Wednesday, January 3, 2018

JAN 3, 2018 - 12:06 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month

By Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist | January 1, 2018 07:21am ET.

The moon turns blood-red in this image of a total lunar eclipse from 2004. A 

total eclipse of a "blue moon" will occur on Jan. 31, 2018.


You won't see this again unless your ancestryDNA analysis says that you are 

related to Methuselah of the Bible. Methuselah died in the year of the  Flood at the 

age of 969.


*"See it! New Year’s supermoon." By Deborah Byrd in HUMAN WORLD. 

TODAY'S IMAGE | January 2, 2018.

Neeti Kumthekar in Belmar, New Jersey caught the supermoon rising with a 

mirage effect. The rising or setting moon or sun can exhibit a mirage when 

there are air layers of different temperatures near your horizon, for example, 

over an ocean. 

First full moon of 2018 – and closest supermoon – at 99.9% illumination as 

captured from Karachi, Pakistan by Talha Zia.

*"Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump. On Twitter:

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his 

desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime 

please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & 

more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

7:49 PM - Jan 2, 2018. By Newsmax Wires    |   Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 07:57 PM.

*"Carrie Underwood Required More Than 40 Stitches in Her Face After Recent 

Fall." By Jackie Willis‍ 1:10 PM PST, January 1, 2018.

Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

*"Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence. SALT LAKE CITY. 

(AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, 

served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, 

at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress."

Steve Peoples and Brady Mccombs, Associated Press Updated 1:01 am, 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Credit Photo: Evan Vucci, AP.

*"Diabetes drug 'significantly reverses memory loss' in mice with Alzheimer's

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's after scientists 

found it "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice through a triple method of 


*"World stocks smash new records as New Year party rolls on."

Abhinav Ramnarayan.


*"Saving the babies of the opioid epidemic."

"Above: Sarah Beth Marcum holds her son, Hunter, as her husband, Dustin, 

watches. Hunter was discharged after 50 days of treatment for opioid 

withdrawal in Cabell-Huntington Hospital’s neonatal therapeutic unit in West 

Virginia." Photo by Abbey Oldham.

*"Will Trump Be Impeached Before 2020? Gambling Markets Don't Like His 

Odds. One gambling website indicates it's twice as likely he's removed from 

office than finishes his term. By Sam Schwarz / Newsweek January 2, 2018, 

7:43 AM GMT.

*"January 2, 2018. Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join 

Widespread Protests.Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran's largest and 

deadliest protests since 2009. Exiled Iranian activist Dariush Arjmandi says 

demonstrators are challenging economic mismanagement and repressive state 

control, not pushing the regime change agenda of Iran's global foes."

Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

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