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Officials in the USA are hoping to give J-50 the treatment if she is spotted in the waters off Washington State by dart or by fish offered to her by a pole. Teri Rowles of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that if they find J50, they'll assess her health and determine if they will administer antibiotics by pole or by dart, and the whale may receive further treatment of salmon laced with medication.
  • Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

    Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

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    After separating from the satellite, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. Though SpaceX hasn't released much about what they found when they did take the Block 5 apart, the quick turnaround between launches indicates that Block 5 seems to be living up to that promise.
  • New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth

    New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth

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    The recently discovered planetary mass was originally found in 2016 but was mistaken for a brown dwarf planet. The object is about twelve times as massive as Jupiter and has a surprisingly powerful magnetic field. Researchers aren't sure how brown dwarf auroras happen - "rogue" planets like these lack a nearby star's solar wind for the magnetic field to interact with.
  • Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide

    Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide

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    Siesta Key is known for its blue water and lively marine life. This is not the first time red tide has been so intense. WINK Meteorologist Matt Devitt posted on Facebook about some of the devastation. Florida's southwest waterways are now under assault by two different combatants: A red tide bloom from the Gulf of Mexico and a separate toxic algae bloom, which many believe is linked to discharge from Lake Okeechobee.
  • Nasa names astronauts for 1st manned US space launches since 2011

    Nasa names astronauts for 1st manned US space launches since 2011

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    It will be fun and adventurous to see the astronauts take off from American soil and worth a wait to see them aboard the International Space Station . The other commercial crew members are still with NASA. Williams and crew mate, Josh Cassada will fly the second flight, and first mission, of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner vehicle.
  • NASA announces crew who will fly first commercial rockets into space

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    As for the SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight, that will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Then, in July 2015, NASA offered another nugget: Four of its astronauts had been tapped to start training on SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's Starliner.
  • Scientists took a mysterious signal from space

    Scientists took a mysterious signal from space

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    According to a statement released by The Astronomer's Telegram on August 3rd, the mysterious signal - named FRB 180725A after the year, month and day it was detected - transmitted in frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, almost 200 MHz lower than any other FRBs ever detected.
  • Ontario will launch constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax plan

    Ontario will launch constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax plan

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    The Liberal government had initially planned to tax companies for emissions over 70 per cent of an industrial sector's average pollution intensity, "with the possibility of adjustments to that starting point based on an assessment of the potential risks from carbon pricing to the competitiveness of the sector and to carbon leakage".
  • Oregon man arrested for harassing Yellowstone bison

    Oregon man arrested for harassing Yellowstone bison

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    Reinke had spent the night of July 28 in the Teton County Jail after being arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct , according to a press release. 'The individual's behavior in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal , ' Yellowstone officials said in a statement . "When law enforcement saw the video it certainly elevated the situation".
  • Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

    Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

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    The crewed demonstration flight, with two astronauts on board, will follow in April 2019, four months later than previously announced. The commander on the historic last shuttle mission, Chris Ferguson , is now a Boeing employee and has been heavily involved in developing the company's CST-100 Starliner capsule.
  • EPA unveils plan to lower Obama-era federal fuel standards

    EPA unveils plan to lower Obama-era federal fuel standards

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    The lawsuit is being lead by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra who said "The Trump Administration has launched a brazen and unlawful attack, no matter how cloaked, on our nation's Clean Car Standards". - State prosecutors from California to MA blasted the Trump administration Thursday for proposing weaker auto fuel-efficiency standards they said would imperil clean air and increase greenhouse gases.
  • Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years, Last Time Until 2035

    Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years, Last Time Until 2035

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    This will be closest that the Red Planet has been to the Earth since 2003. A close encounter with Earth like this won't happen again until the year 2287. It can be seen by the naked eye, but try looking with a good set of binoculars if you don't have a telescope handy. The Red Planet will appear super bright with an orange-red tint making it almost impossible to miss in the nighttime sky.
  • NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year

    NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year

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    The setback comes as Boeing is entrenched in a competition with Elon Musk's SpaceX to deliver astronauts to the space station, replacing the Russian rockets now used for that goal. The company now has six Crew Dragon modules in various stages of production and testing. Nominally, two astronauts will be on each test flight. Separately, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for Demo-1 arrived to the Cape in July for final processing.
  • How To Get Free Condoms For Earth Overshoot Day

    How To Get Free Condoms For Earth Overshoot Day

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    Earth Overshoot Day could be likened to a report card, and the worldwide non-profit organization Global Footprint Network is in-charge of calculating it. Sourcing local food and avoiding highly processed foods is one thing individuals can do to lower their Ecological Footprint. On the other side of the world, Cape Town residents had to slash water consumption by half since 2015.
  • Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century: Blood Moon Shined Like Never Before

    Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century: Blood Moon Shined Like Never Before

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    As with most eclipses , conspiracy theorists believe it is a sign of the end times and is referred to as the Blood Moon prophecy. As the full moon moved into Earth's shadow , it darkened, but it didn't disappear. "This is actually nearly as long as a lunar eclipse could be", Prof Tim O'Brien, an astrophysicist at University of Manchester, explained. Usually a lunar eclipse totality only lasts for around an hour.
  • Coles flips again on plastic bag ban, puts end date on freebies

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

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    Single-use lightweight plastic bags are banned in most states and territories in Australia, with the exception of New South Wales and Victoria. Australian supermarket chain Coles is under fire for reversing a decision to stop providing free plastic bags to shoppers, saying some need more time to adjust to the switch to buying reusable bags .