How has the Earth evolved, and what’s in store for the future? It’s a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand
Marine mammal expert Dr. Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica. Now she thinks they’re beautiful.
The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.
A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader’s much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store.
Sidney Crosby had his third career postseason hat trick, Evgeni Malkin added a highlight-reel goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
Game 2 is Friday night in Pittsburgh.
The Reading Fightin Phils (3-4) pounded out 16 hits and took the Eastern League series from the Portland Sea Dogs (1-5), 12-4 on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Portland dropped two of three and five of six on its opening trip of the season.
The National Football League released the preseason schedule on Wednesday.
The New England Patriots are set to open at home against the Washington Redskins the weekend of Aug. 9- 13, then host the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles the following week (Aug. 17-19).
Bowdoin College freshman Katie Miller capped a four-goal night with the game-winner late in the second half to lift the Polar Bear women’s lacrosse team to an important 12-11 NESCAC win at Colby on Wednesday evening.
Most of Boston’s regulars got a chance to watch some basketball — both on and off the court.
The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees Red Sox rivalry.
Zim vs. Pedro. A-Rod vs. Varitek. Munson vs. Fisk.
And now, Tyler Austin tangling with Joe Kelly.
Year-in and year-out, Don Glover’s Brunswick High School boys lacrosse team faces one of the most difficult schedules in the state.
And, Glover’s Dragons find ways to succeed.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced today that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend.
Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate today that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” Drawing a sharp contrast with predecessor Rex Tillerson, Pompeo will vow to promote democracy and human rights while ending “demoralizing” vacancies at the State Department.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.
But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine House and Senate are among the majority of legislative chambers nationwide that refuse to release formal records of sexual misconduct or harassment.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill designed to include large agriculture businesses in a natural gas conservation fund in Maine has been signed into law.