• Risk of collision as 'oddball' moon found among new Jupiter satellites
Risk of collision as 'oddball' moon found among new Jupiter satellites

Astronomers accidentally spotted the tiny satellites while searching for a possible massive planet beyond pluto known as Planet X. "We just haven't observed them enough", said Williams, who helped confirm the moons' orbits. The oddball is thought to be Jupiter's smallest moon; it measures roughly 3,000 feet across. Valetudo is in Jupit...

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  • Israel To Land First Spacecraft On Moon In 2019
Israel To Land First Spacecraft On Moon In 2019

If successful, Israel would become the fourth country to land a craft on the moon, after the US, the Soviet Union and China . Kahn said if they pull off the moonshot it would be "a tremendous achievement". SpaceIL President Morris Kahn has donated about $27 million to the effort and chose to proceed even after the contest deadline passed and ef...

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  • Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina
Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) with higher gusts. Although the storm is several hundred miles off of our coast, it's still creating risky surf conditions up and down the entire North Carolina coastline. "Literally nobody on the East Coast will have a direct impact", Osterberg explained, warning that it could still ...

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  • Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court
Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh's disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $60,000 to $200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a U.S. government loan, some of which was spent for home improvements, according to Shah. Their current mortgage is $865,000. By 2017, the debts were paid off or did not meet the required threshold for reporting. His past financial dis...

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  • Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick
Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

Sen. Bob Casey is the rare Democrat who opposes some abortion rights and who describes himself as "pro-life", but he opposed Trump's nomination for a reason unrelated to abortion and before he knew it was Kavanaugh . New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the 45th Counci...

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  • Hurricane Chris strengthens as it moves away from U.S.
Hurricane Chris strengthens as it moves away from U.S.

Given the storm's predicted track, the strongest winds were expected to be over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center also advised interests along the coast of North Carolina and in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris.

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  • Starbucks phasing out plastic straws by 2020
Starbucks phasing out plastic straws by 2020

Straws, though, will still be available - made from paper or compostable plastic. Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks. Starbucks says that customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to go strawless beginning this fall, with more markets to follow. As for the "strawless lids", Starbucks is already using ...

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  • Tropical Storm Beryl speeding toward eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Beryl speeding toward eastern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Beryl has increased in speed but not in strength, and is expected to pass "a safe distance" south of the British Virgin Islands when the territory begins to experience storm conditions later today into Monday, July 9. At that point, a cold front should absorb Chris and rapidly sweep it to the north-northeast toward Nova Scotia and N...

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  • Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 miles per hour (31 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

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  • Rhino poachers killed by lions at a South African game reserve
Rhino poachers killed by lions at a South African game reserve

After ensuring the lions were not a threat to tourists, Fox said there will not be any changes to "the status quo of our lions". The general consensus in the game industry is that lions view a game viewing vehicle containing people as something entirely different from individuals who are walking on the ground.

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  • Border Patrol agents reportedly stop Canadians in disputed waters
Border Patrol agents reportedly stop Canadians in disputed waters

Rick Doucet, the fisheries minister for the Canadian province of New Brunswick, told The National Post that fishermen have spoken of "heavily armed" Border Patrol agents climbing into Canadian lobster boats and searching for "illegal immigrants".

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  • Formed in the Atlantic tropical storm
Formed in the Atlantic tropical storm "beryl"

National Hurricane Center said , "At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 10.2 North, longitude 41.4 West". "Temperatures at the surface of the tropical Atlantic Ocean have become remarkably colder than normal", wrote Phil Klotzbach , a Capital Weather Gang contributor and the lead author of t...

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  • Hawaii bans Coral-harming Sunscreens
Hawaii bans Coral-harming Sunscreens

In addition, this law does not include products marketed or intended for use as a cosmetic, not does it include sunscreens prescribed by licensed healthcare providers. Environmentalists have taken the stance that without action now, the coral reefs of Hawaii will only suffer more unnecessary damage. If the ban is passed, it would take effect in 2...

