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Trump Slammed the Emmys for ‘Worst Ever’ Ratings. Here Are the Numbers
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday’s Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. Trump tweets, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever.” The president’s Tuesday night tweet is a little off: The show was on Sunday, not Monday, and the ratings didn’t quite hit bottom, though they were close. The Nielsen company estimated that 11.4 million people watched, slightly more than last year’s lowest ever audience of 11.3 million. Trump add...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

‘Every Time I Met With Him’: Hillary Clinton on Vladimir Putin’s ‘Manspreading’
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday described experiencing sexism and witnessing “manspreading” from Russian President Vladimir Putin during her tenure as Secretary of State. “There’s an expression—we certainly know it in New York—called manspreading. Every time I met with him, it would be…” she said, gesturing to show legs spread apart. “The whole deal.” During one meeting in Moscow, Clinton said, Putin took her into what she called his “inner sanctum” to show her a map and tell her about the places where he was going to tag polar bears. “Then he says t...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized hillary clinton onetime Vladimir Putin Source Type: news

France ’s Macron Says the Paris Climate Deal Is Not Up for Debate
French President Emmanuel Macron threw down the gauntlet to President Trump on the Paris climate agreement on Tuesday, saying the environmental accord will not be renegotiated to favor the U.S. During his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Macron said “[the deal] can be improved, we can have new contributions, but we will not backtrack.” Of the accord, he said, “it binds us. It brings together us.” His speech comes after reports suggest that Trump’s administration will following through on the President’s promise to withdraw from the accord, unless a more favora...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized France politics United Nations Source Type: news

Taylor Swift Is Being Sued Over ‘Shake It Off.’ Her Rep Says It’s ‘Nothing but a Money Grab’
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melody Chiu and Karen Mizoguchi / People Tags: Uncategorized Music onetime shake it off Taylor Swift Source Type: news

People With Sick Pets Have More Anxiety and Depression
More than 90% of pet owners think of their dog or cat as a member of their family, according to a 2015 Harris Poll. While that close bond makes pets a boon to human happiness—and even, in many cases, to mental health—it can also come with a downside. New research suggests that when people care for ill pets, they have more depression, anxiety and caregiving distress: symptoms that are similar to how people report feeling when caring for sick relatives, the study authors say. In the new study, published in the journal Veterinary Record, researchers surveyed 238 owners of dogs or cats. Half of the animals were he...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Anxiety caregiving Depression Mental Health/Psychology Pets Research Stress Source Type: news

Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come to TIME in a single day for an eclipse and, in Firsts, some of the most ambitious enterprise we’ve ever done, we have also been continually reminded that our coverage of the nation’s capital is in so many ways the engine of our journalism. And so I am delighted to announce some important new roles in our Washington Bureau: Massimo Calabresi, one of the best-sourced and steadiest hands in our business, becomes TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief. Deputy Bureau Chief Alex Altma...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Journalism TIME washington Source Type: news

President Trump Says He Wants a Parade to Show ‘Military Strength’ on July 4
President Donald Trump on Monday said he loved France’s Bastille Day so much he might bring the idea of a military parade to America as part of a July 4th celebration. “We’re actually thinking about Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength,” Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron before a bilateral meeting as part of a series of United Nations events this week. Trump visited France earlier this year during Bastille Day, a July 14 holiday marking the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. The event is widely considered the beginning of the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: The Beatles Change the World
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 38: Sept. 22, 1967 The release and success of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was only one of the reasons why The Beatles found themselves on the cover of TIME this week. More importantly, the story was a recognition of the fact that the band had rather smoothly moved on from the teenybopper sound th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Source Type: news

Today ’s Google Doodle Commemorates Dictionary Creator Samuel Johnson
When Samuel Johnson compiled the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language in 1755, it stood 18 inches tall. A Dictionary of the English Language took nine years to complete and held its position as the language’s premier dictionary for 150 years, until the Oxford English Dictionary was produced. Google is on Monday celebrating the 308th birthday of Johnson, who was not the first man to compile and publish a list of English words, but was the first to explain the use of those words. He completed the work single-handedly, only using assistance to help him copy out illustrative quotes that he found in othe...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Google Doodle onetime samuel johnson Source Type: news

