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The Woman Harassed by the Capital Gazette Shooter Felt ‘Traumatized and Terrorized’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The alleged shooter had a grudge against the Gazette for reporting on his harassment case
Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Whether it's caffeinated, decaf, ground or instant
Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America's bee hot spot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America's last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.
Satellite Images Show North Korea Is Expanding a Missile
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The expansion efforts came after the North Korean leader made a similar denuclearization pledge during his April 27th meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Japan’s Latest Attempt at Private Spaceflight Fails on Liftoff
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The MOMO-2 was funded by Takafumi Horie, Japan's would-be Elon Musk.
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
A Youth Soccer Team Has Been Trapped in a Thai Cave for More Than a Week. Here's Why It's Taking So Long to Find Them
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
More than a thousand people are trying to rescue the 12 boys and their coach
SpaceX Capsule Brings AI Robot to Space Station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A SpaceX capsule arrived at the International Space Station carrying an Artificial Intelligence robot on Monday. The robot Cimon is slightly bigger than a basketball. It will assist German astronaut Alexander Gerst with science experiments. (July 2)
Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim built on NASA data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
During the festive holiday season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week’s vacation time off work exploring Mars. In virtual reality, at least. And thanks to his hard work, now you can too.
Brits Are Running Low on Crumpets and Beer as CO2 in Short Supply
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A shortage of carbon dioxide has disrupted beer and crumpet production in Britain, coinciding with summer heat and the World Cup.
French director red
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A French director said Monday he would abandon filming at a Mediterranean wetlands after a pilot sparked a panic among a huge flock of pink flamingos, causing hundreds of them to abandon their eggs. The pilot of an ultralight aircraft was scouting locations for Nicolas Vanier's film "Give Me Wings" in the Camargues region this month when he zeroed in on the only wild flock of flamingos in France. "A flight plan had indeed been given to the pilot indicating the precise areas to avoid," Vanier told AFP, adding that the operator was not directly employed by his production company.
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food ...
Bali volcano hurls lava in new eruption
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.
'I Am Here to Salute My President': Mexicans Celebrate Lopez Obrador's Left
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The festivities on Sunday night were the culmination of a 30-year struggle by the Mexican left to win the presidency
Shocking photos show the extent of second wildfire in the north of England
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A second fire has been declared a major incident in the north of England, just days after an "apocalyptic" fire raged a week on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester.  SEE ALSO: Striking photos show the 'apocalyptic' blaze engulfing UK moorland The blaze at Winter Hill, near Bolton, has been burning for five days and reports say up to 100 firefighters from across the country have been called in to deal with the fire.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton.Image: Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty ImagesLancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) declared a major incident on Sunday morning after the Winter Hill wildfire merged with a separate hillside fire to the northwest of Bolton due to strong winds.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty ImagesAccording to the BBC, 17 fire engines were on the scene at Winter Hill "overnight from Sunday into Monday" and LFRS said "full firefighting operations" were in operation at day break.  Per a LFRS tweet, the number of fire engines at the scene was increased as of first thing this morning. "At first light this morning, the number of fire engines at the scene increased to 22 from 17 overnight," reads the tweet.  Firefighters beat out wildfires on Winter Hill near Rivington in Lancashire, north west England on July 1, 2018. - Firefighters in northern England launched a "large-scale attack" on a new moorland blaze July 1, 2018, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)Image: AFP/Getty ImagesThe fire service tweeted footage taken from the top of Winter Hill early this morning, where crews were "beating down hot spots."  One local fire station tweeted that it had "lost count of how many hours" they had spent "up on the hills and the moors." They thanked locals for their support that has spurred them on, "be it a kind word shouted from a passing car or donated refreshments."  Like all the other crews, we’ve lost count of how many hours we’ve been up on the hills and the moors.To see first hand the generosity and kindness of the public supporting us is truly humbling. Be it a kind word shouted from a passing car or donated refreshments it spurs us on — Tarleton Fire Station (@TarletonFire) July 1, 2018 Lancashire Police warned members of the public to avoid Winter Hill as the fires raged on, but one man had to be rescued after collapsing at Pike Tower.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty Images"We’re really concerned that members of the public are heading up onto the moors. We really appreciate your offer to help but public safety is a priority and we ask people to stay away," read one tweet posted by LFRS.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty ImagesResidents have been warned to keep windows and doors shut until the fire is under control.  WATCH: A tiny satellite could be the key to cleaning up our space trash
Russia Says This One Topic Is Off the Table for Trump's Meeting With Putin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The pair are set to meet later this month
Genius Eating Tricks to Boost Your Appearance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
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There’s Never Been a Map of the Coral Reefs—Until Now
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists are using a cool new technology to map coral and figure out which types can withstand warmer oceans and climate change.
