Excessive Heat Warning issued for this weekend

Temperatures will still feel like it's in more than 100 degrees on Monday and Tuesday , though it won't be quite as hot as it was Sunday . Unfortunately, Friday and Saturday are expected to be almost as hot, with highs in the mid to upper 9... More..

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Judge Nap: The Key Issue After Justice Kennedy's Retirement Will Be Abortion
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Judge Nap: The Key Issue After Justice Kennedy's Retirement Will Be Abortion

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Senate should not confirm a new justice until after the November 6 congressional elections. "We trust him to follow through on his promise", said Sus...More..

Weather looks good for Friday morning SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Weather looks good for Friday morning SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral

Next year, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Cimon's orbital master. Cimon has Gerst's face and voice imprinted in its memory. The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion , or CIMON, is an English-speak...More..

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee on July 9
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee on July 9

He indicated that he may interview one or two candidates there this weekend. But Republican Senator John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer, has been absent from the Senate for months, meaning t...More..

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

Now President Donald Trump , whose disdain for democracy and imperious view of the presidency threatens well-established democratic norms, will pick a justice who will either join the solid four conservatives ...More..

Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

The blood moon eclipse should last a whopping one hour and 43 minutes. Earlier this year, people around the world were witness to the Super Blue Blood Moon of January 31, and the supermoon of January 1. Jan...More..

Starwatch: mooning around for a glimpse of Saturn in Sagittarius
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Starwatch: mooning around for a glimpse of Saturn in Sagittarius

If clouds block the Saturn opposition on Wednesday night, onlookers will still have plenty of opportunities to see the planet as it will remain visible in the night sky throughout the summer. If it's not too cl...More..

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South

Giant hogweed is one of three plants defined in Virginia as a Tier 1 noxious weed, and it is heavily regulated. The sap of a giant hogweed plant causes a skin reaction called phyto-photodermatitis, according ...More..

The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely

The burns can be caused by simply brushing against the bristles, while the sap the plant emits also irritates the skin "causing phototoxicity, severe damage to the skin through exposure to sunlight and UV rays"...More..

Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes at Stephen Hawking's memorial service
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes at Stephen Hawking's memorial service

Hawking , the theoretical physicist and author who suffered a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of ALS for many decades, died in March at the age of 76. "It is a message of peace and hope , about unit...More..

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

At the East Kansas Agri-Energy ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas, Pruitt sat down with a roomful of farmers and ethanol supporters who told him they were "mad as hell" about EPA efforts they believe undermine th...More..

Antarctica losing ice twice as fast as six years ago
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Antarctica losing ice twice as fast as six years ago

The study, by an global team of polar scientists led by Canada Research Chair Christine Dow of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, discovered that the process of warmer ocean water destabilizing ice shelves from...More..

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Used To Be Smaller, But Recovered
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Used To Be Smaller, But Recovered

Shakun and some of the co-authors of the latest report used a different approach two years ago to offer one of the most comprehensive climatological accounts ever compiled of the Greenland Ice Sheet, dating bac...More..

Dust storm on Mars knocks out NASA rover
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dust storm on Mars knocks out NASA rover

If the rover's power dips even lower than it is now, it's possible that Opportunity's clock could turn off, meaning that NASA will need to remain vigilant to listen for any pings from the rover that would c...More..

United 2026 bid brings World Cup to U.S., Mexico, Canada
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

United 2026 bid brings World Cup to U.S., Mexico, Canada

That event set attendance and television viewership records and helped kick-start the rapid growth of men's professional soccer in the country. Three is the new magic number for hosting a World Cup . "I beli...More..

U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

Morocco appeared too hazardous as a potential host when all 14 venues had to be built or renovated as part of a $16 billion investment in new infrastructure. It is expected that all three nations will automatic...More..

French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades

Dozens of French farmers blocked access to 13 refineries across the country on Monday to protest plans to import palm oil for use in biofuels, a move they denounce as unfair competition which jeopardises thei...More..

Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Parts of Mexico's Pacific coast, including the port city of Manzanillo, have been placed under a tropical storm watch with the eastern edge of Hurricane Bud potentially scraping the shoreline as it moves nort...More..

Earth-like planets discovered, NASA Says
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Earth-like planets discovered, NASA Says

The gravitational pull caused by a planet on its host star makes it wobble around their common center of mass, which can be measured using high resolution spectrographs such as the PARAS . Also, they are extre...More..

The Cost of Removing CO2 From Air Significantly Reduced
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Cost of Removing CO2 From Air Significantly Reduced

As for the price, previous attempts to do just this have stalled since it could cost up to $1000 to filter a metric ton of carbon dioxide . Prof Keith's "useful way" is not to simply suck carbon out of the a...More..

Canadian Grand Prix: Mercedes delay new engine over ‘quality issues’
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Canadian Grand Prix: Mercedes delay new engine over ‘quality issues’

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel , of Germany, waits as mechanics work on his auto during the second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix , Friday, June 8, 2018, in Montreal . Newey suggested that Ren...More..

by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Scientists Discover Oldest Known Animal Footprints in Southern China

The fossil footprints for animal appendages was made in the Ediacaran Period , about 635 to 541 million years ago in China , according to the study. This animal, it's theorised, dug into sediments and microb...More..

Hurricanes are slowing down, causing more damage in coastal communities
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Hurricanes are slowing down, causing more damage in coastal communities

As storms move slower, they can unload more heavy rain and pound coastal areas longer, increasing damage potential. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature focuses on what is known as translatio...More..

Ban on plastic use should start from every house, says Karimnagar Collector
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Ban on plastic use should start from every house, says Karimnagar Collector

Critics charge that Japanese consumers and retailers use too much plastic, as a mania for elaborate packaging results in nearly everything being wrapped - even single pieces of fruit. Plastic can persist in the...More..

NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars

NASA also has another rover in the works with its Mars 2020 mission, which plans to drill cores and set them aside for a possible future pickup and return to Earth . This doesn't constitute proof that life e...More..

'Beat Plastic Pollution' campaign from June 4 to 8
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

'Beat Plastic Pollution' campaign from June 4 to 8

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation, hinted that government had released GH¢200 million to the Ministry to commence work on the various strategies that include education of school pupils and buying sani...More..

Kanai to return to earth from space station
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Kanai to return to earth from space station

Tingle and Kanai were to travel to the Kazakh city of Karaganda before leaving for Houston, Texas. Roscosmos posted on Thursday a video of Shkaplerov and fellow cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev practicing in the ISS w...More..

Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12

Space Exploration Technologies, or Space X, was founded by billionaire Elon Musk , an internet entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal and leads Tesla Motors. The other vehicles SpaceX is flying or developing are r...More..

Dumbest move yet- Saving coal plants in name of national security
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Dumbest move yet- Saving coal plants in name of national security

The draft memo laying out the directive doesn't give a specific amount operators would have to spend but says it will be enough to keep the facilities open for the next two years, saying that USA national sec...More..

Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo

According to German media, the animals were able to escape after flooding caused by an overnight storm. Authorities said that the mass breakout could have been caused after a river overflowed following heav...More..