Massive ‘disappearing’ star could have become a black hole without going supernova

In 2019, scientists witnessed a massive star 2.5 million times brighter than the sun disappear without a trace. Now, in a new paper published today (June 30) in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of space detectives (see: astrophysicists) attempt to solve the case of the disappearing star by providing […]

Watch these Star Trek shows and movies with your kids for home education

Here’s how to use that extra COVID-19 screen time for homeschooling and values education, using Star Trek as the example. What can Captain Picard teach your kids? A lot, actually. Image: CBS High science fiction shows a world that is different. Maybe this way, maybe that way, but different. Better. It fills you with wonder, […]

4 leadership lessons from Star Trek: Picard

Patrick Steward reprises his well-known role as Jean-Luc Picard in the new show, named after the character. Here are some key takeaways. Image: CBS It’s an open secret among Star Trek fans that the Picard character changes. Between the television show, the movies, and now the show that bears his name, Picard changes from  peacemaking […]

Sun unleashes biggest flare since 2017. Is our star waking up?

The sun may be coming out of its slumber at long last. On Friday morning (May 29), our star fired off its strongest flare since October 2017, an eruption spotted by NASA’s sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Solar flares are bursts of radiation that originate from sunspots, temporary dark and relatively cool patches on the […]

Baby exoplanet spotted growing around distant star (photo)

Planets’ origin stories apparently come with a twist. The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has captured an image of a planet being born around the young star AB Aurigae, which lies 520 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga (The Charioteer). Like previous AB Aurigae images taken by the Atacama Large […]

1st super-fast pulsar found snacking on its companion in far-flung star cluster

An artist’s impression of a millisecond pulsar and its stellar companion. (Image credit: European Space Agency & Francesco Ferraro (Bologna Astronomical Observatory)) China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) has uncovered the first known pulsar in Messier 92, a globular star cluster roughly 27,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Hercules.  The swiftly spinning […]

Questi caschi Lego ‘Star Wars’ sono perfetti per la tua vita da Dark Side

È tempo di prepararsi per lo “Star Wars Day” – questa celebrazione annuale dei fan del 4 maggio (sii con te) che si svolgerà lunedì. Fortunatamente, Lego ha tre nuovi set di caschi per aiutarti a metterti di buon umore. I sostenitori dell’Impero possono scegliere di costruire tutti o parte dei seguenti set di Lego: […]

Bloccato a casa? Fai un giro attraverso Disney (vuoto) Star Wars, Pandora e i parchi dell’era spaziale

Ora puoi esplorare la comodità e la sicurezza della tua casa Walt Disney World da soli. Anche se tutti i parchi Disney nel mondo sono attualmente chiusi a causa del Pandemia di coronavirus, le immagini aeree dei vuoti parchi Walt Disney World in Florida offrono un’opportunità unica per esplorare le loro attrazioni di fama mondiale […]

Coronation Street star lashes out at toxic Twitter fans in Coronavirus row

(Picture: ITV) Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has lashed out at Twitter fans in Coronavirus row. Boris Johnson made a speech last night, ordering the nation into lockdown in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Following said announcement, actress Kym took to social media to reveal that she was ‘confused’, and thus questioned […]

La star della UFC e il fan del Liverpool Darren Till sbattono Jesse Lingard da Man Utd

Jesse Lingard probabilmente non voleva mettersi dalla parte sbagliata del concorrente UFC (Foto: Getty Images) Un’improbabile rivalità sportiva potrebbe scatenarsi quando il contendente dei pesi medi UFC Darren Till ha criticato il centrocampista del Manchester United Jesse Lingard per aver usato “tattiche per borse ***” su Instagram. Lingard, una figura di divisione tra i tifosi, […]