WISCONSIN —If you can catch only one meteor shower this year, it should be the Perseids. They’re zipping across the sky right now, and will peak overnight on Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13. Whether you’ll be able to see it around Wisconsin depends on weather conditions, of course, but all signs are pointing to a…

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NASA has a mantra for preparing spacecraft to launch: “Test as you fly.” The idea is to test the entire spacecraft, fully assembled, in the same environment and configuration that it will see in orbit. But the Parker Solar Probe, set to launch August 11, is no ordinary spacecraft (SN Online: 7/5/2018). And it’s headed…

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Early this morning, Mars made its closest approach to Earth since 2003 — but if you missed it, the Red Planet is still a magnificent sight to see in the night sky. Humanity will have to wait 269 years for Mars to get much closer, NASA says. At 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT), Mars reached…

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Even if the Washington Nationals trade Bryce Harper on Tuesday, their window of opportunity for winning won’t necessarily close. They have Max Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young Award winner and one of the favorites to win that honor again this year. They have outfielder Juan Soto, who may win NL Rookie of the Year. They…

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Mark Brown/Getty Images As the 2017 NFL season ended for the New York Jets, the depth chart featured a starting quarterback in Bryce Petty, a bust in former second-rounder Christian Hackenberg and an injured veteran who was more coach than player in Josh McCown. The Jets’ 2017 season ended with no clear-cut answer at quarterback.…

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For the second year in a row, the Yankees and the Twins were contestants on “Let’s Make a Deal” at the MLB trade deadline.  This year, instead of the “zonk” the Bombers got in Jaime Garcia, they hope to have opened Door No. 1 and gotten a great, valuable prize in Lance Lynn. MORE: Trade deadline…

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by Dave Sheinin July 31 at 8:52 AM Email the author Ian Kinsler is doused after a walk-off single earlier this month against the Dodgers. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today) The Boston Red Sox may get Dustin Pedroia, their longtime second baseman and veteran clubhouse sage, back some time in the coming months. But they also might…

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Stefon Diggs insisted all summer his contact situation would “handle itself.” Consider it being handled. The Minnesota Vikings and the young receiver agreed to terms on a new contract, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday morning, according to sources informed of the decision. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the contract is…

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Suits and other work attire are not known for being the most comfortable, freeing articles of clothing. You wouldn’t typically want to wear your best work suit to run a marathon or step into a boxing ring—unless somehow it was incredibly flexible, breathable and comfortable. Van Heusen believes its Flex Collection, which hit the market about…

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President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, saying the conservative political funding network had “become a total joke in real Republican circles” and is “highly overrated.” The president’s assessment, made in a series of morning tweets, followed a weekend gathering at which top officials affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch sought to…

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