Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announces that the government is revising the scale of its space programme. There is a possibility that the government may make a cut of billions of dollars to the space agency’s moon exploration plans.
Government ministries are busy in revising the space programme up to 2025. Factors behind the cut include low oil prices, western sanctions and a declining rouble. The ambitious space programme seems to have fallen prey to these factors. Even the nation’s economy has declined more than 4%.
There is nothing new in asking you a question that you use Facebook or not. As majority of people in this world use most popular social website, Facebook. Over the course of your Facebook usage, you must have liked many pages, posts and must have followed many people. When you have a look at your News feed, you will be flooded with all the kinds of information and a mix of different types of posts and topics. But, won’t that make your wall messy? Or, how will you feel if you will get the chance to sort your News Feed in a better way you can?
A recent New York Times story has reported about an income tax loophole used by many high net-worth individuals have been exploiting to save millions of dollars in taxes. The NY Times report has focused on some hedge fund managers who have been using this loophole to save taxes. The trick involves sending money to Bermuda and then bringing it back.
As per a new 2014 report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), twinning rate has hit all time high in the United States in 2014. In 2014, the birth rate for twins was 33.9 sets of twins per 1,000 births compared to 33.7 in 2013. It has been reported that mothers continued to get older in 2014 with the average age for the first-time mother has now become 26.3, which it was 26 in 2013.
An investigation has been started into Blue Bell by the Department of Justice after their ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak earlier this year. The outbreak killed three people. An investigation by FDA discovered Listeria in Blue Bell’s all three production plants present in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.
A Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a futuristic skyscraper eco-village which will be located underneath the waves. The plan if successful will give the world its first underwater skyscraper.
The design of the skyscrapers looks like a giant floating jellyfish, said Vincent Callebaut. It is an eco-friendly structure that produces its own energy and heat without even using the fossil fuels.
The underwater eco-village will have homes, offices and workshops, science laboratories, sea farms, agricultural areas, shared orchards with grass and food gardens.
A recent landslide at a Dorset beach has attracted several enthusiasts interested in collecting some ammonite fossils. Almost 200 fossil hunters gathered on the beach in village of Charmouth to grab a big share of fossils.
Charmouth is a village located at the shore of the river Char in West Dorset, England. It is an ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossil and beautiful scenery. The place is also known for its guided fossil hunting walks on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
China has launched a highly advanced observation satellite on Tuesday. The satellite is part of the country’s high-definition earth observation project. The satellite is fitted with a powerful telescope to capture images of the Asia-Pacific.
According to Chinese news reports, the satellites powerful telescope will capture images that can help to track foreign naval activity. The Gaofen 4 satellite was launched at 11:04 am from the Xichang launch base in southwest China’s Sichuan province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
NASA, the space agency of US, has released images of a recent landslide that occurred on the surface of Mars. The images show landslip covered with boulders alongside a canyon wall. NASA captured the image using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on March 19, 2014.