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Author: 0 Goats get human feelings and prefer happy faces

Researchers set goats free to explore a closed-off test area with two black and white photos of a human face - one smiling and one angry - posted at goat eye level. The research team now believes this study suggests that other domesticated animals are likely to show perception of emotional valence in humans as well, something that is considered to be limited amongst working animals.

Science First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014
Author: 0 First Asylum Seekers Reach Australia Since 2014

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned there were 14,000 people in Indonesia waiting to come to Australia. It is not known how many people were on the boat, which authorities have described as an illegal fishing vessel. "There is no risk if they don't go into the water", White said, the ABC reported. The department did not respond to questions of whether the vessel was carrying asylum-seekers, illegal migrants or fishermen.

Science No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy
Author: 0 No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

They hope to perform similar studies in goats that are unfamiliar with humans, or goats that don't live happily in sanctuaries. The animals were led into an enclosure and, in order to train them to move from one side of the pen to the other, an experimenter would stand opposite the goats holding dry pasta, a favorite goat snack.

Science NASA shows aerosols around the world in one vibrant image
Author: 0 NASA shows aerosols around the world in one vibrant image

According to Engadget , the aerosol Earth map [pictured top] highlights black carbon emissions in red. These satellites include the Terra , Aqua , Aura and Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership ( Suomi NPP ) satellites. Apart from identifiable sources (like seasonal agricultural burning in Africa), there are also more ethereal aerosol patterns, like the wisps of sea salt moving across the Southern Hemisphere's oceans.

Author: 0 Beach bans swimmers due to dolphin’s frisky sexual behavior

Roger Lars, the Mayor of Landévennec, a commune in northwestern France, issued an ordinance that has banned swimming and diving into the village shoreline when the dolphin is around, The Telegraph reported yesterday, August 27. "Approaching within 50 metres of the dolphin is also forbidden". The last straw appeared to come last week when the dolphin tossed a young woman bather in the air with its nose.

Science The Maine Forecast: Heat and humidity will stick around for another day
Author: 0 The Maine Forecast: Heat and humidity will stick around for another day

Wednesday for heat index values near 105°. High humidity combined with the extreme heat will create heat indexes, or "feels like" temperatures, from 105 to 110 degrees, making it unsafe for some populations to spend time outside. The national weather service encourages people to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Heat indices will exceed 100 degrees for many locations today and Tuesday, and some high temperature records may be broken as well'.

Science California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail
Author: 0 California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail

It eliminates money-based bail as an option for someone to be released from jail awaiting trial. The Wall Street Journal reports that that could affect 7,000 jobs, though Jeff Clayton, president of the American Bail Coalition, told NPR station KQED that it's likely that the bail industry will sue , putting the law on hold.

Science French President Macron: Europe can not depend on U.S. for security
Author: 0 French President Macron: Europe can not depend on U.S. for security

He said: "This reinforced solidarity will imply a revision of the European architecture of defence and security: by initiating a renewed dialogue on cybersecurity, chemical weapons, conventional weaponry, territorial conflicts, space security, the protection of polar zones, in particular with Russian Federation".

Science Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens
Author: 0 Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

Hurricane Lane has taken a turn toward Hawaii but is weakening as it approaches the islands. While the Big Island, at most immediate risk from Lane, has been hit by tropical depressions and storms, it also has never been struck directly by a hurricane-strength storm in modern records.

Science Marise Payne named Foreign Minister
Author: 0 Marise Payne named Foreign Minister

Mr Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, said she wanted to be the Liberal Party candidate in Mr Turnbull's Sydney electorate which is the wealthiest in Australia. Wentworth is considered to be a relatively safe but progressive Liberal seat. Tony Abbott has stared down calls for him to retire from public life but has cast doubt on the offer from the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to make him the special envoy for Indigenous affairs, questioning whether it is a "fair dinkum" role.

Science NASA’s New Apps Let You Take Selfies In Space
Author: 0 NASA’s New Apps Let You Take Selfies In Space

The apps have been released to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope . Both apps were created for a reason: to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope , which has taken so many fantastic photographs that will be present in the apps.

Science Hawaii hit by flooding as hurricane strikes
Author: 0 Hawaii hit by flooding as hurricane strikes

Now Tropical Storm Lane developed into a Category 5 hurricane on Tuesday, spurring the state into action. They said the beach would be closed until further notice. Schools and Honolulu's biggest shopping malls are closed. The federal government will be responsible for getting equipment and teams from the continental United States to locations where they are needed, he said.

Science Hurricane Lane continues march toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Hurricane Lane continues march toward Hawaii

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, forecasters said. Maui County and Big Island schools will be closed starting Wednesday, the state Department of Education said.

Science UK-built satellite 'to dramatically improve weather forecasts'
Author: 0 UK-built satellite 'to dramatically improve weather forecasts'

Aladin will shoot out powerful laser pulses through the atmosphere and measure the light that scatters back from particles in the wind to detect how it is flowing. Scientists now can not measure wind speeds in this region using traditional ground-based weather systems. It will do this with one of the most sensitive scientific instruments ever put into orbit, a pulsed laser lidar called ALADIN (Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument).

Science WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space
Author: 0 WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space

The commander of the expedition drew Feustel with teammates Ricky Arnold, Serena aunon the Chancellor and Alexander Gershom tried to control the movement of ball rackets without earth's gravity. Speaking from the ISS to tennis ace Juan Martín del Potro, Commander Feustel said playing sports in space is a tricky endeavour. The astronauts worked around this problem by adapting the game to allow them to serve the ball above their makeshift net as well as bellow it.

