Luke McCarthy

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Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday

After a five-year journey through the solar system, NASA's $1.1 billion Juno mission is set to begin its orbit around Jupiter on Monday. But for the probe to be captured by the giant planet's gravity and go into the desired orbit, Juno's main engine has to fire for 35 minutes.<p>"We've only got one …

Astronomy

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

The Only Hope For The GOP Is To Be More Like Chris Christie

A lot of people are talking today about this ugly poll chart for Republicans: Gallup found that just 28% of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party, down 10 points from last month and the lowest level since Gallup started asking the question in 1992.<p>The shutdown is a political …

New test could expose GOP’s pack of charlatans

Do Cruz, Paul and co. really want to shut the government down over Obamacare? Their farce may soon be revealed<p>Conservatives in the Senate have spent weeks and weeks hectoring House Republicans to stand true to GOP principles and make funding for the federal government contingent upon Democrats …

Your Morning Dooley

"On'y wan class is iligible f'r Attorney-gin'ral. To fill that job, a man's got to be a first-class thrust lawyer. If he ain't, th' Lord knows what 'll happen. Be mistake he might prosecute a thrust some day, an' th' whole counthry 'll be rooned. He must be a man competint f'r to avoid such …

Vitter Demands Ethics Inquiry After Dems Float Obamacare-Prostitute Bill

Sen. Dav­id Vit­ter wants the Sen­ate Eth­ics Com­mit­tee to launch an in­vest­ig­a­tion of Demo­crats Harry Re­id and Bar­bara Box­er, say­ing the …

In Highest-Profile Role Yet, Kerry's Legacy Hangs On Syria

John Kerry spent years in the U.S. Senate, and many months running for president a decade ago. Neither role gave him as high a profile as he has now as Secretary of State, when every word he utters is scrutinized by an international audience.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL …

Legal Group Sets Up Challenge To Texas National Guard's Decision On Gay Couples' Marriages

"Texas may not violate the federal civil rights of eligible spouses of military personnel," the lawyer for an LGBT legal group writes. The group is asking the Texas Military Forces to reverse their decision on the issue in the next 10 days.<p>WASHINGTON — An LGBT legal group has given the Texas …