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Samsung Note 7 investigation will blame ‘irregularly sized’ batteries and manufacturing flaws, says WSJ

Samsung’s official investigation into the cause of widespread faults with the Galaxy Note 7 will blame “irregularly sized” batteries and manufacturing faults, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company is set to announce the results of its inquiry this weekend, but the <i>WSJ</i> claims …

Starwatch: Orion at his evening best

A detailed look at the Hunter who rules the sky for the next few weeks, plus a brief look at the planetary year ahead and August’s solar eclipse<p>Orion<p>Orion is now in prime position in everyone’s evening sky. Lying across the celestial equator, with his main stars slotting neatly between 10° N and …


How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …


Beachgoer finds 130-million year old dinosaur prints

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone knows you have to watch out for sharks on Australian beaches -- but what about dinosaurs?<p>A 130-million year old dinosaur footprint has been found among the seaweed and surf on popular Cable Beach near the town of Broome, Western Australia.<p>Bindi Lee Porth told CNN she was collecting …


Galaxy Note 7 recall will cost Samsung a 'heartbreaking amount'

As I’m sure you’re well aware by now, Samsung was forced to issue a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 last week following reports that some handsets were randomly bursting into flames while on charge. It was later discovered that a faulty battery was to blame for the explosions.<p>This put Samsung in …

Measuring the Milky Way: One massive problem, one new solution

It is a galactic challenge, to be sure, but Gwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate answer to a question that has defined her early career …

Space Science

Teen, 3-year-old among 5 killed in California head-on crash

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old child and a teenager were among the five people killed when their small car slammed into an oncoming pickup truck on a two-lane highway in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.<p>The five victims were traveling in a Honda Civic that was in a passing lane …

Honda Civic

Hubble spots cluster of monster stars - Futurity

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured nine massive stars that are more than 100 times the mass of the sun.

Hubble Space Telescope