Science


"Planet Nine" Could Be Lurking In Our Solar System, Said Astronomers
- September 06, 2018

When observing distant trans-Neptunian objects in the outer edges of the solar system, astronomers can see a odd pattern emerging. Named Planet Nine, the mysterious object is 10 times larger than our Earth and it is now 20 times farther away from the sun than Neptune, the most distanced planet in our solar system. (more...)
Tracking Tropical Storm Gordon; relief from 90s on the way Tracking Tropical Storm Gordon; relief from 90s on the way
- September 06, 2018

It prompted states of emergency in Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama. The storm's turbulent center is expected to plow a path from the southwest corner of Alabama and central MS into part of Louisiana and southern Arkansas. You know you're going to flood before anyone else does. Earlier, families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast in the southern United States prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon, which ... (more...)
Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida
- September 06, 2018

The warning is related to potential Tropical Cyclone 7 which, if it organizes into a tropical storm , will become Tropical Storm Gordon. A storm surge warning is in effect for Biloxi, Mississippi, to Dauphin Island. Tropical Storm Gordon is the Atlantic basin's seventh named storm of the year. Many schools in the New Orleans metro area remained closed Wednesday . (more...)
This Is Why You Weren’t Hearing Protestors at Kavanaugh’s Hearing Today This Is Why You Weren’t Hearing Protestors at Kavanaugh’s Hearing Today
- September 06, 2018

Asked about court precedents, the importance of previously settled cases including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that ensures access to abortion, Kavanaugh said, "Respect for precedent is important". "I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich", Kavanaugh said. Democrats accuse Senate Republican leaders of stealing a Supreme Court seat by refusing to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to the high court, Merrick Garland, in 2016, allowing Trump to ... (more...)
Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court
- September 06, 2018

Some liberals have expressed concern Kavanaugh could serve as a rubber stamp for Trump and protect him from lawsuits and investigations . Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa). The Kavanaugh hearings are a flawless manifestation of the hyperpartisan era we're in right now. If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court, which already had a conservative majority, further to the right. (more...)
Weather Watch: System Developing In Atlantic Expected To Strengthen Weather Watch: System Developing In Atlantic Expected To Strengthen
- September 05, 2018

Storm surge warnings and watches extended across most of the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday, along with hurricane and tropical storm warnings. About 300 vessels in Biloxi's harbors have been ordered to evacuate by 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the risk from storm surge there. We'll call it the "calm before the storm" for your Tuesday, expect highs will top out in the upper 80s and lower 90s. (more...)
Track Radar of Tropical Storm
- September 05, 2018

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. This is a fast moving storm, which means that the impacts will be slightly less than if it was a system that moved slowly bringing constant high winds and storm surge to the coast. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength when it hits the Gulf Coast, including coastal MS, by late Tuesday. Many replies to various National Weather Service accounts or other outlets with their pleas that the storm veer spontaneously away, as the Gulf coast ... (more...)
87 dead elephants found after Botswana's anti-poaching unit disarmed 87 dead elephants found after Botswana's anti-poaching unit disarmed
- September 04, 2018

The disturbing scenes were found near to a famous wildlife sanctuary in Botswana , just months after the country's anti-poaching unit was disarmed. Conservationists fear the final figure of poached elephants for the year will only increase and are concerned the problem is being ignored as it is bad for the country's reputation. (more...)
Astronauts patch air leak at International Space Station Astronauts patch air leak at International Space Station
- September 03, 2018

For the six astronauts on the 250-mile-high ISS, now home to three Americans, two Russians and one German, things like orbital debris is always constant threat, even the tiny 2mm pieces. The tiny fracture is thought to have formed on the outside when a micro-meteorite struck the ISS. According to NASA , all station systems are stable and the crew is planning to return to its regular work schedule today, August 31, 2018. (more...)
Tropical depression upgraded to storm force Tropical depression upgraded to storm force
- September 03, 2018

Our latest local forecast highlights this potential for widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts. The system is forecast to become Tropical Storm Gordon by 8 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence has moved closer to Bermuda. Over southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana, rainfall of 4 to 6 inches is forecast. The National Hurricane Center placed the chances for development this week at 80%. (more...)
Small leak in International Space Station fixed Small leak in International Space Station fixed
- September 02, 2018

It was traced to a hole about 2 millimeters (less than one-tenth of an inch) across in a Soyuz capsule docked at the space station. As reported by the Inquisitr , the ISS experienced a reduction in cabin pressure on August 29, discovered by flight controllers at Mission Control centers in both Houston and Moscow. (more...)
California passes ‘Gold Standard’ net-neutrality protections California passes ‘Gold Standard’ net-neutrality protections
- September 02, 2018

The Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hasn't said if he will sign it. The legislation, which was the subject of intense lobbying by the broadband industry, would prevent internet providers from blocking, slowing or favoring certain websites. (more...)
John McCain honoured in Washington John McCain honoured in Washington
- September 01, 2018

The columnist then invoked Graham's shifting support for Attorney General and former colleague Jeff Sessions . But this week of memorials doesn't have to be a eulogy for bygone practices, political observers say. Thursday's service ended two days of mourning for the six-term senator in his home state. It is the last event in Washington , where McCain lived and worked over four decades, and part of McCain's five-day, cross-country funeral procession. (more...)
Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'
- August 31, 2018

Satellite photos indicate quite a bit of shower and thundershower activity associated with this wave. Immediate tropical development remains extremely unlikely as the wave is being impact by strong wind shear. Further development of the wave looks slim as of right now. Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center issued the first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Six. (more...)
Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb
- August 31, 2018

They eventually discovered that the leak was coming from a 2 millimeter hole in the Russian segment of the ISS, the upper section of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft - which is now attached to the Rassvet module. Flight controllers are now looking into a more permanent patch. Mission Control outside Moscow told the astronauts to let the sealant dry overnight and that more leak checks would be conducted Friday. (more...)
At least 300 dead sea turtles floating off Mexican coast At least 300 dead sea turtles floating off Mexican coast
- August 31, 2018

Those nets are illegal in the area. Turtles killed while trapped in a fishing net are seen in the municipality of Santa Maria Colotepec, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, Aug. They had been dead for about eight days when local residents reported them. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency said it was investigating the matter. (more...)
Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week
- August 31, 2018

Two more tropical waves that are forecast to leave the coast of Africa next week likely will follow the same path. Tropical Storm Warnings are now in place for the Cabo Verde Islands as the threat for strong winds and heavy rain will likely impact the islands within the next 24 hours or so. (more...)
NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station
- August 31, 2018

Controllers located at both NASA's facility in Houston, Texas, as well as in Moscow, continued to monitor the issue, ultimately deciding to let the crew on the ISS get a proper night's sleep before alerting them; there was never any danger to them. (more...)
Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station 'caused by small meteorite'
- August 31, 2018

At about 9:00AM AEST yesterday, flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow detected a small leak in the complex . The space station, which has been continuously occupied since November 2000, has an internal pressurized volume equal that of a Boeing 747, according to NASA . (more...)
No ifs, no butts, so long as you keep smiling No ifs, no butts, so long as you keep smiling
- August 31, 2018

So the skill may be far more widespread than previously believed, reports Royal Society Open Science . Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have shown that goats can read human faces-preferring ones with happy, positive expressions. (more...)

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