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Sci-tech Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 3
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 3

There have been nine rip current deaths and two "high surf" deaths so far this year off N.C., says the National Weather Service . Of interest to forecasters is which direction Florence will go over the next several days. The current projected path by the National Hurricane Center for the next few days can be viewed in the second image above. "The Ministry reminded that the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] continues to closely monitor the track of Tropical Storm Florence and if ...

Sci-tech France's sports minister quits ahead of expected cabinet shuffle
Author: 0 France's sports minister quits ahead of expected cabinet shuffle

French environment campaigners have warned Emmanuel Macron is doing too little to combat climate change and must radically rethink his environment policy if he is to honour his promise to " make this planet great again ". Laura Flessel with President Macron. Critics accused the president and his team of trying to cover up the incident, reinforcing his image as an aloof leader dismissive of traditional checks and balances.

Sci-tech Going up! Japan to test mini 'space elevator'
Author: 0 Going up! Japan to test mini 'space elevator'

On September 11, the first miniature space elevator will be launched from Japan to be tested with two cubic satellites. In the next week, scientists from Japan are set to send two miniature satellites to the International Space Station (ISS) in what could be the first of a monumental space elevator.

Sci-tech Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing
Author: 0 Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was grilled about his comments and writings on independent counsels. "The court specifically went through all the factors in stare decisis in considering whether to overrule it", Judge Kavanaugh said about the Casey decision.

Sci-tech 'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings
Author: 0 'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

He was interrupted by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont about pardons. Then Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, another Democrat , chimed in. When she paused, Sen. He again ducked the policy question. The Supreme Court to date has ruled that individuals have a right to bear arms in self defence but has not extended that right outside the home or specified which weapons are covered.

Author: 0 Planet Nine Suspected And Invisible To Existing Telescopes

A huge planet which has never been seen by astronomers could be lurking, nearly invisibly, at the dark edges of our solar system , astronomers believe. Astronomers said there is a brick wall at a distance of 1,000 AU, and this could be part of the reason why spotting the planet has proved hard. Researchers use Subaru's wide enviornment of peek to survey capability search plot.The efforts, nonetheless, cease no longer jabber the discovery of the planet as it'll furthermore remain hidden amid ...

Sci-tech Florence becomes hurricane as it heads towards Bermuda
Author: 0 Florence becomes hurricane as it heads towards Bermuda

It prompted states of emergency in Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama. The storm was going out swinging: 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.

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Author: 0 "Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

Judge Brett Kavanaugh explains why he can not discuss cases or issues that may become before him during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing . The Supreme Court has never answered that question, and it is among the most important at Kavanaugh's hearing since Trump could face a subpoena in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation .

Author: 0 Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

Feinstein had asked the question in the context of USA v. Nixon , the 1974 unanimous Supreme Court ruling ordering then-President Nixon to hand over tape recordings from his White House that ultimately led to his resignation. Pressed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , Kavanaugh defended a ruling he took part in issuing an order preventing a 17-year-old illegal immigrant detained by US authorities in Texas from immediately having an abortion.

Sci-tech State of emergency declared in Mississippi
Author: 0 State of emergency declared in Mississippi

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, Tropical Storm Gordon's center is 160 miles offshore with next-to-nothing impacts for Tampa Bay, despite wind speeds of up to 65 mph. Meanwhile, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned: "The city's absolute number one priority is to ensure the safety of our residents". Heavy rain and inland flooding are major concerns for Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Sci-tech Gulf Coast braces for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane
Author: 0 Gulf Coast braces for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

A storm surge warning was posted for the north central Gulf Coast from Shell Beach, La.to Dauphin Island, Ala. "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage". The U.S. Coast Guard also warned that the ports of New Orleans as well as Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi, may have to close within 48 hours when gale force winds from Gordon are expected to arrive.

Author: 0 Elephants Massacred After Anti-Poaching Unit Disarmed

Then, this May, President Carter Morupisi issued a directive stripping the guns from anti-poaching units patrolling the country's porous border regions. Botswana is home to the world's largest elephant populations and has been praised for its protection of elephants in the past. According to tracking collar data gathered by scientists, elephants tend to stay within Botswana's boarders for its assumed safety and despite not having fences along the country's boarders.

Sci-tech Trans Mountain expansion could be delayed for years by court decision
Author: 0 Trans Mountain expansion could be delayed for years by court decision

Gulf Coast. "It means upholding our commitments with Indigenous Peoples and it means responsibly protecting Canada's and Canadians' investment". Meanwhile, after the expansion plan fell apart in court, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced her decision to pull out of the country's climate change framework in protest of the project's delay-claiming the halting of the project is "a threat to Canadian sovereignty and Canadian economic security".

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Florence: Where is it and where is it going?
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Florence: Where is it and where is it going?

A third system has moved off the African coast, and is forecast to move westward across the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Tropical Storm watch for the northern Gulf Coast Sunday - from the Alabama-Florida border as far as Morgan City, Louisiana.

Sci-tech International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak
Author: 0 International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak

NASA pays about $81 million per seat on the Soyuz to fly astronauts to and from the space station. According to a report by The Telegraph , German astronaut from the European Space Agency Alexander Gerst initially plugged the hole with his thumb before more extensive repairs could be carried out.

Sci-tech NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station
Author: 0 NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station

For the six astronauts on the 250-mile-high ISS, now home to three Americans, two Russians and one German, things like orbital debris is always constant threat, even the tiny 2mm pieces. Controllers at NASA said their readings also showed that the pressure had stabilized, and they continued to monitor the situation. Meanwhile, Roscosmos has convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak.

Sci-tech Calif. assembly OKs law on net neutrality
Author: 0 Calif. assembly OKs law on net neutrality

The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. Dozens of other states are looking to pull this end run around the FCC and the Trump administration by legislating net neutrality and making it a state law.

Author: 0 Tropical activity increasing in the Atlantic for the Labor Day weekend

St. Thomas and St. John were under a flood advisory for much of Thursday, and some weather systems raise flags for upcoming weeks as the hurricane season enters its most risky month. The Met Éireann representative also mentioned that if such a storm does hit the North Atlantic, to the best of their knowledge, Ireland isn't likely to be affected.

Author: 0 Leak detected on International Space Station

Its next mission will be getting filled with ISS junk and blasted back toward the Earth to burn up. As it turns out, a tiny meteorite is thought to have struck the space station , leaving a small hole in one of the modules. The report by The Telegraph says that if it had gone undiscovered, the crew could have run out of breathable air in 18 days. Flight controllers in Houston are continuing to monitor station's cabin pressure in the wake of the fix, the blog post said.