Monthly Archives: February 2024

The only freshwater porpoise in the world

Known as Asia’s longest river, the Yangtze River is not only a vital waterway but also a crucial habitat for several species. One such species is the Yangtze finless porpoisethe only true freshwater porpoise species in the world. These creatures are part of the cetacean family and face numerous threats in their riverine habitats, making… Read More »

The Washington Nationals put up a stupid sign during spring training. This is why it matters

Everyone in baseball knows the Washington Nationals are old-fashioned. Both president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo and manager Dave Martinez have a reputation for championing a more traditional perspective than most of their peers. And while the tandem that delivered the franchise’s first title in 2019 is still respected by many in the sport, the… Read More »

IndyCar resumes charter talks

With the second attempt to establish a charter system failing in late 2023, Penske Entertainment says a third engagement with its IndyCar competitors, which took place earlier this week, ended on an encouraging note. Currently, and in stark contrast to NASCAR and Formula 1, IndyCar team owners have no commodities to own or sell with… Read More »

Meet the SpaceX Crew-8 astronauts launching to the ISS on March 2

Four new astronauts will launch to the International Space Station on Saturday (March 2) as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. Crew-8the eighth operational commercial crew mission for NASA, will depart Saturday at 11:16 PM EST (0416 GMT on March 3) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida using the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft, located… Read More »

Viral pop culture X account Pop Tingz made Julie Ragbeer a star. Now more young artists are willing to pay for a shot at fame.

When Julie Ragbeer wrote the lyrics for her album Stunned Six years ago, it was doubtful that she expected hundreds of thousands of people on X, formerly known as Twitter, to describe her as a ‘queen.” Ragbeer, 24, is a college student from New Jersey who has been trying to break into the music industry… Read More »

Carlos Mendoza, David Stearns, Carlos Beltran, Pete Alonso, pitching, Luisangel Acuña and more: Observations from Mets spring training

SOMEWHERE ABOVE THE EAST COAST – After a period of total immersion in Metsland in Port St. Lucie, here are thoughts and observations on the state of the organization. Carlos Mendoza The new Mets manager is already showing why he won the veteran skipper’s interview process Craig Counsell. In November, Mendoza impressed Steve Cohen And… Read More »

Former US diplomat pleads guilty to serving as a secret agent for the Cuban government

Former American diplomat Victor Manuel Rocha said in federal court Thursday that he has agreed to plead guilty to being an illegal agent for the Cuban government while defrauding the United States in a plea deal to be unveiled on April 12, when he will be sentenced. Rocha’s attorney and federal prosecutors acknowledged the plea… Read More »

What time is the SpaceX Crew-8 astronaut launch for NASA on March 2?

SpaceX is counting down to launch its first astronaut flight of 2024 and you can watch it take off live online, but you need to know where and when to look. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA during the Crew-8 mission. The launch is… Read More »