17 Mar 2019

Indianapolis children’s museum removes Michael Jackson’s hat and gloves but will keep some photos

The world’s largest children’s museum is removing three Michael Jackson artifacts from display, but it is keeping photos of the King of Pop in an exhibit honoring a young AIDS patient.

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16 Mar 2019

‘Avengers’ poster reissued after Danai Gurira backlash

Marvel Studios reissued the official poster for “Avengers: Endgame” after a backlash over star Danai Gurira not receiving top billing.

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15 Mar 2019

320-pound woman gets life sentence for sitting on, smothering girl

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin sitting on her as a form of punishment.

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15 Mar 2019

Clone-like, Colombian spiders named for Star Wars’ Storm Troopers

Perhaps the greatest pleasure in science is naming a new species. You can name animals after your loved ones (or, let’s be honest, yourself), insects after their own weird genitals, and lichens after Lady Gaga. When you’ve made such a discovery, the world is truly your Crassostrea virginica oyster (itself named for the colony of Virginia, which was in turn most likely named for Elizabeth I of England, the virgin queen).

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07 Mar 2019

How Is Kazuyoshi Miura, the World’s Oldest Footballer, Still Playing at 52?

The man had turned 52 the day before, but the cake presentation had to be put back a day because he had been attending a tea party hosted by Japan’s imperial couple, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace.

Such is the life of Kazuyoshi Miura: cultural icon, Japanese national treasure and, improbably, still a professional football player.

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