Partial Results Show Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Leading in Country's Elections
The country's state-run news agency showed he had more than 50 percent of the vote
06/24/2018 - 03:02 PM
Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery
The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.
06/23/2018 - 02:53 PM
'I Would Have Done the Same Thing Again.' Restaurant Owner on Why She Asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Leave
"There are moments in time when people need to live their convictions"
06/24/2018 - 10:23 AM
Police: Backup Driver in Fatal Autonomous Uber Crash Was Watching 'The Voice'
The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward.
06/23/2018 - 04:44 PM
Daughter files a wrongful death suit against stepdad in mom's death: Part 2
Kim Pack, April Kauffman's daughter, wanted to prevent Jim Kauffman from claiming her mother's life insurance policy.
06/22/2018 - 07:54 PM
Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.
06/22/2018 - 09:29 PM
Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil
Brasília (AFP) - About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday. Brazilian Environment Minister Edson Duarte is due in Brussels on Sunday to sign the agreement with Belgium and Germany for bringing the birds back in the first quarter of next year, the ministry said in a statement. The Spix's macaw originates from north-east Brazil but is considered extinct in the wild, with only scores remaining in captivity.
06/23/2018 - 04:45 PM
Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal
Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. Germany has invested a lot in renewable energy but still heavily relies on coal, which creates harmful carbon emissions when burnt.
06/24/2018 - 09:24 AM
A Woman Was Detained for 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing the Canadian Border While Jogging
She says she didn't see any signs
06/23/2018 - 10:59 AM
How genetic genealogy can help solve decades-old crimes
Genetic genealogy was used to track down the suspected Golden State Killer. The technology uses DNA data from crime scene samples, public genealogy sites, and research to track down suspects.
06/23/2018 - 11:53 AM
Sri Lanka arrests villagers for killing leopard
Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. Gruesome images of the leopard, a protected species in Sri Lanka, being savagely beaten were shared on social media, generating widespread disgust. "It is sickening to see these images," wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma told parliament as he promised swift action to arrest the perpetrators.
06/24/2018 - 06:09 AM
President Trump Calls for Immediate Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants With 'No Judges or Court Cases'
"Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order"
06/24/2018 - 02:24 PM
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Leaves Hospital 3 Days After Giving Birth
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made her first public appearance since giving birth to her daughter
06/24/2018 - 11:38 AM
This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars
The Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector is a physics experiment the size of a 15-storey building, buried under a mountain in Japan. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles that pass through us all the time, and studying them can tell us about supernovas and the composition of the universe. The detector is full of ultra-pure water, which can leach the nutrients out of your hair and dissolve metal.
06/23/2018 - 04:00 AM
Live like a (coddled) astronaut in this lunar lander-inspired tiny home
A tiny home situated on the Columbia River in Washington looks like an Apollo lunar lander, and yet still manages to squeeze in a breakfast nook, bedroom, geodesic skylight, and other features in an open floor plan.
06/23/2018 - 09:15 AM
Isle of dogs: Pakistan fishermen feed islands full of strays
Karachi (AFP) - More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen's mission: bringing food and water for the canine population of one of Karachi's "dog islands".
06/23/2018 - 11:04 PM
Photo captures green fireball shooting past Venus
This is what's happening in the photo...
06/23/2018 - 05:00 AM
Massachusetts Governor's Son Accused of Groping Woman on Plane
During a flight from D.C. to Boston
06/23/2018 - 10:21 AM
Moths Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate
These plain brown moths can complete long distance migrations by moonlight, using the magnetic field like a compass.
06/23/2018 - 10:49 AM
Celebration and Defiance Mix at New York City Pride Parade
Rainbow flags and parade floats are the order of the day in New York City and in cities around the world
06/24/2018 - 02:02 PM
'Making Mistakes Was Not an Option.' Michelle Obama on the Pressure of Being 'The First'
'You're the one that's laying the red carpet down for others to follow'
06/23/2018 - 11:53 AM
Northrop Grumman Just Became a Bona Fide "Space Stock"
But is its stock a bona fide buy?
06/24/2018 - 08:13 AM
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Pulled Off the First Happy Game of Thrones Wedding
And all their castmates were there to support them
06/23/2018 - 01:03 PM
How to see Mars close-up in July
We'll be able to see it with the naked eye
06/24/2018 - 03:00 AM
A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma
And he says he's not done yet
06/24/2018 - 11:15 AM
Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California
The famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language and building a rapport with humans, has died in California, a research center has announced. Born Hanabi-ko (Japanese for "Fireworks Child") on US independence day in 1971 at San Francisco Zoo, she was widely known by her nickname. Animal psychologist Penny Patterson began teaching Koko sign language in 1972.
06/22/2018 - 10:01 PM
Is promoting vegetarianism a form of colonialism?
The debate over whether a vegetarian diet is better for the planet is top of mind for many as news of water scarcity, climate change, and deforestation seem to worsen by the day. Sarah Taber, a US-based agricultural scientist who works as a consultant for aquaculture and greenhouse food safety, added another angle to the…
06/23/2018 - 06:30 AM
Supreme Court rules police need warrant to track cell phones
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on tracking cell phone locations mean for law enforcement? Kurt the 'CyberGuy' shares insight.
