Caravaggio's ‘assassin’ finally revealed four centuries after his mysterious death at 38

Four centuries after Caravaggio mysteriously died at the age of 38, scientists claim they have determined what killed the famous Italian painter. Over the years the baroque painter’s death has been shrouded in mystery and conspiracy theories, ranging from lead poisoning, to syphilis and even to murder. Now, a group of French scientists based at […]

Local Man Finally Hit With Libel Suit

A Silicon Valley resident had a big day yesterday. After finally revealing the real, live, human being he plans to stuff on top of a rocket for a journey around the moon, this same resident also received notice of a lawsuit filed against him. Big, big day. What’s amazing about Vernon Unsworth’s libel suit is […]

Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes speaks on stage during the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative 2015 on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images) Theranos has told its investors that the company will wrap up, paying “unsecured creditors its remaining cash,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The company’s dissolution […]

American Ninja Warrior Sneak Peek: Can Meagan Martin Finally Win in Vegas?

Meagan Martin has some momentum going into Night 2 of American Ninja Warrior‘s Las Vegas finals — but then again, so did several favorites who braved the gauntlet last week, only to suffer from, well, premature ejection. “It’s one of the great things about American Ninja Warrior that also makes it tough — at any […]

John McCain was finally laid to rest next to his best friend at the military academy where he went to school

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy via AP Senator John McCain was buried on Sunday at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain trained there as a young man in the 1950s, and met his best friend Chuck Larson. Larson later became a US Admiral, and chose burial plots at the academy […]

Giantkilling Aussie finally starting to cash in

BRISBANE’S Jason Kubler is financially able to deliver on a long-held wish to make his family’s life a little easier after winning his first Grand Slam singles match in New York. In a memorable US Open breakthrough for the former world No.1 ranked 16-year-old, Kubler had too many weapons for Spain’s 19th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut […]

Finally, the biggest airplane in the world has some rockets to launch

Enlarge / Meet the Stratolaunch fleet. (credit: Stratolaunch) For the last year or so, Stratolaunch has conducted a number of ground-based tests on the world’s largest aircraft, both inside its gargantuan hangar and on a runway in Mojave, California. If all goes well, the company plans for the aircraft with a 117-meter wingspan to make […]

The nightmarishly complex wheat genome finally yields to scientists

Enlarge (credit: State Historical Society of North Dakota) Bread, like wine, is pivotal in Judeo-Christian rituals. Both products exemplify the use of human ingenuity to re-create what nature provides, and the fermentation they both require must have seemed nothing less than magical to ancient minds. When toasted, rubbed with garlic and tomato, doused with olive […]

‘I think it disrespects his wife’: Kellyanne Conway finally reveals how she feels about her husband’s fiery tweets about Trump

Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump appears to have created an ideological rift between White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, attorney George Conway, according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday. George gained notoriety for railing against the president on Twitter. Kellyanne said she’s not a fan of George’s critical views about her […]