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Sci-tech Justice Kennedy's Retirement Hands More Supreme Court Power To Conservatives
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After 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is stepping down. Kennedy, 81, announced his July 31 retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. And in decisions announced this week, Kennedy voted with the majority to uphold the third iteration of Trump's so-called travel ban and to free public workers from paying mandatory fees to labor unions.

Sci-tech SpaceX makes its 12th launch of the year
Author: 0 SpaceX makes its 12th launch of the year

ET amid good weather conditions and with no technical difficulties. CIMON will use a neural AI network to learn from astronauts. "CIMON is created to support astronauts in performing routine work, for example, by displaying procedures or - thanks to its "neural" AI network and its ability to learn - offering solutions to problems", Airbus explained in a news release .

Sci-tech Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee
Author: 0 Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Wade , the landmark Supreme Court 1973 case legalizing abortion. In doing so, he will fulfill the dreams of white evangelical voters who embraced Trump, of all people, in order to protect the court's conservative majority. Once again, Trump will draw this time from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the campaign and updated last fall, with advice from Leo and other conservatives.

Sci-tech Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27
Author: 0 Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27

Due to this, it will take a longer period of time for the moon to pass the shadow of the earth , leading to the longest eclipse. Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia .

Sci-tech My USA Today Op Ed on the Travel Ban Decision
Author: 0 My USA Today Op Ed on the Travel Ban Decision

In supporting its ruling , the Supreme Court cited two historical examples. If Republicans unite behind Trump's selection, there's little that Democrats can do to stop it. If Democrats stand united in opposition to Trump's choice, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky can lose no more than one vote. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) all voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch , and could break with their party again, in order to save ...

Author: 0 Blood moon is coming

Die hard moon fans of a certain age may remember the total lunar eclipse from 18 years ago (July 16, 2000) which lasted for 1 hour and 46.4 minutes, when the moon was even more centered in the shadow than it will be a month from now, or than it will be again for a while.

Sci-tech Saturn Opposition 2018: Witness The Allure Of Ringed Planet In Next Week
Author: 0 Saturn Opposition 2018: Witness The Allure Of Ringed Planet In Next Week

The moon will begin to rise at 8:24 p.m. The so-called strawberry moon is what's known as a "moon illusion " and it's been mystifying onlookers for years . Meanwhile, clouds will obscure the night sky for many across the Northeast and down the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, as well as parts of the Pacific Northwest.

Sci-tech Major oil spill spreads across Iowa floodwaters, forcing evacuations after train derails
Author: 0 Major oil spill spreads across Iowa floodwaters, forcing evacuations after train derails

Williams said he was unsure how much oil leaked and how numerous cars were leaking. About 100,000 gallons has been contained with booms in a low-lying area filled with floodwaters near the derailment. Officials say they don't know what caused the train to go off the rails, although a local, Jacob Faber, told the Des Moines Register that there was water on the train tracks.

Sci-tech A plant that burns
Author: 0 A plant that burns

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed on Tuesday that giant hogweed, a toxic weed that can grow up to 15 feet tall and resembles the less risky cow parsnip, was identified at a private home in Clarke County.

Sci-tech SD ag groups scrutinize EPA Administrator Pruitt's visit
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Farmers and ethanol producers in South Dakota held a good old fashioned tractor rally in Sioux Falls as Administrator Pruitt met with farmers in Reliance about 200 miles west. Pruitt joked about the reception, saying signs greeting him "didn't say 'I hope you're having fun.'" He said messages instead implored him to support ethanol over big oil.

Sci-tech Antarctic ice is melting faster than ever: scientists
Author: 0 Antarctic ice is melting faster than ever: scientists

Scientists have completed the most exhaustive assessment of changes in Antarctica's ice sheet to date. An global team of researchers led by Andrew Shepherd from the University of Leeds , UK, and Erik Ivins from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), conducted a study that led to a complete picture of how Antarctica's ice sheet is changing, revealing that prior to 2012 Antarctica was losing 76 billion tonnes of ice a year.

