Monthly Archives: October 2011

Astronomers produce first global map of Saturn’s moon, Titan

Astronomers have generated the first complete full-color map of the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan – a frozen place where liquid methane rains from the sky, and where scientists have identified a staggering potpourri of characteristics similar those seen … Continue reading

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Turkey begins to feel repercussion from global economic disorder

Worldwide economic turbulence seems to be reaching Turkey, one of the most rapidly burgeoning economies in the world. The government is reducing its growth predictions and claims that it is now importing more goods and services than it can export. … Continue reading

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South Africa begins deporting Zibabweans

South Africa has deported more than 250 Zimbabweans this week and may expel twice as many by this weekend. While officials from South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs say they are deporting only undocumented aliens – so-called border jumpers who … Continue reading

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Decline in US national park visitation

In tight times, bears and bayous aren’t enough of a deal. Would you like to visit one of America’s magnificent national parks? Yosemite in California, perhaps, with its scenic cliffs and cascading waterfalls? Or something warmer as fall turns into … Continue reading

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Syrian security troops fired upon demonstrators

Activists report Syrian security troops have fired upon anti-government demonstrators, killing seven or more people. The killings occurred on Friday, as thousands of protesters filled streets around the nation with renewed demands for President Bashar al-Assad’s departure. During the protests, … Continue reading

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Fermilab scientists testing faster-than-light neutrino experiment

Scientists at the CERN physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, recently claimed to have detected a subatomic particle, called a neutrino, moving in excesss of light speed. If true, the discovery would break a central tenet of physics and invalidate some … Continue reading

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Wall Street protests continue and spread

The “Occupy Wall Street” Protests that started in New York almost three weeks ago against what is seen as financial greed, leading to numerous arrests by police, have sparked new protests across the US. Protests were held from the east … Continue reading

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