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‘Massive failure’ leaves Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay with no power, utility says

A “massive failure” in an electrical interconnection system left Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay completely without power, and for many customers, restoring electricity will take all day, a utility distributor said Sunday. Parts of Chile and southern Brazil experienced outages as well, said Edesur, the Buenos Aires-based company. Chile’s system was running normally again Sunday afternoon,…MORE

Crew of oil tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman arrive in Dubai

Twenty-three crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have arrived safely in Dubai, the shipping company that owns the tanker said Saturday. The crew of the “Front Altair” includes 11 Russians, one Georgian and 11 Filipinos. “All crew members are well and have been well looked after…MORE

Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire

A small Mass was celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday evening — the first since a fire destroyed the structure’s spire, parts of the roof and vault in April. Access to the event was extremely limited due to safety concerns, with around 30 people attending, the Archdiocese of Paris said. The Mass…MORE

These prehistoric reptiles could fly immediately after birth

Baby pterosaurs were overachievers from birth. A paper published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B argues that the prehistoric reptiles could fly immediately after birth — something that the researchers say no other vertebrates, living or extinct, have been able to do. Before, scientists thought that pterosaurs could only fly once they had…MORE

NASA orbiter spots ‘Star Trek’ symbol on Mars

It may be time to hail Starfleet and see whether they’ve set up a base on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a strange chevron on the Martian surface that looks similar to the symbol for “Star Trek’s” Starfleet, an organization of space exploration, diplomacy, research, defense and peacekeeping. But how did…MORE

The ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa has table salt, just like Earth’s seas

Although Jupiter’s moon Europa looks alien to us, it contains an ingredient familiar to us: sodium chloride, otherwise known as good ol’ table salt. It’s also a main component of sea salt. Europa is one of the intriguing water worlds in our solar system and potentially a place where life could exist in a subsurface…MORE

‘Cold quasar’ discovery could signal galaxies’ ‘retirement party’ phase

Astronomers may need to rethink how galaxies die after researcher Allison Kirkpatrick’s discovery of “cold quasars,” galaxies full of cold gas that still give birth to stars, despite having highly energetic quasars at their center. Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, announced the finding Wednesday during the 234th…MORE

300,000 evacuated in India as Tropical Cyclone Vayu approaches

Six million people could be affected by hurricane-strength Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which is barreling toward northwest India and will skirt the coastline of Gujarat beginning Thursday morning. Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, a spokesperson for India’s Home Ministry said Wednesday. Schools and colleges in the area are closed…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Cuba Gooding Jr was charged yesterday with forcibly touching and sexual abuse in the 3rd degree.  He is accused of groping a woman at a bar on Sunday.  He insisted video evidence would clear him but instead it looks like it proved the assault happened. Paula Abdul says that she took an extended break from…

Thursday’s Dirt

Justin Bieber is backtracking…fast.  He says he was just kidding when he challenged Tom Cruise to a fight.  He said he knows that he would get his butt kicked. Khloe Kardashian really needs to change her type of guy.  Tristan Thompson’s ex is now saying that Tristan paid her over $100,000 to not date while…