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Supermoon is "super" sight

It might seem like we're getting a supermoon every few months - indeed, this year is closing out with three successive supermoons, from October to December. This was the nearest supermoon in nearly 70 years, and unlikely to be seen again until 2034. Imagine the moon, Earth and the sun in a line, with Earth in the middle.


NIA raids Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation premises

NIA raids Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation premises

The searches by NIA sleuths began in the morning with the help of Mumbai police. During the NIA raids, no IRF and Peace TV staffers were permitted inside any of the premises. "CDs and computer data from all IRF offices are being scrutinised.Telephonic and email conversations will be checked". The Maharashtra government, which is also carrying out a parallel probe with the Central government, has said it will soon take over the functioning of IIS.



Launch of Colorado-built satellite to change weather forecasting

With near real time forecasting, residents will have advanced warning when a storm is coming. "It's like back in the day when we went from black-and-white television to color", NBC weather anchor Al Roker said today during NASA's webcast.



NASA's Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Woman in Space

NASA Whitson, Novitskiy, and Pesquet will soon join an American and two Russians at the International Space Station who have already worked at the station since October. While she has held many important functions at NASA over the past three decades, Whitson is best known for her achievements off world. "We're looking forward to having Peggie and her crew up on orbit ...


Is The Number Of Job Cuts At Volkswagen AG Too High?

Is The Number Of Job Cuts At Volkswagen AG Too High?

At the meantime, 9,000 new jobs in future-oriented areas where 3.5 billion euros (about US$3.71 billion) would be invested, are planned to be created in Volkswagen's plants in Germany, said the company. The German company has also been slow to cease production of unprofitable vehicles in its 340-model range. Management, with crucial support from powerful labor representatives, aims to boost productivity by 25%, increase annual earnings by €3.7 billion ($3.9 billion), and double pretax profit ...



Host of UN climate talks asks Trump to show 'pragmatism'

Experts say global warming over 2 deg C will result in land-gobbling sea level rise, worsening storms and droughts, disease spread and conflict over ever-scarcer resources. Small island nations are among the strongest advocates for sharp cuts in greenhouse gas emissions because they fear their survival depends on it. Many are already experiencing the effects of climate change, with rising seas eroding their coastlines and intruding into their freshwater supply.