Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Water Is the Most Mysterious Substance on Earth and Scientists Have a New Explanation

Water Is the Most Mysterious Substance on Earth and Scientists Have a New Explanation

Despite our utter dependence on it, water is a mystery. Scientists don’t understand why it expands as it cools, why hot water turns to ice faster than cold water or its extraordinary surface tension, which allows it to cling to soil and support insects. “It’s almost like water is trying to hide its secrets,” says…
Everything We Know About Thomas Markle Before Meghan and Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding

Everything We Know About Thomas Markle Before Meghan and Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle’s father won’t be there to walk her down the aisle at her royal wedding with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle Saturday. After suffering from a heart attack last week, Thomas Markle pulled out of the royal wedding completely and will be recovering from heart surgery. Thomas Markle, a former lighting…
Philadelphia Eagles’ Lane Johnson Blasts ‘Arrogant’ Patriots Once More

Philadelphia Eagles’ Lane Johnson Blasts ‘Arrogant’ Patriots Once More

Over three months have passed since the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, but Lane Johnson continues to fire verbal shots in the direction of New England. In February, the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33, clinching their first ever Vince Lombardi Trophy and preventing the Patriots from making it three Super Bowl…
‘Pale Blue Dot’: Mars Probe Captures Photo of Earth and Moon Which Will Make You Feel Insignificant

‘Pale Blue Dot’: Mars Probe Captures Photo of Earth and Moon Which Will Make...

In 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe was instructed to take one final image of Earth before it left the Solar System and entered interstellar space, at the request of renowned astronomer and author Carl Sagan. In the picture, which was taken from a record distance of about 3.7 billion miles, Earth appears to be…
Aliso Viejo Explosion: Everything We Know About ‘Intentional Detonation’ in California

Aliso Viejo Explosion: Everything We Know About ‘Intentional Detonation’ in California

At least one person was killed and three others injured as an explosion and fire tore through a medical building in Aliso Viejo, Orange County, at around 1.10 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the incident appears to have been an “intentional detonation” and the device may have been delivered as a package to a specific…
Who is Kara Eastman? First-Time Female Candidate Stuns Democratic Establishment in Nebraska’s Primaries

Who is Kara Eastman? First-Time Female Candidate Stuns Democratic Establishment in Nebraska’s Primaries

A first-time female candidate edged out the party favorite in a Nebraska House primary, dealing the Democratic establishment one of its first major blows this cycle.  Kara Eastman, a progressive community organizer, defeated primary competitor Brad Ashford Tuesday night in a barnburner, clinching a narrow 51.4 percent of the vote in Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district. Nebraska currently has…
NASA Spacewalk Live Stream: Watch Astronauts Walk Outside International Space Station

NASA Spacewalk Live Stream: Watch Astronauts Walk Outside International Space Station

The astronauts on the International Space Station are getting some spring cleaning done Wednesday morning. NASA astronauts on board the station are scheduled to begin their spacewalk around 8:10 a.m. EDT Wednesday to conduct maintenance work on the station for a little over six hours. Astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will suit up and…
‘The Voice’ 2018 Top 4 Finalist Results & Recap: Who Left and Who Was Saved After Tonight’s Elimination Round?

‘The Voice’ 2018 Top 4 Finalist Results & Recap: Who Left and Who Was...

The Voice 2018 finalist results will be revealed tonight. Who made it to the Top 4? Who got eliminated? Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming season finale, here. The Voice Top 8 eliminations night is here. Tonight, we’ll find out which singers are in trouble, and which have already made it…
How Does Music Evolve? Modern Pop Hits Are Happier, More Danceable

How Does Music Evolve? Modern Pop Hits Are Happier, More Danceable

Taylor Swift knows a lot about what makes a song a hit—you could even argue she’s recorded a hit about it. “But I keep cruising, can’t stop won’t stop moving, it’s like I got this music in my mind saying it’s gonna be all right,” she sings in the dance-packed video to “Shake It Off.”…
Trump’s ‘Good Friend’ Who Vowed to ‘Get Rid of the Illegal People’ Wins Republican Pennsylvania Senate Primary

Trump’s ‘Good Friend’ Who Vowed to ‘Get Rid of the Illegal People’ Wins Republican...

One of President Donald Trump’s early supporters in the 2016 election will take on Democrat Bob Casey in November for one of the key seats Republicans are hoping to capture in order to keep hold of the Senate. Lou Barletta backed Trump enthusiastically early in his campaign and the president returned the favor in the…
Giuliani Warns Mueller That Trump Team Has a ‘Plan B and C’ If He Doesn’t End Russia Probe

Giuliani Warns Mueller That Trump Team Has a ‘Plan B and C’ If He...

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani has warned Robert Mueller that the Trump team will wage a campaign to end the Special Counsel’s Russia investigation on its one-year anniversary, with several plans up their sleeve. Giuliani has taken a combative approach to the investigation since being brought on by the president last month. Having failed…
Meghan Markle’s Dad to Get Heart Surgery, Won’t Walk Daughter Down the Aisle at Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle’s Dad to Get Heart Surgery, Won’t Walk Daughter Down the Aisle at...

