Archive for May, 2012

TweetMONTREAL - The hacker group Anonymous threatening to attack directly at the Montreal Grand Prix to be held from June 8 to 10 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. By press release, the organization threatened to hack the website of the Formula 1 and all other sites with links to F1. It also plans to seize the servers and databases of these sites. Anonymous had done the same thing at the Bahrain Grand Prix. At that time, the group claims to have managed to grab viewers’ personal data and their credit card numbers for broadcast on the [...]

Tweet‎”Emotions once regarded as everyday nuisances are now seen as signs of disease. Students don’t share with one another their negative feelings and thus come to believe that they’re alone in them.” In an accelerated culture, 15 years is a long time. And last spring, when a stiff, cream-colored envelope arrived in the mail to [...]

TweetWe’re inspired by the Quebec student strike and the popular uprising in Quebec against Law 78 and the Charest government, so … On Wednesday, May 30, starting at 8pm, people from coast to coast to coast all over Canada are showing solidarity by banging pots and pans everywhere! This will be the first of many [...]

TweetCommon sentiment of discontent has triggered broader questioning   MONTREAL – Renewed negotiations between student groups and the government have spurred cautious hope the impasse over tuition can finally be resolved. But given that the scope of the protest movement has spread so far beyond its initial focus, it raises the question of whether an [...]

TweetLOS ANGELES – Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away – the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. “We were frankly kind of startled,” said [...]

TweetNewly-discovered asteroid 2012 KT42 is flying past Earth today (May 29th) only ~14,000 km above the planet’s surface. This means 2012 KT42 will actually fly inside the Clark Belt of geosynchronous satellites. The 3- to 10-meter wide asteroid ranks # 6 on the top 20 list of closest-approachers to Earth. According to the asteroid’s orbit, [...]

TweetMark your calendar.  On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It’s an annular solar eclipse–the first one in the USA in almost 18 years. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the sun, but the lunar disk is not quite wide enough [...]

TweetIt was one of the strongest quakes to shake the region, seismologists said. Older buildings suffered damage: collapsed roofs, cracks in buildings. At least four reported dead.     At least four dead after strong earthquake in northern Italy What seismologists say is “one of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy” shook the region [...]

TweetThis weekend’s annular / partial solar eclipse will be seen from Space too. But not by many. The International Space Station will be seeing the eclipse, so will European Space Agency‘s Proba-2 and NASA/JAXA’s Hinode.  While STEREO, SOHO and yours truly won’t be seeing the eclipse, our very own CamillaSDO will be flying to the Stratosphere that day and watching [...]

TweetChicago police and security personal are set for what they seem to believe will be a full scale battle with protesters during this weekends NATO Summit. With numerous protest groups set to launch widespread protests throughout the weekend, the police state is out like never before. In a move eerily reminiscent of the Soviet Union [...]