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The high-altitude emergency abort test is created to figure out what may happen when there's a problem with the launch rocket, according to Engadget . During the test flight, the rocket was loaded up with both the Blue Origin test dummy - nicknamed Mannequin Skywalker, which took its third flight to space today - and a host of science payloads.
  • EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says

    EPA's Scott Pruitt confronted inside DC restaurant by teacher, FOX News says

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    Pruitt is the latest Trump administration official to be bothered while dining out. "The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us", he said. "His corruption was his downfall, but his pro-polluter policies will have our kids breathing dirtier air long after his many scandals are forgotten".
  • Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

    Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

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    However, daytime highs in the low 30s will continue Tuesday through Thursday. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health extended the city's heat warning until further notice over the weekend. To prevent heat stress during a heat alert, Dr. Strang suggests to stay in a shaded, cool or air-conditioned area, drink plenty of water, wear light-coloured clothing and to not leave anyone or any animal unattended in vehicles.
  • SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

    SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

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    About 10 minutes into the flight, SpaceX confirmed that the Dragon has successfully deployed from the rocket's second stage and was in a "good orbit". For this reason, this device has been equipped with microphones and cameras that will enable it to recognize Alexander easier. Among the hundreds of pounds of hardware flying to the space station is a spare Canadian-built Latching End Effector (LEE).
  • Saturday expected to be the hottest of the weekend

    Saturday expected to be the hottest of the weekend

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    Expect dangerously hot temperatures Thursday through Saturday with peak heat index values between 100-105 degrees. In Chicago , where heat indexes were forecast to hit as high as 110 degrees, city workers on Saturday had to hose down a bridge because the extreme heat could cause the steel to expand.
  • Trump has list of 25 possible Supreme Court nominees

    Trump has list of 25 possible Supreme Court nominees

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    It's nearly impossible to calculate the impact Kennedy's retirement will have on the court and the country. Ronald Reagan on state tax legislation. "I think you want to go as quickly as possible". Social media outbursts after Kennedy's announcement Wednesday suggested that this fight will be every bit as brutal as was the confirmation of Gorsuch a year ago by a vote of 54-45.
  • Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

    Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

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    Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh; and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' Judges Raymond Kethledge and Amul Thapar. The short list includes two women, he said. Trump welcomed Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp as part of the effort.
  • AGU: Coldest Place On Earth ... Even Colder Than Scientists Thought

    AGU: Coldest Place On Earth ... Even Colder Than Scientists Thought

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    The lowest air temperature ever measured by a weather station is minus 89 degrees Celsius ( minus 128 degrees Fahrenheit), which was recorded at Russia's Vostok Station in July 1983. (1.8 to 2.7 m) deep within the ice. JUST HOW COLD can it get on Earth's surface? Satellites sensed that within this area about 100 locations had surface temperatures fall to minus 144 degrees Fahrenheit from 2004-2016.
  • World oldest Sumtran Orangutan, Puan dies at 62

    World oldest Sumtran Orangutan, Puan dies at 62

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    Puan had 11 babies among a total of 54 descendants scattered around the world, mostly in the United States, Europe, Australia and the jungle of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. According to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), there are only about 14,600 Sumatran orangutans. Perth Zoo officials stated that the Malaysian government gave the Sumatran orangutan as a New Year's Eve gift to an Australia zoo in 1968.
  • In 25 years, West Antarctica tripled its rate of ice loss

    In 25 years, West Antarctica tripled its rate of ice loss

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    The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an global group of award-winning Antarctic research scientists in a paper released Thursoday. "There are about 150 different estimates of ice loss from Antarctica and Greenland and they use different methods, they cover different proportions of the ice sheets and they cover different time periods", Shepherd said.
  • North Americans win 2026 World Cup vote 134-65

    North Americans win 2026 World Cup vote 134-65

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    Soccer Federation (USSF), was involved in the 1994 tournament and says visitors in 2026 will find a much more informed public. "The handsome game transcends borders and cultures". "It is a nice message". The final will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets.