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Roundup Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Children's Cereals: Group


Even so, a 2015 decision by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer declared glyphosate, which prevents plants from photosynthesizing, a probable carcinogen . In 2017, California listed glyphosate in its Proposition 65 registry of chemicals known to cause cancer. The EWG said the federal limits are outdated and that most of the products it tested exceed a more stringent definition of safe glyphosate levels. Read More »

NASA's solar probe cleared for launch on mission to "touch the sun"


With one minute and 55 seconds left on the countdown timer, a launch controller ordered "Hold, hold, hold" when a pressure alarm sounded, showing that there was a fault with the Delta IV Heavy rocket's helium system. Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. "We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", said project scientist Nicky Fox from Johns Hopkins University Applied ... Read More »

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today


The partial eclipse will be visible from 1:32 pm to 5:02 pm (IST) on Saturday. Although, this myth gains traction around the time of a total solar eclipse , some people refuse to cook or eat even during partial eclipses. If you are watching from Earth, it appears that the Moon covers the Sun. Making a pinhole in cardboard and holding it above a piece of paper on the ground can project the image of the solar eclipse without gazing at the Sun. Read More »

Hope for clear skies in Cumbria for glimpse of meteor shower


NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space .com that the Perseids are one of the most popular meteor showers of the year; and in 2018, they'll be the best shower of the year. Gal suggests that starry-eyed hopefuls view the meteor shower in dark places with low cloud coverage like Makapuu or Sandy's Beach. Cam and Dursley Astronomy Club members are making the most of the year's biggest and best display of shooting stars by holding their annual "shooting star party" this coming Saturday, on ... Read More »

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic


The NHC issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for Hawaii County, and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advised residents to prepare an emergency kit that includes at least a 14-day supply of food, water and other necessities. It was moving west at 9 miles per hour. Surf: Swells generated by Hector are forecast to reach southeast and east shores of the Big Island and Maui late Tuesday. Read More »

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards


The average fuel economy during Obama's tenure was around 25 mpg. The Trump administration's plan to relax fuel-economy and vehicle pollution standards could be a boon to USA oil producers who've quietly lobbied for the measure. General Motors said in a statement that it wants to work "with all parties to achieve one national 50-state program", adding it was committed to "continually improving fuel economy and our commitment to an all-electric future". Read More »

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement


NASA also said SpaceX will launch an uncrewed flight test in November, with Boeing not expected to do that until late in 2018 or in the early part of next year. These unexpected delays could mean that Boeing might not get certification for its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft until February 2020, states The Verge , citing a series of reports from the Government Accountability Office. Read More »

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event


On the night of 31 July, Mars will be closest to the Earth in 15 years. "The next similar close approach won't happen until September 11, 2035, when Mars will be 35.4 million miles away". To contact a reporter for this story, email Karen Edwards or call (250) 819-3723 or email the editor. Mars also has seasons, due in part to its 25-degree axial tilt, which is similar to Earth's 23.5-degree tilt. Read More »

Researchers Detect Evidence of Lake Beneath the Surface of Mars


The ISA team's findings will appear in this week's issue of the journal Science , they will reignite speculation about the planet's geology and the potential for life on Mars. The surface is scored by old gorges, canyons, beaches, ocean basins and giant volcanoes, whose eruptions could have kept things riled up on the planet. Read More »

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday


There are three types - total, partial and penumbral - with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse , in which Earth's shadow completely covers the moon. Considering how this will be the longest total lunar eclipse in the century, Petro shelled out some suggestions for those who'll be able to witness it and those who won't. Read More »

Blue Origin launches rocket to space in extreme test of crew capsule

After launch, the reusable New Shepard booster will climb to an altitude of 62 miles (100 kilometers), the internationally-approved boundary of space, and then proceed to land nearby. Also, ticket prices for a trip into space haven't yet been decided, noted Cornell. While testing with New Shepard continues, work on Blue Origin's next vehicle, the New Glenn is pressing on, albeit mainly away from the attention of the media. Read More »

Heat warnings in effect


The weather agency says a "very warm and humid air mass" has settled over the Maritimes and above normal temperatures and humid conditions will stick around into Thursday. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health extended the city's heat warning until further notice over the weekend. The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Read More »

Two-thirds of Americans oppose reversing Roe vs. Wade


Trump did not identify the finalists for the slot being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , and said he would interview "one or two" candidates during his weekend stay at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. "Well, that's a big one, and probably not", Trump told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an interview scheduled to air Sunday at 10 a.m. on "Sunday Morning Futures". Read More »

A Strawberry Moon will sweeten up the night sky tonight

It's the Rose Moon in Europe. The pair will climb to its highest point for the night around midnight and will sit low in the west at dawn on June 28 and 29. The view on the Eastern Seaboard will be nearly entirely obscured by clouds, which are expected to be thick as far west as the Ohio River Valley. Cloud-free conditions will lead to uninterrupted views of Saturn for much of the western and central US on Wednesday night. Read More »

Scientists find cheap way to convert Carbon dioxide into gasoline


A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove Carbon dioxide from the air. As for the price, previous attempts to do just this have stalled since it could cost up to $1000 to filter a metric ton of carbon dioxide. In 2015, Carbon Engineering launched its first pilot plant for capturing CO2 in British Columbia in Canada. Read More »

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing


In the first few hours, the ash and mud was so hot, rescuers had a hard time reaching victims and by the time they made it out to some of them it was too late. A baby miraculously survived after a house was covered in ash. Her brother and sister made it to safety, but their grandmother has not been seen again. Read More »

