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Milky Way Congested With Toxic Grease

Milky Way Congested With Toxic Grease Although Schmidt said he felt the space grease study was "a significant achievement", he is excited to tackle the next problem. Schmidt and his teammates took a closer look at the space grease by creating some of it on their own. They applied the same process by which organic molecules are synthesised in the outflows of carbon stars, by expanding a carbon-containing plasma into a vacuum at low t... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew The thin line between science fiction and reality is soon going to vanish with robots completely powered with AI, ready to explore the outer space . "What were trying to do with CIMON is to increase the efficiency of the astronaut", said Matthias Biniok, an engineer for chip maker IBM and one of the lead architects behind CIMON's artificial intelligence. [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee on July 9

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee on July 9 Check out how cartoonists saw these events. Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate. Wade . It doesn't matter if he asks them about their opinions on abortion rights because by the time a candidate interviews with him, they would have already been asked in the earlier... [Full Article...]

Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement

Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement President Trump says he's growing closer to announcing his Supreme Court Justice pick. He claims he has narrowed down his list to roughly five people, including two women and will interview one or two candidates this weekend in New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined

Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined Asked if he was going to discuss Roe v. Wade with the Supreme Court candidates, Trump responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking them". White House officials said they would like to see a new justice confirmed and sworn in before the new court term starts on October 1, or at least by Election Day on November 6. [Full Article...]

Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9

Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9 Kennedy, 81, the court's now longest-serving member and second-oldest justice, announced on Wednesday that he is retiring, effective on July 31. White House officials said they would like to see a new justice confirmed and sworn in before the new court term starts on October 1, or at least by Election Day on November 6. [Full Article...]

Ingredients For Life Discovered Gushing Out Of Saturn's Moon

Ingredients For Life Discovered Gushing Out Of Saturn's Moon A spacecraft equipped with modern instruments could conceivably fly through the plumes of Enceladus in the next few decades and detect lipids, amino acids and other compounds created by these microbes - assuming such molecules are there to be found. [Full Article...]

Temperatures to heat up in Simcoe County over the Canada Day weekend

Temperatures to heat up in Simcoe County over the Canada Day weekend Overnight low temperatures are expected to fall to only the low 20s, providing little or no relief from the extreme heat. Those looking to escape to cottage country for the long weekend will encounter similar temperatures. Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. People in eastern parts of... [Full Article...]

Japan Probe Reaches Asteroid For Information on Birth of Solar System

Japan Probe Reaches Asteroid For Information on Birth of Solar System Scientists want Hayabusa 2-which will probe Ryugu with a number of smaller rovers and instruments-to return samples from the asteroid's surface. In order to collect samples from underneath the asteroid's surface, the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will be blasting Ryugu with a two-kilogram (four-pound) copper projectile sometime before the final landing. [Full Article...]

Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Happening in July

People in Australia, Asia , and Indonesia will have their best opportunity to see the eclipse between midnight and sunrise July 28. The skies have been busy overall as well, with the Gemenid meteor shower in mid-December 2017, and the Lyrid meteor shower in April 2018. [Full Article...]

Woman killed in North York shooting

Woman killed in North York shooting There is nothing that indicates that she or any of the other passengers in the auto were targeted, he added. Nyarko, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, was struck by the gunfire. Nyarko was one of four victims who were killed in shooting incidents within a 24-hour period this past weekend. "There are people in that auto that I'm questioning if they knew exactly what was going to go on... [Full Article...]

Scientists Record New Lowest Temperature On Earth In Antarctica

Scientists Record New Lowest Temperature On Earth In Antarctica Another group of scientists announced that they have discovered an active volcano beneath a glacier on Antarctica .The volcano is not visible from the surface, and scientists only realized that it existed after high levels of volcanic gases were discovered in the nearby seawater. [Full Article...]

Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018

Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018 June's full moon is also known as the " Strawberry Moon ". The moon's orbit around the Earth is not in a flawless circle, so some months a full moon is closer to our planet than it is in other months. This month's full moon is called the strawberry moon, but the name has nothing to do with its appearance. You should be able to catch the moon wherever you are Friday night, permitting clouds, but ... [Full Article...]

Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

The total eclipse will include all of the bright colors that a "blood moon" would have. Irvin Baxter, president of Endtime Ministeries, said: 'The Bible teaches that end event is coming just ahead of us now and that will be the greatest prophetic fulfilment in the last 2,000 years'. [Full Article...]

Pink 'strawberry moon' will light up the sky this week

Pink 'strawberry moon' will light up the sky this week This will be the best opportunity of the year to view Saturn as this is when the planet will be closest to Earth, making it appear brighter than normal. Those with a good southern horizon can use it to identify two rather more elusive celestial sights: the planet Saturn and the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer. [Full Article...]

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment The river rose rapidly after 13 to 18 cm of rain fell in the days prior to the derailment. Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars Saturday. "We lease those cars and are in the process of verifying with the owners the exact rail auto specifications", Beaudo said in an email. The cause has not been confirmed, although Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds attributed it to an intense storm and flas... [Full Article...]

Picture: NASA image shows a blue dune on Mars

Picture: NASA image shows a blue dune on Mars The snap, captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on January 24, 2018, shows an accumulation of crescent-shaped sand dunes in the region of Lyot Crater, NASA said in a statement earlier this week. Scott Guzewich, NASA atmospheric scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, said, "We do not have any good idea". However, researchers say dust storms on Mars are frequent, especially during s... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Rocket Wins Certification, $130M Contract

SpaceX's Rocket Wins Certification, $130M Contract SpaceX's disruptive business model has proven itself in the national security arena, where it has won five previous contracts since its rockets were certified to fly military missions. Who knew the Falcon 9 rocket is as tall as a 21-story building? The next flight of this rocket is scheduled for October: it should launch 25 mini-satellites for a demonstration of the mission Space Test Pro... [Full Article...]

NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack

NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack Efforts are being stepped up to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. For now, scientists know of no asteroids or comets heading our way, but one could sneak up on us, so Washington wants a better plan. [Full Article...]

Don't forget Clean Air Day!

Don't forget Clean Air Day! Air pollution is linked to a wide range of illnesses and conditions, including cancer, diabetes, asthma, stroke and heart disease, as well as impacting on the development of children's lungs. This is why soon we are backing Clean Air Day ahead of a new consultation on clean air zones in the city. Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, said: "It's not an exaggeration to say that poor air quali... [Full Article...]


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