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20 Christmas Gifts for Men Under $50
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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An Alligator Is on the Loose in New Jersey and Police Are Warning Residents to Be Careful With Small Pets
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There is an alligator on the loose in New Jersey and police are warning residents with pets to be careful.
Travel to Mars would imply radiation limit for astronauts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico, Sep. 19 (Notimex) .- Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60 percent of the total recommended dose of radiation during the trip to and from the "red planet," according to data from the TGO satellite. Satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency were revealed at the European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC, in Berlin, Germany. Although the main objective of the TGO is to carry out an inventory of atmospheric gases from Mars, it has monitored radiation data since its launch in 2016. The FREND instrument, on board the craft, provided data on the radiation doses recorded during the six-month orbiter trip to Mars, and since it reached its orbit around the "red planet". On Earth, a strong magnetic field and a thick atmosphere protect humanity from the constant bombardment of pieces of atoms coming from outside the Solar System that travel close to the speed of light, called galactic cosmic rays, explains the ESA in its Internet page. Outside the "blue planet", this type of phenomena can generate serious damage to humans, this includes radiation sickness, increased risk of cancer, negative effects of the central nervous system and degenerative diseases. Therefore, one of the basic aspects in the organization and design of a long-term manned mission to Mars, is the risk of radiation, said Jordanka Semkova, of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. "The radiation doses accumulated by astronauts in interplanetary space would be several hundred times greater than the doses accumulated by humans during the same period on Earth," she said. The results of the investigation showed that on a six-month trip to Mars, and assuming six months ago, an astronaut could be exposed to at least 60 percent of the recommended total radiation dose limit for his entire career. "The trip itself would provide a very significant exposure for the astronauts to radiation," she said. The study data will be used to verify radiation environment models and radiation risk assessments for crew members in future exploration missions. NTX/ICB/MAG/ASTRO16/BBF
Fascinating! Astronomers spot super
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Has the planet Vulcan been found? Vulcan’s most famous fictional inhabitant, Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame, would certainly raise an eyebrow if he heard that astronomers have detected a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting the star that’s associated with him. The world orbits a sunlike star that’s a mere 16 light-years away, known as HD 26965 or 40 Eridani A, according to the team behind the Dharma Planet Survey. In the current Star Trek canon, 40 Eridani A is the star that harbors Spock’s home planet. Some early references pointed to a different star, known as Epsilon Eridani (which is also… Read More
'Very Exciting!' President Trump Praises Kim Jong Un for Pledge to Denuclearize
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Very exciting!" Trump tweeted after Kim agreed to dismantle a nuclear complex
No more scraping? Anti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hate frozen windshields in winter? Researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a way to banish them for good, thanks to the world’s first passive anti-frosting surface. Here's how it works.
How Studying Business, Engineering in College Can Lead to Jobs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A team of seniors from the Frank W. Olin College of Engineering outside of Boston collaborated with Mitsubishi Electric to use technology to encourage older adults to cook together remotely. Students farther west at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have helped an Australian not-for-profit collect data on microplastic pollution in the ocean, which lawmakers can use to help create policy for a cleanup effort.
Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year. Syngenta, bought by ChemChina for $43 billion in 2017 in China's largest ever foreign takeover, has rejected the allegations by Public Eye. "There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that Syngenta's product Polo was at all responsible for the incidents that have occurred," the company said in a statement.
After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000. A year on, Joannelly Cruz and her mother Gloria Martinez are in a homeless shelter, part of a generation of Puerto Ricans struggling to rebuild shattered lives on the US mainland.
Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday.
DNA evidence zeroes in on three African cartels behind illegal elephant ivory trade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DNA evidence and lots of detective work have revealed the networks behind illegal trade in African elephant ivory, centering on three smuggling cartels in Kenya, Uganda and Togo. The case is laid out in a paper written by a team led by Samuel Wasser, head of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, and published today in the open-access journal Science Advances. Wasser said the findings could figure in a complex case centering on Feisal Mohamed Ali, a reputed ivory kingpin based in Mombasa, Kenya. Feisal was convicted on trafficking charges in 2016 but was set free last month… Read More
2 Female Mental Health Patients Drown as Van Is Swept Away in Florence Flood Waters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters
Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs—like cancer research
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families shows beds at the shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in Tornillo, Texas. The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, to pay for housing for the growing population of detained immigrant children. In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray and obtained by Yahoo News, HHS Sec.
Chamber of Commerce opposes a trade war. But can it deter Trump?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
If ever there was a good time for America to launch a trade war, this is it.
Vontae Davis Retired From the NFL at Halftime. Good for Him.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
So many people fantasize about saying "take this job and shove it." Davis got to live that dream
The Emmy Winner Who Used His Speech to Propose to His Girlfriend Got Everyone Emotional
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Director Glenn Weiss used his acceptance speech to propose to his girlfriend
3.4 Million Chickens and Turkeys and 5,500 Hogs Have Died in Flooding From Florence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market
Deputy Defense Sec.: Space and cyberspace the two new war...
