NASA James Webb Target Acquired: A Super-Earth Covered in Lava Oceans

What’s happening The new James Webb Space Telescope is on the cusp of full operation, and NASA just shared some potential discovery targets for the multi-billion dollar machine. Why it matters This space-based telescope is going to deliver unprecedented views of distant objects, giving scientists new data and new images that will reshape our understanding … Read more

May’s possible meteor outburst offers a chance to listen to ‘shooting stars’ on the radio

“Shooting stars” from the tau Herculids meteor shower may be visible late this month, but you might want to listen for them instead. Excitement among meteor enthusiasts is building as we get closer to the much-anticipated meteor outburst that might be produced by a concentrated trail of dusty debris from the nucleus of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann … Read more

Comeback Puts WLAX In Championship Game

BALTIMORE, Md. – UNC’s Sam Geiersbach scored the game-winning goal with 1:03 remaining in Friday’s rainy NCAA women’s lacrosse semifinal game to beat Northwestern 15-14, earning Carolina a spot in Sunday’s championship. The top-ranked Tar Heels improved to 21-0 on the season and will play for their third NCAA title. It’s UNC’s first appearance in … Read more

Luka Doncic, Mavericks head into offseason with big questions

Despite experiencing the hollow feeling of elimination Thursday night, the Mavericks have plenty of room to feel optimistic going forward. Aside from advancing past the disheveled Jazz, marking Dallas’s first postseason series win since earning the NBA crown in 2011, the Mavs obliterated the top-seeded Suns on the road in a resounding Game 7 performance … Read more

Helen Mirren, 76, and Andie MacDowell, 64, giggle and DANCE at the Cannes Mother And Son premiere

Helen Mirren and Andie MacDowell brought a touch of Hollywood glamor to the red carpet on Friday as they made a spectacular appearance at the Mother and Son premiere. Helen, 76, and Andie, 64, were simply radiant as they giggled, hugged and even had a dance together at the glitzy screening at the Palais des … Read more

Depp-Heard jury will resume deliberations on Tuesday

Placeholder while article actions load A Fairfax County Circuit Court jury heard closing arguments in the contentious trial between film stars and former spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on Friday, but after a couple hours of deliberation decided to resume their work after the holiday weekend. Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife … Read more

Residents demand release, and some get it

BEIJING (AP) – On a balmy Sunday night, residents of an upscale Shanghai compound took to the streets to decry lockdown restrictions imposed by their community. By the following morning, they were free to leave. The triumphant story quickly spread on chat groups across the Chinese city this week, sparking one question in the minds … Read more