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Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Technology
The Perseid meteor shower dazzled spectators… again. The annual event takes place each year in early August. As the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet's tail, an array of streaking lights is displayed across the night sky. Named for the constellation Perseus, because of where the meteors are viewed, the shower can be seen when looking toward the constellation in the northeastern portion of the sky between midnight and dawn. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Love Island: 10 best moments from 2018

Love Island: 10 best moments from 2018

Entertainment
The bikinis have been packed away, the personalised water bottles have been slurped from for the last time, and Dr Alex's sunburn may soon finally show some signs of abating.Jack and Dani have been crowned the Love Island 2018 series winners and are set to walk off happily ever after into the Balearic sunset (after it's been Instagrammed first, obvs), with their £50,000 spoils and dignity intact. Love Island in seven charts How will contestants cash in? As the sun goes down on this year's Love Island, we look back at the series' defining moments. 1. Hayley's Brexit chat A major political summit took place earlier this summer, feat...
Study offers best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole

Study offers best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole

Science
June 18 (UPI) -- New data discovered by astronomers at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center offers the best evidence yet of the existence of intermediate-mass black holes, or IMBHs. Astronomers finally caught the elusive object devouring a star that drifted too close. Researchers imaged the consumption event using three different X-ray observatories, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, as well as the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton. "We feel very lucky to have spotted this object with a significant amount of high quality data, which helps pinpoint the mass of the black hole and understand the nature of this spectacular event," Dacheng Lin, a research assistant professor at the Space Science Center, said in a news release. "Earlier res...
1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

Sports
The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 1982 edition; held in Spain and won by Italy, it is widely regarded as one of the last truly great tournaments. You had a brilliant Brazil team headlined by Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and you had the eventual champions dumping them out the finals against all the odds. Hungary equalled the largest ever margin of victory in a World Cup match when they beat El Salvador 10-1, and France and West Germany played out a semi-final regarded by Michel Platini as the ‘most beautiful game’ he ever played in. Platini was one of the stars of the tournament, but who else caught the eye in Spain? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to re...
Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Sports
Harry Redknapp has backed Frank Lampard to be a success as a manager following his appointment as Derby County boss.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who has taken his coaching badges since retiring as a player in early 2017, has penned a three-year deal with the Championship club to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park earlier this month to join relegated Stoke City. Though he has no experience of senior football management, and is arriving at a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League following a number of promotion near misses over the last few years, Lampard has been backed to do a good job with Derby. Lampard’s uncle Redknapp, who coached the former midfielder at West Ham, said: “I spoke to Mel Morris when the position became available; I rang him u...