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High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A giant panda couple struggling to produce cubs in an Australian zoo have been given a helping hand by vets who hope to overcome the bears' notorious breeding difficulties with three artificial inseminations. Fu Ni and Wang Wang arrived in Adelaide from China in late 2009 as part of a programme aimed at breeding the Southern Hemisphere's first baby pandas.
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.
North Korea: Trump Is a 'Mentally Deranged Person' Holding the 'Nuclear Button'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission"
President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored
Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job
Rain was 'most wonderful feeling' on Mexico quake survivor's face
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 36-year-old Mexican marketing consultant recounted an ordeal of more than 30 hours that started on Tuesday afternoon when the 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City, bringing down the office block she was in, along with dozens of other buildings. When the trembling started, Zamora told AFP, she grabbed her phone and went to the reception area on the third floor of the six-story structure.
Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance.
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
His Mexico City Apartment Block Was Built Only Months Ago. So Why Did It Collapse So Easily?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico sheds light on shoddily built new build apartments in the capital
Space Station Astronaut Captures Stunning Aurora From Above the Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured this video of the aurora from space on September 15.The ESA released this 30 second clip of the stunning light show on September 23. 
What it's like to spend 8 months on a fake Mars mission
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Run by the University of Hawaii, the analogue mission is funded by NASA, to learn what it takes for people to live together in a confined space for months. Crew members were not allowed to leave the habitat, unless they were wearing a space suit. This crew entered the dome in January, undertaking the fifth HI-SEAS mission so far.
1 Dead, At Least 7 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Officials described it as a "mass casualty situation"
Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term as German Chancellor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Now she has to form a coalition government
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee and Green Day Rouses the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Over 60,000 people showed up for the annual awareness concert in New York City's Central Park, headlined by Stevie Wonder and Green Day.
Australia to create national space agency
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world's top scientists and experts including SpaceX chief Elon Musk. It brings Canberra -- which already has significant involvement in national and international space activities -- into line with most other developed nations, which already have dedicated agencies to help coordinate the industry and shape development.
Google Doodle Celebrates Renowned Organic Chemist Asima Chatterjee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Saturday marks what would have been Chatterjee's 100th birthday
At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We Know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The shooter is in custody
Warriors Respond to Donald Trump Disinviting Stephen Curry to the White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The team said they go to D.C. to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion
Author: Tech companies have undermined democracy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Author Jonathan Taplin explains on 'The Next Revolution'
Donald Trump: John McCain ‘Let Arizona Down’ With Health Bill Decision
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump said McCain let both Arizona and his best friend Lindsey Graham down
Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn’t Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Innovation will do more good than harm, he says.
Nearly a week on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city, killing more than 300 people. Foreign teams from Israel, the US and elsewhere worked with dogs and hi-tech gear to try to detect signs of life under the rubble. A series of smaller earthquakes in the south of Mexico on Saturday -- including a 6.1-magnitude tremor that triggered seismic alerts -- stoked panic in a population traumatized by Tuesday's disaster.
NASA Dedicates Facility In Honor Of 'Hidden Figures' Heroine Katherine Johnson
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Katherine G. Johnson, the human computer behind some of NASA’s biggest advancements, attended the ribbon cutting of the research facility named in her honor on Friday.
After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
Read President Trump's NFL Speech on National Anthem Protests
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump tore into the league operating America's most popular sport
Live From The Berlin Marathon: You Can't Outrun Bad Weather
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Heat, humidity, and slippery roads dashed the world record dreams at the Berlin Marathon
Why Is The Moon Red Or Orange?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The moon turns red during a lunar eclipse for the same reason the sky is blue.
'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One of Nasa’s “human computers”, who helped plan the mission that saw an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time, has opened a new research centre named in her honour. The key contribution of Katherine Johnson, 99, and other African-American women to the US space programme was recounted in the film Hidden Figures, which gave overdue recognition to their work.
1 Dead, At Least 6 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Officials described it as a "mass casualty situation"
Oversight panel: Nuclear lab workers violated safety rules
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A national laboratory's workers producing a shell for a triggering device for nuclear weapons violated safety rules in August by storing too much material at one location in a facility for plutonium, a highly radioactive material, a federal oversight panel reported.
Mexico rescuers mounts last
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexican rescuers were working through the early hours Saturday in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, hoping to defy experts who say the chances of finding life in the rubble after 72 hours are bleak. With exhausted emergency workers still reporting signs of life at several spots in Mexico City, the head of the national disaster management agency, Luis Felipe Puente, warned the coming hours would be critical. Three days is the limit that experts say people trapped in rubble without water, often with crushed limbs, can hold on.
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
The idea for lab
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The phone call was as unexpected as the American accent at the other end of the line. And when she hung up a few moments later, Ira van Eelen had to stop to catch her breath. More than two years had passed since the 53-year-old Dutch woman had spoken that in depth to anyone about…
Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious (And Play Super Mario Bros.)
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.
The Difference Between President Trump and President Obama's Reactions to the NFL Kneeling Movement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two different presidents, two very different reactions
University’s ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Charged Prices Based on Race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The bake sale that charged students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents at the university disrupted it
New Method Can Detect Cocaine Within Seconds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have developed a paper which is capable of detecting the presence of cocaine in 30 seconds with 99 percent accuracy.
Ancient Frogs Might Have Eaten Dinosaurs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Beelzebufo ampinga was a beach-ball sized frog with a bite comparable to that of a lion.
While You Were Offline: Sean Spicer's Image Rehab Tour Isn't Going Too Well
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Stop trying to make Sean Spicer happen.
GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo After Another Republican Senator's Support Waivers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sen. Susan Collins says it would be "difficult" for her to support the bill
Puerto Rican Astronaut Slammed By Two Hurricanes While in Orbit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's homeland.
Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn a doctorate in science from an Indian University. The design of the Google Doodle is striking.
Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma. Whole brigades of volunteer psychologists have deployed to the collapsed buildings in Mexico City where anguished families are clinging to the fading hope that their loved ones are alive inside. "The families still have hope, but we psychologists are starting to prepare ourselves to counsel them in the context of mourning," said Penelope Exzacarias at a collapsed office building in Mexico City's trendy Roma neighborhood.
Nevada Seismic Lab Tests New Bridge Design After Mexico Quake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The bridge has done better than we expected," the project leader said.
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and restricts Rohingyas’ movement.... [The United Nations] secretary-general ... must send peace-keeping forces to Rakhine State.... The Security Council should consider imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar’s government as well.... Further bloodshed must be stopped and this manmade crisis resolved. “The hypocrisy of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is astounding,” states an editorial.
Google Doodle celebrates Asima Chatterjee, pioneering chemist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chatterjee was the first woman to earn a science doctorate from an Indian university.