How a War in Egypt Sank Yemen's Once-Bustling Port

It was just before 8 a.m. and most pilots in the Egyptian Air Force were at breakfast when the little radar blips representing Israeli jets disappeared. The region was on the edge of war, and tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbor couldn’t have been higher. The radar anomaly wasn’t unusual; it happened every morning […]

‘God of chaos’: Milky Way star on the brink of massive gamma-ray supernova explosion

A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way’s first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely energetic event. Australian scientists at the University of Sydney discovered the rare ‘God of chaos’ star, which they say could produce the Milky Way’s first known […]

Alien bacteria & a drowning Italian: 5 craziest things from first 20 years on the ISS

Life in space isn’t all taking Earth selfies and sitting on a stationary bike. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Russia’s launch of the first International Space Station module – here are the oddest stories from orbit. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowns – inside his spacesuit On a list of horror scenarios for […]

Female genital mutilation can’t be banned at federal level, judge says

A federal judge struck down a law against female genital mutilation on Tuesday, ruling the statute unconstitutional and dismissing multiple charges against two defendants in the first case ever brought under the 22-year-old law. US District Court Judge Bernard Friedman argued the Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996, overreached Congressional powers, violating both the Necessary […]

Used & repackaged condom racket busted in China

Chinese authorities busted a counterfeit-condom ring running perhaps one of the most unique salvage operations known to man. The gang made $ 7 million recycling used condoms and selling them as new to hotels and supermarkets. Police seized 500,000 boxes of counterfeit Durex condoms, complete with matching fake branded boxes, from workshops in three Chinese […]

NASA might buck Elon Musk over weed smoking video

NASA has stated that it will conduct an extensive review of company culture at SpaceX after seeing a video of its CEO, Elon Musk, smoking weed and drinking on a live podcast. SpaceX’s potential joint manned mission with NASA could go up in smoke after Elon Musk was featured in a video where he smoked marijuana. […]

Russia miss out on UEFA Nations League promotion after defeat in Sweden

Russia missed out on promotion to the top tier of the UEFA Nations League as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Sweden with a disappointing performance in Stockholm. Goals from Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof just before half time and a second-half strike from Marcus Berg were enough to settle matters and hand Sweden […]