• Pruitt aides reveal new details of spending at EPA
Pruitt aides reveal new details of spending at EPA

According to the report, Mink teaches sixth grade at Sidwell Friends School. Dravis recalled to investigators how Pruitt asked her to contact the Republican Attorneys General Association about a job for his wife, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing an individual familiar with the situation.

Read more

  • World's first images of a newborn planet reveal birth of alien world
World's first images of a newborn planet reveal birth of alien world

Miriam Kepler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany said hints of baby planets have been detected before, but astronomers were not sure whether those observations might simply be features in the swirling dust. Until now, it had proven impossible to capture the birth of a planet as it is usually obscured by dust, but now they've fin...

Read more

  • Sunday shows preview: Supreme Court fight in the spotlight
Sunday shows preview: Supreme Court fight in the spotlight

A key part of the vetting process will likely be reviewing the judge's history of written opinions, said a person with knowledge of Trump's thinking, who noted that the range of Gorsuch's past opinions impressed Trump. Trump did mention another potential candidate, Sen. "Mike Lee, he's an outstanding talent", Trump said. "People made fun of h...

Read more

  • Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passes away, science loses a star
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passes away, science loses a star

The recipient of 12 honorary degrees, Hawking was also named Cambridge's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a post held by Sir Isaac Newton over 300 years earlier. "I believe we have reached the point of no return. I have so much I want to do first". Instead, Dr. Hawking spent the next half century overturning physicists' conceptions of black hol...

Read more

  • Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born
Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born

This, in turn, enables scientists to test theoretical models of planet formation. But unlike Jupiter , whose temperature is a chilly minus-163 degrees Fahrenheit or so, this planet is far hotter than any planet in our solar system, Meyer said , with a temperature of around 1,340 to 2,420 degrees.

Read more

  • Trump could pick Utah senator to fill Supreme Court seat
Trump could pick Utah senator to fill Supreme Court seat

Such a judge, she said, "would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda". Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would prefer the president to expand his search beyond the list of 25 names the White House has released, saying he already filled his promise for a Federalist Society pick with Gorsuch and no single grou...

Read more

  • This is the first time we've ever seen a newborn planet
This is the first time we've ever seen a newborn planet

The unbelievable images of the planet, known as PDS 70b, were taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The planet, "PDS 70b" is a large body of gas, with several times more mass than Jupiter , in a lonely rotation 3 billion miles from the star it rotates.

Read more

  • President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News
President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

Trump has said he will select a nominee from a list of 25 names, many of them judges on federal and state courts across the country. Trump said Friday that his Supreme Court selection process would begin in earnest on Monday and that he would interview "six or seven" candidates in total.

Read more

  • High Heat and Humidity Through the 4th of July
High Heat and Humidity Through the 4th of July

The National Weather Service is advising that residents watch out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Temperatures will still feel like it's in more than 100 degrees on Monday and Tuesday , though it won't be quite as hot as it was Sunday .

Read more

  • US Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy announces retirement
US Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

Control of the Senate is at stake in the November elections, and if Democrats capture the majority, Trump could find it hard to get his choice confirmed. Republicans on Capitol Hill have been swift to say a new justice should be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate before the election.

Read more

  • Lights in the skies over South Florida caused by SpaceX launch
Lights in the skies over South Florida caused by SpaceX launch

He is described by his makers as the astronauts' flight attendant and assistance system and is heading to the ISS for tests into the development of cooperation between humans and intelligent machines. "Right now, our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is the most valuable and most expensive...

Read more

  • President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9
President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

Wade , the 1973 decision legalizing abortion rights. Kennedy's news that he'll leave the court next month immediately activated a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates, all set for their second Supreme Court confirmation fight in two years.

Read more

  • Travel ban ruling 'a great victory' for the Constitution
Travel ban ruling 'a great victory' for the Constitution

His retirement , which takes effect on July 31, gives Trump a second Supreme Court appointment in his 17 months in office after the Republican president a year ago selected Neil Gorsuch , who has already become one of the most conservative justices.

