Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby. It measured nearly 5 feet, 10 inches long when swimming and weighed in at 223 pounds.
Christine Olson begins each day as a volunteer weather observer for the CoCoRaHS Network.
“It really is meaningful,” Olson said, as she showed on a recent evening how she collects snowfall data each morning from a gauge in her backyard.
Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin’s hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty’s death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And “Cash Me Outside.”
Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report.
Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world.
Jon Gruden says he had a good talk with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis about returning to the organization for a second stint as coach and believes there is a “good chance” it will happen.
CAMDEN — Brunswick jumped out to a 17-6 first quarter advantage behind relentless defensive pressure as the Dragons defeated Camden Hills, 46-24 in girls junior varsity high school basketball action on Tuesday.
TOPSHAM — The Topsham Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth wrestling.
For grapplers ages 4 to first grade, the Rec. has a coed program, led by Mt. Ararat High School wrestling coaches.
This is a fun-filled, skill building program.
The program begins on Monday and runs for 10 weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
BATH — The Bath Elk’s Club will hold its annual “Hoops Shoot” competition on Sunday at the Bath Area Family YMCA.
The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee girls basketball team scored 21 points in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind 49-45 victory over Gardiner on Tuesday.
Lisbon recovered from a slow start, outscoring Telstar, 28-13 in the second half en route to a 47-38 Mountain Valley Conference girls high school basketball win on Wednesday.
Giana Russo paced the Greyhounds (2-5) with 19 points, with Valerie Doucette adding 10 points, and Mallory Fairbanks and Carly Drischler splitting 12 points down the middle.
GARDINER — Gardiner broke open a 28-26 game with a 15-3 third quarter to cruise to a 62-36 win over Mt. Ararat in boys high school freshman basketball.
Ian Brady led the Eagles with 15 points.
Roderick Minor and Jace Hollenbach chipped in with eight and six points, respectively
BATH — Seven different players hit the scoring column, led by Hannah Gates’ 10 points, as Morse downed Leavitt, 36-22 in girls high school jayvee basketball on Tuesday.
Morse led 6-5, 13-9, and 26-16 at the breaks on its way to its second win of the season.
Abby Sreden scored eight points, while Julia Goddard added five for Morse.
TURNER — Brogan Shaw sank a game-high 17 points to lead the Morse High School freshman to a 39-35 win over Leavitt in boys action on Tuesday.
Aaron Landel and Jordan Onorato each tallied six points, while Boden Gould chipped in with four.
LEWISTON — Kelsi McNamara scored 28 points, and Emily Benway added 23 as Saint Joseph’s College rode a big second quarter to a 77-66 non-conference victory over the Bates Tuesday night in Alumni Gymnasium.
Julia Champagne of Brunswick submitted a big all-around performance with seven points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals for the Monks.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School girls jayvee Black team downed Camden Hills, 61-32, on Tuesday.
Adria Doane led all scorers with 16 points for the Dragons. Kendahl Dow added 14 in the win.
Leah Cushman led Camden Hills with 11 points.