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by | September 06, 2018 | 03:30

If all goes as Republicans plan, Kavanaugh could be on the bench when the court begins its new term on October 1. It's a question I have not written about. Trump, in a June Twitter post , claimed "the absolute right to PARDON myself". "It's resisting public pressure, political pressure, it's treating everyone equally", he added of judicial independence.

by | September 05, 2018 | 06:22

Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall as a hurricane . A storm surge watch spreads west to the mouth of the Mississippi River and east to Navarre, FL. "The highest will be on Friday and that is because of the tropical storm ". "We're not expecting any severe weather", he said. "This storm has every possibility to track further in our direction", Edwards said during a news conference Monday evening.

by | September 05, 2018 | 04:45

The National Hurricane Center said at 11 p.m. EDT that the storm was centred 330 miles (530 kilometres) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Chances that the wave will turn into a tropical storm remain low. Areas under a storm surge watch and storm surge warning. A storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

by | September 04, 2018 | 19:41

Three white rhinoceroses were also killed in the same area over the past three months, according to the report. The BBC has quoted Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders as saying: "I'm shocked". This resulted in Botswana nurturing the largest elephant population within its boarders at 130,000 elephants. "Clearly we need to be doing more to stop the scale of what we are recording on our survey".

by | September 04, 2018 | 13:23

She has trouble understanding the lengthy appeals and court challenges that have dogged the project for nearly two years, calling them a waste of resources. Kinder Morgan shareholders voted overwhelmingly, 99 percent, to approve the $4.5 billion Canadian (US$3.4 billion) sale of the pipeline to the government shortly after the court decision was announced .

by | September 03, 2018 | 23:10

The Soyuz is one of two docked at the orbiting lab, having arrived at the ISS in June carrying three astronauts. Alarm bells went off in Houston , Texas, and outside of Moscow on Wednesday, August 29, alerting flight control crews of a pressure drop.

by | September 03, 2018 | 19:25

You can track the storm at MyFoxHurricane . The tropical wave the First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team has been monitoring most of the week is beginning to show better organization on Sunday afternoon. The storm is moving northwest at 35 knots. Since the storm will have weakened, the main threats for North Texas will be heavy, tropical rains. Additional slow strengthening is expected.

by | September 02, 2018 | 14:10

The hole in question was only two millimetres in diameter, but could have caused serious consequences for the crew if left unfixed. Working with mission control in Houston, USA, and Moscow, Russia, the astronauts localised a leak that appears to be in the Russian segment.

by | September 02, 2018 | 00:55

The bill's passage marks the second time in three months that the most populous state has sought to regulate companies on the internet. "It's coming back with a vengeance", said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, an advocacy group that is pushing to preserve net neutrality .

by | September 01, 2018 | 10:59

Former vice-president Joe Biden was due to speak at a service in Phoenix on Thursday morning, after which the body was to be flown to Washington to lie in state at the US Capitol. The McCain farewell began Wednesday and Thursday in Arizona , where he and his wife raised their family. After Murphy's daughter, Amanda, brought them doughnuts while they waited in line, he recalled how she ran into McCain during her first days as a Capitol Hill intern.

by | August 31, 2018 | 20:26

The Mexican government has been working to protect Olive Ridley turtles. The majority of the turtles found dead, in both instances, are Olive Ridley turtles, a species that's been endangered along the Pacific coast of Mexico since 1978.

by | August 31, 2018 | 19:23

NHC officials said Friday morning that the weather system has a 90 percent chance of tropical development over the next two days. The Atlantic Ocean temperature is starting to heat up and fewer strong plumes of dust coming off the western coast of Africa mean conditions are becoming a bit more favorable for tropical development.

by | August 31, 2018 | 12:21

Today, NASA astronauts are working on repairing the damage caused by a small meteorite which is thought to have struck the station this week, causing an oxygen leak and sparking alarms to sound aboard the ship. The leak has been isolated to a hole about two millimeters in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft attached to the Rassvet module of the Russian segment.

by | August 31, 2018 | 04:11

It implies that it is not just companion animals , such as dogs and horses , that have an ability to perceive facial cues. Scientists have found that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions. Goats are believed to have first been domesticated around 10,000 years ago in the Middle East. You may not be able to tell when they're busy chomping down on everything in sight, but goats possess advanced cognitive abilities.

by | August 31, 2018 | 03:44

The expansion project is meant to bring a new, parallel pipe to the existing one. Mike Hudema, a spokesperson for Greenpeace Canada , said Justin Trudeau should "read the writing on the wall". "There's a risk in taking shortcuts", said Eric Taylor, a professor of zoology at the University of B.C., and the chair of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.

by | August 31, 2018 | 03:26

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Miriam featured 75 mph winds with higher gusts and was tracking west at 9 mph about 1,090 miles east-southeast of Hilo, according to forecasters at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center. "During late August and early September, impressive tropical waves track west from the far eastern Atlantic". The system that will be Florence is expected to move north in the Atlantic and not threaten the U.S.

by | August 31, 2018 | 00:30

On Wednesday August 29, at around 7pm East Coast time (midnight United Kingdom time), ISS flight controllers were alerted to a pressure leak in the space station. After determining the astronauts weren't in danger, flight controllers allowed the Expedition 56 crew to sleep. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed".

