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Trump Warns Missiles 'Will Be Coming' in Syria. It's Not Clear What That Will Achieve
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council Resolution Tuesday calling for a new inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria
A Russia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The account was linked to the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian "troll farm," according to reports
OceanGate’s Titan sub passes initial tests, gets set for Bahamas – then the Titanic
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
OceanGate has finished putting its Titan submersible through its first round of shallow-water tests in Puget Sound, and is packing it up for deep-water tests in the Bahamas. Then it’s off to the Titanic. The OceanGate team custom-designed the 22-foot-long craft to take up to five people to a depth of 13,000 feet, with the objective of studying one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks starting in June. Construction was completed in January, and for the past several weeks, the company has been taking Titan out from its homebase marina in Everett, Wash., for dives of up to 100 feet. “It’s… Read More
Trump's incoherent, dangerous policy on Syria, as laid out in tweets
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
ISIS has nearly been defeated in Syria, and the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, is close to winning the civil war. But the situation there is as dangerous as ever, and President Trump may be making things worse by tweeting out a belligerent threat to Russia.
An old beast re
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
There were many reasons the murder of Mireille Knoll in Paris last month reverberated so deeply throughout Europe. As a little girl, Ms. Knoll barely escaped the ovens of Auschwitz, slipping through the notorious roundup of Paris Jews in 1942 with her mother. Recommended: Think you know Europe?
Speaker Ryan to retire: What that says about the GOP, midterms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Whenever a speaker of the House says he is heading for the exit, it is always about much more than the comings and goings of a single member of Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his term this year, says he is leaving for family reasons and because he has accomplished a big career goal: tax reform. While politicians often cite their families in such announcements, the Republican from Janesville, Wis., may actually mean it.
Zuckerberg testimony: a tipping point for new privacy regs?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologized on privacy issues before. Members of Congress have chastised him before. And, despite all the uproar over a massive leak of personal data from Facebook to a political-advertising firm, the vast majority of Facebook users aren’t fleeing the platform.
Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinators
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Honeybees are responsible for only a third of crop pollination in Britain.
The Mark Zuckerberg vs. Ted Cruz Showdown Was the Most Explosive Part of Today's Facebook Testimony
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the better part of its first two hours, Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress on Tuesday was a tedious affair.
Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Cambridge Analytica Acquired His Personal Data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He was one of the 87 million Facebook users affected by the scandal
Zuckerberg tells GOP lawmakers Facebook isn't biased against conservatives
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the suggestion by several Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that the social media network is biased against conservative content — but admitted that he is worried about the issue of censorship on the platform in general.
Paul Ryan, lame duck: What does the future hold for him?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Without much precedent in recent U.S. history, House Speaker Paul Ryan is entering an extended lame-duck period before the 115th Congress concludes. How will this announcement affect Republican morale and Ryan’s future?
Pence replacing Trump at Peru summit. But name that matters most is Monroe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The political leaders of Latin America may have been justified in daring to hope over recent years that the Monroe Doctrine was a thing of the past. Indeed it seemed – as a succession of US presidents starting with Bill Clinton in 1994 emphasized hemispheric partnership over backyard dominance – that the 19th-century policy declaring Latin America the sole domain of the United States was a relic that had been retired. Barack Obama had appeared to provide the coda, ending the last cold-war-era conflict in the region by normalizing relations with Cuba.
Hungary plants two kinds of seeds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Democracy’s decline in recent years has been a slow-moving trend, one marked by a steady erosion of rights and rule of law more than military coups. About 60 percent of 129 countries have seen a decline in political rights since 2006. A good example of the trend is Hungary.
Mark Zuckerberg's Testimony Is Bringing Out the Internet's Best Facebook Jokes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Facebook CEO is facing a two-day Congressional inquisition
Amazon Alexa spouts conspiracy theory when asked about chemtrails
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ask Alexa about chemtrails, and she'll tell you it's a government conspiracy. Seriously. "Chemtrails: Trails left by aircraft are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials," my Amazon Echo responds when asked "What's a chemtrail." SEE ALSO: Alexa now understands casual time-based music requests — but there's a catch Image: Mashable ScreenshotLet's be clear, here. Chemtrails are not "biological agents deliberately sprayed" by "government officials," despite what the popular conspiracy theory touts.  A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters concluded that the theory was bunk. The study found that 76 out of 77 atmospheric chemists and geochemists had found no evidence supporting the a chemical spraying program by aircraft. Rather, chemtrails are actually contrails, a visible cloud-like trail produced by aircraft when heat and water vapor is emitted in the cold, dry upper atmosphere.  This is not the first time Amazon's Echo has made headlines for its ridiculous responses. Most recently, Alexa was creeping out its users for laughing randomly.  Mashable has reached out to Amazon for information, including where the Echo obtained this answer.  WATCH: How sound effects for your favorite movies are made
More States Are Pushing for 'Free
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Advocates say giving children more freedom helps both anxiety-plagued parents and their overscheduled progeny
Trump Warns Russia Missiles 'Will Be Coming' in Syria
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He warned of an impending U.S. missile strike in Syria
This Luxury Space Hotel Is Taking Reservations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Aurora Station, the "world's first luxury space hotel," orbiting 200 miles above the earth, is looking for guests.
