Month: June 2022

What other schools could be moving after the Big Ten raid on USC and UCLA?

Welcome to another round of reshuffling. The world of college athletics was shaken for the second consecutive summer when news broke on Thursday that UCLA and USC plan to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten† The news has not yet been officially confirmed by any of the involved parties. But the Texas and Oklahoma …

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‘That will mean that our politics have set themselves right’

Rep. Liz Cheney delivers a “Time for Choose” talk at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.Mark J. Terrill/AP Photos Rep. Liz Cheney said the day she can disagree with the Democrats is the day American politics gets course corrected. Cheney delivered a speech on Wednesday warning Republicans of the threat Donald Trump poses to …

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Cosmological thinking meets neuroscience in new brain connection theory

Overview: A new mathematical model identifying essential connections between neurons reveals that some neural networks in the brain are more essential than others. Source: HHMIE After a career exploring the mysteries of the universe, a senior scientist from Janelia Research Campus is now exploring the mysteries of the human brain and developing new insights into …

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Truck driver’s widow killed in Amtrak wrongful-death case collision

The widow of a man who died when the truck he was driving… hit by an Amtrak train filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week. In the lawsuit, Erin Barton alleges that the Missouri railroad crossing where Billy Dean Barton II died was “ultra-dangerous,” due in part to the defendants’ failure to maintain the intersection. …

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Higgs Boson!

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago 28/06/22 By Kathryn Jepsen July 4th marks the 10e anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson. This 10-question quiz will test your knowledge of the particle – and it may even teach you something new. Click through each of the answers for more information. 1: What does “Higgs” refer …

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Miami Heat Holds Victor Oladipo To One-Year Contract, Dedmon Signs For Two Years

The Heat retained a significant chunk of the free agency bench on Thursday and agreed to a one-year contract with the guard Victor Oladipo† According to The Athletic, Oladipo will earn $11 million next season, a big increase from his $2.7 million minimum wage last season. The Heat had his Bird Rights, giving Miami the …

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Mitch McConnell says he will repeal the bipartisan China law if Democrats revive their agenda with Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Mitch McConnell vowed to effectively destroy the big bipartisan legislation if Democrats pursue their own plan. McConnell’s statement is a major and arguably fatal setback to a protracted effort to pass a China law. Lawmakers on both sides have moved to boost the US semiconductor …

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Curiosity rover inventories key life ingredient on Mars

From a position in the shallow “Yellowknife Bay” depression, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity used its right-hand Mast Camera (Mastcam) to combine the telephoto images in this panorama of geological diversity. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Scientists using data from NASA’s Curiosity rover have measured total organic carbon — a key component in the molecules of life — in …

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Latest news, rumors and buzz at the opening of the free agency

With the depth in the rear view, the NBA season moves on quickly with the competition now gearing up for free agency† The free agency moratorium kicks off Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, the negotiation period during which free agents and teams can begin discussing and agreeing contracts. Players can’t officially sign new deals until …

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