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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

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A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday. The news comes with France already grappling with a surge in police suicides this year. The Paris officer, Arnaud Martin, finished his shift on Saturday evening and went to meet his girlfriend in Sarcelles, a suburb north of the capital city, to discuss ending their relationship.


An interstellar asteroid has been studied for the 1st time... and it looks really odd

Added: 21.11.2017 8:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

In October, astronomers using a powerful telescope in Hawaii caught sight of something they'd never seen before: an asteroid from interstellar space hurtling through our solar system.  Now, about a month later, we have some sense of what that far-flung object looks like, and it's unlike anything we've seen in our solar system.  According to a new study published in the journal Nature this week, the asteroid, named `Oumuamua, is "about 10 times as long as it is wide, with a complex, convoluted shape," Karen Meech, an astronomer with the Institute for Astronomy in Hawaii, said in a statement.  SEE ALSO: Researchers may have found an interstellar comet in our solar system `Oumuamua, which is the first interstellar visitor of its kind to be seen by Earthlings, appears to have come from the general direction of where the Vega star system is now. This fact should make any space nerd squeal with glee as it's the same star featured in the novel and movie Contact.  Unfortunately, Vega wasn't actually in that part of the sky when the asteroid was there 300,000 years ago, according to the European Southern Observatory. This very deep combined image shows the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua at the center of the picture.Image: ESO/K. Meech et al."We also found that it has a dark red color, similar to objects in the outer solar system, and confirmed that it is completely inert, without the faintest hint of dust around it," Meech, one of the authors of the new study, added.  The asteroid appears to be about 1,312 feet, or 400 meters, long, meaning that if you stood it up on its end, it would be just slightly shorter than the Empire State Building.  Initially, scientists thought that `Oumuamua was a comet, but the new observations appear to confirm that it is, in fact, an asteroid. "The name, which was chosen by the Pan-STARRS team, is of Hawaiian origin and reflects the way this object is like a scout or messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to us (ʻou means reach ou for, and mua, with the second mua placing emphasis, means first, in advance of)," according to the Minor Planet Center.  `Oumuamua also seems to be pretty dry, according to the new data. The asteroid doesn't seem to play host to much ice or water, but it could be rocky or metallic. Its red color comes from being bombarded by radiation during its millions of years wandering the Milky Way through interstellar space. “We are continuing to observe this unique object, and we hope to more accurately pin down where it came from and where it is going next on its tour of the galaxy," Olivier Hainaut, an astronomer who also contributed to the research, said in the statement.   Scientists anticipate that there will be terstellar asteroids and comets to look out for. "And now that we have found the first interstellar rock, we are getting ready for the next ones,” Hainaut said. According to the European Southern Observatory, an interstellar asteroid probably flies through our solar system about once per year, however, we haven't seen them until now due to their extremely fast speed and faint appearance. Safe travels, `Oumuamua, hope to see you around these parts again someday.  WATCH: NASA designed grippers that can lift celestial rocks in microgravity


On The Road In Arlington, Texas

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This week PressToday is on location with Texas Tourism and a group of Canadian tour operators to discover the areas around Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which boasts new and increased connectivity from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal via Air Canada.  Many may know Arlington, Texas as the place to catch the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys

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Trial wrapping up in case that sparked immigration debate

Added: 21.11.2017 8:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn't know was a firearm until it went off accidentally.


Three Major Alabama Newspapers Urge Voters To 'Reject' Roy Moore

Added: 21.11.2017 8:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

Three of Alabama’s largest newspapers owned by the same company on Sunday urged voters to “stand for decency” and “reject” Alabama Republican Roy Moore in the state’s Dec. 12 Senate special election.


UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit

Added: 21.11.2017 7:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Aerospace firms also warn if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it will be "chaotic" for the sector.

Tags: UK, EU, Brexit, SPA

Microtransactions Are Here to Stay; May as Well Do Them Right

Added: 21.11.2017 7:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Star Wars Battlefront II sparked a lot of discussion on microtransactions, but they won't just go away. Yet, more elegant solutions are possible.

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Call of Duty WWII Review - CramGaming

Added: 21.11.2017 7:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

CG writes: Its that time again where Activision unleash the latest Call of Duty game. We have had the stints in the future, the modern take on warfare and now a return to the realism of World War II; pastures well-trodden from times past, so why revisit again you might ask. To be fair, the ultra modern hi-tech madness of the last game was thrilling, and the game before that as well, but there is a special place for wars that actually took place in our history, plus its a chance for America to show how its influence in the war led to the allies victory. A reminder Americans have no fear in sharing time and time again. For us the pinnacle of Activisions Call of Duty WWII past offerings came with World At War, an incredibly engrossing experience filled with passion, frustration and spammy grenades. The question remains then can COD WWII top this?


Three clubs vying for Javier Pastore

Added: 21.11.2017 7:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

SFR Sport has learned that three top European sides are hot on the trail of Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore. The Argentine is widely expected to leave the Saints in search of first team football in January, and he reportedly wants to return to Italian Serie A. Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan appear to be leading […]

Tags: Football, EU, SPA

Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

Added: 21.11.2017 7:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

The interstellar asteroid that zoomed past Earth last month is like nothing we’ve seen before, new observations reveal.

Tags: Asteroids, SPA

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