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Science Tropical Storm Gordon in gulf, moving away from Florida
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon in gulf, moving away from Florida

Gordon is predicted to hit near the Louisiana/Mississippi border late on Tuesday or early Wednesday, with the hurricane warning stretching to the Alabama-Florida border. The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning.

Science Tropical Storm Gordon forces cancellation of Anna Maria fireworks show
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon forces cancellation of Anna Maria fireworks show

According to a report by CNN , 13 million people are under a tropical storm warning as of Monday afternoon, and nearly 2 million people are under hurricane watches and storm surge warnings. UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for Palm Beach County as gust showers move through areas including Boca Raton.

Science Bodies Of Almost 90 Elephants Found Dead In Botswana
Author: 0 Bodies Of Almost 90 Elephants Found Dead In Botswana

Talking to the BBC , Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders said he was shocked by the discovery of the elephants, who had their tusks removed for their ivory. The recent moves to roll back the policies protecting Botswana's wildlife is not sitting well with conservationists. " Botswana has always been at the forefront of conservation and it will require political will".

Science In reality, Rachel Notley got her wish on Kinder Morgan ruling
Author: 0 In reality, Rachel Notley got her wish on Kinder Morgan ruling

On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the $9.3-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Once the board issues a new recommendation to cabinet, the federal government will have to redo its final phase of consultation with all the affected First Nations along the pipeline route.

Science Tropical Storm watch issued for central U.S. Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Tropical Storm watch issued for central U.S. Gulf Coast

Another separate system is moving through the western Gulf Coast, bringing heavy ran to the Houston area. Expect windy conditions across South Florida with a strong breeze along our east coast on Monday. The GFS and Euro (along with others) are all consistent with this idea. A tropical depression or tropical storm may form in the Northern Gulf of Mexico this week.

Science Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station
Author: 0 Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

The spacecraft docked with the Russian Poisk module on March 23, after ferrying NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, together with cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, to the space station, Space reported at the time. The 400km high outpost is home to three Americans, two Russians and one German. He added: "A micro-fracture was found, most likely it is damage from the outside".

Science California lawmakers moves to impose nation's strictest net neutrality
Author: 0 California lawmakers moves to impose nation's strictest net neutrality

The bill would prohibit internet providers from blocking or slowing data based on its content or from favoring websites or video streams from companies that pay extra. Net neutrality was first put in place by the Obama administration in 2015. However, it's likely that it will face court challenges on a federal level, given that the FCC said that its order preempts states' rights, and therefore they're not allowed to restore the rules .

Science Astronaut quits NASA halfway through training, 1st in 50 years
Author: 0 Astronaut quits NASA halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

By the middle of next year, NASA will have "without question" launched a crewed mission from the United States into low-Earth orbit, according to the agency's administrator, Jim Bridenstine. According to Ars Technica , space historian and CollectSpace editor Robert Pearlman said that the astronaut who left the program in 1968, chemist John Llewellyn, decided he was not progressing fast enough in his training to fly jet planes.

Science Central Florida weather: Heavy rain, storms for Thursday
Author: 0 Central Florida weather: Heavy rain, storms for Thursday

Showers will wind down early and allow for quiet conditions overnight. Computer models show it tracking west and veering north. Watch for storms with frequent lightning and heavy downpours. If it does, it will be given the name Florence. Most models keep this system out to sea and not a threat to the United States. Once this tropical wave passes Southwest Florida and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the environment could become more favorable for development, so it's still one we want to ...

Science Dead Sea Turtles in Mexico: About 300 Endangered Creatures Found Off Coast
Author: 0 Dead Sea Turtles in Mexico: About 300 Endangered Creatures Found Off Coast

Western media report that the sea turtles are believed to have drowned after being caught in a net. The Mexican government has been working to protect Olive Ridley turtles. It appears that hundreds of Olive Ridley ( Lepidochelys olivacea ) sea turtles died after they became entangled in an illegal fishing net off the coast of La Barra de Colotepec, Mexico's federal agency for environmental protection said Tuesday.

Author: 0 Small air leak in International Space Station patched

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed". The Russian space agency Roscosmos has not released an update. This is not the first time a small leak has sprung up on the space station, which has been continuously inhabited by rotating crews since 2000.

Science Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm
Author: 0 Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

The system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence on Friday and then a hurricane by Sunday morning. "Models indicate a slightly lower overall shower and storm coverage than the last few days, especially for the coast". Once this tropical wave passes Southwest Florida and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the environment could become more favorable for development, so it's still one we want to track closely in the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane ...

Science Hawaii hit with floods and landslides as Hurricane Lane nears coast
Author: 0 Hawaii hit with floods and landslides as Hurricane Lane nears coast

A report on the BBC website read: "The BBC's James Cook had a lucky escape after a tree hit him as he delivered a radio report about Hurricane Lane in Hawaii . Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator Tom Travis said there is not enough shelter space state-wide and he advised people who are not in flood zones to stay at home.

Author: 0 Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

Pressure sensors detected a depressurization in the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday night. A NASA spokesman said it was premature to speculate on whether the three might have to return to earth early if the leak, even as small as it is, can not be stopped.

Science Facebook commits to 100% renewable energy by end 2020
Author: 0 Facebook commits to 100% renewable energy by end 2020

And according to The Guardian , in 2011, Google claimed to emit 1.5 million metric tons of carbon a year. The company had revenue of $580.15 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.60 million. Similarly, offices account for 29% of the company's water usage, with the other 71% coming from data center operations. The targets Facebook made public are part of the company's commitment to the Paris Agreement through the "We Are Still In" initiative.

