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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern California Friday Night

7:02 AM PDT 9/19/2020 by Trilby Beresford APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage within the City of Los Angeles. A preliminary 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Friday night at approximately 11:38 p.m. According to the official Twitter account for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),…

Hollywood Is Back, Baby! (But Maybe It Shouldn’t Be!)

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. The Show Is Going On, Whether or Not It MustIf you medicate your anxiety over the apocalyptic news cycle whipping around…

Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

There is a powerful new satellite in the sky to monitor emissions of methane (CH4), one of the key gases driving human-induced climate change.Known as Iris, the spacecraft can map plumes of CH4 in the atmosphere down to a resolution of just 25m. This makes it possible to identify individual sources, such as specific oil…

Renters: Eviction cases resume after six-month ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tenants in most parts of the UK should be given six months’ notice Eviction hearings will now resume in courts in England and Wales – but the most serious cases will be given priority.A backlog has built up during a six-month ban on proceedings in place during the coronavirus…

Emmy Awards 2020: Jimmy Kimmel kicks off virtual ceremony

Image copyright Alamy Schitt’s Creek has won several major awards at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, which are being held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy were named best actress and actor in a comedy series respectively for their performances in the show.Eugene’s son Daniel Levy, who also stars in Schitt’s Creek,…

‘Mythical’ Aston Martin Bulldog supercar being restored

When Aston Martin unveiled the Bulldog 40 years ago it quickly became the stuff of legend for car fans.Only one was ever built and its futuristic design and high-performance engine helped it become the fastest car on the road when it reached a record-breaking 192mph (308km/h).But in 1981, Aston Martin needed to raise cash and…