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Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space

Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space

This week, scientists speculated that an interstellar object called ‘Oumuamua’ could be an alien probe due to the way it was accelerating through our solar system as it blitzed past last year. The Parker Solar Probe is doing well despite its first close brush with the sun, 15 million miles from its surface, after going…MORE

Britons are still watching black-and-white TV

Britons are still watching black-and-white TV

Black-and-white televisions haven’t yet gone the way of the dinosaur in the UK. More than 7,000 households still use monochromatic television sets more than half a century after color transmissions were first broadcast across the UK, the licensing body, TV Licensing, said in a statement. London is home to the most black-and-white licenses in the…MORE

Earliest figurative artwork found in a cave that’s full of surprises

Earliest figurative artwork found in a cave that’s full of surprises

The world’s oldest figurative painting has been found in a cave, along with other phases showing a progression of human artwork, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The figurative painting is of wild cattle, part of a large panel with three large animal paintings. The pigment comes from iron oxide, or…MORE

Egypt security kills 19 militants following attack on Coptic Christians

Egypt security kills 19 militants following attack on Coptic Christians

The Egyptian interior ministry said Sunday that its forces killed 19 militants who it says were involved in Friday’s deadly attack on Christian worshipers in the southern province of Minya. The ministry said the men were killed in a shootout in a mountainous area in the western part of the province. Security forces tracked the…MORE

Khashoggi murder turns focus on violence against journalists

Khashoggi murder turns focus on violence against journalists

Recent killings of well-known journalists have shone a light on increasing concerns over press freedom around the world. The question of impunity for crimes against journalists became more prominent following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Instanbul. The Turkish chief prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that…MORE

This week in space: The stellar things you missed

This week in space: The stellar things you missed

There was enough happening on Earth to keep us occupied this week, but don’t forget to look up once in a while. Here’s everything galactic you missed during Halloween and early voting. NASA happenings Two historic NASA missions ran out of fuel this week: the 11-year Dawn mission to explore the two biggest objects in…MORE

‘The Outpost’: The horror of Afghanistan brought to Hollywood

‘The Outpost’: The horror of Afghanistan brought to Hollywood

“Why are you here?” That was the question that echoed when I visited COP Keating in 2009. Back then, it was just another American outpost stuck between two Taliban-infested hills in the middle of nowhere strategically important. Now, it’s the subject of Hollywood movies, books, two Medals of Honor (the highest award the US military…MORE

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