Science There are now 2 tropical storms churning in the East Pacific
Author: 0 There are now 2 tropical storms churning in the East Pacific

Tropical Storm Miriam developed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 2,000 miles east of the Hawaiian Islands, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. If confirmed, it means Hurricane Lane has broken the state's record for total storm rainfall from a tropical cyclone. At the height of Lane's effect on the islands, rain bands from the storm dumped torrential rainfall on the east side of the Big Island, causing flash flooding, landslides and road closures.

Author: 0 Goats prefer happy people who smile at them, study says

Scientists showed 20 goats unfamiliar photos of the same human face looking happy or angry. They can climb near verticle mountains to reach salt at the summit that they love to snack on, and are said to be among the cleverest of animals .

Science Isro in quest of three astronauts for manned mission
Author: 0 Isro in quest of three astronauts for manned mission

The GSLV MK III launch vehicle, which has the necessary payload capability for this mission will be used to launch Gaganyaan. "Our country has made great progress in space", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a speech on August 15 to mark the country's independence day, according to a translation by the Planetary Society , a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting space exploration and science.

Science First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014
Author: 0 First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014

ELEVEN people have reportedly been detained after an illegal fishing boat - believed to be packed with asylum seekers - ran aground north of Cairns. Authorities have detained two illegal fishermen as they attempted to cross the Daintree River on board the ferry, ending the three-day drama of an alleged Vietnamese people smuggling operation involving 17 people.

Science Goats prefer happy faces, study finds
Author: 0 Goats prefer happy faces, study finds

They can climb near verticle mountains to reach salt at the summit that they love to snack on, and are said to be among the cleverest of animals . The humble goat can recognise when humans are smiling. Writing in the journal, the team described how 20 goats interacted with images of positive, or happy, and negative, or angry, human facial expressions.

Science NASA showed clouds of dust over continents
Author: 0 NASA showed clouds of dust over continents

The attractive yet scary illustration reveals these substances cover all our cities, oceans, deserts, mountains and even ice caps. The mist near waterfalls, fog, vapour over fires-all of them are aerosols. Other sources of carbon in the air is vehicle and factory pollution. In the air we breathe has a lot of impurities, but scientists have been trying to be especially careful to monitor the level of sea salt particles, dust and soot.

Author: 0 Love Lorn Dolphin "Zafar" Causes French Beach Ban

The French newspaper Le Telegramme wrote that once Zafar had started seeking sex , he did not seem to be risky but had a "tendency to rub against all that floats, boats and swimmers". Some people who have interacted with the dolphin got scared, the mayor said. "The mayor wants to make dolphins look like nearly ferocious beasts, completely unpredictable and likely to drown people", Erwan Le Cornec said in a statement, according to the paper.

Science Heat and humidity continue today
Author: 0 Heat and humidity continue today

With humidity, it will feel like it's over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in much of the eastern United States, as temperatures soar into the 90s. The day is likely to start out warm and very humid. Changes come Wednesday with a strong cold front. A late summer heat wave, coinciding with the start of the school year, is roasting CT. Don't forget to drink plenty of water, take breaks from the heat and find some a/c if you can.

Science California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial
Author: 0 California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

But the historic passage of the bill has been bittersweet for lawmakers, as opponents - including some of the bill's most ardent former supporters - argued the final version of the legislation could lead to more people behind bars. The bill gives officials 24 hours to determine whether other suspects should be released before trial. The ACLU has been in talks with more than 30 other states about bail overhaul and is now advising them to avoid using California as a model because its system ...

Science White House flag lowered again for McCain
Author: 0 White House flag lowered again for McCain

Fitzgerald traveled to Vietnam to visit the site where McCain's Navy plane was shot down in 1967 and the jail cell where he was held as a prisoner of war for almost six years. The renaming proposal would not need approval from the House or from President Donald Trump , a longtime McCain nemesis. Meanwhile, McCain left a posthumous message that took a dig at the president.

Science Australian foreign minister Bishop resigns from cabinet
Author: 0 Australian foreign minister Bishop resigns from cabinet

Ousted prime minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted about his former deputy, referring to her as "Australia's finest Foreign Minister" and a role model for women. It added: "Be aware that this is a ruse trying to get her ahead of Morrison so he drops out and his votes go to Dutton". "It's been a pretty tumultuous time and I think Australians would welcome the fact that that period of time is over and it should be over", Mr Morrison told reporters in the town of Quilpie.

Science Winds Die Down But Rain is Still a Threat to Hawaii
Author: 0 Winds Die Down But Rain is Still a Threat to Hawaii

Heavy rainfall from the storm's outer rain bands battered the Big Island on Wednesday night and into Thursday, flooding roads and homes. "Rain has been nonstop for the last half hour or so, and winds are just starting to pick up, " Pablo Akira Beimler, who lives on the coast in Honokaa on the Big Island , told the Associated Press on Thursday.

Science YouTube gamer kills himself, a mother and daughter in high-speed crash
Author: 0 YouTube gamer kills himself, a mother and daughter in high-speed crash

McSkillet made a fortune selling custom digital "skins" that change the look of in-game characters or items, which were used on weapons in the first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Mrs Pizarro was a marriage and family counsellor and Aryana was due to start seventh grade on Monday, Dominic told the San Diego Union Tribune . Witnesses told police the McLaren had been travelling at over 100 miles per hour (160km/h) at the time, and was driving southbound in a northbound lane ...