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Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of raising well
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With the pressure on parents rising, we could all learn something from the concept of 'good enough parenting' proposed half a century ago.
Elon Musk: We need a lunar base to help 'fire up' the pub...
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Speaking at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference on Wednesday, Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk said we need to build a base on the moon to help support missions to Mars and to spur public support for space exploration.
Correction: John Glenn story
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 18 about plans to honor the late astronaut John Glenn, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Glenn became the oldest person to travel in space. That happened in 1998, not in 1977.
Trump accuses states of hiding ‘something’ as voter fraud panel convenes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As the White House’s controversial voter fraud panel gathered for its first meeting, President Trump accused states that didn’t turn over data of hiding “something.”
Trump turns up the heat on Senate to repeal and replace
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump scolded GOP senators for their inaction on health care reform Wednesday, saying they should not leave for the August recess without repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next week
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democrats will begin rolling out their message for the 2018 midterm elections next week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the No. 4 House Democrat, told reporters.
Trump has changed his health care approach 3 times in 36 hours
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump hasn’t been settling on a single strategy to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
What to Do If You Feel Like Fainting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Over the years I’ve seen and evaluated many syncopal episodes, or fainting spells. In one, a 62-year-old college professor collapsed without warning while delivering a lecture. Several students r...
Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn ...
Drones assist law enforcement agencies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
ACLU wants more checks and balances on law enforcement amid privacy concerns
Vietnam to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Vietnam agreed Wednesday to rescue more than 1,000 bears from illegal farms across the country, in a move to end the traditional medicine trade in the creatures' bile. Vietnam's Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and non-profit group Animals Asia signed an agreement Wednesday to rescue all remaining bears from farms, committing to end bile trade and close all facilities within five years. "This is a truly historic day," Animals Asia CEO Jill Robinson at the signing in Hanoi, adding that the decision "will lead to the definitive end to bear bile farming here in Vietnam".
Thawing permafrost poses even greater global warming threat than previously thought, suggests study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Runaway global warming is, without a doubt, a nightmare scenario for humanity. As the temperature rises, it has knock-on effects that drive the mercury higher still in a vicious circle that the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking have warned could turn the Earth into a planet like Venus, where it’s a balmy 250 degrees Celsius and the rain is made of sulphuric acid. One of the most feared of these feedback loops is the vast amount of organic material currently trapped in permafrost, which would release methane and other greenhouse gases in large amounts given the right conditions.
Callista Gingrich casts Trump as guardian of the environment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — Callista Gingrich, Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to the Vatican, told skeptical Democrats on Tuesday that the president wants the United States to be an environmental leader even after pulling the country out of the landmark accord aimed at combatting global warming.
MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots and geological movement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The search data that was compiled in the fruitless search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered some unexpectedly useful information. While surveys of the 46,000 sq miles of the remote waters of Western Australia failed to find the plane, they did provide fresh insight into the region’s past. Information about valuable fish that congregate in the area will also prove useful to the world’s fishermen, according to Charitha Pattiaratchi, professor of coastal oceanography at the University of Western Australia.
Trump complains Republicans ‘never’ tout their health care bill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
These Obama staffers knew just how complicated health care is
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“There wasn’t really an alternate route. This was the alternate route,” said a former Obama aide about the Affordable Care Act. “And ultimately [Republicans] ran into this reality.”
Alabama man to display head of 820
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SAMSON, Ala. (AP) — Hogs aren't unusual in rural south Alabama, but Wade Seago said he'd never seen anything like the 820-pound animal he shot and killed in his front yard.
Europe's female imams challenge Muslim patriarchy – and fight Islamophobia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Sherin Khankan flits about the window sills, lighting wicks and placing bouquets of roses in just the right places as she prepares for Friday prayers. “We being women, there is always a lot of candles and flowers,” explains Denmark’s first female imam, placing a single, deep pink rose in a potted plant. A second-floor walk-up off an upscale street in Copenhagen, the Mariam mosque indeed feels as snug as it does spiritual, and is intended foremost as a faith community for Danish Muslims who’ve failed to find one at more traditional mosques.
