On Monday, the President announced the U.S. will establish a “Space Force” as a way for the United States to exercise extraterrestrial dominance, according to Reuters. “Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security,” Trump said at a White House event attended by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin as well as executives of major aerospace companies. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space.
The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m. A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store. Tumwater Police Department spokeswoman Laura Wohl said it is unclear whether the gunman was ever inside the store or if shots were fired inside, The Olympian reported .
The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said. Four victims were dead at the scene, Boyd said.
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had his ashes interred at Westminster Abbey in London last week, and he also received a send-off to space: the European Space Agency beamed music that included snippets of his synthesized voice into the closest known black-hole. A fitting tribute to Hawking, who was renowned for his work on black holes: in 1974, he demonstrated that, contrary to popular belief, black holes do emit radiation (a phenomena that became known as “Hawking radiation).
Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence. The dramatic development comes a week after Munich prosecutors raided Stadler's home after charging him with fraud and falsifying documents that allowed diesel vehicles equipped with cheating software to be sold to European customers. Four police officers detained the Audi boss at his home at between 6 and 7 am, a spokesman for Munich prosecutors told AFP, saying that the arrest was justified as he is suspected of "seeking to influence witnesses or other suspects".
A retired astronaut predicts that rockets developed by SpaceX, NASA, and Blue Origin won’t succeed in landing human beings on Mars — not because the technology won’t work, but because the safety risks are too great.
More Republicans broke ranks with the White House this weekend over the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents who cross into the United States illegally from their children. The White House has refused to budge on its new “zero tolerance” policy that, by referring all cases of illegal entry into the U.S. for criminal prosecution, splits migrant children from parents taken into custody. Here are the Republicans who have joined Democrats across the board in speaking out against the policy.
By Jon Herskovitz COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys. Seth Murray, a top corn breeder at Texas A&M University, and Rob Arnold, working on a doctorate at the school while making whiskey for a Fort Worth distiller, are trying to develop commercially viable strains of corn with identifiable flavors, in the same way as specific grapes define the taste of wine from California's Napa Valley or a Bordeaux produced in southwest France.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have contributed to an international study that will potentially help humans to colonize Mars and find life on other planets. Credit: Australian National University (ANU) The study on an organism that survives in inhospitable and low-light conditions could dramatically improve our understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants and other organisms make and store energy from light and produce oxygen. ANU worked with research institutions in Italy, France and the United Kingdom to support London’s Imperial College, which led the study. Cyanobacteria are one of the largest groups of bacteria on Earth, where they have existed for
A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 307 people were treated for injuries at hospitals. Most of the injured were in Osaka — Japan’s No. 2 city bustling with businesses.
James Hansen wishes he was wrong. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. The hotter world that Hansen envisioned in 1988 has pretty much come true so far, more or less.
Duque captured almost 54% of the vote, putting him 12 points ahead of former leftist guerrilla Gustavo Petro in a tense runoff election that had appeared to be tightening in recent days. In the end, the prematurely graying 41-year-old sailed to victory, promising to change parts of the accord with leftist rebels but not “shred it to pieces” as some of his hawkish allies had been urging. When he takes office in August, Duque will be Colombia’s youngest president in more than a century.
But first, let me take a selfie. NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an "unprecedented" massive dust storm on Mars. The image, a composite created by scientist Seán Doran, who works with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to create and process its photography, shows the $2.5 billion research vehicle stylin' and profilin' in the wake of the epic dust storm happening on the Red Planet. "It's blended out of the shot," Doran told The Daily Mail when asked how he created the image. "The arm moves around as it takes about 100 images to make a full 360 [-degree image]." The Curiosity rover is currently on the Gale Crater on Mars, a 96-mile-wide valley that researchers once believed
Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required. A reality check may come sooner than many may think, according to a report out Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which finds as many as 64,000 coastal residences worth $26 billion in Florida are at risk of chronic flooding in the next 30 years, the life of a typical mortgage. Across the United States, 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $120 billion in today's dollars are at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, it said.
