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More filings to resume in Georgia courts, but trials on hold

More filings to resume in Georgia courts, but trials on hold ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state court system is beginning to resume business even as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but the state’s chief justice says there are unlikely to be any jury trials until September or later and is warning against crowded pretrial hearings.State Supreme…

New British-French deal to fight “vile people smuggling”

New British-French deal to fight “vile people smuggling” PARIS (AP) — France and Britain signed an agreement Sunday to share intelligence in their joint fight against the human traffickers who are illegally smuggling migrants across the English Channel.French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the deal to set up a French-British intelligence unit would allow for…

NASA wants a return to the moon in 2024. New human spaceflight chief makes no guarantees.

Home News Spaceflight Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, views Artemis hardware inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on June 25, 2020. Behind her are solid rocket booster segments for NASA’s new Space Launch System rocket, which the agency plans to use to…

A grapefruit-sized black hole may be hiding in our solar system

An unseen object appears to be interacting with other objects along the edge of our solar system, and researchers don’t know exactly what it is.  Theories of “planet nine” have been proposed, but others believe it may be a tiny black hole. Researchers plan on scanning the skies for evidence of the black hole using…

Massive Predatory Dolphins Once Terrorized Earth’s Oceans

Illustration of a pod of Ankylorhiza tiedemani hunting. (Robert W Boessenecker) Scientists have identified an almost-complete skeleton of a 4.8-metre (15.7-foot) long dolphin ancestor that lived in what is now South Carolina during the Oligocene epoch around 25 million years ago. This ‘dolphin’ was the first known echolocating apex predator: as well as its large…

NASA Gulfstream private jets; flying astronauts and research missions

A NASA Gulfstream jet. Tony Landis/NASA/DVIDS NASA operates a fleet of Gulfstream private jets most notably seen when flying astronauts to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Shuttling astronauts is just one of the missions that the Gulfstream are tasked with as the jets are also used to perform scientific research across the globe.Gulfstreams…

A proposed new mission to Venus

Artist’s concept of VERITAS spacecraft orbiting Venus, using its radar to peer through the planet’s dense clouds and produce high-resolution maps of its surface. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech. Venus is often called Earth’s sister planet, and it’s also our closest planetary neighbor. It’s about the same size and density as Earth. But, beyond that, Venus is…

Does UV light kill the new coronavirus?

Home News A handful of N95 respirators get zapped with UV radiation. (Image: © Shutterstock) Ultraviolet light has been used to stop pathogens in their tracks for decades. But does it work against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the pandemic?The short answer is yes. But it takes the right kind of UV in the right dosage,…

Adapt and overcome: Gulf family businesses need to evolve to survive

Family businesses in the Gulf are some of the strongest in the region and across the world, but their continued success necessitates engaging in a business evolution with innovation and sustainability at its heart.Forbes recently released their 2020 list of the “Top 100 Arab Family Businesses in the Middle East,” and Gulf businesses made a…

Sports digest: Dixon wins third in a row in IndyCar

Sports digest: Dixon wins third in a row in IndyCar Race driver Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives through a turn during the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Darron Cummings Scott Dixon raced to his third straight victory Saturday with an improbable triumph in…

Oilers’ Green, Stars’ Polak join list of NHL no-shows

Oilers’ Green, Stars’ Polak join list of NHL no-shows Dallas Stars’ Roman Polak fires a shot during the Feb. 4 game against the New York Islanders. (AP Photo) Frank Franklin II Edmonton’s Mike Green and Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi are opting out. Dallas defenseman Roman Polak isn’t reporting for now, and Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos…

How to See a Comet Which Will Not Be Visible for Another 6,000 Years

Photo: IgorZh (Shutterstock)Thanks to COVID-19, you may not get to take your kids to the planetarium any time soon. But if they’re into astronomy, you’re in luck, because we should be able to see a comet starting tonight. Known as Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) for science reasons, it’s been visible at dawn a few times…

The quest to Discover signs of Early life on Mars

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth’s nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings. Now three space exploration projects are gearing up to launch some of the most ambitious bids yet to find…

Fauci hasn’t met with Trump in more than a month and is being sidelined from TV appearances as the US coronavirus outbreak worsens

Anthony Fauci is being sidelined from briefing President Trump in Oval Office meetings, as well as the public through national television appearances.Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told the Financial Times he last briefed Trump in person on June 2, more than a month ago. Since then, the coronavirus crisis has worsened in the US.…

It’s finally time to defund the drug war

Calls to defund the police are rising in popularity, due to the systemic racism within police departments across the country, and because the money could be used on other endeavors.The war on drugs has also been a catastrophic series of events for minority communities, and its massive budget could be used more efficiently elsewhere.Natalie Papillion…

Trump defended his golfing trips as needed ‘exercise’ before claiming he spends less time on the course than Obama, despite counts that say otherwise

President Trump defended his golf outings as his “exercise” in a Sunday morning tweet. Getty President Donald Trump defended his golfing trips in a Sunday morning tweet.”My ‘exercise’ is playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf,” the president said, adding “Obama played more and much longer rounds, no problem.”By the end…

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