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NASA footage captures ‘doorway,’ inspires theories of life on Mars

It's not a stairway to heaven — it's a doorway on Mars.
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Спецназовцы уничтожили четыре неразорвавшиеся ракеты в Харьковской области
Спецназовцы уничтожили четыре неразорвавшиеся ракеты в Харьковской области
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Harry—Stripped of His Military Titles—Will Soon Mark a Major Milestone
Prince Harry is approaching the 10-year anniversary of a life-changing tour of Afghanistan in which he served as co-pilot gunner on an Apache helicopter.
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Названа причина массового отравления в детсаду Тобольска
Названа причина массового отравления в детсаду Тобольска
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МИД: Вопрос доступа к украинским портам должен быть увязан с отменой антироссийских санкций
Решение продовольственного кризиса в мире требует снятия антироссийских санкций со стороны США и ЕС, которые мешают свободной торговле, включая пшеницу и удобрения. Об этом заявил заместитель министра иностранных дел РФ Андрей Руденко
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McDonald's назвал имя нового владельца своих российских ресторанов
McDonald's назвал имя нового владельца своих российских ресторанов
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Госдума приняла закон об электронных турпутевках
Госдума приняла закон об электронных турпутевках
Как Россия ответит на акты вандализма с мемориалами памяти в Прибалтике
В Риге в ответ на решение Думы снести памятник Освободителям от фашизма намечаются два митинга: разрешенный и запрещенный. "Нужно добиваться соблюдения подписанных с Латвией межгосударственных соглашений", - считает экс-посол РФ в Латвии Александр Удальцов
Boeing Starliner ready for third try to reach ISS
After a series of costly setbacks and delays, Boeing is ready to try again to fly its new spacecraft, Starliner, to the International Space Station. Kris Van Cleave reports from the Kennedy Space Center.
Buffalo Bills show community support in wake of shooting
Players for the Buffalo Bills showed their support for their grieving community Wednesday, paying their respects to the lives lost in Saturday's massacre. Jericka Duncan reports.
Republican Attacks on Social Media Are Doomed to Fail. That Won't Stop Them | Opinion
Social media companies targeting those who spread falsehoods with suspension is perfectly within their right as a private company.
Holly Holm out to show there’s life in UFC after 40
Holly Holm couldn’t have imagined 20 years ago she’d be 40 and headlining a fight card, as she will Saturday against Ketlen Vieira.
The rise of COVID cases, hospitalizations nationwide
The United States has seen a threefold increase in daily COVID-19 cases over the past month. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the latest on the rise.
Former President George W. Bush condemns Putin's invasion of Iraq — instead of Ukraine
In a speech, Bush criticized "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq — I mean of Ukraine."
The retro Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan will not be cheap
Volkswagen's ID.Buzz electric minivan will have a base price of approximately $55,000 when deliveries begin in Europe this fall ahead of U.S. sales in 2024.
Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx slammed by Chicago 911 dispatcher: 'City is done' without a leadership change
Chicago 911 dispatcher Keith Thornton, Jr. slammed The Windy City's leadership for its refusal to support law enforcement amid a recent crime surge on 'Fox & Friends First.'
FDA commissioner to testify about baby formula shortage
U.S. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf is scheduled to testify before Congress today discussing the continuing baby formula shortage. The Biden administration is taking the rare step of invoking the defense production act and launching an effort to import more baby formula from overseas. Nikole Killion reports.
Vice President Kamala Harris to meet with Abortion providers
The Biden administration has vowed to fight for a woman's constitutional right to abortion. On Thursday at the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris will hear directly from doctors and nurses on the frontlines. Ed O'Keefe reports.
Пострадавшим от природных пожаров омичам бесплатно предоставят землю
Пострадавшим от природных пожаров омичам бесплатно предоставят землю
Markets fell precipitously after bad earnings reports from Target and Walmart
Stocks plummeted on Wall Street Wednesday, as poor results from retailers led to renewed fears. Jill Schlesinger has more.