Murder of 2 Black Men May Be ‘Racially Motivated,’ Police Say
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — in custody. The suspect, Kenneth Gleason, was being held on drug charges. Authorities did not yet have enough evidence to charge him with murder, Baton Rouge Sgt. L’Jean McKneely told The Associated Press. McKneely said shell casings from the shootings linked the two slayings, and a car belonging to Gleason fit the description of the vehicle police were looking for. He said authorities had collected other circumstantial eviden...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michael Kunzelman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Louisiana onetime Source Type: news

911 Caller Said Teen Fatally Shot by Police Had a Bomb Strapped to His Chest
While responding to a report of a hostage situation, a police officer in Haymarket, Va., shot and killed a teenager. The Prince William County Police Department said the 15-year-old was seen with a crowbar and approached officers in a threatening manner, according to WTOP. WTOP reported that the police department’s spokesperson, Nathan Probus, said officers ordered the teen to drop the crowbar several times before one officer fired multiple shots, striking the teen in the upper body. Police were responding to a 911 caller from inside a house who said someone with a bomb strapped to his chest was holding a family memb...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Crime onetime Source Type: news

What We Know About the Explosion on a London Underground Train
Passengers reportedly suffered facial injuries after an explosion on a London Underground train in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. Counterterrorism police are investigating the explosion that took place during rush hour. It is unclear what caused the incident, but images of a white bucket on fire next to a door are being shared widely on social media. The police were called to the scene at Parsons Green station in southwest London on Friday morning. London’s transport authority has extended a suspension of the line that ran through the station, and ambulance services are on the scene. Here’s w...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized london Source Type: news

Armed Police Have Responded to a ‘Terrorist Incident’ After Reports of an Explosion on a London Subway Train
LONDON — British counter terrorism officials are investigating what they have described as a “terrorist incident” after reports of an explosion on a train in west London during rush hour Friday morning. London’s ambulance service said it had sent its hazardous area response team to Parsons Green station in west London after reports of a blast. Armed police are also at the scene, which has been sealed off according to the BBC. Britain’s Sky News reported that an eyewitness had seen “a bag go off.” “We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in car...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Reuters and TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime U.K. Source Type: news

Edward Felsenthal Chosen To Lead TIME as New Editor
Edward Felsenthal, who has championed TIME’s growth from a weekly print magazine to a multi-platform news operation, will become TIME’s top editor, TIME Inc. announced Thursday. Felsenthal, 51, will be TIME’s 18th editor since the magazine was founded in 1923. He will succeed Nancy Gibbs, who announced her departure on Tuesday. “We’re in one of the fastest moving, complex and incredible news cycles of our lifetimes,” Felsenthal said. “Even as we vastly expand our video and digital journalism, we’ve seen that our print magazine is more relevant than ever.” Since Felsenth...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized edward felsenthal Journalism Media TIME Source Type: news

10 Things That May Be Wrecking Your Sex Drive
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized how to want sex low libido low sex drive low sex drive women sex advice Sex/Relationships Sexual Health why don't i want to have sex why is my libido so low why is my sex drive so low Source Type: news

Woman Arrested After Security Incident at Prince George ’s School
(LONDON) — London police say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary near the London school attended by four-year-old Prince George after a security incident at the school. Police said Wednesday the 40-year-old woman was arrested after an individual gained access to Thomas’s Battersea School in south London on Tuesday. Police did not provide more details. The woman is being questioned and has not been charged or identified. George, son of Prince William and his wife Kate, started school last week. London’s Metropolitan Police say the force is working with the school to review its secu...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime london royals society Source Type: news

One Person Killed in Shooting at Washington High School
(ROCKFORD, Wash.) — Officials say one person was killed and at least three others were shot when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Washington state. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one person died in the shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane. Three of the injured were taken to a hospital. The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody. (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime Guns onetime washington Source Type: news

This Might Make You Rethink Getting a Tattoo
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized are tattoos bad are tattoos bad for you can i get sick from a tattoo long term effects of tattoos Research tattoo dangers tattoo diseases Tattoo health risks tattoo ink tattoo safety tattoo warnings toxins Source Type: news

