Florida Panhandle wildfires: Wildfire that has scorched over 34,000 acres endangers community previously hit by Hurricane Michael

The Bertha Swamp Road Fire swelled to more than 33,000 acres and is only 10% contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Forest Service. The fire, the largest currently burning in the panhandle, has moved through land that’s covered by “thick, dry, and dead trees and vegetation left behind from Hurricane Michael,” the … Read more

Ukraine says Russia bombed children’s hospital in besieged Mariupol

Hospital hit by several Russian bombs, city council says Russia had earlier agreed to ceasefire for evacuation Moscow denies targeting civilians Kyiv calls for ceasefire to restore Chernobyl power LVIV, Ukraine 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of bombing a children’s hospital in besieged port of Mariupol during an agreed ceasefire to enable … Read more

Stocks rebound with big gains following four-day losing streak

new York CNN Business — Stocks surged Wednesday as investors celebrated a drop in crude oil prices. The Dow gained more than 700 points, or 2.1%, in midday trading. It was a broad-based rally, with oil giant Chevron (CVX) the only Dow stock trading lower. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were up about 2.6% and … Read more

Black Hole Billiards in the Centers of Galaxies

Illustration of a swarm of smaller black holes in a gas disk rotating around a giant black hole. Credit: J. Samsing/Niels Bohr Institute Researchers provide the first plausible explanation to why one of the most massive[{” attribute=””>black hole pairs observed to date by gravitational waves also seemed to merge on a non-circular orbit. Their suggested … Read more

New York Giants expected to make run at QB Mitchell Trubisky

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — As the quarterback carousel spins, the New York Giants are expected to make a run at free agent Mitchell Trubisky when the negotiating window opens next week, sources told ESPN. If Trubisky were to sign with the Giants, it would be with the intention of pushing incumbent Daniel Jones, a fellow … Read more

Slack is down a bit, but a fix is coming

Some people are back in the office while others are operating remotely, but for many workers, no matter where they are, Slack is still a default method of communication, and on this Wednesday morning, it is not working very well. Complaints in The Verge Slack channels mention messages failing to send or edits that the … Read more

Venezuela releases 2 imprisoned Americans, including Gustavo Cárdenas of ’Citgo 6’

There was no immediate word on the fate of the other five Citgo executives detained in Venezuela — four of them naturalized US citizens with dual nationality and the other a US legal permanent resident. Story continues below advertisement President Biden confirmed the release of the two Americans in a statement late Tuesday. “Tonight, two … Read more

Kamala Harris heads to Poland amid clash over fighter jets – US politics live | US news

Clash between Poland and US over MiG-29s reveals tensions in escalating war. That’s the Guardian’s headline on this analysis piece from our diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour, which notes that the public spat over fighter planes begged for by Ukraine is a setback in Nato unity. And the upshot of this mini-debacle is that Russia retains … Read more

Nestle, tobacco groups latest companies to pull back from Russia

March 9 (Reuters) – Nestle(NESN.S), Philip Morris (PM.N)and Imperial Brands (IMB.L)joined the list of multinationals stepping back from Russia on Wednesday as pressure mounts from consumers in the West to take a stand against the invasion of Ukraine. The world’s biggest packaged food group fell into line with rivals Procter & Gamble (PG.N) and Unilever … Read more

Shock-absorbing material could lead to stronger, lighter and safer helmets and vehicles

Johns Hopkins researchers studied energy-absorbing capability of liquid crystal elastomers. Credit: Johns Hopkins University A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers created shock-absorbing material that protects like a metal, but is lighter, stronger, reusable. The new foam-like material could be a game-changer for helmets, body armor, and automobile and aerospace parts. “We are excited about … Read more