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A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

Since arriving at the asteroid Bennu in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has been mapping its surface to determine the best spot to collect samples in 2020. This will be the first NASA mission to return samples collected from an asteroid, and the samples are expected back on Earth in 2023. But Bennu, which is 70…MORE

Scientists studied 2,500 coral reefs to figure out how to save them

Scientists studied 2,500 coral reefs to figure out how to save them

An international group of scientists has surveyed more than 2,500 coral reef systems across 44 countries to determine how to save them in the face of damage caused by climate change and humans, according to a new study. A hundred scientists were involved in the survey that looked at coral abundance in the Indian and…MORE

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched a year ago on a mission to touch the sun. Since that fiery early morning liftoff with the mission’s namesake, Eugene Parker, in attendance, the probe has made two full orbits of the sun, according to NASA. Humanity’s first mission to a star is also the first mission to be…MORE

UFC fighter Mike Perry got his nose shattered

UFC fighter Mike Perry got his nose shattered

Mike Perry’s nose might never look the same again. The American MMA fighter took a bloody beating by Brazilian-American Vicente Luque in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night in Uruguay on Saturday. The two went at it in an intense back-and-forth that ultimately ended in a split decision win for Luque. But the gruesome…MORE

Fire in Spain’s Canary Islands leaves rescuers ‘fighting for our island’

Fire in Spain’s Canary Islands leaves rescuers ‘fighting for our island’

A fire raging in Spain’s Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa has prompted the evacuation of a thousand people, the islands’ President Ángel Víctor Torres said on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference, he said that the affected area was 1,000 hectares (about 2,500 acres). The neighborhoods concerned were from the municipalities of…MORE

North Korea fires another round of projectiles

North Korea fires another round of projectiles

North Korea has again fired projectiles into the sea, according to US and South Korean officials. The launch is North Korea’s fifth in just over two weeks. Two projectiles were fired early Saturday local time, a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said. They were launched from the Hamhung area of North Korea…MORE

Repeating outbursts of 40,000-degree wind discovered near black hole

Repeating outbursts of 40,000-degree wind discovered near black hole

About 25,000 light-years from Earth, astronomers have discovered intensely hot, screaming winds near a black hole. And those outbursts repeat every eight minutes. It’s the first time researchers have observed this around a black hole, according to a new study. The study was published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.…MORE

This Tunisian lawyer is hoping to be the country’s first openly gay president

This Tunisian lawyer is hoping to be the country’s first openly gay president

An openly gay candidate is running for president in Tunisia, hoping to become the country’s first LGBTQ leader. Mounir Baatour announced his candidacy on Thursday for the September election, moved up from November following the death of 92-year-old President Beji Caïd Essebsi. In a statement on Twitter, Baatour said he is the first openly gay…MORE

This sideways galaxy looks just like a lightsaber

This sideways galaxy looks just like a lightsaber

At first glance, an image taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope looks like every Star Wars fan’s dream come true: Darth Vader’s lightsaber just hanging out in a galaxy far, far away. In truth, it’s a galaxy that is far, far away — Galaxy NGC 5866, about 44 million light-years from Earth, to be exact.…MORE

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Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest to multiple charges of battery on law enforcement personnel who responded to domestic disturbance calls at her home last year. The “Melrose Place” star faced eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing…

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn’t particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers — including the return of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” — underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamorizing it. The summer has already produced a robust discussion over…

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” was easy to adore. Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement. Fonda died surrounded by…

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Actor and director Peter Fonda, who rose to fame with his role in “Easy Rider,” died Friday, his manager, Alan Somers, told CNN on Friday. He was 79. Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, the family said in an emailed statement. He was surrounded by family. “It…