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Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing The first day of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was repeatedly disrupted by protesters , and day two got off to a similar start. Shortly after Grassley opened the session, protesters began interrupting the proceedings and were hauled out of the room by security personnel. [Full Article...]

Almost 90 elephants found dead near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Almost 90 elephants found dead near Botswana wildlife sanctuary Recently, 87 elephants were found dead with their tusks removed close to a sanctuary in Botswana . The recent developments may affect the remaining elephants negatively unless the Botswana government takes action to preserve its reputation as an elephant sanctuary. [Full Article...]

Judge Kavanaugh Says His Loyalty Is to the Constitution, Not Trump

Trump has often criticised the federal judiciary, and some liberals fear Kavanaugh could serve as a rubber stamp for the president. Today, Judge Brett Kavanaugh explained in detail his legal reasoning in the one case in his record directly intersecting with abortion law, in response to questioning from Sen. [Full Article...]

A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month

A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month The space elevator essentially ferries people and cargo shipments in an elevator vehicle travelling on a cable connecting Earth to a space station. Now, Shizuoka University's Faculty of Engineering is preparing to conduct its first test in space, with the help of construction giant, the Obayashi Corporation . [Full Article...]

Planet Nine Suspected And Invisible To Existing Telescopes

Planet Nine Suspected And Invisible To Existing Telescopes In their version, a celestial body ten times heavier than Earth and it is at a distance of 200 astronomical units from the Sun (200 times more than from the earth to the Sun). University of IL cosmologist Gilbert Holder is optimistic that the millimeter telescopes in Antarctica and Chile would be able to detect the Planet Nine today if it happens to stray across their search field. [Full Article...]

"Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

Kavanaugh made it clear where his loyalties lie. Kavanaugh promised a "completely open mind" if such issues came before him as a Supreme Court justice. But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, and with no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on top USA judicial body. [Full Article...]

Florence becomes hurricane as it heads towards Bermuda

Florence becomes hurricane as it heads towards Bermuda For now, Tropical Storm Gordon has winds blowing at 65 mph (100 km/hour), and its eye (the center of the storm) is located about 145 miles (235 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the NHC said . He added: "Right now Tropical Storm warnings in effect and Hurricane warnings to our east along the Mississippi Gulf Coast". New Orleans braced for flooding, but in the end got only a... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast UPDATE: Tropical Storm Gordon was showing signs of strengthening Monday and the National Hurricane Center now says Gordon will likely reach hurricane strength before striking the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday. Governors in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana all declared states of emergency to better mobilize state resources and National Guard troops for the storm. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats Thought About Staging a Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption Instead

Senate Democrats Thought About Staging a Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption Instead Grassley has called Kavanaugh "one of the most qualified nominees ever picked for the court". A Yale University graduate, in the 1990s he led an investigation into the suicide of Bill Clinton aide Vince Foster, who was linked to the Whitewater controversy that began as a probe into the presidential couple's real estate investments. [Full Article...]

Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live

Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live They fear Kavanaugh will push the court to the right on abortion , guns and other issues, and that he will side with Trump in cases stemming from Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign. Republicans also past year reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Neil G... [Full Article...]

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY Some schools called off classes, and homeowners anxious that their yards could soon be submerged under seawater. People rushed to fill sandbags while red no-swimming flags flew along the shore where waves were kicked up. West of the mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas are also under a tropical storm warning . US President Donald Trump has urg... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon has formed. The Mississippi Coast is in its path.

The storm surge - the quick rise in water caused by a hurricane's strong winds - could reach 2 to 5 feet (60 to 150 centimetres) from the western middle of the Florida peninsula to the Mississippi-Alabama border, and 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimetres) from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Louisiana-Texas border. [Full Article...]

Almost 90 elephants found dead near wildlife park in Botswana, conservationists say

Almost 90 elephants found dead near wildlife park in Botswana, conservationists say The report added that the dead animals were found shortly after Botswana deactivated its anti-poaching unit and appeared to have been killed a few weeks ago for their tusks. The country's tourism industry may also be affected since it is centered around its wildlife park. 'The poachers are now turning their guns to Botswana . [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens South Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens South Florida This storm will move into the Gulf of Mexico today and track northwest. The system is bringing heavy rain to portions of South Florida and the Keys. ABC11 Morning Meteorologist Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker said another disturbance near the Bahamas could develop into a system over the next few days, but Florence's impact remains far off. [Full Article...]

Alberta premier withdraws support for federal climate plan

Alberta premier withdraws support for federal climate plan On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the $9.3-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The ruling means the National Energy Board must consider the impacts of increased tanker traffic on the marine environment and the federal government must consult more meaningfully with First Nations. [Full Article...]

Russia Blocking NASA Astronauts To International Space Station?

Russia Blocking NASA Astronauts To International Space Station? At the same time, the Director of the Russian program of space flight Sergei Krikalev told the news Agency TASS reported that Russia may proceed with a contract with NASA . "Right now, Alex has got his finger on that hole and I don't think that's the best remedy for it", someone from NASA's ground control team said during a live feed of the fix operations broadcast from the ISS. [Full Article...]

Small leak in International Space Station fixed

Small leak in International Space Station fixed Before you panic for the courageous astronauts that live up there six months of the year, the incident, was possibly caused by a micrometeorite strike, only left a 2mm hole in a capsule docked at the station. Astronauts were asleep at the time and woke up to a less than optimal air pressure level in the ISS and were immediately sent searching for the leak. [Full Article...]

Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveals signs of water

Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveals signs of water The " Great Red Spot " is completely filled with dense clouds, making it hard for electromagnetic energy to escape. " It turns out they're not so thick that they block our ability to see deeply ", said lead study author Gordon l Bjoraker . [Full Article...]

Monster Galaxy COSMOS-AzTEC-1 Spotted 12.4 Billion Light-Years Away

Monster Galaxy COSMOS-AzTEC-1 Spotted 12.4 Billion Light-Years Away Scientists have captured a new image of a monster galaxy that is 12.4 billion light-years away from our own galaxy. "We stumbled on that there are two distinct sizable clouds plenty of thousand gentle-years a ways from the guts", Ken-ichi Tadaki, the watch's lead writer and a researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Japan's Nationwide Mountainous Observatory, said i... [Full Article...]

Hot and humid Labor Day Weekend

Hot and humid Labor Day Weekend This also marked an impressive statistic of 22 nights since July 1st where temperatures did not drop below 70 degrees. Beach & Boating Forecast: An extended period of onshore/easterly flow is expected through the middle of next week, mainly in the range of 10-15 knots and seas 3-5 ft. [Full Article...]


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