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  • Canada's Ontario government scraps cap-and-trade program
Canada's Ontario government scraps cap-and-trade program

That may or may not be a fair comparison, but it does seem odd that a Ford government that promised a better deal for taxpayers, seems to be digging a deeper financial hole to get there. It was unclear what, if anything, the Ontario government would implement in contrast to curb resale prices. "People need the details on exactly when this is goin...

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  • North Korea said to scheme to keep nukes
North Korea said to scheme to keep nukes

Either Kim Jong-un deceived President Trump or Kim does not control the military in North Korea . Pompeo told reporters the day after the Singapore summit on 12 June that Washington hoped to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within Trump's current term, which ends on 20 January 2021.

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  • Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness
Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was finally ousted Thursday, and the employees of the agency couldn't be more happy. Mr Trump confirmed Mr Pruitt's resignation on Twitter , saying he had done "an outstanding job".

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  • Lions eat poachers in African game reserve
Lions eat poachers in African game reserve

Three white rhinos were killed by poachers at Sibuya in June 2016, and three rhinos were killed in May at the nearby Port Alfred Nature Reserves. "We thought they must have been rhino poachers but the axe confirmed it", Mr Fox said. He added that "they were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns". More than 1,000 rhinos we...

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  • Out of this world, a planet is born
Out of this world, a planet is born

The surface of the planet has a temperature of about 1000 ° C and the study of its spectrum reveals the presence of a turbid atmosphere encircling it. "The problem is that until now, most of these planet candidates could just have been features in the disc", she said. They not only made the spectacularly clear image of the planet shown here, but we...

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  • Greenpeace protestors collision Superman-shaped drone right into French nuclear plant
Greenpeace protestors collision Superman-shaped drone right 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. Greenpeace has gone after France's nuclear security before in previous stunts. This action comes after the intrusions of ...

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  • 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

One of Dawn's targets is Occator Crater. Last week, Dawn fired its xenon-fueled ion engine, possibly for the final time, to bend its orbit to fly closer to Cerealia Facula, the large deposit of sodium carbonate at the center of Occator Crater, a 57-mile-wide (92-kilometer) depression carved by an ancient collision with an asteroid or comet,...

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  • NASA plans to conduct public tests of its quiet supersonic technology
NASA plans to conduct public tests of its quiet supersonic technology

Preliminary testing of the research methodology using the F/A-18 was conducted in 2011 with the assistance of the military community living on the grounds in Edwards Air Force Base in California. The X-59 is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2021. Lockheed Martin was to collaborate with NASA for this project and now, reports have emerged say...

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  • July 2018 - Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes - News - SHOWCASE
July 2018 - Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes - News - SHOWCASE

Al-Aly said. "Ten or 15 years ago, we thought that air pollution caused pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis and not much more than that", said Dr. Philip Landrigan, dean for global health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NY, who was not involved in the study .

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  • Justice Kennedy to retire, Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court
Justice Kennedy to retire, Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

Senate's website, three presidents did not nominate any justices to serve on the nation's high court: Jimmy Carter, Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison. Maslin said the court opening might even end up helping the Democratic incumbents if voters become anxious that a tilt to the right will endanger abortion rights, gay rights and access to hea...

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  • Century's longest lunar eclipse to be visible from India
Century's longest lunar eclipse to be visible from India

The problem is the once-in-a-lifetime lunar eclipse will not be visible in North America. On July 27th, the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and form a lunar eclipse . Depending on atmospheric conditions, this could be an especially dark total lunar Eclipse. It is perfectly safe to look at a lunar eclipse with just the naked eye.

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  • Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday
Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday

The Ministry of environmental protection of Canada stated that in this regard, the temperature of the air in the world will rise to 30 - 35 starting Friday, June 29. The last chance for a hot weather reprieve could come on Friday when showers and temperatures close to 17 C are expected. Environment Canada said the airmass would settle over Nova S...

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