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Sep
30
DART Spacecraft Crashes Into Asteroid in NASA's First Test of Planetary Defense

DART Spacecraft Crashes Into Asteroid in NASA's First Test of Planetary Defense

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was humanity's first attempt at defending the planet by altering an asteroid's course.
3 min read
Sep
23
Conviction Overturned in Murder Case Chronicled by the Hit Podcast 'Serial'

Conviction Overturned in Murder Case Chronicled by the Hit Podcast 'Serial'

Adnan Syed is released from prison after his conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee was vacated by a Baltimore judge.
3 min read
Sep
16
President Biden Announces New Steps in Cancer Moonshot Initiative on Anniversary of JFK's Famous Speech

President Biden Announces New Steps in Cancer Moonshot Initiative on Anniversary of JFK's Famous Speech

The Biden administration's Cancer Moonshot initiative expands on the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy's historic call to put a man on the moon.
3 min read
Sep
09
Juul Agrees to Pay $438.5 Million in Underage Vaping Settlement

Juul Agrees to Pay $438.5 Million in Underage Vaping Settlement

Accused of targeting young people with its products, the e-cigarette maker settles a multi-million dollar lawsuit that includes 33 states and Puerto Rico.
3 min read
Sep
02
Serena Williams Ends One of the Greatest Careers in Tennis

Serena Williams Ends One of the Greatest Careers in Tennis

With 23 Grand Slam titles during her storied career, Serena Williams is expected to retire after losing in the third round of the US Open.
5 min read
Aug
26
Twitter Whistleblower Claims Social Media's Executives Deceived Federal Regulators

Twitter Whistleblower Claims Social Media's Executives Deceived Federal Regulators

Former head of Twitter security and widely-known hacker, Peter Zatko, files complaint with federal agencies exposing the social media company's egregious deficiencies in security.
3 min read
Aug
19
Colorado River's Water Supply Drops to Crisis Levels

Colorado River's Water Supply Drops to Crisis Levels

Lowered by a two-decade drought while providing water to 40 million people, the Southwest's all-important Colorado River is running dry.
4 min read
Aug
13
Muslim Violence in New Mexico while Salman Rushdie Attacked in New York

Muslim Violence in New Mexico while Salman Rushdie Attacked in New York

Sectarian hatred is the feared cause of four Muslim murders in Albuquerque while Salman Rushdie is stabbed at a speaking engagement in New York.
3 min read
Aug
05
Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $49.3 Million in Damages to Sandy Hook Family

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $49.3 Million in Damages to Sandy Hook Family

A Texas jury awards Jesse Lewis's parents $49.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages for Jones's false portrayal of the school massacre as a hoax.
3 min read
Jul
29
California Law Requires an 8:30am or later Start Time for High Schools this Fall

California Law Requires an 8:30am or later Start Time for High Schools this Fall

As research increasingly suggests the multiple benefits of delaying school start times for teens, California's landmark legislation is encouraging other states to do the same.
3 min read