• SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Democrat Says Colleagues Will 'ANSWER TO HISTORY' if Kavanaugh Confirmed
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Democrat Says Colleagues Will 'ANSWER TO HISTORY' if Kavanaugh Confirmed

With Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans need all 50 Republicans, plus Pence as a tiebreaker, to confirm Kavanaugh, assuming no Democrats join them. As a member of Ken Starr's staff, Kavanaugh pushed for an aggressive prosecution of President Clinton. Indeed, many commentators have argued that th...

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  • NYU: Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland
NYU: Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

The scientists were researching the effects of climate change at the Helheim Glacier. It only took 30 minutes for an iceberg almost half the size of Manhattan to separate from a glacier in Greenland. The researchers saw, LiveScience reports , "puffs of ice" tossed into the air as a new iceberg began to break off from the glacier. Understandi...

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  • Houston model bitten by shark while swimming in the Bahamas
Houston model bitten by shark while swimming in the Bahamas

She was bitten on the wrist, and in true model fashion, she took pictures of the wound. While in the Staniel Cay area in the Exuma islands last month, Katarina Zarutskie made a decision to go swimming with a pack of nurse sharks. "They took the information they wanted and really spun the story in a way that I'm a stupid blonde Instagram mod...

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"Alien Life Payload?" NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Downloads Exoplanet Science Data

NASA revealed on Saturday, July 7, that the Kepler Space Telescope is nearly out of fuel and that the space agency made a decision to put the spacecraft in hibernation-like state. Launched in 2009, Kepler was the first planet-hunting mission of its kind. NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley manages the Kepler mission ...

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  • European Space Agency Taps Airbus for Mars Sample Return Mission
European Space Agency Taps Airbus for Mars Sample Return Mission

With those funds, Airbus will develop its own Mars rover created to complete what NASA has started. Airbus is perhaps known best as a manufacturer of civilian airplanes, though the Netherlands-based company has used its aeronautics know-how to expand into the helicopter market and open a Defence and Space division.

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  • World's oldest colours shed light on mystery of life on Earth
World's oldest colours shed light on mystery of life on Earth

Except it wasn't gold - it was bright pink. The researchers crushed the billion-year-old rocks to powder, before extracting and analysing molecules of ancient organisms from them. Other recent studies, however, indicate that there was enough oxygen around for 1 billion years before complex life emerged . We know surprisingly little about what ...

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  • Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year
Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

If successful, SpaceIL's $95 million project, funded largely by billionaire Morris Kahn, will become the first private enterprise endeavor to match the Moon exploration achievements of Russian Federation, the United States and China . SpaceIL's spacecraft is not only small-it measures 2 meters-by-1.5 meters and weighs 600 kilograms (1,323 pounds...

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  • Chris strengthens to hurricane: U.S. NHC
Chris strengthens to hurricane: U.S. NHC

Satellite imagery of Chris shows a well-defined eye developing. With winds of 85mph, the storm is between North Carolina and Bermuda. It was headed northeast at 10 miles per hour (16 kph). The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts. More data should be available later in the day.

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  • Starbucks Says It Will Phase Out Plastic Straws
Starbucks Says It Will Phase Out Plastic Straws

The move echoes a trend of companies and cities attempting to move away from single-use plastic straws, which can be detrimental to the environment and take an estimated 450 years to decompose. Actor an environmental advocate Adrian Grenier says he delivered a statement to Starbucks shareholders in March pleading for the company to adopt more env...

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  • Pruitt asked Trump to replace Sessions with him
Pruitt asked Trump to replace Sessions with him

According to the New York Times: "A retroactive deletion of meetings and attendees from a cabinet official's public records could violate the Federal Records Act, which requires agencies to maintain and preserve public documents, as well as a law prohibiting intentional distortion of federal records".

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  • Starbucks says it will stop using plastic straws by 2020
Starbucks says it will stop using plastic straws by 2020

By the fall, all cold coffee beverages in Seattle and Vancouver will be served with the same strawless lid now offered for the cold brew drinks. "By nature, the straw isn't recyclable and the lid is, so we feel this decision is more sustainable and more socially responsible", said Chris Milne, director of packaging sourcing for Starbucks.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens
Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens

Hurricane Beryl had been downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday and was still on track toward Puerto Rico , Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands. McNoldy noted the simultaneous presence of two July tropical storms, Beryl and Chris, hasnt happened since 2011, when Bret and Cindy roamed the Atlantic.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris Forecast to Become a Hurricane Early This Week
Tropical Storm Chris Forecast to Become a Hurricane Early This Week

The storm was centered about 150 miles (245 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Chris remained stationary and was not expected to move in the next few days. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Beryl - the second named storm of this season - is expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weeken...

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  • Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa
Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa

These lions mauled to death alleged rhino poachers in South Africa. In 2016, poachers hacked off the horns and killed three rhinos at the Sibuya Game Reserve . These things usually carry hunters of the rhinoceros that killed them and cut off their horns. Fox said the lions' behavior appeared no different than ever and that the lions "view a ...

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  • Canada probes row between United States customs, fishermen on disputed island area
Canada probes row between United States customs, fishermen on disputed island area

But this summer that camaraderie has been threatened, Canadian fishermen claim, as officers with the U.S. Border Patrol have started to wade into the area, pull up aside their vessels and ask about their citizenship. In a written statement, the fisherman's association said American and Canadian fishermen have jointly fished the 102-square mile area...

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  • Hurricane season 2018: TWO storms threaten Caribbean east coast with tropical cyclones
Hurricane season 2018: TWO storms threaten Caribbean east coast with tropical cyclones

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Beryl were lowered to 60 miles per hour - from its peak at 75 miles per hour - as the storm continued on a west-northwest direction. "Due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl's current intensity, and confidence in the official intensity forecast is also...

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  • DDM: Beryl might sill be a hurricane when passes bvi
DDM: Beryl might sill be a hurricane when passes bvi

Beryl is moving towards the west-northwest near 14 miles per hour or 22 km/h. a west-northwestward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days. The storm was declared the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season , and is expected to hit the eastern Caribbean as a hurricane instead of dissipating.

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  • Ford to officially wind down green programs funded through cap-and
Ford to officially wind down green programs funded through cap-and

However, it leaves businesses that bought C$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion) worth of allowances in limbo. "Today we are keeping that promise", he said in his statement Tuesday, reports iPolitics . "All those entities that have purchased allowances, as they thought they were going to be required, are now wondering what's the value of allowances and whet...

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  • ANAS: Lunar eclipse to take place in July
ANAS: Lunar eclipse to take place in July

Residents in other parts of Africa and Asia as well those in Europe, Australia and South America will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse. The next total lunar eclipse will be January 20-21, 2019, and it will be visible in the U.S. In the United States, the eclipse will occur in the daytime, so Americans will miss out on seeing this very spe...

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  • Pompeo will visit North Korea on July 5 for crucial meeting
Pompeo will visit North Korea on July 5 for crucial meeting

Such a development is contrary to the promise made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to President Donald Trump during their 12 June summit meeting in Singapore . "If they have the strategic decision already made to do that and they're cooperative, we can move very quickly", he said. Evidence collected since the pair's historic meeting points ...

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