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‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Fireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration's proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.
Sens. Kaine, Flake seek vote to authorize war on Islamic State
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine unveiled legislation that would formally give an AUMF to pursue the battle against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte should apologize for an apparently violent interaction with a reporter, but Ryan also said he would accept the Montanan into the House if he won his special election later in the day. “First, let me just say physical altercations — there’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan said when asked whether Gianforte should withdraw from the race. “There is no time where a physical altercation should occur or just between human beings, so that is wrong and it should not have happened.
GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Of President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which he has bestowed upon various world leaders since taking office. Trump and the newly elected Macron met in Brussels before a NATO summit and held the customary photo op, complete with an intense handshake.
Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Members of an Amish community in Kentucky may take their cases to court after being cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings.
Teraphysics to Present at the 7th Annual LD Micro Invitational
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Beyond Fiber Optics: Teraphysics Set to Enable the Future of 5G With Wireless High-Speed Data Delivery Technology LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 201 7 / Teraphysics, developer of ultrahigh-speed ...
New Zealand launches into space race with 3D
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, launches the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. No reporter narration.
In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface. "I am still trying to convince the doubters," German Chancellor Andrea Merkel said Tuesday at informal 30-nation climate talks in Berlin, where China's climate tzar, Xie Zhenhua, also urged the United States to stay the course. Newly minted French President Emmanuel Macron, on the eve of his May 7 victory, likewise vowed to "do everything possible" to keep the former reality TV star on board.
Artifacts From Ancient Americans Show Advanced Culture
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Artifacts recovered from an ancient American civilization show people who lived 15,000 years ago were more advanced than we’ve given them credit for.
Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and it's about to have its ground examined like never before
Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Three major Montana newspapers have rescinded their endorsements of Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, after the was cited with assault.
Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos.
Florida woman finds python while doing laundry
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Another day, another python in Florida.
Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at traffic
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman's help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic.
Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B.
New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — He has served a full-term as New York City mayor, but Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure. And he doesn't plan to break the streak now.
Nerd Nite meets NASA, sparking memories for an astronaut with deep Northwest roots
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The High Dive is known for drawing crowds into the local music scene, but this week, music wasn’t what drew nearly 200 people to the venue – it was NASA. Nerd Nite Seattle is a monthly gathering at the bar in the city’s Fremont neighborhood, featuring beer, tasty Mexican food, science talks and, of course, nerdy Seattleites. Tuesday night’s event drew in plenty of the regulars, plus an assortment of first-timers. One of the first-timers was NASA astronaut Anne McClain. She mingled with the crowd, and then got on stage to speak about her rigorous astronaut training, share hilarious stories about… Read More
Peru: Ancient pyramid excavation reveals extremely complex society 15,000 years ago
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The ancient civilisation that populated the coasts of Peru some 15,000 years ago was more advanced than archaeologists had previously imagined. Ancient artefacts suggest that these people had developed efficient techniques to extract resources from the sea early on. The site of Huaca Prieta in coastal Peru is home to the earliest pyramid in Latin America.
Here's what we'll lose with Trump's proposed NASA budget cuts, and why one expert is calling it out
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If congress agrees with Trump’s latest budget proposal, NASA will have about $561 million less to work with in 2018 than it did in 2017. With that said, significant programs will meet the chopping block because of it: NASA’s education program will completely shut down, along with at least four other missions related to studying asteroids or understanding Earth’s changing climate. NASA's acting administrator, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., didn’t sound all that concerned.
Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly.
On Trump and Russia, Mark Warner emerges as the accidental investigator
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Mark Warner finds himself as the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, just in time for a high-stakes probe into the executive branch with eerie parallels to Watergate.
How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community.
The Winners and Losers in NASA's New Budget Proposal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As expected, Earth sciences and education will receive cuts in favor of solar system exploration and human spaceflight.
Snowy plover chick hatches on Oregon beach
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more than 50 years and provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
A Brief History of SETI@Home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world. Watching the internet extend its reach, a small group of scientists thought a more extensive digital leap was in order, one that encompassed the galaxy itself. And so it was that before the new millennium dawned, researchers at the University of California released a citizen-science program called SETI@Home.
