Credit Intentionally Withheld The day before, Stierwalt had traveled from Southern California to Pingtang Astronomy Town for a conference hosted by scientists from the world’s largest telescope. It was a new designation: China’s Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, or FAST, had been completed just a year before, in September 2016. Wandering, tipsy, around this shrine…

Video Hawaii braces for worst of Hurricane Lane Category two hurricane batters the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and torrential rain, causing mudslides and flash flooding; Adam Housley reports. Hurricane Lane weakened to Tropical Storm Lane on Friday evening, as “strong gusty winds” that brought torrential rains to the Hawaiian islands began to lose strength,…

(CNN)Sen. John McCain died Saturday, more than a year after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Glioblastoma is the most common of all malignant brain tumors, representing 15.4% of all primary brain tumors, according to the brain tumor group. This form of tumor killed Sen. Ted Kennedy and Beau Biden, the son…

Where will be busiest on the roads? Journeys on the M5 between junctions four (Bromsgrove) and one (West Bromwich) from 09:30 to 14:00 on Friday could take four times longer than usual to travel, about one hour and 21 minutes instead of the average 21 minutes. The M20 in Kent, junctions nine to three, could…