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Vikings were in North America by 1021 CE (ars technica)

Enlarge / Aerial image of L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada. (credit: Glenn Nagel Photography) Centuries before Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Bahamas, the Vikings established a beachhead at L’Anse Aux Meadows, a site on the northern peninsula of what is now Newfoundland, Canada. A recent study narrows down the date of the Norse arrival in North America to as early as 1021 CE, based on scraps of discarded wood from the site and with help from the aftermath of an ancient...
Tags: News, Earth, North America, Vikings, Bahamas, Christopher Columbus, Newfoundland Canada, Michael Dee, Kiona N Smith, L'Anse aux Meadows, Anse aux Meadows Newfoundland Canada, Glenn Nagel Photography Centuries, Newfoundland University of Groningen, Margot Kuitems


10 Things You Didn't Know About Moon Knight

Can a tweet break the discourse? London's own Sunday Times tried its darnedest in early August, 2021. It postulated that the role of Tony Stark -- a.k.a. Iron Man -- could have been played by any actor in Jon Faverau's "Iron Man" and the picture would have still succeeded. Never mind that box-office mainstay Tom Cruise was attached to Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr., the question has now been raised: Could any actor have donned Shellhead's costume and made Marvel matter again?The answer is com...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Disney, America, Earth, Iron Man, Judaism, Moon, Bruce Wayne, Hitler, Houston, James Gunn, Tom Cruise


The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but a Hunter's Moon will make shooting stars harder to spot

A stargazer waits to watch a meteor shower in Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2015. The Orionids meteor shower peaks late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Up to 20 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky, but a full moon will make it hard to see them. The Orionids happen annually when Earth travels through debris left by Halley's Comet. NASA calls the annual Orionids meteor shower one of the most beautiful of the year, due to the many speedy meteors that move a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Eta, Shooting Star, Hunter, Northern Hemisphere, Malaga Spain, Halley, Ontario Canada, Betelgeuse


A former Virgin Galactic test pilot who says he was fired after 6 years is joining Blue Origin

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson next to Mark Stucky, who says he has now joined Blue Origin. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Virgin Galactic's former lead test pilot told CNN he's joining Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. Mark Stucky said he was fired after six years at Virgin Galactic, and the company didn't say why. Stucky said he might not be able to fly at Blue Origin because its rockets don't require pilots. A former Virgin Galactic test pilot who says he was fi...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Stucky, Nicholas Schmidle, Galactic, Mark Forger Stucky, Mark Stucky, Kate Duffy, Blue Origin JIM WATSON AFP, Getty Images Virgin Galactic


Darren Aronofsky Is A Big Fan Of All The Mother! Hate Mail He Got

We all know that negative criticism can be a real mother, but director Darren Aronofsky is still catching heat for his 2017 environmental horror/biblical allegory, "Mother!" That's right, it's been more than four years and people are still apparently really upset that she never got to brace the sink. Just kidding — they're still upset about the violence and disturbing content. During his masterclass at Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival, he discussed the hate mail he received that would be enough to...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, News, Earth, Egypt, Mother, Chris Hemsworth, Darren Aronofsky, Adam, Ed Harris, Brendan Fraser, Samuel D Hunter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Aronofsky, Mormon Country Idaho


Lucy’s solar panel hasn’t latched—a problem for a mission powered by the Sun (ars technica)

Enlarge / One of the Lucy spacecraft's solar arrays, with a human for scale. (credit: NASA) NASA's Lucy spacecraft launched safely into space early on Saturday morning from Florida, but after the deployment of its two large solar arrays, one of them failed to latch properly. Combined, the two solar arrays have a collecting area of 51 square meters. Such large arrays are necessary because the spacecraft will spend much of its 12-year journey about five times the distance from the Sun as ...
Tags: Florida, News, Earth, Lucy, Eric Berger, NASA NASA


Culture Meets Climate: artists and scientists tell stories of the planet

Since its creation in 2011 — and thanks to the collaboration of 2,500 cultural organizations in 80 countries — Google Arts & Culture has allowed people to explore the world through a cultural lens. Like culture, nature plays a foundational role in people’s lives and identities and over the years, its presence on our platform has developed organically, thanks to collaborations with natural history museums, scientists, artists, NGOS, preservation and scientific organizations. And as the climate cr...
Tags: Google, UK, Scotland, US, Earth, National Parks, United Kingdom, United Nations, Antarctica, Ngos, Peru, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Namibia


