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15 remarkable moments from Trump’s NYT interview
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In a wide-ranging discussion with Times reporters in the Oval Office, the president sounded off on an array of topics ranging from Hitler to Putin to presidential handshakes.
London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LONDON (AP) — London Zoo is welcoming a new star attraction this summer: robotic dinosaurs.
Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll. Trainy McTrainface won 49 percent of the votes in the naming competition, conducted online by train operator MTR Express and Swedish newspaper Metro, beating choices such as Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon. Last year, the British government said a new 200 million pound ($259 million) polar research ship would be named after veteran BBC naturalist David Attenborough even though the name "Boaty McBoatface" had topped an online poll.
Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.
Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns, destroying 29 structures and wafting a smoky haze over the park's landmark Half Dome rock face.
Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020. SpaceX will not fully develop the landing technique it was going to use to land the Dragon on Mars. Known as the Red Dragon mission, the capsule was meant to lower itself to solid ground using engines embedded in its hull, and then touch down gently on landing legs in a method known as propulsive landing.
California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules.
Aborigines in Australia longer than previously thought: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years, longer than previously thought, roaming the area alongside giant megafauna, scientists said in a finding that sheds fresh light on when modern humans left Africa. Australian Aborigines are believed to be custodians of the oldest continuous culture on the planet, but when they first arrived has been a contested issue. A key site in the debate is Madjedbebe, a remote rock shelter in northern Australia's Kakadu region that is the oldest-known human occupation area in the country.
'Salvation': Why the EPs call the asteroid drama a 'science fact' show
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Salvation: Why the EPs call it a science fact show
'Cute' Japanese Drone Sends Back Photos From Space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The one-of-its-kind drone — Int-Ball — has been designed to take photographs and videos of astronauts while they are in the space.
GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBO
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If the GOP passes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without approving a replacement—and that’s a big if—the plan would have greater negative consequences for consumers than any other ...
Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in ...
Distant Kuiper Belt Object Observed By New Horizons NASA Team In Argentina
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA researchers with the New Horizons team captured new images of a Kuiper Belt object over the weekend.
'Peculiar' radio signals emerge from nearby star
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some very "peculiar signals" have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say. The mystery has gripped the internet as speculation mounts about the potential for a discovery of alien life on the red dwarf star known as Ross 128 -- despite the best attempts of astronomers to put such rumors to rest. "In case you are wondering, the recurrent aliens hypothesis is at the bottom of many other better explanations," said a blog post by Abel Mendez, director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.
I’m a Great CEO and I'm Not a Loud Powerhouse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
I’m a Great CEO and I'm Not a Loud Powerhouse
News of John McCain’s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. “It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said.
10 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Sex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Thanks to the raffinose and sulfate in cruciferous veggies, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli increase the need to pass gas and can leave you queasing in pain rather than pumped up to get freaky. “Humans don't possess the enzyme to break down raffinose, a complex sugar commonly found in cruciferous vegetables,” says clinical nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta, CN, MS.
Jessica Alba’s New Diet Gives You All
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When Jessica Alba asked her nutritionist for a diet makeover, she got the hookup and we searched for the deets. Convinced that her lack of energy wasn’t due to inadequate sleep, The Honest Company founder and mom-of-two turned to nutritionist and author Kelly LeVeque, who shared the starlet’s revamped diet in a recent interview with Well+Good. With a few helpful tips and tricks, Jessica was able to adjust her eating habits to fuel her busy and lucrative lifestyle.
25 Doctor's Own Tips for Better Sleep
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Scientists have discovered a host of factors interfere with a good night’s sleep—caffeine, stress, age. Based on that, most people can function between 7-7 ½ hours of sleep regardless—some people may need a little more or can function on a little less,” says Alcibiades Rodriguez, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center. While it’s important to give yourself enough time at night to get the recommended quantity of sleep, it could be the quality of your sleep that’s leading you to still feel lethargic the next day.
Can Woman with No Birth Canal Become a Mother?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Devan tells ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork that the couple is exploring a combination of in-vitro fertilization and surrogacy. Dr. Stork asks Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Tina Koopersmith how good the couple’s chances of producing a child are. “There’s definite hope,” says Dr. Koopersmith.
Skyrocketing Rates of STDs in Seniors
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goat Milk Cleanse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop has suggested drinking goat’s milk to get rid of parasites – is this a good idea, or just Hollywood hype? "Gwyneth, we love you!” says Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. “If we didn’t have you, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about at the end of our shows!” And what has The Doctors talking today is the “goat milk cleanse” – eight days consuming nothing but herbs and goat’s milk to get rid of the parasites that, an article claims, we all have.
