After months of delay, Space Shuttle Atlantis finally blasted off into space yesterday, carrying with it Europe's gift to the International Space Station, a $2 billion (US Dollars), science lab named Columbus.
February 7th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year 4,706 - The year of the Rat. The fifteen-day long celebration that starts on the eve of the New Year, is the most important holiday for the Chinese people.
Powerful tornadoes swept through the Southern U.S. States of Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. The storms, which hit Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, are the worst ones to strike the area over the last decade.
The results of Super Duper Tuesday are out and while people who voted for the Republican Party seem to have chosen the person they want to represent them for the final elections, voters for the Democratic party remain divided.
Yesterday the folks at NASA completed yet another successful mission. However, unlike their other missions, this did not entail sending an Astronaut on a dangerous spacewalk or launching a space shuttle. Entitled "To boldly go where no music has ever gone before" - this mission was to beam music into deep space for the first time ever.
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!" - This was the prediction from "Punxsutawney Phil", the legendary groundhog on February 2nd, the official Groundhog Day.
Super Tuesday is the name given to the day in an election year, when a number of U.S. States hold elections simultaneously, to help decide who will be the final two candidates that will represent the Democratic and Republican Party for the Presidential elections in November.