Digest

  • Trump Road Show Stops in IsraelTrump Road Show Stops in Israel
    U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday there is now a “rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace” to the Middle East, as he arrived in Israel for his first visit there as the U.S. leader. Speaking at a welcome ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Trump said the opportunity involved defeating terrorism […]

U.S. News

  • Trump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff MembersTrump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff Members
    Donald Trump is reportedly considering a team reshuffle that could result in a number of key players facing the axe. According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “He’s […]

Politics

  • Marco Rubio Dismisses Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ ClaimMarco Rubio Dismisses Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Claim
    Days after President Donald Trump called the probe into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” Republican Senator Marco Rubio said the investigation is in fact legitimate. “I wouldn’t use the term witch hunt,” Rubio said during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State […]

World News

  • Men Gang Rape, Murder Woman in IndiaMen Gang Rape, Murder Woman in India
    An Indian woman was gang-raped and then brutally murdered by men who smashed her skull with bricks after she had threatened to inform authorities, police in the northern state of Haryana said on Monday. Two men were arrested for rape and murder in Sonipat town, and six more were being investigated after the victim’s mother […]

Science

  • Scientists Propose Mining Moon to Reach MarsScientists Propose Mining Moon to Reach Mars
    By Gary Li, Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Danielle DeLatte, Ph.D. Student in Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Tokyo, Therese Jones, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Jerome Gilleron, Ph.D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Samuel Wald, Ph.D. Student in Aeronautics […]

Technology

  • Russia Hit Hard in Global Ransomware AttackRussia Hit Hard in Global Ransomware Attack
    Russia has confirmed its Interior Ministry was targeted by a global cyber-attack using hacking tools reportedly created by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Tens of thousands of computers across almost 100 countries were targeted in a global cyber attack on Friday, with universities, the British health service and major companies such as FedEx all […]

About Tellus

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    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

  • Five Warning Signs Your Child Could Be SuicidalFive Warning Signs Your Child Could Be Suicidal
    The latest statistics issued from the Center for Disease Control indicate suicide is the second leading cause of death ages 10-24. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Professional Counselor, Phyllis Alongi, says early suicide prevention education, known as upstream prevention “is necessary.” “Schools need to be receptive to implementing programs and encourage parents […]

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Featured Stories

  • Can the U.S. Government Control Healthcare Cost?Can the U.S. Government Control Healthcare Cost?
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    One in five Australians has experienced some form of revenge porn, a new survey has revealed. The report shows that people from marginalized communities are particularly vulnerable to the abuse, which included not just the release of the sexual images, but also the capturing of photos without consent and so-called “sextortion,” or threats of sharing […]
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    Two-thirds of Americans believe access to the internet is a privilege, not a human right, according to a new survey published this week. The survey of 2,000 Americans, conducted by cybersecurity and digital privacy company AnchorFree, also found that 42 percent of people who view the internet as a privilege believe it is up to […]
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    Growing up, those who preferred reading over watching television may have been mocked, but a new study suggests they now have the last laugh. The study found that individuals who enjoyed reading were genuinely nicer and more personable than their TV watching peers. Although the study couldn’t prove cause and effect, it does give you […]
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    For politicians, decrying money’s influence in politics is almost always a safe bet. Much of Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ appeal in last year’s presidential election came from their attacks on money in Washington, D.C., with Trump promising to “drain the swamp” when elected. Overwhelming majorities consistently affirm to pollsters a belief that money has […]

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Tellus In Depth

  • Chinese Caught in a Housing Trap of their OwnChinese Caught in a Housing Trap of their Own
    As regulators grapple to keep a lid on soaring housing prices in big cities, some people sign up for the debt treadmill and others decide to just get on with life. Yang Yang reports. The average price of a home in Beijing grew from 56,000 yuan a square meter in October to 63,000 yuan a […]

Sports

  • Colin Kaepernick may be ready  to walk away from the NFLColin Kaepernick may be ready to walk away from the NFL
    There’s been a ton of speculation about Colin Kaepernick and why he remains unsigned. Given his national anthem protest, he’s too controversial. He’s on a vegan diet and has lost weight. He wants too much money. Now, Peter King at MMQB hears another theory that sounds credible: Kapernick is done with the NFL. King wrote: […]

Health

  • Surgeons to Use Hepatitis-Infected Hearts in TransplantsSurgeons to Use Hepatitis-Infected Hearts in Transplants
    Kiran Shelat was willing to try almost anything to get off dialysis. Every night, the civil engineer was hooked up to a machine for 10 to 12 hours, often suffering excruciating muscle aches. And he would need to live this way until he could get a kidney transplant – which could take up to 10 […]

Entertainment

  • Loretta Lynn Remains in Hospital Following StrokeLoretta Lynn Remains in Hospital Following Stroke
    Loretta Lynn’s publicist confirmed to Rare Country on May 8 that the country music legend remains hospitalized after a stroke. Country music fans will recall that news broke over the weekend that the 85-year-old singer-songwriter had been admitted to a Nashville hospital after suffering a stroke on the night of May 4 at her home […]

Business

  • Trump Road Show Stops in IsraelTrump Road Show Stops in Israel
    U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday there is now a “rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace” to the Middle East, as he arrived in Israel for his first visit there as the U.S. leader. Speaking at a welcome ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Trump said the opportunity involved defeating terrorism […]

Media

  • Sinclair to Buy Tribune Media for $3.9 Billion Plus DebtSinclair to Buy Tribune Media for $3.9 Billion Plus Debt
    Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to buy Tribune Media in a cash and stock deal valued at $3.9 billion, the companies announced Monday. Sinclair will acquire Chicago-based Tribune Media’s 42 television stations and other assets, making the largest station owner in the country even bigger, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission and federal antitrust […]

Lifestyles

  • Kara McCullough Wins Miss USA Pushing for ‘Equalism’Kara McCullough Wins Miss USA Pushing for ‘Equalism’
    Miss District of Columbia, a physical scientist working at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, took the Miss USA crown to the country’s capital for the second consecutive year. Born in Naples, Italy, 25 years ago, Kara McCullough won the title of Miss USA on May 14. The daughter of a now-retired U.S. Navy officer, McCullough […]