Trump Claims He Got Iran Death Estimate With Minutes To Go. He Should’ve Had It Way Earlier.

Donald Trump claims he prevented the deaths of 150 Iranians Thursday night ― but his account raises questions about why he only learned how many people would die in his planned missile strike minutes before it was to happen. “Under ‘regular order’ in the NSC process, yes, but we don’t have regular order so perhaps not,” said a former NSC staff member who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents. Estimate of military members and civilians killed and injured at the target sites; Estimate of potential U.S. service members killed and injured during the operation; Potential threats to U.S. military, diplomatic and civilian targets in retaliation actions by the targeted country. “Look Mr. President, these are the targets we plan …

A New Species Of Worm Has Eyes Poking Out Of Its Butt

If there is an all-powerful God out there, you would have to ask that God what was going through their mind when they dreamed up this poor guy: a Scottish worm with eyes in its butt. The curious creature was recently discovered by a research team from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Marine Scotland Science, and Thomson Environmental Consultants. Reporting in the European Journal of Taxonomy, the team carried out a study of the teeny worm and concluded that it was, in fact, a previously unrecognized species, now named Ampharete oculicirrata. They reached this conclusion using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to prove it is unique enough to classify it as a new species. At least 40 known species belong to the Ampharete genus. Another shot of the unfortunate fellow. …

Women’s World Cup: Should men be refereeing in France?

(CNN)In a crowded penalty box with the score 0-0 in the first half, Svenja Huth is standing a few yards from her opponent’s goalkeeper as Germany prepares to take a corner. Follow @cnnsport Eventually, referee Yoshimi Yamashita deemed Popp’s header a worthy goal, giving Germany a lead it would extend over the 90 minutes, sealing a 3-0 win over the Super Falcons to march towards the quarterfinals. Why has there been such a brouhaha about Huth positioning herself a few yards from Nigeria’s teenage goalkeeper? Though in an offside position, she was deemed not to be interfering with play, but the interpretation of the rules has not gone down well with many commentators. “I genuinely cannot understand what’s going on …

Greenland Will Become Iceless If Current Climate Trends Continue

You may have recently seen the jarring photo of a sled team running through water in Greenland under the glistening Sun. Or the equally startling report that the island lost more than 2 gigatons of ice in a single day last week.    However, it looks like these are just the beginnings of the earthshaking changes Greenland is about to undergo. Geophysicists have used satellite data and computer models to predict the long-term effects of warming global temperatures on Greenland’s melting ice sheet, reporting their findings in the journal Science Advances this week. In sum, it ain’t good. If current trends continue, Greenland’s ice sheet will be almost iceless by the year 3000. Even in a best-case scenario, in which we dramatically …

Nicki Minaj Is All Over Her Registered Sex Offender Man In Steamy ‘Megatron’ Video – Watch! – Perez Hilton

Nicki Minaj can’t keep her hands off her BF Kenneth Petty! The pair are featured together repeatedly in Nicki’s sexy new music video for the track Megatron, which debuted overnight at midnight, and which is now drawing a LOT of reactions from fans and followers alike! But it’s not just the sexy, steamy look that Minaj and Petty give on the track… Megatron also takes a direct hit at Petty’s dangerous criminal past, with Minaj apparently ready to face criticism head-on, consequences be damned!!! Acknowledging how Petty is an ex-con, at one point on the track, Minaj raps this verse (below): “I f*ck him like I miss him, he just came out of prison. B*tches be talkin’ sh*t, but they ain’t got a …

San Francisco’s Juul Ban, an All-Electric Airplane, and More News

San Francisco said goodbye to e-cigarettes, an airplane maker went all-electric, and a Minnesota cop was awarded money because of her snooping colleagues. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every week day? Sign up here! Today's Headlines San Francisco's e-cigarrette ban aims to goose the FDA This week, San Francisco city officials banned the sale and delivery of e-cigarettes (like the popular Juul brand) until they are approved by the FDA. While it is an attempt to stop e-cigarettes from getting into the hands of young people (the US Surgeon General has called e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic), the move may be more of …

