Ryan Wheeler

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UK Weather Forecast: Met Office Predicts Sizzling Warmth As Jellyfish Invade Britain's Beaches

We could nudge 30C, folks.<p>After a recent spell of shall we say <i>troubled</i> weather, there’s a taste of summer warmth on the way for many of us, …

London attack: Latest updates - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>How the events unfolded at London Bridge and what we know about the attackers.<p>Sara Zelenak was a 'beautiful daughter' her family says, as all eight killed in the attack are named.<p>BBC<p>Fundraisers are urging people to take to the capital's restaurants and bars on Saturday night in a show …

Extremism

LIVE: Fears for French tourist Xavier Thomas missing since attack

More information emerges about the three men behind the London Bridge attack, as police in Paris shoot a suspected terrorist.

London Bridge attack: Police release images of terrorists' fake suicide belts

The final cordon has been lifted in London Bridge after the attack which killed eight people.<p>A survivor of the London Bridge atrocity has said she …

London Bridge attack – ISIS claims responsibility for Borough Market terror as video shows jihadis stalking pubs searching for victims

A picture taken outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market shows the three terrorists lying dead - after being gunned down by cops.<p>One of the …

Extremism

Black hole event horizons are real, new evidence suggests

Astronomers have shown that matter likely disappears after entering a black hole, refuting an alternate theory that matter is destroyed by colliding into a hard surface in space.<p>It's a big deal because humanity hardly understands what black holes really are. Hollywood has incorrectly envisioned …

Black Holes

In Iraq, IS seals off area around symbolic mosque in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants have blocked the area around a highly symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City where the group's leader made …

Islam

US-backed Syrian fighters reach gates of IS capital of Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters on Tuesday reached the northern entrance of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State …

Middle East

MI5 opens inquiries into missed warnings over Manchester terror threat

Security service will explore whether it was guilty of failings, as raids take place in Moss Side and rising terror threat sparks political war of words<p>MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, amid claims his interest in being …

Terrorism

The US Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane is back home after its fourth mission

The robotic vehicle spent 719 days in space<p>The US Air Force’s secret robotic spaceplane is back on Earth after its longest mission yet. The X-37B embarked on its fourth trip to space in 2015 and landed earlier this morning at Orlando’s Kennedy Space Center.<p>The landing marks the completion of the …

Medical scientists report on the impact climate change is having on health

As a climate scientist, I spend time and energy studying how fast the Earth is warming and what is causing the warming. This knowledge helps us predict what the future will look like. But, what most people are interested in is, “how will it affect me?”<p>Some impacts we are pretty clear about, like …

Climate Change

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Black Holes

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Reasons to fear the next UK heatwave

It is 14 years since the heatwave of 2003 killed 2,000 people in southern England and the alarm was raised about hot weather being as dangerous for vulnerable people as winter cold.<p>Since then a UK-wide warning system has been put in place that will inform people when the temperature is likely to …

Climate Change

Report from ISIS factory of war reveals a vast, standardized arsenal

It takes a state to arm an insurgency<p>If there is a weapon that’s defined the last decade of America’s wars, it is the “Improvised Explosive Device.” IEDs are cheap, could be built from easily found components, and are wickedly deadly to the unfortunate people unlucky enough to be nearby when they …

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):<p>4:10 a.m.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the terrorist attack …

Extremism

Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul | Reuters

MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City.<p>Heavy mortar fire killed at least five civilians and wounded …

The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>5:50 p.m.<p>China's envoy for the Syria crisis says the "momentum of peace dialogue …

Middle East

London attack latest: Police hunt for potential second suspect in Westminster terror incident

Police are hunting for what could be a second suspect on the loose after the Westminster terror attack.<p>A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it was …