During the height of the Space Age, the United States and the Soviet Union bushwhacked a frantic path to the lunar surface, landing nearly 20 spacecraft softly on the moon between 1966 and 1976, including the six carrying NASA’s Apollo astronauts. But after the last of these missions, a robotic Soviet probe that brought back six ounces of lunar soil, Earth’s closest neighbor was virtually abandoned. The public and politicians lost interest. While the occasional orbiter has launched to survey the moon since then, in more than 42 years only one spacecraft touched down softly on the lunar surface: China’s Chang’e 3 in 2013. However, the moon, often referred to as the eighth continent, is again the center of a reinvigorated space race that, like any good Hollywood reboot, features a new cast of characters and novel story lines. There is the rise of China, which on Jan. 3 landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, a historic first. This month, an Israeli … [Read more...] about NASA wants to get to the moon ‘as fast as possible.’ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.
Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Updated 11:41 pm PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Indians protestor shouts slogans against Thursday's attack on a paramilitary to the Indian soldiers killed in Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to at least 40, becoming the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history, security officials said Friday. less Indians protestor shouts slogans against Thursday's attack on a paramilitary to the Indian soldiers killed in Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, ... more Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh, AP Photo: Rajesh Kumar … [Read more...] about AP Explains: What are India’s options after Kashmir attack
By Sandra Barrera | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: February 15, 2019 at 8:47 am | UPDATED: February 15, 2019 at 8:47 am When the teens of Oakwood School’s feminist club heard about girls in rural India dropping out of school over a lack of access to sanitary menstrual supplies, they sprang into action. These young feminists, shepherded by Melissa Berton who teaches English at the North Hollywood-based independent school, have since launched a grassroots movement and produced an awareness-raising documentary short now streaming on Netflix. That film, “Period. End of Sentence,” is also in the running for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24. “An Oscar nomination has far exceeded any dream we had for this film,” said Berton, who plans to attend the awards show with a contingent that includes seven of the women featured in the film. The idea for “Period. End of Sentence” came out … [Read more...] about Some North Hollywood teens wanted to help girls in India, and now a film about their work is up for an Oscar
Omer Farooq, Associated Press Updated 9:24 pm PST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Customers stand outside Ikea's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India. India is a test case for whether Ikea should keep shifting resources toward emerging economies, including Latin America and China, given the saturation of markets in Europe and the United States, and the possibility of another global recession. Six months after Ikea opened its first store in Hyderabad, the 400,000-square-foot cornucopia of furniture, linens, kitchenware and other goodies is drawing between 10,000 and 30,000 visitors per day. less FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Customers stand outside Ikea's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India. India is a test case for whether Ikea should keep shifting resources toward emerging ... more Photo: Mahesh Kumar A., AP … [Read more...] about Ikea woos India’s rising consumer class, tapping new markets
Published 1:21 am PST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 A relative reacts as he undergoes the procedure with police for the release of the body of a person who died in hotel fire early Tuesday morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said. less A relative reacts as he undergoes the procedure with police for the release of the body of a person who died in hotel fire early Tuesday morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. A fire engulfed a ... more Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Police: Short circuit likely caused deadly India hotel fire