Editorial Opinions

  • US Scientists Plan March for Science to Protest Gag RulesUS Scientists Plan March for Science to Protest Gag Rules
    A Facebook group promoting a Washington “March for Science” has drawn more than 600,000 followers in just a few days. Researchers are increasingly stepping into the uncomfortable roles of advocates as early actions from the Trump administration set off alarm bells in the scientific community. “This is first time in my career I’ve seen scientists […]

Politics

  • GOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and MnuchinGOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and Mnuchin
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the nominations of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary and Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary to the full Senate after changing rules to stymie a boycott by Democrats, according to the Associated Press. The move came after Democrats prevented confirmation votes […]

World News

  • ‘Sudden Death’ of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Investigated‘Sudden Death’ of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Investigated
    RepublishReprint North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother died Monday after becoming ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, according to Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat. Another police source told CNN the man who died is named Kim Jong Nam. Police have described the incident as a “sudden death” pending the […]

U.S. News

  • Trump Comments About Bergdahl Imperil Fair TrialTrump Comments About Bergdahl Imperil Fair Trial
    RepublishReprint Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared before a military judge for a hearing on Monday at Fort Bragg, N.C. He is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009. The defense is arguing that Bergdahl cannot get a fair trial because Donald Trump has personally commented on […]

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Science

  • Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on CeresDawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres
    NASA’s Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the spacecraft’s visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) detected the material in and around a northern-hemisphere crater called Ernutet. Organic molecules are interesting to scientists because […]

Technology

  • Five Smartphone Trends For 2017Five Smartphone Trends For 2017
    It is still early in the year, and yet, the smartphone industry roadmap for the year seems to have been laid out. 2017 is expected to be a year which would bring major hardware innovations to smartphones. Here are the major smartphone innovations which will set the trends in terms of hardware-based features for the […]

About Tellus

  • THE TELLUS MANIFESTOTHE TELLUS MANIFESTO
    When we started Tellus News Digest in 2014, our goal was to create a venue where content contributors could publish high quality, professionally edited, and well documented articles on trending news stories, while leaving room for the kind of in-depth exploratory articles that will cast light on stories that are being manipulated by the mainstream […]

SPOTLIGHT

  • Fact Checking Trump’s First ‘Solo’ Press ConferenceFact Checking Trump’s First ‘Solo’ Press Conference
    News organizations – including some labelled as “fake news” outlets by freshman president Donald J. Trump – are having a field day fact checking President Trump’s first “solo” press conference, and there’s a lot for them to gloat over. Some are even calling it the first “fact free” press conference. The Washington Post – often […]

Featured Stories

  • Immigrants Bring Crime Wave to SwedenImmigrants Bring Crime Wave to Sweden
    Police investigator Peter Springare isn’t likely to be among those mocking President Trump for his remarks about refugees in Sweden. Trump’s comments during a Florida campaign rally on Saturday – which some took as a misstatement about a supposed terror attack – dovetail with what Springare has been seeing during a typical week in Orebro, […]
  • Ku Klux Klan Leader Found DeadKu Klux Klan Leader Found Dead
    Frank Ancona, the professed leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was shot and killed in Missouri last week in what officials called a “tragic and senseless act of violence.” His wife and stepson were charged in his death on Monday. His body was found on a riverbank on Saturday with […]
  • The Short Tenure of Michael FlynnThe Short Tenure of Michael Flynn
    Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled White House officials about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Nov. 18 President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Mr. Flynn the post of national security adviser, elevating a retired general and intelligence […]
  • Five Facts to Know About Groundhog DayFive Facts to Know About Groundhog Day
    Crowds gather with anticipation every Feb. 2 to see if groundhogs throughout the area see their shadow to signal another six weeks of winter. This year, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, while New York City’s Staten Island Chuck called for an early spring. Here are some fast facts about the day […]
  • Trump Picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme CourtTrump Picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
    President Donald Trump selected 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday evening as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant for nearly a full year by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. Trump, who promised along the campaign trail to select a judge “in the mold of Scalia,” made the announcement […]
  • Mexican President Vows Not to Pay for WallMexican President Vows Not to Pay for Wall
    Mexico’s leader Enrique Pena Nieto has condemned US President Donald Trump’s move to build a border wall, and insisted that his country has no intention of paying for it. “I regret and condemn the decision of the United States to continue construction of a wall that, for years, has divided us instead of uniting us,” […]
  • Paul Ryan Says Forced Deportations ‘Not Happening’Paul Ryan Says Forced Deportations ‘Not Happening’
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked a delicate line on the issue of immigration — one considerably more delicate than President-elect Donald Trump’s — during a nationally televised town hall meeting hosted by CNN on Thursday. Confronted by an undocumented Oklahoma woman, who is protected from deportation under an Obama administration program, Ryan (R-Wis.) said […]

Tellus In Depth

  • What is Lost When USDA and EPA are GaggedWhat is Lost When USDA and EPA are Gagged
    Facts aren’t political Pexels Government science is useless if the public can’t learn about it In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered one of the largest landslides not caused by an earthquake in a decade. We know this because of pictures—stunning in their devastation—taken with a […]

Sports

  • Connecticut Women’s Team Wins 100th StraightConnecticut Women’s Team Wins 100th Straight
    One year ago, on the night after Super Bowl Sunday, Geno Auriemma sat alongside three stalwart seniors and momentarily imagined a coaching life without them. “I start to blink because I look out there and start to think that these three are not going to be there next year,” Auriemma, coach of the Connecticut women’s […]

Health

  • Male Contraceptive Gel Passes Major HurdleMale Contraceptive Gel Passes Major Hurdle
    Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, shows the gel works and is safe – at least in primates. It hopes to have enough evidence to begin tests in men […]

Entertainment

  • Video Likely to Hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’Video Likely to Hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’
    Marketers would describe “A Dog’s Purpose” as a film with “four-quadrant” appeal, meaning it’s likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. Based on a bestselling book and told from a dog’s perspective, it’s a feel-good story for animal lovers of all kinds. Which is why a video leaked last week of a […]

Business

  • Bill Gates Worries New Nationalism Could Hurt PlanetBill Gates Worries New Nationalism Could Hurt Planet
    The evolution of Bill Gates has seen the Microsoft cofounder master both technology and philanthropy. Now he just may need to conquer diplomacy. For the first time since creating the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, the billionaire and his foundation co-chair wife find themselves in the role of convincing governments that funding global health initiatives is […]

Media

  • Schwarzenegger to Trump: Let’s Switch JobsSchwarzenegger to Trump: Let’s Switch Jobs
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Celebrity Apprentice host and former California governor, on Thursday morning asked President Donald Trump to switch roles, after the commander-in-chief mocked the actor’s low TV ratings while addressing the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Related: Trump blasts Apprentice ratings on Twitter, Schwarzenegger fires back “Hey Donald, I have a great idea,” […]

Lifestyles

  • Corporal Punishment Banned in FranceCorporal Punishment Banned in France
    The French are sparing the rod. Child abuse was already illegal in France, but a new bill bans all corporal punishment. The “Equality and Citizenship” bill passed on Dec. 22, forbidding cruel, degrading, and/or humiliating treatment of children by their parents. The bill makes spanking a civil, rather than a criminal offense. A 2009 poll done by TNS-Sofres […]

  • As  a writer, you are probably accustomed to rejection, because that is the writer’s lot in life.  In How to Master the Art of Selling, by sales guru Tom Hopkins, the author of one of the best-selling self-improvement books of all time makes a single statement that, once internalized, helps anyone – not just salespeople […]