U.S. lands unmanned Odysseus spacecraft on moon

The Intuitive Machines Odysseus lunar lander is the first American spacecraft to land on the moon since Apollo 17 did so more than 50 years ago. The unmanned, robotic lunar lander launched by a private U.S. company landed on the moon Thursday evening, February 22, 2024. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried the Odysseus lunar lander from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 15. [2/22/2024]

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Melanie of Woodstock Fame Dies at 76

Singer/songwriter Melanie Safka died Tuesday, January 22. Her breakthrough hit was Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), which she wrote about her experience as a performer at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Except in Greenwich Village folk music venues, she was virtually unknown when helicoptered into Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York for the concert. In 1971, she topped the carts with the childlike Brand New Key. Earlier in the month, she had been in a studio working on her 32nd album, Second Hand Smoke. Her children requested that fans light candles and raise them high, high up again at 10 PM on January 24 in rememberance. [1/24/2024]

Melanie Safka

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Cancer Vaccine?

A cancer vaccine has been tested in hundreds of patients with advanced forms of melanoma in Phase 2 clinical trials. The most recent data presented at an academic conference showed nearly 95% of people given only the vaccine were still alive three years after starting treatment and 64% were still disease-free. A larger Phase 3 clinical trial will have to ultimately validate if this cancer vaccine will truly be a game-changer in the field. “We've seen over and over again, promising Phase 2 data that didn't turn out to be so promising in Phase 3,” Dr. Vernon Sondak cautions. [1/21/2024]

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2024 Jazz Fest Lineup

The music lineup for the 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out. The Rolling Stones headline it. Foo Fighters, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Heart, Bonnie Raitt, George Thorogood, Earth, Wing & Fire, The Beach Boys, and many more are on the list. [1/19/2024]

2024 Jazz Fest Lineup

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