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Sci-tech Breakfast Products Contain Monsanto's Roundup, Says EWG
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However, the human health effects of glyphosate remain uncertain, because the product has additional chemical ingredients that, individually or combined, might be carcinogenic, among other reasons. EWG said it tested multiple brands of oats and foods containing oats to give consumers information about dietary exposures that it claims government regulators are keeping secret.

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Lane expected to become hurricane by Friday
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Subtropical Storm Ernesto looks set to bring wet and windy weather to parts of the United Kingdom this weekend, as it makes its way over the Atlantic. As the storm shifts into cooler waters, it is expected to transition into a post-tropical system within the next 24 hours . "Extra-tropical cyclones (also known as mid-latitude or baroclinic storms) are low pressure systems with associated cold fronts, warm fronts, and occluded fronts".

Sci-tech National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning for East Central Mariposa County
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TUESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies to deliver rounds of locally heavy showers and storms. The overall chance for rain is 70 percent. Recent showers and thunderstorms are saturating soils, increasing the risk for flooding, forecasters say. Any dry times will be very useful! In Phoenix, Arizona, the mercury reached 115 F (46 C) Monday , breaking the previous record, and temperatures are forecast to climb even higher to around 117 F (47 C) later this week.

Sci-tech Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads
Author: 0 Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Lee County, at the center of the outbreak, has received a total of $1.3 million for its cleanup efforts, according to Scott's statement, while tourism agency Visit Florida has been granted $500,000 in an effort to bolster flagging tourism across areas of the state affected by red tide .

Sci-tech India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says
Author: 0 India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

During an address marking the anniversary of independence from British rule in 1947, Mr Modi, the prime minister , vowed that India's ambitious space programme would be accelerated. The project has been under way; now we need to prioritise and achieve the target". He flew aboard the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11 in 1984. India-born Kalpana Chawla and Indian-origin Sunita Williams are among the known names to have gone to space.

Sci-tech NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations
Author: 0 NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations

Scientists expect the Parker Solar Probe to cover the 89-million-mile distance to the Sun's Corona by November, after using Venus's gravitational pull as a slingshot towards the star in October, Sky News reports . Dr. Parker, now 91, was the first to talk about the theory of supersonic solar winds in 1958, and he was ridiculed for his ideas, at a time when space was thought to be a pristine vacuum.

Sci-tech Cancer Patient Wins $289 Million In Lawsuit Over Roundup Weed Killer
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Sales of Monsanto's RoundUp weedkiller reviewed in United Kingdom after USA ruling on cancer link Some of the UK's top DIY chains have put the popular weedkiller RoundUp under a safety review, after a landmark ruling in the U.S. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014. Despite not being the first to sue Monsanto for this reason, his case is the first to actually make it to trial.

Sci-tech NASA spacecraft hurtles toward sun
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Six weeks after launch , the probe will encounter Venus' gravity for the first time. A second rocket stage fired and then an extra third stage provided the final kick needed to hurtle the relatively small, 1,400-pound spacecraft out of Earth's orbit and toward the sun , releasing it 43 minutes after liftoff.

Sci-tech Another Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower
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He added that the forecast is for mostly clear skies and the best viewing will be away from city lights and other "light pollution". You can start looking for meteor as soon as it gets dark, but the best viewing may be after midnight and into the predawn hours of Monday.

Sci-tech Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
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Northern China and eastern Russian Federation will be able to view it in the afternoon local time. From this location, it will last 11 minutes. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth.

Sci-tech NASA Launches Mission to 'Touch the Sun'
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By coming closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history, the unmanned probe's main goal is to unveil the secrets of the corona, the unusual atmosphere around the Sun. Engineers tried to identifiy the problem, but the launch window - when a spacecraft can take off in the right direction due to the Earth's rotation - closed before they could make progress.

