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PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley's Show After Sexual Misconduct Investigation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Smiley denied any misconduct and said that he intends to "fight back"
One Possible, Surprising Victim of Net Neutrality Repeal? Health Care
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One Possible, Surprising Victim of Net Neutrality Repeal? Health Care
Monster Sharks: Four Fierce Giants That Rival Greenland's Ancient Beast
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sharks have been making headlines recently after a 2016 report of a Greenland shark that was around 512 years old resurfaced this week. In November, a dinosaur-era frilled shark was on our minds. Here are just a few of the most terrifying examples of sharks from across time.
2 Police Officers Shot in the Chest Were Saved by Bulletproof Vests
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The police were engaged in a standoff
Trump Promised a 'Giant Tax Cut for Christmas.' It May Come Even Earlier
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It looks like lawmakers will meet President Trump's holiday deadline of passing the Republican Tax Reform plan and Democrats are not happy.
FCC Votes Down Obama
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet
A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills Himself
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013
San Francisco SPCA deploys robot security guard
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 5-foot tall, 300-lb robot called K9 uses cameras, laser 3D mapping, GPS, microphones and license plate recognition software.
This Is When the FCC Net Neutrality Vote is Happening — and How You Can Watch It
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The landmark Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on net neutrality is taking place from 10.30 a.m. E.T. today
11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers
Rex Tillerson Wants Talks With North Korea. The White House Isn't So Sure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tillerson's proposal to start talks has been contradicted by the White House
Test SS . 252
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, technology
testt….
Brain cells develop more mutations as we age
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal aging and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia and other types of cognitive decline, researchers say. The team developed a way to sequence the genomes of individual neurons, which allowed them to see what changes are normal and also what happens in specific brain diseases. "The work is at a very early stage,” senior study author Dr. Christopher A. Walsh from Harvard Medical School in Boston told Reuters Health by email.
A Baby Born With Her Heart Outside Her Body Is Believed to Be the First in U.K. to Survive
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She is believed to be the first baby with the condition in the U.K. to survive
New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.
White House Denies Reports That Paul Ryan Will Leave Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The Speaker assured the President that those were not accurate reports"
Google AI Can Now More Accurately Sequence Your Genome
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Artificial intelligence is being applied to a wide variety of technical challenges and this is just the latest way that Google is applying AI to the area of healthcare.
Global Warming Played a Big Role in Hurricane Harvey's Record Rainfall
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers said a storm like Harvey would occur about once every 9,000 years
Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant's production cycle but said its levels are negligible.
My Son Was Killed at Sandy Hook. I Can’t Go Back in Time, But I Can Try to Change the Future
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
I can’t go back in time but I can try to change the future
Joe Biden: How the Sandy Hook Families Give Me Strength
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'Around Christmas, I remember my daughter Naomi and my son Beau—just as I know the Sandy Hook families do'
Great Red Spot on Jupiter Investigated by NASA's Juno Probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Data collected by NASA's probe shows that the storm is actually 200 miles deep and 1.3 times as wide as Earth.
Giant, human
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Giant penguins, standing over 5 feet tall and weighing more than 220 pounds, may have roamed Earth some 60 million years ago, according to new research. Scientists on Tuesday said they discovered fossils of an ancient penguin that may have stood 5 foot 7 — nearly the height of the average American male — and weighed about 225 pounds, according to a Nature Communications research report. It would dwarf the emperor penguin, the biggest penguin today, which is less than 4 feet tall.
Kremlin's four
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In just under four hours Mr. Putin answered scores of questions, some of them quite minute and detailed, about domestic and foreign policy. It’s a familiar format for Russians, who see Putin onstage taking questions twice a year: once in a meet-the-media presser like today, and once in a marathon electronic town hall spectacle in which he interfaces with people around the country. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia? Opinion surveys suggest that he will walk to victory in presidential polls slated for March – not much of a cliffhanger, since he faces no serious opponent – and be duly ensconced in the Kremlin for another six-year term.
Jerusalem, etc.: How US global leadership has changed under Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The scene at the United Nations Security Council last week was reminiscent of the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, when the international community balked at President George W. Bush’s “with us or against us” message to the world body concerning the coming war. This time the impetus for the emergency Security Council meeting was President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – a move in opposition to decades of US-backed council resolutions on the holy city’s status – and neither friend nor foe of the United States was having anything to do with it. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?
