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YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

Health
Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. The study, presented at the European Congress on Obesity, examined the responses of children to images from social media. The findings come amid calls for tougher rules on junk food advertising. The social media stars used in the study were Zoella, who has 10.9 million followers on Instagram, and Alfie Deyes, who has 4.6 million. The 176 children were split into three groups and shown either pictures of the personalities promoting unhealthy snacks, healthy foods or non-food products. The children w...
NASA spacecraft swings by moon, snaps 200,000 stars

NASA spacecraft swings by moon, snaps 200,000 stars

Technology
NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft has successfully completed a flyby around the moon - snapping a photograph revealing more than 200,000 stars along the way. The picture is the first taken since the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) lifted off from Cape Canaveral in April on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.TESS completed its lunar flyby on 17 May and the science team completed a two-second test exposure using one of the spacecraft's four cameras. Image: The new NASA image shows 200,000 stars It is centred on the southern hemisphere constellation Centaurus and reveals more than 200,000 stars.The picture is just the beginning for NASA, as TESS is expected to cover 400 times as much sky during its mission to search...
Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Astronomers have made the most distant ever detection of oxygen.They observed it in a galaxy of stars that existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. But what is really fascinating is that this oxygen can only have been produced in an even older group of stars that would have dispersed it when they died and blew themselves apart. That means we could be witnessing the traces of events that occurred a mere 250 million years after the Big Bang. Scientists reporting in the journal Nature say this takes us back into the theorised epoch known as Cosmic Dawn when the Universe was first bathed in light.The team cannot see this critical period directly - it is beyond the capability of current technol...
TESS snaps image of the stars as it swings by the moon en route to its final orbit

TESS snaps image of the stars as it swings by the moon en route to its final orbit

Science
May 18 (UPI) -- TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, NASA's next-generation planet hunter, snapped a picture of the stars as it swung within 5,000 miles of the moon on Thursday, using the moon's gravity to fling itself toward its final orbit. With the feat, the spacecraft moved closer to the beginning of its scientific mission: photographing transiting exoplanets. The two-second test exposure, captured on Thursday, suggests the planet hunter's cameras are working properly. The plethora of stars in the image -- at least 2,000 of them -- showcases the broad perspective provided by TESS's four cameras. At the center of the image lies the southern constellation Centaurus. While TESS's scientific mission is largely the same as NASA's veteran planet hunter Kepler's -- to take im...
BTS singer V stars in 'Singularity' music video

BTS singer V stars in 'Singularity' music video

Entertainment
May 7 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band BTS surprised fans Sunday with a new music video featuring V.The 22-year-old K-pop star, born Kim Tae-hyung, appears in a moody "comeback trailer" for the group's new song "Singularity."The video begins with V dancing with a faceless coat stand as a partner and ends with the singer wearing a white mask with a single, black tear dripping from one eye."#BTS #LOVE_YOURSELF 'Tear' Comeback Trailer #Singularity," BTS' agency, Big Hit Entertainment, tweeted Sunday.[embedded content]"Singularity" will appear on BTS' forthcoming studio album, Love Yourself: Tear. The album will debut May 18, with BTS to perform a new single from the album at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20. The group will also perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this month.BTS will pr...