NASA says its Voyager One probe has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system. A new study suggests it drifted off about August of last year, though that is up for debate because the device that measures the density around it broke decades ago. But at about 12 billion miles from Earth, tt's still collecting data.
A new study out of New Zealand says electronic cigarettes may be as effective as nicotine patches for helping people quit smoking. Previous studies had shown that the e-cigarettes helped smokers kick the habit, but no one had yet compared them to the patches, which are considered the "gold standard" for quitting. And the study suggests e-cigarettes may even be better because they have the same look and feel as real cigarettes.
And in a dramatic illustration of the importance of physics, a driver of this Jaguar in London got a nasty surprise when he returned to his luxury car to find it warped. Turns out, a nearby skyscraper may have been responsible. On a hot day, sunlight reflected in the building's windows at a bizarre angle, causing the 'melt-down'. Developers are now taking another look, and drivers are being warned not to park there.
And while most of us like to root for cute animals like pandas, the Ugly Animal Preservation Society is taking a stand for the endangered animals that don't tug at our heartstrings. They held a contest to choose their mascot, with creatures ranging from a proboscis monkey to the flightless dung beetle to the dromedary jumping slug and even the pig-nosed turtle. This week they announced the winner, the blobfish.
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Sunday, December 8 2013 5:16 PM EST2013-12-08 22:16:48 GMT
"St. Johnsbury has enough to offer that you don't get too bored," says resident Riley Barter. She has a new appreciation for the place she calls home. "I guess I never realized how unique St. JohnsburyMore >>
Hundreds of St. Johnsbury Academy seniors take risks with their Capstone projects.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 2:00 PM EST2013-12-08 19:00:23 GMT
A Connecticut man is charged with DUI after police say he admitted to overdosing on prescribed Ritalin when he was pulled over. The incident happened on Route 105 in Berkshire late Friday afternoon. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Connecticut man is charged with DUI after police say he admitted to overdosing on prescribed Ritalin when he was pulled over.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:42 PM EST2013-12-08 18:42:20 GMT
Police in New Hampshire are investigating an accident on Interstate 89 that claimed two lives. It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon. The initial investigation revealedMore >>
It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon, N.H. Saturday.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:30 PM EST2013-12-08 18:30:52 GMT
Police say a couple tried to use a baby to smuggle drugs into jail. Police say the baby arrived the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, with 27-year-old David Willette of Bennington, for a scheduledMore >>
Police say a couple tried to use a baby to smuggle drugs into jail.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:25 PM EST2013-12-08 18:25:45 GMT
A 28-year-old Coventry man is dead after a crash Saturday night in Irasburg. Police say at about 8:40 p.m. Gerald Begin rolled his car on Route 5 and was thrown out of the vehicle. He was taken toMore >>
A 28-year-old Coventry man is dead after a crash Saturday night in Irasburg.More >>