Summary Talking about the weather is a pastime as old as language, but climate researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have just given people a whole lot more to talk about. Established in 1971, the UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) has become one of the leading institutions involved in the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.
Summary The project, carried out by climate scientists at the University of East Anglia, is part of a broader effort by those who study climate change to make the worrisome phenomenon more accessible and transparent to the broader public.
Summary This is the heartbreaking story of a five-year-old boy named Saroo Munshi Khan who, in 1986, went to the local train station in Berhanpur, India along with his 9-year old brother Guddu to hunt for coins that passengers may have dropped on the tracks.
Summary A man looks at screens showing images by Google Earth. The Climatic Research Unit Temperature Version 4 (CRUTEM4) land-surface air temperature dataset is one of the most widely used records of the climate system. The beauty of using Google Earth is that you can instantly see where the weather stations are, zoom in on specific countries, and see station datasets much more clearly.
Summary Prepare yourselves for the Greatest Show Not on Earth. A third company, Vancouver, British Columbia-based UrtheCast, which has a growing presence in the Bay Area, recently sent up two powerful cameras to be installed on the outside of the International Space Station by the end of this month.
Summary I joined Google in 2002 and had the pleasure of seeing many of Google's products get created and acquired. A few weeks back, I wanted a report that Google Analytics didn't provide -- an automatic daily report that I could share with my colleagues that would provide key metrics and give insight to people that aren't in GA every day like I am.
Summary Google Earth also has what are essentially expansion packs, added layers that can show different information. The University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit has just released a fantastic new layer that maps out local temperature changes over the past few decades for areas all over the planet (right-click and use "Save As" on that second link; you'll need Google Earth to open the file).
Summary Are these formations in the Egyptian desert long lost pyramids? According to Medhat Kamal El-Kady, former ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, and his wife Haidy Farouk Abdel-Hamid, a lawyer, former counselor at the Egyptian presidency and adviser of border issues and international issues of sovereignty, more than 34 maps and 12 old documents in their collection would support the existence of the lost pyramids. The documents would point to the existence of two buried pyramids (within the red square) which add to the known Fayum pyramids of Lahoun and Hawara.
Summary The NSW Globe tool was launched over the weekend by the Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance. "By combining spatial data with detailed satellite and aerial imagery, the tool is able to display property, local government, and electoral boundaries, as well as road and rail networks," Constance said in a statement.
Summary First encounter with Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson. "As he is coming towards me, I tell, keep telling him to get on the ground. He doesn't. I shoot a series of shots. I don't know how many I shot. ... It looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I'm shooting at him."
Summary A district attorney's statement says 34-year-old Francis Karam, who until recently worked as a clerk at Craig Liquor in Santa Ana, would uncover a small part of Scratcher lottery tickets. The DA says he would redeem the tickets if they were winners and sell them if they were losers.
Summary Canada's CBC News reports that about 5,500 employees are on a one-day strike over Bill 3 , which would require provincial workers pay half the cost of their retirement plans, much like the 2013 law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Summary Fabulous! Patel, who was a senior at Rutgers, took out his phone and snapped five pictures of the animal before it charged and attacked Patel, mauling him to death. "They stopped and took photographs of the bear with their cellphones and the bear began walking towards them," the police report said.