by | August 30, 2018 | 14:06

Nicolas Hulot stunned the hosts of his live radio interview Tuesday by declaring his resignation in protest of the French president's environmental policy. "The most basic of courtesies would have been to warn the president of the republic and the prime minister", spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told BFMTV.

by | August 30, 2018 | 13:56

A study published in Royal Society Open Science shows that goats prefer positive human emotional facial expressions, and they likely to nuzzle smiling face. It could either be that the left side of the brain processes positive emotions, or that the right side of the brain is involved in avoidance of angry faces.

by | August 29, 2018 | 17:57

That could potentially create a patchwork system based on where a suspect lives. As the US' most populous state, just over a third of energy in California comes from wind, solar or geothermal power, CBS said citing the US Energy Information Administration.

by | August 29, 2018 | 16:55

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the day. We are waking up to temps in the 70s, and it's still quite humid. There will be more humidity in the air today so heat index values could exceed 104 degrees by 2pm. By late afternoon, the front should be offshore, with a northwest wind ushering in cooler and drier air. We should start in the upper 50s to low 60s with the warmer scenario winning out under cloud cover early Thursday .

by | August 29, 2018 | 01:38

Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, called McCain an American patriot and a cherished personal friend. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said he would not be in support of renaming the building after McCain - not out of any disrespect for McCain, but because he doesn't want to create a precedent for renaming institutions that already honor someone's memory.

by | August 26, 2018 | 23:40

A statement by the agency said, "The NASA Selfies app and NASA's Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app were created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ". The catalog will be expanded with images from other scientific missions and human space flights from NASA. The release further said, "TRAPPIST-1 is the only known exoplanet system to host seven roughly Earth-size planets.

by | August 26, 2018 | 18:21

A tropical storm warning was in effect for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii counties, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Kauai County. Tropical Storm Lane's slow, lingering movement means it will dump more rain in the area, potentially leading to more flooding, CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford said.

by | August 26, 2018 | 07:31

However, it's also odd that - if interbreeding were indeed common - the two species never merged and remained totally genetically distinct over hundreds of thousands of years of co-existing. "They managed to catch it in the act - it's an awesome discovery", said Sharon Browning, a statistical geneticist at the University of Washington who was not involved in the new study .

by | August 25, 2018 | 23:29

A GoFundMe setup to raise money for the family of a mother and daughter who were killed in a collision with CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet has raised over five times its original goal. Heitmann is popular on YouTube , and has close to 900,000 subscribers on his channel. One other person was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.

by | August 24, 2018 | 19:12

According to lead scientist Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University's Richard Elphic, the mapper was able to pinpoint reflections and infrared light absorption typical of solid ice and water. "The abundance and distribution of ice on the Moon are distinct from those on other airless bodies in the inner solar system such as Mercury and Ceres, which may be associated with the unique formation and evolution process of our Moon", the researchers wrote .

by | August 23, 2018 | 23:14

Tropical storm force winds stretch over 230 miles , which is greater than the distance from Hilo to Honolulu. - Torrential downpours from Hurricane Lane are soaking Hawaii's Big Island as the storm approaches the island. A National Weather Service spokesman said: "The centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday".

by | August 23, 2018 | 21:57

Norwegian Meteorological Institute scientist Thomas Lavergne described the phenomenon as " scary " on Twitter. Also, since the "last ice area" must have been serving as the one liveable space for Arctic species, the melting and breaking of ice poses a fatal threat to them.

by | August 23, 2018 | 19:55

Trump had earlier urged Hawaiians to hunker down and prepare for the major storm, while the US Navy said it was deploying some of its Hawaii-based ships and submarines to avoid getting trapped when Lane hits. Others have been filing up propane tanks and waiting in lines that circle around the block to get gas for their cars. It's a small island. Shelters were being readied to open on Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

by | August 23, 2018 | 17:00

According to the EPA's announcement, the new rule will replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan , which it describes as "overly prescriptive and burdensome". It's an unsurprising move for President Trump, who has long denied the existence of climate change , claiming in a 2012 tweet that "t$3 he concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive".

by | August 23, 2018 | 14:59

Contact lenses can contribute to microplastics pollution when they're not disposed of properly, a new study has found. The amount of plastic waste created by lenses and their packaging in the United States alone is equal to 400 million toothbrushes each year, said researchers at Arizona State University who described their findings at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Boston.

by | August 23, 2018 | 12:27

They discovered that the plastics that contacts are made from doesn't break down quickly, but the lenses themselves do have a habit of breaking into smaller chunks, multiplying the potential damage each lens can cause. That failure to break down led the researchers to a startling conclusion: as much as 23,000 kilograms of lenses (about 50,000 pounds) may accumulate in sewage sludge in the USA each year.

by | August 23, 2018 | 10:40

The particles crash into the atoms and molecules in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in photons (tiny bursts of light) which form the colorful aurora . And that's the cool thing, because this has been known by photographers for decades. It appears closer to the equator than the Aurora and vanishes after around 20 minutes.

by | August 23, 2018 | 02:07

HDT (5 a.m. EDT), is predicted to either graze or directly strike the islands in the coming days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles and tropical-storm-force winds up to 140 miles from the center, the weather service said .