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Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Entertainment
A second trailer for Christopher Nolan's mysterious new film Tenet has been released, giving more clues about its complex time travel narrative.Unlike the teaser trailer released in December, however, the new promo does not end with confirmation of the film's scheduled 17 July release date.The trailer instead merely states it will be "coming to theaters" [sic].The three-minute trailer was launched on popular video game Fortnite before being made available elsewhere.Cinemas around the world are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear when they will reopen.Earlier this month the CEO of the Vue chain expressed hopes it will be able to reopen its cinemas in July. Vue Cinemas hoping for mid-July reopening Vue sets out...
NASA sets May 27 date for historic first SpaceX launch with crew aboard

NASA sets May 27 date for historic first SpaceX launch with crew aboard

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- NASA has set May 27 for SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule to launch astronauts from Florida -- the first such launch from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. "NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted Friday. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled for the "Demo 2" flight to the International Space Station. It will be the maiden crewed flight for the Crew Dragon capsule. Elon Musk's SpaceX flew a successful demonstration flight to the space station in March 2019. The mission would be the first launch of American astronauts aboard an American rocket and spacecraft since the final shuttle mission on July 8, 2011, with the exception of Virg...
Tokyo 2020 date ‘now has to be addressed’ – UK Athletics chair

Tokyo 2020 date ‘now has to be addressed’ – UK Athletics chair

Sports
Nic Coward, the new chairman of UK Athletics, has suggested that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.It comes amid the cancellation of key qualifying events and mounting athlete criticism of the organisers' stance to press ahead with plans to stage the event, which is due to run from 24 July to 9 August.Coward told BBC Sport: "To leave it where it is is creating so much pressure in the system. It now has to be addressed." GB Taekwondo performance director Gary Hall, who is in Japan, said organisers are "nervous" and rates prospects of the Games beginning in July at "50-50".Earlier on Friday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach ...
Coronavirus: USTA has not ruled out US Open date switch

Coronavirus: USTA has not ruled out US Open date switch

Sports
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) says it has not ruled out the possibility of switching the US Open to a later date, after the French Open was moved back to September.USTA says it is assessing all options but is not currently implementing any changes to its schedule.The US Open, which is played in New York, is due to begin on 31 August. USTA also criticised the French Tennis Federation's unilateral decision to move the dates of Roland Garros.The event in Paris was due to be played from 24 May to 7 June, but instead will take place from 20 September to 4 October.That means it will begin just one week after the completion of the US Open."At a time when the world is coming together, w...
Mud wasp nests used to date ancient Australian rock art

Mud wasp nests used to date ancient Australian rock art

Science
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers have used mud wasp nests to narrow the age range of Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Previous surveys suggested some Kimberley painting were 16,000 years old, but the latest findings proved the Aboriginal rock art was much younger. "This is the first time we have been able to confidently say Gwion style paintings were created around 12,000 years ago," Damien Finch, doctoral student at the University of Melbourne, said in a news release. "No one has been able present the scientific evidence to say that before." For the study, published this week in the journal Science Advances, scientists collected and analyzed 100 mud wasp nests from rock art sites. "A painting beneath a wasp nest must be older than the nest, and a painting on...