Saturday, May 8, 2021

China rocket has reentered the Earth's atmosphere, and is estimated to land near the Maldives: China's space agency

An out-of-control Chinese rocket plunged out of orbit Saturday night ET and reentered Earth's atmosphere, according to China's space agency.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/app-international-edition/china-space-debris-long-march-rocket-reentry-scn/index.html

The Chinese policy that makes Uyghurs feel like hostages in their own homes

A woman raises a toast in a photo that appears to show four friends enjoying dinner together. The reality couldn't be more different.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/asia/china-xinjiang-ethnic-unity-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Even before Covid struck, Modi's $1.8B New Delhi revamp divided opinions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's overhaul of New Delhi's historic center was always going to be controversial -- even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/modi-central-vista-architecture/index.html

The growing problem of space junk

More than 3 million years ago, members of an unknown hominin species sat on a river bank at the site of Lomekwi, in what is now Kenya, and made a set of stone tools for their daily tasks. Only a trained eye can distinguish the detritus they left behind from naturally broken rocks. In the intervening millennia, human trash has grown in complexity and quantity, introducing novel materials like plastics and metal alloys. What humans discard is fodder for archaeologists, but it's also an environmental problem that is becoming interplanetary.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/opinions/long-march-5b-space-junk-growing-problem-gorman/index.html

As the pandemic eases, the media's coverage of it is shifting

How can the average American minimize risk while resuming normal activities after one year plus of pandemic disruptions? That's the ultimate example of "news you can use" right now.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/media/media-covid-19-guidelines/index.html

Trump's DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters

President Donald Trump's Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records of multiple Washington Post reporters, the newspaper reported on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/media/trump-doj-reporter-washington-post/index.html

Obamas announce family dog Bo has died

The Obamas announced Saturday that their beloved family dog Bo has died.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/politics/bo-obama-dog-dies/index.html

China rocket has reentered the Earth's atmosphere, and is estimated to land near the Maldives: China's space agency

An out-of-control Chinese rocket plunged out of orbit Saturday night ET and reentered Earth's atmosphere, according to China's space...