Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Data Proves Heliosphere Lacks Bow Shock

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Contrary to popular theory, the giant magnetic bubble around our sun probably does not create a shock wave as it travels through space, according to new observations from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Since the 1980s, calculations by physicists have suggested that the heliosphere—the massive cocoon of space surrounding our...

Spain’s ‘Indignants’ to Retake The Streets

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A year after taking over Spain’s streets and squares, sparking a global uprising against economic injustice, the “indignants” are plotting a comeback. The activists, who once led hundreds of thousands into the streets, are launching a four-day protest May 12-15, ending on the anniversary of the movement’s birth in Madrid’s...

Public Sector Workers Prepare to Strike over Cuts and Pension Reforms

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Hundreds of thousands of public sector employees, including police officers, lecturers and border control staff, will stage a day of protest against the government austerity programme on Thursday. About 20,000 off-duty police officers are expected to March in central London and plan to wear a total of 16,000 black caps...

In Putin’s Third Term, US-Russian ‘Reset’ Revisited

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Russia Wednesday marked the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II, and this year’s Soviet-style military parade on Red Square was held under the watchful eye of President Vladimir Putin, back in the Kremlin for a third term. Addressing the newly inaugurated president as "Comrade Commander-in-Chief," Defense Minister...

Ancient Language Discovered

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Archaeologists have discovered evidence for a previously unknown ancient language – buried in the ruins of a 2800 year old Middle Eastern palace. The discovery is important because it may help reveal the ethnic and cultural origins of some of history’s first ‘barbarians’ – mountain tribes which had, in previous...