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President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

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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How Trump's Supreme Court could burn down Kennedy's biggest legacies

How Trump's Supreme Court could burn down Kennedy's biggest legacies

The first hastily drafted version of the ban, issued shortly after Trump took office, was blocked by the courts. Haitian Centers Council, Inc., is a 1993 ruling cited by the Trump v. It also ad...

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Space: Strawberry Full Moon On June 9, 2017

Space: Strawberry Full Moon On June 9, 2017

On June 9, 2017, the regular moon we're used to seeing in the sky will appear to transform into what's known as a Strawberry Moon. "So if you've never had an opportunity to see or identify Saturn wi...

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Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

It'll last for more than an hour seen from the UK. But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather, according ...

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Looking up at the Night Sky

Looking up at the Night Sky

Saturn and the Moon are locked in a handsome harmony, and they'll appear right next to each other in the evening sky this week, especially Thursday, June 28th, looking southeast an hour after sunset....

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Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still a mystery

Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still a mystery

Workers will continue unloading oil from the rest of the cars and removing them from the area over the next several days. Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of almost three dozen oil t...

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"Blue dunes" witnessed on the Martian surface

However, Curiosity , the other Martian rover of NASA , is nuclear powered and not affected by the dust storm. The 15-year-old Opportunity rover, which is hunkered down in Mars' Perseverance Vall...

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SpaceX Secures Air Force Launch with Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Secures Air Force Launch with Falcon Heavy

Back in 2014, SpaceX made a decision to sue the U.S. government after the military gave United Launch Alliance (ULA) a sweetheart deal for sending government payloads into space. It has already ...

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Saddleworth MP backs Clean Air Day for heart health

Saddleworth MP backs Clean Air Day for heart health

Local authorities, businesses and charities across the country are gearing up for the second Clean Air Day, with organisers expecting over 400 events to take place tomorrow (21 June) as part of the in...

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Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

The Martian dust storm has now grown so big as to encircle the entire planet, but that hasn't stopped NASA's Curiosity rover. One of the main questions they want to answer is why some Martian dust s...

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Recently Discovered Ancient Sea Animal Fossil Named After President Barack Obama

Recently Discovered Ancient Sea Animal Fossil Named After President Barack Obama

Termed the Obamus coronatus , the epithet is meant to honor Obama's interest and curiosity in the sciences . It was given the name Attenborites janeae , after the English naturalist and broadcaster...

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Poisonous plant that causes blisters and scars spreading across the south

Poisonous plant that causes blisters and scars spreading across the south

Just by touching the plant, people can get third-degree burns and go temporarily blind. The AP says giant hogweed is listed as a prohibited species, meaning the plant isn't widespread and so far has...

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For 6 Weeks, Mars Will Appear Larger, Brighter to Earth Stargazers

For 6 Weeks, Mars Will Appear Larger, Brighter to Earth Stargazers

In 2003, Mars got as close as 34.9 million miles from Earth, which had not happened for 60,000 years. The most recent Mars Close Approach , in 2003, was the closest the planet had been in almost 60,0...

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Worlds oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Worlds oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

With 54 descendants - 29 of which are still living - Puan's genetics count for just under 10 percent of the global captive population of orangutans. Yesterday the Zoo family farewelled Puan, the old...

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Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

The researchers said that the varying rotation rates of Venus were brought about by the wind's varying direction while flowing against the mountains. After adding in all known ingredients in Venus's a...

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Trump Directs Pentagon to Establish Space Force as New Military Branch

Trump Directs Pentagon to Establish Space Force as New Military Branch

US President Donald Trump addresses a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US Monday. No other details were immediately released on what the...

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Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade

Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade

This rate increased when almost 241 billion tonnes of ice was lost from 2011 till 2017, according to a study in the journal Nature . In this narrative, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean would see d...

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Dust Storm: A threat to Opportunity Mars Rover

Dust Storm: A threat to Opportunity Mars Rover

However, the current storm is twice as opaque as the 2007 one, providing even less marginal sunlight. "We have a historic number of spacecraft operating at the Red Planet". The Curiosity Rover, whic...

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Monster black hole's jet has 125B times more energy than sun

Monster black hole's jet has 125B times more energy than sun

These supermassive black holes aren't a rarity. The paper , published in the journal Science on Thursday, June 14, details how a black hole found at the heart of one of two colliding galaxie...

