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Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

Entertainment
June 3 (UPI) -- Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are married. "Just Married! Thank you for all the love and support. Wishing all of us the good stuff!" Prepon tweeted Sunday, along with a black-and-white photo of her and her new husband. Both are smiling in the picture. Prepon is holding a bouquet of flowers in front of what appears to be her white wedding dress. Foster is wearing a shirt, vest, tie and hat. TMZ reported the couple obtained a marriage license in New York two weeks ago. They announced their engagement in the fall of 2016 after having dated only a few months. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, last August. Prepon, 38, is known for her work in That '70s Show and Netflix's Orange is the New Black. Foster, 37, has appeared in the TV dramedy Freaks & Geeks and the films H...
Study confirms link between gamma rays, lightning strikes

Study confirms link between gamma rays, lightning strikes

Science
May 17 (UPI) -- A new survey of downward terrestrial gamma ray flashes suggests the rare electromagnetic phenomena is linked with cloud-to-ground lightning. The Telescope Array is an observatory consisting of 507 scintillation surface detectors spread out across a massive expanse of the Utah desert. Between 2014 and 2016, the array detected 10 downward terrestrial gamma ray flashes, or TGFs. The array's observations -- published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research -- are the first to link TGFs with the beginning of lightning strikes and the first to locate the origin of a TGF inside a thundercloud. TGFs are the highest-energy light waves on the electromagnetic spectrum, and thanks to the Telescope Array, scientists are closer to understanding them. "What's really cool is tha...
Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Sports
Gianluigi Buffon has announced his decision to leave Juventus at the end of the season.The 40-year-old's last game for the club will be against Verona on Sunday - his 640th in Serie A. "Gianluigi Buffon has been with us all the way on this long rollercoaster ride of a journey, with its lows and then the return to Paradise. We will be forever grateful for his loyalty," president Andrea Agnelli said in a press conference on Thursday morning. "What we now know is that Wojciech Szczesny will be defending our goal next season, as Gianluigi Buffon and so many champions have done before him." Buffon recently captained the side to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and was widely believed to be retiring, but he clearly feels he still has the legs to continue. "Only sure thing at the mom...
Google confirms its tech is used by Pentagon

Google confirms its tech is used by Pentagon

Technology
Google has confirmed that its technology is being used by the Pentagon to analyse footage captured by drones.A program called Project Maven is utilising the technology to automate the analysis of objects in the enormous amount of images that are captured by the Department of Defence's surveillance drones - also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).Gizmodo reported that some Google employees were "outraged that the company would offer resources to the military for surveillance technology involved in drone operations".There have been almost 30,000 coalition strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria since the US-led intervention in 2014, the intelligence behind many of which is developed by analysis of UAV surveillance footage.Video:How do drone strikes happen?Google confirmed that softwa...
Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Science
Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed. The use of neonicotinoids has been restricted in the European Union since 2013, following earlier risk assessments. Nations will discuss a European Commission proposal to extend the ban next month.Neonicotinoids are the world's most widely used insecticide.The new assessment considered more than 1,500 studies on the impacts of three neonicotinoids - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam."There is variability in the conclusions, due to factors such as the bee species, the intended use of the pesticide and the route of exposure," said Jose Tarazona, head of the European Food Safety Authority's pesticides unit. "Some low risks have been identi...