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Israeli company plans lunar landing next year Israeli company plans lunar landing next year
- July 14, 2018

Israel, which is practically synonymous with cutting-edge technology, is finally set to join the very small club of countries who have traveled to the moon. As soon as the spacecraft reaches the landing point it will be completely autonomous . The spacecraft has 2 meters diameter with a height of about 1.5 meters and its image has been unveiled on SpaceIL's official Twitter page. (more...)
Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech
- July 14, 2018

Elizabeth Dowdeswell said Thursday, reading from the throne speech prepared by Premier Doug Ford's PC government. "He shouldn't be ending cap and trade ", Tabuns said. Cap and trade funded a long list of programs which included things like cycling infrastructure, school repairs, and the incentives to boost the sale of electric and hydrogen vehicles. (more...)
Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast
- July 13, 2018

The current path will keep it away form land between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast.as it moves towards Newfoundland. Wednesday we will see an increase of moisture as Chris pushes out into the Atlantic. Also, a fire weather watch was issued for parts of central California and western Nevada, where winds could gust 40 to 50 miles per hour near thunderstorms. (more...)
Planned Parenthood Protests Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination In Front Of Florida's Supreme Court Planned Parenthood Protests Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination In Front Of Florida's Supreme Court
- July 13, 2018

Rob Portman talk about Kavanaugh's qualifications before a meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 11, 2018 in Washington. "I've not seen that with Judge Kavanaugh", Sen. In an encouraging sign for the Trump administration Wednesday, Sen. The White House has tried to portray President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , as a down-to-earth guy who engages in wholesome activities like watching sports and mentoring kids when he isn't ruling against ... (more...)
Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
- July 13, 2018

It was launched at 5:51 p.m. ET by a Soyuz-2 rocket from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome . The less-than-four-hour trip demonstrated an expedited capability that may be used on future Russian cargo and crew launches. Here are SpacePolicyOnline.com's tidbits for July 9, 2018: fastest-ever Progress docking with ISS; but is Russia's space program entering the "dark ages"? Because the launch was aborted during the final moments of the countdown, the mission missed its chance to take the fast ... (more...)
Researchers discover new dinosaur species, oldest giant ever uncovered Researchers discover new dinosaur species, oldest giant ever uncovered
- July 12, 2018

According to Cecilia Apaldetti, the lead author of the study and a scientist at the University of San Juan, it was believed that the gigantism amongst dinosaurs first appeared some 180 million years ago, in the Jurassic period. Like their notorious descendants, they also had elongated necks and tails. I. prima grew via a combination of very fast growth spurts and bird-like lungs able to supply large amounts of oxygen and keep an enormous body cool, scientists report in Nature Ecology & ... (more...)
Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
- July 12, 2018

Kavanaugh , the report states. Since taking the bench, Kavanaugh has authored 286 different opinions . He could powerfully influence the country's legal agenda for decades. Wade , the 1973 decision that established a woman's federal right to an abortion . "From one perspective", he wrote , assessing the abortion debate, "some disagree with cases that allow the Government to refuse to fund abortions and that allow the Government to impose regulations such as parental consent, informed ... (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball
- July 12, 2018

They have included backing citizens' right to own semi-automatic rifles, delaying a teenager from getting an abortion by detaining her for being in the USA illegally and supporting a religious-liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate. (more...)
Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh
- July 12, 2018

Aides say it could take weeks to assemble those materials. Democrats are anxious that Kavanaugh will join with the court's other four conservative members to reverse legalized abortion in the United States. At the same time, Republicans are urging a half dozen Democratic senators, largely those who are up for re-election in Trump-won states, to back the president's choice. (more...)
Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon
- July 12, 2018

Israel announced Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December 2018, hoping to become the fourth country to land on the moon, following the U.S., Russian Federation and China . " We will put the Israeli flag on the moon " said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL. It will then ignite its engines and reduce its speed to allow the moon's gravity to pull it in, and will begin orbiting it. (more...)
Starbucks To Stop Offering Straws At All Locations By 2020 Starbucks To Stop Offering Straws At All Locations By 2020
- July 12, 2018

