• US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy , who has often cast the tie-breaking vote between the top United States court's liberal and conservative judges, on Wednesday announced his intention to retire. After months of sparse activity in PredictIt's "Who will be Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?" contracts, trading was brisk following Kennedy's re...

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  • Night Sky Webcasts: Slooh's Full Flower Moon Webcast
Night Sky Webcasts: Slooh's Full Flower Moon Webcast

This month's full moon, also known as strawberry moon, is unique, since it's the smallest full moon of the year. You can also refer to it as a mini moon because it will be farther away from Earth than any other full moon of 2017 and because of that, it will appear smaller.

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  • Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century
Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

If this sounds familiar, it's because we recently were able to witness an even more rare lunar episode with this past January's Super Blue Blood Moon. July's full moon will happen at the same time as the moon's apogee - which is when the moon hits its furthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit, according to EarthSky.

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  • Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June
Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

It is being said that the Saturn will be marking its presence throughout the night of Opposition . The moon, our closest celestial neighbour, lies some 242,000 miles (390,000 km) distant from Earth. A second full moon in a month is called a "blue moon". Overnight Tuesday, Saturn will reach its highest point. Inverse added that the ringed plane...

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  • Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled
Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled

In the meantime, the city is getting its water from the nearby Rock Valley Rural Water system, which Olson says is not in danger of being contaminated by the spill. The train's operator BNSF said 14 of the derailed cars had leaked oil, the Lyon County Daily News reported. The Rock River has gone out of its banks as well and is expected to cre...

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  • Crude Oil Leaking Into Iowa's Little Rock River After Alberta Train Derails
Crude Oil Leaking Into Iowa's Little Rock River After Alberta Train Derails

Williams said "ongoing monitoring is occurring for any potential conditions that could impact workers and the community and, so far, have found no levels of concern". The amount spilled also isn't yet known. ConocoPhillips spokesman Daren Beaudo said each tanker can hold more than 25,000 gallons of oil. "We lease those cars and are in the proce...

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  • Huge Dust Storm on Mars Has Completely Covered the Planet
Huge Dust Storm on Mars Has Completely Covered the Planet

The storm was first detected on May 30. However, the Opportunity rover, which has been on Mars for almost 15 years, has not been so lucky, effectively going into sleep mode during the storm. The camera has to take longer exposures when it takes photos. The images show a diverse, but apparently lifeless landscape. However, this powerful storm ...

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  • SpaceX lands $130-million Falcon Heavy deal for US Air Force
SpaceX lands $130-million Falcon Heavy deal for US Air Force

The work, which will be performed at SpaceX's headquarters, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and in McGregor, Texas, is expected to be completed by September 2020. While the Air Force didn't specify the role or goal of its Command-52 satellite, Quartz states that the spacecraft weighs more than the eight metric tons (nine tons).

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  • Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm
Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm

NASA lost contact with Opportunity last week when it missed a check-in call on June 12. But the rover will go back to sleep if the batteries do not hold enough electrical charge, and the clock will set a new time to wake up for another battery check.

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  • Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day
Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day

The council is proposing to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). The leaders who will be hosted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will meet with Mr Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to call on him to agree to a national clean air plan.

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  • Rex dinosaur unable to stick out tongues
Rex dinosaur unable to stick out tongues

Researchers were curious if all those dinosaur depictions were accurate, so they made a decision to find out how their tongues actually looked like. But, they offer key insights into the lifestyles of extinct animals. However, this wasn't the case for all the dinosaurs researchers studied. This greater diversity of shapes could be linked to the a...

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  • Why UC Riverside researchers named this sea fossil after Barack Obama
Why UC Riverside researchers named this sea fossil after Barack Obama

The animal is tiny - about 0.5 to 2 centimeters across - with raised spiral grooves on its back. According to the scientists, Obamus coronatus was named after Obama because of the his strong passion for science , while coronatus stands for "crowned".

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  • Poisonous plant that causes blisters and scars spreading across the south
Poisonous plant that causes blisters and scars spreading across the south

Although the plant looks very pretty and 14 feet tall, it risky. In Ohio, giant hogweed is typically found in northeast Ohio, especially in counties bordering Pennsylvania. He said the plant is easily mistaken for cow parsnips, but gardeners who aren't sure what they're looking at should back away and contact their local Virginia Tech agricultura...

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  • Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years
Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

Daily Star brings you the most mesmerizing images from Mars alongside fascinating facts about the mysterious planet. In 2016, the planets were at the opposite ends of their orbits, with 75.6 million kilometers between them, making Mars appear very small.

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  • Wind hitting Venus's mountains makes the planet rotate faster
Wind hitting Venus's mountains makes the planet rotate faster

According to the researcher's computer models, this adds up to a speed of more than 100 yards per second. The speed of rotation of Venus around its axis changes when its dense atmosphere interacts with the mountain ranges on the surface. Schematic showing the likely mechanism behind the wave. Further studying these waves and how they affect Venus...

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  • DE ferry intentionally sunk to become a reef
DE ferry intentionally sunk to become a reef

The 2,100-ton ferry was one of the original three vessels of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) 1970s fleet. The ferry, which started operations over 40 years ago, has joined the 327 subway cars from New York City and several military vessels that form the Del-Jersey-Land artificial reef.

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  • Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute to world's oldest Sumatran orangutan
Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute to world's oldest Sumatran orangutan

She was later taken from the wild and placed in captivity and in 1968 was gifted to Perth Zoo by the Sultan Johore of Malaysia in exchange for some native Australian animals. Puan's descendents span four continents, as her offspring populate the United States, Europe, Australasia and the jungles of Sumatra. In an op-ed to the West Australian ,...

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  • Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Addressing National Space Council , Pres directs Pentagon to immediately begin the process of establishing a Space Force as a branch of the Armed Services. The president called space "great for the psyche of our country" and said his administration will lease government facilities to American companies pursuing space missions.

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  • Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania
Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania

Its sap causes severe burns. According to reports from the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech university, about 30 of these towering plants have been found in Clarke County, and locals are warned to keep an eye out for sightings. The stem will be hollow and rigid, and even have purple blotches and coarse white hairs near the base of the plant....

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  • Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise
Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

The rate at which Antarctica is losing ice has more than doubled since 2012 as per the latest available data. Antarctica is the largest ice sheet on Earth and nearly 220 billion tonnes of it is melting into the ocean each year. In another paper, a team of researchers has found that the land-based sectors of East Antarctic ice sheet did not retrea...

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