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TV shows, films, books and music to help you through another lockdown

TV shows, films, books and music to help you through another lockdown

Entertainment
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Arecibo Observatory incurs more damage as another support cable snaps

Arecibo Observatory incurs more damage as another support cable snaps

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A main cable that supports Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico broke over the weekend, compounding damage caused by a smaller cable failure in August, according to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, which manages the facility. "It broke and fell onto the reflector dish below, causing additional damage to the dish and other nearby cables," the university said in a statement about the incident Friday evening. Advertisement "No one was hurt, and engineers are already working to determine the best way to stabilize the structure," the statement said. Few additional details and no new photos were available Sunday because the facility restricted access to the area around the 18-acre dish, the university said. UCF submitted a request recently to the Natio...
NFL postpones Broncos-Patriots game after another positive test

NFL postpones Broncos-Patriots game after another positive test

Sports
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Monday's NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos was postponed an unnamed Patriots player tested positive for coronavirus, the league announced Sunday. "This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts," the NFL said in a statement. Advertisement Earlier Sunday, the Patriots announced practice was closed. No makeup date has been set for the game that was to be played with a kickoff of 5 p.m. in Foxborough, Mass., and to be televised by ESPN. The game originally had been moved from Sunday afternoon to Monday because Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore earlier tested positive for COVID-19. Last Monday night, the Patriots played the Kansas City Chiefs after the...
SpaceX aims for another Starlink satellite cluster launch

SpaceX aims for another Starlink satellite cluster launch

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to try again to launch its 13th cluster of Starlink communications satellites Monday from Florida. Liftoff on a Falcon 9 rocket is planned at 10:22 a.m. EDT from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX had called off an attempt Sept. 17 due to weather problems anticipated for recovering the first-stage booster in the Atlantic Ocean. Advertisement A 40 percent chance of thick clouds is a concern for the launch, according to a U.S. Space Force forecast issued Sunday. A successful launch of the 60 satellites would bring the Starlink total in orbit to more than 700. More Starlink satellites have been launched, but at least 27 of them already deorbited and burned up, according to astronomers. While the company increases the number of spacecraft...
Coronavirus: Climate action cannot be another Covid victim – PM

Coronavirus: Climate action cannot be another Covid victim – PM

Science
Boris Johnson is to call on world leaders to commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and secure the planet for the next generation.The prime minister will tell a meeting hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that climate action "cannot be another victim of coronavirus".He will urge leaders to "look ahead to how we will rebuild" after the pandemic and how to "build back better".Mr Johnson is expected to speak to leaders via video link.His speech at Thursday's UN Climate Action Roundtable is part of the preparations for a global climate conference the UK is hosting in partnership with Italy in Glasgow in November next year. The UN conference, known as COP26, is the most important round of climate talks since 2015, when the landmark Paris Agree...