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Sci-tech Judge Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court's Second Amendment
Author: 0 Judge Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court's Second Amendment

A graduate of a Jesuit high school and an active member of a local Catholic church, Kavanaugh stressed his faith in his remarks at the White House on Monday and acknowledged Enzler and Catholic Charities. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other critics bashed him for his rulings on issues ranging from reproductive rights to health care.

Sci-tech Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would help cement a rightward tilt on America's top court, potentially shaping many aspects of U.S. society for decades to come, including women's access to abortions . Congressional Republicans suffered a crushing defeat in 2017 when they tried and failed to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, former President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Author: 0 Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019

But the SpaceIL team hopes that putting an Israeli-made module on the moon could help maintain Israel's technological momentum for years to come. "Our mission was never about winning the prize money - although $20 million would have been nice", said SpaceIL CEO Ido Anteby.

Sci-tech Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?
Author: 0 Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

High-profile democratic senators like Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris have announced their active opposition to his nomination. Booker, according to an aide, will argue that Trump shouldn't appoint a justice while under investigation over his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Sci-tech Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make USA landfall
Author: 0 Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make USA landfall

There were no coastal watching or warnings in effect as of Tuesday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Chris is expected to move quicker towards the northeast by Tuesday evening, and should further accelerate in the same direction on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sci-tech Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020
Author: 0 Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

Similar proposals are being considered in places like NY and San Francisco. Swedish furniture giant IKEA recently announced that it will stop selling single-use plastic products at all its stores globally by 2020. The waste issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead among global companies on straws. The transition will be complete in 2019, the company said .

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

They expect Chris to become a hurricane by mid-week with additional strengthening forecast afterward. Chris, now churning offshore, is expected remain just off the coast of North Carolina for a few days before turning north and east and heading away from the USA coastline by Wednesday.

Author: 0 Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

Beryl has weakened significantly, meteorologists said, and tropical storm watches have been lifted for Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. The Carolinas could see their first hurricane of the season on Monday, as Tropical Storm Chris strengthens. Thus, a small-craft warning remains in effect for Barbados until 6:00 am on Monday, July 9.

Sci-tech U.S. border patrol stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off Maine
Author: 0 U.S. border patrol stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off Maine

The Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said Wednesday it understands that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol approached "a few" of its fishermen in the 165-square-kilometre disputed zone. "Canada's sovereignty over the Machias Seal Island and the surrounding waters is long standing and has a strong foundation in worldwide law", spokesman John Babcock said in an emailed statement.

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Beryl 'Not A Threat At This Time'
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Beryl 'Not A Threat At This Time'

Tropical Depression Two (TD2) formed in the central Tropical Atlantic this morning. As previously reported "FACTS" in may, Florida was hit by tropical storm "Alberto". In May, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predicted the Atlantic would produce more storms than normal during the coming season.

Sci-tech New hope for almost-extinct northern white rhino
Author: 0 New hope for almost-extinct northern white rhino

Only two infertile female northern white rhinos are left in the world the daughter and granddaughter of the last surviving male northern white rhino, named Sudan, which died earlier this year . The embryos reached the blastocyst stage-a relatively developed stage which boosts the chances of pregnancy after transplantation. Without any way to procreate naturally, it may look like the subspecies is nearing extinction.

Sci-tech Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage
Author: 0 Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage

But Gov. David Ige , a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill this week, making Hawaii the first state to enact legislation created to protect marine ecosystems by banning such sunscreens. Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen are released onto coral reefs every year, a 2015 paper found . If the ban is passed, it would take effect in 2021.

Author: 0 Beryl Becomes 'Very Tiny' First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season

It had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and additional strengthening is expected during the next couple days, the National Hurricane Center said . At 11:00 am today, the eye of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.7 north, longitude 46.5 west or about 1000 miles or 1610 km east-southeast of Saint Lucia.

Sci-tech Woman confronts EPA chief at Washington restaurant
Author: 0 Woman confronts EPA chief at Washington restaurant

In a new era dominated by Trump's norm-busting words and actions, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) behaved like a corrupt politician from the old school. Pruitt "had at one point three different schedules". Pruitt was equally complimentary of the president in his resignation letter , stating that God both led Trump to the White House and him to serve in Trump's administration.

Sci-tech Hosepipe ban may be extended amid hot weather
Author: 0 Hosepipe ban may be extended amid hot weather

The average bath uses 40 litres more water than a shower. Leaving your sprinkler on for an hour can use more water than a family of four would use in a day. Anyone caught using a hosepipe to water their flowers or wash their garden will receive a fine for doing so. Irish Water is backing up these Orders by increasing the number of Call Centre agents to take calls from the public and we will follow up such reports to encourage water conservation measures and to offer technical support, for ...

Sci-tech EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says
Author: 0 EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says

Two of Scott Pruitt's top aides provided fresh details to congressional investigators in recent days about some of his most controversial spending and management decisions, including his push to find a six-figure job for his wife at a politically connected group, enlist staffers in performing personal tasks and seek high-end travel despite aides' objections.

Sci-tech Southern Ontario still under extreme heat warning
Author: 0 Southern Ontario still under extreme heat warning

A special weather statement says daytime highs are expected to reach into the low to mid 30s with humidex values into the mid 40s. High heat and humidity will return for Tuesday. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. There are many warning signs for heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Sci-tech Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born
Author: 0 Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born

The surface temperature is now a steamy 1000 degrees Celsius (1832 degrees F). They not only made the spectacularly clear image of the planet shown here, but were even able to obtain a spectrum of the planet. The SPHERE instrument also enabled the team to measure the brightness of the planet at different wavelengths, which allowed properties of its atmosphere to be deduced.

