WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated servers in the headquarters of Chinese telecommunications obtaining sensitive information and monitoring the communications of top executives, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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On 22 September 1979, sometime around 3:00am local time, a US Atomic Energy Detection System satellite recorded a pattern of intense flashes in a remote portion of the Indian Ocean. Moments later an unusual, fast-moving ionospheric disturbance was detected by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, and at about the same time a distant, muffled thud was overheard by the US Navy's undersea Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS). Evidently something violent and explosive had transpired in the ocean off the southern tip of Africa.
While researching the Filipiniana archive (Archivo General de Indios) in Sevilla, Spain, Carmen Cano came across a plan for a cemetery. Dated 1898, the plan had laid hidden in the archive for nearly 100 years. What was unique about this cemetery, what caught Carmen's attention, was the plan's unusual shape - an octagon. The cemetery plan also lacked the customary chapel or any reference to a nearby church.
The Rift Valley's Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth. The lake's steeply alkaline waters are a graveyard for thousands of small birds. Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt used the corpses littering the Tanzanian lake shores as posed models for a haunting new series of photographs.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first ever man-made object to reach interstellar space. When it launched back in 1977, few would have predicted that Voyager 1 would still be going strong after 36 years of traveling through space.