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The Good News About the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Is Actually Bad News

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:34:00 -0500

The long repair period highlighted the many problems plaguing the Navy’s latest class of ships.....
Musk's SpaceX to raise $500 million in funding: WSJ

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:27:43 -0500

The company plans to invest the fund in the company's satellite internet service, Starlink, WSJ said. The proposed services - essentially a constellation of satellites that will bring high-speed Inte....
Solar system's most distant object is 'Farout' pink dwarf planet

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:23:00 -0500

Astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington said on Tuesday the dwarf planet, officially designated as 2018 VG18, is estimated to have a diameter of 310 to 375 mile....
Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emissions rules in letter to EPA

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:22:28 -0500

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp filed a letter with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in support of methane gas emission rules put in place under the Obama administration.....
Genoa announces $229M project to replace collapsed bridge

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:11:48 -0500

MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor on Tuesday announced that a 202-million-euro ($229 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bri....
U.N. to convene Yemen's warring parties by video on truce deal

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:11:11 -0500

It will be the first meeting of a Redeployment Coordination Committee that oversees the ceasefire and withdrawal of forces, said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric. After a week of U.N.-sponsored peace....
MIT Scientists Cooked Up a Mind-Blowing Way to Shrink Objects to the Nanoscale

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:10:00 -0500

Implosion fabrication allows for very tiny miniatures to be made of regular-sized objects.....
The U.S. surrendered its climate leadership on the world stage

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:57:06 -0500

When the dust cleared and the gavel dropped, the United States’ place at the 2018 global climate negotiations — a two-week long affair in Poland attended by nearly 200 nations — had been sealed. The s....
Read This Before Buying an Air Purifier

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:57:00 -0500

Not all purifiers live up to the marketing hype.....
This Booby-Trapped Package Is a Porch Pirate's Worst Nightmare

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:56:00 -0500

Glitter, fart spray, and live video of all of it.....
It's flu season, and the new book 'Influenza' says you should get your flu shot!

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:50:56 -0500

In the new book 'Influenza,' Jeremy Brown, a physician, looks at the battle to cure the flu, and why you should get a flu shot. A book review.....
Trump orders US military to create 'Space Command'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:44:57 -0500

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of "Space Command," a new organizational structure within the Pentagon that will have overall control of military space operations. The comma....
IPO activity next year could dampen if markets do not rebound: report

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:38:54 -0500

As few as 125 firms could file for initial public offerings in 2019, compared to 190 so far in 2018, manager of IPO-focused exchange-traded funds Renaissance Capital said, adding that the figure could....
NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:36:15 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts readin....
Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:33:18 -0500

The museum on Friday will unveil the 40-1/2-foot-long (12.3-meter) Sue, one of the world's best-known dinosaur fossils, in the giant meat-eater's new permanent exhibition space after 10 months of work....
Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:33:18 -0500

The museum on Friday will unveil the 40-1/2-foot-long (12.3-meter) Sue, one of the world's best-known dinosaur fossils, in the giant meat-eater's new permanent exhibition space after 10 months of work....
The TSA Is Scaling Back (But Not Stopping) a Program That Monitored Everyday People

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:31:00 -0500

Armed federal marshals can still track you at the airport, though.....
SpaceX halts U.S. satellite launch for national security mission

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:17:56 -0500

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million global positioning system (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp , was due to take off from Florida's Cape Canaveral shortly after 9:30....
Scientists Retract Study that Found Americans Had Given Up on Losing Weight

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:10:00 -0500

It’s well known that Americans have steadily become more overweight and obese over the years. A widely reported 2017 study even found that overweight Americans were giving up on losing weight altogeth....
Groove X releases robot designed to show affection to humans

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:04:43 -0500

With the help of advanced technology, the Lovot -- a combination of "love and robot" -- is designed to mimic human emotions.....
Oil dives on fears of glut, global economic slowdown

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:00:47 -0500

Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts that record U.S. and Russian output will hit a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many....
Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:00:33 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.....
Automakers denounce 'unrealistic' EU emissions targets

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:25:10 -0500

German and other European automakers warned Tuesday that EU plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030 are "totally unrealistic" without a network to recharge electric cars....
More storms with heavy rain, snow and pounding surf to hit US West Coast into Christmas

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:21:54 -0500

Expect more storms with heavy rain, heavy mountain snow and rough seas to lash the West Coast of the United States into Christmas Day.....
Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Command'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:10:16 -0500

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of "Space Command," a new organizational structure within the Pentagon that will have overall control of military space operations. The comma....
Bethenny Frankel Says She Nearly Died After Eating A Bowl Of Soup Last Weekend

