US military's mysterious X-37B space plane zooms toward orbital record

US military’s mysterious X-37B space plane zooms toward orbital record

The U.S. military’s X-37B robotic space plane is closing in on a mission-duration record. The X-37B launched to Earth orbit on May 17, 2020 on the sixth mission for the program, a flight known as Orbital Test Vehicle-6 (OTV-6).  The Space Force minishuttle has now been aloft for 773 days. That’s just a week shy …

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Ernst & Young to Pay $100 Million Fine After Auditors Cheated on Ethics Exams

Ernst & Young to Pay $100 Million Fine After Auditors Cheated on Ethics Exams

Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest auditing firms, has agreed to pay a $100 million fine after U.S. securities regulators found that hundreds of its auditors had cheated on ethics exams they were required to take for professional licenses — and that the firm did not do enough to stop the practice. The …

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Surprise solar storm with 'disruptive potential' slams into Earth

Surprise solar storm with ‘disruptive potential’ slams into Earth

A stream of supercharged particles from the sun recently crashed into Earth with no prior warning. (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab) Scientists were recently left scratching their heads after a “potentially disruptive” solar storm smashed into Earth without warning. The surprise solar storm hit Earth just before midnight UTC June 25 and continued …

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Sonic Frontiers Shows Off Cyber Space And Switch Gameplay In New Trailer

Sonic Frontiers Shows Off Cyber Space And Switch Gameplay In New Trailer

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Update [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:30 BST]: More details have been shared by Sega following the Direct on Sonic Frontiers (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). This includes new abilities, specific enemy types, and a brand new character called Sage. We’ve also got more confirmation that Tails and Amy will be involved …

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New method significantly speeds up the search for dangerous asteroids

New method significantly speeds up the search for dangerous asteroids

Note: This article was written in part to help promote Asteroid Day on June 30, a global effort to raise awareness about the dangers and scientific importance of asteroids. It’s on June 30 every year, the anniversary of the big Tunguska impact of 1908, and the B612 Foundation mentioned below is one of the founding …

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Monkeypox may present with unusual symptoms, CDC warns

Monkeypox may present with unusual symptoms, CDC warns

Doctors diagnosing monkeypox should be on the lookout for symptoms that don’t quite match the typical descriptions of the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned (opens in new tab) June 14. The monkeypox virus belongs to the same family and genus as the virus that causes smallpox and triggers similar, but …

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NASA's tiny CAPSTONE cubesat launches on pioneering moon mission

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE cubesat launches on pioneering moon mission

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE spacecraft has begun its long, history-making journey to the moon. The 55-pound (25 kilograms) cubesat launched today (June 28) atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster, which lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula of New Zealand at 5:55 a.m. EDT (0955 GMT; 9:55 p.m. local time in …

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A tiny NASA spacecraft launches to test out a new orbit around the Moon

A tiny NASA spacecraft launches to test out a new orbit around the Moon

Early this morning, a small NASA spacecraft about the size of a microwave embarked on the beginning of a four-month-long journey to the Moon, where it will eventually insert itself into a unique, elongated lunar orbit that no NASA mission has visited before. The spacecraft’s goal is simple: test out this particular orbit and see …

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