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Melon-headed whale rescued on Florida beach

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Marine life experts have rescued a 290-pound (132-kilogram), adult melon-headed whale that had become stuck on a Florida beach. A SeaWorld Orlando news release says the park's rescue team and workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium res

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/15/2018

Russian ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) 45: Today Artemyev (EV1) and Prokopev (EV2) exited the Docking Compartment (DC)1 at 11:17 AM CDT in order to complete Russia EVA #45. The EVA is on-going and the Russian Crew are working to complete the following tasks: D

Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri

Portuguese photographer Massimo Listri has spent decades traversing the globe to document the spectacular architecture, sculptural elements, and furnishings of historic libraries. His new book, The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, includes views insid

This Ancient Mummy Is Older Than the Pharaohs

Mummification in ancient Egypt began 1,500 years earlier than once thought.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

The Queen of Soul has died. Condolences to the world.  xBREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2018 x x YouTube Video

The Latest: Turkey finance chief tries to reassure investors

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Turkish media reports say Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has told international investors that Turkey would come out of the current «currency fluctua

Passengers held at Nashville airport due to sick traveler

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles were held on arrival at the Nashville International Airport for about an hour due to a sick traveler. Airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall says the passenger had been cleared t

Key mechanism of DNA replication discovered

Researchers have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic information to prevent diseases or cancer.

Highly effective natural plant-based food preservative discovered

Scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives.

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing

Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. to replace Alonso at McLaren

Carlos Sainz Jr. will leave Renault to drive for McLaren in Formula One next year as a replacement for Fernando Alonso

Auction Preview: August Estates and Collections Sale at Anders Auction Inc, Brooklyn, Aug 19

What: August Estates and Collections SaleWhere: Anders Auction Inc, 1050 621 68th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, United StatesWhen: August 19Top lots of the sale:- Chinese Huang Hua Li Wood Chest. Length: 12.4 inches. Width: 9.1 inches. Height: 12.2 inches. Leng

Auction Preview: August Antique Auction at Louvre Antique Auction, Los Angeles, Aug 19

What: August Antique AuctionWhere: Louvre Antique Auction, 4858 W Pico Blvd #505 Los Angeles, CA, USWhen: Aug 19, 2:00 PM PSTTop Lots of the Sale:- «A French Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satine And Parquetry Tea Table By Francois Linke, Index Number 610&raq

Auction Preview: Chinese Ceramics, Work of Arts & Paintings at Gianguan Auctions NY Pte Ltd, Singapore, Aug 19

What: Chinese Ceramics, Work of Arts & PaintingsWhere: Gianguan Auctions NY Pte Ltd, Blk. 31, #03-62 Defu Lane 10, Singapore, 539212,When: Aug 19, 7:30 AM ISTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Calligraphy Calling Scrolling» - Xu Beihong (1895-1953). Ink

Auction Preview: Imperial Porcelain and Chinese Paintings at Linwoods Auction, San Gabriel, Aug 19

What: Imperial Porcelain and Chinese PaintingsWhere: Linwoods Auction, 818 W. Las Tunas Dr.San Gabriel, CA 91776, United StatesWhen: Aug 19, 7:30AM ISTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Two Cats» - Xu Beihong (1895-1953). Ink and color on paper. Hanging scro

Auction Preview: Art Auction at The Royal Gallery Auctions Co. Ltd., Macao, Aug 19

What: Art AuctionWhere: The Royal Gallery Auctions Co., Ltd., 51 R. de Fat San, Macau, 853 MacaoWhen: Aug 19, 7:30 AM ISTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Buddhist Thangka». Tibet. Early 20th century. Embroidery on heavy cloth. Scene of Yama with lineage fi

Where are Republicans now that Trump's yanked security clearances from former top officials?

Hello there, very serious media people! You may have noticed that yesterday the White House announced that Donald Trump had decided to revoke the security clearances of former top government officials who had dared to criticize him. This is the very same acti

Study of Distant Stars Confirm Earth’s Building Blocks ‘Pretty Normal’

What does Earth have in common with different planetary systems hundreds of light years away? A lot, according to researchers. Astronomers measured the composition of 18 galaxies up to 456 light years away […] The post Study of Distant Stars Confirm Ear

Russia to tighten adoption rules, lower limit on adopted kids for each family – minister

The Russian education minister has revealed plans to introduce tougher psychological tests for prospective adoptive parents, and lower the limit on adopted kids for each family with a view to preventing tragic incidents. Read Full Article at

Tebow and brother producing faith-based football movie

Tim Tebow has broken into the filmmaking industry, and we’ll give you one guess as to what the theme of his first movie is.Faith and football, of course.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tebow and his brother Robby are listed as executive producers for

Arm promises massive speed boost for Intel-shunning laptops - CNET

A fast PC with all-day battery life and 5G network access sounds great, but it might not be easy to deliver.

Arm wants to power your next laptop

Arm, the company that designs the chips that power virtually every smartphone and IoT device, published its roadmap for the next two years today. That’s the first time Arm has done so and the reason for this move, it seems, is that the company wants to

Cisco’s $2.35 billion Duo acquisition front and center at earnings call

When Cisco bought Ann Arbor, Michigan security company, Duo for a whopping $2.35 billion earlier this month, it showed the growing value of security and security startups in the view of traditional tech companies like Cisco. In yesterday’s earnings rep

Trump admits that he acted against Brennan because he was involved in the Russia investigation

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from Donald Trump that he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan for what Trump described as “making unfounded and outrageous accusations.” And whi

Math shows how human behavior spreads infectious diseases

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease.

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood.

Social position determines pregnant women's exposure to air pollution

A new study analyzes the urban exposome of 30,000 women in nine European cities.

First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the offspring. The study is the first to connect an inse

iPhone SE 2: Rumored specs, leaks, price, release date - CNET

Apple might release a sequel to its scrappy iPhone SE «budget» phone. Here's what we know.

Digging Mongolia: Hunting for fossils with Infiniti and trick archaeological tech - Roadshow

With Infiniti steeds and the latest 3D mapping tech, we set out to find dinosaur bones in the vast Gobi Desert.

The answer to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube's problems with Infowars? Transparency - CNET

Commentary: The only way these companies can fix this mess is to be open and honest with all of us about what's going on. Why is that so hard?

10 things we learned about Mark Wahlberg in 10 minutes - CNET

The Mile 22 stars chats with CNET about his latest film, his sleep routine, his FaceTime habits and how much he manages to cram into a single day.

Behind the latest Catholic sex abuse scandal: The church’s problem is male dominance

Both sexual predation and anti-choice politics are rooted in patriarchal ideology and a culture of sexual shame

QAnon: Why we have the CIA partly to thank for the craziest conspiracy theory yet

The roots of the wackiest pro-Trump conspiracy can be traced back to the CIA

Toxic algae oozes into spotlight of Florida’s Senate race

Toxic algae have oozed out of lakes and into Florida’s upcoming Senate election

Accusations of insider trading have brought down Rep. Chris Collins. But what is it, exactly?

We hear the term all the time. But what is insider trading under the law, and how does it get people into trouble?

#Donutgate: How one Oregon donut shop became the target of online conspiracy theorists

Like #Pizzagate, #doughnutgate is being used to claim Oregon’s Voodoo Doughnuts is tied to child trafficking

Kahne to retire from NASCAR after turning down '19 offer

Kahne switched to Leavine after a disappointing spell at Hendrick Motorsports, winning just six races in his six-year spell with the team. His last Cup victory came at Indianapolis in 2017, ending a 31-month winless streak, and Kahne claimed to be «glad

Nuro and Kroger are deploying self-driving cars for grocery delivery in Arizona today

Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with Kroger to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. This comes a couple of months after Nuro and Kroger announced their partnership to offer same-day deliveries

The company behind BarkBox is opening an ‘outdoor clubhouse’ for Nashville’s dogs

Bark, the company behind the BarkBox subscription for dog treats and toys, is planning to open what it calls its first BarkPark in Nashville. It sounds like the goal is to create a space that combines a dog park with a coffee shop or other hangout spot for hu
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