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Activists hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Across the country, activists, politicians and citizens alike reacted to recent comments made by President Trump during a meeting on immigration that seemed to denigrate Haiti and African nations.
German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts," popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.
2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
For Senegal island's residents, famed slavery heritage site incurs a cost
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Each day, Deguène Gaye watches the ferry chug in from the mainland, disgorging a herd of sunburned tourists onto Gorée Island’s white-sand beaches. From there, she knows, they’ll probably trace a familiar itinerary, following their guides somberly past a memorial to the transatlantic slave trade and then to the famous House of Slaves, a candy-pink building that claims to be the departure point for millions of Africans sent to the Americas.
How Does a Black Hole Burp? Belching Supermassive Black Hole Has Big Implications for Physics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Last week, scientists presented an image of a supermassive black hole burping—twice. Intense gravitational and magnetic forces surround black holes. As the greedy black hole feasts on this nearby gas, some is expelled in a powerful kind of burp.
Callaway Rogue driver family expands on the ideas of ballspeed and forgiveness with intricate upgrade of 'Jailbreak' technology
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rogue driver and fairway woods build in added forgiveness to ball speed gains through new body stiffening bars and intricate face design
Britannia, Druids and the surprisingly modern origins of myths
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We think of the Druids as being embedded in British culture from the mists of ancient times. But what we think we know about Druids is of surprisingly modern provenance.
China Winning Artificial Intelligence War Against U.S.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chinese artificial intelligence is now capable of outperforming humans in reading comprehension. A neural network model created by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba beat its flesh-and-blood competition on a 100,000-question Stanford University test that's considered the world’s top measure of machine reading. The model, developed by Alibaba’s Institute of Data Science of Technologies, scored 82.44, while humans scored a 82.304.
Humans frozen by cryogenics ‘could be brought back to life in 10 years’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Could this lead to immortality?
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children on President Trump: ‘Work on This Man’s Heart’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the activist's children spoke out about President Trump's policies and recent comments
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
This Adorable Wallaby Halted Traffic by Hopping Across the Sydney Harbor Bridge
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The wallaby bounded across the Sydney Harbor Bridge with police in pursuit
Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef is reeling from significant coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.
Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days. Lava spurting from Mayon volcano lit up the sky overnight Monday in what scientists said was a sign of increasing activity that prompted official calls for evacuation of areas under threat from a major eruption.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
Protesters Converge on Times Square to Denounce Racism and President Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Politicians including Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the demonstration
Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption.
Wayward wallaby gets the jump on police in Sydney Harbour Bridge chase
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a wayward wallaby led them in an early-morning chase across the famous landmark. Police said they chased the mysterious marsupial on foot and in a car over the bridge before dawn before catching it in a downtown park and taking it to the city's Taronga Zoo. "Officers took the startled macropod into police custody ... with the police mounted unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment," New South Wales Police said in a statement.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
Steyn: Potentially dangerous 'duopoly' with Google
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two lawsuits against Google and Twitter argue tech companies favor liberal and moderate voices and have a bias against conservatives. #Tucker
Veteran Sues VA Hospital for Leaving a Scalpel Inside Him After Surgery
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It went undiscovered for four years
This unbelievable image of Jupiter’s cloud belts makes me want to move there
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidates for sustaining life, even including some of Jupiter's own moons. But from space, it's far harder to see Jupiter's hostility to life forms. In fact, this color-enhanced image of Jupiter's cloud belts, taken by the Juno spacecraft, makes the planet look positively inviting. The image was taken by Juno on December 16th, during the probe's tenth-closest flyby of the gaseous giant. Although the image looks close, that's mostly because Jupiter is huge. At the time of capture, Juno was 8,453 miles from Jupiter. A spokesperson for Nasa said: “The dark region in the far left is called the South Temperate Belt. Intersecting the belt is a ghost-like feature of slithering white clouds. This is the largest feature in Jupiter's low latitudes that's a cyclone (rotating with clockwise motion).” In the same pass, Juno also captured a far more abstract photo of Jupiter's clouds. The image above was captured 8,292 miles from Jupiter's atmosphere on the same day, and it shows the turbulence with far greater detail. The second image was color-enhanced by Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using publicly available data from Juno's sensors, while the first image was processed by Kevin M. Gill. The publicly available feed of images from Juno has proved fertile ground for citizen scientists to try their hand at image processing.  
