Roger Federer loses at Wimbledon, then ponders if it’s for the last time
Federer, the sixth seed who turns 40 on Aug. 8, won the first of his record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles in 2003. It was also the first of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a male record he shares with Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic will tie them if he wins Wimbledon
NASA’s new solar eclipse photos rule
NASA’s senior photographer Bill Ingalls didn’t think the weather would cooperate.
On Thursday morning, Ingalls captured stunning pictures of the partial solar eclipse on the U.S. East Coast from Arlington, Virginia. These include the eclipsed sun rising next to
Landing on Mars is difficult, often fails, and will never be risk-free
China’s rover Zhurong, named after the mythological fire god, successfully touched down on Mars on May 14 — the first time that China has successfully landed a rover on the red planet.
19-Apr-2021 – The world’s biggest kite, shaped like a dragon and stretching over 280 meters, soared in the skies over the city of Weifang.
It took 28 craftsmen 48 days to design and complete the kite. Flying it required 55 people, said Zhang Huagang, general manager of Weifang Tianshun Kite Productions
NASA’s Perseverance rover just made breathable air on Mars
The Perseverance rover converted carbon dioxide into oxygen on Mars, marking the first time breathable air has been made on another planet, NASA announced Wednesday. A toaster-sized instrument called MOXIE – short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment – made the feat possible.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: https://bit.ly/3rZF8tT
Nepalese climbers return home after historic winter summit of K2 mountain
A team of climbers from Nepal that made the first winter ascent of K2 received a warm welcome upon returning home on January 26, 2021. The 10 Nepalese climbers reached the summit of the world’s second highest mountain on January 16, climbing to an
“It’s just Bernie being Bernie” – How a photo of Sanders wearing mittens at Inauguration Day went viral
One of the most enduring and endearing photos – an image of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – has made waves across the internet, sparking thousands of photoshopped memes on social
‘Even in a Pandemic, the Constitution Cannot Be Put Away & Forgotten’. The ruling said, “Members of this Court are not public health experts, and we should respect the judgment of those with special expertise and responsibility in this area. But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot
October has not one, but two full moons — and because it’s 2020, the second one naturally falls on Halloween. That gives this year 13 full moons instead of the usual 12. October’s first full moon was the harvest moon on October 1, and the second is a rare full Halloween blue hunter’s
Cleanest country should keep the sea clean too.
Oct 18, 2020
Forbes: Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump
The breathability of Portland’s air significantly worsened overnight and into Sunday, reaching 516 on the air quality index in the hardest hit parts of the city, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
That measurement is off the charts, which top out at 300
San Francisco, along with Sebastapol in the North Bay, recorded an AQI of 186, the worst daily air quality of any other location in the past 25 days when the Bay Area has been impacted by smoke from record-breaking wildfires across the West Coast.
The Air Quality Index operates on a scale from 0 to 500. The higher the
In the San Francisco Bay Area, locals woke to an apocalyptic, orange-tinged sky Wednesday. This as more than 90 major fires have burned an area of land about the size of Connecticut.
The horrific wildfires that are burning up and down the coast of California have the caused skies over San Francisco to turn into eerily shades of red and orange.
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