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Texas Instruments quarterly revenue beats estimates, shares up

Chipmaker Texas Instruments reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, sending its shares up 5 percent after the bell.
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Selena Gomez holding open casting call for fans to star in Rare Beauty campaign
Anyone can model the star's new makeup line.
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First Northern Ireland coronavirus case brings UK total to 16
The British region of Northern Ireland on Thursday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the United Kingdom to 16.
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Michigan vs. Wisconsin prediction, line: Take the Wolverines
A healthy Livers is important to the Michigan Wolverines as they play host to Wisconsin on Thursday night. Forward Isaiah Livers, who has missed time with injuries to his groin and ankle, leads Michigan in points per game with 13.6 and is shooting 44.3 percent from 3-point range and 95.1 percent at the free-throw line....
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MLB makes history by naming its first black and Latino-born umpire crew chiefs
Major League Baseball just notched a win for diversity.
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Kliff Kingsbury didn’t expect to survive first Cardinals season
Kliff Kingsbury’s first year as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals concluded with a mediocre 5-10-1 record. But unlike the organization’s last head coach, Steve Wilks – who was fired the day after the 2018 season ended – Kingsbury is still around. Appearing on “The Ryen Russillo Podcast” this week, Kingsbury revealed that he was...
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Jersey Shore icon ‘Lucy the Elephant’ opens for rare overnight stays
A 138-year-old wooden elephant, built to lure travelers to the Atlantic City area, is now a hotel — for three nights only.
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Opioid-Related Deaths in the U.S. Could Be Far Higher Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Wendy tries to make Peter Pan realistic, with mixed results
Wendy is a new take on an old and oft-told story. | Eric Zachanowich/Fox Searchlight Pictures Beasts of No Nation director Benh Zeitlin returns with an intriguing but muddled take on the old legend. There’s a thin line between the mawkish and the merely sentimental, and Wendy, Benh Zeitlin’s riff on the Peter Pan myth, rides it with unnerving abandon. Whether that’s a strike against it or a tick mark in its favor is mostly in the eye of the beholder, since the Peter Pan narrative about children who yearn to never grow up is nostalgic by definition. It’s a story written by adults for children who don’t yet know what it’s really about. The story has been a much-revisited touchpoint for Hollywood almost since the start, beginning with the silent version released by Paramount Pictures in 1924. Since then, it’s been tackled comedically (1991’s Hook), fantastically (2015’s Pan), dramatically (2004’s Finding Neverland), vapidly (2003’s Peter Pan), sweetly (many animated Disney permutations, beginning in 1953), and even as gritty horror (1987’s Lost Boys). Wendy’s take is a mix of naturalism and expressionist fantasy, shot with a naturalism that almost suggests it’s a documentary about the “true” story behind the legend of Peter Pan (that also happens to include some magical elements). On a number of occasions, the film veers close to succeeding. At times it’s evocative and touching. But it’s also heaped high with ideas about the magic of stories and the importance of recapturing your sense of wonder, which don’t really add up to much in the end. Wendy reimagines the Peter Pan legend by focusing on a character who’s often secondary Zeitlin, who burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2012 with his feature debut Beasts of the Southern Wild, co-wrote the screenplay for Wendy with his sister, Eliza. That sibling relationship seems to influence the plot, which — rather than revolving around Peter — centers on Wendy Darling (Devin France), a spirited young girl who lives with her twin brothers Douglas and James (Gage and Gavin Naquin) in the apartment above a greasy spoon run by their hard-working and jovial mother (Shay Walker). The establishment sits just beside the train tracks, and its patrons are grizzled regulars who seem as though they’ve been there forever and always will be, drinking coffee and cracking jokes and watching the kids run around. Fox Searchlight Pictures Yashua Mack as Peter Pan in Wendy. It isn’t a bad life, but it is a bit of a trapped one, something the school-aged Wendy, Douglas, and James can sense. Their mother tells them she once had huge dreams (of joining the rodeo) but gave them up once she had kids, and that now she dreams of just making ends meet. She doesn’t seem sad about settling, but her kids find it unnerving. One day, they make a spur-of-the-moment decision to jump onto a passing train. It’s there they meet Peter (Yashua Mack), who takes them to his magical island. This is where things go from realist to fantasy, because on that island, children roam free, unhindered by rules and bedtimes and adult supervision. And somehow, they never grow up. Watched over by a