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In 1969, we reached the moon. With each step on its surface, every year an astronaut orbits our planet and with every dream of the possibilities beyond – a new generation falls in love with space exploration. Fifty years after Apollo 11, today’s NASA astronauts, voices from the Apollo Era and students from the Mars generation are brought together to share their journeys and to remember an unforgettable moment.
 
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When Ellen Ochoa was growing up, there were no women astronauts to model herself after. But her excellence in math and science got her a job at NASA, and eventually into space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
An email exchange in which a US Justice Department (DOJ) lawyer threatens to subpoena academics who refuted voter fraud allegations in Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election has been leaked, fueling speculation of US involvement. Between October 2020 and January 2021, Angela George – a trial attorney at the DOJ’s Office of International Affairs – rep…
 
A 13-story tower in Gaza has been leveled to the ground, reportedly after it was hit by missile strikes from Israeli warplanes amid the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, according to local media. In online footage purporting to show the destruction of the residential block, explosions could be seen before large plum…
 
The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against seven people it claims are linked to Hezbollah and its financial wing, Al-Qard al-Hassan, labelling all of the individuals as “specially designated global terrorists”. In a statement released on the Treasury website on Tuesday, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it has blac…
 
Italy did not ask the EU to pay Libyan authorities to prevent migrants from heading to Europe from its shores, the office of Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said, denying earlier reports in local media. “At the moment, there is no initiative regarding creating a similar deal to what was done with Turkey,” an official in the prime minister’s office …
 
Tel Aviv will ramp up its airstrikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned, as Israel and Hamas exchanged fire in the aftermath of violent clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel will continue and increase its assault, Netanyahu said in a video address on Tuesday. At the conclusion of a situational assessme…
 
Under pressure from police unions, French PM Jean Castex has proposed tougher measures against those who attack the police, just ahead of a ceremony to honor the latest officer killed in a shooting last week. Following a meeting with police union leaders on Monday, Castex took to Twitter, pledging “more severe punishment” in cases of “violence agai…
 
The French foreign ministry has said that a great deal of effort is still required to bring Iran and the US back to the 2015 nuclear agreement, as time runs low and “significant disagreements remain” between the parties. In comments from a press briefing published on Tuesday, the ministry said there had been some initial progress in talks between t…
 
EU members are yet to make a joint decision on when to reopen for non-essential travel, but several tourist-dependent countries have already chosen to walk alone, having lost part of the warm-season profits. The European Union’s general idea for the upcoming summer is to let vaccinated and Covid-negative tourists in. It was suggested that the EU’s …
 
Two women have been killed and several other people have sustained injuries as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continue to land in nearby Israeli communities. The two fatalities occurred after a direct rocket hit on a home in the southern city of Ashkelon. One person was seriously wounded by the projectile and five others were lightly wounded, Is…
 
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has outlined plans to expand the southern stretch of the waterway after the Ever Given container ship caused chaos by becoming wedged, stopping traffic for six days. The launch event, held on Tuesday by the SCA’s Chairman Osama Rabie and attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, laid out the authority’s vis…
 
Poland’s Supreme Court, along with a number of state offices, were evacuated on May 11 after a bomb threat was sent via email, warning that an explosive had been placed in the building ahead of a court hearing. The bomb threat was confirmed by the Supreme Audit Office’s press office on Twitter, which stated that the First President of the Supreme C…
 
The Japanese prefecture of Osaka has reported a surge in the number of people dying at home from Covid-19 as hospital bed occupancy rates reach 96% and capacity to care for the seriously ill becomes stretched. “Compared to the number of infections, the number of beds for severe cases is very limited in Japan,” Yasutoshi Kido, a professor at Osaka C…
 
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has pinned the blame for a recent incident in the Persian Gulf on the US, accusing its warships of “unprofessional behavior” and “provocative shooting.” The IRGC broke its silence on the incident on Tuesday, providing its account of the altercation between the corp’s navy (IRGCN) gunboats and the US Co…
 
The head of the Indian Medical Association has warned his fellow citizens against the practice of covering themselves in cow dung as a treatment for Covid-19, as the nation’s seven-day case rate reaches a new high. On Tuesday, India’s seven-day average case count for Covid-19 reached a record high of 390,995 as the World Health Organization labeled…
 
Over a year into the pandemic, the official North Korean coronavirus tally remains at the zero mark, according to its latest situation report to the World Health Organization (WHO). North Korea is one of the few countries that has not reported even a single case of Covid-19, which has infected more than 159 million people worldwide since the beginn…
 
