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Kavanaugh grilled in hearing over abortion, guns, Trump

Kavanaugh grilled in hearing over abortion, guns, Trump During a tense exchange on the second day of confirmation hearings, Sen. "This is about the closest I'll ever come in my life to an "I am Spartacus " moment", he said during the procedure. The following day, Booker zeroed in on racial injustice in his questioning of Kavanaugh , including pressing him on an email about racial profiling, which is the note that had been marked committee confid... [Full Article...]

'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings Democrats have been particularly interested in whether documents would reveal more about whether Kavanaugh played a role in developing Bush's policy on torture. It was "a hypothetical question I can't answer as a sitting judge". Kavanaugh called Roe v. Wade , the landmark reproductive rights Supreme Court opinion, an "important" precedent that has been reaffirmed "many times", including in ... [Full Article...]

Does Planet 9 exist and will it ever be found?

The giant, hidden planet is thought to be 10 times more massive than Earth - and on an orbit which takes 10,000 or 20,000 years to go round the sun . However, astronomer Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology, points out that he is "eternally optimistic" about its discovery. The orbits of those objects are tilted 30 degrees "downward". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon: Seventh named storm forms near South Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon: Seventh named storm forms near South Florida The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave now over the Bahamas will move into the eastern Gulf Of Mexico on Labor Day and may strengthen as early as Tuesday . Barricades and "high water" signs were also moved to the New Orleans area in case of need. As the tropical storm crosses Florida, the worst of the rain will fall to the south of Interstate 4, and be especially heavy over Okee... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon has made landfall

Tropical Storm Gordon has made landfall Coastal areas in the western Florida Panhandle are already feeling the storms effects, as outer rain bands are producing heavy rain and squalls as it continues to advance northwest. Gordon is the first tropical storm or hurricane to reach the United States Coast. All tropical storm warnings were canceled for South Florida and the Florida Keys as Gordon moved away, but not until after it had batt... [Full Article...]

Gordon becomes latest tropical storm moving toward New Orleans

Gordon becomes latest tropical storm moving toward New Orleans The heaviest rain, between two and four inches, is expected to fall along the coast from just south of Miami to just south of West Palm Beach, as the storm system moves through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station Thankfully, not much air was spewed into space, and the space station still has "weeks" of air in its reserves, according to a statement by the European Space Agency . NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a "minute pressure leak" and that the crew was repairing it. Instead of carrying out an inspection of the station, the controllers advised the crew to go to bed, as there were no ... [Full Article...]

California Net Neutrality Bill Goes to Gov. Brown

California Net Neutrality Bill Goes to Gov. Brown To view the full article, register now. The measures - Assembly Bill 2888 and Senate Bills 221, 1100, and 1177 - passed the state legislature and now head to the state's Democratic governor for further consideration. In a statement from the state Senate's most recent analysis, Calderon said the state needs to create an environment that encourages entrepreneurs and innovators to develop aroun... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic This storm is expected to become better organized through the Labor Day weekend and current forecast tracks have it strengthening into a Category 1 hurricane by Tuesday. That's very warm, but does not mean a storm will form. The latest forecast has what will become Florence staying a tropical storm, although a strong one, through the middle of next week. [Full Article...]

Astronauts Work to Seal Air Leak on Space Station. Here's How

EDT (2300 GMT) and decided it wasn't significant enough to disrupt the crew's sleep schedule, NASA officials said in a statement . Eventually, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst found the hole, a teeny little rupture in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 module. [Full Article...]

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 forms off of the coast of Africa

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 forms off of the coast of Africa As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what it's calling Potential Tropical Cyclone Six . The system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence on Friday and then a hurricane by Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

Small air leak in International Space Station patched

Small air leak in International Space Station patched In a status update , NASA said the leak was isolated to a hole that's about 2 millimeters (0.07 inches) in diameter in the orbital compartment of Russia's Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which is attached to the Russian-built Rassvet module on the station. [Full Article...]

Migrant boat runs aground in Australia, passengers hide in crocodile-infested water

Migrant boat runs aground in Australia, passengers hide in crocodile-infested water Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, whose electorate covers the area where the boat arrived, dismissed the speculation and instead said he believed the crew were illegally fishing in the area when they ran into trouble. They are blocked from resettling in Australia. "With Peter Dutton back as Home Affairs Minister, I suspect this incursion will be dealt with swiftly and that there will ... [Full Article...]

SE - Goats prefer happy people

SE - Goats prefer happy people Christian Nawroth, Natalia Albuquerque, Carine Savalli, Marie-Sophie Single and Alan G. McElligott. But according to Savalli Redigolo, the researchers believe this to is due to the asymmetry of the goat brain. Because, it turns out, goats can read human moods and are more drawn to people who look happy. So I was definitely hooked by a press release that declared, "Goats prefer happy people". [Full Article...]

Gorgeous but Terrifying NASA Map Shows Aerosol Clouds Spread Across the Globe

Gorgeous but Terrifying NASA Map Shows Aerosol Clouds Spread Across the Globe These latter bits of matter are what is known as aerosols, which refer to colloidal suspensions of particles in air or gas. Satellites like NASA's Earth-observing satellites, Terra , Aqua , Aura and Suomi NPP , "see" them as well, though they offer a completely different perspective from hundreds of kilometres above Earth's surface. [Full Article...]

Love-lorn dolphin causes swimming ban on French beach

He ordered people to stay out of the water and said they would be fined €39 if they breached the decree. The lustful dolphin has even gone as far as lifting a female bather out of the water with his snout, according to the mayor. "It's been observed that dolphins and different whale species will rub themselves against objects with what appears to be some type of sexual satisfaction coming about"... [Full Article...]

California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail

California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail It goes into effect in October 2019. California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday eliminating bail before trial. An overhaul of the state's bail system has been in the works for years, and became an inevitability earlier this year when a California appellate court declared the state's cash bail system unconstitutional . [Full Article...]

Wind-whipped wildfire burns in Maui ahead of hurricane

Wind-whipped wildfire burns in Maui ahead of hurricane Brinson, a native of the United Kingdom now living in Denver, said many shops were closed, and those still open were frantic with people buying food, beer and water to take back to their rooms. Rapoza said Hurricane Lane's path is comparable to Hurricane Iniki, which devastated Kauai in 1992. Major flooding could damage 3,000 structures and cost more than $1 billion in repairs, the Honolulu ... [Full Article...]

YouTube gamer kills himself, a mother and daughter in high-speed crash

YouTube gamer kills himself, a mother and daughter in high-speed crash Heitmann's McLaren was traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour as he drove south on a northbound carpool lane on the I-805 highway. The wrong-way driver in a fiery crash on a busy Southern California interstate Thursday that killed a 43-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter has been identified as a popular gaming YouTube personality. [Full Article...]

'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction

'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction Is it better to be a turtle or a hare? Researchers considered the metabolic and elimination rates of mollusc taxa on the grounds that the creatures are plentiful in the fossil record. As climate change rapidly alters ecosystems around the world, the new findings will serve to refine our predictions of extinction probability. Strotz said the research has produced a "potential predictor of ext... [Full Article...]


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