Weird ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet is shaped like a football

A distant exoplanet looks more like a football than the usual sphere, researchers report in a groundbreaking new study. The strange shape of ultrahot WASP-103b, which is more than 1,000 light-years from Earth, is due to the planet being stretched by the gravitational forces of its parent star, according to the new research. WASP-103b was … Read more

Football: European league matches are becoming more predictable

Computer predictions for the outcome of European football matches over a 26-year period become more accurate in recent years Humans 15 December 2021 By Chris Stokel-Walker A match between KRC Genk and Club Brugge in the Belgian First Division A Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images Football matches have become more predictable over time, according to an … Read more

Michael Strahan taking football to space on Blue Origin flight Saturday

Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan will be taking a small piece of his former life to space on Saturday (Dec. 11). Strahan, who played in the NFL from 1993 to 2007, will tote a football on his suborbital jaunt with Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin, which is scheduled to lift off from West … Read more