This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 15 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion. Francis didn’t refer to the ruling or explicitly mention abortion in his homily. But he used the buzzwords he has throughout his papacy about the need to defend families and to condemn a “culture of waste” that he believes is behind the societal acceptance of abortion. “Let us not allow the family to be poisoned by the toxins of selfishness, individualism, today's culture of indifference and waste, and as a result lose its very DNA, which is the spirit of welcoming and service,” he said. The pope, noting that some couples allow their fears and anxieties to “thwart the … [Read more...] about Pope hails families, blasts ‘culture of waste’ after Roe
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 As a brand, Asian carp have two big problems: The name strikes many as both racially insensitive and decidedly unpalatable -- a trash fish. How about some "copi" instead? In a marketing event Wednesday, Illinois officials announced the focus-group-approved name for the prolific invasive species. With the fresh consumer brand, they are seeking to gut the fish's numbers and reduce the looming ecological threat it poses to the Great Lakes. Soon, they hope, folks will be noshing on copi sliders and cooking up copi tacos, eating into the invader's population. " 'Copi' rose to the top. It's kind of fresh, maybe kind of Mediterranean," Kevin Irons, assistant fisheries chief at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said of the two-year name search. "Copi sounded like a fish." That's copi as in copious, which from an environmental perspective is the problem … [Read more...] about Asian carp threaten the Great Lakes. Will calling them ‘copi’ help?
Inspired by fireflies, researchers from MIT have created insect-scale robots that can emit light while flying and enable motion tracking and communication. (Sign up to our Technology newsletter, Today’s Cache, for insights on emerging themes at the intersection of technology, business and policy. Click here to subscribe for free.) “This is a major step toward flying these robots in outdoor environments where we don’t have a well-tuned, state-of-the-art motion tracking system,” Kevin Chen, head of the Soft and Micro Robotics Laboratory in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), MIT, said in a research report. These robots weigh barely more than a paper clip, and they can be tracked using the light they emit and three smartphone cameras. Fireflies use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey. Researchers have used the same concept to build these robots which are said to communicate with each other through the … [Read more...] about MIT researchers create firefly-like light emitting robots
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! American singer and actor Barbra Streisand said on Friday afternoon that the Supreme Court is "the American Taliban." Streisand, who has starred in many movies including the Little Fockers and Meet the Fockers, said on Friday following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that the court used "religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion." "The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. This Court is the American Taliban," Streisand said. Her comments come as multiple states enacted so-called "trigger laws" which ban abortion with some exceptions, such as rape, incest, or if an abortion is deemed medically necessary. AFGHANISTAN'S TALIBAN URGED BY UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO … [Read more...] about Barbra Streisand says the Supreme Court is ‘the American Taliban’
Navy reservist and pilot Michael Cassidy spoke with Breitbart News about his upcoming runoff election against Rep. Michael Guest (R-MI) and explained that Guest is “colluding” with Mississippi’s Republican establishment to “illegally incite Democrats to participate in our Republican runoff.” LISTEN: Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle began the interview by discussing Cassidy’s upcoming runoff election against Rep. Michael Guest (R-MI) on Tuesday. “The establishment, they got all their big guns out, they have put over half a million of Kevin McCarthy’s PAC, they’ve put a half million of attack ads against me, they put in their hundreds of thousands of corporate PAC money that’s going to attack me,” Cassidy said. “And the reason is because I’m an America first candidate, and I want to shake up the establishment, and just like you said, Guest is a perfect embodiment of that.” Cassidy continued : Just a couple of days ago, it came out that Guest was colluding … [Read more...] about Cassidy: Rep. Guest Is ‘Colluding’ with Establishment to Gain Dem Votes
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court's landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set the strategy in motion, engineering the Supreme Court's makeover by blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland and changing the Senate's rules to easily confirm Trump's picks. It was a long game that sought to lock in a conservative court majority for decades to come. Trump and McConnell couldn't have accomplished it alone, needing the backing of almost all Republican senators to reshape the bench. Now, Republicans are heading into a November midterm election that is poised to … [Read more...] about Senate confirmed justices to end Roe. How will voters react?