Summer’s last supermoon and meteor shower take the celestial stage tonight

A plane passes in front of a full moon July 13, in Milwaukee. The moon's orbit brought it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon. A supermoon will occur again on Thursday night.

A plane passes in front of a full moon July 13, in Milwaukee. The moon’s orbit brought it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon. A supermoon will occur again on Thursday night. (Morry Gash, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Tonight’s sturgeon supermoon could have you … Read more

Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history.

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic … Read more

Discovery in paleontologist’s backyard reveals evidence of North America’s early humans

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks.

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks. (Timothy Rowe et al., The University of Texas at Austin) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes AUSTIN, Texas — The surprising discovery of … Read more

‘Beyond the dark ages’: USU’s Space Dynamics Lab supplies pivotal parts to Webb Telescope

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab, NASA's James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far.

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab, NASA’s James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Estimated … Read more

Study shows regular fasting can lead to fewer hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19

Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain Healthcare, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday about a study which shows fasting can have a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes.

Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain Healthcare, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday about a study which shows fasting can have a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes. (Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — For more than two years, many people have been trying to … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more

3 bats infected with rabies, humans and dogs exposed to the disease in Utah

Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and/or dogs to the disease.

Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and/or dogs to the disease. (Bernd Wolter, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and dogs to the disease. “The humans received … Read more

I gave up dieting for my kids. Here’s why

Rigid rules about meals and snacks can often backfire and lead to disorders such as binge eating.

Rigid rules about meals and snacks can often backfire and lead to disorders such as binge eating. (Getty Pictures) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes ATLANTA — I came of age in a house of fat-free cookies, Weight Watchers’ meetings and Denise Austin’s eight-minute abs. There was plenty of pasta and ice cream but also a … Read more

Neon White’s Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

Neon White’s Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku It’s like clockwork: A game comes out with a robust competitive component…and is instantly inundated by players who rocket to the top via nefarious, unsanctioned means—cheaters, in other words. The latest victim is Neon Whitea multi-genre speedrunning game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. What’s most curious about … Read more

Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers

Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers

DK Metcalf, of the Seattle Seahawks, during a Meet & Greet with DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscribers at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami, FL. Peter Barreras | PA Disney, Apple and Amazon have all submitted bids to become the new broadcast rights owner of the National Football … Read more