More Women Are Speaking for the White House
The White House reorganized its communications shop Tuesday, making longtime Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks the permanent communications director, bringing in Bush White House veteran Mercedes Schlapp to run strategic communications, and promoting a pair of longtime aides to fill other vacancies. The new structure gives the White House communications team a historic concentration of women in senior roles, with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders already at the podium. The tide is turning for Silicon Valley in Washington and across the country, as the wonder of invention yields to new concerns over privacy, economic displacement, a...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Gloria Steinem Attended Her First Fashion Show Ever With Huma Abedin
It appears that Gloria Steinem is still open to trying new things. The 83-year-old feminist icon made her New York Fashion Week debut by sitting front row at the Prabal Gurung runway show, where she was flanked by not just the typical fashion insiders but figures known more for their work in politics and activism, like Huma Abedin and DeRay Mckesson. Gurung’s decision to invite political power players like Steinem and Abedin shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, however; the designer, a favorite of former First Lady Michelle Obama, has been outspoken about supporting women and immigrants’ rights in the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities fashion Gloria Steinem Huma Abedin Newsfeed NYFW Source Type: news

Charleston Faces ‘Life-Threatening’ Flash Flooding From Hurricane Irma
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood emergency for Charleston as heavy rains begin to move into areas already flooding by ocean surge from Tropical Storm Irma. Forecasters say the flooding from the ocean about a mile inland to Calhoun Street is becoming life-threatening. No injuries have been reported yet. The ocean level reached nearly 10 feet Monday, 4 feet above normal and the third highest reading in the past 80 years, only behind Hurricane Hugo and a 1940 hurricane. Authorities say with the rain it could be several hours before the water recedes. Several tornado warnings have also been issued around C...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized hurricane hurricane irma onetime South Carolina Source Type: news

California Files Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration Over DACA Decision
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he was joined in his suit by the attorney generals for Maryland, Maine and Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and other laws when it rescinded th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Courts Immigration onetime Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Human Rights Chief Says the Rohingya Face Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar
(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — The U.N. human rights chief says violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entry, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Speaking at the start of a U.N. Human Rights Council session, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced how “another brutal security operation is underway in Rakhine state — this time, apparently on a far greater scale.” Zeid, a Jordanian prince, noted that the U.N. refugee agency has reported that 270,000 people have fled to neighboring Banglades...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

Death Metal Band ‘Decapitated’ Arrested for Kidnapping Woman After Concert
(SPOKANE, Wash.) — The four members of a well-known Polish death metal band have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after a concert last month in Washington state, authorities said. The members of the band Decapitated were arrested early Saturday in Santa Ana, California, on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their Aug. 31 concert in Spokane, Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Teresa Fuller said in a statement. The woman told police just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 1 about the alleged kidnapping by the band members, Fuller said. The band had performed at a concert in downtown Spokane. The woman at...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime Music onetime Source Type: news

Florida Police Warn People Not to Shoot Their Guns at Hurricane Irma
Florida authorities are advising people against firing weapons at Hurricane Irma following a Facebook event titled “Shoot At Hurricane Irma” that garnered interest from over 45,000 accounts. “To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons at Irma,” the Twitter account of the Pasco County Sheriff’s office tweeted on Saturday night, just hours before the eye of the storm passed over the Florida Keys. “You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.” Bullets fired into a storm system like a hurricane can have unpredictable and potentially dangerous trajectories. ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma Is So Powerful it Sucked Ocean Water Away in the Bahamas
As Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and the Bahamas this week, it caused immense damage and destruction to homes, businesses and infrastructure on the islands. It also sucked away ocean water from the shoreline at some beaches in the Bahamas. Over the weekend, several Twitter users posted videos and photos of what was left after the water seemingly disappeared during Hurricane Irma. Conch shells sat on damp, rocky sand and docks stood with no water beneath them. In the videos, no ocean water can be seen — even past the horizon. “I am in disbelief right now…This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

This Is How the Solar Eclipse Looked From Space
As viewers gathered to watch the total solar eclipse cross the sky in the U.S. on Monday, the astronauts on the International Space Station had multiple opportunities to see the moon cover the sun from space. Crew members on Expedition 52 had their cameras outfitted with special filters to allow them to photograph the solar eclipse aboard the station. Because the station orbits the earth every 90 minutes, the astronauts saw partial views of the eclipse three different times, with different levels of coverage each time. They were unable to see a total view of the eclipse because the station did not pass through the moon&rsq...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

See Drone Footage of the Total Solar Eclipse Plunging a City Into Darkness
As millions turned their eyes to the sky to watch “The Great American Eclipse” on Monday, TIME launched a drone in Casper, Wyo., to capture the phenomenon. The drone footage shows the city of Casper — which was within the path of totality — growing darker as the eclipse progresses. During the minute-long video, street lamps turn on and some fireworks go off, as a crowd of people watches the rare spectacle that crossed the United States on Monday. Another video of Casper captured by TIME shows the solar eclipse with a 360-degree view. (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

See What the Solar Eclipse Looked Like From NYC
A solar eclipse that started in Oregon and moved eastward before ending in South Carolina was visible in every part of the U.S. on Monday. The rare phenomenon brought skygazers out to places like Wyoming, Idaho and Missouri — states that were in the eclipse’s path of totality. In New York City, viewers got a partial view of the eclipse, and gathered in the city’s public parks and sidewalks to catch the moon-covered sun. The solar eclipse marked the first time since 1979 that an eclipse was visible in the contiguous U.S. From Times Square to the Empire State Building, New York’s landmarks filled with...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for You? Astrologers Can ’t Seem to Agree
The upcoming total solar eclipse will either wreak havoc on your life or herald waves of positive change. That is, depending on who you are, which astrologer you ask — and, of course, whether you believe in astrology in the first place. The moon will completely block the sun during an Aug. 21 eclipse that can only be seen in America. Among those who believe the positions of celestial bodies influence human affairs, the rare event is expected to trigger major astrological effects. “Eclipses are the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to effect change,” said Susan Miller, a well-known astrologer who ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

This Bride Wanted to Be an Astronaut. Now She ’s Getting Married During the Eclipse
Just before a total solar eclipse obscures the sun on Aug. 21, one Missouri couple will exchange their wedding vows. Samantha Adams and Cameron Kuhn, of Kansas City, Mo., will get married during the total solar eclipse in a starry, galaxy-themed wedding ceremony. Missouri happens to be one of 14 states in the eclipse’s path of totality, and the wedding will take place in St. Joseph — the location recommended by experts to offer the best eclipse views in the state. According to Adams, the 15 to 20-minute ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m. local time under an outdoor pavilion at an events center. Following the cer...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Cloudy Weather Could Keep Half of America From Seeing the Total Solar Eclipse
Clouds may obscure next week’s historic total solar eclipse for people in half of the country along the eclipse’s path of totality, meteorologists said Friday. While it’s too soon to make an accurate weather forecast for Monday’s highly anticipated celestial spectacle, the National Weather Service said computer models at the moment only show favorable sky conditions in the Northwest, including Oregon, where the solar eclipse first hits, while parts of the Southeast could see heavy cloud cover or even rain. “It’s looking good for half of the country — other parts, not so great,&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 weather Source Type: news

This Is the First-Ever Photo of a Total Solar Eclipse
Millions of Americans will see a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and many of them will point their cameras skyward to capture the celestial event. But it wasn’t so long ago that a solar eclipse was an even more fleeting phenomenon, experienced only by those who were lucky enough to witness it in person. That changed on July 28, 1851, when the first photo of a total solar eclipse was taken. Johann Julius Friedrich Berkowski, a Prussian known for his ability as a daguerreotypist, captured the image during a total solar eclipse in Königsberg, which is now Kaliningrad, Russia, according to Space.com. The Royal Prus...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Madeline Farber Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are So Rare
The solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. this Aug. 21 will attract a huge audience — and rightly so. The millions of people who are expected to witness the astronomical event won’t show up just because solar eclipses are exceedingly beautiful — they’re also exceedingly rare. Here’s why. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely in front of the sun, casting a shadow that darkens a portion of the Earth. Since the moon takes roughly one month to complete a single orbit of Earth, solar eclipses could theoretically happen once a month, too. There are other variables at wo...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - July 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lon Tweeten and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Why Life on Mars May Be Impossible
Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn’t stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to to live there ourselves once day. The Red Planet was once a watery world like ours, after all, with oceans and seas and rushing river valleys. Microbial life that got started in those days could, scientists theorize, still be holding on in pockets today. That theory may well be a good one, but the odds just got a lot slimmer. According to a new study in Scientific Reports, the Martian soil itself may be toxic t...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - July 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria Curiosity Rover exobiology is there life on mars microbes NASA onetime perchlorate red planet soil space toxins Source Type: news