The Dangers of Taking Your Pet’s Medication
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
We know it’s a bad idea to take medication prescribed for a friend of family member – but how about meds prescribed for Fido? Some drug-seeking addicts are doing just that. How dangerous is this practice?
Teen Assaulted on Social Media Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Jordan was attacked at random by a stranger, who posted footage of the attack to Snapchat. The teenager suffered severe injuries, including a skull fracture and brain trauma that prevented him from skateboarding, which he loves. He visited The Doctors after the attack – how is he doing now?
GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 million, says CBO Score
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If the GOP passes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without approving a replacement—and that’s a big if—the plan would have greater negative consequences for consumers than any other ...
Rosie O’Donnell under fire for promoting Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rosie O’Donnell tweeted a link to an online Trump-killing game, ‘Push Trump Off a Cliff Again,’ sparking backlash
How the Trump administration boosts internet security
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The former Executive Director of the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Kiersten Todt speaks out on 'Special Report'
'Couldn't even see the sun': Fire races near Yosemite park
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns and wafting smoky haze over the park's ...
MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Tom Westbrook and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents. High-priced fish such as tuna, toothfish, orange roughy, alfonsino and trevally are known to gather near the seamounts, where plankton swirl in the currents.
Which health care bill are Republicans voting on next week? No one knows yet.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Senate is taking a key vote that could reshape the American health care system on Tuesday — but no one is exactly sure what they’ll be voting on.
First Humans in Australia Arrived Thousands of Years Earlier Than We Thought
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The first humans arrived in Australia up to 15,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists have announced. During excavations of the Madjedbebe rock shelter in northern Australia, researchers have found thousands of artefacts, including stone tools, grinding stones and hatchets, showing humans must have been at the site at least 65,000 years ago. The findings, published in Nature, have major implications for our understanding of early human migration beyond Asia, why Australia’s megafauna went extinct, and, potentially, if these early humans interacted with Homo floresiensis, the mystery “hobbit-like” species found only on the Indonesian island of Flores.
Risky business for fish in oil
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Coral reef fish are more likely to engage in risky behaviour and be unable to identify predators if they swim in waters contaminated with petroleum-based oil, researchers said. "The fish were unable to identify friend from foe and they stopped travelling in groups," study co-author Jodie Rummer from Australia's James Cook University's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies said. The research, which the scientists described as the first of its kind, focused on larvae -- the juvenile stage when fish are especially vulnerable -- and on six fish species from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Fishermen find an 18
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Lightning struck twice for the crew of the trawler ship Cú na Mara. On Tuesday, they caught their second rare giant squid in the waters off the Dingle coast in Ireland, two months after their first. SEE ALSO: Researchers found the body of a 25-foot-long shark, and it's grim but strangely beautiful The Cú na Mara had been trawling the area where they had found their first giant squid when they landed their surprise second. The sea monster was 18 feet from top to longest tentacle— 2 feet shorter than the first squid the crew caught in May.  "When we opened the net we couldn't believe it, that it was another one," said the captain of the Cú na Mara, Patrick Flannery, in an interview with RTE. "The lads were very excited. What are the chances of two in the one year?" Another Giant Squid landed in Dingle. Only 7th recorded in Ireland in 350 years. Amazingly 4 have been caught by Flannery family! @rtenews pic.twitter.com/1gWBYZr045 — Seán Mac an tSíthigh (@Buailtin) July 18, 2017 The crew's giant squid landing in May was the first in Dingle in 22 years. "Only seven have been recorded [in Dingle] since records began almost 350 years ago," said Marine Biologist Dr. Kevin Flannery. "The very first giant squid recorded in Ireland was also landed in Dingle, when fishermen brought one ashore in 1673." Legends told of a sea creature that sunk ships and drowned fishermen.Image: wikimedia commons/Mary Evans Picture Library/AlamyThe elusive giant squid has been the subject of sea lore throughout history. The ancient Norse legend of a sea monster called the Kraken told of a tentacled beast with the power to capsize ships and drag fishermen to their water graves. It's now widely accepted that the tales originated from sightings of humongous giant squids. Like many myths, the gory details of these accounts are likely to be untrue. However, it's difficult to know how these giant sea monsters live and behave. Sightings of this deep-ocean dwelling animal are extremely rare. The largest giant squid on record was 59 feet in length and weighed almost a ton.  The Cú na Mara's latest catch is an exciting achievement as each giant squid landing presents a scientists with the opportunity to learn more about this mysterious creature of the deep. WATCH: Algae emitting eerie blue glow makes this beach look otherworldy
You Might Be Able to Outrun a T. Rex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research suggests the fearsome predator couldn't run much faster than an average human.
