GPS | OUTER SPACE | Watch live: Russian cosmonauts take the Olympic torch on a spacewalk

Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky took the unlit version of the silver-and-red torch through the hatch of the International Space Station. While gripping the torch in the gloved fist of his spacesuit, Kotov crawled out of the hatch and waved it triumphantly 261 miles (420 km) above the planet Earth. Read More


Burson-Marsteller “Twiplomacy” study reveals | Obama does not rule Twitterverse | World’s best connected world leaders are EU prexy @euHvR (Herman van Rompuy) and Aussie PM @JuliaGillard

Do world leaders tweet themselves, or they do they ask other minions do tweet for them? According to the Twiplomacy study, “30 heads of state and government actually do their own tweeting. The most conversational are the prime minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame who frequently engage personally in tweets with their followers.” Read More