A military force from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations moved into Bahrain Monday to shore up the nation's Sunni rulers in the face of escalating Shiite-led protests seeking to break the monarchy's hold on power.
Bahrain's main opposition groups immediately denounced the outside intervention...
<div>The Shinmoedake volcano on Japan's Kyushu island, after lying dormant for a couple of weeks, resumes activity in a blast heard miles away. It was unclear if the eruption was linked to Friday's massive earthquake in the north.
Hundreds flee in Japan after Shinmoedake...
From: Michael Moore <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:33:50 -0500
Subject: How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin …a letter from Michael Moore
How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin …a letter from Michael Moore
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
finance / economics
new york city
the white house
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.
The six astronauts on board, all experienced space fliers...
space.com – 13 mins ago
A huge European cargo ship linked up with the International Space Station today (Feb. 24), delivering tons of supplies for the outpost's crew just hours before NASA's planned launch of the shuttle Discovery.
The robotic spacecraft, which is the size of a double-decker...
While the protests convulsing Bahrain and Libya this past week occurred in vastly different contexts - and will likely produce very different results - both were met with conspicuously swift crackdowns. And in both cases, reports suggest the Libyan and Bahraini regimes deployed foreign fighters...
The Beacons of Light ~ Re-minders from Home
February 15 2011
~ Magnetic Whip ~
The Beacons of Light Re-minders from Home are presented Live on the internet, transcribed and posted here on the 15th of each month. The next Lightworker VirtualLight Broadcast will be on...
finance / economics
From sci-fi cult film, to Twitter phenomenon to Detroit landmark-in-the-making.
Plans for a statue honoring RoboCop, the half-man, half-machine crimefighter of the 1987 movie, are moving ahead after a group of artists and entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan raised more than $50,000 via Facebook...
"A prolific sky-mapping telescope that has spent more than a year scanning the heavens for asteroids, comets and other cosmic objects received its last command today (Feb. 17).
NASA shut down its WISE spacecraft – short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer – at 3:00 p.m. EST (2000 UTC)...
-- Rapid advances in communications are eroding police departments' abilities to conduct wiretaps, and Congress needs to take steps to ensure that new telephone, computer and wireless systems are designed to allow lawful...
A NASA spacecraft zipped past a comet half the size of Manhattan in a Valentine's Day rendezvous that scientists hope will shed light on these icy solar system bodies.
Speeding at 24,000 mph, Stardust zoomed by comet Tempel 1 on Monday night, snapping six dozen high-resolution pictures along...
-- A 27-year-old protester in Bahrain who was shot in the back Monday afternoon has died, the president of a human rights center said Tuesday.
Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima was protesting for human rights in the village of Daih, near Manama, when he was shot, according to Nabeel Rajab, president of...
Love is in the air on Earth — and in space too.
Some 210 million miles away, a comet-hunting spacecraft is ready to get up close and personal with its cosmic match on Valentine's Day.
Barreling along at 24,000 mph, NASA's Stardust craft will swoop within 125 miles of comet Tempel 1 — close...
Trying to reach Cairo's Tahrir Square through clouds of tear gas and volleys of rubber bullets, Egyptian TV anchor Mona Khalil was forced by the tumult into a side street. There, she remembers, "I saw cats running, running, running, and trying to get into houses or staircases or buildings and...
-- After throngs of Egyptians put their lives on hold for more than two weeks, Egypt woke up Sunday to its first regular work day without longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak as president.
For the first time since demonstrators...
Someone over at Sony is in big trouble. Less than a month after Sony launched its legal armada against the hacker group who recently jailbroke the Playstation 3 game console, someone at the company accidentally retweeted the “jailbreak” code through an official Sony Twitter account, reports...
European leaders launched Friday a trillion-euro bid to slash dependency on Middle East oil and Russian gas, clearing the way to place nuclear power at the centre of 21st century needs.
At a summit shaken by instability over Egypt's popular revolt and soaring oil prices, the European Union...
-- British television presenter and actor Stephen Fry has cancelled a trip to Japan after offending Japanese viewers with comments about a man who survived two atom bombings.
Fry had been due to film small segments of a new program "Planet Word" in Japan but pulled out due to what the BBC...
-- One man's dream voyage is Karl Pilkington's nightmare.
For the Science Channel's new reality series "An Idiot Abroad," the British radio producer (who has acquired an international cult following as funnyman Ricky Gervais' favorite target) embarked on an all-expenses-paid, seven-country...
-- Indonesian pop star Nazril "Ariel" Ilham was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Monday for his involvement in sex videos that authorities said featured him and two other top Indonesian celebrities.
As part of his conviction under the country's anti-pornography law, Ariel will also...