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science
Aug 19, 2019
NASA is planning to take humans back to the moon by 2024, and the rocket that will be used for this mission is almost ready. Although they feared the 2024 launch date couldn't be met, NASA engineers started working harder on the Space Launch System, the giant rocket that will help power the spacecraft that will head to the moon. During a press conference, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine revealed that the engineers had completed 90% of the construction on the rocket. Moreover, Bridenstine explained this meant that the rocket would be ready according to the schedule and everything was looking well regarding the 2024 launch date.
entertainment
Aug 19, 2019
Daphne Zuniga would love to bring 'Melrose Place' back. The 56-year-old actress said that she's willing to take part in a series revival for the classic Fox property. Zuniga said during the interview that she was waiting to see how the 'Beverly Hills 90210' performed to see if it was worth to revive 'Melrose Place' for a second run, but she added that if they decide to bring back the show, they would need a clever idea to make it work. Zuniga finished saying that they would have to make sure that the storyline honors what fans loved about the original show, so they would need an excellent writer to tell that story.
entertainment
Aug 19, 2019
Tom Hiddlestone is gearing up to bring his most famous character to the small screen in 'Loki,' an upcoming series on Disney+. The 38-year-old actor has revealed that the first season will last for six hours, which will likely be split into six one-hour episodes. Tom also talked about his excitement to play the character in a tv show; he indicated that Loki represents a significant part of his life since he has been playing the role for nearly 10 years, so having the opportunity to see Loki face new challenges and use his skills to the max will be a treat for fans.
science
Aug 19, 2019
Now that NASA's Juno spacecraft has come back after spending the last eight years studying Jupiter, scientists have brand new information about this planet's history. Jupiter has always been considered the biggest planet of our solar system, so scientists have always been intrigued to study its core. Thanks to Juno's observations, researchers at NASA discovered that Jupiter's core doesn't look like they thought it would, instead, looked a lot less dense. After running numerous simulations, scientists concluded that it's most likely that Jupiter was slammed by a smaller planetary body when it was still forming, which would explain why the core isn't as dense and compact as it was previously thought.
science
Aug 19, 2019
People volunteering to clean up the Norfolk coast were shocked when to see that a couple of seals were suffocating among all the plastic waste. This news comes after the RSPCA claimed that the number of animals that have been affected by the plastic pollution crisis is at an all-time high. Back in 2015, about 473 accidents involving plastic and animals were recorded in the U.K alone, and now, the RSPCA has revealed that this number rose to 579 in 2018. Now, the Norfolk volunteers are starting a campaign to encourage citizens to help clean up the plastic rings laying in the sand that can potentially harm seals and other animals.
science
Aug 19, 2019
NASA is one step closer to sending another rover to Mars after concluding a successful test. To prepare rovers for future space missions, space agencies carefully select places on Earth that imitate the conditions of the planet where the spacecraft will land. One of these places is Iceland's Lambahraun lava field which contains black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, and can help scientists determine if the rover is ready to be sent to Mars. NASA scientists explained that the Curiosity rover prototype that traveled through this lava field was indestructible and that thanks to its four wheels, two motors and a dozen small size car batteries it was ready for the 2020 mission to Mars.
entertainment
Aug 19, 2019
The successful 49-year-old director has announced that he will be in charge of a new Netflix anime series called 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' and will revolve around an original story based on the 1980's Mattel's He-Man toy line. Smith made the announcement at the 2019 PowerCon, and he added that he was incredibly grateful to Mattel and Netflix for giving him the chance to direct such a classic property. The director added that the new story would pick up where the original series ended, adding that now fans would be able to see the story that they always wanted when they were kids.
science
Aug 19, 2019
Viviparous lizards who give birth to live offspring might be joining the list of endangered species that are set to go extinct in the next few years. Scientists from two different universities have teamed up to find how reproduction strategies in viviparous and oviparous lizards have evolved to determine their chances of survival regarding the current climate breakdown. Now, the researchers have revealed that viviparous lizards' ability to withstand and reproduce in cold places might play against them in the future since higher global temperatures could make it harder for this species to reproduce, which could ultimately lead to their extinction.
entertainment
Aug 19, 2019
Kiefer Sutherland is currently in recovery for a fall he suffered while on tour to promote his new album Reckless & Me. The 52-year-old actor slipped and fell while he was coming down the stairs of his tour bus in Denmark; the fall severely injured one of his ribs and made it impossible for him to breathe, so he was forced to cancel the last three performances of the tour, although he stated that he plans to make it up to the fans who had already bought a ticket.
entertainment
Aug 19, 2019
SyFy has announced the cancellation of Superman prequel series 'Krypton' after the end of its second season. The series starred Chris McCumber and told the story of Superman's grandfather; the decision to cancel the show comes a few days after the season 2 finale aired. Although the show was fairly popular during its first season with 1.8 million viewers, viewership during the second season suffered a sharp drop to 408,000 in its second season. The network has also decided not to move forward with Superman spinoff 'Lobo,' but the pilot will be offered to other networks.
science
Aug 16, 2019
Scientists have unveiled the new James Webb Space Telescope whose infrared technology would allow them to discover more mysteries about our galaxy. Since 2018, the TESS planet-hunting telescope has discovered numerous exoplanets that have intrigued scientists, and now, the next step is to learn more about these planetary bodies. Because of this, NASA has been working on designing a new telescope that would allow them to take a closer look into these exoplanets, which is why the space agency has created the James Webb Space Telescope that's set to launch in 2021.
travel
Aug 16, 2019
A carrier based in Malaysia, Malindo Air, announced a new route that took passengers from Sidney, Australia to Denpasar, Bali. The first flight reportedly departed this Thursday at 12.40 pm, Australian time. The office general manager of the airline said that the addition would give Australian travelers wanting to visit Bali more options, as before this introduction, only four carriers were operating the route. He also added that the addition could attract around 23,472 travelers during the remaining months of the year.
health
Aug 16, 2019
Since 70% of the human body is made of water, drinking enough of this liquid is vital for our health. Because of this, here we are listing four ways in which people can start drinking more water. The first step is to set a daily goal since it could be motivating and the second one is to keep a reusable water bottle with us everywhere we go. Moreover, other helpful tips are setting reminders in our phones that would tell us when to drink water, and having a glass of water before and after we eat our daily meals.
tech
Aug 16, 2019
Security researcher Mike Grover has developed a new way to hack devices remotely with a Lightning cable that he bought from Apple off the shelve. He modified the USB port of the cable by introducing a small circuit board where he installed software of his making that can be remotely activated to access a device and install malware. Grover stated he created the cable to open the window on what could be used to further interfere with electrical devices; as a security researcher himself, he expects for other security agencies to take note of the multiple ways something can be hacked.
world
Aug 16, 2019
During India's Independence Day speech, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he would be making new laws that would ban the use of single-use plastic as a way to help the trash issue that has plagued the country for many years. In the speech, he also encouraged companies and tech founders to create new ways to improve future laws on recycling; the country would be working alongside them to better act on the problem. India is known for being one of the countries that contributes the most to dirty ocean waters behind China; the Ganges river often carries most of the plastic of the country into open waters.
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