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Another Trump Official Under Fire, Asked To Resign By Woman At Restaurant Another Trump Official Under Fire, Asked To Resign By Woman At Restaurant
- July 03, 2018

Mink, a sixth-grade teacher at Sidwell Friends, the school former President Obama's daughters attended, had notes that she occasionally glanced at while talking to Pruitt. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is now investigating Pruitt's management of the EPA and his spending habits, including his use of premium cabins while traveling and the details surrounding a sweetheart condo rental from the wife of an energy lobbyist. (more...)
Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know
- July 03, 2018

The eclipse will be visible in two parts, the first one being a total lunar eclipse that would last an hour and 43 minutes followed by a partial eclipse that would last a little more than an hour, according to Director, Research and Academic, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, MP Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari. (more...)
Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says
- July 03, 2018

But picking an ultra-conservative as his nominee would carry risk because Trump would have to rely on some moderate Republicans to win approval in the U.S. "Any Democrat who votes for Trump's nominee (assuming it's someone from his list of 25) will be voting to overturn Roe v. Wade ". "We've been preparing for this fight for a very long time ". (more...)
Longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 03, 2018

On July 27th, the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and form a lunar eclipse . A total lunar eclipse occurs when the entire Moon enters Earth's shadow. In 2018, Mars won't be quite as bright as it was in 2003. "If you go out after sunset, about 8pm, it's rising in the eastern sky". "On the night of the lunar eclipse, Mars is quite close to the Moon (in the sky)". (more...)
This Is the First Ever Picture of a Newborn Planet This Is the First Ever Picture of a Newborn Planet
- July 03, 2018

While a newborn planet might sound like an interesting place to visit, you most certainly wouldn't want to set foot on PDS 70b any time soon. But unlike Jupiter , whose temperature is a chilly minus-163 degrees Fahrenheit or so, this planet is far hotter than any planet in our solar system, Meyer said , with a temperature of around 1,340 to 2,420 degrees. (more...)
1st confirmed image of the birth of a planet 1st confirmed image of the birth of a planet
- July 02, 2018

Researchers were able to determine that it's a giant gas planet and has a blisteringly hot surface temperature of 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany snapped the spectacular picture of a planet forming around the star PDS 70 from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. (more...)
World's first images of a newborn planet reveal birth of alien world
- July 02, 2018

Despite the fact that it can take ages for a planet to fully form, actually capturing the process of planet formation has proven to be incredibly hard. By carefully parsing the data underlying the new imagery, astronomers are able to determine some of the planet's chemical and physical properties . (more...)
Mourners Honor Stephen Hawking, Whose Mind Blazed Bright Mourners Honor Stephen Hawking, Whose Mind Blazed Bright
- July 02, 2018

The British scientist was known for his work in physics, and he wrote several best-selling science books. The disease left Hawking wheelchair-bound and paralyzed. But decades before his death, at the young age of 21 , Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang", he said during a television talk show aired on National Geographic Channel, propounding his theory on what happened before the universe came into existence. (more...)
A Lifetime Investment: Big Money Pours Into Supreme Court Battle
- July 02, 2018

Wade MORE (Maine) urged President TrumpDonald John TrumpScaramucci warns Trump must "change tactics now" on trade Trump sought to purchase historic Scottish building for hotel: report Republican wins right to replace Farenthold in Congress MORE to broaden his search, the GOP senator said Sunday. (more...)
Hot weather to last through the Fourth of July Hot weather to last through the Fourth of July
- July 02, 2018

The main threats with any severe storms would be damaging wind with some hail and heavy rain also possible. People with respiratory diseases like asthma are also advised to be careful. Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip only into the upper 70s, which does not allow buildings (and their occupants) much of a chance to cool off. (more...)
Canada Day to be a sizzler across southern Ontario Canada Day to be a sizzler across southern Ontario
- July 02, 2018

