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Sci-tech 300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach
Author: 0 300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

Mexico has a programme to protect turtles including provisions for criminal penalties for those who kill them. The office of the federal attorney for environmental protection (PROFEPA) said it would investigate the case. It comes a week after 113 turtles were found dead between July 24 and August 13 in the Puerto Arista sanctuary in Chiapas state. The sea turtles have since been buried on the beach.

Sci-tech Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf
Author: 0 Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf

According to Met Éireann, however, reports of a tropical storm headed Ireland's way in the coming weeks are somewhat premature, for the time being at least and likely to be wide of the mark. Storm Ophelia brought the country to a standstill a year ago as average wind speeds of between 65 and 80km/h with some gusts of 110 to 130km/h struck the emerald isle.

Author: 0 Astronauts work to fix International Space Station leak

NASA did not state what type of leak was detected. "The design engineers believe it is the result of a micrometeorite", Rogozin told Sky News . The tiny fracture is thought to have formed on the outside when a micro-meteorite struck the ISS.

Author: 0 Astronauts find hole in the International Space Station, plug it with thumb

The agency's post indicates the leak is located in the Russian segment of the station, and social media posts based on monitored air-to-ground transmissions indicate it may be in the Soyuz MS-09 ferry ship docked at the Rassvet module . "Flight controllers determined there was no immediate danger to the crew overnight". Upon finding the source of the leak, a two millimeter (0.08 inch) hole in the orbital compartment of the Soyuz MS-09, astronaut Alexander Gerst from the European Space ...

Sci-tech New study finds goats prefer happy human faces
Author: 0 New study finds goats prefer happy human faces

Be that as it may, this new investigation proposes that, regardless of living on the edges of human culture, goats have a remarkable capacity with respect to recognizing, at any rate, some essential human feelings. "Here, we show for the first time that goats do not only distinguish between these expressions, but they also prefer to interact with happy ones". This suggests goats use the left side of their brains to process positive emotions, said the team from Queen Mary University of London.

Sci-tech Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms; Tropical wave in the Caribbean
Author: 0 Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms; Tropical wave in the Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center designated the low Potential Tropical Cyclone Six at 11am on Thursday. The Hurricane Center reported in its most recent advisory that maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles per hour with higher gusts. Elsewhere, we are watching a tropical wave sitting between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that is producing heavy rainfall across parts of the Caribbean.

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Lane heads away from Hawaii islands
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Lane heads away from Hawaii islands

The National Weather Service says the amount of rain dumped on Mountain View by Hurricane Lane is the third-highest rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in the country since 1950. County Managing Director Wil Okabe estimates about 200 people have reported some kind of damage. If confirmed, it means Hurricane Lane has broken the state's record for total storm rainfall from a tropical cyclone.

Author: 0 No kidding! Research shows goats are attracted to smiley happy faces

You may not be able to tell when they're busy chomping down on everything in sight, but goats possess advanced cognitive abilities. The paper's first author, Dr Christian Nawroth, said: "We already knew that goats are very attuned to human body language, but we did not know how they react to different human emotional expressions, such as anger and happiness".

Sci-tech First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014
Author: 0 First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014

While numerous boats attempt the journey, it was the first successful "people-smuggling venture in 1,400 days", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. Even if found to be genuine refugees, they are already blocked from being resettled in Australia. They are either turned back or sent to camps on islands such as Manus and Nauru, where conditions have been widely criticised.

Author: 0 Sexually ‘anxious’ dolphin is rubbing against humans. So French mayor bans swimming

Mr Lars, mayor of Landévennec, has made a decision to ban swimming when the dolphin's presence has been confirmed. More than 50 years after Flipper swam into our hearts, another bottlenose dolphin is now trying for our trousers. Mr Lars declared enough was enough when Zafar tossed a young woman into the air with his nose. A local lawyer has even threatened to have the village's ban overturned, arguing that instances of dolphin-related injuries are extremely rare, and that Lars is merely ...

Sci-tech California Ends Cash Bail
Author: 0 California Ends Cash Bail

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) signed into law a bill that will eliminate the bail system for those awaiting trial. California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018.

Sci-tech Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain's funeral
Author: 0 Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain's funeral

Mr. Trump's about-face came after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to Mr. McCain , who died Saturday at 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. A discussion between former Democratic South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers, CNN host Chris Cuomo, and former Republican Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, went off the rails as they examined Trump's action and inaction in the first 48 hours after McCain's death .

