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Giant dinosaur bones get archaeologists rethinking Triassic period

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It had previously been thought that gigantism developed during the Jurassic period, around 180 million years ago. Argentine investigators working on the extraction of the remains of a giant dinosaur " Ingenia prima " from the Balde de Leyes formation, near Marayes, San Juan province, Argentina July 9, 2018. Read More »

Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh

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Fallon, who is the executive director of Demand Justice, a new group that promotes progressive judicial nominees, said his organization has been working to persuade senators to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation. Before that, Kavanaugh worked for Bush in the White House and during his election recount with Democratic opponent Al Gore in 2000. He later joined the administration of President George W. Read More »

UI prof who worked with nominee: Kavanaugh 'a good guy, very smart'

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is conservative, and not everyone will like his opinions, but he's not the political operative some paint him to be, according to a former colleague from his Whitewater investigation days. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate - but Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) isn't expected to vote due to medical issues that make it hard for him to travel to Capitol Hill. Read More »

Israel to launch rocket to the moon in December

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Ofer Doron, head of IAI's space division, said Israel was "going to show the way for the rest of the world" to send a spacecraft to the Moon at a reasonable cost. Mr Kahn said he hoped the mission would create an "Apollo effect" for the next generation in Israel - a reference to the enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths triggered by Neil Armstrong's Moon walk in 1969. Read More »

Leahy: Trump's Supreme Court Pick 'More Than Frightening'

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The confirmation battle could serve, though, as a test run for prospective 2020 candidates to flex their rhetorical muscles and engage with the base in the early stages of the next presidential election. This issue may not get as much buzz as abortion or health care , but it's probably the one that's directly relevant to Trump. Kavanaugh, for his part, has said from the circuit bench that he believes in man-made global warming, but green critics say his rulings have often curbed the reach ... Read More »

Instagram Model Katarina Zarutskie Savaged by Shark During Bahamas Vacation

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Her boyfriend's father was taking photos, and he captured the exact moment one of the sharks bit down on her wrist and pulled her underwater. Ms Zarutskie then swam to shore as her arm bled. "[The doctors] now believe that I still have pieces of the shark teeth in my arm and I will forever have a scar", said Zarutskie, who noted she was anxious about the injury affecting her burgeoning modeling career. Read More »

Kepler Spacecraft’s Fuel Tank is Running Very Low

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Earlier this week, NASA's Kepler team received an indication that the spacecraft fuel tank is running very low. Flight controllers placed the planet-hunting spacecraft into hibernation last week to save energy. As of now, NASA reports that Kepler has been on its 18 mission since May this year. As the spaceship is in deep space region and is around 94M milers away from the orbit of earth, and there is no possibility that it will hit any life-bearing planet like icy moon, NASA is allowed ... Read More »

European Space Agency Taps Airbus for Mars Sample Return Mission

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While ExoMars is created to carry several instruments, the Fetch has only one mission- to find Nasa's 2020 rover, collect samples, and bring it back to Earth, according to release. It is in fact three separate missions that all depend on one another. The Mars 2020 rover's task is to dig and contain the soil sample into 30 tubes and dropping them at various point around the planet. Read More »

Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

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Hurricane Maria dealt a vicious blow when it hit Puerto Rico on September 20 with winds close to 150 miles per hour (240 kph), knocking out the island's already teetering electric grid and water supply. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned beachgoers on Monday to beware of unsafe rip currents after an unidentified man in his mid-60s drowned in rough surf just north of Nags Head when he was caught in a rough surf current caused by the storm. Read More »

Nebraska groups react to Pruitt's resignation

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In July 2017, after Fitzgerald Glider Kits petitioned EPA to do so, the agency announced it meant to revisit the Phase 2 glider kit provisions. In 2017, small manufacturers were limited to the number of gliders they built in their biggest production year between 2010 and 2014. Read More »

The last straw? Starbucks pledges to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

The strawless lid, which features a raised lip, is already available in more than 8,000 stores in the US and Canada for select beverages. Starbucks will begin offering "strawless lids" on iced coffee, tea and espresso drinks. Swedish furniture giant IKEA recently announced that it will stop selling single-use plastic products at all its stores globally by 2020. The announcement from McDonald's followed an April proposal by the United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws in the ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Could Bring Rough Weather to NL

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Tropical Storm Chris , which continues to linger off the North Carolina coast, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday. Chris, now churning offshore, is expected remain just off the coast of North Carolina for a few days before turning north and east and heading away from the USA coastline by Wednesday. Read More »

Tropical Storm Chris Forecast to Become a Hurricane Early This Week

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week. The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras. High surf and unsafe rip currents are expected along parts of the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts through early week. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Martinique, St. Read More »

Hunters died in Sibuya Game Reserve

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Field guides on a game drive Tuesday evening reported that they'd discovered human remains as well as other items "in the immediate vicinity of the lions". Mr Fox said: "The lions may have eaten more of them it is hard to tell as the area is very thick with bush and you can not be sure what they have taken off to feed on elsewhere". Read More »

