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Author: 0 SpaceIL to launch unmanned Moon probe in December

Although the Google contest was eventually scrapped in March 2018 after none of the teams managed to launch their probes before the deadline, the SpaceIL group continued with its project, thanks to the support of its donors. The SpaceIL lunar space craft. Israel will be the fourth nation on the planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, when its SpaceIL touches down on Earth's only natural satellite on February 13, 2019.

Science Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020
Author: 0 Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

Starbucks Corp. wants to eliminate its green plastic straws by 2020. The company confirmed that the move will eliminate around one billion plastic straws per year used in its straws. Its straws will be replaced by sippy cup-like lids that are also plastic, but more recyclable. Doing away with plastic straws is expensive for large restaurant chains.

Science Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position
Author: 0 Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position

But according to PRRI's American Values Atlas, in 2014, ME had the 3rd highest support for legal abortion in the U.S. - with 67% who said it should be legal in most or all cases , following New Hampshire (73%) and Vermont (69%). "We've done some of our own background on some of the opinion that he has written". What is relatively new this year is the influence that the Federalist Society had (through Leonard Leo) in the construction of the list of potential nominees that the president ...

Science Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo
Author: 0 Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

While in the water, Zarutskie, who is from California and heading to college in Miami , had her boyfriend's dad take photos of her surrounded by the sharks, which have become a local tourist attraction. One user wrote: "I think you handled the situation like a boss!" But not many can say they've actually been bit by a shark in the process. She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless.

Science The Kepler Space Telescope Might have Reached the End of its Life
Author: 0 The Kepler Space Telescope Might have Reached the End of its Life

During this low-power state, the space agency's team will prepare to download scientific data gathered by the spacecraft, after which point it may continue onto a new mission. Astronomers hope that the latest data will provide them with a chance to confirm previous exoplanet candidates and find new ones. One of the most freaky exoplanets found by Kepler Space Telescope is the so-called New Earth or, as it is known scientifically, Kepler-22b.

Science Airbus Mars rover will send samples back to Earth
Author: 0 Airbus Mars rover will send samples back to Earth

This fetch rover has one task only that is to collect the canisters left behind by NASA's 2020 Mars rover. The brief came from the European Space Agency (ESA), with the aim of collecting and transporting soil samples left by the planned 2020 Mars rover - also now in construction between ESA and Airbus .

Science Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour. Chris will begin a northeastern course from late Tuesday off the U.S. There is still "uncertainty" about the possible track it will take and it would be an ex-hurricane by the weekend when it may hit the UK. The hurricane is expected to strenghten over the next two days.

Science Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020
Author: 0 Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020

A plastic-straw ban in Seattle , Starbucks' hometown, took effect on July 1 , making it the first major city to take action. The decision came after the company worked to design a new lid for the Draft Nitro cold foam beverage in 2016 that was originally served only in Seattle, according to a release from Starbucks.

Science Dissipated storm Beryl: Puerto Rico, Dominica still wary
Author: 0 Dissipated storm Beryl: Puerto Rico, Dominica still wary

Barbadians can breathe a sigh of relief, as the island is no longer under Tropical Storm Watch. While Chris is expected to become a hurricane , it will stay offshore and head to sea, according to the storm center. They've issued a statement for all of Nova Scotia and parts of P.E.I. and New Brunswick. "There may be a few rain bands along the Outer Banks and some rough surf", said Gardner.

Author: 0 Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

Tropical Storm Chris has formed in the Atlantic, the third named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. Chris was upgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm on Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center. Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy; Saba and St. Eustatius; and St.

Author: 0 Lions maul to death suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve

A park guide spotted what looked like human remains near a group of lions on Tuesday afternoon. "They were armed with, amongst other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days - all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns", said Fox.

Science New Tropical Depression Forms in Deep Atlantic
Author: 0 New Tropical Depression Forms in Deep Atlantic

Tropical Depression Three was 525 miles west of Bermuda at 6pm, with winds of about 30mph and gusts of 40mph. Parts of the Lesser Antilles will likely still get heavy rain and gusty wind even if the system weakens, forecasters said . Even as Beryl approaches Maria-battered and still recovering Puerto Rico from the south early Monday as a tropical storm, few were ignoring the threat two days out.

Science Hawaii bans Coral-harming Sunscreens
Author: 0 Hawaii bans Coral-harming Sunscreens

Those who opposed the bill, however, believe the ban could damage human health as they say people may be discouraged from using sunscreen since alternatives cost significantly more. "Governor, by signing this measure, you are presenting our community with a unique moment in time to protect our coral reefs". If the ban is passed, it would take effect in 2021.

Science Canada's Ontario government scraps cap-and-trade program
Author: 0 Canada's Ontario government scraps cap-and-trade program

Cap and trade, a carbon tax by another name, raises prices on goods and services rather than the taxes on them. Ford cited a 2016 report by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk which concluded that despite its $8-billion price tag from 2017 to 2020, Wynne's cap-and-trade scheme would not significantly lower Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions.