Lunar rocks brought to Earth by China's Chang'e 5 show Moon's volcanoes were recently* active

* Just a couple of billion years The Moon remained volcanically active much later than previously thought, judging from fragments of rocks dating back two billion years that were collected by China's Chang’e 5 spacecraft.…
Tags: China, Earth, Software, Chang


A Meteorite Crashed Through Somebody's Ceiling and Landed on Their Bed (slashdot)

The New York Times reports: Ruth Hamilton was fast asleep in her home in British Columbia when she awoke to the sound of her dog barking, followed by "an explosion." She jumped up and turned on the light, only to see a hole in the ceiling. Her clock said 11:35 p.m. At first, Hamilton thought that a tree had fallen on her house. But, no, all the trees were there. She called 911 and, while on the phone with an operator, noticed a large charcoal gray object between her two floral pillows. "Oh,...
Tags: News, Earth, New York Times, The Times, British Columbia, Hamilton, University of Western Ontario, Peter Brown, EditorDavid, Ruth Hamilton


Floating props and little sleep: Russians describe filming world’s first movie in space

Film crew say shooting was a ‘huge challenge’ and they had to learn to walk again after 12 days in orbitTheir movie props floated around, sleeping was difficult and they used Velcro to keep objects in place but Russia’s first film crew in space said they were delighted with the result and had “shot everything we planned”.Yulia Peresild, one of Russia’s most glamorous actors, and film director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS...
Tags: Space, Russia, World news, Earth, United States, International Space Station ISS, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild


Kraven The Hunter: Everything We Know So Far

Sony's Spider-Man Universe of movies continues to grow and perform well at the box office, with movies like "Venom" and "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" licking up impressive amounts of cash. That burgeoning universe will soon get its first big test with "Morbius," a Jared Leto-starring vampire movie that not a single human on planet Earth is excited about, but after that, Sony is dipping into more interesting territory with a "Kraven the Hunter" movie. Here's everything we know about the Kraven fi...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Iron Man, Sony, Holland, Sony Pictures, Jared Leto, Spider Man, Hunter, Don, Morales, Tom Holland, Spidey, Ultron, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway


The 5 articles you read in AI hell

The devil went down to Silicon Valley; he was looking for a soul to steal. But he ended up taking a consulting gig with Palantir instead. In the meantime, the algorithm’s in charge of punishing the wicked now. And these days the sign above hell’s gates reads “Abandon Open Source,” with an Amazon smile beneath the print. Those condemned to an eternity of pain and suffering in the modern era are now forced to read the same five AI articles over and over. Which kind of sounds like what it’s like to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Insider


The Flash: Armageddon Trailer Teases 5-Part Crossover Event for Season 8

The CW has released the official trailer for the upcoming eighth season of the Grant Gustin-led DC series The Flash, teasing the premiere’s five-part crossover special event titled Armageddon. The series is slated to make its return on November 16. The Flash: Armageddon trailer, which you can check out below, highlights the arrival of a new powerful alien threat in the form of Tony Curran’s Despero, who’s dead set on ending the scarlet speedster’s existence as well as the destruction of the worl...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Earth, Gotham, TV News, The Cw, Batwoman, Dc, Barry, Cw, The Flash, Comic Book, Katherine Mcnamara, Damien Darhk, Grant Gustin


Marvel Comics Heroes We Really Want To See In The MCU

One of the many things that make the MCU so amazing is the variety of characters that it contains. What started with a shot-in-the-dark film about one of the founding members of the Avengers starring a controversial Hollywood actor jumpstarted an entire cinematic universe. "Iron Man" premiered in 2008 and became a box office and critical success, as well as the genesis of what we now know today as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several hit movies followed, including solo outings for Captain Amer...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Russell Crowe, Young Avengers, Hercules, Bill, Thor, Olivia Wilde, Thanos, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Wanda, Richard, Dr Strange


38 useful and unique gifts for new parents - from a sound machine to a meal kit service