06/23/2018 - 07:24 AM
Colossal dust storm on Mars is turning everything blood red, and it’s incredibly freaky
Mars is known as the "Red Planet," but it's even more crimson as of late. The massive dust storm that has fully enveloped the planet is obscuring the Sun and bathing the landscape in a deep shade of blood red.
NASA's two rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity, have had to deal with the dust storm in their own specific ways. Opportunity shut down due to lack of power and we still don't know what kind of shape it's going to be in when the skies finally clear, and while Curiosity's nuclear power source allows it to continue to work even in the dark, it's dealing with some serious visibility issues due to the debris in the air.
A newly released photo from the Curiosity rover shows just how dramatic the change in light has become. Just check out these two side-by-side shots of the exact same rock. The photo on the left was taken on May 21st and the one on the right was snapped on June 17th:
"Two images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity rover depicting the change in the color of light illuminating the Martian surface since a dust storm engulfed Gale Crater," NASA explains of the photos. "The cherry red color is due to red dust grains in the atmosphere letting red light through to the surface, but not green or blue, and to different exposure times for the two images."
Along with this new comparison photo, NASA released an awesome animated image showing what Curiosity saw as the dust storm approached its current location. The sky growing orange and the distant mountains fading from view is definitely spooky.
It's hard to overstate the size of the current weather event currently happening on Mars. The storm is gigantic, and it's like nothing Earth has ever produced.
"Though they are common, Martian dust storms typically stay contained to a local area," NASA writes. "By contrast, the current storm, if it were happening on Earth, would cover the area of North America and Russia combined."
We'll have to wait and see how long it lasts, but in the meantime the Martian surface will be bathed in darkness and, it seems, a crimson hue.
06/22/2018 - 08:00 PM
European Space Agency shares Rosetta probe's last images of Comet 67P
The European Space Agency released Rosetta Space Probe's last shared images of Comet 67P/Churyumovo-Gerasimenko before it crash-landed on September 2016. The probe was first launched on March 2004.
06/22/2018 - 07:56 PM
8 perfect astronaut selfies for when you just need some space
Earth selfies are so two centuries ago. If you want to impress us, you've got to take your picture from space. Whether they're outside performing maintenance on the International Space Station during a spacewalk or hanging out inside the flight deck, astronauts prove time and time again that the selfies we take on Earth are wack. SEE ALSO: Epic Photos from ISS Spacewalks Prove Space Makes Everything Better Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin kicked off the space selfie trend back in the day but it's continued on decades later. Nearly every astronaut that travels to orbit these days beams home at least one rad selfie. Here are our absolute favorite space selfies sent home from the void.
Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin takes the first ever space selfieImage: NASAIf Aldrin didn’t invent the selfie, he might as well have. While performing a spacewalk on his Gemini 12 mission in 1966, the astronaut turned the camera back on himself and got an incredible picture of himself floating through space with Earth in the background. Now astronauts always document their spacewalks — a tradition that Aldrin loves to remind people that he started.
Mark Vande Hei Mark Vande Hei takes space selfie while working on International Space StationImage: NASAAt the beginning of 2018, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei took a break from spacewalking to snap this selfie. According to NASA, he and astronaut Scott Tingle spent 7 hours and 24 minutes outside of the station working on the Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Ricky Arnold Ricky Arnold tweeted his selfie from spaceImage: NASAAstronaut Ricky Arnold tweeted this photograph out from the space station on May 16, 2018 with the caption, "an amazing view of our one and only planet." He and astronaut Drew Feustel were outside of space station working on the station's cooling system during the hours-long walk in space.
Alexander Gerst German astronaut Alexander Gerst takes space selfie with the sun.Image: NASA/esaEuropean Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst took this selfie during his mission to the space station in October 2014. You can see the Earth below, parts of the station, and a speck of the bright sun in his reflective visor.
Michael Collins Pilot Michael Collins takes space selfie from the flight deck in 1966.Image: NasaNASA pilot Michael Collins took the first indoor space selfie in 1966 while on the Gemini 10 mission. Collins later went on to serve as the pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. NASA used the Gemini program to test gear and train astronauts while they were orbiting Earth in order to prepare for future flights to the moon.
Scott Kelly Astronaut Scott Kelly takes one of his last space selfies.Image: NASAIf you know astronauts, you know that Scott Kelly has a slew of space selfies. Before Kelly retired from NASA in 2016, he flew to space six times. This favorite selfie was taken during his year-long mission to the space station, designed to help NASA figure out best serve people living and working in space for long spells of time. The light you see reflecting off his face in the selfie is the glow of the Earth below. NASA's Newest Recruits NASA's newest recruits take selfies while getting fitted for space suits.These 12 men and women were chosen as NASA's next class of astronauts from a pool of more than 18,000 applicants — the most to ever apply. It was only fitting, then, that NASA invite the largest group in its history to train to be future astronauts. This picture was taken while the group was at Ellington Field getting fitted for flight suits not long after they were selected in 2017.
Akihiko Hoshide Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide get's incredible selfie with the earth and the sunImage: NASAOf all the selfies, this one might take the cake. While working on the space station in 2012, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide managed to capture the sunlit world in the reflection of his visor. And right behind him? The sun. WATCH: Astronauts finally brought a fidget spinner to space
06/23/2018 - 07:00 AM
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