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Everybody's Favorite Canadian Ice Dancers Are Now Officially the Best in the World
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold with a smoldering routine
Lucky Charms Just Added Another Kind of Marshmallow Because of Course What It Needs Is More Marshmallows
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's the first new marshmallow in 10 years
Taíno: ‘Extinct’ Indigenous Americans Never Actually Disappeared, Ancient Tooth Reveals
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An ancient tooth has proven Taíno indigenous Americans are not extinct, as long believed, but have living descendants in the Caribbean today. Researchers made the discovery when they used the 1,000-year-old tooth to sequence the first complete ancient human genome from the Caribbean. The tooth was found in a cave on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas and belonged to a woman who lived at least 500 years before Christopher Columbus set foot in the region.
More Than 1,500 Attend Funeral for School Shooting Victim Alaina Petty, 14
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was one of 17 students and staff members killed in the shooting
Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Mysterious 200
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A ferocious storm has battered Jupiter for at least 188 years. “In truth, the GRS [Great Red Spot] has been shrinking for a long time,” lead Juno mission team member and planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Glenn Orton told Business Insider in an email. Jupiter's Great Red Spot, simulated using data collected during NASA's Juno mission.
Florida School Shooting Survivors March on State Capital to Urge Gun Control Reform
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They want GOP lawmakers to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws
Profiles in expediency: ‘Dumb’ Romney welcomes endorsement of ‘con man’ Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant in New York City on Nov. 29, 2016. Trump and his transition team were seeking to fill cabinet and other high-level positions for the new administration. On Monday night, President Trump endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
Jewish Settlers in the West Bank Surged Since President Trump Took Office, an Israeli Settler Leader Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The settler population has grown 21.4% in the last five years
President Trump Ranks Last in 'Presidential Greatness,' According to Historians
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Obama moved up to eighth place
Uber is temporarily pulling out of Morocco
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Morocco has become the latest country where Uber’s plans for world domination has been halted by local regulation. In a statement, the ride-hailing giant has announced that it will temporarily shutter operations in Casablanca this week given the lack of “clarity about integrating applications like Uber into the existing transport model.” Uber launched in Casablanca,…
NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' position
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor."
Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
How to Watch Ice Dancing Like a Pro, According to These Olympic Champions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The reigning Olympic champions in ice dance, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, provide tips on what to look for when watching ice dancing at the Olympics
This Olympic Skier's Teammate Bumped Her Off the Podium, but Their Friendship Survived
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brita Sigourney won the bronze medal in women's freestyle
Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce. Researchers discovered last month that two large networks of underwater caves in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the Sac Actun and Dos Ojos networks, are in fact connected, forming the largest such structure on Earth. Diving with SCUBA gear, they have been exploring the ancient relics left in the caves over the millenia, in a project sponsored by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
Anthropocene began in 1965, according to signs left in the world's 'loneliest tree'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Nuclear bomb tests potentially mark the start of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene.
Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Trump's eldest son is also scheduled to share the stage at a New Delhi business summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Indonesia’s Sinabung Volcano Unleashes a Towering Ash Column
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There were no fatalities or injuries
A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Investigators are treating the case as a homicide
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
Younger siblings play a role in developing empathy—older ones just get the credit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Good news, parents! Your kids’ empathy levels, or lack thereof, may not be all your fault. A new study, published today in Child Development, finds that both older and younger siblings positively influence each other’s empathy over time. This challenges the established wisdom that it is only older kids who play an important role in…
Alex and Maia Shibutani Just Proved They're Sibling Goals at the 2018 Olympics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Shib sibs are a force to be reckoned with
SpaceX delays the launch of its first broadband satellites to February 21
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Elon Musk has long outlined plans to launch low-orbiting satellites to beam high-speed internet to folks around the world as part of a program called "Starlink." The first two satellites are slated to launch on February 21.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
There’s something wrong with NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA has had an incredible streak of good luck as of late with spacecraft that have far outlived their expectations. Cassini at Saturn, the Opportunity rover on Mars, and several other pieces of high-tech space hardware have performed for much longer than was initially expected of them. Unfortunately, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was launched in 2005 and has delivered more data on the Red Planet than any other Mars mission, is starting to cause some headaches. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the spacecraft has been put into "precautionary standby status" after it alerted its handlers of low battery voltage. The craft is equipped with solar panels that power its instruments, but when it swings to the dark side of the planet it relies on rechargeable batteries to keep it up and running. Now, NASA has to figure out exactly what is wrong, and do so from over 30 million miles away. "We're in the diagnostic stage, to better understand the behavior of the batteries and ways to give ourselves more options for managing them in the future," MRO Project Manager Dan Johnston explains. "We will restore MRO's service as a relay for other missions as soon as we can do so with confidence in spacecraft safety, likely in about one week. After that, we will resume science observations." NASA is optimistic that they can iron out whatever issues are leading to the spacecraft's battery woes, but it's not exactly shocking that the hardware is having problems when you consider its age. Launching in 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbit was slated to have a two-year mission window which it completed with flying colors. Following that success, NASA has issues extended missions five times, allowing the orbiter to continue gathering and relaying a treasure trove of data about the planet. According to NASA, the MRO has delivered over 317 terabits of data thus far, which is more than all other Mars mission combined. In just a couple of years, NASA is slated to launch its Mars 2020 mission which will feature the delivery of a new rover to the Red Planet. The rover will be a cutting-edge piece of scientific hardware capable of making advanced observations about the composition of the Martian surface.
