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  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Happy New Year! (Again!)
    For the first day of the Chinese New Year, we’re showing the southern fortification of the Xi’an City Wall as it was decorated and lit up for last year’s lunar new year party. The south gate was rebuilt in 2014 and is often used to stage the fireworks show that rings in the Chinese New Year, which falls between late J…[Read more]

  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Chinese coronavirus outbreak sparks evacuation of US citizens, diplomats from Wuhan.
    The U.S. government is sending a charter flight to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Sunday in an effort to evacuate its citizens and diplomats as the country continues to battle an outbreak of the coronavirus that has already killed 41 people and infected over 1,300…[Read more]

  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 53 minutes ago

    Cataclysmic variable stars (CV) are stars which irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state. They were initially called novae, from the Latin ‘new’, since ones with an outburst brightness visible to the naked eye and an invisible quiescent brightness appeared as new stars in the sky.

  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 54 minutes ago

    January 25, 1949
    First Emmy Awards ceremony held
    The Hollywood Athletic Club hosts the inaugural Emmy Awards, recognizing technical and artistic achievement in television. A children’s show ventriloquist wins the very first atom-raising statuette.

    1st Primetime Emmy Awards
    The 1st Emmy Awards, retroactively known as the 1st Primetime Emmy Awards…[Read more]

  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    January 25, 1947
    Patent filed for world’s first video game
    Thomas Goldsmith, Jr. files a patent for a Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device, an interactive missile simulator game to be played on a screen. Prototypes will be made and the patent awarded the following year, but no commercial models will be released.

    Cathode Ray Tube Amusement…[Read more]

  • iiYbi posted an update 8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    January 25, 1924
    The first Winter Olympic Games open in France
    Almost 300 athletes arrive in Chamonix, France to compete in 14 events covering six sports, including crowd-favorites ski jumping, bobsledding, and skiing. Norway will dominate the medal count.

    1924 Winter Olympics
    Winter Multi-Sport Event
    The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as…[Read more]

  • iiYbi posted an update 1 day, 22 hours ago

    Snakes — the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra — may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter.

  • For the past 15,000 years, a glacier on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau of China has hosted a party for some unusual guests: an ensemble of frozen viruses, many of them unknown to modern science.

    Scientists […]

  • iiYbi posted an update 3 days, 12 hours ago

    January 22, 1973
    US Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade
    In a 7-2 ruling, the US Supreme Court decides in favor of the 14th Amendment’s right to privacy extending to a woman’s decision to have an abortion within the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

    Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the…[Read more]

  • Two of Japan’s biggest automakers, Toyota and Honda, are recalling millions of cars over unrelated safety issues.

    Toyota said Tuesday it would recall 3.4 million cars, 2.9 million of which are in the United […]

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  • You had a great drive… but you’re not supposed to drive on that!

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  • This is probably not the way motorists in Washington state wanted to spend their New Year’s Eve.

    Several people got trapped in their cars Tuesday after strong winds blew a thicket of tumbleweeds into a portion […]

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