Ancient Toddlers Also Loved Climbing Trees

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The full study , titled "A almost complete foot from Dikika, Ethiopia and its implications for the ontogeny and function of Australopithecus afarensis ", is available to read online. That's an inference based on the fact there is no evidence of fire or construction for another million years in Africa, said DeSilva. UPDATE: I take it back - look at the included photos of the foot above and below and decide for yourselves how similar it looks to any foot you've seen before. Read More »

Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in Atlantic Ocean, hurricane center says

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Forecasters said they expect the storm to pick up speed over the weekend and approach the Lesser Antilles before crossing the island chain as a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday. Hurricane-force winds from the hurricane extend only 10 miles from the center , with tropical storm force winds stretching only up to 35 miles. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday. Read More »

First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

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On Friday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded a tropical storm in the central Atlantic to Hurricane Beryl , with top wind speeds of 80 miles per hour. Lojero also warned that the storm is expected to dump up to four inches (10 centimeters) of rain and could unleash landslides. A cold front was expected to push it further north, but latest forecast by the NWS says the low pressure system may linger off the coast for a while, and some development is possible. Read More »

Ford Ends Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax Era in Ontario

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It remains unclear how much exiting the cap-and-trade program will cost Ontario, which is part of a larger program with Quebec and California, and what will happen with the almost $3 billion in credits that companies have already purchased. Read More »

Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse

Mathematically, the longest an eclipse could ever last is one hour 47 minutes, and the longest eclipse of the 20th Century (1901-2000) happened on July 16, 2000. Only those in the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the upcoming event, with people in Europe, Africa and Asia getting the best seats for the lunar show. Read More »

North Korea Believed to be Increasing Nuclear Production

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National Security Adviser John Bolton said he wouldn't comment on intelligence matters, but said the administration is "very well aware of North Korea's pattern of behaviour" while negotiating with the US. "The realistic goals Pompeo can achieve from his visit would be making meetings with North Korean officials a regular thing and ensuring the return of the remains of USA soldiers killed during the Korean War, which could help maintain the momentum of dialogue". Read More »

Scientists create hybrids in race to save white rhino sub-species

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Keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu in the pen where she is kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. "Our goal is to have a northern white rhino calf on the ground in three years", lead author Thomas Hildebrant, a wildlife reproductive biologist at Germany's Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research , told reporters during a Tuesday press briefing. Read More »

Border Patrol Questions Canadian Fishing Fleet

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He also said that Canadian government aircraft have rattled ME fishermen in the past by "buzzing" their boats and taking photographs. The Canadian Government is now investigating two separate occasions where USA agents entered Canadian waters off the coast of New Brunswick around the island and North Rock. Read More »

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

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In all, the Times reported , Pruitt is facing 13 federal inquiries into his spending and management practices. It's this notoriety and insider savvy that could make Wheeler risky; unlike Pruitt, who was relatively new to Washington when he took the job leading the EPA, Wheeler could continue to work closely with old friends. Read More »

Lions kill suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve

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After immediately alerting the police, the staffers chose to continue their investigation the next morning as it was getting dark. The next morning, warden guides found at least three sets of human remains near a high-powered rifle, gloves, wire cutters and survival equipment, tools generally associated with rhinoceros poaching activity. Read More »

Very Large Telescope Captures Baby Planet Birth Image For First Time

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Protoplanetary disk or problog (eng. proplyd, protoplanetary disk) is a disk of dense gas that revolves around a young, newly formed protostar, which eventually formed planets. In a monumental event, astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany have snapped an image of a baby planet still in the process of formation. Read More »

Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon while Super Blue Blood Moon is a moon that appears extra big and bright, and a blue moon. The Dubai Astronomy Group will set up an integrated event for both lunar and mars events. The residents of planet Earth are going to witness yet another landmark event on July 27, 2018. Read More »

Mysterious Bright Spots On Ceres Examined Closely By NASA’s Dawn Mission

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Now, over three years into the mission, as a result of a set of extremely low orbits (which are expected to be the spacecraft's last), we have the closest images yet, taken from around 35 kilometres above the surface! However, recently, NASA's Dawn mission which orbits Ceres to find out more about this small planet flew at only 34 kilometers above Ceres' surface, taking a closer look at those shiny spots. Read More »

NASA to Test 'Quiet' Supersonic Flights

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NASA intends to fly the X-59 over several towns or cities and gather data from residents on the ground about their perception of the sound the supersonic aircraft generates. NASA recently awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company a Dollars 247.5 million contract to build a faster-than-sound X-plane - official designated X-59 "QueSST" - that will demonstrate quiet supersonic technologies in straight and level flight over a large area. Read More »

Air Pollution Linked to 3.2 Million Diabetes Cases Worldwide in 2016

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Researchers do say that the while the main causes of diabetes remains unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity , the new research suggests that air pollution could also play a role. As shown by these calculations, the risk to get diabetes begins to increase even at relatively low concentrations of aerosols and harmful substances in the air, more than 2.4 micrograms per cubic meter. Read More »