Category Archives: CNN – World

What keeps Pluto’s ocean from freezing?

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet’s mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering. One of the big revelations from the flyby was the…MORE

Six things to know about Australia’s leadership hopeful Bill Shorten

The man bidding to be Australia’s next leader is a 52-year-old former unionist and ardent republican known for both his love of dad jokes and his “assassin” role in bringing down two sitting Prime Ministers. As Australians vote on Saturday, polls indicate that Bill Shorten, leader of the center-left Labor Party, is likely to be…MORE

This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon

On April 11, the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft attempted to land on the moon in the ancient volcanic field called the Sea of Serenity — but it crashed instead. Now, NASA has released images that helped researchers discover the crash site. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting for a decade, passed over the landing…MORE

Rare ‘blue flower moon’ will appear in Saturday night’s sky

May’s full moon is typically known as the flower moon because of all the blooms this month. This year it coincides with a rare occurrence: a blue moon. Of course, Saturday’s moon won’t actually be blue. And the reason for the name is a little confusing. A blue moon is the second of two full…MORE

Bedbugs hung out with dinosaurs but didn’t bite them, study finds

Bedbugs roamed the earth with dinosaurs but the tiny blood-sucking pests likely didn’t bother T. rexes and their kin, scientists say. New research has found that bedbugs have been around for more than 100 million years — much longer than previously thought. “To think that the pests that live in our beds …were walking the…MORE

Hubble captures image of a galactic ‘hit and run’

About 30 million light-years from Earth, two galaxies came together in an epic collision, and the beautiful fallout was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The collision was more like an accidental hit and run between two neighboring galaxies, NGC 4485 and NGC 4490, that can be found in the Hunting Dogs constellation. Given the…MORE

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‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer wins his 23rd game, continuing his streak

James Holzhauer continued his win streak on “Jeopardy!” Monday by winning his 23rd game. After a two-week hiatus, the reigning champion finished his 23rd win with $89,229. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas now has a total of $1,780,237. He has the second longest winning streak in the show’s history and the second…

Reese Witherspoon gives an update on ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Fans of Elle Woods can get ready for another explosion of all pink everything at the movies. Reese Witherspoon, who played the character in 2001’s “Legally Blonde” and its 2003 sequel told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Monday about plans for a third installment. “We’re meeting about it. I mean, we’re definitely talking about…

Melvin Edmonds, After 7 singer, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died, his former bandmate told CNN. He was 65. Edmunds died Saturday, according to a statement from After 7 co-founder Keith Mitchell posted on the group’s Facebook page and confirmed by CNN. The cause of death…

Jeffree Star shares his part of Tati Westbrook and James Charles drama

There’s been a new development in the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama. Another YouTube star and beauty influencer, Jeffree Star, released a video on Sunday, titled “Never Doing This Again.” In it Star said, “I am embarrassed of myself.” “I also owe an apology to my audience for bringing something public and inserting myself…