• Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35
Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35

Peter Dutton himself resigned after losing the vote this morning, despite Turnbull giving him the option of remaining on the frontbench . "I believe that I was the best person to lead the Liberal Party to success at the next election", Dutton told reporters.

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  • Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years
Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years

Evidence for early pollination is sparse, which is why this new study is so exciting. Phylogenetic analyses of the beetle and associated pollen grains conducted by Dr. What is more fascinating is that, after we did some preparation of the sole amber piece - cutting, trimming and polishing - under high-magnification compound microscopy, we found...

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  • Tropical Storm Lane forecast to become major hurricane in Pacific
Tropical Storm Lane forecast to become major hurricane in Pacific

Meanwhile, the NHC is also monitoring Subtropical storm Ernesto which now approximately 975 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland and is heading north-northeast toward the UK. Ernesto, as with Debby, formed from non-tropical low pressure systems that came off the northeast coast or formed over the waters nearby. "Through Friday , increasing a...

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  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US

The cyclone is now packing maximum sustained winds at 110 miles per hour winds, making it a Category 2 storm. The system is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday. Ernesto will spend the next day over marginally warm sea surface temperatures and in a low-shear environment - which will lead to some strengthening.

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  • Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance
Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

While speaking to assembled reporters before getting on Air Force One on Friday, President Donald Trump gave himself generous praise for revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S.,...

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  • Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend
Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Tropical Storm Ernesto is set to bring wet and windy conditions to the United Kingdom when it hits the British Isles this weekend. Where is Storm Ernesto now? . Downpours are expected to start overnight, continuing until Sunday, and the National Hurricane Center now predicts wind speeds could reach 40mph.

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  • Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect
Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

He predicts a short parting of the storm Thursday afternoon. A round of thunderstorms is projected for Friday afternoon into the evening, possibly featuring heavy rain and strong winds. Once storms pass by late Friday night, drier weather is forecast Saturday, with patchy fog in the morning. With the chance of rain of 60 to 70%, almost al...

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  • City of Sarasota declares state of emergency over red tide
City of Sarasota declares state of emergency over red tide

Scott also directed an additional $900,000 in grants for hard-hit Lee County, where red tide warning signs now dot more than 170 beach access points, his office says. To qualify, the small business must have between two to 100 employees and be able to demonstrate economic or physical damage as a result of red tide.

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  • India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says
India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had proposed India's human space flight programme - Vyom - almost a decade ago. The ISRO is yet to finalise the exact timeline of tests before a manned mission can take off, as it plans to have two unmanned test flights onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk 3.

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  • NASA Going for the Sun with Fastest Spacecraft in History
NASA Going for the Sun with Fastest Spacecraft in History

The sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, can have temperatures up to 2 to 3 million degrees. For the second straight day, thousands of spectators jammed the launch site in the middle of the night as well as surrounding towns, including Parker and his family.

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  • NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Begins Its Landmark Mission to the Sun
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Begins Its Landmark Mission to the Sun

If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona , or outer atmosphere, in November . "The key lies in its custom heat shield and an autonomous system that helps protect the mission from the Sun's intense light emission, but does allow the coronal material to "touch" the spacecraft", NASA...

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  • Best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight
Best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight

This Perseid meteor shower is the result of Earth travelling through the gritty debris of Commet Swift-Tuttle that passed by Earth in 1992. The meteor shower - actually meteorites and dust burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere - can be up to 90 shooting stars per hour.

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  • Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia
Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia

This shark, which could grow up to nine meters long, was terrorizing the oceanic waters of what is now Southern Australia some 25 million years ago. He contacted the senior curator of vertebrae paleontology at Museums Victoria, Erich Fitzgerald, and offered to donate the teeth, the first of its kind to be discovered in Australia.

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  • NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere
NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Originally slated to fly in the small hours of Saturday morning, the Parker Solar Probe blasted off Sunday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 03:31 am EDT / 00:31 PT / 8.31 UMT. It was the first rocket launch ever witnessed by Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. "All I can say is "Wow, here we go, we're in for some learni...

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  • NASA Postpones Launch Of Spacecraft To ‘Touch Sun’
NASA Postpones Launch Of Spacecraft To ‘Touch Sun’

Thousands of people had gathered at Cape Canaveral to watch the take-off, which was initially due to take place at 4.38am local time. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. The probe is going to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere and trace the movement of energy and heat with the particles...

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  • Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in BC waters
Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in BC waters

The four-year old whale is endangered and is starving to death. With that hope - and under the worldwide attention on J-Pod since a mother whale carried her dead newborn calf for days - officials on both sides of the border are preparing to act.

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  • Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday
Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

A pinhole projection can also be one way to witness the solar eclipse without the danger of damaging your eyes. It will last for more than three hours and is said to be visible in Northern hemisphere regions. You'll have to wait until January 21, 2019 for the next eclipse . After one of the longest Lunar Eclipse/ Chandra grahan on 27 July, I...

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  • Hundreds of Cows Surround Water Truck During Drought In Australia
Hundreds of Cows Surround Water Truck During Drought In Australia

Government officials declared a drought Wednesday throughout all of the Australian state of New South Wales after the driest start to a year in five decades. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently said the USDA will act to assist farmers facing trade damage from "unjustified retaliation". "It might just be that they need you to offer t...

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  • Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower is due to reach its peak late on Sunday night (Aug. 12) into the predawn hours of Monday morning. According to Space.com, this year's peak will be visible both the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13.

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  • Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'
Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

The one-point-five billion dollar mission aims to discover why the corona, the sun's atmosphere., is so much hotter than it's surface, and also to investigate the cause of solar winds. Over the course of its mission, the Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun 24 times while being subjected to extreme heat and radiation, with temperatures expected ...

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