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Trump's encounter with glowing orb sets alight social media
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
(Reuters) - Images of U.S. President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains. The pictures were taken while Trump - on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe - along with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited a new Saudi center for combating extremism. Trump has obtained the Bajoran Orb of Time," tweeted games developer and U.S. congressional candidate Brianna Wu, in a reference to a mythical object from the "Star Trek" universe.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Reincarnation of Baseball Legend?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Christian has been fascinated by baseball since he was one year old. “The first time I played baseball, it just felt very natural,” says Christian. When Cathy showed Christian pictures of players from Babe Ruth’s era, he pointed to one man and said, “That’ me!” The player was Yankee great Lou Gehrig.
Blooms for Better Health!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Research has shown the mood-boosting power of flowers!
Is Lipstick for the Lady Parts a Good Idea?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The following material contains mature subject matter. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that the product is meant to be used as a moisturizer for sensitive feminine tissues. Ob/Gyn Dr. Nita Landry, however, says “Less is more” when it comes to those intimate areas.
Will Intervention Save an Alcoholic Mom?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Elizabeth’s family worries that she will contribute to that grim statistic if she doesn’t stop drinking – but can an intervention save her life? “I drink all day long, every day,” Elizabeth admits – about a fifth of vodka a day. Elizabeth says, “I was single, I started social-drinking.” And after two more failed marriages, her drinking began to spiral out of control.” Daughter Amber says that “When I was in eighth grade, I knew something wasn’t right.
Woman Burned with Acid by Ex Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Christy was attacked and disfigured by an enraged ex-boyfriend. After Christy broke things off with her ex, he threw acid in her face, targeting her eyes. Para-medical micro pigment specialist Basma Hameed volunteered to provide cosmetic procedures to Christy free of charge! Hotel search site trivago provided all the travel for Christy’s procedure.
How the Indian space agency thrived despite the massive poaching during the IT boom
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Brahm Prakash Hall at SHAR (Sriharikota High Altitude Range) brims with engineers shuffling their data sheets and reports. They speak excitedly to each other about their subsystems. To a stranger, however technically advanced, their exchanges sound like Greek and Latin, riddled with acronyms and jargon. Only the assembly of 400-odd engineers can understand each…
Elon Musk's SpaceX Can't Afford To Send Humans To Mars, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Will we really visit Mars in our lifetimes? And if so, on whose spaceship?
9 Things You Probably Never Knew Could Be 3D
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Things as diverse as coral reefs, bridges, and even human organs are being 3D-printed, as the technology promises to revolutionize many industries and touch upon all our lives.
A new 3D printer uses vats of gel to create objects in a matter of minutes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Your furniture could soon be made in vats of gel. Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and the furniture company Steelcase have partnered up to design a 3D printer that can create an object in a matter of minutes (typical 3D printers can take hours). Right now, they are in a proof-of-concept stage—it can only print…
This Coach and NASA collaboration has us seeing retro stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We aren’t the only ones who had glow-in-the-dark stars on our ceilings growing up. Looks like some designers at Coach also caught…
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tight rope
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not want you to read this story. When Yahoo News asked the White House’s principal deputy press secretary if she was willing to be interviewed for an article about her life and increasingly high profile role in the administration of President Donald Trump, she declined and said she’d prefer it wasn’t written at all.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Astrophysics and Space Investing With The Motley Fool
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Will we really visit Mars in our lifetimes? And if so, on whose spaceship?
China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meeting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region amid concerns over its susceptibility to climate change.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
How To Spot A Psychopath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
How Jeff Bezos’ passion for space is inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and explorers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Museum of Flight this weekend to answer questions from students, the kids did not hold back. “That’s one of the great things about kids,” Bezos said on Saturday. “There are always questions.” Scores of elementary-school and middle-school students came from the Seattle area as well as from Deer Park, a city just north of Spokane on the other side of the state, to cram into the museum’s “Apollo” exhibit and meet America’s second-richest person (after Bill Gates). The kids asked about Bezos’ successful expedition to recover sunken rocket engines from the Apollo moon missions, about his… Read More
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Are we to believe that NASA spends years and billions on planet exploration probes only to equip them with low res cameras and no video?
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Stephen Hawking says we must start searching for the next Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The physicist warns that Earth is becoming overpopulated and it's time to start looking for a new home.
