• People with disabilities are pushing back against plastic straw bans. Here’s why
People with disabilities are pushing back against plastic straw bans. Here’s why

Gilbert has tried to do his part to educate others on why plastic is the most efficient material, but he often gets told he's wrong. "We're just protecting disabled people". On cleanups, she finds many more food wrappers and plastic bottles than straws. "You're not asking companies that manufacture straws to come up with a version that works fo...

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  • Friday the 13th will happen a solar Eclipse with the supermoon
Friday the 13th will happen a solar Eclipse with the supermoon

A picturesque blood moon is all set to light the sky once again next month and according to doomsday preachers it will be the end of the world. Unlike solar eclipses , which have short-lived periods of totality, the peaks of lunar eclipses can be quite lengthy.

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  • Astronomers Spot Rare Binary Asteroid: 2017 YE5 | Astronomy
Astronomers Spot Rare Binary Asteroid: 2017 YE5 | Astronomy

To investigate, researchers scheduled follow-up studies for June 21 when the asteroid was just 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers) from Earth , the closest it would be for the next 170 years. Despite being size twins, the asteroids probably have a different surface composition, density or surface roughness (or more than one of those factors),...

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  • Massive iceberg threatens Greenland village as residents are evacuated
Massive iceberg threatens Greenland village as residents are evacuated

People who live close to the 11-million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. Residents don't need lengthy memories to know the effect even a small tsunami could have on the country that doubles as the world's biggest island.

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  • High-energy
High-energy "ghost particle" reveals birthplace of cosmic rays

Neutrinos , which originate in the sun, the Earth , and even from the radioactive decay of elements in our own bodies, as well as from sources outside our galaxy , are vastly more abundant than photons. The convergence of multi-messenger observations identified the blazar as the source. Moreover, a review of previous IceCube data revealed...

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  • Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India
Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

During a partial eclipse , only a fragment of the moon will obscure the sun's corona. Know Where & How to See the Partial Eclipse of July 2018. The solar eclipse in total will happen at 3:01 pm and will end at 4:13 pm. During this eclipse, the duration of the clutter will last for 1 hour and 2 minutes.On July 16, 2019, fractional lunar eclipse ...

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  • NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip
NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

Both space companies are behind schedule, with the report revealing that NASA anticipates Boeing being slightly closer to completion than SpaceX. In order to address a possible gap, NASA has also offered some of their viewpoints, which includes increasing the programme of Soyuz flights to the ISS so that their access to the ISS can be extended ...

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  • Thanks to CERN, your next X-ray scan could be in full color
Thanks to CERN, your next X-ray scan could be in full color

His ankle and wrist were imaged using new technology. Till date, X-ray scans have only been about finding and analyzing the anatomy of bones. The electromagnetic radiation has a shorter wavelength as compared to visible light, so it would pass soft tissues easily but failed to pass through harder elements like bones.

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  • Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, killing six other animals before recapture
Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, killing six other animals before recapture

Officials said the killings appeared to stem from territorial disputes. Valerio is one of two jaguars housed at Audubon Zoo. The news release from the Audubon Zoo called Saturday a "difficult day in the Audubon family" and said that the deaths of the animals were a "tragic loss".

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  • Ireland commits to divesting public funds from fossil fuel companies
Ireland commits to divesting public funds from fossil fuel companies

Ireland committed to divesting public funds from fossil fuel companies on Thursday after parliament passed a bill forcing the 8.9 billion euro (US$10.4 billion) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to withdraw money invested in oil, gas and coal.

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  • Israel plans first lunar space mission in December
Israel plans first lunar space mission in December

SpaceIL , in collaboration with the state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), began working on the spacecraft as part of the Google Lunar X PRIZE , which offered a total of $30 million in prizes to "challenge and inspire engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to develop low-priced methods of robotic space exploration"...

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  • Israel will Launch its Spaceship with Elon Musk’s help
Israel will Launch its Spaceship with Elon Musk’s help

The spaceship that Israel will send on a two-month expedition is going to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. If successful, Israel would become the world's fourth country to land on the moon - a feat only Russian Federation, the United States and China have achieved.

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  • Israeli group announces plans for February 2019 Moon landing
Israeli group announces plans for February 2019 Moon landing

China this year plans to land a probe on the unexplored dark side of the moon, where radio signals from Earth can't be received. The IAI-built spacecraft, which was build in 2013, will be transferred to the United States in November, ahead of the launch.

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  • END OF UK HEATWAVE? Hurricane Chris to BLOW AWAY scorching weather
END OF UK HEATWAVE? Hurricane Chris to BLOW AWAY scorching weather

Chris is forecast to gather strength through Wednesday, but should start weakening by Thursday and revert back to a tropical storm by Friday, according to the NHC. On July 6, Chris grew to a tropical depression and strengthened into a tropical storm a day later, the channel said. Officials are warning of an increased risk of rip currents at t...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh female law clerks say judge an advocate for women
Brett Kavanaugh female law clerks say judge an advocate for women

Federal circuit judges make about $220,000 annually, and Kavanaugh also earned $27,000 from teaching at Harvard Law School previous year. Democratic Sen. He pointed to the "outlandish" claim, debunked by a recent Washington Post fact check, that Judge Kavanaugh argued in a 2009 article that a sitting president can not be indicted.

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  • Cargo Ships and Cancer Research Keeps Orbital Lab Humming
Cargo Ships and Cancer Research Keeps Orbital Lab Humming

Russian Cargo Ship Has Delivered a Fresh Load of Fuel, Food, and Other Supplies For the International Space Station. This will be replaced with the new Multipurpose Laboratory Module Nauka, whose launch date is yet to be decided. Progress 70 should make the trip in just over 3.5 hours. The goal is to shorten the time it takes a crew to reach ...

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  • Fossil of first giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina
Fossil of first giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Dinosaurs first appeared earlier in the Triassic Period, roughly 230 million years ago. The dramatic discovery winds back the clock on the emergence of giant dinosaurs by a staggering 30 million years - shedding fresh light on their evolution.

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  • Starr reacts to Kavanaugh nomination
Starr reacts to Kavanaugh nomination

While women have come forward to report abuse by Kozinski that occurred as early as the mid-1980s, there have been no known reports of Kavanaugh being aware of such behavior, or it occurring while he worked for Kozinski. John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters. One case likely to draw attention is Kavanaugh's 2015 dissenting opin...

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  • Monstrous iceberg seen breaking off Greenland glacier
Monstrous iceberg seen breaking off Greenland glacier

This is what it looks like when an iceberg calves from a glacier. "By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance". Hopefully, it will help researchers further understand the causes of sea-level rise around the world. "It raises sea level, and it does it very abruptly".

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  • Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh
Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh

Both sides will be poring over Kavanaugh's some 300 legal opinions in his 12 years as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, not to mention his legal articles and speaking engagements. Kavanaugh's nomination sets the stage for a brutal confirmation battle, a blueprint for which Republicans established in 2016 when they ...

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