Scientists discover hidden forest inside massive sinkhole in China
A cave exploration team discovered a giant sinkhole in Leye County, China. See the ancient trees growing out of the well-preserved forest.
El Paso, Texas planning emergency declaration to deal with border crisis: report
El Paso, Texas is reportedly looking into declaring a state of emergency to get funding to deal with a high volume of migrants entering the city.
Shocking images emerge of suspect in deadly bow-and-arrow rampage in Norway
The footage emerged this week after Andersen Bråthen pleaded guilty to a slew of charges in the October 2021 attack, including five counts of murder as well as 11 others of attempted murder.
Pressure? 'Bring it on': Jon Scheyer plans to keep Duke in title form in post-Coach K era
Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski has retired, and Jon Scheyer, 34, is in charge. He says he is ready for the pressure -- and to build off Duke legacy.
Госдума приняла закон о штрафах для поджигателей леса
Госдума приняла закон о штрафах для поджигателей леса
Eye Opener: New push to tackle nationwide baby formula shortage
Congress takes action to increase baby formula supplies. Also, the markets suffer their biggest drop in nearly two years amid concerns over retailers. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.
Госдума одобрила проект об онлайн-медосмотрах водителей
Медосмотры водителей перед рейсами смогут официально проводить в дистанционном режиме. Такой законопроект приняла Госдума в первом чтении. Согласно поправкам, Минздрав определит порядок проведения осмотров водителей после и перед сменой
Support for Black Lives Matter Plummets Among African Americans: Poll
A survey of 1,000 people by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found support for the movement and police reform has dropped since April 2021.
Washington state gas stations run out of fuel, prep for $10 a gallon
Gas stations in Washington state are resetting price boards to accommodate double digits in preparation of the price of fuel reaching $10 a gallon.
'One Trick Pony'—Donald Trump Condemned for Pennsylvania Voter Fraud Remark
The former president said that his endorsed candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz should "declare victory" to make it "harder for them to cheat with the ballots."
Путин проведет Совбез по кибербезопасности
Путин проведет Совбез по кибербезопасности
Commentary: After nine years, endless delays and a corruption probe, what's next for Angel Stadium?
If the Angel Stadium deal collapses, what happens? The Angels have options, but few of them would be a win for taxpayers.
Ukraine war: Russian soldier on trial for war crimes begs for 'forgiveness'
A Russian soldier on trial for war crimes in Ukraine begged the country for "forgiveness" on Thursday.
Mom Backed for Insisting Daughter Go to College or Pay 'Realistic' Rent
The mother is considering raising her daughter's rent contribution to cover a quarter of all bills.
DOJ accuses casino mogul Steve Wynn of lobbying on behalf of China
The DOJ is suing casino mogul Steve Wynn to compel him to register as a foreign agent for China, due to alleged lobbying he did during the Trump administration.
В Европу и Америку вернулась обезьянья оспа, зафиксированы десятки случаев
С конца апреля в Европе и Северной Америке отмечается небывалая вспышка обезьяньей оспы. Это инфекционное заболевание широко распространено в Африке и почти никогда не фиксировалось в других местах, а теперь добралось даже до Скандинавии
Вышел фильм о съемках сериала "Чикатило"
Вышел фильм о съемках сериала "Чикатило"
Mom of 12 Reveals Her Family's Supersized McDonald's Order: 'Call Ahead'
"This is our basic lunch order. If I'm ordering dinner I'll add on extra burgers and nuggets," the mom said.
Timeline: The case against Vincent Simmons
Twin sisters accused a Black man of attacking them in 1977, but he insists he's innocent and has been fighting ever since to clear his name.
Russia Firing Senior Commanders Who Performed Poorly in Ukraine: U.K.
Russian army chief Valery Gerasimov likely remains in his post, but it is unclear whether he retains Putin's confidence, the British defense ministry said.
