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Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change A group of kids and their adult handlers representing an activist group called Sunrise Movement Bay Area visited Sen. Buck Sexton tweeted: "Senator Feinstein refused to be lectured and bullied by a mob of brainwashed tweens on the insanely stupid Green New Deal". [Full Article...]

Israel’s first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

Israel’s first Moon mission blasts off from Florida The probe Beresheet began their seven-week trip to the moon in the night from space station Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida. The craft was developed by Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL as well as the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. [Full Article...]

Science might have finally figured out why zebras have stripes

Science might have finally figured out why zebras have stripes The zebra tail swishing, and at times running, means flies that land on zebras are tossed off more quickly. The team tackled that question by studying both horses and zebras and tallying the number of insects that landed on and bit each animal . [Full Article...]

PM apologizes for not condemning 'unacceptable' personal attacks against Wilson-Raybould

PM apologizes for not condemning 'unacceptable' personal attacks against Wilson-Raybould Wilson-Raybould, who remains the Liberal MP for Vancouver-Granville and attended Wednesday's caucus meeting, told reporters she knows it is frustrating for many people that she has not commented further on her cabinet resignation. Opposition parties maintain she was demoted because she wouldn't instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin, rath... [Full Article...]

King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches

King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches Mr Stoney said while the bureau was expecting the cyclone to remain offshore its effects would still be felt. This image shows likely wave heights on Friday approaches Queensland. The Red Cross on Vanuatu's Santo hopes to get assessment teams out today to the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Oma.The Red Cross on Vanuatu's Santo hopes to get assessment teams out today to the areas worst... [Full Article...]

Israel launches first lunar lander

Israel launches first lunar lander After making its way to the moon, Beresheet will have to perform a soft landing on the surface, after which it will photograph everything it can and study the surrounding environment. The rocket's two other payloads were a telecommunications satellite for Indonesia and an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceIL co-founder Kfir Damari said, "It is rocket science, but our goal is ... [Full Article...]

Catch the Biggest Supermoon of 2019 Tonight

Catch the Biggest Supermoon of 2019 Tonight The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year - a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first humans to the moon. It has a number of other nicknames from other cultures, like the Crow Moon - because the cawing of crows that signal the end of winter - and the Lenten Moon, because... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches moon lander, lands booster despite tough conditions

The $100 million mission was designed and built by SpaceIL , a nonprofit based in Israel, and will take until early April to reach the moon. The U.S. So the successful launch for SpaceX and its history-making mission couldn't have come at a better time . SpaceIL's Beresheet robot is just one of several spacecraft "ridesharing" on the rocket. [Full Article...]

SpaceX successfully launches rocket with Israel's Beresheet craft

Also on board, was Indonesian telecommunications satellite Nusantara Satu, and an experimental spacecraft called S5, created by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Previously, only the USA, U.S.S.R, and China have landed spacecraft on the moon. Additionally, it would be the first-ever private lunar landing, Business Insider reported . [Full Article...]

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from space indicated the Hayabusa2 spacecraft had touched down. It's been circling Ryugu since reaching it last summer - three and a half years after the probe started it's journey from Earth. The asteroid, named Ryugu after an undersea palace in a Japanese folktale, is about 900 metres (3,000 feet... [Full Article...]

Scientists answer age-old question: why do zebras have stripes?

Now, researchers have added evidence to a theory that the primary goal of the stripes is for avoiding blood-sucking parasites - horse flies. Researcher Martin How added: "This reduced ability to land on the zebra's coat may be due to stripes disrupting the visual system of the horse flies during their final moments of approach". [Full Article...]

Cyclone Oma tracks towards Queensland

Cyclone Oma tracks towards Queensland Kerr said there could be "a little bit of rain" on Sunday morning. Large swells coinciding with king tides are expected to cause widespread erosion, and communities from Bundaberg in Queensland to Ballina in NSW are under a cyclone watch. [Full Article...]

Watch the full snow supermoon live stream here

Watch the full snow supermoon live stream here This February full moon is particularly noteworthy after a Black Moon in February past year. The moon was the second of the year, earning it the name "snow moon" or "hunger moon ". This is the closest the moon will be to earth this year. The last supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse that happened after sunset on January 20. [Full Article...]

Where you can watch the supermoon in Australia TONIGHT

Where you can watch the supermoon in Australia TONIGHT Black Moon is a term used when there is no full moon or new moon in a month or there is an additional new moon that appears in a month or in a season. February's full moon is known as the snow moon, a reference to its presence during a month that brings snow to many parts of North America and Europe. [Full Article...]

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Public Inquiry In SNC-Lavalin Scandal

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Public Inquiry In SNC-Lavalin Scandal Butts issued a statement on Monday denying that he or anybody else in Trudeau's office pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould. "Any accusation that I or the staff put pressure on the Attorney General is simply not true", Butts said. Liberal MPs on the committee last week used their majority to limit the scope of the committee's inquiry. Trudeau acknowledged last week his government discussed the issue... [Full Article...]

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival If that isn't enough, the subsequent full moon in March will also be a "supermoon", rounding off 2019 with a total of three "supermoons". 'When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon-and that's where we get a "supermoon,"' NASA explains on their website. [Full Article...]

Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change

Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change That includes cutting global carbon dioxide emissions by nearly half within 12 years. They also want recognition that young people have the biggest stake in the future, should be involved in policymaking, and that the voting age should be lowered to 16. [Full Article...]

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government When she resigned from her post as Veterans Affairs Minister, she announced that she had hired Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell to advise her what topics she's legally able to discuss. The Liberal-led Justice Committee has recently opened an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin allegations but have curiously excluded several main players from the witness list including Gerald Butts and Jody Wil... [Full Article...]

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms According to The Old Farmer's Almanac , February full moons were nicknamed "snow" by Native American tribes because of the heavy amount of snowfall during the month. The moon's orbit is not a flawless circle, due to gravitational forces from both the sun and the Earth, and thus varies in distance from the Earth throughout the year. [Full Article...]

Insects Are Dying in an Aggressive Rate

Insects Are Dying in an Aggressive Rate A new report found that 40% of insect species are declining, with a third endangered, according to a global scientific review of research. The repercussions of insect extinction would be "catastrophic to say the least", according to the report , as insects have been at "the structural and functional base of numerous world's ecosystems since their rise ... [Full Article...]


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