Sci-tech

by | July 12, 2018 | 09:28

Starbucks parting with plastic straws will save over one billion plastic straws every year. "Starbucks goal to eliminate plastic straws by 2020 from their stores globally represents the company's forward thinking in tackling the material waste challenge in totality", Erin Simon, director of sustainability research and development and material science at the World Wildlife Fund, said in the release.

by | July 12, 2018 | 05:29

Kavanaugh served as staff secretary - a role that put him in contact with practically every piece of paper that would cross the President's desk. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who was in the White House during the president's news conference. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he's beating Nelson with older voters who are more likely to turnout in November.

by | July 12, 2018 | 04:53

Thinking in a much clearer fashion than I imagine I would after having been BITTEN BY A DAMN SHARK , she swam to some nearby steps, keeping her arm out of the water so as not to attract more sharks with the blood. An Instagram model has been bitten by a shark during an impromptu photo shoot. She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless.

by | July 11, 2018 | 12:25

Chris is starting to move northeast around 9 miles per hour. Hurricane Chris formed today from what was Tropical Storm Chris. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts.

by | July 09, 2018 | 21:27

Starbucks will eliminate single-use plastic straws by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available globally. Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency , it's a lot: 30 million metric tons. I am pleased with the announcement, too, and eagerly await the day when needlessly sipping on a straw is seen as a harmful and archaic behavior.

by | July 09, 2018 | 19:41

But the National Weather Service said Beryl remained on track to move south of the U.S. Virgin Islands and across western Puerto Rico on Monday, potentially bringing 2 to 3 inches (5-8 cm) of rain and gusty winds to the U.S. Nevertheless, we have a string of great beach days ahead of us here in New England, and Chris could send some rough surf and unsafe rip currents toward our beaches Wed-Friday.

by | July 09, 2018 | 07:46

Laurence Cook of the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said in a personal posting on Facebook that, in a June 24 boat check off the Machias Seal Island "grey zone" in late June, Border Patrol agents claimed "to be looking for illegal immigrants ..." Chair of Grand Manan Fishermen's Association, Lawrence Cook, said that over 10 fishing boats had been stopped for that reason.

by | July 09, 2018 | 05:11

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris is likely to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday but will remain well away from the US coast for the next two or three days. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe. "Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch areas of the Lesser Antilles by later today or Monday", forecasters said, "Strong gusty winds are also possible in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday".

by | July 08, 2018 | 05:30

Tropical Depression Two (TD2) formed in the central Tropical Atlantic this morning. Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 miles per hour as it moves toward the Caribbean. If it develops into a tropical storm it would be named Chris. Then at the end of May, although the predicted number of storms remained the same, it was forecast that six would become hurricanes, two of them major.

by | July 07, 2018 | 06:51

There may only be two female northern white rhinos left alive, but there is still hope the "doomed" species could come back from the brink of extinction. They are now being frozen and later will be implanted into a surrogate mother that will give birth to a hybrid offspring. "In the meantime, we will carry on taking the best possible care of Fatu and Najin and the herd of southern whites specifically selected to one day, hopefully, become surrogates for northern white rhinos", Ol Pejeta ...

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:53

Oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are in most sunscreen products, are believed by scientists to be toxic to coral reefs . Gov. Ige said regarding the bill , "This is just one small step toward protecting and restoring the resiliency of Hawaii's reefs".

by | July 06, 2018 | 21:29

Hurricane Beryl - which only became to a Category 1 disaster early Friday morning - has intensified. "It is possible that we could have hurricane watches up for some of those islands by tonight", said Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center .

by | July 06, 2018 | 05:56

For now, however, Trump was not giving any clues as to whose name he would send to the Senate as a permanent replacement for Pruitt. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he had accepted Pruitt's resignation and that he thought Pruitt had done an "outstanding job".

by | July 04, 2018 | 20:29

PDS 70 is a youngster itself, a 4.5-million-year-old T Tauri star surrounded by a circumstellar disc of gas and dust about 130 astronomical units across, or about 19 billion kilometres (12 billion miles). We're way, way past the adorable infant stage for our planet. The baby planet, named PDS 70b , was discovered by a team of astronomers led by a group from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany using the VLT's SPHERE instrument, one of the most powerful planet ...

by | July 04, 2018 | 18:13

During a press gaggle aboard Air Force One on Tuesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called the numerous reports about Pruitt "troublesome" and said the President was concerned about them. "Administrator Pruitt always welcomes input from Americans, whether they agree or disagree with the decisions being made at EPA", Ferguson said in a statement to USA Today .

by | July 04, 2018 | 17:29

However, daytime highs in the low 30s will continue Tuesday through Thursday. A new heat warning system is now in place to warn Nova Scotians when hot and humid weather has the potential to be harmful. He says most vulnerable to become sick due to high heat and humidity are infants, young children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions like lung or heart problems.

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:28

A former NASA astronaut helped arrange the java delivery for the space station's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, a coffee lover. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule (which will deliver the goods to the ISS) launched at 5:42 a.m.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:40

Long-term forecasts show that a brief cool down will happen by Saturday , however, there are even stronger signals that widespread summer heat will quickly move in again as we head toward the middle of July. Across the country, organizers protesting Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, will need to watch out for heat as well. The index is expected to hit that level today , and climb even higher in northwest OH, according to the NWS.

by | June 30, 2018 | 15:48

The results of this study have, according to Glein, "a great importance" for other explorations, since a future space probe could fly through a column of Enceladus and analyze those complex organic molecules using a high-resolution mass spectrometer that could help analyze how they are made.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:29

Democrats are grasping at straws to try to stop Republicans from replacing retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court with a more reliable conservative vote. "If we get a justice even more reliably conservative than Justice Kennedy, I'd expect that to be an even more extreme trend". McConnell refused to consider Garland because it was a presidential election year.