• 2 victims and gunman dead in Toronto shooting

    2 victims and gunman dead in Toronto shooting

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    Michael's Hospital said five patients had been admitted in serious or critical condition and that three of the five underwent immediate lifesaving operations. Premier Doug Ford described the attack as "the most brazen shooting" of a year full of gun violence in a city full of people who are used to feeling confident that they are safe.
  • Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

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    The lunar eclipse will also be visible in India, and this will be a "Blood Moon" as well, where the Earth's satellite takes on a reddish tinge. South Africa's next total lunar eclipse is early morning of 16 May 2022. "You will see the sunrise and sunset of the Earth lighting up the surface of the Moon over 350,000 km away". It will be a super moon as well, which is a full moon or new moon that coincides with the moon's position at it's closest to the Earth.
  • Newly discovered armored dinosaur lived on a lost continent

    Newly discovered armored dinosaur lived on a lost continent

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    Akainacephalus johnsoni; not only is this the first described and named Late Cretaceous ankylosaurid dinosaur from Utah, but this unique animal also strengthens the idea the evidence that distinct northern and southern provincialism existed during the late Campanian stage in Laramidia , because to date, we don't see this type of ankylosaurid dinosaurs in the fossil record of northern Laramidia".
  • Cities suing Big Oil over climate change stumble over federal law

    Cities suing Big Oil over climate change stumble over federal law

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    At least a dozen state and local governments have filed suit against fossil fuel companies over global warming since 2017, including six California cities and the state of Rhode Island. "The court relied on bedrock Supreme Court precedent to reject these baseless claims". "Judge Keenan made that clear in his decision today". Despite the legally unchallenged culpability of the oil companies, the judge said that New York City's grievances couldn't be addressed in the way the city wanted.
  • Space collection of Neil Armstrong is up for auction

    Space collection of Neil Armstrong is up for auction

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    It also includes correspondence about the planning of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon mission. Neil Armstrong's private collection of space memorabilia, including items he flew to the moon on the Apollo 11, will be available for purchase in a series of auctions come November.
  • Trump Administration's Latest Proposal Targets America's Endangered Species

    Trump Administration's Latest Proposal Targets America's Endangered Species

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    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) uses the term "threatened" to incorporate the different levels of potential extinctions certain plants and animals face. By the end of Trump's first year, the leader of one wildlife group said , "The Trump administration is shaping up to be the worst enemy of wildlife and endangered species we have ever seen".
  • 99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber | Paleontology

    99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber | Paleontology

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    A second amber fossil, which appears to contain part of the shed skin of another much larger creature - but scientists can not determine if it is a snake or a lizard. "And having this one be almost a hundred million old is really quite wonderful", says coauthor Michael Caldwell, a fossil reptile expert at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
  • Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

    Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

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    The company has not said what the price of the tickets would be. Blue Origin officials said in April the New Shepard could fly with people for the first time by the end of this year, followed by commercial riders. As planned, the high-altitude firing pushed the capsule past the boundary of outer space, to an unofficial maximum altitude of 389,846 feet, or 119 kilometers.
  • A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter

    A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter

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    Dr. Gareth Williams of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center used the team's observations to calculate orbits for the new Jovian moons. Sheppard says more searching should turn up more moons - maybe a hundred or more of the really small ones. If these raw materials had still been present when Jupiter's first moons collided to form its current clusters, the drag exerted on the smaller ones would have made them spiral inwards.
  • Over quadrillion tonnes of diamond buried deep inside earth’s interior?

    Over quadrillion tonnes of diamond buried deep inside earth’s interior?

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    The researchers estimate that the roots, or bottom sections, of these cratons may be composed of 1-2% diamond. Called cratons, these mantle rocks look like inverted mountains that run through our planet's crust and into its mantle, with their deepest sections - known as cratonic roots - going up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) deep into the Earth.
  • Google Doodle: Remembering cosmologist Georges Lemaitre

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    The Belgian Priest was a multi-talented man, as he was also an astronomer and a physics professor at the University of Leuven. It was during his time at a Jesuit secondary school where he first felt the urge to become a priest, but also a scientist.
  • 10 new moons discovered around Jupiter, but something odd is going on

    10 new moons discovered around Jupiter, but something odd is going on

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    Saturn is next with 62, followed by Uranus with 27 and Neptune with 14. But the " oddball " moon has really excited the astronomers . Now, with a new announcement from a team of astronomers, led by Scott S. The 10th new moon is the oddball . "With the discovery of Valetudo , it seems the collisions that broke apart the retrograde moons were between other prograde Jupiter moons, like Valetudo", Sheppard told ScienceAlert.
  • Heat warning issued for southern York Region: Environment Canada

