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Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women

Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women Both will be the target of intense lobbying as Trump is expected to put forward a pick who would shift the court rightward, putting in play issues such as abortion, gay rights and the government's role in health care. NPR has shared the list of 25 potential candidates that the president is supposedly referencing, and there are a handful of women included. Trump made clear during the presidenti... [Full Article...]

Trump's next Supreme Court justice appointment will cement legacy: Sean Spicer

Trump's next Supreme Court justice appointment will cement legacy: Sean Spicer Supreme Court for 30 years, was known as a swing vote on some issues. Cornyn also noted that in 2010, another midterm year, Democrats controlled the Senate and were perfectly happy to confirm an Obama nominee, Elena Kagan, to the high court. [Full Article...]

Mars and a blood moon, with 'longest lunar eclipse of century'

So you should have a chance to see the Strawberry Moon peaking between the clouds that will be hanging around for the next few days. The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. Astronomers in Australia and New Zealand will have to wait until the morning of July 28 to see our rocky satellite eclipsed at moonset. There will also be some time before and after wh... [Full Article...]

Research: Ocean waves following sea ice loss trigger Antarctic ice shelf collapse

Research: Ocean waves following sea ice loss trigger Antarctic ice shelf collapse Nature has used more satellite data than any other investigation of Antarctica to derive to such conclusion. The video below, a time-lapse footage provided by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) in Tasmania, reveals the impact of large ocean waves as they batter the Antarctic ice shelf, triggering the collapse of a significant, previously weakened area which had already experienced fracturi... [Full Article...]

North American bottom line translates into winning 2026 World Cup bid

North American bottom line translates into winning 2026 World Cup bid Titled 'What made Brazil so 2014?' the video perfectly sums up the emotions, dedication, hard work and sweat that went into the FIFA World Cup 2014. North America will host the six-team playoff tournament in November 2025 to decide the last two places in the 48-team lineup. "Additionally, being a diverse cosmopolitan city, wonderful destination for tourists and our close proximity to Vancouv... [Full Article...]

Could World Cup 2030 be held in England?

Could World Cup 2030 be held in England? Under the North America proposal, 60 of the tournament's matches will be held in the USA, including everything from the quarterfinals onwards, while Mexico and Canada will host 10 games each. bid capacity surpasses Morocco's", said Omar Chrayabi, a Moroccan sports journalist. One of those cast in favour of the new hosts was South Africa although it was far less of a surprise with a statement b... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Bud forms in Pacific west of Mexico

Hurricane Bud forms in Pacific west of Mexico The latest public forecast showed Bud moving in a northwestern direction at around 7 miles per hour. Two major category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, ploughed through the Gulf of Mexico , the Caribbean and the U.S. Southwestern Mexico should expect several inches of rainfall from Bud, with the possibility of ten inches in certain areas. "People in the zones of the states with forecast of ra... [Full Article...]

Indian Scientists Discover New Planet 600 Light Years Away

Indian Scientists Discover New Planet 600 Light Years Away The planet that revolves around the sun was discovered by measuring its mass by "PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search" ( PARAS ) spectrograph integrated with 1.2m telescope at PRL's Gurushikar Observatory in Mount Abu. The quest to find life beyond Earth has led to the discovery of two new planetary systems. On the other hand, only a few such accurate and powerful spectrographs exist aroun... [Full Article...]

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific The western North Pacific basin, where the strongest systems are referred to as typhoons and super typhoons, sees the most storms annually and has seen the most slowing, at 20%. 'The laws of thermodynamics reveal that, as the atmosphere warms by 1°C, the amount of moisture it can hold increases by 7 per cent. "Tropical cyclones are just carried along by the wind, so it makes sense", Kossin s... [Full Article...]

NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover

NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover These organic compounds , a requirement for life as it's known on Earth , were found in 3-billion-year-old rocks deposited on the floor of Gale Crater. The amount of methane peaked at the end of summer in the northern hemisphere at about 2.7 times the level of the lowest seasonal amount. About 95 percent of the methane in Earth's atmosphere is produced from biological activity, though the sc... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 carrying SES-12 on Monday

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 carrying SES-12 on Monday About 27 feet tall and almost 12,000 pounds heavy, Halliwell joked that the spacecraft built by Airbus Defense and Space in France hardly fit into the nose of the Falcon 9 rocket or payload fairing. SpaceX is switching to a new and improved line of boosters, and so made no effort to recover this one. It is expected to enter service in late January or early February. [Full Article...]

Canada is said to have started marketing Trans Mountain pipeline sale

Canada is said to have started marketing Trans Mountain pipeline sale The federal move is welcome to get the stalled project going, said Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, adding he also is pleased that Ottawa has committed to put the project back in private hands "where it belongs". [Full Article...]

Gladu Critical Of Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

Gladu Critical Of Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase What all this shows is the abject failure of Trudeau's and Notley's superficial and absurd belief that imposing a national carbon price on Canadians would give them the "social licence" to build the Trans Mountain pipeline, with the blessings of B.C.'s anti-oil government, Indigenous objectors and radical environmentalists. [Full Article...]

Alberto weakens to a subtropical depression: U.S. NHC

Alberto weakens to a subtropical depression: U.S. NHC Alberto has made landfall between Laguna Beach and Panama City Beach, FL. Wind speeds are now at 45 miles per hour. - Slow-moving storms with downpours may produce localized flash flooding during high rainfall rates. Subtropical storm Alberto has fizzled into a subtropical depression as it rolled into Alabama, however forecasters warned of potentially risky flash floods even as winds dropp... [Full Article...]

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches Alberto was expected to bring heavy rain and severe wind to Florida and other parts of the Gulf Coast. Its expected to turn north Sunday morning, then north-northwest Monday night , moving at 13 miles per hour. The Mississippi Coast shouldn't see much rain from the system until Monday. And just as Memorial Day marked summer's unofficial start in the U.S., Alberto gave it the unofficial s... [Full Article...]

People along the Gulf Coast prepare for the worst from Alberto

People along the Gulf Coast prepare for the worst from Alberto By midday Sunday, the US Southeast was seeing 50-mile-per-hour (80-km-per-hour) winds and up to 10 inches of rain in some places, Ken Graham, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center , said in a video briefing. [Full Article...]

Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86 He obtained a commission in Navy aviation and after completing test-pilot school was selected by NASA as one of 14 new astronauts in October 1963. He retired from NASA in 1981 to embark on a third career as an artist, creating Apollo-themed paintings textured with lunar boot prints or using acrylics infused with small bits of his mission patches sprinkled with moon dust. [Full Article...]

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water Today's launch will be the 56th for the Falcon 9 family, and the 10th launch of a Falcon 9 this year, if you include the debut of the Falcon Heavy. The first-ever SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex-4 occurred on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Desch expects the rest of the satellites to go up this year, "completing our Iridium NEXT constellation and starting on a well deserved [c... [Full Article...]

Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast

Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast The Memorial Day weekend in Texas, however, should be mostly hot and dry. Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - was roiling parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and risky surf on Friday. [Full Article...]

Travel through Time with Black Ops 4's Zombie Mode

Travel through Time with Black Ops 4's Zombie Mode The authors of a series of games Call of Duty told details about the game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 , which will be a new mode called Blackout . Battle royale games have revolutionised the first-person shooter genre over the last few years, and feature a large amount of players - normally 100 - entering into combat that is won when just one victor, or winning team, is left alive. [Full Article...]


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