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‘Stowaway’ brings an old-fashioned problem to the latest mission to Mars

‘Stowaway’ brings an old-fashioned problem to the latest mission to Mars

“Stowaway” wasn’t shot during the Covid pandemic, but with a cast of four in a confined, near-claustrophobic setting, this character study easily could have been. More an examination of human nature than a thriller, the space-faring movie deals with weighty issues but doesn’t possess much pizzazz or gravity, making Netflix the logical home for its…MORE

New Food Mash-Up: Lasagna with a Layer of Mac-and-Cheese

How are we supposed to lose our pandemic weight when the evil food geniuses out there keep coming up with stuff like this? The frozen food company Stouffer’s just revealed its latest concoction called “LasagnaMac”.  Which is a normal slice of lasagna, except the middle layer is macaroni-and-cheese. It’s not out yet.  And for now,…MORE

Knoxville Police Chief Releases Statement Following DA’s Determination an Officer-Involved Shooting was Justified

Knoxville Police Department Chief Thomas issues a statement after Knoxville District Attorney Charme Allen released body camera footage of the fatal Austin-East officer-involved shooting that left 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. dead and a Knoxville Police Officer with a gunshot wound. Thomas’ Statement: “I want to express my gratitude to the Office of Attorney General Charme Allen and…MORE

Mars Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second, riskier flight

Mars Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second, riskier flight

The Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed a second flight on Mars Thursday, and it was even more challenging than the first. Ingenuity autonomously flew for almost 52 seconds this time, climbing 16 feet (4.9 meters) up through the Martian atmosphere. After a brief hover, it tilted at a 5-degree angle and moved sideways for 7 feet…MORE

Jobless claims fell more than expected last week, hitting a pandemic low

Jobless claims fell more than expected last week, hitting a pandemic low

Claims for unemployment benefits went down more than expected last week. That’s good news. Economists are confident that the labor market recovery will gather speed as the economy reopens fully and more people get vaccinated. But jobless claims rose in two of the past four weeks, stressing that the road to recovery will be bumpy.…MORE