Fossil of giant flying reptile discovered on Scottish island

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Winged reptiles known as pterosaurs – airplane-size creatures that swooped through the skies as dinosaurs walked the Earth – were the first vertebrate animals to evolve powered flight. A spectacular three-dimensional fossil of … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery murder: Jury in federal hate crimes trial excused after first day of deliberations

CNN — After deliberating for a little more than two and a half hours, the jury in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery was excused for the day Monday. Deliberation will resume at 9 am Tuesday on whether the men committed the crime because of the color … Read more

Covid-19 rips through West Virginia women’s prison as federal agency takes heat

KHN — Rory Adams did not know that Christmas in a small rural hospital in West Virginia would be the last time he saw his wife alive. She’d entered prison in early January 2021 to serve a 42-month sentence for failure to collect payroll taxes. She was supposed to return to North Carolina, their two … Read more

Tyler Skaggs death: Eric Prescott Kay, former Los Angeles Angels official, found guilty

CNN — Eric Prescott Kay, a former communications director for the Los Angeles Angels, has been found guilty of two charges in the 2019 overdose death of Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas said. Skaggs, 27, died on July 1, 2019, in a hotel in Southlake, Texas, before … Read more

Spain Train Bombings Fast Facts

CNN — Here’s a look at the March 2004 bombings of commuter trains in Spain, which killed 193 people and injured more than 1,800. The bombings are the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain’s history. On March 11, 2004, 10 bombs in backpacks and other small bags exploded on four commuter trains. One bomb did not … Read more

How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed

CNN – Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t make it true. It seems so simple, but if everyone knew that, Facebook and Google wouldn’t have to pull bogus news sites from their advertising algorithms and people wouldn’t breathlessly share stories that claim Donald Trump is a secret lizard person or Hillary Clinton is an … Read more

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want

Story highlights Virtual reality headsets range from inexpensive Cardboard to pricey PlayStation Here are your options if you want to dip your toe in or really swim with the VR big fish Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don’t worry. From Google’s inexpensive … Read more

Girls to design Africa’s first private space satellite

Story highlights Africa will launch its first private satellite into space It’s been built by schoolgirls CNN – They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions – to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space in 2019. They are part of a team of high school girls from … Read more

This NASA astronaut voted from space

Story highlights Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut He voted in the 2016 election CNN – From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living on board the International Space Station, filed his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a Tumblr post by NASA. NASA told … Read more

Space travel: Going to space is a real pain in the back

Story highlights Astronauts can temporarily gain 2 inches in height but suffer muscle loss and back pain More countermeasures involving exercise may help mitigate pain and muscle loss CNN – A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches … Read more