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8 of the Best Hairstyles for Long Faces
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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11 Ways to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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This Is What It's Really Like to Go On a Weight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Weight Watchers launched their first vessel into the sea. The only question: Would my scale sink or swim?
9 Moms Reveal Exactly Why They Fired Their Nanny or Babysitter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
These parents were not here for the drama.
8 Beauty Secrets Sara Evans Swears By When She's On Tour
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
And one cardinal beauty sin she actually admits to committing on the reg.
3 Ways Amazon Has Already Changed the Way You Shop for Food
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Amazon’s planned purchase of organic-food chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion is one more sign that the born-and-raised ...
Global Coal Production Takes a Dive
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If the Trump administration wants to bring back American coal jobs, it's got its work cut out for it. Global coal production plunged by the largest percentage on record in 2016 amid flat demand for energy and inroads by cleaner sources of power, the oil major BP reported Tuesday. Coal production worldwide fell by more than 6 percent as the black rock's share of world energy production fell to its lowest level since 2004, according to BP's annual Statistical Review of World Energy.
Human voices are unique – but our study shows we're not that good at recognising them
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Would you be able to recognise the voice of your first primary school teacher, if you heard them again today?
Lost Ancient Muslim City Discovered in Ethiopia Could Reveal Details of Islam’s History in Africa
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A lost city thought to be more than 1,000 years old has been discovered in Ethiopia and may offer insight into Islam’s origins in the country. The settlement, located near Ethiopia’s second largest city of Dire Dawa, in the east of the country, consisted of buildings constructed with large stone blocks, which gave rise to a local myth that giants lived there. Archaeologists discovered a 12th-century mosque in the settlement at Harlaa, as well as evidence of Islamic burials and headstones.
Lonely? Take the Focus Off Yourself, Study Suggests
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The results suggest that self-centeredness may prolong loneliness. But the study also suggests a new strategy for treating loneliness: finding ways to curb self-centeredness when you're feeling isolated. "Targeting self-centeredness as part of an intervention to lessen loneliness may help break" the cycle, the researchers wrote in their study, published June 13 in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Please and Thank You: How DARPA Is Teaching Robots Manners
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humans know to silence a ringing phone when they're in a quiet library, and to say "thank you" after someone lends a helping hand. Now, robots will learn this etiquette as well, thanks to a research project that aims to teach robots manners. By teaching robots such social norms, researchers think the machines could more seamlessly interact with humans.
London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
LONDON (AP) — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.
Feinstein: Trump ‘in for a rude awakening’ if he tries to shut down Russia probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., unleashed a blistering message in response to President Trump’s early morning Twitter tirade in which he both dismissed the Russia probe as a “witch hunt” and appeared to confirm he was being investigated as part of that inquiry. Feinstein raised the possibility that Trump would try to dismiss Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller, the special counsel Rosenstein appointed to oversee the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Meet Rachel Brand, the Justice Department official who could inherit the Russia probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If President Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rachel Brand would take over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and reported investigation into obstruction of justice.
Obama sparked a tidal wave of change in Cuba. Trump’s new policy misses the point.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Two years of Obama’s engagement did more to pry Cuba out of its shell than anything else. Engagement worked exactly because the Castro dictatorship gives no one their rights.
After 40 years, father and daughter meet for the 1st time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is looking forward to celebrating Father's Day a week after his first meeting with his 40-year-old daughter, who tracked him down following decades of questions.
When Muslims march for peace
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Several Muslim groups in Germany hope to rally tens of thousands on June 17 in a march with a simple message: Acts of terror carried out in the name of Islam are not Islamic. This very public support for peace represents a new step for Muslims in the West beyond statements that denounce terrorism. The Islamic State has called for more attacks in Europe as well as the United States – with the goal of driving a wedge between Muslims and non-Muslims.
An outdoorsman’s outreach to youths facing troubles at home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
With waves splashing up the sides of their yellow rafts, 10 youngsters wearing black wet suits and life jackets paddle down a swift and choppy Spokane River, laughing and smiling as they go. “Fun is a huge part of it,” says Mr. Kerrigan, founder of the nonprofit Peak 7 Adventures. Eleven years ago, Kerrigan, drawing on his outdoor experiences from his childhood, got the idea of starting a life-changing, outdoor adventure ministry for youths in Washington State.
