Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 11:29 AM EST Dec 23, 2018 Dear Santa, It’s hard to be a sports fan in the Motor City. The Detroit Lions are going backwards. The Tigers are stuck in a rebuild, years from being good again. The Pistons can’t win enough to get anybody excited. The Red Wings have fallen off the radar. Michigan football was blown out by Ohio State, wasting an amazing opportunity. And MSU football lost a recruit to Rutgers. That’s like you, Santa, losing an elf to the Easter Bunny. It just sounds wrong. So big fella, we got a long wish list here in Michigan, so many things we need, and I’d suggest bringing the big sleigh. Related: Carlos Monarrez's Lions wish list: Do Jim Bob Cooter a favor, fire him Tigers The worst part of a rebuild is the waiting for the youngsters to arrive. But you, dear Santa, could change that with one simple little gift. The Tigers could use a time machine, a slick DeLorean straight from “Back to the … [Read more...] about Michigan sports in desperate need. Can you help us, Santa?
"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." -Frank Zappa Oh yeah, Zappa? Well, let me show you what hydrogen can do! With just one proton and one electron, hydrogen is not only the simplest of all the atoms in the Universe, it's also the most abundant: over 90% of all the atoms in the Universe are hydrogen atoms! How could such a small thing possibly have anything interesting to tell us about the entire Universe? Well, for starters, hydrogen has very specific energy levels where its electron is allowed to live. Hit it with just the right amount of energy, and it will absorb it, and the electron will jump up to a higher energy level. Or, if you let it sit there in a higher energy state, it'll look at those lower -- and more stable -- energy levels, and spontaneously jump down there. And when they do, they … [Read more...] about How Hydrogen Teaches Us the Temperature of Dark Matter!
By The Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, Guest columnist Published 8:00 am CST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News God lets us see and hear anew at Christmas 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Dear brothers and sisters, The Advent season which leads up to the celebration of Christmas should be a time of prayerful reflection, but in reality is one of hustle and … [Read more...] about God lets us see and hear anew at Christmas
By Fatima Raza Published: December 23, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Even in the face of despair and failure, we manage to turn the tables with our perseverance and hard work. The year 2018 brought with it ‘Naya Pakistan’, or at least the promise of it, that many Pakistanis had been anxiously waiting for. Now that the year is ending, several changes have taken place; some good, some bad and some plain hilarious. By hilarious I mean things such as the chicken egg business model theory of Kaptaan himself, the ‘speed of light’ trains he was so impressed by and the buffalo auctions. As this year ends, there is still gas and energy shortage in the country, there is still rampant injustice, the political discourse has become childish and the financial state of affairs is of course, quite abject. But all is not lost, my friends. Pakistanis are people of great talent and resilience. Even in the face of despair and failure, we manage to turn the … [Read more...] about Puff out your chests with pride, because these 7 Pakistanis have made us real proud
Matthew Lee, Associated Press Updated 9:11 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. McGurk has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security officials. AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) less FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. McGurk has resigned in protest to ... more Photo: Hadi Mizban, AP Photo: Hadi Mizban, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Trump loses US envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan