Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks… Read More ›
Month: August 2016
The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades
By Liz Stinson A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window. Their idea is the Vortex, a bladeless wind turbine… Read More ›
Why Is Louisiana Flooding So Badly, And How Can We Prepare For It Next Time?
Setting an unprecedented precedent By Mary Beth Griggs What Happened In Louisiana? Barry Keim, Louisiana State Climatologist and a professor of climatology, can trace the storm back to August 3, when it formed just off the coast of Florida, a… Read More ›
‘It’s NOT safe in Germany anymore’ German family flee to Russia to claim asylum
Fleeing over the border in their VW camper van the Griesbach family told Vladimir Putin’s Government they had escaped the ‘German dictatorship’ where they could no longer raise their children. Carola Griesbach, 51, and her husband Andre, 45, raced… Read More ›
Syria: Aleppo has become a ‘new Srebrenica’
Inhabitants right to see indifference to their destruction as a betrayal By Una Mullally ‘In the 1990s, we said never again,” a UN official recalls. “Aleppo is the new Srebrenica.” After four years of bombardment by government forces, the siege… Read More ›
UN peacekeepers sat around and watched women get raped
JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries,… Read More ›
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