Archive for June 6th, 2017:

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III is the heaviest rocket ever made by India India’s space agency has successfully launched its heaviest rocket. The 640-tonne rocket blasted off from a launching site off the Bay of Bengal in Sriharikota. As one website put it, “it’s been a big day for

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Racial ‘disparity’ in police respect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers used body cam footage in their research California police officers speak less respectfully to members of the public who are black than to those who are white, researchers studying body camera footage say. Scientists developed a way to measure levels of respect, based on the officers’ language

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Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Artwork: The planet, named KELT-9b, orbits its star about 650 light-years from us Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host star is itself very hot, but also because this

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