Previously secret CIA report documents spear attack against surveillance plane

An aerial image from a low-level overflight of the Congo by a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in 1964 caught this moment in which a spear was thrown at the aircraft. In the 1960s, during the civil wars and political upheaval that rocked what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States […]

Eliza Dushku's Bull Vanishing Act: How the Showrunner Previously Explained It

When Eliza Dushku first arrived on CBS’ Bull — back in May 2017, long before documents would surface confirming that she was on track to become a series regular — it was evident that her character could be a keeper. “She was marvelous,” showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron recalled during an interview with TVLine this September. “I think she […]

Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

Enlarge (credit: Natural History Museum of Denmark et al.) You might not think of giant impact craters as being particularly subtle or in any way capable of hiding from us. If so, you’ll be surprised by the discovery, announced this week, of a 31-kilometer- (19-mile-) wide crater we didn’t know existed. Let’s get the important […]

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

ECONOMISTS HAVE always been fond of Uber. Its willingness to battle incumbents, use of technology to match buyers and sellers, and embrace of “surge” pricing to balance supply and demand make the ride-hailing giant a dismal scientist’s dream. Steven Levitt, the author of the bestselling “Freakonomics”, called it “the embodiment of what the economists would […]

Some of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who previously defended him are now saying the sexual assault allegations he’s facing should be investigated

Several of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who endorsed his confirmation to the Supreme Court are now calling for an investigation into the sexual assault accusations he’s facing. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler, all signed an August 27 letter from Yale Law School alumni to the Senate Judiciary Committee defending Kavanaugh’s character. Kavanaugh is […]

Princess Eugenie shares previously unseen family photo as wedding preparations continue

Princess Eugenie, 28, captioned the post of herself, Princess Beatrice, 29, Prince Andrew, 58, and Sarah Ferguson, 58, “90s flashback”. The sweet snap shows the family on board the HMS Cottesmore. Eugenie and her sister sit on their parents laps, and all four smile broadly for the cameras. The photo was taken at some point […]

Facebook says 87 million people’s data was taken in the Cambridge Analytica scandal — far more than previously thought (FB)

The Facebook data of up to 87 million people were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network said on Wednesday. It’s far more than previously thought, with earlier estimates putting it at around 50 million. In a conference call with reporters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had made a “huge mistake” by […]

New details of UCLA basketball players arrests in China suggest Trump’s role in their release was far less than previously believed

Jae C. Hong/AP After three UCLA basketball players were arrested on charges of shoplifting in China, it was reported that President Donald Trump intervened and played a role in their release. A new report downplays the role Trump played, something LaVar Ball contended at the time, sparking a feud between him and Trump. According to […]