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A Brief History of North Korea's Insults Toward World Leaders
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's a look back at some of the regime's most memorable snubs
Are tech companies enabling extremists?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Amazon slammed for making it easy to buy bomb material
HPE's Spaceborne Computer Achieves 1 Teraflop Speed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Spaceborne Computer launched by NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise was switched-on and it clocked in speeds of one Teraflop.
70% of Americans Think Race Relations Are Bad
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the wake of violence in Charlottesville
MIT Scientists Use Math to Predict the Next Great Hurricane
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Currently there is no method to explain when these extreme events occur."
NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, swings by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock
'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.
Rotten Apple? Company says new watch feature doesn't work
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
FBN's Tracee Carrasco has the details
Here Are All the Times Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump Insulted Each Other
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The two world leaders have exchanged a variety of creative insults
Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking. On Sept. 8, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Pijijiapan, which sits just above the Mexico-Guatemala border. Eleven days later, a magnitude-7.1 quake struck 3 miles (5 km) east of Raboso, near Mexico City.
She's Planning for College. But She'll Miss President Trump's Deadline to Avoid Deportation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She'll miss the cutoff by 16 days
Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump 'Mentally Deranged' After Threat to Destroy North Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
And that he will "pay dearly" for his threats
Mexico extends search for quake survivors
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexican authorities on Friday extended a search for survivors of this week's devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Three days is the limit that experts say people trapped in rubble without water, often with crushed limbs, can hold on. "We have to keep up the rescue effort to keep finding survivors in the rubble," he said on a visit to neighboring Puebla state, also badly hit.
Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage.
'Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,' and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He also called Islam a "false religion"
Why Big Tech Is Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
How longtime allies of Google, Facebook and co. became sometime adversaries
New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it.
Trump's diplomatic dance on Iran: What's his next step?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
As he considers what to do about the 2015 international agreement with Iran that he disdains, President Trump may be about to lob the ball into the international community’s court. Rather than pulling the United States out of the deal as he has long threatened, Mr. Trump may instead agree to stick with it at least for the coming months – and challenge the US partners in the seven-nation agreement to address what he sees as its grave shortcomings. Recommended: How much do you know about Iran?
'I Care Deeply About the Democratic Process.' Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Election Meddling Plan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"I care deeply about the democratic process"
Russia Will Team Up with NASA to Build a Lunar Space Station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Russia will soon announce its involvement with NASA's cislunar space station.
'We're Getting Our Roads Back.' London's Black Cab Drivers Hail Uber Ban
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The firm's licence was not renewed in London
Scientists Turn CO2 Into Ethanol With the Power of the Sun
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Their new system works even in low light, which could be the key to this tech moving outside the lab.
Child Care Workers Arrested After Video Shows Them Taunting Autistic Patient
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They have been fired and their certifications were put on a hold
Is the U.S. Overdue for a Catastrophic Earthquake? These Cities Are Most at Risk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The likelihood of a massive earthquake in the United States within our lifetimes is high. And it's not just the West Coast that's at risk
Alabama Senate Runoff Is a Big Test of President Trump's Political Muscle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
His support of Luther Strange goes against his base
Why Are There Seasons? On the First Day of Autumn, Here Is a Reminder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The first brisk morning, the first snowfall, the first budding leaves—we can lose track of them in the bustle of daily life, yet they're all quiet reminders that time is passing. But why do we even have seasons at all?
Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area. The carcass of a 5.2-metre (17-foot) adult male was found in the Fitzroy River in central Queensland on Thursday with a single gunshot wound to the head, the environment department said. "It is illegal to 'take' and kill a crocodile without authority and police will work closely with (the environment department) to locate the person responsible," Queensland police said.
We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With Mexico digging out from two deadly earthquakes, here are eight things to know about these seismic events. Two massive earthquakes have struck Mexico this month. Another powerful — but seismically unrelated — earthquake struck Tuesday 100 miles Southwest of Mexico’s sprawling capital.
Ancient Greece: Secrets of Long
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Archaeologists on the Greek island of Euboea have uncovered a temple dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting and the moon, after a century of searching for the long-lost classical sanctuary dedicated to the ancient deity. The Swiss-led team discovered the site at the foot of the a hill near the fishing town of Amarynthos, which lies on the western shore of the island, just off the Greek mainland. While the first excavators began looking for for Amarynthos’s temple to Artemis at the start of the 20th century, this most recent successful dig began in 2007, the Swiss news outlet SRF reported.
