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He Met His True Love While Chasing Eclipses. Now They Chase Them Together
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's a celestial love story
Struggling to distinguish the smell of bubble gum from petrol could be an early sign of dementia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Your sense of smell may be a useful marker of Alzheimer's disease
Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.
In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The “Boston Free Speech Rally,” is scheduled for Saturday, just one week after a protest at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.
Men say they've set record for traversing Boston's subway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Two Boston-area residents say they've set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city's subway system in about 7 1/2 hours.
In cities that vote blue, no immunity from racism
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
As she has watched white leftists engage in street battles with white nationalists on Portland’s waterfront, Debi Smith has been struck with a sense of gratitude for those willing to fight, in a sense, for her. After all, Ms. Smith has also watched black people, by both choice and force of circumstances, leaving the City of Roses, their numbers declining since 2010. Progressive to its core, Portland is also America’s whitest big city – in part the troubling legacy of Oregon’s founding goal in the 19th century of creating a white utopia through exclusionary laws.
Orange and Vanilla Yogurt Pops
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch this video to learn how to make these orange and vanilla popsicles, which combine tart citrus with a creamy base.
Cinnamon Nice Cream
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Banana ‘nice cream’ is blowing up for a reason. The frozen treat tastes as rich as regular ice cream, but it’s made with clean ingredients only.
The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, technology
The Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.
An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the brew’s sugar levels. Constrained by the fact that he…
The Meaning of the Eclipse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A communal act, free of politics: just what the U.S. needs.
Great American Eclipse: Why NASA is Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse with Jet Planes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA is preparing to study the total solar eclipse on Monday by chasing the path of totality with jet planes. By doing so, the space agency should be able to capture the clearest ever image of the sun’s outer atmosphere—its corona. The corona is like a fiery shell of plasma that surrounds the sun, reaching temperatures of over 1 million degrees Celsius.
White nationalist Richard Spencer, Antifa member Lacy MacAuley confront each other
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Spencer blames Antifa for most of the violence between the groups, while MacAuley refused to condemn when Spencer was punched in the face.
Steve Bannon is leaving the White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement describing the move as a mutual decision between Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Monday's total solar eclipse: What to know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse is set to dazzle viewers across the United States. The moon’s path will cross with the sun’s, casting a shadow on Earth.
‘Alt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“I’m absolutely not” going to cooperate with the committee, the far-right provocateur Charles C. Johnson said in an interview, after returning from London.
A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. WASHINGTON — President Trump could use his pardon power for the first time next week if he uses his Phoenix campaign rally to announce that he’ll wipe away former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal record.
Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.
A common thread in curbing racist expression
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
After last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., many Americans feel a need to make better choices about public expressions of racism, such as in Confederate symbols or hate-filled Facebook postings. The responses are quite diverse, ranging from the farcical to the coercive, which makes it important to look for a common thread that ultimately makes a difference. In a “Saturday Night Live” skit, comedian Tina Fey urged Americans to respond to neo-Nazi hatred by ordering “a cake with the American flag on it ... and just eat it.” That is the “ignore it” response.
Where to Find Eclipse Glasses at the Last Minute
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
With Monday’s total solar eclipse rapidly approaching, Americans are running out of time to prepare for the much-hyped event—the first time since 1979 that people in the continental U.S. will be ...
Best Coffee Makers to Take to College
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Paying three bucks for a cup of coffee several times a day can blow a college student’s budget pretty quickly. Over two semesters, your java habit will run you about $1,260—and that's without any...
Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. It comes back bearing a large haul of tilapia and carp -- and that is exactly the problem. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fishermen who remain in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, an idyllic network of lakes, canals and artificial islands improbably tucked into the urban sprawl of Mexico City.
Eclipse 2017: Man who permanently damaged his eyes during a solar event warns people not to stare at sun
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A man who permanently damaged his eyesight by looking at a partial solar eclipse 55 years ago has warned people not to look directly at the sun during the total eclipse on Monday. Lou Tomosoki, 70, still has a blind spot in the centre of the vision of his right eye as a result of looking at the sun for just a few seconds as the moon crossed its surface in the early 1960s. In 1962, he and a friend were walking home from high school in Bend, Oregon, when the partial eclipse began.
Marine Scientists Fear For Right Whales After Unprecedented Deaths
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Over two percent of the existing 500 North Atlantic right whales have died in the last few months.
