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Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation
News ImageDemonstrators set up barricades and burned tires in the Venezuelan border town of Urena, as attention turned to whether National Guard troops stationed at the border crossing would fulfill Maduro's orders to block humanitarian aid from reaching a sick and hungry population. Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro's socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through. "Among the troops, whether they are in the army, air force, navy or National Guard, many people disagree (with what is happening)," one of the troops, an officer whose uniform carried the name Linarez, told reporters after entering Colombia, according to another video on social media.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:12:53 -0500
Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes 'both sides' of climate change science
News ImageKelly Craft, the US diplomat put forward to serve as the countrys next ambassador to the United Nations, has said she respects both sides of climate change science. The remarks made by the US ambassador to Canada have been widely ridiculed following Donald Trumps decision to nominate her for the UN role. Framing the scientific consensus on global warming as a debate in which deniers have equal credibility, Ms Craft said: I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:36:49 -0500
Nigeria counting votes in presidential election dogged by delays
News ImagePresident Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, both said they were confident of victory when casting their ballots in an election which has already been delayed by a week. Buhari, a former military ruler who was later elected president, is seeking a second term in charge of Africa's most populous nation and top crude producer. Atiku, a former vice president, has pledged to expand the role of the private sector.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:22:27 -0500
New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days
News ImageA new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections. In an update issued on Friday, the health ministry said the new case had been discovered in the conflict-wracked Beni region. "It seems the patient was infected after being exposed to bodily fluids from a patient who had recovered from Ebola.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:55:14 -0500
What's Causing Your Annoying AF Cough That Won't Go Away?
News ImageAll the possible causes of a lingering cough beyond the cold and fluand when you should take all that hacking seriously.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:12 -0500
5 Belly Button Infections You Can Get (and What to Do If You Have One)
News ImageRead on for the ins and outs.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:00 -0500
Iran says it has many options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim
News Image"Apart from closing Strait of Hormuz, we have other options to stop oil flow if threatened," Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told Tasnim. "Iran has plans in place that will neutralize the illegal U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil exports," Shamkhani said. "We have many ways to sell our oil." Tensions between Iran and the United States increased after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers last May, and then reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:41:31 -0500
NASA Plans Manned Lunar Landing by 2028
News ImageBut its proposed "Human Landing System" takes kind of a scenic route to get there.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:13:00 -0500
Evolve or Die: The Navy's Aircraft Carriers Could Become As Obsolete as Old Battleships
News ImageBut change is possible.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 04:00:00 -0500
NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS
News ImageNASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station. "We're go for launch, we're go for docking," said William Gerstenmaier, the associate administrator with NASA Human Exploration and Operations. A Falcon 9 rocket from the private US-based SpaceX is scheduled to lift off, weather permitting, on March 2 to take the Crew Dragon test capsule to the ISS.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:56:44 -0500
Elon Musk Gets a NonFrom France on Space-Tech Talks With EU
News ImageThe non by Paris is the latest obstacle to emerge before negotiations begin, adding to a list of industries that France considers off-limits, such as agriculture. On the U.S. side, President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs on imported cars and auto parts if talks fail. Musks Space Exploration Technologies Corp. asked the office of the U.S. Trade Representative in December to use the planned talks to expand market access and ensure that European competitor ArianeGroup doesnt get preferential treatment in Europe.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:03 -0500
'The Late Show' Introduces Superheroes Fighting The Science Of Climate Change
News Image&> On LSSC tonight: With the power of five special rings, Trumps ClimateCommittee is fighting the science of climate change
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:18:59 -0500
Flowers from Meghan Markle's baby shower donated to charity
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York baby shower are getting a second life.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:02:33 -0500
Firefly Aerospace gets a Florida launch site
News ImageFirefly Aerospace, a Texas-based launch venture that was lifted out of bankruptcy, says its struck a deal with Space Florida to establish business operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport. The terms of the newly executed agreement call for Firefly to build a 150,000-square-foot rocket manufacturing facility at Space Floridas Exploration Park and set up a launch facility at Cape Canaverals Space Launch Complex 20. Firefly says it will invest $52 million in the project and bring more than 200 jobs to Florida. Space Florida has agreed to match up to $18.9 million of Fireflys infrastructure investments via the Florida Department of Read More
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:47:55 -0500
Feinstein Unveils Green Deal Alternative After Kid Confrontation
News ImageFeinsteins proposed draft plan seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - 20 years later than the Green New Deal - and also explicitly calls for achieving those reductions through a price on carbon, among other ways. During a meeting with youth activists from the progressive Sunrise Movement, some of whom the group said were as young as age 7, the California Democrat suggested the ambitious climate plan was not achievable. You didnt vote for me, Feinstein told one 16-year-old after learning she was under the legal voting age.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:30:34 -0500
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