITY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL WHERE I LIVE…

I ENDORSE THIS DISSENT.  DURING EARTH HOUR EVERYONE IN THE CITY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL WHERE I LIVE.  HECK, THEY CAN SEE MY HOUSE FROM SPACE, I’M SURE: Earth Hour: A Dissent.

Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid go dark for a cause

At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the lights went dark for one hour at several Bay Area landmarks, along with other icons around the world, as part of an annual observance known as Earth Hour that’s intended to call attention to climate change. Organizers...Show More Summary

Lights Go Out Around The World For 10th Earth Hour

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. The initiative beganShow More Summary

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