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Watch: Rachael Ray on house fire: 'Listen to your first responders'

5 weeks ago from UPI

Rachael Ray appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday to discuss the fire that destroyed her New York home in August.

Venus: Will private firms win the race to the fiery planet?

With interest in the possibility of life at Venus, there's an imperative to get more spacecraft to the planet.

Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’

5 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Venus’ clouds appear to contain a smelly, toxic gas that could be produced by bacteria, a new study suggests. Chemical signs of the gas phosphine have been spotted in observations of the...

Astronomers may have found hints of life in clouds of Venus

5 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Astronomers have detected a chemical signature in the atmosphere of Venus that may be associated with life.

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

In the clouds of Venus, scientists may have found signs of extraterrestrial life

5 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Astronomers detected a rare molecule called phosphine in the clouds above Venus. Scientists say it could have been created by extraterrestrial life.

Venus Might Host Life, New Discovery Suggests

5 weeks ago from Scientific American

The unexpected atmospheric detection of phosphine, a smelly gas made by microbes on Earth, could spark a revolution in astrobiology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Watch: Tyra Banks 'so excited' for 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere

5 weeks ago from UPI

New "Dancing with the Stars" host Tyra Banks and returning judge Bruno Tonioli teased the Season 29 premiere.

Delta to borrow $6.5 billion against SkyMiles frequent-flyer program

5 weeks ago from UPI

Delta Air Lines said Monday it plans to borrow $6.5 billion while using its SkyMiles frequent-flyer program as collateral, to help it navigate hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uranian moons in new light

5 weeks ago from Physorg

More than 230 years ago astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus and two of its moons. Using the Herschel Space Observatory, a group of astronomers led by Örs H....

SpaceX SN8 to launch and fly to 60,000 feet next week

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, has announced via Twitter that the company's SN8 rocket will take a test flight sometime next week. The plan is for the rocket is to...

Millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations detected in an X-ray binary

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Astronomers from Australia and Taiwan report the discovery of millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations in a neutron-star low-mass X-ray binary known as 1RXS J180408.9−342058. The discovery, detailed in a paper published September...

Back to school with Thomas Pesquet

5 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Video: 00:03:32 It's that time of year again: everyone is back to school! Like many, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is also studying, for his next mission to the International Space Station....

Famous birthdays for Sept. 14: Sam Neill, Emma Kenney

5 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Sam Neill turns 73 and actor Emma Kenney turns 21, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 14.

Famous birthdays for Sept. 13: Tyler Perry, Jacqueline Bisset

6 weeks ago from UPI

Filmmaker Tyler Perry turns 51 and actor Jacqueline Bisset turns 76, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 13.

Brian Cox and Adele's producer Paul Epworth discuss music and the cosmos

How do physics and space travel inspire musicians? Award-winning producer Paul Epworth finds out.

Trump to visit California for briefing on wildfires

6 weeks ago from UPI

President Donald Trump plans to visit California Monday to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom and emergency response officials for a briefing on wildfires that have torn through the state since...

Carbon-rich exoplanets may be made of diamonds

6 weeks ago from Science Blog

As missions like NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, TESS and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists are increasingly able to piece together what these planets look like,...

China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraft

6 weeks ago from Physorg

China's Mars probe Tianwen-1, which blasted into space in July, is now more than 15 million kilometers (9 million miles) from Earth en route to the red planet, the National...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 12: Jennifer Hudson, 2 Chainz

6 weeks ago from UPI

Actor/singer Jennifer Hudson turns 39 and rapper 2 Chainz turns 43, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 12.

Buccaneers list star WR Mike Evans as doubtful vs. Saints

6 weeks ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Mike Evans was listed as doubtful for Sunday's season opener against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury.

Carbon-rich exoplanets may be made of diamonds

6 weeks ago from Physorg

As missions like NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, TESS and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists are increasingly able to piece together...

Bahrain, Israel normalize relations in U.S.-brokered deal

6 weeks ago from UPI

Bahrain and Israel have established full diplomatic relations after the United States hosted a phone call between the leaders of the two nations, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

Pentagon rescinds order to shut down Stars and Stripes newspaper

6 weeks ago from UPI

The Pentagon rescinded its order to close down the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the publication announced.

Wallaby returns home after a day on the loose in Tennessee

6 weeks ago from UPI

A wallaby that escaped from its owner's home in Tennessee was found hopping around nearby after spending a night and most of a day on the loose.

Watch: Kim Nam-joo shares 'Bird' special video

6 weeks ago from UPI

K-pop star Kim Nam-joo released a new video for "Bird," the title track from her debut single album.

Winds of change move western smoke into the Pacific

6 weeks ago from Physorg

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured these series of images (made into an animated GIF) showing the winds changing direction on Sep. 06, 2020 when choking clouds of brown smoke began...

NASA satellite finds a wedge-shaped Tropical Storm Paulette

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Wind shear was affecting both Tropical Storm Paulette and Rene in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that strong southwesterly wind shear pushed...