Thirteen seconds before liftoff, a panicked voice on the livestream said, “hold, hold, hold!” And so SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch on Saturday morning , February 19, 2017 was scrubbed in the final seconds “out of an abundance of caution,” operators said, because of a potential problem in the rocket’s upper stage. “Better to wait a day,” Elon Musk tweeted. The launch was pushed to Sunday morning, and this time went off without a hitch.
Following its Golden Globes sweep, “La La Land” dominated the 2017 Oscar nominations, picking up 14 nods to tie the record set by “Titanic” and “All About Eve.” Aside from the Academy’s top prize, it’s also up for best director for Damien Chazelle, while both of its actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, were recognized. With eight nominations, “Arrival” and “Moonlight” tied as runner-ups — both are also in the running for best picture.The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time and air live on ABC Network on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.
The United States has debated immigration since the country's founding, and the Statue of Liberty—a potent symbol for immigrants—is often invoked as an argument for why we should usher in those who seek safety and opportunity with open arms. A little-known fact about Lady Liberty adds an intriguing twist to today's debate about refugees from the Muslim world: according to the Smithsonian Institute the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. That might be surprising to people more familiar with the statue’s French roots than its Arab ones.
The face of a modern human is almost uniquely flat and extraordinarily expressive. But our remarkable faces may not be as "modern" as we think. (A reconstruction of a Neanderthal face is illustrated above). These reconstructed faces look impassive, but a range of emotions are painted onto visitors' faces at the Natural History Museum in London.