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How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 11
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Make your old iPhone feel new again with Apple's latest software.
Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come…
APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up funding for Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion project.
Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.
When Will the World End? Doomsday Theory Says Fiery Hell on Earth Kicks Off Saturday
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The world will be vaporized in roughly 7 billion years, when the sun expands into an enormous red giant star and explodes across the solar system. Or, perhaps a 60-mile-wide asteroid will crash into Earth well before then, ending life as we know it.
Bayer says needs more time for Monsanto deal approval
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
German drugs and pesticides group Bayer said it would likely take until early next year to complete the planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto , which it had previously expected to be under wraps by the end of 2017. The European Commission has been scrutinising the takeover with a deadline of Jan. 8. Bayer said in a statement it had asked the regulator for an extension to Jan. 22, to which the EU Commission responded by saying it would take a decision shortly.
3 Things to Expect in President Trump's United Nations Speech
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's what we know
Three Arrested During Protests at Georgia Tech After Vigil For Slain Student
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The university issued the emergency alert Monday night, shortly after a vigil was held
The Man Who Saved the World From Possible Nuclear War Has Died Age 77
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Stanislav Petrov was an ex-Soviet officer who ignored warnings of incoming U.S. missiles
Senate Republicans Are Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
But the odds are stacked against them
Hillary Clinton: Media got ‘played’ by the Russians
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got played by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.
Is This Supervolcano In Italy Ready To Erupt?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have hunted down the magma feeding a powerful volcano in southern Italy that might explode just a few miles away from the site where Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii.
Software Has a Serious Supply
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered over the summer.
An American Student Hit With Acid Wants You to Pray for Her Attacker
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Michelle Krug was one of four Boston College students attacked in France
Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for ...
A Group of Refugees Are Staying in President Trump's Childhood Home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An anti-poverty group rented it out on Airbnb
The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street. For months, the authorities have bricked up and torn down thousands of shops and homes that are deemed to violate Beijing's zoning laws as the government seeks to give the capital a facelift and limit the population to 23 million people by 2020. Migrants from China's relatively undeveloped southwestern region have lived precariously for two decades here in Zhongguancun -- which is also the base of hi-tech companies including Lenovo, Baidu, Tencent and Sohu, which help their own employees from other regions obtain legal rights to live in the capital.
Could You Handle 8 Months In Isolation To Help Astronauts Get To Mars?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The University of Hawaii at Manoa used an area near one of the world's largest volcanoes as a proxy for Mars.
2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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The Cast of 9 to 5 Reunited at the Emmys to Blast Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The cast of the 1980 movie '9 to 5' reunited at the 2017 Emmys with a message about President Donald Trump.
New concerns over the influence of big tech's power
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Major tech firms like Google, Facebook and Amazon are facing new scrutiny; writer Franklin Foer gives his take on 'The Story'
The Internet Has Made Its Strong Feelings About Alexander Skarsgard's Emmy Mustache Known
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The internet could not contain its thoughts about the facial hair that Alexander Skarsgard debuted at the Emmys
Northrop Grumman to buy Orbital for $7.8 bln
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman buys missile and rocket maker Orbital for about $7.8 billion in cash, giving it access to lucrative contracts with NASA and the U.S. Army. Roselle Chen reports.
Nike’s New Flyleather Brings Cowskin Into the 21st Century
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The company's newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.
U.S. Flies Powerful Warplanes Over Korea in Show of Force
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Three days after yet another missile launch by North Korea
France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in climate accord
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A hopeful France set out at the United Nations Monday to persuade the United States to stay in the Paris climate agreement, as Donald Trump's administration insisted it was not changing gears. Gary Cohn, the chief White House economic adviser, reiterated Trump's opposition to the landmark accord as he met over breakfast with officials from other major economies at the start of the UN General Assembly, an annual week of diplomacy.
This island restaurant plans to keep serving food as a second hurricane looms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Technically, Todd Beaty and the rest of the team at Cruz Bay Landing should have left St. John more than a week ago.  Nonessential occupants were asked to get off the island ahead of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm that obliterated much of St. John, the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. That storm raged over the island earlier this month, but Beaty and his restaurant staff remain open, and they plan to stay open even as Hurricane Maria swirls toward the island. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare direct hit on Puerto Rico Maria is a Category 5 storm that, if the island's luck sours even more, might steamroll whatever is still upright on Saint John this week. The storm is projected to track south of St. Thomas and St. John, which might spare the island from Category 4 or 5 intensity winds. Maria is more likely to make landfall on the island of St. Croix, but it'll probably still harass St. Thomas and St. John with powerful winds and buckets of rain. Even so, Beaty says it was "very easy" for him and his staff to decide to stay. "We actually have a goal and a focus and a meaning to be here," Beaty said. "That's what's kept us sane." He estimates around 1,000 people a day have come to get food from the restaurant since Irma swamped the island. Cruz Bay Landing and another restaurant Beaty said remains open — The Longboard — are feeding as many people as they can.  The people who stayed behind Though the government implored residents to evacuate, many didn't have the necessary paperwork, or weren't healthy enough to do so. Some didn't have transportation to get to a ferry that would take them off the island, some have stayed because the animals they own couldn't be evacuated, and some simply don't have the money necessary to afford the transportation, food and lodging that evacuating often requires. Jeanie Williamson, who lives on St. John with her family but avoided Irma because she was visiting her daughter in Europe, said it took days for her husband — Starbo Stevens — to get in touch with her after the storm. Williamson is staying in Blueridge, Georgia, as Maria pushes toward the island, but her son — Shaun Brian Sells — and Stevens plan to outlast that hurricane, too. Sells and his wife looked at tickets off the island, but they were far more than what they felt they could afford. #Maria becomes an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane. Here are the 5 PM EDT key messages. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/OdnpYWpA2I — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 18, 2017 "I feel like they don't want to leave everybody, and they feel like they're gonna be OK," she said. "Their adrenaline's moving." Williamson's family got through Irma by staying in a concrete bunker on their property, but several wooden homes they'd built were nothing more than splinters after the storm. Williamson's bed simply vanished.  But she says she'll be back, and, when she gets there, her family will go about building more homes on their property — concrete only now, and more tucked into the hillside.  Essential personnel Right now, Cruz Bay Landing is helping those who stay by functioning as a Red Cross food distribution center. They're still getting food from their usual providers, though Beaty said the Red Cross is paying for the supply.  Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the time being, the restaurant serves bag lunches and a hot meal from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Today they're serving rice, beans, and stewed chicken, but they change it up every few days.  Beaty knows the island will still have plenty of people in need of food once the worst of Maria is over, and he figures he and his staff have become part of the "essential personnel" needed to get St. John through this month of hellacious storms. He and eight others at Cruz Bay Landing got through Irma, so now they're preparing for the same but hoping for something less devastating.  Tiffany Shannon, the restaurant's manager, is one of those eight. She said the home she shares with her husband, Wade, is "no longer livable" after Irma, but they're staying at a friend's place while she shows up for work.  "I've lived here for 18 years and this is my home," she said. "If I have to restart then I should do it at my home here on St. John." After Maria storms through, Beaty thinks it'll be maybe nine or 10 weeks before the restaurant can again function as normal.  "I feel like the need is gonna be there for quite some time," he said. "We'll do it for as long as we're requested to."  WATCH: Chainsaw wielding nun helps clean-up after Irma
This Martian Rover Is Made for Earth Travel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A team of engineers who worked on the Mars rover prototypes, recently designed the first NASA-inspired Earth rover, named Turtle.
President Trump Says U.N. Is Bogged Down by 'Bureaucracy and Mismanagement'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent
Trump takes 'America First' to wary U.N. audience
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump will use his maiden speech to the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Iran, call for global action on North Korea, and unapologetically defend his nationalistic “America First” stance before wary world leaders, administration officials said. Chinese President Xi Jinping is skipping the annual diplomatic crush in New York, but Trump will at least implicitly criticize Beijing in his Tuesday speech for not doing enough to tighten an economic vise on North Korea.
Scientists Find Hottest Temperature On Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A meteorite that crashed down to Earth 38 million years ago produced the hottest temperature scientists have ever found on our planet.
SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule splashes down with a crew of mouse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo and experiments, including a set of live mice that will be studied after their stint in zero gravity. The trip marked the completion of SpaceX’s 12th space station resupply mission under the terms of its multibillion-dollar contract with NASA. “Godspeed, Dragon 12,” Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli said as the Dragon was released by the station’s robotic arm. Dragon’s parachute-assisted Pacific Ocean splashdown came five and a half hours later, at around 7:15 a.m. PT off the… Read More
Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction -- but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said Monday. For big creatures -- including whale sharks, Atlantic sturgeon, Somali ostriches, Chinese giant salamanders and Komodo dragons -- people are the top threat to their survival, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "Many of the larger species are being killed and consumed by humans," said lead author William Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University.
DSEI: Top tank tech on display
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie gives an inside look at the top armored vehicles on display at D.S.E.I. in London: Rheinmettall Defense Boxer, the Patria AMV XP and the Rheinmetall Advanced Technology Demonstrator
Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine ...
Verizon Wireless boots 8,500 rural customers from plans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Verizon Wireless abruptly notified 8,500 rural customers in 13 states that they are cancelling their service due to excessive data usage in 'roaming' areas
Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders will likely discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health.
Trump wants big military parade on July 4 to show 'strength'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump wants to showcase America’s military power with a July 4 parade of martial assets down Pennsylvania Avenue, inspired by the two-hour display he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day.
Clinton: Trump's bathroom quip showed he's a 'very emotionally strange man'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”
Live: Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump will make his first address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday morning. Tune in beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Huntsman, nominated as Moscow envoy, backed Trans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
America’s Russia policy will be the main topic Tuesday at the hearing on Jon Huntsman’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador. Also on the agenda: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Huntsman backed but Trump and Putin opposed.
Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeroes are worth $5,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When are four zeroes worth $5,000? When four zeroes are the winning numbers in a Michigan lottery drawing.
Can Houston find path to recovery that doesn't leave poor behind?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Two weeks after hurricane Harvey, Soni Herrera is trapped at her home – a home she and her family cannot yet live in. Like many of the tens of thousands of Houstonians flooded out of their houses, Ms. Herrera, her husband, Jaime, and their four children benefited from the indiscriminate bravery of her community during and immediately after the storm. Recommended: How much do you know about Texas?
How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
These tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.
Every Political Moment at the 2017 Emmy Awards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The most charged political moments at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
A Chip That Saves Optic Data As Sound Waves
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers from University of Sydney have created a microchip that converts data from photons into acoustics and then back to the optical domain, and it could change the way computers work.
Wanna Stop Distracted Driving? Make Cars That Watch Their Humans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers have developed a system that analyzes driver behavior to spot—and stop—distracted driving.
Rare Celestial 'Occultation' Event Sees New Moon Blocking Out Three Planets and Bright Star
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The moon is on Monday going through a remarkable celestial event—the only one of its kind in a 28-year window. In under 24 hours, the moon will pass in front of three planets and one of the sky’s brightest stars. The last time it obscured three planets in so short a period was in 2008, and the next will be in 2036.
Nike’s New Flyleather Brings Cow Skin Into the 21st Century
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The company's newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.
Police Fatally Shoot Georgia Tech Student They Say Was Armed With a Knife
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scout Schultz, 21, was a fourth-year computer engineering major at Georgia Tech