    Heat warning issued for southern York Region: Environment Canada

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    In addition to the severe thunderstorm watch , Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex are still under a heat warning . "High temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s with humidex values in the high 30s", the weather agency said. That's led to heat warnings in several areas of Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.
  • Russian official: Trump and Putin reached 'verbal agreements'

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    Sanders said Trump and Putin made clear that they discussed election meddling . Asked whether or not he agrees with US intelligence that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 presidential election, Trump said that he does. "And there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia ", Trump said before a Cabinet meeting at the White House , adding that Putin "understands it and he's not happy about it".
  • Adidas Will Phase Out Virgin Polyester From Its Sportswear

    Adidas Will Phase Out Virgin Polyester From Its Sportswear

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    Coffee retail giant Starbucks plans to eliminate plastic straws from its stores, and McDonald's is trialing a similar programme in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Adidas isn't the only company looking to get rid of plastics. Other companies are banning plastics whenever they can. McDonald's is starting to use those lids in other parts of the world while also exploring initiatives to make all of its food containers recyclable.
  • Scotland chosen as site for first British space port

    Scotland chosen as site for first British space port

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    The UK Space Agency awarded £2.5 million ($3.3 million) in funding for a proposed vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland, it announced Monday. Graham Turnock, chief executive of the UK Space Agency, added: "This grant will help to kick-start an exciting new era for the UK space industry, and this is only the beginning of our LaunchUK campaign".
  • Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

    Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

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    It's known as Planet Nine or Planet X . Sheppard, Chad Trujillo of Northern Arizona University and David Tholen of the University of Hawaii are on a quest to find as many faint, distant objects on the edge of the solar system as they can.
  • How a Desert Mountain Telescope Revealed Jupiter's Odd New Moon

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    The astronomers were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system when they spotted the Jupiter moons. It took a year for their orbits to be confirmed with a series of other telescopes in the United States and Chile. "It probably has collided with them over time", Sheppard said. He and his team have been photographing the skies with some of today's best telescope technology, hoping to catch sight of this mysterious ninth planet.
  • Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

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    There are almost 200 moons in our solar system. The team of astronomers originally wasn't even looking for the 12 new moons. Most likely to be pieces of a once larger moon that was broken up in orbit, they take almost a year to complete a lap around Jupiter.
  • 8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat

    8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat

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    Conservation of black rhinos started in early 1980s when they were confined to protected areas to keep them away from poachers . In May, six black rhinos were moved from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa almost half a century after it was wiped out there.
  • At Cape Canaveral in the U.S

    At Cape Canaveral in the U.S

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    With a warning siren, a final 3-2-1 countdown and cry of "fire in the hole!", explosives flashed with loud bangs near the bases of pads 17A and 17B, sending them toppling sideways in opposite directions. In the aftermath of today's demolition, 1,700 tons of steel and a couple thousand tons of concrete are waiting to be recycled by a number of contractors, tasked with clearing the area and refitting it for a new goal.
  • Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation

    Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation

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    According to the paper based on this data, which is available in the journal Science , the particles emanate from a blazar . A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the cosmos.
  • After 44 years Solar Eclipse take place on July 13, 2018

    After 44 years Solar Eclipse take place on July 13, 2018

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    Solar eclipse will be in India at 1:30 in July. The best time to see the eclipse depends on where you are in the Eastern Hemisphere. The total solar eclipse will occur at 3:01 pm and will end at 4:13 pm. The solar eclipse or the solar eclipse which is falling on July 13, 2018, will be a good opportunity for people to see the divine phenomenon, because the sun, the moon, and the earth will partly be aligned with each other.
  • Scientists Find Previous Outbursts of Neutrinos in the Galaxy

    Scientists Find Previous Outbursts of Neutrinos in the Galaxy

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    The team describes the discovery in the video below. "The era of multi-messenger astrophysics is here", said National Science Foundation Director France Córdova. This is a big step because it is the first time a neutrino was ever traced back to its source and it gives the scientists a new way of observing and measuring the universe.
  • Blood Moon Viewing - July 27th 2018

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    On July 27 , the red planet Mars will also be at opposition, meaning that the Sun and Mars will lie opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle. There are mainly of two types of eclipses- Solar and Lunar. At the point when the two line up perfectly, the Moon clouds the whole Sun, and the skies go dim.
  • Israeli spacecraft set for historic moon landing in coming months

    Israeli spacecraft set for historic moon landing in coming months

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    The lunar landing would make Israel the fourth country - after Russian Federation, the United States and China - to put a craft on the surface of the moon. Last December, the Israeli team estimated that the total cost of the mission was $85 million. The technical challenges remain vast and the companies and non-profits in the running for the first private landing are operating on budgets under $100 million.
  • Horwath says Ford is repealing sex-ed curriculum to please social conservatives

