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|Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says
Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 5:56 AM
|‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government
The fourth weekend of violent protests in France paralyzed the capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 5:25 PM
|Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors
Incredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: “I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. ...
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 8:10 AM
|2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 5:46 AM
|Volkswagen restores cancer worker's 350,000-mile Beetle
Kathleen Brooks brings comfort to those suffering with cancer, having driven her 1967 Beetle for 51 years over 350,000 miles. VW ensured her sterling efforts didn't go unnoticed
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 10:11 AM
|Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials
A Palestinian opened fire on Sunday at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, wounding six of them, Israeli officials said. One woman was in critical condition, medical officials said. "Shots were fired from a passing Palestinian vehicle towards Israeli civilians who were standing at the bus station," the Israeli army said.
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 4:01 PM
|Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush
Navy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 9:04 AM
|69 Healthy Breakfasts To Start Your Morning Off Right
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 8:58 PM
|NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars
Voyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars. Monday morning NASA announced that the legendary exploration spacecraft had left a protective bubble produced by the sun's wind and energy, called the heliosphere, and is now hurtling through interstellar space. Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to ever reach the outer limits of the solar system and enter into the interstellar wilderness. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012. "This is what we've all been waiting for," Suzanne Dodd, NASA's Voyager project manager, said in a statement. "Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.” The @NASAVoyager 2 probe no longer feels the solar wind & is flying through the interstellar space between the stars. It carries a working instrument providing 1st-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway. Here's a look by the numbers: https://t.co/DuNBYPaXQj #AGU18 pic.twitter.com/GJGIgDpSHD — NASA (@NASA) December 10, 2018 Technically, however, Voyager 2 is still in the distant realms of the solar system. There are large icy objects out here, collectively known as the Oort Cloud, that are still under the gravitational influence of the sun. Both Voyager crafts, then, aren't expected to leave the solar system anytime soon. NASA suspects it will take some 30,000 years for the Voyagers to travel beyond the Oort Cloud, and enter farther into uncharted territory. Out beyond the heliopause, however, the Voyager craft can give NASA scientists a better idea of what it's like at the beginnings of interstellar space, and how the sun's particles and energy, or solar wind, interact with the constant flow of particles from deep, interstellar space. "To have the Voyagers sending back information about the edge of the Sun’s influence gives us an unprecedented glimpse of truly uncharted territory,” Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, said in a statement. The solar system and beyond.Image: NASAA specialized instrument aboard Voyager 2, the Plasma Science Experiment, played an important role in confirming that Voyager 2 had left the protective heliosphere. The instrument observed a "deep decline" in solar particles after Nov. 5, 2018, confirming the craft had entered the interstellar realm. Both Voyagers were intended to explore the solar system for five years, but 41 years later, are still alive and sending messages back to Earth. The spacecraft are powered by slowly-decaying radioactive material, so they're not reliant upon sunlight to stay online. The spacecraft both carry records coated in gold, with instructions of how to play 90 minutes of human-made music, containing the likes of Bach, The Najavo, and the scintillating rock and roll of Chuck Berry — should any intelligent life ever come across either of the ancient craft in the vastness of interstellar space. WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?
POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 10:39 AM
|Anti-Semitic Flyers Found In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Neighborhood: Police
Police are investigating anti-Semitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh, including
POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2018 6:27 PM