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Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Shows How She's Weaponizing Transparency

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:03:22 -0400

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is betting that transparency on her tax returns and academic records will help beat Donald Trump.....
Trail Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen dies at 65

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:30:26 -0400

Allen was the Seahawks' owner for two decades and the Trail Blazers' owner for over 30. ....
New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption history

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:08:16 -0400

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD and not on August 24 as previously thought, archeologists said Tuesday. Archeologists....
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the Region

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:01:53 -0400

What the Duke and Duchess of Sussex encounter in Oceania will be inextricably linked to the legacies of the sometimes painful past....
Black woman who had trailblazing Navy career dies at 83

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:08:26 -0400

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83.....
Three million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food: UN

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:10:34 -0400

At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned Monday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living....
How Some Environmentalists Hope to Make Climate Change an Issue in the Midterms

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:42:19 -0400

Green groups are slamming a California congressman for repeatedly denying the science of climate change....
18 in '18: How First-Time Voters Could Affect the Midterms

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:01:07 -0400

"If we had voted in the 2016 election, the results would have been so different."....
Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: study

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:45:36 -0400

A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protectiv....
NASA astronaut on failed Soyuz launch: ‘The first two minutes were great’

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:39:14 -0400

It's now been nearly a week since the Soyuz rocket ferrying a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut failed during launch, leading to a mission abort and sending the passengers on a course right bac....
Chief Justice John Roberts Emphasizes the Judiciary's Independence After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:49:53 -0400

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh....
Paul Allen Was So Much More Than Microsoft's Co-Founder

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:11:09 -0400

Allen, who died Monday at 65, was a philanthropist and visionary....
MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:01:50 -0400

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced plans Monday to create a new college of artificial intelligence with an initial $1 billion commitment for the program focusing on "responsible and e....
Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland: Yes, Women Are Joining Physics. But We've Got Work to Do

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:04:36 -0400

Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland: Yes, Women Are Joining Physics. But We've Got Work to Do....
Trump may not know what's behind warming, but scientists do

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:01:23 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite what President Donald Trump says, scientists have long known that what's warming the planet isn't natural. It's us.....
How to Fix the House of Representatives in One Easy, Radical Step

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:16:01 -0400

Everyone knows the House has 435 seats. But should it have nearly 1,000?....
President Trump Marvels at Hurricane Michael Damage in Florida

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:45:42 -0400

President Donald Trump marveled at the roofless homes and uprooted trees he saw Monday while touring Florida Panhandle communities ravaged by the force of Hurricane Michael.....
This American Embassy Didn't Mean to Invite People to a Pajama Jam Hosted By Cookie Monster Cat

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:26:46 -0400

Cookie monster cat stars in an accidental email that the U.S. Embassy in Australia sends out to a bunch of people.....
World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:20:52 -0400

From Venice and the tower of Pisa to the medieval city of Rhodes, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean basin are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesda....
Ignorance of land type puts real estate at risk

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:34:25 -0400

Mexico, Oct. 15 (Notimex) - After conducting a study on the type of soil, the academic of the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ, for its acronym in Spanish), Eduardo Rojas Gonzalez, proposed to ....
Audi to pay mega fine in VW's latest dieselgate fallout

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:14:34 -0400

Auto giant Volkswagen cleared a new hurdle in its "dieselgate" scandal Tuesday, paying a hefty fine to close a German investigation into subsidiary Audi, but the group is not yet in the clear over its....
Piers Morgan Mocked Daniel Craig For the Way He Carries His Child and Dads Are Clapping Back

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:13:43 -0400

Does Piers Morgan know what century it is?....
Volcanic underwater world discovered off coast of Tasmania

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:20:26 -0400

Scientists claim to have discovered a new underwater world off the Tasmanian coast made up of volcanic mountain peaks that tower about 3km from the seafloor. ....
President Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Are Responsible for Missing Saudi Journalist

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:12:59 -0400

President Trump suggested "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime....
China purrs over white tiger triplets

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:39:32 -0400

Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wild....
Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:38:54 -0400

Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday the world is at the "point of no return" on climate change as he launched an international commission on responses to global warming. The Global Commission ....
Paul Allen made space investment worth doing

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:13:19 -0400

Over a billion dollars will be invested into startup space companies this year as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists plot business plans in orbit. Paul Allen, who died yesterday (Oct. 15) at age 65....
This Kid Could Not Get Enough of Prince Harry's Beard

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:09:25 -0400

After arriving in Dubbo, Australia on the second day of a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific on Tuesday, Prince Harry received an adorable hug from a kid who was enthralled with his beard.....
Is Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper the 'Antidote to Trump'?

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:10:23 -0400

If Democrats decide the best way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 is to find his opposite, John Hickenlooper thinks he might be their man.....
Brits Are All Making the Same Joke About the New Royal Baby

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:28:08 -0400

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first baby in spring 2019....
Protests as fracking begins in UK

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:47:00 -0400

Anti-fracking protesters took to the streets on Monday as work began on Britain's first horizontal shale-gas well after the High Court in London dismissed a last-minute request for an injunction. Ene....
Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:51:48 -0400

The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday. Restoring natural fores....
In a Cosmic First, Scientists Discover Four Giant Planets Orbiting Newborn Star

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:40:00 -0400

These newly-discovered planets are the largest ever found around such a young star.....
Saudi Arabia Threatens 'Greater Action' If Riyadh Is Punished Over Writer's Disappearance

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:28:34 -0400

Turkish officials say they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered Jamal Khashoggi....
Aly Raisman Joins Chorus of Criticism Against New USA Gymnastics Head

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:02:45 -0400

"Why hire someone associated with the firm that helped cover up our abuse?"....
UNAM astrophysicist Susana Lizano enters the National College

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:08:54 -0400

Mexico, Oct. 16 (Notimex) - Estela Susana Lizano Soberon, from the Radioastronomy and Astrophysics Institute, under the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish) will....