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Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

Technology
Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years. And parents beware: Eye doctors urge strict adult supervision for eclipse watchers under 16 years old. There should be absolutely no peeking without eclipse glasses or other certified filters except during the two minutes or so when the moon completely blots out the sun, called totality. That's the only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection. When totality is ending, then it's time to put them back on. Totality means 100 percent of the sun is covered. That will occur only along a narrow strip stretching from Oregon, through the Midwestern plains, down to South Carolina. The rest of the U.S. gets a partial eclipse that extends into Canada and to the t...
Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA total solar eclipse has wowed the US.A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east.Millions of people moved to get into the path of darkness, putting on their protective glasses to gaze at the sky in wonder.It was the first total solar eclipse visible from America's lower 48 states in 38 years, and the first since 1918 to track from coast to coast.The spectacle got under way in earnest in Oregon at 10:16 local time (17:16 GMT; 18:16 BST).Skywatchers gathered at coastal beaches and towns witnessed the Sun's disc being completely obscured by the Moon for two minutes.But just before and just after "totality", they also got to see some of the classic fe...
Pink shares photos of 'tour bus life' with her kids

Pink shares photos of 'tour bus life' with her kids

Entertainment
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Pink has been enjoying "tour bus life" with her kids overseas.The 37-year-old singer posted pictures of Willow and Jameson, her 6-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son with husband Carey Hart, over the weekend from her concert tour abroad."Tour bus life," she captioned a snapshot Friday of Willow and Jameson playing on a bed inside the tour bus.Pink followed up by posting a photo of herself returning to the tour bus with a sleeping Jameson and a picture of the infant ahead of her performance Saturday at V Festival in London."When you get back 'home' in the middle of the night... This is what we call the 'tour bus transfer.' Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh," she wrote Saturday. "Just about ready for you Vfest!!!!!"Pink will return to the U.S. for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where she ...
Arsenal FC news: Jack Wilshere sent off after mass brawl in Under-23s match

Arsenal FC news: Jack Wilshere sent off after mass brawl in Under-23s match

Sports
Jack Wilshere and Man City's Tyreke Wilson were both shown red cards following the brawlMonday, August 21, 2017Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was shown a red card after being involved in a mass brawl during the under-23s match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.Wilshere has yet to play for the Gunners in the new Premier League season, having spent the last campaign on loan at Bournemouth.The 25-year-old - now fit again following his recovery from the fracture to his lower left leg suffered during Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in April - was drafted into Steve Gatting's side on Tuesday night, along with fellow first-team squad players Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Wilshere had helped set up one of the goals as Arsenal were leading 4-1 during the second half b...
Barcelona van driver in 'bomb belt' shot dead

Barcelona van driver in 'bomb belt' shot dead

World
Police have shot and killed the suspected van driver who left 13 people dead in the terror attack on Barcelona.Younes Abouyaaquob was wearing a fake suicide belt when he was shot by officers in Subirats, a municipality 20 miles west of the city.The Spanish bomb squad sent a robot to inspect his body but concluded the explosives were not real.El Pais newspaper claimed the 22-year-old shouted "Allahu Akbar" before he was shot.A number of knives were found on his body - which has now been taken away.Image:Abouyaaqoub was pictured on CCTV fleeing the attack on La Ramblas (centre)Catalan authorities posted on Twitter: "We confirm that the man shot down in #subirats is Younes Abouyaaqoub, author of the terrorist attack in #barcelona."El Mundo reported that a witness had spotted the suspect near ...