Category: Around The World

NASA spacecraft snaps image of ancient, winding rivers on Mars

NASA‘s eye in the Martian sky has spotted evidence of dried-up, primordial rivers on Mars. The space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a snapshot of another time, billions of years ago, when water flowed on the surface of a temperate Mars. NASA recently posted the image on its “Planetary Photojournal.” “This image of ridges in Aeolis Planum tells a story of ancient rivers and a…

The internet is freaking out about reheated rice. Should you be worried?

Food poisoning – we’ve probably all had it, and don’t ever want to get it again. Now it seems the internet has a new strategy for avoiding it: never eat reheated rice. “Being a med student means never being able to comfortably reheat rice ever again,” Janny Garcia, a TikToker and second-year medical student, captioned a viral TikTok of microwaving rice. Another TikTok video made…

Phillips heralds Wisconsin Supreme Court order to put him on ballot: ‘Thank goodness’

Democratic presidential primary candidate Dean Phillips celebrated a Wisconsin Supreme Court order to let him on the Badger State’s Democratic primary ballot Friday. “Thank goodness democracy is being protected by the judiciary, because our political parties are eroding it right in front of our eyes,” Phillips said in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. I’ll keep exposing the truth and saying…

Iraqi government accuses US of lying about circumstances of Jordan airstrikes, violating international law

An Iraqi government spokesperson has accused the U.S. of violating international law and lying about the circumstances surrounding its retaliatory strikes over a recent attack in Jordan. The strikes killed 16 people, including civilians, and wounded 25, Bassem Al-Awadi, Iraqi government spokesperson, said in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter Saturday. He alleged that the U.S. “deliberately deceived and falsified the…

Carl Weathers: Mourned, Remembered by Sylvester Stallone and Rocky Cast

As you may have heard by now, Carl Weathers is dead at the age of 76. The veteran actor passed away “peacefully in his sleep” on February 1 according to family members, who released a statement on Friday that reads as follows: “Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has…

‘His head popped out through the air bags’: Incredible rescue caught on camera

A man has described the moment he pulled three teenagers from a burning car after a crash in Sydney‘s south-west. He was one of several witnesses that risked their lives to help after a Subaru and a Lexus collided on King Georges Road in Roselands. The Subaru hit a tree, ploughed into a fence and burst into flames before 10pm last night. READ MORE: Queensland…

‘Australia’s Forrest Gump’ reaches final leg of around the world run

An Australian man’s dream to become the fastest person to run from one end of the world to the other, is today quite a few steps closer. Tim Franklin, known as “Australia’s Forrest Gump”, arrived in Perth on Saturday for the last leg of his globe trotting adventure. So far, it’s been five continents, 17 countries and more than 19,000 kilometres on the around the…

AFCON 2023: Next one will be ours – Angola president reacts to Super Eagles defeat

The president of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, has said he is happy with the team’s performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Palancas Negras were eliminated from the competition by Nigeria on Friday. It was the third time they had made it to the AFCON quarter-final. Ademola Lookman scored the only goal as the Super Eagles sent Angola packing. Despite the…

AFCON: We traveled three cities, Super Eagles never left Abidjan – Angola coach, Goncalves gives excuses

Angola coach, Pedro Goncalves, has given excuses for his side’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, quarter-final defeat to Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Friday. Recall that a first half goal from Ademola Lookman gave Nigeria 1-0 win over Angola at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Speaking at his post-match interview after the game, Goncalves blamed his side’s loss for fatigue, as they had to play in…

Everyone can see the birds in the jungle – but you have 20/20 vision if you can spot the hidden...

