Japan has sent a space telescope into orbit, as its new Epsilon rocket delivered its payload Saturday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says the successful launch is a step toward its goal “to lower hurdles to space” by simplifying rocket launches and making them more affordable. The launch was reportedly done via laptop.
The rains that brought severe flooding to parts of northern and central Colorado have eased, allowing people a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon.
An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have reached a deal that calls for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons. The plan, which Kerry announced in a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Saturday, gives Syria a week to detail its chemical arsenal.
Yes, the planetary probe Voyager 1, launched in the era of Jimmy Carter and bell-bottoms, has finally left the room, so to speak, years after completing its primary mission.
The four men convicted for December’s notorious gang rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi, India, were given the death penalty on Friday.
It’s baaaaack. Friday the 13th, that is.
An updated report published by the United Nations today paints a grim picture of the situation on the ground in Syria.
At first glance, we thought it was a Star Wars character. But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.
The infamous Florida pastor, Terry Jones, was arrested in Mulberry, Fla., yesterday, right before he planned to burn 2,998 Qurans on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.