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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....
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....
Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:05:52 -0500

Harbor seals, sea lions and other marine mammals have been rebounding in recent decades and they're devouring more of the chinook salmon prized by endangered Puget Sound orcas....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
The Republican Tax Bill's Winners and Losers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:18:15 -0500

The ultra-wealthy do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate. People living in high-tax states, could lose out....
These buses in London will be powered by coffee

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:59:49 -0500

Even these buses need their fill of caffeine. Waste coffee grounds will be powering some of London's buses from Monday on, according to tech firm bio-bean, and petrol giant Shell. SEE ALSO: This ....
6,000-year-old monument offers a glimpse of Britain's neolithic Game of Thrones

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:28:29 -0500

An archaeological dig at Cat's Brain has unearthed a remarkable insight into life in Britain before Stonehenge.....
Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:40:47 -0500

The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist Mad Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who....
Hillary Clinton: 'Very Credible' Sexual Assault Allegations Against Donald Trump Should Be Investigated

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:00:40 -0500

"We have a man who's accused of sexual assault sitting in the Oval Office, don't we?" Clinton said....
100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:13:50 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried ....
'All I See Is Little Legs.' 2 Boys Killed on Sidewalk as Crash Sends Police Car Off Road

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:45:00 -0500

A car heading to an emergency crashed and ran onto the sidewalk, killing two....
Our Ancient Neanderthal Relatives Went Extinct Much Later Than We Thought

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:03 -0500

The research—which is published in the journal Heliyon—found that after Neanderthals died in most regions of the world, some lived in what’s now Spain for an additional 3,000 years. The findings come....
LaToya Cantrell to Become New Orleans' First Female Mayor

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:34:17 -0500

Cantrell gained a political following for her work after Hurricane Katrina....
'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....
A Texas Border Patrol Agent Was Fatally Injured. President Trump Renewed the Call for a Wall

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:31:39 -0500

The exact cause of the injuries has not been disclosed....
The Most Shocking U.S. Government Conspiracies That Are Actually True

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:28:00 -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....
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.....
Tiny Space Winter Decor

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Meg Allan Cole shares small space winter decor ideas that pack a big impact.....
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....
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"....
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?....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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 ....
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....