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These pink sea urchins have teeth that sharpen themselves

Sea urchins have five teeth, each held by a separate jaw in a circular arrangement at the center of their spiked, spherical bodies. Now, researchers have discovered how the teeth of the pink sea urchin are specially equipped to sharpen themselves.

Google Doodle slideshow celebrates Galapagos Islands - CNET

The archipelago is famous for inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection.

DC National Guard rolls in amid stand off with protesters outside White House

The National Guard has been activated in Washington, DC to assist local police handling protests around the White House, where the stand off continues, sporadically erupting in clashes. Read Full Article at

Saturday Night Owls. From The Root: Here's how many people police killed in 2019

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week In January, Michael Harriott at The Root wrote that we don’t really know how many people the police kill every year even though there are organizations that make an attempt to count

Nashville courthouse vandalized & set on FIRE as riot police try to disperse anti-brutality protesters with tear gas (VIDEOS)

Protesters in Nashville, Tennessee broke into Metro Courthouse, setting fires inside, as peaceful anti-police brutality rallies are slipping into chaos and rioting all across the US. Read Full Article at

Goodell: 'Tragic events' call for 'urgent need for action'

Goodell: 'Tragic events' call for 'urgent need for action'

Public safety should be based on care, not fear

by Michaela Rawsthorn The term “public safety” often elicits images of firetrucks, police cars, and ambulances. We tend to think it is the first responders who keep the public safe. While they certainly do play a role, this public safety picture is inc

SpaceX launch: William Shatner, George Takei join astronaut accolades - CNET

The historic manned launch of NASA astronauts from US soil lifts spirits. And a gravity-defying stuffed dino steals a heart or two.

WATCH enraged protesters breach CBS studio gates in Los Angeles

Rioters have used large wheeled garbage containers to smash through the main gate of the CBS television complex during mass protest rallies and unrest in Los Angeles. Read Full Article at

Most arrested Minneapolis rioters are LOCALS, jail logs show, contradicting claims of ‘80% out-of-state’ provocateurs

The vast majority of the people arrested so far amid the unrest in Minneapolis had Minnesota addresses, despite the US officials, including the state governor and President Donald Trump, painting the rioters as mostly outsiders. Read Full Article at

Julián Castro launches People First Future, spotlighting people of color and progressive candidates

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, has launched a new political action committee (PAC). People First Future PAC is focused on electing progressive candidates committe

Utah calls in National Guard, declares curfew as Salt Lake City protests spiral out of control

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has activated the National Guard to tackle the unrest in downtown Salt Lake City, where the mayor in her turn issued an 8pm curfew amid the widening anti-police brutality protests. Read Full Article at

Republicans hate this part of COVID-19 relief because it works, this week in the war on workers

The extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits expires at the end of July—and as June begins, many workers haven’t even started getting it yet. With more than one in five workers on unemployment or waiting for approval, Heidi Shierholz writes, Congress

I clean out hoarder houses. Some jobs are even harder than the rest

It's grueling, dirty work, but the end result — helping a person regain control — is worth it

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters outside Miami Police Department (VIDEOS)

Tensions have escalated in Florida, where crowds of Black Live Matter protesters descended on Miami streets denouncing police brutality and face off with cops in riot gear. Read Full Article at

Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA-SpaceX mission, stuffed dinosaur float across Twitter - CNET

The historic manned launch from US soil inspires responses on the social media site. And a gravity-defying stuffed dino steals a heart or two.

Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84

Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday

NASA Administrator, Sen. Cruz, Rep. Babin to Discuss Crew Dragon Test Flight at Briefing in Houston

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Brian Babin of Texas will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 31, at Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, to discus

Does the NBA need rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the playoff picture?

Zion Williamson has been one of the biggest stories of this NBA season, and with a return to play imminent, the NBA apparently wants that story to continue.

Columbia University students call for reimbursement and protections for international students

by Juliana Clark On Friday, April 24, hundreds of graduate student workers at Columbia University went on a rent and work strike following the administration’s refusal to sufficiently protect them from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This movemen

Police cars set ABLAZE near Philadelphia City Hall as protest erupts in violence & vandalism (VIDEOS)

Multiple police vehicles went up in flames in the heart of Philadelphia amid a raging protest over the death of George Floyd, as authorities warned that vandalism and other criminal acts “will not be tolerated.” Read Full Article at

WATCH protesters attack InfoWars ‘battle tank’ at Black Lives Matter rally in Texas

The protesters in Austin, Texas, have surrounded and attacked an InfoWars car, owned by controversial broadcaster Alex Jones, as it cruised the streets during a massive anti-police brutality demonstration. Read Full Article at

Los Angeles declares CURFEW as George Floyd protest descends into CHAOS (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a curfew from 8pm to 5am to ensure the safety of “all citizens,” after massive anti-police brutality protests erupted in clashes and rioting. Read Full Article at

Far-right 'Boogaloo Bois' fanning flames of chaos in Minnesota protests, officials claim

The specter of white supremacists surreptitiously participating in protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, the black man killed in the custody of Minneapolis police last week, became more substantive than earlier vague rumors when Minnesota Gov. Tim W

Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Goodell releases statement on death of George Floyd, nationwide protests

Players around the NFL have stepped up to provide a voice in the aftermath of the senseless murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday.

Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all nations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek officials said Saturday that the country will not limit arriving airline passengers next month to people coming from 29 countries but that travelers who departed from places that aren't on the initial list will be subject to mandat

Reopened Mississippi casinos made more this Memorial Day

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's casinos reopened just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and what a weekend it was. Casinos raked in $5 million more than Memorial Day weekend 2019, when they won $28.9 million in gaming revenue, the Mississippi Gaming Com

Protesters clash with police outside White House (VIDEO)

Police have confronted protesters outside the White House as officers in riot gear are trying to push demonstrators away from the US President's residence. Read Full Article at

Police cars set ABLAZE near Philadelphia City Hall as protest erupts in violence and vandalism (VIDEOS)

Multiple police vehicles went up in flames in the heart of Philadelphia amid a raging protest over the death of George Floyd, as authorities warned that vandalism and other criminal acts “will not be tolerated.” Read Full Article at

The best workout socks for every type of workout - CNET

From winter workouts to delivering compression therapy on the go, we have you covered.

This four-ingredient chocolate fridge cake is fit for a king, and no baking is required

This easy-to-make chocolate biscuit cake was chosen by Prince William as his wedding cake

Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart

Some games to be broadcast for free

Key developments on the restart of European soccer leagues

Bayern Munich beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 5-0 for its fourth straight win since the resumption of the Bundesliga in empty stadiums

US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

After posing for a graduation photo on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's yard of bricks, Jacob Foxworthy started walking toward the family car

Fabio Fognini says he had arthroscopic surgery on his ankles

Former top-10 player Fabio Fognini says he had arthroscopic surgery on both ankles

Spotlight on green news & views: Transforming public transit; teaching kids about climate change

This is the 645th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the May 23 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTS

MASSIVE rallies block roads in Los Angeles as anti-police brutality protesters demand justice for George Floyd (VIDEOS)

Huge crowds have hit the streets for the fourth consecutive day in Los Angeles after the death of George Floyd has triggered massive anti-police brutality rallies escalating into riots across the US. Read Full Article at
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