Asteroid will be close to hitting Earth in 2036

An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036 and the United Nations should assume responsibility for a space mission to deflect it, a group of astronauts, engineers and scientists said. The 20-million-tonne asteroid could be heading the way towards Kamchatkans and Venezuelans. Californians have even more reason to worry the asteroid is more … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1959

Twelve nations, including the USA and the Soviet Union, sign the Antarctica Treaty, which bans military activity and weapons testing on that continent. It was the first arms control agreement signed in the Cold War period. Since the 1800’s a number of nations, including Great Britain, Australia, Chile, and Norway, laid claim to parts of … [Read the full story]

Falkand Islands dispute gets nuclear

Argentina says it has information that Britain sent a nuclear armed submarine to the South Atlantic near the disputed Falkland Islands in the latest verbal salvo in a dispute in the territory. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Timerman told reporters at the United Nations that a submarine called the Vanguard with nuclear weapons was recently sent … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1999

The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The resolution, which was introduced by the Dominican Republic, marked the anniversary of the death of three sisters, Maria, Teresa, and Minerva Mirabel, who were brutally murdered there in 1960. While women in Latin … [Read the full story]