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Trump Plans to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance

Trump Plans to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance

He had high hopes for Trump as president, he writes, but he has been let down. Former CIA directors and other top national security officials are typically allowed to keep their clearances, at lea...

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Manned flight to space station is on track, says SpaceX

Manned flight to space station is on track, says SpaceX

SpaceX will swiftly carry the Dragon capsule to safety in the event of an in-flight mishap with the Falcon 9 rocket. A test model of the Crew Dragon was presented to members of the media at SpaceX...

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Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend

The clouds increasing though from the west with some rain. Lane is now forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane over the weekend. Though there's to be sunshine o...

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

It is the first space craft to be named after a living person - astrophysicist Eugene Parker, 91, who first described solar wind in 1958. The car-sized probe is created to give scientists a better u...

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Heatwaves will reoccur for the next FOUR years predict scientists

Heatwaves will reoccur for the next FOUR years predict scientists

The new technique is known as Procast (Probabilistic forecast) and it takes the usually irrational and chaotic behaviour of Earth's weather systems and moves to simplify them in order to predict a pat...

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Earth`s oldest known evolved rocks result of collision of asteroids

The planet doesn't really have an atmosphere to shield it from meteorite impacts, and the planetary surface is still in its nascent days. This is one of the oldest and most stable tectonic structures ...

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200-million year old Pterosaur built for flying

200-million year old Pterosaur built for flying

Though it hadn't reached adulthood, the specimen's wingspan was already over 1.5 meters, or roughly 5 feet, which could make it the biggest species of pterosaur on record, BBC News reported . The...

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Subtropical storm Ernesto becomes better organized over the Atlantic

Subtropical storm Ernesto becomes better organized over the Atlantic

Like a tropical storm is has a closed low at the surface but like non-tropical systems it has a low aloft as well. The storm continues to move just south of due west at about 12 kt. Before then they...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide

Rick Scott , a man who over the past eight years cut almost $ 700 million from Florida's environmental agencies (many of whom oversee algae outbreaks) declared a state of emergency today to combat ...

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Watch incredible time-lapse video of Perseid meteor shower in NE Ohio!

Watch incredible time-lapse video of Perseid meteor shower in NE Ohio!

The shower peaked overnight on Sunday (Aug. 12) and early into Monday morning (Aug. 13). "On a normal night a meteor can come from any area of the sky". "It was a good night with very good number of...

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Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun

Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun

It'll fly just over 6 million km from the surface - protected from the searing temperatures by a revolutionary new heat shield. The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's atmosphere, known as t...

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Green Lights Captured Shooting Across The Sky During Meteor Shower

Green Lights Captured Shooting Across The Sky During Meteor Shower

This year is going to be especially striking because of the new moon, painting the flawless backdrop for the late-summer nature show. As Earth moves through this cloud, the particles fall into our atm...

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NASA Finds Bright ‘Hydrogen Wall’ Around Our Solar System

NASA Finds Bright ‘Hydrogen Wall’ Around Our Solar System

According to the study, the New Horizons probe detected a strong front of UV light at the edge of our solar system , well above what should be there if there was no "hydrogen wall", reports Science ...

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Mega-Shark Teeth Of 25-Million-Year-Old Found On Australian Beach

Mega-Shark Teeth Of 25-Million-Year-Old Found On Australian Beach

The shark was among the top predators during its heyday 25 million years ago, feasting mostly on small whales . Phillip Mullaly, an Australian fossil enthusiast and teacher, made the discovery of h...

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Best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight

That happened for the last time in 1992 and won't happen again until 2126. As Earth moves through this cloud, the particles fall into our atmosphere and burn up, creating spectacular streaks of light ...

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Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

As the Parker Solar Probe probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation and temperatures as high as 1,377C - close to the melting point of steel. Dr Nicky Fox, the British-born project sc...

