Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in a hotel room

According to the official Central News Agency, the deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development unit was discovered dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, having died of a heart attack. According to CNA, Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy director of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, died in a […]

A prominent scientist admits an image of a distant star was actually a slice of chorizo

Scientist says 'space telescope image' was really just a slice of chorizo

A French scientist apologized after tweeting a photo of chorizo and claiming it was an image of a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. The image of the spicy Spanish sausage was shared on Twitter last week by Étienne Klein, a celebrated physicist and director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy […]

29-year-old man is the third person to die after a lightning strike in front of the White House

3 dead, 1 in critical condition in lightning strike near White House

Police confirmed to ABC News on Friday that two Wisconsin residents celebrating their wedding anniversary were killed in a lightning strike near the White House on Thursday night. According to police, a third victim, a 29-year-old man, died in the incident on Friday afternoon. According to police, a fourth person is still in critical condition […]

The electric Jaguar I-Pace catches fire while charging and is reduced to ash in the middle of the road

In June, an electric Jaguar I-Pace caught fire and burnt to the ground. The Florida-based vehicle owner informed Elecktrek that he had left his automobile connected into the charger before going to bed on June 16th. The next day, Gonzalo Salazar went to run a few errands in the vehicle, covering around 12 miles before […]

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” says a NASA scientist as Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent the equivalent of more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools' worth of water into the stratosphere, researchers say. Tonga Geological Services

According to NASA scientists, the violent eruption of Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere — and the vapor will remain there for years, likely affecting the Earth’s climate patterns. The massive amount of water vapor is approximately 10% of the normal amount of vapor found in […]

Chess robot breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent when he takes turn quickly

Chess is a strategy game that requires patience, calm concentration, and intellectual effort when played by people. Usually, there is no violence involved. But machines don’t always seem to be capable of the same. According to Russian media agencies, a chess-playing robot, evidently upset by a seven-year-old boy’s rapid reactions, unceremoniously grabbed and broke his […]