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SpaceX successfully launches and lands first rocket since explosion – video

SpaceX lands its first rocket since a previous attempt in September 2016 exploded before takeoff. The Falcon 9 rocket took approximately nine minutes to return to earth after launch, landing on a barge in the Pacific south of Vandenberg, California to the obvious delight of SpaceX employees Continue reading...

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

About nine minutes after the rocket blasted off, to cheers from the control room, its jettisoned first stage landed upright on a so-called droneship in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg — part of Spacex's effort to make boostersShow More Summary

17 must-see destinations to visit in 2017

Fulfill your resolution of traveling more this year by exploring somewhere you have never been! From the continental USA all the way to the South Pacific, there are a few hot spots everyone needs to see as well as a few hidden gems.Show More Summary

Techstars launches defence and security startup accelerator in South Australia

Techstars has kicked off its Asia Pacific expansion, choosing Adelaide to launch its first startup accelerator in the region.

The Amazing Story of a Tiny Yorkshire Terrier Who Became the First Therapy Dog During WWII

6 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Great Big Story recounted the history of a tiny Yorkie named Smokey who, during World War II, was adopted by a young Colonel Bill Wynne. Wynne, who was stationed in the South Pacific, took the dog with him everywhere and on more than one occasion, Smokey made sure that Wynne was out of harm’s way. […]

Brazilian study compiles data on 958 types of South American jellyfish

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Detailed information on 958 distinct morphological types of jellyfish that inhabit the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America has been compiled in a census published in Zootaxa, the leading zoological taxonomy journal. Show More Summary

South Pacific Seasteaders

Even though the Republicans are about to turn the U.S. into a paradise for the sort of libertarians who have a few million dollars lying around, the seasteaders are still chasing their dream of creating a free-floating utopia where no one can make them do anything they don’t wanna (provided they stay out of the […]


If you're a fan of the futuristic giant robots in films like Pacific Rim and The Matrix Revolutions, then you're in for a real treat as that st just got real. South Korea have showcased their latest robotic project which is nothing short of awesome if you're a bit of a r

China Deploys Aircraft Carrier to Disputed South China Sea

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The decision to deploy the carrier to contested waters was seen by some as a challenge to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s criticism of China and to American military dominance in the Pacific.

Panama's isthmus stays 3 million years young: Further evidence needed to support an older age

The formation of the tiny Isthmus of Panama had major geographic repercussions, cutting off the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and connecting North and South America. A new study using multiple lines of geological, biological and...Show More Summary

Thousands of Fijians shelter in evacuation centers from floods, landslides

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Fijians sheltered in evacuation centers and tents on Tuesday as heavy rain and floods cut roads, covered sugarcane fields and caused landslides, said the South Pacific nation's disaster office.

Massive Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warnings Issued Across The Region [Breaking]

Just nine days after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific ocean, we now have reports of another massive earthquake in the region. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed a major magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea. Show More Summary

Storm swooping in to dump 2 to 5 inches of rain on Bay Area

The storm is a combination of concentrated moisture advancing across the Pacific that’s mixing with low pressure creeping south from the Gulf of Alaska, forecasters said. “Because we’re expecting rain and winds, it make our trees more...Show More Summary

US warns 'aggressive' Beijing in South China Sea

The United States will keep challenging Beijing's "assertive, aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea", the US Pacific commander said Wednesday, as tensions between two powers rise over comments by Donald Trump. Admiral Harry Harris,...Show More Summary

U.S. Warns Beijing Over 'Aggressive' South China Sea Behavior

The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea, the head of the U.S. Pacific fleet said Wednesday, comments that threaten to escalate tensions between the two global...Show More Summary

U.S. ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea, the head of the U.S. Pacific fleet said on Wednesday, comments that threaten to escalate tensions between the two global rivals.

Distant oceanic phenomena influence climate in South America

The role played by the Atlantic and Pacific, and Indian Oceans in South American climate variability is one of the topics researched by Marcelo Barreiro, Head of Atmospheric Sciences at Uruguay's University of the Republic (UDELAR).Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra: Original Teen Idol Would Be 101 Years Old Today

In the winter of 1942, something remarkable happened in America. As World War II raged across Europe and set the South Pacific ablaze, a phenomenon called “teenagers” made its noisy debut at the Paramount Theater in New York City. In scenes reminiscent of the hysteria generated by Elvis Presley in the 1950s and the Beatles... Show More Summary

Tsunami watch canceled in Hawaii after South Pacific earthquake

last monthNews : USAToday: News

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean had triggered a tsunami watch in Hawaii on Thursday.        

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