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This Coach and NASA collaboration has us seeing retro stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We aren’t the only ones who had glow-in-the-dark stars on our ceilings growing up. Looks like some designers at Coach also caught…
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tight rope
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not want you to read this story. When Yahoo News asked the White House’s principal deputy press secretary if she was willing to be interviewed for an article about her life and increasingly high profile role in the administration of President Donald Trump, she declined and said she’d prefer it wasn’t written at all.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Astrophysics and Space Investing With The Motley Fool
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Will we really visit Mars in our lifetimes? And if so, on whose spaceship?
China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meeting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region amid concerns over its susceptibility to climate change.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
How To Spot A Psychopath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
How Jeff Bezos’ passion for space is inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and explorers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Museum of Flight this weekend to answer questions from students, the kids did not hold back. “That’s one of the great things about kids,” Bezos said on Saturday. “There are always questions.” Scores of elementary-school and middle-school students came from the Seattle area as well as from Deer Park, a city just north of Spokane on the other side of the state, to cram into the museum’s “Apollo” exhibit and meet America’s second-richest person (after Bill Gates). The kids asked about Bezos’ successful expedition to recover sunken rocket engines from the Apollo moon missions, about his… Read More
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Are we to believe that NASA spends years and billions on planet exploration probes only to equip them with low res cameras and no video?
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Stephen Hawking says we must start searching for the next Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The physicist warns that Earth is becoming overpopulated and it's time to start looking for a new home.
There is a protective bubble around Earth and we put it there
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world.  But now we have evidence that we also affect the vacuum of space around us. According to new findings, a type of radio communication actually produces something like a bubble of radiation protection around our planet. The study also includes insights from research into how Cold War-era nuclear tests changed the space environment around Earth. SEE ALSO: Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now “A number of experiments and observations have figured out that, under the right conditions, radio communications signals in the VLF [very low frequency] frequency range can in fact affect the properties of the high-energy radiation environment around the Earth,” Phil Erickson, a co-author of the new study appearing the journal Space Science Reviews, said in a statement. That means that this type of radio signal — which is beamed from ground stations to submarines — can actually change the way naturally occurring radiation moves around our planet.  It's becoming ever clearer that humans and our activities on this planet have wide-reaching effects.  The same study detailing the VLF findings also explains that nuclear tests performed by the U.S. and Soviet Union during the late 1950s to early 1960s actually altered space weather — charged particles and forms of radiation around Earth that can affect our environment.  “The tests were a human-generated and extreme example of some of the space weather effects frequently caused by the sun,” Erickson said.  The space weather effects mentioned by Erickson are usually caused by the sun when it emits a huge burst of solar plasma  in Earth's direction. Once that plasma reaches our planet, it impacts our magnetic field.  Sometimes during solar storms, bits of charged particles manage to make it through the magnetic field, only to collide with our upper atmosphere, where they encounter neutral particles, creating the auroras. The most extreme of these storms can also have ill effects on the electrical grid, disrupting power supplies to people on Earth.  Some Cold War tests created auroras and even affected satellites above test sites, showing just how much we can affect not only the Earth but the space surrounding it. If scientists figure out some way to harness that power, they might be able to actually help guard the Earth against harmful, natural particles, mitigating the worst effects of space weather. “If we understand what happened in the somewhat controlled and extreme event that was caused by one of these man-made events, we can more easily understand the natural variation in the near-space environment," Erickson said. WATCH:
Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be Wrong
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
What could the sun it possibly be if not fire?
Marco Rubio: The Russia probe is not a ‘witch hunt’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., said the investigation into Russia’s interference with last year’s presidential election is no “witch hunt,” despite what President Trump may say.
Dianne Feinstein: ‘Comey is in no way a nut job’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein responded to reports that President Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job” on Sunday: “This is a horrible thing for a president to say.”
Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
A mysterious force is pushing the universe apart — here's how it could rip our galaxy to shreds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the...
American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season. The 50-year-old mountaineer died close to the Balcony, a small platform above the 8,000-metre mark considered the mountain's "death zone". "An American climber has died around the Balcony area.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Homemade Sunscreen Is a Definite Don't
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Chances are that your plans for this summer call for plenty of outdoor time—which means they should also call for plenty...
Tips for How Best to Organize Medications
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Q. What's a good way to keep track of all the meds I take? A. The first thing to try is a daily pill organizer that has ...
Who's in Charge of Outer Space?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All extraterrestrial activity today is governed by a 50-year-old treaty drafted at the height of the Cold War. Will governments around the world agree on an update before the final frontier becomes the ...
How beauty might have evolved for pleasure, not function
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Evolutionary biology tells us this story: everything evolved to make us better at reproducing. In his new book, The Evolution of Beauty, Prum argues instead that natural selection makes sense in a lot of contexts, but when it comes to desire and attraction, many selections are simply arbitrary.
Fabrics of the future will shed like snakes and sanitize your skin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The fabrics of the future are being developed in research labs today to solve age-old problems, from keeping us dry to killing germs.
Is Elon Musk A Genius? SpaceX Founder Is One Of The Smartest People On Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Could Musk keep smart company with the brightest of the bright folks and even best them? Absolutely.
