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'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket

"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, wanted to launch himself into space to prove that the Earth was flat.
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Daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes reported dead in rocket crash near Barstow

A man died in a rocket crash in the San Bernardino County desert near Barstow on Saturday, Feb. 22,  and TMZ is reporting that well-known daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes, 64, perished in the accident. TMZ said Hughes was aboard the rocket when it plummeted straight down after the launch. A video on TMZ’s website shows a parachute separating from the vessel upon launch, then the rocket falling from hundreds of feet nose-down. Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket ...
Tags: News, Accidents, Sport, Earth, Crash, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Hughes, Barstow, San Bernardino County, Mike Hughes, Sheriff s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff s Department, Justin Chapman, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

What's inside the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth, void of light with the pressure of 48 jumbo jets. Yet life has found a way to survive. Very weird life. You'll find crustaceans with aluminum shields or the blind, translucent snailfish, known as one of the deadliest predators in the trench. Then there's the sea pig, a type of sea cucumber that crawls with its tentacles. But the most surprising thing in the deep ocean is plastic… that's right even the deepest part of the ocean can't escape human...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Mount Everest, Mariana Trench, Bartlett, Douglas Bartlett

Why the Earth's Wobble Means Your Zodiac Sign Isn't What You Think

As the planet spins on its axis, it teeters back and forth like a child's top, and after millennia of staggering along its path around the sun, it no longer aligns with the constellations of the zodiac on the dates that were established in ancient times. From a report: Because of that, Leo ain't what he used to be -- and neither are Aries, Taurus, Gemini or any of the rest. In astronomical terms, the wobble is known as precession, and it's caused by gravity tugging on the Earth's distended midri...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Moon, Leo, Vega, University Of Illinois, North Star, Lyra, Kaler, Little Dipper, James B Kaler, Urbana Champaign Over

How to deflect an asteroid

On April 13, 2029, an icy chunk of space rock, wider than the Eiffel Tower is tall, will streak by Earth at 30 kilometers per second, grazing the planet's sphere of geostationary satellites. It will be the closest approach by one of the largest asteroids crossing Earth's orbit in the next decade.Observations of the asteroid, known as 99942 Apophis, for the Egyptian god of chaos, once suggested that its 2029 flyby would take it through a gravitational keyhole — a location in Earth's gravity field...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Innovation, Natural Disaster, Planets, Eiffel Tower, Asteroid, David Miller, U S Congress, Bennu, Apophis, Paek, MIT s Department of Aeronautics

JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race

Leaked report for world’s major fossil fuel financier says Earth is on unsustainable trajectoryThe world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has advised clients that something will have to change at some point if the human race is to survive the climate crisis, according to a leaked document.The JP Morgan report on the economic risks of human-caused global heating said it was clear that the earth was on an unsustainable trajectory that risked catastrophic outcomes. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Banking, US news, Earth, Jp Morgan

Grimes Tried to Make a Soundtrack for the End of the World. The Result Is Surprisingly Timid

This is how the human race ends: with the shallow clang of metal on metal, a squalling screech, the heavy stomp and throb of percussion. At least, that’s how the A.I. revolution goes down in “We Appreciate Power,” an arresting single by Canadian art-pop eminence Grimes with help from frequent collaborator HANA. Surprising contrasts are a trademark of Grimes’ songwriting and production, and on this track she cuts the harshness of the beat with vocals that whisper, coo and cajole despite the ...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Hbo, Lana Del Rey, News, Uncategorized, Earth, Azealia Banks, Lena Dunham, Anthropocene, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Musk, Bajirao Mastani, Claire Boucher, Dunham

Biochemist Elzbieta Kurowska Creates Stunning Liquid Biomorphic Structures

According to Ela: “As a photographer and biochemist, I am fascinated by the origins of life – that moment in Earth’s history when amorphous organic matter transformed into complex structures that evolved into living organisms.” More: Elzbieta Kurowska, Instagram, Facebook h/t: dodho “The idea for this project came from my personal revelation that by combining photography with... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Organic, Earth, Biochemistry, Sculptures, Ela, Elzbieta Kurowska, Elzbieta Kurowska Instagram Facebook

Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks

A new industry alliance led by Alphabet’s Loon high-altitude balloon technology company and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile stratospheric glider subsidiary aims to work together on standards and tech related to deploying network connectivity using high-altitude delivery mechanisms. This extends the existing partnership between HAPSMobile and Loon, which began with a strategic alliance between the two announced last April, and which recently resulted in Loon adapting the network hardware it uses on i...
Tags: Softbank, Tech, Earth, Telefonica, Loon, Airbus China Telecom, Alphabet s Loon

Trump’s Fury at Intel Briefing Shows Putin’s Bet Keeps Paying Off

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Donald Trump re-elected, The New York Times and The Daily Beast report. During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Trump’s Republican allies reportedly challenged the conclusions of the intelligence community, arguing that under Trump the U.S. has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security.Russians Think Triumphant Trump Is More Their Man Than...
Tags: Facebook, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Intel, Earth, West, Britain, Gop

South Korea Begins Locking Down City With Coronavirus Outbreak Linked to Church

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea reported more virus cases Friday and declared a “special management zone” around a southeastern city where the surging outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region’s health system. In the capital, Seoul, officials banned major downtown rallies and shut down a big park to avoid mass public gatherings where the virus could spread. Workers in protective gear also sprayed disinfectant in the city’s subway. Health authorities...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Uncategorized, Earth, Moon, World Health Organization, Jesus, Seoul, Lee, Chung, Defense Ministry, Daegu, Jeju, Jeong, Jeju Island

South Korea Coronavirus Cases Surge to 204 as Authorities Fight to Control Outbreak

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea reported 100 new virus cases Friday, bringing the country’s total to 204, many of them clustered around a southeastern city, and raising fears that the outbreak is getting out of control. In the capital, Seoul, officials banned major downtown rallies and shut down a big park to avoid mass public gatherings where the virus could spread. Workers in protective gear also sprayed disinfectant in the city’s subway. Most of the new cases have been reported since ...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Uncategorized, Earth, Moon, World Health Organization, Jesus, Seoul, Lee, Chung, Defense Ministry, Daegu, Jeju, Jeong, Jeju Island

Sturgill Simpson Blasts His Record Label: “They Don’t Know What The Fuck To Do With Me”

Sturgill Simpson has never exactly been easy to pin down. After independently releasing two albums, he moved on up to major label Atlantic to release his well-received 2016 album A Sailor's Guide To Earth, which won for Best Country Album at the Grammys and was nominated for Album Of The Year. After that, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Earth, Atlantic, Sturgill Simpson

Asian Food Network Celebrities Use Plastic in Recipes to Highlight the “Plastic Diet” Environmental Crisis

Asia’s largest TV and Online food channel, the Asian Food Network (AFN) is shocking food lovers into action to help save the environment in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). A series of filmed episodes sees Celebrity chefs cooking delicious food such as Soy Sauce Sea Bass and Spicy Clams before adding plastic items like shredded water bottles and grated plastic straws to the food. The recipes are the latest work in an ongoing campaign created by Grey Malaysia, ‘Your Pla...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Singapore, Advertising, Earth, Paris, Wwf, Food And Drink, Graham, University of Newcastle, UN Assembly, AFN, Asian Food Network, Grey Malaysia, Asian Food Network Celebrities Use Plastic, Asian Food Network AFN

SXSW Pitch: NeelAgil Technologies

Neelam Dwivedi of NeelAgil Technologies Private Ltd aims to help millions of people treat their diabetes The Forrest Four-Cast: February 19, 2020 The next time you’re out in a crowd, look around. Imagine one out of every 10 people you see has a debilitating and often fatal disease.In the United States, in 2018, a stunning 10.5 percent of the population had diabetes, 34.2 million Americans. The global prevalence has jumped as well, going from 108 million adults worldwide in 1980 (4.7 percent) ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Earth, Diabetes, United States, Fda, Mars, Einstein, Hyderabad, Sxsw, Hyderabad India, IIT Bombay, Chetan Bhagat, Hugh Forrest

