One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
New calls to rename Higgs boson One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
39,000 Year Old Baby Mammoth Goes on Display in Moscow The three meter-long, 39,000-year-old female mammoth named Yuka.(Photo : Reuters ... and scientists face a bigger challenge trying to decode DNA data from frozen remains to make wooly mammoths live again. Yuka is one of the best preserved specimens ... 10/28/2014 - 11:00 pm | View Link
Frozen Baby Mammoth Goes On Display In Hong Kong (PHOTOS) Meet Lyuba, the world's best-preserved baby mammoth. Discovered in 2007 by a reindeer herder ... Recently, two scientists from South Korea and Russia vowed to clone a wooly mammoth. MSNBC reported that another young mammoth, nicknamed "Yuka," was found ... 04/10/2012 - 3:07 am | View Link
Frozen Baby Woolly Mammoth Discovered in Siberia Marco Werman: Let's shift now from a creature of today's ocean to a creature of the past. Scientists recently discovered a baby wooly mammoth preserved in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Nicknamed Yuka, the mammoth lived around 10,000 years ago. 04/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Preserved Baby Wooly Mammoth Found In Russian Arctic According to Reuters, an amazingly well-preserved baby wooly mammoth was found by a reindeer herder in the Arctic. Most of the wool was gone, but her organs and skin are intact. She’s been named Lubuya after the herder’s wife. She has been frozen ... 08/20/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Meet Lyuba, the 42,000-year-old baby wooly mammoth Lyuba, a nearly perfectly frozen baby wooly mammoth is on display at the museum until September. She's more than 42-thousand years old and in 2007 was discovered in Siberia by reindeer herders who saw her body sticking out of a river bank. She fell in to a ... 03/30/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mammoth A mammoth is any species of the extinct genus Mammuthus, proboscideans commonly equipped with long, curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair. 04/24/2017 - 7:17 pm | View Website
Ice Baby — Photo Gallery — National Geographic Magazine A near-perfect frozen mammoth resurfaces after 40,000 years, bearing clues to a great vanished species. 04/22/2017 - 6:23 pm | View Website
Lyuba Lyuba (Russian: Люба) is a female woolly mammoth calf (Mammuthus primigenius) who died c. 41,800 years ago at the age of 30 to 35 days. She is by far the best ... 04/22/2017 - 2:33 pm | View Website
Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant ... A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully ... 03/24/2015 - 7:41 pm | View Website
When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, the U. S. leader’s national security aides saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders.
During their “very friendly conversation,” the administration said in a late-night statement, Trump invited Duterte, an authoritarian leader accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, to visit him at the White House.
 administration officials are bracing for an avalanche of criticism from human rights groups.
“By essentially endorsing Duterte’s murderous war on drugs, Trump is now morally complicit in future killings,” said John Sifton, Asia director of Human Rights Watch.
Administration officials said the call to Duterte was one of several to Southeast Asian leaders that the White House arranged after picking up signs that they felt neglected because of Trump’s intense focus on China, Japan and tensions over North Korea.
Koerstz Madsen, the 22-year-old Danish player ranked 79th in the world, closed with a 4-under 68 at Atlanta National Golf Club to beat Stackhouse (72) and Ecuador's Daniela Darquea (67) by two strokes.
Koerstz Madsen earned $22,500 to jump from 17th to third on the money list with $30,325 in four starts.
Stackhouse, the tour rookie from Riverdale, Georgia, took a two-stroke lead into the final round.
The new Mississippi Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has a chart that shows who is in charge of state government.
The report was published April 21 by the Department of Finance and Administration and is on the state auditor's website .
Mississippi tax collections have fallen short of expectations, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has had to make multiple rounds of budget cuts since the middle of FY16.
The report notes, on page 22, that money collected to support the general fund — the biggest state-funded part of the budget — fell $145.7 million short of predictions for the year.
Sales tax collections grew by $27.8 million, or 1.4 percent, and individual income tax collections grew by $26 million, or 1.5 percent, in FY16 compared to the previous year.
 collections from corporate income tax and franchise tax decreased by $117.8 million, or 16.5 percent.
The statistics about population, income and education are valuable to lawmakers and public policy planners.
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 Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax on business sales was killed without a single legislative vote, a blow to the Democratic governor's push to revamp the state tax structure and end boom-and-bust cycles of budget instability.
The concept was a last-minute introduction into the tax debate that never gained a bit of traction in the Legislature and that wasn't endorsed by a task force formed to recommend the best ways to rewrite Louisiana's tax laws.
The plan would keep agencies largely at the same level of state financing they received this year, with some mandatory spending increases funded.
Havard's bill, up for debate Monday, would enact a new business tax for larger companies that file their taxes through the state's corporate income and franchise tax laws.
Companies would be unable to take advantage of loopholes that let them shift losses around to lower their Louisiana tax payments and instead, the state would calculate a tax off a business' federal taxable income.
Another idea up for discussion is Edwards' proposal to extend sales taxes to services, such as digital streaming services, cable television, landscaping and massages.
Other talk continues about renewing a temporary 1 percent increase in the state sales tax and the temporary removal of some sales tax breaks.
CNNThe US is trying to stop two of its allies in Syria from mauling each otherCNNIstanbul (CNN) The stars and stripes fluttered in the spring breeze as the column of American armored vehicles rumbled through the village. Men, women and children waved the V for victory sign. Women ululated. The soldiers on board waved back.