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Cassini Spacecraft Plunges Into Saturn, Leaving Behind Memorable Images
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is concluding its 20-year mission in dramatic fashion, plunging into Saturn even while capturing spectacular images right up to the moment of impact. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
911 Caller Said Teen Fatally Shot by Police Had a Bomb Strapped to His Chest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 15-year-old died at the scene
Girls With Autism Look Masculine, Study Shows, Lending Support to Extreme Male Brain Theory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A new study suggests that boys and girls with autism have facial features that are characteristically more male than female. Many conditions associated with brain development produce characteristic physical traits, and researchers from the University of Western Australia wondered if that tendency extended to the autism spectrum.
Coroner: LSU Student Had 'Highly Elevated' Blood Alcohol Level
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Maxwell Gruver's autopsy also found swelling in his brain and lungs
Protests in St. Louis After Cop Acquitted in Death of Black Man
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The National Guard has been put on standby in case of protests
Crocodile Gambling Study Among 2017 Ig Nobel Winners
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 27th annual awards were announced Thursday at Harvard University. The ceremony featured a traditional barrage of paper airplanes, a world premiere opera and real Nobel laureates handing out the 10 prizes.
Watch water
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's like a grade-school science project you can ride.
Awash in protests — Trump supporters, counterprotesters and rap
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump skipped town for the weekend, but that didn't stop demonstrators from making him the focus of competing rallies in the nation's capital.
Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York.
There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help delay aging
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It may soon be time to update the old adage about eating when you're hungry and stopping...
British Financial Times Journalist, 24, Thought to Have Been Killed by Crocodile in Sri Lanka
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He was described as 'a first-class journalist in the making'
A Man Survived After Caustic Beer Burned Up His Organs. He Just Got $750,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He just got $750,000
What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There will be elections and referendums in Germany, France, Kenya, Spain and Iraq
Boyfriend Charged With Murder After Pregnant Teacher Found in Shallow Grave
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Court documents show he was also engaged to another woman
California Is Set to Become a 'Sanctuary State.' Here's What That Means
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At a time when many immigrant communities are nervous about federal policies, California is "staking its claim"
Elon Musk Shares Blooper Reel of 11 Rockets Exploding
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's set to extremely peppy, Sousa-esque march music.
Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union. With more than half of G20 members attending -- representing most of the world's largest economies -- "this first gathering of its kind aims to further galvanize global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement," the European Commission said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will make a brief appearance at the Montreal talks, will again stand apart from US President Donald Trump on this issue and resolutely commit Canada to reduce its carbon footprint, Canadian officials have said.
Gas station robbery suspect's getaway car runs out of fuel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas.
We Need to Forgive the College
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Harvard lost out by not admitting her
How To Quench Your Thirst Without Water
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have identified neurons in the brain, which when triggered or suppressed, can increase or decrease the desire to drink water — a basic instinct shared by most living beings.
Quora: How Could We Stop an Asteroid?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. The best method for destroying a huge asteroid that is headed towards Earth that I’ve come across (in 37 years of thinking about this problem) is to explode a thermonuclear warhead a few miles above the surface. If done properly, the bomb would not break up the asteroid, but it would vaporize anything volatile on the surface (such as ice or methane).
Amnesty Has 'Irrefutable' Evidence of an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Rohingya
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It says it has analyzed active fire-detection data, satellite imagery, photographs, videos and eyewitness accounts
A Stanford scientist says he built a gaydar using “the lamest” AI to prove a point
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Do our faces show the world clues to our sexuality? Last week, The Economist published a story around Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang’s claims that they had built artificial intelligence that could tell if we are gay or straight based on a few images of our faces. It seemed…
John McCain Is Co
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The proposed legislation is a bipartisan effort
What to Know About the Explosion on a London Underground Train
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Police are treating it as a terrorist incident
NASA Shines Light On ‘Pitch Black’ Planet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An exoplanet is darker than asphalt because it’s so hot, making it a unique world for scientists to explore.
Scientists Reveal Mysteries on the Night Side of Venus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Earth's sister has ghostly upwellings and never before seen cloud formations in the atmosphere on the dark side of the planet.
Liquid cats and blood
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Have vampire bats developed a taste for human blood? Researchers who invested time and money in solving these and other burning questions were honoured Thursday with Ig Nobels in 10 categories ranging from economics, anatomy and biology to fluid dynamics, medicine and cognition. The awards were presented at Harvard University by bemused laureates of the perhaps better-known Nobel Prize, which the Ig Nobels have spoofed since 1991, tongue firmly in cheek.
Cassini Grand Finale: Watch Live
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'It's always sad when a mission comes to an end,' the space agency said.
NASA's Cassini Mission Ends After 13 Years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA scientists called Cassini "a perfect spacecraft" that delivered until the very end, sending back spectacular images and a better understanding of Saturn, one of the universe's planets.
Cassini orbiter to end 13
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The spacecraft has captured beautiful images of Saturn and its moons.
In the age of Trump, tired are the peacemakers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Jemar Tisby, a prominent black evangelical speaker, had hopes that blacks and whites could come together through a shared Christian faith. Police shootings and, especially, the election of Donald Trump, have shaken that conviction. Yahoo’s Jon Ward explores his spiritual and political journey as he searches for a way forward.
Readers write: Overcoming fear, keeping treasures, county fair values
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Overcoming fear
Michael Jackson's brother Tito Jackson marries his high school sweetheart: Part 1
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The couple met at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, and Delores "Dee Dee" Jackson became part of the Jacksons' whirlwind of fame.
Watch: Insane Clown Posse Talks to TIME About Its FBI Lawsuit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Justice Department has declared the clown-faced rap duo's fans a gang
Why Bernie Sanders' Health Care Bill is a Risk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Morning Must Reads: September 15
Spaceflight Industries teams with Europe’s Thales Alenia and Telespazio for satellites
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries has forged a partnership with a French-Italian venture known as the Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, to accelerate plans for a 60-satellite constellation of Earth-observing satellites. The partnership involves a minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, the creation of an industrial joint venture between Thales Alenia and Spaceflight in the United States to produce satellites, and an agreement between Telespazio and Spaceflight’s BlackSky business line for marketing satellite data. “This partnership with two leaders in the European space industry accelerates our BlackSky business plan by funding our constellation, minimizing our constellation production risk, and reducing our time… Read More
After Cassini, NASA Plans More Life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Don't cry too much about Cassini. Upcoming missions are going to Mars, Mercury, the Sun, Europa and several asteroids.
Who's Home at the White House Science and Technology Office?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Obama’s science office helped respond to numerous disasters—was anyone there as Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc?
'The University Has Coddled Students Too Long.' Conservative Firebrand Roils Berkeley
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A speech by conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro roiled U.C. Berkeley but ended without incident.
This Is the Story Behind the POW/MIA Flag
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The figure on the now-iconic flag, designed to stand for American troops who went missing in Vietnam, was modeled on the designer's son
Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday. The official height of Mount Everest -- which lies in the Himalayan range, straddling the border between Nepal and China -- is 8,848 metres (29,029 feet), first recorded by an Indian survey in 1954. "Nepal has never measured Everest on its own although the world's highest peak lies in its territory.
Police on Manhunt After 29 Injured in Explosion on London Subway Train
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Police say the explosion was a terrorist attack
St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in 2011 Killing of Black Suspect
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The National Guard has been put on standby in case of protests