Astronomers capture amazing images of a planet being born for the very first time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The planet has been called PDS 70b, and was captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.
How to Win Every Argument
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
And why we should all agree that people disagree in the wrong way
These Scientists Created a Worldwide Network to Measure World Forest Health
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Want to understand how healthy the world is? Take a look at the forests. That’s the mission of the Forest Global Earth Observatory, which connects scientists in 27 countries.
The science of superstition – and why people believe in the unbelievable
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This is the real reason you believe in superstitions.
Do you really know what your kids are doing on their phones?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Anita Vogel reports on the latest trends in 2018.
Lava hurls from Bali volcano in new eruption
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.
The psychology of believing in free will
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Your beliefs about free will can have a powerful effect on how you behave.
China aims to outstrip NASA with super
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
China is working on a super-powerful rocket that would be capable of delivering heavier payloads into low orbit than NASA, a leading Chinese space expert was quoted as saying Monday. By 2030, the Long March-9 rocket under development will be able to carry 140 tonnes into low-Earth orbit -- where TV and earth observation satellites currently fly -- said Long Lehao, a senior official from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, according to the official Xinhua news agency. This compares to the 20 tonnes deliverable by Europe's Ariane 5 rocket or the 64 tonnes by Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy, which in February catapulted one of the US entrepreneur's red Tesla Roadster cars towards Mars.
Restless Democratic Newcomers Could Bring Big Change to the House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If the newcomers give Democrats control of the House, they will be a force to be reckoned with
PillPack gives Amazon access to consumer health data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Dr. Nicole Saphier weighs in on the privacy concerns.
Motive Remains Unclear in the Idaho Mass Stabbing at a 3
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
9 people were injured, including the birthday girl and five other children
So Long TNT, There's a New Explosive in Town
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bis-oxadiazole could replace TNT and other explosives in military ordinance.
John Oliver tackles gene editing, biohackers, and wolf
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If you don't quite understand what gene editing is, or you watched the Rock's latest movie and think we're just a few lab accidents away from 30-foot wolves taking over the planet, John Oliver is here to help. Gene editing is often talked about with both excitement and alarm, Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. Many think it's "either going to kill all disease or kill every last one of us," but gene editing has actually been in existence for awhile.
Evacuations Ordered as Winds Fuel Northern California Fires
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The fast-moving blaze that broke out Saturday in western Yolo County charred at least 34 square miles of dry brush
A Controversial Philippine Mayor Has Died After Being Shot in the Chest by a Sniper
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A Philippine mayor known for parading drug suspects on “perp walks” has been shot dead in Tanauan City, Batangas province, about 40 miles south of Manila.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support a Supreme Court Nominee Who Would Overturn Roe v. Wade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me"
Author Junot Díaz Says he Was 'Shocked' by Sexual Misconduct Allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist has denied the allegations from 3 women
Malaysia Is Investigating the Marriage of a 41
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The union has sparked public outrage and calls for child brides to be banned
U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Dropped Sharply in June, Report Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ending a streak of four straight monthly increases
Angela Merkel's Future in Doubt as German Interior Minister Offers to Resign Over Migrant Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The standoff could spell the end of Merkel's fourth government
Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Claims Historic Win in Mexico Elections
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation after what he called a "historic day"
San Francisco skies turn orange as wildfires return to Northern California
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
