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Spanish King Taunted by Catalan Separatists at Ceremony for Terror Attack Victims in Barcelona
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Catalonia's push to break away from Spain has been Felipe VI's biggest challenge
Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 14-year-old girl was stabbed 'multiple times ... five, six, seven times'
New Horrifying Details Released About Fire Tornado That Killed California Firefighter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The rare fire tornado that ravaged a Northern California neighborhood last month trapped and killed a firefighter while “violently” flinging debris and embers at two bulldozer operators, according to new details released on the stunning fire event
World's oldest cheese found
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists discover a 3,300-year-old cheese, thought to be the world's oldest, in Egypt, but it is riddled with bacteria.
Aretha Franklin: A master in the art of making an entrance: Part 6
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Franklin paid tribute to Carole King with a performance at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
Admiral Who Led Bin Laden Raid Tells President Trump to Revoke His Security Clearance, Too
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Thirteen former intelligence chiefs – including David Petraeus Robert Gates – released a statement backing Brennan and calling Trump's attacks "ill-considered and unprecedented"
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.
Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The release of "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House" and the secret recordings made by its author get under the president's skin.
Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Vako Marchelashvili was submerged in a glass tank for just over one minute and 44 seconds as he flipped, turned and solved the cubes in front of a crowd at the Gino Paradise aqua park Tbilisi.
Russia takes a new look at an old enemy: Genghis Khan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In the south of Buryatia, near the present-day border with Mongolia, there is a mountain-sized rock outcropping known locally as the Merkit Fortress, which looks out over the arid, rolling steppe that gradually fades into the Gobi Desert a few hundred miles away. Taking the name Genghis Khan, which means “universal ruler,” he flung his vast army of highly disciplined, horse-mounted shock troops to the south and west, conquering China, most of Central Asia and the Middle East, present-day Russia, and parts of Eastern Europe. At its peak the Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous land empire in history, and it left its imprint everywhere.
The nature of talking in Turkey
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When financial markets were put on edge this past week by Turkey’s shaky economy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to offer some advice. Turkey, after all, is the largest economy between Italy and India, a pivotal state between East and West. “Nobody has an interest in economic destabilization in Turkey,” she said.
Never Mind Congress. These Democrats Want to Win State Legislatures
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Flippable is directing anti-Trump political momentum towards flipping statehouses blue.
China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon Warns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
China plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants near disputed islands
‘The Laws Need to Change’ After Shocking Reports of Child Abuse by Catholic Priests, Pennsylvania Attorney General Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"I don’t know how any lawmaker in Pennsylvania could possibly be against those reforms"
Aretha Franklin, a legend in the making: Part 2
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The singer's father recognized her talent early on and hits like "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" help turn her into an international star.
Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.
Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say.
Can tourist meccas beat the heat?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For Christopher Warren, global warming has gotten uncomfortably up close and personal. Dr. Warren and his wife run Crystal Creek Meadows, a rural get-away tourist resort a couple of hours outside Sydney, Australia. Weird weather in Europe this summer – temperatures topped 114 in Portugal and British beaches rivaled the Mediterranean Riviera – has made theoretical climate-change models a stifling reality for tourists from around the world.
Husband Who Made Emotional Appeal for Missing Wife and Daughters Is Accused of Murdering Them
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the suspected murders of his wife and daughters, after he made an emotional appeal, calling for his family’s safe return on television when they went missing.
Think This Summer Was Hot? Wait Till Next Year (And the Year After That)
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Think This Summer Was Hot? Wait Till Next Year (And the Year After That)
Jury in Paul Manafort's Case Asks Judge to Redefine 'Reasonable Doubt'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They asked three other questions, too
Omarosa Claims a New Tape Reveals She Was Offered Hush Money During Trump's Campaign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the recording, Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump offers a job worth $15,000 a month
A Chinese Plane Skidded off the Runway at Manila Airport During a Downpour
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All the passengers and crew were safe
Turkey's Economy May Be in Freefall, But Erdogan's Base Believes He Can Do No Wrong
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The president's fervent supporters believe in "Erdoganism" — a nationalistic ideology rooted in Turkey's history with the president at the center
The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In November 1921, Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Soviet Union’s secret police known as the Cheka, had a plan. Western European intelligence agencies, fearful of communism, sought to infiltrate the Soviet Union, while the powerful White Russians had fled to European capitals like Paris and Berlin, from where they hoped to plot the czar’s return.
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
These five risk factors are key
President Trump Is Trying to Silence Critics by Revoking Security Clearance, ex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him"
Americans Are Spending an Incredible Amount of Money at Restaurants
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's the fastest growth rate in years
Oklahoma Boy Accused of Stabbing Girl at High School Assembly
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A 14-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday. She was airlifted to a hospital.
