Sunday, January 21, 2018

JAN 21, 2018 - 11:04 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"Russian President Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters." By: Express

Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 21, 2018 4:30 pm.

*"Marchers for Life To Trump: 'We Love You, But Please Stop Tweeting!'"

Image: Marchers for Life To Trump: 'We Love You, But Please Stop Tweeting!'

Pro-life activists watch President Donald Trump giving remarks from the White

House prior to the 2018 March for Life. (Photo by Riccardo Savi) (Sipa via AP

Images) By John Gizzi . Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 06:21 PM.

*"Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat.' Güiña wildcat of Chile. Habitat

fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say

conservationists." By Helen Briggs, BBC News. January 2018.

"Güiñas are considered pests by some people as they can steal chickens

It's the smallest cat in the Americas, occupying the smallest area of land."

Photo credit Jerry Laker.

*"Elwell: Another eclipse is on the way, featuring a ‘blood moon.’"

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:12 AM. By: Eric Elwell.

"A rare Super Moon coincided with a full lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015,

resulting a Blood Moon between 10 p.m. and midnight. The clouds left the the

sky just in time for the celestial show. This photo was made shortly after 10."


*"Ukraine passes bill on war-torn eastern regions. Saturday, January 20, 2018.

On Thursday, the Ukrainian Parliament passed a new bill called the "Donbass

reintegration law". It describes the regions — oblasts — of Donetsk and

Luhansk as being "temporarily occupied" by Russia and declares Russia to be

the "aggressor.""

Map of the conflict zone showing lines drawn by the 2015 Minsk agreement.

Image: Goran tek-en. (Reuse terms.)



Posted: Jan 21 2018, 4:21am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr, in News | Toys.

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*"On This Day In Space! Jan. 21, 1960: 'Miss Sam' the Rhesus Monkey

Launches." By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer | January 20, 2018

07:00am. Video uploaded to several social media sites.

*"Stand Back, Way Back: Flu Virus Can Be Spread Just by Breathing."

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | January 19, 2018 05:48pm ET.

Credit: Pressmaster/Shutterstock

*"The History of Russia's 'Plague Fort,' Where Scientists Battled Death (and

Lost).It was once the site of a research laboratory focused on the study of the

plague. Two staff members were accidentally infected with the plague and died.

The place is now often called "the Plague Fort" in dubious honor of this history.

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | January 19, 2018 04:12pm.

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"The abandoned Fort Alexander, also called the Plague Fort, sits on an artificial

island near St. Petersburg, Russia."

Credit: Shutterstock.

*"Atlas 5 launches missile-detecting satellite." Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:30 AM

EST. Updated: Jan 21, 2018 10:30 AM EST.

"A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based

Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 mission lifted off from Space Launch

Complex-41 on Jan. 19 at 7:48 p.m."  T.E (UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE).

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