Wednesday December 12-th, 2018

Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

He was making the rounds on Capitol Hill Wednesday, paying courtesy calls tp some of the senators who will decide his fate. The opposite is true of Republican Sen. I think the answer to that is: " We're not certain ". If Republicans stay united, K...

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

When large chunks break off of glaciers, the process is known as calving . - "Catching as it unfolds, we can see its value". A new video - captured by a team of New York University researchers and shared online this week - shows the dramatic ca...

Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

He could powerfully influence the country's legal agenda for decades. Murkowski said last week that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion will be a "significant factor" in her decision on how to vote. Last year, however, he said the ...

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019

The probe will reportedly use one of Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rockets to launch, and will be the smallest craft to ever land on the moon. The event was also attended by Israeli billionaire philanthropist and SpaceIL president Morris Kahn, who donated...

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court? Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?

Democrats take particular issue with a 2009 Minnesota Law Review article in which Kavanaugh argues the president should be "excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship", noting his views evolved from the late 1990s when he was a lead...

Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

When asked whether she went into the water because the the post would generate a lot of hits on Instagram and increase the number of followers, Zarutskie replied "no". Melissa Brunning was hand-feeding a group of tawny nurse sharks on the back of a...

NASA Kepler spacecraft very low on fuel, put into hibernation mode NASA Kepler spacecraft very low on fuel, put into hibernation mode

The US space agency has been monitoring the Kepler spacecraft closely for signs of low fuel for quite some time now, and expects it to run out of fuel in the next few months. The decision to put Kepler into the hibernation-like state was due to...

Plans for a future Mars rover to return soil samples to Earth Plans for a future Mars rover to return soil samples to Earth

A concept image of the rover designed by Airbus is below. The idea is to have this fetch rover on Mars by 2026 where it will be able to detect those canisters from a distance, drive to their location on its own, pick them up with the help of a robo...

Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns

The Seattle-based company will implement the lids for all cold, non-blended drinks first at its hometown and Vancouver locations this fall, with phased rollouts within the USA and Canada to follow next year. And therefore, in one of the company's f...

This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast

Meteorologist Aidan McGivern, speaking in a Met Office Facebook post, said: "Developments on the other side of the pond could very well disrupt weather patterns in the vicinity of the UK". Beryl is mostly an open tropical wave with no closed low-le...

EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

Pres. Donald Trump announced Thursday on Twitter Pruitt would be resigning from the post , making Wheeler the newest chief of the almost 50-year-old agency. Political observers are expecting Wheeler to be in his new role as acting EPA administrato...

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020 Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Its beverages will feature recyclable lids featuring a raised lip, like those pictured here. For customers who prefer to have or need a straw, Starbucks said straws made of paper or compostable plastic will be available upon request - for their...

'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder 'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

Chris formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday and is now about 160 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras. However, environmental conditions are expected to become somewhat conducive for regeneration of a tropical cyclone in a few days when ...

Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

National Hurricane Center said it was likely to grow into a hurricane while heading to the northeast, roughly parallel to the coast". As Chris spins over relatively warm water it will gradually strengthen possibly becoming a hurricane late Monday ...

Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa

At this point in the investigation, it's unclear how many poachers were killed by the lions. But the reserve's anti-poaching unit later noticed human remains near the lions Tuesday. Fox said the lions' behavior appeared no different than ever and t...

Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl threatens Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl threatens Puerto Rico

Chris was upgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm on Sunday. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre but forecasters anticipate Beryl to gradually weaken during the next 36 hours. But the National We...

'Hominins walked like modern humans, climbed like apes' 'Hominins walked like modern humans, climbed like apes'

The tiny foot, about the size of a human thumb, is part of a almost complete 3.32-million-year-old skeleton of a young female Australopithecus afarensis discovered in 2002 in the Dikika region of Ethiopia by Zeresenay ( Zeray) Alemseged , a profess...

At least 54 die in Quebec amid extreme heat At least 54 die in Quebec amid extreme heat

Dr. Mylene Drouin, the regional director of Montreal's public health department, said ambulance services reported receiving more than 1,200 calls overall in Montreal on Wednesday. Health officials in Quebec this week urged people to drink plenty of...

Tropical wave now a tropical depression Tropical wave now a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Beryl has weakened this morning and now has maximum winds estimated at 55kts. Some strengthening is possible, and the depression could become a tropical storm later today or on Friday, July 6. Meanwhile, off the Carolinas, the topical...

Hurricane Beryl loses some strength, now with 75 miles per hour winds Hurricane Beryl loses some strength, now with 75 miles per hour winds

The hurricane center said: 'Satellite data indicate the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour (120 km/h) with higher gusts. X marks possible trouble spot off the Carolina coast; the hurricane center sees a 70 percent ...

Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse

The previous total lunar eclipse which occurred on January 31, when the moon passed through the southern part of shadow centre, it lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes and the next total lunar eclipse is expected to witness on January 21, 2019 but it will ...

U.S. seeking second Trump-Kim meeting in NY U.S. seeking second Trump-Kim meeting in NY

The lone weapons facility that has been acknowledged by North Korea is in Yongbyon , 60 miles north of Pyongyang. The declaration will be the first real test of the North's candour, amid increasing concern that it may be trying to hide parts of its ...

Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage

Our state Department of Land and Natural Resources has reported that 55 gallons of sunscreen are going into or near shore waters each day on Maui. At that rate, coral bleaching contributed to the loss of about half of the world's reefs in 2014 and 20...

Embryo Breakthrough Could Save Nearly Extinct White Rhinos Embryo Breakthrough Could Save Nearly Extinct White Rhinos

However, even if the implantation of clean embryos in future will result in the appearance of healthy offspring, the Northern white Rhino is facing another big problem: lack of genetic diversity required for healthy populations. The team has tissue...

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

Yet, in tweets announcing Pruitt's resignation, Trump said the former Oklahoma attorney general had "done an outstanding job". "I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda", Trump concluded. Mink, a schoolteac...

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