Sci-tech Officials hope haze won't hamper viewing of weekend meteor shower
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Be sure to check your local weather forecast . "You can look anywhere you want to - even directly overhead". There is no need for a telescope or binoculars to view the meteors. If you'd like a reminder, log in to your YouTube account and click "set reminder" on the feed ahead of time to receive an email 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start.

Sci-tech Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Author: 0 Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The stars are aligning for anyone interested in watching the Perseid meteor shower this weekend. The Perseid meteors are so named because they look like they're radiating from the constellation Perseus. You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. The meteors, it's said, rain like sparks from his blade. Unfortunately, it's expected to be mostly cloudy for most of us at that time.

Sci-tech Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'
Author: 0 Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

Understanding more about solar activity could help scientists forecast the large eruptions from the sun that pose a threat to satellite and communications systems. Perhaps the best part is that Parker, the first living person to have a mission named for him, will watch the mission he pioneered lift off, too. "It was just a matter of sitting out the deniers for four years until the Venus Mariner 2 spacecraft showed that, by golly, there was a solar wind", Parker said earlier this week.

Sci-tech The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week
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And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light throughout the month of August - but it's predicted to be at its best this weekend , according to NASA . There's a unique opportunity to watch what may look like shooting stars putting on a show this weekend. While stars and star clusters are Twarog's specialty, he said he appreciates how the meteor showers light up the summer sky and anyone can appreciate the ...

Author: 0 Don't miss the meteor shower

Keen stargazers may have already spotted one or two streaking meteors since around mid-July when the Perseids started to appear. Where are the best places to go to see the Perseid meteor shower? Although the shower peaks on August 12, you'll be able to see a good deal of shooting stars all weekend and into Monday.

Sci-tech More support announced for farming families affected by drought
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It is a very volatile and often capricious climate", Turnbull said. "The impacts of climate change will mean that (drought and rain) events could be more extreme but they could be more frequent", she said. "There are many, many farmers who at the moment haven't actually made themselves available of the assistance that is there for them, and we urge and encourage them to do just that", Mr McCormack told ABC radio on Tuesday.

Sci-tech Hurricane Hector Hurdles Toward Hawaii and Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano
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Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. After Monday, the storm is forecast to weaken to a Category 2 or 1 hurricane. County, federal and state agencies, along with private entities, met on Sunday at the Civil Defense Agency's Emergency Operations Center for an orientation briefing.

Sci-tech Bizarre, Glowing Rogue Planet Found Lurking Outside The Solar System
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A odd 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. A rogue planet over 12 times bigger than Jupiter was discovered using a radio telescope. However, the Astrophysical Journal features new research which shows that the object is considered a planet, just one that has an unusually strong magnetic field.

Sci-tech SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

It will now attempt to land on the Of Course I Still Love You barge - if successful, the company will most likely be planning for its third launch. Today's launch lofted the Merah Putih satellite to a high geostationary transfer orbit. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm that it does not need to be taken apart", Musk said during a May 10 call with reporters. Launch commentator Lauren Lyons said the booster would be prepared for its third launch later this year.

Sci-tech Astronomers discover weird rogue planet glowing with auroras
Author: 0 Astronomers discover weird rogue planet glowing with auroras

The planet is only around 20 light years from Earth, but it's not really doing much besides relaxing in the vastness of space. The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth. Another team looking at the brown dwarf data, discovered an object called SIMP J01365663+0933473, to be far younger than the others. This limit is around 13 Jupiter masses, so at 12.7 the newly identified planet was brushing right up against it.

Sci-tech Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast
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Large numbers of fish, turtles and other marine life are getting sick and dying along Florida's Southwest coast where there are high concentrations of toxic red tide algae. "We're even seeing large loggerhead sea turtles being effected, and that's because this red tide has lasted into the nesting season". "It's hard to predict more than a few days out [when it will end]", Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Michelle Kerr told CNN.

