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Brisbane's top temperature was five degrees above the average for April on Sunday, the mercury hovering at 32 degrees - four degrees hotter than the maximum a day before. BoM meteorologist Lauren Pattie said the river city was expected to come close to recording its warmest April day in 19 years, ...
Archaeologists and anthropologists have scoured the Arabian Desert for evidence that some of the earliest members of our species once traversed these formerly green lands. Now, they may have it. An ostensibly modern human finger bone uncovered in Saudi Arabia in 2016 has been dated to ...

In "Mercury," Tamil writer-director Karthik Subbaraj aims to change that with a unique stunt -- a thriller film that's also silent. This gimmick, currently familiar to American audiences with John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place," plays out in very different terms with Subbaraj's movie. Whereas "A Quiet Place" found ... India
Naming objects and the features that cover them help astronomers to characterize, understand, and communicate about the subjects of their studies. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently released official names for seven features on the planet Mercury, as well as 12 on the largest ...
"Mercury," which has the distinction of being the first wordless steampunk zombie eco-thriller, is a movie that's more exotic than your average international Indian release -- but also, in a weird way, less exotic. (Like many American horror films, it's got more style than sense.) It's about five characters in ...
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are conducting research on how mercury moves through the environment and what can be done about it. During the 1950s and 1960s, large amounts of mercury were released from the Y-12 National Security Complex. It seeped ...

Do you get straight to the point--or do you prefer to "workshop" an idea for weeks after opinion-polling all your friends? Are you more productive working solo, or do you need to collaborate? Mercury signs in the chart reveal our mental process, how we digest information, and our most effective ways ...
We've come to realize what we really need right now is a crash course in how to decorate for our zodiac signs when Mercury is in retrograde and everything is totally, completely messed up. Carolyne Faulkner, astrologer, life coach, and author of astrology book The Signs, describes the scary ...
Before the famous physicist came up with his theory of gravity, known as the general theory of relativity, scientists' predictions for Mercury's motions were slightly off: The planet's orbit disagreed with expectations. When Einstein realized that general relativity accounted for the mismatch, it was the first ...
Durban - Protest action erupted on the N3, in the vicinity of Mooi River on Monday morning. According to the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) the company that manages the N3 toll between Durban and Gauteng, the road was closed to traffic from 8am. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider ...
Currently, Mercury is in retrograde, which means that he's moving through these aspects quickly and in that illusion of reversal. What is interesting is how these alignments occur point to us almost have to go back over hard times that we thought were already behind us.
Spring is finally here, and so is the Mercury's April playlist, a selection of songs from Portland artists releasing new albums and touring acts passing through town this month. Between the Soul'd Out Music Fest lineup (which includes Erykah Badu, Noname, and BJ the Chicago Kid), Haim's "Sister Sister ...
At the beginning of March, both planets were traveling away from the sun, but on March 15, Mercury reached its maximum eastern distance and started its journey back toward the sun. By now it is too close to the sun for us to safely see it. Mercury passes between the Earth and the sun today, April 1.
shortly after he introduced a resolution condemning Yanukovych in May 2012, and a lobbyist for another firm, Mercury, met with one of his aides the next month. They fought for months to kill the resolution — or at least delay it until Ukraine held parliamentary elections that fall. The lobbying barrage failed.
This leaves it readily visible in the sky after the Sun has set, and tonight marks its very best apparition of the year. Mercury will lie 18° east of the Sun and 12° high in the west 30 minutes after sundown, and sit 6° high 30 minutes later, in a darker sky. At magnitude –0.4, it will shine as the third-brightest object ...
Chaos as burst water main floods Brooker Highway. ALEX LUTTRELL, Mercury. in 12 hours. Share this on Facebook · Share this on Twitter · Share this by Email. UPDATED: PART of the Brooker Highway will remain closed overnight and during the morning after a burst water main flooded the major arterial route. Engineers ...
Mercury Marine is mourning the death of Charles “Charlie” Strang who served as Carl Kiekhaefer's (KEE-kay-fur) top engineer for 13 years at Mercury Marine. After leaving Mercury, he served as Director of Outboard Marine Engineering and later CEO and Chairman of the Board. Strang, who was ...