Woman Claims Heaven Is Real After Surviving Cardiac Arrest! – Perez Hilton

A woman claims to have seen heaven after surviving a cardiac arrest. Earlier this week on Instagram, tattoo artist Suede Silver posted a picture of client Madie Johnson‘s ink — of the text, “It’s real” — which was inspired by her aunt Tina‘s recent health troubles. Related: Woman Wears White To Daughter-In-Law’s Wedding! According to Johnson, Tina had an abrupt loss of heart function, and was technically dead — according to doctors. However, after she was revived four times by first responders, Tina got transported to a hospital. While on a defibrillator, she woke up and gestured for a pen as she was unable to speak. In Madie’s cousin’s journal, Tina wrote, “It’s real.” When the people in her room asked what was “real,” …

26 Scary Comics By An American Artist That Are Oddly Fascinating

We would like to present a young American artist of 24 years, Hunter Scheiderer, from Los Angeles. He draws weird and scary 4-panel comics which are oddly quite mesmerizing to look at. The catch is, his short stories are completely absurd, true pearls of dark humor. With almost 100K followers on Instagram, Hunter manages to be unpredictable in his art defying common sense. There’s only one sure thing, the best place to appreciate his art is under a blanket. There’s no doubt that this artist has already found his very own style, and below are some of his works which we hope you will like! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 …

The VCs behind Libra, Facebooks new cryptocurrency

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Sadly, Equity co-host Alex Wilhelm is out this week, but for good reason: He’s getting married this weekend. Fortunately, we had the esteemed TechCrunch editor Danny Crichton step in to discuss Slack’s direct listing, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, the scooter cash desert, startup founder salaries and more with Equity co-host Kate Clark. We began this week’s episode with the latest Slack news. The enterprise communications business was said to price its shares at $26 apiece Wednesday afternoon, valuing the company at around $15.7 billion. We taped this episode on Wednesday, the day before Slack’s direct listing. It’s now Friday. We’ll be back next week …

Save Honey Boo Boo! Trisha Paytas’ Extreme Spending! Taylor Swift Is Over? Bella Thorne FREAKS OUT! And… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Has Taylor Swift lost it? Honey Boo Boo‘s family turmoil! Mama June needs to SNAP OUT OF IT! Is Trisha Paytas living well above her means? She’s purchasing so many expensive things! Bella Thorne has a meltdown over Whoopi Goldberg comments! Manny MUA‘s secret new boyfriend? Britney Spears wants to lose a lot of weight! Mel B vs Victoria Beckham! And more of today’s hottest headlines, including Blac Chyna, Ed Sheeran, Love & Hip Hop, Shawn Mendes, Farrah Abraham, Camila Cabello, Jersey Shore, Lori Loughlin, Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! Pease SHARE! And CLICK HERE to watch more of Perez’s daily recap videos! TAYLOR SWIFT on why she follows no one on Instagram: https://perezhilton.com/heres-why-taylor-swift-follows-no-one-on-instagram/ MEL …

Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift

At this point, thinking sober thoughts about a new Taylor Swift song is painfully predictable. It's a here we go again exercise that think-piece writers and social media pundits have come to dread and celebrate in equal measure. Yet, no matter how formulaic the Swift responses are, the internet must be fed. Luckily for all involved, her latest single, "You Need to Calm Down," is irresistible hot-take fodder: It's been hailed as revolutionary, slammed as queerbait, praised as inclusive, and condemned as intolerant. The lyrics and music video nod to Swift's many celebrity feuds, but also include a GLAAD endorsement and a petition to ratify the Equality Act. There is homophobia, and also a food fight. It's a Tayfecta of …

Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

(CNN)Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years. To get through her treatment and the range of side effects of chemotherapy, KC turned to a seemingly contrasting practice: traditional Chinese medicine. Each time she had chemotherapy, her body seemed weak, she said. Friends and family recommended the plant root ginseng, whose benefits are believed to include boosting energy, with recent studies supporting that claim. When her family prepared ginseng for her to drink, she felt “more energized and regained a little more strength,” she explained, which led her to use it after each chemotherapy session. But she took it with Chan’s blessing — because Chan is …