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Nasa to overhaul mission returning samples from Mars – here’s why it must and will go ahead

Nasa to overhaul mission returning samples from Mars – here’s why it must and will go ahead

Nasa recently announced that it is seeking new ways to complete the return to Earth of rock cores drilled by the Perseverance Rover in the Jezero Crater on Mars. This has led to some anxiety among space scientists, who view the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission as a cornerstone of plans to explore the Solar System. But when you consider what’s at stake, scientifically and politically, it seems highly likely that Nasa will push ahead with the mission to make it a success. One key conclusion of the Nasa review is that MSR was established with unrealistic budget and schedules. Now it expects a cost of US$8-11 billion (£6.5-8.9 billion), having originally estimated $5.3 billion. That’s not including the investment that the European Space Agency (Esa) is making, which is probably of the order of €2 billion (£1.7 billion). There are also concerns that the timeline for return of the drill cores to Earth may slip in to the 2040s, and therefore start holding up the even more ambitious vision for human missions to Mars. …

Afghan children returning from Pakistan face grim reality, survey finds

Afghan children returning from Pakistan face grim reality, survey finds

Islamabad —  A survey released Thursday revealed that over the past seven months, nearly 250,000 children have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring Pakistan with almost nothing, and they urgently need food, shelter and access to education. The study by Save the Children said that more than 520,000 Afghans have returned home since September 2023 after Pakistan asked all undocumented foreigners to leave the country or face deportation. Nearly half of all the returnees are children. Despite attending school in Pakistan, 65% of the children now back in Afghanistan are not enrolled in school. The majority, 85%, told the surveyors they did not have the necessary documents to register and enroll in school. The survey did not say how many girls were among the children questioned as they also have to deal with the Taliban government’s ban on teenage girls’ education beyond the sixth grade. ‘Crisis levels of hunger’ The study found that 99% of the families that returned and the communities hosting them in Afghanistan do not have sufficient food to last one to two …

NCIS 1000th episode: plot, returning stars and how to watch

NCIS 1000th episode: plot, returning stars and how to watch

NCIS fans are celebrating a major milestone, with the show’s 1000th episode set to debut on CBS and Paramount+. “All of NCIS is suddenly put under attack, so now you get to see NCIS: Hawai’i, NCIS: LA, NCIS: Sydney coming in to help,” Katrina Law teased of the special.  Titled ‘A Thousand Yards,’ the latest instalment will include plenty of Easter eggs from the show’s 20-year run, and while Mark Harmon isn’t expected to return, some familiar faces – including a cast member from the 2004 pilot – have cameos in the episode. So, what can fans expect from the 1000th episode of NCIS? Here’s what you need to know… What is the episode about? “NCIS comes under attack by a mysterious enemy from the past. Also, Vance tries to mend fences with his estranged son by explaining why, despite the ongoing dangers of his job, he still chooses to stay at NCIS,” reveals the synopsis.  In a key moment from the trailer, agents Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) and Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) are lured …

Is Midsomer Murders returning for season 25? ITV shares update on show’s future

Is Midsomer Murders returning for season 25? ITV shares update on show’s future

Midsomer Murders is returning to our screens on Sunday 14 April with the UK premiere of season 23. The new episode, titled ‘The Blacktrees Prophecy’ will see DCI John Barnaby investigate the death of a survivalist, who is found murdered in his bombproof shelter. As the detective delves deeper into the case, he unravels a “dark conspiracy to reveal how far people will go to escape the end of the world“.  You may also likeWATCH: Did you see Holly Willoughby’s cameo on Midsomer Murders? Despite recent reports that the show is airing its 25th season, HELLO! understands that this is not the case. The show will be back with one new episode of season 23, with the air dates for the remaining three instalments yet to be scheduled by ITV.  While a 24th season was filmed last summer, with a release date yet to be announced, ITV has not commissioned a 25th series thus far.  © Bentley Productions for ITV and ITVXSeries 23 premieres on Sunday 14 April So, what can fans expect from the …

Why I’m returning to work full-time at 70

Why I’m returning to work full-time at 70

At 50, I felt my full-time working life was over. I had worked as a successful IT and telecoms manager since my twenties and had begun to feel jaded by the job.   The focus of the role had changed so much that it no longer inspired me, so I handed in my notice and since then, I have worked part-time.  My part-time era Joanne enjoyed her part-time era I wasn’t ready to bow out of the working world altogether but I did want a change of lifestyle and working part time allowed me to enjoy my free time and spend my days off with my daughter and friends.   In my part-time career, I worked in the tourism industry running a tourism office in a small historic Wiltshire town, and then entered the world of social housing, both of which were so different from my previous working life.   The thread that runs through these roles is customer service and dealing with people’s needs, which is what I enjoy doing.  Most recently I have …

NCIS: Hawai’i to welcome two returning stars in ‘cliffhanger’ season 3 finale – details

NCIS: Hawai’i to welcome two returning stars in ‘cliffhanger’ season 3 finale – details