I dumped a massive pile of old Mercury issues in the recycling (saving a few of my favorites). I did the same with dozens of spiral-bound notebooks. I burnished, then donned, the medal I won when dominating Mercury Managing Editor Erik Henriksen on the Challenge of Mondor, the finest attraction at ...
Mercury has the shortest and fastest orbit around the Sun and experiences dramatic temperature changes as it rotates. It is a world of extremes. Explore facts ... Intense changes in temperature from day to night make it impossible for life as we know it to flourish on Mercury. Although it is the closest planet to ...
What does Mercury in retrograde mean for astrologers? Astrologers believe that when a planet is in retrograde, the areas of life it governs go into a sleeping or resting state. And with Mercury acting as the messenger planet, stargazers believe it can result in arguments and misunderstandings. They say that ...
This week there is a treat for the early evening sky watcher. From 17 March onwards, the two inner planets of Mercury and Venus can be seen close together in the twilight sky. The sky will not be fully dark and viewers will need a clear western horizon to see the pair. Being the innermost planet, Mercury ...
BepiColombo – ESA's first mission to Mercury – is based on two spacecraft: the ESA-led Mercury Planetary Orbiter, with 11 experiments and instruments, and the Japanese space agency-led Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, carrying five experiments and instruments. The engineering model delivered to ...
Durban- KwaZulu-Natal is warned to brace itself for severe thunderstorms heading into the province from the Eastern Cape on Thursday afternoon. The South African Weather Services issued a warning for severe weather expected throughout the province. Forecaster on duty Ayande Ntsele said they were ...
Before I had fully processed February, an insanely cold and musically busy month for Portland, it became apparent from my overflowing inbox that the city's hip-hop scene has no plans of hibernating during the rainy season. Here are three fresh projects to check out and look forward to. Bocha and Sxlxmxn ...
As the Mercury has reported, Smith began a campaign for City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's seat last year, creating a website and hiring campaign staff. Woolley says that's enough to force her from office. In a filing last week, Smith argued that only filing for office would have triggered the need to resign.
On Monday, Sweden's World Gold Link Company introduced the machine at the Osiri-Matanda gold and copper mines in Macalder, Nyatike subcounty. The machine does not use mercury to coagulate and purify gold from the mud after the ore is swirled in a basin of water. Mercury is a deadly neuro-toxin.
Planets Line Up This Week! See Jupiter, Mars, Saturn Together (Mercury and Venus, Too). By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | March 7, 2018 07:00pm ET. MORE ...
A WRINKLE IN TIME “Are you sure Superman said it was okay to be in here?” submit to reddit. My first memories of Madeleine L'Engle's genre-crossing YA adventure novel A Wrinkle in Time are, for the most part, ones of amused confusion. It's an engrossing fantasy about a teenage girl, Meg, who—despite ...
Jenny Logan might be the busiest woman in Portland. She plays with three different bands (Miss Rayon, Sunbathe, Loveboys, and, until recently, Summer Cannibals), practices civil rights law, helms the local community radio station, and pours any leftover creative energy into her solo project, ...
After his debut film Pizza in 2012, Mercury will be director Karthik Subbaraj's second thriller. The director gained a lot of appreciation for his previous thriller and hence, expectations for this film are high as well. Santosh Narayanan has composed music for the film and Tirru, who has worked in films like 24 ...
New gold-extracting equipment makes no use of toxic mercury and can save the lives of many gold miners. On Monday, Sweden's World Gold Link Company introduced the machine at the Osiri-Matanda gold and copper mines in Macalder, Nyatike subcounty. The machine does not use mercury to ...
One year ago, we published an issue of the Mercury for International Women's Day with only women and nonbinary contributors. This year, we've been asked again and again if it's “really that bad” and what men can do to help. There are a lot of things that would help—keeping guns out of the hands of ...
Mercury is called the most elusive planet as it is the innermost planet in the solar system, whereas Venus is labelled the brightest planet. The two inner planets will spend the first three weeks of March near to each other in the western evening sky soon after sunset. Venus and Mercury will remain close ...
