Media and mourners outside Mandela home
Watch the video Media and mourners outside Mandela home on Yahoo News . Crowds gathered outside the Johannesburg home of Nelson Mandela on the night of his death on December 5. The former South African president and anti-apartheid icon was 95 years old. “He passed on peacefully in the company of his family … He is now resting,” South African President Jacob Zuma said, announcing Mandela’s death. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.” Credit: Instagram/Ngobeni007
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photos of the sun
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is designed to probe solar variability in a way that no other mission can match. High-speed cameras on SDO will take rapid-fire snapshots of solar flares and other magnetic activity. This will have the same transformative effect on solar physics that the invention of high-speed photography had on many sciences in the 19th century.
by Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO
Today, I am incredibly excited to announce that Katie Couric is joining Yahoo as our Global Anchor. Starting in early 2014, Katie will lead a growing team of correspondents at Yahoo News who will cover the world’s most interesting stories and newsmakers.
I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve been working on the front end of YumHacker for the last week and things are starting to come together. Now that I have a better understanding of Backbone things are moving a lot faster. I have gotten three of the major pages organized and…
Here are a few examples of the amazing images Yahoo News and Flickr received in our first joint photo contest. If you’re interested in seeing more gorgeous fall colors from around the world, check out these submissions.
Flickr is all about putting your photos first — we’re a community where people come to share, connect, and discover amazing images. Today, we’re excited to give you an entirely new way to turn your photos into something special, to help you create and enjoy your favorite memories.
Earth from Space
The beautiful new book Earth from Space by Yann Arthus-Bertrand features more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs alongside interviews with scientists, activists, and other experts, which offer cutting-edge information on critical environmental and sociological issues, and suggest the many exciting, newly developed methods for using these images to predict and prevent problems. For example, satellite photographs allow us to monitor the evolution of vegetation around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, snow loss on Mount Kilimanjaro, and the health of penguin populations, to name a few.
The highly anticipated “Star Wars Episode VII” has been announced for a December 15, 2015 release date, according to a Nov. 7 report inVariety. Fan and media speculation about this new “Star Wars” film that will kickstart another trilogy, has been at an all time high. Harrison Ford is in negotiations to sign on for the new “Star Wars" movie, according to a report in Hollywood Life.