Sunday November 18-th, 2018

"Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

Feinstein had asked the question in the context of U.S. v. Nixon , the 1974 unanimous Supreme Court ruling ordering then-President Nixon to hand over tape recordings from his White House that ultimately led to his resignation. I don't live in a...

'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings 'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the hearing a "charade" and "a mockery of our norms". Republican Senator John Cornyn accused Democrats of trying to conduct the hearing by "mob rule". Fred Guttenberg , the father of Jamie Guttenberg w...

Russian Federation says space station leak wasn't caused by meteorite Russian Federation says space station leak wasn't caused by meteorite

By the end of Thursday, the crew temporarily plugged the flea-size hole with a thumb , then covered it with tape, and finally made a permanent fix to the $150 billion space station with a bit of epoxy-resin glue. Nasa has yet to comment on the probe...

Here comes another one: Hurricane Florence forms in Atlantic Here comes another one: Hurricane Florence forms in Atlantic

By early Tuesday morning, the storm was centred 365 kilometers east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with top sustained winds of 100 kph, forecasters said. Tropical moisture streams in here Wednesday through Friday and interacts with ...

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide. Forecasters expect the storm to continue to gain strength. If it strengthens, Gordon would become the third hurricane of the 2018 season and the first to for...

Why almost 90 elephants were found dead near animal sanctuary

Poachers have targeted old bull elephants that presumably have the heaviest tusks, killing them when they go to drink at seasonal water sources, Chase said. The country's anti-poaching unit has been in such a poor state of affairs that advocacy group...

System in Caribbean has 80% chance of development over next 5 days System in Caribbean has 80% chance of development over next 5 days

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. The present movement shows the weather system moving west-northwest at 15mph. A tropical storm watch has been issued for portions of the central Gulf Coast from the Alabama-Florida lin...

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction

Joe Ceci says the province is relying on revenues not just from the Trans Mountain expansion but other pipeline projects as well, such as the Line 3 expansion from Alberta to Wisconsin and the Keystone XL line to the U.S. He suggested he wasn't anxio...

Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger

A Soyuz flight intended for April 2019 "will achieve the fulfilment of our commitments under a contract with NASA related to the delivery of USA astronauts to the ISS and their return from the station", Borisov said at the Energia Rocket and Space...

NASA working on small air leak on ISS, crew safe NASA working on small air leak on ISS, crew safe

The space station is a science and engineering laboratory that orbits 250 miles above Earth, and it has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts since November 2000. The ISS has on board three Americans, two Russians...

Calif. assembly OKs law on net neutrality Calif. assembly OKs law on net neutrality

Broadband providers would not be able to slow down or block websites or charge higher fees for faster speeds, according to the legislation sponsored by Sen. However, it's likely that it will face court challenges on a federal level, given that the ...

Water spotted at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Water spotted at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Water is a significant and abundant molecule in our solar system. The report's conclusions are based on measurements of the thermal radiation leaking from the depths of the Great Red Spot made by de Pater and astronomer Mike Wong using telescop...

New Australian prime minister Scott Morrison faces party popularity slump New Australian prime minister Scott Morrison faces party popularity slump

Bishop announced she would move to the backbench and had not yet decided whether to contest the next election, which is due by May 2019. Scott Morrison has unveiled his new ministry. Angus Taylor was chosen as energy minister, tasked with the job o...

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida

They claim that the storm is likely to form over the next 14 days with a central pressure as strong 943mb. An ominous satellite image has been released by the Joint Cyclone Centre in Florida, warning that a storm "as strong as Ophelia" could stri...

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

As they searched for a solution, Dr Gerst, from the European Space Agency , is said to have plugged... In April of 2013, Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted out a picture from the station, showing a small "bullet hole" in one of the solar panels.

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

By Friday evening, Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to continue strengthening into a Tropical Storm, which at this point would then become the sixth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and be given the name Florence.

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at International Space Station

It has been traced to a small hole in a capsule that was used to deliver a new crew to the laboratory 400km (250 miles) above the Earth in June. "Designers believe this is the result of a micro-meteorite", Rogozin said. "All station systems are stabl...

Hundreds Of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexican Coast Hundreds Of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexican Coast

In a statement, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection said the dead comprised 102 olive ridley turtles, six hawksbill, and five belonged to the green turtle species. The government's special prosecutorial office for environmental cr...

Facebook ‘likes’ renewable energy with 2020 pledge Facebook ‘likes’ renewable energy with 2020 pledge

Aside from their core business, companies like Google and Amazon have also diversified their interests in other avenues such as cloud computing, cloud storage and logistics infrastructure. The projects are on the same grid as the company's data c...

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station 'caused by small meteorite'

It was found in the most recent Soyuz capsule, which is one of two docked at the space station and is home to three Americans, two Russians and a German. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed". On Twitter, it confir...

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

This is by far the most impressive tropical wave of the season in this part of the Atlantic, and the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team puts the odds of development into a tropical storm at 90% and the chance of development into a hurricane at ...

Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

The space station, which has been continuously occupied since November 2000, has an internal pressurized volume equal that of a Boeing 747, according to NASA . On Thursday morning the crew taped over the hole, slowing the leak. "Flight controllers a...

Hurricane Lane set to go down in Hawaii's record books Hurricane Lane set to go down in Hawaii's record books

Although the impact was severely diminished by Lane weakening the closer it got to land, it still brought significant damage, with plenty of flooding on the Big Island. At least two neighborhoods around Hilo, the largest city on the Big Island, wer...

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds

When the happy photos were placed on the left, the goats showed no significant preference either way. "Not only can they distinguish between these emotional expressions, but they also generally prefer happy faces". One of the co-authors, Natalia Al...

Suspected asylum seekers flown out of Qld Suspected asylum seekers flown out of Qld

Those who headed into the mangroves are taking an enormous risk with large saltwater crocs common in the river and along the coast where the boat ran aground and partially sank. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned there were 14,000 people in In...

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