Saturday Six: Red Tide and Clumps of Seaweed May Threaten Florida Beaches, Man Released After 400 Years in Prison & More


Professor Inspires Students’ Love of Physics

Texas A&M University professor ignites students’ passion for physics


It’s finally the weekend.

During another busy news week, north east storm Powering thousands, closing hundreds of schools, egg prices started to fall After months of hiking, Oprah revealed her book club’s 100th pick, and the world mourned the loss. Singer Bobby Caldwelldied at the age of 71.

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Bobby Caldwell, soulful singer and songwriter behind R&B hits like ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ and ‘Open Your Eyes’, has died, wife Mary Caldwell says in statement became.

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Meanwhile, actor Billy Crystal recreated his iconic ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Find a Florida amusement park for his 75th birthday Teenagers dismantle vehicle that fell to death Last year, USA Today reported that women of the year listIncluding Sandra Day O’Connor and Michelle Obama, House Republicans Launched Their Own Version of the January 6 Commission.

But that’s not all.

Below are our weekly Saturday Sixes. Here’s a summary of half a dozen news stories in no particular order, ranging from poignant to bizarre to tragic and everything in between.

  • a A physics professor’s viral video is helping to inspire women Pursue a career in science. From the story: According to the American Physical Society, a non-profit organization based in Maryland, only a quarter of U.S. graduates with a bachelor’s degree in physics are women. But Dr. Tatiana Erkimova, a professor of physics at Texas A&M University, is trying to change that with the help of her social media. Watch the video above.
  • florida A man serving a 400-year prison sentence is free After being exonerated. From the story: Sidney Holmes, 57, was convicted of the 1988 robbery in April 1989 and charged as a getaway driver. Holmes was greeted by his family as he was walking free on Monday, and he said the first thing he wanted to do was eat something.
  • More Americans Can’t Pay Their Billsand some states are worse than others. From the story: A growing number of Americans say they are having trouble paying their bills. hit by inflation and the loss of federal pandemic aid. According to the latest Census Bureau data, about 36% of consumers say they have “somewhat” or “very difficulty” paying their regular bills. household pulse surveycollected responses in the first two weeks of February.

  • Found by a man in Arkansas 3.29 Carat “Big and Ugly Diamond” at a state park. From the story: An Arkansas man discovered a 3.29 carat brown diamond at Craters of Diamonds State Park earlier this month.It’s the largest diamond found in the park. After September 2021the park said statement.

  • a A woman disguised as a sick and wounded Marine was sentenced to six years in prison. From the story: A Rhode Island woman who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits and charitable donations by posing as an ailing veteran has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Sarah Jane Kavanaugh — who never served in the U.S. Army — claimed to be a Marine with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star who was wounded in Iraq by an IED. The 32-year-old claimed that Cavanaugh also developed a military-related cancer.

  • Finally, Florida beaches could deal with a one-two punch of red tides and clumps of seaweed as spring break approaches. From the story: a Flowering of poisonous algae known as red tide It’s already killing and stinking fish along the Gulf Coast. now, clumps of seaweed It’s drifting across the Atlantic at twice the width of the United States and could wash ashore in the coming weeks, causing even more havoc. “Two problems can escalate into a bigger problem,” said Mike Parsons, professor of marine sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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