Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say

Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:39 am

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65

Mayor Ed Lee was not known to be ill; he died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 5:46 am

DOT Suspends Proposed Rule That Would Force Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking

Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, incl…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 5:01 am

Top Stories: Alabama Senate Election; Native Americans' Views On Health Care

Also: The latest on southern California wildfires; France hosts a world climate summit and President Trump isn't invited; and "The Endless Summer" surf film dir…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:38 am

Firefighters In California Take Advantage Of Milder Winds

After losing some ground to the massive Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles over the weekend, firefighters on Monday managed to bring it to 20 percent containment.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:09 am

What To Watch For And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race

No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:01 am

A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama

Yes, the race is between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. But this contest touches on scandals involving sexual misconduct, President Trump's influ…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:00 am

Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:00 am

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Ha…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:00 am

Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program

The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Cong…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 3:58 am

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has died

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, who steps in as acting mayor, confirmed Lee's death.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:46 am

Counties to watch as Alabama votes for U.S. senator

The lengthy campaign between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is reaching its end.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:32 am

‘One of our attorneys is a Jew’: Kayla Moore raises eyebrows at rally for Roy Moore

Roy Moore's wife raises eyebrows at a campaign rally ahead of the special election in Alabama.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:07 am

'The Rock' announces he's expecting a baby girl in adorable Instagram post

Dwayne Johnson said he's delighted to be surrounded by women: "All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way."    &…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:03 am

Charles Jenkins, former U.S. deserter to North Korea, dies at 77

Jenkins disappeared in 1965 while on patrol along the Demilitarized Zone.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:01 am

Judd Apatow skewers Trump in 'Return,' his new Netflix stand-up special

Judd Apatow throws punchlines at his established foe President Trump, as well as other celebs, in 'The Return.'        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:57 am

Joined by his son Billy, an emotional Jimmy Kimmel makes the case for CHIP

Like father, like son — Jimmy Kimmel and his son, Billy, both charmed Kimmel's viewers Monday night.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:43 am

Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's stomach

An Oklahoma vet removed 21 pacifiers from a dog's stomach last week, according to local reports.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:14 am

5 things you need to know Tuesday

The biggest news to start your morning.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 5:44 am

Patriots suffer surprise setback as Dolphins snap win streak ahead of Pittsburgh trip

New England can still wrap up AFC East and get inside track for home field with win at Pittsburgh on Sunday.        …

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 5:38 am

Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

A Treasury report on tax cuts that’s a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition.

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Pessimism and Paralysis in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis

Remember when U.S. workers supposedly couldn’t be employed?

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Facts Have a Well-Known Liberal Bias

Trying to pretend that the parties are the same is deeply destructive.

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The Republican War on Children

Health care for a thousand kids, or tax breaks for one wealthy heir? The G.O.P. prefers the second.

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Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Bad faith touches every aspect of the G.O.P.’s sales pitch to ram a bill through.

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The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

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On Feeling Thankful but Fearful

America gave me so much, but are we still that country?

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Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.

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Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

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Are Tech Companies Trying to Derail Sex-Trafficking Bill?

Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:00 am

D-Orbit’s Self-Destruct Modules for Satellites Could Help Fix the Space Junk Problem

A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:00 am

McLaren's Senna Supercar Delivers Wild Performance, Costs a Million Dollars

The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 7:00 am

If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Expect Fewer Great Startups

Opinion: Ajit Pai’s plan to ditch the open internet will have a serious, and negative, impact on innovation.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:00 am

SpaceX Will Send a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station

The mission also christens an improved launch pad—destroyed in a 2016 explosion—to support the next generation of launches.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:00 am

FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students

Schools, colleges, and students may not be able to pay for "fast lanes" permitted if the FCC abandons net neutrality rules.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:00 am

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

The Islamic State is designing and mass-producing its own advanced munitions—with parts from all over the world.

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 5:00 am

As the Southern California Fires Rage, a Boeing 747 Joins the Fight

The Global Supertanker is a modified Boeing 747 that drops mass quantities of fire retardant from just 200 feet above the ground.

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 4:52 pm

Crispr Therapeutics Plans to Launch Its First Clinical Trial in 2018

The study, testing a genetic tweak to the stem cells that make red blood cells, could begin as soon as next year.

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 3:56 pm

'Star Wars' Surprise: Jedi Are Celibate!

According to Luke Skywalker himself, if Jedi were allowed to get down "I'd have a girlfriend by now."…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 11:27 am

7 Indoor Training Benefits For Cycling Enthusiasts

Inclement weather used to force cyclists off the roads or trails, and they used to dread training indoors. Those days are far behind us, The post 7 Indoor Trai…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 5:50 pm

BMC aims to hit repeat button in 2018, with a twist

BMC Racing wants to repeat its gilded 2017 season with another monument win, but Tour de France yellow remains dream goal. The post BMC aims to hit repeat butto…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 3:38 pm

And Rally makes three: Another U.S. team confirmed as Pro Continental

Rally Cycling confirms it will step up to cycling's second tier in the coming season, making it the third U.S. team to do so. The post And Rally makes three: An…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 3:16 pm

Giro organizers consider ‘plan B’ due to Jerusalem turmoil

Rocket strikes and growing international protests centered on Jerusalem have prompted concerns for Giro d'Italia organizers. The post Giro organizers consider…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 11:15 am

NCGP: West and Werner double down on day two

Ruby West and North Carolina resident Kerry Werner both won for the second consecutive day on Sunday at the NCGP in Hendersonville, N.C. The post NCGP: West and…

Posted on 10 December 2017 | 9:39 pm

Resolution Cross: Anthony beats McFadden, Ortenblad does the double

Crystal Anthony and Tobin Ortenblad took the wins on day two of the UCI C2 Resolution Cross Cup in Garland, Texas on Sunday. The post Resolution Cross: Anthony…