Ban on plastic use should start from every house, says Karimnagar Collector


The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution , stated another official release. More than 73 million toilets have been built across the country, according to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The objective of celebrating world environment day is to bring worldwide focus on importance of environment and to stimulate attention and actions for improving the environment. Read More »

Airbus-built SES-12 dual-mission satellite successfully launched


Thirty-two minutes later, after firing of engines, the top floor of the rocket used the communications satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest and most powerful, by SES of Luxembourg. SpaceX launched a communications satellite early Monday morning. SES-12, which is designed with wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East to meet the needs of video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Read More »

Meet the fastest-growing black hole


If this behemoth was in the center of the Milky Way it would have been the only object visible at night, washing out all other stars and planets in its light, says Wolf. "It would appear as an incredibly bright pin-point star that would nearly wash out all of the stars in the sky", said Wolf. But don't panic - Dr Wolf says it won't suck us in. Read More »

Battlefield V is Definitely a Thing, Reveal Coming Next Week


On May 23, electronic Arts & DICE will unveil your next all-out war journey. Comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah took to twitter today to confirm that he will be hosting a " Battlefield Live Reveal" next Wednesday, May 23rd. PDT, 4 p.m. EDT, 10 p.m. CET. Battlefield fans have been clamoring for the next entry in the series for some time now, and EA has finally delivered, as far as what's coming in the future for the shooter franchise. Read More »

Nokia X6 with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras announced


The device comes with glass sandwich design with metal frame in the middle and 2.5D curved glass on either side. Nokia X6 specifications Nokia X6 runs stock Android Oreo out of the box and has a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280x1080 pixels) resolution display with 3rd-gen Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a notch on top. Read More »

Honor 7C expected to launch in India on May 22


The Honor 10 will be released in India on May 23 and pre-bookings for the same have already begun. As expected, the Honor 10 has been priced at a slight premium when compared to the company's previous flagship offering, the Honor View 10 . Read More »

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer is here, The Wasteland is One Crazy Drug!


In a fact sheet for the game it's been revealed that Rage 2 will have a 2019 release date. We've got a lot more to show you from RAGE 2. Bethesda's official Twitter account then replied to Rage's post , simply stating "Dude" before continuing to tease cryptic images emblazoned with the same bright pink seen on the original correction. Read More »

Is Google Tracking Android Users Secretly? Oracle Claims So

The allegations of Google tracking Android users surfaced after Oracle claimed that the search giant might be harvesting gigabytes of data from the smartphones. But it does not appear to mention the constant monitoring in the background when Maps is not in use. "The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy", the Quartz report says. Read More »

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Mission Will Be Accompanied By The Mar's Helicopter


NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine [VIDEO ] announced on Twitter that the Mars 2020 would have another enhancement. " NASA has a proud history of firsts", Bridenstine said in a statement May 11. The rover then will be driven away from the helicopter to a safe distance from which it will relay commands. NASA hopes the helicopter will ascend to around 10 feet and hover there for around 30 seconds on its first flight. Read More »

Google Assistant to book your appointments


For giving a more natural feel the Assistant even displayed hesitations and affirmations during the phone calls like "err" or "mm-hmm". There are eight voices in total as the first two options are the ones we are already familiar with. Sure, give me one second. Likely be launched later in the year, here are a few features provided for the OS. Google researchers say it can "talk" only in exchanges with strict limits on what can be said. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Online arrives in September with cloud saving, 20 NES titles


Switch Online, which has been in development since the console launched past year, will charge a monthly fee and in return enable users to play online against others and back up data from their console to the cloud. Those games include Balloon Fight , Dr. Mario , Super Mario Bros . Nintendo says that in September , members will get access to 20 games , with more games added on a regular basis. Read More »

Warmind to Launch May 8th at 11:00 Pacific!


He added, “Warmind represents another step toward bringing the Destiny 2 hobby back to our dedicated players.”. Destiny 2 is available for PS4, Xbox One , and PC. With Warmind , we want to show we are actively listening to the global community and that we are also committed to respecting players' time in game. Read More »

Savills plc (LON:SVS) Analyst Ratings as of May 6, 2018

Peel Hunt maintained Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW) rating on Thursday, April 26. (NASDAQ:RTIX) on Friday, March 2 to "Buy" rating. Barclays Capital has "Equal Weight" rating and GBX 1960 target. It has a 9.25 P/E ratio. The firm primarily holds interests in the OML 40 license, which covers an area of 498 square kilometers located in the Niger Delta; and 40% interest in the Ubima field that covers an area of 65 square kilometers located in the northern part of Rivers State. Read More »

IPhone 2018 - iPhone 9 to iPhone 11 What We Know So Far


The previous-generation iPhone 7 shipped a respectable 5.6 million units for fourth place. Maestri told Reuters that clearing channel inventory of 1.8 million iPhones - majority iPhone X and iPhone 8 models - accounted for some of the difference.Profits were US$2.73 per share versus expectations of US$2.68 per share and up from US$2.10 a year ago. Read More »

NASA's Mars InSight TAKES OFF in first interplanetary launch from California


The Atlas V 401 rocket also carried two suitcase-size spacecraft, created to orbit Mars, as it blasted into the dark and cloudy sky, which turned bright gold for seconds as the rocket ascended in a plume of smoke. But it does have a 7.8-foot-long (2.4-meter) robotic arm. An artist's impression of the InSight lander on Mars. The mission's principal investigator, Bruce Banerdt , told CNN he thinks InSight will fill the last gaping hole in NASA's exploration of Mars, some 75 million miles ... Read More »