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WaPo: Pruitt enlisted EPA aide, donors to find his wife a job

WaPo: Pruitt enlisted EPA aide, donors to find his wife a job

But whether a hearing will take place is ultimately up to the committee, Inhofe said. Shaub's comments came in a Thursday interview on CNN's "New Day". Pruitt also touched on the endangerment findin...

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Three baby planets discovered by astronomers in our galaxy

Three baby planets discovered by astronomers in our galaxy

The idea, as the researchers revealed, was to monitor the flow of gases in the disk and look for disturbances or unusual patterns that could signify some sort of interaction with a planet . The other...

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Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space at final sendoff

Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space at final sendoff

Stephen Hawking's ashes will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey on Friday. Greek composer Vangelis - most famous for his Academy Award-winning score to " Chariots of Fire " - set Hawking's vo...

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Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

A former Kansas resident who apparently received moon dust from famous astronaut Neil Armstrong filed a federal lawsuit against National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) to prevent th...

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Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years

Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years

The rapid increase in Antarctic ice loss and consequent sea level rise we have measured over the past 25 years are a clear indicator of climate change . The Antarctic Peninsula from the air: althou...

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Antarctica's Melting Is Speeding Up

The Post also points out that East Antarctica lost around 28 billion tons of ice annually during the last five years. The amount of ice lost is nearly three times more than in the 2002-2007 peri...

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Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

Hosting World Cups and Olympic Games is openly a politicians' prestige-burnishing project now, not only for Russia's president Vladimir Putin or Qatar's Emir, seeking soft power from hosting in 2022...

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NASA Rover Falls Silent as Gigantic Dust Storm Envelops Mars

NASA Rover Falls Silent as Gigantic Dust Storm Envelops Mars

The storm is so large - an estimated 40 million kilometres squared - that it has completely obscured the planet and blotted out the Sun. NASA's Opportunity rover is in jeopardy right now, as an va...

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Mars Opportunity rover is in danger of dying from a dust storm

Mars Opportunity rover is in danger of dying from a dust storm

As of June 10, the storm had almost doubled the level of atmospheric opacity, or darkness, experienced by the rover in 2007, measured in tau. The 2007 storm produced a tau value of 5.5, while the curr...

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Total says 3.5 percent petrol stations dry to French farmers' blockade

Total says 3.5 percent petrol stations dry to French farmers' blockade

French farmers have commenced a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots over plans by Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant, which have fanned farmer discontent over unfair competitio...

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Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

The storm peaked on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour. According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek. The swel...

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India achieves a new height, discovers new planet

India achieves a new height, discovers new planet

The team was able to identify a super-Neptune exoplanet, that is a planet bigger than Neptune also known as a sub-Saturn exoplanet. The surface temperature of the planet was recorded around 600 degree...

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Expedition 56-57 launched to ISS with three astronauts

Expedition 56-57 launched to ISS with three astronauts

They joined Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos aboard the orbiting laboratory. If you're on the ground then you can only ...

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Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

The exoplanet is reported to be smaller than Saturn but bigger than Neptune. The three Earth-sized planets all have quite short orbits around their sun, with the longest orbit of one of the planets ...

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Mars had the ingredients needed for life

Mars had the ingredients needed for life

The data, collected through drilling into the lowest point of the red planet's Gale crater , is part of the United States space agency's newly widened search for organic molecules that could indica...

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G7 leaders discuss trade, N.Korea

G7 leaders discuss trade, N.Korea

Police made at least two arrests. Martin also hoped that the G7 leaders will discuss other pressing issues, such as climate change, gender equality, and the Compact for Africa initiated by Germany p...

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Mystery of Jupiter's Lightning --Solved by Juno Spacecraft:

Mystery of Jupiter's Lightning --Solved by Juno Spacecraft: "Polar Opposite of Earth's"

An artist's impression of lightning bolts in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter. The findings of the research have been just disclosed in the latest research paper of scientific journal - Nature , ...

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes reveal engine setback ahead of Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes reveal engine setback ahead of Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton has 122 career podiums and is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (155). Hamilton has had a record 31 successive scoring finishes to date, going back to Malaysia 2016 when he last...

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