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Mercedes Delay Upgrade due to Quality Issues


The biggest being the tyres, as the same Hypersoft, Ultrasoft and Supersoft compounds used in Monaco will be available again in Canada. As with Schumacher before him, he looks to have mastered heavy braking and acceleration on the circuit's long straightaways that lead into tight chicanes. Read More »

Earliest animal footprints found in China

The research was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Virginia Tech. But when did animals leave the first footprint on Earth? This means that the symmetrical creature appeared before the Cambrian Period , Chen noted. Read More »

Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem


New research shows it could also cause them to move from point A to point B more slowly, which might make them even more unsafe. Study author James Kossin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Harvey is a great example of what he found. Read More »

NASA To Make Big Announcement On Mars Curiosity Rover Discovery This Week

According to NASA, Thursday's debate will take part Michelle Thaler, assistant Director for science communications in the Planetary science division of the Agency. On May 20, the rover took the first rock sample since October 2016. But the resourceful Curiosity team came up with a new way to move the samples - a technique dubbed "feed extended sample transfer", which is more compatible with the FED than the previously used method, CHIMRA (Collection and Handling for In-Situ Martian Rock ... Read More »

'Building blocks of life' found on Mars


NASA's Mars Curiosity rover , slowly making its way up the side of a towering mountain of sedimentary rock at the center of its Gale Crater landing site, has found fresh evidence for the red planet's past - and possibly present - habitability, scientists reported Thursday. Read More »

Small asteroid spotted Saturday, disintegrates over Africa

Also, the scientist says that such examples are illustrative of the work of NASA: "This is a real event allows you to test our capabilities and gives some condence that our models predict collisions suited to respond to the potential impact of larger objects". Read More »

Small asteroid, first spotted hours earlier, disintegrates over Africa


The International Astronomical Union confirmed the rock entered the Earth's atmosphere on June 2 and was named Asteroid 2018 LA and was estimated at between 10 to 16 feet wide. An asteroid four times as big exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia , in 2013 in an airburst blowing out windows and injuring over 1,500 people with cuts caused by flying glass and debris. Read More »

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead whale


Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags. "If you have 80 plastic bags in your stomach, you die", Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a marine biologist, told The Independent . Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam dump more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined, according to Ocean Conservancy , a Washington-based non-profit. Read More »

Pipeline assets will attract buyers if feds can complete expansion, experts say


Canada has the world's third largest oil reserves but 99 percent of its exports now go to refiners in the US, where limits on pipeline and refinery capacity mean Canadian oil sells at a discount. Kinder Morgan Canada says the expansion project originated in response to requests from oil shippers to help them reach new markets by expanding the capacity of North America's only pipeline with access to the West Coast. Read More »

Pluto has 'Earth-like characteristics,' study says


Quartz fragments commonly supply the sand for Earth dunes. Even though the structures are referred to as dunes, there is a chance that they may not be it. But perhaps the most surprising outcome of New Horizons' journey was not the deeper peek into Pluto's oddities. They're made out of methane ice grains instead. Read More »

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags


A veterinary team tried "to help stabilise its illness but finally the whale died" on Friday afternoon. A short-fin male pilot whale in Thailand has died after eating more than 17 pounds (17.7 kilograms) of plastic bags and other packaging, the country's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reported Saturday on its website . Read More »

SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday


The launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla ., has a four-hour window that opens 12:29am ET (04:29 UTC). Space Exploration Technologies Corp . launched a satellite for long-time customer SES SA of Luxembourg early Monday, marking the company's 11th mission of the year. Read More »

Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' To Save Coal And Nuclear Power Plants


President Donald Trump on Friday ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to halt the shutdown of ailing coal and nuclear power plants that he said were needed to maintain the nation's energy mix, grid resilience and national security. The Trump administration is moving to embrace two rarely used authorities under federal law to take the action, after weighing a broad array of strategies for preserving coal and nuclear power plants. Read More »

Dumbest move yet- Saving coal plants in name of national security


At the same time , hackers from criminal groups and hostile regimes are growing increasingly sophisticated in how they target weak spots. The Trump administration has been preparing to invoke emergency powers granted under Cold War-era legislation to order regional grid operators to buy electricity from ailing coal and nuclear power plants. Read More »

