Thursday July 19-th, 2018

The heat is on this Canada Day weekend: forecasters The heat is on this Canada Day weekend: forecasters

The national forecaster says temperatures could reach the mid-30s with humidex values into the mid-40s, while some areas could see severe thunderstorms. Hamilton Public Health is encouraging people to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness. ...

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew

Biniok said . About 10 minutes into the flight, SpaceX confirmed that the Dragon had successfully deployed from the rocket's second stage and was in a "good orbit". Using microphones, cameras, and a battery of other sensors, the AI will be used t...

Supreme Court's Roberts is the new man at the 'center' Supreme Court's Roberts is the new man at the 'center'

The poll, which was conducted on Thursday and Friday, found that abortion ranked a distant fourth when respondents were asked to list the issue of most concern to them among several that could come before the court. The Judicial Crisis Network, a...

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9 Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Trump said that he would not be asking candidates for nomination if they would side against Roe vs. Wade, the controversial case that established abortion as a right in the U.S. "He said he'd like the job, usually they don't say that", Trump. T...

India's quest for trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on moon India's quest for trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on moon

This time it's taking us back to Moon where we first found the Traces of water. India working on space program, which includes landing on the South side of the moon , writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph. "On the off chance th...

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick: Who, When, How Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick: Who, When, How

During an interview Friday on a West Virginia radio station, Manchin said he told the president the same about repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying "all that stuff is red flags for all Americans". "He has been a crucial vote in landmark reproduc...

The Bubble: Kennedy ensured legacy by retiring before midterms, conservatives say The Bubble: Kennedy ensured legacy by retiring before midterms, conservatives say

He indicated that he may interview one or two candidates there this weekend. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, lives in Kentucky and is close to McConnell; Brett Kavanaugh , a former clerk for K...

Saturn moon Enceladus is first alien ‘water world’ with complex organics Saturn moon Enceladus is first alien ‘water world’ with complex organics

Cassini flew over Saturn's sixth largest moon in 2015, when the INMS detected molecular hydrogen as it passed through the plume. "A future spacecraft could fly through the plume of Enceladus , and analyse those complex organic molecules usin...

Montreal is headed for a heat wave, Environment Canada says Montreal is headed for a heat wave, Environment Canada says

Overnight low temperatures are only expected to drop to the mid-twenties. The weather agency says that showers and thunderstorms forecast for Wednesday will be followed by a "persistent southwest flow" that will bring hot and humid air from the Gul...

Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

Lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in such a situation that for some time the whole moon passes through the shadow of earth in space. Here, the Earth's shadow is cast on the Moon.at that time, the Moon will not disappear from vie...

Footage released in deadly Toronto shooting Footage released in deadly Toronto shooting

Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect vehicle. Det. David Dickinson who is working on the case explained that there was nothing suspicious in Nyarko's record that could have indicated the shooting was targeted. The woman has be...

Syncrude outage expected to boost heavy oil prices Syncrude outage expected to boost heavy oil prices

That will shrink stockpiles at the main USA storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, putting upward pressure on oil prices , Goldman Sachs said. A production shutdown at Syncrude Canada's oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to free u...

The Coldest Place on Earth Is Even Colder Than Scientists Thought The Coldest Place on Earth Is Even Colder Than Scientists Thought

However, the lowest recorded temperature in a weather station would be 89 degrees Celsius which was reported from Vostok Station, Russia in July 1983. Any water vapour in the air tends to heat it up, albeit slightly. The figure formed the basis for...

Strawberry Full Moon: How and when to see it Strawberry Full Moon: How and when to see it

You've most likely heard of a Harvest Moon or Blue Moon, but how about a Strawberry Moon? It had set before we could see it in all it's 100% illumination glory but because it's now about 30,000 miles farther away than when it orbits closest to the ...

Asteroid Ryugu: Japan's Hayabusa2 Photographs Dice-Like Space Rock Like Never Before Asteroid Ryugu: Japan's Hayabusa2 Photographs Dice-Like Space Rock Like Never Before

A statement from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ) said: "On June 27, 2018, JAXA operated Hayabusa2 chemical propulsion thrusters for the spacecraft's orbit control". Scientists think this ancient stuff is as could be as old as the...

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

It is going to be a " blood moon " and it is projected to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. A blood moon - and the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century - will occur on the night of June 27 and the morning of June 28.

Full Strawberry Moon, Saturn reaching opposition make for prime skygazing week Full Strawberry Moon, Saturn reaching opposition make for prime skygazing week

ET on Wednesday. The sixth planet will be in opposition to the sun, meaning the Earth will be directly between them. Saturn will be visible all summer, but if you really want a show, look up this week. If you miss the Strawberry Moon on Wednesd...

RemoveDEBRIS deploys from the ISS

In December, RemoveDebris will test vision-based navigation technology developed by Airbus in Toulouse, France. That drag sail is especially important - it's the final tool that RemoveDEBRIS will use since it will allow the satellite to fall ...

900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater 900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater

The derailment also caused concern downstream, including as far south as Omaha, about 150 miles from the derailment site. Workers have contained almost half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa over the weekend following a f...

Iowa gov to visit site of derailment, oil… Iowa gov to visit site of derailment, oil…

About 31 cars derailed after the tracks reportedly collapsed due to saturation from flood waters from adjacent Little Rock River. According to the Associated Press , BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was injured in the derailment, ...

Mars' Dust Storm Is So Intense It's Now Encircling The Entire Planet Mars' Dust Storm Is So Intense It's Now Encircling The Entire Planet

A Martian dust storm has reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover's location in Gale Crater. Lyot Crater on Mars also contains many classic barchan dunes. The images show a diverse, but apparently lifeless landscape. Heat, after all, is wha...

Air Force certifies Falcon Heavy, orders satellite launch for 2020 Air Force certifies Falcon Heavy, orders satellite launch for 2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX has secured a coveted certification from the U.S. Air Force's for its Falcon Heavy rocket , according to CNBC . The contract , which cost the Air Force $130 million, is actually a much smaller sum than the average cost to la...

Mars Dust Storm Now 'Planet-Encircling,' Dimming Hopes For NASA Rover Mars Dust Storm Now 'Planet-Encircling,' Dimming Hopes For NASA Rover

Named the Mars Hand Lens Imager, the instrument can not capture the whole car-sized Curiosity rover, therefore it had to take more than 200 shots, which were later put together to form a single panorama. This animation, pieced together from picture...

NASA reveals latest plan to defend Earth from asteroids NASA reveals latest plan to defend Earth from asteroids

The report mentions NASA, along with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies collaborated on this federal planning document for NEOs. This involves developing technologies...

Children Breathe In 30% More Exhaust Fumes Because of Their Height Children Breathe In 30% More Exhaust Fumes Because of Their Height

A new working group, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), will consider the potentially harmful impact of indoor air pollution on child health and how it can b...

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