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British Airways cancels flights to Cairo for 7 days; Lufthansa does the same, for 1 day

British Airways cancels flights to Cairo for 7 days; Lufthansa does the same, for 1 day

British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being canceled for seven days “as a precaution to allow for further assessment.” The announcement came as the UK Foreign Office warned citizens traveling to Egypt of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.” “There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. Additional security measures are…MORE

Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, two astronauts and a cosmonaut launched to the International Space Station. The multinational crew making up Expedition 60 is NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Expedition 60 is the space station mission that began June 24…MORE

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Most people’s experience with space food is limited to the vacuum packed slabs of freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream sold in science gift shops. In fact, that “space ice cream” never made its way into space. NASA deemed it too crumbly, a problem to think about when developing food to eat in space as rogue crumbs…MORE

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons. You see, emoji isn’t a language. And Unicode Consortium, the organization that globally standardizes every character no matter the platform, isn’t trying to make it one. So today, on World Emoji Day, tell those emoji elitists to back…MORE

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

UK-based rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder and violent disorder, according to the Metropolitan Police. The 19-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Lena, has been charged along with Ramani Boreland for the murder of Steven Narvaez-Jara. Mohammed Musse, while not charged with murder, has been charged with violent disorder. Lena is best known…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. The rapper’s hit song “Old Town Road” is on track to hold a record for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s been there for 15 weeks, and only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet…

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali…

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Alas, the wait is over! Willow’s self-titled album is finally here — and no, she’s not whipping her hair back and forth. The alternative R&B singer dropped her new album “WILLOW” on Friday, just weeks after her brother Jaden released his own, “ERYS.” “WILLOW” is the artist’s third studio album. It follows “ARDIPITHECUS,” released in…