Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve

Field guides on a game drive Tuesday evening reported that they'd discovered human remains as well as other items "in the immediate vicinity of the lions". "We thought they must have been rhino poachers but the axe confirmed it", Fox said. The rese... More..

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Asteroid belt may be remains of half a dozen ancient planets
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Asteroid belt may be remains of half a dozen ancient planets

Based on Hirayama's ideas, for the past 100 years, astronomers have grouped asteroids into families and non-families, with only half of all the asteroids that we know of being classed in families. Interesting...More..

Ford Moves To Dismantle Ontario's Cap-And-Trade Program
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Ford Moves To Dismantle Ontario's Cap-And-Trade Program

Some rebates for energy-efficient renovations that were financed through cap-and-trade revenues - such as the GreenON rebate program - were already being phased out before Ford officially took office last week....More..

Scientists Capture Stunning Photo In Deep Space
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Scientists Capture Stunning Photo In Deep Space

To the right of the black circle at the center of the image, the round bright planet can be seen within the disk of gas and dust around the young dwarf star PDS 70. The discovery, detailed in a paper in the j...More..

Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st century due this month
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st century due this month

A lunar eclipse , which occurs when the sun, Earth, and moon line up so that Earth's shadow is cast on the moon, always happens within two weeks of a solar eclipse; in this case, there will be partial solar ...More..

Dawn zooms in on Ceres' enigmatic Occator Crater
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Dawn zooms in on Ceres' enigmatic Occator Crater

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered into its final planned orbital position from which it will study the dwarf planet Ceres, the lowest the probe has descended to the tiny world since it arrived in orbit on M...More..

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban

Woolworths and Coles past year announced plans to voluntarily remove free lightweight plastic bags from their stores nationally and instead offer more environmentally friendly reusable bags for 15 Aus cents ...More..

A new baby planet is being formed
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

A new baby planet is being formed

The protoplanetary disk is the "planet factory" full of gas and dust around young stars. The planet is seen as the glowing spot to the right of the black circle, which was caused by scientists using a coronag...More..

Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage

Studies show the chemicals are harmful to coral reefs . The legislation, which state lawmakers passed in May , prohibits the sale and distribution of nonprescribed sunscreens that contain oxybenzone or octino...More..

by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Scientists hunt for meteor that exploded off Washington coast

While the event was indeed caused by an out-of-this-world object, no aliens were involved. This was the case for the meteorite that streaked through the sky over Washington State on March 7th , which NASA emp...More..

Nasa will be publicly testing a quiet supersonic jet over Texan residents
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Nasa will be publicly testing a quiet supersonic jet over Texan residents

Fighter jet F/A-18 Hornet aircraft will be flown over Galverston in Texas , creating "quiet" sonic booms so that Nasa can find what people deem as an acceptable volume of noise produced by supersonic flight...More..

Air pollution linked to 3.2 million new diabetes cases in one year
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Air pollution linked to 3.2 million new diabetes cases in one year

Previous research had already advanced the link between air pollution and diabetes, but this study is the first to make this connection explicitly. The researchers built a statistical model to see to wh...More..

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastic ban takes effect
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastic ban takes effect

ENRAGED Australian shoppers have taken to social media to condemn supermarket giant Coles' decision to ban single-use plastic bags from check-outs from today onwards. Supermarket staff have also had to deal w...More..

Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant

State-controlled EDF, which manages the plant, said that two drones had flown over the facility. These pools can hold the equivalent of several reactor cores, stored in concrete pools outside the highly reinf...More..

Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time

The images that the team captured show the planet as a bright point beside the black filter covering the star at the centre of the image. The image confirms newborn planets slice through these disks leaving h...More..

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

The cool down will be short lived, as heat and humidity will return on Tuesday and persist through most of this week. Environment Canada warns this extreme heat event will continue though for most of the week...More..

Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

Trump told reporters at the White House that he would meet with two or three more candidates and decide on a nominee in the next few days. Federal appellate court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barret...More..

EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant

Dravis said she declined his request, saying she was anxious the call would violate the Hatch Act and that she wanted to avoid potential conflicts of interest. Chmielewski told CNN that he was booted from the...More..

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know

Views in Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, and the Indian Ocean region will have the best views! The Red Planet will make its close approach on July 31 at a distance of about 35.8 million miles, accordin...More..

Political cartoons: Justice Kennedy retires, Capital Gazette shooting
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Political cartoons: Justice Kennedy retires, Capital Gazette shooting

Trump told reporters Friday he would not ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade . President George H.W. Bush picked one solid conservative (Clarence Thomas) and one (David S...More..

by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Newborn planet pictured for first time

The researchers' analyses suggest that PDS 70b is two to three times bigger than Jupiter and lies about 1.9 billion miles (3 billion kilometers) from its star - about as far as Uranus is from the sun. "Th...More..

by | Monday, July 02, 2018

President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Trump said his advisers have told him he should not ask anyone on his potential list of Supreme Court nominees whether they would overturn Roe v Wade , th...More..

It’s official - Boston is sweating a heat wave
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

It’s official - Boston is sweating a heat wave

Lawrence County was still under a HEAT ADVISORY . The Midwest will see its hottest days on Friday and Saturday , when the combination of temperatures in the upper 90s and high humidity will create a heat...More..

Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Toronto and Metrolinx issue heat warnings

Daytime highs are forecasted to reach the low to mid thirties with humidex values into the mid forties. The highest July 1 temperature recorded in Ottawa between 1939 and 2011 was 36.9 C in 1963. Be cautious if...More..

‘Flying brain’ on its way to space station
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

‘Flying brain’ on its way to space station

About 10 minutes later, SpaceX's Twitter account confirmed Dragon was "in good orbit". Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will air on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 2:30 a.m. For...More..

Democrats Urge McConnell: No Vote on Kennedy Replacement Until After Midterms
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Democrats Urge McConnell: No Vote on Kennedy Replacement Until After Midterms

It is hard to know how reliable such polling is, but for whatever it is worth: A significant number of voters in 2016 said - perhaps they were minting a retrospective rationale for an unpleasant act - that they...More..

Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women

If Sen. Lee's bid to become a Supreme Court justice were to pass through Congress, then the governor of Utah would pick Lee's temporary replacement in the Senate, who would keep the post until the next gener...More..

Sen. Mike Lee: Possible Supreme Court Frontrunner
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sen. Mike Lee: Possible Supreme Court Frontrunner

It's likely the Trump nominee will dissemble - as so many Supreme Court nominees have - on the issue of abortion rights. Trump himself had interviewed Thapar on a previous occasion for a Supreme Court ...More..

Scientists Find Key Ingredient For Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Scientists Find Key Ingredient For Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Previously, Cassini had detected small, relatively common organic molecules at Enceladus that were much smaller. However, the latest research has revealed that large, carbon-rich molecules are also blasted ou...More..

Japanese spacecraft arrives at 'surprising' diamond-shaped asteroid
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Japanese spacecraft arrives at 'surprising' diamond-shaped asteroid

Ryugu's shape resembles a spinning top and measures 900 meters in diameter. Hayabusa-2 commenced its final approximate towards Ryugu on June 3; the asteroid is commencing to be a center of attention. Research...More..