San Francisco took on a post-apocalyptic shade of orange, after smoke from Northern Californian wildfires reached the city on Sunday. Just under a year since the deadliest firestorms in state history, intense wildfire has returned to the region, fanned by high winds and hot temperatures. SEE ALSO: Flames once again return to California's wine country Smoke and ash from fires burning in the Yolo and Lake counties filled the sky about 75 miles south in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday morning, giving the city a foreboding orange filter. San Francisco sky is bizarre right now. Rayleigh scattering through this cloud is depleting all the blues and leaving us with a sepia sky. pic.twitter.com/weUDCkulsN — Rick Zuzow (@RickZuzow) July 1, 2018 San Francisco Sky today. No filter. pic.twitter.com/0nfhFtq1yX — Alex Shyba (@alexshyba) July 1, 2018 San Francisco skies are scary looking from the Yolo County fire pic.twitter.com/SfYHQPtIaW — can (@can) July 1, 2018 Amber sky at dawn? There's a low cloud-layer/light fog in the air that's casting a very eerie light over San Francisco at the moment. Perhaps we're getting the smoke from a wildfire? Dust from Sahara?#TentOnTheRoof'InExile pic.twitter.com/gIfZHbjO1i — aHEMagain ❌ (@aHEM_again) July 1, 2018 @KarlTheFog pic.twitter.com/OwGLC7hh1I — Enrique Patino-Daly (@EP_Daly) July 1, 2018 Issuing a red flag warning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire reports that mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Lake County, Napa County, and Yolo County, where California's famed Napa wine valley sits, since the blaze started on June 30. As of Sunday evening on July 1, the flames had spread to an area of 32,500 acres. On Sunday morning, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management tweeted a warning for city residents, announcing the air quality in the city had changed to "moderate," and that older adults, children, or people with heart or lung disease "should consider reducing prolonged/heavy exertion." Everyone else, you're ok. Advisory: San Francisco Air Quality is Yellow due to fires in the Lake and Yolo counties. People with heart/lung disease, older adults, and children should consider reducing prolonged/heavy exertion. #sf pic.twitter.com/QrrmaIAhSD — San Francisco DEM (@SF_emergency) July 1, 2018 The Pawnee Fire, located northeast of Clearlake Oaks within Lake County, has burned over 14,500 acres, but 73 percent has been contained at the time of writing. But across the Lake, Napa and Yolo counties, a total of just 2 percent of the 32,500 acre County Fire has been contained. A high-resolution look at the #CountyFire smoke plume flowing SW atop the marine stratus layer. Taken by MODIS this afternoon #cawx pic.twitter.com/eBkt7M9LZ0 — NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) July 1, 2018 According to Cal Fire, shifting winds have created numerous active portions of the fire that have the potential to increase the spread. Stay safe, folks. Wildfire season is upon us. Additional reporting by Mark Kaufman. WATCH: A tiny satellite could be the key to cleaning up our space trash  
How to Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Ship Deliver Coffee, Experiments, and a Smiling Robot to the International Space Station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It will be the 15th time a Dragon has resupplied the ISS since 2012.
Canada Begins Imposing Tariffs on U.S. Goods From Ketchup to Lawn Mowers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25% tariffs
The Fascinating Brain Science That Impacts Who We're Attracted To
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This actually makes a lot of sense.
Exit Poll in Mexico Election Gives Edge to Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The survey by Consulta Mitofsky says Lopez Obrador has a 16 to 26 percent lead over his nearest rival
More Students Are Studying Immigration Law Because of President Trump's Policies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"There’s no question that the increased interest is a result of the Trump Administration’s statements about immigrants"
Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, California
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California
UNESCO marks Colombian national park for conservation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Colombia's massive Chiribiquete National Park has made UNESCO's World Heritage List, the United Nations body announced Sunday. With an area of ​​2.7 million hectares (6.7 million acres) covering five Amazonian municipalities in the southern Guaviare and Caqueta regions, Colombia's largest natural park has rich biodiversity and is a sacred place for indigenous people. This is the ninth world heritage listing in Colombia, the second most biodiverse country in the world after Brazil.
Infamous French Thief Escapes Prison in Bold Helicopter Caper
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Unarmed guards said they could do nothing to prevent it
A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A two-ton rock from the depths of space just plunged into the Pacific Ocean, and researchers want to find it. Fortunately, an oceanic research vessel is nearby, and it’s ready to deploy its high-tech array to aid in the search.
Japan’s latest attempts at a private aerospace industry goes down in flames
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Interstellar Technologies is the closest thing Japan has to SpaceX, but, so far, the company has failed to find much success and yesterday's launch was no exception. The company's unmanned rocket caught fire shorting after liftoff