The US Department of Defense said that General Atomics will manufacture and install the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System for the third next-generation Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise.
NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope has enabled astronomers to uncover a moon on the third largest dwarf planet located in the Kuiper Belt.
Astronomers believe they may have found a proof of a parallel universe. A group of researchers at Durham University found evidence suggesting that a parallel universe could have crashed into ours creating a so-called ‘cold spot’.
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the start of intensified air pollution monitoring program in 28 cities. As a part of the program, the environmental monitoring center in the Chinese province of Hebei employed experts, specializing in "smog tasting."
CNN has mistakenly called the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, depicted on the cover of TIME weekly magazine, "minarets."
The EU has slammed Facebook for giving "misleading" information about its WhatsApp merger deal, imposing a US$122.5 million fine for the oversight. It's the highest ever fine imposed by the EU on a merger case, and comes days after Facebook was also found guilty in France and the Netherlands of tracking users' data without their knowledge.
Russian scientists have developed a 3D-printer that will be able to work in zero gravity to produce tools and various spare parts while in space. Astronauts will be able to travel light into orbit – and can print out anything they need while they are there!
The age of a doctor may impact the quality of the care they offer, and even cut their patients' chances of survival, a team of Harvard researchers have concluded – although they are unclear whether the findings point to genuine differences in abilities based on age or physicians' skills become outdated as medical practices evolve.
We all have our little secrets, but the King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, has a rather large one that's about 76 meters long, and flies at an altitude of approximately 35-39,000 feet.
On Wednesday, the Shadow Brokers group of hackers announced that in June they would begin use new hacking tools and publish secret data on the missile and nuclear projects of several countries, according to Reuters.
The US hampers the world’s concerted efforts to deal with against cybercrime, and its National Security Agency must shoulder some of the blame for the recent global cyberattack that infected computers at 30,000 Chinese institutions and businesses, China Daily wrote on Tuesday.
A couple who tried to cover up the killing of their three-month-old baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have Thursday, May 18, been jailed for 11 years each. They were convicted under a law which was brought in to prevent killers using a loophole to "get away with murder."
A new study of millions of Brits over a decade has led researchers to say that the idea that a person can be overweight, but still maintain a good physical fitness level is "an age-old myth." The news could affect millions, as 67% of British adults are classed as overweight.
In April, an apparently healthy South Carolina teenager, Davis Allen Cripe, smashed back a Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink — and promptly died, due to a "caffeine-induced cardiac event." With people the world over ingesting more caffeine than ever, the chances of another unfortunate soul succumbing to a caffeine overdose are surely high.
The Soyuz-ST-A carrier rocket, whose blastoff from the Kourou space center in French Guiana was earlier postponed due to strikes, was successfully launched on Thursday at 08:54 local time (11:54 GMT).
Unusual ancient megaliths resembling the heads of a griffin and a dragon were discovered on Mokhnataya mountain, some 20 kilometers away from the resort town of Belokurikha in Russia’s Altai Mountains.
Since the onslaught of the migrant crisis, Sweden has been trying all kinds of ways to promote integration, not shying away even from the most ridiculous ones. One Swedish municipality tried pairing unaccompanied refugee children with horse-riding girls in a tax-funded integration project.
A Hong Kong-based campaigner has managed to persuade 42 airlines and transport companies to ban the transport of shark fins on their planes but US companies such as FedEx and United Airlines have yet to follow suit. Shark fin soup is a delicacy in China but conservationists say it is endangering several species of shark.
The toxic remnants of the US military bases in Greenland, some of the world's most pristine areas, continue to sow seeds of discord in the Danish Realm and recently the bitter row over the responsibility for the clean-up has gained a second wind.
Virtus.pro multigaming club is a leader of Russian and international esports. Roman Dvoryankin, the general manager at Virtus.pro, told Sputnik about the specifics of esports, giving insight into the professional video gaming industry.
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