The European Commission has brought a second legal case against AstraZeneca in the ongoing dispute over the supply of lifesaving Covid-19 jabs. Those familiar with the matter describe the new case as procedural. European officials told Reuters that the new legal action, launched on Tuesday by the European Commission, concerned the merits of the cas…
 
The Israeli military has conducted dozens of deadly strikes across Gaza, after Hamas launched a barrage of rockets, itself accusing Israeli authorities of violently suppressing Palestinian worshipers on a major night of Ramadan. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shared footage of some of the airstrikes early on Tuesday morning, claiming to have hit …
 
Michel Fourniret has died in a Paris prison hospital after experiencing respiratory problems, the French authorities confirmed. He confessed to killing 11 young women between 1987 and 2003, many in partnership with his wife. Fourniret passed away on Monday at the Pitie-Salpetriere secure inter-regional hospital unit (UHSI) in Paris, prosecutor Remy…
 
The World Health Organization has classified the strain of coronavirus currently devastating India as a global “variant of concern.” The variant is thought to be more transmissible, and could be more resistant to vaccines. First identified in India last year, the B.1.617 strain is believed to be behind the wave of infections and deaths in the count…
 
The European Commission will take further legal action against AstraZeneca over delayed shipments of its Covid-19 jabs earlier this year, a spokesperson for the EU’s executive branch has said. “Tomorrow, the case against AstraZeneca on the merits [of the proposed lawsuit] will be introduced before the Belgian court,” the spokesperson told a news br…
 
Smoke rose above Jerusalem’s Temple Mount as a tree outside the Al Aqsa Mosque went up in flames on Monday. Meanwhile, Israeli police used flash-bangs to disperse a crowd of Palestinian worshippers on a major night of Ramadan. The pillar of fire and a large plume of smoke were clearly visible atop the Temple Mount as night fell on Jerusalem. Eyewit…
 
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has tested positive for Covid-19, despite having received a vaccination. Seehofer previously turned down AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. Seehofer is “in domestic isolation and currently has no symptoms of the disease,” a spokesman from the Interior Ministry tweeted on Monday. Seehofer, 71, received his fir…
 
As the country emerges from its third partial lockdown, authorities in Cyprus have introduced a coronavirus "safety pass" system to afford at least some semblance of freedom of movement to its (vaccinated) citizens. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou described the initiative as “a step towards returning to a more normal pace of social and economi…
 
Sirens blared in Jerusalem after several rockets were fired on the city on Monday. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack, launched after it ordered Israeli forces to withdraw from some areas amid escalating tensions. A spokesperson for Hamas’ military branch said it had fired rockets at Jerusalem in response to Israeli crimes and aggressi…
 
German pharmaceutical firm BioNTech has said there is no need to change its Covid-19 vaccine despite the increasing prevalence of new variants which carry mutations that may make current shots less effective. In a quarterly financial results press release on Monday, BioNTech, who is working with Pfizer to deliver one of the world’s most-administere…
 
South Africa’s president has warned that millions of people in poorer countries may die waiting to be inoculated against Covid-19 as rich countries hoard jabs, and reaffirmed his support for a global patent waiver on vaccines. In a weekly newsletter on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that vaccines should be “a global public good,” as he disc…
 
The Institute of Public Health in Norway has recommended against the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, adding to a recommendation of permanently avoiding the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab over side effect fears. In a press release on Monday, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) advised the government against the use of the John…
 
A group of active French military personnel has published a new open letter to the country’s president Emmanuel Macron, warning him of a “civil war” brewing in the country after all the “concessions” he’s made to Islamism. The letter, published in the conservative Valeurs Actuelles magazine late on Sunday, strikes a similar tone to the message publ…
 
China has slammed comments made by NASA in which it accused Beijing of “failing to meet responsible standards” over space debris, reminding the US of ‘romantic’ media reporting of a SpaceX rocket that fell on a farm in March. Speaking on Monday during a regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed NASA's comme…
 
An Israeli motorist plowed into a Palestinian youth near Lion’s Gate in East Jerusalem, reportedly after his car was attacked by a mob amid ongoing unrest in the city. CCTV footage shows a group of people chasing after a white automobile. The vehicle stops and tries to back up after the road becomes congested with other cars. After hitting the brea…
 
Kuwait’s national oil company has said it is battling a blaze at one of its operational sites in the Burgan oilfield, the second largest in the world. The company says there has been no impact on oil production. In a statement on Monday cited by state-run media, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) spokesman Qusay Al-Amer said a fire had broken out at dawn and…
 
