China lands its first reusable spacecraft as state media hails it as an ‘important breakthrough’

China’s Long March-2F carrier rocket during a 2016 launch.   GUANGZHOU, China — China has successfully launched and landed an experimental reusable spacecraft, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency which lauded the achievement as an “important breakthrough.” The spacecraft was launched on a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan launch center located in Inner Mongolia on Friday. It spent two days in orbit and and returned to the scheduled landing site on Sunday, Xinhua said. There are very few details on the …

TikTok adds to Ireland’s data storage boom amid energy concerns

An illuminated raised walkway connects buildings of the Google Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg via Getty With another tech giant planning to bring a data center to Ireland, experts weigh up the challenges that this burgeoning industry is bringing to the country. Last month, TikTok announced that it was investing up to $500 million in a center in Ireland, its first in Europe. The news from the popular app, currently …

Liberty University To Investigate Jerry Falwell Jr’s Tenure As President

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.’s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school’s board announced Monday. In a statement, the board said it had retained an outside firm to investigate “all facets” of the school’s operations under Falwell, and that it was “committed to learning the consequences that have flowed from a lack of spiritual stewardship by our former president.” …

How A Massachusetts Primary Could Affect The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Puerto Rican voters stand to play a critical role in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District, where progressive Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is hoping to unseat Rep. Richard Neal, one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. Nearly one in five residents of the vast House district, which encompasses parts of central and Western Massachusetts, is Latino, the overwhelming majority of whom are Puerto Rican. But who wins the race could also have an effect on the lives of …

29 Pictures Of Global Tourism During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Sign up for the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG for behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories. For many of the world’s most popular destinations, summer is the season when tourism peaks and travelers are most inclined to spend both vacation days and saved income on their getaways. With fears over the spread of COVID-19 and strict travel restrictions imposed by countries to help curb new infections, many travel plans have since been postponed or canceled entirely. According …

Dow closes more than 150 points higher to erase its 2020 losses

Stocks rose on Friday to wrap up another strong week on a high note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its losses of 2020. The 30-stock Dow closed 161.60 points higher, or 0.6%, at 28,653.87. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to close at 3,508.01. It was the index’s first-ever close above 3,500. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6% to end the day at 11,695.63. Friday’s gains put the Dow in positive territory for the year. The Dow had not sported …

WWF Says It Is “Troubled” By An Alleged Human Rights Violation At A Park With A History Of Violence

After guards at a wildlife park funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature were accused of killing a 24-year-old Nepali man earlier this month, the leading conservation charity said it will “advocate for diligence” in the investigation. The case bears striking resemblance to another alleged killing in Chitwan, highlighted in a 2019 BuzzFeed News investigation into the beloved megacharity’s funding of guards accused of human rights abuses. The series led WWF to overhaul its human rights policies, commission a …

Future for Liberia’s rubber farmers shaky amid economic woes

The rubber industry in Liberia has gotten so bad that some farmers are cutting down their rubber trees with hopes of producing palm oil instead By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press August 22, 2020, 11:52 AM 4 min read GBARNGA, Liberia — Christopher Reeves has farmed rubber for more than three decades in Liberia, selling his crop to the international tire-maker Firestone, which also operates the world’s largest rubber plantation here.   Now Reeves, 61, and thousands of others working in …

Shenzhen start-up board to challenge Shanghai for tech listings, adding fuel to ‘technology war’ with U.S.

People watch a light show performed on buildings around Shenzhen Citizen Center to celebrate China’s Army Day on August 1, 2020.   As companies prepare to list on the start-up board ChiNext under a new U.S.-style IPO system on Monday, China’s Shenzhen will officially challenge Shanghai for tech listings, while adding fuel to a “technology war” with the United States. Eighteen companies will begin trading on the Nasdaq-style start-up board on Monday in a first round of listings. This comes …

NKorea to unveil new economic plans in January party meeting

North Korea will hold a rare ruling party congress in January where leader Kim Jong Un will announce a new five-year plan to develop the country’s dismal economy By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press August 20, 2020, 2:47 AM 3 min read SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea will hold a rare ruling party congress in January where leader Kim Jong Un will announce a new five-year plan to develop the country’s dismal economy ravaged by U.S.-led sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, …

