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NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’ The Parker Solar Probe , humanity's first mission to explore a star, will also be the closest for a man-made object to approach the Sun. It was Parker who accurately theorized 60 years ago the existence of solar wind - the supersonic stream of charged particles blasting off the sun and coursing through space, sometimes wreaking havoc on electrical systems on Earth. [Full Article...]

Partial solar eclipse: All you need to know

Partial solar eclipse: All you need to know Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. 4 A partial eclipse of the setting Sun awed stargazers in China on Saturday night. India to witness a partial Surya Grahan on 11 August 2018. On the other hand, the whole divine occasion will last till 12.32 pm GMT or 5.02 pm IST. [Full Article...]

NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’ The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard launching from the Mobile Service Tower on Sunday, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Seven Venus flybys are planned over the seven-year mission to fine-tune the trajectory, setting up the close-in aim points. It is the first mission ever to attempt to touch the sun. [Full Article...]

Trump administration proposes mileage rollback

Trump administration proposes mileage rollback According to the Sierra Club, the standards put in place under the Obama administration were part of a "grand bargain" among automakers, the NHTSA, the EPA, and the California Air Resources Board, along with buy-in from labor unions and environmental groups. [Full Article...]

New Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Discovered By Scientists In Hawaii

New Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Discovered By Scientists In Hawaii However, reports identifying the animal as a " wholphin " are entirely false, they say. Researchers were able to collect a skin and blubber sample of animal using a crossbow (yep, being a marine biologist is more badarse than you'd think) with a dart designed lightly prick its skin, going no deeper than 1.5cm. [Full Article...]

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century With a maximum eclipse lasting one hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds, this event marks the longest eclipse of its kind that will happen this century. As Space.com explained , the eclipse's record length was the result the moon's positioning relative to Earth. When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refrac... [Full Article...]

Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years Zarb Adami, an astrophysicist, explained that the reason this lunar eclipse was the longest of the 21st century was because it passed through the centre of Earth's shadow. It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", Bailey told Agence France-Presse (AFP). [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court It is noteworthy that the nominee once served as a law clerk to Kennedy, who was a swing vote on the nine-member court on key issues, including abortion and gay rights. Wade , harm the environment, twist the First Amendment, and "act as a rubber stamp for President Trump's fraud and abuse", The College Fix reported . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean Swells from the tropical storm could produce unsafe surf conditions along the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states. Many worry Beryl will cause power outages across Puerto Rico given the fragility of the US territory's electrical grid after Maria destroyed up to 75 percent of its distribution lines a year ago. [Full Article...]

Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Stores

Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Stores Plastic straws have become one of the biggest targets. The announcement from McDonald's followed an April proposal by the United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws in the country. "For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways", said Kevin Johnson, president and chie... [Full Article...]

Brazen Beryl a little stronger, is Chris coming next?

Brazen Beryl a little stronger, is Chris coming next? Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center . Tropical Depression Two (TD2) formed in the central Tropical Atlantic this morning. We could have a third name storm soon, as the National Hurricane Center just upgraded a disturbance off the coast of the Carolinas to a tropical depression. [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA

Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA Though Trump promised he would drain the swamp when he took over the White House , Pruitt set new swampy records in town, which is saying a lot. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington-no fan of Pruitt-offered a one-word statement: " Good ". [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Executive Order Ending His Own Family-Separation Policy

Trump Signs Executive Order Ending His Own Family-Separation Policy The photo on the right was taken on June 17, 2018 at a border facility in McAllen, Texas, and was provided by the US Customs and Border Protection. Ryan has stated he does not support separation of families. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", al-Hussein said on Monday . "There will not be a grandfathering of existing ... [Full Article...]

A primer on the expanded tournament coming to North America

A primer on the expanded tournament coming to North America Perhaps most crucially, Americans are no longer isolated from the world game and thousands of them watch Europe's Champions League and England's Premier League, developing a knowledge of the sport and its greatest talents. The United bid received 134 votes to 65 for Morocco, with one of the 203 votes opting for neither side. The North American countries convinced voters that they would be ... [Full Article...]

Alberto to Strike Florida With Heavy Winds and Flooding on US Holiday

Alberto to Strike Florida With Heavy Winds and Flooding on US Holiday Subtropical Storm Alberto is pictured nearing the Florida Panhandle in this May 27, 2018 NASA handout photo. "On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over Alabama later tonight and Tuesday ", the NHC said. Swells generated by Alberto will continue to affect the eastern and northern Gulf Coast Tuesday , meteorologists said. Florida, Alabama and MS declare states of emer... [Full Article...]

US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season

US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season The Florida panhandle , a good portion of Alabama and western Georgia are dramatically more at risk for flash flooding with this storm. Alberto's top winds rose to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour early Sunday, up from 40 earlier, the National Hurricane Center said in a 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

Florida, Mississippi and Alabama declare emergencies ahead of storm Alberto

Florida, Mississippi and Alabama declare emergencies ahead of storm Alberto National Hurricane Center (NHC). But the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday morning that "it is gaining some more tropical characteristics". All 67 Florida counties were issued the emergency notice to give state and local governments enough time and resources to prepare, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. [Full Article...]

National Football League star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors at Texas hospital

National Football League star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors at Texas hospital I worked hard and became a shipowner. Texas allows authorities to deny handgun licenses based on a person's mental health history and to seize weapons from people determined to be in a mental crisis in some circumstances. A Texas school district says it will be holding a graduation ceremony as planned for the high school where 10 people were killed during a deadly shooting last week. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 arrives on 12th October

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 arrives on 12th October This year's Call of Duty will have a bigger focus on zombies , in addition to a new Battle Royale mode called "Blackout" . Today we are going to cover everything there is to know about the new game and what type of cool and innovative features fans should get ready for. [Full Article...]

New Google News App Should be Available to Everyone Now

New Google News App Should be Available to Everyone Now The new Google News app - which replaces Google's former Play Newsstand app - appears to borrow some of its UI concepts from Apple News; for example, a new "Your briefing" section provides an overview of user-tailored content in one place, mixing headlines , local news, and breaking developments on a focused set of topics. [Full Article...]


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