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Space station air leak caused by man-made drill hole, reports say

Space station air leak caused by man-made drill hole, reports say The cause of the hole was initially thought to be impact from a micrometeorite or other flying space debris . He also added that the drill seemed to have been operated by a " wavering hand ", notes the report . Rogozin asked. "We are checking the Earth version". But the incident's fallout continued this week, after Russian officials who were subsequently tasked with examining the hole conc... [Full Article...]

After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived The good news came as museum officials said they feared as much as 90 percent of Latin America's largest collection of treasures might have been lost in the fire. "However the sensation I the truth is personal about the museum is sadness". We are forgetting our history. President Michel Temer announced Monday that private and public banks, as well as mining giant Vale and state-run oil company P... [Full Article...]

Cory Booker just released confidential Brett Kavanaugh documents - read them here

Cory Booker just released confidential Brett Kavanaugh documents - read them here Democratic Senator Cory Booker focused on an email he said described Kavanaugh's views as a Bush White House aide on the use of "racial profiling" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda Islamist militant group. [Full Article...]

Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, asked Kavanaugh right away whether he would be independent from the president who chose him for highly prestigious lifetime position. Kavanaugh only needs 50 votes to be confirmed, and no GOP members to this point have indicated they will oppose his nomination. Why is abortion a key issue in the confirmation hearing? Kavanaugh likened Roe... [Full Article...]

2003 e-mail reveals Kavanaugh questioned if Roe v. Wade is settled law

2003 e-mail reveals Kavanaugh questioned if Roe v. Wade is settled law GOP challengers hit Dems over tax votes McCain's former chief of staff considering Senate bid as Democrat Liberals should stop "whining" about Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, says Buck Sexton MORE (D-N.Y.) at the time said Democrats were protesting Republicans' handling of Kavanaugh's nomination, which Democrats argue is being rushed through. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2 The Supreme Court has never answered that question, and it is among the potentially most important since Trump could face a subpoena from special counsel Mueller. At a 2016 event at the American Enterprise Institute, Kavanaugh said: "It's appropriate that the court overrule precedent in some circumstances". Numerous documents that have been shielded from disclosure come from Kavanaugh's three ... [Full Article...]

"Planet Nine" Could Be Lurking In Our Solar System, Said Astronomers

One of the ideas of scientists is to look for a heat glow which must radiate this planet. The planet, named Planet Nine, is believed to be 10 times bigger than Earth and 20 times farther out from the sun than Neptune - the outer-most planet in the solar system. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach Tropical Storm warnings are also in effect for the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. In its 2 p.m. advisory, the NHC and National Weather Service said the system is moving north-northwestward. Minor coastal flooding is possible Monday on the Atlantic coast south of West Palm Beach from onshore winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour. The Gulf Coast states, still suffering the after... [Full Article...]

Gordon hits land in Mississippi, Alabama; child killed

Gordon hits land in Mississippi, Alabama; child killed Forecasters said radar spotted possible tornados spun off by the storm overnight in southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and more were possible through Wednesday night in MS and western Alabama. States of emergency were issued for Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama. Image: The path of the storm. Hurricane Florence isn't expected to impact the United States. [Full Article...]

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears Based on the 5 pm briefing from the National Hurricane Center Santa Rosa County will begin to experience Tropical Force winds Tuesday afternoon. Despite the warnings, Gordon is not expected to become a major hurricane and is forecast to waken significantly when it makes landfall. [Full Article...]

Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared states of emergency. Rain and the flash flooding that can cause are the main threats expected from Gordon along with strong wind and storm surge. Bernard Parish. As of Monday night, the FPA did not anticipate that the three pump stations at Lake Pontchartrain would be activated, but it is prepared to do so if the forecas... [Full Article...]

Govts not ready for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM

Govts not ready for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM Reaching success at COP24 will be challenging without the preparation of an official negotiating text on the implementation guidelines. He urged delegates to come up with clear guidelines. But they alone can't rise to the challenge and need the support of all these actors. FILE PHOTO - Participants are seen in silhouette as they look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies durin... [Full Article...]

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana The scale of elephant poaching is by far the largest I've seen or read about anywhere in Africa to date". Shockingly, the mutilated elephants were found near the protected Okavango Delta region, and far away from the borders where poaching has traditionally been more rife. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence: Where is it and where is it going?

Tropical Storm Florence: Where is it and where is it going? Wind gusts from the storm were expected to hit Florida from Monday afternoon, with Governor Rick Scott reminding people to remain vigilant. On the forecast track, the center of Tropical Storm Gordon will move over the southeast Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and evening, and then move towards central Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak

International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak Meanwhile, mission control centers in Russia's Korolev and US Houston keep monitoring the air pressure on the ISS and Soyuz after the leak had been fixed. Its their ride home, too, come December, and also serves as a lifeboat in case of an emergency. In 2007, another leak occurred in the station's Harmony module in the USA section but officials said at the time the leak was no cause for concern. [Full Article...]

Trans Mountain pipeline decision devastating blow to Alberta: Stubbs

Trans Mountain pipeline decision devastating blow to Alberta: Stubbs Notley said Thursday she has not ruled out turning down the taps. Alberta, home to some of Canada's biggest oil and gas companies, was hit hard by the selloff in oil prices that began in 2014, triggering a major industry downturn. "The federal government still has to decide what its path forward is, and at the end of the day, I think as Albertans, you want them in the corner pushing the pipe... [Full Article...]

Small leak in International Space Station fixed

Small leak in International Space Station fixed At the same time, the Director of the Russian program of space flight Sergei Krikalev told the news Agency TASS reported that Russia may proceed with a contract with NASA . A small leak that was detected on the International Space Station has now been temporarily fixed. NASA and Roscosmos said that the team then performed tests and troubleshooting to figure out exactly where the leak orig... [Full Article...]

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station An astronaut who had undergone rigorous training for years and scientific study used one of his thumbs to block the hole in the International Space Station . Mission Control outside Moscow told the astronauts to let the sealant dry overnight and that more leak checks would be conducted on August 31. In a statement, NASA explained that flight controllers in both Houston and Moscow noticed sign... [Full Article...]

California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation

California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation The fight isn't over yet: The state senate still needs to pass it, and Governor Jerry Brown (D), will need to sign it. The bill would prohibit internet providers from blocking or slowing data based on its content or from favoring websites or video streams from companies that pay extra. [Full Article...]

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance It remains disorganized, and the model forecasts do not indicate much development to occur. Then once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, it could get slightly better organized and affect the northern Gulf Coast between Tuesday and Thursday. The National Hurricane Center continues to watch two areas in the tropics. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm -... [Full Article...]


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