U.N. Secretary-General Warns U.S.-China Tensions Risk Dividing World Into ‘2 Blocks’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that the relationship between the U.S. and China “has never been as dysfunctional as it is today” and warned that escalating tensions between the two powers risk dividing the world into “two blocks.” “These divides, namely the economic divide, risks to create two blocks, with two dominant currencies, with the two sets of trade rules, two different internets, two strategies in artificial intelligence and then, inevitably, two geo-strategic and military strategies,” he said …

Panda Watch: Mei Xiang, National Zoo Panda, Could Soon Give Birth

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., says an ultrasound taken Friday showed what could be signs of a fetus in its panda Mei Xiang. How about some not so dire news for a change? Mei Xiang, a panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., could soon give birth. An ultrasound taken Friday showed what veterinarians at the zoo said was tissue that’s consistent with fetal development. The zoo said it’s still too early to determine whether the tissue is …

In just 15 years, the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free in summer, study says

Just 15 years from now, the Arctic Ocean may be functionally ice-free for part of the year, a new study has found. Research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change projects that due to vanishing sea ice, the Arctic may start seeing an ice-free period each year as early as 2035.   “This should be of huge concern to Arctic communities and climate scientists,” the study says. It’s one of the most aggressive timelines for this threshold to be …

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million; Brazil deaths at 100,000: Live | News

The United States has set a record for coronavirus cases, with more than five million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end. Brazil’s coronavirus deaths have surpassed 100,000 deaths five months after the first reported case in a sign that the country has not contained the deadly disease. More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus …

Are Cereals Great For United States?

The ingenious cereal maker added sugar. He came up with excellent ways of including sugar to the cereal, so that all the kids liked the way the cereal tasted. This was a wonderful development, and it worked for some twenty odd years. Then one day, someone thought to ask what all that sugar may do to the kids taking in the cereal. The cereal wagon train had to circle the wagons, and develop a better strategy. Thus was born the …

Eliminate Unwanted Hair Your Own Method

Undesirable hair on the face or on the body affects a big variety of women. Some women are most likely to develop hair development where they don’t want it normally during the start of their the age of puberty duration. Undesirable hairs are typically particular characteristics that are inherited, through households or races. I. Ways To Get Rid Of Hair: 1. Shaving This is done either through electric razors or a non reusable razor held by hand, that can provide …

Financial Liberty of Breast Enhancement

If you desire to boost your breasts without the expenses and dangers of surgical treatment, you must understand about natural breast enlargement alternatives. Natural Breast Augmentation is an all-natural breast enhancement supplement revealed safe and reliable in gradually boosting the size and shape of your breasts. A lot of women choose the idea of natural breast augmentation tablets rather than plastic surgery. Research studies by groups of looks into and researchers have actually likewise shown that natural breast enhancement supplements …

The Main Problem of Old Content Is …

One of the most distressing features of seeing slow development on your site is what takes place to your material. You most likely strive on all the posts you submit to your site. Each time you include something new, that probably includes research, preparation and a lot of time taking a seat simply writing. Sometimes you’ll feel a little uncreative. Other times you’ll develop posts that you’re truly proud of and that you can’t wait for the world to see. …

The Main Problem of Old Material Is …

One of the most upsetting things about seeing sluggish development on your site is what happens to your material. You probably work hard on all the posts you submit to your website. Each time you add something brand-new, that most likely includes research study, preparation and a great deal of time sitting down just writing. Often you’ll feel a little uncreative. Other times you’ll produce posts that you’re genuinely happy of and that you can’t wait for the world to …

Fertility After Forty

The most fertile years of a lady’s life are those between 18 and 28. Throughout these years the hormones that control ovulation, enhance conception, and make sure a healthy pregnancy are typically made quickly and in generous quantities. More and more women are waiting up until their late thirties, early forties, even late forties, to have kids. Is this too late? Are these predestined to have high-risk pregnancies? Will these kids have more birth defects? The answer to these concerns …