Mercury is called the most elusive planet because it's the innermost planet, always hovering near the sunrise or sunset. Venus is the brightest planet and was in the morning sky throughout the latter part of 2017. Venus only began showing up after sunset again last month, when you had to look exceedingly ...
Venus and Mercury are returning to the evening sky. The two planets are also having a close encounter on Monday evening. They are still near to the sun, so they are difficult to view. Face the western sky about half an hour after sunset. Venus and Mercury are very low - only about 6 degrees above the ...
TASMANIA'S political leaders have left their future in the hands of voters after casting their ballots in the state election today. Polls opened across the state at 8am, but because of an archaic criminal law, the Mercury and all newspapers have been banned from publishing any stories about an issue or ...
The recently appointed editor of the Mercury, Chris Jones, has taken a stand against Tasmania's “ridiculous and outdated law”, which prevents the island state's newspapers from publishing any coverage of the election during election day. The paper's front page was issued today with an apology to readers ...
And we could go to jail if we tried to do our duty as Tasmania's major newspaper. That's because an archaic criminal law denies you — the Tasmanian people — the right to know what we know. It bans the Mercury and all newspapers from publishing today any story about an issue or candidate before the ...
Sunday: This evening the planets Mercury and Venus are close to each other. At 7 p.m. the pair are about five degrees above the western horizon and separated by less than a degree. Venus is the brighter of the two and easier to find with Mercury located to the upper right of Venus. Monday: With the moon ...
(WZTV) - March skies will delight skywatchers as they get a chance to see Mercury at its best and the last blue moon until 2020. On Saturday, Mercury will be pretty close to Venus around sunset. Venus, which is much brighter, will act as a "guide" to Mercury. To watch, folks will want to follow the sun, but not look at it.
This was the latest finding by The Mercury as it continues to probe the tender awarded to Persian by the municipality in 2015. Documents which ... The Mercury has also established from four independent sources that as late as last week Persian made a delivery of orange plastic bags to the municipality.
Named “Payback” after the Etta James classic, this week's installment of Sugar Town—a recurring dance party for the LGBTQ community and its allies—will spotlight soul music's greatest female contributors in celebration of Women's History Month. Sound providers will focus on all the best (and most ...
A woman in Austria accidentally poisoned her local water system with mercury after rinsing her “medicinal” cream and powder with high levels of the heavy metal down the drain over the course of several months. The woman is also suffering from mercury poison and is now receiving medical treatment.
Feast your ears on the Mercury's March playlist, a selection of songs from Portland artists releasing new albums and touring acts passing through town this month. March is going to be a busy one for concerts, between New Zealand pop-star Lorde (with Run the Jewels opening, swoon), Russian protest ...
Oregon farmers are about to play a big role in controlling mercury pollution in the Willamette River Basin, but some say the government's own rules about working around streams will make it difficult to comply with pollution requirements. Oregon officials face a court-ordered deadline to update mercury ...
Venus, the much brighter of the two, will act as a guide to spotting faint and elusive Mercury, as the two will appear to be separated by only one degree. Binoculars will help reveal the close planetary pair hanging low in the western sky. Observers can continue watching the two planets throughout March as ...
When NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft made its first flyby of Mercury in 2008, astronomers spotted strange deposits: blankets of material ranging from tens to thousands of kilometers wide whose color led researchers to informally dub them "red spots.
The repeat visits to our two closest neighbours before the attempt on Mercury were due to the degree of difficulty involved: for a planet closer to the Sun, the greater the gravitational forces a spaceship must overcome to change its trajectory and speed. To send a spaceship to Mars (an average 78.3 million ...
Scientists have discovered a metal-heavy cannonball of an exoplanet resembling an Earth-size version of Mercury. This newfound world could help shed light on the mysteries of Mercury's origins and evolution. Previous research suggested that Earth, Venus and Mars have metal cores that make up only ...
An international team of researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Warwick, has discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-size planet that has a density similar to Mercury. The new planet—K2-229b—is 339 light years away from Earth and is approximately 20 percent larger than Earth with a mass about ...


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