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Malcolm Turnbull to face party room as Peter Dutton considers leadership challenge Malcolm Turnbull to face party room as Peter Dutton considers leadership challenge
- August 21, 2018

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she did not believe the government's policy flip-flopping over the past week had done it any damage. HOME Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has resigned from the government frontbench. While several backers of Mr Dutton have admitted to a "wait and see approach", nine cabinet ministers were ready to get behind the Home Affairs Minister - half of cabinet's 18 Liberals, The Australian reported. (more...)
Subtropical Depression Five forms in Atlantic Ocean, no threat to land Subtropical Depression Five forms in Atlantic Ocean, no threat to land
- August 19, 2018

This was the case when Beryl reformed as a subtropical storm south of Bermuda in July. Increased cloud cover and storm coverage will result in cooler highs for the weekend, with some of us only reaching the upper-80s by Sunday. You can stay on top of the latest tropical information with the WLOX Weather App anywhere and anytime. The system has about two days to develop into a pure tropical storm before the environment becomes hostile for development. (more...)
99-Million-Year-Old Beetle Found Trapped In Amber 99-Million-Year-Old Beetle Found Trapped In Amber
- August 19, 2018

The fossil was found in northern Myanmar's Kachin State. The Early Jurassic is a geological period that spans from 201.3 to 174.1 million years ago. Added Dr Cai: 'Our discovery indicates a probable ancient origin of beetle pollination of cycads at least in the Early Jurassic, long before angiosperm dominance and the radiation of flowering-plant pollinators later in the Cretaceous'. (more...)
Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast Foods Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast Foods
- August 18, 2018

Glyphosate has been linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization . You can read the full results here. None of the 16 products made from organically-grown oats contained what the group considered unsafe levels, but 31 out of 45 non-organic oat products did. (more...)
Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend
- August 17, 2018

Despite being the tail end of a tropical storm, Ernesto will still bring stormy conditions to the UK. While the storm "has likely reached its peak intensity", it should be able to "maintain its intensity due in part to its expected fast forward speed over the North Atlantic", warned the NHC. (more...)
State of emergency as Florida battles algae State of emergency as Florida battles algae
- August 17, 2018

The toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer as thousands of dead fish, hundreds of sea turtles, some dolphins and even a whale shark have washed ashore. Scott's office said the money would enable the lab to "deploy additional scientists to assist local efforts to save animals affected" by the bloom. (more...)
Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi
- August 16, 2018

Queried about the target date set by Modi and the steps to be taken by ISRO, Sivan said: "We will have to get a formal approval for the project". The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had proposed India's human space flight programme - Vyom - almost a decade ago. (more...)
NASA's Parker Solar Probe heads for the Sun NASA's Parker Solar Probe heads for the Sun
- August 15, 2018

NASA launched a solar probe that is expected to swing through the superheated corona of the Sun, using advanced heat shields and physics to answer some mysteries about the star that is the source of all life back on Earth. The first week of the mission will require the spacecraft to perform some tasks. The probe is named after Eugene Parker , a solar physicist, who in 1958 first predicted the existence of the solar wind, a stream of charged particles and magnetic fields that flow ... (more...)
Monsanto Roundup lawsuit: Jury awards $289 million to cancer patient Monsanto Roundup lawsuit: Jury awards $289 million to cancer patient
- August 15, 2018

Johnson thanked jurors "from the bottom of my heart" for their work, along with his lawyers and his family. The short period between Johnson's first exposure in 2012 and his diagnosis in 2014 made any connection between his contact and the disease impossible, according to the company. (more...)
LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success
- August 14, 2018

The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona , coming within 6.16 million kilometers of its surface during a seven-year mission. NASA will, on Sunday have another go at launching their historic unmanned Parker Solar Probe. And Nasa's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, said: "I'm in awe". (more...)
Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower
- August 13, 2018

Reaching its peak visibility this weekend, a number of eager stargazers were dazzled by last night's (11 August) astronomical show, where a number of attractive shooting stars and green lights lit up the sky. As Cooke concluded: "As long as you have clear skies and you're away from the city, you should have a good show". Every year, meteor showers become visible from Earth - weather and light pollution permitting. (more...)
NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range
- August 12, 2018

The launch of the probe, which will be carried on the back of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, is now scheduled to take place on Sunday morning. Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees Fahrenheit, the sunlight is expected to heat the shield to just around 2,500 deg F (1,371 deg C). (more...)
Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun
- August 11, 2018

The Parker Solar Probe will break multiple records, starting literally when it launches on Saturday. Successive flybys will be closer, culminating, in 2024, with a series of encounters just 3.8m miles above the sun's surface. The tools on board will measure the expanding corona and continually flowing atmosphere known as the solar wind, which solar physicist Eugene Parker first described back in 1958. (more...)
Horoscope for Aug. 11, 2018 Horoscope for Aug. 11, 2018
- August 11, 2018

After July's complete solar eclipse, sky-watchers are now getting ready to witness the partial solar eclipse or surya grahan today. According to timeanddate.com, this will be the last eclipse - both solar and lunar - to be witnessed this year. (more...)
Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend
- August 11, 2018

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend over Mid-Michigan! The meteor shower will peak this year on August 12th to get out and enjoy the view while you can. Allow about 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Remember: areas without urban light are the best and your eyes may take some time to get used to the darkness before you can see the show. (more...)
Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Happening This Weekend Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Happening This Weekend
- August 11, 2018

Where are the best places to go to see the Perseid meteor shower? This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe , but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the U.S. (more...)
This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
- August 10, 2018

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to ideal this year. Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high. While the Perseid meteor shower will be visible on Saturday night, the real show comes on Sunday, with peak shooting star activity happening the night of August 12 to 13. (more...)
How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night
- August 09, 2018

This year's show is predicted to be an "average" show by Perseid standards, with as many as 50-60 meteors per hour at peak. The peak nights for this year's shower will be from August 11 to 12 and August 12 to 13, with more than 100 meteors visible per hour, according to Gary Boyle, an Ottawa-based astronomer. (more...)
Drought suffering farmers get Federal support Drought suffering farmers get Federal support
- August 09, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions Australia abandon global emission reduction targets because they won't help struggling farmers deal with the worst drought in years. And, he says, there is "more to come". "It has been extremely heartening to see Australians rally around our farmers and rural communities during these tough times", he said. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic
- August 09, 2018

Big Island officials are taking precautions in advance of the storm nearing the state. Beachgoers are warned of strong breaking waves and currents that will make swimming hard and risky, the news site said. The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El NiƱo develops in the next several months. A tropical storm warning is still in effect for the Big Island as Hurricane Hector moves westward still as a strong Category 3 storm, ... (more...)

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