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Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Scientists discover neutron star collisions make gold, other elements

The discovery is significant in part because it is the first time researchers have detected light along with the gravitational waves.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Matt Centrowitz becomes first American man to take gold in 1500 since 1908

The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Allyson Felix is gold again in women's 4x400 relay

One night after becoming the first woman in track and field history to win five gold medals, Allyson Felix added to her collection. Felix’s six golds is second among U.S. women behind only swimmer Jenny Thompson’s eight gold medals. A gold medal in th

Sports | 2016 Olympics

U.S. women's 4x100 relay team sprints past Jamaica to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team celebrates after winning gold. RIO DE JANEIRO — Bested by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in both the 100 and 200 meters earlier this week, the American women’s sprint corps at last scored some revenge. Marooned in lan

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usian Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt leaves one of the greatest Olympic legacies. RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt does it again, winning 200-meter Olympic gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won his second gold of the Rio Olympics Thursday. Bolt ran away from the field in the 200-meter dash, falling shy of his world record but still easily capturing his second gold medal of the Rio Games and the eighth of his Olympic ca

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Brianna Rollins leads American sweep of women's 100 hurdles final

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate with flags. RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night, with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali silver and Kristi Castlin bronze at the Rio Games.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles wins floor exercise for fourth gold medal of 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman went 1-2 in the women’s floor exercise. RIO DE JANEIRO – America’s Olympic golden girl finished the gymnastics competition as she should, winning another Olympic gold medal.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Anthony Ervin, 35, wins 50-meter freestyle gold in stunning fashion

Anthony Ervin won his second gold in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday. Anthony Ervin, the oldest man to swim for the United States at the Olympics in more than a century, earned a gold medal in the Rio Games’ 50-meter freestyle race Friday night. France

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 freestyle, wins fourth gold medal

Katie Ledecky completed her Olympic freestyle tour de force Friday night with another annihilation of the field, and another world record in the 800-meter free. Ledecky, the defending champion in the event that first put her on the international radar, re

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps wins yet another Olympic gold medal in 200-meter IM

Michael Phelps bested rival and friend Ryan Lochte one last time Thursday. RIO DE JANEIRO – For the fourth consecutive and final time, Michael Phelps won Olympic gold in the 200-meter individual medley. The two men had dominated the event for 12 years i

Sports | 2016 Olympics

American Ryan Murphy wins 200 backstroke for another gold medal

American dominance in the 200-meter backstroke continued Thursday at the Rio Games, where Ryan Murphy won Team USA’s sixth consecutive gold in the event.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky continues to crush the Olympics

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Sports | My Sporting News

Why Michael Phelps' latest Olympic masterpiece may have been his most impressive yet

At the end of one of the best nights of the best Olympic career ever, Michael Phelps literally ran off an interview podium in bare feet with a white towel wrapped around his waist, three containers of food in his hands. What had just transpired was the N

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Beware of scary 'Brexit' headlines pushing you to buy gold

If you thought the “Brexit” vote was scary, check out the full-page newspaper ad that recently appeared in the New York Times recounting all the horrors in the present tense, as if they were still unfolding: The vote “topples” the British governme

Sports | Golf

Video: Jack Nicklaus Scores Hole-In-One at Masters Par 3 Contest!

Jack Nicklaus has had no shortage of legendary moments at Augusta National. He added another one Wednesday, making an ace at the fourth hole of the annual Masters Par 3 Contest.