Sunday, February 17, 2019

Britain's richest man quits the UK: Billionaire Brexiteer Sir James Ratcliffe 'relocates to Monaco in a bid to save £4bn in tax'

Britain's richest man quits the UK: Billionaire Brexiteer Sir James Ratcliffe 'relocates to Monaco in a bid to save £4bn in tax': Britain's richest man quits the UK: Billionaire Brexiteer Sir James Ratcliffe 'relocates to Monaco in a bid to save £4bn in tax'

Putin Says U.S. Missiles Aren't Welcome in Europe

Putin Says U.S. Missiles Aren't Welcome in Europe: Speaking during a press conference in the Russian beach town of Sochi, Putin accused the U.S. of violating the sovereignty of its allies.

‘What difference does it make to McCarrick?’ Critics question the value of defrocking.

‘What difference does it make to McCarrick?’ Critics question the value of defrocking.: Theodore McCarrick is believed to be the first cardinal -- a title he held until allegations surfaced last summer -- laicized for sexual misconduct, and one of just six bishops accused of similar crimes and dismissed.

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit: Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants | Reuters

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants | Reuters: Australia's prime minister and top colleagues campaigned over the weekend to block a bid to allow asylum seekers in offshore camps to come to Australia for medical treatment, saying tough rules on migrants should not be eased.

Philosophy professor's new book explores Brian Eno's 'Music for Airports' | Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Philosophy professor's new book explores Brian Eno's 'Music for Airports' | Emory University | Atlanta, GA: Philosopher John T. Lysaker examines different ways of listening and how the ambient music created by pop and avant-garde leader Brian Eno provokes audiences "to think about the act of listening itself."

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Asia Minute: More Chinese Travelers Heading Overseas | Hawaii Public Radio

Asia Minute: More Chinese Travelers Heading Overseas | Hawaii Public Radio: Visitor spending in Hawai‘i increased nearly 7-percent last year. It grew even faster in China, but that was the slowest growth in a decade. And when it

Pagan festival site plans in the works for Angus farm field - The Courier

Pagan festival site plans in the works for Angus farm field - The Courier

Volcanism on Mars might have created its big underground lake

Volcanism on Mars might have created its big underground lake: "You need a heat source."

Canada, U.S. must do more to check Russia's military moves in the Arctic, says NORAD chief | CBC News

Canada, U.S. must do more to check Russia's military moves in the Arctic, says NORAD chief | CBC News: The American commander of NORAD delivered a stark warning Tuesday to policy makers in Washington and Ottawa, calling on them to think hard about whether they're doing enough to address growing global instability.

The Earth’s Magnetic ‘North’ Pole Has Officially Shifted | Evolving Science

The Earth’s Magnetic ‘North’ Pole Has Officially Shifted | Evolving Science: The geomagnetic field, simply known as the Earth’s magnetic field, is one that extends from Earth to space, and its magnitude has been estimated to be between 25 and 85 microteslas (i.e., 0.25 to 0.65 gauss). The North Pole is in the Northern Hemisphere while the South Pole lies on the opposite side in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is between these poles that a magnetic field, by electric currents, is generated.