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'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.
Scientists Made a Taxidermy Bird Robot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The bird-on-wheels is designed to study grouse mating habits using economic theory.
Massachusetts School Uses 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' to Teach Kids About Lockdown Drills
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more"
Scientists Reap Data from Rumbling Volcano
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes. (June 7)
Mars Discovery Advances Case For Possible Life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA's Mars rover may have reached a milestone in the hunt for alien life #tictocnews https://bloom.bg/2xRsrdJ (Source: Bloomberg)
Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
JERUSALEM (AP) — An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.
Lizard's bright UV tongue helps to scare off predators
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The blue-tongued skink, also known as a blue-tongued lizard, is already fascinating due to its colourful gob, but researchers have discovered its secret power. Ordinarily when threatened, the lizard uses its tongue as a warning to predators. SEE ALSO: Meet the tardigrade...the world's most 'indestructible' animal But it's the final throes of the skink's defence that has excited researchers: As a last-ditch attempt, it shows the back of its tongue, which is more UV-intense and luminous compared to the front.  That could be a useful defence against its main predators, such as birds, snakes, and monitor lizards, who are thought to have UV vision.  The research, led by Martin Whiting of Macquarie University in Australia, has been published in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Found around Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, the blue-tongued skink is usually camouflaged, but researchers sought out to find out how the lizard wards off attackers. Using a portable spectrophotometer, which is used to measure the intensity of light, researchers measured the tongues of 13 skinks where they found the back of the tongue was twice as bright as its tip.  Say "ah."Image: Getty Images/ImagemoreAttacks were simulated on the skink using a snake, a bird and other threats to see how it would react, when it was discovered the UV-intense part of its tongue was only revealed right at the very end of its efforts. "The lizards restrict the use of full-tongue displays to the final stages of a predation sequence when they are most at risk, and do so in concert with aggressive defensive behaviours that amplify the display, such as hissing or inflating their bodies," lead author Arnaud Badiane said in a statement online. "This type of display might be particularly effective against aerial predators, for which an interrupted attack would not be easily resumed due to loss of inertia." Like any defence, success hinges on timing. More specifically for the skink, not being too late, nor too early. "If performed too early, a display may break the lizard’s camouflage and attract unwanted attention by predators and increase predation risk," Badiane added. "If performed too late, it may not deter predators." [h/t CNET] WATCH: European city to 3D print world first housing project
To give bees a break, farmers pollinated an apple orchard using drones
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A New York orchard recently called in local drone startup Dropcopter and its pollen-spreading UAVs to perform the world’s first apple orchard pollination by drone. Here's why that matters.
APNewsBreak: US won't prosecute Alaska gray whale kill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Native hunters from Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected gray whale that strayed into a river from the North Pacific Ocean.
A Sikh Soldier Became the First to Wear a Turban at Trooping the Colour
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“I hope that more people like me will be encouraged to join the army”
'The relationship is a 10' — Trump attends the G
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump quit the G7 summit in Quebec early Saturday having made no concessions to his allies' anger at his imposition of tariffs designed, in his eyes, to rebalance world trade.
President Trump Heads to G
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The president is already planning an early exit
'This Is the Final Verdict. My Fight Is Over.' Political Commentator Charles Krauthammer Has Terminal Cancer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 66 year-old , who has been out of the public eye for the past ten months, wrote a blunt letter in the Washington Post Friday afternoon telling readers that his battle with abdominal cancer is coming to an end after surgeries and setbacks.
Readers write: Global literature coverage, helpful piece about politics, esports phenomenon, Finnish solution
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Thank you for the March 20 CSMonitor.com review of the book “Fisherman’s Blues.” It is wonderful to see consideration of global literature that highlights rarely detailed cultures. Please continue this expansive and non-US-centered look at literature! Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?
Meghan Markle Aced the Queen's Birthday Bash at the 2018 Trooping of the Colour
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Meghan wore an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress in pale pink with a matching Philip Treacy hat
Justify Could Win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, But It's a Long Shot. Here's Why
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown in 150 years
How can the US combat new drone threats?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Kurt the 'CyberGuy' shares insight after a congressional hearing warns of an imminent drone threat.
Trump Says Russia Should Be Reinstated to G
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"They should let Russia come back in"
NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If Mars were a fruit in the produce aisle (and, let's be honest, it would make
Mitt Romney: Trump Will 'Easily' Get Re
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Romney once called Trump a "con man"
That Colorado wedding cake case: How libertarians view it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
For libertarians, the issue was neither marriage equality nor the prerogatives of religion, but (as in most disputes, in the libertarian view) the free market.
A Record
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some as recently as May
'A Pardon Is Unnecessary.' Muhammad Ali's Lawyer Responds to President Trump's Pardon Consideration
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed"
Anthony Bourdain Remembered As an 'Unabashedly Supportive' Advocate and Ally in #MeToo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As Girlfriend Asia Argento Accused Harvey Weinstein of Assault
President Trump Barrels into Tense G
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, eager to confront longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought back into the fold
Alice Johnson Opens Up About 'Moment of Shock' After Being Pardoned By Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She said her "heart was leaping" when she reunited with her family
Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He was found dead in his hotel room, where he was filming an episode of "Parts Unknown"
Robert Mueller Indicts Konstantin Kilimnik and Hits Paul Manafort With Another Charge
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Kilimnik is the 20th person to be indicted
'A Piece of My Heart Is Truly Broken.' Andrew Zimmern Remembers 'True Friend' Anthony Bourdain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The celebrity chef has died at 61
Watching Anthony Bourdain Made Me Feel More Connected to Earth During My Year in Space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He made this large planet seem smaller, rendering boundaries between countries invisible
Mueller Won’t Decide Trump’s Fate, Only the American Public Can
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Any damning information Robert Mueller has amassed is sure to come out—in a report, or by leaks or congressional subpoena.
Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru. The site is located a close to another where evidence of the biggest-ever sacrifice of children was found, with more than 140 youngsters were slain. "So far we have found the remains of 56 children who were sacrificed by the Chimu culture," archaeologist Gabriel Prieto told AFP.
Woman Who Kidnapped Newborn and Raised Her as Her Own Gets 18 Years in Prison
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"There are no winners and no losers in this case"