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North Korea SLBM launch could happen soon, Seoul official says

5 weeks ago from UPI

South Korea's joint chiefs of staff chair nominee confirmed there is a possibility North Korea could test a submarine-launched ballistic missile on the occasion of a major anniversary in October.

Five new giant radio galaxies discovered

5 weeks ago from Physorg

With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have detected five new giant radio galaxies (GRGs). The new GRGs have sizes ranging from 2.3 to 2.6 million light years, and have...

Creative Arts Emmys: 'SNL,' 'Last Week Tonight' win on second night

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"Saturday Night Live" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" were the big winners from the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys.

Final report: Boeing, FAA made 'serious' flaws, 'missteps' with 737 Max

5 weeks ago from UPI

Congressional investigators said Wednesday Boeing and the FAA failed to ensure travelers' safety when they designed and certified the 737 Max airliner, which crashed twice and has been grounded for...

Final report says Boeing, FAA made 'serious flaws' and 'missteps' with 737 Max

5 weeks ago from UPI

A report Wednesday says Boeing and the FAA failed their duty to ensure travelers' safety when they designed and certified the 737 Max airliner -- which crashed twice and has...

How scientists around the world track the solar cycle

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Every morning, astronomer Steve Padilla takes a short walk from his home to the base of a tower that soars 150 feet above the ground. Tucked in the San Gabriel...

Neutrinos could reveal how fast radio bursts are launched

5 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

For over a decade, astronomers have puzzled over the origins of fast radio bursts, brief blasts of radio waves that come mostly from distant galaxies. During that same period, scientists have also detected...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 16: Alexis Bledel, Ed Begley Jr.

5 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Alexis Bledel turns 39 and actor Ed Begley Jr. turns 70, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 16.

Sarah Paulson: No Louise Fletcher in her 'Ratched'

5 weeks ago from UPI

"Ratched" star Sarah Paulson describes how her character is different in the Netflix "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" prequel, premiering Friday.

Shinzo Abe's Cabinet resigns en mass as Yoshihide Suga prepares to take power

5 weeks ago from UPI

Members of outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet resigned en masse ahead of Yoshihide Suga's official selection as the country's next leader on Wednesday.

Space Force aims for lean, fast force, Gen. John Raymond says

5 weeks ago from UPI

The Space Force must be lean, agile and fast -- and must be prepared to engage in warfare in space if necessary, the U.S. Chief of Space Operations said this...

Madonna to direct, co-write her own biopic for Universal

5 weeks ago from UPI

Universal Pictures announced it is developing a film based on the life of Madonna, with the pop superstar set to direct the movie herself and co-write the screenplay with Diablo...

Air Force destroys surrogate cruise missile in hypervelocity projectile test

5 weeks ago from UPI

The Pentagon on Tuesday released video showing the rapid detection and destruction of surrogate Russian cruise missiles as part of a test of its new Advanced Battle Management System earlier...

Hamilton's McMaster University distancing itself from Trump adviser linked to downplaying of COVID-19

5 weeks ago from CBC: Health

McMaster University appears to be distancing itself from a a part-time faculty member who's been working for the Trump administration to allegedly downplay the impact of COVID-19.

Poll: U.S. image hits record low linked to handling of COVID-19

5 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. image has hit a record low in some countries in part linked to bad ratings for its COVID-19 response, a new poll shows.

A warm Jupiter orbiting a cool star

5 weeks ago from Science Blog

A planet observed crossing in front of, or transiting, a low-mass star has been determined to be about the size of Jupiter. While hundreds of Jupiter-sized planets have been discovered...

Black panther reported on the loose near Spanish village

5 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Spain were using helicopters and thermal imaging cameras to search the area around a village where residents reported sightings of a black panther on the loose.

Look: Justin Bieber to release 'Holy' featuring Chance the Rapper

5 weeks ago from UPI

Justin Bieber will kick off a "new era" with "Holy," a new single featuring Chance the Rapper, on Friday.

Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means

5 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

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How Scientists Around the World Track the Solar Cycle

5 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: How Scientists Around the World Track the Solar CyclePortal origin nid: 464418Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA scientists study the solar cycle...

Solar cycle 25 is here. NASA, NOAA scientists explain what that means

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new...

Watch: Paul Rudd urges millennials to wear masks amid pandemic

5 weeks ago from UPI

"Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd appeared in a PSA for New York governor Andrew Cuomo amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NASA Aqua satellite casts three eyes on sally and finds heavy rain potential

5 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the cloud top temperatures and water vapor content in Hurricane Sally as it crawls toward landfall, and found the potential for large amounts of rainfall, which,...

Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

5 weeks ago from Physorg

In a little more than a decade, samples of rover-scooped Martian soil will rocket to Earth.

Watch: 'Moonbase 8': John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker train for space in new trailer

5 weeks ago from UPI

John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker star as three eager astronauts in the first trailer for Showtime's upcoming comedy, "Moonbase 8."

Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

5 weeks ago from Science Daily

While scientists are eager to study the red planet's soils for signs of life, researchers must ponder a considerable new challenge: Acidic fluids - which once flowed on the Martian...

America's 180 on athlete activism

5 weeks ago from Physorg

For 50 dormant years—roughly, the period between Muhammad Ali's heyday and the Miami Heat donning hoodies after Trayvon Martin's murder—athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics.

Loose goat captured while wandering Pennsylvania neighborhood

5 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Pennsylvania are trying to identify the owner of a loose goat found wandering in a residential neighborhood and visiting front porches.