Sleep Sustainably With These Top Bedding Brands

Although our best intentions are to approach every day as Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. In honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep — and it all starts with making a more sustainable bed.We rounded up the top sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, California, US, Earth, Northern California, Snowe, Gryphon, Global Organic Textile Standard, Oeko Tex, Boll Branch, Buffy Buffy, Alterra Pure Snowe Home, Snowe Boll Branch Boll Branch, SÕL Organics

Coyotes Weekly: Gearing Up for the Trade Deadline

The 2019-20 NHL trade deadline is right around the corner, and, with the Arizona Coyotes’ playoff hopes being very much up in the air at the current point in time, general manager John Chayka may be considering adding to his roster this year after a relatively quiet deadline in 2019. Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka has his work cut out for him at this year’s trade deadline. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) The Coyotes need some help offensively, and it would...
Tags: Column, Florida, Usa, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Arizona, Kings, Rangers, Dallas, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey

A year on this exoplanet only takes 18 hours. And it might be doomed

Every 18 hours, a newly discovered exoplanet found 2,000 light-years away from Earth completes an orbit around its star -- and potentially takes another step closer to being ripped apart.
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The best hikes in Santorini

Santorini is one of the most-visited places on Earth and certainly a favorite in Greece. As an island with so many glamorous things to do, the sweatier activities can be forgotten for more refined alternatives like perusing boutiques, sipping sunset cocktails, and savoring excellent dinners. Yet Santorini, the outer rim of an exploded volcano, has a fascinating geologic history that makes for breathtaking vistas and worthwhile hikes. Santorini was once round Photo: Andrew Mayovskyy/Shutter...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Earth, Athens, Caldera, Santorini, All, Oia, Fira, Santa Maria, Ilias, Firostefani, Perissa, Athinios, Nea Kameni, Imerovigli

An Adidas experiment and whole new exterior facility head to ISS next month

March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers. And a big expansion to Europe’s Columbus Module. The most ridiculous has to be Adidas’s “BOOST in Space” effort. The company creates its midsoles by fusing together thousands of tiny foam spheres. But sadly, this is generally done on Earth, where there’s gravity. So of course they want to try ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Space, Spacex, Tech, Adidas, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Delta, Iss, Columbus, Bartolomeo, ISS Microgravity

Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’

Millions of people rely on the 1,450-mile waterway as increasing periods of drought and rising temperatures reduce flow of riverThe flow of the Colorado River is dwindling due to the impacts of global heating, risking “severe water shortages” for the millions of people who rely upon one of America’s most storied waterways, researchers have found.Increasing periods of drought and rising temperatures have been shrinking the flow of the Colorado in recent years and scientists have now developed a m...
Tags: News, Colorado, Mexico, US, America, Earth, Las Vegas, Denver, Grand Canyon, Tijuana, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Of California, Lake Mead, Colorado State University, Colorado River, Udall

Otherworldly images from the Puna

The Puna de Atacama is the high plateau of the Atacama Desert that stretches across northern Chile and Argentina. Last August, during the South American winter, we visited this eerie Mars-like landscape, where volcanoes, sand, and salt mingle. In the middle of the Puna sits one of Argentina’s highest villages, Tolar Grande, with an elevation of 11,500 feet. Surrounding it are some of the tallest peaks in the Andes, many soaring well over 20,000 feet high. We stayed in the village for a few ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Wales, Washington, US, Earth, Chile, Argentina, Peru, South America, Desert, Mars, All, Atacama Desert, Salta, Andes