Read more

  • The Strawberry Moon, a Smaller and Less Bright Full Moon
The Strawberry Moon, a Smaller and Less Bright Full Moon

Why is it called the strawberry moon? The minimoon occurs once a year when the moon is at its furthest point in its orbit from the Earth. Super moons can appear bigger in the sky because of their proximity to Earth in their orbit at that time.

Read more

  • Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist
Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

This was visible mostly in the United States and Canada, and only involved a full moon, which was the first of 2018. Moon gazers in North America-and most of the Arctic-won't be treated to the eclipse this time around. The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. EDT (1930 to 2113 GMT). A partial eclipse occurs when the moon passes th...

Read more

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

The sixth planet in the solar system will be a yellowish colour, and will be at its closest approach to the Earth for this year . Summer has just started, and skygazers already have a lot to look forward to next week, as the Saturn opposition and the so-called "Strawberry Moon" will be visible at around the same time.

Read more

  • Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill
Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

The railroad will focus on environmental recovery. Oil has leaked from 14 of the tankers, spilling into floodwaters and eventually in the rain-swollen Little Rock river. Sheriff Vander Stoep said, "There is so much food for the workers and for us at the incident command, it's just incredible how little these communities come together".

Read more

  • Estimated 870000 litres of oil spilled in derailment: BNSF
Estimated 870000 litres of oil spilled in derailment: BNSF

Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. He says almost half the spill had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 5 miles downstream.

Read more

  • NASA released pictures of blue dunes on Mars
NASA released pictures of blue dunes on Mars

The dust storm has wreaked havoc on Mars , though the Curiosity rover has not been affected, as it relies on plutonium and not sunlight as a fuel source. NASA reports that the haze is about six to eight times thicker than normal for this time of the season. The American made automatic station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is orbiting the...

Read more

  • SpaceX Gets $130 Million Air Force Rocket Launch Contract
SpaceX Gets $130 Million Air Force Rocket Launch Contract

Three months ago, the Air Force awarded a $354.8 million contract to United Launch Alliance , SpaceX's main competitor, for two launches relating to the AFSPC-8 and AFSPC-12 satellite missions. The mission is planned to be launched from Kennedy Space Center. The world's largest air force has even scheduled a launch using this rocket in the sec...

Read more

  • NASA's Curiosity Rover Captured Martian Duststorm. Here's How It Looks
NASA's Curiosity Rover Captured Martian Duststorm. Here's How It Looks

The image has been captured recently by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The dust levels have more than doubled since the weekend with a tau or haze amount of 8.0 measured at the Gale Crater. Scientists at NASA said this phenomenon presents new information as to why some Martian dust storms would last for months and others shor...

Read more

  • Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day
Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day

Evidence shows that spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms, damage lung function and cause other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and low birth weight. The authority is required by the government to take action to meet legal air quality limits in the shortest possible time and, in order t...

Read more

  • Dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues, researchers say
Dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues, researchers say

Then, they compared them to the hyoid bones of today's crocodiles and birds. Lead researcher Dr Zhiheng Li, who carried out the work at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geoscience in the United States, said: " Tongues are often overlooked".

Read more

  • 500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Named After President Obama
500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Named After President Obama

Not only was Obama honored, but a second ocean floor dweller discovered in the same bed was named after famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough . Among these animals are the Obamadon gracillis, an extinct insectivorous lizard that lived 5 million years ago; the Aptostichus barackobamai, a trapdoor spider that lives in the redwoods of north-cen...

Read more

  • Volvo Cars to Use 25% Recycled Plastics by 2025
Volvo Cars to Use 25% Recycled Plastics by 2025

The carpet contains fibers made from PET plastic bottles and a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturers' offcuts. In the cabin, for example, the seats use PET fibers from plastic bottles. While big brand owners such as P&G and Unilever are making pledges to cut down on the use of virgin plastics, and major high street names such as McDonalds...

Read more