Four people have been stabbed in a supermarket in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, but the country’s prime minister has dismissed links with terrorism as officers label the incident a ‘random attack’. Speaking on Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attack at a supermarket earlier that day did not appear to be motivated by “domestic…
 
More than 300 injuries have been reported after Israeli forces raided Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, for the second time since Friday, amid soaring tensions over Israeli plans to forcibly evict Palestinian families from their homes. Israeli security personnel used tear gas and stun grenades while storming the holy site, according to eyewitness report…
 
Covid-19 curbs have reached the top of the world, with China saying it will create “a line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent contact between Chinese climbers and those ascending from coronavirus-hit Nepal. Located at an altitude of 8,849 meters (29,032 ft), the summit of the world’s tallest mountain is a small snow-covered ar…
 
Nearly 70 people, primarily female students, have been killed in an attack on a school in Kabul. The death toll is expected to rise, with many of the injured remaining in critical condition and some children missing. On Sunday, the death toll from the devastating attack climbed to 68, with 165 injured remaining in hospitals, according to Afghan off…
 
The EU has not made any new orders for AstraZeneca shots beyond June, the head of the bloc’s vaccine task force has said. The EU has been at odds with the drug maker over sloppy deliveries for months. No new orders for the AstraZeneca vaccine – recently rebranded as Vaxzevria – have been made by the European Union, with the contract set to expire i…
 
Revelers thronged the streets of Spain’s cities on Sunday after its government lifted a six-month nightly curfew. Crowds danced, sang, and drank – but regional authorities are already planning on ending the party. The Spanish government lifted its coronavirus-related state of emergency at midnight on Sunday. The state of emergency allowed the gover…
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a scathing denunciation of Israel following clashes between police and Palestinian demonstrators who are angry about planned forced evictions in annexed East Jerusalem. On Friday, Israeli police used rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque after the crowd began th…
 
The out-of-control Long March 5B rocket that so fascinated the Western media re-entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean and burned up, the Chinese space engineering agency has said. The much-covered piece of space junk from the Long March-5B Y2 rocket, which delivered part of China’s space station into orbit on April 29, was expected to co…
 
Israel went to great lengths to distance itself from the drone assassination of Qassem Soleimani last year. However, a new report on the planning and execution of the Iranian General hit claims that Israel was involved. Soleimani, who commanded the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, was wiped out by an American drone near Baghdad Airpo…
 
European Council President Charles Michel has said that waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines won't help poorer countries. “We don’t think, in the short term, that it’s the magic bullet,” Michel said during a meeting of EU leaders in Porto, Portugal, adding that Brussels is ready to discuss “concrete” US proposals on intellectua…
 
A large fire has erupted at a chemical plant in the Iranian city of Qazvin, with local media reporting an explosion. The incident follows an overnight blaze in the port city of Bushehr, home to Iran’s only nuclear power plant. The fire broke out at the plant on Saturday afternoon following a small explosion at the site. Footage circulating online s…
 
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is recovering from surgery after being seriously wounded in a bomb blast. Two people have been arrested in connection to the incident, which is being treated as a terrorist attack. Nasheed, the head of the Maldivian Democratic Party and the country’s current parliament speaker, was injured after an explosiv…
 
Residents of the slums in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro rallied in protest after police carried out one of the deadliest raids in the city’s history. The number of those killed in the operation has grown to 28. Rio’s Civil Police chief Allan Turnowski told reporters that the dead were drug dealers who “fired at the officers – to kill.” It was initially r…
 
A drone attack launched against Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq has resulted in damages but no casualties. The facility, which is home to US and international troops, was also targeted by rockets earlier this week. Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition, said the base was “attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance syst…
 
Massive clashes broke out between the Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers who took to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, as tensions over the pending eviction of some Palestinian families boiled over at the end of Ramadan. At least 205 Palestinians were injured in clashes with police across Jerusalem on Friday, including near the Al-Aqsa mosque, t…
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) has given emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, making it the sixth such inoculation to receive the agency's green light. The approval of the jab, which was developed with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, is for all adults aged 18 and over with a two-dos…
 
A Beetle’s Chemical (And Plastic) Romance For many species of beetle, the key to finding a mate is scent: Both females and males give off pheromones that signal their species, their sex, and even their maturity level. How do researchers know? In experiments with dead beetles that have been sprayed with female pheromones, live males reliably attempt…
 
Weighing COVID-19 Vaccinations For Teens Federal officials are reporting that the Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 by early next week—just as Canada became the first country to do so on Wednesday of this week. Pfizer has said they will seek out emergency authorization for even …
 
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