Christopher Sagginario

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German shepherd shot three times saving 16-year-old from armed robbers

Millions of animal lovers celebrated National Love Your Pets Day earlier this week.<p>One Washington family, however, has another reason to celebrate their unconditional love for their beloved dog, a German sheperd named Rex.<p>His 16-year-old owner Javier Mercado was home alone Wednesday when two people …

Home Invasion

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

RETRACTED: UFOs Spotted in New Zealand, New Video Shows Glowing Orbs Appear Then Disappear

<i>Newsweek</i> retracted this report because it could not verify the content of the video. We apologize for the error.

Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious Zuma spacecraft live here

SpaceX will attempt its first launch of 2018 later today, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST), with a backup launch window set for tomorrow at the same time. The launch was originally planned for late last year, but was pushed due to SpaceX wanted to review data related to …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Civil Service

Samsung’s new curved monitor has Thunderbolt 3

The 34-inch CJ791 is one of the highlights of Samsung’s CES 2018 lineup<p>Thunderbolt 3, the high-bandwidth interconnect that works using the USB-C connector, is still struggling to break into the mainstream, but Samsung is giving it a helpful nudge today. Announced in the buildup to CES 2018, the …

Mega Millions drawing: No big winner as jackpot hits $418 million

Another day, another huge lottery jackpot gets larger still.<p>There was no grand prize winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. It's the 23rd straight drawing without a jackpot winner, dating back to October 13.<p>The winning numbers Tuesday were 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70,and the Mega Millions number was …

Globalization

These Closeup Photos of Jupiter Look Like Works of Art

NASA’s Juno space probe has been orbiting Jupiter and dazzling us with photos of the giant gas planet for over a year now. In recent days, Juno has …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

The Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Is Tonight. Here’s Everything You Need To Know.

"With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," said a NASA scientist.<p><b>1. The best meteor shower of this year is upon us. The Geminids began on Dec. 4 and run through Dec. 16.</b><p>Several meteor showers happen every year, but the Geminid meteor …

Astronomy

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Withstands Another Harsh Winter on Mars

When the <i>Opportunity</i> rover landed on Mars on January 25th, 2004, its mission was only meant to last for about 90 Earth days. But the little rover that …

Mars Rover

Scientists Explain How Wild Earth Would Be if it Had Rings

Overall, Earth’s pretty good. If you take humans out of the equation, it’s a great place to raise a family — of lemurs, wallabies, or any animal, …

How to Get the Best Views of the 2017 Supermoon on Sunday

As we all know, the moon <i>loves</i> when it gets a chance to be the star — or uh, moon? — of the show. On Sunday (December 3), it’ll once again become the …

Astronomers locate distant region of newly forming stars on the far side of the Milky Way

It sits more than 66,000 light-years away<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have pinpointed the location of a luminous light source on the opposite side of the Milky Way Galaxy, far beyond the galactic center. The source — a region of space where massive stars are being born — is located in a …

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic web<p>It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about …

Universe

An 'absolutely phenomenal' discovery hints 4 Earth-size planets may orbit the closest sun to our own

Astronomers may have just hit a crucial milestone in the search for other Earth-like planets. Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire and University of California, Santa Cruz announced they've discovered four planets orbiting a nearby, sun-like star — two of which may be …

Universe

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere

Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sun<p>Astronomers have produced the most detailed ever images of a star other than the sun.<p>The red supergiant, called Antares, is known as the heart of the Scorpius …

Astronomy

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

<b>Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.</b><p>The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic.<p>In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more …

Clean Energy

Why People Smoke Weed to Treat Depression

Smoking weed to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon—but does it actually work?<p>Your typical stoner is a jolly sort. Keanu Reeves' face displays the same flat affect whether he's discovering that he knows kung fu or learning that Morpheus has been kidnapped. The high highs, the low …

5 Horrifying Murderers (You Never Knew Got Away With It)

By Adam Wears Published: August 07th, 2017 Throughout the span of history, there have been criminals and madmen lurking in the shadows, wreaking …

Al-Qaeda

How to Make Sure Your Kid Has Great Musical Taste

I used to hate kids. Now that I have two of them, I’m okay admitting that. In my twenties, I went around swearing I would never spawn—instead, I’d …

Whips, Wigs and Alpacas: Photos of Berlin at Night

Jesús​​ Pastor spent seven years documenting the hedonistic highlights of Berlin's nightlife.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>From ravers sucking spaghetti off of each other, to live alpacas strutting around the club – there's hardly a part of Berlin nightlife that Jesús Pastor …

Japan's Parking Lot Car Meets Are Weird And Wonderful Even In The Middle Of The Day

One of the best things about the car scene in Japan is no matter where you are, if you’re bored there’s usually a car meet happening somewhere at any …

Prometheus and the Ghostly F Ring

Photojournal: PIA21340<p>The thin sliver of Saturn's moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn's narrow F ring in this view from NASA's …

NASA replies to a 9-yr-old's job application who wants to be Guardian of the Galaxy

A 9-year-old wants to be Planetary Protection Officer at NASA. Read his letter below and NASA's reply to his job application<p>A fourth-grade kid has …

We could be teleporting around the world in less than a millennium

After a long week at work, who wouldn’t want to push a button that will send you straight to your sofa with the remote control in arm’s reach?<p>In …

Little Leaguer Hits A Ruthian Blast That You Must See To Believe

"It's in the trees."<p>You’re gonna need a bigger ballpark.<p>Jayce Blalock, 13, made a mockery of youth baseball stadium dimensions on Sunday in the Little League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament, along the path to the Little League World Series.<p>Blalock, of Grantville, Georgia, launched a ball …

Baseball

Former MLB Player, Manager Don Baylor dies at 68

Don Baylor, who played played for six major league teams and managed two others, died Monday at age 68, according to the <i>Austin …

Baseball