Monthly Archives September 2015

NASA: Liquid Water Exists On Mars, Boosting Hopes For Life There

(CNN)Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there.

While the discovery doesn’t by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or present, it does boost hopes that the harsh landscape still offers some refuge for microbes to cling to existence.

“The existence of liquid water, even if it is super salty briny water, gives the possibility that if there’s life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA.

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Maldives President Escapes Unhurt in Blast

Police in the Maldives said they were seeking help from the United States and Australia in the investigation into a blast on Monday on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s speedboat as he returned home after performing haj in Saudi Arabia.


Mr. Gayoom escaped unhurt from the blast, but his wife, an aide and a bodyguard were injured.

Police official Hamdhoon Raseed told reporters that authorities had asked for help from the U.S. and Australia as they conduct an investigation into the blast. He did not elaborate.


The Maldives, known for its luxurious island resorts, has been rocked by political infighting and disputed elections in recent years, but it is not known for serious political violence such as bomb attacks.


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For National Coffee Day, where to get freebies

In honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, chains are offering deals to help you celebrate your java jolt.  Here is a list of deals and freebies to help you get your fix:

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Dunkin’ Donuts: Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced dark roast coffee. The limit is one per guest, and is available at participating locations.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea:  Free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason Blend with any purchase of a baked good, oatmeal or fresh food item.

WaWa: Free coffee in the size of your choice.

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Krispy Kreme: Free small coffee and original glaze...

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Isro Successfully Launches Astrosat, Six Other Satellites


SRIHARIKOTA: Isro on Monday successfully launched India’s first astronomy satellite Astrosat, eleven years after the government cleared the project.

A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C30) carrying Astrosat and six other satellites lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 10am.

In around 25 minutes after liftoff, PSLV-C30 injected Astrosat and other satellites — four US nano satellites, a microsatellite from Indonesia a nanosatellite from Canada – into their respective orbits. This is the first time India is launching a US satellite.

Astrosat was placed in an orbit 644.651km from earth, as desired. The satellite achieved an expected inclination of 6.002 degree.

“The mission is successful...

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Bhagat Singh 108th birth anniversary

Bhagat Singh was born Sept. 28, 1907, in Banga, Punjab.

108 years ago today, one of India’s greatest revolutionary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh was born. And though he died young, his actions inspired the youth of the nation to fight for the nation’s freedom. His execution spurred many to take up the revolutionary path, playing an important role in India’s freedom struggle. But how much do you really know about him?


The Indian freedom movement has been a led by a plethora of nationalists adhering to differing sets of ideologies. However, none could match the charisma inserted into the anti-imperialist struggle as done by Bhagat Singh...

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