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Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

Technology
A spacecraft bound for Mercury has swung by Venus, using Earth’s neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planetByThe Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 9:36 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- A spacecraft bound for Mercury swung by Venus on Thursday, using Earth's neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet.Launched almost two years ago, the European-Japanese probe BepiColombo took a black-and-white snapshot of Venus from a distance of 17,000 kilometers (10,560 miles), with some of its own instruments in the frame.The fly-by is the second of nine so-called planetary gravity assists that the spacecraft needs for its seven-year trip to Mercury. The first,

South Korean boy band BTS’s label makes a strong debut in ‘really hot’ IPO market

Finance
SINGAPORE — Shares of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label of K-pop superstars BTS, soared as they made their market debut in South Korea on Thursday.Big Hit Entertainment's stock opened at 270,000 Korean won (approx. $ 236) per share on Thursday, according to Refinitiv Eikon. That was double the stock's issue price of 135,000 Korean won per share. Shares extended gains after the open before weakening. It finished its first trading day more than 90% higher than its issue price.South Korea's entertainment sector is "becoming global-scale," Daniel Yoo, head of global investment at Yuanta Securities Korea, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Thursday.If you look at the overall IPO market, it's really, really hot.Daniel YooYuanta Securities Korea"We think that the entertainment industry will b
Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Technology
Atlantic hurricanes, like Delta, lately are getting stronger fasterBy SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterOctober 8, 2020, 9:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming.Earlier, before hitting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and temporarily losing strength, Delta set a record for going from a 35 mph (56 kph) unnamed tropical depression to a monstrous 140 mph (225 kph) Category 4 storm in just 36 hours, beating a mark set in 2000, according to University of Colorado weather data scientist Sam Lillo.“We’ve certainly been seeing a lot of that in the last few y
Designer makes £77,000 from iPhone icons in a week

Designer makes £77,000 from iPhone icons in a week

Technology
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Zendaya makes Emmys history and sends message of ‘hope in young people’

Zendaya makes Emmys history and sends message of ‘hope in young people’

Entertainment
Former Disney Channel star Zendaya made history on Sunday, becoming the youngest woman to win best actress in a drama series at the Emmys.The 24-year-old picked up the coveted prize for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in HBO's Euphoria.That was no mean feat given her heavyweight competition.Zendaya saw off Killing Eve's Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Ozark's Laura Linney, The Crown's Olivia Colman and The Morning Show's Jennifer Aniston."I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating," she said at the virtual ceremony, surrounded by her family."But I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there - I know that our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that - but there is hope in our ...