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People Are Convinced This Grandma Is Responsible for Mexico's Stunning World Cup Win Over Germany
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
World Cup 2018 is already full of surprises
Senator Ted Cruz Promises a Bill to Deal With the Family Separation Crisis at the Border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He says he's introducing emergency legislation to keep migrant families together
Americans Own 46% of the World's 1 Billion Guns, Says U.N. Report
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands
Trump orders creation of space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Makini Brice and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. "We are going to have the Air Force and we're going to have the 'Space Force.' Separate but equal. The idea of a Space Force has been raised before, by Trump and previous administrations, with proponents saying it would make the Pentagon more efficient.
Google AI predicts when a patient will die
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on the technology.
Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he's overwhelmed by the widespread praise he's receiving online.
Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.
Here Are the Facts About President Trump's Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump continues to falsely blame Democrats for his administration's family separation policy. Here are the facts.
Medusae Fossae: Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How These Mysterious Martian Rock Formations Were Made
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A mysterious rock formation on Mars, which has perplexed scientists for decades, was likely formed as a result of a series of explosive volcanic eruptions more than 3 billion years ago. The Medusae Fossae Formation is a vast, unusual deposit of soft rock comprising hills and valleys, which extends for more than 3,100 miles across Mars’s equator. Scientists first spotted the formation in the 1960s in images captured by one of NASA’s Mariner spacecraft, but the process of how it was produced has remained unclear.
Mars, Venus and the Perseid Meteor Shower: Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Sky
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Summer traditionally marks a time for us to gather with our loved ones and look up at the night sky. From spotting our two closest heavenly neighbors to watching the best meteor shower of the year, this summer sky will be anything but boring in the upcoming weeks. Not all the celestial events are during the evening.
Trump to establish Space Force as 6th military branch
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on President Trump's call to create a Space Force to militarize outer space.
Ecstasy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
South Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.
Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.
Mars Is About to Be the Closest it's Been to Earth in 15 Years. Here’s How and When to See it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You won't even need a telescope to get a good view of the Red Planet
House Democrats Are Unveiling a Bill to Keep Immigrant Families Together
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rep. Jerrold Nadler is introducing the Keep Families Together Act on Tuesday
President Trump Is Threatening China With New Tariffs on $200 Billion Worth of Imports
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 10% tariff would be the latest round in an escalating trade dispute with China
Four Dead, Hundreds Injured by Earthquake in Western Japan's Osaka
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One victim was a 9-year-old girl who was knocked down by a concrete wall
Pentagon Suspends August Military Drills with South Korea Following the Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Pentagon on Monday suspended a military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a move stemming from the Trump-Kim summit
Ted Cruz Defeats Jimmy Kimmel in 'Blobfish' Charity Basketball Game
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Cruz came out on top at 11-9
Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening
Here Are All the Republicans Who Criticized the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy This Weekend
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From Melania Trump to Anthony Scaramucci
Massachusetts and New York Will Not Send National Guard Troops to the U.S.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Both governors called the separation of families "inhumane"
Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.
Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., stopped speaking and looked up.
The Ultimate 4th of July Barbecue Menu
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Your iPhone Will Soon Send Your Exact Location to First Responders When You Call 911
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Thanks to a new partnership between Apple and an emergency services startup
The Robot Farm Is Here
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As rich countries welcome autonomous cars, trucks and boats onto their roads and waterways, the developing world is grappling with a humbler revolution: automated farming. China, home to 1.4 billion appetites, is embracing this technology earlier and more vigorously than its peers — and will consequently have to face up to its challenges, too. This month, China is launching a seven-year autonomous agriculture pilot program in Jiangsu Province.
Family Separation Is Being Compared to Japanese Internment. It Took Decades for the U.S. to Admit That Policy Was Wrong
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"At the time of the internment, almost nobody opposed it," says historian Mae Ngai
A Texas Sheriff's Deputy Sexually Assaulted a 4
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Investigators arrested the 47-year-old on suspicion of super aggravated sexual assault of a child
Three Dead, Hundreds Injured by Earthquake in Western Japan's Osaka
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One victim was a 9-year-old girl who was knocked down by a concrete wall
James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.
