- The ancient giant kangaroos could support their body with an upright posture and were able to support their weight on one leg at a time.
- Raimondo, the state general treasurer, would become Rhode Island's first female governor.
- Fragments of ancient plant life were discovered encapsulated in impact glass from the Pampas of Argentina.
- The painkiller fentanyl, sometimes mixed with heroin, has been implicated in a spate of fatal overdoses from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania.
- After two concertgoers died of MDMA overdoses, NYC officials have shut down the electronic dance festival Electric Zoo on Randall's Island.
- NASA plans to send a new and improved rover to Mars in 2020, which will collect samples for eventual return to Earth.
- Andrew Beal, a Texas banker and self-taught mathematician, is offering $1 million for whoever can solve the Beal Conjecture.
- Tripathi had been listed as missing since last month from his Providence apartment. He was wrongly named as a suspect in the Boston bombings.
- The theory has been corroborated by the carjack victim they terrorized last Thursday night.
- One of the nation's great basketball conferences is holding its final tournament as any semblance of what it once was. True, the name will remain. But it won't be the same. Then again, how long has it been since it really was what it once was?
Winter Snowstorm Nemo Cancels Nearly 5,000 Flights As 'Historic Blizzard' Pelts Northeast; Twitter Reacts To Axed FlightsNearly 5,000 flights have been canceled because of the so-called Nemo, the severe snowstorm blasting the U.S. Northeast.
- A white Christmas it will be for many residents of Maryland, Pennsylvania and other Northeast states that got an unexpected gift on Christmas Eve, when the skies opened up in the mid-afternoon and dropped several inches of snow across the mid-Atlantic region.
- The conference's two best football teams squared off Thursday night, and it was a showcase event -- for the ACC and the Big Ten as future members took centerstage on national TV.
- A new technique based on biochip detection of glucose in saliva instead of blood is likely to eliminate blood pricks for easy diabetes checks. The specially designed biochip could detect glucose levels similar to the levels found in human saliva.The study explained that the technique takes advantage of a convergence of nanotechnology and surface plasmonics, which explores the interaction of electrons and light (photons).