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Watch live: Elon Musk to announce first private passenger to fly around the moon

Watch live: Elon Musk to announce first private passenger to fly around the moon

Science
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- SpaceX founder Elon Musk is set to announce the first private space passenger to fly around the moon on Monday evening. Musk's announcement will be streamed live online. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET. According to SpaceX, the mystery passenger will be carried on a trip around around the moon on the aerospace company's next-generation rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. The plans aren't exactly new. In 2017, SpaceX said two unnamed people had put down large deposits to reserve a spot on the private lunar flight. Originally, the Falcon Heavy -- which completed its first static test fire earlier this year -- was scheduled to carry space tourists to the moon and back. Those plans were nixed. Now, if all goes as planned, passengers will by ferried by BFR. As The Verge repo...
Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Technology
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan.Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk."I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint.Tesla shares fell more than nine per cent following Mr Musk's appearance on the show.BBC business correspondent Kim Gittleson says the podcast appearance coupled with the departure of a key executive who blamed increasing public scrutiny of the company for his decision to leave has shaken investor confidence in Tesla.Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make ...
Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas: Live talkSPORT commentary, undercard info and start time for welterweight bout in Birmingham

Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas: Live talkSPORT commentary, undercard info and start time for welterweight bout in Birmingham

Sports
Amir Khan is back in action as he continues his quest for another world title shot.The Bolton star returned to the ring back in April and dismantled Phil Lo Greco in just 40 seconds. Getty The Colombian has never fought on these shores This should be more of a test as Khan looks to acclimatise himself at welterweight, with talented Colombian Samuel Vargas sitting with a pro record of 29-3. But Khan has home advantage and this bout is the first time Vargas is fighting in the UK. When is Khan vs Vargas? The big fight is set for Saturday, September 8. It will be held at the Birmingham Arena, with plenty of local Midlands talent on the undercard. Doors open at 4.45pm, whilst the main event is expected around 10pm.  How can I listen on talkSPORT? Here at t...
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Live talkSPORT commentary, team news and kick-off time from Vicarage Road

Watford vs Crystal Palace: Live talkSPORT commentary, team news and kick-off time from Vicarage Road

Sports
LISTEN IN The Hornets have made a superb start to the season and you can hear their game against Palace right here Unbeaten Watford are going for a third Premier League win on the bounce when they host Crystal Palace. It’s been a superb start for the Hornets, who have distracted Brighton and Burnley in their opening two games. Getty Palace fell to a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool Palace began the season with a good win away at Fulham, but were overwhelmed by Liverpool on Monday night. The sides last met here in April, where they played out a drab 0-0 draw. What time is kick-off? The action gets underway at 1.30pm on Sunday, August 26. Watford have only lost of their last ten home games in all competitions and will be hoping for ...
Hybrid snakes with ability to live in various areas unexpectedly discovered: Study

Hybrid snakes with ability to live in various areas unexpectedly discovered: Study

Technology
While examining the invasive python population in Florida, researchers stumbled across the unexpected: a kind of hybrid super snake. A small number of the invasive pythons were found to be a crossbreed between two separate species, the Burmese and Indian pythons, and what's more is that this hybrid snake has the potential to thrive in new environments, according to a new study conducted by scientists with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). “We found that out of 400 Burmese pythons investigated, 13 had mitochondrial genetic signatures from the Indian python, a separate species,” Margaret Hunter, a research geneticist at USGS who led the study, told ABC News. Researchers were analyzing the tail tissue from roughly 400 Burmese pythons captured between 2001 and 2012 ...