Donald Trump To Establish ‘Space Force’ And Twitter Users Can’t Deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Making America great again wasn't good enough for Donald Trump. Now he's
Crying for 'Mami' and 'Papá' at a Border Patrol detention center
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
 ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying “‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
On election issues, US Supreme Court sticks to the shallows
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Elections – how they’re set up, how they’re carried out – have been an important theme in the current Supreme Court term. Justices considered cases on everything from appropriate voting booth attire to methods of drawing election district lines. The gerrymander issue, dealing with partisan manipulation in the drawing of districts, was notable in this regard.
Family separation: Evangelicals add their voices to opposition
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Julie Frady planned to make a poster to protest the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” immigration policy last week, she wanted to find the perfect Bible verse to stand against it, she says, one nobody else would expect. Since she joined about 60 protesters who marched in front of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Delano, Kan., Thursday, more and more people across the United States, and from across its often-polarized political spectrum, have begun to express deep moral reservations at the logistical realities of the practice.
Is Gene Editing Dangerous? 4 Things You Should Know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Investing in gene editing could be risky. But how risky?
What Happens if AI Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Artificial intelligence is having a moment in London. Last week, to coincide with London Tech Week, an annual showcase of the city’s digital prowess, London hosted CogX, a 6,000-person-strong event that bills itself as the “Festival of All Things AI,” and the AI Summit London, which lays claim to the mantle of “the world’s largest AI event for business.” The events have non-stop panels, parties, and big-name sponsors like SoftBank, Accenture, IBM and Google. Underpinning much of the buzz over artificial intelligence in London and elsewhere is the implicit premise that AI is the transformative technology of the moment, or maybe of the decade, or even of the century or, well, just about ever.
Angela Merkel Is Fighting for Her Political Life. Here's What to Know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A standoff over Germany’s liberal migration policies threatens to collapse the fragile coalition that Merkel presides over.
Retired astronaut says NASA and SpaceX 'will never go to Mars'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A retired astronaut predicts that rockets developed by SpaceX, NASA, and Blue Origin won’t succeed in landing human beings on Mars — not because the technology won’t work, but because the safety risks are too great.
ETF of the Week: ARK Genomic Revolution Multi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon discussed the ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector Fund (ARKG) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. Drug stocks are also getting ...
Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.
Rubio campaign manager: The GOP no longer has an 'ideological compass'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.
Amid growing tensions with Russia, a push for meaningful dialogue
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“They haven’t improved,” says the former Russian energy minister and businessman, whose foundation underwrites Russian participation in a longstanding effort to boost bilateral relations through unofficial, “Track II” diplomacy. In fact, US-Russian relations have only sunk into deeper distress since September, the last time the two citizens’ delegations of the Dartmouth Conference met: more sanctions, more diplomatic expulsions, more military clashes in Syria, and a growing sense that the entire US-Russian arms-control regime is at risk. “I invest my time, energy, money,” says Dr. Shafranik, co-chair of the Dartmouth dialogues.
Islamist and feminist: A new generation stakes its claim
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Alaa Khaled finds nothing unusual about being both a devout Muslim and a women’s activist, insisting she is an activist because she is a Muslim. “As a Muslim it is incumbent on me to fight for social justice for my country, my citizens, and my gender,” Ms. Khaled says while protesting austerity measures and taxes in Jordan in recent demonstrations that brought down the prime minister. “Fighting against injustice and inequality, fighting for human rights and women’s rights – these are not just my political causes,” Khaled says.
The high court’s hint on partisan gerrymandering
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court hinted at how it may someday decide on partisan gerrymandering, or the drawing of electoral districts by state legislators to keep one party in power. Individual voters, the justices concluded, must first show whether they were harmed by the boundaries of their particular voting district. For the courts, the effect of gerrymandering on political or social groups is not a matter of justice.
The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the United States' space program had been bogged down by politics and rising costs. It also sets up new guidelines for satellite design and operation, to avoid collisions and spacecraft breakups.