Amazon Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Amazon really, really wants to sell you groceries. But starting a new grocery service—especially online—from scratch is ...
5 Reasons to Skip Saw Palmetto for an Enlarged Prostate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. For the millions of American men with enlarged prostates, few remedies may sound more appealing than the dietary supplem...
These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, technology
Virtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.
Human head transplant surgeon claims ‘breakthrough’ in rat experiment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A controversial surgeon who aims to carry out the world’s human head transplant claims to have had a breakthrough with a rat experiment. Professor Sergio Canavero says that he has successfully repaired severed spinal cords in rats – a key step towards a successful transplant. Neuroscientist Professor Canavero claims his technique – which he describes as the Gemini Protocol – ‘works across the board’.
Looking for Man's origins in a Bulgarian savannah
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Seven million years ago the sunflower and corn fields in parts of southern Bulgaria were like an African savannah, roamed by gazelles and giraffes. A small team of researchers hopes to find proof of human origins in Bulgaria as they gingerly recover fossils from the clay of a dried-up river bed near the sleepy village of Rupkite in the June sunshine. It all began in 2002 when the five-year-old grandson of local amateur paleontologist Petar Popdimitrov found what looked like a fossilised tooth with three roots.
Drones give North Dakota farmers a new tool to grow crops
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Drone technology is helping some farmers in North Dakota keep tabs on their livelihood like never before by giving them an aerial perspective on field conditions and crops. Jeremy Wilson has been planting ...
China Will Overtake U.S. As World Number One in Scientific Research, New Study Finds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The U.S. is being knocked off the top spot for scientific research, a new report by the University of Michigan reveals. Researchers analyzed 15 years worth of academic papers before concluding that America’s position as number one in biomedical research is threatened by China’s growing body of biomedical research. "It provides a clear example...that [China] has made significant investments in research," Bishr Omary, professor of physiology and medicine at the University of Michigan, told Mic.
A Politician's Name & Face: Why a Good Match May Win Votes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers looked at men running for the U.S. Senate, and found that the political candidates who had facial shapes that were the most well-matched to the sound of their names won their senatorial races by a larger margin — 10 percentage points, on average — than candidates with the worst fits between the sound of their names and faces. And when a person's facial features seem to contradict the individual's name, the effect can be jarring, and trigger a person to dislike him or her, at least momentarily, Halberstadt said. In a series of five experiments, the researchers tested whether the faces of men who best matched their names would be judged more positively by study participants than the men who had, in their opinion, more poorly matched names and faces.
Microscopic organisms turn Istanbul's shores turquoise
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ISTANBUL (AP) — The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise.
$1.2 million of pangolin scales seized in Malaysia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A $1.2 million illegal shipment of scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials said Friday, the second such seizure in a week. Customs officials at Kuala Lumpur International Airport discovered 16 boxes of the smuggled scales weighing almost 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds). Last Friday, customs officers seized almost 300 kilograms of scales from the creatures, which are also known as "scaly anteaters".
Congressional baseball game, 1 day after shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Members of both parties in Congress battled it out in an unusually friendly way, on a baseball field, on Thursday evening. Here are photos.
Sandy Hook families’ law firm to NBC: Don’t air Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A letter to NBC from the families of Sandy Hook victims urged the network to considering the “ethical and legal ramifications” of airing Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Obtained by Politico’s Hadas Gold, the letter from a law firm representing several families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., attack implies that by airing the controversial interview, NBC would open itself up to possible legal action. “We urge you to consider the ethical and legal ramifications of broadcasting this interview to millions of Americans,” the letter read.
After the fire: Volunteers help Gatlinburg find hope
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Dean Cato called with growing worry. Once, twice, six times, he says, he called the Gatlinburg authorities Nov. 28 to ask if the raining ash from forest fires meant he should leave his home. Careening down the Tennessee mountain road, flames on both sides, the tires on his wife’s Jeep melted.
Everything It Will Take to Get Faster Wi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
I bring tidings from the frontier of airplane Wi-Fi. I experienced faster internet with my own two thumbs aboard a 757! I did a series of speed tests and received between 17 and 27 megabytes per second while also flying through the sky. This is streaming-Netflix-while-streaming-Spotify territory—and a far cry from the measly speeds one can attain on most current flights.
