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Watch: Elle, Noah struggle with long-distance romance in 'Kissing Booth 2' trailer

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"The Kissing Booth 2," starring Joey King, Jacob Elordi and Taylor Perez, will premiere July 24 on Netflix.

John Boyega, Jodie Turner-Smith, Felicity Jones join 'Borderland' film

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"Star Wars" actor John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith and Felicity Jones will star in the new thriller "Borderland."

Earth's magnetic field can shift 10 times faster than scientists thought

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New simulations suggest Earth's magnetic field can change directions 10 times faster than previously thought.

Earth's magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought.

Star-forming region IRAS 12272-6240 probed in infrared

1 week ago from Physorg

Astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of a star-forming region known as IRAS 12272-6240. Results of this observational campaign shed more light on the nature of this massive and complex region....

Measuring the structure of a giant solar flare

1 week ago from Physorg

The sun's corona, its hot outermost layer, has a temperature of over a million degrees Kelvin, and produces a wind of charged particles, about one-millionth of the moon's mass is...

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

1 week ago from Physorg

With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought.

Look: Jessica Simpson celebrates 6th wedding anniversary with Eric Johnson

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Jessica Simpson reflected on her "unity" with her husband, Eric Johnson, on their wedding anniversary.

Self-destructive civilizations may doom our search for alien intelligence

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

On Earth, civilizations have limited lifetimes. Roman civilization, for instance, lasted less than a thousand years from the founding of its republic to the fall of its empire (after a long decline). In...

Herschel and Planck views of star formation

1 week ago from Physorg

A collection of intriguing images based on data from ESA's Herschel and Planck space telescopes show the influence of magnetic fields on the clouds of gas and dust where stars...

The story behind a uniquely dark wetland soil

1 week ago from Physorg

When it comes to soils, proper identification is key. Identification allows scientists to determine the story behind the soil: how it formed, how it behaves in different scenarios, and how...

Israel launches Ofek 16 spy satellite into space

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Israel launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Monday, saying it will bring enhanced surveillance capabilities.

Image: Snapshot of cosmic pyrotechnics

1 week ago from Physorg

If you're looking for fireworks for the U.S. celebration of Independence Day, then look no further than the world of astronomy. The cosmic firework at the center of this image,...

Image: Noctilucent clouds (NLC) over Knowlton Church in Dorset

1 week ago from Physorg

Strange times meet strange clouds. Noctilucent or "night shining" clouds (NLC) were captured over Knowlton Church in Dorset, UK, by astrophotographer Ollie Taylor in the early hours of 22 June.

New substrate to assist milk contaminate detection

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists develop a novel and direct approach based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect the antibiotic tetracycline (TC) and pesticide dicyandiamide (DCD) contaminants in milk samples. This work...

Researchers identify role of turbulence for plasmas heating in solar flares

1 week ago from Physorg

On July 2, The Astrophysical Journal published a numerical study on a solar flare current sheet (CS). Dr. Ye Jing from Yunnan Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and...

South Korea pursuing path toward next U.S.-North Korea summit, Seoul says

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South Korea says it is making efforts to establish a path toward U.S.-North Korea dialogue despite recent tensions with Pyongyang.

How life on Earth could help us find life on Mars

1 week ago from Science Blog

Jonathan O’Callaghan In our continuing search for other life in the universe, one place has always looked promising – Mars. It is a rocky planet like Earth, orbiting the same...

Herschel and Planck views of star formation

1 week ago from European Space Agency

A collection of intriguing images based on data from ESA’s Herschel and Planck space telescopes show the influence of magnetic fields on the clouds of gas and dust where stars...

Simulations show magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study by the University of Leeds and University of California at San Diego reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10...

Some exoplanets may be covered in weird water that’s between liquid and gas

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Small worlds around other stars may come in more than two varieties. Using exoplanet densities, astronomers have largely sorted planets that are bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune into two categories: denser,...

Trump to host an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to host an outdoor rally in New Hampshire this weekend, his re-election campaign has announced.

'You started the corona!' As anti-Asian hate incidents explode, climbing past 800, activists push for aid

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

As more Californians report anti-Asian hate incidents, activists push Gov. Gavin Newsom for aid.

How COVID-19 could lead to opportunities and pitfalls for MLS TV coverage

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The spectator-less event due to the coronavirus gives TV broadcasters and producers a chance to experiment with how they present and cover MLS games.

16 dead in Japan as heavy rain triggers floods, mudslides: media

1 week ago from Physorg

At least 16 people are dead after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, local media said Sunday, as rescue workers sift through debris in search of...

Satellite-carrying rocket 'lost' after New Zealand launch

1 week ago from Physorg

A commercial rocket carrying seven satellites was "lost" after take-off Sunday from a New Zealand launch pad, the owner Rocket Lab said.

Famous birthdays for July 5: Edie Falco, Chuck Close

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Actor Edie Falco turns 57 and artist Chuck Close turns 80, among the famous birthdays for July 5.

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.