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Sunday, December 7, 2014
'There's your new spacecraft, America!': NASA
NASA's newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) out from Earth for a hyperfast, hot return not seen since the Apollo moon shots.
Developing countries may need up to US$500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a U.N. report said Friday.
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There was the psychotic HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
With their smartphones and tablet computers, they look much like young people anywhere in the world.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The silent disco brings quiet riot to London
London's nightclubs, where sweaty revelers move and shake to thumping beats, are legendary. But now a quieter, more polite clubbing experience is gaining fans — the silent disco.
Rome has a new walk on its historical tourism circuit: a virtual stroll through the streets of the ghetto to which Jews were confined for more than three centuries.
Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones.
Horse trots into hospital: It's therapy, no joke
Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down long corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center.
Walt Disney Co. launches education apps
The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later expand into other products such as books and interactive toys. Over time, the target age will also grow to include older kids.
Australian retail giants pull 'Grand Theft Auto V' after protest
Australian retail giants Target and Kmart said Thursday they will stop selling controversial crime-themed blockbuster video game “Grand Theft Auto V” over concerns that it glamorizes violence against women.
  
  
  
  
  
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