There is still a heat warning in effect with the temperature at 31 C but feeling more like 41C with the humidity - but with Westernerly gust of 48 km/h according to Environment Canada. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, preferably water and limit or avoid caffeine and alcohol. High humidity makes the weather seem hotter than it would on a dry day, and the perspiration from the heat can not be evaporated as easily on a humid day. (more...)
SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos
- July 01, 2018

A key piece of cargo is a basketball-sized device called CIMON , or Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN. The robot will use the simplified cartoon faces on its display screen to interact with the humans on the space station . If all goes well, CIMON will become a full-fledged member of the ISS crew. But what it learns can help in recognizing this type of AI Bot design in the future. (more...)
Oumuamua found to be a comet!
- July 01, 2018

The discovery appears in the journal Nature . The most likely explanation is that "Oumuamua" is venting material from its surface due to solar heating - a behaviour known as outgassing . we can perceive in the information that its boost is getting lesser the farther it goes from the Sun, which is characteristic for comets". After confirming the suspected asteroid reached a maximum speed of almost 200,000 miles per hour during its closest approach to the Sun (and is shaped like a cigar), ... (more...)
Government 'on track' to miss climate change targets, official advisers warn Government 'on track' to miss climate change targets, official advisers warn
- June 30, 2018

Lord Deben, the CCC chairman, said: "Although the United Kingdom seeks to lead the world in tackling climate change , the fact is that we're off track to meet our own emissions targets in the 2020s and 2030s". "It is necessary to ensure the cleaner cars come forward more quickly, instead of being held back while dirtier cars are sold by the industry". "We think that to move much closer to 2030 is essential, because the figures don't add up otherwise". (more...)
Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court
- June 30, 2018

And there are two laws on hold by injunction and now in USA appeals court - one from Alabama and one from Texas - either of which would effectively outlaw the vast majority of abortions after 14 weeks, says Elizabeth Nash, who leads research on state policy on reproductive rights for the Guttmacher Institute. (more...)
Isro looks to power India with helium-3 mined on moon Isro looks to power India with helium-3 mined on moon
- June 30, 2018

I don't want to be just a part of them, I want to lead them , " Bloomberg quoted ISRO chairman K Sivan as saying. The governments of the US, China , India, Japan and Russian Federation are competing among themselves. The mission of Chandrayaan-2 includes three devices: an orbiter, lander and a rectangular rover. The data will be transmitted from rover to lander and in turn to Isro for analysis. (more...)
Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight
- June 30, 2018

Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump fills in the coming months will ultimately lead to the reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. (more...)
Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined
- June 30, 2018

There are already two cases before appellate courts, one level down from the supreme court , that could give the country's highest court an opportunity to limit abortion access as soon as June 2019. Mike Lee , R-Utah, and indicated he was pining for the nomination. "Well", Trump said, "they love him, and they love him in NY". "Usually, they don't say that". (more...)
Ingredients for alien life found in icy geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus Ingredients for alien life found in icy geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus
- June 30, 2018

The researchers suggest that these complex organic molecules are forged through hydrothermal activity , as material from the porous rocky core is ejected into the ocean. The molecules reported in the new study are "orders of magnitude" larger than anything that's been seen before. Last year, astronomers announced that ocean worlds like Europa and Enceladus may be the best chance for finding life outside of Earth in our solar system. (more...)
MPs vote in favour of Heathrow’s expansion MPs vote in favour of Heathrow’s expansion
- June 30, 2018

He could have been forced to quit the government if he had voted against the plans and was mocked by fellow MPs for failing to appear. The Arora Group , the largest landowner in the area marked for expansion, had announced its intention to bid for the rights to undertake development of the Heathrow expansion a year ago. (more...)
Full moon alert: Saturn and strawberry moon to brighten the night sky Full moon alert: Saturn and strawberry moon to brighten the night sky
- June 30, 2018

