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Team USA Looks to Make History Again in World Cup Match Against England

The first time the U.S. men’s national team faced England in a World Cup, in 1950, a miracle occurred. The hastily-assembled U.S. squad—which was partly made up of amateur players who held day jobs including as teachers, dishwashers, and mail carriers—knew that England had the stronger side. “We certainly didn’t entertain any ideas we were

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Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers to headline Wilderness Festival

DANCE music superstars Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers, and art-pop act Christine and The Queens are to headline a festival celebrating nature in the woods of West Oxfordshire. The artists are among the first names revealed for Wilderness Festival, which takes place at Cornbury Park, near Charlbury, next August. Also lined-up for the four-day

Oxford to get its very first Sausage & Cider Festival

A festival celebrating all things sausage and cider is coming to Oxford. The aptly named Sausage & Cider Festival will come to the city next year after proving popular with foodies and boozers across the country. The one day festival will include live music, food – 12 types of sausage to be exact - and

Taxi driver with no valid licence fined for driving unsafe vehicle

A former taxi driver has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 after admitting to driving an unsafe vehicle while his own licence had expired.   At Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday November 18 Saqib Zamaan, 50, of Riversley Court, Reading, pleaded guilty to illegally driving a licensed hackney carriage vehicle when his own hackney carriage

Delays on the A34 in Oxfordshire due to unknown cause

Delays on the A34 in Kennington (Image: NQ staff) There are delays on the A34 leaving Oxford due to an unknown cause. Oxon Travel, an account run by Oxfordshire County Council, is reporting slow traffic southbound approaching Bagley Wood near Kennington, heading towards Abingdon. It said: "We are unaware of the cause currently. Please approach with

Flooding possible as Oxfordshire drivers urged to plan ahead

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead due to flooding across Oxfordshire. Oxon Travel, an account run by Oxfordshire County Council, tweeted: "We are getting reports of flooding and standing water across the county following an heavy downpour earlier. Please drive to the condtions of the road and allow extra time for journeys this afternoon."

Oxford jury hears of ‘road rage’ incident that led to Luton shooting

A dad described the terrifying moment his toddler was picked up by an associate of ‘Big Billy’ hours before another man was shot in the head in a residential street. Imran Hussain’s ‘road rage’ encounter with the sister of Bilal ‘Big Billy’ Ahmed on September 20 is said to have kicked off a chain of

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Scientists observed the innermost structure of quasar jet

Quasars, or quasi-stellar objects, are one of the brightest and most active types of supermassive black holes that feed on gas at the center of a distant galaxy. 3C 273 is the first quasar ever to be identified. It is located in the constellation of Virgo. An international group of scientists has published new observations

Why does lightning zig-zags, and how is it connected to the thundercloud above?

An explanation for how lightning moves to the ground in successive luminous stages separated by “dark” intervals of many microseconds is an open question in lightning physics. The structure of the black column that connects the streamer step and the cloud, which can be kilometers long, is electrically conducting but has a very weak sustaining

Scientists created rugged tracers for use in harsh environments

Tracking mass through harsh environments requires surrogate particles that withstand the event and endure until sampling. Scientists have previously reported on the survivability of ruggedized particulate tracers during explosions. In a new study by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), scientists have created rugged tracer particles that could survive and thrive in extreme conditions. Fluorescent dyes

Machine learning tools autonomously classify 1000 supernovae

Many current and exciting scientific questions that astronomers are trying to answer require them to collect large samples of different cosmic events. As a result, modern astronomical observatories have become relentless data-generating machines that throw thousands of alerts and images at astronomers every night. Using a machine learning algorithm, astronomers from the Zwicky Transient Facility

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Team USA Looks to Make History Again in World Cup Match Against England

The first time the U.S. men’s national team faced England in a World Cup, in 1950, a miracle occurred. The hastily-assembled U.S. squad—which was partly made up of amateur players who held day jobs including as teachers, dishwashers, and mail carriers—knew that England had the stronger side. “We certainly didn’t entertain any ideas we were

Malaysia King Names Reformist Leader Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s king on Thursday named reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s Prime Minister, ending days of uncertainty after divisive general elections produced a hung Parliament. Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said Anwar, 75, will be sworn in as the nation’s 10th leader at the palace at 5 p.m. (0900

Wednesday Reboots the Addams Family With a Biting Condemnation of Colonialism—Just in Time For Thanksgiving

In 1993’s Addams Family Values, Wednesday Addams (Christina Ricci) has been sent away to summer camp, and she is not happy about it. To make matters worse, the camp counselors have written a Thanksgiving-themed play in which they are forcing her to participate, cast as Pocahontas. Wednesday’s nemesis, the obnoxiously chipper Amanda Buckman (Mercedes McNab)