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Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain On Monday, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh wrote in a condolence book at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, "It was he who took the lead in significantly healing the wounds of war, and normalizing and promoting the comprehensive Vietnam-U.S. [Full Article...]

Australian Foreign Minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp Reuters, Sydney

Australian Foreign Minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp Reuters, Sydney Ms Bishop said she had not yet decided whether to stand at the next general election, due in 2019. After five years in the role Bishop has now told new Prime Minister Scott Morrison that she no longer wants the job. Mr Morrison flew to rural western Queensland state, where crops are failing and ranchers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle after six years of drought. [Full Article...]

NASA is celebrating 15 years of the Spitzer space telescope

NASA is celebrating 15 years of the Spitzer space telescope NASA is marking the 15th launch anniversary of its Spitzer Space Telescope with the release of a VR tour of the TRAPPIST-1 system , and a cosmic selfie app. As NASA wrote in the press release, more handsome cosmic locations are to be added in the future. The TRAPPIST-1 system is too far away for telescopes to directly observe these planets, but this VR experience features artists' impressio... [Full Article...]

Nat'l Guard In Hawaii Responding To Tropical Storm Lane

Nat'l Guard In Hawaii Responding To Tropical Storm Lane Weather officials dropped all warnings on Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. According to Joselito Jimeno, the Philippine consul general to Honolulu, leaders of Filipino communities in the islands of Kona, Hilo, Maui, and Kauai informed them that "there are no Filipinos so far reported to have been affected by the flooding and landslides in the affected is... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Lane dumps rain on Hawaii as flood hazard lingers

Tropical storm Lane dumps rain on Hawaii as flood hazard lingers Lane, with maximum sustained winds diminishing to near 70 miles per hour (110 kph), was forecast to slowly make its nearest approach to land just west of the U.S. The turn of events was welcomed by residents who had spent much of the past few days stocking up on food, water, gasoline and batteries and boarding up their windows. [Full Article...]

Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash

Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash Heitmann's classmates also identified him to Fox San Diego as the driver who caused the crash . According to KSWB , Heitmann rose to prominence as a "skins trader" in the video game " Counter Strike: Global Offensive ". Heitmann's McLaren was traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour as he drove south on a northbound carpool lane on the I-805 highway. Six other vehicles were also involved, and ... [Full Article...]

Arianespace and European Space Agency Send Aeolus Weather Satellite Into Orbit

Arianespace and European Space Agency Send Aeolus Weather Satellite Into Orbit The data will be used to improve weather and climate science in areas lacking wind measurements, including the tropics and over the oceans. The Vega launch vehicle was developed by ESA together the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Aeolus is equipped with a so-called lidar - nicknamed Aladin - that fires quick pulses of ultraviolet laser light into the atmosphere and then observes which way they are ... [Full Article...]

WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space

WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space He is also an avid tennis player and fan-and the flawless mascot for the United States Tennis Association's Net Generation program, which promotes tennis for kids. The commander of the expedition from NASA drew Feustel is a fan of playing tennis, and on arrival at the ISS a few months ago he promised that he would hold such a match. [Full Article...]

The Laziest Survive Better Than The Fittest, Reveals New Study

The Laziest Survive Better Than The Fittest, Reveals New Study The next step, however, is to determine the role of metabolism in the extinction rates of animals that live on land as well as the other animals. "Those that have lower energy maintenance requirements seem more likely to survive than those organisms with higher metabolic rates ", he said . [Full Article...]

Research: 228-million-year-old fossil sheds light on how turtles evolved

Research: 228-million-year-old fossil sheds light on how turtles evolved According to its appearance, scientists believe the creature strong forelimbs and beak-like jaws to look for food in the sand and mud. Two holes in the sides of Eorhynch's skull (I've developed a pet name for the specimen) prove the turtle ancestor was part of the same reptile group as modern lizards and snakes. [Full Article...]

NASA chief excited about prospects for exploiting water on the moon - USA

NASA chief excited about prospects for exploiting water on the moon - USA A team of scientists from several institutions, including the University of Hawaii and U.S. space agency NASA, made the finding based on data from an instrument launched in 2008. NASA reported that the study of the nature of ice and its interaction with the lunar environment will be one of the priorities of the Department. "Given that the Moon is our nearest planetary neighbor, understanding... [Full Article...]

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane impact

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane impact Parts of the Space Station encroach one image, framing the eye of the storm . Tropical storm force winds stretch over 230 miles , which is greater than the distance from Hilo to Honolulu. It's expected to get dangerously close to the islands Thursday and lash the area until Saturday, forecasters said . President Trump declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as meteorologists predict heav... [Full Article...]

Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record Thomas Levergne, a scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, called the phenomenon " scary " in a retweet of a satellite GIF of blue water penetrating white ice and exposing miles of the Greenland coastline. This area is the oldest and most massive ice sheet, which still withstand climate change. "They can't swim very far. This thick, compacted ice is generally not easily moved ar... [Full Article...]

Space Station captures images of hurricane approaching Hawaii

Space Station captures images of hurricane approaching Hawaii Some areas may see as much as several feet of rain pour in through the island. Lane, a Category 4 storm moving northwest at 7 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, will have its center "move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands" Thursday through Friday, the National Weather Service said Wednesday night local time. [Full Article...]

Similar to the Aurora new celestial phenomenon has puzzled scientists

Amateur auroral photographers were the first ones to really bring attention to STEVE , specifically the members of a Facebook group called the Alberta Aurora Chasers . Bea Gallardo-Lacourt, a space physicist at the University of Calgary in Canada said that their chief interpretation is that STEVE is not an aurora. [Full Article...]

Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule

Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule The Obama-era rule, dubbed the Clean Power Plan , has never taken effect because the Supreme Court stayed it after more than two dozen Republican attorneys general and industry groups said the EPA exceeded its legal authority. "Once again, this administration is choosing polluters" profits over public health and safety, ' he said. Scientists say that without extensive study they can not directl... [Full Article...]

Stop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain

Stop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain Contact lenses being flushed down the toilet. " It sounds like a very small problem, because the lenses themselves are tiny, but they come by the billions ", Halden said . But, it affects a lot more than animals and our waterways: these lenses can end up on our dinner plates. When flushed or washed down the drain, lenses enter the wastewater stream and end up at wastewater treatment plants. [Full Article...]

Hurricane threat for Hawaii's Big Island extends to include Maui

Hurricane threat for Hawaii's Big Island extends to include Maui Tropical-storm-force winds - 39-73 miles per hour - and rain could arrive at the Big Island and Maui County late Wednesday and early Thursday, and at the other islands Thursday or Friday. Footage from within the eye of the storm shot by NOAA hurricane hunter Lisa Bucci showcases its magnitude. The storm is expected to weaken as it approaches the state, but it's reportedly one of two Category ... [Full Article...]

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All However, in recent decades, amateur photographers began capturing photos of what appeared to be a new type of aurora - known as STEVE. The study came to the conclusion that STEVE is actually an entirely new kind of atmospheric phenomenon. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii The winds will knock down trees and power poles. The most powerful storm on record hitting Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki, a Category 4 that made landfall on Kauai island on September 11, 1992, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [Full Article...]


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