Today – July 31 – NASA’s Juno Jupiter probe will reach the farther point in its orbit of the giant gas planet. As it swings back towards Jupiter, the spacecraft’s instrumentation will begin to send back historic data that should prove to revolutionize our understanding of the solar system and beyond.
Anticipation and speculation are running high about the upcoming Luke Cage TV series, set to debut on #Netflix on Friday, September 30, after Marvel released the latest teaser trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con. The Netflix series stars Mike Colter in the title role, along with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, and Erik LaRay Harvey as Diamondback.
With the Delta Aquarids meteor shower already underway, the 2016 version of the annual Perseid meteor shower is scheduled to peak on the night of August 11 to 12 and promises to be even more impressive than usual. According to astronomers, observers may see double or even triple the number of shooting stars this year.
Tesla Motors, with Elon Musk at its helm, clearly has ambitious plans to permeate the market with viable electric cars. But, investors wonder, is the financial basis for Musk’s far flung plans sound?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, faces the WikiLeaks fallout and will not be among the speakers at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic Party are facing a class action lawsuit over allegations of a rigged Democratic primary but it may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the revelations stemming from the recent dump of thousands of emails from DNC staffers by WikiLeaks.
Unlike its rival Marvel franchise, DC and the Batman universe it has created can’t seem to escape both criticism and controversy in its latest slew of releases. From the poor reception of this spring’s blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film to the very mixed review of their latest animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke, it seems like DC can’t seem to put a good foot forward.
Is the KKK on the rise in America? With David Duke recently announcing his candidacy for the US Senate and Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric, Ku Klux Klan leaders believe that the time has once again come around for their brand of white supremacist politics. But, are their dreams of resurgence fantasy or reality?