Posted on 10 December 2017 | 6:14 pm

Druivencross: Van der Poel and Ferrand-Prevot are best in the mud

Mathieu van der Poel and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot were victorious in the snowy and muddy conditions on Sunday in Overijse, Belgium. The post Druivencross: Van der…

Posted on 10 December 2017 | 10:15 am

NCGP: West and Werner continue winning ways on day one

Ruby West and Kerry Werner conquered snowy conditions on Saturday on day one of the North Carolina Grand Prix in Hendersonville, N.C. The post NCGP: West and W…

Posted on 9 December 2017 | 7:30 pm

Resolution Cross Cup: McFadden and Ortenblad conquer sand on day one

Courtenay McFadden and Tobin Ortenblad were victorious on day one of the UCI C2 Resolution Cross Cup in Garland, Texas on Saturday. The post Resolution Cross Cu…

Posted on 9 December 2017 | 6:53 pm

Essen: van der Poel and Cant are victorious

Beobank-Corendon teammates European champion Mathieu van der Poel and world champion Sanne Cant were triumphant on Saturday in Essen, The post Essen: van der P…

Posted on 9 December 2017 | 11:31 am

The Season for Giving

For nearly two months, I’ve been at the front the group, drilling it. In our cycling metaphor, I’ve been in the big ring, turning a 53×15 with…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 1:01 am

Going Downhill: Xpedo GFX Pedals

I used to think that a pedal strike while mountain biking was a bad thing. Then I realized it was neither good nor bad; it’s just something that happens.

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 1:01 am

Friday Group Ride #389

The snow has not yet fallen (though we are told it is imminent), so I was surprised to hear from not one but two cyclist friends in the last two weeks that they…

Posted on 8 December 2017 | 3:19 pm

Paceline Podcast #93

Cold and flu season. That’s what we call it, right? As if it were restricted to a few months of the year like maple sugaring or cyclocross Nordic ski…

Posted on 7 December 2017 | 12:15 pm

Looking Forward: the Bell Stratus Helmet

I can’t help but look back on the history of cycling as I check out new gear. There’s something inherent to my world view to consider history as I r…

Posted on 6 December 2017 | 4:07 pm

Happy Knees: Time Atac XC6 Pedals

Over the years, I’ve noticed that the more static my position is on the bike, the less my pedals need to accommodate. If I’m riding country roads in…

Posted on 5 December 2017 | 12:36 pm

Hot Clothing for Cool Days: Giordana G-Shield

After developing a stated expertise for being able to dress for any condition, I did the unthinkable and moved to Northern California. Learning how to dress for…

Posted on 4 December 2017 | 1:21 pm

Friday Group Ride #388

A switch flipped, and now I’m a mountain biker. I have been a mountain biker before. During long stretches of the ’90s I was on a 26-inch, 80mm trav…

Posted on 1 December 2017 | 2:32 pm

One Good Dude

Part of being a pro cyclist is spending the off season meeting with sponsors and glad-handing fans. I’ve attended a number of “get to ride with Ride…

Posted on 1 December 2017 | 12:03 pm

The RKP Long-Sleeve Jersey

I’m a big fan of arm warmers. For a day with changeable conditions, arm warmers do a great job of keeping you warm, but can be pulled down if temperatures…

Posted on 30 November 2017 | 4:40 pm

Campagnolo’s Movement is into road cycling clothing

A couple of weeks ago Campy teased with exceptionally vague images of watch internals and then a loom on social media. Now the curtain is back. And it is not cl…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:31 am

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Snoqualmie Forest, Washington

Photo submitted by Myk McCorvey, “This photo was taken on a recent gravel ride in the Snoqualmie forest and proves that it doesn’t always rain in Se…

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 6:16 am

Fezzari explores three new Peaks with new suspension design and 3 new mountain bikes

For a small company, Fezzari puts out a surprising amount of new bikes on a regular basis. Always trying to one up their last model, Fezzari is at it again with…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 5:08 pm

JensonUSA Holiday Gift Guide… for the Cyclocross Racer

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Cyclocross Racer? Ideas for your own wishlist? Or just wanna stuff your own stocking with a good deal? Since our…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 1:50 pm

Aribike doubles up with round and oval chainrings for Shimano Dura Ace R9100 and Ultegra R8000

Thanks to the proliferation of the 1x, small chainring manufacturers have seen a rebirth. But for companies like Aribike, they don’t just make single chai…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 12:42 pm

Archer D1X wireless shifting towards production, XTR/Eagle mashup teases possibilities

Back at Sea Otter earlier this year, Archer Components broke onto the scene. Based out of Santa Cruz, CA, the small company was gearing up to go head to head wi…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 11:44 am

Pro Cyclocross bike hacks from Robert Marion, Jen Malik & Eric Thompson

This past weekend’s NCGP UCI race is our state’s biggest cyclocross race, and a chance for pros to pick up a few UCI points without (usually) racing…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 9:30 am

Isen Workshop bikes bring together Hartley Cycles & Talbot Frameworks

Two London-based custom steel frame builders, Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles and Matt McDonough of Talbot Frameworks, have teamed up to create handmade, limite…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 9:03 am

Canyon Spectral CF SLX shreds trail as all-new, more aggressive mountain bike

We got a sneak peek at the all-new Canyon’s Spectral trail bike a few weeks back by way of the vague No Routine teaser. Now the details are in. The new,&n…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 5:02 am

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Winter push bike park riding in Germany

Don’t worry about the future of mountain bikers, and get out ride like a kid. Reader Brandon Stone sent in this great shot of the next generatio…

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 4:01 am