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U.S., Canada and Mexico to Host World Cup in 2026

Soccer CEO Dan Flynn and U.S. National Team GM Earnie Stewart. Herdman, who coached the women's national squad when Canada hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015, says "we were singing O Canada with 60,000 people, alongside everyone that was watching". [Full Article...]

Was There Life On Mars? We're Closer Than Ever To Finding Out

Was There Life On Mars? We're Closer Than Ever To Finding Out If the sunlight is blocked for an extended period, the rovers will not generate enough power to operate. This produces more wind, which kicks up even more dust, creating a feedback loop. Teen Life: Now 14-year-old Opportunity celebrates 5,000 sols on Mars with first full #selfie . NASA is involved as well; for example, the American space agency is providing key components for the rover's main... [Full Article...]

French Farmers Block Refineries across the Country

French Farmers Block Refineries across the Country Reuters quoted France's Total as saying that personnel from the oil and gas company had access to four refineries in France and a blockade of the sites by farmers had not had an impact on operations. "It is not by blocking refineries that we are going to find adequate solutions ", Travert told French RTL radio. The farmers are strongly opposed to the importation of the product which, t... [Full Article...]

National Hurricane Center: Monitoring Gulf of Mexico for low chance development

National Hurricane Center: Monitoring Gulf of Mexico for low chance development The hurricane is moving north-west at about 10mph - a course it is expected to take until mid-week, the NHC said. At Category 3, Bud was classified as a major hurricane. The swell also will generate strong rip and side currents, creating hazardous conditions for swimmers and surfers. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Manzanillo to Cabo Correintes. [Full Article...]

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth At least three rocky planets have been found, two of them being 1.1 times the radius of Earth, and the third planet being nearly the exact size. Since it closely rotates around a hot star, the planet bears a temperature of around 600 degree centigrade. [Full Article...]

German, US, Russian Crews Dock With Space Station

German, US, Russian Crews Dock With Space Station Two astronauts and a cosmonaut have made their way to the International Space Station today inside a Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft. The crew members are also being greeted by family and friends who watched the docking and hatch opening from the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow. [Full Article...]

NASA robot finds 'building blocks for life' on Mars

NASA robot finds 'building blocks for life' on Mars It's been six years since the Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet , and now it seems that the space vehicle has some news to share. So, at present, this new information may not be a strong indicator of the presence of life on Mars at present, or somewhere during its past, it does provide a starting point for further Mars missions, NASA is planning on sending new Mars missions... [Full Article...]

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade The president said the ideal situation would be a completely free trade system with the other G-7 nations - Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. "In a country like Canada, I find it extremely important that people are able to express their agreement or disagreement with politics, individuals, their concerns", Trudeau said. [Full Article...]

NASA to Extend Juno Jupiter's Mission by Three Years

NASA to Extend Juno Jupiter's Mission by Three Years The spacecraft will continue to orbit the planet till the early 2020s and is set to begin its 13th flyby of Jovian cloud tops next month. When NASA's Voyager 1 probe first recorded Jupiter's lightning strikes in 1979, the radio signals produced by the bolts failed to match the signatures created by Earth's lightning. [Full Article...]

F1 set for action in Canada

F1 set for action in Canada The 33-year-old Briton, who loves spending time in North America where he has additionally won the United States Grand Prix four times, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday night after visiting California, reportedly to check on his dogs Roscoe and Coco, and NY. [Full Article...]

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season Meteorologist Travis Herzog says June is typically a quiet month in the Atlantic with 90% of all hurricane activity normally occurring after August 10th. Aletta was first named a hurricane on Thursday, June 7, which is over two weeks earlier than normal. Forecasters are also keeping an eye on another area of low pressure to the east of Aletta. [Full Article...]

Earliest animal footprints found in China

They are often assumed to have appeared and radiated suddenly during the " Cambrian Explosion " about 541-510 million years ago, although it has always been suspected that their evolutionary ancestry was rooted in the Ediacaran Period . A set of footprints discovered in an ancient seafloor in the Yangtze Gorges in China reveals what creature on Earth is first to develop feet . [Full Article...]

Cyclones slowing and intensifying - new research

Cyclones slowing and intensifying - new research Kossin told Nature that a 10% slow-down in storm speed corresponds to a 10% increase in rainfall when a hurricane makes landfall. Tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, are now crawling across the planet at a slower pace than they did decades ago, dragging out and amplifying their devastation, new research published Wednesday shows . [Full Article...]

Huntsman Attends Soyuz Spacecraft Launch with Russian-American-German Crew

Huntsman Attends Soyuz Spacecraft Launch with Russian-American-German Crew The White House said earlier this year it would end direct funding of the orbiting outpost by 2025, a position that raised fierce opposition among some lawmakers. The crew will have to perform 55 scientific experiments during their mission, as well as head into outer space, carry out maintenance work and shoot videos. [Full Article...]

Canadian breakthrough on scrubbing CO2 from the air | Carbon & Sustainability

Canadian breakthrough on scrubbing CO2 from the air | Carbon & Sustainability United Nations reports indicate that governments may have to deploy such novel technologies this century to remove carbon from nature and bury it to limit global warming under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. "Until you really can confirm the costs and performance at scale, you've always got to take those costs with a grain of salt", he says. "We've bought the smallest scalable unit of each pie... [Full Article...]

NASA Curiosity Rover Restarts Sample Analysis in Onboard Labs

NASA's Curiosity Rover has apparently made an exciting discovery on Mars, but the space agency is remaining tight-lipped on the potential bombshell until Thursday, leaving plenty of time for speculation. "This was no small feat". On May 20, the rover took the first rock sample since October 2016. FED lets Curiosity drill using the force of its robotic arm to push its drill forward and pull it ba... [Full Article...]

In Thailand, the whale ate 80 plastic bags and died

In Thailand, the whale ate 80 plastic bags and died According to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), the whale began heaving out pieces of plastic bags before dying on Friday. The whale was seen along the coast of southern Thailand in Songkhla Province on May 28th appearing ill and unable to swim. [Full Article...]

World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor

World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor Their fossilised trackways and burrows were discovered in the Yangtze Gorges area of south China in a rock formation dating back between 541 and 551 million years. "Also, they are organized in repeated groups, as expected if the animal had multiple paired appendages". Until the current discovery, however, no fossil record of animal appendages had been found in the Ediacaran Period . [Full Article...]

Most Americans want the U.S. to remain leader in space exploration

The Soyuz MS-09 ship has successfully entered a designated orbit and is set to dock at the space outpost Friday. The three astronauts will join Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, who are now on the station. [Full Article...]

Bison gores woman at Yellowstone National Park after crowd gets too close

Hancock was treated for a hip injury and taken by ambulance to a hospital in Montana. According to a press release from the park, Kim Hancock of California, 59 years old, was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin. [Full Article...]


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