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Astronomers accidentally discover a dozen new moons around Jupiter

Astronomers accidentally discover a dozen new moons around Jupiter The new ones were found because technology has gotten better and better over the years. The find pushes Jupiter's total moon count to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system. The tiny moon's orbit takes it both inside and outside of where the other new moons orbit, putting it at a high risk of colliding with them. Those eleven moons are probably remnants of larger bodies that got broken up ... [Full Article...]

7th animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

7th animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat A vet team captured and sedated the animal an hour later after it had mauled four alpacas, one emu and a fox. No humans were injured during the incident and luckily there are no plans to euthanise Valerio, the three-year-old male jaguar, because he was technically doing nothing wrong. [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say The reaction of her constituents in ME to Kavanaugh's nomination has been "very mixed", she said. The chief justice earned a 2018 equivalent of about $254,000. One case likely to draw attention is Kavanaugh's 2015 dissenting opinion on the health care law's contraceptives mandate. Senate Democrats admitted it will be hard to defeat Kavanaugh with only 49 seats in their caucus, but their ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday; Beryl fizzles

Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday; Beryl fizzles Still, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadaloupe, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Martin, and St. The small size of this tropical storm has also allowed it to quickly develop. A tropical depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Beryl on Thursday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said. [Full Article...]

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Knowing how much ice Antarctica is losing is critical to understanding how climate change will affect humanity both now and in the future, given the fact that the continent contains enough frozen water to raise sea levels by 58 meters. "Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected". For the new study, the scientists combined data from three types of satellite measurements t... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific He said Hurricane Harvey in Texas a year ago was a dramatic example of the consequences of a slow-moving or "stalled" tropical cyclone. But he says there's good evidence that the warming planet could weaken the global winds that push storms around. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 carrying SES-12 on Monday

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 carrying SES-12 on Monday The first stage Falcon 9 rocket that was used for this launch was used initially for launching the US Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle past year in the month of September. "It's basically two satellites in one". SpaceX is in the process of transitioning to upgraded block 5 boosters that are created to make 50 to 60 flights before retirement. [Full Article...]

Canada likely to buy Trans Mountain pipeline project

Canada likely to buy Trans Mountain pipeline project Morneau had said Canada would cover any cost overruns caused by B.C.'s actions, but in the end, that clearly wasn't enough. "We won't stop until the job is done!" "The only (way) in our estimation that that can be done is through exerting our jurisdiction by purchasing the project". [Full Article...]

Ottawa's planned purchase of pipeline elicits shock, disappointment

Ottawa's planned purchase of pipeline elicits shock, disappointment Morneau presented the options during an early-morning cabinet meeting Tuesday before ministers signed off on the chosen option, which comes just days before the company's self-imposed May 31 deadline and is still subject to the approval of Kinder Morgan shareholders. [Full Article...]

Florida and Mississippi launch emergency preparations ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Florida and Mississippi launch emergency preparations ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto Maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along Alberto's track from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle, forecasters said. Florida governor Rick Scott also declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties Saturday morning to 'prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring'. [Full Article...]

'Yanny or Laurel What do you hear?!' The latest social media craze

'Yanny or Laurel What do you hear?!' The latest social media craze David Monahan said the audio clip "was Yanny when I listened on my computer and Laurel on my phone..." We also all process external stimuli differently. To some people, the word sounds like " yanny ". Chandrasekaran told The Verge that because the original recording is ambiguous - it's awful, remember? - your brain needs to fill what it thinks you should hear. [Full Article...]

Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots It uses DeepMind's new WaveNet audio-generation technique and other advances in natural language processing to make it sound more humanlike, The Verge reports. And finally, actions can now be part of your custom routines and even suggest you add them after you're finished with whatever you asked them to do. [Full Article...]

Here's what Uber wants its flying taxis to look like

Here's what Uber wants its flying taxis to look like It's a world where passengers request an Uber Air on their phone, then head to rooftop sky ports where the aircraft take off. The flying uber can take-off and land vertically thanks to four rotors. Uber also said for the program to become profitable it will need to move beyond a niche market. Last year, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office released a finding estimating that 45,000 U... [Full Article...]

Life sentence given to former top Chinese politician Sun Zhengcai

Life sentence given to former top Chinese politician Sun Zhengcai Sun served as the CPC's chief in Shunyi District, Beijing; Standing Committee member and secretary general of the CPC's Beijing Municipal Committee; agriculture minister; secretary of the CPC's Jilin Provincial Committee; Political Bureau member of the CPC Central Committee; and Party chief of Chongqing Municipality, according to the Tianjin Court. [Full Article...]

One-Time Potential Rival to China's Xi Draws Life Sentence

One-Time Potential Rival to China's Xi Draws Life Sentence The court said the defendant had been given a "lenient" sentence in light of his willingness to cooperate with the investigation. A photograph posted on the court's Web site showed the former leader in the dock, head deeply bowed as two police officers looked on. [Full Article...]

Microsoft and Amazon Show Off Cortana and Alexa Integration at Build 2018

Microsoft and Amazon Show Off Cortana and Alexa Integration at Build 2018 Last week, Google revealed that the Assistant now works with over 5,000 devices . And she told Cortana to "send an email to Tom Taylor saying "I'll see you tonight" - again, without having to command the assistant by name. Microsoft has partnered with drone giant DJI to create a new SDK just for Windows 10 PCs and DJI's SDK will allow more than 700 million Windows 10 connected devices, ful... [Full Article...]

Instagram Brings New Payments Feature to Enable Direct Shopping on the App

Instagram Brings New Payments Feature to Enable Direct Shopping on the App It is expected that the feature would be rolled out to Android phones as well very soon. According to reports , the Instagram payments feature is visible to only select users in the U.S. Insta payments is not as diverse as WhatsApp . Experts believe Instagram could become a major player in online retail - thanks to its focus on glossy shots of products and glamorous lifestyles - if the... [Full Article...]

8 vents open as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts

8 vents open as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts A 5.6 magnitude quake hit south of the volcano , which was followed by a larger 6.9-magnitude temblor, according to the USGS. Though the quakes could be felt on the highly populated island of Oahu, as of 11:20 EST, no evacuations have been called for. [Full Article...]

Waymo self-driving Pacifica hit in collision on Arizona street

Waymo self-driving Pacifica hit in collision on Arizona street Dash-cam video from Uber's fatal accident in March-when one of its cars in autonomous mode struck and killed Elaine Hertzberg-showed that that event was probably avoidable, contrary to initial police statements. Waymo is a self-driving auto initiative from Google's parent company Alphabet. The Waymo self-driving vehicle was said to be travelling at a low speed which minimised the impact of the cra... [Full Article...]

Musk says don't buy Tesla, goes to YouTube as call devolved

Musk says don't buy Tesla, goes to YouTube as call devolved Musk is now on damage control, attempting to justify his unusual behavior in an unfiltered tweetstorm. Without additional cash, some analysts have predicted that Musk faces a reckoning if he needs more money from investors to fund operations, capital spending and debt payments that are due early next year. [Full Article...]


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