Running for office in Cleveland, you often navigate the choppy waters of European politics. I made the mistake this spring of telling someone at St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church bingo in Broadview Hts. that I had worked a bit in Kosovo. Big mistake. To Serbians, Kosovo is Serbia.
With the aim of marketing where no man has marketed before and bringing capitalism to outerspace, a Japanese sports drink manufacturer recently announced plans to place a blue titanium container of its Pocari Sweat beverage mix on the surface of the moon late next year.
A month after the official arrival of spring, the U.S. Coast Guard has officially concluded the country's largest domestic ice operation known as Taconite after five months of ice breaking operations in the Northern Great Lakes. Spring, at last, has arrived with the conclusion of the operation on Thursday.
Official numbers haven't yet been released, but the 2013-14 winter is said to have produced the thickest and most expansive ice cover the Great Lakes have seen in 35 years.
Operation Taconite includes all of Lakes Superior and Michigan, the northern half of Lake Huron, the St. Marys River, and the Straits of Mackinac. Operation Taconite is planned and run by Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
If you thought that space weather only has an effect on objects in outer space and not on us here on Earth, you'd be wrong. In fact, scientists have recently discovered that lightning on Earth is triggered by cosmic rays form space as well as energetic particles from the sun.
Because NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, the only way that American astronauts can reach the International Space Station (ISS) is by hitching a ride on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA astronauts may soon be without a ride to the ISS, as Russia has now threatened to ban the U.S.