CHALLENGE your intelligence with this brain-twisting optical illusion that only one per cent of people can solve. You will be crowned a genius if you finish the puzzle in less than nine seconds. jagranjosh/Bright Side Spot the squirrel in nine seconds[/caption] Only a few people with great observational skills can solve this challenging brainteaser. The goal is to spot the hidden squirrel in this busy…

Ego-mad Saudis unveil plan for 1,300km ‘luxury train cruise’ dubbed ‘Dream of the Desert’ in latest £43million project

SAUDIA Arabia has revealed its latest ambitious plan for a luxury train cruise as it attempts to become the “centre of the world”. The Middle Eastern nation’s pretentious skyscrapers, mega-cities and flying cars are all part of trillion-dollar initiatives designed to represent Saudi superiority. Arsenale S.P.A./Saudi Arabia Railways Saudi Arabia has introduced its first high-speed luxury train[/caption] Arsenale S.P.A./Saudi Arabia Railways The 800-mile-long route will…

9 politicians you didn’t know had won Grammy awards — and 7 who have been nominated

Michelle Obama (center) at the 2019 Grammy Awards with Alicia Keys (left) and Jennifer Lopez (right). Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy The 2024 Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 4. Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders are both nominated this year. Presidents, first ladies, and senators have been recognized for their recording achievements. In addition to winning elections, some politicians have also won…

Michael Jordan’s championship sneakers sold for a record-breaking $8m

John Swart/AP A set of Michael Jordan’s championship sneakers sold for a whopping $8m. The “Dynasty Collection” features six sneakers Jordan wore during championship-clinching NBA finals. The collection was described as the sole-defining ‘holy grail’ of sneaker collecting by Sotheby’s. A set of Michael Jordan’s championship sneakers was sold for a record-breaking $8m, the BBC reports. The six individual sneakers were all worn by Jordan during the game-clinching…

These 3 interviewing mistakes could get you knocked off the hiring hot list

For job hunters, getting called for an interview is a great feeling — but getting a call for a second interview is even better.  Although you prepared for your first interview by rehearsing your answers to questions, providing a detailed history of your career accomplishments and positioning your skillset as a top contender, there could be mistakes you’re making that are hurting your hiring chances….

Taylor Swift’s Super Bowl private jet parking likely secured despite concerns over pop star’s travel plans

Taylor Swift likely has a secured parking spot for her private jet for when she attends Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 to watch the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce take the field one last time this NFL season. There seemed to be limited landing slots available at Henderson Executive Airport and North Las Vegas Airport weeks out from the biggest football…

Maryland man charged for cutting officer with knife during theft at Safeway

A Maryland man was arrested after using a knife to cut a loss prevention officer who attempted to stop him from stealing merchandise from a Safeway grocery store. William Fernando Calix, 31, was charged with theft and first-degree assault and was released on a $10,000 unsecured personal bond. Christian Alexander Gonzalez, 18, was charged with theft in connection with the incident and was released from…

Inside Kate Gosselin’s life in North Carolina nearly two decades after rise to fame

Kate Gosselin may be most known for her time starring on “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” but it seems like the mother of eight has opted to slow things down. In January, Gosselin was spotted walking her dog near her North Carolina home. Kate was bundled up in gray sweatpants, a black puffer jacket and a beanie with gloves as she made her way around…

Neck lamps are a bookworm’s best friend

Callum at home NOT annoying his partner. | Photo by Callum Booth / The Verge As convenient as e-readers are, I can’t quit actual books. Maybe it’s their reassuring weight, the satisfying crinkle of their pages, their beguiling musk; but there’s something addictive about that combination of paper, ink, and glue. Despite this — and as much as it pains me to say it —…

How to watch Purdue vs. Wisconsin basketball without cable

Wondering how to watch college basketball this season? Here are your best options: Most affordable Paramount+ with Showtime 7-day free trial, then $11.99/month Get Deal Most channels FuboTV Pro plan 7-day free trial, then $79.99/month Get Deal The Purdue and Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a Big Ten Conference contest at Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Feb. 4….

