After 27 years, the crayon color dandelion is taking a retirement, making way for an upstart in the blue family, officials with the crayon company Crayola said on Friday. This was not the first time the company has retired colors. In 1990, eight shades — maize, lemon yellow, blue . . .
A swarm of bees caused players in a preseason Major League Baseball game to lay on the ground during an exhibition game. The intrusion happened at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, home to the Cactus League Spring Training complex for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. I . . .
A runaway bull led New York City police on a wild chase after escaping from a slaughterhouse on Tuesday, but the animal died after being cornered in someone’s backyard, officials said. During the chase, TV news helicopter video footage showed one fruitless capture attempt after anoth . . .
Regardless of having never been nominated, J.J. Abrams believes that Mark Hamill’s performance in Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will win him an Oscar next year. In the second film of the new trilogy, after The Force Awakens in 2015, Hamill will return as Luke Skywalker, but . . .
Libratus lived up to its “balanced but forceful” Latin name by becoming the first AI to beat professional poker players at heads-up, no-limit Texas Hold’em. The tournament was held at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh from 11–30 January. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, . . .
A Chinese vase has sold for 450 times its guide price after auctioneers mistook it for a copy until eagle-eyed bidders realised it was actually a 500-year-old valuable antique. The intricately-painted porcelain wucai fish vase broke house records for Birmingham auctioneers Fellows when it . . .