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Vegetarian Sharks? First Omnivorous Species Discovered Off US Coast

Vegetarian Sharks? First Omnivorous Species Discovered Off US Coast The meadows help control erosion and act as carbon dioxide sinks, but they also support the world's fisheries by providing habitat and serving as protected nurseries for thousands of fish and marine invertebrates. To test the bonnethead's response to seagrass , Leigh and her colleagues fed five sharks a diet of 90 percent seagrass-grown in water sprinkled with sodium bicarbonate powder to cre... [Full Article...]

Carlsberg Launches 'Snap Pack' To Reduce Plastic Waste

Carlsberg Launches 'Snap Pack' To Reduce Plastic Waste At an official launch event in Copenhagen, inventor Christopher Stuhlmann revealed how a trip to his local DIY store helped convince him that his brainwave could become a reality. We recognised the need to reinvigorate and drive value back into Carlsberg Expørt alongside the wider premium lager category, whilst re-engaging with consumers in a more relevant way and we're delighted with the response... [Full Article...]

Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space

Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The weakening should level off shortly if it hasn't already and then we expect Florence to start strengthening again over the weekend. Hurricane Florence weakened to a tropical storm late Thursday as it encountered wind shear along its path. [Full Article...]

'Carnivore' sharks have a stomach for greens

'Carnivore' sharks have a stomach for greens Samantha Leigh , a graduate student and ecologist at the University of California, Irvine, who led the new research , wasn't satisfied. To test the bonnethead's response to seagrass , Leigh and her colleagues fed five sharks a diet of 90 percent seagrass-grown in water sprinkled with sodium bicarbonate powder to create a unique carbon isotope signature-and 10 percent squid. [Full Article...]

Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling

Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling That prospect worries Democrats and heartens Republicans on volatile issues including abortion, gun rights, gay rights, the death penalty, religious liberty and business regulation. There's some dispute as to whether, at the time Booker released an email chain of Kavanaugh talking about his views on racial profiling, they were actually still confidential. [Full Article...]

French president names 2 new ministers in mini-reshuffle

French president names 2 new ministers in mini-reshuffle Flessel's resignation came as Macron is due to name former Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot's successor. The new head of sport will be Roxanne Maracineanu, swimmer and silver medalist of the Olympic games in Sydney, said at the Elysee Palace. [Full Article...]

Going up! Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’

Going up! Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’ The test involves a miniature elevator that is 6 cm long, 3 cm wide, and 3 cm high. Two small cubic satellites, which measure about 10 centimeters on each side, will be connected by a 10-meter steel cable. So far, space elevators have been little more than a sci-fi pipe dream . The most hard part of the project will most likely be the cable, which is projected to be 96,000 kilometers (roughly... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing

Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing Cory Booker , D-N.J., about the circumstances in which government can and cannot use race-conscious measures to address past discrimination. In two days of hearings on the Judiciary committee the Democrats have not laid a single glove on Brett Kavanaugh , There's been a lot of screaming; there's been a lot of protesting; there's been a lot of anger, and it's really a reflection of the incredible ... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms

Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh in time for the first day of the new Supreme Court term, October 1. Based on Sen. Patrick Leahy's questioning of Kavanaugh, it's clear that documents Chairman Chuck Grassley has unilaterally declared "Committee Confidential" include emails that are highly relevant--and may show the extent of Judge Kavanaugh's knowledge and use of stolen information while w... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question Feinstein also pressed Kavanaugh on gun control. Republicans in turn accused the Democrats of turning the hearing into a circus. One of several Democrats who could potentially vote for Kavanaugh, Sen. So because there was no Supreme Court precedent on the question specifically pertaining to illegal immigrants, he consulted the closest analogue available, which were the Supreme Court's past... [Full Article...]

Planet Nine DOES exist - but it is too far away to see

Scientists suspect a ninth planet orbiting beyond Neptune and Pluto in our solar system. For example, the presence of a large cosmic body on the edge of the Solar system gives the answer to the question: why is the rotation of the Kuiper belt occurs in the opposite direction from the other planets direction. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon lashes southern US

Tropical Storm Gordon lashes southern US In anticipation, the center announced a storm surge warning, meaning there is "a danger of life-threatening inundation", along the coast from Louisiana to Florida, according to the NHC's morning briefing . Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and says 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana. Anadarko Petroleum Corp shut two offshore platforms i... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday

Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Alabama and MS coastlines, with tropical storm warnings extending to Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. In addition to Gordon, Tropical Storm Florence is hovering over the eastern Atlantic but is not expected to make landfall. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Turns into 'Political Brawl

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Turns into 'Political Brawl An independent-minded judge, he argued, can't tip their hand before litigants have appeared in court. In practice, a president's Constitutional power to pardon is quite broad, but legal experts indicate that a presidential self-pardon would violate a Nixon-era legal principle. [Full Article...]

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. If approved, he would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right. The scene unfolded as Kavanaugh stood up for the recess of his Senate confirmation hearing , which opened in chaos and was marked by dozens of shouting protesters who were removed one by one by security personnel. [Full Article...]

NASA and its CO2 Challenge

NASA and its CO2 Challenge John Callas, who is an Opportunity project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement that "assuming that we hear back from Opportunity, we will begin the process of discerning its status and bringing it back online". Even though NASA's main goal is for its astronauts from Mars to produce the materials they need directly on the planet, it is not as easy as they expected because ... [Full Article...]

Hole in International Space Station was drilled deliberately, says Russian space agency

Hole in International Space Station was drilled deliberately, says Russian space agency NASA said the station's cabin pressure was holding steady after the fix and that the six astronauts aboard were not in danger. "We can see the mark where the drill bit slid along the surface of the hull", Rogozin said, according to RIA Novosti . [Full Article...]

Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary Talking to the BBC , Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders said he was shocked by the discovery of the elephants, who had their tusks removed for their ivory. This recent rash of killings happened deep within the country, however. Dr Chase said: 'People did warn us of an impending poaching problem and we thought we were prepared for it. [Full Article...]

Weather Watch: System Developing In Atlantic Expected To Strengthen

Weather Watch: System Developing In Atlantic Expected To Strengthen According to the latest data gathered by the National Hurricane Center, Gordon is packing an area of maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, which is just shy of category 1 hurricane status. Tropical Storm Gordon on Tuesday barreled toward central U.S. Gulf Coast, where it was expected to become a hurricane and bring high winds and heavy rain to the region, the National Hurricane Center ( NH... [Full Article...]

U.S. Gulf Coast Bracing for Hurricane Gordon as Storm Nears

Gordon became a tropical storm after having strengthened rapidly overnight, and late Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for the mouth of the Pearl River, which divides Louisiana and MS in the central Gulf. [Full Article...]


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