Stromboli Erupts! Volcanic Eruption on the Italian Island of Stromboli

By EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) OCTOBER 22, 2022 This Sentinel-2 image has been processed in true color, using the shortwave infrared channel to highlight the new flow of lava. The northernmost island of the Aeolian archipelago, located just off the northern tip of Sicily, Stromboli’s volcano has been erupting almost continuously for the past 90 years. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA … Continue reading Stromboli Erupts! Volcanic Eruption on the Italian Island of Stromboli

439-Million-Year-Old Fossil Teeth Overturn Long-Held Views About Evolution

By CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES HEADQUARTERS OCTOBER 22, 2022 Rare Chinese fossil teeth have changed scientists’ beliefs about the evolution of vertebrates. An international team of scientists has found toothed fish remains that date back 439 million years, which suggests that the ancestors of modern chondrichthyans (sharks and rays) and osteichthyans (ray- and lobe-finned fish) originated far earlier than previously believed. The findings were recently published in the prestigious … Continue reading 439-Million-Year-Old Fossil Teeth Overturn Long-Held Views About Evolution

Blackouts in parts of Ukraine after ‘massive’ Russian attacks

Hundreds of thousands of people in central and western Ukraine are without power after Russia carried out missile and drone attacks. Hundreds of thousands of people in central and western Ukraine are without power after Russia carried out massive drone and missile attacks, as intense fighting continues in the southeastern region of Luhansk, Donetsk and Kherson where Russia has been struggling to stop renewed Ukrainian … Continue reading Blackouts in parts of Ukraine after ‘massive’ Russian attacks

Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

KIHEI, Hawaii — Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha launch vehicle reached orbit on its second launch Oct. 1, more than a year after the vehicle’s first launch failed. The Alpha rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:01 a.m. Eastern. The rocket’s upper stage achieved orbit nearly eight minutes later. After a circularization burn, the upper stage deployed its payloads, … Continue reading Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

Ukraine says power facility near Kyiv damaged in Russian attack

Ukrainian official urges residents in Kyiv and three neighbouring regions to reduce energy consumption during peak evening hours. A missile attack seriously damaged a key energy facility near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, the country’s grid operator has said, as the Russian military strove to cut power in far-flung populated areas while also defending against Ukrainian counterattacks in occupied regions. Kyiv’s regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said on … Continue reading Ukraine says power facility near Kyiv damaged in Russian attack

Elon Musk U-turns, says will keep funding Starlink in Ukraine

Founder of SpaceX says although Starlink is losing money, he will ‘just keep funding Ukraine gov’t for free’, a day after suggesting he cannot. Elon Musk has announced his company will continue to pay for Starlink satellite internet services in war-torn Ukraine a day after suggesting he cannot keep funding the project. “The hell with it,” the world’s richest man wrote on Saturday on Twitter. “Even though … Continue reading Elon Musk U-turns, says will keep funding Starlink in Ukraine

“Nobody knows where tomorrow will fly to.” What caused concern at the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the IAEA – BBC News Ukraine

This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report on the results of its mission’s visit to the Zaporizhia NPP. And although the experts did not record any critical damage near the station that could lead to the release of radiation, they recommended that the shelling of the ZNPP be stopped immediately. The BBC says that the IAEA inspectors are most worried at … Continue reading “Nobody knows where tomorrow will fly to.” What caused concern at the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the IAEA – BBC News Ukraine

US gov’t appeals halt of Trump’s classified files review

Justice Department asks a court to lift an order barring it from reviewing secret documents seized from ex-president’s Florida home The US Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to let it resume reviewing classified materials seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. In the filing before the US court of appeals on Friday, the Justice Department said it should halt an … Continue reading US gov’t appeals halt of Trump’s classified files review

Putin warns of ‘serious response’ to Ukraine ‘terror acts’

After repeated military gains by Ukrainian forces, the Russian leader pledges to ‘end restraint’ and intensify ‘special military operation’. Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to stay the course in his campaign against Ukraine, warning if counterattacks continue a “more serious” military response will be unleashed. Putin remained steadfast despite strong evidence that his forces incurred heavy losses in the Ukraine counteroffensive this month. The Russian … Continue reading Putin warns of ‘serious response’ to Ukraine ‘terror acts’

Apple is too strict with copy and paste in iOS 16

In my time using iOS 16 so far, I’ve generally been very pleased with the new features and improvements. The customizable lock screen is fun. Removing the background of images just by holding down on a picture’s subject still hasn’t gotten old. But only a few days after the new software rolled out, I’ve already found my biggest frustration: iOS now asks if it’s okay to paste an … Continue reading Apple is too strict with copy and paste in iOS 16