Uber's flying taxis project: First look
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Uber is sharing new details and images about its plan to bring on-demand flying cars to the Dallas market as part of the company's project to transform urban air transportation
President Trump Just Hit North Korea With New Sanctions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The executive order comes amid escalating tensions
Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over.
Batman comic series to feature scenery from Portland, Maine
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Holy hometown, Batman! A highly anticipated Batman comic book series will have some locations that might look familiar to Maine residents. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Hall, Old Port's ...
The growing Democratic divide
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Nancy Pelosi likely never dreamed that the DREAMers would turn on her. Days after the top House Democrat and her Senate counterpart struck a deal with President Trump to help young illegal immigrants gain legal status, several dozen immigration activists overwhelmed a press conference she was holding on the subject. It was an extraordinary scene, playing out on Representative Pelosi’s home turf Monday in San Francisco.
The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Corinne Cannon remembers well an especially challenging night when her first child, Jack, was an infant. The evening prompted Ms. Cannon to consider her own situation in the context of other mothers’ circumstances: She had support from her husband and the money to support her son. With the intent of helping other mothers in her community, Cannon began to call around to nonprofits in the area to find out what resources might be available.
How strongly is NATO ally Turkey pivoting to Russia and Iran?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Setting aside years of increasing Turkey-US hostility, President Trump’s introductory remarks for the cameras were glowing as he met Turkey’s controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan one-on-one, winding up a flurry of bilateral diplomacy on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s annual opening in New York. Recommended: Think you know Turkey? The scuttling of a US weapons sale this week for Erdoğan’s presidential security detail was just the latest point of friction feeding Turkey’s disillusion with the US and its NATO allies – and one more reason for its deepening embrace of two historic rivals, Russia and Iran.
Why the Supreme Court is rarely in the dock
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Polls of Americans consistently show they put more trust in the Supreme Court than in the two elected branches of government (Congress and the presidency). Now a new poll may explain why the high court still enjoys legitimacy as the nation’s final arbiter of constitutional principles. The poll, conducted for Penn State’s McCourtney Institute of Democracy, found 44 percent of people would favor imposing term limits on justices.
What an eight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Knowing that can give us clues to Neanderthal social structure, as well as how our hominid cousins raised their children. The surprisingly well-preserved specimen, dubbed El Sidrón J1, was found in a Spanish cave of the same name in the 1990s, along with a dozen other family members. At about eight years of age, when the child died of unknown causes, his body had grown at a similar rate to the body of an eight-year-old modern human.
Kim's Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The threat follows new U.S. sanctions and an escalating war of words
The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's not a matter of whether a major quake will occur in the U.S., but when
As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.
LL Bean publishes outdoors ad only visible in the sunlight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see L.L. Bean's new ad, you're going to have to step outdoors.
Cops: Owner taken for ride when test driver leaves with car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a man hoping to sell his car was taken for a ride when a prospective buyer drove away without him and never came back.
Leather, Grown in a Lab Without Cows
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
To make leather, first you have to raise a cow. Or another animal, though you really do need the whole animal because since pretty much the beginning of time, it has not been possible to grow skin for leather without the attendant flesh and bone and blood and guts.
Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to 'Get Rich.' Awkward Silence Follows
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Western exploitation of Africa's resources is a sensitive topic given centuries of bloody colonial history
Puerto Rico Could Be Left Without Electricity for Months. Here's What to Know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A combination of crumbling infrastructure, financial woes and damage caused by an earlier hurricane, Irma, makes restoring power a daunting prospect
'White Silence Is Violence.' Hundreds of 'Allies' Protest in St. Louis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
After a white former officer was acquitted of fatally shooting a black man
Is Nibiru Real? What NASA Said About ‘Planet X’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If Nibiru were heading toward Earth, it would be visible to the naked eye.
Facebook's Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress.
Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in Philippines: report
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed -- naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. The environmental group ranked the Philippines as the "third-worst polluter into the world's oceans" after China and Indonesia in a report released Friday in Manila. Single-use plastics from products sold by conglomerates, such as bags, bottle labels, and straws, stood out during a week-long Greenpeace clean-up campaign held on Manila Bay this month, it said.