Amazing ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

Space may be closer than we think — perhaps even sitting on a charcuterie board. A French scientist has had to apologize for his spicy space prank after he tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein — a physicist … Read more

Where you’re most likely to experience a shark attack: map

Beware of these chomping grounds. Want to know if you’re in danger from the current shark attack scourge? Fear not: The Florida Museum in Gainesville has rolled out a handy interactive shark map that displays the number of unprovoked attacks around the globe. It’s like a maritime marauder’s map to the world’s shark attack meccas. … Read more

Volcano erupts in Iceland after dozens of earthquakes near Reykjavík

They captured the lava livestream. A volcano erupted Wednesday in Iceland following a spate of seismic activity in the frozen country, as seen in videos currently blowing up online. “Lava is coming from a crack in the ground,” Einar Hjorleifsson, a natural hazard specialist at Iceland’s meteorological office, told Bloomberg. The volcanic event reportedly occurred … Read more

Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open

Paraglider Kevin Philipp nearly fell to his death when he attempted to perform an acro-paragliding trick in Spain and his parachute didn’t open. The daredevil posted the video on both Instagram and YouTube, noting that “strong turbulence went wrong” and his brake line got stuck. Acro-paragliding is already considered the “most extreme form of paragliding” … Read more

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the … Read more

Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said … Read more

How to Wear a Suit Without a Tie—More Successfully Than These World Leaders

WHEN HEADS of state including President Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi posed for photos at last month’s G-7 Summit in Germany, it was clear they’d reached consensus on at least one issue: Ties are passé. Though all seven men wore suits and starched white shirts, there was … Read more

If you win the lottery, here’s how to stay safe and secure

Lottery fever has struck! The players pick their numbers today and tomorrow across 45 states plus Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands — and dream about their chances of winning — few actually know how they’d protect themselves if they won the jackpot. Financial experts have resources available for lottery hopefuls. Here are seven … Read more

Teacher falls to death while searching for TikTok site

A special education teacher tragically died after falling 150 feet off a ridge while seeking out a “secret” infinity pool that she saw on TikTok. While the incident occurred in December, the heartbreaking details didn’t emerge until a Wednesday inquest into her untimely death, North Wales Live reported. The tragedy occurred on Dec. 19, 2021, … Read more