California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

Instead, counties will follow a pretrial risk assessment of a person before releasing them. The assessment also will determine whether the defendant presents a "low", "medium" or "high" risk to the public. Some worry risky people will go free and won... More..

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India's first manned space mission to send 3 persons
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

India's first manned space mission to send 3 persons

The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km. "The total programme cost is expected to be less than Rs 10,000 crores". India plans to spend $1.4 billion to send a crew of three to space...More..

Tornado warning in effect for parts of southern Ontario
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tornado warning in effect for parts of southern Ontario

Environment Canada is investigating reports a second tornado touched down east of Lake Simcoe late Monday evening, and would like to hear from anyone with pictures and video of the storm, or anyone who suffered...More..

Scorching heat prompts warning for region, Environment Canada says
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Scorching heat prompts warning for region, Environment Canada says

Residents can expect the temperature to reach 32 degrees on Tuesday, feeling like 42 degrees with humidity. If you're already thinking ahead to your Labour Day weekend plans, Environment Canada is calling for...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Air Pollution May Reduce Intelligence And Increase Risk Of Dementia

The study carried out by researchers from Beijing's Peking University and Yale University in the USA analyzed verbal and math test results of 20,000 people of all ages above 10 between 2010 and 2014, comparing ...More..

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday

Highs will hit the low to maybe mid 80s depending on sky coverage between shower chances and it will be breezy again SW 10-20 miles per hour. Dew point temperatures will range from 70 to 75. "A cold front wil...More..

French president announces new push for European Union defense
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

French president announces new push for European Union defense

Macron made the remarks at the annual French ambassadors' conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Since his election in May 2017 , the 40-year-old leader has campaigned for a more integrated European Unio...More..

Hurricane watch issued for Hawaii's Big Island and Maui
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hurricane watch issued for Hawaii's Big Island and Maui

It was a little more than a week ago that category 4 Hurricane Hector was getting uncomfortably close the Hawaiian islands. The storm had been moving west but is expected to turn northwest toward the state ...More..

After Lane exits, torrential downpours, renewed flooding a concern in Hawaii
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

After Lane exits, torrential downpours, renewed flooding a concern in Hawaii

The storm named Lane was barreling toward the Hawaiian Islands as a powerful Category 5 hurricane in the middle of the week. Now a tropical storm, Lane still poses a threat to Hawaii in the form of flas...More..

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop quits
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop quits

A little over a year ago Julie Bishop made her way up to the podium inside the cavernous United Nations General Assembly hall in NY and, with the world watching, she called out North Korean leader Kim Jong-un...More..

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

The OSIRIS-REx mission is not the first to ever visit an asteroid and attempt a sample return - Japan has done it before and Europe has managed to land on a comet. "Bennu's low gravity provides a unique challen...More..

NASA celebrates Spitzer's 15th anniversary with VR experience and selfie app
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

NASA celebrates Spitzer's 15th anniversary with VR experience and selfie app

These computer systems were designed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope . The Spitzer telescope has...More..

NASA to launch advanced Laser satellite for measuring change in Earth's ice
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

NASA to launch advanced Laser satellite for measuring change in Earth's ice

This means that approximately one-third of the sea level has risen so far, and the rate is escalating. The new satellite, to be launched from the Vandenberg military base in California, is equipped with the...More..

Hawaii dodges a bullet but still suffers Lane's punch
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Hawaii dodges a bullet but still suffers Lane's punch

Though the slow-moving storm pummeled parts of the state with extremely heavy rain, there was a sense that Hawaii had escaped a worst-case scenario, particularly on Oahu, the most heavily populated island. Th...More..

'Potentially devastating': Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

'Potentially devastating': Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

Because of the uncertainty in the future track, forecasters cautioned that all interests int he Hawaiian Islands should continue to monitor the system. The United States Central Pacific Hurricane Centre said it...More..

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles

In the above image, the ice locations are represented by blue patches, whereas the surface temperature-with colder areas appearing darker and warmer zones appearing lighter-are represented by the gray scale. Wh...More..

Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash

McSkillet, whose real name was Trevor Heitmann, was driving the wrong way on a southern California highway when he crashed into a auto driven by a 43-year-old woman, according to BuzzFeed . The entire northbou...More..

Flooding, landslides as Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Flooding, landslides as Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

Neighbor island barges are also just offshore in safe areas from the storm, ready to unload as quickly as possible. "We have taken steps to reduce fares beyond what a regular last-minute fare would be", Unite...More..

Tennis in space, anyone? Astronauts have a ball during historic match
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Tennis in space, anyone? Astronauts have a ball during historic match

So they faced the added struggle of trying to stay upright to hit the ball to the right location. In partnership with the US Open , Commander Andrew "Drew" Feustel and his crewmates - flight engineers Serena...More..

British satellite Aeolus sets off on mission to revolutionise weather forecasts
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

British satellite Aeolus sets off on mission to revolutionise weather forecasts

The satellite lifted off atop a Vega launcher from the European Space Agency (ESA) spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, last night after delays owing to weather conditions. Its data will lead to more reliable ...More..