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Votem

Pete Martin, founder of CEO of Votem, and classic rock drummer The Forrest Four-Cast: February 20, 2020 Paging Iowa elections officials! Votem promises to make voting more accessible, to restore trust in elections, and to serve election management bodies and their constituents.One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Votem is a revolutionary election management company that aims to give democracy back to the people. They leverage a blockchain-based mobile voting platform to let everyone’s voi...
Tags: Startups, Elections, Voting, Startup, Earth, Fbi, Iowa, Mars, Cleveland, Department Of Homeland Security, Blockchain, Sxsw, Neil Peart, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups

Elon Musk wants to build a private 'SpaceX Village' with 100 rooms, lounge parties, volleyball tournaments, and rock climbing amid a South Texas retiree community

SpaceX has been buying up properties from a community of retiree-age residents in South Texas called Boca Chica Village. Now, according to a new SpaceX job posting, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk plans to build a "SpaceX Village" adjacent to its Starship rocket development and launch site. SpaceX Village may feature 100 bookable rooms, kayaking outings, a rock climbing wall, volleyball tournaments, spaceport lounge parties, and more. However, a handful of preexisting residents have sa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, Business Insider, Elon, Brownsville, South Texas, Cameron County, Pointer

Japanese mission to land a rover on a Martian moon and bring back a sample is a go

A bold mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to Mars’ two moons, including a lander component for one of them, is all set to enter the development phase after the plan was submitted to the Japanese government’s science ministry this week. Dubbed the ‘Martian Moons Exploration’ (MMX) mission, the goal is to launch the probe in 2024, using the new H-3 rocket being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which is expected to launch for the first time sometime later in 2020. ...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Artemis, Cnes, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JAXA

What if humans tried landing on the sun

Our first stop on our trip to the Sun will be the corona —the outermost layer of the sun. It blazes at 1 million degrees Celsius, nearly 900 times as hot as lava! We'll also pass through the chromosphere and photosphere, where we might get a glimpse of sunspots, solar prominences, and solar flares. The sun has no solid surface to speak of, so when we try to land, we'll fall through to the interior. Down there, we'll pass through the convective and radiative zones, and reach the core — basicall...
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Wes Ball Says New Planet of the Apes Film Will Continue Caesar’s Legacy

Wes Ball Says New Planet of the Apes Film Will Continue Caesar’s Legacy Wes Ball is clearly excited about his new Planet of the Apes film. He already teased how awesome it will be, but recently tweeted something that’s sure to make fans happy, especially after some media outlets reported the new series would be a fresh reboot. “It’s never been easier for film journalists to actually get in touch with the actual people who actually know … but maybe it’s the point to NOT fact-check these days,”...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Fox, Agatha Christie, Don, Caesar, Charlton Heston, Dylan O Brien, Matt Reeves, Movie News, Wes Ball, Serkis, Pierre Boulle, Andy Serkis Black Panther, Mouse Guard

‘The Magicians’ Explores the Repercussions of Saving the World in “Acting Dean”

Just six episodes into the fifth season of The Magicians , and the gang has already saved the world. I suppose that’s a good thing—but what strife or calamity will keep things interesting for the back half of the season?  Turns out, there are plenty of other things that are effed up enough to keep things interesting. For starters, magic is still messed up on Earth—the gang moved the moon to stop Armageddon, but in doing so screwed up spellcasting. Now, every time a magician tries to do magi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Syfy, The Magicians, Earth, Features, Alice, Penny, Charlton, Julia, Margo, Fogg, Eliot, Brakebills, TV Reviews, Fillory

Betelgeuse mystery solved? New deep-space image stirs up fresh theories behind dimming star

One of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky has left astronomers puzzled after it has faded dramatically over the last year. Some have speculated that this is a sign of an impending supernova explosion, but new observations are pointing toward two new theories.Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located around 700 light years away from Earth that can be found glowing orange in the well-known constellation of Orion. It is so massive that if it were placed in the center of our solar sy...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Belgium, Orion, Jupiter, Accuweather, Eso, Mesa, KU Leuven, Betelgeuse, Evan Bauer, Andy Howell, Jared Goldberg, DirecTV Frontier, Montarges