‘Surprising’ dunes of methane ice found on Pluto


This view is projected from a point 1,118 miles (1,800 km) above Pluto's equator, looking northeast over the dark, cratered Cthulhu Regio toward the bright, smooth expanse of icy plains called Sputnik Planitia . Modeling by the team shows that Pluto's moderate winds (which can reach between 19 and 25 miles per hour, or 30-40 kmh) can create these dunes once the grains are airborne. Read More »

Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit


The Eifel Zoo in Luenebach is located in the west of Rhineland-Palatinate, about 50 kilometres north of Trier. The animals included two lions, two tigers, a bear and a jaguar, according to several news reports. The storm had caused widespread devastation in the region, where many residents were Friday clearing muddy water from their cellars and removing downed trees. Read More »

The EU are going to ban plastic disposable tableware

Günther Oettinger , the EU Budget Commissioner, defended a proposed fine on member states who fail to recycle more plastic , telling the Funke Media Group: "This creates an incentive for national politicians to examine how plastic waste can be reduced - through bans, education, a national tax or a fee for plastic shopping bags". Read More »

Morneau talks Trans Mountain at Calgary address


Finance Minister Bill Morneau has proposed sacrificing Canadian taxpayers to bail out an uneconomic US pipeline owned by former Enron executives. British Columbia, the birthplace of Greenpeace, provides critical ocean access to get Canada's landlocked exports out of oil-rich Alberta to new buyers. Read More »

Five Things: the next steps for getting the Trans Mountain project done


Ottawa is also invested in the aviation industry, with a current $372 million loan to Bombardier for its Global executive jet and the C-Series commercial aircraft. But ask yourself this question: If this pipeline is such a great business opportunity, why is Kinder Morgan selling it? Kean said the Canadian government would help search for an alternative buyer. Read More »

Alberto weakens to a subtropical depression: U.S. NHC


By Monday , families were enjoying beach days and backyard barbecues. The two, who worked for the NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., died in Polk County, just over the state line in North Carolina, shortly after interviewing fire department officials. Read More »

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built


Morneau presented the options during an early-morning cabinet meeting today before ministers made a decision to approve the project. He described the $4.5 billion buy-out as a "fair price for Canadians", and said the commercial agreement is a "sound investment opportunity". Read More »

Is this a wolf? Wildlife experts are baffled


The creature is now with officials at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks for a DNA analysis, with experts saying they have "no idea" what it is. Several people report being strong armed into keeping quiet about their reports by men wearing black suits. "Look into if if you don't believe it". At the moment the body of the animal is investigated by staff of the wildlife of Montana. Read More »

Alberto brings little rain to Volusia/Flagler area as it approaches the coast


A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center. That's why forecasters rapidly upped the storm's chance for development last week and concern grew for a totally washed out holiday weekend. Hurricane season in the Atlantic basin officially begins on June 1. Read More »

Wind, forward speed picks up as Alberto becomes more tropical


The storm had top sustained winds of 80 km/h. Forecasters cautioned that heavy rain and tropical storm conditions could reach the northern Gulf Coast well ahead of the center of Alberto making landfall. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency on Saturday for all 67 counties in his state. Jeffrey Medlin, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service's Mobile office, warned that even after the storm passes there will still be swells that could cause risky rip ... Read More »

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering


Though the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until Friday , Alberto has become the first named storm this year, throwing disarray into long holiday weekend plans along Florida's Gulf Coast. "A secondary concern is that even relatively minimal tropical storm winds can topple trees due to saturated soils and water-heavy limbs". Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 am and 4 am. Read More »

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season


NOAA forecasters issued their outlook Thursday, which gives a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season. "NOAA's observational and modeling enhancements for the 2018 season put us on the path to deliver the world's best regional and global weather models", said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction. Read More »

NASA Astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86


Six years later he became the lunar module pilot in the second U.S. mission to the Moon: Apollo 12. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the first United States space station, Skylab , in 1973. They were busy, but, as Bean recalled during a 2016 NPR interview, "as I ran along, I remember. saying to myself, 'You know, this is really the moon". Read More »