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Stranger Things Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer Are an Official Real
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jonathan and Nancy forever
Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday told a summit of mayors driven to act after President Donald Trump rejected the Paris climate accord that cities and states are the "new face of American leadership" on climate change.
Paul Manafort and Colleague with Russian Spy Ties Allegedly Wrote Op
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Prosecutors say the op-ed appeared to violate an admonishment from the judge last month to refrain from public statements
Here's What Is — and Isn't — in the Travel Ban the Supreme Court Just Upheld
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Travel ban 3.0 can now be enforced while the federal appeals courts hear arguments over its legality
95+ Cheap and Delicious Recipes for Weeknight Dinners
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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32 Super Speedy Chicken Dinner Recipes
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94 Delicious Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes
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48 Deliciously Easy Seafood Dinner Ideas
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32 Ridiculously Delicious Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes
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43 Mouthwatering Recipes for the Best Homemade Pizza
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45 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes
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UFO Hunters Say They Found a Cannonball on Mars—Only Problem Is It's Tiny and Definitely Not a Cannonball
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
No, we do not have proof that ancient Martians blew each other to smithereens with cannonballs. To bring you up to speed, the conspiracy site UFO Sightings Daily recently posted about a video purporting to show what was very generously interpreted as a “cannonball” on the Red Planet, and now people are proclaiming with absolute certainty that this cannonball is proof of Martian war. It’s not always helpful to pay attention to conspiracy theories, but in this case it’s important to point out that the “cannonball” is nothing mysterious or unaccounted by science.
Americans Say This Should Be Trump's Biggest Priority in 2018
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"No issue is viewed as more important"
Researchers Combat Gender and Racial Bias in Artificial Intelligence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Companies use AI to predict everything from the credit worthiness to preferred cancer treatment. The technology has blind spots that particularly effect women and minorities.
John Conyers Says He Will Retire From Congress Amid Harassment Allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rep. John Conyers said Tuesday that he is retiring from the U.S. Congress amid allegations that he sexually harassed former staffers.
'I Think It's a Shame.' President Trump 'Feels Very Badly' for Michael Flynn
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI," Trump claimed
Scotland: 3,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A mysterious sea cave is finally becoming slightly less mysterious. Using 3D imaging technology, archaeologists have mapped Scotland’s ‘Cave of the Dead,’ an ancient location for human sacrifice, execution and dead bodies. Now, with the help of virtual reality, members of the public can explore the cave without ever stepping inside. Beginning around the late Bronze Age (about 1200 BC to 500 BC), the Cave of the Dead, located on Scotland's northern coast, was used as a site for leaving dead bodies until they’d rotted to the point that the bones could be easily collected, according to Live Science, giving rise to the cave's moniker.
Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a phone call
Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.
White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.
Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir “Let Trump Be Trump,” describe the president’s loyalty in glowing terms – notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.
'Big as my head': Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the massive avocado she snagged is the world's largest.
Raising graduation rates, one expectation at a time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The graduation rate for American high school students reached a record high in 2016, according to a new federal report. Over five years, the graduation rate has steadily risen from 79 percent to 84 percent. Other measures of student achievement, such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, do not indicate as much progress or even show a decline in certain measures.
College Freshman Dies After 'Welcome' Event for New Fraternity Members
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The State University of New York student had a mix of drugs and alcohol in his system
Congressman Says He Will Pay Back $84,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
But he's not admitting wrongdoing
Donald Trump's Move to Shrink Two National Monuments Sets Stage for Battle Over 111
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Trump has said he's shrinking Bears Ears National Monument. Several groups have promised to sue in return
Tech giants are fighting to hire the best AI talent at the NIPS conference in LA this week
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The global war for artificial intelligence (AI) talent is raging, with tech giants fighting it out to hire the brightest minds in the field and use them to take their platforms into unchartered waters. There's currently a shortage of people with the skills and experience needed to make breakthroughs in machine learning, a field of computer science that gives machines the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Fortunately, many of the top minds in the field are going to be concentrated in one place this week when they descend on a conference in Long Beach, California, called NIPS, which stands for neural information processing systems.
A Wildfire in Southern California Has Forced Thousands to Evacuate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One person was killed in an auto accident associated with the fire
Divided by symbols, Americans see a ‘serious threat’ across the aisle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
An annual survey of American attitudes about politics and values released Tuesday found, to no one’s surprise, that the nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. More than half the people in both the Republican and Democratic parties see the other side as a “serious threat to the country.”
Protesters rally outside Supreme Court over wedding cake case
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
The search is on for Zippy, town's missing life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DEERFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Police in a New Hampshire town are looking for Zippy, a beloved life-size elf on a shelf that usually can be seen at various sites leading up to Christmas.
In Alabama, Republican women split sharply over Roy Moore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When voters head to the polls next week in Alabama’s high-stakes Senate race, one question will be key: Will suburban Republican women stick with their party’s chosen candidate, Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s? Female voters in well-to-do suburbs like Mountain Brook, outside of Birmingham, could make the difference in the Dec. 12 special election that’s too close – and too unusual – to call, observers say. Normally, Alabama is reliably Republican.
