SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 26TH, 2016
SANDERS WINS BIG IN ALASKA, WASHINGTON
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was swept on the last Super Tuesday, with Hillary Clinton taking four states in the Democratic race. However, Sanders hit back on Saturday, winning Alaska and Washington state. Early reports have Sanders leading by nearly 50 points. Clinton’s campaign privately acknowledged that they expected Sanders to take both Alaska and Washington. The latter state reported voter turnout close to the numbers that were seen when Barack Obama ran for office in 2008. In fact, some precincts in the northwestern state even had to move their polling booths outside because they had hit capacity inside the building.
NEW BIKE REVOLUTIONIZES DESIGN
Roger Eggbert, creative designer at bike maker Specialized, wanted to create a faster bike. In order to do so, he had to break some of the design rules set by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body of international cycling. The UCI oversees the Tour de France and is influential in the approval of which bikes are allowed to compete. Eggbert’s bike, dubbed FUCI, breaks a great number of the rules. Its back wheel is larger than its front wheel, it has headlights and brake lights, and it’s powered by lithium ion batteries.
INVESTIGATORS FOLLOW UP ON BRUSSELS SUSPECTS
The attack on the Belgian capital last week left the world shaken, and authorities have been ceaselessly pursuing suspects. Since their arrest of Salah Abdeslam, Belgian authorities have picked up another suspect, known simply as Faycal C. He has been charged with “terrorist murder”, after being arrested by Belgian police on Thursday. While they are certain that this new suspect played a part in the bombings, the official manhunt is ongoing, as police try to unravel the plot behind the bombings.
DINOSAURS MAY BE OLDER THAN SATURN’S RINGS
As old as Saturn’s are, new research suggests that dinosaurs may be even older. When it was first discovered in 1600, Saturn’s rings were thought to be as old as the planet itself. However, French astronomers in 2012 saw that the tidal effect of Saturn’s moons caused the debris around Saturn, consisting mostly of frozen water, to spin faster and faster, forming the rings that are associated with the planet. Researchers from the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) hypothesize that the rings were formed just 100 million years ago, whereas dinosaurs lived on the Earth nearly 230 million years ago.