Sci-tech Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?
Author: 0 Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

Labor's Penny Wong also paid tribute to Ms Bishop for her "trailblazing role as the first Australian woman to be Minister for Foreign Affairs". Morrison emerged as the surprise victor of Friday's party-room vote to replace Turnbull after a week of political chaos in Canberra that marked the emergence of Australia's sixth prime minister in less than 10 years.

Sci-tech New NASA app clicks selfies in 'out of the world' locations
Author: 0 New NASA app clicks selfies in 'out of the world' locations

In an attempt to draw the public's attention towards the sky up above, the agency has released two apps: Exoplanet Excursions and NASA Selfies . The app is available for iOS and Android . The app is available from the Spitzer mission website . All the artwork is based on data delivered from the Spitzer Space Telescope , as well as other telescopes that observed this highly interesting star system.

Sci-tech Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’ as Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm
Author: 0 Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’ as Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm

The center of the storm is not expected to come ashore though the eye wall could pass dangerously close to the central islands, including Oahu and Maui, in the coming days. He told the Weather Channel that Honolulu is vulnerable to floods and mudslides because it is partly ringed by mountains. Hawaii emerged Saturday from the threat of a potentially devastating hurricane after flooding forced evacuations on some islands but damage appeared less than feared despite historic amounts of rain.

Sci-tech Lane weakens to a tropical storm
Author: 0 Lane weakens to a tropical storm

As of Friday morning, Hurricane Lane's center was just under 200 miles from Honolulu . The stray tourist could be found walking around attempting to find something open, but for the most part the streets were peaceful. The battering waves are expected to bring "significant beach erosion and overwash onto vulnerable coastal roadways through Saturday as Lane makes its closest approach, particularly around the time of the normal high tide cycles", the weather service added.

Sci-tech YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash
Author: 0 YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash

As BuzzFeed wrote, "He reportedly made his money selling and trading so-called skins, graphic visual designs for weapons in the online game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that are meant to be aesthetic and don't affect game play". California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times that the accident involved nearly a dozen vehicles and shut down traffic on the northbound lane of I-805.

Sci-tech European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting
Author: 0 European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

The satellite was built by Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage and - equipped with a powerful laser - will be the first able to directly measure wind speeds on Earth from space. Traditional methods to gather this type of data involve deploying weather balloons, cloud tracking, and monitoring temperature and surface winds. Scientists now can not measure wind speeds in this region using traditional ground-based weather systems.

Sci-tech Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space
Author: 0 Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

NASA astronauts gave the space the game of tennis. "Drew's passion for tennis and space travel is inspiring our youth to serve to the Moon and seek the unknown while also demonstrating the benefits of a fit and athletic lifestyle", USTA Chief Marketing Officer Amy Coyne said .

Sci-tech Does evolution favor the lazy? Scientists think it might
Author: 0 Does evolution favor the lazy? Scientists think it might

The work may also have important implications for forecasting which species may be likely to vanish in the near term in the face of impending climate change . They found that mollusks that burned the highest amount of energy in their daily lives were more likely to be extinct than those that are still around.

Sci-tech Ancient Turtle Fossil Had A Toothless Beak But No Shell
Author: 0 Ancient Turtle Fossil Had A Toothless Beak But No Shell

Chun Li, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and co-author of the paper on the fossil dubbed Eorhynchochelys said, "This is the first early fossil turtle with a beak". According to research published on Thursday in the journal Nature , this curiosity has been answered by examining a turtle fossil discovered in China that dates back to 228 million years.

Sci-tech Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles
Author: 0 Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles

The majority of the newly discovered water ice was found to be in the shadows of craters near the poles, where the temperature never reaches above -150 C (-250 F). NASA's previous program of human moon exploration ended with the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The new discovery could help realize US President Donald Trump's goal of sending astronauts to the Moon for the first time in decades.

Sci-tech WestJet cancels Hawaii flights due to Hurricane Lane
Author: 0 WestJet cancels Hawaii flights due to Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane , which previously reached Category 5 status earlier this week, is slowly barrelling toward the Aloha State as a Category 4 storm. Unusually warm Pacific waters have sustained Lane, and Hawaii Governor David Ige is urging tourists to prepare for the worst.