WFSU http://news.wfsu.org en WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. http://news.wfsu.org/post/watch-shark-vs-grouper-shark-loses <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O37HI_AX9nY</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 55670 at http://news.wfsu.org WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 http://news.wfsu.org/post/veteran-space-shuttle-astronaut-steven-nagel-dies-67 Astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions in the 1980s and 90s, including two as mission commander, has died after a long battle with cancer, NASA confirms.<p>Nagel, an Air Force pilot who had logged many hours in fighter jets and as a test pilot, joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 in the first crop of trainees selected for the space shuttle program.<p>Although trained as a shuttle pilot, Nagel's first mission, aboard <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-51G.html">STS-51G</a> (Discovery) in June 1985, was as a mission specia Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:42:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 55669 at http://news.wfsu.org Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://news.wfsu.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Heather Bryant 55668 at http://news.wfsu.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles http://news.wfsu.org/post/iceland-ups-aviation-warning-volcano-rumbles Iceland today raised an aviation alert level to reflect growing concern over underground rumblings at its <a href="http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/">Bardarbunga</a> volcano in the central part of the island nation.<p>A sub-glacial eruption caused Icelandic authorities to raise the aviation alert level to red, indicating "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere," The Associated Press reports.<p>The AP notes: "Seismic data indicated that lava from the volcano was melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland's largest, Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer sai Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 55667 at http://news.wfsu.org Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://news.wfsu.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 55665 at http://news.wfsu.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons