Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Trump announces plans to gut another climate-change initiative Trump announces plans to gut another climate-change initiative

Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey cited this summer's wildfires and increasing droughts and coastal flooding as evidence that man-made climate change from burning coal and other fossil fuels is already well upon the United States.

Trapped beetle unlocks the secret of pollination Trapped beetle unlocks the secret of pollination

The fossil was found in northern Myanmar's Kachin State. The researchers also conducted an extensive phylogenetic analysis to explore the beetle's family tree. Cycads, a type of seed plant with evergreen leaves and a woody trunk, are highly present...

Tropical Storm Lane expected to strengthen into hurricane soon Tropical Storm Lane expected to strengthen into hurricane soon

Ernesto is the fifth named storm of 2018 and the fourth storm to be called subtropical at some point this year. This system has that "subtropical" designation because it lacks all of the characteristics of a pure tropical system. Such weather systems...

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

I suspect I'll be taking [his security clearance] away very quickly. "For him to be in the Justice Department, and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace". "I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can...

Red tide and blue-green algae: What's the difference? Red tide and blue-green algae: What's the difference?

The state is also dealing with freshwater algae outbreak that is clogging canals connected to Lake Okeechobee. Some researchers have noticed aggressive blooms after hurricanes; Irma swept past Florida's Gulf Coast in the summer of 2017 and a period...

Bayer shares plunge on Monsanto ruling Bayer shares plunge on Monsanto ruling

The ruling came Friday afternoon after the Superior Court jury deliberated for more than two days, USA Today reported . "Such remarks are part of the game during trials and I can't see a single reason why Monsanto would think an appeal would be he...

Scientists Over the Moon for NASA's Solar Probe Launch to the Sun Scientists Over the Moon for NASA's Solar Probe Launch to the Sun

Sunday, momentarily turning night into day in a spectacle visible for miles along the Florida coast. The craft's first launch took place in 2004. For more than 60 years, scientist have wondered how energy and heat move through the solar corona an...

Partial Solar Eclipse 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

In addition, the solar Eclipse causes the people and animals anxiety, can develop a state of inner dissonance. When and where will the partial solar eclipse be visible? . This can make the sun look like a disk or a crescent. August 11 will be the...

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The world is watching in awe as the Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with spectacular shooting stars across the globe. The meteor shower - actually meteorites and dust burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere - can be up to 90...

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

After it launches, the probe will travel at 430,000mph, the fastest speed ever achieved by a spacecraft. The launch of the Parker Solar Probe will set it on a journey all the way to the Sun's atmosphere, or corona - closer to the Sun than any spa...

Don't miss the meteor shower Don't miss the meteor shower

This year's show is predicted to be an "average" show by Perseid standards, with as many as 50-60 meteors per hour at peak. Dr. Auld says that if you have several people together, a lot of the times two people will say oh there's one, but they're...

Mission to the sun lifts off Saturday morning Mission to the sun lifts off Saturday morning

Not only is the corona about 300 times hotter than the Sun's surface, it also hurls powerful plasma and energetic particles that can unleash geomagnetic space storms, wreaking havoc on Earth by disrupting the power grid. And it is like never before; ...

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

The tropical-storm-force winds associated with Debby are well removed from the center as indicated by a recent ASCT pass and are occurring within a cyclonically curved band of moderate convection. Hector also posed no immediate threat to land, but ...

Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

Tuesday's flight came 16 days after an early morning Falcon 9 launch July 22 that sent the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite into orbit for Telesat. Of this, 24 C-band transponders and 12 Extended C-band ones will serve Southeast Asia, in...

Get ready for a flawless Perseid meteor show

Shooting stars could happen every minute. In August 2016, the shower produced about 150 meteors an hour and in 2009, the estimated peak was about 173 but some of the fainter meteors could have been washed out by Moonlight. Those who plan to catch a...

Mysterious 'rogue' planet spotted outside solar system Mysterious 'rogue' planet spotted outside solar system

This first of its kind object is around 20 light years away from Earth. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. Nicknamed "failed stars", brown dwarfs are larger than planets, but not quite large enough to fuse hydrogen, the way stars do.

