June 12, 2017

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Puerto Rico: Overwhelmingly voted for U.S. statehood in non-binding referendum

Puerto Rico: Overwhelmingly voted for U.S. statehood in non-binding referendum Al Jazeera Puerto Rico’s governor announced the US territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a non-binding referendum on Sunday held amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of islanders to the US mainland. “From today going forward, the federal government will no […]

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May 25, 2017

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2016 Cities and Towns Total Population Estimates -Release date May 25, 2017

2016 Cities and Towns Total Population Estimates -Release date May 25, 2017 U.S. Census Bureau MAY 25, 2017 — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas (near […]

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May 20, 2017

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Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Svalbard Global Seed Vault, USC Canada Surprise breach in the “Doomsday Vault’s” defenses highlights the precarious state of food and seed security in the face of climate change Emerging news of flooding caused by the melting of permafrost at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway reaffirms more […]

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May 15, 2017

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Mars: Photos of active linear dune in Gale Crater

Mars: Photos of active linear dune in Gale Crater Mars Curiosity Rover NASA This 360-degree mosaic from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover looks out over a portion of the Bagnold Dunes, which stretch for several miles. From early February to early April 2017, the rover examined four sites near linear dunes […]

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May 11, 2017

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Why might U.S. Senators need a refresher on the Nixon Watergate investigation? – Too young to remember

Why might U.S. Senators need a refresher on the Nixon Watergate investigation? Many may have been too young to remember the details of the events Today, if your are younger than age 30 and are politically engaged….never forget the presidential elections of 2000 (Bush v. Gore), 2008 (election of Barack Obama) and 2016 (election of […]

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May 8, 2017

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The U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-37B space plane returns to Earth

The U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-37B space plane returns to Earth Officials have provided only vague details about the unmanned craft’s more than 700-day mission. Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. It’s the spacecraft’s first landing in Florida. Previous X37B missions […]

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May 2, 2017

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LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid – The Venues

LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid – The Venues Paris is bidding to secure the right to host the 2024 Olympics against Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote in September 2017. It has been reported that Paris nor Los Angeles will bid again in 2028 if they are eliminated from […]

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April 28, 2017

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Australia: Sydney population hits 5 million

Sydney population hits 5 million Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney’s population has officially reached 5 million, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Demography, Beidar Cho, said that at 30 June 2016, 5,005,400 people lived in the NSW capital – up 82,800 from the previous year. “It […]

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April 27, 2017

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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling Xinhua BEIJING- China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, 27 April 2017 another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission. Mastering the technique of refueling in space will help the country to build a permanent space station. China is the third […]

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April 17, 2017

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community

United States: Demographic profile of the military community This report is published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF. This is a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community […]

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