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by | August 23, 2018 | 15:45

In the past decade, the Australian government has seen three different leadership changes as the result of internal party challenges. My job is to do everything I can to ensure that we are united and work together. Treasurer Scott Morrison would act as interim home affairs minister, Turnbull said. " Peter Dutton was created in a laboratory in the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall", the amended article read, as Junkee first reported .

by | August 23, 2018 | 14:57

And what happens to those lenses? "We found that there were noticeable changes in the bonds of the contact lenses after long-term treatment with the plant's microbes". Study co-author Charlie Rolsky said contact lenses are different than short-use plastics like straws, plastic bags or styrofoam because they are so important to people who wear them.

by | August 23, 2018 | 12:26

Study co-author and Arizona State University graduate student Charles Rolsky said that their study was initially begun as an "exploratory venture" but then they noticed evidence of "fragmentation of contact lenses into microplastics " in a waste water treatment plant.

by | August 22, 2018 | 22:39

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Lane was centered about 675 miles east-southeast of Hilo and 85 miles southeast of Honolulu and moving west at 14 mph. Birchard says Hawaii residents could be slammed with heavy rain , flash flooding and high surf even if the center doesn't reach the islands. "One thing is for sure, the coast will continue to feel the impacts of swell, gradually increasing with the approaching storm to a peak around mid-week with strong surf (large waves for ...

by | August 22, 2018 | 22:27

Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai'i is in danger of being significantly impacted by Hurricane Lane, whether or not the hurricane directly hits the state. "Hurricane Lane is not a well-behaved hurricane", Hawaii Gov. David Ige said in a statement . Hurricane watches and warnings have been posted for the Hawaiian Islands.

by | August 22, 2018 | 15:03

Hawaii Governor David Ige is allowing non-essential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave from Wednesday to Friday as the hurricane approaches. Hurricane Lane "is forecast to move dangerously close to the main Hawaiian islands as a hurricane later this week, potentially bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall ", the weather services Central Pacific Hurricane Center warned as it got closer to the state.

by | August 22, 2018 | 14:43

The mere fact that President Trump is unveiling his new environmental policy at a rally in West Virginia tells you a lot about the nature of his plans: They're coal-friendly and minimally sensitive to the reality of climate change . Trevor Houser, an energy analyst with the Rhodium Group, said the U.S. power sector was already on track to meet the Obama administration's target of cutting emissions 32 percent by 2030.

by | August 21, 2018 | 04:53

The deputy leader's position was also declared vacant with Julie Bishop re-elected unopposed. Dutton said he supported the prime minister. Under headlines such as "PM's leadership on knife edge" major papers said some government members were gauging support for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to replace Turnbull.

by | August 18, 2018 | 12:30

A leading research group claims harmful levels of a weed killer linked to cancer are showing up in foods and cereals marketed to children. Oats are the basis of many favorite children's snacks, including Cheerios and other baby finger-food cereals.

by | August 17, 2018 | 23:49

McRaven tells Trump that he would consider it an honor if the president would revoke his security clearance as well so he can add his name to the list of individuals who have spoken out against Trump's presidency. "They should be looking at the other side", he said, a reference to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party. "I've never respected him", Trump said.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:39

TUESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies to deliver rounds of locally heavy showers and storms. One or two storms could show up early this afternoon, but the bulk of the rain looks to show up after 3 to 4pm. Flash flood warnings have been issued for Cripple Creek, Midland, and La Veta. Several rounds of showers and storms are expected for the remainder of this week.

by | August 16, 2018 | 18:30

Monsanto's vice-president, Scott Partridge , has also insisted that Roundup is safe, and the company intends to appeal against the decision. Monsanto is planning to appeal the verdict and rejects the court's assertion that glyphosate, the world's most widely-used pesticide, caused cancer.

by | August 14, 2018 | 23:12

The Parker Solar Probe is completely dependent on its directional heat shield for survival. It will zip past Venus in six weeks and make a first rendezvous with the Sun a further six weeks after that. Parker Solar Probe and its instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4.5-inch-thick, carbon-carbon composite heat shield. In the Frisbee's shadow, the spacecraft's body and most of its instruments will stay a comfortable 85 degrees.

by | August 13, 2018 | 14:11

Between 1am and 2am, when the sky is darkest, will be the best time to spot the cosmic event. We're talking the Perseid meteor shower , which is visible every year when Earth passes through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet.

by | August 13, 2018 | 11:14

The first solar eclipse this year was in February. As we have already mentioned this partial solar eclipse occurring on 11 August 2018 will not be observed in India. What time is the solar eclipse? 4 A partial eclipse of the setting Sun awed stargazers in China on Saturday night. Behind the phenomenon was observed by the people of Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, UK, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, and North and South Korea.

by | August 12, 2018 | 23:45

The probe was expected to launch early Saturday morning but was delayed twice, once at 3:53 a.m. and again at 4:28 a.m., during the 65-minute launch window that began at 3:33 a.m. During its nominal mission lifetime of just under 7 years, Parker Solar Probe will complete 24 orbits of the Sun - reaching within 3.8 million miles (roughly 61,15,508 km) of the Sun's surface at closest approach.

by | August 12, 2018 | 16:11

This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe , but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the U.S. Unless conditions are almost ideal, meteor showers can be a tremendous disappointment. Tracking such meteor clusters and gaps helps astronomers better understand the scattering of space debris released by comets such as Swift-Tuttle.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:54

This is typically one of the best meteor showers viewable from Missouri. Weather will be flawless this weekend to view the Perseid meteor shower. In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:33

Ultimately, it will find itself within the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere, an area known as the corona. Although the corona reaches millions of degrees, it's a wispy, tenuous environment and so the spacecraft won't need to endure such severe temperatures.

by | August 10, 2018 | 15:24

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. So if you're lucky enough to have a chance of catching the Perseid meteor shower , it sounds like you'll be in for a spectacular night of skywatching. The fall of the meteors will be at a rate of 80 meteors per hour and a 60 km/second speed. A tent stands out against the starlit sky during the Perseid meteor shower on August 14, 2016 in Terlingua, Texas.

by | August 09, 2018 | 23:27

Dr. Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office tells CBS News that this year, spectators will be in store for a better watching experience due to diminished moonlight -- or in his words: "We won't have any moon messing it up". Not only will the night sky be dark, but also clear, according to Matt Walters, a meteorologist with Topeka's National Weather Service. You can watch the livestream below.

by | August 09, 2018 | 06:37

The County of Hawai'i is under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds , is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo. A tropical storm watch was in effect for the Big Island as Hector was expected to pass Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moved westward.

by | August 09, 2018 | 03:05

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The NHC said: "A motion toward the west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through Monday night, followed by a westward motion Tuesday and Wednesday".

by | August 08, 2018 | 22:46

A odd 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The planet is skirting the boundaries of our solar system - just 20 light years from Earth - and may prove to be an invaluable source of astronomic knowledge.

by | August 08, 2018 | 21:34

On Friday, NASA, along with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX , named the first commercial crew astronauts selected to fly aboard commercial spacecraft. Those were Behnken, Boe, Hurley and Williams . As the other astronauts donned NASA patches on their blue jumpsuits, Ferguson wore a Boeing applique.