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  • This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system

    Astronomers have uncovered increasing evidence that some bodies in our solar system, like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, are actually ocean worlds. And those oceans could potentially host life — even if they formed in a way that is completely different from what we know about similar bodies of water on Earth. To learn more, astronomers want to get up close and observe these worlds with robots, much like the way rovers have been used to explore the […]

  • Mysterious comet will cause a rare ‘Unicorn’ meteor storm this week

    Two meteor scientists, Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen, shared their prediction for an outburst by the alpha Monocertoid meteor shower on November 21 or 22, depending on your location. Prepare to set your watch so you don’t miss the potential for a very limited and rare dazzling display in the night sky that could include up to 400 meteors. The exact time of the outburst has been calculated to 04:50 Universal Time, or 11:50 pm ET. And it will likely […]

  • Four Syracuse University students suspended after racial incident; protests continue at school

    SYRACUSE — Four Syracuse University students have been suspended for participating in a verbal assault directed at an African-American student last week, Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Wednesday. A total of 14 people were involved in the incident, 10 of whom were referred for “appropriate discipline,” Syverud added. Nine were students from other schools and have been referred for discipline at the schools they attend. “The entire case has also been referred to the Onondaga County District Attorney,” Syverud said while briefing […]

  • Cheese Nips recalled over possible plastic pieces

    Check your Cheese Nips — the cracker’s parent company has issued a voluntary recall. Mondelēz Global LLC issued the recall for a limited quantity of Cheese Nips in the United States due to the potential presence of plastic pieces from a food scraper. The company told the Food and Drug Administration that the particles were incorporated into the production process and impact a small amount of product. “The company became aware of this issue when yellow plastic pieces were noticed on the […]

  • NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

    Meteorites that crashed into Earth billions of years contain sugars, researchers say, lending support to the idea that asteroids may hold some of the ingredients to life. An international team of scientists found “bio-essential” sugars in meteorites, which also contain other biologically important compounds, according to a press release from NASA on Tuesday. Asteroids — rocky near-Earth objects which orbit the sun — are the parent bodies of most meteorites. And the theory suggests that chemical reactions within asteroids can create […]

  • Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph apologizes for his role in helmet-swinging brawl

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph has apologized for his role in Thursday night’s in-game brawl in which opponent Myles Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it. The violent incident toward the end of the Steelers’ 21-7 win over the host Cleveland Browns moved the NFL to suspend Garrett for at least six games and two other players for less time. The NFL hasn’t announced a punishment for Rudolph, who tussled with Garrett on the ground — and […]

  • Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez hit with more charges in alleged sex assault case

    Felipe Vázquez, the Pittsburgh Pirates closer facing allegations of statutory sexual assault and other crimes, was hit with 21 additional charges Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office in Westmoreland County. The All-Star pitcher is now facing 10 additional counts of unlawful contact with a minor, 10 child pornography counts and one additional count of corruption of a minor, according to Westmoreland County Assistant District Attorney Jim Lazar. Vázquez was already facing charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with […]

  • Brooks Koepka says a knee injury will keep him from playing in the Presidents Cup

    Team USA will be without the world’s number one ranked golfer at the Presidents Cup due to a knee injury. Brooks Koepka announced he wasn’t able to play in the Cup’s 13th edition, which will be held at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, in December. “Today, I am announcing my withdrawal from the USA Presidents Cup team because of my knee injury… despite constant medical care and rehab, I am not able to play golf at this […]

  • Donald Trump and Melania Trump officially register to vote in Florida

    President Donald Trump is officially a Florida man. Trump and his first lady Melania Trump registered to vote in Florida, making Mar-a-Lago their new primary residence on October 30, according to Florida’s voter registration file. The Trumps’ registration update was first reported by FloridaPolitics.com. Trump could well use his newly minted voter registration status as motivation for other Floridians to get out and vote, too: He’s holding a campaign rally in south Florida that will double as a voter registration […]

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