Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Wednesday Scoop: NASA New Year

🍕Plus, how much pizza can a college student eat?

Avatar

Published

on

Dear Morning Scoop subscribers,

We’re trying to figure out what we can do better, and we’d really appreciate your feedback. Please take this quick survey (if you haven’t already) to let us know what you want to see in the Morning Scoop starting in the new year. Thank you for your time and we greatly appreciate your support!

Sincerely,

The CMN Staff

1600px-Working_New_Years_Eve_Social_Media_for_NBC_(9234114888)
While the rest of the country was watching the ball drop, NASA had some other things going on. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story… 

NASA Shares First Image of Ultima Thule from Record-Setting Flyby

A record-setting NASA mission that looked at an object on the edge of our solar system occurred four billion miles away as the New Year rang in. CNN reports, “Mission scientists from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have confirmed that the New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object that’s a billion miles beyond Pluto.” Mission scientists were relieved to see the mission completed as there was only one chance to complete it as the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed past Ultima Thule at 31,500 miles per hour. New Horizons was also able to send back an image, taken from a half million miles out.


In newspapers…

Malware Attack Delays Printing of U.S. Newspapers

malware attack originating from outside the country caused a delay in the printing of several newspapers over the weekend including the Los Angelos Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times. The malware that is believed to have been used in the attack is called Ryuk, which spreads from computer to computer attempting to access encrypted data and demanding ransom in bitcoin for the locked files.  


In marriage equality…

Cuba Removes Same-Sex Marriage Equality in Draft Constitution

Former president Raul Castro has removed a gender-neutral clause in Cuba’s draft constitution saying that civil marriage is between two people with equal rights. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


In reproductive rights…

Ireland Officially Legalizes Abortion

After more than 200 years of criminalization and forbiddance, abortion is officially legalized in Ireland. The country’s president, Michael D. Higgins, signed the legalization into law on Thursday, Dec. 20, after its passage through both chambers of the national parliament. All or any abortion services will be provided “on demand” up to the 12th week of a woman’s pregnancy and will be free under the country’s universal healthcare system starting in 2019. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


In politics…

Israel will Hold Elections in April 2019 or Earlier

On Monday, Dec. 24, Israeli coalition party leaders in the Knesset’s governing majority agreed to dissolve and hold elections in April 2019 or earlier. Reasons for dissolving the national parliament vary including difficulties passing a new national law that would extend the mandatory military draft to ultra-Orthodox Jewish students across the country. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


In animal rights…

Lion Killed After Fatally Attacking Zoo Intern

Zoo intern Alexandra Black was attacked and killed by a lion who escaped its pen while Black was assisting in the cleaning of the animal’s enclosure. Deputies attempted to tranquilize the lion but eventually shot and killed the animal. Animal advocates are adamantly pushing for change as this is the tenth attack or escape since 1997 in a privately owned North Carolina wildlife facility.


In #MeToo…

Louis C.K. Returns to the Stage

Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. has gradually been returning to the stage over the past few months after his career came to a sudden halt during #MeToo allegations. Now the comedian is facing even more backlash after a recording of a recent set he did was leaked — a set that includes jokes about gender identity and the Parkland shooting survivors.


Trending today…

I’ve Been to the Year 3000 🎶

This tweet went super viral and we can’t decide if it’s making or breaking our new year. All we know is the Jonas Brothers must be proud.


Last but not least…

Goodbye 2018

We took a look back over our content for 2018: the biggest stories, the most-read reports,  the best movies, and our favorite songs of 2018. Check them out.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Duane Paul MurphyNatalia Kolenko, and the CMN Staff. A college senior decided to quantify the amount of pizza he ate during his four years. Answer: 900. Calories: 2.4 million. Mode of presentation? Hopefully, a pie chart.

slice-of-pizza_1f355

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

CMN Music

Music3 days ago

Viewpoint: Pitchfork’s Best of the Decade is Full of Pleasant Surprises

A notable balance between well-known artists and smaller independent acts.

Music2 weeks ago

Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 2010’s has Plenty of Gaps

How does one come to the conclusion that Death Grips come out just above Leonard Cohen but below Janelle Monáe?

Music3 weeks ago

Album Review: Tamino – ‘Amir (Deluxe)’

An expanded edition that offers poetic drama from beginning to end.

Music1 month ago

What Makes A Scary Song? Three Things Every Spooky Tune Needs

Genuinely scary sounds, an unsettling story, or just party jams with eerie sound effects?

Music1 month ago

React: Paste Magazine’s Best Albums of the 2010’s List

It's difficult for any one person to approach a list with complete objectivity,

CMN Vibes1 month ago

CMN Vibes: Spooky Season

The only playlist you'll need as Halloween gets closer.

Music2 months ago

4 Places to Read Great Music Journalism

Where to find great, free music writing and journalism on the web.

Essentials3 months ago

Four Useful Spotify Features for Music Writers: Part One

Tips, tricks and cool shortcuts to deepen your knowledge.

Music3 months ago

‘We’ll Carry On’: Examining the Legacy of Rock in the 2000s

The seeds planted by these bands are the reason rock will thrive for generations.

Music3 months ago

Man Arrested in Connection of Death of Rapper Mac Miller

28 year old Cameron James Pettit was arrested today on allegations of supplying deceased rapper Mac Miller with lethal drugs....

Music3 months ago

5 Things You’ll Quickly Learn After Moving From the USA to New Zealand

So you graduate college without any real career plan and decide to spend a year bartending so you can travel...

Music3 months ago

Review: Captain Beefheart, “Hair Pie: Bake 2”

An odd intrigue.

Essentials3 months ago

4 Podcasts Every Music Writer Should be Familiar With

Music journalists these days need to listen to a whole lot more than just music.

Music3 months ago

Cocaine and Rhinestones – Breaking Down Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie from Muskogee’

Tyler Mahan Coe brings the facts and the feel of history.

Music3 months ago

Track Review: Pool Kids – ‘$5 Subtweet’

Diving into a new age of confrontation.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Hip-Hop’s Most Influential Artists of the Last Half -Decade

Drake, Migos, Travis Scott and more make the list.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Podcast Review: The Needledrop: How To Get Into Death Grips

Dominick Rabrun joins Anthony Fantano for some intense chat.

Music3 months ago

Desert Island Disc: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

This album challenges misogyny, materialism and issues within relationships

Music4 months ago

Liily: Aiming to Turn the Music Industry Upside Down

California band is on the way up and has new music due out this fall.

Music4 months ago

Interview with Singer Natalie Clark

A CMN Q&A that touches on playing guitar, growing up in Glasgow, and being starstruck on 'The Voice.'

Essentials4 months ago

5 Essential Websites for Music Journalists

Great sources to confirm facts or come up with story ideas.

Music4 months ago

Remembering The Queen of Soul: 5 Reasons Why Aretha Franklin Will Never Be Forgotten

The Queen left not only a beautiful legacy, but a blueprint for all artists to follow.

Great Reads

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © 2019 College Media Network