Finding Stephen Hawking's Star—And Finding Your Own

In 2008, Stephen Hawking delivered a lecture on “why we should go into space” in honor of NASA’s 50th anniversary. (Credit: NASA/Paul. E. Alers) When I look at the night sky, I often view the stars not just in space but also in terms of their places in time. Light moves at a finite speed (299,792 kilometers per second, to be precise), so the journey from star to star is…

March 14, 2018
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Source: DE Peppers to re-sign with Panthers

1:12 PM ET Defensive end Julius Peppers has agreed to a one-year deal to re-sign with the Carolina Panthers, a source confirmed to ESPN. The news was first reported by the Charlotte Observer. Peppers, 38, signed a one-year deal in 2017 to return to the Carolina Panthers, who drafted him, for what many thought would be his final NFL season. He maxed out the incentives in that deal with 11…

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Memphis fires Tubby Smith after 2 seasons

1:12 PM ET Tubby Smith told reporters on Wednesday that he is no longer the coach at Memphis after two seasons, including a 21-win campaign this year. Multiple reports said that he was fired. The news comes after more than a week of speculation that Memphis might fire Smith and hire Tigers legend Penny Hardaway. Last week, Smith’s attorney, Ricky Lefft, defended the job Smith has done at Memphis, saying…

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DadeSystems Serves Banks By Serving Their Corporate Customers

By PYMNTS Integrated receivables are a concept that many bank customers are now considering as they look to consolidate all their payment streams, whether paper or electronic. Typically, when an ACH payment is received electronically, the company gets a deposit from its customer into a banking account, while payment details are emailed to the corporation. It’s then someone’s job to match the payment to the appropriate remittance document. For fairly…

March 14, 2018
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Avoiding Pitfalls in Paleontology: A Couple Case Studies

A provocative paleontology paper out today suggests researchers can be in too much of a rush to name new species from highly fragmentary fossils, citing traits in ichthyosaurs (above) that could be interpreted as natural variation within a species, rather than the defining characteristics of separate species. (Credit James McKay) In 2015, astrophysicist and science commentary go-to guy Neil Degrasse Tyson, “I agree with this entirely,” Lomax replied. “When fragmentary…

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Source: Jags reach agreement with CB Hayden

11:37 AM ET The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with cornerback D.J. Hayden, a source confirmed to ESPN. SiriusXM Sports first reported the agreement is for three years and $19 million with $9.5 million guaranteed. Hayden would be the Jaguars’ replacement for nickelback Aaron Colvin, who agreed to a four-year deal with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hayden will now be joining his…

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Kent boost pace stocks with Henry signing

1:04 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Kent have signed New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry for the first half of the 2018 season. He will be available for the first seven Specsavers County Championship matches and the Royal London One-Day Cup. Henry has county experience in the last two years at Worcestershire and Derbyshire and has played two seasons in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings. Kent’s director of…

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Goodbye, Professor Hawking

(Credit: Shutterstock) Well, if you’re on the internet today, you’ve probably already heard: Stephen Hawking died this morning at the age of 76. Almost every single news and science-based website (are there any others?) have stories on the physicist and his amazing life and achievements — chief among them, perhaps, being famous enough to deserve all those headlines. He was almost certainly the world’s most recognizable living scientist, and one…

March 14, 2018
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