Captive medic's bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol
A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail
George W. Bush misspeaks on Russian invasion calling Ukraine 'Iraq' during speech
Former president George W. Bush was heavily criticized after he invaded Iraq after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
See former Russian colonel's big change after criticizing Putin's war on state TV
Mikhail Khodarenok, a former Russian colonel, criticized Putin's invasion of Ukraine on state TV but backtracked and had a remarkably different tone later. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
NYC EMT shot by patient in ambulance
Police say it happened after EMTs were dispatched to pick up a drunk and disorderly man outside a bar in the borough of Staten Island.
Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza finally returns to menus
Taco Bell's highly anticipated Mexican Pizza finally returns to menus Thursday following a roughly two-year hiatus.
Russia Uses Ukraine’s Azovstal POWs in Demented New Propaganda Plot
Handout via ReutersAfter weeks of setbacks in Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, the Kremlin has now seized on a chance to use prisoners of war as part of new propaganda efforts, while Ukrainian authorities warn many of them are actually being held in a “concentration camp.”Russia’s Defense Ministry on Thursday said a total of 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers from Mariupol’s decimated Azovstal steel plant had surrendered this week alone, with 771 fighters supposedly laying down their weapons over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian authorities have been reluctant to divulge too many details, warning that it could derail the “rescue operation,” but confirmed Tuesday that 53 severely wounded troops had been taken to a hospital in the occupied Donetsk region, and another 211 had been evacuated to the occupied village of Olenivka.Ukraine’s deputy defense minister cautioned against buying into Russian claims, however.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
What the UFO Discussion Really Needs
This week, a House of Representatives subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism gathered to discuss unidentified aerial phenomena. This was, on one level, a very unusual event—the rare congressional hearing about UFOs, the first in more than 50 years. And yet it proceeded as many others do on Capitol Hill: dryly, politely, and uneventfully. Which seemed odd. Shouldn’t there have been a little more to it? You know, alien stuff?The hearing featured more than an hour of congressional probing of two very important people, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security and the deputy director of naval intelligence, before moving to a closed, classified setting. There was footage of mysterious objects moving around in the sky. Yet a comment on a livestream summed up the whole affair quite nicely: “Well, this all seems rather anticlimactic,” the viewer wrote. “Are they trying to make it boring?”The witnesses did mention aliens—but only to say that American military officials had found no proof of them in the 400 modern-day reports of UFO sightings that they currently have on the books, from military pilots and some civilians. This week’s hearing was not about disclosing, once and for all, incontrovertible visual evidence of extraterrestrial craft whizzing through Earth’s atmosphere. It was meant to check in on the progress of a task force that the Department of Defense formed in 2020 “to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs”—unidentified aerial phenomena—“that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.”And yet, when we hear something like the first congressional hearing on UFOs in half a century, we, the viewers, might expect more. Representative Adam Schiff, a member of the intelligence subcommittee, called the hearing’s subject “one of the world’s most enduring mysteries”—at least give us a new and spooky clue, then! If casual observers have outsize expectations for an event like this, it’s because they’re being exposed to it without any real context.And this story desperately needs context. Without it, we can miss important details, believe information when we should be skeptical, and see things that aren’t really there.[Read: Just don’t call them UFOs]There’s no way around the fact that, in popular usage, the term UFO—unidentified flying object—is synonymous with alien spaceships and has been for decades. The assumption that UFOs could represent something truly otherworldly is right there in the language that people use to scrutinize alleged footage; they “debunk” initial sightings, suggesting that, before close examination, they could be the real deal. (The government has tried to tiptoe away from the grabbiest version of UFO discourse, preferring to use the term UAP instead, which somehow sounds even more mysterious.)But the reality is that unidentified flying objects, or unidentified aerial phenomena, are just that, and there’s no reason to assume, right away, that they’re something all that interesting. In the same way that astronomers must run through a checklist