A SpaceX satellite launch from California that could create a spectacular aerial display has been delayed. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain had been scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, nearly 20 minutes before sunrise. But the launch was pushed back to early Wednesday due to the need for more inspections. A spectacle occurred on Dec. 22 when a Falcon 9 lifted off shortly after sunset in exceptionally clear weather and reached an altitude where its expanding plume was illuminated by sunlight. The startling sight caused a sensation as far away as Phoenix. Spain's PAZ satellite carries an instrument to make radar images of the Earth
(MUNICH) — The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should “not test Israel’s resolve” as he showed off what he said
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. Students today are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings.
The Interior Department said in a statement that 50 homes suffered significant structural damage in Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca state, along with other damage to the city hall and main church. The Oaxaca state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that five women, four men and three children were killed at the crash site and another person died later at the hospital. When the quake struck Friday, Maricarmen Trujillo was on the same eighth floor of a Mexico City office building where she rode out a Sept. 19 earthquake that killed 228 people in the capital alone.
Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say the animals are settling back into their home in the wild after receiving unusual treatment for their injured paws. Recent photos and GPS tracking data show the female bears appear to be in good health as they move through Los Padres National Forest northwest of Los Angeles, news station KABC-TV reported Friday. The adult bears were released into the forest last month after getting care for third-degree burns they suffered in December's Thomas fire.
“There’s been a lot of talk lately about Britain,” boomed narrator Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson). The edit flashed forward to what would be the climactic scene: the exposing of Cheddar Man’s face. Dun, dun, dun! Up went the curtain to reveal the first Brit who, as you’ll know if you’ve read the news recently, was not the light-skinned Viking once assumed.
Washington, D.C., has issued a permit allowing Elon Musk's Boring Company to do preparatory and excavation work in what is now a parking lot north of the National Mall. The permit, reported Friday by the Washington Post, was issued way back on November 29th of 2017. The permit is part of an exploratory push by the city's Department of Transportation, which according to a spokesperson is examining the feasibility of digging a Hyperloop network under the city.
“As you can see with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain,” McMaster told a Russian delegate to the conference. Just minutes before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had dismissed the indictments as “just blabber,” according to remarks through an interpreter.
Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical professionals with bed-ridden or far-flung patients, as well as family living far from their relatives.
An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on Flight No. EP3704 were killed. “After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,” Tabatabai said.
Discovering ancient cities typically involves countless hours of digging. The method, which is called light detection and ranging scanning (LiDAR), uses a combination of aerial light pulses and GPS to create a 3D map. It’s been used to uncover a number of cities and most recently played a role in rediscovering a more than 1,000-year-old city in western Mexico, according to The Guardian.
Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, located about 15 miles north of Providence, was put on lockdown Friday afternoon after the discovery. Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas F. Oates III said a custodian was checking the restroom shortly around school dismissal time when she found small-caliber ammunition. Oates said fewer than 10 bullets were discovered.
In other words, the canvas on which "Crouching Beggar" rests doesn't just contain the two paintings, but it also has various iterations of Picasso's work. This shows that, for whatever reason, the artist had a change of heart and did away with a specific element of his own painting.
Does a bear leave scat in the woods? A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement. "Bears are essentially like farmers," said Taal Levi, an Oregon State assistant professor.
Before his first slopestyle run on Sunday, Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend on TV — a significant moment in a year when he is one of the first openly gay Americans competing in the Winter Olympics. Kenworthy, who came out in 2015, has been vocal about what it means to him to be representing LGBT Americans at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kenworthy’s boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, brought a rainbow American flag to Kenworthy’s event on Sunday local time and wore a shirt that said USGAY.
In a rapid-fire series of tweets from his Palm Beach estate, the president unloaded over the Russia investigation, days after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
Discovering ancient cities typically involves countless hours of digging. But now archaeologists are able to save some time, thanks to a high-tech laser technique. The method, which is called light detection and ranging scanning (LiDAR), uses a combination of aerial light pulses and GPS to create a 3D map. It’s been used to uncover a number of cities and most recently played a role in rediscovering a more than 1,000-year-old city in western Mexico, according to The Guardian. It was known that the ancient city Angamuco existed, but it was buried deep down under lava that spread over more than 10-square-miles. What wasn’t known, however, was how dense the city was. “If you do the maths, all of
Of all of Commander Paul Bauer’s responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him were being a good husband to his wife, Erin, and good father to his daughter, Grace, several speakers said during his funeral at the Nativity of Our Lord Church. “Erin and Grace were everything,” said former First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante, who grew up with Bauer and served with him for most of Bauer’s 31 years on the force. Bauer, 53, was gunned down Tuesday near a government building in downtown Chicago.
Paleontologists from the University of Alberta have discovered a never-before-seen species of fish in South America, with the help of a curious tourist. The fossil, called Candelarhynchus padillai, is approximately 90 million years old, and has no modern relatives, explained Oksana Vernygora, PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences and lead author on the study. The discovery was made with the unlikely assistance of a young tourist, visiting the Monastery of La Candelaria, near the town of Ráquira Boyacá, Colombia. “A kid was walking into the monastery during a tour when he noticed the shape of a fish in flagstones on the ground,” explained Javier Luque, PhD candidate and co-author on the study.
In response, the military said one of its tanks struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials said the target belonged to the Islamic Jihad militant group and that there were no casualties on the Palestinian side. Israel typically strikes Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, for all attacks emanating from the territory, regardless of who carries them out.
The simple worm sometimes behaves differently from others with the exact same genes—an evolutionary advantage that confounds basic genetics, according to a new study. Researchers studying why the tiny creatures behave a certain way at different life stages found that worms with identical genes and living in the same environment will nonetheless engage in atypical behavior. Using a newly developed system, scientists were able to record the worms’ behavior for their entire life cycle, which lasts about 50 hours.
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit southern Wales Saturday morning, the first in the United Kingdom of that size in about 10 years. The earthquake, with an epicenter north of Swansea, was felt through southwest England and the south of Wales, according to the BBC. However, no reports of serious damage or injury has been recorded. There has been a minor earthquake throughout South Wales, there is no need to phone the emergency services unless you have something to report ie:- damage or injuries.
SpaceX will launch its first two test satellites next week, a postponement from an initial liftoff that was scheduled on Sunday. Elon Musk's space company aims to begin building its own constellation of 4,425 broadband satellites in 2019, with another 7,518 satellites to come after. The constellation may be able to bring 5G-like service to billions around the world.