Author: 0 NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

All the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have been taken there on Russian Soyuz spacecraft since the retirement of the American shuttle in 2011. A recent abort test by Boeing resulted in leaking engine fuel. Just as in the past, all human launches will originate here on the space coast. The first flight is expected sometime next year.

Sci-tech Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars
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Nichols told Vox. California is fighting to keep fuel-efficiency standards in place after the EPA announced the rollback of Obama-era mileage standards. As vehicle manufacturers boosted fuel economy across their fleets, incremental improvements have become more costly and complicated while returns have diminished, the agencies say.

Author: 0 New EPA fuel economy plan is sure to anger California

One of the reasons given for the change was to reduce costs for consumers, allowing them to upgrade to newer, safer vehicles. California - which is playing a world-leading role in setting aggressive climate goals and building strong coalitions of partners committed to curbing carbon pollution in both the United States and around the globe - will convene the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September.

Sci-tech 1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019
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The new launch schedule comes just a day before the agency will announce which astronauts will be aboard which company's test and maiden crewed flights as the space community continues its quest to bring human spaceflight back to the U.S. The Crew Dragon capsule is a next-generation spacecraft created to carry humans to ISS and other destinations, according to SpaceX. SpaceX has hinted that its first crewed flight could take place by early next year, but Mulholland declined to speculate.

Author: 0 Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year

That day is marked as Global Overshoot Day and each day - actually, each second - after that represents a negative balance in Earth's resource account. Mr Wackernagel added: " It's time to end this ecological Ponzi scheme and leverage our creativity and ingenuity to create a prosperous future free of fossil fuels and planetary destruction ".

Sci-tech What time is the blood moon? Will thunderstorms stop you seeing it?
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This will result in Mars coming close to the Earth, causing it to appear brighter than normal and it will be seen from evening to dawn towards the end of July. While this morning's lunar eclipse was long, they can be longer - up to one hour and 47 minutes. Rain clouds and thunderstorms could prevent skygazers from seeing the "blood moon" lunar eclipse in some parts of the country as forecasters warn of torrential downpours across eastern parts of Great Britain.

Sci-tech Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
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In a study published last week, experts said the animal first spotted off the island of Kauai in August 2017 appears to be the first time there has been a hybrid between the two species. Although many reports have called the wholphin a brand new species, in reality, this isn't the first time a whale/dolphin hybrid has been found. Scientists have confirmed that an unusual mammal spotted swimming off the coast of Kauai is a cross between a whale and a dolphin.

Sci-tech Democrats Want Trump Jr. To Testify Again
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A person familiar with the investigation confirmed the CNN report to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. Steel plant in Granite City, Illinois, only to be greeted with the ridiculous news that the highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion...", Trump tweeted.

Sci-tech NASA's TESS Spacecraft starts its hunt for planets
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Out of the many satellites that have been used by NASA , TESS is the latest one that is searching for exoplanets outside our solar system. Using this method TESS might find thousands of new planets that we don't know of, some of which are predicted to support life.

Sci-tech Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years
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Mars gets closest to Earth on July 31: What is Mars' opposition? In reality, at Mars' closest approach , the moon still appeared 75 times larger than the Red Planet , while Mars appeared as an extremely bright, star-like object that was visible for much of the night.

Sci-tech 'Opposition' to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday
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There another unusual thing that happens with Mars around the time of opposition . - After announcing the existence of a 20-kilometer-long saltwater mass at the south pole of Mars, the "red" planet will be the protagonist of two rare astronomical events.

Sci-tech Blood Moon Over Jakarta
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This eclipse will begin with the penumbral phase starting at 1:14 am (AWST) where the Moon starts to enter the outer edge of the Earth's shadow (The Penumbra) and the Moon starts to dim. "The reason that the moon turns red is because atmospheric scattering causes red light to pass through the atmosphere and the composition of the atmosphere can change if volcanic eruptions or forest fires occur", said Tom Kerss, an astronomer with the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Sci-tech SpaceX Plans Early Morning Satellite Launch From Vandenberg AFB
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As the rocket was launching at 1:50 a.m., an additional Pave Hawk with the 920th's fleet, is shown parked on the PAFB tarmac. Yet another Falcon 9 rocket is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on august 4 to put the Merah Putih telecommunications satellite in orbit for Telkom Indonesia.