Boy finds 1.2 million
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In November 2016, Jude Sparks, now 10, was on an outing with his family near their New Mexico home when he tripped over what he thought was a cow skull. Now, researchers at New Mexico State University are preserving the discovery, which was identified as a Stegomastodon -- a mastodon-like or elephant-like animal. "I imagined through my own mind of being 9 years old and finding something like that and how incredible it would be," dad Kyle Sparks.
Kris Kobach pushes debunked theory on illegal votes: ‘We may never know’ who won
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The vice chair of the White House voter fraud commission says the results of the 2016 election may have been compromised by ballots cast by ineligible voters.
Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster.
Cops: Customer threatened to shoot someone over bad sandwich
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it.
How cities are helping former felons get stable housing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Six months after Ronald Doyle’s wife died, he got a call from a public housing officer. When Doyle got out of jail in 1991 after serving eight years, he had nowhere to go. Public housing wasn’t an option for a felon like Doyle, so he drifted between addresses.
Why the ground shifts under Venezuela's regime
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
A defining moment in a democratic revolution often comes when a nation’s poor, who mostly focus on daily material needs, join others in demanding basic rights and uncorrupted governance. The Trump administration, for example, promises stiff sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro goes ahead with a pre-rigged vote on July 30 to rewrite the Constitution and move Venezuela closer toward Cuba-style authoritarian rule. The United States, says President Trump, “will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles.” The Obama administration first imposed sanctions in 2015.
GOP challenge: Reforming widely accepted 'safety net' programs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The failure of Senate Republicans to close ranks on health-care reform this week put on display an old* challenge: How conservatives can reform social safety-net programs when there’s a growing acceptance of them – even among Republican voters. Chastened, some GOP lawmakers are talking about trying to pivot toward other issues, notably tax reform, after failing to fulfill their pledge to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. If anything, the health-care debate is a reminder of its staying power, and of how the politics of social welfare have been shifting within the Republican Party.
Fruit With Huge Health Benefits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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A Newborn Just Died of a Virus Caught By a Kiss—And Now Her Mother Is Warning Others
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
New parents, you need to read this.
The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Whether it’s a nagging backache or a pounding ­migraine, the search for relief can be frustrating. In a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 3,562 people with back pain, more than...
Secret Bulimic Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Michelle lost 175 pounds in just two years – but she was hiding the painful secret behind the success. When Michelle first appeared on The Doctors, she admitted to her family that she had been binging and purging. After her The Doctors appearance, Michelle spent 90 days as an in-patient at Remuda Ranch in Arizona.
Is Vaping Essential Oils Dangerous?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Many believe in the healing powers of essential oils to relieve stress or boost energy – but is it a good idea to inhale them into the lungs? “It looks like basically an e-cig,” ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork describes the essential-oil vaping device, “and a lot of people are doing this.” Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman notes that the vaping mixtures including “natural extracts” and glycerin – “And the glycerin concerns me,” she says. “I think that whenever we glorify anything that involves smoking and say it’s good for you,” Dr. Stork adds, “I think you run the risk … Even if there was some proof that these worked, (and I’m not saying there is!), I’m going to inhale this thing to make me happy.” He’s concerned that it’s a short step from there to smoking cigarettes.
Summer Foods to Beat High Blood Pressure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Summer brings delicious seasonal treats, and it might bring better health too! See which hot-weather favorites might help control hypertension.
New Horizons' Pluto flyover highlighted in a fresh new video from NASA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A team of scientists from the New Horizons mission have released detailed maps of Pluto and its moon, Charon, along with new digitally rendered videos created using topographical data collected during the spacecraft's flyovers.
Air Force secretary hints at military space applications for Stratolaunch super
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Stratolaunch, the six-year-old space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it’ll use the world’s biggest airplane to launch small satellites into orbit – but what kind of satellites? The company’s executives have always said the Pentagon could be a payload customer, but when Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson visited Stratolaunch’s super-hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California on Monday, it threw a spotlight on how important military contracts could be. The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch plane, nicknamed Roc, is designed to carry as much as 550,000 pounds of payload up to an altitude of about 30,000 feet… Read More
I’m a Great CEO and I’m Not a Loud Powerhouse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
My STEM education gave me a different approach.