    Horwath says Ford is repealing sex-ed curriculum to please social conservatives

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    At the cabinet's swearing-in ceremony last month, Ford and Finance Minister Vic Fedeli both promised a line-by-line audit of the previous government's spending. Ontario schools will go back to teaching the same sex-ed curriculum they did in the late 1990s this fall after the province's new government announced Wednesday it was revoking an updated version brought in by the previous regime.
  • Tropical Storm Chris expected to become post-tropical Thursday

    Tropical Storm Chris expected to become post-tropical Thursday

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    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers). Atlantic Canada residents are being warned these conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions . Sara Thornton, forecaster at weathertrending.com, said the weather effects from Storm Chris on the United Kingdom remain to be seen.
  • How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

    How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

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    But there's no need to worry about Kavanaugh's spending habits, because that debt of up to $200,000 was suddenly paid off, or fell below reporting requirements, last year. Kavanaugh has reportedly stopped buying season tickets. His past financial disclosure forms reveal that Kavanaugh has carried significant credit card debt - on and off - for more than a decade.
  • Unpiloted Russian Cargo Ship Reaches Space Station In Record Time

    Unpiloted Russian Cargo Ship Reaches Space Station In Record Time

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    The of late concluded flight was made to display accelerated capacity that may be utilized on subsequent Russian cargo and crew launches wrote NASA officials. - less than four hours after launch. The engine on Northrup Grumman's Cygnus cargo ship fired for 50 seconds Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. EDT to reboost the station in a test created to verify an additional capability to adjust the station's altitude, if required.
  • The Earliest Giant Dinosaur Discovered in Argentina

    The Earliest Giant Dinosaur Discovered in Argentina

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    The remarkably preserved specimens were discovered in a dinosaur "nest" unearthed at a World Heritage site known for its fossils in Argentina's north western San Juan province. The first ones were modestly sized, a far cry from the enormous dinosaurs of the subsequent Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. The creature has been dubbed " Ingentia prima " (Latin for "first giant"), and it's been classed as a sauropodomorph, the group that would later evolve into the enormous sauropods.
  • Is Brett Kavanaugh Catholic?

    Is Brett Kavanaugh Catholic?

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    Click the video above to watch our complete interview with Starr. In a Suffolk University poll of Pennsylvania, taken in June, 73% of those who plan to vote for Casey in his upcoming election said that they want their vote to change the direction that Trump is leading the nation.
  • See a Giant Iceberg Fall Into the Sea

    See a Giant Iceberg Fall Into the Sea

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    So far, the Thwaites Glacier has accounted for approximately 4% of global sea-level rise, an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s. The scientists involved in the study estimate that the iceberg, which has now been let loose, would stretch out over a large swathe of New York City.
  • King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

    King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

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    Other senators on this list declined that invite. No matter the top issue, Democrats will have a hard time derailing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh . Trump ended up picking a former clerk of Kennedy's. Kauffman examined the nominee's written opinions on previous rulings to determine that he is a strong supporter of presidential power, giving less power to federal agencies and weakening regulations.
  • Israel Aims to Launch Moon Lander in December

    Israel Aims to Launch Moon Lander in December

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    The project, which started in 2011 as part of Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) to land a small probe on the moon, has yet to receive IAI funding, despite the promise to provide a 10 percent contribution. "This project will take the aerospace industry into deep space", said Kahn, SpaceIL's main donor and president. SpaceIL President Morris Kahn has donated about $27 million to the effort and made a decision to proceed even after the contest deadline passed and effectively ended without any ...
  • Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

    Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

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    This time, it was the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who was in the White House during the president's news conference. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, told Al Jazeera that his organisation's immediate call of action would be to "have its members across the USA express their views to senators in their states and urge them to oppose this nomination".
  • Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

    Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

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    Katarina Zarutskie was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas , in an attack that her boyfriend's father caught on camera. "I leaned back, and then that shark he came and he bit down on my arm and pulled me under", she said. Katarina also rejects accusations she ignored local advice or went into the water during feeding time. Her boyfriend, Tom Bates, was taking pictures.
  • The Kepler Space Telescope Might have Reached the End of its Life

    The Kepler Space Telescope Might have Reached the End of its Life

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    But the iconic space telescope is running low on fuel, so NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the science data collected in its latest observation campaign. The $600 million Kepler mission launched in March 2009, with the goal of helping astronomers determine just how common Earth-like planets are throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
  • Airbus to build rover for Mars Sample Return mission

    Airbus to build rover for Mars Sample Return mission

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    It will be used to deploy a so-called Sample Fetch Rover, a machine Airbus is now working on. "The close collaboration between the United Kingdom and ESA will place Britain at the forefront of innovative missions to explore the Moon, Mars and beyond", said Peake.