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Watch: Taemin is handcuffed in 'Criminal' music video teaser

6 weeks ago from UPI

K-pop star Taemin shared a preview of his dark and brooding video for the song "Criminal."

CfA research on twin suns, ’Oumuamua, and Betelgeuse

6 weeks ago from Harvard Science

It was a busy summer for scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Researchers put forth a theory that indirectly nods to a famous “Star Wars” scene, resolved one...

Determining the interior of Mars

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

NASA's InSight mission provides data from the surface of Mars. Its seismometer, equipped with electronics not only records marsquakes, but unexpectedly reacts to solar eclipses as well. When the Martian...

NASA satellite finds Haishen now a super typhoon

6 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Philippine Sea on Sept. 4 and provided a visible image of Haishen that had strengthened into a super typhoon.

Debris from stellar explosion not slowed after 400 years

6 weeks ago from Science Blog

Material blasting away from the site of an exploded star has been recorded traveling at speeds faster than 20 million miles per hour — about 25,000 times faster than the...

NASA's Aqua Satellite finds wind shear not letting up on Omar

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Tropical Depression Omar is one stubborn storm. Since it developed early in the week, it was being affected by wind shear. That wind shear has not let up by the...

NASA's Chandra Opens Treasure Trove of Cosmic Delights

6 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

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Look: Camila Mendes, boyfriend Grayson Vaughan go Instagram official

6 weeks ago from UPI

"Riverdale" star Camila Mendes confirmed she's dating Grayson Vaughan with a photo on Instagram.

With DUST-2 Launch, NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is Back on the Range

6 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: With DUST-2 Launch, NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is Back on the RangePortal origin nid: 464182Published: Friday, September 4, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The first NASA...

Japan, South Korea nuclear envoys agree to cooperate on North Korea

6 weeks ago from UPI

Nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan exchanged a phone call on Friday and agreed to cooperate on North Korea nuclear matters.

Solar eclipse measured on Mars, affects interior

6 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA's InSight mission provides data from the surface of Mars. Its seismometer, equipped with electronics built at ETH Zurich, not only records marsquakes, but unexpectedly reacts to solar eclipses as...

Gina Torres joins '9-1-1: Lone Star' for Season 2

6 weeks ago from UPI

"Suits," "Firefly" and "Hannibal" actress Gina Torres has joined the cast of "9-1-1: Lone Star" for Season 2.

Next artificial intelligence mission selected

6 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Following yesterday’s successful launch of ɸ-sat-1 – Europe’s first artificial intelligence Earth observation mission – plans are already underway for the next innovative state-of-the-art technology, ɸ-sat-2.

Meet the Experts: Comets

6 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Video: 00:06:49 Comets are small objects of loosely packed ice and dust. Sometimes oddly shaped, they can tell us much about the formation of our Solar System. Cometary scientist Charlotte Götz...

'That Golden Girl Show!' puppet parody to stream on Broadway on Demand

6 weeks ago from UPI

Sixteen original episodes of "That Golden Girl Show! A Puppet Parody" will be released via the Broadway on Demand app, starting Sept. 14, the show's producers announced.

David Blaine takes 7,000-metre high balloon ride

6 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Daredevil reaches the incredible height hanging from a cluster of giant balloons, then parachutes to the ground.

Geologic age of Finsen Crater on far side of the moon found to be 3.5 billion years

6 weeks ago from Physorg

The absolute model age (AMA), or geologic age of Finsen crater on the moon's far side is determined to be about 3.5 billion years (Ga) based on crater counting method,...

Vega’s return to flight

6 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Europe’s Vega light-lift rocket is back to normal operations at Europe’s Spaceport and is scheduled for two more missions this year. So how did Vega reach this success after an...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 4: Damon Wayans, Max Greenfield

6 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Damon Wayans turns 60 and actor Max Greenfield turns 40, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 4.

Hilary Swank explores astronaut's vulnerability in 'Away'

6 weeks ago from UPI

Hilary Swank discusses her role as an astronaut leading an international mission to Mars in the Netflix series "Away," premiering Friday.

These black holes collided so hard they made space-time jiggle

7 weeks ago from PopSci

Artist’s impression of binary black holes about to collide. (Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)/)Some 7 billion light-years away, two black holes swirled closer and closer together over...

Planet-forming disks with misaligned rings discovered in multi-star system

7 weeks ago from UPI

Astronomers have discovered misaligned rings within the planet-forming disk surrounding a faraway, triple-star system. Scientists suspect the disk was disrupted by the gravitational pull from one of the three...

NASA eyes typhoon Haishen's 10 mile-wide eye

7 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA's Terra satellite's visible image of Typhoon Haishen revealed a small "pinhole" eye surrounded by several hundred miles of thunderstorms spiraling around it as it continued moving north though the...

'Star Trek: Discovery' casts franchise's first non-binary, transgender roles

7 weeks ago from UPI

CBS All Access announced non-binary actor Blu del Barrio and transgender actor Ian Alexander are joining "Star Trek: Discovery" season 3 as the series' first non-binary and trans characters.

L.A. coronavirus testing centers will close amid extreme heat and Labor Day

7 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

All drive-through testing sites run by the city will be closed over the 3-day weekend, but a few pop-up testing events will be held Friday and Saturday.

Peculiar planetary system architecture around three Orion stars explained

7 weeks ago from Science Daily

In our Solar System, the eight planets and many other minor objects orbit in a flat plane around the Sun; but in some distant systems, planets orbit on an incline...

A weirdly warped planet-forming disk circles a distant trio of stars

7 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

In one of the most complex cosmic dances astronomers have yet spotted, three rings of gas and dust circle a trio of stars. The star system GW Orionis, located about 1,300 light-years...

'Star Trek Day' virtual event to feature cast reunions, marathons

7 weeks ago from UPI

CBS All Access will host a "Star Trek Day" celebration Sept. 8 featuring panels with cast members and curated episode marathons.