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Acting Immigration Chief Thomas Homan Blames Immigrant Parents for Border Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"If you want to blame someone... blame the parents who choose to break the law"
A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday. "It was interesting to see that they both followed the same growth patterns," lead author Stephanie Payne, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, told AFP. "This is most likely an adaptation to improving oxygen uptake," said Payne.
An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Critics say the proposal is reminiscent of race-based abuses under Italy's fascist regime
A 22,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A weathered skull represents a new lineage of panda bear.
U.S. Expects North Korea to Return Troop Remains in the Coming Days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Pyongyang says it has the remains of some 200 U.S. service members
Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Heavy Rocket Fire From Gaza
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's the biggest flare-up between both sides in weeks
'Please Find My Son, Return Him to Me.' Families Beg for Broader Search After Indonesia Ferry Tragedy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At least 178 people are missing after a ferry sank in Sumatra
People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Twitter users reacted strongly to President Donald Trump's use of the word "infest" to describe illegal immigration.
A U.S. Citizen Detained at a Protest in Vietnam Has Apologized on State Television
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Vietnamese authorities have been known to coerce detainees to confess
Republicans Were the Only Group in This Poll to Support Trump's Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A new poll reports 66 percent of respondents oppose the policy of separating children who illegally cross the border from their families.
Mars Will Appear Larger and Brighter Than It Has for 15 Years Next Month: Here's How to See It
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Stargazers and astronomers are in for a treat next month as Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, making it appear particularly large and bright. On July 31, the Red Planet will come within just 35.8 million miles of Earth. Around this time, Mars will be easily visible to the naked eye, according to Dean Regas, an astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory.
Trump's Deputy Chief of Staff to Leave White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He has served in every Republican White House since the Reagan administration
The Battle for Control of a Key Port City in Yemen Intensifies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hodeida is a main passageway for food and aid
A Huge Dust Storm on Mars Can't Stop the Curiosity Rover From Taking Selfies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sometimes you've gotta do it for the 'gram.
Elon Musk Discusses AI through his Neuralink Company
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Technology mogul Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, sat down with the Artificial Intelligence Channel to discuss his thoughts on artificial intelligence as it relates to his neurotechnology company Neuralink. Musk's investment in Neuralink, a California medical research company that will explore how to physically interface computers and the human brain to accelerate the brain's functions, will develop neural technology--linkages that permit humans to seek self-improvement via a neural lace. Musk responded to the notion that a lot of experts in the artificial intelligence space do not share his views on the subject.
Canada Has Just Passed a Landmark Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Becoming the second country in the world to legalize pot nationwide
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Got to Be Wedding Guests This Weekend
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Another week, another royal wedding
The 5 Biggest Shocks in the World Cup So Far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The tournament's biggest champions haven't done so well
The Bachelorette Watch: Becca Wants a 'Lumberjack for Her Lumberjill'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jean Blanc declares that he is falling in love with Becca
How Marriage Can Actually Protect Your Heart Health
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Married people have a lower risk of heart disease
'She Has at Last Found Peace.' Dutch Queen Maxima Opens Up About Sister's Suicide
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Her sister Zorreguieta was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires on June 6
Toddlers Separated From Parents at the Border Are Being Detained in 'Tender Age' Shelters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Trump administration's zero tolerance policy has put hundreds of young children into the government's care
This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards
The Trump Administration Is About to Leave the United Nations Human Rights Council
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The move extends a broader pattern of stepping back from international agreements under Trump's "America First" policy
Looking for signs of global warming? They're all around you
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist.
Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.
Hundreds of Methodists Seek to Discipline Jeff Sessions Over Family Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They are calling on Sessions' church leaders to help him "step back from his harmful actions"
Chadwick Boseman Gives His MTV Movie Award to Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chadwick Boseman honored the man who stopped a mass shooter at a Tennessee Waffle House, while accepting the award for Best Hero
Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There's a Better Way
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The study could establish standards for treating withdrawal symptoms for these babies
How America's Schools Are Preparing for the Next Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From training teachers to changing how they're designed
'Don't Leave Me, Mom.' A Migrant Mother Says She Hasn't Seen Her Son in Months
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Her story is emblematic of the 2,000 instances in which President Donald Trump's administration has separated minors from their migrant parents in an effort to deter illegal immigration
Advocates Worry About Girls Held Due to Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Migrant rights groups are concerned about the risks that girls and young women face in detention due to the family separation policy.
President Trump Is Making It Harder for Congress to Stop Family Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Congress scrambled Tuesday to find a way to end the family separation policy and dodge a new demand from President Trump for a border wall.
Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.
All Five Living First Ladies Speak Out Against Trump's Border Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rosalynn Carter has now weighed in
Fewer American Adults Are Smoking Than Ever Before
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Smoking rates hit 14% last year
Trump Wants ‘Space Force’ Added to Military as New U.S. Service
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said Monday at a White House event on space policy. Trump has been considering creation of a Space Force for months over resistance from the Air Force, which currently oversees military space programs.
NBA Player Sterling Brown Is Suing the Police for Using a Stun Gun Against Him
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegal parking
Sarepta shares rocket 55% on positive early results for DMD gene therapy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. shares rocketed 55.6% in extremely heavy Tuesday morning trade after the company reported positive early results from a phase 1/2a gene therapy clinical trial for three patients with the rare disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The three patients, the first ones enrolled in the study, showed "robust" expression of micro-dystrophin, a shortened version of the dystrophin gene used in gene therapy, Sarepta said. Individuals with DMD have a mutation on their dystrophin gene and thus cannot produce the protein dystrophin, which is critical for muscular development.
Try Not to Get Emotional About Emilia Clarke's Official Goodbye to Game of Thrones
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mother of Dragons out
Dinosaurs After ‘Jurassic Park’: Paleontologists on What’s Changed, 25 Years Later
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
25 years ago, on June 11, 1993, Jurassic Park premiered in theaters across the United States. Princess Diana attended the London premiere. Despite opening like a monster movie—an armored crate emerges from the fog, the mysterious monster inside screeching and snorting—Jurassic Park was conceived, from its origins as the latest in a long line of Michael Crichton technothrillers (“I was writing the most expensive movie ever made,” Crichton would jokingly tell people before Steven Spielberg bought the movie rights for $1.5 million), with scientific fidelity in mind.
The Brain Implant That Can Partially Reverse Paralysis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jun.19 -- It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing. (video by Alan Jeffries)
Doctors Think a Woman's Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was taking drugs to suppress her immune system
Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300 feet) above the plains of northern Mozambique. Yet for hundreds of years, people were unaware that inside the ancient volcano lay a hidden rainforest, protected by the volcano’s high walls. Discovered by conservation biologist Julian Bayliss in 2012, the…
Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
IBM’s Project Debater processes millions of news articles in an effort to make arguments in flowing prose. It was man 1, machine 1 in the first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM and two human debaters. The AI, called Project Debater, appeared on stage in a packed conference room at IBM’s San Francisco office embodied in a 6ft tall black panel with a blue, animated “mouth”.
The most important skill nobody taught you
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability. This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social science did, in fact, also grow out…
Why President Trump Is Standing by His Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tthe Trump Administration remained unapologetic, doubling down on its policy of separating parents and children apprehended at the border.
NASA Mars Rover captures incredible selfie as dust storm sweeps Red Planet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A huge dust storm has swept Mars
Why Republican Lawmakers Aren't Backing Trump on Family Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Many Republicans on Monday declined to follow Trump’s cues on a policy of separating parents and children apprehended crossing the border.