• Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings
Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings

The humidex, which describes how hot and humid the weather feels for the average person, is expected to be higher in some places than it has been in years. - Be extra cautious when doing outdoor physical activities. In advance of today's extreme heat, the Toronto Blue Jays have announced that the roof of the Rogers Centre will be closed for an af...

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  • Trump says process to replace Kennedy will 'begin immediately'
Trump says process to replace Kennedy will 'begin immediately'

The Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing in the court's opinion stated that the President had the authority to suspend the entry of people into the United States to protect the national interest. It's highly unlikely that Kennedy's successor will be in his tradition of a more moderate, center-right influence on the court's conse...

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  • Milky Way full of ‘space grease’, finds study
Milky Way full of ‘space grease’, finds study

Scientists are interested in aliphatic carbon because it's among the several types of carbon that get leaked by stars. The rest is chemically bound with hydrogen in two main forms: grease-like (aliphatic) - like for example, alkanes, isoparaffins and alkenes which are the major components of petroleum - and mothball-like (aromatic) - like ben...

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  • SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station
SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station

In the aforementioned science fiction movies, robots were able to provide humans help in scientific endeavors and accomplishing mundane tasks, but they also provided a cure to loneliness and isolation, a friend to confide in while traveling through the void of space .

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  • Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court
Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

He serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is a former Kennedy law clerk, as was Neil Gorsuch , Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, who succeeded Antonin Scalia. Earlier in the day Gorsuch, 49, was sworn in as the 113th Associate Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court. Trump said he would probably inte...

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  • Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July

The bad news is that North America will not be able to see it. This particular eclipse will last so long because the moon will pass directly into the darkest region of Earth's shadow, known as the umbra, which will also give the moon a reddish " blood moon " sheen.

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  • US researchers record Earth's coldest temperature
US researchers record Earth's coldest temperature

A negative 100 degrees Celsius is also likely to be the lowest possible temperature that Earth can naturally reach, says a release by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The record breaking temperatures occur occurred in small hollows 2 to 3 meters (6 to 9 feet) deep in the surface of the ice, on the southern side of high ridges on the platea...

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  • Catch the full 'Strawberry Moon' rising tonight
Catch the full 'Strawberry Moon' rising tonight

Paul Cox will be going back-to-basics to explain how our Moon formed, what causes lunar phases, as well as an unusual phenomenon where the Moon appears to "rock and roll"! It only happens once in a blue moon, and it's happening Friday night.

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  • Japan space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples
Japan space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Researchers broke out into cheers when the probe arrived in place, a feat JAXA described as "shooting from Japan at a six centimetre target in Brazil". The first of many sample touchdowns on the asteroid is planned between September and October this year. "From this point, we are planning to conduct exploratory activities in the vicinity of the...

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  • Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse
Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

July's full moon will happen at the same time as the moon's apogee - which is when the moon hits its furthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit, according to EarthSky . On July 27, 2018, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. It will take nearly four hours for it to cross the Earth's ...

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  • Looking up at the Night Sky
Looking up at the Night Sky

The moon, our closest celestial neighbour, lies some 242,000 miles (390,000 km) distant from Earth. Cue the Nick Drake because the moon may be looking pink this week. "With a small telescope, though, this shape will sharpen into the stunning rings that surround the planet". Other names for June's full moon include the Hot Moon for its associa...

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  • Blue dunes of Mars shown in the picture
Blue dunes of Mars shown in the picture

A drill hole can be seen in the rock to the left of the rover at a target site called "Duluth". The Opportunity rover that has been working on the Martian surface for near about fifteen years, has reportedly entered into resting mode to save its batteries, which are recharged by sunlight.

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  • First satellite to collect space junk set deployed from International Space Station
First satellite to collect space junk set deployed from International Space Station

Researchers have named this mission as RemoveDebris mission and the satellite as RemoveDebris . The RemoveDEBRIS mission During the experiment, the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft will release a small "target" satellite into space and then will use a net to recapture it.

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  • Iowa Train Derailment Dumped An Estimated 230000 Gallons of Crude Oil
Iowa Train Derailment Dumped An Estimated 230000 Gallons of Crude Oil

Williams said oil will be removed from the containment site with equipment to separate the oil from the water. Rock Valley , just southwest of the derailment, shut off its water wells within hours of the spill. The spill reached the Rock River, which joins the Big Sioux River before merging into the Missouri River at Sioux City. Doon is about ...

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch a military satellite for US Air Force
Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch a military satellite for US Air Force

Until a few years ago, ULA had a virtual lock on Air Force missile launches. SpaceX has made no secret of its desire to compete with ULA to land lucrative military launch contracts. While Space X has worked on military projects since 2016, this will be its first national security payload. Falcon Heavy prepares for its inaugural launch in ea...

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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

Artist's concept of the Opportunity rover on Mars. Exploring the surface of Mars since 2004, the Opportunity rover is experiencing the worst storm ever since it has landed on the planet. The European Space Agency also has two spacecraft in orbit (Mars Express and the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter ). "One of the biggest: Why do some Martian dust st...

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  • Researchers to study effect of indoor air pollution on children
Researchers to study effect of indoor air pollution on children

Amy Gibbs, Unicef UK's director of advocacy, said: "Worryingly, one third of our children could be filling their lungs with toxic air that puts them at risk of serious long-term health conditions". Together they called on government to do more to tackle the growing menace of polluted air in towns and cities, including: a ban on the sale of new ...

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  • Our Depiction of Dinosaur Tongues Is Wrong, Researchers Say
Our Depiction of Dinosaur Tongues Is Wrong, Researchers Say

The researchers made their discovery by comparing the hyoid bones of extinct dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and alligators to the hyoid bones and muscles of modern birds and alligator specimens. Most dinosaurs didn't have very long tongues, to begin with. Beyond simply being a fascinating look at how dinosaurs compare to their modern counterparts (gators...

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  • Scientists honor Obama by naming ancient sea creature after him
Scientists honor Obama by naming ancient sea creature after him

The creature was given the scientific name Obamus coronatus in honor of the president. Attenborites janeae , named after the English naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough for his science advocacy and support of paleontology .

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  • Volvo cars to feature 25% recycled plastics from 2025
Volvo cars to feature 25% recycled plastics from 2025

Volvo's plan goes a step further by building ever more recycled materials into its production lines. To prove what can be done with old plastics in new cars, Volvo has revealed a specially built XC60 showcasing the replacement of several of its plastic components with recycled materials.

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