• Coles flips again on plastic bag ban, puts end date on freebies
Coles flips again on plastic bag ban, puts end date on freebies

The double backflip comes after widespread calls to boycott Coles over its decision, and quite a few very angry tweets. August 1 was supposed to be the cut-off date, but Coles said it would continue to offer these bags - which normally cost 15 cents - for free.

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  • Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft
Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

Lawmakers in Congress, however, insisted that NASA still needed to develop its own rocket and space capsule, called the Space Launch System . The agency assigned nine astronauts to crew the first test flight and mission of both Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon .

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  • NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships
NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships

An engine flaw discovered during a launchpad test of Boeing's Starliner spaceship , created to carry humans to the International Space Station , has delayed its first crew test flight until next year. However, both companies still have to prove that their vehicles can fly to the ISS and return safely to Earth. Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is...

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  • EPA Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards At 35 MPG Until 2026
EPA Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards At 35 MPG Until 2026

It argued that this policy change was necessary because the Obama administration's standards "raised the cost and decreased the supply of newer, safer vehicles". Securing America's Future Energy, a group dedicated to reducing independence on oil, noted that vehicle prices have actually fallen 3 percent since 2013, even as overall inflation increase...

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  • Half whale-half dophin spotted for first time off coast of Hawaii
Half whale-half dophin spotted for first time off coast of Hawaii

Perhaps in the future, there could be more dolphin and whale hybrids, but it remains to be seen if this previously rare event will become more commonplace down the line. Both were spotted in a pod of rough-toothed dolphins. Two of the ocean's most beloved sea creatures morph into one incredible animal, as a team of researchers discovered in the p...

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  • Mars makes closest approach in 15 years
Mars makes closest approach in 15 years

Captured just days ago, the 2018 image shows nearly the same face of Mars. Being able to access water sources could also help humans survive on a future crewed mission to Earth's neighboring planet, with NASA aiming to send explorers in the 2030s.

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  • Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the sky on July 31, when the Red Planet was 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) away. ET, there's no need to worry. The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles. If you missed it , don't believe any insane stories you may hear about its apparent size...

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  • Spectators around the world marvel at rare
Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

This slower moving full Moon will take longer time and greater distance of Earth's umbral shadow cone to travel, making it the longest duration of total eclipse of this century . And that is why it's also known as the blood moon. The sky show will not be visible from North America, but there's still a way to catch all the action surround...

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  • Polar bear shot and killed after attacking cruise ship guard
Polar bear shot and killed after attacking cruise ship guard

Another posted: "So - at a time when polar bears are hungry, when there is no sea ice, you put yourself in the middle of its dinner plate and are surprised by its reaction and shoot the bear?" The worker, a designated polar bear guard, suffered a head injury as he led tourists off the ship and was unresponsive when he was airlifted for medical tr...

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  • The blood moon lunar eclipse
The blood moon lunar eclipse

After opposition, when Mars will be brightest, it will reach that closest point on July 31. The local planetarium set up telescopes for astrology fans. A total lunar eclipse - the longest of the century - is now starting to become visible for much of the Eastern Hemisphere. This time, the earth's shadow completely devoured the moon, causing...

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  • 'Blood moon' on Friday longest eclipse
'Blood moon' on Friday longest eclipse

The Earth is in waiting of a total lunar eclipse . Some are claiming this to be the longest lunar eclipse of the century and we will be able to view the whole thing right here in Kwa-Zulu-Natal. Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse is easy and safe to enjoy with a naked eye, says Francisco Diego , an astronomer from University College Lond...

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  • Total lunar eclipse around the world
Total lunar eclipse around the world

Across Africa people turned to the sky, watching the reddish shadow slide up the moon's surface. However, not all lunar eclipses will lead to a "bloody" show. "It is a very unusual coincidence to have a total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition on the same night", said Mr Robert Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomica...

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  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Astronomers have revealed that Mars will be within a close range of our planet Earth on July 25 - fifteen years after its closest brush with Earth. Mars will rise in the southeast around sunset and slowly track across the sky throughout the night before setting to the southwest around sunrise, local time.

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  • Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon
Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon

During a total lunar eclipse , Earth blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The moon will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark.

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  • 'Blood Moon' Dazzles Skygazers In Century's Longest Eclipse
'Blood Moon' Dazzles Skygazers In Century's Longest Eclipse

Interestingly, the August 6/7, 2036 eclipse will not have almost as long a totality as the June 25/26, 2029 total lunar eclipse , where totality will last for 102 minutes. However, North America will miss out on the spectacular event. On December 26 next year, people in Brunei will be experien-cing a partial solar eclipse when the moon passe...

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  • Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse
Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

Global News will be live-streaming the eclipse for viewers around the world beginning at 3 p.m. We will have a gathering of group members and the public and we will display the whole event in detail, explaining the geometry of the lunar eclipse and why this is one of the best of the century.

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  • Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'
Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

For those unaware, the eclipse will begin at 11:30pm IST on July 27 2018. That's about the middle of the afternoon here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Sark Dark Sky Island and Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve have all been recognised for their low level of light pollution as the best spots in Britain to catch the rare ...

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  • Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars
Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars

The findings , which are published in the journal Science , were made possibly by Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ), an instrument that resides on the Mars Express spacecraft . It "then measures how the radio waves propagate and reflect back to the spacecraft". Much of that water was lost as Mars' protectiv...

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  • ‘Blood moon’ to dazzle Pakistan between 8pm and 4am
‘Blood moon’ to dazzle Pakistan between 8pm and 4am

Starting from 4am on the east coast of Australia, and from 2am in the west, the moon moves into the Earth's shadow . The moon in the lunar eclipse will also be passing through the middle of the Earth's shadow , meaning it will spend the maximum time in darkness, thus contributing to the long duration of the eclipse .

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  • Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week
Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week

Friday, July 27 around the world will experience the longest total lunar Eclipse in a hundred years. According to the reports in ANI, the moon will be in flawless alignment with the sun and the earth, with the moon in the middle of the earth and the sun.

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