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Earth’s oceans have warmed by rate of more than 3B

A shocking new study notes that the amount of heat that has been put into the planet's oceans from human activity over the past 70 years is the equivalent of more than 3 billion atomic bombs.The research, published in journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, notes that the average temperature of the world's oceans in 2019…

Good start for Penguins’ new look lines in Crosby return

While the Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust line was bulldozing the NHL in Sidney Crosby’s absence, there was an ongoing debate as to what would happen with the line combinations when Crosby returned to the lineup. Which winger would play with which center, and would the Penguins automatically put Guentzel back on Crosby’s wing?…

Scientists created living robots out of stem cells

"These are novel living machines," says Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at UVM who co-led the new research. "They're neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It's a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism."To determine the best design for this new life form, researchers from UVM ran…

Josh Donaldson signs with the Minnesota Twins

It was no secret that the Minnesota Twins were “in” on third baseman Josh Donaldson, who signed with the team last night for a guaranteed four years and $92 million. Reports said that the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals were also looking to woo “The Bringer of Rain” to their respective rosters before the start…

Brick Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

‘A Frankenstein material’ teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce. Wil Srubar, left, a structural engineer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, holding a brick of building matter made from cyanobacteria and other materials.Credit...CU Boulder College of Engineering & Applied ScienceJan. 15, 2020Updated 11:50 a.m. ETFor centuries, builders…

NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover 155 Student

Image: NASA/JPL-CaltechJudges working for NASA have narrowed the list of possible names for the space agency’s new Mars rover to 155 student entries—different names that include everything from Dusty and Dreamer to Tenacity and Little Tinker. Whichever student wins the grand prize will get an invitation to see the new Mars rover launch into space…

Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle’ Is Just As Bizarre

“We have far less important places to be!” crows John Dolittle, a most peculiar doctor who can talk to animals, as he waltzes out of Buckingham Palace at the end of the goofy new talking-animals kid flick Dolittle, and given that the titular role is played by none other than Robert Downey Jr., a far…

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ seventh billion-dollar film

New York (CNN Business)Star Wars is lucky No. 7 for Disney (DIS). "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga, hit $1 billion at the worldwide box office, the Walt Disney Studio announced on Wednesday. The space adventure film became the seventh Disney movie that was released in…

The Observe: Democrats stay narrow

The TAKE with Rick Klein Is President Donald Trump protecting the presidency or protecting his presidency? And how much should Democrats care at the moment? Democrats go into the Thanksgiving holiday with the courts delivering them encouraging news. In several cases, testing different legal standards, Democrats' view of the law is being maintained over the…

FEMA’s Hurricane Aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — More than two years after back-to-back hurricanes ravaged this tropical island, medical workers are still treating gunshot wounds in hallways and kidney failure in a trailer. They ignore their own inflamed rashes that they say are caused by the mold that has shut down an entire hospital floor below…

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Teen CASE: LA sheriff wants answers of teen girls

Erin Lavender, 19, and Dalelaja Hearn, 17, were shot dead on Dec. 15, 2019.January 15, 2020, 7:21 PM6 min read Two teenagers were sitting in a car with their friends when they were shot dead in a "senseless crime" in Los Angeles, and now authorities are pleading with the public to help find their killers.…

US House votes to send Trump articles to Senate

Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial. The House's action sets up an historic clash between Congress and the president that now will be fought out in the quasi-judicial and highly political venue of the…

Israel creates seven ‘nature reserves’ West Bank

Israel's defence minister has announced the creation of seven nature reserves in the occupied West Bank as part of efforts to maintain Israeli control of the area, saying the move would strengthen Israel and further develop Jewish settlements. The sites are all located in what is known as Area C of the West Bank that…

This Jigglypuff Bluetooth speaker could be a sleeper hit

Filings for a Bluetooth speaker that looks like Jigglypuff made by GameStop’s ThinkGeek brand have been published by the Federal Communications Commission. That means that if you’ve ever wanted a real-life Jigglypuff to sing you to sleep, you might be able to make that dream a reality sometime soon. Here’s what the speaker looks like,…