The ringed planet was at opposition Wednesday morning, which means from our perspective on Earth, it was exactly opposite the sun in the sky. June's full moon is called the Strawberry Moon , which is named because it signaled to the Algonquin tribes that it was the time of year to gather ripening strawberries . (more...)
Scientists: 'Milky Way is Swimming in Gloopy Space Grease' Scientists: 'Milky Way is Swimming in Gloopy Space Grease'
- June 30, 2018

The scientists wanted to address the question of how much organic material-substances that contain carbon and are essential for life-exists in interstellar space, something that has always been unclear. The material was collected and then analysed by a combination of techniques. To try and put that figure into some kind of everyday perspective, that is enough to fill up 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter, according to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . (more...)
Japan probe arrives at asteroid in search of origin of life Japan probe arrives at asteroid in search of origin of life
- June 30, 2018

The first Hayabusa probe was unable to collect as much material as hoped but still made history by being the first probe to bring back samples from a different asteroid. It is believed that RUU contains relatively large amounts of organic matter and water, so scientists hope that samples taken from the asteroid, will indicate the reasons for the origin of life on Earth. (more...)
NASA's space telescope delayed to 2021, costs could top US$10B NASA's space telescope delayed to 2021, costs could top US$10B
- June 30, 2018

The problem is the scope, scale and intricacy of the James Webb Space Telescope; as the report points out, "a very small human error or test anomaly can impact the schedule by months and the cost by tens of millions of dollars". "All simple fixes that were not implemented resulted in approximately a 1.5-year schedule delay, at a cost of about $600 million", Young said today. (more...)
McConnell Defends Supreme Court Push McConnell Defends Supreme Court Push
- June 30, 2018

Once again, Trump will draw this time from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the campaign and updated last fall, with advice from Leo and other conservatives. The Republican women, Collins and Murkowski filed in next together. Despite a reputation for being a moderate, he labeled her a "liberal Democrat" and said she "went to Washington and immediately joined Chuck [Schumer] and Nancy [Pelosi}". (more...)
Get ready for some Canada Day weekend heat Get ready for some Canada Day weekend heat
- June 29, 2018

Overnight low temperatures are only expected to drop to the mid-twenties. Those looking to escape to cottage country for the long weekend will encounter similar temperatures. People in eastern parts of the country should brace for a sweltering Canada Day weekend. Seniors, infants, young children, outdoor workers and athletes, people who are homeless and people taking certain prescription medications for conditions such as Parkinson's disease and depression are at the greatest risk of ... (more...)
July 28: Catch the century's longest total lunar eclipse July 28: Catch the century's longest total lunar eclipse
- June 29, 2018

During the event, the total lunar eclipse lasted 1hr 16min. Why does the moon appear red during a lunar eclipse? It will turn blood red during the eclipse due to the way light bends around Earth's atmosphere. Why it is called a blood moon? It will be the longest in the century, as several factors coincide and make it possible. "The moon is simply passing into the Earth's shadow". (more...)
NASA explains Blue sand dune on the Red Planet NASA explains Blue sand dune on the Red Planet
- June 29, 2018

Before you get too excited about the exotic geological possibilities on alien worlds: As that reference to "enhanced color" suggests, the dune isn't actually blue. Alas, this is an enhanced color image and the dune's appearance is due to its different composition from the surrounding sand. The dune was found in Lyot Crater where most such dunes are crescent-shaped because they face the wind. (more...)
Footage released in deadly Toronto shooting Footage released in deadly Toronto shooting
- June 28, 2018

Police say responding officers located the woman inside the vehicle, she was rushed to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was later pronounced dead. Dickinson said Nyarko moved to Canada from Ghana in 2001, lived alone, and worked at a shelter. "She was with three other friends. I've got a huge concern with that". (more...)
Suncor says no change to Syncrude oil sands facility restart timeline Suncor says no change to Syncrude oil sands facility restart timeline
- June 28, 2018

North American crude prices rose after Syncrude announced the shutdown, but the Canadian news was quickly overtaken by concerns that Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia plan to boost production, and a United States warning to stop buying Iranian oil or face economic sanctions. (more...)