Researchers Propose New Name for a Molten Planetary Object
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A "synestia" is a donut-shaped mass of molten rock that forms when two planets collide.
Obesity Cure? Scientists Discover Antibody That Reduces Body Fat in Mice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A treatment for obesity could be on the horizon as scientists have discovered an antibody that reduces body fat. In trials on mice, the antibody was found to increase bone mass and reduce adipose tissue (fat)—and while human studies are some way off, the findings could lead to new treatments for weight loss and osteoporosis. The antibody discovered targets follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) found in the pituitary gland.
3 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare Plan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A much-anticipated analysis of GOP plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it clear that health insurance ...
Meat Mystery in Hong Kong as Apparent Beef Eating Soars: Chart
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If you believe the numbers, Hong Kong is one of the most meat-crazed societies on earth. Beef consumption in 2016 came in at 53.2 kilograms per head -- roughly the equivalent of eating two Big Macs a day, ...
Learning to read in adulthoood transforms brain: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A study of women in India who learned to read in their 30s shows the human brain's incredible capacity to reorganize and transform itself, researchers said Wednesday. Researchers recruited women in India, a country with an illiteracy rate of around 39 percent, to see what they could learn about the areas of the brain devoted to reading. "This growth of knowledge is remarkable", said Falk Huettig from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, lead author of the study in the journal Science Advances.
Learning to Read Can Dramatically Change the Adult Brain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Speaking multiple languages, accruing new skills or even just quitting a habit can forge new neural pathways. Literacy, it turns out, changes ancient regions of the brain that researchers never suspected played a role in reading. The finding expands not only our understanding of reading but also disorders that impair it, namely dyslexia.
Scientists balanced a dead flamingo on one leg to unlock the bird's standing secret
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research reveals how flamingos can stand – and even sleep – on one leg for so long.
Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.
To evangelicals, Trump is the whirlwind. And they’re fine with that.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
To Americans outside the evangelical tradition, Franklin Graham’s proclamation that there’s “no question” God supports Donald Trump’s presidency was a head-scratcher.
The Health Benefits of Laughing!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is a good laugh just what the doctor ordered? Check out a funny blooper from Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon’s trip to Tahiti and giggle your way to good health.
Explore the Health Secrets of Tahiti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Take a tropical adventure – without leaving your couch! Join Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon on a journey to the islands of Tahiti for some rest and relaxation … and some wellness tips from this famously healthy Pacific paradise. Next Dr. Ordon visits the pineapple fields of Moorea. Tour guide Moana takes Dr. Ordon to sample pineapple juice and pineapple wine.
When Heat Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Summer is a great time of year, but when temperatures rise your health could be at risk.
Running with the Wolves to Treat PTSD?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Almost 25 million suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. alone. One woman found a unique way to cope with her PTSD after a traumatic event – by following the call of the wild. After an ex-boyfriend raped Sarah, she developed agonizing PTSD.
Miranda Kerr Loves Noni Juice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Supermodel Miranda Kerr reportedly swears by the health and beauty benefits of Tahitian noni juice. But is the tropical beverage really a fountain of wellness?
Science Channel Experiments With 'Outrageous Acts of Danger' in New Series
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The show finds Todd Sampson, who once completed an unguided ascent to the top of Mount Everest, as he puts himself in death-defying situations to test science.
Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”
DARPA just announced it's one step closer to building a hypersonic space plane
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Pentagon's research and development shop is moving one step closer toward building a...
How obsessive gamers can quit playing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Cam Adair, founder of "Game Quitters," says finding alternate activities is key for people hoping to stop playing video games.
A Company's Plan to Fix Fisheries Has Scientists Feeling Skeptical
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Oceaneos wants to dump iron dust into water to catalyze phytoplankton growth. The effects of "ocean seeding" haven't been proven to work.
Bag containing moon dust from Apollo 11 expected to sell for millions at auction
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Nearly 50 years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong famously made his mark on the moon. When Armstrong returned from the Apollo 11 mission, he had a bag containing rock fragments and dust he collected from the moon's surface. Cassandra Hatton, a vice president at Sotheby's, explained that NASA unknowingly lost track of the bag, which protected the Earth and space craft from lunar pathogens, while clearing out items in the Johnson Space Center in Texas.
Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
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