There is a protective bubble around Earth and we put it there
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world.  But now we have evidence that we also affect the vacuum of space around us. According to new findings, a type of radio communication actually produces something like a bubble of radiation protection around our planet. The study also includes insights from research into how Cold War-era nuclear tests changed the space environment around Earth. SEE ALSO: Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now “A number of experiments and observations have figured out that, under the right conditions, radio communications signals in the VLF [very low frequency] frequency range can in fact affect the properties of the high-energy radiation environment around the Earth,” Phil Erickson, a co-author of the new study appearing the journal Space Science Reviews, said in a statement. That means that this type of radio signal — which is beamed from ground stations to submarines — can actually change the way naturally occurring radiation moves around our planet.  It's becoming ever clearer that humans and our activities on this planet have wide-reaching effects.  The same study detailing the VLF findings also explains that nuclear tests performed by the U.S. and Soviet Union during the late 1950s to early 1960s actually altered space weather — charged particles and forms of radiation around Earth that can affect our environment.  “The tests were a human-generated and extreme example of some of the space weather effects frequently caused by the sun,” Erickson said.  The space weather effects mentioned by Erickson are usually caused by the sun when it emits a huge burst of solar plasma  in Earth's direction. Once that plasma reaches our planet, it impacts our magnetic field.  Sometimes during solar storms, bits of charged particles manage to make it through the magnetic field, only to collide with our upper atmosphere, where they encounter neutral particles, creating the auroras. The most extreme of these storms can also have ill effects on the electrical grid, disrupting power supplies to people on Earth.  Some Cold War tests created auroras and even affected satellites above test sites, showing just how much we can affect not only the Earth but the space surrounding it. If scientists figure out some way to harness that power, they might be able to actually help guard the Earth against harmful, natural particles, mitigating the worst effects of space weather. “If we understand what happened in the somewhat controlled and extreme event that was caused by one of these man-made events, we can more easily understand the natural variation in the near-space environment," Erickson said. WATCH:
Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be Wrong
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
What could the sun it possibly be if not fire?
Marco Rubio: The Russia probe is not a ‘witch hunt’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., said the investigation into Russia’s interference with last year’s presidential election is no “witch hunt,” despite what President Trump may say.
Dianne Feinstein: ‘Comey is in no way a nut job’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein responded to reports that President Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job” on Sunday: “This is a horrible thing for a president to say.”
Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
A mysterious force is pushing the universe apart — here's how it could rip our galaxy to shreds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the...
American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season. The 50-year-old mountaineer died close to the Balcony, a small platform above the 8,000-metre mark considered the mountain's "death zone". "An American climber has died around the Balcony area.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Homemade Sunscreen Is a Definite Don't
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Chances are that your plans for this summer call for plenty of outdoor time—which means they should also call for plenty...
Tips for How Best to Organize Medications
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Q. What's a good way to keep track of all the meds I take? A. The first thing to try is a daily pill organizer that has ...
Who's in Charge of Outer Space?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
All extraterrestrial activity today is governed by a 50-year-old treaty drafted at the height of the Cold War. Will governments around the world agree on an update before the final frontier becomes the ...
How beauty might have evolved for pleasure, not function
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Evolutionary biology tells us this story: everything evolved to make us better at reproducing. In his new book, The Evolution of Beauty, Prum argues instead that natural selection makes sense in a lot of contexts, but when it comes to desire and attraction, many selections are simply arbitrary.
Fabrics of the future will shed like snakes and sanitize your skin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The fabrics of the future are being developed in research labs today to solve age-old problems, from keeping us dry to killing germs.
Is Elon Musk A Genius? SpaceX Founder Is One Of The Smartest People On Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Could Musk keep smart company with the brightest of the bright folks and even best them? Absolutely.
Trump heads for Israel, and a wary welcome by the once adoring right wing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (not pictured) at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. As a candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump was widely popular in Israel, especially on the right. For the first time, it seemed, an American president would be unreservedly sympathetic to the demands of West Bank settlers and supportive of its ambitions.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Swiss will vote in a referendum Sunday on a planned overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. The new energy strategy has been in the making since shortly after Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami disaster, when the Swiss government decided to gradually close its nuclear plants. Most Swiss voters meanwhile have already cast their ballots by post in the weeks leading up to the referendum, which is part of the country's famous system of direct democracy.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
Nasa discovers a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet in our solar system
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Astronomers have discovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet catalogued as 2007 OR10. This discovery adds to the fact that most of the dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt "larger than 600 miles across" have companions.
New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States
Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A humpback whale swam into a Southern California harbor and got stuck there, drawing spectators and news helicopters as boat crews try to guide it out to the open water.
Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on the black-and-white threat posed by an armed and boisterous North Korea, America and Southeast Asia can sing the same tune. It’s the grey issues that have rendered our ties tenuous.... White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has said Washington wants to be ‘on the same page’ with [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] regarding North Korea, and that takes precedence over allegations of rights abuses hampering democratic progress in the region.
The scientific breakthrough that enabled physicists to solve the puzzle of infinity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
During the mid 20th century, physicists were grappling with a perplexing puzzle. It seemed that...