John Welty

53 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Followers | @JohnWelty2017 | Keep up with John Welty on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “John Welty”

Trump seemingly pushes Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković

Saudi Arabia pushes through pain of breaking oil habit

Saudi Arabia is one year into a plan to break its addiction to oil. It's been an uphill struggle so far.<p>Under pressure from a collapse in oil prices, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last April unveiled his Vision 2030 to transform the kingdom's economy.<p>Progress has been made. Taxes are …

Oil

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

Quantum computers will blow your mind

Ready for a guaranteed weather forecast or perfect cancer screening?

Weather

Remembering the first 'photo' of a black hole

Black holes are so outlandish that the scientists who first thought them up figured they couldn't possibly exist in reality. They form from massive, collapsed stars and are so dense that nothing can escape their gravitational pull, including light. Black holes mess with spacetime so badly that …

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting exoplanet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Now, a "super-Earth" has been found 39 light-years away, according to new research in the journal Nature.<p>Researchers believe it may be one of …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Found the Beating Heart of a Distant Black Hole

More evidence has revealed that supermassive black holes could have jet-like functions, pumping out hot gas in huge bursts, kind of like a heart does …

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were spotted flying about 41 miles off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, just hours after two US F-22 fighter jets intercepted the same type of Russian aircraft in the area.<p>An E-3 surveillance aircraft was scrambled in response to the second sighting …

Military

This Texas County Is Now the Richest in the U.S.

This isn't your mother's richest counties list<p>Ten years ago, you probably could have predicted the richest counties in America, as measured by …

Inside the ‘Doomsday Vault,’ a backup plan to save the world’s most vital food

A massive asteroid impact triggers a "nuclear winter" effect, or one of the world's most dangerous supervolcanoes erupts. Maybe Donald Trump gets in an epic Twitter feud with Kim Jong-Un that initiates World War 3.<p>Either way, things are going sideways, and the fate of human civilization itself is …

Celebrities and Politicians React to Donald Trump Launching Missile Attack on Syria

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. had launched an airstrike — 59 Tomahawk missiles — on Syria.<p>Speaking from his Mar-a-Lago …

Donald Trump

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

The director behind 'The Fifth Element' has waited over a decade to make his latest sci-fi epic

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is based on the French sci-fi comic series "Valérian and Laureline" that was first published in 1967 and has gone on to become legendary. It follows the adventures of Valérian and his female companion Laureline as they go on adventures across the galaxy.<p>…

Why Doesn’t Antimatter Anti-Gravitate? (Synopsis)

“If something doesn’t reach you on a personal level, let it go. It’s hard enough dealing with everything that does.” -Judi CulbertsonThere are two …

Physics

2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

There’s so much we don’t know about ancient civilizations, but the discovery of a 30,031-square-foot palace complex in Mexico may yield some hints. …

Archaeology

Take 1 Look at This INSANE Photo of the Moon, and You'll See Why It's Going Viral

Every time we get a different view of space, we're simply left in awe of its mesmerizing natural beauty. One photo of the moon in particular is no exception to that, as it has just started sweeping the internet and taking our breath away in the process.<p>The image features a view of an almost …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Blue Origin offers a look inside its tourist rocket's capsule

Blue Origin has given you plenty of glimpses of the outside of its tourism-oriented New Shepard rocket, but what about the inside -- you know, the place where you'll spend all of your time? You now have an idea of what to expect. Jeff Bezos' spaceflight operation has released its first interior …

Former NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sexual battery case

Police in Florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former<p>NFLstarMichael Irvin.<p>Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that the Hall of Fame receiver's name was listed on a sexual battery incident report. The report says the alleged encounter involving Irvin …

NFL

Cheech Marin talks 'Jeopardy' obsession and explains why he never did hard drugs

In his new memoir -- titled "Cheech Is Not My Real Name... But Don't Call Me Chong!" -- Cheech Marin recalled his phenomenal success with fellow comedian Tommy Chong and the many twists and turns that took place right after. The 70-year-old grandfather spoke to Fox News about why he never tried …

This 'Pink Star' diamond is set to sell for a record-breaking $60 million in Hong Kong

The 59.60-carat "Pink Star" is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). But Sotheby's was been forced to buy back the flawless diamond after a previous buyer defaulted on what was then a record sale in 2013.<p>That sale in Geneva saw a New York-based diamond …

Michelle Pfeiffer explains why she took a break from Hollywood

Michelle Pfeiffer is returning to Hollywood.<p>After a temporary hiatus, the 58-year-old actress is lined up to debut “Mother!” opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, as well as “Murder on the Orient Express” with Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Daisy Ridley this fall. However, there’s another …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves &Amp; Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

Think hard before buying an all-glass, bezel-free smartphone

Over the past eight years, I've reviewed almost every major smartphone, and one of the changes I've come to notice in that time is how the subject of a handset's durability has become inseparable from that of its display. Without spinning hard drives, slide-out mechanisms, or telescopic camera …

Phones

Here's how people reacted to seeing 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

<i>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</i> — the fifth in Disney's swashbuckling saga on the high seas — screened for the first time Tuesday …

Coco Austin Puts on an Eye-Popping and Butt-Baring Display While Modeling Her Lingerie Line: See the Photos

Coco’s got curves and she’s not afraid to flaunt them!<p>The 38-year-old model took to social media on Tuesday, March 28, to give a sneak peak at her …

Reusable rockets could disrupt the space industry, and not always in a good way

Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to launch its first flight-proven (read: gently used) orbital booster rocket this week from Cape Canaveral. If the rocket delivers its satellite cargo to space and returns successfully, it will be a new milestone in the race toward cheaper space access.<p>SpaceX believes that …

Space Exploration

How Much Energy Would You Need to Power an Actual Time Machine?

1.21 gigawatts?<p>There are two hypotheses for time travel that are most popular: wormhole tunneling and cosmic strings. A wormhole is a hypothetical, …