Science US Secretary of State Returns to North Korea for Nuclear Talks
Author: 0 US Secretary of State Returns to North Korea for Nuclear Talks

Noerper added that North Korea has made a commitment to denuclearize before the whole worldwide community. Van Jackson, a former Pentagon official who now teaches at Victoria University in New Zealand, said that the presence of a respected diplomat like Sung Kim could level the playing field during negotiations with North Korea, adding that Pompeo was using the "best folks he can find in the bureaucracy".

Science First Hurricane Of The Season Forms In Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 First Hurricane Of The Season Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Beryl is moving toward the west near 14 miles per hour (22 km/h). Beryl is now expected to pass near Dominica and the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique early Monday as a tropical wave and then continue south of Puerto Rico.

Science EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid various ethics scandals
Author: 0 EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid various ethics scandals

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Washington D.C. He also ordered the installation of a secure telephone cabin in his Washington office at the cost of US$43,000 (S$58,700 euros) which critics found excessive.

Science SOUTH AFRICA: Lions Eat Three Rhino Poachers
Author: 0 SOUTH AFRICA: Lions Eat Three Rhino Poachers

The next morning, warden guides found at least three sets of human remains near a high-powered rifle, gloves, wire cutters and survival equipment, tools generally associated with rhinoceros poaching activity. In 2016 the reserve lost three rhinos when poachers got into the park and shot them dead for their ivory horns. The game reserve is one of the most popular in the Eastern Cape with British tourists and is home to the Big Five of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard and is set in ...

Science Birth of a Planet Spotted for First Time by Scientists
Author: 0 Birth of a Planet Spotted for First Time by Scientists

The astronomers captured a shot of the now-internet-famous baby using the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope .; our sun, for example, is roughly 4.5 billion years old. "The problem is that until now, most of these planet candidates could just have been features in the disc", she said. But they added that they hope to study the planet with different telescopes to learn more about its composition, weather and other properties; so ...

Author: 0 See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century

NASA explains the entire event will go on for about four hours, while the "blood moon" phenomenon itself will be visible for an hour and 43 minutes at its peak. Eerie as it may be, the moon's face appears rouged for the same reason the sky looks blue to our eyes. In a solar eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.

Science Greenpeace Crashes Superman Drone Into Nuclear Power Plant to Expose Facility’s Dangers
Author: 0 Greenpeace Crashes Superman Drone Into Nuclear Power Plant to Expose Facility’s Dangers

They targeted the center's spent-fuel swimming pool structure, which could hold the matching of a number of activator cores in concrete swimming pools outside the very enhanced activator structure. "The fuel building is key for security, designed in particular to withstand natural or accidental damage, which ensures its high degree of robustness", the company said, adding that it would lodge a complaint with police.

Science Dawn Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater
Author: 0 Dawn Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater

During the flyby, NASA's spacecraft focused on a site of bright surface deposits in the Occator Crater and the neighbouring region of Vinalia Faculae. But it is unclear exactly where the water came from. In particular, scientists have been wondering how that material was exposed, either from a shallow, sub-surface reservoir of mineral-laden water, or from a deeper source of brines (liquid water enriched in salts) percolating upward through fractures.

Science SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - NASA to test 'quiet' supersonic flights
Author: 0 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - NASA to test 'quiet' supersonic flights

The "QueSST" part of the X-59 moniker is sort of a NASA inside joke, one that acknowledges the space agency's long-running quest (get it?) for quiet supersonic technology, or SST. Preliminary testing of the research methodology using the F/A-18 was conducted in 2011 with the assistance of the military community living on the grounds in Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Science Air pollution contributes to diabetes
Author: 0 Air pollution contributes to diabetes

Based on this in-depth research, the team is estimating that pollution contributed to an incredible 3.2 million cases of diabetes around the world in 2016 (though they do not specify whether this covers new cases of Type 1 or Type 2, or both), about 14 percent of all new cases globally.

Author: 0 Why This Month's Blood Moon Is One That You Can't Miss

A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the earth's shadow to cover the moon. To avoid the consequences, subjects were dressed up as the king and put to death if they didn't die from the lunar eclipse itself.

Science Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay
Author: 0 Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay

Canada Day visitors to Ottawa will be greeted by an extreme heat wave this weekend. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low twenties. However, daytime highs are still expected to be in the low 30s, with humidex values possibly reaching the low 40s.

Science Woman Confronts Scott Pruitt At DC Eatery
Author: 0 Woman Confronts Scott Pruitt At DC Eatery

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington , D.C.in June. Mink said Pruitt and his lunch partner left after the confrontation. Dravis reportedly said Pruitt asked her to reach out to the Republican Attorneys General Association, a group Pruitt chaired for two terms while he was Oklahoma Attorney General, to inquire about a fundraising job he hoped would pay his wife $200,000 or more a year.

Science First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed
Author: 0 First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed

The planet stands out very clearly in the new observations, visible as a bright point to the right of the blackened centre of the image. The birth of a planet has been caught on camera for the first time, by an worldwide team of astronomers led by a group at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.

Science President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9
Author: 0 President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

The nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be announced on July 9, President Trump said on Friday. "I've got it narrowed to about five", he said, including two women. During the candidate vetting the last time , the White House asked all the contenders whom they would pick instead of themselves - and they all said Gorsuch, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose private conversations.