Jeff Bezos just asked his Twitter followers for ideas on how to spend his billions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said on Thursday he wants to spend some of his billions on "helping people in the here and now," and he's asked his 228,000 Twitter followers for ideas.
140 characters in search of an editor: The tweets that will haunt Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Most of the 35,000 tweets Donald Trump has sent over the last eight years are forgettable. But a few may come back to haunt him as he finds himself in a fight for political survival.
Joe Biden stars in 6
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Vice President Joe Biden stole the show when he gave a graduate a kiss on the cheek after delivering a commencement address at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Trump: ‘I am being investigated’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump confirmed Friday that he is under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey.
Trump names son’s wedding planner to lead federal housing office
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump has named Lynne Patton, senior adviser during his presidential campaign and former vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation, as the head of federal housing programs in New York.
Brazil's corruption scandals: an update
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed charges this month of illegal campaign funding that could have unseated the country’s second president in less than a year. The recent court hearing questioned whether in 2014 Dilma Rousseff and Mr. Temer, then her vice-presidential running mate, won the presidential race using illegal campaign donations.
Nano Dimension, in Collaboration with Semplastics, Receives Grant to Develop Unique Materials to Build 3D Low Density and High Thickness Ceramic Objec
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / June 15, 2017 / Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics (NASDAQ: NNDM, TASE: NNDM) , announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano ...
Fight Against Malaria: Mutant Fungus Genetically Engineered With Spider and Scorpion Venom Could Be a Lifesaver
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Malaria remains one of the biggest killers in Africa and increasing pesticide resistance among mosquitoes carrying the deadly virus is posing a conundrum for scientists and health workers. In the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday, researchers used a genetically engineered version of the Metarhizium pingshaensei fungus—which occurs naturally in China—in tests conducted in Burkina Faso, a sub-Saharan country in West Africa. The fungus is already a natural mosquito killer: When its spores, or reproductive cells, come into contact with a mosquito’s exoskeleton, they penetrate through into the insect’s internal organs to kill it from the inside out.
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Indonesian tribesman Muhammad Yusuf believes his conversion from animism to Islam in a government-supported programme will eventually make his life easier. Yusuf is a member of the "Orang Rimba" tribe. Not far away, other members of the tribe who remain faithful to the old ways stalk through palm oil trees in a desperate hunt for prey in an area that was once lush Sumatran rainforest.
Marine Dinosaur Fossil Shows Diverse Evolution
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists found a dinosaur with a weird head shape, and they are trying to make sense of it in terms of marine reptile evolution.
New algorithm predicts how faces can change, could help find missing persons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Guessing what long-missing people may look like after a few years is a big challenge. A new algorithm developed by researchers in the U.K. more accurately predicts how faces age over time.
At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A record crowd of 25,000 gathered to watch the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night a day after a shooting at the Republican team’s practice sent five people to the hospital. The Democratic members of Congress defeated the Republicans 11-2 at the event, which opened with members of both parties kneeling in prayer on the field before the game. Many attendees said the incident fostered a spirit of unity in the infamously fractured and gridlocked Congress, but that newfound bipartisan togetherness was already showing strains before the bottom of the ninth.
Czech Cave Sheds Light On Neanderthal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Evidence found across 10 layers of sediment, ranging from 28,000 to 50,000 years ago, suggests the two human species may have met in the region.
‘I guess you heard’: Jane Sanders recalls Bernie’s reaction to Va. shooter’s ties to campaign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The gunman James Hodgkinson, who seriously wounded Sen. Scalise and four others, is said to have volunteered for Bernie Sanders.
Trump will stop short of scrapping Obama’s Cuba policies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — In a shot at one of Barack Obama’s signature policies, President Trump on Friday will announce steps designed to restrict U.S. travel to Cuba and curb the flow of American cash to entities connected to the island’s military, according to White House aides. Obama’s decision to end preferential treatment for undocumented Cubans who reach U.S. shores will also survive.
Crooked Hill Road exit sign altered to read Crooked Hillary
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A sign marking the Crooked Hill Road exit off a suburban New York parkway has been altered to read "Crooked Hillary."
Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.