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Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86 His death followed his suddenly falling ill while on travel in Fort Wayne, Indiana two weeks before. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing. Walt Cunningham, fellow astronaut who flew on Apollo 7, said the two have remained friends for 55 years. "We are accustomed to losing friends in our business, but this is a tough one". [Full Article...]

NASA Camera Melted During a SpaceX Rocket Launch, Photos Survived

NASA Camera Melted During a SpaceX Rocket Launch, Photos Survived But he discovered one DSLR, positioned outside the pad perimeter, melted. In September a year ago, for example, a number of photographers ruined their camera kit while trying to capture the much-anticipated solar eclipse . Following the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, the GRACE-FO satellites were deployed first, followed by the Iridium satellites, which were placed in a higher orbit. [Full Article...]

Dinosaur asteroid caused massive global warming for Earth

Dinosaur asteroid caused massive global warming for Earth Researchers has revealed that dinosaurs were not the only casualty of the catastrophic asteroid event 66 million years ago. This is because the impact and its after-effects decimated the planet's forests, leading to the extinction of all tree-dwelling birds, according to an worldwide team of researchers. [Full Article...]

Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious

Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious For the research plants were exposed to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations of 568 to 590 parts per million. The basic mechanism here could involve other plants and other food staples, said Chuck Rice , a professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University who commented on the study for the Post. [Full Article...]

New Theory stated Pluto Formed Recommend to From a Billion Comets

New Theory stated Pluto Formed Recommend to From a Billion Comets Pluto may not be categorised as a planet any more, but it still holds plenty of fascination. Methane is shown in purple, nitrogen in yellow, carbon monoxide in green, and water ice in blue. The recently provided cosmochemical design of Pluto development discusses these observations rather perfectly, however as the scientists confess, a solar design of Pluto development likewise works. [Full Article...]

Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain

Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain For B.C.'s part, Saskatchewan appears to be a minor player in the ongoing pipeline debate. "It's a very divisive and important issue", said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. "For Alberta, all other issues had to be subservient to that", he said. Attorney General David Eby has just announced BC's "next legal steps" after Alberta approved a new piece of legislation last week that would limit h... [Full Article...]

Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast It's now a 40-mph storm located about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, according to the hurricane center's 2 p.m. Friday update . The National Hurricane Center predicts that Alberto could have sustained winds of 65 miles per hour - not far from hurricane-force - by Monday when it is approaching the coast near Mobile, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss. [Full Article...]

Tropical depression development now expected with low heading toward Gulf of Mexico

Tropical depression development now expected with low heading toward Gulf of Mexico Last hurricane season - which produced the immensely destructive hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria - was exceptionally active, said Bell, who doesn't now expect this season to produce such intense activity. The tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean became better organized and the National Hurricane Center has categorized it as Subtropical Storm Alberto . [Full Article...]

What should you be doing now to prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto?

What should you be doing now to prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto? As Alberto lifts slowly north northwest though the east central Gulf of Mexico, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over the watch area through the holiday weekend. Rain chances are at 70 to 80 percent throughout the Memorial Day weekend and not expected to let up until mid-week, at 40 percent. The National Weather Service said a flas... [Full Article...]

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election Party rules say members must pay the $10 fee to join the party themselves. A Ford spokeswoman said yesterday the allegations are old and that the party's appeals committee has since reviewed them and found them to be unsubstantiated. He made no mention of the allegations. Thanks to the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne we also have a carbon tax in Ontario called cap and trade which sou... [Full Article...]

How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off

How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off The Iridium Next communications satellites that SpaceX is launching with GRACE-FO are the latest in a series for Iridium Communications to build up that company's satellite constellation. Chaplain said a successful May 11 test launch "is good news for GPS III, but more detailed assessments of that flight and subsequent flights will need to be made to assure the Air Force that the vehicle is re... [Full Article...]

Amazon device alarms Northwest families after recording private conversation

Amazon device alarms Northwest families after recording private conversation All of this was done without the family reportedly issuing any command for Alexa . In March, Alexa was caught in a laughing controversy when it happened to pick words from background conversation and seemed to start laughing without being prompted to wake. [Full Article...]

Astana's Sanchez keeps on attacking at Stage 17 of Giro d'Italia

Astana's Sanchez keeps on attacking at Stage 17 of Giro d'Italia But France's Thibaut Pinot lost more than three minutes on the stage victor to drop to fifth overall, 1min 8sec off Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo who occupies the final podium position. However, as he had done three times before, Viviani showed that he's the best sprinter at the Giro by roaring past to edge out Sam Bennett for stage honours. [Full Article...]

Six Flags Adding Five More US Parks

Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 2,438 shares of the company's stock valued at $152,000 after purchasing an additional 927 shares in the last quarter. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $65.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. Shares of Six Flags stock opened at $64.11 on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Cohen distances himself from business associate who struck plea deal

Cohen distances himself from business associate who struck plea deal This is the latest bad development for Cohen . After the fee was paid to Cohen, he had a substantial meeting with Trump, followed by a photo op. The lawyer faces an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe over paying off Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 11 days before the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Venezuela boots top US envoys for "conspiring"

Venezuela boots top US envoys for The US has been piling on punitive measures against the Venezuelan government while claiming to be looking out for the people of that Latin American country. "The people of Venezuela have made their pronouncement and we ask everyone, nationally and worldwide, to respect the results", she said. And the 14-nation "Lima Group" of countries in the Americas, from Canada to Brazil, said in a sting... [Full Article...]

2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed

2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed Each carries "a medical certificate attesting that they've recovered and can no longer transmit the disease because they have developed antibodies against Ebola", he said. Karsten Voigt of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been training volunteers specifically on how to handle bodies during burials. [Full Article...]

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting They said they are co-operating with authorities. The pastor of a church where one of its member families lost a child in the Texas school shooting says the victims never will be forgotten. Gun control activists had complained about the picture of Abbot with the shotgun following the shooting and pressed the governor over the weekend to delete if from the webpage. [Full Article...]

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in They started hurling stones at the police and also overturned a vehicle after which the police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, they said . The participants of the procession, which marched towards the Collectorate, toppled a police vehicle, torched many vehicles parked on the two-wheeler parking space and damaged as many as six four-wheelers belonging to the Revenue Department. [Full Article...]

Palestinians press ICC to probe Israel for war crimes

Palestinians press ICC to probe Israel for war crimes Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki arrived on Tuesday at the independent court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, to meet with Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Following Oslo agreements of 1993, Palestinian Authority maintains a oretical exclusive control over so-called Area A - big cities and ir environment - which represents 18% of West Bank . [Full Article...]


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