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First Comets Detected Outside Our Solar System

Close Comets are so tiny compared with planets that scientists had never managed to spot one in distant solar systems. Now that’s all changed with at least two, and potentially as many as seven, different hunks of ice identified orbiting other stars. A team of professional and amateur astronomers reported …

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Bouncy Castles Are a Public Health Scourge

Close Untrained bouncy castle operators continue to pose a serious threat to American’s safety, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts’s Stateline and The Boston Globe. But one insurance specialist suspects the Great Recession may have exacerbated the problem. The article is just the latest to detail …

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Virgin Fruit Flies More Likely to Have Sex Near Food

Close It’s not surprising that the smell of food can be incredibly powerful. It can make your mouth water or help sell your home—or, if you’re a virgin female fruit fly, it can increase your interest in that handsome male fruit fly trying to win you over. According to a …

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All 7 of the home runs from World Series Game 5, ranked

Once again, a World Series game between the Astros and the Dodgers gave us a ton of home runs in one game. They packed seven dingers in one game like they were sardines, except for fun sardines that make you laugh and gasp and scream and sigh depending on what …

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The Astros’ homertastic, Game 5 comeback(s), explained in 10 stats

No lead was safe. No bedtime was respected. And maybe no game was ever more fun. The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 13-12, in a wild, extra-inning Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. By overcoming multiple deficits with multiple home runs from multiple heroes, the Astros grabbed …

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The Penguins third blowout this month hasn’t cost them, yet

You love hockey. You love SB Nation. You love reading hockey at SB Nation. Search your feelings. You know these things are true. But life’s too busy to browse the whole network for news. So we’ll send hockey news to your inbox every morning. All you need to do is …

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Carey Price is one game away from having the worst October of his career

Since the start of the Carey Price era, the Montreal Canadiens have always gone where their starting goaltender has led them. We’ve seen in recent seasons what happens to the Canadiens when Price goes down with an injury, and the results aren’t pretty. Yet, the Canadiens have started the 2017-18 …

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Shabazz Muhammad wants to change his name to one word: ‘Bazz’

The NBA has been woefully bereft of single-name players with the exception of Nenê keeping the dream alive — until now. Wolves forward Shabazz Muhammad is changing his legal name and becoming simply, “Bazz.” Muhammad is still using his full name for now, but intends to get it legally changed …

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WR PPR rankings, Week 8

Julio Jones owners can breathe a sigh of relief: The Atlanta Falcons receiver has found the end zone. He finished with nine catches for 99 yards and a touchdown on Sunday night in New England. Jones faces the Jets this week so, yeah, you might want to start him. Also …

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