The sounds of a Martian sunrise inspire short musical composition

Enlarge / The sonification process involved assigning specific pitches and melodies to such characteristics in the data as brightness, color, and the elevation of the terrain. (credit: YouTube/NASA) NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, fell silent earlier this year, but even if it never regains full function, it had one last gift to give. Scientists have transformed […]

‘The Conners’ premiere fell well short of ‘Roseanne’ in ratings, but it’s still a hit for ABC

ABC ABC’s “Roseanne” spin-off, “The Conners,” debuted on Tuesday to 10.5 million viewers. That’s not as high as the “Roseanne” premiere earlier this year, but on par with industry predictions. “If we can capture even half of ‘Roseanne’s’ audience from last year, we’ll be the number one new show for the season,” ABC exec Andy […]

Flight attendant reveals this secret about wearing short skirts as their uniform

Flight attendants are subject to very strict rules when it comes to getting the job. Certain restrictions are for safety, such as particular height requirements or particular fitness levels. Some airlines dictate the amount of make-up crew wear, however, or how they appear. One flight attendant has revealed what the outfit they wear really means. […]

Calgary on short list for 2026 Winter Olympics

A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games is one of three that will be proposed as an official candidate for approval, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday. Stockholm and the combined Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo will also be proposed for approval by the IOC's full membership next week, […]

Colts lose to Texans in overtime after questionable decision on 4th down sets Texans up with short field

The Indianapolis Colts went for it on 4th down in a tied overtime game from their own side of the field and failed to convert. The Texans got the ball from the Colts’ 43, completed a 24-yard pass, then kicked the game-winning field goal. While many in the NFL world questioned the decision, Colts head […]

Russian figure skater Zagitova breaks short program world record

Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova has broken the short program world record at the season-opening competition in Germany. The Russian skater won the short program at the Nebelhorn Trophy, finishing a full eight points ahead of her rivals. READ MORE: ‘I will always compete for Russia’ – figure skating star Medvedeva on Canada switch rumors […]

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu doesn't miss a beat, leads Autumn Classic after short program

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the men's short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International. Hanyu is skating in his first competition since becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952. Hanyu scored 97.74 points, putting him well ahead of second-place finisher […]