First Ingredients for Life Could Have Formed in the Frozen Depths of Outer Space on Ice Blasted With Radiation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A series of experiments show the organic molecules necessary to start life on Earth could have been created on a piece of rock plummeting through the freezing vacuum of space. Although we can pinpoint when life on Earth began—about 3.8 billion years ago—figuring out where it came from is another story. The idea that life, or the building blocks needed to create it, have extraterrestrial origins is popular theory, but it has one major caveat: life has never actually been found to exist anywhere else but Earth.
Cosmic Ray Space Mystery That Baffled Scientists for 60 Years Solved by College Kids With a Tiny Satellite
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For six decades, scientists have been looking for a bunch of electrons hiding near Earth but haven't been able to find them. Those elusive particles have finally been spotted—and by a team composed mainly of college students armed with a satellite the size of a shoebox. “We are reporting the first direct detection of these energetic electrons near the inner edge of Earth’s radiation belt,” lead author Xinlin Li, who studies Earth's space environment at the University of Colorado Boulder. The hidden electrons are the product of a process called cosmic ray albedo neutron decay.
There used to be human
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant, human-sized penguins. Researchers discovered the fossil remains of the prehistoric penguin in New Zealand’s…
John McCain Has Been Hospitalized Due to Cancer Therapy Side Effects
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
His office described the effects as a "normal" part of his ongoing treatment
Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to rise
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday.
Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth's solar system. The research by Google and the University of Texas at Austin that used data from NASA raised the prospects of new insights into the universe by feeding data into computer programs that can churn through information faster and more in-depth than humanly possibly, a technique known as machine learning.
The Biggest Controversies From Betsy DeVos' First Year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From school choice to campus sexual assault
Full Autopsy Reports in Unsolved Killings of 8 Family Members Will Not Be Released
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
8 members of the Rhoden family were killed in April 2016
How Elon Musk’s Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The SpaceX founder has big plans for the future.
Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings have walked the Earth. Scientists on Tuesday described a number of ticks, including a previously unknown species that they named after the fictional vampire Dracula, entombed in chunks of amber from Myanmar dating back 99 million years, including one still grasping a feather apparently from a feathered Cretaceous Period dinosaur. One of the ticks belonging to the species Deinocroton draculi, meaning "Dracula's terrible tick," was found so engorged with blood that it increased its size eight-fold.
No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troops
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.
Aging Process: Scientists Look to Short
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In March 2018, experimental biologist Itamar Harel will open a research lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to study the killifish, according to news site ISRAEL21c. Harel told Newsweek that it's the shortest-lived vertebrate that can still be grown in a lab. The killifish's aging process shares a number of similarities to our own.
California Drought Made the Sierras Rise an Inch
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
And merciful rainfall brought them back down again, NASA finds.
Hong Kong Appeal Hearings For British Killer Rurik Jutting Have Been Adjourned
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He was convicted of killing two women in Hong Kong in 2014
The Best (and Worst) Holiday Gifts, According to Science
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Give them what they really want this year
GMOs Might Feed the World If Only Investors Weren’t So Scared
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Warnings of hidden risks have hurt interest in grains resistant to the flooding and droughts made worse by climate change.
IBM Adds JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung to Quantum Computing Project
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
IBM Adds JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung to Quantum Computing Project
How Faith Helped My Son After He Survived Sandy Hook
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sophfronia Scott, author of 'This Child of Faith,' and her family turned to religion after her son Tain Gregory survived the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
New F
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie shares insight into the GBU-49 Paveway II bombs and how they will give the F-35 fighter jets the ability to hit moving targets with extreme precision.
Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.
Protesters rally at FCC against repeal of net neutrality rules
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to rescind rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered online and in front of FCC headquarters to oppose the change.
Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory's stolen bear found
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago.
Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380.
Oumuamua: Mysterious interstellar object probed for signs of alien life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact. Researchers involved in Seti - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - will turn a powerful dish telescope towards "Oumuamua", which was first spotted in October. It is the first object discovered in the solar system that appears to have come from another part of the galaxy - and is assumed to be an asteroid.
How to Use Instagram’s Newest Feature to Find Photos You’ll Love
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You can now follow hashtags like you can follow other accounts