Daily Archive: April 11, 2017

Apr
11

Gilt strength signals unease over Brexit

UK sovereign bond market in focus as BoE’s latest gilt buying plan reaches limit

Apr
11

Veteran kills wife at California school after making threats

Veteran kills wife at California school after making threatsSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity.


Apr
11

A Timeline Of Sean Spicer Controversies

A Timeline Of Sean Spicer ControversiesSean Spicer's comparison of Adolf Hitler to the Syrian president was just the latest verbal flub from President Donald Trump's White House press secretary.


Apr
11

Education Secretary DeVos Withdraws Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Education Secretary DeVos Withdraws Protections for Student Loan BorrowersRelatively new federal guidelines intended to make the student loan repayment process more accurate and transparent have all been rescinded today by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos—a move that…


Apr
11

NASA to announce exciting news about ocean planets this week

NASA to announce exciting news about ocean planets this week

NASA makes exciting discoveries about the universe and nearby planets on a regular basis, but the past few months have produced a particularly steady stream of really awesome news about exoplanets, the history of Mars, and the possibility of life outside of Earth. Now, NASA wants to talk about water. More specifically, the agency is planning a news conference for Thursday, April 13th, to reveal “new results about ocean worlds,” and if you're one of the many who is waiting for the day where humanity discovers evidence of living creatures not from our planet, you should be paying attention.

NASA will be using the event to talk about new discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft as well as the always reliable Hubble Space Telescope. “These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world exploration,” NASA says in its press release announcing the upcoming event, adding that the scientist panel will also talk more about the anticipated Europa Clipper mission which will send hardware to Jupiter's frozen moon.

Ocean worlds are particularly interesting to astronomers searching for life outside of Earth because the presence of ice and water is a great indicator that a planet can support, or perhaps once supported, some form of life. That makes lots of sense, since life on Earth is thought to have originated in the ocean before evolution pushed it onto land and eventually into the skies.

The conference is set to take place on Thursday, April 13th, at 2 pm EDT, and will be streamed live on both the NASA TV website and its YouTube channel.


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