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SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes after test in Texas

SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes after test in Texas

A fourth prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket exploded Friday after a test at the company’s development facility in Texas.The company was conducting a trial of the rocket’s engine, in a test on the ground known as a static fire. A few minutes after the test, which initially appeared successful, the Starship prototype identified as…

Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

Photo: GettyThe world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh,…

Climate change: ‘Stunning’ seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Climate change: ‘Stunning’ seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Image copyright Dowdeswell et al Image caption It’s amongst the best ocean-floor imagery obtained anywhere around Antarctica Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.They’ve identified features on the seafloor that indicate the ice edge was reversing at rates of up to 50m a day at…

Climate could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

Climate could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Climate change could cause abrupt shifts in the amount of vegetation growing in parts of Great Britain, new research shows. The University of Exeter studied the country in high resolution, using models to examine the local impacts of two climate change scenarios at 1.5×1.5 km scale. It found that even “smooth”…

Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record

Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharPolice killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick Cortez Masto says she’s not interested in being Biden VP Voting rights, public health officials roll out guidelines to protect voters from COVID-19 MORE (D-Minn.) defended her record as a county prosecutor on Friday in the wake of George Floyd’s death in…

Supreme Court denies Illinois churches’ request for action after state eases restrictions

Supreme Court denies Illinois churches’ request for action after state eases restrictions

The Supreme Court denied Illinois churches’ request to remove Illinois’s coronavirus restrictions after Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) lifted the measures voluntarily.The decision comes a day after Pritzker declared that his state’s coronavirus restrictions were not mandatory for churches and other houses of worship. The decision effectively made the suit from Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos…

FirstEnergy’s Appliance Recycling Program Set to Return in Pennsylvania

GREENSBURG, Pa., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Customers of FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE:FE) Pennsylvania utilities Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) and West Penn Power can receive $50 by recycling an old, working refrigerator or freezer when the utilities’ appliance recycling program resumes on June 1. The program had been suspended since March 18 due to…

NRL Chemists’ Rapid Response Cleans Up

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division researchers responded within four days to the Navy’s request in early April for Coronavirus (COVID-19) shipboard decontamination strategies. The research team identified preferred chemistries and recommended products to disinfect large areas using commercially available products that were safe for the Sailors while minimizing…

Albatross Designs Opens Its Headquarters in Europe

SAN FRANCISCO and MILAN, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Albatross Designs is pleased to announce the opening of its European HQ in Milan, Italy, with the initial core purposes of improving customer experience and increasing its presence in the European dialogue about sustainability. Since its inception, back in 2015 in California, Albatross Designs always had a clear…

Highwood Oil Company Ltd. Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

/NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S. OR THROUGH U.S. NEWSWIRES/ CALGARY, May 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Highwood Oil Company Ltd., (“Highwood” or the “Company”) (TSXV:HOCL) is pleased to announce financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.  The Company also announces that its unaudited financial statements and associated Management’s Discussion and Analysis…

Vertex Resource Group Ltd. Updates Release Dates for its Q1 2020 and Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

SHERWOOD PARK, AB, May 29, 2020 /CNW/ – (TSXV:VTX) – Vertex Resource Group Ltd. (“Vertex” or the “Company”) announces that the Company’s Financial Statements and  Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (collectively, the “Q1 2020 Results”) are estimated to be filed on June 10, 2020. The Q1 2020 Results would…

Sergeant showed ‘pattern of deceit’ in black man’s arrest

Sergeant showed ‘pattern of deceit’ in black man’s arrest

Updated 4:39 pm PDT, Friday, May 29, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — West Linn Police Sgt. Tony Reeves, who was the lead investigator in the wrongful arrest of a black man in Portland, will never again be called to testify in any county criminal court case and should have his police certification revoked, Clackamas County’s district…

Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest

Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest

Updated 4:42 pm PDT, Friday, May 29, 2020 Protesters rally over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. less Protesters rally over the death of George Floyd, a black…

Protests over George Floyd’s death spread across the nation

Protests over George Floyd’s death spread across the nation

Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis. Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the…

As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satellite imagery. Currently the way forests…

Brex, the credit card for startups, cuts staff amid restructuring

Brex, the credit card for startups, cuts staff amid restructuring

Brex, last valued at $2.6 billion, is restructuring its credit card for startups business and cut 62 staff members, the co-founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras said in a blog post. “Today we’re restructuring the company to better align our priorities with this new reality, while simultaneously accelerating our product vision. With that, I have…

Sony will show off the first PlayStation 5 games on June 4th

Sony will show off the first PlayStation 5 games on June 4th

Sony has been dishing out details on the PlayStation 5 piece-by-piece, rather than dropping all of the details at one big mega event. First came word of the Holiday 2020 release window. Then came an overview of the specs — like that it’ll have a super fast solid state drive by default. Most recently, they…

Michigan sheriff: Woman hit by deputy had bitten him first

Michigan sheriff: Woman hit by deputy had bitten him first

A Michigan sheriff says a black woman who was seen on video being punched by a deputy bit the officer before she was struckBy ED WHITE Associated PressMay 29, 2020, 10:31 PM2 min readDETROIT — A black woman who was seen on video being punched by a Michigan sheriff’s deputy bit the officer before she…

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump says he spoke to George Floyd’s family

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump says he spoke to George Floyd’s family

Amid ongoing protests in Minneapolis, President Trump said Friday afternoon that “it’s very important that we have peaceful protesters and support the rights for peaceful protesters. We can’t allow a situation like happened in Minneapolis to descend further into lawless anarchy and chaos.” Mr. Trump said he spoke with the family of George Floyd and…

President Trump calls for an end to violent protests in Minnesota

President Trump calls for an end to violent protests in Minnesota

George Floyd Protests Coronavirus Updates Breaking News Emails Lives To Remember Derek Chauvin Arrested Minnesota Governor Tim Walz World Health Organization SpaceX Launch News US World Politics Entertainment Health MoneyWatch Technology Science Crime Sports Fired Minneapolis officer charged with murder in death of George Floyd Live updates: Nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death Twitter flags…

Chants of ‘no justice, no peace’ at heated Louisville protests

Chants of ‘no justice, no peace’ at heated Louisville protests

Louisville, Ky. At least seven people were shot in Louisville, Kentucky, as hundreds of protesters converged on City Hall demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot in March by police who broke down her door.Louisville Metro Police said early Friday that at least one person was in critical condition. “No…

Chinese grad students in crosshairs of rising Sino-US tension

Chinese grad students in crosshairs of rising Sino-US tension

Washington The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pandemic, human rights, and the status of Hong Kong.President Donald Trump said he would make…

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