Forget curing cancer: Scientists have discovered the perfect way to break spaghetti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With all the incredible medical and technological advancements coming out of the scientific community these days you might not think that researchers would be spending time studying spaghetti, but you'd be wrong. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MIT scientists explain how to correctly break strands of the stringy pasta in half. If you've ever made spaghetti you'll be very familiar with this particular problem: Dry spaghetti strands don't fit perfectly in most stovetop pots. You can either drop them in at full length and let them hang over the edge as the bottom half goes soft to snap them in half, in which case you'll end up with a bunch of smaller pasta chunks and a metric ton of tiny spaghetti fragments that aren't good for much of anything. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to solve a problem, a duo of MIT researchers decided to test the mechanics that leads to dry spaghetti strands busting up into a million tiny chunks rather than two uniform halves. What they discovered is an issue that plagues many long, thin objects, and they've even come up with a solution. "A well-known problem with direct implications for the fracture behavior of elongated brittle objects, such as vaulting poles or long fibers, goes back to the famous physicist Richard Feynman who observed that dry spaghetti almost always breaks into three or more pieces when exposed to large bending stresses," the researchers write. The fix? Add a twist to the pasta as you bend it. A twisting motion of approximately 270 degrees seems to be the sweet spot. This helps to control the stress on the object and results in a much cleaner split. "Our experimental and theoretical results demonstrate that twisting enables remarkable fracture control by using the different propagation speeds of twist and bending waves," the team explains. This all might sound a little silly, but the research has implications far beyond your dinner plate. The neat thing about experiments like this is that the knowledge gained can be used for other applications, and the results of the experiments can now be used as a foundation for better understanding the fracturing habits of other, slightly more important objects than spaghetti.
President Trump Seizes on New York Governor's Statement That America 'Was Never That Great'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump said Gov. Andrew Cuomo is "having a total meltdown"
What to Know About China's Crackdown on a Muslim Minority Group
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Uighurs, a primarily Muslim ethnic group originating in central Asia, make up roughly 40% of ­Xinjiang’s 19 million people.
Scorching weather helps uncover archaeological sites around Britain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday. Archaeologists at the public body Historic England have been making the most of the hot weather to look for patterns revealing the ancient sites buried below, from Yorkshire in the north down to Cornwall in the southwest. "We've discovered hundreds of new sites this year spanning about 6,000 years of England's history," said Damian Grady, aerial reconnaissance manager at Historic England.
Judge says Trump campaign screwed up on wording of confidentiality agreements
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A Manhattan judge issued a ruling on Thursday that thwarts the Trump campaign’s attempts to keep a lawsuit out of open court.
How the Airline Worker Who Stole a Plane in Seattle Exposed a Security Risk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Richard Russell flew around the Puget Sound area for about an hour, musing about the sunset over the Olympic Mountains
Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Ex Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Judge T.S. Ellis III sent the jury back Thursday shortly before 10 a.m.
Taylor Swift Speaks Out About Believing Sexual Assault Victims on Anniversary of Her Trial Verdict
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Taylor Swift addresses sexual assault case during concert in Tampa, and what it means for victims of sexual assault who people don't believe.
Twitter Temporarily Restricts InfoWars' Alex Jones Account
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jones will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages to his followers
A Powerful Psychedelic Drug Gave Users a Taste of a Near
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A new study sheds light on a myth surrounding DMT.
Watch: Mystery ‘hairy sea monster’ washes up on Siberian beach
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The remains were discovered on the shore of the Bering Sea, on the Pacific side of the Kamchatka peninsula.
California deputy shoots into car to free trapped bear
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks.
British warship joins forces with American F
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Defense Specialist Allison Barrie on why Britain's largest warship ever, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is joining forces with the most powerful American-made stealth fighter jets in the world, the F-35B's.
A Workhorse Rocket Maker Tries To Touch the Sun—And Stay Relevant
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With new competition from outfits like SpaceX and Blue Origin, the veteran ULA hopes to maintain control.
Turkey’s Erdogan Is in a No
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Turkey’s President finds himself locked in a confrontation with Donald Trump, and he has shown himself willing to use economic weapons...
Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Sues Colorado Again Over a Gender Transition Celebration
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Colorado baker whose refusal to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple — citing religious beliefs — made it all the way to the Supreme Court is suing the state again.
Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Venezuelans are concerned over the safety of a "twin" viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout. Designed by Italian structural engineer Riccardo Morandi, it predates by five years his 1967 bridge in Genoa that collapsed this week causing the death of 39 people.
Gunmen Besiege Intelligence Facility in Kabul as Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Suicide Bombing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The attacks come at the end of more than a week of assaults that have left scores of people dead
What's behind Saudi Arabia's summer of discontent?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For Saudi watchers, the headlines out of the kingdom this summer – women’s activists jailed, clerics silenced, a diplomatic row with Canada – have been perplexing, even jarring. After all, despite Saudi Arabia’s failing war in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has an iron grip on power in the oil-rich kingdom and no serious internal rivals and remains in control over one of the wealthiest economies in the world. Within the Saudi government, the crown prince controls the economy, defense, military, and foreign policy portfolios.
Stark revelations: For Catholics, an excruciating new test of faith
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It was an extraordinary opening for a grand jury report. The investigative commission in Pennsylvania, setting aside in many ways the sober-minded law enforcement tone of “just-the-facts,” could only express its own horror and sense of urgency at the catalog of abuses they presented, and the relentless and widespread culture of casual cover-ups within one of the globe’s most powerful religions. “There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church.