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‘Extreme’ exoplanet found orbiting hot blue star

‘Extreme’ exoplanet found orbiting hot blue star

Taking a second glance in space can be rewarding, especially when a closer look reveals a weird exoplanet. An ultra-hot exoplanet with searing temperatures that can turn iron from a solid to a gas has been detected orbiting a star 322 light-years away in the Libra constellation. The observation was made by the European Space…MORE

Canadian boy rescued by police using night vision from a helicopter

Canadian boy rescued by police using night vision from a helicopter

Police in Ontario, Canada, used a helicopter, night vision technology and canine teams to find a 6-year-old special needs boy who went missing in a forest near his house. On September 22, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a panicked mother, according to social media posts. “My son, who is special needs, who…MORE

Insect-inspired robots that can jump, fly and climb are almost here

Insect-inspired robots that can jump, fly and climb are almost here

Picture a robot. Did you envision a giant machine assembling cars, Data from “Star Trek,” C-3PO from “Star Wars” or “The Terminator”? Most of us would probably think of something massive — or at least human size. But a whole arm of robotics is focusing on bug-size ‘bots (and smaller). It’s not just the size…MORE

Cardinal proclaims innocence after resigning in Vatican financial scandal

Cardinal proclaims innocence after resigning in Vatican financial scandal

One of the Vatican’s powerful cardinals has resigned from his post amid a growing financial scandal. Giovanni Angelo Becciu says he was accused of embezzlement and proclaimed his innocence during a press conference on Friday, the day after he was effectively fired by Pope Francis. Becciu served as the “substitute” in the Vatican’s Secretariat of…MORE

Radiation on moon’s surface measured for the first time, study says

Radiation on moon’s surface measured for the first time, study says

When the next astronaut to reach the moon walks on the lunar surface in 2024, she’ll face radiation levels 200 times higher than on Earth. While Apollo mission astronauts carried dosimeters to the moon to measure radiation, the data was never reported. The first systematically documented measurements of radiation on the moon were undertaken in…MORE

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