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NASA to Test 'Quiet' Supersonic Flights

It will publicly demonstrate and test a flight manoeuvre that allows jets to travel faster than sound without generating the characteristic sonic boom . They...


Air Pollution Linked to 3.2 Million Diabetes Cases Worldwide in 2016

Diabetes after the age of 50 might be an early case of pancreatic cancer , according to the study. Particulate matter , or PM, is the term for particles fou...


Australia is banning plastic bags. Here's what other countries are doing

Both Coles and Woolworths committed to a June 30, 2018 deadline for removing single-use plastic bags past year, although Woolworths has temporarily delayed its ...


United Kingdom faces water shortages and hosepipe bans in heatwave

Corporate Affairs Manager and water conservation expert Kate Gannon noted the importance of the ban, stating: "Imposing a Water Conservation Order is a measure ...


A new baby planet is born

The planet can be seen as a bright point to the right of the center of the image. Miriam Kessler, who headed up the group that found this fantastic event, to...


Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight

The national weather agency says humidex values will climb back up to 40 C or higher on Wednesday and Thursday. We could also see a cold front Monday afternoo...


Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have voiced support for the legality of abortion, with Collins saying that she would find any nomine...


Scott Pruitt Asked Aides To Find His Wife A $200,000 Job

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt listens as President Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House. Mink says Pruitt left the restaurant before she ...


The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month

ET on July 31. So, rather than darkened skies, viewers will be treated to a ruddy red visage that's often dubbed a " blood moon " (though the most finicky reser...


Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee on July 9

According to the BBC , Trump plans on interviewing "one or two" of the potential nominees at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club over the weekend. But he h...


Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

But the Moon will enter totality not long before setting in this country, on the morning of July 28. On July 27, a lunar eclipse will be fully visible for 1 h...


Planet being born photographed by astronomers for first time

The planet is much hotter than anything in our solar system, too, with a surface temperature of around 1,000 degrees Celsius. Thomas Henning, director at the ...


Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk

At a rally in front of the court Thursday, speaker after speaker pointed to abortion as a way to rally opposition to the eventual nominee, who Trump has sai...


First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed

A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, used the VLT's planet-spotting Sphere instrument to locate and...


Foremost Cambridge scientist, Stephen Hawking, is dead

While to some he might be that genius with the robotic voice. Prof Hawking's crowning achievement was his prediction in the 1970s that black holes can emit en...


Collins: White House has expanded its list of potential Supreme Court picks

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, is retiring at the end of July. Speaking to reporters during an Oval Office meeting with Portuguese Preside...


Saturday expected to be the hottest of the weekend

Over 120 million people in the United States will see the temperature climb above 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the next week. A big dome of high pressure contin...


Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend

It could be the hottest weather event of the season and because of the intensity of the weather situation, heat warnings are likely to be issued in the afternoo...


The Universe Is Really Greasy, And We Had No Idea

The researchers from UNSW created material with the same properties as interstellar dust . Prof Tim Schmidt, a chemist at the University of New South Wales, ...


Robot aid to accompany astronaut in space

SpaceX's Jessica Jensen described the high-altitude plume to the Associated Press as it illuminated against the dark sky, as "the space jellyfish that's ...