GOES-12 weather satellite fails during adjustment

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The weather satellite GOES-12, which provides most of the weather pictures for the United States, became unusable on Tuesday, December 4. The satellite is positioned in geostationary orbit over the Amazon. A normal station-keeping maneuver to adjust its location was not completed as usual and services could not be continued.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdmiRead More…

Assange seeks asylum in Ecuadorian embassy

Friday, June 22, 2012
Julian Assange, founder of whistle blowing site Wikileaks, has spent a third night in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He entered the embassy on Tuesday to claim asylum, breaking strict bail conditions, after losing an appeal in the British high courts over extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over allegations of sexual assault in 2010.
Assange, 40, awaits a dRead More…

2006 U.S. Congressional Elections

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Contents 1 Issues
2 Campaigns turn nasty
3 Polling Problems
4 Summaries by state
5 Alabama
6 Alaska
7 Arizona
8 Arkansas
9 California
10 Colorado
11 Connecticut
12 Delaware
13 Florida
14 Georgia
15 Hawaii
16 Idaho
17 Illinois
18 Indiana
19 Iowa
20 Kansas
21 Kentucky
22 Louisiana
23 Maine
24 Maryland
25 Massachusetts
26 Michigan
27 Minnesota
28 Mississippi
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Randall Munroe, writer of xkcd, talks about the comic, politics and the internet

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Randall Munroe is the writer of the popular webcomic xkcd. The comic is known for its geeky humor and minimalist drawing style that generally uses stick figures. Munroe worked as a contractor for NASA before writing xkcd full time in 2006. Wikinews reporter Joshua Zelinsky interviewed Munroe at Vericon, Harvard’s annual science fiction convention. Retrieved from “https:/Read More…

New Mars Orbiter arrives for launch

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the latest robotic spacecraft destined for Mars, arrived at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility on April 30 aboard a C-17 cargo plane and was delivered to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility to begin processing. Launching is scheduled for August 10, 2005.
With a mission time line through 2010, the MRO will conductRead More…

Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Thursday, August 16, 2007
The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to a mass communication medium. Last January Dr. Cailliau retired from CERN, the EuropRead More…

U.S. outlaws online gambling

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Over the weekend, millions of Americans faced the new ban of online gambling. The legislation was attached by Rep. Bill Frist to the Port Security bill.
Many of the public companies that offer online gambling have been quick to react and give their outlooks on the legislature. Party Gaming and 888 among others have said that they will shut down all U.S. operations if Read More…

NHL: Vancouver Canucks showcase new uniform

Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Vancouver Canucks, hockey team to Vancouver, British Columbia, unveiled it’s new home and away uniforms today. Keeping the trade-mark Orca, the jersey has remixed the colors as well as adding a green stripe for both the home and away uniforms. This is the 5th jersey the team has gone through since 1970 when the team was founded.
The redesign has been met with some cRead More…

Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of them, the office of Democrat Daryl Eddings, Sr. agreed to answer some questions by phone March 30 about their campaigns and policies. The follRead More…

Suspected plane debris washes ashore on several Maldives islands

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Authorities are investigating what’s left of debris believed to belong to a plane, that washed ashore several small islands in the Maldives. The investigation began as a result of photos of the debris being uploaded to the social networking website Facebook. Some of the debris is reported to have washed ashore as early as May 31 and was found on a beach owned by the BanyanRead More…