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon A thoughtful gift can really make a difference in the busy life of a new parent. From a portable high chair to a swaddling blanket, here are 38 of the best gifts for new parents. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Being a new parent means that people will naturally want to shop for you and the baby - mainly because gifts for new pare...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Parenting, Parents, Trends, Walmart, Earth, Gifts, Baby, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Buy Buy Baby, Lululemon, Gifts For Kids, Hanna Andersson, Time Best


Lexus Eternals Vehicles Pay Tribute to New Marvel Studios’ Film

Lexus and Marvel Studios have teamed up for a special series of Lexus Eternals vehicles, inspired by the superheroes from the film, which opens on November 5th. The Eternals story follows a group of heroes who protected Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants mysteriously return, the Eternals reunite to defend humanity once again. A unique custom-body wrap characterizes each vehicle to match the heroes from the film. “We’re excited to bring the Eternals partn...
Tags: Salma Hayek, Earth, Lexus, Autos, Angelina Jolie, Marvel Studios, Russo brothers, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Car News, Brian Tyree Henry, Kingo, Mindy Hamilton, Ajak, Lia McHugh, Druig Barry Keoghan


China Says Moon Rocks Offer New Clues to Volcanic Activity

A Chinese researcher says moon rocks brought back to Earth by a robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity.
Tags: Earth


Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26

Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’Humans might be the only intelligent beings in our galaxy, so destroying our civilisation could be a galactic disaster, Prof Brian Cox has warned leaders in the run-up to Cop26.Speaking at the launch of his new BBC Two series Universe, the physicist and presenter said that having spoken to the scientists around the world advising the show, he thought that humans and sentient life on Earth “might be...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Television, UK News, Earth, Bbc, Physics, Brian Cox, Climate Crisis, Cop26


12 Movies To Watch If You Loved Tenet

Christopher Nolan, known for movies like "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" trilogy, has become an influential director not only for his sleek and stylish filmmaking, his groundbreaking visuals, and his movies' larger-than-life soundscapes, but also for his love of conceptual ideas like time travel, the shifting nature of reality, the transitory properties of memories, and the power of dreams. His latest offering, "Tenet," is no different. It's an action-packed time-travel heist flick starring Jo...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Interstellar, New York, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Berlin, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Philadelphia, Bristol, John, Spike Lee, Chris Hemsworth


How atomic time-travel could reveal the mysteries of dark matter and more

Physicists from the University of Colorado have created an atomic clock so precise it can measure gravitational time dilation over distances as small as one millimeter. This record-breaking measurement could have implications reaching as far as redefining exactly how long a second is or discovering where all the dark matter in our universe is hiding. Up front: Einstein figured out that time functions differently depending on how close to a “gravity well” the observer is. So, for instance, if you...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Einstein, University Of Colorado, Neural, Next Featured


The Daily Stream: John Carpenter Does A Lot With A Little In Prince Of Darkness

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Prince of Darkness"Where You Can Stream It: Peacock (with ads)The Pitch: When a mysterious cylinder full of green liquid is discovered under a Los Angeles church, a priest commissions a local professor and his graduate students to perform tests to discover what it is. The liquid turns out to be Satan (or at least part of ...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Earth, Jesus Christ, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Birack


NetJets is betting $1.2 billion on one of Embraer's most-advanced personal private jets as unprecedented demand rocks the industry: Meet the Phenom 300E

A NetJets' Embraer Phenom 300E. Embraer Executive Jets NetJets is making a big bet on a small plane. The Embraer Phenom 300E is the focus of NetJet's latest aircraft order, with as many as 100 planes joining the fleet starting in 2023. Take a closer look at the Phenom 300E. NetJets is making a big bet on a small plane. A NetJets' Embraer Phenom 300E. Embraer Executive Jets The Embraer Phenom 300E is the focus of NetJet's latest aircraft order, with as many as 1...
Tags: US, Trends, Earth, Berkshire Hathaway, Embraer, Patrick Gallagher, NetJets, Honeywell Aerospace, Embraer Executive Jets, Benjamin Zhang, Jay Beever, Thomas Pallini, Steve Cordory Shutterstock, NetJets Embraer Phenom, Embraer Two Pratt Whitney