Sci-tech French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal: RTL radio
Author: 0 French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal: RTL radio

Farm Minister Stephane Travert said on Monday the farmers' blockades were illegal and the government would not rescind the decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil. The move is aimed at reducing the use of palm oil blamed for causing deforestation in southeast Asia, he said. Last month, authorities gave Total permission to use palm oil as a feedstock.

Sci-tech Planet 600 Light Years Away From Earth Discovered by Indian Scientists
Author: 0 Planet 600 Light Years Away From Earth Discovered by Indian Scientists

With this, India joins the elite club of countries that have discovered planets. It has the name EPIC 211945201 (K2-236) and thus, the planet has been given the name EPIC 211945201B (K2-236B). Ahmedabad, India, have identified a new exoplanet, a super-Neptune planet, situated at 600 million light-years far from the Earth. The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Oviedo presented the discovery of two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with ...

Sci-tech NASA Rover found organic molecule on Mars
Author: 0 NASA Rover found organic molecule on Mars

Analysis by Curiosity indicates that billions of years ago, a lake inside Gale crater held all the ingredients necessary for life, including chemical building blocks, energy sources, and liquid water. For what was said detected molecule is unknown. Scientists do not exclude a biological origin of the methane, due to the fact that its level changes from season to season.

Sci-tech Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air
Author: 0 Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

After several processing steps, a purer stream of Carbon dioxide is extracted and the capturing liquid is returned to the air contactor. The CO2 is then captured through a complex chemical process that produces just two waste materials: pure CO2 that can be used to create fuels, and water.

Sci-tech F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers
Author: 0 F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers

That display of emotion confirmed Hamilton's unchallenged supremacy in Montreal , but he faces a much more hard challenge from rivals this weekend as the leading teams take their scheduled revised second engines of the season. But others have also found the track to their liking including two of Hamilton's biggest challengers. They had originally planned to introduce significant upgrades for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix .

Author: 0 First footprints of animals discovered in China

A staff member of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences displays the animal fossil footprints , which were made in the Ediacaran Period, June 6, 2018. "The characteristics of the trackways indicate that they were produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages that raised the animal body above the water-sediment interface".

Sci-tech Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem
Author: 0 Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem

Is Hurricane Harvey a preview? James Kossin's research showed that over the past 68 years, cyclones have slowed by 10 percent globally as the planet warms. Dr Kossin said more rain was also falling during cyclones, and there was evidence that tropical cyclones were migrating more towards the poles. In a warming world where atmospheric circulations are expected to change, the atmospheric circulation that drives tropical cyclone movement is expected to weaken.

Author: 0 Mars discovery could reveal LIFE ON MARS in Curiosity announcement

According to NASA , Thursday's Mars science discussion will be hosted by Michelle Thaller, the assistant director of science for communications in the agency's Planetary Science Division. The gambit paid off, and we now have a key sample we might have never gotten", Ashwin Vasavada, the mission's project scientist, said in the statement .

Sci-tech Ghana marks World Environment Day
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The theme for World Environment Day is " Beat Plastic Pollution ". By doing so, severe environmental consequences can be prevented and the natural habitat will be liberated from plastics . It is during the month of June that South Africa will also celebrate the World Oceans Day (WOD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD).

Sci-tech Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'
Author: 0 Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'

Curiosity found the organic material in sedimentary rocks - mudstone - after drilling into four areas of the Gale crater, an ancient lake bed in which Curiosity originally landed in 2012. "That doesn't mean life, but organic compounds are the building blocks of life ", he added. The Martian surface is bombarded with radiation that can degrade organic compounds, explains Eigenbrode.

Sci-tech PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution
Author: 0 PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

Rwanda on May 29 launched the national environment week featuring different awareness activities aimed at addressing plastic pollution , such as countrywide inspection of the illegal use of plastic bags and exhibition on plastic recycling.