Science Chinese fossil a ‘missing link’ in the puzzle of turtle evolution
Author: 0 Chinese fossil a ‘missing link’ in the puzzle of turtle evolution

This is the oldest turtle ever discovered with a toothless beak. The global team behind the study believes the new form was probably an inhabitant of coastal waters foraging on land as well as in the water. However, a recently found fossil of an ancient turtle with no shell might shed some light on reptile's evolution. Mosaic evolution happens when a living creature separately develops certain traits at different times and not necessarily in the order expected.

Science NASA Discovers Evidence of Ice on the Moon
Author: 0 NASA Discovers Evidence of Ice on the Moon

The data it collected did not only examine the reflective properties of water, but could distinguish between how the organisation of the molecules absorbed infrared light, revealing whether it was looking at liquid water, water vapour or solid ice.

Science Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter: My wife handled my finances
Author: 0 Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter: My wife handled my finances

Hunter's father, Duncan Hunter Sr., told KUSI News in San Diego:"This is going to be a long, tough battle". "This is the Democrats' arm-of-law enforcement", he added. There was no intent to stick donors with the cost, Hunter spokesman Joe Kasper said at the time. Hunter's indictment could also complicate his reelection chances in November.

Science Evolution Favors The Survival Of The Laziest Strategy
Author: 0 Evolution Favors The Survival Of The Laziest Strategy

As an alternative of " survival of the fittest ", perhaps a better metaphor for the history of life is "survival of the laziest", or at least "survival of the sluggish". So, it's another tool in the toolbox. And, as Strotz told CNN , metabolic rates in the study refer to whole species, not individuals, meaning "you can't just decide to be lazy as an individual and expect to live longer".

Science Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles
Author: 0 Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles

While being careful to not overestimate what this discovery could possibly mean for future lunar missions or the potential for colonization, there was an underlying enthusiasm for new possibilities in their study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Science LIST: Hurricane Lane impacts roads across the state
Author: 0 LIST: Hurricane Lane impacts roads across the state

The central Pacific gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with about only four or five named storms a year. Thunderstorms associated with the storm are producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding on the Big Island. Everyone was in a panic", said Thao Nguyen, 35, an employee at a Honolulu branch of Hawaiian shirt retailer Roberta Oaks. Locals in Hawaii are stocking up on water and petrol, with long queues reported at petrol stations in the state's capital Honolulu.

Science Hurricane Lane threatens direct hit on Hawaiian islands; residents urged to prep
Author: 0 Hurricane Lane threatens direct hit on Hawaiian islands; residents urged to prep

FEMA will use their discretion when distributing resources and depending upon the Hurricane Lane's impact, could expand efforts and resources. Unlike Florida or Texas, where residents can get in their cars and drive hundreds of miles to safety, people in Hawaii are confined to the islands and can't outrun the powerful winds and driving rain.

Author: 0 Scientists thought 'Steve' was a new aurora. Turns out it isn't.

STEVEs have been known to amateur photographers for decades, but scientists only recently " stumbled upon " them, according to a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters . In the new University of Calgary study, Gallardo-Lacourt and her colleagues chose to use the data recorded that night to further investigate Steve's mysterious origins.

Science EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants
Author: 0 EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency says the move "promotes energy independence". The move marks the latest effort by Trump's administration to roll back the environmental legacy of his Democratic predecessor, having pulled out of the 2015 Paris climate accord aimed at slashing global fossil fuel emissions.

Science Stop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain
Author: 0 Stop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain

The researchers started by conducting an anonymous online survey 400 people who do or don't wear contact lenses. Lenses that are sent down the drain usually wind up at wastewater-treatment plants, the study found, which in turn breaks down the lenses into microplastics.

Science Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm
Author: 0 Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

Officials with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center have issued Hurricane warnings for the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island. In the tweet , he mentioned the Category 4 storm was near the islands and added the crew of the International Space Station sends "much aloha to everyone there".

Science Steve The Weird 'Aurora' Is Not What We Thought It Was
Author: 0 Steve The Weird 'Aurora' Is Not What We Thought It Was

New celestial phenomenon STEVE has puzzled scientists as it appears on the equator. Aurora chasers and star enthusiasts have been sighting STEVE for decades but it was only recently that scientists were called in to make sense of it.

Science Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane
Author: 0 Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane

The hurricane is about 500 miles (804 kilometers) southeast of Honolulu . The storm was traveling west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with 160 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. "Hurricane Lane is a very serious storm that has the potential to do damage and cause harm", said Tom Travis, who heads the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Science The Funniest Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort Tweets :: Comedy :: Lists :: Donald Trump
Author: 0 The Funniest Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort Tweets :: Comedy :: Lists :: Donald Trump

The other charges involve bank fraud and income tax evasion. But several sentencing experts predicted Manafort, 69, would receive a prison term of about 10 years. The jury in the Paul Manafort financial fraud trial has submitted a new note to the judge. His defence team attempted to make the case about the credibility of longtime Manafort protege Rick Gates, attacking the government's star witness as a liar, embezzler and instigator of any crimes as they tried to convince jurors that ...

Science Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County
Author: 0 Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County

A hurricane watch is in effect for Hawaii County, also known as Big Island, where the Kilauea volcano has spent recent months swamping the east side with molten lava. This may lead to risky rip currents. Lane is expected to move northwest over the next couple of days with hurricane-force winds reaching out 40 miles wide from the eye of the storm.

Science Hurricane Lane brings high surf to the islands
Author: 0 Hurricane Lane brings high surf to the islands

Forecasters noted that they are awaiting data collected by the NOAA Aircraft Operation Center and the U.S. Air Force Reserves 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, which departed late Sunday evening, to help improve the forecast track. Hurricane Lane continues to pack Category 3 storm winds as it continues its westward trek toward Hawaiian waters. Wave heights of 6 feet to 10 feet are forest with the largest waves along the southeast coast of Hawaii Island.