Sunday November 18-th, 2018

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

In all likelihood, the dust gathered on the rover's deck is a remnant of the global dust storm that raged on the surface of the red planet for almost four months - and only recently subsided, as reported by the Inquisitr . This flareup intensified...

Hurricane Isaac projected path: Where is Hurricane Isaac now? Hurricane Isaac projected path: Where is Hurricane Isaac now?

The US-based National Hurricane Centre said: “Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and is expected to remain an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday. On Saturday, South Carolina Governor Henry McM...

TS Isaac to become hurricane tonight; Florence, Helen upgraded to hurricanes

The National Weather Service has also forecasted heavy swells from Surf City north along the coast. At the moment, Florence , Hurricane Isaac, and Hurricane Helene are all swirling in different parts of the ocean at the peak of hurricane seas...

SpaceX nails another rocket landing on its droneship SpaceX nails another rocket landing on its droneship

The recovery of this expensive part of the rocket is needed for SpaceX to achieve its dream of reducing launch costs. The company has tried to do so during several previous liftoffs using a net-equipped boat named Mr. The 15,564-pound satellite wi...

Schools close on Big Island as hurricane approaches Hawaii Schools close on Big Island as hurricane approaches Hawaii

All government offices on Maui and the Big Island have been closed and all University of Hawaii campuses have been shut down on Maui, the Big Island, Molokai and Lanai until further notice. Hawaii is bracing for Hurricane Lane , which could be the f...

Olivia expected to pass over Hawaii as a tropical storm Olivia expected to pass over Hawaii as a tropical storm

As of the NHC's advisory issued at 11 a.m. EST Sunday, Hurricane Florence's center will move over the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it will get to the southeastern US coast on Thursday. Hurricane Oliv...

Clean energy could make the Sahara green Clean energy could make the Sahara green

The increased precipitation and vegetation could supply food and water to local communities. The combination of clean (and cheaper) energy and increased rainfall and vegetation would also help boost local agriculture, they add. The solar farms also h...

TS Isaac could become hurricane as it heads toward eastern Caribbean TS Isaac could become hurricane as it heads toward eastern Caribbean

On its current trajectory, winds from the hurricane could reach the southeastern United States late on Wednesday or Thursday, with Florence possibly making landfall around the Carolinas on Thursday or Friday. A third tropical storm has formed in the ...

Scientists Discovered the First Vegetarian Shark Scientists Discovered the First Vegetarian Shark

Though small by shark standards, adult females - the larger of the sexes - can still reach an impressive five feet long. Experts from the University of California in Irvine and Florida International University in Miami chose to investigate ...

Carlsberg launches a six-pack with a snap Carlsberg launches a six-pack with a snap

Instead it will be keeping beer cans stuck together using recyclable glue. Bloomberg reported that Carlsberg made the decision with the goal of saving 1,200 tons of plastic, or the equivalent of 60 million plastic bag, annually. "We therefore n...

Russia says someone may have sabotaged International Space Station Russia says someone may have sabotaged International Space Station

After two months in orbit , the sealant could have dried out and been expelled by cabin air pressure, causing the leak. Found a spelling error? "Most probably, a worker drilled a wrong hole and then patched it up and then either avoided telling ...

Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

The storm, expected to regain hurricane strength, poses the threat of heavy rain, risky surf and rip currents. As remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon make their way to northern Ohio, Lorain County officials are already warning residents about the...

Watch Protesters Swarm Sen. Grassley’s Office Before Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘These Are Fascists’ Watch Protesters Swarm Sen. Grassley’s Office Before Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘These Are Fascists’

Kavanaugh faced 12 hours of questioning from senators during the second day of his judiciary committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He again declined to say whether the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, Roe v Wade , was...

France's Macron appoints former green lawmaker environment minister - Presidency France's Macron appoints former green lawmaker environment minister - Presidency

Later on Tuesday Macron's office announced that Flessel would be replaced by Roxana Maracineanu , a silver medalist in backstroke at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and a world champion in 1998. The Minister of sport Laura Flessel-Colovic Septemb...

The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed

But just because an animal has made a decision to eat something doesn't mean it can properly digest it and take advantage of potential nutrients. The creatures may play a previously underestimated role in nutrient redistribution. Scientists discove...

Scientists have invented a way to create 'unlimited renewable energy' Scientists have invented a way to create 'unlimited renewable energy'

More specifically, the researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Ruhr University Bochum, have outlined a proof-of-principle method to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. "Natural photosynthesis is not efficient b...

Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

TRT World's North America Correspondent Jon Brain reports from Washington . "The point there is in the inferior court point", Kavanaugh wrote, responding to a draft op-ed that was circulated for edits between lawmakers and White House staff...

Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, who faces a four-day confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, was also pressed on his approach to gun rights and the law around abortion. Aside from declining to weigh in on a possible presidential pardon and subp...

Carcasses of almost 90 elephants found in Botswana Carcasses of almost 90 elephants found in Botswana

A major crisis looms unless the government takes urgent steps. Botswana "had a growing elephant population and was probably feeding expansion", said Milliken, but now "anything newly born is being offset by poaching". A direct result of his action ...

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

He also declined to say if he thought presidents could pardon themselves. "With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans 'the privacies of life.'" To protect this privacy, the Court concluded that its "answer to the q...

Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

Obviously, if the project does prove to be successful, it would dramatically decrease the costs and risks of space travelling - transporting cargo via space shuttle costs around $22,000 per kilogram, while the Obayashi elevator would reduce that co...

Neptune Might Be Blocking Our View of Planet Nine

From the search for intelligent alien life to the dark matter that binds our cosmos, our universe is hiding plenty of juicy secrets. There's just one problem: scientists claim it is invisible to telescopes , making it a pain to track down.

Democrats demand delay of Supreme Court justice hearing

Trump has often criticized the judiciary. Richard Blumenthal of CT, "selecting a justice on the Supreme Court who potentially will cast a decisive vote in his own case". In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote a law review article saying presidents should be f...

Mississippi Governor Bryant urges caution as storm Gordon approaches Mississippi Governor Bryant urges caution as storm Gordon approaches

In Denham Springs, Mike O'Neal isn't expecting his restaurant Big Mike's Sports Bar and Grill, which flooded in 2016, to take water from Gordon, but he's concerned streets in the area will flood, preventing employees from coming to work. Some weakeni...

Heat not going away; spotty rain chances this week Heat not going away; spotty rain chances this week

The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning. Many schools in the New Orleans metro area remained closed Wednesday. The peak wind forecast o...

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