giant underwater creature they call “the Mother,” they live a carefree life. But there is a darker side to the island too, the children discover — one where bitterness and scarcity has replaced bounty and freedom and joy. Wendy doesn’t quite work, but it harbors the nugget of possibility Zeitlin has clearly taken a lot of care with Wendy, working with his child actors (mostly non-professionals) in a seemingly improvisational manner and building their world through expressionistic means. You feel their wonder at their new home, which is both wild and comforting, thanks to whirling sunlit sequences and a lush, exciting score (composed by Zeitlin and Dan Romer). At best, it feels like the filmmaking choices are strokes of paint building a swirling story. Fox Searchlight Pictures The children on Peter Pan’s magical island. But there’s voiceover, too, which is often a choice that indicates a lack of trust in the audience’s ability to go with the story. And though it’s performed by an older Wendy dreamily recounting the experience from a distance of years, it feels both too explanatory and strangely obfuscating. I found myself thinking Wendy needed either a tad more plot or far less; instead it floats in an unhappy medium space. Which is a bit of a shame. The core concept of Wendy, in which Wendy isn’t Peter’s devoted follower so much as his headstrong, courageous challenger, is a good one; the movie doesn’t do much with it. Its endless valorization of child-like imagination comes off a bit soft and pointless. Disney movies have been beating that drum for a long time, and it’s now more clichéd than fresh. There’s a kernel of commentary about the exploitation of the world’s wonders buried in the tale — the repeated yearning for one’s “mother” works just as well as a metaphor for nature as it does for actual mothers — but it feels like while the idea was there, the filmmakers couldn’t quite pull off the analogy in the edit room. Instead, it all gets a little muddled. Yet on the strengths of its images and its child actors’ performances (particularly France’s), there’s something charming and yearning about Wendy. The film also proves there’s still some life left in the much-told Peter Pan tale. If the magic isn’t totally there in Wendy, it’s floating around the edges, ready to spark another generation’s imaginations. Wendy opens in theaters on February 28.
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The Opioid Epidemic Might Be Much Worse Than We Thought
It can be hard to comprehend the true scope of something as disastrous as the opioid epidemic. Perhaps that’s why it’s been compared to falling 747s and crashing cars. But in fact, knowing exactly how many people have perished is crucial to stopping the deaths.That’s why Elaine Hill and Andrew Boslett, economists at the University of Rochester, were so concerned when they found that many potential opioid deaths aren’t counted as such. In the fall of 2018, Hill and Boslett were studying how deaths from overdoses of opioids, such as heroin or Oxycontin, were influenced by the decline of coal mining and the rise of shale gas fracking. But when they began looking at death records of Americans who had died of drug overdoses, they noticed that in about 20 percent of the cases, the record said the type of drug could not be specified, perhaps because an autopsy was not performed. In other words, the person died of a drug overdose, but the death record didn’t say which drug.Hill and Boslett realized that such a high rate of unknowns wouldn’t work for the phenomenon they were trying to study. “Our lab wants to make as strong of a claim as possible given evidence that maybe an economic shock … had an effect on drug overdose rates,” Boslett says. “We want to know that the estimates we’re using on local drug overdose rates are correct, or as correct as possible.”[Read: The true cause of the opioid epidemic]So the researchers set out to try to determine the real causes behind those unspecified drug overdoses. In the process, they uncovered something unsettling about the way deaths are tracked in the U.S.: The way a given county investigates deaths matters, and it could be dramatically shifting our nationwide estimates of the number of people who die of everything from opioids to childbirth to coronavirus.Hill worked with Boslett and a Ph.D. candidate, Alina Denham, to come up with a model to estimate how many of those unspecified drug overdoses were caused by opioids. To do it, they set aside some of the death records in which the type of drug was known and created a model that would predict that drug, given other things that were known about that person: the county they lived in, their sex, where they died, other health conditions that contributed to the person’s death, and so on. For opioid deaths, that meant factoring in whether the person had other characteristics typically associated with opioid overdose, like being addicted to opioids or having chronic pain. By applying the model to the “unspecified” overdose deaths, they were able to predict that 72 percent were actually from opioids.In fact, they estimate in a new study in the journal Addiction, there were over 99,000 more deaths from opioids between 1999 and 2016 than had been previously documented, raising the national death toll by about 28 percent, to 453,300. What’s more, the discrepancies varied widely