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Earth in Suspension

A total solar eclipse is not just the momentary theft of day. It is a profound interruption of the world as we know it. By FERRIS JABR and GOLDEN COSMOS  AUGUST 14, 2017 CreditGolden Cosmos Image CreditGolden Cosmos Image CreditGolden Cosmos Image CreditGolden Cosmos https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/science/eclipse-comic.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Man has permanent vision damage from staring at sun during partial eclipse in 1962

USA TODAY NETWORK Mike Benner, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. OREGON CITY, Ore. — An Oregon man who burned his retina while looking at a partial eclipse, is warning people about the dangers of viewing the solar eclipse without proper eye protection.  Lou Tomososki and a friend viewed a partial eclipse outside of Marshall High School in 1962. “The sun at […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet becomes most liked ever

The former president’s response to violence in Virginia surpasses Ariana Grande’s tweet about England concert bombing By Terry Collins, CNET Barack Obama still resonates with the masses. A Saturday tweet by the former US president has became the most liked in Twitter history, according to Twitter, reaching more 2.7 million likes late Tuesday. The tweet, which quotes […]

King of Kale Eating Retains His Title

Gideon Oji downed 360 ounces of kale in 8 minutes By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Aug 15, 2017 9:30 AM CDT (NEWSER) – When it comes to chowing down on kale, Gideon Oji is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot-dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut. Oji gulped down 22.5 16-ounce bowls of the […]

Trump Condemns ‘Alt-Left’ in Charlottesville Violence

President says anti-white supremacist protesters were ‘very, very violent’ By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Aug 15, 2017 4:24 PM CDT (NEWSER) – President Trump doubled down on Saturday’s widely criticized “many sides” statement during a press conference Tuesday at Trump Tower, claiming “there is blame on both sides” in regards to the fatal white supremacist and […]

ESPN Apologizes for Fantasy Football ‘Auction’ Segment, Which Included Black Players

DANIEL RAPAPORT Tuesday August 15th, 2017 ESPN released a statement apologizing for a segment in which an auctioneer “sold” players, both white and black. The segment drew significant criticism, as many noted on social media that the auctions bore resemblance to a slave auction. “Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN’s segments replicated an auction […]

Last and next solar eclipse times after August 21

The last total solar eclipse viewed from contiguous United States was on Feb. 26, 1979 whose path passed through the northwestern U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. After the August 2017 total solar eclipse, the next annular solar eclipse that can be seen […]

Bannon Appears to Be in Trump’s Doghouse

CBS says he could be out this week, while NYT says he’s in ‘internal exile’ By John Johnson,  Newser Staff Posted Aug 15, 2017 11:30 AM CDT (NEWSER) – “The Mooch” thinks Steve Bannon should be fired, but does President Trump agree? That seems to be a big topic of conversation in DC, and multiple reports suggest that the […]

6 Defections in 2 Days for Trump’s Manufacturing Council

Scott Paul says leaving council was ‘right thing for me to do’ By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Aug 15, 2017 2:20 PM CDT Updated Aug 15, 2017 7:01 PM CDT (NEWSER) – President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council has faced another couple of defections—its fourth, fifth, and sixth in the two days following Trump’s widely criticized reaction to white nationalist […]