A zebra chasing a pony across a parking lot. Two men running through the streets swinging lassos. Just another Wednesday in Staten Island, apparently.
Yesterday, Razzi, a four-month-old zebra, and Casper, a 14-year-old pony, escaped from a Staten Island property after owner Giovanni Schirripa left their gate open. Around 9:20 a.m., local shop owner Zachary Osher captured video of the two animals running past his store. "About 30 seconds later," Osher said, "I saw two men in dark black suits c... Read More
NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency have selected two veteran astronauts to undertake a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, the longest American spaceflight in history. If all goes according to plan, Scott Kelley and Mikhail Kornienk will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the spring of 2015. Their time aboard the Station will be spent attempting to better understand how the human body adapts and reacts to the harsh... Read More
Attention, female high-school swimmers in the state of Colorado: you won’t be winning much this year. Seventeen-year-old Missy Franklin, four-time gold medalist at the London Summer Olympics, will compete for Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora this season. Franklin, who signed a letter of intent with the University of California earlier this month, is expected to participate in an abbreviated schedule, similar to what she swam last year: a dual meet, a league competition, and the s... Read More
Investigators are looking into the shooting death of a grizzly bear on Thanksgiving Day in Grand Teton National Park. An elk-hunting party says the grizzly, one of around 600 in Grand Teton and Yellowstone, charged before they shot it. “The individuals involved had permits to participate in the Elk Reduction Program in Wyoming hunt area 75.” an official park statement said. The death marks the 51st death of the endangered animal in the greater Yellowstone area this year. An elk car... Read More
A new group with the stated aim of changing pro cycling and it's governing bodies will meet for the first time in London this weekend. Change Cycling Now, which launched on Tuesday, counts several cycling personalities among its members, including journalist David Walsh; doping expert Michael Ashenden; and Jaimie Fuller, the chairman of clothing manufacturer and erstwhile UCI sponsor Skins.
"It would be easy to sit around and criticize and accuse, but we shall be discussing positive wa... Read More