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New US weather satellite launched from California

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:09:16 -0500

An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California....
Palestinian Official: U.S. Threat to Close Washington Office Is 'Extortion'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:46:06 -0500

The Trump administration's threat aims to spark peace talks with Israel....
Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:47:37 -0500

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe, dies at age 77....
UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:05:34 -0500

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil....
Manhunt for Rookie Police Officer's Killer Continues After Traffic Stop Shooting

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:49:41 -0500

Officer Brian Shaw, 25, was shot after a traffic stop....
Audience Loses It When Pikachu Speaks English In 'Pokémon' Movie

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:40:20 -0500

Historically, Ash Ketchum’s Pikachu, the lovable yellow Pokémon, has not spoken a human language.....
Two months after Hurricane Maria, thousands march in Washington for Puerto Rico

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:30:14 -0500

It's been two months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving the island without power and causing the longest blackout in United States history. Thousands of protesters marched thro....
Pacific Hyperloop keeps chugging along amid interest in ultra-high-speed transit

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:38:33 -0500

Pacific Hyperloop is moving ahead with its concept for tube travel between Seattle and Portland, in hopes of riding in the slipstream of the Pacific Northwest’s growing interest in ultra-high-speed tr....
'Is Ambassador Kislyak in the Room?' Jeff Sessions Jokes About Russia Ties During Conference

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:06:23 -0500

The attorney general's relationship with Russia is under scrutiny....
UK budget aims for driverless cars by 2021

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:43:06 -0500

British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, in his budg....
'He Will Not Step Down.' Roy Moore Allegations Divide Women in Alabama

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:57:17 -0500

The accusations of sexual misconduct are dividing Republicans and women....
What Causes Mental Illness? Scientists Hope Lab-Grown Mini Brains Will Help Them Find Out

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:01:09 -0500

Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in Translational Psychiatry aimed to do just that: By growing cerebral organ....
Father Solanus Casey on Path to Sainthood Decades After His Death

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:35:58 -0500

He will be beatified at a Mass attended by 65,000 people at a stadium in Detroit....
A U.S. Warship Just Collided With a Tugboat in Japanese Waters

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:57:59 -0500

It's the fifth crash this year for the Navy's 7th Fleet....
The Most Shocking U.S. Government Conspiracies That Are Actually True

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:28:00 -0500

Just because some conspiracy theories are crazy doesn't mean the government isn't out to get you. Here are the most shocking U.S. government conspiracies that are actually true.....
'I Actually Felt Human.' Psychiatric Patient Said He Escaped to Prove He Could Be Free and Not Hurt Anybody

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:39:36 -0500

Randall Saito spoke from a jail in California, before briefly appearing in court and telling a judge he doesn't want to go back to Hawaii....
Progressive Pastors: Roy Moore Is Unfit for U.S. Senate

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:36:19 -0500

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation"....
Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:27:00 -0500

(This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to remove phrase at end to show Spiegelhalter did NOT say the possible association with AML was "not a concern".) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A large l....
Bakery Apologizes for Replacing Jesus With a Sausage Roll in Nativity Scene

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:59:10 -0500

Greggs has apologized....
IBM and MIT are working together to make sure A.I. isn’t our downfall

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:15:37 -0500

A.I. has almost unlimited potential, but it could be a danger to the human race. IBM and MIT have teamed up to make sure it’s only used for good.....
From Outsmarting Humans to Coping With Stress, These Are the Smartest Animals in the World

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:46:00 -0500

Did you know that pigs can outsmart a 3-year-old human? From birds to mammals, we share the smartest animals in the world, here.....
Lena Dunham Apologizes After Defending 'Girls' Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:03:34 -0500

"It was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement"....
Puppies Rescued From Puerto Rico May Have Infection That Can Be Transmitted to Humans

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:57:23 -0500

One dog has tested positive so far....
Fashion Designer and 'King of Cling' Azzedine Alaia Dies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:45:47 -0500

The Tunisian designer was an iconoclast who helped define 1980s style....
Scientists hope their latest alien invitation won’t trigger an invasion of Earth

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:02:24 -0500

Researchers from METI have sent a friendly greeting to a red dwarf system that could be home to an alien civilization. We may hear back from them in 25 years, but what will the response be?....
Visualize thousands of distant worlds in the Periodic Table of Exoplanets

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:17:02 -0500

We've unearthed thousands of planets outside of our solar system, and many more are waiting to be found. Astronomers created the periodic table as a way to classify and understand the range of ex....
Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a lot of big earthquakes

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:06:22 -0500

Every so often, the Earth’s rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance to the people whose job it is to measure Earth’s ....
What You Should Know About Pedro Infante as Google Celebrates Him With a Doodle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:49:54 -0500

Google made a Doodle in honor of the Mexican singer and actor....
Last Days? How NASA Monitors Space For Events That Could End the World

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:14:15 -0500

About 17,000 undetected asteroids that are large enough to be a concern to NASA may be lurking near Earth, according to a recent report. Space weather does more than just create pretty auroras. It....
The Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Hospitalized for Organ Failure

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:30:12 -0500

The singer and actor revealed earlier this year he is battling dementia....
'Fake' Apollo Moon Landing Photo Claims To Show Proof The Mission Was A Hoax

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:19:19 -0500

Almost 50 years after man walked on the moon, the “giant leap for mankind” is under the microscope once again – with conspiracy theorists convinced they have proof one of the moon landings was fake. ....
Mel Tillis, Longtime Country Singer, Dies at 85

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:30:12 -0500

The affable country star wrote hits for Kenny Rogers and Ricky Skaggs....
Watch NASA test the supersonic parachute for the 2020 Mars mission

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:36:00 -0500

In preparation for the next trip to the Red Planet, NASA tested a supersonic parachute that will be used during entry into the Martian atmosphere by deploying it from a rocket at nearly twice the spee....
Science has outgrown the human mind

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:35 -0500

The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and… attack it from every side. He should also suspect ....