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'Awesome' Perseid meteor shower coming next week to a sky near you

'Awesome' Perseid meteor shower coming next week to a sky near you

The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most reliable and visible meteor showers of the year, and it's expected on Sunday August 12. Perseid meteors were known to appear from the constellation Perse...

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NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun

NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun

A last-minute technical hitch forced controllers at the Florida space centre to cancel the night-time launch of the Parker Solar Probe, announcing that they would try again on Sunday. The spacecraft e...

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Spare the Air alert issued for the area on Thursday

Spare the Air alert issued for the area on Thursday

Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy and Hollister early Wednesday, Aug.8, began experiencing brown, hazy skies, the smoke impacts from the Mendocino Complex Fire and other wildfires . These potential neg...

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Hector moves WEST - Hawaii Big Island hit at 2pm

Hector moves WEST - Hawaii Big Island hit at 2pm

Hurricane-force winds will extend outward up to 40 miles (65km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds will extend up to 115 miles (185km). NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) not...

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Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

And even though there won't be as many shooting stars as in past years - in 2016, for example, there were as many as 200 visible meteors per hour - there will still be a boatload this weekend , wit...

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Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in global rescue operation

Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in global rescue operation

Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research said the southern resident orca J35 was spotted Thursday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the south shore of Vancouver Island. The last time a south...

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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

The partial solar eclipse will start at 4:02 a.m. E.T. on August 11 and the moon will reach its maximum coverage of the sun at 5:46 a.m. E.T., according to NASA . When the moon completely covers ...

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What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

The peak days will be Saturday night and Sunday night. "The reason we see the Perseids is because the earth travels through the tail of a comet", Kat Kelly, an astronomer at Vancouver's H.R. They ...

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Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

This year, the viewing opportunities are about as good as they can get. StormCenter 2 Severe Weather Specialist Brad Spakowitz says the meteors are remnants of Comet Swift-Tuttle. He's also the foun...

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Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

If the weather is good in the morning, when the eclipse starts (around 4:02 a.m. E.T.), then it may become the most viewed solar eclipse of the year. However, for those who can see it, during a tota...

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NASA ready for trip to the sun

NASA ready for trip to the sun

NASA is close to launching a spacecraft on a voyage to the sun that will give scientists their closest-ever view of the star. At 3:33 a.m. EDT, the Parker Solar Probe will launch from Space Launc...

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Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off United States peninsula

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off United States peninsula

Vancouver Aquarium's head veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, examined the orca. They were able to obtain a breath sample from the juvenile female orca to help assess any infection she might have and...

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NASA spacecraft to visit the sun to offer closest view

NASA spacecraft to visit the sun to offer closest view

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get almost seven times closer to the sun than previous spacecraft. Thomas Zurbuchen, from NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said: "By studying our star, we can learn...

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Drought-hit Australian farmers to kill kangaroos

Drought-hit Australian farmers to kill kangaroos

Unable to feed their livestock, many have been forced to sell or slaughter stock, sending the cattle industry into a decline that could take years to recover. Conditions are similarly dire in Queensla...

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Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

The spacecraft is expected to make its closest approach to the sun in the year 2024, as it flies 3.9 million miles above the solar surface. On each close approach to the sun, the probe will sample...

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Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, entirely in drought

Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, entirely in drought

It was officially listed as "100% in drought " on Wednesday. The NSW Government has announced a $500million emergency drought relief package as the state suffers. The lack of food for animals has...

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How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

Meanwhile, the best place to view the Perseids meteor shower is in the Northern Hemisphere, so viewers in the United Kingdom and U.S. should be golden. Eight months ago, we delighted in the beauty o...

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Environment Canada issues Special Weather Advisory over high temps

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. And it goes without saying, but "never leave people or pets inside a park...

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Stargazers set to see rare green comet

Lucky stargazers who look up Tuesday or Wednesday nights will have the best chance to glimpse the celestial object, dubbed the "Incredible Hulk" for its color and considerable size, notes Sputnik New...

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