Puerto Rico power chief resigns amid struggles after Hurricane Maria


Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) chief Ricardo Ramos has resigned as much of the island remains without power almost two months after Hurricane Maria. Ramos was under fire over a repair contract with the Montana-based company Whitefish.

Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Ramos’s resignation Friday. After speaking at a healthcare event in San Juan, Rossello told reporters that the governing board of PREPA will accept the power chief’s resignation, Caribbean Business reported.


“The resignation was worked on…in the best interest of the people of Puerto Rico,”  the governor said. Although “the executive director is very professional,” Rossello added he believes Ramos caused “distractions” while directing PREPA …

READ MORE: FBI investigating Whitefish Energy deal canceled by Puerto Rico



Stargazers prepare for annual Leonid meteor shower


The Leonid meteor shower is named after the constellation Leo (the Lion), and takes place every year when the Earth passes through the debris field left in the wake of the Temple-Tuttle Comet creating shooting stars, streaks of light in the night sky lasting less than a second as the cosmic debris burns up in our atmosphere.



READ MORE: Orionids meteor shower: All you need to know about this dazzling sky show



New research finds ‘super Earth’ 55 Cancri e could have an atmosphere like ours


Scientists have been fascinated by the exoplanet 55 Cancri e since its discovery more than a decade ago, now new research has suggested that it may have an atmosphere similar to Earth’s.


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The exoplanet, which was discovered in 2004, is a so-called “super Earth,” which simply means that it has a greater mass than our planet.

Based on data from NASA’s Spitzer telescope scientists previously speculated that the planet may be largely covered in lava. Now a new analysis of that data has shed light on that claim.

“If there is lava on this planet, it would need to cover the entire surface,” one of the authors of the study, Renyu Hu from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,


Germany replaces US as country with best international image


Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best “brand image,” according to a new study of 50 countries …

Germany moved up to first place after coming in second in 2016. The US dropped from top to sixth, with France, Britain, Canada and Japan taking spots two to five.


Read more: Opinion: The world loves us Germans


Who is Jacinda Arden?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Attends Sandringham Street Festival

East Asia Summit:  Meet New Zealand’s recently elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It was her first major international trip.

Donald Trump has a real problem with women, especially strong women. He says he hits back 10 times harder, but this new woman on the scene gave him a knockout blow.


The Best Weed Strains


Hybrids are the cherry on top of the cannabis sundae. They can be the perfect combination of energizing and relaxing, depending on the ratio of sativa to indica. Hybrids are created with the intention of maintaining the best qualities from both the sativa and indica parent plant, which often results in super-potent (and super popular) strains.