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November, 2015

  • 13 November

    NASA’s OLYMPEX Rain-Measuring Campaign gets off to a good, soggy start

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.  The weather forecast for the Olympic Peninsula is dark and rainy, and that’s putting the scientists behind NASA’s OLYMPEX campaign in a sunny mood. “The really exciting thing that everyone’s talking about is, there’s this huge rain event that’s coming in,” says Rachael Kroodsma, an atmospheric scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, helping to get a specially …

  • 11 November

    Ali Baba Demolishes Records By Racking Up $5 Billion In Sales in 90 Minutes

    E-commerce giant Ali Baba has once again shown why it is a force to be reckoned with.  On November 11, called ‘Singles Day’ in China, single people go on a shopping spree. And it was a spree like none other since in just a matter of 90 minutes, the e-commerce giant was able to record $5 billion USD in sales. …

  • 7 November

    Alibaba in Singles Day sales clash

    China’s two largest internet retailers have clashed in the run-up to Singles Day, the world’s biggest online sales day, on 11 November Alibaba has been accused by its smaller rival JD.com of “forcing retailers” to promote their sales exclusively with its own outlet, Tmall. JD.com has lodged a complaint with the Chinese industry and commerce watchdog but Alibaba denies the …

  • 1 November

    The $90 trillion question for the World

    Infrastructure may not be a word that sets hearts racing, but it’s vitally important for the future of our planet. How important is it? Try $90 trillion. That’s the amount of money the world is expected to invest in infrastructure in cities, land use and energy over the next 15 years. As we continue to see shift of the economic …

October, 2015

  • 31 October

    U.S. to send special forces to Syria, truce sought after peace talks

    The United States disclosed plans on Friday to station its first ground troops in Syria for the war against Islamic State, saying dozens of U.S. soldiers would be sent as advisers to groups fighting the militants. Washington announced the small special operations force shortly before 17 countries, the European Union and the United Nations called for a nationwide truce in …

  • 30 October

    Free Hosting Provider 000webhost Hacked, 13.5 Million Account Details Leaked

    The world’s most popular free web hosting company, 000webhost, has suffered a major hack which has exposed client data and user credentials for more than 13 million of its customers. The stolen data includes usernames and passwords in plain text alongside full names and IP addresses of close to 13.5 million of its customers. The service claimed that they provide …

  • 19 October

    In the world’s first underwater nightclub, you’re as likely to encounter a killer shark as a DJ killing the dance floor.

    It was Saturday night in the Maldives and the dance floor was heaving. The DJ, who had flown in from the capital Malé, was cranking out hit after hit – Jump by Kriss Kross, Coolio’s remix of Stayin’ Alive, Fat Man Scoops’ Put Your Hands Up–and I was doing my best to impress my dance partner, throwing retro Travolta moves, …

  • 1 October

    Europe’s migrants crisis in spotlight at UN

    UNITED NATIONS: Europe’s migrant crisis took center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking to muster a global response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Leaders from some 70 nations prepared to meet as Greek authorities recovered the bodies of a migrant woman and a child who drowned when their dinghy …

September, 2015

  • 29 September

    Did NASA time its Mars announcement to coincide with ‘The Martian’?

    Space agency says no, but like life on Mars, the idea isn’t so far-fetched NASA’s announcement confirming that it found evidence of water flowing on the surface Marswas celebrated by scientists searching for life in the universe — and by publicists at 20th Century Fox looking to promote “The Martian,” the upcoming Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon. In the …

  • 27 September

    French warplanes ‘totally destroyed’ Islamic State camp in Syria

    The French government joined the air campaign against Islamic State in Syria and destroyed one of the group’s training camps in a bombing raid, President François Hollande announced Sunday. French armed forces had previously bombed militant targets in neighboring Iraq as part of a U.S.-led coalition, but France had not attacked the group in Syria out of fear that doing so …