Sci-tech

Gov. Brown signs bill eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

Gov. Brown signs bill eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial Judges may determine a defendant is ineligible for bail, such as in some murder cases where public safety might be at risk. Jerry Brown, the bill would keep the nation's most populous state at the forefront of environmental regulation trends and could have a big impact on electricity generation beyond California's borders. [Full Article...]

Air pollution causes 'huge' reduction in intelligence, study suggests

Air pollution causes 'huge' reduction in intelligence, study suggests The study carried out by researchers from Beijing's Peking University and Yale University in the United States analyzed verbal and math test results of 20,000 people of all ages above 10 between 2010 and 2014, comparing them to records of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide pollution. [Full Article...]

Tornado seen over Lake Simcoe, warning now lifted

Tornado seen over Lake Simcoe, warning now lifted According to Environment Canada one risky thunderstorm produced a brief tornado over Lake Simcoe east of Hawkestone. Meteorologists were tracking two risky thunderstorms. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!" the warning reads. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. [Full Article...]

Blow for French president as Nicolas Hulot quits live on air

Blow for French president as Nicolas Hulot quits live on air Hulot, a TV celebrity and veteran environmental activist, joined Macron's government in May previous year and has since struggled to fit in with other members of the cabinet and its general policies. Richard Ferrand, head of the parliamentary group of Macron's party La République En Marche, said politicians and the government had worked hard with Hulot to meet climate challenges. [Full Article...]

Heat Advisory In Effect As Heat Wave Hits Maryland

Heat Advisory In Effect As Heat Wave Hits Maryland So we will see heat indices close to 100°F later this afternoon, which means the heat can lead to exhaustion and dehydration so check on your neighbors. On Monday afternoon, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued an air quality alert through Wednesday . The sweltering conditions will continue into Wednesday , which will be sunny and hot, with highs in the upper 90... [Full Article...]

Residents prepare as Category 5 Hurricane Lane near Hawaii strengthens

Residents prepare as Category 5 Hurricane Lane near Hawaii strengthens The proclamation declares the counties of Hawai'i, Maui, Kalawao, Kaua'i and the City and County of Honolulu disaster areas for the goal of implementing emergency management functions. A hurricane warning is in place for Hawaii County on the Big Island, while a hurricane watch is in effect over Maui County and all of Oahu, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

NASA warns: To the Ground rushing threat asteroid

NASA warns: To the Ground rushing threat asteroid Amongst now and December, the shuttle will move ever closer to the asteroid, reviewing the area and inevitably mapping the surface and turn of Bennu. The teams from OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 have been working together, added Lauretta, concluding that the collaboration will help them in the final stage, when the probe begins touch-and-go maneuvers to collect samples from Bennu. [Full Article...]

The NASA app will allow you to do a selfie in space

The NASA app will allow you to do a selfie in space At a distance of 40 light-years from Earth, the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets are far too remote to be directly imaged by any telescope now in operation. Snap a selfie, and the app will paste you into a " virtual spacesuit" in front of a stunning full-color image from Spitzer. [Full Article...]


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