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If you do not know about the partial solar eclipse , it is better to get acquainted yourself. Later this month, the Blood Moon will arrive in the sky and it will undergo a total lunar eclipse that will amaze people around the world. The second lunar spectacle of the year is a relatively rare central eclipse, the first since Jun 15, 2011. But for a solar eclipse to occur, all three of them - the earth, the moon and the sun - have to be in the same line.
  • Lions kill poachers illegally hunting rhinos in South Africa

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    A Park employee said that the alleged poachers broke into the reserve at night with 1 for July 2. "They were thinking of spending time in the reserve looking for the rhinos", he said. Following the attack, the lions were shot with a anesthetized dart so forensic teams could sift through the immediate area for further clues. "Although we will continue to be extremely vigilant we remain positive that this incident will not necessitate any changes to the status quo", he said.
  • U.S. border officials question Canadian fishermen in disputed waters

    U.S. border officials question Canadian fishermen in disputed waters

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    The incidents were thought to have occurred in the Gulf of ME on June 24 and 25 in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island and North Rock, according to Global Affairs Canada , the report said. The U.S. State Department is apparently working with Canadian counterparts to try to resolve the issue, according to Canadian press reports. Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre island home to a Canadian lighthouse, no permanent human residents , and lots of puffins, has been claimed by both ...
  • Tropical Depression 2 forms over Atlantic Ocean

    Tropical Depression 2 forms over Atlantic Ocean

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    A hurricane watch has been issued for the island of Barbados and a tropical storm watch has been posted for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Last year, there were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria which devastated some parts of the Caribbean.
  • Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs

    Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs

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    Roughly one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered damaged beyond fix, while another two-thirds live under serious threat, according to WWF Global . Bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider.
  • Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s new leader, is a former coal lobbyist

    Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s new leader, is a former coal lobbyist

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    In that last instance, former aides said Pruitt enlisted them to get him tickets to the Rose Bowl college football game, help his daughter get an internship at the White House, help his wife franchise a Chick-fil-A restaurant, help his wife get a high-paying job with a conservative activist group, and book hotel reservations on their personal credit cards without ever paying them back.
  • Lions kill suspected rhino poachers who sneaked onto South African game reserve

    Lions kill suspected rhino poachers who sneaked onto South African game reserve

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    A helicopter was called in to search for more poachers but none were found. Reserve owner Nick Fox said they found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes likely belonging to the suspected poachers. However, this time the hunters became the hunted, when they got in the way of the resident lion pride. Nature's justice: At least three poachers are believed to have been eaten by lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve.
  • With noiseless supersonic technology NASA is getting ready to get in public

    With noiseless supersonic technology NASA is getting ready to get in public

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    NASA hopes to crack the secret to much quieter supersonic flights in the hopes that it can cut down on the disruptive sound and make high-speed air travel an easier pill to swallow for people living beneath highly-trafficked routes. Sonic booms are shockwaves produced by an aircraft when it is traveling over the speed of sound. NASA research pilot Jim "Clue" Less stands next to a F/A-18 that he is flying to help test low-boom flight research.
  • President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

    President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

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    Still, it is clear from statements , news conferences, interviews and in speeches on the Senate floor, McConnell consistently and specifically said that "the presidential election process" - and not "a lame-duck president" - should decide the next Supreme Court justice.
  • Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know

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    Total lunar eclipse to be observed in Dubai. Lunar eclipses happen when the sun, Earth, and moon line up so the Earth's shadow is cast on the moon. One can use eye protection like sunglasses, x-ray film or special eclipse glasses to witness the eclipse. At its most luminous, Mars will supersede Jupiter as the fourth brightest celestial object-after the Sun, Moon, and Venus-from July 7 to September 7.
  • Heat wave will come to an end on Friday: Environment Canada

    Heat wave will come to an end on Friday: Environment Canada

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    As surprising as it sounds, no temperature records were broken over the long weekend in Southwestern Ontario. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low twenties. Never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a auto, even with the windows open. Phillips says the hot temperatures will stick around for eight days before cooler temperatures arrive, "it's the bout of the heat wave, and of course the intensity" that's concerning for residents.
  • EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says

    EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says

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    Administrator Scott Pruitt in a Washington , D.C. restaurant on Monday in the latest public confrontation between a member of the public and a Trump administration official. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is now investigating Pruitt's management of the EPA and his spending habits, including his use of premium cabins while traveling and the details surrounding a sweetheart condo rental from the wife of an energy lobbyist.
  • Planet seen swirling into life for the first time

