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Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve
- July 06, 2018

After the incident, authorities recovered the remains of their parts, three pairs of shoes, wire cutters, high-powered hunting rifles fitted with silencers and a type of ax that is commonly used by poachers to remove rhino horns. In recent years, poachers have moved from Kruger National Park, Africa's biggest wildlife conservancy, to parks they perceive as easier targets, like Sibuya, according to Ellis. (more...)
Donald Trump announces resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Donald Trump announces resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
- July 06, 2018

In pair of tweets, Trump thanked Pruitt for doing an "outstanding job" and said his deputy, Andrew Wheeler , will take over as acting administrator. Although Pruitt's exit had always been expected, a member of Pruitt's staff told Newsmax an hour before Trump's tweet that "he's not going anywhere anytime soon". (more...)
NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas
- July 05, 2018

According to NASA, instead of hearing two loud booms as the X-59 breaks the sound barrier, you'll hear two softer " thumps ". Boom Technology , an aviation startup, is cited by the Points Guy to be working on a 45- to 55-passenger-seated supersonic plane. (more...)
Longest lunar eclipse of the century Longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 04, 2018

The " blood moon " will be a much different view than the 2017 solar eclipse , which darkened the skies for a few minutes as the moon passed in front of the sun. The residents of planet Earth are going to witness yet another landmark event on July 27, 2018. The problem is the once-in-a-lifetime lunar eclipse will not be visible in North America. (more...)
Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville
- July 04, 2018

As surprising as it sounds, no temperature records were broken over the long weekend in Southwestern Ontario. Environment Canada is saying residents of southern Ontario will see some overnight relief from the heat, but daytime temperatures are expected to remain steamy. (more...)
Is it OK to confront government officials in a restaurant? Is it OK to confront government officials in a restaurant?
- July 03, 2018

According to an individual with knowledge of the matter, Dravis told congressional staffers that Pruitt initially asked her to contact the Republican Attorneys General Association - a group Pruitt had once led and Dravis had worked for before coming to EPA - as part of the job search for his wife. (more...)
Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time
- July 03, 2018

Scientists said Monday the planet appears as a bright spot in the snapshot taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. A second team, involving numerous same astronomers as the discovery team, including Keppler, has in the past months followed up the initial observations to investigate PDS 70's fledgling planetary companion in more detail. (more...)
This is the first photo of a planet being born
- July 03, 2018

PDS 70b is much hotter than any planet in our solar system, registering a sizzling 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius), the researchers determined. Despite the fact that it can take ages for a planet to fully form, actually capturing the process of planet formation has proven to be incredibly hard. (more...)
Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion
- July 03, 2018

Democrats and liberal interest groups, gearing up for President Donald Trump's choice for the seat opened up by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, are treating the moment as one of utmost danger for abortion rights in the United States. (more...)
First confirmed image of birth of a planet
- July 03, 2018

It shows a planet, dubbed PDS 70b, taking shape in the disc of gas and star dust surrounding the young dwarf star PDS 70. The black circle in the centre of the image is a filter to block the light from the star, enabling other features of the system to be seen. (more...)
Trump says he will announce his Supreme Court pick on July 9
- July 02, 2018

At one point, he said he would probably interview six or seven candidates, including possibly two this weekend. President Trump was back for more Twitter fun on Saturday afternoon, renewing his early morning thoughts with a new round of tweets . (more...)
'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say 'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say
- July 02, 2018

The weather service says heat stress and heat-related illnesses are possible, especially for the elderly and those sensitive to heat . On Sunday , temperatures in parts of NY and CT, were forecast to hit up to 100 degrees but appeared to settle in the high and mid-90s by the late afternoon. (more...)
Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend
- July 02, 2018

The temperatures will be "sultry" and "oppressive", he told CTV Barrie on Thursday. Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid twenties, providing little or no relief from the heat. High humidity makes the weather seem hotter than it would on a dry day, and the perspiration from the heat can not be evaporated as easily on a humid day. (more...)
Artificial intelligence robot launched to ISS from US Artificial intelligence robot launched to ISS from US
- July 01, 2018

A robot with artificial intelligence (AI) will be living on the International Space Station (ISS) along with other crew members, for the first time. "It is meant to show to what extent the astronauts' work can be supported in the European Columbus module on the ISS and relieve them, in particular, of routine tasks", said Christian Karrasch, CIMON Project Manager at the DLR Space Administration . (more...)
Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9 Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9
- July 01, 2018

Focusing on the Supreme Court served as a useful cover for the personal shortcomings of the thrice-married casino magnate, especially after the "Access Hollywood" tape came out just weeks before the election. He said Democratic senators running for reelection in conservative states, like West Virginia and in, face a "lose-lose" scenario: Risk angering their base voters by supporting Trump's pick, or vote no and harm their chances among the Republicans and moderates they still need to win. (more...)
Who’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy? Who’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Kennedy?
- July 01, 2018

Vanita Gupta, head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, says senators need to put country over party and use every tool to stop what she calls President Donald Trump's plan "to take over the Supreme Court for the next 40 years". (more...)
Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9 Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9
- June 30, 2018

The president said two women are among the candidates he's considering among a pool of between five and seven potential nominees. "Assuming a more conservative justice is appointed, the right to abortion would be under real threat as there are several cases challenging abortion restrictions that are winding through the legal system", says Elizabeth Nash, state policy expert at Guttmacher Institute, which studies and advocates for abortion. (more...)
Thunderstorms, followed by extreme heat this weekend for Cambridge Thunderstorms, followed by extreme heat this weekend for Cambridge
- June 29, 2018

Beginning Friday or Saturday, Environment Canada is forecasting daytime highs to be in the high twenties to mid-thirties with humidex values into the mid to high-forties and notes that, "It is already sure that this heat wave will affect activities beginning on Saturday". (more...)
Blood Moon 2018 Date
- June 29, 2018

The event will begin with a partial eclipse till about 7.30 p.m. UTC, before the skies are graced with the especially long total eclipse. It is estimated to go on for a total of one hour and 43 minutes, making it almost 45 minutes longer than the Super Blue Blood Moon of January. (more...)
Large streak of 'blue' found on the Red Planet Large streak of 'blue' found on the Red Planet
- June 29, 2018

The orbiter reportedly used the HiRISE camera, which NASA described as the most powerful to ever be sent on another planet. The Red Planet has the blues - blue sand, that is. The huge, complicated dune is ingrained within an area of timeless, crescent-shaped dunes on the flooring of the 147-mile-wide (236 kilometers) Lyot Crater, which exists regarding 50 levels north of the Martian equator. (more...)