Sci-tech President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9
Author: 0 President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last week, was often the swing vote on the Supreme Court and voted to upheld Roe in multiple instances. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he asked Kennedy whether he had any possible candidates in mind. Trump welcomed Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp as part of the effort.

Author: 0 New baby planet image captured

Astronomers known that planets form from solar clouds which stars leave behind when they come into a being, but until now, the details surrounding the phenomena have been mysterious. They say it has a cloudy atmosphere and a surface temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit). "This detection.tells us that in a time of only few million years (the star's age is five to six million years), planets can grow to a mass of several Jupiter masses", Keppler said.

Sci-tech Heat Wave: Friday to kick off first heat wave of 2018
Author: 0 Heat Wave: Friday to kick off first heat wave of 2018

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning that remains in effect until 10 p.m. and said peak Saturday afternoon temperatures could make it feel like 110-115 degrees. Drink about a quart of water every hour while working or playing in the heat . Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. Monday is a much more comfortable day with dew points in the low 60s and temperatures in the low 80s.

Sci-tech Environment Canada issues heat warning for Simcoe County
Author: 0 Environment Canada issues heat warning for Simcoe County

The forecast calls for a high of 36C in Ottawa on Sunday. Environment Canada is forecasting a daytime high of 36 C today, which would top a 54-year-old record for this date (35 C). Officials say the extreme head can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. "Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water", Roy said.

Sci-tech Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15
Author: 0 Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15

An artificial intelligence-powered robot tasked with assisting astronauts was launched into space for the first time ever Friday to join the crew of the International Space Station. CIMON will only stay in space for a few months; the robot is scheduled to return to earth in December so scientists can study and assess its abilities.

Sci-tech Trump has list of 25 possible Supreme Court nominees
Author: 0 Trump has list of 25 possible Supreme Court nominees

Collins wasted no time following Kennedy's announcement to reiterate that she believes Roe v. Wade is "settled law", but a spokeswoman told the Portland Press Herald that Collins "does not apply ideological litmus tests to nominees". Control over Supreme Court nominations has become a hot-button issue for the USA electorate, with 70 percent of respondents in a 2016 CNN poll saying it was an important factor in their vote.

Sci-tech Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick
Author: 0 Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick

But instead of celebrating publicly, some evangelical leaders are downplaying their fortune on an issue that has defined their movement for decades. Left-wing and right-wing groups have sprung into high gear since Kennedy's announcement on Wednesday that he would step down, putting the balance of the court on key issues like abortion and gay rights into question.

Sci-tech Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century
Author: 0 Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

The last lunar eclipse, which took place on January 31, lasted for an hour and 17 minutes. The total lunar eclipse will follow the super blue blood moon of January 31, which too was a once-in-a-lifetime event when a supermoon, lunar eclipse and blue moon combine together at the same time.

Sci-tech Stay Up Late Wednesday to See the Full Strawberry Moon
Author: 0 Stay Up Late Wednesday to See the Full Strawberry Moon

If clouds block the Saturn opposition on Wednesday night, onlookers will still have plenty of opportunities to see the planet as it will remain visible in the night sky throughout the summer. A larger telescope may also reveal some of the planet's largest moons. Adding to the excitement will be a full moon in the early morning hours Thursday.

Sci-tech Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment
Author: 0 Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment

A major part of the cleanup work includes building a temporary road parallel to the tracks to allow in cranes that can remove the derailed and partially-submerged oil cars. Williams said oil will be removed from the containment site with equipment to separate the oil from the water. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Alberta to Stroud, Okla., for ConocoPhillips.

Sci-tech Clean Air Day: Parents urged to ditch cars on the school run
Author: 0 Clean Air Day: Parents urged to ditch cars on the school run

Will you be swapping the vehicle for a bicycle today? Bill Chapple OBE, county council cabinet member for planning and environment said: "Together with the districts we met in May for the country's first ever Air Quality conference to explore joined up working and maximising the health benefits of clean air for residents".

Sci-tech Risky weed found in Virginia was intentionally planted
Author: 0 Risky weed found in Virginia was intentionally planted

These plants can grow up to 14 feet tall, with thick leaves stretching 2 to 5 feet across. According to the Department of Ecological Conservation, the toxic plant can also be found in New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Michigan , Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and parts of West Virginia.

Sci-tech The world’s oldest orangutan dies in an Australian zoo
Author: 0 The world’s oldest orangutan dies in an Australian zoo

Her genetics count for just under 10 percent of the global captive population. Zookeeper Martina Hart, who had worked with Puan for 18 years, wrote a heartfelt obituary after her death. "But she remained the matriarch, the quiet, dignified lady she had always been". "If you weren't quick with her dinner, or you kept her inside a minute longer than she deemed necessary, she would let you know by tapping her foot to make you hurry along".

Sci-tech British physicist Stephen Hawking's voice beamed to space as final send-off
Author: 0 British physicist Stephen Hawking's voice beamed to space as final send-off

In a tribute that could not be more appropriate, an antenna in Spain will beam his voice around 3,500 light years into space towards the nearest known black hole (1A 0620-00) following the service. An address will be given by Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, while Prof Hawking's collaborator and Nobel prize victor Kip Thorne will give a tribute.