Massimo Luciani

Mario Ancic in Toronto in 2008

Croatian tennis player Mario Ancic has announced his retirement from professional competitions because of the recurring mononucleosis that’s been causing him problems for years.

Carmelo Anthony wearing the Denver Nuggets jersey

Carmelo Anthony will go to the New York Knicks, with him guards Chauncey Billups and Anthony Carter, center Shelden Williams and forward Renaldo Balkman will go to the New York Knicks. In return the New York Knicks will give the Denver Nuggets guard Raymond Felton, forward Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, center Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2014 and second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, along with $3 million in cash.

Doctor Who – The Trial of A Time Lord - Mindwarp

“Mindwarp”is the second adventure of the twenty-third season, known by the global title “The Trial of a Time Lord”, which aired in 1986. “Mindwarp” has the parts that go from fifth to eighth of this season following “The Mysterious Planet” and it’s a four parts adventure written by Philip Martin and directed by Ron Jones.

Vase with Twelve Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh

While the exhibition dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh at the Vittoriano in Rome is about to close after being extended for another two weeks by popular demand, a research carried out by the Italian CNR, the University of Perugia’s Department of Chemistry, the University of Antwerp’s Departments of Chemistry and Physics, the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and by the Esrf (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) in Grenoble has discovered why the yellow color of the sunflowers painted by the great painter is turning brown.

A comparison of the same part of the Tempel 1 comet before and after being hit by the impactor launched by the Deep Impact probe (photo NASA)

In July 2005 the Deep Impact probe made the first visit to the comet Tempel 1, in recent days the Stardust spacecraft has taken new photos, including the ones of the crater left by the impactor launched from Deep Impact, and made new measurements to improve our knowledge.