Trump heads for Israel, and a wary welcome by the once adoring right wing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (not pictured) at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. As a candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump was widely popular in Israel, especially on the right. For the first time, it seemed, an American president would be unreservedly sympathetic to the demands of West Bank settlers and supportive of its ambitions.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Swiss will vote in a referendum Sunday on a planned overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. The new energy strategy has been in the making since shortly after Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami disaster, when the Swiss government decided to gradually close its nuclear plants. Most Swiss voters meanwhile have already cast their ballots by post in the weeks leading up to the referendum, which is part of the country's famous system of direct democracy.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Nasa discovers a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet in our solar system
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Astronomers have discovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet catalogued as 2007 OR10. This discovery adds to the fact that most of the dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt "larger than 600 miles across" have companions.
New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States
Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A humpback whale swam into a Southern California harbor and got stuck there, drawing spectators and news helicopters as boat crews try to guide it out to the open water.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
The scientific breakthrough that enabled physicists to solve the puzzle of infinity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
During the mid 20th century, physicists were grappling with a perplexing puzzle. It seemed that...
Jake Gyllenhaal throws serious shade at Trump's treatment of the environment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jake Gyllenhaal is clearly not happy with his country's political situation. The Hollywood actor didn't directly mention Trump during the Cannes press conference for his latest film Okja on Friday, but really he didn't need to. His feelings were clear. SEE ALSO: Watch Netflix's first look at Bong Joon-ho's new monster movie 'Okja' Okja is a film about a little girl's friendship with a large creature — a "super pig" — which has been specially bred by an American corporation. Directed by Bong Joon Ho, the film's message about society's mistreatment of the environment is unambiguous. When asked about the film's treatment of environmental issues, Gyllenhaal said that the timing of the film is very important. "I don't think there is any better time for this film and what it says about the environment than now, given the current political state," he said. "Particularly, I would say, from my country, of things being sort of brought back what I would consider a few decades, if not more. "Sometimes it's not just an issue of aim, it's also an issue of when a movie comes out and what it has to say, and I think there's no better time than now for something like this." 'Okja' is a film with a clear message about society's treatment of the environment.Image: netflixGyllenhaal went on to reference the film's distributor Netflix, who have been at the centre of some controversy about their inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival this year, saying the platform of a film — and how many people it can communicate its message too — is "extraordinarily important". "I think it's truly a blessing when any art gets to reach one person, let alone hundreds of thousands if not millions of people," Gyllenhaal continued. "And particularly in today's day and age when we are inundated with information — sometimes true, sometimes not — that we get the artistic expression in whatever form we can." Gyllenhaal finished with something of a curveball: "And also, I just really want to add that I'm very excited about the appointment of Robert Mueller," he said, to smatterings laughter and applause. (For anyone not familiar with Mueller, he's the former FBI director now heading up the investigation into links between Russia and Trump's campaign, who some have suggested "could be Trump's worst nightmare"). Burn. WATCH: Take a dive with a marine biologist working to restore our ecosystem
Why astronomers are scrambling to observe the weirdest star in the galaxy this weekend
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It was early Thursday morning when astronomer Matt Muterspaugh noticed something strange with the star he had been observing for the last year and a half. Telescope data taken from the night before showed that the brightness of the star had dipped significantly. Then by the following morning, the star had dimmed even more.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Can You Battle Depression by Changing the Way You Think?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Depression is classified as a mood disorder, but which came first: the disorder or the distressed mood? Conversely, if depression results in negative thoughts and emotions, can changing those thoughts and emotions alleviate depression? "To some extent, the answer is yes," says Dr. Ken Duckworth, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI.
Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a glucose
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been seen testing a glucose monitoring device, according to a CNBC report that fuels speculation Apple is working on its own glucose monitoring technology. Cook was spotted using a glucose monitor at the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, according to a CNBC source. Sadly there are no photos but the source reportedly said that the glucose monitor was physically attached to Cook's Apple Watch in some way.
Nuclear blasts have screwed up space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
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President Trump's first trip abroad
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s first foreign voyage will be an astonishingly ambitious adventure — Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels, and a Group of Seven (i.e.: rich country) gathering in Sicily. He’s coming with a packed agenda of the weightiest issues in global affairs, like defeating ISIS, containing Iran, convincing the Muslim world to confront extremism, overhauling relations with crucial allies in Europe and Asia, and forging Middle East peace.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Collection bag from Apollo 11 moon mission to be sold at auction
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It is a simple, square white bag that traveled to the moon in 1969 on Apollo 11 and carried back to Earth the first sample of lunar material ever collected. The bag - which contains remnants of moon dust and is labeled "LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN" - is a collection pouch used by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission. Scheduled for July 20, the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the auction will be the first legal sale of such an artifact from the mission, Jim Hull, head of exhibits and artifacts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said in a telephone interview on Friday.
Artificial spider silk is not only super strong, it's sustainable too
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ever dreamed of being a real-life Spider-Man? Researchers at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed the strongest artificial spider hybrid silk fibers yet.
Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Friday made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending school up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation about vaccines.