These Two Nigerian Brides Left Their Own Wedding Receptions to Take Their Final Exam
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From the church to the classroom
Chemical Weapons Experts to Inspect Gassed Syrian Town, Possibly to Prevent U.S. Military Action
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It was not clear whether the announcement would delay or prevent a U.S. strike
Republicans wonder who will fill Ryan’s shoes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Republicans ponder who will lead the party after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek reelection in November.
Paul Ryan’s legacy looks a lot like Donald Trump’s
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
When Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection this fall, some on both the left and the anti-Trump right expressed hope that Ryan would now be free to stand up against President Trump. Ana Navarro, a Republican CNN contributor who has spoken out against President Trump, had a similar reaction: “Paul Ryan has 8 months as Speaker,” wrote Navarro on Twitter.
President Trump Has Signed an Executive Order Pushing Work Requirements in Return for Welfare
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Advocates argue that strict requirements could be disastrous for those in need
Unfiltered: ‘It would be my privilege to defend a Nazi.’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
At the Greenberg Law office in Brooklyn, framed advertisements reading “The Real Call Saul” hang on the walls between tongue-in-cheek posters for movies like “Devil’s Advocate.” A small, wiry-haired man sits at a desk with sheets of notes splayed out before him. “My name is Howard Greenberg,” he says. Greenberg is no one to mess with: He has garnered a reputation as one of Manhattan’s craziest – and most successful – defense lawyers, having represented roughly 4,000 defendants and produced an unusually high number of acquittals and dismissals in cases where such results were thought to be impossible.
Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Wednesday vowed to respond to last week’s chemical attack with an air strike but said he would not specify timing publicly.
The New Solo Trailer Teases a Major Star Wars Twist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Assume everyone will betray you"
Investors pour nearly $1 billion into space companies in Q1
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The space industry started the first quarter of this year the way it ended the last – with hundreds of millions in private funding.
Amal Clooney Calls for Gun Control: 'This Doesn’t Happen in Other Developed Countries'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's what the international human rights lawyer had to say
Zuckerberg on delay in 'banning' Cambridge Analytica
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica was not a client of the social network in 2015, therefore Facebook 'nothing to ban' when they learned of the scandal.
A Sinclair Station Television Host Has Resigned After a Vulgar Tweet Threatening Parkland Student David Hogg
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The since-deleted tweet prompted advertisers to withdraw support
Ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia ‘could rewrite human history’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It could rewrite the story of man's journey out of Africa
During Facebook's Senate Hearing, Reddit Reveals It Banned Almost 1,000 Russian Trolls
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Did Reddit troll Facebook with trolls?
Thank you for shooting: Will the NRA go the way of the tobacco lobby?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The tobacco lobby’s influence over Washington waned as public consciousness about the links between cigarettes and cancer grew. The NRA is using many of the tobacco industry’s old tactics, such as suppressing research and invoking personal responsibility, but can it survive the growing pro-gun control movement?
Eyebrows May Have Played an Important Role in Human Evolution, Researchers Say
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If you hadn’t noticed, we humans have highly expressive eyebrows which play a major role in the non-verbal communication of our feelings and thoughts. This feature may have had significant implications for the evolution of our species, according to researchers from the University of York, England. The ancestors of modern humans once had a very pronounced ridge on their brow, as well as relatively inflexible, inconspicuous eyebrows.
When I Finally Told My Professor I Was Masking My Disabilities
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
After two months of pushing herself, she realized she needed to tell her mentor and professor about her disabilities. This is how her professor responded.
Here Are 5 Ways a Trade War Could Hurt You
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The scale of tensions between President Trump and his Chinese counterparts over tariffs and trade can be hard to comprehend.
'A Total Witch Hunt.' President Trump's Anger Over Michael Cohen Raid Continues With Early
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Attorney–client privilege is dead!"
Rep. Walden: Facebook users left in dark about public data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Republican congressman from Oregon joins Dana to discuss what to expect from Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony.
Bill Cosby Paid His Sexual Assault Accuser Nearly $3.4 Million in Settlement, Prosecutor Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Cosby, 80, is charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004
Sen. Cruz challenges Zuckerberg over Facebook's neutrality
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg responds to questions from Texas Senator Ted Cruz about whether Facebook is a neutral public forum or a biased tool for political advocacy and whether or not the CEO requires new employees to share political views.
Did Senate's Zuckerberg interrogation accomplish anything?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Senator and John Kennedy on whether they were satisfied with the Facebook CEO's answers before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. #Tucker
A ‘Russian Troll’ Appeared at Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony — and You’ve Seen Them Before
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The activist dressed as the Monopoly man at the 2017 Equifax hearing
U.S., Allies Weighing a More Severe Response to Syria's Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As President Donald Trump weighs a military response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in western Syria, allies are ready to join.
New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.
The Poisoned Daughter of a Russian Ex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Skripal, 33, has been taken to a "secure" location, according to the BBC
How to Watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Testimony Live
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's how to watch the Facebook founder and CEO's testimony live from Capitol Hill
Workers discover mummified monkey in old department store
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers renovating the old Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis have discovered a mystery: the mummified remains of a monkey.
'It Was My Mistake, and I'm Sorry.' Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Face Tough Questions From Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It is the first time in his career that he has gone before Congress