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Woman and son critically injured in giraffe attack

Woman and son critically injured in giraffe attack Katy Williams and three-year-old Finn were flown to hospital in Johannesburg on Monday after being trampled by a female giraffe who was with her calf. Sam Williams described the attack as "an unfortunate act of nature". Both he and his mother, who has been operated on as well, are reportedly in stable but critical condition after the attack. [Full Article...]

Birds Fall Victim to 'Growing Wave of Extinctions'

Stuart Butchart, BirdLife's Chief Scientist and lead author on the paper. Scientists have declared eight species of birds to be extinct in what are being seen as the first avian extinctions of the 21st century, according to a report in the British newspaper, The Guardian . [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 4

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 4 The document was partially redacted. Leahy stared at Kavanaugh before saying "that is convenient". Orrin Hatch of Utah, Kavanaugh said the same, that he was noting "what legal scholars might say" and offered his comment on the proposed article because he's "always concerned with accuracy". [Full Article...]

Carlsberg ditches plastic wrapping on six packs, turning to new glue technology

Carlsberg ditches plastic wrapping on six packs, turning to new glue technology Carlsberg plans to eventually extend the snap packs across their other beers including Kronenbourg 1664, Skol and Holsten. The initiative will "reduce the amount of plastic used in traditional multi-packs by up to 76 percent", the brewer said. [Full Article...]

Conservationists: Dozens of elephants killed in Botswana ‘poaching frenzy’

Conservationists: Dozens of elephants killed in Botswana ‘poaching frenzy’ The deaths were discovered in an aerial survey started in July by the charity Elephants Without borders , who said they were "counting dead elephants" each day. These numbers account for nearly a third of all the elephants in Africa since numbers have plummeted to about 415,000 in the past decade, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature . [Full Article...]

Kinder Morgan weighs full exit from Canada after Trans Mountain pipeline debacle

Kinder Morgan weighs full exit from Canada after Trans Mountain pipeline debacle While the prime minister and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have said the federal government continues to strongly support the pipeline project, Trudeau has not responded to Notley's plea to recall Parliament, and has not asked Canada's highest court to review the ruling. [Full Article...]

New six-sided jet stream spotted at Saturn’s north pole

When Cassini arrived at the Saturnian system in 2004, the southern hemisphere was enjoying summertime, while the northern was in the midst of winter. Years later, as temperatures in Saturn's northern hemisphere gradually increased, Cassini's CIRS discovered the unusual polar vortex high above the north pole. [Full Article...]

Scientists find omnivorous shark

Scientists find omnivorous shark In a new study published by researchers at the University of California-Irvine and Florida International University, the bonnethead shark , which dwells in seagrass meadows off the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, was found to be not exclusively carnivorous, as previously thought - it's been sighted having a good nom on that seagrass on multiple occasions. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court pick 'questioned abortion ruling'

Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court pick 'questioned abortion ruling' Blumenthal did not single out Collins and Murkowski by name, but mentioned pro-choice Republicans who are uncommitted on Kavanaugh . Collins vowed to oppose any Supreme Court nominee who would overturn Roe v. He cited his ruling in a SC case upholding the state's new voter ID law. He also would not say whether he believes the president can be subpoenaed to testify. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron plugs holes in cabinet as popularity sinks

Emmanuel Macron plugs holes in cabinet as popularity sinks The new head of sport will be Roxanne Maracineanu, swimmer and silver medalist of the Olympic games in Sydney, said at the Elysee Palace. De Rugy is a former Green party member who backed Macron during his 2017 electoral campaign and became a member of his party, Republic on the Move. [Full Article...]

Scientists have invented a way to create 'unlimited renewable energy'

Scientists have invented a way to create 'unlimited renewable energy' While artificial photosynthesis technology has been around for decades, it is yet to be used to create renewable energy because now, the process relies on catalysts which are often expensive and toxic. The latest study by academics of University of Cambridge led by St John 's College put semi-artificial photosynthesis to use to formulate a new strategy of producing and storing solar energy. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh hearing: Cory Booker's dramatic release of confidential documents

Kavanaugh hearing: Cory Booker's dramatic release of confidential documents The 53-year-old Kavanaugh , no stranger to Washington politics, sat stone-faced throughout. Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh in time for the first day of the new Supreme Court term, October 1. But Klobuchar suggested his interpretation, which differed from the rest of his peers on the DC Circuit, who were appointed by both Democrats and Republicans, seemed to be a pattern with Kav... [Full Article...]

USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions

USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions Trump has denied any such collusion and has repeatedly called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt." "Truthfulness under oath is not an optional qualification for a Supreme Court nominee". Sixty-six people were charged with disorderly conduct, and six were charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding", a statement obtained by Fox News, read. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing Perabo's no stranger to political activism, and was one of thousands who turned out to protest at Trump Tower in support of the DACA Program which Donald Trump was attempting to close. The wide-ranging testimony underscored the potential for Kavanaugh's nomination to shape the supreme court and the decisions before it for decades to come. [Full Article...]

Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator

Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator Some of the obstacles facing the out-of-this-world journey include a possible collision with space debris and meteorites, the transmission of electricity from Earth to space, and the development of special cables that are resistant to cosmic rays. [Full Article...]

Planet Nine playing hide-and-seek, and its hiding right beyond Neptune

Planet Nine playing hide-and-seek, and its hiding right beyond Neptune In 2017, NASA officially claimed that it is harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine . The case for Planet Nine now focuses on the belief that something beyond Neptune that is causing the orbits of other space objects to be affected. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh: Trump isn't above the law

Liberals are concerned Kavanaugh could provide a decisive fifth vote on the nine-justice court to overturn the 1973 abortion ruling. "I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich", he added. The first day of hearings for Kavanaugh was marked by frequent protests and calls from Senate Democrats for the process to be suspended until more relevant documents are made public. [Full Article...]

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears Skies quickly turned dark grey as storms overshadowed Mobile, a port city. "All the outside furniture has to come in, but honestly it's not even a freak-out kind of hurricane, so we're not super-stressed right now", Manager Ashley Peeples said around midday Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question He also said he understands the "real world effects of that decision". "He will take away my right to healthcare because I have a preexisting condition". Kavanaugh noted that Roe was reaffirmed in a 1992 decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey . Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed a different side of the abortion issue. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday

Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday Gordon is about 190 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, according to the 8 a.m. advisory Tuesday from the National Hurricane Center . With strong winds pushing against the coast, there is the concern of a 3-5 foot storm surge in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The warning means there is danger of life-threatening inundation... [Full Article...]


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