of possible explanations for a strange new phenomenon in space before considering the extraterrestrial option, aviation experts have a number of more mundane culprits at their disposal: drones, experimental aircraft, weather events, birds, balloons—even the planet Venus, appearing extra bright and ethereal through the haze of our planet’s atmosphere. The alternatives to aliens are certainly more boring, but the alternatives are out there, and they always have been. The report at the center of the previous UFO hearing, in the late 1960s, found that the lights observed over a military base were birds and weather conditions.Indeed, the mysterious objects in one of the videos shown at this week’s hearing, glowing triangles in the night sky, turned out to be the result of an artifact of the camera equipment that captured the footage. Most of the reports that have been brought to the Pentagon task force remain unexplained, but Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, said that doesn’t mean that the answer must be something extraordinary. “We have insufficient data either on the event itself [or] the object itself,” Moultrie said at this week’s hearing. “So it’s a data issue that we’re facing.”[Read: If aliens are out there, they’re way out there]The next point of context, often missing, is why anyone is talking about aliens at all in the year 2022. The latest spike in UFO interest began in 2017, when The New York Times published a story headlined “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious UFO Program,” about a shadowy government effort to catalog UAPs, along with two Navy videos featuring UAPs. But the breathlessness of the coverage in the past few years hasn’t matched the breadth of the evidence for an extraterrestrial explanation, of which there isn’t much. (One of those videos would later go on to be explained away by an independent video analyst, and eventually, by Pentagon officials.) Plenty of outlets followed the Times’ lead, letting the thrill of writing about UFOs with a big wink overtake their normal sense of propriety. “Reporters have taken sources at their word without corroborating data, let documented contradictions slide by, and glossed over the motivations of both outside agitators and government insiders,” Sarah Scoles, a science journalist and the author of They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers, wrote in The Atlantic last year. “If these stories did not outright say the word aliens, many indulged in what-if-ing, while glazing over the limits of the actual facts available.”Many of the stories, Scoles said, took certain people’s credentials—say, the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program—as face-value evidence that their claims about the extraterrestrial origins of UFOs were true. Similarly, part of the reason that the astrophysicist Avi Loeb receives so much coverage for his alien-tinged discussion of weird-shaped interstellar objects is because he is a tenured Harvard professor. So when people see a UFO story in The New York Times, they’re inclined to trust the paper. But these articles appear without much-needed context: The Times’ go-to reporters on the UFO beat, who broke the story on the Pentagon’s previously undisclosed program, are long-time UFO activists who have advocated for the idea that such objects might have extraterrestrial explanations.People might read the latest news that the government has 400 reports of UFOs and imagine a recent explosion in sightings. After all, when the Pentagon and UFOs made headlines last summer, defense officials said they were taking a look at just 144 reports! Context matters here too. The increase is because the Defense Department solicited reports from service members in a more deliberate way, and vowed, at least publicly, to take their accounts seriously. Unexplainable things in the sky are indeed matters of national security; an unrecognizable technology could belong to an adversarial nation. Expect the Pentagon to report higher numbers, but understand why those numbers are higher. “The implication will be, ‘Oh my God, they were hiding something. I knew it!’ as if that means ‘These things are aliens’ as opposed to ‘The military is secretive, and now you know it was secretive,’” Jason Wright, an astronomer at Penn State University who works in the field of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, told me in an interview last year.Whenever I see a news story or TV interview about UFOs that cries out for more context, I think of Edward Ruppelt, an Air Force officer who worked on one of the Pentagon’s earliest efforts to understand strange, fast-moving stuff in the sky. Ruppelt came up with the term UFO in the early 1950s. In 1956, Ruppelt wrote a book-length report on UFOs. No one asked him to do it, but he was frustrated with the “secrecy and confusion” and wanted the public to have all the facts. He ended the document on a hopeful note. “I wouldn’t want to hazard a guess as to what the final outcome of the UFO investigation will be, but I am sure that within a few years there will be a proven answer.” Within a few years! Sorry, Ruppelt.
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются