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Gunshot Sound Effects Used During Eminem's Bonnaroo Set Caused the Crowd to Panic
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some concertgoers thought the gunshot sound effect was real
Hammy Girl Who Shut Prince George Up at the Trooping the Colour Is the One True Queen of the Day
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Savannah Phillips is the daughter of Peter Phillips – the son of Princess Anne and the Queen's oldest grandson – and Autumn Phillips
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Deportation of Pizza Delivery Worker
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the temporary stay for Pablo Villavicencio
President Trump Accuses Trudeau of 'False Statements' and Refuses to Support G
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The president lashed out at the Canadian Prime Minister in a series of tweets
Fashion and Healing at This Year's Puerto Rican Day Parade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'This year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade feels more significant than ever,' writes photographer Maridelis Morales
How Trump Decided to Meet Kim
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
His handling of the North Korea summit has been trademark Trump: focused on immediate personal and tactical advantage.
Astronomers spot a trio of Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humanity is going to have to leave Earth eventually. We've already messed up our planet pretty badly, and even if we don't push the Earth completely over the edge ourselves there's the simple fact that no planet lasts forever. With that in mind, it makes sense for scientists to begin looking elsewhere for potentially habitable worlds, and they've already discovered some great candidates. Now, a trio of new rocky worlds has been discovered orbiting a distant star, and while they're a lot like Earth in terms of size, they're a bit steamier. The planets, which were discovered around a star called K2-239, are incredibly close to Earth in overall size, with radii measuring between 1.0 and 1.1 times that of our own planet. The research was published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The planets are a close match to Earth in size, but they're positioned much, much closer to their star than Earth is to the Sun. They have orbital periods of between 5.2 and 10.1 Earth days, compared to 365 days for us here at home. Being that close, you might think that the planets would be unbearably hot but the scientists say that might not be the case. The star, which is located roughly 160 light years from Earth, isn't like our Sun. K2-239 is a Red Dwarf, and it's only about half as warm as the Sun. That means that, despite the incredibly close proximity of the three exoplanets to their host star, the surface temperature of the Earth-sized worlds may only be "tens of degrees higher," according to the scientists. Going forward, the researchers plan to use the upcoming James Webb space telescope to investigate what the atmosphere of these new planets is like, which could give us a big clue as to whether or not they'd be able to support life.
NASA finds two stars orbit each other in just 38 minutes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA's NICER (Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer) mission just recently discovered a pair of stars that orbit each other in just 38 minutes. It is a pulsar accompanied by a white dwarf called IGR J17062-6143.
Holocaust Survivor Who Comforted Anne Frank in Her Final Days Dies at 95
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, has died. She was 95.
Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Next Roadster Will Feature Actual SpaceX Rocket Thrusters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Compressed-air modules could transform how cars perform.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un Arrive in Singapore Ahead of High
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore ahead of their sit-down Tuesday.
There's at least 1 champion safe to invite to the White House. A 4
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Flamboyant former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is probably right that Justify doesn’t care about leftist identity politics. Nor has he been known to take a knee before any of his races — though there’s a connection to the liberal George Soros.
'The King Is Back.' Justify Carries Bob Baffert Even Deeper into Racing History With Triple Crown Victory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Only one other trainer has won the Triple Crown with two horses
Prepare for liftoff: Here’s a list of upcoming important SpaceX rocket launches
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From ISS resupply missions to a host of communication and scientific satellite launches, SpaceX has a busy year ahead. Here's a rundown of some of the company's most important missions slated for the next year.
A Single Photo Captured President Trump's Approach to the G7 Summit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This isn't the first time an image of Angela Merkel literally talking down to an American president has made the rounds online.
Space station veterans give Pope Francis his own flight suit (with cape)
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Pope Francis now has the right kind of suit for experiencing heaven in this world. During a visit to the Vatican, crew members from the International Space Station’s Expedition 53 gave the pope his very own blue flight suit. There’s even a short white cape to go with it, embellished with embroidered wings. But in a nod to the secular world, the flight suit’s name tag doesn’t read “Francis” or “Pontifex.” Instead, the tag uses the pontiff’s birth name, Jorge M. Bergoglio. And the sleeve sports the flag of Francis’ native Argentina rather than Vatican City’s crossed-keys banner. El Papa… Read More
Historic summit between Trump and North Korea's Kim in Singapore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated state. Trump flew into Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base aboard Air Force One looking to strike a deal that will lead to the denuclearisation of one of America’s bitterest foes, following a divisive meeting in Canada with some of Washington’s closest allies that further strained global trade ties. After stepping down from Air Force One on a steamy tropical night, Trump was greeted by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
White House's top economic aide: Trudeau betrayed G7, 'stabbed us in the back'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was highly critical of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's press conference at the end of this week's G7 summit in Quebec. He accused Trudeau of stabbing the U.S. in the back.
There’s at least 1 champion safe to invite to the White House. A 4
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Triple Crown winner Justify with his trainer, Bob Baffert, following his historic win at Belmont Park. If President Trump is looking for a way to repair his reputation with sports fans after disinviting from the White House the winners of the Super Bowl and the NBA championship, there’s at least one athlete who can be counted on not to make any unwelcome political statements: Triple Crown winner Justify. .@realDonaldTrump should invite JUSTIFY to the White House lawn for winning the Triple Crown.
Brain Worms Turn Ants Into Death
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Look inside the head of a doomed ant overtaken by a mind-controlling parasite.
Crew from Germany, US, Russia board ISS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Moscow (AFP) - Two astronauts and a cosmonaut docked with the International Space Station on Friday and joined the current crew after blasting off two days earlier, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.
4 Students Hospitalized After Bungalow Explodes at N.Y. Summer Camp
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All four students suffered burns
1 U.S. Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack in Somalia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One U.S. soldier was killed and four service members were wounded in an "enemy attack" Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said.
Apple unveils wide range of software updates
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tech giant unveils slew of big changes at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
Pippa Middleton Confirms She's Pregnant With Her First Child
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Kate Middleton's sister announced the news in a U.K. grocery store magazine
President Trump Signals Support for Easing Ban on Marijuana
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump said Friday that he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana
NASA is reinventing the wheel for space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Shape memory alloy tires are developed at NASA's Glenn Research Center. The material can adapt to surfaces like martian sand and rock without damaging the tire.
Astronauts give pope personalised space suit, add white cape
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Astronauts from the International Space Station gave Pope Francis his own blue jump suit on Friday but to distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves they added a white cape. "Since clothes make the man, we thought we'd have a flight suit like ours made for you," Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli told the pope at a meeting in the Vatican also attended by four other Space Station veterans - three Americans and one Russian. It bore the pope's name at birth, Jorge Bergoglio, and the flag of his native country, Argentina.
An Airstrike Killed at Least 35 People in a Rebel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The attack was said to be the deadliest in Syria's Idlib province so far this year
This Is What It Was Like to Be a Teenager in the Middle Ages
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When does a boy become a man? Medieval "millennials" were just as hard to define as those of today
Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even cars. Most importantly, the cost targets are considered affordable, ranging from $1 to $2.50 to remediate carbon dioxide released by burning a gallon of gasoline. Giant collectors resembling industrial cooling towers capture the carbon dioxide from the air in an alkaline liquid.
'He Had Everything.' Anthony Bourdain's Mother Says She Never Thought He Would Commit Suicide
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this"
French beekeepers accuse Bayer after glyphosate found in honey
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A beekeeping cooperative in northern France has filed a legal complaint against German chemicals giant Bayer after traces of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate were detected in batches of honey, officials said Friday. The head of the cooperative in the Aisne region, which represents some 200 beekeepers, said Famille Michaud, one of the country's largest honey marketers, found the chemical in three batches supplied by one of its members. "They systematically analyse the honey shipments they receive, and they found glyphosate," Jean-Marie Camus said.
How to Support Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk of Suicide, According to Psychologists
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the wake of high-profile deaths by suicide
America’s Allies Are Furious at President Trump. Here Are All the Ways G7 Leaders Have Criticized Him Lately
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Didn't you guys burn down the White House?"
Women Now Outnumber Men in Spain's Cabinet. What's Holding Them Back Elsewhere?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Spain's Prime Minister has shown leaders around the world you can have more women than men in government without the country falling apart.
New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday.
A Software Bug Made Posts Public by Default for Some 14 Million Facebook Users
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A software bug shared some private posts publicly regardless of previous settings
Connecticut Church Can't Get Behind Placement of Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'Maybe the city would let us give her some pants?'
'Take That, Trump.' Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Includes Same
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Take that, Trump," candidate Rich Madaleno says after kissing his husband
Under President Trump, Guantanamo Prison Prepares for a Long Lifespan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Obama administration sought to close the controversial facility
APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government's assurances that the site was thoroughly cleaned up before being converted into a wildlife refuge.