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Elon Musk: SpaceX could aid defense against North Korea attack
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX Elon Musk said his company could help U.S. defense against North Korean missile threats. But the tech entrepreneur added U.S. military and intelligence officials "have this covered."
SpaceX Just Sent a Supercomputer to the International Space Station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Space X successfully launched the Dragon cargo capsule into space on August 14 and it’s headed towards the International Space station.
Total solar eclipse 2017: What is it and what will happen?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You've probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21. What is a total solar eclipse? To truly understand a total solar eclipse, you must be familiar with the different types of eclipses.
At service for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, a call for 'righteous action'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“The truth is we’re all going to have our differences, we’re all going to be angry with each other,” Susan Bro said. “Let’s channel that anger not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let’s channel that anger into righteous action.”
Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As CEOs of major corporations began fleeing President Trump’s two business advisory councils yesterday to protest his remarks about the neo-Nazi violence in Virginia, Trump disbanded both groups.
Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
JACKSON, N.H. (AP) — Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links."
Man charged with spraying manure on US border patrol car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.
Solar eclipses as lessons in lifting shadows of hate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
During a total solar eclipse in 1988, a remote tribe in the Philippines called the Tboli did what it had done for centuries during previous eclipses. This story about the human senses misreading a celestial event as eternal darkness might be useful as many Americans prepare to experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The hate is being measured in rallies by white supremacists, in hate crimes against minorities, in public diatribes against elected leaders, in internet postings by hate groups, and even in arguments between friends and neighbors.
Meet the Raging Grannies, Portland's not
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
One of the most beloved social activist groups in this Pacific Northwest city, they are the Raging Grannies. “Grannying is the least understood and most powerful weapon we have,” says Granny Rose de Shaw.
Ending Healthcare Subsidies Would Push Premiums Up 20%
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Premiums for middle-priced plans under the Affordable Care Act would rise 20 percent by next year if President Donald Trump ends federal subsidies for the program, a newly released report by the ...
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Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park. Zoo keepers, unable to trace the truant tortoise, offered a reward of 500,000 yen ($4,500) for her safe return. "We were so relieved that she came back safely as she is so popular among children," said zoo staffer Yoshimi Yamane, describing Abuh -- who weighs 55 kilogrammes (121 pounds) -- as having a "gentle" disposition.
Here’s why so many people believe in conspiracy theories (and it’s not because they’re thick)
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Conspiracy theories became big news last year as ‘fake news’ sites spread misinformation during the election – including conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton. It could be a sense that they are unique – and not part of the herd, according to researchers at Grenoble Alps University. The researchers found that people who agreed with the statement, ‘You’re unique’ more than the statement, ‘We’re all the same,’ were more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.
How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
According to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.
Ancient Egypt: Tombs More Than 2,000 Years Old Found
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The tombs from the 27th dynasty and the Greco-Roman era contain a number of sarcophagi and the remains of men, women and children.
Couple to wed during 'rare and wonderful' total solar eclipse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“We were told to pick a planet to do a report on and I picked Jupiter and it was the first time I started reading into space and once I realized the planets were out there and we were all suspended in this solar system, I couldn’t wrap my head around it but I loved that.
Confederate monuments removed in wake of Charlottesville violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A Confederate monument is toppled in Durham, N.C., others are vandalized as municipal leaders in cities across the U.S. said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.
McConnell weighs in — 'There are no good neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups “should not be welcome anywhere in America.”
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
Kasich rips Trump's Charlottesville response: 'It's not about winning an argument'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Republican governor of Ohio Wednesday strongly criticized the president’s blaming of “both sides” in the Charlottesville violence.
As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy?
Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — No, the volume is just fine. It's the song.
The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow's climate-controlled glass enclosure.
The Stars of Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Spill on the New Season
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The stars of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce talk Season 4, the power of female friendship, and what it was like working with the late Carrie Fisher.
Carl Sagan's Widow Ann Druyan on the 'Mythic, Biblical Power' of a Solar Eclipse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She speaks about faith, science and humanity ahead of the Aug. 21 eclipse
How Do Jets From Supermassive Black Holes Lose Energy?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Narrow jets, originating from galactic centers where supermassive black holes usually reside, typically form in opposing pairs and are among the most energetic outbursts observed in the universe.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Go See the Eclipse, Don't Watch It Online
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You won't regret it.
