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Former President Jimmy Carter Is Still Building His Legacy, One Home at a Time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One week each year, Jimmy Carter and his wife travel somewhere in the world to build homes with their own hands for Habitat for Humanity.
Musk Signs Up Mystery Passenger to Take Rocket Trip Around Moon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The person’s identity will be revealed on Monday, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said in a tweet. Asked whether he’d be the first passenger, Musk -- who’s also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. -- posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.
People Across the Globe Feeling More Sad, Stressed and in Pain Than Ever
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Participants were asked whether they had certain positive or negative emotions or experiences the day before. For negative experiences, they were asked whether they felt worry, sadness, stress, anger or physical pain on the previous day.
Japan's commercial whaling bid rejected by IWC
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was rejected by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Friday in a tense vote that exposed a deep split in the 72-year old organization. Japan's vice-minister for fisheries Masaaki Taniai said he regretted the vote's outcome, and threatened Tokyo's withdrawal from the 89-member body if progress could not be made towards a return to commercial whaling. "If scientific evidence and diversity is not respected, if commercial whaling is completely denied ... Japan will be pressed to undertake a fundamental reassessment of its position as a member of the IWC," he said.
Putin's war games send signal to West, but Russia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The exercises, kicked off this week by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a summit in Vladivostok, have led some Russian commentators to suggest hopefully – echoed, fearfully, by some in the West – that the two giants might be edging toward a full-blown military alliance. The war games include Chinese troops working with Russians, and a small contingent of Mongolians, in a multi-nation war scenario.
How a Forgotten Rivalry Between Superpowers Helped Shape the Modern Middle East
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Oil and the vast profits that it generated influenced almost everything that happened after 1947 in this story
13 Stories of Life on a Teacher's Salary
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Despite nationwide walk-outs and protests in the spring of 2018, most teachers face the same conditions
'I'm Smarter.' Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump in an Election — and Quickly Walks It Back
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Dimon has previously said he has no intention of running for the U.S. presidency
Obama Urges Ohio Residents To Vote To Restore Sanity To Politics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message Thursday headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote.
Robotic pants could help people stay mobile longer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A group of scientists have developed a pair of robotic pants that could help stroke survivors and people struggling with mobility issues improve their quality of life. The pants, which debuted this week at the British Science Festival, combine electroactive polymers technology, graphene composites and nanoparticles to simulate muscle movement. “If you keep people mobile longer, it keeps them cognitively able longer,” Jonathan Rossiter, a professor of robotics at the University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and the lead researcher of the project, told ABC News.
Live coverage: Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N.C.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Category 1 storm is battering the Carolina coast with heavy winds, drenching rain and massive flooding.
Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hurricane Florence, weakened but still dangerous, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a days-long deluge.The center of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about 7:15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.  (Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
For the child victims of priests, what would real justice look like?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
There are crimes, like the sexual abuse of children, from which many turn away – using language like “unspeakable,” “unimaginable,” or even “inhuman.”  Even survivors create their mental shields from the crimes they endured.  “This form of abuse is really completely and utterly spiritually annihilating,” says Christa Brown, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a Baptist minister decades ago, and an author who now lives in Colorado. “As a survivor, the biggest, most important part of justice is to be heard, and to be believed,” says Michael Norris, a chemical engineer and manager in Houston, who was abused by a Roman Catholic priest while attending summer camp when he was 10.
Here Are Some of the Women Who Could Make History in the Midterm Elections
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From the first black female U.S. governor to the first openly bisexual senator
What to Know About the Suspected Gas Explosions in Massachusetts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At least 39 homes were on fire in three communities
SpaceX gets set to reveal its first customer for BFR flight around the moon and back
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
News Brief: A year and a half after saying it had two passengers signed up for a privately funded flight around the moon, SpaceX says it will reveal the first passenger’s identity on Monday. In a tweet, SpaceX said the mission would be “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.” The launch vehicle would be SpaceX’s yet-to-be-built BFR (Big Falcon Rocket), which is expected to be ready by the early 2020s, rather than the Falcon Heavy as previously planned. So let the guessing game begin: Will the first named passenger be Google… Read More
Why It's So Hard to Calculate Death Tolls From Hurricanes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
What constitutes a disaster death?
Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, saying it had been inflated to almost 3,000 as part of a ploy to make him look bad. Trump's controversial remarks sparked a rare bipartisan backlash, with even some members of his own party echoing the condemnation from Democratic opposition leaders. The true human cost of Maria, and the chaotic federal response to the storm on the US island territory, triggered a year-long controversy, which Trump revived this week even as another powerful hurricane, Florence, bore down on the East Coast.
Buzz Aldrin Bids Goodnight To The Moon By Giving It The Best Nickname Ever
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk on the moon? One of the few humans
Ken Starr on Trump: We're in 'abuse of power' territory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ken Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel during the Clinton presidency, sees parallels with the current president's attacks on Robert Mueller.
With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After several months of assuring supporters of a solid Republican victory in the midterms elections, President Donald Trump has shifted his message in response to Republican operatives warning him that his rhetoric could hurt the GOP by dampening its voter turnout. Trump warned voters at a rally in Montana last week that if Democrats take the House this fall they could try to impeach him. Shields spent two years as chief of staff at the Republican National Committee in 2013 and 2014, where he oversaw its rebuilding effort to catch up with Democrats in the use of data and technology.
The Only Loser at Apple’s Latest Event Is Your Wallet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
iPhones are getting a bit pricy
Something sss
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A fire department in northern Bangkok has not received a call for a fire since June. "The work (catching snakes) is quite a lot," said Suraphong Suepchai, a 46-year-old firefighter working in the Thai capital's Lat Yao district. Snakes are a common sight in Bangkok, a bustling city built on once swampy land, and it is not unusual to see them slithering across public spaces like parks, water canals and schools.
Friends and Family Remember Botham Jean, the Texas Man Killed by a Dallas Police Officer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'He was always in the service of others, even when it wasn't convenient for him'
Senator Dianne Feinstein Gave the FBI Information About Brett Kavanaugh
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Senator says she will not disclose the information publicly
Hundreds of goats being airlifted out of Washington forest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SEATTLE (AP) — Helicopters and trucks are relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce visitor safety issues and boost native goat populations elsewhere in Washington state.
The Philippines Braces for the Most Powerful Typhoon to Hit This Year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Philippine authorities are evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north.
Trump's Family Separation Policy Split This Family Apart. They're Still Not Back Together
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Despite a legal team that includes celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy separated from his father under Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy remains…
Counting a Tragedy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There has been much debate over the death count in Puerto Rico following hurricane maria. Meet the experts who set out to find a more accurate number.
Ingenious, Beautiful And Extremely Weird: Welcome To Inventors Camp
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the spring of 1917, a young scientist named Karl von Frisch stepped onto a
SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space. "SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle -- an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space," the company said on Twitter. SpaceX gave no further details, but said more information would follow on Monday.
Why Italy's Matteo Salvini Is the Most Feared Man in Europe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The captain is coming!"
Musk Signs Up First Passenger for Round
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The person’s identity will be revealed on Sept. 17, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said in a tweet. Asked whether he’d be the first passenger, Musk -- who’s also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. -- posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.
Education Is a Top Issue in the Midterms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All across America public anger over education funding has scrambled the political map for November initiated by teacher strikes
What's the Likelihood That CRISPR Will Cure Cancer?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This is the basic concept behind a technology that's been garnering a lot of interest over the past several years. Called CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, this genetic editing technology offers hope that one day doctors will be able to easily correct the errors that can crop up in our genetic code, leading to advanced cures for genetic diseases and cancer. Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, director of the stem cell and gene therapy program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, says, "CRISPR technology is essentially scissors that can cut DNA in very precise locations." Although CRISPR is not the only gene editing tool in existence, it's more agile and "practical," he says, than some of the other options.
'He Doesn't Have the Aptitude.' President Trump Responds to Jamie Dimon's Comments on Running for President
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump early Thursday scoffed at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's claim that he could "beat" President Donald Trump.
McDonald's Workers Are Going on Strike Over Sexual Harassment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Inspired by #MeToo, the one-day strike will take place in 10 U.S. cities
Boss revenge, self
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who's ever been so furious with their boss that they feel like exacting revenge really needs to listen to Lindie Liang.
Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to find a sick young orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest came up empty Thursday, and a scientist who tracks the animals declared her dead — though federal authorities said they'd keep looking.
