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Sci-tech Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, killing 6 animals
Author: 0 Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, killing 6 animals

The jaguar was sedated and secured by the veterinary team and the situation was resolved by 8:15 a.m., but sadly, four alpaca, one emu, and one fox in nearby habitats were attacked and killed. It added: 'Once darted, the jaguar was sedated within minutes'. Such breakdowns, experts have told The Washington Post , do not happen only at shoddy zoos with slapdash animal-care practices.

Author: 0 Russian cargo ship set for quick delivery of supplies to ISS

Because of complex orbital constraints - a variety of launch-day specific conditions must be met - both spacecraft eventually used more traditional two-day approaches. Progress 70 will stay linked to the space station until January 2019, when it will be discarded, NASA officials said. But it seemed that fortune favored Progress 70.

Sci-tech Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt devastated after being forced to resign
Author: 0 Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt devastated after being forced to resign

I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency . EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will become the agency's acting leader next week. Inhofe, who dismisses global warming as a hoax and famously tossed a snowball on the Senate floor to prove his point, hailed Wheeler's ascension to EPA chief.

Sci-tech Enbridge Line 3 pipeline approval expected to ease Canadian oil price woes
Author: 0 Enbridge Line 3 pipeline approval expected to ease Canadian oil price woes

Pipeline bottlenecks have steepened a price discount for Western Canadian heavy crude this year while refiners in Minnesota and surrounding states say Line 3 is necessary to increase crude supplies. Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth , said the response would mirror Standing Rock, a mass protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota that lasted months.

Sci-tech Weekend Scorch: Record Heat in NYC
Author: 0 Weekend Scorch: Record Heat in NYC

Temperatures are expected to reach near triple digits Sunday with heat index values as high as 106, according to the National Weather Service . There will be a slight drop in temperature before rewarming heading into the Fourth of July, the NWS said , showing temperatures between 85 and 89 degrees Monday and 85 and 90 degrees Tuesday before being between 87 and 92 degrees Wednesday .

Sci-tech Early morning SpaceX launch leaves dazzling display in sky
Author: 0 Early morning SpaceX launch leaves dazzling display in sky

CAPE CANAVERAL , Fla. - The last Block 4 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on June 29, 2018. Dragon will fly with almost 6,000 pounds of cargo, supplies and science experiments as part of the 15th of 20 missions under a contract between SpaceX and NASA's Commercial Resupply Services program, also known as CRS-15.

Sci-tech Trump says process to replace Kennedy will 'begin immediately'
Author: 0 Trump says process to replace Kennedy will 'begin immediately'

The "Biden rule" was the Senate equivalent of Supreme Court "dicta", but McConnell's "no hearings, no votes" stance in 2016 is an actual precedent. That sorry distinction goes to Indiana's Joe Donnelly and four other Democratic senators running for re-election in red states Trump carried in 2016.

Sci-tech Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick
Author: 0 Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick

Collins said she has the "utmost respect" for Kennedy's service and integrity during his time on the nation's highest court and labeled him "an ideal justice". The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington , D.C. A sign that the White House is also focusing on these Democrats: Sen. Leo said he expected that work to start before Trump leaves on July 10 for a trip to Europe, adding that it was "not outside the realm of possibility" that the search process could conclude by then.

Sci-tech Women Among Candidates Trump Considering For SCOTUS Seat
Author: 0 Women Among Candidates Trump Considering For SCOTUS Seat

The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide won't be overturned automatically, nor without a fight. Trump did mention another potential candidate, Sen. McConnell declared that the Senate "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall". The 2015 state law says that any physician who "gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug" shall have to have a contract with a physician who has admitting ...

Sci-tech Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined
Author: 0 Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined

According to the BBC , Trump plans on interviewing "one or two" of the potential nominees at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club over the weekend. But whatever Mr. Just to get a sense of the range of possibilities here, consider this: If 2016's zero "mismatch rate" prevailed this year - meaning every state went for the party that carried it in the last presidential election -Republicans would have a net gain of nine Senate seats and would secure a filibuster-proof 60-40 margin.

Sci-tech Based Muslim group chides Supreme Court decision on upholding travel ban
Author: 0 Based Muslim group chides Supreme Court decision on upholding travel ban

Trump said his search for a Supreme Court nominee will "begin immediately" and he intends to make his selection from a list of more than 20 reliably conservative candidates the White House released a year ago. Here are the hurdles any nominee would have to clear to be confirmed. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reacts to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement.

Sci-tech BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment
Author: 0 BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

The public's interest in the train derailment is making it extremely hard for clean up and construction crews to get in and out of the area. The nearby Little Rock River rose rapidly after heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday. The spill threatened to contaminate drinking water for residents about 150 miles (240 km) downstream in Omaha, Nebraska. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Alberta to Stroud, Okla., for ConocoPhillips.

Sci-tech Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico
Author: 0 Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico

Some additional strengthening is possible today, but a slow weakening trend is expected to begin by early Tuesday, June 12. Early on Tuesday, Bud was moving towards the northwest at around 7 miles per hour (11 km/h). Both the Atlantic Hurricane Season and Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season are underway. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP flew over Hurricane Bud at about 4:45 a.m.

Sci-tech India committed to cut 35% carbon emission by 2030: PM Modi
Author: 0 India committed to cut 35% carbon emission by 2030: PM Modi

About 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated evey year in India , of which only 60 per cent, according to Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan , is recycled. However, Greenpeace applauded companies which were beginning to eliminate single-use plastics from their shelves and checkouts. He talked about the milestones Sepa has achieved to curb the menace of plastic.

Sci-tech NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity finds building blocks for life on red planet
Author: 0 NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity finds building blocks for life on red planet

Nasa says it's found new evidence which suggests Mars could have supported ancient life. But Curiosity's data are providing a clearer and more conclusive picture of the conditions and processes on Mars - and what it may have been like on the Red Planet billions of years ago, when conditions were more suitable for life.

Author: 0 NASA finds ‘ancient organic material’ on Mars, continues search despite Doom’s warnings

The host of the session, assistant director of science for communications in NASA's Planetary Science Division Michelle Thaller, began by clearing up any rumors that the agency would announce that they had found alien life. One group found carbon-containing organic matter in 3.5-billion-year-old rock. But the organic molecules identified by the car-sized rover then were too few and ambiguous.

Sci-tech World's oldest lizard fossil discovered
Author: 0 World's oldest lizard fossil discovered

Squamates are reptiles of the larger order Squamata and include snakes, lizards and amphisbaenians. Originally found in the early 2000s in the Dolomites Mountains of Northern Italy, researchers considered it an enigmatic lizard-like reptile but could not reach conclusive placement, and it ramained almost unnoticed by the worldwide community.

Sci-tech European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery
Author: 0 European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

Across the world, plastics make up 85% of marine litter. We can lead the way. The proposed rules are tailored for the different products. The European Union (EU) is proposing a ban on straws and other single-use plastics to help protect marine life.

Sci-tech Deaths reported as Alberto makes landfall in Florida
Author: 0 Deaths reported as Alberto makes landfall in Florida

Roy Cooper said in a statement. Alberto could cause $400 million to $500 million across the South, including damage to cars crushed by toppled trees, wrecked roofs and flooding, Watson said in an interview. Between four and eight inches of rain could pummel Florida Panhandle, eastern and central Alabama, and western Georgia. The Florida Keys and Florida peninsula could receive up to 5 inches of rain in some areas.

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