How to watch the Lakers vs. Knicks without cable

Wondering how to watch the NBA this season? Here are your best options: Most affordable Sling TV Orange Plan $20 for the first month, then $40/month (save $20 ) Get Deal BEST FOR SINGLE GAME FuboTV Pro 7-day free trial, then $79.99/month Get Deal The LA Lakers and New York Knicks are scheduled to meet in Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Feb. 3. The game…

How I discovered Wizkid – Banky W

Nigerian singer and music executive, Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, has revealed how he discovered his former signee, Wizkid. He said contrary to speculations that he discovered the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner on social media, he found him in the studio. Banky W explained that old tweet from Wizkid urging him to sign him was a joke, stressing that he had already signed Wizkid then and that…

Ondo: Large turnout as voting begins in Akoko North-East/North-West bye-election

The bye-election into the Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency witnessed a large turnout of voters on Saturday. The process commenced at 8:00 a.m., with voters already in line to exercise their franchise. At Ikado 2, Unit 5, in Ugbe Akoko, Akoko North-East, voting materials and polling officials arrived as early as 7:00 a.m. In other polling units visited, the process was hitch-free, with the BVAS machine…

How baby raised as a ‘brother’ to an ape became ‘more monkey than human’ in twisted experiment – and ended...

A TWISTED experiment in the 20th century that saw a human baby raised alongside a chimp ended in chilling tragedy. The sick experiment, carried out by animal psychologists Winthrop Kellogg and his wife Luella, was abruptly abandoned after the scientists noticed disturbing results. Female chimp Gua with baby Donald at the beginning of the wicked experiment in 1931 At the age of just 10 months,…

Iraq warns Middle East is now on ‘brink of the abyss’ after 16 killed in US revenge strikes on Iranian-backed...

IRAQ has slammed US airstrikes following Friday’s attack – warning that the “aggressive strike” puts the region “on the brink of the abyss”. America launched missiles against more than 85 targets in Iraq and Syria on Friday, including Iranian-backed militias, killing 16 people. The US blitzed Syria and Iraq with missiles on FridaySky News A US jet takes off for Friday’s mission The White House…

I’m a gig worker who argued for Seattle’s new minimum pay laws. Now, I’m fighting for my Instacart job.

Instacart cut the minimum base pay that its gig-worker delivery drivers are paid, and many say the lower pay is making it harder to earn money on the app. Reuters Seattle’s new minimum pay law for gig workers took effect on Jan. 13. One Instacart shopper said that the law has created “a livable wage” for workers. But other issues, like sudden “deactivations”, need more attention,…

People are freaking out over Stanley tumblers containing lead — Owala and Hydro Flask are cleverly seizing the moment

Stanley’s manufacturing process includes lead; Owala’s doesn’t. Courtesy of Stanley/Amazon Yes, Stanley’s insulated stainless steel cups contain lead. Does it pose a safety risk? Experts say it doesn’t, but public perception is a powerful force. The increased concern presents a golden marketing opportunity for lead-free competitors to step up. The news that Stanley’s insulated stainless steel cups contain lead sparked a frenzy of concern on…

How to watch Italy vs. England online for free

TL;DR: Stream Italy vs. England in the Six Nations for free on ITVX. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. The Rugby World Cup is just a distant memory. Everything is already forgotten, so it’s time to start preparing for the next run at the biggest prize in rugby. And that starts with the Six Nations. Every team will be…

How to watch Wales vs. Scotland online for free

TL;DR: Stream Wales vs. Scotland in the Six Nations for free on BBC iPlayer. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. Did Wales and Scotland underperform at the Rugby World Cup? That’s probably a little harsh, but in Scotland’s case, it’s time to start acting on the potential in this group of players. And maybe that begins with the Six…

NBA Announces $200k Investment + Professional Development Opportunities For HBCU Students Ahead Of All-Star HBCU Classic Game

The Virginia Union University Panthers (VUU) and Winston-Salem State University Rams (WSSU) men’s basketball teams have been selected to go head to head at the 2024 NBA HBCU Classic as a part of the NBA All-Star 2024 weekend. “We are thrilled the CIAA will be represented during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend,” said Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams Parker. “This is an…

US blasts 85 targets in Iraq and Syria in revenge for drone deaths

The US military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Friday, in the opening salvo of retaliation for the drone strike that killed three US troops in Jordan last weekend. The massive barrage of strikes hit more than 85 targets at seven locations, including command and control headquarters, intelligence centers, rockets…