March 6, 2019

Justin Trudeau’s political scandal explained

A scandal is swirling around Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. It could threaten the political future of the country's leader and the rule of the Liberal Party, seven months ahead of national elections.
March 6, 2019

Australian town mourns beloved croc shot in the head

A town in northern Australia is in mourning this week after a beloved crocodile was found dead.
March 6, 2019

President Trump just referred to Apple’s CEO as ‘Tim Apple’ (AAPL)

President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other members of his American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on Wednesday. A video clip shows Trump addressing Apple's CEO as "Tim Apple." There's Michael Dell, Adolph ...
March 6, 2019

Grenfell Tower: Prosecution file ‘unlikely’ before 2021

Scotland Yard says it "would be wrong" not to take into account evidence given to the Grenfell inquiry.
March 6, 2019

‘Let the disruption continue’: American Eagle exec says the brand is primed to capitalize on the recent wave of store closings (AEO)

American Eagle reported Q4 2018 and full-year earnings results after market close on Wednesday. Same-store sales were up 6% for the quarter and 8% overall for the year. This marked its sixteenth consecutive quarter of positi...
March 6, 2019

One of the earliest exoplanet discoveries was just confirmed after a decade

When it comes to searching for objects outside of our own solar system, sometimes things aren't always as they first appear. NASA's Kepler space telescope spent its almost-decade in space searching for distant worlds never before seen by mankind. It found plenty, but some discoveries were easier to verify than others, and the very first exoplanet ever detected by Kepler has only just been confirmed. When scientists first notice evidence of an exoplanet in data from Kepler or any other telescope, that data has to be studied closely to see if it is indeed what it appears to be. Anomalies in the data can result in false positives, and confirmation can take a long, long time. In a new blog post, NASA reveals the final confirmation of the planet now known as Kepler-1658b, and it turned out to be even more interesting than scientists had initially thought. While it was in service, Kepler detected exoplanets by spotting the slight dimming in their host star that would occur whenever the planet (or planets) passed between the star and the Earth. That movement is called a transit, and it's one of the easiest ways for scientists to detect an exoplanet without actually seeing the planet itself. By estimating the size of the star and then calculating how much the star dimmed when the planet passed in front, researchers can estimate the size of the planet itself, and Kepler-1658b is now believed to be much, much larger than initially thought. “Our new analysis, which uses stellar sound waves observed in the Kepler data to characterize the star, demonstrated that the star is in fact three times larger than previously thought," Ashley Chontos of the University of Hawaii said in a statement. "This in turn means that the planet is three times larger, revealing that Kepler-1658b is actually a hot Jupiter." Hot Jupiter planets are massive balls of gas that are much closer to their star than our own Jupiter is to the Sun. as such, they're thought to be incredibly hostile to life as we know it. You wouldn't want to visit Kepler-1658b, but it's nice to know it's there.
March 6, 2019

One of the earliest exoplanet discoveries was just confirmed after a decade

When it comes to searching for objects outside of our own solar system, sometimes things aren't always as they first appear. NASA's Kepler space telescope spent its almost-decade in space searching for distant worlds never before seen by mankind. It found plenty, but some discoveries were easier to verify than others, and the very first exoplanet ever detected by Kepler has only just been confirmed. When scientists first notice evidence of an exoplanet in data from Kepler or any other telescope, that data has to be studied closely to see if it is indeed what it appears to be. Anomalies in the data can result in false positives, and confirmation can take a long, long time. In a new blog post, NASA reveals the final confirmation of the planet now known as Kepler-1658b, and it turned out to be even more interesting than scientists had initially thought. While it was in service, Kepler detected exoplanets by spotting the slight dimming in their host star that would occur whenever the planet (or planets) passed between the star and the Earth. That movement is called a transit, and it's one of the easiest ways for scientists to detect an exoplanet without actually seeing the planet itself. By estimating the size of the star and then calculating how much the star dimmed when the planet passed in front, researchers can estimate the size of the planet itself, and Kepler-1658b is now believed to be much, much larger than initially thought. “Our new analysis, which uses stellar sound waves observed in the Kepler data to characterize the star, demonstrated that the star is in fact three times larger than previously thought," Ashley Chontos of the University of Hawaii said in a statement. "This in turn means that the planet is three times larger, revealing that Kepler-1658b is actually a hot Jupiter." Hot Jupiter planets are massive balls of gas that are much closer to their star than our own Jupiter is to the Sun. as such, they're thought to be incredibly hostile to life as we know it. You wouldn't want to visit Kepler-1658b, but it's nice to know it's there.
March 6, 2019

Back In The Day: Did Brody Jenner’s Wife Kaitlynn Ever Watch The Hills?

Find out if Brody Jenner's wife Kaitlynn watched her then-future husband on 'The Hills.'
March 6, 2019

Boy arrested after woman and child die in Ipswich

A 17-year-old boy is arrested after the "sudden death" of a woman and child in Ipswich.
March 6, 2019

Man Utd stun PSG in Champions League drama

Marcus Rashford scores an injury-time penalty as Man Utd stage an incredible comeback to beat Paris St-Germain on away goals and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.