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The ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa has table salt, just like Earth’s seas

Although Jupiter’s moon Europa looks alien to us, it contains an ingredient familiar to us: sodium chloride, otherwise known as good ol’ table salt. It’s also a main component of sea salt. Europa is one of the intriguing water worlds in our solar system and potentially a place where life could exist in a subsurface…MORE

‘Cold quasar’ discovery could signal galaxies’ ‘retirement party’ phase

Astronomers may need to rethink how galaxies die after researcher Allison Kirkpatrick’s discovery of “cold quasars,” galaxies full of cold gas that still give birth to stars, despite having highly energetic quasars at their center. Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, announced the finding Wednesday during the 234th…MORE

300,000 evacuated in India as Tropical Cyclone Vayu approaches

Six million people could be affected by hurricane-strength Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which is barreling toward northwest India and will skirt the coastline of Gujarat beginning Thursday morning. Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, a spokesperson for India’s Home Ministry said Wednesday. Schools and colleges in the area are closed…MORE

A pride of 14 lions might have escaped from a South African national park

South African officials warned residents to beware of 14 lions that might have escaped from a national park Thursday. The pride fled from Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves at over 7,500-plus square feet, and were spotted in the town of Phalaborwa near a mine, local officials said. In a tweet, the…MORE

Discoveries could be ‘missing link’ to understanding Native American ancestry

Two 31,000-year-old milk teeth have led to the discovery of an ancient group of people who once lived in northern Siberia — and, along with a 10,000-year-old skull, could offer a better understanding of who the ancestors of Native Americans were, scientists say. In a study published in the journal Nature, an international team of…MORE

How the moon played a crucial role during the D-Day invasion

The D-Day allied invasion of Normandy began with paratroopers and soldiers coasting through the air on gliders in the darkness of the early morning hours. And a full moon lit the way. They landed on the beach first, captured coastal bridges and opened roadways for the incoming fleet carrying troops. Many historical accounts cite the…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Shania Twain announces new Las Vegas residency

Shania Twain is headed back to Sin City. The singing star has announced a Las Vegas residency called, “Let’s Go!” The show will kick off December 6 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This is the second time the Twain has had a concert residency in Vegas. She performed her “Still the…

A prequel to ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive May 2020

A new entry in “The Hunger Games” series is on the way, though fans will likely have to navigate the violent world without Katniss Everdeen. Scholastic announced an untitled prequel novel to the bestselling young adult series, set 64 years before the events of the eponymous first novel. The original trilogy followed heroine Everdeen in…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Vocalist and guitarist of the band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, said in a Facebook post that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before,” he wrote. “I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they…

Lena Headey says she wanted a ‘better death’ for Cersei

If you were left a little deflated by Cersei Lannister’s anticlimactic “Game of Thrones” death, you aren’t alone. Actress Lena Headey says she wished her character had gone out a different way too. In an interview with The Guardian, Headey was asked what she’d say if she got a chance to have a drunken postmortem…