by state. In Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Indiana, Hill and her team estimated that the number of deaths from opioid overdoses was actually double the previous estimates.Addiction“This paper is a very strong one,” said Atheendar Venkataramani, a health-policy professor at the University of Pennsylvania, who was not involved in the study. It suggests that “if you just follow the vital statistics alone, we’re probably underestimating the true number of opioid deaths,” he said.Hill and her team suspect that’s because of differences in how counties across the U.S. investigate deaths. In essence, whether a given county uses a coroner or a medical examiner to investigate deaths matters. Medical examiners are doctors specially trained in pathology and forensics, but coroners can be general practitioners or even lay people with no medical training. For coroners, “in many places, like the state of Pennsylvania, the only requirements are to be a legal adult with no felony convictions who has lived in the county for one year and to complete a basic training course,” Jordan Kisner wrote this week in The New York Times Magazine. Meanwhile, as Kisner pointed out, there’s a dire shortage of medical examiners in the United States.Because of this lower standard of training, Denham explained, “you would think [coroners] would not be able to identify opioid involvement in a death as well as a medical doctor trained in it would.” That inference seems to be held up by data: The states that had a lot of unclassified drug-overdose deaths, Hill and her colleagues found, tended to use coroners in their death investigations.[Read: The doctors whose patients are already dead]The undercounting of opioid deaths matters because “you need to know the scale of a problem to know how to intervene in the problem,” Venkataramani says. Dealing with a crisis like opioid addiction—or coronavirus, for that matter—requires lawmakers and public-health workers to make choices about where to direct precious funding and resources. If the severity of the opioid epidemic is underestimated, local public health departments could be short-changed, and even more lives could be lost. This is particularly important in the case of infectious diseases like coronavirus, where knowing the total number of deaths can help public-health officials estimate its lethality.Especially in the case of addiction, so much of illness happens outside the public eye that it’s sometimes only when someone dies that her neighbors or the government see exactly what she was going through. The tragedy of epidemics like opioid abuse is that nothing can be done to help the dead. But the dead can help others—if the things that killed them are accurately reported. Having a better grasp of just how many people are dying from various ailments is crucial for policymakers to help those who are still living.
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Sanders supporters accused of late-night bullhorn protests of Dem officials
Supporters of Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Bernie Sanders are once again being called out for bad behavior.
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Weinstein juror in hiding after getting threats, sister says
“She is scared.”
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Big-Money Democratic Donors Are Trying to Stop Bernie Sanders. But Even They Worry It Could Be Too Late
Major donors and strategists worry the fractured field of Democratic candidates going into Super Tuesday will split up the delegates and funding necessary to block Sanders from running away with the nomination.
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David Ayres’ historic win has NHL re-examining emergency goalie policy
Why can’t we have nice things? One of the most fun occasional occurrences in sports is the emergency backup goalie in the NHL, but league officials and general managers will discuss changing the EBUG rules at the GM meetings next week in Boca Raton, Fla. David Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver for the AHL’s Toronto...
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Review: 'Guns Akimbo' takes gaming to a gory extreme
Daniel Radcliffe stars as a video game developer caught up in live-streaming, real-life fight-to-the-death events in the movie "Guns Akimbo."
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Hal Steinbrenner finds silver lining in ‘disappointing’ Giancarlo Stanton injury
TAMPA — Considering James Paxton arrived in spring training coming off back surgery, Aaron Judge hasn’t taken batting practice yet due to a barking right shoulder, Giancarlo Stanton suffered a strained right calf Tuesday and Luis Severino underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Hal Steinbrenner was asked if he believed the Yankees were snake bit by...
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House Democrats scramble to save anti-vaping bill
Some are worried the bill’s provisions banning menthol and flavored tobacco will fuel over-policing of black communities.
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Washington state ‘road hazard’ turns out to be lost 600-pound sea lion, sheriff says
A 600-pound sea lion was found wandering along a forested road in Washington state Sunday, “a significant distance” away from any water, authorities said.