Radio telescope near Penticton, B.C., opening new doors in astrophysics Radio telescope near Penticton, B.C., opening new doors in astrophysics

If that's not unusual enough, this particular fast radio burst is incredibly low, in the 580 megahertz frequency range - almost 200 MHz lower than any other fast radio burst we've picked up on before. The question that remains is uncovering where the...

Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars

California has a lot riding on the lawsuit as the government is also seeking to eliminate the state's ability to set its own vehicle standards . Under the Trump administration's preferred proposal , that would drop to 29.6 miles per gallon, a re...

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

The retail boss sent an all-staff email empathising with his team that the change from single-use plastic bags "has been a big and hard change for many of our customers". In July 2017, both Coles and Woolworths announced they would phase out single-...

NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa ) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The new spaceflight capability provided by Boeing and SpaceX will allow NA...

NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year

NASA is now ready to announce who are the first astronauts for the flights of SpaceX and Boeing's commercial spaceships . NASA is about to name the first astronauts ever to fly commercial spaceships. NASA and Boeing announced earlier this year...

Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards

The administration also projects the efficiency rules would drive up the price of cars enough to push some buyers out of the market, leaving them to remain in older vehicles lacking life-saving new technologies like assisted braking and blind spot wa...

Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Cohen's tone has also shifted. Newsweek could not reach any of the 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee about whether they would support having Donald Trump Jr .re-testify. Nunberg continued, "With that said, Chuck, for someone like ...

NASA's TESS Spacecraft Begins Hunting Exoplanets NASA's TESS Spacecraft Begins Hunting Exoplanets

NASA's new planet hunting satellite is getting to work. As it approaches Earth , it will rotate, and transmit all its accumulated data to scientists on the ground. The telescope has four cameras , each with a 16.8 megapixel sensor. For the next tw...

Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years

Mars , the fourth planet from the sun, is going to be making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Monday night. The planet will actually be closest to Earth at around 9am on Wednesday morning - a close proximity that we won't witness ...

Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

The planet Mars , which will be at its closest point to Earth in 15 years on July 31, appeared as a bright object near the moon . The last time such an event took place was on January 31, 2018, and the next total lunar eclipse will not ...

Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The "Blood Moon"

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019. Star-gazers are set for a night-time spectacle as a blood moon lunar eclipse will be making an appearance at the end of the week. Central and Southeast Asia: Stargazers in New Delh...

World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins

A total lunar eclipse occurs when moon passes directly behind the earth and falls into its shadow. Yesterday's Total Lunar Eclipse was the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21 Century (2001 to 2100). During a lunar eclipse, the only light that r...

More evacuations as fire rages near Yosemite More evacuations as fire rages near Yosemite

Horses and other animals were taken to shelters as were several hundred children who were evacuated from summer camps. Over almost two weeks, flames have churned through 60 square miles (38,522 acres) of timber in steep terrain of the Sierra Nevada...

Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event. Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018....

Longest lunar eclipse on July 27 Longest lunar eclipse on July 27

Some light, though, still reaches it because it is bent by the Earth's atmosphere . Nearly all the people on the planet will be able to see it. Although the lunar eclipse is expected to last 103 minutes, observers in the United Kingdom and Irela...

920th Rescue Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen Assist SpaceX In Successful Rocket Launch 920th Rescue Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen Assist SpaceX In Successful Rocket Launch

In the live broadcast of the launch, he later said that the weather conditions were the "worst that we've ever had for trying to get a first stage on the drone ship". While other firms discard their rockets after a mission, SpaceX has sought to d...

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

But some perihelic oppositions bring Earth and Mars closer together than others, the United States space agency said. Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. 'Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish,...

Will Dundonians see rare blood moon tonight?

On July 27 at around 10pm, the red planet Mars will be directly opposite to the Sun and at the same time being at closest distance from the Earth at about 56 million kilometres. It will be visible from about 9.30pm until around 11.20pm - however ...

Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

Today, there's little doubt that Mars once had liquid water on its surface at some point in its history. This salty water , together with the pressure of the overlying ice, could allow this body of water to remain liquid, according to the re...

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