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October 5, 2018 10:57 PM Where the Earth Became a River: Indonesia Quake Liquefied Solid Ground

Survivors describe riding as far as a mile on patches of land when liquefaction turned soil into liquid PALU, Indonesia—On a break from Bible study at a church compound outside this city last week, Douglas Simamora was playing soccer with fellow students when the solid ground beneath his feet turned to liquid. Mr. Simamora and his friends, attending 79

October 4, 2018 1:26 PM Capsule Carrying 3 Space Station Crew Members Lands Safely on Earth

(MOSCOW) — A Russian space capsule with three men onboard has safely landed in a barren steppe in Kazakhstan after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-08 carrying Russia’s Oleg Artemyev and NASA’s Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold touched down at 5.44 p.m. Kazakh time (1144 GMT). The two Americans performed three space 100

October 1, 2018 11:58 PM Kyrie Irving apologizes for saying Earth is flat: 'Didn't realize the effect'

Kyrie Irving apologized Monday for saying last year that the Earth is flat, explaining he "didn't realize the effect" his comments would have. The Boston Celtics point guard, speaking at Forbes' Under 30 Summit in Boston, was asked at the conference to state once and for all which side he is on in the "debate" over the Earth's shape. Irving explained 55

September 20, 2018 2:39 PM Will Elevators to Outer Space Ever Get Off the Ground?

Researchers are working on lifts that would travel up a cable anchored above the Earth’s orbit, paving the way for extra-planetary travel Gradually you accelerate upward, reaching a cruising speed of several hundred miles per hour. Your elevator car moves up a cable 100 million times as long as it is wide—connected on one end to a platform in the ocean 64

September 20, 2018 1:29 PM Real-life 'Planet Vulcan' found 16 light-years away from Earth

If it has inhabitants, it's a good bet they all "live long and prosper." The real-life planet Vulcan, once home to "Star Trek's" Spock (made famous by Leonard Nimoy), has been found, thanks to scientists who've discovered an exoplanet just 16 light-years from Earth. The planet is associated with the real-life star 40 Eridani A, which has been found to be host to one planet 191

September 19, 2018 6:01 PM U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. Bono and the pope spoke for more than 30 minutes at a meeting to team up the rock star’s ONE organization, a global campaign and advocacy organization 78

September 19, 2018 9:00 AM Disney World ending popular fireworks show after 19 years

Disney World is ending a popular fireworks show in 2019, but will replace it with a new attraction. (Disney) After 19 years, one of Disney’s classic nighttime shows is finally ending. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the evening spectacle that has lit up Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon since 1999, will be no more. The stirring retelling of Earth’s 172

September 17, 2018 1:25 PM Rocket reveal: Elon Musk unveils new images of BFR

SpaceX is set to make a historic announcement, revealing the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on one of its spacecraft. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off two new images of the BFR, ahead of the announcement tonight as to who the private passenger is that the company will fly "around the Moon." The images of the Big Falcon 124

September 17, 2018 1:02 AM Florence Washes Away Portion of Coal-Ash Landfill in North Carolina

Duke Energy, owner of the landfill, says some of the coal ash escaped into a nearly lake CAPE FEAR, N.C.—Heavy rains from Florence washed out a portion of a landfill used to dispose of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity. Part of the earthen top of the 20-foot tall landfill was gone, exposing the deep gray ash beneath, and an undetermined 107

September 12, 2018 7:22 PM Usain Bolt Smokes Astronaut In Zero Gravity Foot Race

He's the fastest man on Earth ... but how would Usain Bolt do in space!?? The Olympic legend boarded a special Airbus Zero G plane, which simulates what it's like to be in zero gravity ... and challenged 2 of his fellow passengers to a foot race. The challengers? French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy (in the blue flight suit) and CEO of Novespace and French 78