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Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical On 10 August, a California state jury ordered US-based Monsanto to pay $ 289 million in damages to Dewayne Lee Johnson, a former groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay area, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [Full Article...]

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun The launch was initially supposed to take place on July 31, but several technical issues pushed the attempt back to Aug 11. The spacecraft , launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. [Full Article...]

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend Often considered one of the most prolific, attractive meteor showers of the year, viewers may get a chance to see 50 to 60 meteors an hour, with the possibility of seeing hundreds during a single hour. Downloading a star-gazing mobile app can also add to the experience of meteor showers. If clouds obscure the sky where you are, there are several options for watching the shower online. [Full Article...]

Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend between the night of Saturday, August 11, and the morning of Monday, August 13. Once evening falls Sunday, expect to see a meteor, or a " shooting star ", streaking across the sky every few minutes. [Full Article...]

The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets

The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets Behnken, Hurley, Boe and Sunita Williams have been training on SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner since July 2015 . It is true, however, that SpaceX and Boeing are paying to use some facilities owned by NASA and the U.S. [Full Article...]

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend Petro added that the totality of the lunar eclipse will last for an hour and about 42 minutes . Sometimes called a blood moon , a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves directly between the sun and the moon. According to Earthsky .org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon. "A Blue Moon is the second full moon during a calendar month", said... [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening

Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening There's a tiny chance for a stray shower or storm, but most will be dry. Forecasters said it will be seasonably warm both days "but it will feel even warmer given the high [dewpoints]". Showers and thunderstorms will once again develop across Colorado throughout the day on Sunday . Monday still brings the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. [Full Article...]

Astronomers Announce 12 Previously Undiscovered Jupiter Moons

Astronomers Announce 12 Previously Undiscovered Jupiter Moons Jupiter's southern hemisphere is pictured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on the outbound leg of a close flyby of the gas-giant planet in an image released on July 2, 2018. "Our other discovery is a real oddball and has an orbit like no other known Jovian moon", Dr Sheppard explained. The newly discovered Jupiter moons, with diameters of one to three kilometres (0.62 to 1.9 miles), required multip... [Full Article...]

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman A statement from the association released Wednesday said the waters have been fished by both US and Canadian crews for years. The question of jurisdiction flared up recently after the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said a Canadian vessel had been stopped by U.S. [Full Article...]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Despite Pruitt's blowing public money on everything from over-the-top security details to luxury fountain pens, it took till today for president Trump to announce Pruitt's resignation on Twitter. His replacement, a former coal lobbyist who is likely to pursue the same regulatory rollback agenda as Pruitt, may not clean up the EPA's act and instead might find himself involved with "corporat... [Full Article...]

A plant that burns

A plant that burns Its sap contains toxic chemicals known as photosensitizing furanocoumarins . "And, if the sap gets in your eyes, there is the potential for blindness". You could also soak a compress in a mixture of aluminum acetate, which is available at most pharmacies, if you think you've come into contact with the hogweed. [Full Article...]

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022 The green endeavour is aimed to create awareness on the importance of reducing plastic waste in the country, in line with the United Nations' (UN) efforts to combat pollution from plastic materials. He said that Policy would be holistic in defining critical measures as to how the State could collaborate with stakeholders to handle plastics waste. [Full Article...]

'Building blocks of life' found on Mars

'Building blocks of life' found on Mars The methane could simply be the product of basic geological processes, but it's possible the gas has origins in biological sources. The other set of results announced today deals with the mysterious case of Mars's methane. "Once it's on the surface, the temperature on the surface regulates the way in which it holds on to the methane through 'stickiness, ' or surface adsorption as we call i... [Full Article...]

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day India is playing the global host for the official celebration of the World Environment Day. " Raise awareness and enlighten the public about the effect of plastics, especially the single use/disposable ones on the environment and human health". [Full Article...]

Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo

Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo It is believed the animals escaped for their cages after flooding from a storm overnight. Zookeepers said the five big cats had all been fed the day before their escape. In an earlier zoo incident two year ago, two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig zoo. The 74-acre zoo offers many attractions including a cable vehicle and a miniature village. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy The initial outbreak led to concerns that the disease could affect market access for New Zealand's dairy products, and caused a brief dip in the New Zealand dollar. The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy - the farming sector", Ardern said . Authorities are investigating how the bacteria arrived in New Zealand despite its strict biosecurity controls. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Tropical storm closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi Intense rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour may occur during stronger thunderstorms, and this could cause a rapid water rise in low-lying areas, nearby ditches and retention ponds that are already filled to their banks. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area stretching from MS to North Carolina that is home to millions of people. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21 Moreover, at least one of the phones, the Galaxy J6 , will start selling in India from May 22 although it isn't clear if Samsung will be selling it from both online and offline channels or via one of the two. Based on the photo shared , the Galaxy J6 will not have any side bezels, though it will continue to have the top and bottom bezel. The smartphone will Infinity Display with minimal bezels ... [Full Article...]

Giant 'lost' asteroid poised for one of closest-ever approaches to Earth

Giant 'lost' asteroid poised for one of closest-ever approaches to Earth According to calculations at NASA , this will be the asteroid's closest Earth flyby in almost 300 years. There have been several instances where an asteroid has skimmed past Earth . Missing from the "radar" soon after its discovery in 2010, it was found by chance again on May 8th, while on its way for one of the closest flybys of the Earth for an object of this size. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite 1 on Its Powerful Rocket Falcon 9

This is the 25th successful Falcon 9 powered touchdown. But the countdown came to an abrupt halt with less than a minute remaining. SpaceX has return-landed 2 4 of its own boosters and reflown 11 of them. In addition, the new booster features a suite of reliability upgrades created to satisfy NASA's stringent crew-carrying standards, because SpaceX will use the Block 5 - as well as the com... [Full Article...]


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