On Wednesday, Elon Musk’s venture SpaceX launched its first foray into deep space — with NASA by its side. Just before sunset, SpaceX’s rocket Falcon 9 carried NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, also known as DSCOVR, beyond Earth’s atmosphere. DSCOVR will travel toward the sun and send critical data back to Earth every 15 to 60 minutes. Its findings will help scientists predict catastrophic space weather events that could impact telecommunications, aircraft and GPS systems here on Earth.
Man’s exploration of outer space is one of the greatest achievements of the 20thcentury. But “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” could never have happened if it weren’t for the women on the ground at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The new film “Hidden Figures” tells the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked as “human computers” for NASA, and helped put John Glenn into orbit and Neil Armstrong on the moon. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the stars of “Hidden Figures,” stopped by Yahoo News to discuss the film and true story behind it.
Animal-assisted therapy is becoming an increasingly popular method of providing physical and mental relief. One group being recognized for its reliable and innovative use of pet therapy is the Good Dog Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to ease human suffering and promote recovery from trauma and stress.
Terrance Coffie spent years in jail before he decided to turn his life around. With the help of The Doe Fund, and the ‘Ready, Willing and Able’ program, Coffie graduated from the prestigious New York University, and is now pursuing his master’s degree.
I spoke with Khizr and Ghazala Khan about their son’s legacy and the impact of Mr. Khan’s stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss upheaval in the Democratic Party as well as the policy platforms of Hillary Clinton.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with Economist political editor John Peet regarding Britain’s upcoming vote on whether or not to remain a part of the European Union.
On Friday, June 17, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks to Matthew Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center about the growing strength of ISIS across the globe and the threat of “lone wolf” attacks, like Orlando, the group continues to inspire.
On Monday, June 13, 2016, Timothy Edgar, a senior fellow in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute, and Yahoo Senior Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff join Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Yahoo News Now to discuss the attack in Orlando over the past weekend and what information has come to light since the tragedy occurred.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 President Obama delivered a statement to the press. The president spoke about the Islamic State group as well as the tragedy in Orlando. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with Yahoo Chief White House Correspondent Olivier Knox as well as the Heritage Foundation’s Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Jim Carafano regarding the president’s remarks.
Vice President Joe Biden knows all too well the toll cancer takes on a family.
“What I’ve been trying to do is instill a sense of urgency because every day, every minute, every month, it matters to somebody suffering from [cancer], particularly if they have terminal cancer.”
Last year, Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer at just 46.
In the wake of President Obama’s private visit with the families of those killed in the the terrorist attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric interviews Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and SWAT Commander Capt. Mark Canty, who was in charge of 44 officers during the operation and led the final assault team. They will discuss meeting with the president, the night of the attack, and the controversy surrounding why it took police three hours to enter the nightclub and how the city is coping in the aftermath of the mass shooting.