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  • NASA names golf ball-sized rock on Mars after the Rolling Stones

    PASADENA — The Rolling Stones have received just about every earthly honor in their legendary career, and now they are making rock history on Mars. NASA has named a rock there after the band. It’s the size of a golf ball and was photographed by the InSight lander. Actor Robert Downey Jr. announced the honor Thursday night before the band’s concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The stadium is about three miles from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which […]

  • Missy Elliott drops surprise album and vibrant ‘Throw It Back’ video

    Missy Elliott took a page from Beyoncé’s book overnight by dropping a surprise five-track album called “Iconology.” It’s the rapper’s first album in 14 years, and she let everyone know about it at midnight with a tweet saying, “Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance!” The album has already hit the top five on US iTunes. One of the songs, “Throw It Back,” also comes with a colorful dance-filled music video done in […]

  • David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies

    Conservative billionaire David Koch, who became a household name through the policy and political empire he created with his older brother, Charles, has died. He was 79. Charles Koch, the CEO of the family’s industrial conglomerate Koch Industries, announced the death Friday. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life,” the elder Koch said in a statement. David Koch retired from […]

  • Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

    The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links higher levels of physical activity at any intensity to a lower risk of early death in middle-age and older people. Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting still, is not good for your health. Being sedentary for 9.5 hours or more a day, excluding sleeping time, is associated with an increased risk of death. Led by Prof. Ulf Ekelund of the Norwegian School […]

  • Feds indict 80 people in massive web of scams tied to Nigerians

    Federal prosecutors say 80 people, most of them Nigerians, have been charged in the United States with being part of a widespread conspiracy that stole millions of dollars from businesses and elderly individuals through a variety of scams then laundered the money. Law enforcement officers arrested 14 people in the United States on Thursday, the US Attorney in Los Angeles told reporters while announcing a 252-count indictment that was unsealed. At least three other defendants were already in custody. Six […]

  • CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

    A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published on Thursday, the CDC said that from June 2018 to March 2019, 255 people in 32 states were infected with the strain, with 60 being hospitalized and two dying from the infection. “We are continuing to see cases occurring among […]

  • Scientists share new details about mysterious ‘ghost particle’

    Neutrinos, so-called “ghost particles” scattered across the universe, can be 10 million times lighter than the mass of an electron, according to a new study. Neutrinos are referred to as ghostly because they are extremely volatile, or vaporous, cosmic particles that can pass through any kind of matter without changing. They have almost no mass — but now scientists have calculated the mass of the lightest type of neutrino. They can travel through the most extreme environments, like stars, planets […]

  • Commuters waste an average of 54 hours a year stalled in traffic, study says

    Rush hour is dead. Traffic is forever. You live in your car now. A new report has confirmed what we already deduce every morning when we rot in the highway merge lane. People waste countless hours of their precious lives in rush-hour backups, and traffic has gotten so bad in major cities that there isn’t really a definitive rush hour anymore: It’s just creeping car sludge all the time. Countless hours wasted In the report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, researchers […]

  • Wall Street Journal: MLB to block players from playing in Venezuelan league due to embargo

    Major League Baseball will not allow its players to play in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League this coming winter while determining how to follow the Trump administration’s new economic sanctionson Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing several people familiar with the matter. The ban affects major- and minor-league players, the people told the Journal. It will not impact Venezuelan players traveling back to the country during the off-season, and was communicated by MLB to teams starting on Thursday, the paper reported. […]

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