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Facebook is suing a company that improperly harvested user data
Facebook is suing the firm OneAudience, which allegedly paid third-party developers to track users. | Filip Radwanski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The social media giant is suing OneAudience, which allegedly paid third-party developers to track users who used the “login with Facebook” feature. Facebook filed a federal lawsuit in California on Thursday against OneAudience, a marketing company that it says paid app developers to exploit the “login with Facebook” feature to improperly gain access to personal data without users’ permission. The social media company claims that OneAudience harvested users’ data by getting app developers to install a malicious software development kit, or SDK, in their apps. SDKs are packages of basic tools that make it easier and faster for developers to build their apps. But they may also contain tools that aren’t necessary, such as trackers that send information about your device and app usage back to the SDK maker, which it can then use to target ads to you. OneAudience’s SDK, Facebook claims, collected data improperly from Facebook users who opted to log in to certain apps using their Facebook account credentials. OneAudience did not immediately respond to a request for comment. According to the lawsuit, OneAudience also paid apps to harvest users’ Google and Twitter information when they logged into one of the compromised apps using their Google or Twitter account information. Back in November, Facebook and Twitter said that OneAudience had been harvesting private data, such as people’s names, genders, emails, usernames, and potentially people’s last tweets. Facebook launched an audit into the company’s behavior, which the company says OneAudience did not cooperate with. At the time, OneAudience said the data “was never intended to be collected” and that the SDK had been shut down. Hundreds of users were reportedly affected. In the years since the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2016, Facebook has faced a torrent of criticism for not doing enough to protect its users’ data. This move to sue a company for improperly collecting users’ information is a sign it’s trying to do better — and it’s also a way to publicly emphasize that it’s not at fault for this breach. “This is the latest in our efforts to protect people and increase accountability of those who abuse the technology industry and users,” wrote Jessica Romero, Facebook’s director of platform enforcement and litigation, in a Facebook blog post about the lawsuit. But some argue that Facebook and other tech companies need to be doing more to protect users’ data as a first line of defense, although their means to do so against malicious actors using third-party apps is somewhat limited, said director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former Facebook security executive Alex Stamos. Facebook could revoke access for third-party developer apps at large, but that would be a drastic move that might come with other privacy trade-offs, Stamos said. “For me, the end result of all of these cases is the need for a federal privacy law — because effectively the privacy laws are being enforced by tech companies, and the laws to do this are not for that purpose,” Stamos told Recode. If the US had privacy laws, then individuals could go after companies that misuse their data more directly and effectively, Stamos said. Facebook’s lawsuit against OneAudience raises questions about who is ultimately responsible for protecting our privacy — and it shows that there’s still a long battle ahead about how to do protect user privacy effectively.
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DeMaurice Smith confident players will pass new CBA agreement
INDIANAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman and J.J. Watt all are future Hall of Famers, but their vote counts the same as the last man on every NFL roster when it comes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. So, despite opposition from superstars, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith is confident the new CBA will...
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Disney Plus to revive ‘The Proud Family’ animated series
The Proud family is making a comeback
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Plácido Domingo, two days after sexual harassment apology, goes back on the offensive
Plácido Domingo issued a statement saying that his recent apology regarding sexual harassment accusations had been misinterpreted as an admission of guilt.
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Steve Scalise says Republicans worked with Obama on Ebola. Let’s go to the tape.
Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) says Democrats should not ‘politicize’ coronavirus. Republicans ran 2014 campaign ads on the Obama administration’s Ebola response.
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Sanders hit for lackluster record of getting bills passed despite decades in Congress
Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking more hits from critics who question whether the White House hopeful achieved anything of substance in his nearly 30 years in Washington.
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NYT opinion editor reveals her ex is Lady Gaga’s new boyfriend
“How do you compare yourself with Lady Gaga?”
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Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho kids, denied bail reduction, held on $5M bond before extradition
A judge in Hawaii Wednesday refused to reduce the $5 million bail bond for Lori Vallow, the mother of two children missing from Idaho since September, according to reports.
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Right-to-die activist changed her mind weeks after asking for suicide
She was one of the biggest proponents of the law in New Jersey.
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Virgin Australia passenger says dog was left sitting in 93-degree weather while luggage loaded
This isn’t the type of hot dog that people like.
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Review: 'Lost in America' boasts big names, but the real stars are its homeless teens
"Lost in America," a documentary on youth homelessness in America, features Rosario Dawson and other stars, and highlights the main issues that surround the issue.
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Ray J and Princess Love living apart after Vegas scandal
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.
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These Are the 4 Things You Must Stream on Amazon Prime in March
We're picking out the best stuff that's coming to Amazon Prime, including corpse-gobbling pigs, Rufus Sewell brooding, and Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum's next chapter in the world of reality fashion.
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Steven Seagal charged with illegally touting cryptocurrency
Securities regulators says the movie actor failed to disclose payments for pitching digital coin.
