Category: World

2005 Historic Descent to Titan Revisited

After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice, in temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing. The alien probe worked frantically to collect and transmit…

U.S. continues strikes in Syria & Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments…

US sends 3,600 tanks to Europe

Scores of tanks and hundreds of other military vehicles have arrived in the north German port of Bremerhaven as part of the biggest transfer of American armor to the region since the fall of the Soviet Union and they will…

Former CIA director quits Trump team

A former CIA director said he will no longer be advising president-elect Donald Trump on national security, or involved with the transition. A statement said James Woolsey “Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump or…

Taming oceans of data

The global ocean is the Earth’s heating and cooling system, pushing balmy tropical waters toward the poles and bringing back colder, nutrient-rich waters. But modeling this system is extremely complex, resulting in billions of data points. To tackle the complexity,…