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Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

Hot, humid weather to continue through the week According to the heat warning for Almaguin areas, first issued on Friday, June 29 at 3:19 p.m. and last updated at 4:57 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday are once again forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s. [Full Article...]

Temperatures near 100 degrees across Northeast as heat wave blazes on

Temperatures near 100 degrees across Northeast as heat wave blazes on The heat will expand toward the Northeast on Saturday with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values into the upper 90s. The big weather story is the continuation of the extreme heat but closely monitoring a cold front set to move into the area Saturday night into Sunday morning bringing a chance for storms and cooler temperatures for the second half of the weekend. [Full Article...]

Who’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy?

Who’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy? The announcement will pave way for US President Donald Trump to choose a " more reliable conservative justice", thereby cementing further control of the top court, USAToday reported . It worked. In conversation after conversation with Republican elected officials and strategists between May and November 2016, the justification always cited for backing Trump - albeit, in many cases, relucta... [Full Article...]

AI Robot Cimon Takes over ISS

AI Robot Cimon Takes over ISS CIMON will work with the space station's Watson AI - IBM's artificial intelligence technology - created to support space flight crews. Measuring 32cm across and tipping the scales at 5kg, it's essentially astronauts' flight attendant and assistance system. [Full Article...]

Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick

Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick In his Air Force One conversation with reporters, during the quick afternoon flight to New Jersey from Washington, Trump singled out one potential candidate for the court, Sen. The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization, launched a seven-figure ad buy Wednesday, aimed at vulnerable Democrats, said chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Definitively Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban

Supreme Court Definitively Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. Here, the Senate and the 2020 presidential campaign collide. Warren is embracing what she calls the " Mitch McConnell Rule " without explaining her change in thought, after the announcement by Supreme Court Justice Anthony ... [Full Article...]

Strawberry 'Minimoon' could be seen tonight shining along Saturn

Strawberry 'Minimoon' could be seen tonight shining along Saturn This means it will have more atmosphere between it and Earth than usual when the moon's overhead, which is what causes it to have a slight gold color, the Old Farmer's Almanac says. As for when you'll be able to view the full moon? The rings, which are made up of highly reflective particles of ice, will bolster's Saturn's brightness. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon 2018 Date

There are several well-perpetuated myths when it comes to full moons; some people believe more babies are born during a full moon, and other believe that people act in unusual ways when the light at the sky is at its largest. Madagascar and the Middle East will have the best view of the eclipse around midnight. People in Asia, Australia and Indonesia will get the greatest view of the eclipse dur... [Full Article...]

The world would view the Strawberry Moon 2018 in just sometime

The world would view the Strawberry Moon 2018 in just sometime The last full moon of Spring and the annual one for June, known as the Full Strawberry Moon, will hit full phase shortly after midnight strikes on Thursday, June 28. Although you can look at the moon when it's high in the sky, you will have trouble if the skies are completely clear because of glare. That said, a backyard telescope or binoculars would also give interested space fans a better look... [Full Article...]

Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars Saturday. The river rose rapidly after 13 to 18 cm of rain fell in the days prior to the derailment. The community of Rock Valley , Iowa has been especially hard hit, confronted by floodwaters, the train derailment and an unrelated fire in the course of 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment

Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment The railroad will focus on environmental recovery. Williams says some of the tankers were compromised, causing the oil to leak into floodwaters and eventually into the rain-swollen Little Rock River, but officials don't yet have an exact number of tankers that leaked oil. [Full Article...]

‘Once in a blue dune’: NASA shares striking image of Martian crater

‘Once in a blue dune’: NASA shares striking image of Martian crater However, the Curiosity rover, which depends on plutonium rather than sunlight, is still unaffected and is sending regular information regarding the Martian dust storm to NASA . The space agency says the dust storm is already about the size of North America and Russian Federation combined. Dust storms on Mars have been notoriously hard to predict, both in their development and their longevity. [Full Article...]

USAF certifies Falcon Heavy - orders satellite launch for 2020

USAF certifies Falcon Heavy - orders satellite launch for 2020 The contract is worth 130 000 000 dollars. According to CNN , the only other eligible entity that could apply for the contract was United Launch Alliance (ULA), a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing . Air Force contract to fire a classified military satellite into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket. "The competitive award of this EELV launch service contract directly supports S... [Full Article...]

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution Our report called on Government to promote cross-departmental working, force auto manufacturers to contribute to a Clean Air Fund, and commit real financial support to local authorities breaching NO2 limits. "It might take me a couple of minutes longer but if it reduces Ariyan's exposure to air pollution, then it's worth it". "We wouldn't make our children drink dirty water, so why are we allowi... [Full Article...]

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover takes images of Haze from Martian Dust Storm

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover takes images of Haze from Martian Dust Storm A massive dust storm has engulfed Perserverence Valley , pinning NASA's Opportunity rover in place; all the dust is blocking out sunlight, preventing the bot from recharging its batteries - so much so that ground control fears it might freeze out , as its dwindling power supply can't feed the rover's inbuilt heaters. [Full Article...]

Fossil of Ancient Sea Creature Named After Obama

Fossil of Ancient Sea Creature Named After Obama The two-part scientific name for the creature is meant to honor Obama's love for science ., the first part being the former president's name. Another vital person was Jane Fargher, who co-owns the property where Attenborites janeae was found and is immortalized in the name along with Attenborough. [Full Article...]

Invasive plant can cause severe burns, blindness

Invasive plant can cause severe burns, blindness The giant hogweed is an impressive-looking plant. In a Facebook message posted on the afternoon of June 12, the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech announced their discovery of 30 giant hogweed plants in Clarke County. A single plant yields 20,000 seeds, which can be dispersed by winds over short distances. That releases a sap that once on your skin, reacts to sunlight and creates serious ... [Full Article...]

Red planet Mars gets closer to Earth after 15 years

Red planet Mars gets closer to Earth after 15 years According to Dean Regasa (Dean Regas), astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory, Mars will be easily visible to the naked eye. "In fact, you will be hard pressed to miss it. A vast dust storm fourteen million square miles across has swept Mars , but while one NASA rover has gone silent, it doesn't seem to have dampened NASA's Curiosity's spirits. [Full Article...]

World's Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies at 62

World's Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies at 62 The world recently said farewell to one of its oldest Sumatran Orangutans. Perth zoo reported that unlike Puan who has been in the zoo since 1968, Sumatran orangutans rarely attain age 50 in the wild. The Perth Zoo euthanized Puan after she developed age-related health complications. Martina Hart, Puan's chief zookeeper wrote an obituary for the ape in The West Australian newspaper today. [Full Article...]

Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force'

Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force' During a meeting Monday of the National Space Council at the White House , the president said he would direct the Pentagon to immediately begin the process of establishing the new military branch . The announcement reportedly came as a surprise to those in attendance, as it occurred during a meeting where the Space Council was going to unveil a first of its kind policy on space traffic man... [Full Article...]


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