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Can Ben Jealous win in Maryland and point the way forward for Democrats?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The gubernatorial candidacy of Maryland's Ben Jealous, former president of the NAACP, intensifies an ongoing debate over the direction of the Democratic Party.
Justice Dept. tries to shore up forensic science, testimony
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is trying to shore up faltering confidence in forensic science and how its experts describe their findings in court, a push that comes months after similar efforts dating to the Obama administration were suspended.
Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
San Francisco street sells for $90K. Neighbors aren't happy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up a whole street in the city's most exclusive neighborhood for a mere $90,000.
Palm oil blobs cover Hong Kong beaches after sea crash
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HONG KONG (AP) — Cleanup efforts are under way in Hong Kong after white blobs of congealed palm oil washed up on the city's shores following a collision between two ships.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Rocket Lab’s first test rocket failed to reach orbit because of a communication mishap
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Aerospace startup Rocket Lab says it knows why the first test launch of its small rocket failed to reach orbit in May. The failure had nothing to do with the rocket itself, but instead the mission was terminated early because of a problem with ground equipment supporting the launch. Now that Rocket Lab knows what happened, the company says there’s an easy fix and will take corrective measures so the failure doesn’t happen again. The May test launch — dubbed “It’s a Test” — was the first flight ever of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket.
How To Explain The Theory Of Evolution To A Creationist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Evolution is a theory only in the scientific sense of the word.
This NASA job involves defending Earth from aliens
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Cassie Conley is NASA's planetary protection officer, and that is -- sort of -- what she does, but on a smaller scale, and not quite as messy
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Kratom: Safe Supplement or Dangerous Drug?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is kratom a safe supplement that can help you free yourself from prescription pain pills or is it a dangerous drug? Many claim that the supplement is a cure for chronic pain, anxiety, and PTSD. Some use the supplement to replace opioids and for heroin addiction.
Endometriosis Is Destroying My Life & Family
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
For Janessa, her endometriosis is unraveling her and her family’s life. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue grows outside the uterus, and for Janessa she describes the pain as “sharp, stabbing and burning.” It affects her lower back, shoulders, hips and ovaries. Janessa, who does not have insurance, has been told the surgery she needs will cost $25,000 dollars.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Smart hive
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Why are bee populations declining? A graduate student from Canada's Simon Fraser University has built a smart hive-monitoring system to help find out by listening to bees communicating.
Ancient Egypt: Secret Room Discovered in Great Pyramid by Archaeologists Armed With Lasers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An international team of archaeologists believes it is on the cusp of pinpointing the location of a secret room hidden within the Great Pyramid of Giza as it uses cutting-edge laser technology to map the 4,500-year-old ancient Egyptian wonder. Medhi Tayoubi, president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute heading the ScanPyramids project, said that the team, which uses infrared thermography to map subatomic particles, had confirmed there was a hidden room inside the structure. Now the archaeologists need to find its exact location.
San Francisco street sells for $90K. Neighbors aren't happy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up a whole street in the city's most exclusive neighborhood for a mere $90,000. Trouble ...
Gurney holding deceased person falls from van into traffic
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a gurney holding a dead body fell from the back of a coroner's van into Olympia traffic
I Married the Love of My Life at 48—Then Unexpectedly Became His Caregiver
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"I knew marriage was hard work, I just didn't realize it was going to be this kind of work."
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn why Charlize Theron is a badass.
Why You Need Informed Consent
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
A fter seeing an ear, nose, and throat doctor for ear pain and congestion, my 21-year-old son was told to come back 2 hours later for “some testing.” When he returned, no physician was present, a...
6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn 6 ways to lower your risk of breast cancer.
Behind the Scenes with Gabrielle Union
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Health's cover star Gabrielle Union dishes on how she unwinds after a long day and what cured meat she likes to indulge in on a cheat day. Watch the video to get an inside look at her cover shoot.
Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a new method that has the capability of changing the body's existing cells into new cells to promote healing.
Art created to start climate change talks sinks after storm
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A piece of art designed to generate conversation about climate change and rising sea levels has sunk in a Philadelphia river after heavy rains caused it to take on water.
New Hampshire, Vermont govs agree to a race track showdown
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking about facing off on the race track.
9 Letters from Kids to Their Cancer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"I try to be strong like you."
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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What to Eat For Healthy Eyes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
You’ve probably heard that carrots are good for your eyes, but there are plenty of other foods that can promote healthy peepers, too. Watch this video for more.
The Truth About Getting a 'Base' Suntan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If end-of-summer plans include a beach vacation, you might be wondering if a “base” tan from a few hours outdoors or at a tanning salon is a good way to prevent sunburn. In reality, having a sunt...
Scientists Find Life In Earth's Most Barren Hellhole
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Danakil Depression is the Earth's most inhospitable place. Yet even here, life finds a way.
Garage Science Project Lands Sisters an Opportunity to Work With NASA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two very young scientists from Seattle are heading to Wyoming this week to work on the Eclipse Ballooning project with NASA and the University of Montana.
Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.
Fish & Richardson Sends 33 Students to Space Camp
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Fish & Richardson presented full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones from across the country to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center space camp in Huntsville, Alabama, this summer.
