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Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee. And that will pu...


Researchers film glacier calving massive iceberg in Greenland

June 22 at 11:30 local time was lifted chip of ice. The remarkable timelapse footage of the phenomenon, also known as calving (the breaking off of large blo...


Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Kay Cole James, president of the Heritage Foundation, said Trump "has selected yet another highly-qualified individual who, like Neil Gorsuch, will be impar...


Scientists have recorded emanating from Saturn music

Specialists changed over the recording of plasma waves into a "whooshing" sound file that we can hear - similarly a radio makes an interpretation of electromagn...


Ozone-depleting chemical 'tracked down to Chinese industry'

The thing that baffled scientists was that after a constant drop in the atmospheric CFC-11 concentrations between 2002 and 2012, the rate of decline has slowed ...


Scientists capture iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Greenland

The glacier would stretch from lower Manhattan to Midtown in NYC, as illustrated here. "Understanding how icebergs are melting, is important to model predicti...


NASA Plans to Bring to Earth a Piece of Mars

The feasibility team at Airbus for this project mentions that it's going to be a relatively small rover that weighs around 130kg but will have to put up with ...


Houston model bitten by shark while swimming in the Bahamas

Zarutskie hopes her modeling career will continue and she has not ruled out posing with sharks again. She was floating as seemingly-docile sharks surrounded her...


Progress cargo spacecraft makes fastest-ever trip to space station

Russian freighters and spacecraft carrying crews usually take at least six hours and four orbits around Earth to reach the space station. That new system is app...


Fossils of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

What is unexpected is Ingentia prima dates back to Triassic, 30 million years before the well-known very big Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus , which are thoug...


Israel plans first lunar space mission in December

SpaceIL was founded in 2011 by three engineers: Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and Yonatan Winetraub. Josef Weiss, IAI CEO said, "As one who has personally brought...


Scientists find the oldest pigments in the world

Australian researchers have uncovered the world's oldest biological colour in the Sahara desert, in a find they said today helped explain why complex life for...


Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast

Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour. An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft ...


Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

A Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch the uncrewed Progress 70 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. EDT (2151 GMT) to deliver ...


Starbucks to phase out single-use plastic straws for sippy cups, alternatives

Berks County residents grabbing a morning cup of iced coffee at Starbucks locations may soon notice a lack of plastic straws with their favorite drinks. Recipe ...


Acting EPA chief 'puts a premium on transparency'

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suspended through the end of 2019 a cap on the number of glider kits that a single builder may produce, the agency ...


Running on Empty: NASA's Kepler spacecraft pauses observations

The fuel situation doesn't come as a big surprise; NASA announced in March that Kepler was running low and would likely have to cease operations in a matter...


Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?

The president tweeted that "Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this". Pruitt's replacement, Andrew Wheeler , is a ...


Starbucks to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020

Starbucks said that it will begin using the strawless alternatives in Seattle and Vancouver stores by this fall, and expand to the US and Canada , followed ...


Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

As some East Coast residents gear up for Tropical Storm Chris, New Englanders can rest easy knowing the storm will avoid the area, forecasters said. As Chris ...