Science 

GEMINIDS IN PICTURES: Dazzling meteor shower lights up the night sky

The spectacular light show is set to illuminate the sky this year on its annual arrival. And the Geminids meteor shower has already dazzled stargazers in eastern Europe.  Stunning images show the meteor shower light up the sky behind an Orthodox church near the village of Zagorie in Belarus. And in Van, eastern Turkey, stargazers have been spotted watching the meteor shower as it shoots across the sky.  In Britain the shower will be best seen between midnight and dawn on Thursday when the bright meteors are at their most…

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North Korea WARNING: Kim Jong-un told to START talks amid threats to BOLSTER WW3 arsenal

North Korea can ask to talk about what shape of table they want to sit at, as long as they come to the table, Rex Tillerson the US Secretary of State said.  North Korea sparked fears of the outbreak of World War 3 after testing yet another missile as the rogue state’s despot leader promises to build an arsenal of deadly nuclear weapons. Speaking at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Tillerson said the United States is “ready” to talk to North Korea about anything…

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LiAngelo Ball says UCLA made him thank Trump

It looks like the feud between President Donald Trump and the Ball family isn’t ending any time soon. LiAngelo Ball, who was on the UCLA men’s basketball team until recently, said Wednesday that the university pressured him to thank the president for his release from China after he and two teammates were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting more than a month ago. “[Trump] tweeted about it before my speech so I had to add it in there right before I gave it,” Ball told “The Breakfast Club,” a morning radio…

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Entertainment 

Fortnite UPDATE: New Battle Royale PS4 and Xbox One Winter patch includes Christmas gear

Epic Games have confirmed that the new Fortnite update  is being released on Thursday, December 14, on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This new Winter patch will have the usual bugfixes and tweaks, but will also include some new festive weapons too. A limited-time Snowball Grenade Launcher and festive Battle Bus are coming in the new Fortnite Winter update. There will also be new emotes added to the game, as well as Season 2 gear dropping during the event, which is scheduled from December 14 and ending on February 20.…

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Science 

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet. Using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the 100 million dollar research project Breakthrough Listen will observe an asteroid named ‘Oumuamua for 10 hours on Wednesday. According to the project’s website, ‘Oumuamua, the mysterious interloper recently spotted moving rapidly through the solar system, was discovered by the Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawaii in October 2017 when it passed…

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Black Voters Just Sent a Strong Message to Democrats By Electing Doug Jones

The Princeton University professor examines what the Alabama senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones means for America More Doug Jones’s historic victory has shocked the political world. He is the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate since Howard Heflin in 1997. Most pundits and civilians believed that Roy Moore, despite credible accusations that he had preyed on teenage girls and a well documented history of bigotry, would win. After all, the deep-red state of Alabama is about as conservative as you can get. And President…

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Japan Will Join U.S. Efforts to Launch New Space Station

The Japanese government will join a U.S. project to build a new space station that will orbit the moon, reports the Japan Times. The project, which is expected to be complete in the 2020s, may provide the chance for Japan to send one of its own astronauts to the surface of the moon for the first time in history. The Times reports that the plan was approved on Tuesday. According to the South China Morning Post, the move might allow Japan to beat China at sending the country’s first astronaut to the moon’s…

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Gaming 

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figures 2-Pack for $5 + pickup at Walmart – CNET

Walmart offers the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figures 2-Pack in Web Slingers for $4.97. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping charge. That’s $3 under our Black Friday week mention and the lowest price we could find now by $20. It includes Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider, and a comic book. The Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figures 2-Pack in Cosmic Marvels is available for $4.97 with pickup. That’s also a $3 drop from Black Friday week adn the lowest price we could find now by $5. It includes Carol Danvers,…

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Gaming 

2 Ozobot Bit Pocket-Sized Coding Robots for $89 + free shipping – CNET

Ozobot offers two Ozobot Bit Pocket-Sized Coding Robots in Cool Blue or Crystal White for $118. (Add two to cart to see this price.) Coupon code “XmasBits25” knocks that to $88.50. With free shipping, that’s the lowest price we could find for a pair by $11. These 1″ x 1″ robots react to lines, patterns, and color sequences on both physical and digital surfaces. Each features an optical sensor and LED light (which can be programmed via the OzoBlockly app) and rechargeable LiPo battery. Each Bit comes with four color…

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Gaming 

Rocket Copters Slingshot LED Helicopters for $6 + free shipping – CNET

As one of its daily deals, That Daily Deal offers the Rocket Copters Slingshot LED Helicopters for $6.49 with free shipping. That’s tied with last week’s mention and the lowest price we could find by a buck. They feature LED lights, six rocket copters and three launchers, and they launch up to 120 feet. Need even more? They also offer two 6-packs for $11.98 with free shipping. Both deals ends December 21.

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