This One Trick Will Make Your Coffee Taste Better Instantly
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.
Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.
A mud volcano has been erupting for ten years – and scientists are still undecided what caused it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
Trump complains Republicans never tout their health care bill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
RACELAND, La. (AP) — A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana.
Duped by Photoshop: People Are Bad at Spotting Fake Photos
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the study, people who were shown a number of real and fake images spotted the fake photos about 60 percent of the time, which is only a little bit above the 50 percent accuracy rate that would be expected by chance. "Our study found that although people performed better than chance at detecting and locating image manipulations, they are far from perfect," Sophie Nightingale, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Warwick in England and lead author of the study, said in a statement. "This has serious implications because of the high level of images, and possibly fake images, that people are exposed to on a daily basis through social networking sites, the internet and the media," Nightingale said.
Are These Ancient Greek Skeletons An Executed Army?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The first Olympic champion, Cylon, tried and failed to take over Athens in the 7th Century B.C. But his army surrendered and was shackled and executed. We may have found their skeletons.
Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they also advocate for keeping the line operating during the study.
Artificial Sweeteners Have Little or No Benefit to Health, Researchers Conclude
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and those who diet sometimes turn to alternative sweeteners — including aspartame, sucralose and stevioside — to cut calories. The scientists took a comprehensive look at more than 11,000 studies and found that, for overweight individuals or those with high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes, the benefits of consuming zero-calorie, "non-nutritive sweeteners" were modest to nil. For other people, there was an increased risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart disease.
Over 20 members of Congress ask the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., has some questions about President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. Beyer put together a group of over 20 Democratic members of the House of Representatives who sent a letter to Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday asking him to “conduct a review of a potentially serious issue involving First Daughter and Assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump.” The group wants to know if Ivanka properly filled out Standard Form 86 (SF-86), which is the security clearance required for federal officials.
How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug Costs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The Food and Drug Administration hopes that streamlining the approval process for generic drugs will lower drug costs for millions of Americans. "The fact is that too many people can’t afford the...
Instead of hacking self
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A self-driving car is theoretically able to replace a human driver because it can see and react the way a human would—or better. But AI researchers are now debating whether their software could be susceptible to “hacks” of real-world objects like stop signs, invisible to the human eye but seen by machines. In this scenario,…
Maryam Mirzakhani’s success showed us the challenges women in maths still face
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Within just a few hours Tuesday, Senate plans first to replace—and then to simply repeal—the Affordable Care Act, quickly fell apart. Despite the failures, it's clear there's still a bull's-eye o...
Sorry, Jurassic Park fans: New research says the T. rex actually couldn't run
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It turns out those Tyrannosaurus Rex chase scenes in Jurassic Park may not be so realistic after all.  We hate to break it to you but: the famed dinosaur couldn't run, according to new research from Manchester University. In other words, everything you thought you knew about the T. rex chasing down its prey could be wrong.  The study, which used multi-body dynamic analysis and skeletal stress analysis — two bio-mechanical techniques — found that the T. rex's legs wouldn't have been able to handle running. Evidence shows that the T. rex was actually limited to walking, and wouldn't have been able to run due to its body mass. SEE ALSO: T. rex might not have been fluffy, after all Instead of the hyper-fast speeds we see in the movies, the study initially found that the T. rex could travel at a maximum speed of roughly 19 MPH (30 km/H). This was eventually lowered to 12 MPH (20 km/H) once researchers tested skeletal strength, according to the BBC.  The study, headed by Professor William Sellers at Manchester's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, claims that the models used for the study "are currently the most anatomically complete reconstructions ever attempted." Sellers told the BBC that based on the study's "highly realistic computer models," running would have been impossible for the T. rex, because it's skeleton would have been too weak.  "That means that T. rex was actually quite slow and therefore not a pursuit predator," he said. Another study, separately published by Nature Ecology & Evolution, seems to back up Manchester's findings, as it concludes that the largest animals generally cannot accelerate as fast as smaller animals can.  That said, the study out of Manchester notes that people should be cautious about the researcher's findings.  "These results improve on those obtained by previous biomechanical work by excluding some of the previously plausible values and thereby reducing the range of uncertainty but many of the previous caveats still apply," the study said.  WATCH: The work behind the T-Rex chase in 'Jurassic Park' is mind-boggling
Why Some Plant
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Eating a plant-based diet is good for your health — but some plant-based diets are better than others, a new study that spanned nearly three decades finds. Most previous research that has looked at the health benefits of plant-based eating has defined a plant-based diet simply as one that leaves out all or most animal-based foods, according to the study. But the new study found that eating less meat, but also eating more refined carbohydrates, and sticking with the sugar-sweetened beverages, can have the opposite effect.