Why the Trump Administration Is Targeting This Rare Bird
For half a decade, the sage grouse held the dubious honor of being one of the most fought over birds in the United States as conservationists tried to guard its habitat while landowners countered that such protections could slow economic growth. After years of review, stakeholders reached an agreement in 2015 to avoid listing the species as endangered, prompting strict rules about its habitat. Now, President Trump’s Department of Interior has launched a 60-day review of the species protection plan negotiated by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, 11 states and landowners. The order, issued by Interior...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals Environment onetime Source Type: news

Roads? Where We ’re Going …
UBER The transportation company is planning to test a program called Uber Elevate, an on-demand network of vertical-takeoff-and-landing electric air taxis for urban areas, as early as 2020. KITTY HAWK A Silicon Valley company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is working on the Kitty Hawk Flyer, an electric aircraft designed to operate over water and doesn’t require a pilot’s license to fly. AEROMOBIL Slovakian company AeroMobil’s roughly $1.2 million flying car will begin shipping in 2020. The gas-powered vehicle can be used on the road and in the air, and can fly from London to Paris in one hour. Th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Aviation Source Type: news

The Cheap(er) Private Jet
Private-jet ownership has long been the domain of the ultrawealthy, with costs running into the tens of millions of dollars even before the crew and fuel are factored in. A new jet from aircraftmaker Cirrus could change that. Starting at just under $2 million, the Cirrus Vision Jet is a single-engine private jet designed to be flown by its owner, not a professional pilot, with some training and an assist from advanced computer systems. And if there’s an emergency, a special parachute system can carry the jet to a gentle touchdown. “It is truly by design a personal transportation machine,” says Dave Rathbu...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized Aviation Source Type: news

How Smart Is a Dog Really? The Secrets of a Canine Mind
Odds are you don’t look forward to spending time in a magnetic resonance imager–and with good reason. The clanging, coffin-like machine seems purpose-built for sensory assault. But you’re not Ninja, a 3-year-old pit-bull mix, who trots into a lab at Emory University in Atlanta, catches a glimpse of the MRI in which she’ll spend her morning and leaps happily onto the table. Ninja is one of the few dogs in the world that have been trained to sit utterly still in an MRI (the little bits of hot dog she gets as rewards help) so that neuroscientist Gregory Berns can peer into her brain as it works. &ldquo...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animals Dogs Pets Source Type: news

Humanity ’s Ancient Relative Is Much Younger Than Previously Thought
Fossils of Homo naledi — a small-brained ancient relative of the human species discovered in a South Africa cave system two years ago — have revealed that they roamed earth at the same time as the earliest members of the human race, scientists say. Research published in the journal eLife says that when the skeletons were first discovered, scientists thought they could be as ancient as 2.5 million years old. However, the team is now reporting that the fossils are actually between 236,000 and 335,000 years old — which would mean the species existed at the same time as the earliest humans evolved. “The...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized fossils onetime Source Type: news

What to Know About the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be a sight to see on Friday night (and early Saturday morning) for anyone willing to stay up late enough. The meteor shower, which was created by debris from Halley’s Comet, will travel across Earth in April and May, according to Quartz, but will be most visible this weekend. Here’s what you need to know about how and where to see the shower. When is the best time to watch the meteor shower? The annual, week-long meteor shower is expected to be at its most visible during early Saturday morning, according to Earth Sky. Conditions will be best when the moon sets just before 4 a....
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