    Planet seen swirling into life for the first time

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    But PDS 70b is far from an icy space outpost: its surface temperature is a scorching 1832 degrees Fahrenheit . A second team, involving numerous same astronomers as the discovery team, including Keppler, has in the past months followed up the initial observations to investigate PDS 70's fledgling planetary companion in more detail.
  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick: Who, When, How

    Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick: Who, When, How

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    Whatever Trump said during his campaign, Leo said abortion did not come up in the president's interviews with prospective nominees when he chose Justice Neil Gorsuch past year. During the candidate vetting the last time , the White House asked all the contenders whom they would pick instead of themselves - and they all said Gorsuch, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose private conversations.
  • Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15

    Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15

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    The shipment - packed into a Dragon capsule that's also recycled - should reach the station Monday. Airbus and the German Aerospace Center have created a circular AI robot that will join the crew on the International Space Station (ISS) this month.
  • Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide

    Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide

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    Wade . Because the Supreme Court has a conservative majority, Kennedy's vote was precious to progressive causes. Collins said she has the "utmost respect" for Kennedy's service and integrity during his time on the nation's highest court and labeled him "an ideal justice".
  • Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

    Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

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    Republicans changed Senate rules past year to get Trump's conservative nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed, lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations to a simple majority vote. The Senate votes to confirm or deny judicial candidates for federal courts, including Supreme Court nominees. Asked if he planned to question potential court nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v.
  • Here are potential contenders to replace Justice Kennedy

    Here are potential contenders to replace Justice Kennedy

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    Larsen is a former law professor and special counsel to the dean at the University of MI who also clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia . Trump's evangelical base wants the next justice to share their pro-life views and expect that the pick would vote to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
  • Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon

    Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon

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    The phenomenon is possible since the moon will be at its furthest distance from Earth. According to EarthSky.org , the Strawberry Full Moon peaks Friday morning, June 9, at 9:10 AM, but the moon won't be visible at this time because it will be below the horizon.
  • NASA discovers mysterious blue dune on Mars

    NASA discovers mysterious blue dune on Mars

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    NASA has recently unveiled an eye-catching image of a blue-shaded dune on the red planet Mars. NASA have found an awesome looking sand dune on Mars. Currently, Mars is completely enveloped in a dust storm that knocked the almost 15-year-old Opportunity rover offline. The colossal storm has now encircled the entire planet.
  • Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

    Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

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    Conspiracy theorists and evangelical Christians fear the lunar eclipse which will take place on July 27 is actually a great big sign which shows humanity that doomsday is on the way. McClure estimates that the total lunar eclipse will include partial eclipses that start at 6:24 UTC, or 2:24 p.m. EST, to 10:29 UTC, or 6:29 p.m. EST.
  • This week's night sky: Saturn shining with full moon

    This week's night sky: Saturn shining with full moon

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    That said, you might take special care to look above you on Wednesday, when the full moon rises not far from Saturn in the night sky. Stargazers will have the chance to observe Saturn in the sky this week. If you want a great view of it, call a friend with a telescope and see a great view of the rings around the planet. Don't sleep early this week as the full moon will shine with a steadily bright, yellowish Saturn to light up your dark and cloudy night sky, followed by other celestial ...
  • Pink 'strawberry moon' will light up the sky this week

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    Although the planet can be seen with the naked eye, looking at the planet through the eyepiece of a telescope can reveal its famous rings. That said, a backyard telescope or binoculars would also give interested space fans a better look at the planet's rings.
  • The scientists published mysterious the dunes on Mars

    The scientists published mysterious the dunes on Mars

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    Back on May 30, a pretty big dust storm was spotted on the Martian surface, and Opportunity was right in its path. The Opportunity rover, which is powered by solar panels and a rechargeable battery, has been in a low-power standby mode ever since the dust storm blocked out enough sunlight to prevent the rover from functioning normally.
  • ISS Deploys First Space Debris Removal Tool

    ISS Deploys First Space Debris Removal Tool

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    Different organizations have different amounts of junk that they're tracking, but the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) tracks over 23,000 large amounts of debris larger than a softball, and it's suspected that there are countless more tiny bits of debris which are impossible to track.
  • 900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater

    900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater

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    He says almost half the spill had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) downstream. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Canada to Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips. After a train derailed early Friday morning, thousands of gallons of oil spilled into floodwaters in Lyon County.
  • SpaceX Schedule: Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Launch Classified Military Satellite in 2020

