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Vulgar tweet costs woman dream internship at NASA

Vulgar tweet costs woman dream internship at NASA Hickman, who saw her tweet, replied to it and wrote , "Language". Rather than taking his advice, Naomi, who didn't know who he was, crudely answered: "Suck my d- and b-- I'm working at NASA ". Homer Hickam , the NASA engineer who trained the first Japanese astronauts, wrote back, "Language". Hickam also said that he had nothing to do with her losing her NASA internship. [Full Article...]

Scientists Find Ice On Moon’s Surface

Scientists Find Ice On Moon’s Surface More detailed measurements of ice areas found that they tend to form where the surface temperature never rises above-163C. Using a distinct signature in the near-infrared spectrum that can distinguish water from hydroxide, and surface deposits from subsurface ones, the new study found ice in around 3.5 percent of the shadowed areas of many polar craters . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane threatens direct hit on Hawaii, churns toward Oahu

Hurricane Lane threatens direct hit on Hawaii, churns toward Oahu NASA astronaut and Maryland native Ricky Arnold tweeted photos of the Category 4 hurricane on August 22. Camera IconThe storm boasts winds of 250km/h. Residents performed the usual pre-storm rituals of buying generators, large sheets of plywood to board over windows and cleaning out store supplies of bottled water, foods and, of course, the most essential item, toilet paper. [Full Article...]

Thickest Arctic ice breaks away in the sea north of Greenland

Thickest Arctic ice breaks away in the sea north of Greenland The sea off the north coast of Greenland had always been known as "the last ice area" because it was expected to be the last place to remain frozen, given it had the oldest and thickest ice. Warming trends that have been maintained over the last 15 years, according to scientists, has made ice that's usually packed close together, much less stable. [Full Article...]

Flushed contact lenses add to burden of plastic waste

Flushed contact lenses add to burden of plastic waste Next up on the environment agenda is contact lenses - and why you shouldn't flush them down the toilet. Rolsky and his co-authors presented the results Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Chemistry Society. " They contribute a load of at least 20,000 kilograms per year of contact lenses", Halden said. "This leads to smaller plastic particles which would ultimately lead to the forma... [Full Article...]

Panic, hoarding in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane bears down

Panic, hoarding in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane bears down USA weather authorities said Lane had weakened slightly to a Category 4-storm but was still packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers) per hour, threatening torrential rains, high winds and unsafe surf. The governor's office said Wednesday that a presidential disaster declaration was approved for the state, which enables the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emerge... [Full Article...]

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo' Rolf Halden , director of the Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Health Engineering at ASU, said: "A desirable long-term outcome would be to create lenses from polymers that are fine-tuned to be inert during use but labile and degradable when escaping into the environment". [Full Article...]

Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler The Affordable Clean Energy rule would formally overturn President Obama's signature Clean Power Plan , although that plan was never implemented after the Supreme Court issued a stay in response to petitions from state attorneys general and from power providers. [Full Article...]


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