Hatchet Assault on NYPD Officers was Terrorist Act, Police Commissioner Says


Four rookie officers were attacked by a man with a hatchet on Thursday, at around 2 P.M. The suspect raised his weapon without any warning, and charged at the police officials, says Commissioner Bill Bratton. As a reaction to the assailant's attack, officers took out their weapons and fired several rounds. Zale Thompson, the attacker, was killed and a female bystander was wounded. "Nothing was s … [Read more...]

Maui Votes on Banning GMO Crops


Countless Maui residents are going door to door in an attempt to convince fellow voters to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops believed to be highly dangerous. At the same time, a group supported by the companies cultivating these crops counters such urges with ads playing on what they call “a farming ban”. Experts believe that the struggle of 160,000 middle Pacific Ocean res … [Read more...]

Distant Comet Smells Like Urine and Rotten Eggs, Scientists Say

A handout photo of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by RosettaÕs

Scientists have finally answered one question that has apparently troubled many minds for some time now: What does a comet in space smell like? Granted, it may not have been the first thing on your mind, however, researchers, with the help of a European spacecraft orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet have determined what the odor of a comet may be. "It stinks," Kathrin Altwegg, … [Read more...]

Ebola Cases Suspected to Surpass 10.000, Says WHO


This Ebola outbreak is the most severe in the history of the disease. According to WHO, over 10.000 people in West Africa are believed to have fallen ill with the disease and the list of deceased surpasses 5.000. As if this weren't enough, these reports have surfaced amid concerns about potential spread of Ebola in Mali. A two-year-old girl died of Ebola on Friday. She was taken by her grandmother … [Read more...]

Surreal Images of Comet Whizzing past Mars Captured by Hubble


On October 20, a comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past the Red Planet. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory captured surreal images of this once-in-a-million-years event with the help of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The comet, often referred to as Siding Spring, is a new arrival in the inner solar system. As a matter of fact, this is the comet's first orbit around the Sun. Specialists … [Read more...]

Clinton Aids Democratic Candidates in New England Tour


November’s pending elections have already drawn heavyweight Democrats out of their offices and into the land of 10,000 Lakes in an attempt to maintain their U.S. Senate majority. On her whirlwind tour of New England, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate added her name to the list of notable visiting Democrats. She attended a Thursday night event in St. P … [Read more...]

WHO: 200,000 Ebola Vaccine Doses Available by Mid-2015

Hundred of thousands of Ebola Vaccines Available by mid-2015

The World Health Organization speeds up the efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. During a press conference, Dr Marie Paule Kieny, a WHO assistant director-general, said they expect several hundred thousand vaccines to be ready by mid-2015. Kieny said that "While we hope that the massive response, which has been put in place will have an impact on the epidemic, it is still … [Read more...]

The Worst Excuses for Calling in Sick, Survey

The Worst Excuses to Skip Work, Survey

One person actually told the boss “I accidentally got on a plane” to avoid coming to work. But it’s not an exception, as employers hear numerous ridiculous excuses when some workers decide to skip a workday. CareerBuilders commissioned an online survey to find out more details about why employees call in sick. The sample contained both employees and human resource professionals. Around 28 perce … [Read more...]

China Launches Mission to the Moon and Back

China Launches Mission to the Moon and Back

China successfully launched an experimental space mission of Friday in an effort to expand its space exploration program. The test is a first stage of a complex research program with a second episode scheduled for 2017. In three years from now, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) will send another mission to bring back samples of Moon … [Read more...]

Man Attacks NYPD Cops with Hatchet, Police Shoots Him Dead

Man Attacks NYPD Cops with Hatchet, Police Shoots Him Dead

The New York City police shot and killed a man who attacked two officers with a hatchet. The attacker hit a rookie police officer in the back of the head and another in the arm. Both officers are in stable condition. Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, has a “very serious injury to the backside of his head,” said William J. Bratton, the police commissioner. The other officer, Joseph Meeker, 24, will soo … [Read more...]