Watch Jimmy Kimmel Casually Confirm His Oscar-Hosting Duties – TIME

It’s official: Jimmy Kimmel is our host for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. In a self-deprecating opening segment on his late-night show Monday, Kimmel brought up his new gig with typical humor. “I read online today that in February I’ll be hosting the Oscars,” he said casually. “The producers and the Academy went through a […]

NBC Chairman Talks Live Television, ‘Hairspray Live!’ Airs Wednesday Night – Forbes

NBC Chairman Talks Live Television, ‘Hairspray Live!’ Airs Wednesday Night – Forbes

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — ‘Hairspray Live!’ Press Junket — Pictured: (L-R) Harvey Fierstein and Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC). “We are in a very challenging place in terms of the current climate with so many channels, shows and streaming platforms,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, via phone as he explained […]

This primate-inspired robot is a champion jumper – Washington Post

In the animal kingdom Olympics, quite a few creatures are gunning for the gold medal in the high jump: There’s the impala, which can soar more than nine feet above the ground; the kangaroo, which can leap continuously across long stretches of ground. And then there’s the galago, or bushbaby, a tiny nocturnal primate with big […]

Why is this bird donned tiny goggles to flew through lasers? – Christian Science Monitor

Safety goggles are for the birds, according to Stanford University researchers who custom-built a pair for their lab’s tiniest flight-tester this year. Researchers at Stanford’s Lentink Laboratory are fascinated by the air patterns generated by the motion of a flying bird’s wings, air patterns that could make a big difference in how engineers design airplanes […]

7 things in your daily life that you didn’t know were based on NASA innovations – Business Insider

Some everyday innovations as varied as a solid golf club and a high-quality selfie owe their existence to NASA technologies. NASA published its 2017 edition of “Spinoff” — a profile of 50 commercial technologies originally designed for NASA missions and research. Since 1976, NASA has published an annual document introducing run-of-the-mill items inspired by NASA […]

Sheriff explains Joe McKnight shooting with another bizarre press conference – NBCSports.com

Getty Images The authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana initially did not arrest Ronald Gasser, the 54-year-old man who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight last week. Gasser has since been arrested for manslaughter. Sheriff Newell Normand, whose press conference from Friday seemed unreasonably defensive and unnecessarily combative, took it to the next […]

Yankees to retire Jeter’s No. 2 on May 14 – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — Derek Jeter‘s No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees‘ single digits. The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother’s Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument […]