Trump Announces Plans for Pentagon to Create 'Space Force'

19 Jun, 2018

The announcement came at a meeting with the National Space Council . He also vowed to soon get the States back to the moon in addition to a plan vague goal of reaching Mars. Since the end of the shuttle program in 2011, NASA has contracted with the Russian space program to take astronauts on missions to the International Space Station.

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

17 Jun, 2018

Researchers led by Northern Illinois University geology professor Reed Scherer, Jonathan Kingslake from Columbia University in the United States and Torsten Albrecht of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany found that the ice sheet below sea level partially melted between roughly 14,500 and 9,000 years ago and shrunk to a size even smaller than today, but it did not collapse.

Latest Forecast for Hurricane Bud

14 Jun, 2018

By then, however, Bud is predicted to be substantially weaker, most likely downgraded to a tropical storm. In addition, rain from Bud "could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in higher terrain". The storm peaked on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph). The National Hurricane Center noted winds, heavy rain and unsafe ocean swells are likely.

United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050

09 Jun, 2018

Implemented by the Department of Environment , Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) with cooperation from all personnel under MoD, the initiative was launched by Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar. A pledge made by worldwide and local companies to tackle plastic waste is a "false solution" to a worsening problem, Greenpeace says. He praised India for its growing focus on environmental protection but also noted that while traveling in the country he'd seen ...

Compelling evidence emerges for organic chemicals on the Red Planet

09 Jun, 2018

The best evidence that life once existed on Mars has been revealed in 3-billion-year old organic matter in rocks and cyclical emissions of methane from the planet's surface, NASA scientists disclosed on Thursday in a press conference explaining recent discoveries by the Curiosity rover .

French man to cross Great Pacific Garbage Patch on 6-month swim

08 Jun, 2018

Lecomte aims to swim around eight hours a day and will burn off more than 8,000 calories daily in the process. More than 27 organizations, including some medical and oceanographic bodies, will be benefiting from Lecomte's Pacific odyssey.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Uncovers Building Blocks of Life on Mars

08 Jun, 2018

The Viking Project was the first United States mission to safely land spacecraft on the Martian surface, as well as send back images. Utrecht University scientist Inge Loes ten Kate asserted in an accompanying article that the findings proved that the dry lake bed found on Mars was habitable for life billions of years ago.

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of ‘detached objects’

07 Jun, 2018

This research was supported by NASA Solar System Workings and the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium Summit Supercomputer. But Ann-Marie Madigan, CU Boulder , thinks the distant bodies are so far removed as they are bumping around and crashing into one another - much like bumper cars at a fairground.

SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

05 Jun, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced back in February a year ago that, in late 2018, it would fly two paying space tourists around the Moon and back to Earth. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart". Payer traveled from SES headquarters in Luxembourg to watch the launch of his company's SES-12 satellite.

Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants

04 Jun, 2018

Similarly, last year, Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), formally proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission take "swift action to address threats to U.S. Also supporting the Trump administration's decision was Sen. Murray has been seeking emergency action to boost his industry since past year and has met with Trump to argue that federal help was needed to avert thousands of layoffs and maintain the reliability of the electric grid up and down the ...

Scientists identify world's oldest lizard fossil

02 Jun, 2018

Scientists say they have discovered world's oldest lizard fossil, revealing new information about the evolution of the reptiles - they might have lived among the first dinosaurs. But they couldn't be certain of where, or if, it fit into the squamate family tree. "Now it became possible to actually assess the relationship of not only this species but also of other species of reptiles".

Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers towards Florida

31 May, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season's first storm, Alberto , is set to make landfall east of Pensacola, Fla., in the early afternoon - just shy of hurricane intensity. With Alberto nearing the Florida Panhandle Monday , we will still be on the wet side of the system and our rain chances will remain elevated. Alberto isn't taking a bead on the Carolinas, but the storm has stirred up enough moisture to make for rainy and soggy conditions, according to the National Weather Service .

Rain from Alberto brings chance of flooding

30 May, 2018

The flow of moisture out of the South is expected to continue, bringing a chance of daytime showers and thunderstorms to the Triangle through the week and into the weekend, Carroll said. The storm's approach also triggered mandatory evacuations of some small, sparsely populated Gulf Coast barrier islands in one Florida county. Rough conditions were whipping up big waves off the eastern and northern Gulf Coast, and authorities warned swimmers to stay out of the surf because of ...

Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

29 May, 2018

Alberto , the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, is expected to reach land on the Gulf Coast on Monday afternoon or evening, the center said . But this is nature. Just because it's "nice and sunny" after the storm passes, Medlin says there's still a risk for swimmers. In Miami , organizers called off the sea portion of the Miami Beach Air & Sea Show on Sunday because of heavy rain and rough waters.

Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness

27 May, 2018

Bean standing with Conrad on the moon, looking toward Earth; Eugene A. Cernan riding in a lunar rover during the Apollo 17 mission, and the Earth rising above the moon. A decade later, Bean told me that his brain must have been wired differently from the norm for astronauts. He said he thought about it often, "and when I look at the moon at night, [I] think about that pin up there, just as shiny as it ever was, and someday maybe somebody will go pick it up".

Mississippi, Florida, Alabama Brace For Subtropical Storm Alberto

27 May, 2018

Saturday the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto northwest of Cuba moving toward the north near 13 miles per hour. The New Orleans area should be prepared for heavy rain over the weekend and through the middle of next week as Subtropical Storm Alberto meanders northward through the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall somewhere along the coast.

New Orleans under tropical storm watch; see Subtropical Storm Alberto's latest track

26 May, 2018

The National Hurricane Center map shows the cone-shaped area where the system is most likely to organize into a tropical or subtropical depression - again, in the Gulf away from Florida . Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast and The Southeast States, that includes all of SC, into early next week.

I believe Simon Yates is clean, says cycling chief

25 May, 2018

There's going to be guys trying to do insane things in the last week". Dennis, 27, finished 14sec ahead of Germany's Tony Martin of Katusha-Alpecin with Dumoulin of Team Sunweb third at 22sec off the pace. Unfortunately for the fans I may have to be a lot more defensive. We'll see. I have a bigger gap to the guys behind him as well - it's not only Tom. "I'm really happy", he said.

Trump Lawyer Cohen's Business Partner Flips - to Cooperate With Investigation

24 May, 2018

However, the meeting was in doubt even as Poroshenko was en route to the US, infuriating Ukranian officials that Cohen took the money, reportedly as high as $600,000, despite not being able to make good on his promise, the BBC reports . This is what set up the encounter with Cohen, who spend decades as Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, it was said. Upon Poroshnko's return home, the Ukrainian anti-corruption agency stopped investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, ...

Venezuelan President Expels 2 US Diplomats Over New Sanctions

23 May, 2018

Browne said: "I look forward to working with you and expanding our cooperation in projects related to development for the mutual benefit of both peoples". "What happened in Venezuela on Sunday is truly freakish". Major obstacles to the participation of opposition political parties and their leaders, an unbalanced composition of the National Electoral Council, biased electoral conditions, numerous reported irregularities during the Election Day, including vote buying, stood in the way ...

Protest against Sterlite plant turns violent: police, demonstrators clash in TN

22 May, 2018

MDMK founder Vaiko, who led many anti-Sterlite protests, denounced police action, calling it "codemnable", and flaying the AIADMK government for it. Some five years ago, hundreds of people were hospitalized after they complained of breathlessness and nausea following a gas leak from the plant.

Palestinians ask ICC to open full probe into Israeli war crimes

22 May, 2018

Israel , which is not an ICC member, says the court does not have jurisdiction. But Israel is not a member of the ICC, and the Israeli foreign ministry on Tuesday said it "takes a severe view" of the referral, which it called "a cynical step without legal validity".

Special task force to probe 1MDB

22 May, 2018

They have been barred from leaving the country, and police have seized handbags, jewels and cash during raids on properties linked to the couple. "This task force will also be responsible for seeking cooperation of various enforcement agencies in the United States, Switzerland , Singapore , Canada and other related countries", Mohamed's office said [Al Jazeera report] on Monday.

Metro Exodus Gets Delayed Into Q1 2019

17 May, 2018

While Deep Silver announced that Shenmue III was being delayed until 2019. A year ago at E3 2017, 4A Games and Deep Silver shared a glimpse at some breathtaking gameplay from their upcoming title, Metro: Exodus , the much anticipated third installment in the Metro franchise.

Apple and Samsung fight over what made the iPhone 'revolutionary'

17 May, 2018

After Samsung agreed to pay some damages, the case went to the US Supreme Court in 2016 and was returned to Koh with an order to revisit a $399 million portion of damages. Speaking about the newly started trial, the core issue between the two companies is whether the damages should be based on the total value of the device, or whether Samsung should pay a fee based just on the elements of the phone that it copied.

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