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January 2016

Spacecraft SpaceX Attempt Failed

Posted: January 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm   /   Science

On Sunday, a satellite for NASA called SpaceX was launched successfully. However, an attempt made for the said spacecraft did not have a successful landing in the Pacific Ocean. It did not go as planned. CNN reported that the launch of Jason-3 had taken place at an estimated 10:42 am local time. The launching started […]

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The Unusual January Hurricane Formation at the Atlantic Ocean

Posted: January 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm   /   Island News

The first hurricane of 2016 was seen Thursday. Hurricane Alex formed at the southern portion of Azores islands on the afternoon of Wednesday, which traveled toward the islands. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Alex made landfall in the Azores early Friday as tropical storm. It has recently transitioned to a non-tropical low pressure […]

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Al Jazeera America Shuttering In April

Al Jazeera America to Off-Air in April

Posted: January 14, 2016 at 10:26 am   /   Business

Al Jazeera America, which promised to cover soberly American news as they start airing in 2013, will shut down at the end of April. At the companywide meeting, Al Anstey, Al Jazeera America’s chief executive said in a memo to the staff  that the “decision by Al Jazeera America’s board is driven by the fact […]

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ABC Family is the New Freeform

Posted: January 13, 2016 at 8:39 am   /   Family

The ABC Family has a new name: Freeform TV channel. One would ask why they’d change their name when their numbers are doing great… their current market primarily consists of teens and women from 18 to 34 years old, but they’re hoping to expand their audience through re-branding. “Like any business, we need to grow. […]

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Take a Peek at Obama’s Last State of the Union Address

Posted: January 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night will be non-traditional, according to the White House. A week after bypassing the Congress for the expansion of his gun rules, Obama will be delivering his last State of the Union address. He might use the opportunity to highlight other issues on his agenda […]

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Google Celebrated the Life of the Suffragist Alice Paul

Google and Social Media Celebrated the Life of the Suffragist Alice Paul

Posted: January 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm   /   Media

This day marks the supposed to be 131st birthday of the famous N.J. suffragist and women empowerment advocate Alice Paul. With that, Google’s homepage is themed with an illustration of her life. The Google Doodle features the silhouettes of some women with umbrellas on hand who are ostensibly advocating for women’s rights and holding a […]

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Powerball Jackpot Prize Continues to Rise

Posted: January 10, 2016 at 6:56 am   /   Business

As Powerball lottery set records last Saturday night, many new players are buying tickets. Currently set at $900 million annuity with $558 million cash option, it is the largest prize offered in the United States. Strong sales throughout the country could even push the final jackpot to a higher amount into the drawing. Did anyone […]

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Did North Korea Conduct a Hydrogen Bomb Test?

Posted: January 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm   /   Criminal

The front page on The Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s main newspaper, featured dictator Kim Jong Un signing an order for a hydrogen bomb test. “Let’s begin 2016… with the thrilling explosion of our first hydrogen bomb, so that the whole world will look up to our socialist, nuclear-armed republic and great Workers’ Party of Korea!” […]

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Researchers Add 4 New Elements to the Periodic Table

Posted: January 7, 2016 at 7:42 am   /   Science

Researchers from Japan, Russia, and US have added four new elements to the periodic table which filled in the seventh row. Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are temporarily called ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium, and ununoctium respectively until their discoverers assign them permanent names (per approval of an international governing body). “The 7th period of the […]

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Trading Affected By China’s Unstable Stock Market

Posted: January 6, 2016 at 11:45 am   /   Finance

The state of China’s stock market has greatly affected countless investors. It was on the Friday morning when the stock market opened higher and suddenly became unstable, while other Asian markets remained stable and high. On Thursday, China’s stocks fell down for about 7%, which resulted to the shutting down of the market for the […]

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