Artie Villasanta

  • Taking revenge on Trump

    Saudi Arabia Will Slash Crude Exports to U.S. In 2019

    Saudi Arabia will target the United States with a huge oil export cut in a bold move to slash massive inventories -- and to take revenge on president Donald Trump.
  • Too many opioid deaths

    Vaccine Might Reduce Deaths from U.S. Opioid Epidemic

    American scientists seem to have made astounding headway against the lethal opioid epidemic sweeping the United States that killed more than 72,000 persons in 2017.
  • Don't Brexit

    Europe's Top Court Says UK Can Stop Brexit Unilaterally

    The impossibly complicated travesty that is Brexit has seen Prime Minister Theresa May suffer three humiliating Brexit defeats in the single day of Dec. 4.
  • Causes cancer

    Overweight People Account for 4% Of All Cancers Worldwide

    Excess body weight accounted for about 3.9% of all cancers worldwide in 2012, according to a report appearing online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, which is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
  • Heading for Asia

    All U.S. Navy Zumwalt-Class Stealth Destroyers Will Be Deployed to Asia

    The USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), the third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy launched Dec. 9, will be assigned to Asia as part of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM).
  • A cure at last?

    Implantable Device Might Cure Neuropsychiatric Illnesses

    A program funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is claiming a breakthrough that might significantly improve the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders using implanted devices in the human brain.
  • Star Trek!

    NASA Says Voyager 2 Spacecraft Has Left Our Solar System

    Launched 51 years ago to study the Outer Planets, the American space probe Voyager 2 is now only the second man-made object to leave the "heliopause" after her sister ship, Voyager 1. She's now in interstellar space but is still inside our Solar System.
  • Melting too fast

    Arctic Is Warming Too Fast, Says U.S. Climate Report

    The ongoing warming of the endangered Arctic is double that of the rest of the planet, and the region has been warmer for the past five years than at any other time since 1900 when records began being kept.
  • Warning to China

    Royal Australian Air Force Takes Delivery of First F-35 Stealth Jets

    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters acquired by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are now in Australia and will be ready for action against China by 2020.
  • Moon farmer

    China Moon Mission Will Grow Potatoes and Silkworms On The Moon

    China's going over to the Dark Side -- of the Moon, that is. Rumors continue to mount China will launch a mission tomorrow (Dec. 8), which will land a rover to explore the Dark Side or the Far Side of the Moon.
  • Convicted

    Former Hong Kong Minister Found Guilty of Bribery in the USA

    Patrick Ho Chi-ping, former Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was found guilty by a federal jury in New York of bribing government officials in Uganda and Chad on behalf of a Chinese energy company.
  • Win the Next War

    Next U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Leads Effort to Win Future Battles

    U.S. Army General Mark Milley, the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue creating a thoroughly modernized and better equipped United States Armed Forces capable of winning on future battlefields.
  • Is it a bird?

    Dinosaurs Developed Iridescent Feathers As A Mating Tool

    It's now generally accepted that almost all dinosaurs had feathers, as outlandish as this may seem.
  • The Great Dying was caused by climate change

    Global Warming Triggered Deadliest Mass Extinction Event in History

    The Great Dying or the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event was the largest extinction in Earth's history. This cataclysmic mass slaughter, which occurred some 252 million years ago, wiped-out about 96 percent of all marine species worldwide.
  • Easing-up

    U.S. Fed To Ease-up On Interest Rate Hikes In 2019

    There seems to be a consensus forming the U.S. Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, will hike interest rates for the last time this year before Christmas but will moderate the pace in 2019.
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