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Out of this world, a planet is born

Out of this world, a planet is born These discs surrounding those juvenile stars are home for various planets, but till now only few observations proved the presence of tiny planets as said by Keppler of Max Planck Astronomy Institute. More studies are going on for analysing the circular disc around the baby planet. Analysis of this spectrum indicated that its atmosphere is cloudy. He says, 'This discovery provides us with an ... [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse on July 27

NASA's eclipse website states that a total lunar eclipse is happening on 27 July 2018, and will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. "That's why a full moon at or near lunar apogee adds to the duration of a total lunar eclipse ", Duari said. [Full Article...]

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant But here's one thing operators and security guards at America's nuclear energy plants and warhead storage sites will hope they don't catch a glimpse of tomorrow: a loud, hovering Superman imposter flying toward their facility. EDF said the spent-fuel pool buildings are robust and created to withstand natural disasters and accidents. The drone stunt follows a series of staged break-ins by Greenpe... [Full Article...]

Ceres: NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Dwarf Planet, Photographs Strange Crater

Ceres: NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Dwarf Planet, Photographs Strange Crater Residing in an area of Ceres dubbed "Occator Crater", these weird bright spots initially defied explanation. Dawn will descend even closer to the salty deposits on the edge of the Occator Crater to capture more images , before landing on Ceres and going dark for good. [Full Article...]

‘Bag rage’ as Aus stores start plastic ban

‘Bag rage’ as Aus stores start plastic ban In addition to banning plastic bags, the group also issued an immediate ban on the logging of indigenous trees. A backlash has led Woolworths to offer customers free reusable bags until July 8. They're all now in the middle of implementing a plastic bag ban. "In some cases, customers have attempted to use bags which contained vomit, dirty nappies or rat faeces". [Full Article...]

NASA set to test 'quiet' supersonic flights

NASA set to test 'quiet' supersonic flights NASA has been working on improving air travel for over four decades now and numerous flight designs, airport and runway innovations, and engine and control systems can be traced back to NASA research. F/A-18s can only "simulate" the quieter sonic thump over a very limited area-the real deal will have to wait for a plane designed form the ground up-but they will allow for testing of the concep... [Full Article...]

Air pollution may play role in diabetes

Air pollution may play role in diabetes Al-Aly said. Results of the study found that in 2016 alone, air pollution has contributed to about 3.2 million new cases of diabetes worldwide. Dr. A United States study has now tied air pollution to diabetes. Landrigan is a member of The Lancet Commission on pollution and health , which released a report past year estimating that pollution was responsible for 9 million premature death... [Full Article...]

Plastic ban opens up 'bag rage' in Australian supermarket chains

Plastic ban opens up 'bag rage' in Australian supermarket chains Australian supermarket workers have found themselves at the front line of an angry consumer backlash over moves to ban single-use plastic bags, with a vocal minority abusing cashiers and one customer wrapping his hands around an employee's throat, union officials said Monday. [Full Article...]

Century's longest lunar eclipse to be visible from India

There have been some spectacular lunar and solar eclipses over the past few years, and next month brings another show for stargazers to check out. Lunar eclipses happen when the sun, Earth, and moon line up so the Earth's shadow is cast on the moon. [Full Article...]

Extreme heat to stick around GTA for most of the week

Extreme heat to stick around GTA for most of the week The heat wave will finally come to an end on Thursday night but the reprieve from sweltering conditions may be short-lived, according to a senior climatologist with Environment Canada . Environment Canada warns this extreme heat event will continue though for most of the week, calling this streak the most significant heat event in the past few years. [Full Article...]

"I Urge You to Resign": A Mother Confronts Pruitt at Restaurant

This man is directly and significantly harming my child's - and every child's - health and future with decisions to roll back environmental regulations for the benefit of big corporations, while he uses taxpayer money to fund a lavish lifestyle. [Full Article...]

Astronomers report first image of baby planet being formed

Astronomers report first image of baby planet being formed Miriam Kessler, who headed up the group that found this awesome event, told the Independent: "These discs around young stars are the birthplaces of planets, but so far only a handful of observations have detected hints of baby planets in them". [Full Article...]

Trump interviews with possible Supreme Court nominees begin

Trump interviews with possible Supreme Court nominees begin White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would not disclose any details about which four candidates the president interviewed Monday, including any names of the contenders he met with, but she did reveal that the president will look for "certain characteristics" he'd like his nominee to embody. [Full Article...]

Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk

Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk According to the BBC , Trump plans on interviewing "one or two" of the potential nominees at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club over the weekend. Regardless of who replaces him, Kennedy's departure will be a massive change for the high court, where he has been the crucial swing vote for more than a decade. [Full Article...]

It's a Beautiful Baby Exoplanet! Historic Photo Shows Birth of Alien World

It's a Beautiful Baby Exoplanet! Historic Photo Shows Birth of Alien World Of course, the center isn't naturally this dark. The bright blue star to the right is χ Centauri. So we must turn our eyes outward to catch a glimpse of a planetary newborn, which the European Southern Observatory has done in spectacular fashion. [Full Article...]

5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term

5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term At a rally in front of the court Thursday, speaker after speaker pointed to abortion as a way to rally opposition to the eventual nominee, who Trump has said will come from among 25 people he previously identified as candidates. We spoke with retired federal judge John Carroll on what this appointment could mean for issues like abortion. President Trump reportedly asked advisers their opin... [Full Article...]

Birth of a Planet Captured in Groundbreaking Photo

It is the first time astronomers have caught an image of a baby planet as it plots a path through a disc of dust surrounding its star - 370 light-years away from Earth. Using a powerful planet-hunting instrument on the telescope called SPHERE, an global team of scientists was able to study the newborn planet at a crucial point in its development. [Full Article...]

Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

Trump responded by saying he assumed overturning Roe would happen "automatically" if he was able to appoint two or three justices to the bench as president . "I hope they keep thinking about it because they're going to get beaten so badly". "But I'm putting conservative people on [the high court]". Mr. [Full Article...]

Sweltering heat wave bakes large part of nation ahead of July 4th

Sweltering heat wave bakes large part of nation ahead of July 4th Above: Heat index readings across southern New England . At O'Hare International Airport the peak was 106 degrees, Mott said . Don't get too used to the relative comfort, however, as both temperatures and dew points and in turn heat indices all rise over the weekend, as record high temperatures are eventually challenged and the heat index climbs over 100 degrees. [Full Article...]

Record-breaking heat in the forecast as Canada Day weekend gets underway

Record-breaking heat in the forecast as Canada Day weekend gets underway Temperatures on Saturday and into next week are expected to be in the mid-30s and, with the humidity, it will feel like the mid-40s. The highest July 1 temperature recorded in Ottawa between 1939 and 2011 was 36.9 C in 1963. Limit or avoid direct exposure to the sun and wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and SPF lip balm. As a significant heat wave moves in, H... [Full Article...]


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