After some back-and-forth, Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas, will not walk her down the aisle at the royal wedding Saturday. After dropping out of the wedding Monday, and then wanting to return Tuesday, he revealed he wouldn’t be able to fly London because he has to have surgery on his heart Wednesday. “They [doctors] will go…
Scientists Lost Track of More Than 900 Near-Earth Asteroids, Report Reveals

Scientists Lost Track of More Than 900 Near-Earth Asteroids, Report Reveals

If there’s one thing you don’t want to lose track of, it’s a near-Earth asteroid—a space rock that is uncomfortably close to our little blue planet. However, a new paper explained that scientists have done just that to more than 900 of these asteroids. Thankfully, these rocks have a low chance of hitting Earth and…
Women Donating to U.S. Political Candidates Surges 182 Percent, Majority Democrats

Women Donating to U.S. Political Candidates Surges 182 Percent, Majority Democrats

American women have donated an unprecedented amount of money to political campaigns since the election of President Donald Trump, sparking a 182 percent surge in contributions since 2016. Data released this week by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows U.S. women now make up about 46 percent of all donors in this current 2018…
5-Year-Old Albino Girl Abducted, Beheaded in What Police Fear Was ‘Ritual’ Killing

5-Year-Old Albino Girl Abducted, Beheaded in What Police Fear Was ‘Ritual’ Killing

In a killing that has sparked local and global outrage, armed men kidnapped and beheaded a 5 year old albino girl in Mali Sunday, according to a report from Agence France-Presse. Police suspect the early morning killing may have been a ritual murder due to the girl’s rare genetic condition.  The AFP said the mother of…
Europa’s Plumes: 3 Big Questions for NASA’s Upcoming Mission

Europa’s Plumes: 3 Big Questions for NASA’s Upcoming Mission

Scientists announced on Monday that they had used 20-year-old data to confirm that Jupiter’s moon Europa is shooting liquid out into space. It’s a hugely exciting finding, not just because it’s only the second known example of a natural waterpark in space. The discovery also means the next spacecraft to visit the frozen outpost may be able…
Activists Want to Use the British Courts to End Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Activists Want to Use the British Courts to End Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

On May 4, as civilian casualties in Yemen’s three-year war reached 6,000, a campaign group received news from a London court it believes could help end a conflict described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters on the planet. The U.K.-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was granted permission to appeal against a 2016 court decision that allowed…
Activists Want to Use the British Courts to End Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Activists Want to Use the British Courts to End Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

On May 4, as civilian casualties in Yemen’s three-year war reached 6,000, a campaign group received news from a London court it believes could help end a conflict described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters on the planet. The U.K.-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was granted permission to appeal against a 2016 court decision that allowed…
Naked Passenger ‘Yelling and Waving’ On Alaska Airlines Plane Detained: Report

Naked Passenger ‘Yelling and Waving’ On Alaska Airlines Plane Detained: Report

A naked passenger was able to streak through the cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane Monday before being detained, the Associated Press reported, citing the account of a former lawmaker. Former Alaska state Senator Johnny Ellis, who said he was on the flight, posted about the apparent incident on Twitter.  “WOW. On my flt from SEA…
U.S. Navy’s Most Expensive Warship Just Got a $120 Million Repair Bill

U.S. Navy’s Most Expensive Warship Just Got a $120 Million Repair Bill

The price tag of the U.S. Navy’s most expensive warship has ballooned to $13 billion, more than $2.4 billion over its initial budget. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, also known as the CVN-78, has had considerable cost overruns due to problems with untried technology. U.S. Congress approved increasing the spending lid for the…
$70 Million Picasso Damaged and Pulled From Auction

$70 Million Picasso Damaged and Pulled From Auction

A painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $70 million has been pulled from auction after being accidentally damaged. The self-portrait, named Le Marin (The Sailor) was set to go to the highest bidder at New York auction house Christie’s, along with another work by the artist—a 1964 portrait of a woman with a cat named…
Blake Farenthold: Disgraced Former Congressman Gets $160,000 Job Lobbying His Former Colleagues

Blake Farenthold: Disgraced Former Congressman Gets $160,000 Job Lobbying His Former Colleagues

What happens to a Congressman who resigned in disgrace after it emerged he used taxpayers’ money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former aide? Blake Farenthold, former representative for Texas’s 27th Congressional District, found himself in this peculiar position just a month ago, and he’s finally found an answer to the pressing question. He got a job…
What Is Syphilis? Stillbirths Linked to STI in California at Highest Level Since 1995

What Is Syphilis? Stillbirths Linked to STI in California at Highest Level Since 1995

The number of stillbirths caused by syphilis in California has spiked to the highest level in over two decades, as rates of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) in the state reach a record high.  In 2017, more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, amounting to a 45 percent increase in the past five…
Kellyanne Conway: White House Leakers Beware, You Will Be Fired

Kellyanne Conway: White House Leakers Beware, You Will Be Fired

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway has issued a stark warning to leakers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, suggesting there will be staff changes as a result of the information leaks. In a Fox News interview, Conway was asked about President Donald Trump’s Monday tweet that slammed leakers as “traitors and cowards,” and replied that people should…
‘The Voice’ 2018 Semi-Final Performances & Elimination Predictions: Who Will Be Saved Tomorrow Night?

‘The Voice’ 2018 Semi-Final Performances & Elimination Predictions: Who Will Be Saved Tomorrow Night?

The Top 8 semi-finalists will perform Monday night during The Voice Season 14, episode 25. Find out everything you need to know about tonight’s performances and who may be eliminated tomorrow evening. The Voice Season 14 semi-finals are here as last Tuesday the Top 8  were announced. They move on to the next round of…