Kelly, jennifer to return as judges on IDOL?

Former American Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson are set to return to the show as judges.
Clarkson won the first season in 2002 and Hudson was placed seventh in 2004. The singers have been approached by producers to join the panel of the new series after they decided to replace Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
Veteran judge Randy Jackson recently quit the show and bosses want to return to a three person format, with Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert among those who have been approached to take the final spot. The alum panel will be Fox’s attempt to reignite ratings by bringing back ‘Idol’ faces that the fans care about.

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SCIENTISTS MODEL SUN’S MAGNETIC FIELD, HEARTBEAT
London: A magnetic “solar heartbeat” deep in the Sun’s interior, generating energy that leads to solar flares and sunspots, has been modelled by scientists.
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.
Scientists have known since the 18th Century that the Sun regularly oscillates between periods of high and low solar activity in an 11-year cycle, but have been unable to fully explain how this cycle is generated, researchers said. When this weather heads in the direction of Earth it can damage satellites, endanger astronauts on the International Space Station and cause power grid outages on the ground. The research was published in the journal Nature. — PTI

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