•James Wilson of St. Louis is everyone's new bestest friend. The Missouri man won $254 million in the Powerball lottery. According to Reuters, Wilson is 84. His wife is 79. Their sons -- ages 59, 54 and 53 -- all live in St. Louis.
•We recently lost power due to an ice storm. Residents of Juneau, Alaska, lost power over the weekend when, according to The Associated Press, "a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into transmission lines." The bird didn't survive the crash.
•The remains of "hobbits" found in Indonesia probably belong to a "completely new branch of our family tree," according to the BBC. Researchers at Florida State University say the skeletal remains are those of Homo floresiensis, a tiny human less than 4-feet tall.
•The main camera on the Hubble Space Telescope is permanently screwed, according to New Scientist:
Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has malfunctioned several times in recent months, and engineers have been able to resuscitate it each time. Now, it appears that it will never regain use of two of its three camera-like channels.