Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday. The newly discovered asteroid will come within 13,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) of Earth, well below many of the communications satellites orbiting the planet, scientists said this week. The closest approach […]

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FTC reportedly preparing possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook’s dominance in the social networking space has reportedly put it in the Federal Trade Commission’s cross hairs. The tech giant could be hit with an antitrust lawsuit as soon as the end of this year, the Wall Street Journal reports, as the regulator examines whether Facebook has used its market dominance to quash competition. […]

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Christa McAuliffe: 5 Things To Know About The Teacher Who Tragically Died In The Challenger Disaster

Netflix’s ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ takes a look back at the Challenger space shuttle disaster. The launch was supposed to make history with bringing Christa McAuliffe, the first private citizen, into space. Challenger: The Final Flight examines the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, which broke apart just 73 seconds after launching on Jan. 28, 1986. […]

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Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: 5 Key Things To Know About The 1986 Tragedy

The new Netflix docuseries, ‘Challenger: The Final Flight,’ explores the 1986 Challenger space shuttle that broke apart less than 2 minutes after launch. The 1986 disaster remains one of America’s most devastating tragedies. Challenger: The Final Flight is a 4-part docuseries that premieres on Netflix on Sept. 16. The docuseries examines the 1986 Challenger space […]

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How Kamala Harris’s Immigrant Parents Found a Home, and Each Other, in a Black Study Group

At an off-campus space at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1962, a tall, thin Jamaican Ph.D. student addressed a small crowd, drawing parallels between his native country and the United States. He told the group, a roomful of Black students, that he had grown up observing British colonial power in […]

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Walmart testing drones to deliver groceries in move to keep up with Amazon

Walmart — playing catch-up with Amazon in the high-tech delivery space — said it has begun testing drones to deliver groceries and other household goods. The Arkansas-based retail giant said Wednesday it has launched a pilot in Fayetteville, North Carolina with drone company Flytrex to deliver select grocery items and household essential items. Walmart’s announcement […]

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U.S. economic recovery hampered by wobbly performance in powerhouse states

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump arrives at Midland International Air and Space Port in Midland, Texas 2/4 By Howard Schneider (Reuters) – Of the many tragedies in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, among the largest was that the nation’s four economic powerhouses – California, Florida, New York and Texas – bolted to opposite […]

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Watchmakers meet in Geneva to try to nurture recovery

2/2 © Reuters. Staff prepare an exhibition space for the Geneva Watch Days in Geneva 2/2 By Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) – Luxury watchmakers Bulgari and Breitling and a handful of Swiss brands are gathering in Geneva this week for a scaled-down industry exhibition, braving the coronavirus pandemic to try to revitalise demand. The big […]

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Beware the Ides of August: This year it’s the postal service

Beware the “Ides of August.” That’s what we often write in this space when the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar comes round. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. But anyone who’s ever spent any time on Capitol Hill knows “Beware the Ides of August.” August is the most volatile month […]

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LeBron James Reveals 1st Look At His Colorful ‘Tune Squad’ Jersey From ‘Space Jam 2’

LeBron James unveiled the epic Tune Squad uniforms in a new teaser for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ on August 17! See the bright, new threads LBJ and co. will be rocking on the court in 2021! LeBron James gave fans a sneak peek at the new Tune Squad uniforms in 2021’s Space Jam: A New Legacy movie, […]

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Kelly Osbourne Shows Off 85 Lb. Weight Loss While Rocking Leggings For L.A. Outing: See Before & After Pics

Kelly Osbourne looked extra cute with purple space buns and pink sneakers on Aug. 8, just a few days after revealing she dropped 85 pounds! With a Spice World hoodie and pink Converse sneakers on, Kelly Osbourne looked like she had extra pep in her step while going on a coffee run in Los Angeles on Aug. […]

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Chad Pergram: Beware the Ides of August – and why this one is primed to be the dooziest of doozies

Longtime readers of this space know I usually pen an essay in early to mid-August titled “Beware the Ides of August.” This is an homage to the Bard. A “seer” warns “Beware the Ides of March” in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” You may keep a watchful eye on March 15 in the Roman Senate. But in […]

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NASA astronauts aim for Florida coast to end SpaceX flight

The first astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company departed the International Space Station on Saturday night for the final and most important part of their test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. NASA’s Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken bid farewell to the three men left behind as their SpaceX Dragon capsule undocked […]

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Virgin Galactic shows off passenger spaceship cabin interior

Passengers flying Virgin Galactic on suborbital trips into space will be able to see themselves floating weightless against the backdrop of the Earth below while 16 cameras document the adventures, the company said Tuesday. Highly detailed amenities to enhance the customer flight experience were shown in an online event revealing the cabin of the company’s […]

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Blackhawks react to ‘Seattle Kraken’ name, logo, sweater reveal

A new Seattle Kraken flag flies atop the Space Needle on Thursday. | AP Photo/Elaine Thompson After the league’s next expansion team announced their branding Thursday, Jonathan Toews, Dominik Kubalik and Jeremy Colliton gave their impressions. The NHL’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, announced their name, logo, home and away sweaters and other branding […]

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NASA’s Hubble successor delayed again by virus, other issues

The launch of NASA’s successor to the Hubble Space Telescope faces seven more months of delay, this time because of the pandemic and technical issues. Officials announced Thursday that the James Webb Space Telescope — the space agency’s top science priority — is now scheduled to launch on Oct. 31, 2021. The previous target date […]

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Marquee Sports Network will make Wrigley Field co-star of broadcasts, even without fans

Cubs play-by-play voice Len Kasper and analyst Jim Deshaies have ample space between them in the Wrigley Field booth. | Marquee Sports Network Said MSN general manager Mike McCarthy: “There are so many things we can do in the fanless environment to bring perspectives to Wrigley that people haven’t seen before. I think it’s going […]

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Lido Explains How New Song ‘Rise” Is All About The Beauty Of ‘Connecting With Someone New’

In space, no one can hear you sing – which is a shame, because Lido has just released a total bop of a song. The singer tells HollywoodLife the inspiration behind ‘Rise,’ the vibe of his upcoming album, and more. After breaking it all down, we’re just a collection of atoms, traveling throughout space with […]

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Youth baseball tournaments struggle to adhere to health and safety guidelines

The guidelines called for parents to give one another space. For players to limit physical interaction. For coaches to stand farther away during huddles and mound visits. For baseball to be played at a safe social distance. But during a recent travel tournament for 14-year-olds at the Texas Rangers spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz. […]

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Tamar Braxton Fights For Equal Pay For Family’s Reality Show: ‘We Make 75% Less Than The Kardashians’

Tamar Braxton didn’t shy away from questions about equal pay in the reality TV space on July 13. The singer joined the conversation on Twitter to compare the alleged pay discrepancies between ‘Braxton Family Values’ and ‘KUWTK.’ Tamar Braxton expressed her frustration about salary differences within reality television on Monday night. The Grammy nominee, 43, replied […]

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Walmart creates new health insurance business, looks to hire agents

Walmart is making its latest move into the health care space with its own insurance business, the company said on its website. The world’s largest retailer has created an insurance agency under the name “Walmart Insurance Services LLC” and is looking to hire agents in the Dallas area to sell Medicare insurance, starting in August, […]

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NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing’s crew capsule

NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight. In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80 corrective actions, mostly involving software and testing, that must be done before the Starliner […]

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California firm’s rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

A California space launch company says one of its rockets failed to place seven payloads into orbit after liftoff from New Zealand By The Associated Press July 5, 2020, 12:59 AM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONG BEACH, Calif. — Rocket Lab, which specializes in putting small satellites into orbit, […]

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