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Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Advocate, Has Been Jailed in the U.S.

Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Advocate, Has Been Jailed in the U.S.He is facing sexual assault charges in Austin, Texas

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:18:15 -0400
1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar Reveals Amazing Secrets of the 'Snake Kings'

1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar Reveals Amazing Secrets of the 'Snake Kings'Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 1,500-year-old carved stone altar in the ancient Maya city of La Corona, deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala. An analysis of the carvings on the altar revealed how the powerful Kaanul dynasty started its 200-year rule over much of the Maya lowlands, the archaeologists said.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:57:00 -0400
How Brett Kavanaugh's Second Accuser Just Raised the Stakes for Everyone

How Brett Kavanaugh's Second Accuser Just Raised the Stakes for EveryoneAfter a second accuser came forward, the Supreme Court confirmation fight reached a new fever pitch, leaving both political parties and the American people with no good options

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:05:25 -0400
Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacksFour large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use baited hooks to catch the predators, ensnared four tiger sharks, one 3.7 metres (12 feet) long and the others each between two to three metres, a Fisheries Queensland spokesman said Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:11:57 -0400
Japan Just Became the First Country to Land a Probe on an Asteroid

Japan Just Became the First Country to Land a Probe on an AsteroidJapan Just Became the First Country to Land a Probe on an Asteroid

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:33:13 -0400
Iran's President Blames U.S. for Attack on Military Parade That Killed 25

Iran's President Blames U.S. for Attack on Military Parade That Killed 25Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire at an annual parade Saturday

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:17:15 -0400
Large chunk of beach gets eaten up by the ocean in 'nearshore landslip' event

Large chunk of beach gets eaten up by the ocean in 'nearshore landslip' eventA large chunk of an Australian beach has fallen into the ocean, in another incident of its kind in recent years. On Monday morning, approximately 200 to 300 metres (218 to 328 yards) of beach at south-east Queensland's Inskip Point eroded into the ocean, leaving a gap in the coast which reaches to the tree line. SEE ALSO: Massive cliff chunk collapses onto beach in Greece Rainbow Beach Helicopters posted aerial images and video of the erosion on Facebook. A Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson said it was likely the erosion was caused "by the undermining of part of the shoreline by tidal flow, waves and currents." "When this occurs below the waterline, the shoreline loses support and a section slides seaward leaving a hole, the edges of which retrogress back towards the shore," the statement added. "In technical terms, such an event is better called a 'nearshore landslip' than a 'sinkhole.'" Back in late-2015, another erosion event in the same area swallowed vehicles and tents in a campsite, leading to an evacuation of the site. Further erosion occurred a few months later in 2016, but didn't affect the campsite. No members of the public have been injured, or have had property or campsites affected by the most recent event. University of the Sunshine Coast associate lecturer in Earth Sciences, Peter Davies, told ABC News the event will "almost certainly happen again." "We could see another one in 12 months, or we could see one in a few years," he told the news outlet. "All we can say with any certainty is that it's an inherent unstable area and will do this periodically." WATCH: Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:38:20 -0400
Elon Musk shows off concept for SpaceX Mars base, says it could be underway by 2028

Elon Musk shows off concept for SpaceX Mars base, says it could be underway by 2028Never let it be said that Elon Musk isn't one heck of an optimist. The SpaceX boss has been doing a whole lot of forecasting in recent months, painting vague timelines for when his company will be ready to launch its powerful Big Falcon Rocket and even send paying passengers around the Moon. Now, in a recent tweet, Musk has teased what seems to be a Mars colony that would be facilitated by SpaceX rockets. Calling the concept simply "Mars Base Alpha," the render is pure fiction... at least for now. There's a collection of pod-like structures, what appears to be a large solar array, and even a transparent dome completely with living vegetation inside. There's also no fewer than four SpaceX BFR rockets just chilling out, awaiting passengers. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1043250540379926528 It's all pretty ambitious, especially when you consider the fact that the BFR doesn't actually... exist yet. SpaceX has done some amazing things with its Falcon and Falcon Heavy, but the BFR is still going through its early testing phases and has yet to even see a trial launch. NASA is waiting on both SpaceX and Boeing to deliver a crew-capable vehicle for sending astronauts to the International Space Station and both have already faced significant delays. SpaceX's first priority should of course be fulfilling its promise to NASA and other current customers, but that's not stopping Musk from looking far into the future. How far, exactly? A follow-up tweet asking when the render will become a reality was met with a vague window of "probably 2028." Whether Musk is targeting 2028 for the base to be ready or for construction to begin is unclear, but the latter is obviously much more likely. Nobody has ever built anything on Mars or any other planet so assuming we're a decade away from a settlement on the Red Planet is foolhardy at best. Space agencies and private companies from around the world are definitely betting on Mars being mankind's first foray into extraterrestrial colonization, but plenty of obvious challenges have already presented themselves. Going forward, totally unforeseen hardships will certainly arise, and it's difficult to put any weight on forecasts at this point.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:28:12 -0400
10 of the Most Incredible Natural Phenomena to See Before You Die (or They're Gone)

10 of the Most Incredible Natural Phenomena to See Before You Die (or They're Gone)From the tropical paradise of Cook Island to the rolling greenery of the Scottish...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:02:00 -0400
Baltimore Shootout Leaves Suspect Dead and Officer Wounded

Baltimore Shootout Leaves Suspect Dead and Officer WoundedThe officer's injuries were not life-threatening, according to police

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:39:00 -0400
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