• Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test
Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test

One company sent up a system created to provide reliable WiFi connectivity in space, while another added a number of textiles to the capsule so they could test their viability for use in space suits. The launch included a number of different scientific instruments, medical items, and testing materials, along with Blue Origin's " Fly My Stuff " prog...

Read more

  • Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment
Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment

Still, Democrats are pointing to that case as a red flag as Congress considers elevating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the announcement, Kavanaugh stood with his wife and two daughters and said he was "humbled" by the nomination.

Read more

  • Russian Cargo Ship Makes Fastest-ever Trip to Space Station
Russian Cargo Ship Makes Fastest-ever Trip to Space Station

The swiftest former trips to the ISS secured a by Progress freighters and employees team conveying Russian Soyuz spacecraft, had engaged about 6 hours and demanded about four orbits of our planet. The first two attempts (last year in October and this year in February) were less fast due to launch delays that made the Russian space agency use an old...

Read more

  • Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot
Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot

A Florida student, who is also a model, says she's lucky to be alive after being bitten by a shark during a photo shoot. "What happened was an accident, and I don't want to throw the shark under the bus", Zarutske said. "I leaned back, and then that shark he came and he bit down on my arm and pulled me under", she said. She was in the Bahamas ...

Read more

  • The Digest: Starbucks Is Replacing Plastic Straws With
The Digest: Starbucks Is Replacing Plastic Straws With "Sippy Cups" for Adults

After countless petitions and consumers calling for action, Starbucks is going strawless! For some Starbucks drinkers, the companys new strawless lid may look familiar. At the time, Starbucks wavered on the proposal; a company spokesperson told Mic that Starbucks would be developing a " recyclable and compostable cup solution", but wou...

Read more

  • Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic
Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic

The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday began issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Beryl. On Saturday, Beryl will enter into an environment of much stronger vertical wind shear, which should weaken the storm system and allow it to degenerate into a tropical wave before reaching the Lesser Antilles.

Read more

  • Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'
Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'

Eggs and sperm from northern white rhino are in short supply, due to the rarity of the subspecies. It struck a bad blow for the species, who were then functionally extinct. "They have a very high chance to establish a pregnancy once implanted into a surrogate mother", Hildebrandt said in a statement . But even artificial insemination has only real...

Read more

  • EPA's Pruitt was told to resign in call from White House
EPA's Pruitt was told to resign in call from White House

Senator Kamala Harris , Democrat from California :"Just because Scott Pruitt resigned doesn't mean we've forgotten about the taxpayer funds he's misused or the damage he's done to our environment". Wheeler's and others' lobbying efforts worked: Late a year ago, President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to officially announce the reduction of Bea...

Read more

  • Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion
Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion

At the same time, supporting Trump's nominee could bring its own political peril for Democrats - and the two Republicans - whose votes could be seen as the ones that could tip the 4-4 split on the court after Kennedy's departure toward conservatives for a generation to come.

Read more

  • President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News
President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

Trump, however, described his group of candidates as "highly talented, very brilliant, mostly conservative judges ". Trump's comments come as a crucial moderate Republican senator said any nominee to the Court who said they would vote to overturn Roe would not be "acceptable".

Read more

  • Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in
Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in

The National Weather Service defines a heat wave as three or more consecutive days with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher. After another warm night heat index values are once again expected to be hot on Sunday afternoon reaching over 100°.

Read more

  • A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS
A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS

Friday, June 29. "Right now, our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is the most valuable and most expensive thing on the ISS ", Mr. "I mean, if you go out to the moon or to Mars, you can not take all mankind and engineers with you, but with an artificial intelligence you have instantly all...

Read more

  • Democrats Urge McConnell: No Vote on Kennedy Replacement Until After Midterms
Democrats Urge McConnell: No Vote on Kennedy Replacement Until After Midterms

Justice Antonin Scalia died February 13, 2016, leaving a once-conservative seat open for replacement by then-President Obama. In 2003, he was nominated by Bush to the appeals court, but it took a recess appointment and a two-year standoff before Republicans and Democrats finally crafted a deal that confirmed him to the position.

Read more

  • Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid - 170 million miles from Earth
Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid - 170 million miles from Earth

At the end of 2019 Hayabusa-2 needs to go back to Earth. In fact, Japanese scientists are convinced that the 900-meter-wide (3,000 feet) asteroid, made up of leftover material from when our planets were first created, is chock-full of chemical compounds that may have ignited the spark of life on Earth.

Read more

  • Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9
Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Wade , the landmark case establishing the right to abortion access, was "doomed". "I've got it narrowed to about five", Mr. Trump said during an Air Force One flight to New Jersey where he'll spend the weekend at one of his golf clubs. The senator added, half-jokingly, "I'd also really enjoy the opportunity to grill him as a member of the Senat...

