• Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference
Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference

Red tides at Sanibel Island in Florida have continued to leave beaches looking like graveyards, with dozens of fish and other sea life washed up on the shore. While the toxic algae blooms known as "red tides" are common off the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is calling the current event the worst ...

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  • Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights
Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

The first crewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will include NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley . NASA has always been working on developing its commercial crew programme while it can focus on its space exploration projects, the report added.

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  • EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG
EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG

In addition to new fuel economy standards, the EPA is expected to revoke California's right to impose its own emissions standards under the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Thursday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpPro-Trump pastor: Trump is "the most pro-black" president I've ever seen Trump renews ca...

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  • Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee near North Pole
Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee near North Pole

A helicopter brought the injured guard to the nearby town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island. The polar bear was shot dead. A polar bear was killed after attacking a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole on Saturday.

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  • Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars
Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars

Water is essential to life as we know it, and scientists have long sought to prove that the liquid is present on Mars. An underground salt-laden lake has been found on Mars, according to Italian researchers. "We found that any other explanation for these very strong echoes was not really tenable in light of the evidence that we had available", he...

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  • Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003
Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

Mars will still be more visible than normal for a while, but will become fainter as it travels farther from Earth during the planets' orbits around the sun. The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. "It's magnificent. It's as bright as an airplane landing light", Widener University astronomer Ha...

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  • Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow
Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

In Invercargill there is five minutes between sunrise at 8:12 and moonset shortly thereafter, with the Moon entirely within Earth's shadow . This is the ideal time for astronomers to get good looks at our solar system companions. The eclipse is also known as the blood or red moon because when eclipsed, the moon looks red. The moon takes ab...

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  • Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79
Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79

The newly discovered Jupiter moons , with diameters of one to three kilometres (0.62 to 1.9 miles), required multiple observations to verify. By contrast, retrograde moons were probably objects that once were wandering around the solar system and got snared by Jupiter's gravity.

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  • GOP reps threaten maligned Federal Bureau of Investigation agent with contempt in House hearing
GOP reps threaten maligned Federal Bureau of Investigation agent with contempt in House hearing

Strzok testified before the House in a closed-door hearing in June, where Republicans railed against his credibility in claiming that his texts with Page were not evidence that he meant to block Trump from the presidency, as his critics have said an August 2016 message suggests.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris forms off the Carolinas, generating risky surf
Tropical Storm Chris forms off the Carolinas, generating risky surf

Jose Alamo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told The Associated Press that 1 to 5 inches (3 to 13 centimeters) of rain fell across Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's east coast was the most affected even as people in that region struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria. On Monday, people were still buying water, batteries, candles and ...

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  • Everything you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick
Everything you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick

Kavanaugh posed for photos in Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office, with the Kentucky Republican, Pence and former Arizona Sen. Some Democrats, including Sen. Wade faithfully and fully" because it's "binding precedent" that has been "reaffirmed many times". Senator Lindsey Graham criticized Democrats for their opposition to Preside...

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  • Tropical Storm Beryl weakens as it moves into Caribbean
Tropical Storm Beryl weakens as it moves into Caribbean

Tropical Storm Chris is about 300 miles off the coast offshore of the Grand Strand. The Weather Channel pointed out that there were only four named storms in 1983, but one of those, Hurricane Alicia, slammed the Houston-Galveston area causing as many direct fatalities as Category 5 Hurricane Andrew did in South Florida in 1992.

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  • Scott Pruitt's Resignation Partly Caused by Morocco Trip
Scott Pruitt's Resignation Partly Caused by Morocco Trip

Brandon Hurlbut, former chief of staff at the Department of Energy, said the ethics complaints are one thing that is likely to change with Wheeler. "In addition to spending a decade getting paid to push corporate polluter interests in Washington, Wheeler has made clear he will do everything in his power to roll back essential safeguards tha...

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  • The next frontier: Robot to help astronaut in space odyssey
The next frontier: Robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

Its AI brain is courtesy of IBM. The space station and its six inhabitants were sailing 250 miles above the South Pacific when the Falcon 9 took off. The statement said that CIMON is "tuned to relate to the astronaut, so if the astronaut says I miss my family - which we have [Biniok] saying, CIMON responds with a more compassionate tone and...

