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Instagram model attacked by shark in Bahamas

Zarutskie maintains she "love [s] sharks". Immediately after getting out of the water, Zarutskie went to a clinic at the marina and had her wound cleaned and wrapped. She's since had to make her Instagram private, after people accused her of blam...

Starbucks announces plan to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. Viral videos - including one depicting researchers extracting a plastic straw from a sea turtle's bleeding nostril - is prompting some companies and municipalities to find ocean-friendlier alternatives.

Starbucks replacing plastic straws with new drinking lid

Last week, Seattle became the latest city to ban plastic utensils and straws. M Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International, issued a statement saying that 500m plastic straws are thrown away every day in the USA and lauded Starbucks for its ...

U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters

As far as I'm concerned, it needs to stop immediately". "Customs and Border Protection seems engaged in such a wide variety of troublesome practices, and they are not particularly forthcoming about what they are doing and why they are doing it, whi...

'Tiny' Hurricane Beryl strengthens; another storm may develop off NC coast

Beryl is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h). Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. However, upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive for development by the weekend, when the s...

New hope for almost-extinct northern white rhino

Scientists have used IVF to create viable embryos using the sperm of northern white rhinos. 'With small chance of healthy new calves, and limited place in their historic range to go, Save the Rhino believes that the best outcome will be to put ou...

Iowa Lawmakers Share Their Thoughts on Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

Trump praised Pruitt, who steadily pursued the president's calls for deregulation at the agency during his 16-month tenure, contending that he had "done an outstanding job" leading the EPA. " Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the his...

Read former EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s full resignation letter

Trump says, "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this". He continued in that role through a year ago and lobbied the Trump Administration on behalf of Murray Energy even while being considered...

Scott Pruitt resigns after scandal-plagued tenure

In his resignation letter he said, "The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us". President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency c...

Lions eat 'rhino poachers' on South African game reserve

An anti-poaching team arrived on the scene, where a hunting rifle with silencer, a long axe and wire-cutters - equipment generally used by rhino poachers - were also found. Nine rhinos were killed by illegal hunters in the Eastern Cape this year alon...

Air pollution increases diabetes risk, says study

New European research has found that as many as 4.5 million people died prematurely from diseases related to air pollution in 2015, including almost 240,000 children under the age of five. Pollution-linked diabetes led to the loss of some 8.2 mil...

Physicist Stephen Hawking is no more

Hawking was an undisputed heavyweight in his field, holding the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics professorship at the University of Cambridge between 1978 and 2009, a post once held by Isaac Newton, the father of universal gravity. "His contributions ...

Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

The 81-year-old justice was appointed in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan . You know, there's so many elements go into the making of a great justice of the Supreme Court. "I hope they keep thinking about it because they're going to get beaten ...

Enbridge Line 3 pipeline approval expected to ease Canadian oil price woes

Canada's oil patch is eagerly anticipating higher prices and profits for western Canadian oil producers after Minnesota regulators approved Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.'s $9-billion project to upgrade its deteriorating Line 3 pipeline through the st...

July Outlook: Will this intense heat stick around?

The nearest cooling center may be found by calling 311, or visiting the city's "Beat the Heat" website . Drink plenty of water, stay in the air-conditioning and out of the sun. Wednesday . Hot and increasingly humid conditions are expected throu...

SpaceX rocket carrying AI research blasts off for space station

He's being taken up to the ISS today, on board a Space X rocket on a resupply mission . The same first-stage booster launched the planet-hunting Tess satellite in April, while the capsule flew in 2016. During its open-ended stay on the space stat...

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

Once again, Trump will draw this time from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the campaign and updated last fall, with advice from Leo and other conservatives. "Referring to his statement of calling for a total ...

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples

The shape of the asteroid was "scientifically surprising", he said , and created a challenge for the spacecraft to orbit and eventually land on the asteroid, a part of the mission estimated to occur in the fall. "Maybe in spring next year, we will t...

Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women

The announcement came just one year after Republicans in the U.S. Senate successfully stole a U.S. Supreme Court nomination from President Barack Obama and appointed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch, preserving the court's conservative majority for the f...

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Despite speculation that he will pick a judge based on their stance on abortion, the president said "it was inappropriate to discuss whether he was looking for a justice who would be willing to overturn Roe v. In doing so, he will fulfill the dreams...

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick: Who, When, How

Trump has already spoken with many candidates on his list, and will likely interview the finalists again, officials said. Of those in the running, "7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett; 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hard...

Mark Levin unloads on #NeverTrump in light of SCOTUS decisions, Kennedy vacancy

Justice Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings, earning a reputation as the court's "swing" vote who heartened conservatives and liberals alike, depending on the issue. Republicans now hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate,...

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth , and Moon are directly aligned, and the moon's orbit brings it directly into Earth's shadow. However, people in North America and Arctic-Pacific region won't be able to get a hold of this event this time.

Train Wreck in Iowa Dumps 230,000 Gallons of Oil into Floodwaters

The city of Rock Valley , Iowa, has already shut down its water wells and plans to drain and clean them until testing indicates the water is safe to drink. While the cause for the derailment has not been officially determined, a disaster proclamatio...

Don't forget Clean Air Day!

The auto industry is partly responsible for our toxic streets, and seeing the Government resist calls for an industry-financed Clean Air Fund is incomprehensible. "Meanwhile we will continue to work with our schools to educate our young people and th...

Dust storm on Mars now covers entire planet

Named the Mars Hand Lens Imager, the instrument can not capture the whole car-sized Curiosity rover, therefore it had to take more than 200 shots, which were later put together to form a single panorama. "Each offers a unique look at how dust storm...

Puan, the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62

Puan was given to Perth zoo in 1968. Born in 1956, Puan was noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. As the mother of 11 children, Puan's genetics account for just under 10% of th...

Trump orders US military to form ‘Space Force’

Among his remarks, Trump declared that he was pressing ahead with the creation of a Space Force to become the sixth branch of the U.S. military. Mr Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence , who leads the recently revived space council,...

Satellites used to track vanishing Antarctic ice

Before 2012, it was gaining ice but now it is losing about 28 metric tons of ice each year. Researchers from a USA university said that the major reason for the ice melting is due to warm conditions in the ocean near West Antarctica sufficient to...

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

Former Director of Government Ethics Walter Shaub said Environmental Protection chief Scott Pruitt "seems to be fundamentally unfit for public service". The Post reported Wednesday that Pruitt reached out to donors including Doug Deason, whose fa...

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NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space

Additional strengthening is possible before landfall. The storm was about 220 kilometres east-northwest of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of winds of 120 kilometre...

Hurricane Michael is a rare, but not unprecedented, October storm

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, had planned to campaign in South Florida on Monday and Tuesday, but instead threw himself into helpi...

SpaceX launch and landing in California

Residents across California were dumbfounded and awe-struck Sunday night as a odd object ignited the night sky. One of those viewers was Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti . The...

Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

Hubble was built with six gyroscopes created to keep the telescope pointed the same way for long periods of time. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Hubble ...

Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electrom...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was se...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysi...

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Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition k...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is ...

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

It is reported by Interfax Thursday, 4 October. The trio's departure leaves three crew members aboard the space station , headed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who took ov...

Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto . ...

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

The last time a woman was awarded a Nobel was in 2015, when Youyou Tu was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for that year, "for her discoveries concernin...

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Tasuku Honjo , distinguished professor at Kyoto University, has won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protein responsible for suppressing ...

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Along with Donna Strickland, he...

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall, both in Mexico ...

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Rover 1A and Rover 1B were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , the mothership, 60 meters above the asteroid's surface, and this was a moment of anxiety for all concerned because of the rough ...