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Patrick Shanahan, Deputy Defense Secretary, speaks with CNBC's Morgan Brennan about the challenges of cyber defense threats as well as the outlook for the proposed Space Force.
Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Wants the FBI to Investigate Before She Testifies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She says she has been the target of “vicious harassment and even death threats"
Trump surveys Florence storm damage in North Carolina
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that “America grieves for you” as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind in parts of North Carolina.
Jeff Flake blasts Donald Trump Jr. over Kavanaugh accuser post
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Arizona senator takes issue with an Instagram post by the president's eldest son.
An African model for ethnic reconciliation?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
With its great diversity of ethnic groups, Africa has long needed models of governance that are inclusive, especially after conflicts driven by ethnic differences. For nearly six months, Ethiopia has shown promise of being such a model. A new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has so far achieved a whirlwind of reforms, such as releasing political prisoners and making peace with neighboring Eritrea.
Betty White Was the Bright Beam of Show
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Little did I dream then that I would be here"
At Least 1.7 Million Chickens Drown in Flooding From Florence Aftermath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Many hogs have also died
North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Korean leaders also announced plans to host the 2032 Summer Olympics together
Trump wants to hear from Kavanaugh's accuser but doesn't think she can change his mind
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump says he's eager to hear Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, but doubts it will change his opinion of Brett Kavanaugh.
Race for Paul Ryan's seat descends into family feud
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“There is now a group of people from Washington who consider it a good idea to pit my boys against each other for their own political gain. But they didn’t consider a mother’s pain at seeing her children used as tools in a political fight.”
Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.
As cannabis comes to Canada, communities welcome accompanying job boom
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“All of you who have come in right now are coming into a business that’s right at the very beginning,” Mr. Davloor tells the three dozen employees gathered at company headquarters in Kincardine, a municipality of about 11,000 on Lake Huron. Adam Schacher, a team lead hired six months ago, breaks in.
Can Islamist moderates remake the politics of the Muslim world?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Alaa Faroukh insists he is the future. The jovial psychologist with a toothy smile, who can quote Freud as easily as he can recite the Quran, is speaking from his airy Amman clinic, located one floor below the headquarters of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, the very movement he left. Faroukh is symbolic of a shift sweeping through parts of the Arab world.
A Mexican State Ran Out of Room for Corpses and Stored Them in a Trailer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Authorities in the Mexican city of Guadalajara have resorted to storing corpses in a refrigerated trailer as the country’s spiraling drug war fills up its morgues, but residents are outraged as the stench of bodies permeates their neighborhoods.
The Smartest Stunt of the 2018 Emmys Was This Red Carpet Fashion Choice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's how to get the attention of red carpet photographers
Colleagues Defend Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser as a Person of Integrity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
People who know Christine Blasey Ford describe her as honest
Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.
Delaware DMV selfie zones aim to discourage license photos
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Division of Motor Vehicles has installed "Safe Selfie Zones" at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news — and not their personal details.
Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour. Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels, Pop & Rest in London’s trendy Shoreditch area boasts four "sleep pods" – rooms with dark walls and a lavender aroma to aid relaxation, each supplied with ear plugs and an eye mask. Mauricio Villamizar, 28, said he and his Pop & Rest co-founder Yoann Demont came up with the idea for their venture after observing Londoners’ hectic lifestyle and long working hours.
SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. Maezawa, 42, is the chief executive of Start Today Co., which he founded in 1998 as a CD sales business when he was still in his 20s. The company pioneered e-commerce in Japan and now runs the popular fashion mall Zozotown, selling various, relatively affordable clothing brands.
SpaceX’s First Tourists Will Fly Around the Moon for Free Thanks to Japanese Billionaire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
See who's the first space tourist to ride SpaceX's BFR.
Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social media
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Clinton's former senior policy adviser recounts how the campaign learned Russia was meddling in the U.S. election.
Duty calls more veterans back to serve — in Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Veterans Campaign and similar organizations are helping veterans launch congressional campaigns.
Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump has been widely criticized for accusing Democrats of inflating hurricane death tolls to make him look bad.
Police in New Jersey search for alligator on the loose
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator that's on the loose.
Eli Manning's Disappointed Face Makes For a Very Relatable Meme
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Eli Manning's face is an entire mood
Victoria Beckham Just Returned to Her Spice Girl Groove in Glorious Fashion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Victoria Beckham let loose at a party, singing and dancing happily along to one of the biggest Spice Girls hits.
See All the Winners of the 2018 Emmy Awards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's who won at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The International Criminal Court Opens A Preliminary Hearing on the Rohingya Crisis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Tuesday announced that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Senate Democrats and GOP Can't Agree on Who Will Testify at Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accusation Hearing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Doubts were even raised whether the woman who accused Kavanaugh will appear
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Won the Internet and a Bunch of Emmys in the Process
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The eight-episode first season of the series cleaned up with eight Emmy awards