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Model Y: Tesla launches 'safest' mid-size SUV

Model Y: Tesla launches 'safest' mid-size SUV

Technology
Tesla has launched its Model Y range, claiming its latest all-electric car will be the "safest mid-size SUV (sport utility vehicle) in the world".The car was shown off at an event in California by chief executive Elon Musk as the company continues to face serious questions over its manufacturing capacity after failing to meet demand for its Model 3. He told an audience comprising staff, customers and reporters that it would remain the priority, with the first Model Y not due to be completed until autumn next year."Because of extreme challenges with the Model 3 production, we have to basically allocate all resources to Model 3 production, because otherwise we're going to die," he said. Image: Elon Musk said he expected production of the Model Y t...
White model who 'changed race' says she empowers black women after EXTREME tan injections

White model who 'changed race' says she empowers black women after EXTREME tan injections

Entertainment
This Morning viewers were left more than a little baffled last year when German model Martina Big made an appearance on the show.The extreme tanning and surgery addict – who was born with milky white skin and blonde hair – sparked controversy across the UK when she revealed she had received a number of injections in order to get a darker complexion.Martina has transformed herself into what she now refers to as a “black woman”, thanks to treatment with the synthetic hormone, Melanotan.Discussing her very different new look with hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Scholfield, Martina also claimed that doctors had told her that her future children would be born black. Related Articles But despite receiving criticism after claiming to identify as a black woman, the 30-...
Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Science
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have long suspected that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are on a collision course, but now, thanks to new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, researchers finally know how fast and at what angles the two galactic bodies are approaching impact. The Milky Way and Andromeda, along with the smaller Triangulum, are the three biggest galaxies in the Local Group, a collection of more than 54 galaxies -- most of them dwarf galaxies. While scientists think all 54 members are organized by their gravitational influence on one another, the positioning and trajectories of Local Group members isn't well understood. "We needed to explore the galaxies' motions in 3D to uncover how they have grown and evolved, and what creates and influences their features...
Researchers model glaciation on Mercury's poles

Researchers model glaciation on Mercury's poles

Science
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Mercury's poles are marked by large craters. Icy deposits hide inside. Now, scientists think they know how the ice got there. Researchers at the University of Maine modeled the glaciation process on the planet closest to the sun. Most of Mercury is rather hot. But a few of its polar craters remain in permanent shadow, allowing for temperature low enough to sustain ice deposits. The glaciers are thought to be less than 50 million years old and 165-feet thick in some places. Scientists used data collected by Earth-based radar to characterize the shape, thickness and distribution of Mercury's polar ice. Mercury has no atmosphere that could generate snow or ice deposits. The simulations designed by the University of Maine research team showed a comet impact was the most likel...
Ben Stokes: England all-rounder can still be a role model, says ECB chief

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder can still be a role model, says ECB chief

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes can still be a role model despite his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison.England all-rounder Stokes, 27, was cleared of affray in August.He missed five months of England games, including the Ashes, and was fined £30,000 by the Cricket Disciplinary Commission (CDC) earlier this month. "Ben is a leader in the England team," Harrison told BBC Sport.When asked if Stokes can still be a role model for English cricket, H...