The bacteria that 3.5 billion years ago were largely responsible for the creation of a breathable atmosphere on Earth could be press-ganged into terraforming other planets, research suggests. A team of biologists and chemists from Australia, the UK, France and Italy has been investigating the ability of cyanobacteria – also known as blue-green algae – to photosynthesise in low-light conditions. Cyanobacteria are some of the most ancient organisms around, and were responsible, though photosynthesis, for converting the Earth’s early atmosphere of methane, ammonia and other gases into the composition it sustains today. The photochemistry used by the microbes is pretty much the same as that used by the legion of multicellular plants that subsequently evolved.
Seventeen people were treated for gunshot wounds, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Two suspects opened fire around 2:45 a.m. during the Art All Night Trenton festival that showcases local art, music, food and films. Onofri said he believes police killed him.
Read on below to find everything you need to know about summer, the solstice, traditions, the significance of Stonehenge – and how to celebrate it. When is the longest day of the year? The solstice officially marks the beginning of astronomical summer which ends when the autumn equinox falls on September 23.
A tarsier is known for its big, beady eyes, but it's only when you look at a skull of this diminutive South East Asian primate that you realise just how big are. Each one is the same size as its brain. They can't move their eyeballs; if they want to look to the right or left they have to turn their whole head. But the mere fact that tarsiers have these monster organs tells you one thing: vision is very important to them. The animal is a master in the dark, able to see and snaffle insects and small birds even when it seems impossibly dark. "Theirs is a monochrome world; the back of their eyes are packed with photoreceptor rods, not cones, so they can gather every last photon of light," explains
The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent Friday to the House Intelligence Committee and first reported by The Washington Post. Stone and Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign aide who arranged the 2016 meeting, did not disclose the contact in their interviews with the committee.
This assertion comes courtesy of paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner (a significant source of inspiration for Sam Neil's Alan Grant), who has served as a longtime advisor for the Jurassic Park/World franchise. Now, with the genetics field making great strides in the years since Steven Spielberg's original film debuted back in 1993, Horner and his colleagues believe that we're close to learning how to construct our own dinosaurs. Rather than use old DNA from a mosquito encased in amber (which is how it works in the movies), Horner recently opened up to People and explained that we could potentially use bird DNA (as birds are the genetic descendants of dinosaurs) and manipulate the genetic code to create
When former First Lady Laura Bush denounced the border policy that has led to the separation of about 2,000 children from their families, in a Washington Post op-ed on Sunday, she drew a parallel between today’s news and a hard-learned lesson from the American past. It’s been just about 30 years since President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. That law paid out reparations of about $20,000 to every survivor of those internment camps “to right a grave wrong,” as he put it, which the law blamed on “racial prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership.” But, as noted by Mae Ngai, professor of Asian American Studies and professor of History at Columbia University, the apology and reparations came more than a generation after President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 led to the rounding up of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, most of whom were U.S. citizens.
Scientists are closer to understanding how the brain works by using a tiny, flexible, needle-like probe that can measure how different areas communicate with one another. Photo: Composite/Allen Institute for Brain Science
Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar's southern Mon state are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend with no relief in sight, according to a report in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar on Monday. Rains triggered a landslide that damaged the hilltop Kyeik Than Lan pagoda, whose golden stupa towers over state capital Mawlamyine.
Human encroachment is pushing wild mammals all over the globe to increasingly become creatures of the night, moving their daytime activities toward the darker hours, a new study finds. This day-to-night shift, described in the journal Science, could have a host of implications for the health and survival of these species – and the structure of their ecosystems as a whole. Roughly 75 percent of the world's land surface has been impacted by humans, researchers say – and as animals have been trapped in these shrinking parcels of pristine land, they've had to adapt to living in the presence of cities or near human activity. Scientists have found that some birds have had to change the frequency of
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Sunday that investigators arrested 47-year-old Jose Nunez on suspicion of super aggravated sexual assault of a child, pending formal charges. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Salazar said. Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office who worked at the county jail, was being held at the facility Monday on a $75,000 bond, according to the jail.