Read more

  • Scientists record coldest temperature ever seen on Earth's surface
Scientists record coldest temperature ever seen on Earth's surface

Researchers now say that it gets even frostier in the region, which is an important discovery on how low the Earth's surface temperature could drop, the American Geophysical Union reports . Summer at Vostok Station in Antarctica is still plenty cold, but winter atop the East Antarctic Plateau is as cold as it gets on Earth. But he recently fou...

Read more

  • Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled
Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled

Some officials have speculated that floodwaters eroded soil beneath the train track. 32 tanker cars derailed early Friday morning, just south of Doon in northwest Iowa. The train was carrying crude from the oil sands of western Alberta to Stroud, Oklahoma. ConocoPhillips spokesman Daren Beaudo said each tanker can hold more than 25,000 gallons of...

Read more

  • World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62
World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Buan was treated to the sight of Sumatran orangutans, which, to date, there are about 14.6 thousand. Puan was also a crucial element in the Australian Zoo's breeding program. Puan was euthanised on Monday after suffering age-related complications that the zoo said were affecting her quality of life. Born in the jungles of Sumatra, she made the jour...

Read more

  • President Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
President Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Demanding not only " American presence" but " American dominance" in space . We've seen repeatedly where the Air Force has reached into space program funds to put them against fighter jets, bombers, tankers. "If we're going to expand the economy in space , we need to make sure it's done in a sustainable way", Pace said . On peaceful spa...

Read more

  • Antarctica is melting at an alarming rate
Antarctica is melting at an alarming rate

In light of the acceleration in ice loss we have observed over the past five years, we now find sea level rise from Antarctica to be tracking the IPCC's highest projection. "There are many more vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic that, if they break up, will accelerate the processes of sea level rise". "Without the ice shelf to act as a n...

Read more

  • Fox's Ingraham calls for Trump to fire Pruitt: 'GOTTA GO'
Fox's Ingraham calls for Trump to fire Pruitt: 'GOTTA GO'

Pruitt's actions - as I do not feel that Mr. Pruitt is serving @RealDonaldTrump's best interests", Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. A scathing editorial published by the National Review said, "we are now at a point where a good week for Pruitt sees only one report of behavior that is weird or venal".

Read more

  • Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico
Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 kph) Monday morning. Bud's center is now just over 300 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico , moving northwestward. Forecasters are also watching a weather system in the Caribbean, which the hurricane center gives a 20% chance of dev...

Read more

  • Mars had ingredients needed for life
Mars had ingredients needed for life

Three different types of organic molecules were discovered when the rover dug just 2 inches (5 cm) into roughly 3.5 billion-year-old mudstone, a fine-grained sedimentary rock, at Gale crater , apparently the site of a large lake when ancient Mars was warmer and wetter than the desolate planet it is today.

Read more

  • Oxfam launches campaign to beat plastic pollution in Pakistan
Oxfam launches campaign to beat plastic pollution in Pakistan

The 2018 edition of World Environment Day , celebrated by the United Nations every June 5, is focusing on this issue with the slogan: " Beat Plastic Pollution: If You Can't Reuse it, Refuse It". Marine life, including fish for human consumption, is also affected by microplastics. Every year, the World Environment Day follows a theme to hi...

Read more

  • Anti-plastic crusader begins epic 9000km swim across Pacific Ocean
Anti-plastic crusader begins epic 9000km swim across Pacific Ocean

He plans to swim eight hours at a time, eating 8,000 calories a day and resting each evening on a support boat. More than two dozen scientific organisations, medical and oceanographic, will benefit from the data gathered during the expedition.

Read more

  • NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars

That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbour and still might. Nasa is now revealing the latest findings of its Curiosity Rover at a press conference. Over the years, scientists have amassed a number of clues that can help answer the question of Mars' habitability, including evidence of liquid water...

Read more

  • Gravitational
Gravitational "bumper cars" could put Planet Nine hypothesis on ice

After calculating the orbits of the "detached objects" in the Kuiper Belt , Sedna included, the CU Boulder team discovered that these small bumps and jostles in outer space make for a more plausible explanation for the orbital oddity that the existence of Planet Nine .

Read more

  • Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags
Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

For almost a week, veterinarians tried to nurse it back to health, but four days later, it died. An autopsy found another 80 bags and other plastic items weighing eight kg in the whale's stomach. Each year, Thailand puts over one million pounds of garbage into the ocean, making it one of the biggest offenders on earth, along with China, Indones...

Read more

  • Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12
Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12

SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed". The launch was originally scheduled for early Wednesday morning, and then postponed again to early Friday. Instead, the moon flight will now take place in the middle of 2019 or later , the Wall Street Journal reported, though the company founde...

Read more

  • Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants
Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants

The Trump administration is preparing a plan that could require electric grid operators to keep coal and nuclear power plants open . But a draft memo circulated earlier this week indicates the administration might order electric grid operators to buy their energy from struggling coal and nuclear plants.

Read more