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Scientists worldwide depend on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life.(AFP)

National Science Foundation announces closure of huge radio telescope at Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 02:00 AM IST
The independent, federally funded agency said it’s too dangerous to keep operating the single dish radio telescope -- one of the world’s largest -- given the significant damage it recently sustained.
Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.(REUTERS)
Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

Tampa | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:56 AM IST
“More than any other time, the Hispanic community, Latino community holds in the palm of their hand the destiny of this country,” Biden said during a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event in Kissimmee. “You can decide the direction of this country.”
The island of 3.2 million is also seeing rising numbers of confirmed and probable cases, with the rolling seven-day total reaching a high of 1,634 on Wednesday. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The island of 3.2 million is also seeing rising numbers of confirmed and probable cases, with the rolling seven-day total reaching a high of 1,634 on Wednesday. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Puerto Rico welcomes tourists as virus surge sows lockdown fears

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Incoming passengers are now required to present a recent Covid-19 test or isolate themselves for 14 days. The new rules are designed to protect the island’s fragile economy from the virus that is raging on the US mainland.
Governor Wanda Vazquez inspects an earthquake-damaged house in Guanica, Puerto Rico on January 6.(AP)
Governor Wanda Vazquez inspects an earthquake-damaged house in Guanica, Puerto Rico on January 6.(AP)

Puerto Rico ‘utterly unprepared’ for big earthquakes, experts had warned

San Juan, Puerto Rico | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 11:27 AM IST
A flurry of hundreds of small quakes began hitting Puerto Rico on Dec. 28, and a magnitude 5.8 jolt hit on Jan. 6. This drew comparisons to Hurricane Maria of 2017, which devastated the island.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico.(AP Photo)
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico.(AP Photo)

6.5 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

San Juan, Puerto Ric | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 12:09 PM IST
A tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but later canceled.
Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, takes her first walk as Miss Universe after winning the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(REUTERS)
Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, takes her first walk as Miss Universe after winning the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(REUTERS)

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019; Miss India-Universe Vartika Singh in Top 20

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 03:42 AM IST
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi and Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson were the top two contestants.
Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time.(Instagram)
Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time.(Instagram)

Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

San Juan, Puerto Rico | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Goyita is one of more than 350 paintings from Puerto Rico that Google Arts & Culture digitized for the first time with help from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
A 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship(Shutterstock/Representative Image)
A 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship(Shutterstock/Representative Image)

Holiday nightmare: Baby slips from grand dad’s arms, falls from 11th floor of cruise ship

San Juan, Puerto Rico | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Authorities said the girl was traveling with her parents, two siblings and two sets of grandparents aboard the Freedom of the Seas, which docked in Puerto Rico on Sunday after a weeklong trip through the Caribbean.
The female snake is longer than a one-story building is high, and weighs 140 pounds (64 kilograms).(Photo: Facebook/BigCypressNPS)
The female snake is longer than a one-story building is high, and weighs 140 pounds (64 kilograms).(Photo: Facebook/BigCypressNPS)

Using male pythons, team catches 17-feet-long female python with 73 developing eggs in Florida

Miami | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 06:05 PM IST
Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.
The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope inaugurated in 2017.(Photo: Twitter/@SKA_telescope)
The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope inaugurated in 2017.(Photo: Twitter/@SKA_telescope)

Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Toronto | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Some scientists also believe that the fast radio bursts emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away. However, the source of these signals, originating from far outside our Milky Way galaxy, are not well understood.
The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.(Shutterstock)
The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.(Shutterstock)

Why Puerto Rico is struggling with asthma cases post- Hurricane Maria

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Doctors in Puerto Rico are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases that they attribute to the aftermath of the deadly hurricane that walloped the island in September.
Tourists walk along San Sebastian street on Wednesday in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as a major failure knocked out the electricity in the area.(AFP photo)
Tourists walk along San Sebastian street on Wednesday in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as a major failure knocked out the electricity in the area.(AFP photo)

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

Reuters, New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 09:58 AM IST
The Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, said “technical personnel” were working to determine a cause and expected to restore service in 24 to 36 hours.
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