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by | August 25, 2018 | 11:43

Commander Feustel played a doubles match with NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold, Serena Aunon-Chancellor and ESA flight engineer Alexander Gerst. "Balls won't bounce, and gravity has no effect", said Feustel . del Potro, which he described on Twitter. To ensure the safety in the space cabin, they used tiny racquets and tennis ball to play. " The fact that we don't have gravity is hard ", Feustel said in a recent statement.

by | August 25, 2018 | 03:29

He went on: "We found a difference for mollusk species that have gone extinct over the past 5 million years and ones that are still around today". "Maybe in the long term the best evolutionary strategy for animals is to be lassitudinous and sluggish-the lower the metabolic rate, the more likely the species you belong to will survive", Bruce Lieberman, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, said .

by | August 25, 2018 | 00:40

The hurricane with winds from 111 to 129 miles per hour was expected to move close to or over portions of the main islands later Thursday or Friday, bringing unsafe surf of 20 feet (6 metres) and a storm surge of up to 4 feet (1 metre), forecasters said .

by | August 23, 2018 | 11:39

Researchers, who became aware of the phenomenon in 2016, partnered with the Alberta Aurora Chasers and other citizen photographers to combine the dates and times that STEVE appeared in the night sky . The whole science world breaks heads over the phenomenon that appeared in the night sky over Canada. While the research team suspected the two were connected, they could not conclusively state that the ions and electrons were responsible for producing it.

by | August 23, 2018 | 11:13

The White House said the ACE Rule promotes American energy dominance while ensuring environmental protections are in place. Combined with the EPA's proposal earlier this month to ease mileage requirements for vehicles, the move may actually increase the country's climate-changing emissions, according to some former top EPA officials, environmental groups, and other opponents.

by | August 23, 2018 | 10:41

It has been appearing in the sky for years, but scientists only started to study it in 2016. When scientists initially observed the images of STEVE they perceived the lights were moderately different than lights from archetypal auroras but were not convinced what concealed processes were engendering them.

by | August 23, 2018 | 06:59

That's according to a not-yet peer-reviewed paper led by researchers from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Health Engineering. Even if the whole lens does not escape through waste water filters, the fragments of them can be unsafe, too, contaminating the environment. Fortunately, in an effort to minimize the waste generated by disposable contact lenses and facilitate the recycling process, some eye care companies have started their own recycling ...

by | August 23, 2018 | 06:20

As of Monday, the storm is about 600 miles (966 km) southeast of Hilo on the Big Island, or about 800 miles (1,287 km) from the state's capital city of Honolulu . Hurricane Lane has taken a turn toward Hawaii but is weakening as it approaches the islands. The Latest on Hurricane Lane. Isn't there a volcano erupting there? Hawaii has been experiencing a volcanic eruption for much of the summer .

by | August 23, 2018 | 02:04

Lane has maximum winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and is about 450 miles (725 km) southeast of Hawaii's big island. This does not mean a direct hit is likely at the moment, but impacts from the storm appear more likely with most recent data. The initial motion has slowed a bit and is now 295/7. Wave heights of 6 to 12 feet are expected. The weather service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon or evening on the Big Island.

by | August 22, 2018 | 20:37

Though Hurricane Lane is expected to weaken to a category 3 storm by Thursday afternoon, it is still forecasted to remain a risky storm as is draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands. Category 4 Hurricane Lane maintains it's track towards the Islands and officials on each island are asking the public to remain vigilant. There's some uncertainty to Lane's path - whether it moves north or south, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato said.

by | August 22, 2018 | 12:48

The jurors were unable to reach a verdict on the 10 other counts, and Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those charges. He said that he was not yet prepared to ask the jury where they stood on the indictment, but that if they can not reach an agreement on a single count after continued deliberation, he will have to decide whether to accept a partial verdict.

by | August 22, 2018 | 10:22

Preparations there should be rushed to completion as tropical-storm force winds are forecast to arrive in the warning area by late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.

by | August 22, 2018 | 01:39

The proposal is projected to release 12 times the amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere compared with Obama's Clean Power Plan , according to The Washington Post . The move would reverse Obama administration efforts to combat climate change and marks the fulfillment of a campaign promise at the heart of his appeal in coal-producing states like West Virginia - an appeal embodied by Trump's 2016 campaign stops in the coal country of West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, where ...

by | August 21, 2018 | 20:24

Turnbull defeated Dutton 48-35 in the party-room vote for the leadership of the Liberal Party , the senior party in the center-right government coalition, officials said. The vote comes a day after Ten News revealed a possible section 44 constitutional cloud over Dutton's business interests which could make him ineligible to sit in parliament.

by | August 19, 2018 | 03:30

This suggests that cycads may have been the first insect-pollinated plants . Pollination of plants by animals - a story that began long before the appearance of angiosperms. The new study reveals that ancient beetles pollinated cycads way before other insects pollinated flowering plants. This discovery suggests an ancient origin for beetle pollination of cycads long before the rise of flowering plants.

by | August 19, 2018 | 02:30

While there was not a direct hit, the storm system was close enough to generate high surf to some shores. Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England, including Lancashire are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather. Temperatures are forecast to remain in the teens and mid-20Cs this weekend, a far cry from the hottest spell since the summer since 1976 baked Britain in July.

by | August 18, 2018 | 00:46

All materials, including briefing reports and memos, audio/video presentations, PowerPoint presentations and any other records, used by CIA Director Brennan and/or other CIA officials to brief Senator Reid and/or members of his staff on alleged "collusion" between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

by | August 17, 2018 | 16:11

It is now wrapped in areas of smoke, which have been transported by upper atmospheric winds from the wildfires in western U.S. and Canada. LIVE #Lane update and weekend weather forecast with Meteorologist Malika Dudley BigIslandNow.com for all the updates on Tropical Storm Lane.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:42

A Flash Flood Watch been issued for Potter County through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service received a report of hail 1.25 inches across in Baltimore. A stuck upper-level low pressure system will sustain medium to high chances for storms through midweek. On the West coast, a heat wave is blanketing almost 40 million people, with record-breaking temperatures affecting major cities.

by | August 16, 2018 | 12:06

Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.