Patrick James

247 Flips | 4 Magazines | 17 Likes | 4 Following | 10 Followers | @PW_james | A professional with a softer side, a family man with Faith in things unseen and Hope for greater things to come. And, I like to read stuff.

Desiree Linden first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

BOSTON -- After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree …

Marathons

SpaceX Rocket Is Ready to Launch NASA's Next Planet-Hunting Telescope

SpaceX is gearing up to launch NASA's next big exoplanet hunter on Monday (April 16), now that a successful test-fire of its Falcon 9 rocket is under …

Titanoboa Was The 50-Foot Prehistoric Snake Of Nightmares

Titanoboa simply has no equal among modern snakes. Even the anaconda pales in comparison.The post Titanoboa Was The 50-Foot Prehistoric Snake Of …

Elon Musk's Boring Company will sell Lego-like bricks that can be used to construct affordable houses in just a few days

In 2016, entrepreneur Elon Musk launched the Boring Company with the goal of one day constructing a large urban network of tunnels.<p>The company is working on two projects in the Washington, DC region and Los Angeles. It first broke ground on a test site in LA in late 2017.<p>In order to bore tunnels, …

America’s Oldest Gun-Maker Goes Bankrupt Because No One Needs Guns Now That Obama’s Gone

After more than two centuries of providing America with classics like the AR-15-style assault weapon used to mow down 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook …

Guns

Facebook Admits It May Collect Data About Your Calls and Text Messages. Here’s How to Turn It Off

Just as Facebook has been trying to overcome a user data scandal involving the U.K. political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, the world’s …

County suffers tornado damage

Another damaging storm has hit Franklin County, seven years after the tornado that ripped through parts of the county in 2011. March 19 will go down …

Weather

Young sentenced to death

TUSCUMBIA — Benjamin Young showed no emotion Tuesday as he stood with his arms at his sides and learned he was sentenced to death by lethal injection …

Russellville set to hire West Morgan's John Ritter as football coach

John Ritter is set to become the new head football coach at Russellville High School, according to a press release from Russellville City …

School Administration

Tornado causes damage in Russellville, no injuries

A tornado ripped through parts of Russellville on Monday evening, damaging buildings and sending residents scurrying for cover inside their homes, …

Former Franklin county administrator pleads guilty

RUSSELLVILLE — Surrounded by family members and friends, Franklin County’s former county administrator pleaded guilty to two felony ethics law …

Elon Musk Just Surprised Everyone at SxSW With Yet Another Apocalyptic Pronouncement

The tech conference currently running in Austin this week involved a surprise guest.<p>When Elon Musk walks on the stage at a tech conference, the first thing you do is grab your phone and start livestreaming. The second thing you do is write an article about it.<p>The famous entrepreneur, who has made …

Elon Musk

Medical center to open Dec. 6

FLORENCE — North Alabama Medical Center is nine months away from its big delivery.<p>Hospital officials announced Tuesday the medical center will open …

TVA sets property auction for April

SHEFFIELD — The Tennessee Valley Authority will auction 900 acres of TVA reservation along with several vacant buildings.<p>Scott Fielder, a public …

SpaceX's Moon Tourists Will Have to Vacation Like the Rest of Us Peasants

It’s been precisely one year since Elon Musk announced SpaceX would be sending two private citizens around the moon sometime in late 2018. Since …

Astrophotographer Captures Musk’s Tesla Roadster Moving Through Space

An astrophotographer in California has captured images of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on its journey around our Sun. In the early morning of February …

Gigantic ‘potentially hazardous’ monster asteroid bigger than Buckingham Palace is heading towards Earth

A huge and ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is headed towards Earth, Nasa has warned.<p>The monster space rock is believed to be up to 470 metres wide, …

Universal To Donate All Proceeds From New ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie To #MeToo Movement

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA—In a selfless move designed to help victims of sexual harassment and abuse, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday it would be …

Masters of our DNA: designer bodies are not science fiction

by Jolene Creighton February 12, 2018 Health & Medicine 18760<p>Imagine a world where we can <i>design</i> the bodies we want. In this reality we can also …

Genetics

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

Donald Trump wants to shut down the International Space Station and get ready for private space

The White House would cut off funding for the International Space Station in 2025 and lean into a future of commercially operated habitats in low-earth orbit, according to draft National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget documents shared with Quartz ahead of their official release …

Space Exploration

Is This Experimental Japanese Drug the Secret to Stopping the Flu?

A Japanese drug company is offering up a big claim: Shionogi & Co. says it has an experimental pill that can kill the flu virus within a single day, …

Experimental flu drug could kill the virus in ONE day – but the medicine won’t be available until next year

• <b>An experimental flu drug developed in Japan is said to kill the virus in 24 hours</b>• <b><br>The Shionogi & Co. compound works three times faster than Tamiflu,</b> …

How a malnourished teen escaped a house full of chains and freed her 12 siblings

Police say they found 13 malnourished siblings held captive at a home in Perris, Calif., on Jan. 15. Their parents are due in court Jan. 18. (Elyse …

Elon Musk Just Announced His Wildest Product Idea Ever (You're Going to Love It If You Like Burgers and Roller Skates)

Who says you can't have fun while your Tesla sits for an hour at a Supercharger charging station? Certainly not Elon Musk.<p>While not everything Elon Musk promises comes true (still waiting to see if he actually launches his midnight cherry red Tesla Roadster to Mars), his ideas certainly do spark …

rollerskates

3 ways the Playoff committee can start treating Group of 5 teams with respect (or else just keep getting embarrassed by New Year’s results)

UCF not making the Playoff was fine. UCF never coming close to cracking the top 10, though?<p>UCF beat SEC West champion Auburn in the Peach Bowl, meaning the undefeated Knights beat a team that went 2-1 against the National Championship’s participants — all without the Knights themselves getting even …

Iron Bowl 2017: Why Alabama vs. Auburn game may be biggest in rivalry history

This edition of the sport's greatest rivalry will go down in history as one of the most important<p>When No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn tee it up …

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Tesla

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea

Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is "incredibly dumb." He's not alone.<p>Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason …

Elon Musk