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VLA Gives Tantalizing Clues About Source of Energetic Cosmic Neutrino VLA Gives Tantalizing Clues About Source of Energetic Cosmic Neutrino
- July 17, 2018

Ultimately, the team concluded that there are other blazars out in the space, and these active galaxies are the main sources of high-energy cosmic neutrinos . Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with nearly nothing. (more...)
Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast
- July 16, 2018

The 330-foot-tall iceberg towers over the village of 170 people on the west coast of the country. Scientists captured a colossal iceberg on video, as it broke free from a glacier in eastern Greenland in June, giving viewers around the world a visual depiction of how sea levels are rising. (more...)
Watch Two Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Meet Their End Watch Two Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Meet Their End
- July 16, 2018

In all, it hosted 325 launches. Known for a host of legendary launches - including NASA's first three Mars rovers, Sojourner, Spirit, and Opportunity, as well as lunar probes, Mars orbiters, and about 50 Global Positioning System satellites, notes Spaceflight Now - the towers were put out of commission with a charge of high explosives that detonated just after 7 a.m. (more...)
Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon
- July 14, 2018

Kahn said it would be "a tremendous achievement". In May, China launched a relay satellite that will orbit the moon and allow it to receive signals from a planned probe that will land on the far side of the moon. "It's going to show the way for the rest of the world" to send a spacecraft to the moon at a reasonable cost, said IAI's Ofer Doron. The competition, however, ended with no victor on March 31, when Google announced that it would no longer sponsor it. (more...)
Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada
- July 14, 2018

Parts of eastern Newfoundland were bracing for strong winds and heavy rain as post-tropical storm Chris was expected to make landfall along the southern Avalon Peninsula late Thursday . The second named storm of this year's hurricane season is now "meandering" off the Carolinas, says an advisory issued early Monday morning by the US hurricane centre. (more...)
Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time
- July 13, 2018

At 9:31 p.m. ET, the spacecraft was ready to dock at the space station. Initially, the spacecraft extended its solar panels for power and navigation antennas and Progress fired its thrusters in the first hour of the mission with a major rocket burn going off without a hitch 44 minutes after liftoff. (more...)
Kavanaugh's women law clerks hail Court pick as 'advocate' Kavanaugh's women law clerks hail Court pick as 'advocate'
- July 13, 2018

On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats". (more...)
Opponents hope a MeToo link will derail Kavanaugh nomination Opponents hope a MeToo link will derail Kavanaugh nomination
- July 12, 2018

Thomas Jipping of the Heritage Foundation tells CBN News he doesn't expect much serious evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh from Democrats. Don't suggest that Brett Kavanaugh is a bad guy because he disagrees with you. Since Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) health is keeping him in Arizona, one Republican vote against Kavanaugh could kill the nomination. "We have one justice and dozens of judges appointed due to their proven hostility to civil rights". (more...)
Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court? Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?
- July 12, 2018

Kavanaugh , in contrast, has consistently questioned the relevance of global law in shaping the executive's war powers and construing legislative authorizations. White men have a bare majority on the nine-justice court. It's theoretically possible that Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch is in on the scheme, but Roberts? The nominee's paper trail is so long that Rod J. (more...)
Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination
- July 12, 2018

But since then, the court's conservative bloc has refused to consider challenges to bans on assault weapons, public carry, and purchase waiting periods. Wade? Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks. Vote in our informal and unscientific poll and tell us why in the comments. (more...)
Israel Plans to Land Unmanned Spacecraft on Moon in February Israel Plans to Land Unmanned Spacecraft on Moon in February
- July 12, 2018

SpaceIL plans to have Israel be the fourth country in the world to launch their spacecraft to the moon. The craft, unveiled on Tuesday at state-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries , stands about 1.5 meters high and weighs 585 kilograms (1,290 pounds). (more...)
Shark bites University of Miami student in Bahamas Shark bites University of Miami student in Bahamas
- July 11, 2018

While in the Staniel Cay area in the Exuma islands last month, Katarina Zarutskie chose to go swimming with a pack of nurse sharks. Katarina Elle Zarutskie, 19, posted photos of her wound on Instagram , detailing the incident before getting an overflow of comments and going private. (more...)
Hurricane Chris strengthens as it moves away from U.S. Hurricane Chris strengthens as it moves away from U.S.
- July 11, 2018

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft was scheduled to investigate the disturbance Wednesday afternoon, if necessary. Winds are still at 70 miles per hour, making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength. The storm is tracking out to sea and is not expected to make landfall anywhere in the United States. The storm was almost stationary early on Tuesday as it churned about 200 miles (322 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained ... (more...)
Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020 Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020
- July 09, 2018

That doesn't mean Starbucks is wrong to plan to ditch plastic straws by 2020 : Research has proven that public awareness campaigns-when backed by science-guide overall behavior toward more sustainable consumption. The campaign to reduce the use of straws gained steam in 2015 with a graphic viral video showing scientists pulling a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nostril. (more...)
'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder 'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder
- July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands - places still recovering from last year's deadly hurricanes - early in the coming week, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Sunday. (more...)
Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris
- July 09, 2018

It is almost stationary, and little movement is expected through Tuesday. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but forecasters say swells along the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states could produce unsafe surf and rip current conditions. (more...)
Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa
- July 09, 2018

A ranger taking guests at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape on a safari drive on Tuesday afternoon discovered human remains close to a pride of lions. An anti-poaching dog alerted its handler around 4:30 a.m. Monday, but the handler brushed off concerns. "Investigation continues and at this stage we are unable to speculate as to how the remains ended up at the scene". (more...)
Canada is investigating US Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks Canada is investigating US Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks
- July 08, 2018

Cook said he's never before seen border patrol agents in the area, where the U.S. Coast Guard typically patrols. The location is shelter for Machias Seal Island and indicates one of the finally remained border disputes between the USA and Canada , on account of contending stipulations spread out by land grants and treaties. (more...)
Tropical depression has formed in Atlantic Ocean: National Hurricane Center Tropical depression has formed in Atlantic Ocean: National Hurricane Center
- July 08, 2018

A tropical depression is a low pressure area with thunderstorms that produce circular winds with a maximum speed of 39 miles per hour. Tiny (now) Tropical Storm Beryl defied the odds and unexpectedly strengthened (briefly) into a hurricane despite a rather hostile environment of cooler than normal waters, dry air, and Saharan dust. (more...)
Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction after IVF breakthrough Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction after IVF breakthrough
- July 07, 2018

Scientists developed a hybrid embryo by combining the sperm of the northern white rhino and the egg of the southern white rhino, which population is now estimated at around 21,000 individuals, according to the zoo statement . The southern white rhino is still quite numerous, with an estimated 21,000 of the animals living in South Africa today. In order to create a hybrid embryo, the team of scientists used an adapted technique of artificial insemination of horses. (more...)

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