Sunday News

News of the week – 2nd Issue

New Mars-rover Curiosity makes first colour panorama:

Nasa’s new Mars rover has returned its first 360-degree colour panorama from the surface of the Red Planet. Curiosity has a cool high resolution wide-angle camera attached to the top. Curiosity’s ultimate goal is to drive towards the peak in the middle of the picture below – informally known as Mount Sharp – to study its rocks.

A video game that fights against teenage depression:

The SPARX role playing video game, developed in New Zealand by psychiatrists, attempts to teach teenagers how to deal with depression using a psychological approach known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I think it’s great that these new ways of dealing with depression has been developed, but can I also play this game even if I’m not a teenager or depressed?

Taylor Swift takes her boyfriend to meet the parents:

Taylor Swift introduced her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, to her parents this week. A twitter-user snatched a photo of them having lunch together in Nashville.

Conor is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy. According to the news, the Kennedy-family approves Taylor, who has become very close to Conor after the death of his mother.

Tammy Smith becomes the first openly gay flag officer to serve in the U.S. military:

Newly promoted as the army brigadier general, Tammy Smith, becomes the first openly gay officer in the U.S. military. Her promotion comes a year after the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that banned gays from serving openly in the U.S. military.

This might be the coolest news of the whole week!

Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, to become a reality-show star:

Ryan Lochte has been offered to become the star of two different reality show concepts. Lochte would love to be on Dancing With the Stars, even suggesting he face off against rival and U.S. teammate Michael Phelps. There can never be too many reality shows, right?That was all the news or now. Did something news-worthy happen to you during the past week? Share your news!

With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri

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