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Bloomberg says he can flip Texas for Democrats
Former New York City Mike Bloomberg says he has the record and resources to flip Texas in the presidential election. (Feb. 27)       
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Michael Lohan’s estranged wife Kate Major in rehab following alleged DWI
She's moved out of Dina Lohan's home.
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Sen. John Barrasso: 'Disturbing' to see Schumer, Dems politicize coronavirus
Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso said on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that it is “disturbing” to see Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other Democrats politicize coronavirus.
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Column: Did Astros win by cheating? The numbers say no
New analyses show that cheating didn't help the Astros, and may have hurt their record
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Russia accuses Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syria's Idlib
Russia's Defense Ministry late on Thursday accused Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syria's Idlib region to support rebels fighting Syrian government forces, and of providing artillery support for them.
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Higgins: 'profoundly disappointed' in Jean Vanier
Michael Higgins wrote a biography on L'Arche founder Jean Vanier. He tells Amanpour the Church has a "track record of failure" in preventing the abuse that took place.
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An unsung aide equal parts air traffic controller and caddie exits the Senate
Laura Dove, the secretary for the GOP majority, was well-versed in parliamentary rules and often had to explain to senators why their ideas wouldn’t work.
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'The Proud Family' revived by Disney+
"The Proud Family" and the Disney company are reuniting.
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4 people with alleged ties to neo-Nazi group charged with planning to harass journalists and activists
Four people with alleged ties to a neo-Nazi group known as "Atomwaffen Division" have been arrested after authorities said they conspired to harass journalists and people affiliated with the Anti-Defamation League.
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Isaiah Simmons' versatility is huge asset in NFL draft, but Clemson star's fit leaves questions
Isaiah Simmons has drawn rave reviews for his ability to handle a number of different defensive tasks. But where will he settle in at the NFL level?      
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Republican clean energy group hires new top lobbyist
Cystic Fibrosis advocates fly in — Spotted at Georgetown last night
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A Short History of Earth’s New Moon
This is going to sound preposterous, but I promise it’s true: Earth has another moon.It is not the kind that will illuminate the night sky. It’s invisible to the naked eye and too tiny to do any classic moon moves, like tugging on the planet’s oceans. But it’s there, orbiting the Earth, accompanying us on our journey around the sun.A pair of astronomers discovered the miniature moon on the night of February 15, and by chance. It showed up in the nightly observations of the Catalina Sky Survey, a NASA-funded project in Arizona. The survey is designed to study asteroids and comets near Earth, the kind that could potentially menace the planet if they got too close. To Kacper Wierzchos and Teddy Pruyne, the mystery object appeared as a few pixels of light moving quickly across a dusky, fixed background.Researchers at other observatories and amateur astronomers around the world raced to monitor the newcomer in the sky, collecting as much data as they could. When they calculated its orbit, they were baffled. The object wasn’t a newcomer at all. So far, their work suggests that the object has been moving around us, gravitationally bound to the Earth, since 2018, perhaps longer. We’ve had a tiny new moon all this time, and we didn’t know about it.So, what exactly is this thing?Astronomers don’t know everything yet—it’s been less than two weeks!—but they’ve identified some traits. The object is about the size of a compact car and traces a rambling loop around Earth about every four months or so. As the object passed by Earth on its path through space, the planet’s gravity pulled it close. And in that moment, it became a moon.[Read: They went to the moon]At first, astronomers thought the new moon could be a piece of space junk, a rocket part discarded after a successful launch. To say conclusively, astronomers would need to use powerful telescopes to study the sunlight reflected off the object, which can reveal its composition from afar. There's at least a small chance that it could be a chunk of our moon that broke off after an impact, one astronomer told me. But the latest observations suggest that the object is probably an asteroid, one of the many floating around near Earth.