Nebraska teen and mother face charges in abortion-related case that involved obtaining their Facebook posts

Norfolk Police began investigating Celeste Burgess and her mother, Jessica Burgess, in late April following concerns that Celeste had delivered a stillborn fetus prematurely, according to court documents. After the two were initially charged, law enforcement continued to investigate and obtained Facebook messages between Celeste and Jessica that appear to refer to abortion pills and … Read more

Ex-Twitter employee convicted in Saudi spy case

Ahmad Abouammo, a US-Lebanese dual citizen who on Twitter helped oversee relations with journalists and celebrities in the Middle East and North Africa, was found guilty after a 2.5-week trial before the federal court in San Francisco. The jurors acquitted him on five of the 11 counts he faced. Federal public defenders representing Abouammo did … Read more

The self-healing coating could remove car scratches with the help of sunlight

“Self-healed surface of a car model after scratching when exposed to focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (top) or direct sunlight (bottom).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your whole car, a new protective coating developed by researchers from Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually go further … Read more

Albuquerque police are asking the public to share photos and videos that may help the investigation into the murder of 4 Muslim men

CNN — Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have created an online portal where residents can upload videos and images that may help authorities investigate the recent murders of four Muslim men. Authorities announced the murder of the fourth man on Saturday, telling reporters at a news conference that there were “reason to believe” his death … Read more

How are Webb Telescope images colorized?

On the left is a monochromatic image showing Webb infrared data of the South Ring Nebula. On the right is a processed image showing the same view in color.Image: Gizmodo/NASA, ESA, CSA and STScI On July 12, the first color images from the Webb Space Telescope showed countless nebulae, galaxies and a gaseous exoplanet unlike … Read more

Fixed malfunction of the Lucy probe, good enough to complete the asteroid mission, according to NASA

Lucy is fitted with a pair of 22-foot-wide solar panels on each side.Photo: Nasa Just hours into its 12-year journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft ran into a problem. One of its solar panels refused to fully open, and mission controllers have been working on the problem ever since. There is some good … Read more

Watch live as SpaceX attempts its first direct launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch last July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea embarks on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX was brought in to help. You can watch the historic launch live here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time SpaceX will send a payload directly into ballistic lunar transfer orbit. … Read more

Massive volcanic eruption could weaken ozone layer, scientists say

The violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on January 15, 2022 injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere – enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic swimming pools. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Luis Millán, an atmospheric scientist who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When … Read more

Opinion: I called Lizzo and Beyonce for song lyrics. They heard me

Opinion: I called Lizzo and Beyonce for song lyrics.  They heard me

Editor’s note: Based in Sydney, Australia, Hannah Diviney is a writer, disability rights advocate and editor of Missing Perspectives, a grassroots global newsroom dedicated to tackling the marginalization of women and girls. You can follow her on Instagram at @hannahthewildflower or on Twitter at @hannah_diviney. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Read … Read more

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan puts TSMC back in the spotlight of the US-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the world’s largest contract chipmaker. But it was pushed amid US-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Raphael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | Light flare | Getty Images US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan, but the visit has once again shed light on the island’s … Read more