NHL season is back, Nobel Prize in chemistry, Wireless Emergency Alerts: 5 things to know Wednesday – USA TODAY

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:06 a.m. ET Oct. 3, 2018 | Updated 6:32 a.m. ET Oct. 3, 2018

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, reacts as he skates towards bench after he scored a goal during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)(Photo: The Associated Press)

President Trump is sending you a message

Cellphone users across the nation on Wednesday will receive an alert from President Donald Trump. But don’t worry: It’s just a test. At 2:18 ET, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) – similar to the ones conducted on radio and television – which warn cellphone users of national emergencies such as dangerous weather. The test was originally planned for Sept. 20 but was postponed due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.  Not a fan? Too bad: Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test. Cellphones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message.  

Nobel Prize in chemistry on tap

The rollout of the 2018 Nobel Prizes resumed Wednesday with the announcement of the prize in chemistry. It was awarded to two researchers in the United States and one in Britain for their work on biofuels and pharmaceuticals. On Tuesday, three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the prize in physics for “revolutionary” developments in lasers. Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo in Canada became the first woman in 55 years to win a physics Nobel. On Monday, two researchers won

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