What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly
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“An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.”
In the debate over whether human beings should set off to other worlds beyond Earth, one of the most compelling cons is this: Our bodies don’t like it. Few people know this better than Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station from 2015 to...
Fifty shades of grey squirrel: Multi-coloured variety of the common rodent leaps from branch to branch as it looks for food in India
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“These exotic, giant squirrels with brightly-coloured three-tone fur coats make their British grey and red cousins look pale in comparison. ”
Malabar Giant squirrels have a patchwork of fur, with colours ranging from beige and tan to brown and rust The exotic rodents are double the size of their grey relatives and measure up to 36 inches from head to tail They prefer the tops of trees to the ground, foraging for nuts, fruits and...
BREAKING NEWS: Fossilized snapshot of mass death found on North Dakota ranch
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“The K-T boundary in the buttes around Bowman is easy to spot, a black band located near the surface in outcroppings.”
Intrigued, DePalma kept digging, and found a dazzling assortment of fossils, very delicate yet wonderfully preserved. He found a jumble of wood, cypress tree bundles, tree trunks coated with amber and fish, all entombed together in muddy sediment that hardened over the eons into mudstone....
“Troubled” Jussie Smollett Condemned by Chicago Police in Fiery Address
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““I only hope that the truth about what happened receives the same amount of attention that the hoax did,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie...”
Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki, who followed Johnson behind the lectern to run through the timeline of the police investigation, noted that authorities conducted more than 100 interviews, canvassed the area, and reviewed footage from more than 50 cameras belonging...
Nike shares zigzag after Avenatti tweet of scandal is followed by Avenatti’s arrest
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“Avenatti is facing charges from New York and California prosecutors with news conferences to start shortly”
Just moments later, court reporters tweeted that federal prosecutors were preparing charges against Avenatti alleging he had tried to extort Nike by threatening to release damaging information unless they agreed to pay him and a client millions of dollar. The U.S. Attorney General for the...
Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras
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“As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety features in their...”
As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety features in their cockpits. One reason: Boeing charged extra for them. For Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers, the practice of charging to upgrade a standard...
Beto O'Rourke's hacker name was 'Psychedelic Warlord.' Really.
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“I guess he wouldn't have to ask the Russians to do it for him. ”
Beto O’Rourke — yes, the same skateboard-riding, baby faced, recently declared presidential candidate who narrowly lost a senate campaign to Ted Cruz — just added another cool notch to his Gen X-cred belt. According to a forthcoming book by Joseph Menn, and as he reported in Reuters, the...
How a 50-year-old design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet
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“A set of stairs may have never caused so much trouble in an aircraf”
A set of stairs may have never caused so much trouble in an aircraft. First introduced in West Germany as a short-hop commuter jet in the early Cold War, the Boeing 737-100 had folding metal stairs attached to the fuselage that passengers climbed to board before airports had...
The most dangerous U.S. spy you've never heard of
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“The threat increases, he said, when Havana goes on to sell those U.S. military secrets to nations like China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.”
She put American combat troops in harm's way, betrayed her own people and handed over so many secrets that experts say the U.S. may never know the full extent of the damage. Ana Montes was the Queen of Cuba, an American who from 1985 to the September 11, 2001 attacks handed over U.S....
A shadowy group trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un allegedly raided a North Korean embassy in broad daylight
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“In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, tied up the staff, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled...”
Read entire article here According to Spanish media reports, the assailants tied up the embassy staff with rope, put hoods over their heads and asked them questions. They spoke in Korean and appeared to be Asian. More than an hour into the raid, a woman reportedly escaped, and her screams for...