If you’re hoping to snag a good travel deal during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales weekend, you’re in luck. Many travel sites are already teasing deep discounts on travel packages, flights, hotels and more. The experts at DealNews say the biggest
Allegations against Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are part of the newest chapter in the hot-potato politics of sexual predation for the party, which has its own fraught history on the subject. The latest revelations have prompted a hard look back at the way Democrats and their allies once circled the wagons around President Bill Clinton, dismissing allegations that extended to serious assault as mere dalliances or the tales of “looney” women.
A man who remains convinced that the Earth is flat intends to prove it once and for all, and an effort to that end will involve launching himself 1,800 feet through the sky and taking photos of the big blue ball we call home, according to a new report from Newsweek. Mike Hughes of California says he’s going to do so in a rocket he built out of scrap metal. "It’ll shut the door on this ball earth," Hughes recently promised some of his fellow "flat Earthers" according to the Washington Post.
Mayumi Saito, 53, was arrested Tuesday on charges of abandoning bodies, a day after she turned herself in at the police station. It is fairly standard in Japan for criminal charges to be added later as an investigation progresses. Although Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and has a reputation as being economically advanced, poverty remains a problem, especially among women.
Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for. Well, now they’re live ― and we’re eager to get a head start on some Prime-worthy Black Friday shopping.Though Amazon will feature hundreds of markdowns
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria. Al Ahram reports that the discoveries were made in Alexandria’s Eastern harbor and Abu Qir Bay, during excavations by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities’ Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology. In a post on Facebook, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said that the shipwrecks were found in Alexandria’s Eastern harbor. Experts are confident that a fourth wreck will also be located, citing the discovery of large wooden planks and pottery remains
Is civilization good for us? Has it made us any happier? The takeaway from a new book by James Scott, a professor of political science and anthropology at Yale University, is that the answer to the first question is yes but it’s complicated, while the answer to the second question is, well, even more complicated. In Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, Scott explores why human beings decided to shift from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a more sedentary, agrarian lifestyle roughly 12,000 years ago. The accepted narrative is that humans abandoned hunting and gathering as soon they discovered agricultural technology, because it made life easier and safer. But Scott argues that
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Myanmar’s security forces and “local vigilantes” for what he called “intolerable suffering” by the Rohingya. “After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya,” Tillerson said in a statement.
A Viking camp that dates back to the 870s has been been unearthed by archeologists in the small village of Repton in Derbyshire. Excavations showed these to be gravel platforms that may have held temporary timber structures or tents.
The company is under heavy scrutiny after admitting it failed to disclose the hacking of personal information of 57 million customers and drivers and may have paid a ransom to the thieves.
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called
Light pollution is getting exponentially worse. The area of Earth lit by artificial lights grew by 9 per cent in four years. If that continues, the total illuminated area of the Earth will double from what it was in 2012 before 2050. The retreat is likely to impact nocturnal wildlife and people’s health, by disrupting natural day-night cycles, as well as further obscuring our view of the heavens. “Dark areas are being lost in places where nocturnal animals, insects and plants have adapted to darkness over billions of years,” says Franz Hölker of the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany. “Our most dramatic result is the exponential growth in illuminated
Tehama County sheriff’s deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other residents of three ramshackle homes on Bobcat Lane, according to documents released Tuesday to The Associated Press in response to a public records request. In one of the instances, Poland told the dispatcher that she had a restraining order against Neal and that he was outside her house with a flashlight, firing at her house and car, according to an incident report.
Of all the animals mankind interacts with on a regular basis, dogs have always seemed to be the most in tune with our emotional states. New research has attempted to examine why that might be, and scientists now believe they have evidence to show that dogs are incredibly adept at learning human facial cues. As it turns out, dogs really, really want their human companions to be happy, and may even share the reliance on the hormone oxytocin to promote social bonding with their two-legged caretakers. Using eye tracking hardware to monitor the reactions of 43 individual canines, the scientists presented the dogs with images of human faces. The faces, which were either smiling or frowning, produced
It may not take an asteroid strike to transport life from one planet to another. Fast-moving dust could theoretically knock microbes floating high up in a world's atmosphere out into space, potentially sending the bugs on a trip to another planet — perhaps even one orbiting a different star, according to a new study. "The proposition that space-dust collisions could propel organisms over enormous distances between planets raises some exciting prospects of how life and the atmospheres of planets originated," study author Arjun Berera, a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, said in a statement. "The streaming of fast space dust is found throughout planetary systems and could be a common factor in proliferating life," Berera added.
No, that isn’t a leaked image from the upcoming sequel to "The Last of Us." That’s a real close-up of what was left of a fly’s head after it was infected with the Cordyceps fungus. As a macro photographer in Singapore, Faiz Bustamente often has bugs in focus.
Doug Jones, the Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama, has released a new political ad featuring several women who have accused his opponent, Roy Moore, of sexual harassment and assault. Jones’ new ad opens with the names of seven women who have accused Moore of sexually targeting them when they were young, along with photographs of the women as girls. “They were girls when Roy Moore immorally pursued them.
Imagine a dinosaur footprint as long as a young child is tall. Now, imagine 110 of them. Amazingly, that's what paleontologists have discovered in eastern France — 110 fossilized footprints belonging to a long-necked sauropod that lived during the Jurassic period. At more than 500 feet long, the footprint-speckled path is the longest sauropod trackway on record, according to the researchers. This lengthy trackway is a few yards longer than the previous record holders: a 465-foot-long and a 482-foot-long sauropod trackway in Galinha, Portugal, dating to the middle Jurassic, the researchers said. Part of the trackway was uncovered in the French village of Plagne, located in the Jura Mountains,
The human body is designed to consume both plants and animals. First, eating meat is harder to digest because it’s fattier and has more protein. Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, an NYU Langone gastroenterologist, explains more about what happens when a vegetarian eats a steak for the first time.
A vote by the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 will decide the fate of net neutrality. But what is it?
As news emerged that President Robert Mugabe, a one-time freedom fighter who has ruled the southern African nation with an iron fist for 37 years, had resigned his post, the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital erupted in joy. Many of them hold Mugabe responsible for their exile—the country, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, has seen the economy collapse under his rule, sending an estimated three million Zimbabweans across the border in search of employment. “This is a new beginning for Zimbabwe,” beamed Yolanda Nyngana, a 23-year-old interior designer who works as a housekeeper in Cape Town.
Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell’s stomach a short time later and he died of methamphetamine toxicity, prosecutors have said. U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez said Blair’s actions were part of a scheme devised by Powell and others to get drugs inside the prison.
At a relatively cheap $20 a pop, the Boring Company hat being sold to Cool Dads™ across the world has proved a popular item, and Elon Musk, ever the salesman, took the opportunity a few days before Thanksgiving and Black Friday to update his 15.2 million Twitter followers with the good news. A month after its release, sales of this humble hat are approaching Tesla sales as the most-bought thing Musk has sold.
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a spectacular view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh painting. The new image was taken on Oct. 24 during Juno's ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet. The swirling clouds are a massive, raging storm in Jupiter'snorthern hemisphere, according to a statement from NASA. "The storm is rotating counterclockwise with a wide range of cloud altitudes. The darker clouds are expected to be deeper in the atmosphere than the brightest clouds," NASA officials said in the statement. "Within some of the bright 'arms' of this storm, smaller clouds and banks of clouds can be seen, some of which are casting shadows
A war in outer space sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it is something we need to consider. Its impact on everybody on Earth and its implications for future human space exploration would be devastating. The aim is to develop a Manual on International Law Applicable to Military uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) that covers times of tension and outright hostility.