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As part of its mission, the rover would characterise the Red Planet’s geology and past climate, and pave the way for human exploration of Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has performed its first drive on Mars, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape. The drive served as a mobility test …

UFC 259 goes down Saturday night from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The loaded card is headlined by a trio of championship fights, with middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s bid to become a two-division champion when he challenges light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in the main event. Amanda Nunes makes her return to the Octagon …

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — So much for getting out of jail early. A repeat felon from Stapleton, who’s currently serving a prison term of up to five years for gun possession, would have been eligible for parole in July. But Jeffrey Reader won’t be leaving the lockup anytime soon. That’s because Reader, 29, was sentenced …

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – While weather delayed delivery of COVID vaccines across the country and locally, including doses for those scheduled to receive their second this week, Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen released a statement to reassure people that there is “plenty of time to safely receive that second dose.” Cuomo announces new …

Michigan-Ohio State is just what college basketball needed.  Arguably the most anticipated game of the regular season eclipsed the hype, offering more compelling play and interest in the schools’ rivalry than football has been able to provide for most of the past decade. A bonus: this was the first top-five college hoops matchup between the …

In denying news content to its Australian users, Facebook is arguably overplaying its hand, behaving as a big company that thinks it can intimidate governments. If it keeps doing this, it will ultimately lose customers, and that’s the last thing Facebook wants. Perhaps you’re already considering breaking up with Facebook, whether in reaction to the …

Democratic lawmakers have a new message for the health care industry: bring down patient costs by 2024, or face competition from a government-controlled plan. That’s the gist of a “public option” bill some lawmakers plan to introduce when the session resumes next week. “I think it’s important to bring back the public option this year, …

Super Bowl LV is here. The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are squaring off at Raymond James Stadium for the right to call themselves NFL champions after a wild 2020 season. The Bucs enter as the first team in Super Bowl history to play for the championship at their home stadium, while the …

Whether you say syrah or shiraz, nothing warms the soul quite like the dark red wine made from one of the top 10 grown grape varietals in the world. Whether you say syrah or shiraz, nothing warms the soul quite like the dark red wine made from one of the top 10 grown grape varietals …

The Major League Baseball Players Association has rejected a proposal from MLB to shorten the 2021 season to 154 games. MLB recently proposed the changes and offered to pay the players for the usual 162 games in exchange for an expanded 2021 postseason. In response to the union’s rejection, MLB now says the 2021 season …