NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft sets off to collide with an asteroid in the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test mission. Riding atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, DART took off Wednesday, November 24, from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Lighting up the…

A chimney structure from the Sea Cliff hydrothermal vent field located more than 8,800 feet (2,700 meters) below the sea’s surface at the submarine boundary of the Pacific and Gorda tectonic plates. Credit: Photo by Ocean Exploration Trust In the strange, dark world of the ocean floor, underwater fissures, called hydrothermal vents, host complex communities…

Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has…

MANCHESTER, England: Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan struck in the midst of a first-half snowstorm before a late goal from substitute Fernandinho proved enough to secure a 2-1 home victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The win lifts City back up to second place and level on 29 points with…

WASHINGTON: US health officials on Sunday (Nov 28) said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travellers from eight southern African countries. “Inevitably, it will be here,” although no cases have been detected yet, the nation’s top infectious disease official, Dr Anthony Fauci,…

1/5 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel runs past Jacksonville Jaguars defenders Sunday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo MIAMI, Nov. 23 (UPI) — Stefon Diggs, Deebo Samuel, Ja’Marr Chase, Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams top my Week 12 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2021.…

1/5 Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (R) scores in front of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush in the second quarter Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo MIAMI, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Austin Ekeler, Joe Mixon, David Montgomery, Nick Chubb and Jonathan Taylor top my Week…

Passengers walk at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday. The Israeli government approved a ban on arriving foreigners for 14 days over concerns of the new Coronavirus variant Omicron. Photo by Abir Sultan/EPA-EFE Nov. 28 (UPI) — Nearly two years after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Mainland…

An epidemic has hit Igboland. No one is safe. Gory tales litter the space. On October 19, 2021, a boy allegedly killed his father in Adazi Ani in Anambra State and took the father’s N50, 000 just to buy Mkpuru mmiri. He was apprehended by youths of the community, beaten to stupor and burnt alive.…