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:10:00 -0500

“I thought I had a stroke.”....
Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Cancer Man

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:02:00 -0500

Depending on your personality, he's either too sensitive or just right.....
Amazon's Tool Stocking Stuffers Are Going for Cheap Today

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:57:00 -0500

It's crunch time. Let's mark some people off our holiday list.....
Report: SpaceX raising $500M to get Starlink satellite service off the ground

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:56:11 -0500

SpaceX is set to raise $500 million in new investment to boost the development of its Starlink internet satellite service, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The funding round sets the California....
Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:40:26 -0500

Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism -- the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations -- it is just a matter of....
The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:36:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Pentagon's new Space Command (all times local):....
When a wildfire is 100-percent 'contained,' does that mean the blaze is completely extinguished?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:36:03 -0500

As wildfires rage and threaten to destroy everything in their paths, we often hear that they are contained by a certain percentage.....
Reporter battling rare bone cancer fired while on medical leave

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:35:13 -0500

A beloved Tennessee news anchor has lost her job amid her battle with a rare....
Beth Chapman Celebrates Christmas Tradition with Husband Dog the Bounty Hunter Amid Cancer Battle

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:34:45 -0500

Beth Chapman Celebrates Christmas Tradition Amid Cancer Battle....
SpaceX and Blue Origin Just Scrubbed Near-Simultaneous Rocket Launches (Arianespace, Too!)

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:30:45 -0500

With no less than FOUR rocket launches by four different companies, today promised to be an epic one for space fans. SpaceX and Blue Origin kicked off the launch attempts today (Dec. 18). A SpaceX Fa....
White Christmas 2018 forecast: Who has the best shot at snow?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:13:27 -0500

Following far-reaching snowstorms from November and early December, a lack of Arctic air will generally limit the chances of a white Christmas to the northern tier states and the mountains of the West....
What you can do to help prevent deadly, devastating wildfires from occurring

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:01:50 -0500

Fighting wildfires costs the United States billions of dollars each year. It turns out that humans have ignited a significant chunk of these destructive blazes.....
Porsche Made a Video to Teach You to Pronounce 'Taycan'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:54:00 -0500

Porsche's Tesla competitor, previously called Mission E, is now the Porsche Taycan. It's coming in 2020.....
Skull Soup, Viking Tech, and More: The Wildest Archaeological Discoveries of 2018

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:50:00 -0500

Archaeologists dug up a lot of cool stuff in 2018, but they dug up a lot of weird, disgusting, and disturbing stuff as well. Here are the strangest archaeology stories the year had to offer.....
Facebook Urged to Change Leadership by Group of Nonprofits

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:44:20 -0500

Organizations including Muslim Advocates, MoveOn, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National LGBTQ Task Force co-signed a letter asking Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to step down from ....
Dangerous life on Mars? Humans could be infected and we could kill microbes on the Red Planet

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:32:19 -0500

As rovers like Mars Insight bring humans steps closer to going to the Red Planet we must consider the dangers we pose to it and it to us.....
SpaceX and Blue Origin Launches Scrubbed, Will Try Again Wednesday

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27:00 -0500

The Falcon and the New Shepard couldn't go through with planned launches on Tuesday.....
Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:16:42 -0500

A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tu....
The Great Barrier Reef Has a Secret Weapon Against Climate Change

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:08:00 -0500

It could help fight global warming, if we don't destroy it first.....
Hopes for record day in space flight fall short with 3 out of 4 launches scrubbed

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:34:32 -0500

It was billed to be one of the busiest days in space history with four rockets scheduled to launch back-to-back in the space of just a few hours. But the stars failed to align on Tuesday, with three o....
The best and worst times to travel for Christmas

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:32:22 -0500

AAA predicts that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season, so knowing the best and worst times for traffic and weather can cut down your trip time.....
Therma Bright Inc. Issues Update on Pain Relief Device and TherOZap(TM) Technology

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:30:00 -0500

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 18, 2018) - Therma Bright Inc. (TSXV: THRM), ("Therma Bright" or the "Company"), a progressive medical device technology company, today....
EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5 percent by 2030

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:09:56 -0500

EU member countries and the European Parliament struck the ambitious deal late Monday that Brussels said would help the bloc meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord. The targets will requ....
Ovary Removal (Oophorectomy): a Risk Factor for Dementia?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Ovary removal (oophorectomy) dramatically lowers estrogen, a reproductive hormone that may also protect your brain.....
How Russia Wants to Track (And Kill) Navy Submarines

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:52:00 -0500

Moscow is working on a new trick to track American submarines: sonar-equipped robots.....