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Scientists pinpoint release of energy that powered series of solar flares

Scientists pinpoint release of energy that powered series of solar flares

Science
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists have precisely pinpointed the explosive release of energy that powered a series of solar flares -- a first. The solar flares were originally recorded in 2017 by the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array, EOVSA, a radio telescope operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While studying solar activity, the radio telescope spotted the birth of a new region of magnetic energy adjacent to an existing sunspot. The explosion of energy sent extremely hot plasma spewing from the solar atmosphere out into space. Recently, scientists reexamined the data collected by the EOVSA, looking for unique patterns recorded in microwave spectrum. Until now, scientists have only been able to study solar flares by examining the electromagnetic signatures registered at the phot...
Browns release DE Chris Smith less than three months after girlfriend’s death

Browns release DE Chris Smith less than three months after girlfriend’s death

Sports
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Browns released reserve defensive end Chris Smith on Tuesday, less than three months after his girlfriend was killed in a roadside accident on a Cleveland highway. Smith, who was in the second season of a three-year, $ 12 million deal with the Browns, played in nine games this season, recording one tackle and a pass defensed. He was inactive for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, despite the Browns playing without star defensive lineman Myles Garrett, who was suspended for the remainder of the season. The roster move comes despite Cleveland's depth issues on the defensive line, and the loss of Smith's girlfriend, Petara Cordero, in September. Cordero and Smith were pulled over on the side of the highway after Smith's car had a tire malfunction, c...
Washington Redskins release former second-round pick Noah Spence

Washington Redskins release former second-round pick Noah Spence

Sports
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins released former Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Noah Spence, the team announced Tuesday. The Redskins originally signed Spence in mid-September after the Buccaneers cut him at the end of training camp. Washington promoted linebacker Carroll Phillips from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Tampa Bay selected Spence in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Eastern Kentucky. The franchise expected the pass-rusher to take on a bigger role after he recorded 5.5 sacks in his rookie season, but he has only notched two sacks in three seasons since his first year in the league. In 41 career games, Spence has tallied 37 total tackles, 7.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Phillips joined the Redskins' prac...
Naomi Wolf: US publisher cancels book release after accuracy concerns

Naomi Wolf: US publisher cancels book release after accuracy concerns

Entertainment
The US publisher of a new book by Naomi Wolf has cancelled its release after accuracy concerns were raised.Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love details the persecution of homosexuality in Victorian Britain. But during a BBC radio interview in May, it came to light that the author had misunderstood key 19th Century English legal terms within the book.Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said their parting was "amicable".Following the BBC radio interview, Wolf admitted there were "misinterpretations" in her book.Her UK publisher, Virago, had already published the book by the time the interview was broadcast, but said it would make "necessary corrections" to future reprints.However, US publisher Houghton Mifflin ...
Police release El Chapo’s son amid shootout with Sinaloa drug cartel

Police release El Chapo’s son amid shootout with Sinaloa drug cartel

World
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A son of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Mexico before a gun battle erupted between security forces and the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, forcing police to release the suspect to prevent bloodshed, authorities said. Accused of being a leading member of the cartel, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, was briefly detained Thursday in Culiacan, Sinaloa, by Mexican security forces after he was discovered in a house during a routine patrol, Mexico's Security Minister Alfonso Durazo Monrano confirmed in Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com