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Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future ‘death’

Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future ‘death’

Science
A newly discovered planet offers new insights into the Solar System after the Sun reaches the end of its life in 5-6 billion years.Astronomers observed a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf, the small, dense objects some stars become once they have exhausted their nuclear fuel.It's the first direct evidence planets can survive the cataclysmic process that creates a white dwarf.Details of the discovery appear in the journal Nature.The Solar System as we know it won't be around forever. In about six billion years, the Sun, a medium-size yellow star, will have puffed up to about two hundred times its current size. In this phase, our parent star will be known as a Red Giant.As it expands, it will swallow and destroy the Earth before ...
‘Treadstone’ characters won’t appear in future ‘Bourne’ movies

‘Treadstone’ characters won’t appear in future ‘Bourne’ movies

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Treadstone was the covert government organization that programmed Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the Bourne films. USA's new series Treadstone introduces other agents who were programmed by the organization. You can see them in action every Tuesday at 10 p.m. EDT, but don't expect them to star in Bourne films themselves. "The mythology [of Treadstone] would be concurrent with the films," executive producer Ben Smith told UPI in a phone interview. "Is there any international plan of crossovering characters from the show into the movies? No, not at this point." Does that suggest there are plans for a sixth film to star Matt Damon? Smith, who produced the films The Bourne Legacy and Jason Bourne, wouldn't crack under questioning. "Can't say," he dodged. One film ...
Flying wings and invisible suits: Marines reveal the equipment of the future

Flying wings and invisible suits: Marines reveal the equipment of the future

Technology
Depending on your age, you might be forgiven for wondering why the Sky News website is adorned with shots from the cult classic film Starship Troopers - or a futuristic entry in the Call Of Duty video game series.But believe it or not, these images showcasing technological marvels such as exo-skeleton battle suits and holographic soldiers may one day be representative of real-life war. This is the futuristic vision of the Royal Marines as dreamed up by some of the brightest young engineers in Britain, who have generated ideas previously confined to the realm of science fiction. Image: Engineers were asked to base their designs on a futuristic raid scenario "It's a catalyst to future thinking, 'visioneering' is what we call it - it's t...
Bolton’s EFL future under renewed threat after takeover deal collapses

Bolton’s EFL future under renewed threat after takeover deal collapses

Sports
The latest takeover deal to buy Bolton has collapsed with administrators warning the "process of closing down the company" could begin on Wednesday. The club has been given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete the sale or offer reasons for an extension, or face expulsion from the EFL.Administrators say the League One club is currently not in a position to carry on trading. That would lead to its liquidation and the loss of over 150 jobs. Paul Appleton, joint administrator for Bolton Wanderers, said the deal collapsed on Saturday, and despite working around the clock they are still some way from reaching a solution.He said in a statement: "Unless there is a change of position from any of th...