Legendary football player dies, massive archaeological find, and more news


HOF Steelers RB Franco Harris dies – Scientists discover 168 new Nazca Lines – Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO

HOF Steelers RB Franco Harris dies

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, who played during the 1970s dynasty of the Pittsburgh Steelers and won four Super Bowl rings with the team, has died suddenly at the age of 72. No cause of death has been given.

Fans of Harris, who was both Italian and African-American, were known as “Franco’s Italian Army.” Harris’ death comes just two days before the 50th anniversary of his play known as the “immaculate reception,” which has also been voted the greatest NFL play of all time. During a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders in 1972, with the Steelers trailing 7-6 and 22 seconds remaining, Harris caught a deflected pass just three inches off the turf and outran several defenders to give the Steelers their first playoff victory in the franchise’s four-decade history, the Daily Mail reported.

Franco’s play was scheduled to be commemorated on Saturday, and Harris’ No. 32 jersey was to be retired, the New York Post reported.

Scientists discover 168 new Nazca Lines

This week, Peruvian and Japanese researchers from Yamagata University announced the discovery of 168 new geoglyphs at the site of the Nazca Lines, CNN reported. The drawings portray birds, camelids, killer whales, felines, snakes, and more. Roughly 50 of the large-scale drawings represent human-like figures, with one even looking similar to Homer Simpson, the New York Post reported.

The discovery was made using aerial photos, drones, and field surveys, and the researchers say that they expect to find even more geoglyphs by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) programs that can predict and detect patterns more quickly and effectively than the human eye as well as to help inform the preservation of the lines.

Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO

On Sunday, Elon musk asked users in a poll if he should step down as the company’s CEO.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk said in a post from a poll on his Twitter account.

When the final results were in, 17,502,391 people had voted, with 57.5% answering “YES” and 42.5% voting “NO.”

On Tuesday, Musk finally responded to the question of whether or not he would “abide by the results of this poll,” BBC reported.

“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams,” Musk wrote on Twitter.