Algae blooms irk Canaries beachgoers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Microalgae blooms proliferating in hot weather in Spain's Canary Islands are irritating beachgoers, who should avoid direct contact with them, local authorities said Monday. Tenerife in particular is awash with visitors at this time of year but some of those having an Atlantic dip have come out scratching themselves after brushing up against the tiny algae. "Since the end of June, we have seen episodes of massive efflorescence (or bloom) of microalgae, sometimes reaching as far as bathing beaches," Jose Juan Aleman, director of public health for the Canaries, told AFP.
Here's the coolest thing about Tesla's CEO Elon Musk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
• Elon Musk is both an autodidact and a didact at heart. • This might sound like an...
Obama urges calm in Kenya amid fears of election violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Barack Obama called upon Kenya’s citizens to reject politics that play upon tribal and ethnic hatred and accept the results of the upcoming election.
Rubio: Trump’s new immigration bill won’t pass
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., predicted that the new immigration plan backed by President Trump will be short-lived, saying that the sweeping proposal wouldn’t pass the Senate.
Official: Attempt to cheat drug test is thwarted by loud pop
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a popping sound thwarted a Pennsylvania man's attempt to cheat on a court-ordered drug test.
Bearing up: How the US deters Russia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
After a meeting last weekend with Russia’s foreign minister, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States harbors an “extraordinary” mistrust of Moscow, caused in large part by its hacking of the 2016 US election. In recent days, that mistrust has resulted in tougher sanctions on Russia and a beefed-up US military presence along its borders. Many US allies have followed suit after Russia meddled in their democracies.
Mike Pence's job: Navigating most challenging vice presidency in US history
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Mr. Trump has come to rely on Mr. Pence’s advice and guidance, say people familiar with the workings of the West Wing, who add that Pence is often at his side. The office of vice president gained real stature only 40 years ago.
Civil activism: Are Russians exiting the Soviet eclipse?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For the past four years, Oksana Dubinina has been working with stray animals, particularly the estimated 30,000 homeless dogs who roam the streets of Moscow. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia? Statistics show, and activists affirm, that people in their local communities are increasingly identifying problems and appointing themselves to address them – something virtually unheard of in the past.
An artificial intelligence researcher reveals his greatest fears about the future of AI
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, Matrix-like, as some sort of human battery. And…
Penny
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have hailed a “breakthrough” technology capable of regrowing damaged organs and healing serious wounds with the single touch of a penny-sized pad. The new device uses nanochips to reprogramme skin cells which then generate any type of cell necessary for medical treatment. The non-invasive procedure takes less than a second and in laboratory trials was found to restore the function of badly damaged blood vessels within days. With this technology, we can convert skin cells into elements of any organ with just one touchDr. Chandan Sen, Ohio State University Dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT), the technique works by placing a small pad of nanochips over a damaged area. A small electric current then fires DNA into the skin cells, converting them into the specific building block cells of any other part of the body, such as arteries, or even organs like the heart. It promises to transform the chances of patients in need of complex reconstructive  surgery, as well as those whose organs are prematurely ageing. The US researchers who created the technology say it could even be used as a weapon against neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They believe it will be possible to reprogramme skin cells to harvest brain cells in a peripheral part of the body, such as the arm, which can then be injected into the brain. The team at Ohio State University have successfully trialled TNT on pigs and mice, with a reported success rate of 98 per cent. In one experiment, blood flow in the severely injured leg of a mouse was restored in less than a week after the pad reprogrammed skin cells to create vascular cells. The technology could replace some complex surgery Credit: PA After two weeks, the leg was substantially healed. Researchers plan to start clinical trials on humans next year. “With this technology, we can convert skin cells into elements of any organ with just one touch,” said Dr. Chandan Sen, who led the study. “This process only takes less than a second and is non-invasive, and then you're off. “The chip does not stay with you, and the reprogramming of the cell starts. Unlike stem cell therapies, TNT would require no laboratory-based procedures ahead of use, meaning it could be implemented in everyday healthcare setting, such as a GP surgery. Because the new reprogrammed cells are produced under the guidance of the patient’s own immune system, there is no need for the immunosuppressant drugs that can be necessary when biological matter is transplanted. The technique relies both nanotechnology-based chips designed to deliver the genetic cargo to adult cells in the body, as well as the specific biological information which will determine how to reprogramme those cells. "By using our novel nanochip technology, injured or compromised organs can be replaced,” said Dr Sen. “We have shown that skin is a fertile land where we can grow the elements of any organ that is declining.” TNT extends the concept known as gene therapy, which has been known about for some time, however the big difference is how the DNA is delivered into the body. "The concept is very simple," said Professor James Lee, who co-led the research. "As a matter of fact, we were even surprised how it worked so well. “In my lab, we have ongoing research trying to understand the mechanism and do even better. “So, this is the beginning, more to come." "By using our novel nanochip technology, injured or compromised organs can be replaced. We have shown that skin is a fertile land where we can grow the elements of any organ that is declining,” said Dr Sen. The study is published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Internal memo accuses Google of left
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Employee's manifesto against the company's diversity initiatives goes viral