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The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding exactly how Donald Trump’s critics predicted it would. After the US President walked away from Barack Obama’s international nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, Iran started walking too. On Wednesday, it began escalating its uranium enrichment activities, injecting gas into centrifuges at its infamous underground Fordow plant. The…MORE

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

It all happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to react. It was a loud bang, followed by screams and commotion. Then panic. Mothers yelled for their children and children cried out for their mothers. And there I was in the middle of the chaos: scared, confused and unable to move. What else could…MORE

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

Defying their earthly bounds doesn’t stop many astronauts from exercising their civic duties. Andrew Morgan cast an early vote from space last month, weighing in on a Pennsylvania election, NASA says. According to his official biography, Morgan is a physician who was selected to join the astronaut corps in 2013, and completed his training in…MORE

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

No one could say life in Washington is boring. From his first hours in office, Donald Trump’s presidency has seemed like a brazen attempt to use the instruments of governmental power for his personal political gain. And in a few hours on Monday, an entire term’s worth worth of news and scandal flooded headlines as…MORE

These birds may have more friends than you

These birds may have more friends than you

Complex societies were thought to only exist among mammals, including humans, other primates, elephants, giraffes and dolphins. But a new study shows that vulturine guinea fowl, a bird with distinctive blue plumage that lives in Africa, can keep track of relationships with hundreds of others — challenging the prevailing view that big brains are a…MORE

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

On November 5, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft became the second human-made object to cross into interstellar space. Now, scientists have shared the initial science gained by Voyager 2’s historic crossing. However, just because the probes have left the heliosphere doesn’t mean they have left our solar system. That boundary is located at the outermost…MORE

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Conan, the heroic dog who helped chase down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, wasn’t the only canine forever changed by the US operation outside Idlib, Syria, last weekend. A puppy was orphaned in the firefight. But thanks to a Syrian photojournalist and a sympathetic veterinarian clinic, that puppy has a new lease on life, and…MORE

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

Every year on November 1, many Roman Catholics and other Christians around the world observe All Saints Day, which honors all saints of the church that have attained heaven. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, All Saints Day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Here’s a look at the history and traditions of this…MORE

Vampire bats form close friendships and help each other, study finds

Vampire bats form close friendships and help each other, study finds

Vampire bats may be bloodsucking creatures of the night — but they also form strong friendships and help each other out in times of need, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Current Biology on Thursday, found that vampire bats who formed social bonds in captivity maintained those bonds even after they…MORE

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Lewis Black at Bijou Theatre

Lewis Black at Bijou Theatre

Lewis Black brings The Joke’s On Us Tour to the Bijou Theatre on Saturday, November 16th! Listen to Bob Yarbrough this week to win tickets!

Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees takes place November 27th – December 1st at Knoxville Convention Center!

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Knoxville Ice Bears

Join us at the rink this year to cheer on the Knoxville Ice Bears as they compete in the 2019 – 2020 season! Listen to win Ice Bears tickets!