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North Korea no longer ‘enemy’ in South Korean defense white paper

2 days ago from UPI

South Korea's Defense Ministry has crossed out its definition of North Korea as an enemy in the 2018 defense white paper, released on Tuesday.

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

2 days ago from Physorg

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

Iran admits failed launch of satellite U.S. worries about

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Tehran plans to put at least two into orbit that Washington says use tech that could be used to deliver nuclear weapons

North Korea no longer ‘enemy’ in South Korean defense white paper

2 days ago from UPI

South Korea's Defense Ministry has crossed out its definition of North Korea as an enemy in the 2018 defense white paper, released on Tuesday.

Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit: state media

2 days ago from Physorg

Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying.

South Korea issues warnings over high levels of fine dust in the air

2 days ago from UPI

South Korea has issued dust particle warnings in some parts of the country as the concentration level of microdust particles has hit a record high.

Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone to star in 'Ratched'

2 days ago from UPI

"Ratched" producer Ryan Murphy announced on Instagram Monday that Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone have joined the cast of his Netflix drama.

Michelle Yeoh to lead cast of 'Star Trek' spinoff

2 days ago from UPI

"Star Trek: Discovery" co-star Michelle Yeoh is getting her own spinoff, CBS All Access said Monday.

Matthew Rhys to star in new 'Perry Mason' drama

2 days ago from UPI

Matthew Rhys is set to star in a new version of the TV drama "Perry Mason," executive producer Robert Downey Jr. announced Monday.

Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen returns vs. Avalanche

2 days ago from UPI

Toronto activated goalie Frederik Andersen from injured reserve prior to the Maple Leafs' home game against the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced.

Russia loses control of only space telescope

2 days ago from Physorg

Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country's beleaguered space agency said Monday.

New way supermassive black holes are 'fed'

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that some supermassive black holes are 'triggered' to grow, suddenly devouring a large amount of gas in their surroundings.

Full Moon Names (and More) for 2019

2 days ago from Space.com

Here is a list of all the full moon names, dates and times (for the Eastern time zone) in 2019, beginning with the 'wolf' moon in January, to the 'cold'...

Weird Star System's Planet-Forming Disk Goes Vertical Like a Ferris Wheel

2 days ago from Space.com

Planet-forming disks of material typically orbit around the equators of stars, but now scientists have discovered such rings can go dramatically awry and encircle the poles of stars instead.

'Escape Artist' and More! Here's the 'Star Trek: Short Treks' Rundown You've Been Waiting For

2 days ago from Space.com

All 'Star Trek: Short Treks' — A Complete Review Round-Up that includes the latest episode "The Escape Artist."

See China Moon Mission's Far-Side Landing Site from Above (Photos)

2 days ago from Space.com

Scientists have used photos captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to further pinpoint the landing locale of China's Chang'e 4 far-side mission.

Dallas Stars acquire Andrew Cogliano from Anaheim Ducks

2 days ago from UPI

The Dallas Stars acquired Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Andrew Cogliano in a trade, the teams announced Monday.

South Korea to receive first two F-35A stealth jets in March

2 days ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin plans to deliver the first two F-35A stealth fighter aircraft to South Korea in March.

Team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed'

2 days ago from Physorg

Supermassive black holes weigh millions to billions times more than our sun and lie at the center of most galaxies. A supermassive black hole several million times the mass of...

The orderly chaos of black holes

2 days ago from Science Daily

During the formation of a black hole a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma-rays is produced, these events are called gamma-ray bursts. Researchers have built...

The Most Powerful Explosions in the Universe are Even Stranger Than We Thought

2 days ago from Space.com

The most powerful explosions in the universe may be even more exotic than scientists had thought.

Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

2 days ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After 2nd Space Station Delivery

2 days ago from Space.com

SpaceX's fourth Dragon capsule to make two trips to the International Space Station has returned to Earth overnight, with splashdown confirmed in the Pacific Ocean.

A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal a new way that stars die

3 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf being eaten by a black hole.

The orderly chaos of black holes

3 days ago from Physorg

During the formation of a black hole, a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma rays is produced, these events are called gamma ray bursts. The...

Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

3 days ago from Physorg

New research led by an astronomer at the University of Warwick has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a...

Big Bang query: Mapping how a mysterious liquid became all matter

3 days ago from Science Blog

The leading theory about how the universe began is the Big Bang, which says that 14 billion years ago the universe existed as a singularity, a one-dimensional point, with a...

Here's how origami could be used to shape the future of engineering

3 days ago from Physorg

Folding a paper crane is a slow, methodical process. So is unfolding an array of solar panels in space.