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Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance McRaven tells Trump that he would consider it an honor if the president would revoke his security clearance as well so he can add his name to the list of individuals who have spoken out against Trump's presidency. "As former senior intelligence officials, we feel compelled to respond in the wake of the ill-considered and unprecedented remarks and actions by the White House regarding the remova... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend The shooting stars will look like streaks of light across the sky. Active Junky , which is also the sister site of Space .com, has provided a list of the nation's top cities, and the best places they can go to watch the meteor show . [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday Around 10 p.m., the meteors' visibility should begin to increase. The best time to catch the shower is around 10pm, but really any time when the sky is dark enough will do the trick. As long as it's a clear night, the meteors will be visible to the naked eye. If you're looking for a place to watch, you're in luck. Meteors can be seen nearly anytime between July 17 and August 24 this year, ... [Full Article...]

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown The Parker Solar Probe is named after Eugene Parker , the astrophysicist who discovered the solar wind in the 1950s. Humanity's first journey to the sun will go down in history for several pioneering achievements. The solar wind, as well as other stellar hiccups like the giant outbursts of plasma that scientists call solar flares and coronal mass ejections, cause a range of phenomena dubbe... [Full Article...]

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night You can tune in at any time to watch the show, and the last four hours of the stream will remain archived and viewable after the broadcast is complete. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn should offer good views in the sky as well, according to Bjerke. Although you can snap a photo with nearly any camera, having a camera that allows you to manually control the exposure will be best. [Full Article...]

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil Eric Boe was born in Miami and grew up in Atlanta. Bob Behnken of the Air Force and Doug Hurley , a retired Marine Corps colonel. Several of the selected astronauts are shuttle program veterans. Navy commander and test pilot with nearly 3,000 flight hours logged in more than 40 different aircraft. For the missions to be successful, both capsules will have to launch, travel safely to the I... [Full Article...]

Mars to reach closest point to Earth since 2003

Mars to reach closest point to Earth since 2003 The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds. When Mars slowly approaches what astronomers call opposition, it and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. [Full Article...]

'BLOOD MOON': Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

'BLOOD MOON': Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century A total Lunar Eclipse is all set to occur as the Earth will come in between the Sun and the Moon . Airport operator Aena has announced that the number of passengers coming to Spain has risen 6.8% more than last year.In ... Clouds have hindered Perth's view of the longest blood moon this century, but it didn't stop stargazers from making the most of the small window to see the phenomenon thi... [Full Article...]

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball' Researchers in the U.S. stumbled upon the new moons while hunting for a mysterious ninth planet that is postulated to lurk far beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system. In terms of what it should be called, one of the leading suggestions has been Valetudo , the goddess of health and hygiene, and the great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter. [Full Article...]

20000 lose power in Puerto Rico storm

20000 lose power in Puerto Rico storm East Coast, Tropical Storm Chris was centered about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). It said the system could still drop up to 2 to 3 inches (5 to eight 8) of rain, with as much as 5 inches (13 centimeters) in isolated spots. A tropical storm warning was issued for Dominica, which was battered by Hurricane Maria in ... [Full Article...]

Depression off NC coast expected to become tropical storm; Beryl downgraded

Depression off NC coast expected to become tropical storm; Beryl downgraded It has winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving west at 16 miles per hour. Beryl strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season early Friday morning east of the Lesser Antilles. Beryl has become increasingly less organized, according to the National Hurricane Center . Wind shear is forecast to clip Beryls wings as it heads west — but the system has the potential t... [Full Article...]

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns On Tuesday, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley called the mounting ethical questions facing Pruitt "troublesome" and said "these things matter to the president as well, and he's looking into those". Before taking the job at the EPA, Wheeler worked as an energy lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He's been investigated for undertaking expensive , first-class worldwide travel with a large detail, and for spe... [Full Article...]

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9 After nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in January 2017, Trump appointed three judges who had previously clerked for Kennedy to federal appeals courts, and he included another two on the shortlist to fill any subsequent vacancies on the Supreme Court, The Times reported . [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick to replace Kennedy on July 9

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick to replace Kennedy on July 9 Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday that the same 25 names that were on the list when he chose Neil Gorsuch are up for consideration as Kennedy's replacement. The US president has said the restrictions are needed to tighten security and prevent terrorist attacks. Gorsuch cleared the Senate - only after McConnell pushed through a rules change to end the filibuster on Supreme C... [Full Article...]

Trump gets new Supreme Court pick as critical 'swing vote' resigns

Trump gets new Supreme Court pick as critical 'swing vote' resigns Heidi Heitkamp in November's midterm elections. "It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those on the Supreme Court", Kennedy was quoted as saying in a statement announcing his decision. [Full Article...]

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment Olson says Rock Valley's water towers also will be drained as a precaution. Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. One or more of 31 tanker cars on the derailed train is leaking into floodwaters surrounding the tracks near Doon, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. [Full Article...]

Unsafe weed found in Virginia was intentionally planted

Unsafe weed found in Virginia was intentionally planted Though common in NY state, which has spent millions fighting the plant, and elsewhere in the Northeast, the giant hogweeds in Berryville and Frederick County are the plant's first known locations in Virginia. Another lovely detail: Before death, a single hogweed plant can release up to 120,000 seeds capable of traveling long distances through water and wind before finding a new place to call ho... [Full Article...]