In Other News

June 30, 2014

In Other News, 6/30

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47 percent of adults couldn’t last a day without smartphone, survey says

A day without your cellphone is like a day without sunshine? It may be worse than that, according to a consumer survey released Monday. Nearly half of U.S. adults — or 47 percent — said they wouldn’t last a full 24 hours without their smartphone, a survey by Bank of America found. — USA Today

NASA launches Mars ‘flying saucer’ on Earth

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars. The $150 million experimental flight tests a novel vehicle and a giant parachute designed to deliver heavier spacecraft and eventually astronauts. — Yahoo! News

Ohio fan struck by lightning at Major League Soccer game in critical condition

Two Major League Soccer teams held a moment of silence before their scoreless draw Sunday to support the recovery of an Ohio firefighter who was critically injured after he was struck by lightning in the parking lot outside the game Saturday. The 54-year-old lieutenant in the Columbus Fire Department went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby hospital. — Fox News

Psych evaluation: Pistorius not mentally incapacitated during shooting

Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he shot his girlfriend to death, a psychiatric assessment of the athlete has found. The results of the assessment were revealed in court Monday when the Olympic sprinter’s trial resumed after a month-long break for the evaluation. — CNN News

Unhappy feet: Climate change threatens emperor penguins

The biggest threat to emperor penguins may not be leopard seals or even killer whales, but a much larger predator: global warming. Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause dramatic drops in the number of emperor penguins across Antarctica by the end of the century, a new study finds. — NBC News

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