Mexican company prepares organic fungicide with chaparral extracts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico, Sep. 12 (Notimex).- A Mexican company dedicated to the creation of biotechnological products, developed an organic fungicide with extract from the chaparral plant (Larrea tridentata), as an alternative for the control of pests in different types of crops. Bioamin scientists used the chaparral because in addition to being an endemic plant in the Mexican desert, it has fungicidal properties, explained the firm's general director, Yolanda Sanchez Salazar. As a result of the studies and experiments, the company obtained an organic fungicide with a high degree of efficiency, as well as rapidity based on quinones of chaparral extract. For his part, Juan Genaro Osuna Sanchez, marketing director of the company, said that with three days of use, some diseases of crops such as pineapple, coffee, banana, onion, tomato, can be controlled up to 95 percent. In an interview with the Information Agency of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt, for its acronym in Spanish), the engineer also stressed that the product has an immediate form of action, similar to synthetic products. However, he pointed out that with Mexican innovation, the farmer can start working the crop from the first day he applies the product, "With synthetic products one can take up to four or five days to rework the crop. This the farmer sees as a benefit of cost savings due to time, " he said. The specialists agreed that this fungicide-bactericide based on extract of chaparral has several benefits, including the dose, because while this applies one to two liters per hectare, with commercial farmers come to use two to four liters. The company made a patent application for the production process and formulation of the final composition of the fungicide based on the chaparral extract. Although there are advances regarding the certifications for the legal sale of the product, they seek to obtain national and international accreditations. NTX/ICB/MAG/BBF
iPhone Xs vs. iPhone Xs Max vs. iPhone Xr: Which New Apple Smartphone Is Right for You?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's how to decide between Apple's new smartphone options
Financial analyst sees Jeff Bezos’ investment as an ’emerging force’ in space, to Amazon’s benefit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The news of the day is all about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ philanthropic efforts, but on the business side of things, an influential financial analyst argues that the world’s richest man is an “emerging force” with the financial muscle to advance the global space industry — and Amazon as well. In a note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas and his colleagues say Bezos’ Blue Origin venture, as well as Amazon, should be included along with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and more than 100 other firms as key participants in a commercial space race. Jonas writes that investors may want to… Read More
Bubbling Bolt toasts zero
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a champagne bottle that will allow astronauts to drink bubbles in space. "I was nervous but as soon as the first one (parabola) goes you kind of go 'oh my God, what's happening'.
Brett Kavanaugh Says He Would Have 'Listened' to Father of Parkland Victim if He Had Known Who He Was
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Supreme Court nominee also explained some of his answers on abortion
CBS News Journalist Reveals on Air She Received Text Messages That Got 60 Minutes Boss Fired
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager was fired after sending the text
German police report bitter resistance in forest activist evictions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
German police said Thursday that protesters bombarded officers with stones, Molotov cocktails and shots from catapults, as environmentalists living in treehouses sought to block the razing of a forest to make way for an open-cast coal mine. "Officers and vehicles were pelted with stones and Molotov cocktails. One officer was slightly hurt and a vehicle damaged," Aachen police headquarters said in a statement about the clearance in nearby Hambach Forest.
Aung San Suu Kyi Says Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Could Have Been 'Handled Better'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi acknowledged Thursday that her government could have better handled the violence against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state.
Kavanaugh contradicts White House account of credit card debt, raising more questions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On Wednesday night, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh offered answers for the first time to long-standing questions about his personal finances that had been prompted by significant credit-card and loan debt noted on his judicial disclosure forms. Kavanaugh’s explanation of his finances is not consistent with earlier explanations from the White House. Questions have lingered since shortly after Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced in July and reporters digging into his public record found that Kavanaugh’s financial disclosure forms showed tens of thousands of dollars of fluctuating credit card balances as well as a loan against his retirement account for the 12 years before 2017.
IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard the marine mammals in perpetuity, after a bitter debate. The biennial meeting of the 89-nation body passed the host country's "Florianopolis Declaration" which sees whaling as no longer being a necessary economic activity. "We now have an important instrument to guide our path," said Brazil's commissioner Hermano Ribeiro.
A Study Found That 3,000 People Died After Hurricane Maria. President Trump Denies It
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He blames Democrats for the death toll