    SpaceX Schedule: Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Launch Classified Military Satellite in 2020

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    The satellite will launch in 2020 from the Baikonur space center of a name Kennedy in Florida. On Thursday, SpaceX was awarded that contract. This is the first for Falcon Heavy since it received its U.S. The company is the prime contractor on a NASA project called the Space Launch System (SLS) that would enable exploratory missions into deep space. Musk said at the time that the Falcon Heavy completed maneuvers in space to prove to the US military that the rocket is up to snuff to ...
  • No contact from Mars Opportunity rover

    No contact from Mars Opportunity rover

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    The Opportunity rover has been exploring the plains of Meridiani Planum on the opposite side of Mars since 2004. While Opportunity has weathered a storm like this in the past - back in 2007, just two years after it landed - there is still some worry about how long this storm will last, and if Opportunity will be able to bounce back once the skies clear.
  • Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day

    Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day

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    Pledges to take action include: leaving the auto at home just one day a week; car-sharing when possible; working from home regularly; walking and cycling more; and encouraging friends to do the same. He also joined the council's air quality team to talk to drivers, asking them to turn off their engines when stationary. A report released by Healthier Lancashire and Cumbria estimated that around 3.4 per cent of deaths across Cumbria could be attributed to air pollution in some way.
  • Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN

    Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN

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    There is already evidence of low-quality air increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and other cancers, while there are also strong links to pneumonia and other respiratory diseases which account for nearly one in 10 deaths in the under-five age group, making air pollution one of the leading dangers to children's health, especially given indoor air can be three-to-five times more polluted than outside.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex not stick out its tongue

    Tyrannosaurus rex not stick out its tongue

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    The study appears in the journal PLOS ONE . Lead researcher Dr Zhiheng Li, who carried out the work at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geoscience in the U.S., said: "Tongues are often overlooked". The researchers propose that taking to the skies could have led to new ways of feeding that could be tied to diversity and mobility in tongues. That elaboration could be related to the loss of dexterity that accompanied the transformation of hands into wings.
  • Volvo to increase 'recycled material' content in its new cars

    Volvo to increase 'recycled material' content in its new cars

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    Volvo sold 570 000 cars in 2017, with about five percent of plastics in its cars now made from recycled materials; it unveiled a test model of its XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, that looks identical to the existing vehicle except that some of its plastic parts were made from recycled materials.
  • Virginia Officials Warn of Dangerous Invasive Plant

    Virginia Officials Warn of Dangerous Invasive Plant

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    Giant Hogweed has been found in other states, primarily to the north of Virginia. Metzgar said the Giant Hogweed's white, umbrella-shaped-flower clusters, looks similar cow parsnip, a plant that's widespread and native to Virginia. A person should also apply sunscreen to the affected area. Compresses soaked in an aluminum acetate mixture - available at pharmacies - can provide relief for skin irritations.
  • Massachusetts Coastal Homes Under Threat From Climate Change, Says Report

    Massachusetts Coastal Homes Under Threat From Climate Change, Says Report

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    The study, Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods and the Implications for U.S. Coastal Real Estate , set out to calculate how many coastal properties in the lower 48 states would suffer from "chronic inundation", non-storm flooding that occurs 26 times a year or more, under different climate change scenarios .
  • Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

    Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

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    It was first spotted by Japanese Venus orbiter Akatsuki in 2015, and spends days at a time staying perfectly still within Venus's otherwise turbulent atmosphere. Gravitational waves have also been able to spin the planet due to atmospheric pressure variations that they generate. Schematic showing the likely mechanism behind the wave.
  • Luxury Ferry Sunk as Artificial Reef

    Luxury Ferry Sunk as Artificial Reef

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    The ferry made daily trips for 43 years from its Lewes Terminal to the shores of Cape May New Jersey. The MV twin cape is one of the original three vessels of the 1970 fleet. "The entire vessel has such a high profile that it is going to provide plenty of food for fish to feed on as well as protecting them from predators and storms".
  • Supermassive Black Hole Rips Apart Star; Astronomers Capture This Monstrous Image

    Supermassive Black Hole Rips Apart Star; Astronomers Capture This Monstrous Image

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    The moment the black hole destroyed a star took place in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299 , almost 150 million light-years from Earth. The black hole is about 20 million times more massive than the Sun and is now shredding a star over two times as massive as the Sun, that was unfortunate enough to drift too close to the gargantuan monster.