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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....
Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:34:20 -0500

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside. ....
A New NASA Time Lapse Shows 20 Years of Life on Earth

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:59:00 -0500

In 1997, NASA began launching satellites that could constantly record life on our planet. It's now released a video of how Earth grew in real time.....
Nancy Pelosi: Impeaching President Trump Would Be a Waste of Time and Energy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:20:55 -0500

"He's just not that important"....
The Best Black Friday Fashion Deals On Clothes, Shoes And More

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:44:53 -0500

Just because there are a handful of stores staying closed on Thanksgiving Day doesn’t mean you have to wait to get an early start on your Black Friday shopping.....
Family of boy living with Treacher Collins has a devastating setback: Part 5

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:18:27 -0500

In the midst of her son Nathaniel's grueling surgical process, Magda Newman learns that she has an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.....
'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 to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:08:01 -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....
Huge Underwater Castle With Ancient ‘Fairy Chimneys’ Discovered at the Bottom of Turkey’s Lake Van

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:53:09 -0500

Researchers studying a vast lake in Eastern Turkey have unearthed the remains of a 3,000-year-old castle buried beneath its waters. Tahsin Ceylan, an underwater photographer and videographer, Mustafa....
Snowboard buying guide and jargon buster

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

We put this season's boards through their paces at Spring Break, the annual product test, party week and end-of-season gathering held at the Kaunertal glacier, Austria. Whether you’re a powder-se....
What is the Paris Agreement?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:55:03 -0500

On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming. T....
Why Mugabe Isn't Standing Aside (Or, When a Coup Is Not a Coup)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:18:11 -0500

If the military does forcefully dislodge Mugabe, there would follow economic repercussions the country can ill afford....
Time travel is possible, says astrophysicist (but there’s a catch)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:35:33 -0500

It's a bit more complicated than using a flux capacitor, mind....
Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:17:46 -0500

Sheriff's deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with the teenage student....
'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....
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 ....
Earliest Known Images of Dogs Reveal Origins of Their Bond With Humans

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:52:00 -0500

Our modern-day relationship may go back over 8,000 years.....
U.S. soybeans escape yield losses after signs of chemical damage -BASF

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

A weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of U.S. crops this summer did not reduce yields for most of the soybeans checked by BASF SE , which makes a version of the herbicide, the company....
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....
Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned After Monica Lewinsky Affair, Democratic Senator Says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:04:22 -0500

“I think that is the appropriate response," Gillibrand told the New York Times.....
Sicilian Mob Boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina Has Died While Serving 26 Life Sentences

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:15:58 -0500

The Sicilian mobster was serving 26 life sentences for murder convictions....
20 Injured as Massive Fire Tears Through Senior Living Community

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:23:58 -0500

A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more into the cold night air....
Religion That Worships Artificial Intelligence Wants Machines To Be In Charge Of The Planet

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:02 -0500

A newly established religion called Way of the Future will worship artificial intelligence, focusing on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence” that fo....
World's first human head transplant has been 'successfully carried out'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:25:53 -0500

A controversial surgeon has successfully carried out the operation on a corpse....
Selfless Chimp Teamwork Puts Human Cooperation to Shame

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:01:00 -0500

Even the jerks of the primate family are showing us up.....
Catacombs Beneath Jerusalem To House New City Of The Dead And Thousands Of Graves

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:09:56 -0500

A series of catacombs excavated deep under Jerusalem’s main cemetery will house a new "city of the dead," addressing a critical lack of burial space in Israel with the addition of 22,000 graves. "We ....
Rare pic of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett surfaces

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:20 -0500

A grainy 19-century photo of Billy the Kid and his killer Pat Garrett, bought at a flea market for $10, could potentially be worth millions of dollars.....
Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year for 2017?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:06:24 -0500

Readers have the chance to cast their vote....
Six missing after deadly Greek floods as stricken towns face shortages

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:22:59 -0500

Six people were still missing in Greece Friday after a flash flood killed 16 others near the capital, with local communities facing food and medicine shortages and the full scope of the damage still u....
Report: Multiple People Say There's Been Sexual Misconduct at TED Events

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:43:19 -0500

It appears to have been a problem for years....
California Marijuana Club Caught Pretending to Be a Church

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:56:40 -0500

Police seized more than $20,000 of marijuana....
Stromatolites: Earth's Most Ancient Life Forms Have Just Been Discovered Alive in Tasmania

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:17:42 -0500

Stromatolites were likely the first living organisms on Earth, with fossil records dating these strange creatures back 3.7 billion years. Today, stromatolites are rare, mostly existing in fossil form....
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.....
Like Humans, Voles Become Bad at Relationships When They're Drunk

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:50:00 -0500

Alcohol wreaks havoc on their monogamous relationships.....
If you're single, get a dog — it could make you live longer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:46:54 -0500

A huge study out of Sweden provides some major fodder for your "pro" column about getting a dog.  Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that dog owners have better cardiovascul....
Get your Sagan on with 50 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:15:13 -0500

Few things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. The best space photos show off the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and the far corners of the universe. Here are our current favo....
Rural Americans say everyday life hurt by slow internet

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:42:52 -0500

State officials are looking for a solution after Verizon declined $140 million in federal help.....
President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:45:38 -0500

Ending the ban prompted widespread backlash....
'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....
'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....
Medieval Mass Grave With 1,500 Skeletons is Biggest Burial Pit Ever Discovered in Europe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:54:35 -0500

Archaeologists uncovered 30 mass graves containing over 1,500 skeletons this week, according to the Prague Daily Monitor. The graves, located in what is now the Czech Republic, are believed to conta....
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....
Why Stress Leads Us to Make Bad Decisions and Do Stupid Things

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:10:02 -0500

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) wanted to understand what can influence people (and mice) to make risky decisions. Alternatively, they could go through another maze that ha....
Aloha, Oumuamua! Interstellar asteroid gets a Hawaiian name as first of its kind

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:41:32 -0500

An interstellar asteroid has received a name that’s fitting to its status: Oumuamua (“Oh-moo-ah-moo-ah”), a Hawaiian word meaning “a messenger from afar arriving first.” The first-of-its-kind object f....
Meet Wally Funk, the woman cheated out of the space race

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:26:39 -0500

In 1961, when 22 year old aviator Wallace ‘Wally’ Funk headed to an astronaut test centre in Albuquerque, New Mexico with $10 in her pocket, she was hell bent on being one of the first women in space.....