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Test-Tube Rhino Created in Effort to Save Near-Extinct White Rhino

Test-Tube Rhino Created in Effort to Save Near-Extinct White Rhino Scientists assert that it is possible to recreate the story of the northern white rhino using IVF - the most endangered mammal in the world. By creating embryo stem cell lines from southern white rhinos, scientists demonstrated what Roth calls "proof of concept", meaning that if you could achieve this outcome with a southern white rhino, you could ostensibly achieve a similar outcome in the ... [Full Article...]

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman The U.S. State Department did not respond to questions about U.S. territorial claims on Machais Seal Island and the Gray Zone. Global Affairs Canada, the equivalent of the State Department in the US, told the CBC that it has confirmed at least two incidents in which Customs and Border Patrol agents had questioned Canadian fishermen off the island. [Full Article...]

Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails

Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails The new EPA administrator's other affiliations include serving as the vice president of the Washington Coal Club , an organization made up of 300 coal producers, lawmakers, and energy industry executives, according to environmental policy non-profit the National Resources Defense Council . [Full Article...]

Ford turned all the "green" program, funded by quotas and emissions taxes

Ford turned all the Some special offers such as discounts on energy-efficient renovations, for example, discount GreenON, which was also funded through a program of quotas, ceased its operation before joining Ford in the post last week. Brooks says that the initiative requires that members give a year's notice of a decision to pull out of the WCI, and it is unclear if Ford plans on doing this. [Full Article...]

Rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa

Rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa A May 2018 "60 Minutes" report revealed that they are being slaughtered at the shocking rate of three a day at the hands of poachers like the group killed in Sibuya. "They strayed into a pride of lions - it's a big pride so they didn't have too much time", Mr Fox told AFP news agency. A high-powered rifle and an axe were also found. [Full Article...]

Earthlings for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet

Earthlings for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet It has a surface temperature of around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius) and takes 120 years to orbit its host star. That's depending on the name of the star in its orbit, PDS 70. With SPHERE (which stands for Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research), the astronomers could see young "features" in the star system of the young planet. [Full Article...]

Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Is Near, but You'll Have to Travel

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will tint the moon a deep red July 27 in both Central Asia and Eastern Africa. The eclipse will be completely visible over Eastern Africa and Central Asia, and will be partially seen over Western Africa, Eastern Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia. [Full Article...]

Greenpeace 'wanted to show nuclear vulnerability'

Greenpeace 'wanted to show nuclear vulnerability' In this photo released by Greenpeace, a drone resembling the character Superman crashes into a wall of the nuclear power plant of Le Bugey, central, France, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. " This activity once more highlights the severe susceptability of this kind of structures, which include the highest possible quantity of radioactivity in nuclear plants", Greenpeace stated, inning accordance with Reute... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres By carrying out this maneuver, the probe flew closer to the dwarf planet's Cerealia Facula. Results from Dawn's previous observations of the crater showed the features were made of sodium carbonate - a type of salt compound commonly found in evaporite deposits on Earth. [Full Article...]

Greens call for ban on plastic straws, single-use bags

Greens call for ban on plastic straws, single-use bags In a survey of supermarket workers this week, out of 132 who responded, 57 (43 per cent) said they had suffered abuse because of the plastic bag ban. The customer had been banned from the store. According to the United Nations, if plastic pollution continues at its present rate, the volume of accumulated plastic in the world's oceans and seas will be greater than fish. [Full Article...]

NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas Nasa plans to test its supersonic aircraft over residents in Texas to gauge noise levels in its latest move towards commercially viable supersonic flights . But the airplane's shape is carefully tailored such that the shockwaves do not combine. An initial test of the research methodology using the F/A-18 was conducted in 2011 with the help of the United States military community that lives o... [Full Article...]

Can Air Pollution Increase Risk Of Diabetes?

Can Air Pollution Increase Risk Of Diabetes? Al-Aly said. The study estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 - or around 14 per cent of all new diabetes cases globally that year. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)". Researchers at Washington University used NASA satellites to predict that nearly 15,000 people get type 2 diabetes in the United Ki... [Full Article...]

Cumbria warned of hosepipe ban as heatwave continues

Cumbria warned of hosepipe ban as heatwave continues Severn Trent said it was pumping millions of extra litres into the network and asked people to avoid using the garden sprinkler or hose pipe. He added: "This morning we have had several orders, for five-litre and 10-litre cans". Irish Water could extend the ban to other areas and are warning there could be shortages right through the Autumn following an exceptionally dry few months. [Full Article...]

Australian supermarkets work to prevent "bag rage" as plastics ban takes effect

Australian supermarkets work to prevent Coles, one of the retailers that has implemented a ban, has also pledged to "halve food waste across its supermarkets by 2020". In addition, the use of packages banned at two major supermarket chains - Coles and IGA. Coles and Woolies are pulling out all the stops to try and head off the possible fury of bag less shoppers on the weekend. Woolworths and Coles a year ago declared plans to wilful... [Full Article...]

Hang onto your hat for a hot holiday weekend

Hang onto your hat for a hot holiday weekend As a result, the City of Greater Sudbury extended the hours at municipal facilities and lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches throughout the long weekend. Thursday's outlook is mixed skies and a high of 34 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of overnight showers and a low of 22 C. Environment Canada also warns to watch out for serious medical conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, ... [Full Article...]

First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed

First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed Until now, it had proven impossible to capture the birth of a planet as it is usually obscured by dust, but now they've finally managed to get shots of a planet breaking out of a " disc " from which it is formed. The analyses suggest that the new planet, known as PDS 70b , is two to three times bigger than Jupiter - about as far as Uranus is from the sun, Space.com reports. [Full Article...]

Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v Wade 'hostility'

Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v Wade 'hostility' The White House also made personnel changes created to rev up a process that will be headed up by general counsel Don McGahn . Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups. [Full Article...]

Woman With Toddler Confronts Pruitt During Lunch

Woman With Toddler Confronts Pruitt During Lunch Dravis' attorney, Miller & Chevalier's Andrew Herman, said in an interview Monday that his client answered questions from Republicans and Democrats "as forthrightly and candidly as she could, and she pushed back on both sides when they were either wrong or pushing their agenda". [Full Article...]

The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month

The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month One does not need a telescope to watch the eclipse, though a good pair of binoculars will enhance the experience", Mr Durai said. The partial eclipse of the moon would start at 11:54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27 and the total eclipse would begin at 1 am on July 28, Mr Duari said. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview Trump , who is in New Jersey for the weekend, said he plans to interview one or two candidates on Saturday or Sunday before announcing his nominee after the Fourth of July. "He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee. "I hope that my Republican colleagues who believe that women, not the government, have the right to control their bodies will stand with those of us who oppose any nominee wh... [Full Article...]


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