• Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

One of the new moons in the outer group is particularly unique, according to astronomer Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science , who led the team that first spotted the moons previous year. In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine . Before Sheppard's team condu...

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  • Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe
Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe

Acting as "messengers", neutrinos directly carry astronomical information from the far reaches of the Universe. But neutrinos have little or no mass, travel at almost the speed of light, are not electrically charged and rarely interact with normal matter.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

So don't be surprised if red-state Democrats who lack a robust lead in their own races decide their bosses the people admire Brett Kavanaugh's approach to constitutional law too much to turn him away. Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican S...

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  • Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas
Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas

Luckily, she's okay...but the photo of her bite is quite brutal. Katarina Zarutskie has permanent scarring from the shark attack. Seconds later, Zarutskie discovered why swimming with sharks on objective can be a risky idea. She claims she did not plan to post the photos to Instagram in the first place-and her account has, at the time o...

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  • Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter
Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter

Like Pruitt, this veteran coal lobbyist has shown only disdain for the EPA's vital mission to protect Americans' health and our environment. James Inhofe , an Oklahoma Republican who's a major climate change skeptic and who told CNN a year ago the EPA is "brainwashing our kids".

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  • Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch
Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch

Three days later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because of her work for the Trump administration. "I think that Scott Pruitt should have to look at that next generation that he's impacting by how he's making a lot of selfish, stupid decisions on how to spend tax...

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  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9
Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

The nine-point difference could suggest an enthusiasm gap between the parties, as liberal groups sound the alarm that a newly configured court could outlaw abortion rights if a conservative nominee replaces Kennedy's swing vote . President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was held up by McConnell, who cited the upcoming president...

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  • The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier
The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier

Mike Lee, a close ally and, like himself, a former Supreme Court law clerk. Ms. Perry, who got to know Justice Kennedy during a year studying the Supreme Court in the 1990s, said his moderation will be particularly missed. Wade , writes Scott Lemieux . McConnell changed rules for filibusters on Supreme Court justices a year ago to overcome...

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  • NASA lost the Mars Rover
NASA lost the Mars Rover

As Calla said, "It's like having a loved one in a coma in the hospital". You have doctors who tell you that "you just need to wait and she will Wake up". Opportunity, along with Spirit, its twin, landed on the planet in 2004. Opportunity's scientific findings include evidence that Mars may have had conditions favorable for sustaining microbial li...

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  • NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface
NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. That may be because numerous compounds, such as thiophene , methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide, had sulfur atoms in their molecular structure - which would strengthen the relatively fragile organic mole...

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