• Spicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications DirectorSpicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications Director
    Embattled Presidential press secretary Sean Spicer announced that he has resigned that position, but will remain on for five weeks to ease incoming Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci into his job. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders,was elevated to the role of Presidential press secretary.
  • 3D Printed Heart Passes First Trials3D Printed Heart Passes First Trials
    A new 3D printer is being used to create a fully functioning artificial heart, a technology that researchers say will enable millions of people across the globe to live normal lives after suffering from heart failure.
  • Massive Black Hole Suffers Galactic IndigestionMassive Black Hole Suffers Galactic Indigestion
    Even supermassive black holes can bite off more than they can chew, it seems, based on observations of a nearby pair of colliding galaxies. NGC 5194 & 5195. Image credits NASA, ESA. A study analyzing emissions throughout the electromagnetic spectrum released by a nearby supermassive black hole gobbling up matter has revealed that even they […]
  • SpaceX To Launch X-37B For First TimeSpaceX To Launch X-37B For First Time
    GEOINT: In news sure to rock the launch industry, the mighty United Launch Alliance today failed to be named as the company launching the X-37B spaceplane. Instead, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will carry it for the first time, marking what is believed to be the company’s heaviest national security launch to date. The Air Force announced […]
  • How Trump Transfers Wealth to Kin Without Paying TaxesHow Trump Transfers Wealth to Kin Without Paying Taxes
    This story was co-published with The Real Deal. In April 2016, as Donald Trump was on the cusp of clinching the Republican nomination for the White House, he sold two luxury condos near Manhattan’s Central Park for less than half the price his company had said they were worth. The lucky buyer: Trump’s son, Eric. […]

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 […]
  • NPR Annual Tweeting of Declaration of Independence Triggers ProtestsNPR Annual Tweeting of Declaration of Independence Triggers Protests
    National Public Radio (NPR) was just following tradition when it started tweeting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, but little did the station know it was stirring up revolutionary sentiment. On the first Independence Day of the Donald Trump presidency, the declaration’s fiery language of revolt against tyranny inflamed the spirit of those who […]
  • ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week
    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will delay the vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act until after the week-long July 4th vacation, saying that, “We will not be on the bill this week, but we will still be working to get at least 50 people in a comfortable place.” That may take some […]
  • How Russia Did NOT Thwart the American RevolutionHow Russia Did NOT Thwart the American Revolution
    No man is an island. It’s as true in diplomacy as it is in ordinary life. And sometimes decisions made far away can have a big impact on our lives. Russia was one of the great powers of the 18th century and, while far-off, its decisions had an impact on the outcome of the American […]
  • Are We on the Verge of a Cashless Society?Are We on the Verge of a Cashless Society?
    By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that […]
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of EarthquakesYellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of Earthquakes
    Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]
  • Supreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture AbuseSupreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture Abuse
    The Supreme Court appears to be on a roll where asset forfeiture is concerned. SCOTUS isn’t making any sweeping overhauls, but the trend is clearly toward reform. Back in April, the court ruled 7-1 that Colorado can’t keep fines, court costs, and other money taken from defendants if their convictions are overturned. “Colorado may not […]
  • ISIS is Now Using Drones in BattleISIS is Now Using Drones in Battle
    The Islamic State (IS) group is using drones rigged with munitions in the battle for the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, a FRANCE 24 team inside the jihadist group’s highly dangerous self-proclaimed capital discovers. While entering Raqqa from the eastern side, past dusty, desolate neighbourhoods, a nearby explosion briefly rocks the armored vehicle carrying a […]
  • Gregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the ConfederacyGregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the Confederacy
    The tributes to Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at 69, have been flowing steadily. They’ve noted his mellifluous voice, his keyboard, his composing talents, his marriage to Cher, his creation of southern rock as a genre. But a lot of them have missed the ways in which The Allman Brothers Band promoted a sense of […]
  • Heidi Cullen is the Weather Channel’s Blame ChangerHeidi Cullen is the Weather Channel’s Blame Changer
    Heidi Cullen is the blame changer. For someone who’s been immersed in the scary realities of global warming for so long, Cullen is surprisingly optimistic. Marius Bugge According to a recent Yale survey, 7 in 10 Americans believe global warming is real and ­happening. And 6 in 10 believe it is affecting U.S. weather. But […]
  • Hannity Supporters Strike Back – at Rachel MaddowHannity Supporters Strike Back – at Rachel Maddow
    Sean Hannity will not be silenced. That was the defiant message the right-wing commentator delivered on his Fox News show on Tuesday night, after a long weekend that, some thought, might extend into a permanent vacation. But if Hannity’s employers have shown explicit unease about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory (the utterly unfounded suggestion that […]
  • Texas School District Approves Corporal PunishmentTexas School District Approves Corporal Punishment
    Corporal punishment has been on the decline as an acceptable form of punishment for nearly a half century. However, a school district in Texas is joining a growing number of districts approving the form of discipline.