Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal—making days shorter than usual. New measurements by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory show that the Earth is spinning faster than it was half a century ago. On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours — … Read more

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Look alive out there. Add rockets to the list of reasons to look both ways before crossing the street — or doing just about anything outdoors and under the cover of an untenable structure. The billionaire space race, commercial spaceflight and the use of satellite technology are upping the odds of being crushed by a … Read more

First color images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to bereleased

First color images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to bereleased

NASA is preparing to show off what the James Webb Space Telescope is capable of when the space agency releases the first color images from the observatory before it begins scientific operations revealing the mysteries of the universe. after launching on Christmas morning, the telescope’s 6.5-meter mirror opened, and its tennis-court-size sunshield unfolded in space. … Read more

NASA to showcase Webb space telescope’s first full-color images

NASA to showcase Webb space telescope's first full-color images

July 10 (Reuters) – Drawing back the curtain to a photo gallery unlike any other, NASA will soon present the first full-color images from its James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary apparatus designed to peer through the cosmos to the dawn of the universe . The highly anticipated July 12 unveiling of pictures and spectroscopic … Read more

US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v . Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an … Read more

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Who is Xavier Musk, Elon Musk’s transgender child who wants to change name?

Who is Xavier Musk, Elon Musk's transgender child who wants to change name?

Billionaire Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has petitioned a California court to change her name and gender, according to reports. Vivian, 18, who was born Xavier, announced her decision to change her gender and famous surname in order to lose any association with the Tesla and SpaceX founder. The official reason stated by Vivian in the … Read more

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted a US recession was more likely than not. His remarks were his most detailed explanation of job cut plans and his … Read more