The company confirmed that the move will eliminate around one billion plastic straws per year used in its straws. Of course, Starbucks isn't alone in its quest to clean up its reputation by cleaning up the environment . Starbucks is among several major companies that have announced measures to cut plastic waste. "There is no reason for us to. use those things". Starbucks is the latest company to announce a ban on plastic straws , but 95 Utah businesses already took the pledge months ... (more...)
Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- July 12, 2018

Trump "did exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail - nominate someone who will overturn women's reproductive rights", the NY senator said. Later, Arizona Republican Sen. Her trademark line was 'use your common-sense. Each of those Democrats will have to decide what to do, and all of their choices involve risk. (more...)
UM student bitten after swimming with sharks in the Bahamas UM student bitten after swimming with sharks in the Bahamas
- July 11, 2018

The outlet said her boyfriend's father was taking a photo of her as she floated near the sharks when one of them attacked. "I was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped my wrist out of the shark's mouth as fast as I could". Katarina posted them to social media, where she's been overwhelmed with comments asking for details. It led to her needing stitches and antibiotics for her injuries, and she may need further surgery to remove fragments of the shark's teeth which remain in the ... (more...)
Category 1 Hurricane Chris Moves Northeastward Category 1 Hurricane Chris Moves Northeastward
- July 11, 2018

Tropical storm Chris continues to linger off the North and SC coasts. The Met Office are warning of the chance of some showers on Wednesday afternoon on what is set to be a cloudy day for long periods, with the outlook for Friday including the chance of thunderstorms. (more...)
Worry and relief at EPA after Pruitt's exit Worry and relief at EPA after Pruitt's exit
- July 10, 2018

Since 2009, Andrew Wheeler - who was announced as the acting leader of the EPA after Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday - has lobbied for at least 17 companies, including Energy Fuels International, the largest supplier of uranium in the US. (more...)
Starbucks announces plan to eliminate plastic straws by 2020
- July 09, 2018

Starbucks said the conversion will be complete by 2020. It will be implemented in Seattle and Vancouver beginning this fall, the company said . The effort to reduce waste is part of a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund's Cascading Materials Vision program, the statement said. (more...)
Beryl dissipates after Dominica, easing threat to others Beryl dissipates after Dominica, easing threat to others
- July 09, 2018

By midweek, Chris may intensify into a hurricane as it continues to become better organized. In the tropics, Tropical Storm Chris is expected to become category 1 hurricane at some point Monday. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saba and St. Eustatius. Now, it's moving west-northwest at 23 mph with 45 mph sustained winds that extend 45 miles from the storm's center, still described as "disorganized". (more...)
Tropical storm watch discontinued Tropical storm watch discontinued
- July 09, 2018

It might reach Nova Scotia by Thursday, although Environment Canada notes forecasters are still unsure about the storm's projected track and the system's intensity. It has been a mostly stationary storm so far, sustaining maximum wind speeds close to 45 miles per hour, but is expected to remain "well offshore" of the US coast. (more...)
Border Patrol agents reportedly stop Canadians in disputed waters Border Patrol agents reportedly stop Canadians in disputed waters
- July 08, 2018

Both countries claim the island, which is about 10 miles off ME and home to two full-time residents (both Canadian), puffins, rocks and not much else, and say they have the right to patrol its boundaries. "He informed them he was a Canadian vessel legally fishing in Canadian waters". Ties between Canada and the United States have been strained since Trump slapped tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium, citing USA national security. (more...)
Beryl weakens to tropical storm; Tropical Depression 3 getting better organized Beryl weakens to tropical storm; Tropical Depression 3 getting better organized
- July 08, 2018

Some strengthening is forecast to occur and the system could become a Tropical Storm later today or Friday. However, it is forecast to lose its intensity over the weekend. Hurricane Beryl is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain through Sunday across the southern Leeward Islands and northern Windward Islands. What's the difference between a tropical wave, a tropical depression and a tropical storm? The barrelling tropical storm caused more than £37million ($50million) in damage ... (more...)