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Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runs

Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runs

Science
The British car designed to go 1,000mph (1,610km/h) will make its first public runs in Cornwall later. Bloodhound SSC is conducting initial "slow-speed" trials and should get up to about 200mph (320km/h) on the runway at Newquay Airport. Driven by RAF Wing Commander Andy Green, the car aims to break the world land speed record in 2019. This will take place on a special track that has been prepared on a dried-out lakebed in Northern Cape, South Africa. "This is about showing the world what we're about," said Wing Commander Green. "We've designed and built the most extraordinary, sophisticated, high-performance land speed record car in history. It will do 0-200mph in about eight seconds. For a five-tonne vehicle - that's eye-popping performance," he told BBC News. Media playback is unsupport...
Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors

Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors

Health
Kristin Marx finished the Milwaukee Half-Marathon Sunday, surrounded by family, friends and her cardiac-care team. It was a huge accomplishment for Marx, 37, who said she'd come up with the "crazy idea" with her sister-in-law one day in July. "We thought, 'Hey, wouldn't it be fun to do a half-marathon.' It was kind of in a joking way and I wasn't sure if I wanted to commit to it because I have never run a half-marathon in my life," Marx said. It was also a huge deal because more than 16 years ago, Marx had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and was in and out of the hospital in Wisconsin, desperately awaiting a heart transplant. Man overcomes paralysis to run half-marathon with his surgeon and the driver who hit him In 2000, Marx was a healthy, 20-year-old college sophomore at the Univ...
Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Finance
Why in the world would Major League Baseball home run statistics track the U.S. stock market?It's tempting to dismiss such a finding as a wild coincidence or a fluke, but as you can see in the chart, the relationship between the two has persisted for nearly 150 years. What's more, it gets even stronger if you add strikeouts into the mix. Most hitters and pitchers don't check stock tickers before swinging and flinging, and most stock investors don't check baseball stats before buying and selling. So what's the connection? The simplest explanation is that society's overall mood influences performance in both arenas.For example, on Friday, June 2 of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new all-time high for the first time in three months. The next day, confidence wafted on the br...
Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Sports
Celtic have been charged by Uefa after a fan ran on to the pitch and appeared to aim a kick at Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.The incident happened late in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League match at Celtic Park, shortly after the visitors' third goal in a 5-0 win.PSG also face a charge after seats were damaged in the away section. The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 October.Police Scotland reported seven arrests at the match, including a 21-year-old man charged with alleged pitch incursion and assault.He was taken into custody, along with three other men who were accused of assault, breach of the peace and violating the offensive behaviour at football act 2012.Match report: Celtic 0-5 PSGWe played like under-12s, says Rodger...
Time runs out for Americans in North Korea as travel ban goes into effect

Time runs out for Americans in North Korea as travel ban goes into effect

World
For the scores of Americans who live or work in North Korea, time is up. The Trump administration’s ban on travel to the reclusive country went into effect Friday, with limited exemptions available. For the small group of U.S. citizens working on aid projects or at hospitals and universities, their work -- at times, life-saving -- will have to be put on indefinite pause. That could adversely affect many North Koreans who are dependent on foreign assistance at health centers across the country, according to Heidi Linton, the executive director of Christian Friends of Korea, a nonprofit based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. “If we’re not able to continue our assistance there, it affects the lives of thousands of patients,” she told ABC News. Franklin Graham, the well-known Christian e