The massive eruption of the Tonga volcano has thrown enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into the stratosphere

This looping video shows an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. The GOES-17 satellite captured the series of images which also show shock waves in crescent shape and lightning bolts. . Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of … Read more

Senate votes overwhelmingly for Sweden and Finland to join NATO

Washington — The Senate voted 95 to 1 on Wednesday to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Swedenwith overwhelming bipartisan support expected to rapidly expand the Western military alliance in response to The Russian invasion of Ukraine. The only no was Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri. His Republican colleague, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, … Read more

DOT rule would require airlines to issue refunds for domestic flights delayed 3 hours

Travelers may soon have more rights if their flight is canceled or delayed as the Department of Transportation seeks to “strengthen” protections for consumers seeking refunds. The agency proposed a rule on Wednesday that, if enacted, would define the terms of a “meaningful” change and first-time cancellation. Currently, passengers are entitled to refunds if an … Read more

NFL had to appeal Deshaun Watson’s suspension

The NFL had to appeal Hanging by Deshaun Watson. All the arguments to keep Judge Sue L. Robinson’s six-game penalty intact — arguments about respecting the new collectively negotiated disciplinary process, maintaining social peace, the idea that the NFL could outsource a messy situation to a neutral party and wash their hands of the decision … Read more

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyberattacks after Pelosi visit

Suspicious drones fly over Taiwan’s outlying islands Ministry of Defense says its website was attacked, briefly offline Chinese military exercises, involving live fire, about to begin China says it’s an internal matter TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Suspected drones have flown over Taiwan’s outer islands and hackers have attacked the Defense Ministry’s website, Taipei authorities … Read more

‘Batgirl’: Leslie Grace Reacts to DC Film’s Non-Release

Leslie Grace, the star of Warner Bros.’ now cancelled”bat girlmovie, released a statement following the studio’s decision to kill plans for the film’s theatrical or HBO Max release. The comic book movie would have marked Grace’s biggest acting role after her breakthrough performance in “In the Heights.” It would also have been a rare superhero … Read more

Physicists make major gains in race for room-temperature superconductivity

A team of physicists from the Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab (NEXCL) at UNLV used a diamond anvil cell, a research device similar to the one pictured, in their research to lower the pressure needed to observe material capable of superconductivity at ambient temperature. Credit: NEXCL Less than two years after shocking the scientific world with … Read more