NCIS: Hawai’i is set to welcome two familiar faces in its upcoming season three finale.  According to Alex Tarrant, who plays Kai Holman, fans can expect “two special visits” from guest stars in the final episode.  You may also likeWATCH: Have you been watching the latest season of NCIS? “There’s NCIS Elite. There are two special visits,” he told TVLine, who confirmed that one of the stars returning to our screens is Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Agent John Swift.  Expanding on the episode, Alex said: “There is definitely a special twist that comes in towards the end. It was a shock to me when I was reading the scripts, that’s for sure.” © CBS Photo ArchiveThe season 3 finale will welcome two returning stars Teasing a cliffhanger ending, he added: “And yes, the finale “most definitely… ends on a cliffhanger.” While the finale’s plot details have been kept under wraps, we know it will be a two-parter. What’s more, Yasmine Al-Bustami previously revealed that fans can expect a dramatic episode, featuring “a lot of …

Jenna Lyons Had One Big Condition Before Returning for ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Season 15

Jenna Lyons Had One Big Condition Before Returning for ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Season 15

Jenna Lyons admits that more opportunities came her way after she was cast on season 14 of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City — but she still had pause about returning to the series.  On Friday, it was confirmed that Lyons and all her season 14 castmates — including Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield — are in for season 15.  However, ultimately the former J. Crew beauty executive had some non-negotiable demands that needed to be met before she agreed to come back. Rumors started swirling as to whether Lyons would be returning to RHONY after she skipped out on BravoCon 2023. ET asked her about missing the event, and she simply said she “had some things to do.” Jenna Lyon at Frame Spring 2024 Campaign Celebration Dinner with Gisele Bündchen during New York Fashion Week at Indochine on Feb. 12, 2024 in New York City. – Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images “I had an event and I had some other things that I had to do that were personal,” she shared in November, just …

What Kathie Lee Gifford just said about returning to Today with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager

What Kathie Lee Gifford just said about returning to Today with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager

Kathie Lee Gifford entered a second wave of her daytime fame in 2008 when she joined the Fourth Hour of Today with Hoda Kotb, replacing Natalie Morales and Ann Curry. The 70-year-old TV veteran returned to the iconic Studio 1A at Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday, March 26 with her daughter Cassidy to promote their upcoming TV show The Baxters. They were guests on Today with Hoda & Jenna with her former co-anchor Hoda and Jenna Bush Hager, and reminisced on times spent in the hot seat herself. After leaving the show behind in December 2018, Kathie Lee reflected on being back, saying: “It feels good, it’s been five years,” and decided to get a little playful with the new hosts. When Jenna asked: “Can you believe that?” she quipped back: “You wanted my job so badly. Hope you’re happy now!” side eyeing them as they broke down laughing and hiding a snicker herself. They couldn’t hold back their laughter for a good few seconds, at which point her daughter Cassidy said: “So sorry, Jenna,” and …

Joni Mitchell follows Neil Young in returning her music to Spotify | Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell follows Neil Young in returning her music to Spotify | Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell’s music has returned to Spotify more than two years after she left the streaming platform in solidarity with Neil Young’s protest over it hosting anti-vax content. Mitchell made no comment about the return of her music, though the move comes a week after Young said he was putting his music back on Spotify after the platform ended its exclusivity deal with Joe Rogan’s podcast, which Young – along with 270 scientists and healthcare professionals – accused of spreading misinformation about Covid vaccines. Since February, The Joe Rogan Experience podcast has become available on other platforms including Apple Podcasts, YouTube and Amazon Music. Of his return to Spotify, Young wrote: “My decision comes as music services Apple and Amazon have started serving the same disinformation podcast features I had opposed at Spotify. I cannot just leave Apple and Amazon, like I did Spotify, because my music would have very little streaming outlet to music lovers at all, so I have returned to Spotify.” The noted audio aficionado lamented the low-quality sound available on Spotify …

Spotify: Neil Young returning to streaming giant after its new Joe Rogan deal | Ents & Arts News

Spotify: Neil Young returning to streaming giant after its new Joe Rogan deal | Ents & Arts News

Neil Young has returned his music to Spotify, two years after he removed it over the streaming giant’s exclusive deal with podcaster Joe Rogan, whom he accused of vaccine disinformation. In a message posted on his website on Tuesday, the legendary singer-songwriter said: “Music services Apple and Amazon have started serving the same disinformation podcast I had opposed at Spotify. “I cannot leave Apple and Amazon, like I did Spotify, because my music would have very little streaming outlet to music lovers at all, so I have returned. In a dig at the platform’s use of low-resolution audio files, he titled the message “My Return To Low Res Spotify” and said he was doing it “in sincere hopes that Spotify sound quality will improve and people will be able to hear and feel all the music as we made it.” His back catalogue was also available on hi-res streamers, Qobuz and Tidal, he said. Rogan’s hugely popular show, the Joe Rogan Experience, is a long-form conversation on a wide variety of topics featuring a broad …