Science 

Some assembly required: OceanGate readies Titanic sub for the holidays

A scale model of the Titanic luxury liner sits on the other side of the clear acrylic viewport and titanium dome that’s due to be installed on the Cyclops 2 submersible at OceanGate’s headquarters in Everett. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) More EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that takes advantage of the latest in marine engineering,…

Read More
Science 

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A toxic dump last year from a Formosa steel plant sparked one of Vietnam’s worst environmental catastrophes (AFP Photo/STR) More A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying “harmful” waste, official sources said Sunday. The deadly dump from Formosa’s $11 billion steel plant in Ha Tinh province sparked one of the country’s worst environmental catastrophes, decimating livelihoods along swathes of coastline and prompting months of rare protests in the authoritarian country….

Read More
Top Stories World 

WATCH: US nuclear tests show what END OF THE WORLD could look like if WW3 broke out

GETTY Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests [embedded content] Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests. Around 210 of these blasts were atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. At least 10,000 recordings were captured, however, over time some of these have been left to slowly decay in high-security vaults. Dr Gregg Spriggs and his team of researchers have spent five years restoring 6,500 videos in an…

Read More
Technology 

NASA sees breathtaking clouds on Earth and beyond – CNET

Cloud formations have long stirred the human imagination, leading us to see fanciful figures of dragons and sheep. But some clouds, as seen by NASA satellites, astronauts and spacecraft, are just as wild as anything we could dream up.  This might look like a closeup shot of a sheep, but it’s actually a view of cloud vortices that formed off Saint Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2012. The image comes from NASA’s Terra satellite, which is responsible for delivering quite a few stunning cloud photos.  NASA describes…

Read More
Science 

Massive Great White Shark, Mary Lee, Tracked For Five Years, Goes Silent

In September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Now, after five years of tracking, the signal has gone silent. No one has heard from the animal in six months. Has the 50-year-old shark bit the dust? Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. “She’s fine,” Fischer tweeted. “Just batteries done in her tag. She’s been amazing for sharks, science and the future. Now time to…

Read More
Technology 

SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket – CNET

NASA Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX is attempting to launch a reusable rocket on Friday. If everything goes as planned, this will mark the company’s first successful attempt to reuse a rocket, as well as use both a Falcon 9 first stage booster and a reused Dragon capsule. It will be SpaceX’s thirteenth supply run for NASA. The mission aims to deliver a payload of supplies for research on the International Space Station, weighing around 4,800 pounds (2,180 kg). Expected to arrive at the ISS on Sunday, the Dragon will dock…

Read More
Science 

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch LIVE stream: Watch the ISS cargo delivery HERE

The live stream above will show SpaceX’s historic resupply mission to the ISS which is scheduled for 3.36pm GMT (10.36am EST).  SpaceX will launch a recycled Falcon 9 rocket in tandem with a Dragon spacecraft previously used in a 2015 mission. The space company said: “This mission marks the first time SpaceX is flying both a flight-proven Falcon 9 and a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft.  “Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the CRS-11 mission in June 2017 and the Dragon spacecraft previously supported the CRS-6 mission in April 2015.”  On Tuesday…

Read More
Gaming 

GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret

GTA 5 Online fans have discovered a huge Red Dead Redemption 2 secret hidden within the game files. The latest Grand Theft Auto 5 update introduced the brand new Doomsday Heist. And hidden within the Doomsday Heist game files is evidence that Rockstar Games is planning a Red Dead Redemption 2 surprise for GTA 5 fans. Discovered by The Guru Team (via Kotaku), the files contain a number of unreleased vehicles and items. Of particular interest is a brand new revolver that’s linked to a headshot challenge. Fans will also be…

Read More
Entertainment 

Oceans 8 movie poster: Fans are VERY excited at Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna all appear on the movie poster for the long-awaited next installment of the Brad Pitt, George Clooney franchise. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Damian Lewis and James Corden, the film has a an all-star cast. Sandra Bullock will play Debbie Ocean – the sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean. Director of the original trilogy, Steven Soderbergh returns as a producer alongside George Clooney. In a recent interview Sandra Bullock spoke of her anticipation…

Read More
Entertainment 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review: A triumph of storytelling for director Rian Johnson

It’s not easy.  Let’s just say it takes place in a galaxy far, far away.  There are feats of derring-do, spectacular aerial battles, brave souls willing to make the supreme sacrifice, fantastic beasts, betrayal, death and a great deal more of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker.  In short it is a dynamic, action-packed addition to the 40-year-old series that no self-respecting fan will want to miss.   We last saw Rey (Daisy Ridley) making contact with a grizzled Luke Skywalker on a craggy, storm-tossed island in the middle of the ocean.  Luke…

Read More