Barack Obama is hip to the heavy metal scene in Finland and he let an audience of Scandinavian leaders know it during a speech at the White House just last week. Leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden had come together for an official state dinner and summit when the president made the remarks.
Western society has been blaming crazy behavior on the full moon for centuries. The words loony, lunatic and lunacy in fact, stem from luna, the Latin word for moon. A recent research study shows that while it may take away a little bit of sleep, the facts don’t back up the claim of hyperactive behavior that has been linked with the coming of the full moon through folklore.
United Nations agency the World Health Organization just released it’s third Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database with bad news for pretty much everyone on the planet. The facts are stark: air pollution causes more than 3 million deaths around the world each year. But, if the dust clears, will climate change accelerate?
Cannes 2016 opened with Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, a film that encompasses his usual blend of comedy and drama. Wednesday evening’s gala screening was attended by Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and the film’s other stars, but was overshadowed by son Ronan Farrow’s scathing guest column in The Hollywood Reporter.
NASA’s Kepler Mission has just boosted the exoplanet count to a hefty 1,284 in an unprecedented feat. The collection of alien planets verified by NASA’s Kepler team is the largest number discovered so far.
Iron Man and Captain America battle head to head in the latest blockbuster film from the Marvel comics stable but it’s really the box office – and parent company Disney – that won this opening weekend. Captain America: Civil War raked in $181.8 million, topping fellow Marvel movie spinoff Iron Man 3, which garnered $174 million on its opening weekend in 2013.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX just delivered another win with the flawless launch of the JCSAT-14 satellite in the early morning hours of May 6. Thousands watched the live broadcast that followed the thrilling launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from a Florida launchpad.