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Tossed net snares space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment; next test to use harpoon

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

This NASA image released Thursday shows the NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite. The International Space Station serves as humanity's orbital research platform, conducting a variety of experiments and research projects while in orbit around the planet. On June 20, the space station deployed the NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite into space from outside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module. This technology demonstration was designed to explore using a 3D camera to map the location and speed of orbital debris or 'space junk.' | NASA / HO / VIA AFP-JIJI

A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up debris in orbit.In the British-led experiment, a big ...

Accuser of Trump’s high court nominee willing to testify if terms are fair and her safety is ensured: reports

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) speaks at a news conference with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as they introduce Holton-Arms high school graduates to release a letter from more than a thousand graduates of the school supporting professor Christine Blasey Ford and their belief in her accusations against President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. | REUTERS

A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would ...

Fossils dating back over 500 million years confirmed coming from an animal

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Scientists say they’ve confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.That would make it one of the ...

Over 40 killed when Lake Victoria ferry capsizes and sinks: Tanzania

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

More than 40 people died on Thursday when a ferry capsized in the south of Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, a Tanzanian government spokesman said.“According to ...

U.S. eyes October talks with North Korea on hunt for remains of war dead

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence (center) listens to retired Army Col. Richard Dean, vice chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, followed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, at the start of a ceremony to present a American flag to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation that was used during a ceremony in Hawaii in August for the return of remains from the Korean War, Thursday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington. | AP

The U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American ...

Experts float idea of massive propping up of glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

A glacier in southwest Greenland is pictured in 1935 in this photo obtained by Reuters Tuesday. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DANISH AGENCY FOR DATA SUPPLY AND EFFICIENCY / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from ...

Rescue ship seeks haven for 11 migrants saved from sinking boat after refusing to return them to Libya

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius was seeking a safe haven for 11 migrants it saved off Libya Thursday, after refusing to return them to the North ...

‘Worst nightmare’: Dutch train kills four kids in electric cart on crossing

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Members of the emergency services investigate the scene of a train crash with a cargo bike on a rail crossing in Oss, Netherlands, on Thursday that killed four children and severely injuring another child and an adult. | AFP-JIJI

Four young children from a Dutch day care center were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in ...

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks funds for Mexico border wall, threatening shutdown

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California, in March. Trump on Thursday boosted the chances of a U.S. government shutdown when he savaged a 'ridiculous' spending bill that lawmakers from both parties had hoped would avert a standoff. 'I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?' Trump tweeted. | AFP-JIJI

Raising the specter of a government shutdown in just 10 days, President Donald Trump complained Thursday that a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is ...

Three reported killed in Maryland distribution hub shooting; suspect arrested after trying to kill herself

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Maryland police officers patrol a industrial business park where several people had been shot, according with police reports in Aberdeen Thursday. Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an 'active shooter situation.' | AP

A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drug store chain, killing three people ...

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