Russian Spacecraft ‘Ceased To Exist,’ Burned In Earth’s Atmosphere
Aug08

Russian Spacecraft ‘Ceased To Exist,’ Burned In Earth’s Atmosphere

CNN A crewless Russian cargo space ship that had gone astray, has ‘ceased to exist,’ Russia’s space agency said Friday. The bulk of it burned up after re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. A few small fragments of Progress M-27M are expected to make it down to Earth. They shouldn’t crash down, but instead splash down. “Entry into the atmosphere occurred over the central Pacific Ocean,” Roscosmos...

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Airbus’ Beluga: Giant Of The Skies Set To Get Even Larger
Jan19

Airbus’ Beluga: Giant Of The Skies Set To Get Even Larger

CNN It’s the white whale of the skies and one of aviation’s rarest and most loved planes currently in service. The Airbus A300-600ST, popularly known as the “Beluga” because of its resemblance to the white Arctic whale, is the European plane manufacturer’s super-sized transporter jet. Five of these enormous planes make more than 60 flights each week, carrying parts for all of Airbus’ planes from...

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Facebook Copyright Hoax Goes Viral Again
Jan05

Facebook Copyright Hoax Goes Viral Again

The Huffington Post A fake Facebook copyright message claiming to protect users’ media has once again been making the rounds on the social network. The message claims to put copyright protections on a user’s posts after they share the status update. From 2012: Stop! Don’t Copy and Paste that ‘Copyright’ Facebook Message It typically reads: “In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby...

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Chinese Doctors Punished For So-Called ‘Surgery Selfies’
Dec28

Chinese Doctors Punished For So-Called ‘Surgery Selfies’

CNN Senior executives and a team of medical staff from a Chinese hospital in the northwestern province of Shaanxi have been punished for taking group photos next to apparently unconscious patients after surgery, state media reported on Monday. A series of photos recently circulated on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, shows Chinese doctors and nurses decked in scrubs, posing with reportedly unconscious patients on the...

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Minnesota Woman, Believed To Be Oldest Facebook User, Dies Aged 114
Dec28

Minnesota Woman, Believed To Be Oldest Facebook User, Dies Aged 114

CNN A woman believed to be the world’s oldest Facebook user has died at the age of 114, her family said. Anna Stoehr of Plainview, Minnesota, gained widespread attention in October when she said she’d had to lie about her age to sign up for the social network. Facebook responded by celebrating her impressive longevity on her birthday. “She turned 114 in October of this year and received a huge bouquet of 114 flowers...

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North Korea’s Internet Back After ‘Hard’ Crash
Dec23

North Korea’s Internet Back After ‘Hard’ Crash

ABC News The tables may have turned on North Korea. The reclusive country’s state-run Internet was down “hard” for 9 hours and 31 minutes today, according to Dyn Research, which monitors the state of the Internet around the globe. “I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in [North Korea] before,” Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research told the...

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