Scientists at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society officially announced the discovery of an earth-sized planet in a distant solar system on January 6th.
The planet, designated TOI 700 d, is virtually the same size as Earth, and orbits its star at relatively the same distance our planet orbits our star, well within what’s known as ‘the habitable zone” — where conditions make life possible.
What’s more, the planet’s star, much like ours, is quite calm. In other words, unlike other earth-like planets discovered which have stars shooting out blasts…
Three countries — Britain, France, and Germany — have formally accused Iran of breaking its side of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) — the nuclear agreement put in place to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
The agreement was made between Iran and the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council — China, France, Russia, UK, US — plus Germany and the European Union. It was agreed to in Vienna in 2015.
A wealthy Lebanese American businessman with long-standing political influence in Washington and the Middle East, Nader faces at least a decade in federal prison after his guilty plea in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
While the charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia agreed to recommend…
The human rights group Reprieve is questioning why Saudi Arabia will be allowed to play host for this year’s G20 summit following its atrocious sum of state-administered executions in 2019.
The nation amassed a staggering 184 executions last year, the most in six years. Reprieve describes the distressing total as a “grim milestone.”
Of the executions announced by the Saudi Press Agency last year, 88 were Saudi nationals, 90 were foreign nationals and six people were of unknown nationality, a statement released on Monday by Reprieve said.
After President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Major-General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad a couple weeks ago, the excuse his administration used to justify unconstitutionally refusing to notify the House or Senate beforehand was that Soleimani posed an “imminent threat” to America and Americans.
That excuse was quickly questioned by lawmakers and citizens alike in America and abroad. Evidence was rightfully demanded.
It didn’t help the White House’s cause when after they briefed lawmakers on the ordeal, news started to spread that the briefing contained no evidence that any imminent threats truly…
Appearing on Fox News yesterday, President Donald Trump once again unabashedly bragged about taking money from foreign governments in exchange for the use — and possible death — of US troops overseas.
Laura Ingraham’s exclusive interview with President Trump aired on ‘The Ingraham Angle,’ and during the broadcast the president bragged that the US had received $1 billion from the Saudi government and $500 million from South Korea for the loaning out of American soldiers to fight their battles:
“We’re sending more to Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s paying us for it…
In a major twist from the most recent of events in Iran, citizens of Tehran poured into the streets earlier in protest of their government.
The crowds were chanting “death to liars!” and “death to the dictator” in response to Iranian authorities’ admission that one of their missiles unintentionally brought down Ukrainian Flight PS752 — which held majorly Iranian and Canadian passengers. The admission came following days of claims that the plane crashed due to engine failure and a refusal to hand over the black boxes recovered.
A mysterious phenomenon where bursts of radio energy explode across the night sky has been picked up by astronomers’ telescopes and traced back to its place of origin — a medium-sized spiral galaxy, similar to our Milky Way, 500 million light-years away.
These “pinpricks of radio energy” are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) to scientists, who have only been aware of them since 2007 and still don’t know what produces them.
A conclusion finally comes forward. After refusing to hand over the black boxes, Iranian authorities have now confirmed it was one of their missiles that “unintentionally” brought down Ukrainian Flight PS752 near Tehran on Wednesday.
After lawmakers were finally briefed about the White House ordered assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 2nd, many walked away from the meeting saying the evidence provided for the so-called “imminent threat” Soleimani posed against America (namely their embassy in Baghdad) was pathetic at best.
Virginia Congressperson Gerry Connolly, for instance, said, “I believe this administration is after the fact trying to piece together a rationale for its action that was impulsive, reckless and put this country’s security at risk.”
[Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo later defended the…