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Egyptian swimmer takes the art of leaping out of water to new heights

Egyptian swimmer Omar Sayed Shaaban soared to success when he set a new record for the highest jump out of water while wearing a monofin. The 21-year-old from Ismailia reached the unusual event’s new best height when he made a spectacular leap of 7 feet 11 inches (2.3 meters), according to Guinness World Records. A…MORE

World waits for a made-for-TV bombshell, as Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah

World waits for a made-for-TV bombshell, as Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah

Millions of television viewers around the world are in a state of frenzied anticipation on Sunday, as they await the broadcast of Oprah Winfrey’s set-piece interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The primetime event, which will be shown on Sunday evening in the United States, has been relentlessly promoted by network CBS…MORE

The Apollo 11 astronauts quarantined after returning to Earth. Here’s why

The Apollo 11 astronauts quarantined after returning to Earth. Here’s why

Just weeks after becoming the first man to walk on the moon, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong celebrated his 39th birthday in quarantine. It’s something all of us have experienced after a year of pandemic life, but it’s highly unlikely that many other birthdays were celebrated in quarantine in 1969. Armstrong wasn’t expecting to have a…MORE

Perseverance rover takes its first drive on Mars, sends back image

Perseverance rover takes its first drive on Mars, sends back image

The NASA Perseverance rover has taken its first drive on Mars, traveling about 21 feet and doing a little spin across Jezero Crater. And that first 33-minute test drive on Thursday went “incredibly well,” according to Anais Zarifian, Perseverance’s mobility test bed engineer. Perseverance sent back images of its wheel tracks across the red Martian…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A SpaceX rocket has a major crash, old photos come to life and a New York woman makes a weird discovery. These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘It just blew up!’ SpaceX’s rocket prototype stuck its landing, but then exploded a few minutes later. SpaceX hopes a future version of the rocket will…MORE

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccines as fears grow over vaccine nationalism

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccines as fears grow over vaccine nationalism

Italy blocked the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia yesterday, in a dramatic escalation of the dispute between the European Union (EU) and drug giant AstraZeneca. Today, France’s health minister said it could also block vaccine shipments in the future but believes in a shared European approach. These are the latest salvos in…MORE

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk

The fourth spacewalk of 2021 is also the fourth spacewalk of two astronauts’ careers as they venture outside of the International Space Station Friday. Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut, and Soichi Noguchi, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut, began their spacewalk at 6:37 a.m. ET. It is expected to last for six-and-a-half hours and is…MORE