An international team of researchers looked at a gamma-ray explosion called GRB 160625B that brightened the sky in June 2016. Gamma-ray bursts are among the most powerful explosions in the universe, but they are typically tough to track because they are very short-lived (sometimes lasting just a few milliseconds).  An artist's illustration of a gamma-ray burst, an energetic blast of jets that fly at nearly the speed of light from a massive star collapsing into a black hole.

Motionless in White paid tribute to Chester Bennington by performing a cover version of Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" during their concert last night (Friday, July 21) at Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, Texas. Motionless in White frontman Chris "Motionless" Cerulli introduced the track by telling the audience (see video below): "So this is usually the part of the show every day where we like to play a cover song by a band that we really love.

The Hollywood Reporter rounds up the past week in 'Thrones' news, including our own interviews with the cast and deep dives into the episode. Game of Thrones launched its seventh season with three royal developments: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) rules in Winterfell, albeit with some protest from the people around him. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) holds the throne in King's Landing, though she lacks meaningful allies.

A strange radio signal that seemed to emanate from a small nearby star probably came from Earth-orbiting satellites, astronomers say. Late last week, researchers announced that, on May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected a bizarre radio signal in the vicinity of Ross 128, a red dwarf star that lies just 11 light-years from Earth.

These boys thought they'd found 'a big, fat rotten cow.' It was a 1 million-year-old fossil. Jude Sparks was out on a family hike in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico, testing walkie-talkies, when the then-9-year-old boy tripped over a rocky protrusion. When Jude got up again, he examined what appeared to two large, fossilized teeth jutting out from the terrain.

 

Hawaii Is Rolling Out A Plan To Prepare For A North Korean Missile Attack. Residents and visitors to the islands are advised to seek shelter or shelter in place if they hear an attack siren, just like during the Cold War. Hawaii is launching a preparedness plan in case North Korea fires an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pacific island state.

It’s like Facebook without all those annoying “friends”. Instead of having to look at what weird things other people are interested in, like their babies, Google shows me the weird things I’m interested in, like Legend Of Zelda and Elon Musk. This is a fundamental shift in content consumption from curation based on our explicit choices to curation based on our implicit preferences mined from past behavior. It could unlock our niche fascinations without us ever having to pledge allegiance to them.

 

The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign says in an interview aired Wednesday that she's ready to testify before the U.S. Senate.  Natalia Veselnitskaya said in an interview with Kremlin-funded RT television that she's "ready to clarify the situation behind the mass hysteria, but only through lawyers or testifying in the Senate." 

KOHIMA: Embattled Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters on Wednesday failed to turn up in the Assembly to face the floor test following which the House was adjourned sine die.

The White House is focusing  on its bread-and-butter issue of trade this week as it tries to shift the spotlight away from the Russia controversy dogging the administration. President Trump’s top trade negotiator on Monday rolled out the administration’s strategy for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a big campaign promise, while an announcement on new steel tariffs could be made in the coming days.

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