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October 21, 2017 4:10 AM Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Cape Canaveral: A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving a flyaway astronaut. NASA said Joe Acaba was always securely attached to the orbiting outpost and never 147

October 20, 2017 10:27 PM Spacewalking astronauts replace blurry camera on robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba, who once taught science at Melbourne High School in Brevard County, unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly tested from Houston 154

October 20, 2017 9:45 PM Namibia: Genocide Legal Fees, Barking Up the Wrong Tree

As the saying goes, "whom the gods want to destroy they first make crazy". One cannot but wonder whether the latest altercations in the media on the issue of genocide and specifically the N$40 million legal fees of foreign lawyers are not pointers to the effect that the gods/ancestors of the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama are out to destroy someone 121

October 20, 2017 3:33 PM Pollution kills more people every year than wars, disasters and hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to the study released in the Lancet medical journal. NEW DELHI—Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking 152

October 20, 2017 3:01 PM The DeanBeat: What Visceral’s closing means for video games

The video game industry received a shock to the system this week as Electronic Arts rebooted its story-based Star Wars game and shut down Visceral Games, a studio that made some beefy blockbusters like Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline. EA said that it was moving Star Wars project from Visceral to another studio in Canada, and it would do what it could 138

October 20, 2017 2:56 PM Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease 146

October 20, 2017 1:35 PM Namibia: Nurse Loses House to a Witch Doctor

A 59-YEAR-OLD nurse has accused a 'witch doctor' of swindling her of a house in Marula in Windhoek in 2014 after convincing her that he needed to drive out evil spirits. Although Elizabeth Neis has reported the matter to the police and there is a pending High Court case over the issue, the witch doctor, Kennedy Thiongo-Kasume, still lives in the house 120

October 20, 2017 1:21 AM World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger, study says

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic 136

October 19, 2017 4:59 PM China’s auto brands poised for the Next Big Leap

The most striking aspect of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech in Beijing on Wednesday was its astonishing length at over three hours, which got attention on social media. Yet, the significant aspect about his address at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party was his intent to take China to the next level of growth. For a country that is already 234

October 18, 2017 9:31 PM Samsung is all talk about the IoT with Bixby 2.0 and SmartThings

Samsung talked up an ambitious vision, but it's all theoretical for now. Samsung's annual developer conference at Moscone West in San Francisco doesn't always get a lot of public attention; in past years it has often focused on things like Tizen app development. But at this year's conference, the company focused on launching a new platform for connected 97