Scientists discover first known omnivorous shark

Now researchers have discovered that one particular species, bonnethead sharks , also dine on seagrass to meet their nutritional needs. They planted seagrass collected from Florida Bay in the tanks and gave the plants an easily identifiable ... More..

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Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 3
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 3

The risk of impact on the U.S. East Coast from Florence next week has increased, the Miami-based weather forecaster added. As of 11 p.m. ET Friday , Florence's maximum sustained winds were about 60 miles p...More..

Side of seagrass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Side of seagrass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark

Scientists at the University of California in Irvine, and Florida International University in Miami, made a decision to investigate the sharks' dietary habits after reading reports of the fish chomping on ...More..

Brett Kavanaugh Returns To Senate For A Third Day Of Hearings
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Returns To Senate For A Third Day Of Hearings

He says, "the signs and signals are plain". Kavanaugh explained to senators on Thursday that he was sharing legal experts' opinions , not his own. Kavanaugh said Thursday he was not talking about his vie...More..

French sports minister resigns ahead of gov't reshuffle
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

French sports minister resigns ahead of gov't reshuffle

The centrist leader is expected to select a replacement for popular environment minister Nicolas Hulot , whose shock resignation last week caught France's political establishment off guard. De Rugy is known as...More..

Japan to conduct test of 'space elevator' project this month
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Japan to conduct test of 'space elevator' project this month

It will travel along a 10-meter (32.8-foot) cable suspended in space between two small satellites released from the International Space Station , according to the Mainichi . Because on paper, a space elevato...More..

Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions

Multiple senators pressed Kavanaugh by asking whether he lied in 2006 when he said he never discussed detention and enhanced interrogation of enemy combatants during his federal judge nomination. The Kavanau...More..

Why Can’t Brett Kavanaugh Answer This Senator's Question About The Mueller Probe?
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Why Can’t Brett Kavanaugh Answer This Senator's Question About The Mueller Probe?

Feinstein, one of the most vehement supporters of gun restrictions, is also likely to press him on what she described as "out of the mainstream" views on gun rights. Court of Appeals for the District of Colum...More..

Democrats Held Kavanaugh's Feet to the Fire. It Probably Won't Matter
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Democrats Held Kavanaugh's Feet to the Fire. It Probably Won't Matter

Perabo's no stranger to political activism, and was one of thousands who turned out to protest at Trump Tower in support of the DACA Program which Donald Trump was attempting to close. Some Democrats , inclu...More..

Planet Nine’s Existence has been Confirmed
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Planet Nine’s Existence has been Confirmed

There has since been widespread speculation as to whether the planet exists, but past year NASA said if it did, "it's extremely distant". Considering Pluto was deemed not worthy to be the ninth planet (...More..

Hurricane Gordon: Latest GFS & Euro Models Predict Track
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hurricane Gordon: Latest GFS & Euro Models Predict Track

Meteorologists with the National Hurricane Center are watching a system in the East-Atlantic that is developing and could strengthen into a tropical depression by this weekend. Governors in Alabama, Mississip...More..

Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live

Around the same time , at the White House, President Donald Trump told reporters longtime journalist Bob Woodward's coming book on his tenure "was put out to interfere in, my opinion, with the Kavanaugh hear...More..

Gordon moving fast, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Gordon moving fast, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Tropical Storm Gordon's gusty winds and heavy rains began buffeting the Alabama coast on Tuesday night after coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for the deluge. The storm is forecast ...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Turns into 'Political Brawl

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley was tasked with making the opening remarks at the hearing and after a long period of interruptions chose to proceed with the opening statements over the shouts...More..

‘NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds’
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

‘NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds’

John Callas, who is an Opportunity project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement that "assuming that we hear back from Opportunity, we will begin the process of discerning its status and...More..

Space station leak caused by man-made hole
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Space station leak caused by man-made hole

A state commission would seek to identify the culprit by name, Rogozin said, calling it a "matter of honour" for Russia's Energiya company that makes the Soyuz . "We can see the mark where the drill bit slid a...More..

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the delta covers between six and 15,000 square kilometers (about 5,791 square miles) in northern Botswana . Nearly all of the dead animals had their tusks removed stressing the ...More..

Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

Florence comes as residents along the Gulf Coast are preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon to make landfall late Tuesday as a minimal hurricane . Vessel traffic along the U.S. It was moving relatively quic...More..

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

After marching up from the Florida Keys and lashing South Florida on Monday with rain, Gordon was centered Tuesday morning over the Gulf of Mexico, about 190 miles east-southeast of the Mississippi River's mo...More..

by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Bodies of 87 elephants found in Botswana after being poached for tusks

The Great Elephant Census , conducted in 2015, estimated that a third of Africa's elephants had been killed in the last decade while 60% of elephants in Tanzania have been lost in the last five years alone...More..

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft will be deployed Monday evening to investigate how the system is developing and whether it does indeed evolve into a tropical storm. The National Hurrican Centre (NH...More..

Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities

On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the $9.3-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The energy board should first conduct its new review, which will involve receiving wr...More..

Private service for McCain before burial at Naval Academy
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Private service for McCain before burial at Naval Academy

In 2015, after McCain had said Trump's platform had "fired up the crazies", Trump had mocked McCain's imprisonment in the Vietnam War, saying: "I like people that weren't captured". But it was his military se...More..

Situation on space station under control, cosmonauts fixing problem with air leak
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Situation on space station under control, cosmonauts fixing problem with air leak

Most likely this is external damage. The break ended in a tumble in stress and an air leak on the placement, in accordance to Rogozin, who mentioned that the problem has been resolved. Currently, there are thre...More..

Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb

A European Space Agency astronaut, Alexander Gerst , reportedly had the quick thinking to put his finger over the hole, before the crew could patch it up with some tape. "As part of its normal operations pla...More..

Space Station Leak All Patched Up Now, NASA Says
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

Space Station Leak All Patched Up Now, NASA Says

Crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS ) have had to patch a hole in the shell of a docked spacecraft following a possible collision with a meteorite fragment. Theship docked at the orbiting lab in J...More..

Water Molecules Detected Above Jupiter's Great Red Spot
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

Water Molecules Detected Above Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The depth of the water cloud, combined with measurements of another oxygen-bearing gas, carbon monoxide, imply that oxygen is 2 to 9 times more abundant on Jupiter than it is on the sun. Bjoraker's technique no...More..

California bill mandating gender quotas for corporate boards heads to governor
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

California bill mandating gender quotas for corporate boards heads to governor

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who co-authored the bill, says it's necessary because women are underrepresented on California's corporate boards. The group had earlier promised to " aggressiv...More..

Afternoon storms likely during Labor Day weekend
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Afternoon storms likely during Labor Day weekend

The extended forecast now shows a return to warm and humid conditions after Labor Day , with high temperatures approaching the 90s once again. LABOR DAY WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The holiday weekend remains a bit u...More..

Astronaut quits NASA training - first in 50 years
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Astronaut quits NASA training - first in 50 years

Last year, Robb got a list of the 12 new applicants for the position of astronauts. He was working as a senior manager for flight reliability at SpaceX when he got selected for the astronaut training. NASA's 20...More..