I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. Scientists on Monday said they have mapped for the first time the complete genome of a vampire bat, finding that this flying mammal boasts numerous genetic traits that help it thrive on an exotic food source that offers nutritional disadvantages and exposes it to blood-borne pathogens. The researchers compared the genome of the common vampire bat, scientific name Desmodus rotundus, to genomes of bat species that eat nectar, fruit, insects and meat.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
Once Again, the USA Women's Hockey Team Must Play Canada for Olympic Gold
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the third straight Olympics
Secret Service Denies Reports of Scuffle Over 'Nuclear Football' With Chinese Security
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In a Monday morning Tweet, the U.S. Secret Service called the report "false."
Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out President Trump's response to last week's massacre.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
Maia and Alex Shibutani Are Everyone's Favorite Skating Siblings. Here's How They Got to the Olympics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They’re brother and sister, and spend almost every hour of every day with each other — training, traveling or competing. And yes, they do get along
Three Billboards Wins Big at the BAFTA Awards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The film's win coincided with ceremony's call for female empowerment
Scientists have figured out how to make wood even stronger than steel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than 10 times stronger than titanium alloys. The results could make it an alternative to steel, but much lighter.
Bizarre Camouflage Skills of the Cuttlefish Have Finally Been Explained by Science
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here a cuttlefish can be seen camouflaging itself against the algae-covered rocks that surround it. “The biggest surprise for us was to see that these skin spikes, called papillae, can hold their shape in the extended position for more than an hour, without neural signals controlling them,” Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, from the University of Cambridge, an author of the study, said in a statement.
Rhode Island State Senator Charged With Extorting Sex from Page
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The indictment says GOP Sen. Nick Kettle coerced a male page into sex on two occasions in 2011
Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution
France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.
Teens hold a 'lie
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.Read the FULL STORY by Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News >>>_____See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Teenagers stage 'lie
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.
Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge i
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.
French Olympic Ice Dancer Suffers Serious Wardrobe Malfunction
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Papadakis' costume appeared to unhook from around her neck, exposing her breast
Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there's at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children's television show may help autistic kids.
Bizarre Camouflage Skills of the Cuttlefish Have Finally Explained by Science
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here a cuttlefish can be seen camouflaging itself against the algae-covered rocks that surround it. “The biggest surprise for us was to see that these skin spikes, called papillae, can hold their shape in the extended position for more than an hour, without neural signals controlling them,” Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, from the University of Cambridge, an author of the study, said in a statement.
WATCH: World’s First Footage of Baby Dumbo Octopus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the first time, scientists have witnessed the birth of one of the ocean’s strangest creatures: a dumbo octopus. While on a research cruise east of Cape Cod in 2005, marine biologist Tim Shank was remotely operating an underwater vehicle to collect coral. Shank filmed the opening and saw that it had contained a tiny dumbo octopus.
France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to grow to 500 by 2023 compared with an estimated 360 now. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.
Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio, and the NRA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out politicians who accept donations from the National Rifle Association in the wake of last week’s massacre. “If they accept this blood money, they are against the children,” senior Emma Gonzalez said on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. Both Gonzalez and David Hogg, a fellow senior at the high school, criticized Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who on Thursday expressed doubts about whether more gun laws would prevent these types of massacres.
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.