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  • High heat warning issued for Twin Cities and surrounding area for Friday
High heat warning issued for Twin Cities and surrounding area for Friday

Cloud and south to the Minnesota-Iowa border. While the forecast will hoover in the high 90s, the high humidity will make it feel like 107 or 106 degrees in some areas, the National Weather Service said . The heat wave is now forecast to last through July 4 - at least. Also, young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles u...

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  • Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee
Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

He responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking". Kennedy wrote an 2008 opinion declaring unconstitutional the use of the death penalty for child rapists not also convicted of murder, and also wrote a 2005 opinion outlawing the use of the death penalty on juveniles.

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  • Roughly 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in Doon
Roughly 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in Doon

Olson says Rock Valley's water towers also will be drained as a precaution. Authorities say crude oil is leaking from one or more of 31 tanker cars that have derailed in northwest Iowa. Ken Hessenius with the Iowa Natural Resources Department says his crews will try to determine how fast the oil is being carried downstream by the rain-swollen L...

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  • President Trump Ends Obama Policy Aimed At Protecting Great Lakes, US Oceans
President Trump Ends Obama Policy Aimed At Protecting Great Lakes, US Oceans

It addresses the previous Administration's National Ocean Policy and its Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) initiative, which caused consternation, uncertainty and concern for the offshore energy industry and other ocean stakeholders", he said in a statement .

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  • NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars

Now, Curiosity has discovered ancient organics that have been preserved in rocks for billions of years. The discovery leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated the red planet - and still might. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet. It had to stop analysing samples on the Red Planet after a mech...

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  • SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon, says report
SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon, says report

Over the next five years in the SES-12 service region, SES expects 80 million more direct-to-home television viewers, "and obviously, this satellite will be a great way to deliver that content to the homes across all of Asia-Pacific", Hemingway said.

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  • Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline
Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline

Canada's federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built. If taxpayer dollars are going to be used to support Alberta's flagging oil sands industry (and the province has paid enough in equalization payments to deserve getting something back in return), ...

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  • Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida
Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

Subtropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly as it neared Florida's Panhandle, where it should come ashore Monday to spread heavy rains across the southern USA, potentially causing more than $1 billion in economic losses. Subtropical storms are essentially hybrid systems with some features of fully tropical systems - but not all. Though the sto...

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  • Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86
Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Bean standing with Conrad on the moon, looking toward Earth; Eugene A. Cernan riding in a lunar rover during the Apollo 17 mission, and the Earth rising above the moon. "He was a one-of-a-kind combination of technical achievement as an astronaut and artistic achievement as a painter", said Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions.

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto could be a rainmaker, but not for Texas
Subtropical Storm Alberto could be a rainmaker, but not for Texas

So the odds of the system ever becoming a hurricane appear low. That general northward movement is expected for the next couple of days as Alberto works its way through the Gulf of Mexico before it turns to the northwest Monday. Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and s...

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  • SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9
SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9

Iridium's five spacecraft separated one by one around 65 minutes into the mission. The fairing recovery ship "came very close but not quite", he said on SpaceX's webcast. It is a successor to the original GRACE mission, also a U.S. When the mass on Earth changes, the distance between them does as well due to the changes in the gravitational ...

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  • Was Meghan Markle hiding a baby bump under her wedding dress?
Was Meghan Markle hiding a baby bump under her wedding dress?

The happy couple arrived in style - with Harry at the wheel of a rare, 1968 Jaguar sports vehicle converted to electric power. "I'm so proud and honoured to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design", McCartney told Entertainment Tonight on Saturday.

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  • The Pope says God makes some people gay. Now get over it.
The Pope says God makes some people gay. Now get over it.

Contrary to the interpretations of the mainstream media, the pope's comments do not seem to contradict Catholic teaching, which considers homosexuality "objectively disordered" and contrary to God's law. Even "God loves you like this" isn't a terribly surprising statement because Christian faith teaches that God loves all of us even in ou...

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  • YouTube Announces New Music Streaming Platform, Adds Song Credits To Videos
YouTube Announces New Music Streaming Platform, Adds Song Credits To Videos

The price for new subscribers is increasing from $9.99 per month to $11.99, but existing subscribers will still enjoy the current rate. The new service will offer users the chance to stream music for free with its ad-supported business model.