“It’s just a chance occurrence,” says Kat Volk, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. “They just have to come in at the right speed and the right angle. The vast majority of things that are whizzing by the Earth do not get even temporarily captured into orbit, they just keep whizzing by, with their trajectory just a little bit tweaked by the Earth’s gravity.”Astronomers have named the mini-moon, for now, 2020 CD3. As excited as they were to find it, they weren’t completely shocked. The Catalina Sky Survey has found one before in 2006. Although they’ve now seen only two of them, astronomers suspect more are out there. Some estimate that, considering how many bits of asteroids reside near Earth, there’s at least one tiny moon lassoed around the planet at any given time. Gravity, after all, has shown itself to be a skilled thief; for example, some of the outermost stars in our Milky Way were torn from another galaxy as it passed by. A rock the size of a car is an easy steal for Earth’s gravitational forces.These forces, along with the moon’s own gravity, have put 2020 CD3 on a pretty quirky orbit, unlike the other neat loops of the solar system. Below, the white band represents the orbit of the moon, with the Earth inside. The tiny moon’s orbit is in red, looping around like yarn: (2/3) The object has just been announced by the MPC and its orbit shows that it entered Earth's orbit some three years ago. Here is a diagram of the orbit created with the orbit simulator written by Tony Dunn: pic.twitter.com/2wsJGtexiO — Kacper Wierzchos (@WierzchosKacper) February 26, 2020Like other near-Earth objects, 2020 CD3 probably originated in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. With the help of computer simulations, astronomers can try to trace its path back in time. “If you get enough data, you can conclusively trace these looping spaghetti paths through the Earth-moon system and find out where it entered the system,” says Eric Christensen, a University of Arizona astronomers who works on the Catalina Sky Survey, and who discovered the mini-moon in 2006.[Read: The pros and cons of a lunar pit stop]Mini-moons like 2020 CD3 are, unfortunately, “temporarily captured objects.” The object discovered in 2006 escaped Earth’s orbit and went on its merry way, less than a year after it was found. 2020 CD3 will eventually leave us, too. “This isn’t an object that is stably orbiting the Earth like the moon is,” Christensen says. “This is a fairly tenuous connection to the Earth. It’s getting tugged on by the moon and tugged on by the Earth.”The latest observations suggest that 2020 CD3 is already moving away from Earth for good. “Unfortunately, we are catching this one on its way back out,” says Bill Gray, who provided astronomical software that helped pinpoint the object. “It’s getting fainter. Already, it’s faint enough that if the Catalina Sky Survey looked at it now, it wouldn’t see it.” Gray predicts the mini-moon will escape Earth’s orbit in a matter of weeks. It will most likely return to orbiting the sun, although there’s a chance it could someday head straight to Earth, where it would burn up in the atmosphere in a glittering meteor display.The thought of losing a new moon so soon after uncovering its existence is a little depressing, so I asked Volk whether, someday, Earth’s gravity could ensnare an object to stay, perhaps even one that we could see in the night sky, shining alongside the original moon. “It would be possible, but it would be extremely unlikely,” Volk said. “You would need the [object] to come in and have a gravitational interaction with our existing moon in just the perfect configuration that would tweak its orbit and put it onto a stable orbit around the Earth. You can’t really come in from a heliocentric orbit and get captured into a stable orbit.”Sigh. Back to marveling at our usual moon, then, that reliable glow in the night sky, as enduring as the stars around it. From our vantage point, the skies can seem predictable and immutable. The fleeting miniature moon provides a lovely reminder that our corner of the universe is, in fact, rather lively, sometimes more than we can know.
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U.S. and international stock markets are tumbling over coronavirus fears
U.S. and international stock markets take a hit over coronavirus fears. Investment pros are advising not to panic, staying the course on retirement.       
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Angels send pitcher Griffin Canning for MRI on elbow
The Angels shut down Griffin Canning last summer because of elbow soreness. After his first appearance this spring, the elbow soreness has returned.
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Prince Harry ‘doesn’t need a title to be a big deal,’ is ‘defiant’ over Megxit
"He didn't look like a man wracked with anxiety," Ayesha Hazarika, who made headlines Wednesday with her prince-less "Harry" introduction, told "Good Morning Britain" on Thursday morning.
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Bizarre-looking fish could help solve world hunger
A bizarre-looking fish could be the key to helping solve the world’s hunger issue, according to a new study. Known as the Monkeyface Prickleback (scientific name: Cebidichthys violaceus), the fish has a digestive tract similar to humans, with both small and large intestines and an acidic stomach. It’s also among the small number of fish...
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The night I beat Anderson Silva
He would go on to become UFC champion, but Michael Bisping will never forget the night English fans fueled his win over Anderson Silva.        Related StoriesUFC Norfolk main event breakdown: Benavidez, Figueiredo chase gold in battle of power punchersPhoto: Nasty road rash forces Movsar Evloev out of UFC 248Kazakhstan's Mariya Agapova signs with UFC 
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