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Hawaii Governor David Ige Signs Sunscreen Ban Hawaii Governor David Ige Signs Sunscreen Ban
- July 07, 2018

From Banana Boat to Coppertone, major sunscreen brands will soon have to revamp their products or stop selling them in Hawaii . The ban on these particular compounds - which the majority of sunscreens include - should provide at least some relief for the reefs around the Hawaiian islands, and hopefully the push towards new sunblock formulas will cause the manufacturers to roll out updated products across the board. (more...)
Beryl becomes first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season
- July 06, 2018

Tropical Depression Beryl is seen in this NASA handout satellite image dated May 29, 2012. Hurricane Beryl , now southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean, is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according to the U.S. (more...)
Trump says scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned Trump says scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned
- July 06, 2018

Pruitt temporarily will be succeeded by Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler , a former lobbyist for a coal mining company whose employees were President Donald Trump's biggest source of campaign contributions in 2016. The New York Times said Wheeler - his critics fear - may do a better job than Pruitt. Some of the tasks were outright freaky, including a reported order to find and obtain a used Trump-brand mattress from a Trump hotel. (more...)
Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve
- July 06, 2018

Sibuya reserve owner Nick Fox said in a statement on the reserve's Facebook page that the suspected poachers entered the reserve late on Sunday night or early on Monday morning . 'They were armed with high powered rifles with silencers, an axe for the horns, wire cutters and side arms, so were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns'. (more...)
With noiseless supersonic technology NASA is getting ready to get in public With noiseless supersonic technology NASA is getting ready to get in public
- July 05, 2018

Producing an aircraft without the supersonic boom would be absolutely game changing for aviation. Before being taken out of service, Concorde's speed was restricted over certain land routes because of disruptive sound waves. However, you won't be seeing the X-59 to fly anytime soon. "But the airplane's shape is carefully tailored such that those shockwaves do not combine", said Ed Haering, an aerospace engineer at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. (more...)
Astronomers capture image of a planet’s birth Astronomers capture image of a planet’s birth
- July 04, 2018

In this image of a star known as PDS 70, a newly formed planet can be seen just to the right of the star's blocked disc , shining in a gap in circumstellar gas and dust. PDS 70b appears to be a gas giant, with a larger mass than Jupiter . That's the same distance as Uranus from our sun. It's carving out a path through the disk around the star, which is in the Centaurus constellation. (more...)
Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9 Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9
- July 04, 2018

They are also the only two Republican women who support abortion rights - with some caveats - and they could ultimately be the deciding votes on the Supreme Court nomination if all 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus (including two independents) band together and oppose the nominee as a unified block. (more...)
Why This Month's Blood Moon Is One That You Can't Miss
- July 04, 2018

The totality, or when the earth's shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes. A look at what you need to know about the longest lunar eclipse of the century, the " blood moon " eclipse, and why you may have to travel to see it. (more...)
Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville
- July 04, 2018

Heat warnings are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada to inform the public when air temperature and humidex are forecast to be above a certain criteria for two consecutive days. The Salvation Army was out at Gore Park handing out bottles of water reminding people to heed the warnings and protect themselves, and police have already received a number of calls including one on Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington where they rescued a dog from a hot vehicle where the ... (more...)
EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant
- July 03, 2018

Indeed, Mary Dagen McDowell, an FBN anchor and frequent guest on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News , said, "I watched the video and the woman carrying the child was more measured". The new accounts by Pruitt's handpicked staff come as EPA's chief ethics officer, Kevin Minoli, has urged the agency's Office of Inspector General to broaden its review of Pruitt's conduct. (more...)
See how a planet is born See how a planet is born
- July 03, 2018

It is located roughly three billion kilometers from the central star, roughly equivalent to the distance between Uranus and the Sun. The distant world has been called PDS 70b and is believed to be a giant gas planet with a mass a few times heavier than Jupiter's . (more...)
Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk
- July 03, 2018

During the candidate vetting the last time, the White House asked all the contenders whom they would pick instead of themselves - and they all said Gorsuch, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose private conversations. The question "loomed large" among the other Supreme Court justices in a number of important decisions, his former law clerk Joshua Matz told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast on Thursday. (more...)
First confirmed image of birth of a planet
- July 03, 2018

Keppler and her colleagues analyzed new and archival observations of a young dwarf star called PDS 70, which is about 5.4 million years old and lies 370 light-years from Earth. The discovery by two teams of researchers is detailed in two papers published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on Monday. The telescope's SPHERE instrument was able to observe the exoplanet at multiple wavelengths, revealing the young planet's atmosphere. (more...)
5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term 5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term
- July 02, 2018

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of only two Republican senators who supports abortion rights, told ABC's This Week she's looking for a nominee who would demonstrate a respect for precedent and that she sees Roe as settled law. Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, in part to give the Senate time to consider a nominee and hold votes before the midterm elections in November. (more...)
National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township
- July 02, 2018

The reported temperature at Logan Airport as of 1 p.m. Sunday was 91 degrees and the heat index was 98, the weather service said . Dew points will climb into the 70s pushing heat index values over 100°. The NWS posted a reminder Friday that heat kills more people each year than tornadoes, lightning and floods. Also, don't forget to check on the young, the elderly, and pets, all groups more susceptible to the excessive heat . (more...)
Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings for the Canada Day long weekend Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings for the Canada Day long weekend
- July 02, 2018

The weather agency says this will be the most significant heat event in the past few years. "What we're seeing in parts of central Ontario are probably very close to record amounts of humidex", said David Phillips, senior climatologist from Environment Canada , noting Canada Day revelers on Parliament Hill in Ottawa could witness the hottest July 1 in 55 years. (more...)
SpaceX Planning 15th Resupply Mission to ISS SpaceX Planning 15th Resupply Mission to ISS
- July 01, 2018

The same first-stage booster launched the planet-hunting Tess satellite in April, while the capsule flew in 2016. Both the capsule and the rocket have flown before. Using microphones, cameras, and a battery of other sensors, the AI will be used to help Gerst carry out experiments to explore how the crystallization of materials differs in space compared to Earth, an IBM spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. (more...)
US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to retire US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to retire
- July 01, 2018

But at 81 years old, Kennedy decided now was the right time to say goodbye. When will Kennedy actually leave the court? Kennedy's retirement presents Trump with his second opportunity in two years to nominate a judge to the country's highest court. (more...)
The Liberal Meltdown Over Justice Kennedy Retiring The Liberal Meltdown Over Justice Kennedy Retiring
- July 01, 2018

According to the Washington Post , the 53-year-old circuit judge has previously argued presidents "should not be distracted by civil lawsuits, criminal investigations or even questions from a prosecutor or defense attorney while in office" - a view that would likely be welcomed by Trump, who has warred against the ongoing investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign , along with the FBI probe into his longtime fixer, Michael Cohen. (more...)
Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Arrives At Its Asteroid Destination Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Arrives At Its Asteroid Destination
- June 29, 2018

Scientists want Hayabusa 2-which will probe Ryugu with a number of smaller rovers and instruments-to return samples from the asteroid's surface. The robotic explorer will spend about two months looking for suitable landing places on the uneven surface. (more...)

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