American Lander Embarks on Lunar Journey Aboard Vulcan Rocket’s Inaugural Flight

A brand-new rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., earlier today, catapulting a robotic spacecraft toward the moon. No U.S. craft has landed on the moon since 1972. United Launch Alliance, a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, saw the successful launch of the Vulcan Centaur rocket as a vital milestone. The Vulcan aims to replace two older rockets and serve as a crucial launchpad for U.S. national security requisites. It is the first of several next-generation rockets that could challenge the established supremacy of SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk. Besides SpaceX, other new space projects could include the Ariane 6 rocket from European company Arianespace and Blue Origin’s New Glenn from Jeff Bezos. Vulcan is designed to carry out various missions with the ability to be reconfigured accordingly. Its initial launch saw Peregrine, a spacecraft built by Astrobotic Technology, sent towards the moon. Additionally, other payloads included memorials for several prominent figures, sparking controversy over the sacredness of the moon. This launch heralds a new era of space missions, with Vulcan poised to play a significant part.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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