• Former energy lobbyist confirmed as nation’s top environmental official
Former energy lobbyist confirmed as nation’s top environmental official

In a speech on the Senate floor following that vote, Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat from DE, said that in some cases Wheeler has "accelerated the environmental damage and regulatory zeal" that Pruitt began. He also made it explicitly clear to lawmakers that he intends to continue the Trump Administration's reversal of environmental regulations. ✅...

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  • SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test
SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test

The robot is "fitted with sensors around the head, neck and spine to record everything an astronaut would experience throughout the mission", Anna Heiney wrote in a NASA blog . Reuters reported on February 21 that SpaceX and Boeing both must address significant design and safety concerns before they can fly humans. All this particular mission is...

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  • Watch a Gigantic Tarantula Drag a Baby Opossum Away to Devour It
Watch a Gigantic Tarantula Drag a Baby Opossum Away to Devour It

The researchers published their observations in the February issue of the Amphibian & Reptile Conservation journal (PDF link ). Talking about the scene was University of MI evolutionary biologist Daniel Rabosky, who said , "This is an underappreciated source of mortality among vertebrates".

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  • SpaceX rocket launches towards the International Space Station
SpaceX rocket launches towards the International Space Station

The SpaceX rocket took off this morning from Florida carrying only a test dummy. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the unmanned Crew Dragon capsule on its nose sits at Kennedy Space Center. For SpaceX, sending an astronaut into orbit would be a culmination of years of hard work and high-risk investment. The Demo-1 mission, SpaceX's inaugural fl...

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  • NASA Says SpaceX Test 'Crucial Step' Towards Proving Safety
NASA Says SpaceX Test 'Crucial Step' Towards Proving Safety

Boeing is also in the race to end NASA's eight-year drought of launching USA astronauts on US rockets from US soil. "I guarantee that not everything will work exactly right". Ripley and the crew craft are expected to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday. The liftoff scheduled is for 2:49 a.m. - yes, that's very early Saturday mor...

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  • Wilson-Raybould warns she still can't tell full SNC-Lavalin story
Wilson-Raybould warns she still can't tell full SNC-Lavalin story

Jody Wilson-Raybould is warning that she won't be able to speak freely about everything concerning the SNC-Lavalin affair when she finally gives her side of the story Wednesday, breaking nearly three weeks of silence that has fuelled the anonymously-sourced controversy and shaken the Trudeau government to its core.

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didn’t understand Amazon deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didn’t understand Amazon deal

The criticism of Ocasio-Cortez "comes after Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon's move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism", Fox News reported . Ocasio-Cortez told Reuters that the $3 billion in tax breaks to Amazon could have been used to rebuild the subway system and other investments in...

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  • SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off carrying Israel’s first commercial moon mission
SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off carrying Israel’s first commercial moon mission

This major liftoff, which will take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:45 p.m. EST, will begin Israel's first eight-week journey to the moon. It carries a magnetometer, so it can measure magnetism in its landing area in Mare Serenitatis, a visible region on the lunar near side. Beresheet (Hebrew for "in the beginning") wa...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Defend Herself From 'Wack' Billboard. She Failed
Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Defend Herself From 'Wack' Billboard. She Failed

Job Creators Network , a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to empower small business leaders in America, announced Wednesday its plans for a Times Square billboard reading " THANKS FOR NOTHING AOC ". [The] fact that it's in Times Sq [uare] tells you this isn't for/by [New Yorkers]. We can fix our subways. The new Democrat darling, Ale...

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  • Canada PM Trudeau calms restless MPs over shock resignations
Canada PM Trudeau calms restless MPs over shock resignations

Speaking to media on her way to the caucus meeting, Wilson-Raybould said she knows her continued deferral to solicitor-client privilege is "frustrating for many people", and that is why she is seeking legal advice, "to be able to ensure that I am confident in what I can and cannot say", when she appears before committee.

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  • Super Snow Moon lights up UAE sky and around the world
Super Snow Moon lights up UAE sky and around the world

This supermoon will be at its closest point to Earth tomorrow, February 19, though it will appear notably brighter and larger than usual on the days before and after, as well. However, when the full moon got between the cloud-patches, it clearly looked like a white bright ball to the naked eye as well as through the basic camera.

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  • Watch SpaceX Bring World's First Private Lunar Mission Into Space
Watch SpaceX Bring World's First Private Lunar Mission Into Space

After launching from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft will make several lunar orbits before attempting a soft landing on the moon's surface. But the 5-foot-tall (1.5 meters) Beresheet can not take a direct path to the moon, project team members said, because the lander shared a rocket ride with two other payloads.

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  • Japan lands Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Ryugu asteroid in successful mission
Japan lands Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Ryugu asteroid in successful mission

The descent required precise control of the probe, JAXA said. On its first landing, lasting a few seconds, Hayabusa2 will fire a bullet from a cylindrical tube called a "sampler horn" and collect sand and rock fragments thrown up by the impact.

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  • Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida
Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida

It'll take the craft seven weeks to reach the moon . A company representative declined to comment on SpaceIL's mission ahead of launch, but noted that the "webcast will have more to say on the mission". The 585-kilogram, dishwasher-sized lander was built by Israeli nonprofit space venture SpaceIL and state-owned defence contractor Israel Aero...

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  • Cyclone watch for Queensland cancelled as TC Oma weakens
Cyclone watch for Queensland cancelled as TC Oma weakens

Oma has weakened to a Category One system overnight with sustained winds of 85 kilometres an hour and gusts of 120 kilometres. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Blazak said there was still disagreement about which path the storm will take, but there was a possibility it could make landfall at the weekend.

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  • Second and largest supermoon of 2019 will shine above Canada tonight
Second and largest supermoon of 2019 will shine above Canada tonight

The last time Earth saw three supermoons for three full moons in a row was in early 2018 . There are times in which the moon is closer and farther away from the Earth's surface. If that happens, there's still the third and final supermoon of the year, which comes in exactly four weeks, on March 19, 2019. This is because February's full moon is ...

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  • Cyclone Oma Threatens Queensland Residents As It Nears Australian Coasts
Cyclone Oma Threatens Queensland Residents As It Nears Australian Coasts

The storm brought winds of 110km/h and gusts as high as 140km/h, with wind and flood warnings put in place. Gold Coast lifeguards closed several beaches along the Surfers Paradise stretch and further south due to strong currents, and have urged people not to enter the water.

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  • Super snow moon: What you need to know
Super snow moon: What you need to know

A super blood moon lit up the sky last month. In a Supermoon phenomena, not only is there a full moon, but the Earth's satellite is at the closest point in its orbit around the planet. Tuesday night's spectacular lunar display will the first time in 19 years a supermoon has occurred in February. It's a combination of two things - a snow moon an...

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  • Snow moon: Biggest supermoon of the year visible tonight
Snow moon: Biggest supermoon of the year visible tonight

EDT), according to NASA . The eclipse takes place when the full moon is at or near the closest point in its orbit to Earth, a time popularly known as a supermoon . Another supermoon is set to grace the celestial stage this week, and it's the largest and brightest our natural satellite will appear all year. Here, we explain what the supermoon is, ...

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  • Trudeau Says Wilson-Raybould’s Move Due to Brison’s Resignation
Trudeau Says Wilson-Raybould’s Move Due to Brison’s Resignation

Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from the federal cabinet this week, leaving unanswered questions about whether Trudeau's aides leaned on her to help engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. January 14, 2019 - Trudeau shuffles his cabinet after the resignation of treasury board president Scott Brison . Some have alleged that Rayboul...

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