Sci-tech The moon may once have supported life, say scientists
Author: 0 The moon may once have supported life, say scientists

Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London, said: "We know we have lunar meteorites on the Earth , so it may well be that a chunk of Earth carried life to the Moon ". If the weather cooperates, most of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia should see the full and total lunar eclipse on Friday. Fortunately, Indians will be able to watch the total eclipse from start to finish.

Sci-tech Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018
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On the night of the total lunar eclipse , Mars and the moon will be roughly six degrees apart in the night sky. It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. "If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the Sun". The lunar eclipse - the longest of the 21st century - is set to occur on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth.

Sci-tech Mars close approach: Get a look at the red planet
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The event will be overseen by the associate professor Chuck Higgins, with other astronomers and students on hand to answer questions and guide the viewing. The size of the red planet hasn't actually changed, but where it is in its orbit has lessened the distance between it and Earth, making it appear bigger to us Earthlings as it gets closer.

Sci-tech EPA, DOT Eliminating California's Clean Air Act Exemption
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The Obama administration permitted California to set its own greenhouse gas emissions for cars in 2009, giving it a waiver under the Clean Air Act . Caught somewhere in the middle are automakers, who in recent months have stressed they would not support freezing the federal targets and want Washington and Sacramento to continue linking their vehicle efficiency goals.

Sci-tech Huge underground lake found on Mars
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Salts in the lake are believed to have kept the water - which has a temperature as low as -68C (-90F) - from freezing over. Our quest on Mars has been to 'follow the water, ' in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we've long suspected.

Sci-tech The 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse next week
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Here's when totality will begin in the regions where the entire eclipse will be visible. Sometimes Earth moves between the sun and the moon. The moon appears to turn deep red or reddish brown. Eclipse Medication: Find a place outdoors or by a window where you can sit with a clear view of the Moon. But the night-time transformation of the moon into a bloody-red orb can be seen by anyone on the Earth below while it is night.

Author: 0 Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

The European Space Agency ( ESA ) revealed today evidence gathered by the Mars Express spacecraft that shows an anomaly that could indicate the existence of a long-suspected liquid water lake beneath the exoplanet's surface. Several researchers said it would be crucial to figure out whether this body of water is the only one, or part of an interconnecting body of underground aquifers - in part because a network increases the possibility it could have harbored life.

Author: 0 SpaceX Launches Telesat High Throughput Satellite With Success

This launch will be the 13th for SpaceX this year continuing and the dizzying schedule continues with a launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California on July 25. Meanwhile the second stage continued powering toward orbit with its single Merlin Vacuum engine, which ignited seconds after stage separation. Basically, this means the booster will find its way home to land at a selected site a few miles from where it launched.

Author: 0 Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening this week

Half an hour later, the moon will be at the midpoint of the eclipse and it will turn red. 'The colour is due to Rayleigh scattering - where the sun's blue light is scattered off molecules in the earth's atmosphere - which also happens at sunsets.

Sci-tech New armored dinosaur discovered in Utah
Author: 0 New armored dinosaur discovered in Utah

The varieties of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that wandered southerly Utah on 4 legs concerning 76 million years back, throughout the late Cretaceous Duration. Wiersma said that the Akainacephalus likely crossed the Beringian land bridge that connected Asia with North America when sea levels were low enough to expose the crossing.

Sci-tech Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned
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This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a US flag, that traveled to the moon with Apollo 11 in July 1969. NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Eagle lunar module on July 20, 1969. Mark and his brother Rick, discovered that there were some things for restoration, and some things needed to be researched for proper identification.