- Science/Space and Astronomy
- 2018-06-23 01:34:33Z
Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context. Former journalist Friedland -- not to be confused with Jonathan Freedland, a prominent columnist at the London-based Guardian newspaper -- had served in communications roles for Disney.
Allison Barrie has the first look at the new Milrem Robotics THeMIS, a smart robot that can stealthily approach an enemy tank, and destroy it. The ground drone will be adapted with a special turret from MBDA called IMPACT, and armed with powerful missiles, designed to obliterate enemy tanks.
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she's stuck on Earth. In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps - who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time - would not be flying to the orbiting outpost in June after all. No public reason was given for the sudden reassignment, and Epps hasn't said much about the situation until now. SEE ALSO: Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all On Thursday Epps spoke out about why she was pulled from the flight during the Tech Open Air conference in...
Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London.
The outcome marks a big change in how police can obtain phone records
The irritating "plink, plink" sounds of a dripping tap has caused many a sleepless night. But now Cambridge University has discovered what causes it, and how to stop it. Using ultra-high-speed cameras and audio capture techniques, researchers found the noise is produced by the movement of a small bubble of air trapped beneath the water's surface. The bubble forces the water surface itself to vibrate, creating the sound as it hits an empty, or water-filled sink below. However changing the surface tension of the water that the drops are falling onto by adding washing up liquid causes the sound to vanish. "A lot of work has been done on the physical mechanics of a dripping tap, but...
She sued the federal government and won
As the rivals boost reconciliation efforts
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: "Civil emergency. prepare for action."
Aman Abdurrahman is the key ideologue for IS militants in the world's largest Muslim nation
The families were were driven apart during the turmoil of the Korean War
They were separated from their families by Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy
The explosion damaged the imam's office but nobody was hurt
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer died June 21 at 68, the Washington Post confirmed. Krauthammer died from cancer of the small intestine, according to the paper. Krauthammer had been largely absent from public for several months before writing his farewell column.
It's just over four years since Prayuth, 64, launched a coup d'etat after six months of street protests
Kilauea's lava flow encompasses only 9.5 square miles on an island the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined
One woman hadn't seen her son in more than a month.
There is still no clear process for reuniting them with their families
A litter of mountain lion kittens were recently discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains in Calabasas, California, according to a National Park Service video released June 19. The Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area shared the news on their Twitter page on June 19. "We recently discovered a litter of 4 mountain lion kittens, all female," the unit shared. Footage shows the kittens in their den with one of them hissing and showing her teeth to the camera. After collecting tissue samples from each kitten, the unit found that the litter weighed between four and a half and five pounds and were four and a half weeks old. Credit: Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area via Storyful
While bad news for the Opportunity rover, this gives NASA a great chance to study the storm up close.
The new study is small but promising
Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem. - What are the causes of ocean noise? Advocacy groups focus on seismic airguns, which are used by oil and gas interests to find reserves on the ocean floor.
The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment. US industry emits some 13 million metric tons each year, far more than the amount estimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said the findings published in the journal Science. Researchers said the actual leak rate of 2.3 percent -- compared to EPA inventory estimates of 1.4 percent -- represents enough natural gas to fuel 10 million homes.
By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged ship Lifeline should take the people it plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands and not Italy. "We will assume the humanitarian generosity and responsibility to save these people and take them onto Italian coastguard ships," Toninelli said in a video posted on Facebook.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a dumpling … It's a "Star Trek" Borg cube … It's the asteroid Ryugu! Our view of Ryugu, a half-mile-wide space rock nearly 180 million miles from Earth, is coming into sharper focus with the approach of the Japanese probe Hayabusa 2. Three and a half years after its launch, the spacecraft is now within 35 miles of the asteroid, closing in on what's expected to be a standoff orbital distance of 12 miles. The pictures that it's been sending back throughout the approach provide enough detail to reveal Ryugu's blocky shape. "It looks… Read More
As they head into an already difficult midterm election cycle, GOP lawmakers have found themselves playing defense.
20/20's Deborah Roberts enters the Hudson County jail where Dr. James Kauffman was held on charges of murdering his wife before he committed suicide
"It reminds me that my mom is with me all the time," Kim Pack said of her mother and radio host April Kauffman.
"I grabbed her hand and I begged her for an ounce of her strength," April Kauffman's daughter Kim Pack said of saying goodbye to her mother before her burial.
One day after her husband signed an executive order to keep families together
New Hungarian laws that criminalize people for helping asylum-seekers are shameful and blatantly xenophobic, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Thursday. The legislation, passed by the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday, could come into force as early as July 1, he said in a statement. This makes it a criminal offense to provide advice to migrants and refugees or to monitor human rights at borders, he added.
Company to let some groups starting charging monthly fees for access to content.
LONDON (AP) - Thousands watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge on Thursday, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.
The European Space Agency released a video on June 21 showing the final images recorded by the Rosetta Probe as it crash-landed onto the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in September 2016, ending its 10-year mission. The ESA said of Rosetta's last recordings: "As it moved closer towards the surface it scanned across an ancient pit and sent back images showing what would become its final resting place." Credit: ESA via Storyful
The arrest came about 48 hours after the rapper was shot and killed
The 5-4 ruling is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually
"What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate"
But they don't think North Korea will dismantle its nuclear program
If he wins on Sunday, Erdogan will become Turkey's most powerful leader since 1923.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed a daughter - becoming the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office
John Moore's photograph of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at the U.S.-Mexico border is featured on the July 2 cover of TIME
An industry unites to fight for endangered farms
Donald Trump turned the machinery of the state on some of the world's most vulnerable humans in the border humanitarian crisis
There are 17 hours of sunlight
The bill was a long shot, but failure may now come at a steeper price for the GOP
Officials said recent diplomatic developments had reduced the threat of missile strikes
He also unleashed a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him
The last time Trump was invited to the U.K., over 1.8 million Britons signed a petition against his visit
Facebook will also be blocked throughout Algeria during the exam period