TIME White House

Watch LIVE: Jimmy Carter Discusses Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter was expected to address his recent cancer diagnosis during a news conference in Atlanta. The Democrat, 90, earlier said the cancer had been discovered during an operation to remove a mass from his liver.

TIME celebrities

Jennifer Lawrence Has No Filter, and We Love It

"I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels"

Jennifer Lawrence turns 25 on Saturday, and what better way to celebrate than with some of her most hilarious and insightful quotes? The Hunger Games star is known for saying it like it is, speaking her mind about body image, Hollywood and what makes her happy, like eating junk food and watching reality television. And also, that infamous fall at the 2013 Academy Awards.

“Anybody who makes fun of me [for falling], I’m just gonna go “Yeah, and then I got touched by Hugh Jackman,'” Lawrence said after she took a tumble as she climbed the stage to accept her Oscar for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook.

Enjoy more of Jennifer’s top 10 quotes in the video above.

TIME Debates

Watch the Republican Debate in Less Than 3 Minutes

Check out the highlights

Donald Trump was defiant. Rand Paul tangled with Chris Christie. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio all stayed relatively low-key.

The top 10 candidates faced off Thursday in their first debate of the crowded Republican primary campaign, talking immigration, education, economic issues, foreign policy and more.

Watch some of the highlights above, and read more about the debate here.

TIME Virtual Reality

How Does Virtual Reality Work?

It all has to do with a computer doing its best to trick your brain

Everyone’s talking about Virtual Reality, but what exactly is it, and how does it work?

In short, it all has to do with a computer doing its best to trick your brain. A virtual reality headset shows you an image and as soon as you move your head it modifies that image to make it seem like you’re really there. 3D audio can also enhance the experience and make you forget your physical surroundings.

What can this technology be used for? Movies and gaming is an obvious option, but virtual reality has a slew of other possible uses. It can be used for training, medical procedures, and even psychological therapy to treat disorders like PTSD.

With all the possibilities in store for VR, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it becomes commonplace.

Read more here.

TIME Science

This Is the ‘Miracle Material’ That Will Change Everything

It's called graphene, and it's found in your No. 2 pencil

The material that’s at end of your pencil could rewrite the way our technology works. That material is graphene and it makes up graphite, which you’ll find at the top of your pencil. It has the potential to make technology stronger, better, and faster.

Watch materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez explains how graphene could change everything in the video above.

TIME Culture

How a French Dancer Rebuilt Her Career After Injury

"I just knew that was it. I just had to be a dancer."

Dancer Karine Newborn knew she wanted to be a professional dancer since watching her mother dance as a little girl in Paris.

Her career as a dancer took a sharp turn though after suffering an injury while performing on Broadway. The single mother and dancer found herself unable to continue her career as a dancer, putting her in a financial bind.

Newborn used the money she received from a settlement to open her own dance studio, Brooklyn Dance Project, and start an after-school dance program.

“To me making it is not being a big star and being a big name,” says Newborn. “I just love the craft.”

TIME espionage

How Real Is the Threat of a Cyberattack?

The threat of a state-sponsored cyberattack on the U.S. is inevitable and could potentially destabilize the global system

TIME editor-at-large Ian Bremmer explains how cyberattacks from state-sponsored hackers and terrorists pose a risk for the U.S. government and financial institutions. Hackers are able to uncover state secrets, trade information and technology ideas.

TIME Foreign Policy

Watch President Obama Speak About Fight Against ISIS

Due to speak from the Pentagon

President Obama visited the Pentagon Monday for a briefing on the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as the U.S. attempts to reverse advances made by the Islamist group in recent weeks.

TIME El Salvador

Meet the Crocodile ‘Nanny’ Who Is Trying to Preserve the Species

The crocodile "nanny" acts as mother to newly hatched crocs

Rangers at the Barra de Santiago nature reserve in El Salvador are working hard to preserve the American crocodile, which is on the brink of extension in the area. In addition to doing educational outreach programs, Jose Antonio Villeda, a park ranger, has personally taken on the task of preserving the species by caring for baby crocodiles, AFP reports.

Villeda, known as a crocodile “nanny,” asks local residents to bring him crocodile eggs that they find, and then he takes care of them for 85 days until they hatch. He then raises the crocodiles for approximately two months.

“What is gratifying is that we now have a real crocodile population. We have gone from five to more than 200,” Villeda told AFP.

The crocodile population in the area has significantly decreased as a result of hunting and egg consumption, prompting park rangers in the 1990s to begin monitoring crocodiles’ nests.

[AFP]

 

TIME States

Why This July 4th Will Be The Biggest One Yet

The numbers don't lie

As Americans prepare to toast the Founding Fathers and the spirit of 1776, the American Pyrotechnics Association has estimated that this year’s sales of sparklers, cones, fountains and other “backyard” fireworks could exceed $725 million, a record for this category of fireworks.

But that’s not the only dazzling number to expect for this July 4th. From purchasing 700 million pounds of chicken to spending $1 billion in beer, Americans will celebrate their independence on a larger scale than ever this year.

 

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