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Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says It was traced to a hole about 2mm across, located in the most recent Russian Soyuz spacecraft capsule to dock at the space station. On Thursday morning, an investigation showed the leak appeared to be on the Russian side of the space station. [Full Article...]

Facebook says it is 2 years away from 100% renewable energy

Facebook says it is 2 years away from 100% renewable energy Many companies are making investments in renewable energy, but Facebook's challenge is somewhat complicated by the fact that its needs will continue to grow, Bobby Hollis, the company's head of global energy, told Utility Dive. The demand for corporate renewable energy deals has been quick to spring up in the USA but in Europe these so-called "power purchase agreements" have been slower to come ... [Full Article...]

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds

Overall, the goats preferred to interact first with the happy faces. Writing in the journal, the team described how 20 goats interacted with images of positive, or happy, and negative, or angry, human facial expressions. It could either be that the left side of the brain processes positive emotions, or that the right side of the brain is involved in avoidance of angry faces. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 to Be Launched in January 2019, Says ISRO Chief

Chandrayaan-2 to Be Launched in January 2019, Says ISRO Chief Chandrayaan-2, ISRO's "most complex mission", is scheduled to be launched in January next year after experts suggested changes to avert failure, its chief K Sivan said on Tuesday. If the project is successful, it will be the first-ever mission by any country to land a rover near the lunar South Pole. On seventh day, the crew module would re-orient and separate itself from the service module. [Full Article...]

Asylum seeker vessel runs aground in north Queensland

Asylum seeker vessel runs aground in north Queensland Peter Ward, one of the fishermen, said he found the two men on the banks of the Daintree river-not far from where the boat ran aground, the Australian reported. The boat started taking on water near the mouth of the Daintree River near Cape Kimberley on Sunday afternoon. He later broke it to the men that he would hand them over to the police. [Full Article...]

Goats Like Your Smile, Hinting Farm Animals Read Emotions

Goats Like Your Smile, Hinting Farm Animals Read Emotions It is well known that human facial expressions are highly informative for dogs and horses . The study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science , claims to provide the first evidence of goats reading human emotional expression. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii

Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii County workers are being dispatched Monday to check-out damage, mostly on the east side of the Big Island. Forecasters say Hurricane Lane may have set a record in Hawaii with 52.02 inches of rain in Mountain View from 8 a.m. That's more than 4 feet. "I want to extend special thanks to our employees and first responders, many of whom braved the heavy rain and storm conditions to restore con... [Full Article...]

NASA Creates Glowing Map That Shows Dust Clouds Across Earth

NASA Creates Glowing Map That Shows Dust Clouds Across Earth If you have ever watched smoke billowing from a wildfire , ash erupting from a volcano or dust blowing in the wind, you have seen aerosols. To capture their spread, NASA used their Earth-observing satellites Terra , Aqua , Aura and Suomi NPP . [Full Article...]

Sexually frustrated dolphin named Zafar terrorises tourists on French beach

The French newspaper Le Telegramme wrote that once Zafar had started seeking sex , he did not seem to be unsafe but had a "tendency to rub against all that floats, boats and swimmers". The mayor's decision to ban swimming has been welcomed by experts at marine wildlife centre Océanopolis , who warned that bathers should " never get too close to a marine mammal at full sexual maturity ". [Full Article...]

Heat Advisory In Effect As Heat Wave Hits Maryland

Heat Advisory In Effect As Heat Wave Hits Maryland The Heat Advisory continues for York and Cumberland counties through 8 p.m. Wednesday . The day is likely to start out warm and very humid. Friday and Saturday should be noticeably cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s. Overnight temperatures will remain in the low 20s, providing little relief from the heat. Meanwhile, a cold front continuing to slowly move east could lead to mor... [Full Article...]

California Ends Cash Bail

California Ends Cash Bail In most nonviolent misdemeanor cases, defendants would be released within 12 hours. In response to a mass shooting six months ago at a Florida high school, California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would allow teachers, employers and co-workers to ask judges to remove guns from people they see as a danger to the public. [Full Article...]

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for John McCain

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for John McCain Wade , which makes abortion on demand possible in the U.S. When reminded that her husband had endorsed overturning the 1973 Supreme Court ruling, she said abortion should be considered "a states' issue". Others have stood and given passionate speeches in praise of the Republican "Maverick" and Vietnam War hero. 'We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that ha... [Full Article...]

Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change

Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change The departure of Ms Bishop , a rare female voice in the Australian government, has raised questions about whether she fell victim to party politics and a perceived glass ceiling for women in Canberra. Christopher Pyne and Steve Ciobo are possible replacements for Bishop in the Foreign Affairs portfolio. "(Mathias) Cormann rumoured to be putting some WA votes behind Julie Bishop in round one... [Full Article...]

The Earth is approaching a huge asteroid

The Earth is approaching a huge asteroid Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the spacecraft and is providing flight operations. The spacecraft's PolyCam camera obtained the image from a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) or nearly six times the distance between the Earth and the Moon, on August 17. [Full Article...]

NASA’s new selfie app takes you and your cats to space

NASA’s new selfie app takes you and your cats to space Over the last decade and a half, it's taken some stunning images of new galaxies , dying stars, and awesome views of planets in our solar system . These impressions are based on data from Spitzer and other telescopes that have studied the TRAPPIST-1 system. There will also be a 360-degree video available on the Spitzer YouTube page , which can allow users to explore the star system on the... [Full Article...]

Relief, clean-up in Hawaii as storm veers away from islands

Relief, clean-up in Hawaii as storm veers away from islands The storm's outer bands dumped as much as 45 inches (114 centimeters) on the mostly rural Big Island, measurements showed. But as trade winds finally began to nudge the storm off to the west, away from land, the National Weather Service lifted all remaining tropical storm warnings and watch advisories for the state of Hawaii . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane: Airlines cancel flights, waive change fees

Hurricane Lane: Airlines cancel flights, waive change fees Hurricane Lane passed close to the Hawaiian Islands on Thursday, which resulted in heavy rainfall and tropical-storm-force-winds battering parts of Big Island and Maui County. 24, 2018, near Hilo, Hawaii. In Piihonua on the Big Island , Douglas and Hilari Odell picked through muck around their house on Friday, a day after a deluge of water crashed into their home. [Full Article...]

YouTube star McSkillet believed killed in San Diego motorway crash

YouTube star McSkillet believed killed in San Diego motorway crash Sanchez said CHP believes Heitmann was involved in an incident earlier in the day at a local elementary school. California Highway Patrol confirmed the fatal vehicle accident took place on Thursday around 4:30 p.m., when Trevor Heitmann , known as "McSKillet" on Youtube , smashed his 2015 McLaren 650S head on into a 2010 Hyundai. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5; Hawaii braces for impact

Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5; Hawaii braces for impact There is uncertainty over Lane's path - whether it moves north or south, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato said . Eaton says the earliest parts of the state could see tropical storm-force winds would be Wednesday. The outer rain bands of Hurricane Lane started to impact the Big Island on Wednesday as the massive Category 4 storm continues to barrel toward the state, threatening to bring strong win... [Full Article...]

WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space

WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space He is also an avid tennis player and fan-and the flawless mascot for the United States Tennis Association's Net Generation program, which promotes tennis for kids. The astronaut said the disadvantage of not having gravity in space makes the game a lot tricker than it might seem. According to Feustel, speaking before the match: "Balls won't bounce, and gravity has no effect. [Full Article...]


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