Sci-tech Whale in Thailand dies after SWALLOWING 80 plastic bags
Author: 0 Whale in Thailand dies after SWALLOWING 80 plastic bags

The whale's death comes as dozens of cities and companies worldwide are moving to crack down on plastic pollution by banning the use of non-reusable plastic containers, bags and drinking straws. From street vendors selling satay to shop clerks putting purchases into multiple bags, Thais use a huge amount of plastic. Thai officials said they believe the whale mistook the floating plastic for food.

Sci-tech SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite
Author: 0 SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

The four-hour launch window opens on Monday, June 4 at 12:29 a.m. EDT. "We are going to be very rigorous in taking this rocket apart and confirming our design assumptions to be confident that is indeed able to be reused without taking apart", Musk said last month.

Sci-tech Trump to save struggling USA coal-fired power plants?
Author: 0 Trump to save struggling USA coal-fired power plants?

President Donald Trump wants to stop coal and nuclear power plants from closing. The Trump administration's claims of energy security for keeping coal and nuclear plants online is not supported by the facts , as multiple power networks, including PJM, one of the biggest U.S.

Sci-tech Trump directs 'instant motion' to stop coal, nuclear energy vegetation from closing
Author: 0 Trump directs 'instant motion' to stop coal, nuclear energy vegetation from closing

According to a report from Bloomberg , at a meeting today of the White House National Security Council, a 41-page draft memo was circulated that outlines the need for the USA grid to be "resilient and secure". A "Strategic Electric Generation Reserve" would also be created under the order "to promote the national defense and maximize domestic energy supplies", the draft memo said.

Sci-tech Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane
Author: 0 Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane

Following spatial analysis of the dunes and nearby wind streaks on the planet's surface, scientists believed that sublimation (which converts solid nitrogen directly into a gas) resulted in sand-sized grains of methane being released into the environment.

Sci-tech The mother of all lizards found in Italian Alps
Author: 0 The mother of all lizards found in Italian Alps

The disaster which occurred around 252 million years ago destroyed 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of craniate. The study also provided some important evidence which clearly suggests that Megachirella Wachtleri did not belong to other phylogenetic groups which were there during the same time.

Sci-tech Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo
Author: 0 Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo

It is reported that a river overflowed and wore down fences, allowing the risky animals a way out. The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tigers and African lions as well as many more big cats. According to the zoo's website, it is owned by the Wallpott family and has three permanent employees. A bear was reportedly shot, but it is not clear exactly why.

Sci-tech Canada Buys Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded
Author: 0 Canada Buys Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded

Finance Minister Bill Morneau told media that the next step will be to sell it off to the highest bidder once market conditions allow. "Trudeau is gambling billions of Canadian taxpayer dollars on an oil project that will never be built ", Mike Hudema, a climate and energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada , declared in a statement on Tuesday.

Sci-tech Subtropical Storm Alberto to make landfall on Florida Panhandle within hours
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto to make landfall on Florida Panhandle within hours

The latest maps from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm at the centre of Alabama at 4am local time on Tuesday , it will then move through across Tennessee and IN on Wednesday . Between four and eight inches (10-25 centimeters) of rain could soak the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and western Georgia before the storm moves on.

Sci-tech Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto
Author: 0 Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto

Rick Scott issued the declaration for all 67 counties in his state. Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation Saturday morning declaring a state of emergency ahead of Alberto's landfall. The forecast track of Subtropical Storm Alberto has shifted farther east, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday night. The city of New Orleans urged their residents to "get prepared and stay informed" about the storm.

Sci-tech 'Wolf-like' creature shot in USA puzzles experts
Author: 0 'Wolf-like' creature shot in USA puzzles experts

The unusual discovery was made May 16 by a man who shot the canine because it tried to chow down on his livestock in the tiny town of Denton, officials said in a press release . After the dogman stepped over the poster's fence, "I heard it yip and bark while on the other side, which was prairie, with a butte and then forest".