The White House and Mitch McConnell’s office tell very different stories about the failure of the health care bill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speak with the media about the recently withdrawn healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 18, 2017. WASHINGTON — As the dust settled following Monday night’s collapse of the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, a flurry of finger pointing and competing narratives emerged with both the White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY trying to minimize their own roles in the debacle.
07182017_ 7 Genius Gadgets That Help Prep Fruits and Veggies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Tired of wasting precious time slicing, dicing, and carving fruits and veggies every time you’re in the mood for a salad? Use these cool new kitchen gadgets to cut prep time along with your fresh fruits and veggies.
Amazon launches a social network for spending money
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, technology
Amazon’s Spark is a social network that for spending cash. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users upload images of themselves using products, or just products. Other users can then view those images and follow links to purchase the displayed items through Amazon.
Google Glass makes comeback with Enterprise Edition
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The latest version of the wearable headset, known as Google Glass Enterprise Edition, boasts a hardware upgrade and is aimed at the workplace
Rep. Rohrabacher wants to know if life existed on Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked NASA scientist Kenneth Farley if life ever existed on Mars. Farley’s response: “I would say that is extremely unlikely.”
Carbon dioxide must be removed from the atmosphere to avoid extreme climate change, say scientists
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humans must start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible to avoid saddling future generations with a choice between extreme climate change or spending hundreds of trillions of dollars to avoid it, according to new research. An international team of researchers – led by Professor Jim Hansen, Nasa’s former climate science chief – said their conclusion that the world had already overshot targets to limit global warming to within acceptable levels was “sufficiently grim” to force them to urge “rapid emission reductions”.
GOP Rep. Rohrabacher gets to the bottom of Martian civilization: There wasn’t any
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A Republican lawmaker asked a panel of NASA scientists Tuesday for opinions on whether Mars could have had civilized life “thousands of years ago.”
As McConnell plan fails, will Democrats and Republicans work together to fix health care?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell once threatened that Republicans would have to work with Democrats if they couldn’t get their act together on a repeal and replace strategy for Obamacare. “We’ve demonstrated that Republicans by themselves are not prepared at this particular point to do a replacement,” he said, when asked if the GOP would now work with Democrats. McConnell also continued to insist that he would hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on a two-year delay to give Republicans and Democrats time to come up with a replacement.
Herd of scared buffalo make break for it, roam through town
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — These buffalo have been roaming through a New Hampshire town.
Health care: The promise, and the perils, of bipartisanship
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Last week, when Republican senators unveiled their revised health-care plan, reporters swamped Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, a crucial swing vote, pinning her against a wall just steps from the Capitol’s magnificent rotunda. Inching her way forward, reporters flowing along like flotsam and jetsam, she urged starting anew with a bipartisan, open approach – the way significant bills of the past were forged in Congress. Indeed, on Tuesday morning, the Senate Democratic leader, Charles Schumer of New York, took to the Senate floor to say that “the door is open right now, Republican leadership only needs to walk through it.” This, after Republican support for the GOP health-care plan collapsed on Monday evening, prompting majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky to announce a last-ditch effort at delayed repeal – an idea that also looked to be going nowhere.
3 Reason To Add More Pineapple To Your Life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn a quick guide to all the health benefits of eating pineapple.
15 Foods A Nutritionist Keeps in Her Fridge
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn the 15 essential foods a registered dietitian always likes to have on hand.
What You Need To Know About Activated Charcoal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Get the facts about the trendy remedy, activated charcoal.
How to Do a Home Makeover Without Breaking the Bank
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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