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UK Government funding for vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland

UK Government funding for vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland

Space Agency announced. THE UK'S FIRST space rocket launch site will be built in Scotland. HIE will work alongside American aerospace firm Lockheed Martin with an aim of having launches begin ...

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Researchers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

It orbits Jupiter in and amongst where the retrograde moons reside, however, it follows a highly risky prograde orbit as it does so. The 2 new regular prograde moons join 15 other previously di...

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12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

To check whether this could have happened, the researchers are working on supercomputer simulations of these orbits to calculate how many times an object with Valetudo's orbit could have collided with...

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Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away

Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away

According to the previous data records a highly energetic neutrino collided one of the nuclei which were of those frozen water atoms in September 2017, which resulted in the creation of a particle w...

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Huge iceberg threatens village in Greenland

Huge iceberg threatens village in Greenland

Residents in houses near the shore are prepared for an evacuation. It looks like something badly CGI'd into a disaster movie, but it's real: an 11 million ton iceberg, slowly moving toward a village...

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Historic launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished

Historic launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished

A short ceremony was held before Brigadier-General Wayne Monteith, commander of the air force's 45th Space Wing, triggered the explosives. The towers were responsible for launching the Delta II rock...

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'A new sense:' Alberta scientists help track high-energy neutrino

'A new sense:' Alberta scientists help track high-energy neutrino

Those observations and the more than 800 images of the same part of the sky taken since October 2012 by the first ASAS-SN unit, located on Haleakalā, showed that TXS 0506+056 had entered its highest...

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Israel to launch moon mission from Florida in December

Israel to launch moon mission from Florida in December

In November the spacecraft will be sent to Cape Canaveral to ready it for the launch in December. Kahn said if they pull off the moonshot it would be "a tremendous achievement". The competition offi...

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Chris predicted to hit Newfoundland as a post-tropical storm

Chris predicted to hit Newfoundland as a post-tropical storm

If the storm hits as expected, there could be some damage to coastal infrastructure, and potential flooding, especially on the southern Avalon. Some weakening is forecast for Thursday , when Chris...

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Cargo Ships and Cancer Research Keeps Orbital Lab Humming

The less-than-four-hour trip demonstrated an expedited capability that may be used on future Russian cargo and crew launches . Progress spacecraft are disposable vehicles that are packed with tra...

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Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

Texas may have an ally to gain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , is confirmed. Trump is backing McCaskill's front-runner Republican challenger, Attorney Gener...

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New Dinosaur Species Uncovered: It’s the Oldest-Known Giant Dinosaur

New Dinosaur Species Uncovered: It’s the Oldest-Known Giant Dinosaur

Scientists in Argentina have discovered the earliest-known "giant" dinosaur, revealing the evolution of gigantism began around 30 million years earlier than previously thought. Cecilia Apaldetti of ...

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Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn

Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn

A Kavanaugh confirmation would spell a decisive shift to the right for the top judicial body. "We are concerned that Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record does not reflect the demonstrated independe...

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Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

It's likely to become the most turbulent confirmation fight for a Supreme Court justice in years, with Kavanaugh already being cast as a hero or villain. In 2011, the dispute over the President Ba...

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Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa

Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa

With ailing Republican John McCain unable to vote, they have little wiggle room. Still, Leahy doesn't talk as though Senate confirmation is a done deal. Democrats have pointed to past Kavanaugh ju...

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Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year

Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, told a news conference in the Israeli town of Yehud on Tuesday that its probe would be the smallest yet to land on the Moon. SpaceIL was the first of 16 Google Lunar XPRI...

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Model bitten by shark while posing for photos

Model bitten by shark while posing for photos

The BBC reports she'd finished lunch one day on Staniel Cay with her boyfriend and his family when they came upon people snorkeling with nurse sharks. The model did not even plan to upload the ima...

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Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Cove warns that heavy surf and increased risk of rip and lateral currents won't offer good conditions for beginning surfers or swimmers at Lawrencetown Beach on Thursday and Friday morning. The swells...

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Starbucks is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks pledged to remove plastic straws from more than 28,000 stores by providing two types of straw alternatives: recyclable strawless lids and an alternative-material straw option for beve...

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Tropical Storm Could Bring Rough Weather to NL

Tropical Storm Could Bring Rough Weather to NL

Forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength later on Monday before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that won't take it near the US mainland but could cause life-threatening surf on East ...

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Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm has barely moved since Saturday but was likely to strengthen in the coming days. According to a National Hurricane Center update, ...

