Elise L'Estrange

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Why We Still Don’t Know Which Drugs Are Safe During Pregnancy

It's not unethical to test drugs on pregnant women. So why aren't we doing it, to help future pregnant women?<p>By<p>Dec 13 2017, 9:20 AM<p>Determining what …

Here's What Juno Discovered When It Flew Through Jupiter's Great Red Spot

That storm is older than any living human.<p>Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm like nothing this world has ever seen.<p>This crimson-hued anticyclone …

Astronomers just spotted a new ‘Super Earth’ planet that feels a whole lot like home

Humans originated here on planet Earth and, all things considered, it’s a mighty nice place to be, but we won’t be able to stay here forever. …

Two students killed, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting

Two students were killed when a fellow student opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said.<p>The gunman also was killed, a spokesman for the New Mexico State Police told Fox News. Police released very little information about the shooter, …

Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to prison for killing of unarmed black man

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Attorneys for ex-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager said …

Rex Tillerson, Visiting Europe, Gets Cold Shoulder

BRUSSELS — For decades, America’s chief diplomat has been greeted in Europe’s heart with broad smiles and open arms.<p>That tradition appeared to have been suspended on Tuesday.<p>Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson’s reception in Brussels was distinctly chilly, as disappointment among European diplomats …

North Africa

With Kevin Spacey Out, ‘House Of Cards’ Will Continue On With Robin Wright As Its Star

After suspending production following sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, Netflix announced today that <i>House of Cards</i> is indeed continuing on for its sixth and final season, without its star.<p>Well, without its male star at least. The series will now focus on Robin Wright’s Claire …

TV

Pluto, other faraway worlds may have buried oceans, shocking new study reveals

Our solar system may harbor many more potentially habitable worlds than scientists had thought.<p>Subsurface oceans could still slosh beneath the icy crusts of frigid, faraway worlds such as the dwarf planets Pluto and Eris, kept liquid by the heat-generating tug of orbiting moons, according to a new …

Jupiter blues: Nasa's Juno captures swirling Jovian clouds in jaw-dropping image

Nasa captures Jupiter's higher altitude clouds casting a shadow over their surroundings.<p>Nasa has shared a new image of Jupiter, revealing striking …

Protesters build Holocaust memorial at home of far-right German politician

Replica of Berlin monument erected by art collective after AfD’s Björn Höcke told Germans to stop atoning for wartime guilt<p>A group of activists unveiled a replica of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who says Germans should stop atoning for …

Germany

Owners of lynx zoo 'should lose their licence'

Nilly the lynx who was strangled by zoo staff was my “beloved pet”, its former owner claims as she says the new management should be stripped of their licence.<p>It comes after one lynx, called Lillith, escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom and was shot after fears it was getting too close to humans …

Taylor Swift slammed by ACLU for threatening blogger with lawsuit

The ACLU isn’t shaking off Taylor Swift’s crackdown on a blogger.<p>The civil liberties organization sent a letter to the pop star slamming Swift’s …

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Science

Can Sapphire Crystals Capture Exotic Dark Matter?

Physicists often build experiments looking for a specific <i>something</i>. Maybe that something consists of dark matter, new kinds of particles, or new ways …

Dark Matter

NYPD officers accused of raping 18-year-old resign from police force

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two NYPD officers who have been accused of taking turns raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman in the back seat of their police van in Coney Island in September have voluntarily resigned.<p>Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 33, appeared on their own at New York Police Department headquarters …

Justice

Gigantic dinosaur-eating plane-size reptile discovered in Mongolia

A monstrous, meat-eating flying reptile that had a wingspan of a small airplane, could walk on all fours and stalked its prey on land has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.<p>Fortunately for us humans, who would have made for a delightful midday snack, this pterosaur is dead. Long dead. …

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

The Eras of the Geologic Time Scale

The Geologic Time Scale is the history of the Earth broken down into spans of time marked by various events. There are other markers, like the types …

Dinosaurs

Another actor accuses Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment

Another actor has come forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment.<p>It comes after <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> star Anthony Rapp said Spacey had made …

Zealandia: The Drowned Continent of the South

It's a fact every student learns in school: that Earth has seven continents: Europe, Asia (really Eurasia), Africa, North America, South America, …

Earth Science

Kevin Spacey 'routinely preyed' on young men when he was artistic director of Old Vic

A London-based actor has accused the Hollywood star Kevin Spacey of having “routinely preyed” on young male actors when he was artistic director of the Old Vic.<p>Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at the theatre, said Spacey’s attentions bordered on “harassment” and that he felt compelled to …

'If Not Me, Who?' Thousands of Women Plan Their Political Takeover

The women were making to-do lists: Call your neighbor and ask her for money. Open a campaign bank account. Get the party’s voter file. Find the right …

Linda Sarsour

The (incomplete) list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's only been a few weeks since the sexual assault allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein exploded into public view. Since then there have been new allegations made against other powerful men in various industries seemingly almost every day.<p>From companies taking a second look at …

Sexual Harassment

Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door

You’ll need a smart lock and Amazon’s new Cloud Cam<p>Twelve years ago, Amazon launched Prime, a subscription service that entitled members to free two-day shipping in the United States. Since then, it has added a number of options to make delivery faster and more convenient. Prime customers can get …

Smart Homes

This Incredible 150-Million-Year-Old Jurassic 'Sea Monster' Was Just Unearthed in India

The first such fossil found in India.<p>An ancient sea dragon buried for 150 million years has been discovered by Indian researchers, and it's thought …

Paleontology

New details emerge in Sherri Papini case, one year after her abduction

<b>(CNN) —</b> New details are emerging in the case of Northern California mother Sherri Papini, who was abducted a year ago and found three weeks later on a roadside, battered and bruised.<p>Papini vanished last year while jogging near her house in Shasta County. Her husband, Keith Papini, reported her …

Crime

First major abortion battle of Trump era could be headed for Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The case of a pregnant migrant teen held in Texas and blocked by the Trump administration from obtaining an abortion may be heading toward a point of no return.<p>When the legal drama began last month, she was about 11 weeks pregnant. She is now at about 16 weeks, and her lawyers …

Trump Administration

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | Toronto Star

A crack of light wakes me: Is it morning? No, it’s just Amiko coming to bed. I’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours. But I feel delirious. It’s …

Inflammation

Mysterious Molecules Detected On Saturn During Cassini's Grand Finale Dive - ExtremeTech

Mysterious Molecules Detected On Saturn During Cassini’s Grand Finale Dive<p>By on October 19, 2017 at 10:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Astronomy

Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice

No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th …

Arctic Ice