NASA's Lucy mission carries Amanda Gorman poem, Beatles lyrics to space

On a 12-year journey to explore Jupiter's never-before-seen Trojan asteroid swarms, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is accompanied by messages from Earth, including an original poem by Amanda Gorman and words from the Beatles, as well as tributes and dedications.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Lucy, Amanda Gorman


The 31 Scariest Movie Scenes Ever

Everyone loves a good scare, and there are plenty of them — a century of horror movies has seen to that. If there's something out there that unsettles you, makes your skin crawl, or convinces you to sleep with the lights on, there's almost certainly a film that taps into it. There's no shortage of good horror movies or scares. But what about the great ones? Hell, what about the greatest ones? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, we decided to tackle that question directly. /Film ...
Tags: Movies, California, Barcelona, Earth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Vatican, Chad, Rose Byrne, Jesus, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Takashi Miike, Annie, Vietnam, Busan


China denies report claiming it launched hypersonic missile

Beijing says FT report was inaccurate and that exercise was merely a test of reusable technologyChina has denied a report that claimed it had recently launched a hypersonic missile, saying its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.The Financial Times reported on Saturday that Beijing had launched a nuclear-capable missile in August that circled the Earth at low orbit before narrowly missing its target. Citing multiple sources, the FT claimed the ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, World news, US news, Earth, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times


Interview: Brian Volk-Weiss Talks Season 3 of The Movies That Made Us

Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us recently released a new batch of episodes covering the productions of RoboCop, Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Aliens, and Coming to America, which gave ComingSoon the perfect opportunity to speak with showrunner/producer Brian Volk-Weiss. The Movies That Made Us looks inside the movies that have shaped generations and what it took to make them happen, telling the story of how these movies were made, the involvement of studio producers, wr...
Tags: TV, Movies, Interview, Documentary, Disney, America, Earth, Netflix, Streaming, Sigourney Weaver, Robocop, Frank Sinatra, Boeing, Series, Paramount, Steve


The Moon Will Soon Have Its Own Internet (slashdot)

"Humanity will return to the lunar surface in 2024 as part of the Artemis program," writes the Auto Evolution site. "However, before NASA begins shuttling people to our natural satellite, it has to build a network there that will go beyond Earth's low orbit and connect space to Earth in a sort of Internet connection..." The network's name? LunaNet: Astronauts will be able to use the LunaNet via numerous nodes and communicate with the crew on and around the Moon in the same manner that we use W...
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, EditorDavid


A Meteorite Crashed Through Somebody's Ceiling and Landed on Their Bed

The New York Times reports: Ruth Hamilton was fast asleep in her home in British Columbia when she awoke to the sound of her dog barking, followed by "an explosion." She jumped up and turned on the light, only to see a hole in the ceiling. Her clock said 11:35 p.m. At first, Hamilton thought that a tree had fallen on her house. But, no, all the trees were there. She called 911 and, while on the phone with an operator, noticed a large charcoal gray object between her two floral pillows. "Oh,...
Tags: Tech, Earth, New York Times, The Times, British Columbia, Hamilton, University of Western Ontario, Peter Brown, Ruth Hamilton


Prince William reveals Earthshot Prize winners in global bid to tackle climate crisis

Five global thinkers were each awarded a grant worth £1m to develop their ideas and technologies Celebrities have joined Prince William in London for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aimed at finding new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle the climate crisis and Earth’s most pressing challenges.Actors and activists strode down a green carpet at Alexandra Palace in north London. Emma Watson, Emma Thompson and David Oyelowo join...
Tags: London, Climate Change, World news, Earth, Cambridge, Prince William, William, Emma Watson, David Oyelowo, Alexandra Palace, Kate the Duchess, Earthshot Prize, Emma Watson Emma Thompson


Russian movie crew return to Earth after filming 12 days on the International Space Station – video

A Russian actor and a film director have returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station, shooting scenes for The Challenge, the first movie filmed in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko joined cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky in a Soyuz capsule that landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan’s steppe. The film, if completed on time, will beat a Hollywood production announced by Tom Cruise, Nasa and SpaceXRussian film crew return to Earth after shooting the first mov...
Tags: Space, Hollywood, Russia, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild, Oleg Novitsky, Tom Cruise Nasa