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U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

The Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said Wednesday it understands that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol approached "a few" of its fishermen in the 165-square-kilometre disputed zone. The Grey Zo...

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Tropical Storm Beryl forms, expected to weaken before hitting Caribbean

Tropical Storm Beryl forms, expected to weaken before hitting Caribbean

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said , "At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 10.2 North, longitude 41.4 West". As...

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Bringing back the northern white rhino from ‘extinction’

Bringing back the northern white rhino from ‘extinction’

These hybrid embryos were created with frozen sperm from dead NWR males and the eggs of southern white rhino females. Barbara Durrant, director of reproductive sciences at the San Diego Zoo, said ...

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Hawaii governor signs first-ever bill banning sunscreens that harm coral reefs

Hawaii governor signs first-ever bill banning sunscreens that harm coral reefs

Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen are released onto coral reefs every year, a 2015 paper found . The state-wide, non-profit association Retail Merchants of Hawaii stated the new rule will ...

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Beryl becomes first hurricane of the Atlantic's 2018 season

Beryl becomes first hurricane of the Atlantic's 2018 season

Maximum sustained winds estimated for Hurricane Beryl is about 75 miles per hour and hurricane force winds are limited to 10 miles northeast of the centre, the DDM said. It took a mere 24 hours for ...

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Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails

Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails

Pruitt's interim replacement, Wheeler, was a former lobbyist for Murray Energy, the nation's largest underground coal mining company, and also worked for Inhofe - a self-described climate skeptic - ...

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Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

Scientists and astronomers advise that it is risky to see solar eclipse through naked eyes and it can also damage the vision. Solar eclipses are risky to watch without certified, special glasses, bu...

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Environment Canada issues heat warning for Simcoe County

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Simcoe County

A cold front will usher in a slightly cooler air mass for today. He said that while the mercury will remain "elevated", overnight lows in the mid-teens will provide relief to many. "If we take a look ...

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Another Trump Official Under Fire, Asked To Resign By Woman At Restaurant

Another Trump Official Under Fire, Asked To Resign By Woman At Restaurant

Appointments like Pruitt's meetings with Cardinal George Pell-who was later charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault-and meals with industry bigwigs were deleted from the public record. The in...

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Astronomers capture first ever pictures of a planet being born

Astronomers capture first ever pictures of a planet being born

The image was produced by an advanced piece of equipment within the Very Large Telescope array at the European Southern Observatory's facility in northern Chile. The bigger they get, the more gra...

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With Kennedy Gone, Roberts Will Be the Supreme Court’s Swing Vote

With Kennedy Gone, Roberts Will Be the Supreme Court’s Swing Vote

Yet he is also seen as someone who cares deeply for the court's institutional reputation, and someone who would like to avoid rulings that make the Supreme Court appear to be just another partisan act...

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Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born

Keppler and her colleagues analyzed new and archival observations of a young dwarf star called PDS 70, which is about 5.4 million years old and lies 370 light-years from Earth . The new image suggest...

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Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview

Kennedy's news that he'll leave the court next month immediately activated a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates, all set for their second Supreme Court confirma...

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ESOcast 169 Light: First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet (4K UHD)

The research reveals that PDS 70b is a giant, with a mass "a few times that of Jupiter ". Researchers were able to determine that it's a giant gas planet and has a blisteringly hot surface temperat...

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Thunderstorm Watch issued for Chicago area; Tornado Watch issued in SE Wisconsin

Thunderstorm Watch issued for Chicago area; Tornado Watch issued in SE Wisconsin

The heat index should approach 100 on Friday afternoon and could get as high at 110 on Saturday afternoon. Although we will see some occasional dips in the daily temperatures, the trend shows lon...

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President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

Trump tweeted on Saturday he would make the decision on July 9, and the White House has said his choice will come from the shortlist of 25 candidates he had compiled during his campaign and add...

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Kennedy retirement guaranteed to ratchet up midterm rhetoric

Kennedy retirement guaranteed to ratchet up midterm rhetoric

The last Supreme Court vacancy was brazenly stolen by shameless Republican leaders with no respect for American democracy". "I think that's something the American people simply will not tolerate". The...

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NASA sends IBM Watson-powered AI bot aboard SpaceX resupply mission

NASA sends IBM Watson-powered AI bot aboard SpaceX resupply mission

Powered with voice-assisted AI, CIMON can even remember and identify astronauts in the space station. He is described by his makers as the astronauts' flight attendant and assistance system and ...

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Trump narrows down Supreme Court Justice replacements

Trump narrows down Supreme Court Justice replacements

Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate. McConnell predicted the nomin...

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