Why Meghan Markle joining Prince Harry’s Invictus Games is apparently such a big deal – Washington Post

Meghan Markle attends the Invictus Games Opening Ceremonies in Toronto on Sept. 23, a few rows apart from her boyfriend, Britain’s Prince Harry. (Frank Gunn /The Canadian Press via AP) After nearly a year of tabloid headlines, racist and sexist online comments, blurry paparazzi photos and a handful of on-the-record comments about the nature of their […]

‘Kingsman’ hits target, ‘Lego Ninjago’ disappoints as franchises hit and miss at box office – Los Angeles Times

R-rated thrill rides continue to rule the box office with 20th Century Fox’s profane spy sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and New Line Cinema’s horror “It” dominating the top spots. A sequel to the 2015 hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the $104-million film debuted just below analysts’ predictions of $40 million to $45 million, with […]

Nasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missions – The Guardian

Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa open a new research and development facility that bears her name. The 99-year-old cut the ribbon for the Katherine G Johnson Computational Research Facility at the Langley research center in Hampton, Virginia, where she […]

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars – Business Insider

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars – Business Insider

Shutterstock Cosmic rays are a powerful type of radiation that pose a risk to astronauts. Beyond Earth’s protective magnetic shield, they increase the risk of cancer and other health effects. The first Mars explorers may face a two-fold higher risk than previously thought, according to a recent study in mice. However, researchers may soon develop […]

Meet the first brainless animal that sleeps – Bend Bulletin

By Sarah Kaplan The Washington Post It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedbrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping their jellyfish. They didn’t bother switching on the lights, opting instead to navigate the maze of desks and equipment by the pale blue glow of their cellphones. […]