• Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton
Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton

But a group of people recently arrived in northeast Australia on a fishing boat from Vietnam, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said. Locals have begun cleaning up debris from the boat which has washed up on shore while a large amount of diesel can also be seen in the water around the mostly-submerged vessel.

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  • Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study
Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

The animals were led into an enclosure and, in order to train them to move from one side of the pen to the other, an experimenter would stand opposite the goats holding dry pasta, a favorite goat snack. The effect was most obvious when the happy face was positioned on the right side of the testing area. According to Express , Goats were alread...

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  • Our planet is dyed red: Earth, as you've never seen it before
Our planet is dyed red: Earth, as you've never seen it before

The air quality looks even worse from space. After viewing the raw data from these satellites, NASA then turned to its Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing model to process the data. It may be invisible to the naked eye, but the air is full of particles of salt, smoke, dust, and other microscopic gunk. Similar incidents are seen in...

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  • Sexually frustrated dolphin sparks bathing ban in French town
Sexually frustrated dolphin sparks bathing ban in French town

Roger Lars, the Mayor of Landévennec, a commune in northwestern France , issued an ordinance that has banned swimming and diving into the village shoreline when the dolphin is around, The Telegraph reported yesterday, August 27. Lars, the town's mayor, told Le Telegramme the decision to impose the ban was made only after consulting marine mamm...

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  • California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial
California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

Based on the council's framework, each county's superior court will set its own procedures for deciding who to release before trial, potentially creating a patchwork system based on where a suspect lives. It gives officials 24 hours to determine whether a suspect should be released before trial. People with normal income levels and below who can't ...

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  • NASA’s New Apps Let You Take Selfies In Space
NASA’s New Apps Let You Take Selfies In Space

NASA is marking the 15th launch anniversary of its Spitzer Space Telescope with the release of a VR tour of the TRAPPIST-1 system , and a cosmic selfie app. It is the only system that is known to support seven planets of roughly Earth's size. TRAPPIST-1 is vastly important for our understanding of exoplanets.

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  • Hawaii residents flee both flood and flames as hurricane threat fades
Hawaii residents flee both flood and flames as hurricane threat fades

While they will not face the full fury of a Category 3 hurricane, residents and tourists should remain vigilant as heavy rains, flash flooding and landslides are still a threat. RAINFALL: Lane's outer rain bands will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides. Stunning aerial images show ...

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  • CS: GO YouTuber McSkillet Dies in Horrific Car Crash
CS: GO YouTuber McSkillet Dies in Horrific Car Crash

Heitmann, as well as a 43-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter all died on the scene. Eight vehicles in total were involved in the collision according to California Highway Patrol. In December, he posted a video showing his McLaren 650S , a high-powered supercar purchased with his earnings from YouTube and through the CS:GO skins marke...

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  • ‘Laziness’ may be a good survival strategy
‘Laziness’ may be a good survival strategy

The work may also have important implications for forecasting which species may be likely to vanish in the near term in the face of impending climate change . When you find out that elephants need to eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day , or that hummingbirds have to consume half their body weight every 24 hours, you might wonder how thes...

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  • Drenching rain hits Hawaii's Big Island as Hurricane Lane approaches
Drenching rain hits Hawaii's Big Island as Hurricane Lane approaches

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Kauai is now under a hurricane watch , meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 48 hours. Moving north-west at 11kmh, it was classified as a powerful Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, packing sustained winds of 209kmh.

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  • New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans
New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans

After analyzing various stages of the process, they found that lenses degraded somewhat during waste-water treatment but did not break down entirely, meaning that small fragments of plastic are being flushed out into the water supplies, potentially endangering marine life.

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  • Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power Plan
Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power Plan

Vivian Stockman of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition said it's hard to trust states making appropriate decisions when it comes to emissions. A new plan announced Tuesday by the Trump administration to turn the regulations of carbon emissions over to individual states won't likely affect the way Minnesota gets its power in the future.

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  • Disposable contact lenses contribute to growing ocean pollution, researchers say
Disposable contact lenses contribute to growing ocean pollution, researchers say

The paper's abstract, which is all that's publicly available until the study is accepted into an academic journal, estimates that more than 24,000 pounds of the polymers found in contact lenses end up on United States land a year as " biosolids ", or processed sludge, through some form of application like farm fertiliser .

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  • Canadians advised against non-essential travel to Hawaii as hurricane looms
Canadians advised against non-essential travel to Hawaii as hurricane looms

Tuesday, Lane was a Category 5 hurricane circulating 160 mph winds some 360 miles south-southeast of Kailua-Kona and 300 miles south-southeast of South Point, according to Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters. Only four named storms - two hurricanes and two tropical storms - have made landfall in Hawaii since 1959. It m...

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  • The citizen scientists were right - mystery light phenomenon STEVE is no aurora
The citizen scientists were right - mystery light phenomenon STEVE is no aurora

However, a new study published Monday in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that Steve could be the result of a different process. "Right now, we know very little about it", Gallardo-Lacourt said. In a brand new study, researchers analyzed a STEVE event back in March 2008 just to check out whether it was produced in a similar manner in whi...

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  • Hurricane Lane, A Dangerous Category 4 Storm, Headed Toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, A Dangerous Category 4 Storm, Headed Toward Hawaii

Although weather officials expect Lane to continue on a westward track today, they forecast the storm to take a turn toward the west-northwest late Tuesday with some weakening around the same time. Tuesday. A National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration G-IV aircraft plans to do sampling in the environment around the Hawaiian Islands and...

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  • Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens
Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

The counties of Hawaii, Maui, Kalawao, Kauai and the City and County of Honolulu are in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state.

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  • Trump former aide Manafort found guilty on eight charges
Trump former aide Manafort found guilty on eight charges

Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts, including five counts of felony tax fraud, outlets reported Tuesday. Manafort was also found guilty of failure to file reports of foreign bank or financial accounts, a charge that carries a maximum five years in prison, as well as two counts of bank fraud.

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  • Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii
Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii

Note that Note that Maui County and Hawaii County are under a hurricane watch . Damaging tropical storm force winds could begin as early as Wednesday night in Maui County, with risky hurricane force winds possible starting Thursday, the weather service said.

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  • EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’
EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The US is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions and, under Trump, has vowed to step away from the Paris deal and tear up various clim...

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