Google Lunar XPRIZE teams get more time and more cash incentives for moon shots
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Google Lunar XPRIZE finalists now have $4.75 million more to shoot for with the moon missions they’re planning, and more time to shoot for the moon as well. The competition was set up a decade ago to encourage commercial moon exploration, with Google donating the prize money and the nonprofit XPRIZE organization handling the logistics. A grand prize of $20 million was set aside to the first privately funded team to land a probe on the moon, get it to move at least 500 meters (yards) on the surface, and have it send back high-definition video and images. The… Read More
Charlottesville is a target for the alt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left one counterprotester dead and scores injured, Mayor Michael Signer took to Twitter to highlight the counterprogramming going on at the University of Virginia, the school where he earned his law degree in 2004 and where today he lectures at the Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. Saturday, Aug. 12, was set to be a day of “reflective conversation” to coincide with the arrival of alt right, neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters in the central Virginia town of less than 50,000 people.
‘One side is racist’: Romney, other Republicans rebuke Trump’s Charlottesville hedging
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Several prominent members of the GOP denounced Trump’s assertion that both white supremacists and counter-protesters bear the blame for violence in Virginia.
Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police."
New Study Shows How Well We Beat Back Climate Change in the 80s
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Now we need to come together and try again.
Ancient Egypt: Tombs More Than 2,000 Years Old Uncovered by Archaeologists in Hidden Burial Chambers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Archeologists in Egypt have uncovered ancient rock tombs, carved almost two-and-half millennia ago during the time of the pharaohs, as they excavated chambers, two of which were hidden down burial shafts. The tombs from the 27th dynasty and the Greco-Roman era contain a number of sarcophagi, a type of ancient Egyptian coffin typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription, of different shapes and sizes, as well as a collection of clay fragments, the Egyptian Ministry said in a statement. The location of the dig, in the El-Kamil El-Sahrawi archaeological site, in central Egypt near the banks of the Nile, previously unearthed 20 tombs in a series of ancient catacombs in 2015.
Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Several "probably man-made" objects were floating near the suspected crash site of MH370 just weeks after it vanished, Australian researchers revealed Wednesday, more than six months after the hunt for the doomed jet was called off. A massive underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, ended in January after no trace of the aircraft was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone in the remote southern Indian Ocean off Australia's west coast. On Wednesday, two new studies said photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane's disappearance, but not released to the public, showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so-called "northern area".
‘Frankenstein’ dinosaur could be the ‘missing link’, researchers say
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A strange ‘Frankenstein’ dinosaur may be the ‘missing link’ between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods – a group which includes carnivores such as T-Rex. Chilesaurus lived 150 million years ago, and looked like a raptor – but was in fact a vegetarian. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Natural History Museum analysed 450 anatomical characteristics of early dinosaurs to place ‘Chilesaurus’ in the dinosaur family tree.
German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads found in a package that had arrived from Nigeria.
FDA testing groundbreaking science: Human organs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This emerging biotech movement promises to radically overhaul the arduous process of bringing new drugs, foods and cosmetics to market.
Wonderful Map Shows Surface Area of Planets as Though They Were Continents
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
How big is Pluto compared to North America? We have the map for you.
New CRISPR technique could accelerate a cure for Huntington’s disease and ALS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A modified version of the CRISPR/Cas9 tool could be used to track RNA in live cells using a method known as RNA-targeting Cas9. This, in turn, could be used to cure ALS and Huntington's disease.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Enter for a chance to win Burt's Bees facial towelettes!
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Enter for a chance to win a Milk + Sass Macaron for Hair® detangling bite-sized hairbrush and a pack of six Sugar Twists hair ties!
Amazon Imperial Home Giveaway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Enter to win an an Amazon Picnic Blanket!
Man, 71, Burned His Retina Looking at Eclipse As a Teen: 'Why Take a Chance With Your Eyes?'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Lou Tomososki burned his retina by staring at a solar eclipse as a teenager.
The 2017 Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ICYMI, the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979 is set to take over the sky on Aug....
Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists.
Amazon Issues Refunds for Counterfeit Solar Eclipse Glasses
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The counterfeit solar eclipse glasses were being sold to Amazon customers without having the qualifications to block the UV rays and radiation from the solar eclipse. Amazon is now requiring sellers of solar eclipse glasses on its website to provide documentation that they work. Customers that are looking to buy solar eclipse glasses till need to keep an eye out for fakes.
NASA's Saturn Probe Has One Final Mission Before Its Fiery End
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA's Cassini probe has taught us a lot about Saturn and its moons. But now it's time for the probe to say goodbye with one final mission.
Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Luther Strange, the GOP Senate candidate favored by Trump and McConnell, faces a tough battle from the controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama's runoff.
Tibetan Caregivers Gave My Father Peace During His Last Days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
What he lost in mobility he gained in spirituality.