Solar Eclipse Glasses in Short Supply Just Days Before the Big Event
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With the solar eclipse just three days away, there is growing concern about a shortage in the special glasses needed to view the event without damaging your eyes. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to apologize for his remarks on Charlottesville in which he blamed "both sides" for the brutal clashes.
The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump spent the week flailing in a web of his own contradictions and half-hearted retractions in his handling of the deaths in Charlottesville, the question of his survival in office inevitably began creeping into the political dialogue. Official betting odds that the president would be gone from the White House before the end of his first term spiked on Monday when he memorably blamed the deadly violence on “many sides,” and by Thursday had settled at near even money. That same day, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, said he planned to introduce articles of impeachment, an idea that has also been floated by some high-profile Democratic legislators including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Report: Trump wants to part ways with Steve Bannon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
According to a report from the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman on Friday, President Donald Trump has “told senior aides that he has decided to remove” Steve Bannon, who was the White House chief strategist. Prior to the Times report, the conservative reporter Matt Drudge, who enjoys a close relationship with the White House, declared Bannon’s time in the West Wing was coming to an end. Axios also reported that a review conducted by new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was expected to conclude with an “imminent” announcement of Bannon’s departure.
Why GOP Congress will soldier on with Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It is perhaps the most serious, direct criticism of President Trump by one of his fellow Republicans in Congress since his remarks about last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters in his home state of Tennessee that Mr. Trump has yet to demonstrate the “stability” or “competence” to be a successful president – which the world needs, he said.
Grenfell fire casts harsh light on London's dwindling low
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It was just after 1 a.m. when Tomassina Hessel heard the knock on her door. The tower was Grenfell, a 24-story residential block that Ms. Hessel’s low-rise building abutted, part of the same public-housing estate. Grenfell Tower was a torch in the dark night, a charnel house that would claim at least 80 lives in London’s deadliest fire since the Nazi bombing in World War II.
How ancient cultures explained eclipses
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the United States. As the Earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun, the three bodies align in such a way that the Earth passes into the shadow of the moon. Observers then witness a sun that…
Harvard’s new self
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Harvard scientists have developed a new type of rubber which, in addition to being as tough as existing rubber, can self-heal in the event that it gets a puncture. Wave goodbye to flat tires!
'Fatbergs' Are the Scourge of City Sewers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Please stop pouring grease down the drain.
S. Africa opposes online rhino horn auction
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade. The three-day auction by South African John Hume, who runs the world's biggest rhino farm, comes after a ban on domestic trade in the country was lifted three months ago. The government said it would fight Hume's court application to be granted sale permits.
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites
White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. “I think he’s speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn’t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,” Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, “alt-right” and neo-Nazi groups.
Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.
Giant Sloth Fossil Discovered In Underwater Cave
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A giant sloth fell into a pit about 12,000 years ago and scientists have found its huge bones.
How the tentacles of jellyfish galaxies feed supermassive black holes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some galaxies wander the cosmos, tentacles extending like hungry jellyfish — and now scientists have found active supermassive black holes at the center of six of them. The discovery is surprising because most supermassive black holes around the Universe are dormant, sleeping giants that don’t devour much gas.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What Scientists Can Learn From The Spectacular Blackout
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For most Americans, the total solar eclipse on August 21 will be a piece of celestial entertainment. For scientists across the nation, however, the event will be an unmissable opportunity to learn about aspects of space and the sun they can’t study properly at any other time. Here are some of the experiments that will be taking place during the brief blackout.
Former neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Chuck Leek poses for a picture with Geremy Von Rineman, who was a skinhead activist in Orange County. A reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend. Chuck Leek, 49, of San Diego, was involved in a number of racist skinhead groups, including the White Aryan Resistance and the Hammerskins, from roughly 1987 until 2001, and spent time in prison for assault with a deadly weapon.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Around 200 types of mushrooms produce psilocybin, and they’ve been used ceremonially for millennia. Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who synthesized LSD, identified psilocybin as the active ingredient in magic mushrooms and determined its structure in 1959.
Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research reveals how birds navigate their way over thousands of miles.
Meet the man who invented the Super Soaker — one of the best
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun. And you have Lonnie...
Meet the Woman Behind Some of NASA's Most Famous Images
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was instrumental in the creation of the "Pale Blue Dot" image of Earth, one of the most famous products of the Voyager mission
Weird Fossil Explains Steps Of Dinosaur Evolution
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A dinosaur with a bizarre mix of features at first confused paleontologists, but it may actually show them how different groups of dinos evolved.