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  • Is Jupiter's moon Europa venting plumes of water vapor?
Is Jupiter's moon Europa venting plumes of water vapor?

To make sense of those measurements and ensure they were not merely due to background fluctuations produced by Jupiter itself, Jia and his team compared them with computer simulations of how a plume would affect the plasma and magnetic field around Europa along the path Galileo took.

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  • Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims
Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims

There is no publicly available data for the number of sexual assaults by Uber drivers or drivers of other rideshare companies. Going forward, Uber says it will now let victims, including passengers as well as drivers and employees, choose the venue in which to pursue their grievance, including the courts.

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  • Do Institutional Investors Love Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)?
Do Institutional Investors Love Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)?

The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Credit Suisse. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 7. The company was initiated on Monday, September 14 by Morgan Stanley. North Star Investment Mngmt reported 600 shares. The Texas-based Sentinel Tru Company Lba has invested 2.03% in Apple Inc. Moreover, Bradley Foster Sar...

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  • NASA announces a tiny helicopter will travel to Mars in 2020
NASA announces a tiny helicopter will travel to Mars in 2020

The remote Mars Helicopter , created to carry flight in the thin Martian setting with twin counter-rotating bladesthat weighs about four pounds (1.8 kilograms), with a fuselage the size of a softball, NASA explained. "The altitude record for a helicopter flying here on Earth is about 40,000 feet". " NASA has a proud history of firsts", sa...

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  • SpaceX launches new rocket primed for future crewed missions
SpaceX launches new rocket primed for future crewed missions

Enhanced rocket reusability also is a core tenet of SpaceX owner and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's broader objectives: making space travel commonplace and ultimately sending humans to Mars. The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, as the latest version is called, carried the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into orbit. The company's goal has always been ...

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  • Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Revealed at Wörthersee
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Revealed at Wörthersee

The powerful engine has been mated with standard seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. The concept channels the Golf that Volkswagen developed for the worldwide TCR series. TCR lettering above the side skirts is also featured, along with optional GTI-style honeycomb trim for the side of the vehicle. It says much of the cosmetic overhaul...

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  • Google's Plan To Make Tech Less Addictive
Google's Plan To Make Tech Less Addictive

Apart from this, it will also bring smart text selection feature allowing the users to select text from anywhere and user can copy, cut or paste the text from different apps . This will enable you to get live updates as you ride in your local trains on buses. Google Assistant is now available on more than 500 million devices , across table...

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  • Valeant Pharma to rename itself as Bausch Health, lifts revenue outlook
Valeant Pharma to rename itself as Bausch Health, lifts revenue outlook

The firm is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. ( NYSE : VRX ) by some 37,820,352 shares, 153 decreased positions by 38,969,927 and 64 held positions by 96,349,734. The stock was purchased at an average price of $15.40 per share, for a total transaction of $108,826,086.60. The name change, while ...

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  • The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies
The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

This perplexing, apparent contradiction posed "a long-standing mystery" about the end-of-life stages in low-mass stars , the global team of researchers wrote in the study . "The envelope can be as much as half the star's mass", Zijslra explains. According to Zijlstra, such an event exposes the star's nucleus which is getting out of fuel, shutti...

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  • IPhone X rear camera issues can break Face ID
IPhone X rear camera issues can break Face ID

Apple and its developers are still wondering why iOS 11 .3 and subsequent software versions are unintentionally disabling microphones on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units. Apple claims this support document is issued "in order to provide best customer experience". Should neither of those repairs do the trick, Apple has given the green ...

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  • Android Auto is getting some slick design changes at Google I/O 2018
Android Auto is getting some slick design changes at Google I/O 2018

When you plug the JBL Link Bar into your TV, for example, you can then say "Hey Google" and ask it to play whatever TV show, movie or YouTube content you want to watch or listen to. While Google supports boards like Raspberry Pi, Microsoft promises support for all types of boards. Google is going to announce its in-house Android TV dongle...

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  • Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda
Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

Timeline debuted in the latest version of Windows 10 , allowing users to access their previously used apps and browser windows across all compatible devices. Mashable's Raymond Wong will be sharing live updates before and during the event. Microsoft is integrating Visual Studio App Center with GitHub for iOS and Android developers to have bet...

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