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Shuri Castle, a historic tourist magnet on Okinawa, is destroyed by fire

A devastating fire on Thursday destroyed most of Shuri Castle, a top tourist destination on Okinawa, Japan, and a World Heritage Site that once housed a kingdom stretching back over 450 years. The fire, which was first reported at 2:40 in the morning, did not injure anyone and, according to local officials and news reports, was canceled at 11:00 in …

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Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet

Fermilab recently achieved a magnetic field strength of 14.1 at 4.5 kelvins on accelerator steering magnet – a world record. Credit: Thomas Strauss              To build the next generation of powerful proton accelerators, scientists need the strongest magnets possible to steer particles close to the speed of light around a ring. For a given ring size, the higher the beam's …

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The President's Resort is a magnet for spies.

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday. Joe Raedle / Getty Images The Conservatives of the Supreme Court legalize torture The Supreme Court's bitter feud over a controversial death sentence flooded the public We can not turn our backs on the family quarrel of the Conways. We should not The Supreme Court has to rule …

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Physicists found a brand new magnet hiding in a uranium compound

Iron filings lumped around a ring magnet and its magnetic field. Credit: Lawrence Lawry / Getty Images Scientists have discovered a brand – a new kind of magnet that hides in a uranium compound. The compound USb2 (a compound of uranium and antimony), a so-called "singlet-based" magnet, is new in that it generates magnetism in a completely different sense than …

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Roseanne Barr regrets becoming a hate magnet

image copyright Getty Images Caption The comedian's show was canceled due to her tweet US comedian Roseanne Barr regrets that she made herself a "hate magnet" after tweeting a racist comment that led to the cancellation of her TV show. In a tearful podcast interview with friend Rabbi Shmuley Botea, she says she "never called a black person … a …

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Roseanne: I've made myself a hate magnet

In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely felt remorse for the racist tweet that led ABC to abandon the revival of "Roseanne." Barr took a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, on Sunday published an edited transcript and record of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims that she "never referred to a black person …

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