LAUREL, Md.—A NASA spacecraft four billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures yesterday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman.
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BEIJING—China's burgeoning space program achieved a first today: a landing on the so-called “dark” side of the moon.
Three nations—the United States, the former Soviet Union, and more recently China—have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The Chicago Bears are rolling into their first playoff appearance in eight years, with nine wins in 10 games and their sights set on a bigger prize after capturing the NFC North.
“This is where it gets real,” coach Matt Nagy said Monday.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican experts say they have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse.
Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in Puebla state.
MINNEAPOLIS—While taking the NFC North champion Chicago Bears to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, head coach Matt Nagy has displayed an energetic personality and aggressive mindset throughout his debut.
Even with their post-season position all but set, the Bears refused to let up. And they kept the rival Minnesota Vikings out of the playoffs in the process.
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Brandon Pirri has had a late December to remember for the Vegas Golden Knights.
The journeyman forward had a goal and assist in the Golden Knights' 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes last night, and has five goals as part of his seven points in the six games he's played for Vegas this season.
While the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and L.A. Rams were mesmerizing pro football fans with their outlandish offensive onslaughts, something else might have gone unnoticed.
More teams that failed to make the playoffs in 2017 are in this season than there are repeaters.
Yep, seven of the 12 qualifiers didn't make it last year, some not coming close.
LOS ANGELES — The origins of a suspected computer attack that disrupted the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing newspapers remained unclear Sunday after causing delivery delays and being brought to the attention of federal investigators.
Revelers around the globe are bidding a weary farewell Monday to an unsettling year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion.
Here’s a look at how people are ushering in the new year:———
BANGKOK — The Siamese fighting fish, a popular beauty in home aquariums and a popular bet for gamblers for their violent territoriality, is set to become Thailand’s national aquatic animal.
The often brightly-hued fish is also called a betta, but government minister Suwapan Tanyuvardhana noted the species is clearly identifiable as Thai by its name: Siam is the old name for Thailand.