Dozens of People Have Escaped a Florida Casino Shuttle Boat After it Burst into Flames
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All 50 passengers and the crew reached land safely
Thousands Flee As Lava Flows Down Philippines Volcano
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists warn the eruption could turn explosive
Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SYDNEY (AP) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It may account for an extra 186,000 deaths per year, finds a new study
Biologists sniff out another method that microbes use to make methane
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
News brief: Every year, microbes produce hundreds of millions of tons of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. Scientists had thought the job was done exclusively through methanogenesis. But in the journal Nature Microbiology, a research team led by the University of Washington’s Caroline Harwood lays out an alternate method that makes use of a backup enzyme called iron-only nitrogenase. “Our findings are significant because they give scientists a second target to chase in understanding biological methane formation and rising methane emissions,” Utah State University’s Lee Seefeldt said in a news release. “In addition, the discovery could drive… Read More
Pope Francis Warns We're at 'the Very Limit' of Nuclear War
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
His comment comes after Hawaii sent out a false missile alert
A Floor Collapsed Inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange, Injuring More Than 50
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Most of the injured were college students visiting the stock exchange on a tour
Arizona police arrest 80
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.
Wallaby leads police chase over Sydney Harbour Bridge
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic in Australia's biggest city on Tuesday, before being caught downtown by police officers. "Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the police mounted unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment," New South Wales Police said in a statement. Video filmed from a pursuing patrol car showed a wallaby, about a meter high, hopping at a clip across the famous arch-span bridge, and a policeman stifles a laugh as he drives along behind it.
Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
The law prohibits flying a drone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, the same as for driving a vehicle, or while drugged. The measure, which passed the Democratic-controlled state legislature earlier this month, also bars flying a drone near a prison or in pursuit of wildlife. The drone measure was among 109 bills that Christie signed into law on his last full day in office, spokesman Brian Murray said by email.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
How to stop procrastinating
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
To be human is to procrastinate. Exceptions exist, but most of us can identify at least one area of our imperfect lives (whether it’s our health, home, work, or relationships), where, for no justifiable reason, we routinely delay doing that thing (or series of small thingys) that would improve the present moment or future. Procrastination…
Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Day zero" is forecast to be April 22
China Plans to Destroy Space Junk With Giant Lasers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chinese scientists have an audacious proposal to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbit using giant lasers to obliterate old satellites and other space junk. A paper, titled Impacts of orbital elements of space-based laser station on small scale space debris removal, by researchers at the Air Force Engineering University in China describes how space debris could be zapped into smaller, less-harmful pieces using space-based lasers. Space junk is an issue that has been occupying international space agencies for years, with NASA considering a variety of options to track, detect and remove man-made debris.
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She died suddenly in London, where she was recording
President Trump Says 'I Am Not a Racist' After Backlash Over 'Shithole Countries' Comment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries
Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty.
Jordan’s need to diversify options, freedom will save Kenya, not being ostriches, National Payments Platform could change banking, demolition of a w
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“In recent weeks, there has been much commentary in Jordan on the importance of taking a new approach to Jordan’s bilateral relations,” writes Amer Al Sabaileh. “Strategically, it is imperative that Jordan continues to diversify its options, but this must be done with a clear plan and idea rather than clichés and propaganda.
Salt Is Not Just Bad for Your Heart, It is Also Bad for Your Brain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Discussions about the effects of salt on our bodies are typically focused on heart health. A new study suggests eating too many salty foods could create an inflammatory response that impacts your brain health. In 2015, researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, found that too much salt appeared to reprogram the brains of lab rats.
CAIR Exec: What American Muslims Can Do Today With Dr. King’s Lessons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Coordination is key
Ancient Mexican Civilization Nearly Wiped Out by Something Stuck in Their Teeth, New DNA Evidence Reveals
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers believe they have identified a likely cause for a 16th century epidemic that decimated a group of indigenous Mesoamerican people known as the Mixtec—and it’s related to the bug that might give you food poisoning after a bad barbecue. Beginning in 2004, researchers found and exhumed several bodies from the more than 800 buried in mass graves near a churchyard cemetery at an archeological site called Teposcolula-Yucundaa. DNA from a strain of Salmonella turned up in the remains of people who died during this epidemic—specifically, in the pulpy part of their teeth. “This was a hugely devastating epidemic,” Kirsten Bos, one of the lead authors of the paper and a physical anthropologist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, told Newsweek.
Woman Charged With Murder in Death of Second Infant in 5 Years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was previously convicted of second-degree manslaughter in 2011
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says the False Missile Alert Stresses the Need for Urgent Talks With North Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Trump should "sit across the table from Kim Jong Un"
A Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad has Killed at Least 38 People
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The explosions also wounded at least 105 people
NASA raises safety concerns over Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Space.com Managing Editor Tariq Malik on NASA's warning about Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft.
1 Woman Dead After Casino Boat Catches Fire Off Florida
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Passengers and crew members jumped overboard to escape the burning ship