The Internet Is Convinced Mariah Carey Has an Invisible Chair in This Magical Photo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Apparently, the Elusive Chanteuse doesn't need a chair
Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research points to a way to reverse diabetes without any medications. Here’s how they did it
SpaceX only exists because of Elon Musk’s love of inter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mock Elon Musk’s plan to launch his personal Tesla roadster to Mars on a brand-new SpaceX rocket if you must, but it’s more than just ridiculous inter-planetary brand synergy: It’s bringing the technology mogul back to his roots. Musk’s rocket company scheduled the debut launch of its long-awaited Falcon Heavy for January 2018. The new…
Facebook launches messaging app for children
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The free Messenger Kids iOS app is controlled from a parent's Facebook account; critics express concern over increased screen time for children.
Why did NASA’s rover just find a cannonball on Mars?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humanity has still yet to find real, concrete, scientifically-supported evidence of extraterrestrial life. We've gotten pretty close, and discovered some chemical markers and other indications that might suggest life once existed somewhere other than Earth, but the hunt is still on for indisputable proof. Well, some Mars watchers now believe they've found it, and it's in the form of a "cannonball." An oddly-shaped object was captured on camera by the Mars Curiosity rover, laying on the dusty, rocky, red-tinted surface of the planet. It's a ball, and it looks completely out of place. A bluish-grey orb sitting atop of a sea of red. Alien hunters say it's a cannonball, launched during an ancient Martian war. NASA, as you might expect, says they're crazy. If you haven't been following the never-ending flow of conspiracy theories related to Mars lately, let me get you caught up: NASA has taken lots of photos of the planet with its various rovers and orbiters, and then releases huge dumps of those images to the public. When that happens, amateur astronomers and alien hunters always find some kind of "evidence" that suggests Mars was once inhabited by an alien civilization. NASA always has an explanation for these sightings, but they fall on deaf ears, and the Mars alien cover-up conspiracy is born anew. The "cannonball" spotted by Curiosity is yet another hot topic for debate, and conspiracy supporters say there's no way such an object could exist on the red planet unless some intelligent civilization was responsible for its creation. NASA says that's all just a bunch of cooky talk. NASA is all too familiar with the strange spheres, and this isn't exactly the first time scientists have spotted them on the surface. In fact, they're so common that NASA has a nickname for them: "blueberries." According to the space agency, the peculiar objects are the result of a natural phenomenon called concretion, in which minerals gather and harden inside water-soaked rock. Taking bubble-like shapes, they are more resistant to erosion than the surrounding rock, and when that material erodes away, the odd colored spheres are left behind. Of course, if you already believe that NASA has been hiding evidence of aliens for decades you probably won't buy that explanation. Some amateur UFO hunters are positive that the spheres are actually cannonballs fired onto Mars from space, and are clear evidence of an ancient alien war that left Mars in the state it's in today.
Trump and the Republican Party Are Again Backing Roy Moore Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump telephoned Moore to offer encouragement and support
Supreme Court Allows Full Enforcement of President Trump's Travel Ban
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Justices say the ban can take effect as legal challenges make their way through the courts
Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Hold Perfectly Preserved Embryos Inside
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The discovery of 215 fossilized pterosaur eggs has revealed a new finding about the young of these ancient reptiles: Pterosaur babies likely couldn't fly after hatching and probably needed their parents to take care of them. An examination of 16 embryos within these eggs shows that the little pterosaurs had well-developed thigh bones, suggesting that the reptiles could walk shortly after hatching, according to a new study describing the findings. "Bones related to flight were less developed, or ossified, than bones of the hind limb, which indicates that hatchlings might be able to walk, but not fly," study co-researcher Alexander Kellner, a paleontologist at the National Museum of Brazil and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, told Live Science in an email.
'Leave my baby out of this': CNN's Poppy Harlow responds to Roy Moore spokeswoman over abortion stance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Janet Porter, spokeswoman for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, appeared on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, telling Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, that she and Moore were standing up for Harlow’s unborn child.
Hillary Rodham Clinton to LGBT synagogue: 'Resistance is high on the need list right now'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hillary Rodham Clinton, at what felt like a particularly unpredictable gig on her schedule, gave the keynote address at a fundraising event for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), New York City’s LGBTQ synagogue, on Monday night.
Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have a ballistic missile defense system in place in case that would respond if North Korea were to use any of its missiles against the island nation.
Man accused of illegally catching tuna, dumping it in woods
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been accused of catching a tuna out of season and then dumping its headless 400-pound carcass in the woods.
Hawaii woman's avocado might make Guinness World Records
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado she snagged is the world's largest.
Hope springs anew with Zimbabwean newborns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In her modest home on the outskirts of Zimbabwe’s capital, she waddled across the bedroom to where she kept the small bag she’d packed weeks before. Fifteen miles to the South, in the scrappy dormitory town of Chitungwiza, Moreblessing Mutsakani had already arrived at the labor ward of the town’s hospital. In Mbare, Alfred left his wife at the hospital gate and returned home to wait.
In Jordan, an empowering solution for UN
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In Jordan, the UN and its partners have hooked up the first solar-powered refugee camps in the world – a test as to whether the international aid community can step beyond the emergency relief approach and provide sustainable solutions that benefit refugees, host communities, and the environment long after each crisis ends. Jordan, which imports 98 percent of its energy needs, has struggled to manage the cost of the country’s 1.3 million Syrian refugees.
President Trump Didn't Make It on the List of 2017's Most Retweeted Tweets. But Obama Did
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From three messages from Barack Obama to one man's quest for unlimited chicken nuggets, here are the tweets that broke the internet.