Sci-tech Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - has formed in the Caribbean and is churning towards the US Gulf Coast. - Alberto has strengthened to 50 miles per hour winds, but is still a subtropical system. Along the coast three to six inches of rain are expected. But where and when the storm will make landfall depends on when the storm makes a northwest turn in the central Gulf of Mexico.

Sci-tech Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect
Author: 0 Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect

One to four of those hurricanes could be "major" with threatening winds blowing at at least 111mph. "The outlook suggests we will have a near- or above-normal hurricane season", said Neil Jacobs, assistant secretary of Commerce for Environmental Prediction and Observation at NOAA.

Sci-tech Alan Bean, 4th man on the moon, dies aged 86
Author: 0 Alan Bean, 4th man on the moon, dies aged 86

Bean retired from the Navy in 1975 and from NASA six years later. "I'd say 60 percent of them thought maybe I was having a midlife crisis", Mr. Bean recalled in his book " Apollo " (1998), written with Andrew Chaikin, in which he reproduced many of his paintings.

Sci-tech Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious
Author: 0 Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious

Rice could lose its nutritional value due to rising Carbon dioxide levels in the climate. Through the study researchers aimed at showing how the global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide - can have an impact on the nutrient content of the plants that people consume.

Sci-tech [H]ardOCP: Pluto is a Giant Comet
Author: 0 [H]ardOCP: Pluto is a Giant Comet

Well, a few scientists consider they've discovered the truth. "As these planetesimals orbit their star, they clear material from their path, leaving tracks of space empty but for fine dust", according to NASA. The recently provided cosmochemical design of Pluto development discusses these observations rather perfectly, however as the scientists confess, a solar design of Pluto development likewise works.

Sci-tech High chance for a tropical system to form in the Gulf
Author: 0 High chance for a tropical system to form in the Gulf

It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Alberto is forecast to head for the northern Gulf Coast over the weekend and make landfall Monday near the Florida - Alabama line as a tropical storm. Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast and The Southeast States, that includes all of SC, into early next week.

Sci-tech Subtropical Storm Alberto to bring rain for the holiday
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto to bring rain for the holiday

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new tropical system that will bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast states by Memorial Day. The area of low pressure is forecasted to move into the Gulf of Mexico where conditions could become more favorable for organization. Rainfall could reach up to 6 inches in parts of Florida up to the Carolinas, Weather .com reported.

Sci-tech SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit
Author: 0 SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the U.S. government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Sci-tech Michael Cohen Prison Oddsmaker For May 23, 2018: Today's Chances Are LOL!
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Prison Oddsmaker For May 23, 2018: Today's Chances Are LOL!

The meeting at the White House was last June. In return, Poroshenko gave Trump "a gift", the BBC reports; stifling the investigation into Manafort. Reuters notes that the administration of the President of Ukraine has denied an article of the air force and named the common message on the subject "outrageous lies, slander and fake".

Sci-tech Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance
Author: 0 Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance

Mueller's investigators are examining Kushner's business dealings during the presidential transition, and CNN has reported that other witnesses were asked about these matters in interviews earlier this year. "On each occasion, he answered all questions asked and did everything he could to expedite the conclusion of all the investigations". "Throughout the process, Mr.

Sci-tech Police officer shot in Maryland has died
Author: 0 Police officer shot in Maryland has died

Sheridan and the officer's colleagues were at the hospital providing support to the officer's loved ones. Harris was expected to appear in court for a bail review later on Tuesday. Baltimore County officials identified the 16-year-old as Dawnta Anthony Harris. Tony Kurek, who lives in the area in which the incident occurred, told 11 News that his son saw the officer try to pull over a Jeep and she had her gun drawn when the vehicle accelerated.