10 reportedly killed as major blaze engulfs shoe factory in Siberia
Jan05

10 reportedly killed as major blaze engulfs shoe factory in Siberia

A major blaze has ravaged a shoe factory near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, covering about 2,000 square meters with plumes of reportedly toxic smoke. Sources in emergency services told local media 10 people were killed. “According to preliminary estimates, 10 people have died,” a source in the emergency response team told Interfax. “Having noticed signs of a fire at the factory, they attempted to extinguish the blaze on their own,...

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IFP Group inaugurates the 10th edition of Beirut Boat under the auspices of HE President Michel Aoun
May22

IFP Group inaugurates the 10th edition of Beirut Boat under the auspices of HE President Michel Aoun

Under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel AOUN, the 10th edition of Beirut Boat 2017 was officially inaugurated today at Beirut Marina, by the Minister of Tourism, H.E Avedis Guidanian, on behalf of H.E the President, in the presence of VIP delegates and members of the diplomatic community. Among the dignitaries attending the opening ceremony were the ambassadors of Germany,...

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Facebook unblocks account of Russian embassy in Slovakia
Apr20

Facebook unblocks account of Russian embassy in Slovakia

Facebook has unblocked the official account of the Russian embassy in Slovakia, the embassy’s spokesperson Nikolai Levshunov told TASS. “The page is available again,” he said. “Unlike the fake account, this page contains truthful information.” According to Levshunov, Facebook unblocked the embassy’s account after sorting the situation out and ensuring that the account actually belonged to the Russian embassy....

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Planet-sized ‘waves’ spotted in the Sun’s atmosphere
Mar30

Planet-sized ‘waves’ spotted in the Sun’s atmosphere

Huge ripples in Earth’s atmosphere called Rossby waves help to steer the planet’s jet streams and weather patterns. Now, a study in Nature Astronomy offers the best evidence yet  that similar large-scale features also exist on the Sun1. Rossby waves were  discovered in Earth’s atmosphere in the late 1930s. Driven by a planet’s rotation, they’ve been seen in the atmospheres of other planets, as well as in Earth’s oceans. In...

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Solar system’s weirdest moon: Seas of methane & ‘electric sands’
Mar30

Solar system’s weirdest moon: Seas of methane & ‘electric sands’

While Saturn’s largest moon Titan may appear Earth-like at first glance, with liquid oceans, mild breezes, and sandy beaches, new research by scientists at Georgia Tech shows it truly is an alien world unlike anything we know here on Earth. “If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties,” Josef Dufek, the Georgia Tech professor who co-led...

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