The Next Total Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know
For the first time in U.S. history, a total solar eclipse that crosses the country from coast to coast will be visible only in America. The rare celestial spectacle in August has been dubbed “The Great American Eclipse.” The moon will completely block the sun, momentarily engulfing parts of about a dozen states in sudden darkness, on Aug. 21, 2017, experts say. No one outside the continental U.S. will be able to see the eclipse, which makes landfall on the West Coast near Salem, Ore. and continues diagonally across the country until it hits Columbia, S.C. In addition to being the first total solar eclipse with...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy
All over California, there’s evidence of the state’s goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and less visible—investments in renewables going on, too. Tucked away in warehouses, trailers and industrial parks are lithium ion batteries that, if all goes well, will play a critical role in helping California hit its ambitious target: to have 50% of all electricity come from renewables by 2050. Some green energy sourc...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy USA Energy Siemens Source Type: news

NASA Spacecraft Makes Contact With Earth After First-Ever Journey Through Saturn ’s Rings
The Cassini spacecraft, which recently made the first journey through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, is back in contact with Earth. But the trip was dangerous: During its ring-plane crossing, the spaceship had to use its large, dish-shaped antenna as a shield, losing contact with Earth during that time, according to NASA. “No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before. We could only rely on predictions, based on our experience with Saturn’s other rings, of what we thought this gap between the rings and Saturn would be like,” Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize said Thursday, accordi...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Madeline Farber Tags: Uncategorized NASA NASA Cassini onetime Source Type: news

NASA ’s Cassini Spacecraft Making First-Ever Journey Through Saturn’s Rings
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. That’s because its big dish antenna was maneuvered face forward to protect science instruments from potentially damaging ring particles. If Cassini survives this first round, it will make 21 more crossings before its dem...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space travel Source Type: news

Meet the Scientists Running for Office
Science doesn’t have opinions — and it’s not especially interested in any that you’ve got either. Science does have hypotheses, and it does have data and it does run a whole lot of experiments to get still more data. And then it has results. You may or may not like the results, but if the work has been done right, you don’t get to deny them. In an era in which facts must wrestle with “alternative facts,” that is a memo that fewer and fewer elected officials seem to have gotten — or at least they haven’t read it. For every researcher studying childhood development who c...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Watch TIME ’s Conversation With Jane Goodall
There aren’t a lot of people who are putting in 300 days at work each year when they’re 83, but then there aren’t a lot of Jane Goodalls in the world either. That’s OK, because humanity is already a better species for having the one Jane Goodall we’ve got — as her recent conversation with TIME makes clear. Goodall, of course, is best known for the decades she spent studying the chimpanzees of Gombe, bringing the world a much deeper understanding of homo sapiens’ closest genetic kin and raising awareness of African wildlife in general. But her body of work is far deeper and broader ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Born in China cinema Disney enviornment film Jane Goodall Lu Chuan nature onetime Source Type: news

President Donald Trump to Call International Space Station Astronauts
President Donald Trump will host a video conference call with two NASA astronauts, who are orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. Trump is expected to thank NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer for their service, and congratulate Whitson, who is set to break the record for most cumulative days in space for an American astronaut that day, the White House said. The conference call will be live streamed on April 24 at 10 a.m. EDT by the White House and NASA. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will also be present in the Oval Office for the conversation. (Source: TIME: Top ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

An Entire Canadian River Vanished Due to Climate Change, Researchers Say
Scientists said a river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers was rerouted — a process that normally takes thousands of years — in just a few months, due to climate change. Meltwater that usually flows north from the Kaskawulsh Glacier into the Bering Sea through the Slims and Yukon Rivers was diverted south in 2016 in what researchers dubbed “river piracy,” or when one river hijacks the water flow of another. The water now goes into the Pacific Ocean. A paper published in Nature Geoscience on Monday documented how global warming impacted the retreat of the glacier and altered the ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Canada climate change onetime Source Type: news

NASA Reveals New Hints of Life in Space
It was always clear Enceladus was up to something strange. From the moment astronomers began closely observing the small Saturnian moon, they noticed an odd bulge in the planet’s outermost ring — the E ring — that seemed to be following Enceladus through its orbits. It was almost as if the little 313-mile (504 km) diameter world was outgassing something, like a steamship leaving an exhaust trail in its wake. Telescopic observations confirmed that it was doing just that, and that the exhaust was made of frosty water geysers, pumped out of the interior of the moon by the gravitational flexing exerted by Sat...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized cassini Enceladus Europa exobiology Hubble Life NASA onetime space Source Type: news