Immigration advocacy groups are pressuring Congress to protect immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children before the year ends. As legislative days slowly run out before the winter break, immigrant rights and progressive groups are demanding that lawmakers pass legislation to protect the so-called Dreamers, who had been shielded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program until President Trump began winding it down in September.
The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight
Online jail records show that 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez was booked Thursday into the Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of sexual assault and interference with child custody. Rodriguez and the 17-year-old were found in Syracuse, New York, on Dec. 1 after a multistate search. Rodriguez was arrested and held until Florida authorities could collect him.
The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, ran from 2007 to 2012 with $22 million in annual funding secretly tucked away in U.S. Defense Department budgets worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
The discovery of a new planet orbiting a distant star means there is another solar system a lot like ours. That’s according to NASA researchers who announced the discovery of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet circling the Kepler-90 star. The planet is 30% larger than Earth, and significantly hotter with temperatures believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit. “The Kepler-90 star system is like a mini version of our solar system,” says Andrew Vanderburg, a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow and astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin. “You have small planets inside and big planets outside, but everything is scrunched in much closer.” The Kepler-90 star is 2,545 light years from Earth. The furthest
Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the Alaska airport worker's truck approach. "Well, it's just another day at the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Airport," Babcock says as the bears scamper off.
A couple of months back, a really, really weird asteroid flew through our Solar System. First it was identified as a comet, then an asteroid, and most recently scientists have been wondering if maybe it was actually an alien spacecraft. If it’s really an asteroid it would be the very first interstellar asteroid — that is, a rock that originated outside of our Solar System — to be observed by humans, but its bizarre form and speedy entry and exit gave alien hunters reason to believe it might actually be otherworldly technology.
If you’re anything like us, you probably waited until now to finish up your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, so many retailers are extending their holiday shipping deadlines so you can order without the stress of wondering whether or not it will arrive
The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and other body parts of saints that often fetch high prices in online auctions. Officials said the guidelines were necessary given some obstacles that had emerged since the rules were last revised in 2007, particularly when surviving relatives and church officials disagreed.
President Trump praised FBI agents as “great people” and “heroes for all of us” at a graduation less than an hour after criticizing the agency to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. In a speech to the FBI National Academy’s graduating class, Trump argued that America should do more to protect and respect law enforcement officials, even calling for the death penalty for people who harm them. Just before heading over to give the speech, Trump spoke to reporters at the White House, saying that he was not yet ready to talk about pardoning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and criticizing the agency.
Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of supersonic fighter jets such as the F-16, wants civilians to fly faster than the speed of sound, too. The company reached a memorandum of understanding with supersonic Aerion Corp. to explore how to engineer and manufacture a business jet that travels faster than the speed of sound, the companies said jointly Friday. The agreement gives Aerion another heavyweight partner. It previously had worked with airplane manufacturer Airbus on designs of its business jet, the AS2, and GE Aviation earlier this year announced it would work on an engine for the plane. Lockheed has been working with NASA to develop a quieter supersonic jet. The rattling sonic booms the supersonic
A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February. The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities. “If it takes eliminating these dens of depravity that won’t reform their ways, then do it,” Parks Miller said at a press conference.
An enormous, 3-mile-wide "potentially hazardous asteroid" is hurtling toward Earth and is slated to zoom past the planet tomorrow, but scientists say there is no need to worry. Known as 3200 Phaethon, the space rock orbits the Sun and is expected to come the closest it has come to Earth since 1974, 6.4-million miles away, according to a statement from NASA. Despite that, it has been classified as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" by the Minor Planet Center, NASA added in the statement. NASA said that the asteroid is "potentially detectable at Goldstone [a NASA communications complex] for about three weeks and tracks are scheduled on ten days between Dec. 11-21." The government agency said that it will also remain visible at the Arecibo observatory, located in Puerto Rico, between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19.
Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday. Authorities fined eight people a total of $145,125 for improperly spraying the chemical known as dicamba, used to kill weeds, in what Missouri called "the first wave of civil penalties issued to applicators," according to a statement. The delay between sprayings last year and the state's action shows how a long process of investigating many complaints about dicamba use is straining resources in farm states.
In September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. Mary Lee when she was first captured and tagged on a research vessel.
Well, it should come as no surprise, but the interstellar asteroid astronomers discovered in October doesn't appear to be a piece of alien technology. According to initial observations made by a radio telescope on Wednesday, the asteroid, named ‘
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on SpaceX's first launch of its reused Falcon-9 rocket for a NASA mission.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when Aaron Shamo was arrested on drug charges, but the value of the digital currency has skyrocketed since then. For federal prosecutors in Utah, sales of seized assets like cars are routine, but bitcoin is new territory, spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Thursday.
It has not been a pretty week for President Trump’s judicial nominees. On Wednesday, two were removed from consideration before the Senate due to past scandalous remarks. It’s footage of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing earlier this week, in which one lawmaker — a Republican, no less — grills a nominee over basic points of legal doctrine, only for the nominee to confess blusteringly that he doesn’t know the answers.
A new Trump administration effort could prevent the spouses of highly skilled foreign workers from working legally in the U.S., according to a new statement from the Department of Homeland Security cited by CNN. The plan concerns the spouses of those foreign nationals who hold H-1B visas, which go to individuals with jobs that require a “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.” In February 2015, the Obama administration decreed that such spouses could legally find work while in the U.S. in an effort to “reduce the economic burdens and personal stresses” of immigrants. According to CNN, the Department of Homeland Security offered little context for its decision to reverse the Obama-era rule, citing only the new administration’s “America first” emphasis on immigration policy.
NASA later confirmed. “[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” Dan Huot, NASA's Public Affairs Officer, told Inverse. The ISS has a fairly extensive library of films, which crew members can watch on laptops or their projector.
Spy satellite imagery is revealing lost Silk Road outposts and the traces of vanished empires in the forbidding desert regions of Afghanistan, new research reveals. The new archaeological insights come from decades of imagery collected by commercial and spy satellites and drones, Science reported. Among the finds: huge caravanserai, or outposts used by Silk Road travelers for millennia, and subterranean canals that were buried by the desert sands. The archaeological sites are too dangerous to explore in person, so the new mapping effort, which is funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. State Department, enables researchers to study Afghanistan's archaeological heritage safely, experts said
I was born in the latter part of the Great Depression and the start of World War 11 when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Coined the Silent Generation by Time Magazine in 1951, my cohort was squeezed between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers
Mother Nature is capable of some incredible things, but we have to credit humanity with the dubious feat of aging a shark 240 years in just 16 months. “272-Year-Old Shark Is Longest-Lived Vertebrate on Earth” was National Geographic's headline in August 2016, after researchers estimated the age of a particularly long-in-the-tooth Greenland shark. Before long, Newsweek was getting in on the ancient shark frenzy, and Live Science was patiently trying to explain that, no, no known shark has been swimming around for half a millennium. Inuit people named the shark “skalugsuak,” Discover magazine once reported — a mythical beast that was said to live for centuries and destroy human flesh with its skin.
Researchers used data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to discover an eighth planet orbiting a star known as Kepler-90. The planet, dubbed Kepler-90i, is a hot, rocky planet that orbits its star every 14.4 days, and was found with the help of artificial intelligence, NASA said Thursday. The discovery marks the first solar system to tie with our solar system in the number of planets orbiting one star. "The Kepler-90 star system is like a mini version of our solar system. You have small planets inside and big planets outside, but everything is scrunched in much closer,” Andrew Vanderburg, a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow and astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin, said