On their last day of class, surviving seniors of the Parkland school shooting felt the familiar sting of sadness and anger after learning 10 people were murdered in another high school massacre in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday. For several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, flashbacks of the Valentine’s Day shooting that claimed the lives of 17 peers and faculty members came flooding back after a similar situation unfolded at Santa Fe High School. “I felt my heart drop,” Taylor Morales, a graduating Stoneman Douglas senior, told TIME.
A recently surfaced Google video discusses a creepy concept for collecting vast quantities of user data that could span generations. The video, which was obtained by The Verge, paints an unsettling picture of how data could theoretically be harnessed on an epic scale. The Verge reports that the video was produced in 2016 by X, a research and development subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet. X, formerly known as Google X, describes itself as a “moonshot factory” focused on developing technologies to make the world “a radically better place.” The Verge reports that the 9-minute video, entitled “The Selfish Ledger,” was shared internally within Google. The video examines the possibility
In a NASA town hall yesterday (May 17), NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in a major way," also supporting NASA's research into that important area. The statement is significant because Bridenstine has expressed doubt about human-caused climate change in the past, causing some to question his suitability to lead a fact-focused NASA. In 2013, as an Oklahoma congressman, Bridenstine claimed there was no current trend toward global warming. More recently, such as in his NASA administrator confirmation hearings last November, he has acknowledged that human activity contributes to climate change. But he had
Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event on prison reform as he introduced Cabinet members in attendance. The president had already appeared impressed with Wilkie, saying publicly last month that he’s been doing a “great job” at VA.
It started out as just your average sweep of the ocean floor, but it wasn’t sand or those creepy angler fish scientists discovered, rather the unlocking of a 128-year shipwreck mystery. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the eastern city of Holguin. Firefighters rushed to extinguish the flames that engulfed the field of debris left where Cubana Flight 972 hit the ground. “My daughter is 24, my God, she’s only 24!” cried Beatriz Pantoja, whose daughter Leticia was on the plane.
Lots of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. In the early 2000s we were told a different story, that Pluto was too small to be considered a full-fledged planet, and that it was more appropriate to categorize it as a “dwarf planet.” We grudgingly accepted that decision since we really didn’t have a choice, but now scientists are declaring that there might actually be nine planets in our little system, and the mysterious planet nine is one that we’ve never actually seen before. “If there’s a ninth planet that we can’t see, how do we know it’s there?” Well I’m glad you asked, dear reader, because that’s exactly what a group of astronomers just published a new research paper about.
Today, nostalgia certainly isn't viewed as anything even approximating mental illness. It's thought of as an emotion, a mild, wistful longing for the past that is, in fact, good for you. "People could leave home and become servants and then be overcome with homesickness," said Shorter.
Hawaii County Civil Defense said police, firefighters and National Guard troops were securing the area of the Big Island and stopping people from entering. Edwin Montoya, who lives with his daughter on her farm near the site where lava crossed the road and cut off access, said he was at the property earlier in the day to get valuables.
Less than a month ago, about 10 students at Santa Fe High School in Texas participated in the national walkout against school shootings. On Friday morning, 10 people at Santa Fe High School were killed when a gunman, reportedly a student, opened fire there. “We read a poem by a parkland survivor, handed out gun violence fact sheets and orange ribbon, did 17 minutes of silence, and then talked about ways to raise awareness for gun violence, and make your voice heard,” a Santa Fe student wrote in a tweet on April 20, sharing photos from their walkout on the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School.
French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. "We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler.
Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species. An estimated 6,000 feral horses, known locally as "brumbies", live in Kosciuszko National Park, a UNESCO-recognised biosphere reserve some 470 kilometres (292 miles) south of Sydney that has plant species found nowhere else in the world. Conservationists have called for the brumbies to be culled, saying the introduced animals were causing environmental damage and that their rising numbers were posing a growing threat.
20/20 EXTRA: Deborah Roberts visits Christine A. Moore Millinery in New York City to see how hats are made for events like the royal wedding.
Rudy Giuliani said Friday that a president can hypothetically obstruct justice, contradicting a former member of President Donald Trump’s legal team and wading into a thorny legal debate. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Friday morning, the former New York City mayor was asked if the president can be found to have obstructed justice under the law. It’s an important legal question as special counsel Robert Mueller’s team starts its second year of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A biohacker named Tim Cannon created the subcutaneous trackers for livestock after his own experiments with RFID implants. Cannon got a Circadia Sensor implanted into his arm in 2013. The sleep and temperature monitoring device, he thought, could help him collect data for AI software he developed to predict illness.
Michigan State University announced a $500 million settlement with the victims of gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar this week. For Lindsey Lemke, an MSU student who was abused by Nassar, that’s not enough. “[MSU] thinks that’s enough.
Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk on Thursday where it was moored in the port and presented to the media on Saturday. Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 metre (472 by 98 foot) ship holds two reactors with two 35 megawatt nuclear reactors that are similar to those used to power icebreaker ships.
There are a lot of theories and counter-theories passed around by climate change deniers in government in an attempt to explain away the inconvenient truths around climate change. And this week, a Republican congressman presented quite a doozy of an explanation. GOP Representative Mo Brooks, who represents Alabama's 5th district, was questioning Philip Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts during a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing this week when he wondered if observed changes in sea levels was somehow caused by rocks and eroding soil and not human-caused climate change. SEE ALSO: Extreme Arctic heat wave in 2016 wouldn't have happened without
Leave it to Victoria Beckham to steal the show at the royal wedding. The former Spice Girl — a long-time favorite of groom Prince Harry himself — showed up with David Beckham at the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, helping headline the star-studded celebration of their grand romance. For this royal wedding, Beckham came decked out in deep midnight blue.
When someone mentions the Cretaceous Period, what pops into many people’s minds are the dinosaurs, especially Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus, often fighting each other, although that is an unlikely scenario: Why would a carnivore go after the most heavily armed herbivore in its environment when there was plenty of easier prey? But the dinosaurs didn’t live alone; there were many other animals living then. At that time, the center of North America was covered by ocean water that stretched from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Western Interior Seaway, it was filled with life. Reptiles ruled in the form of mosasaurs (large swimming lizards related to the modern Komodo dragon), long-necked
A second dead whale has been found in the San Francisco Bay Area, and experts will try to determine what killed the animals discovered Friday. Five dead whales have been found in the area since March. The Marine Mammal Center says a 35-foot adult female gray whale was spotted Friday afternoon on Tennessee Valley Beach in Marin County.
The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security. "It is not possible to have food security if we don't have pollinators," the head of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization, Jose Graziano da Silva, told a conference in Slovenia ahead of the first-ever World Bee Day.
When President Donald Trump sat at a roundtable on Wednesday and referred to certain immigrants as “animals,” he was engaging in a practice that has been around for millennia. Go back to ancient Mesopotamia and there are examples of people using language to describe other humans as something less than human, whether insects or parasites or donkeys. “It really goes back to the beginning of history,” says David Livingstone Smith, a professor of philosophy at the University of New England.
NASA has sent rovers, satellites, and spacecraft to Mars. Now, the government agency is sending a helicopter to Earth’s planetary neighbor, with an aim to “demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.” “The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. “The Mars Helicopter holds much promise for our future science, discovery, and exploration missions to Mars.” The Martian helicopter will be attached to the belly of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, like a robotic kangaroo, when the mission takes off in a few years. In the demonstration video above, the two spacecraft make for a pretty impressive
In 2015, 33,091 people died from opioid overdoses in the U.S. My sister was one of them. Men who had negative impacts on my sister’s life. You had the greatest and most negative impact on my sister’s life: You killed her.