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How to see the year's biggest supermoon

How to see the year's biggest supermoon A supermoon happens a handful of times a year, but it's not always at its closest point to the earth. The full moon names corresponded with seasonal changes. November 2016 was the closest that the moon has been to the earth. Its furthest point, known as the apogee, is around 238,000 miles. Here, we explain what the supermoon is, as well as how and when to see it. [Full Article...]

Canadian prime minister Trudeau's chief secretary resigns

Canadian prime minister Trudeau's chief secretary resigns SNC-Lavalin's headquarters in Montreal. The prime minister faced repeated questions about the brewing controversy during a morning event in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, leading him to say his government was simply doing its job by discussing the issues and ramifications about the SNC-Lavalin case. [Full Article...]

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms EST, the moon will be at its fullest while at a distance of about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is 17,000 miles closer than the average distance, according to USA Today . A full moon as seen from Centerport, New York. The moon will technically reach peak fullness next Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019, at 10:54 a.m. [Full Article...]

So Long, Opportunity: The Mars Rover Is Gone

So Long, Opportunity: The Mars Rover Is Gone NASA made its final attempts to contact its estranged Martian rover, Opportunity, late Tuesday. The team at NASA had attempted to talk to Opportunity several times per week once the storm began to clear using the Deep Space Network, an worldwide array of giant radio antennas supporting interplanetary spacecraft missions, and over 600 attempts were made without any response received. [Full Article...]

'Cosmic snowman' turns out to be more of a 'cosmic pancake'

'Cosmic snowman' turns out to be more of a 'cosmic pancake' We've never seen something like this orbiting the Sun . New Horizons captured the last-look images on January 1 at 12:42 a.m. EST, when it was 5,494 miles (8,862 kilometers) beyond the Kuiper Belt object. When New Horizons beamed back its first images of Ultima Thule , the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) and most distant object ever explored by humans, scientists and the press excitedly noted tha... [Full Article...]

Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal

Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal Called the Green New Deal , co-sponsors of the resolution in the House of Representatives include California Congressman Ro Khanna, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan. [Full Article...]

Opposition keeps heat on Liberals over Wilson-Raybould

Opposition keeps heat on Liberals over Wilson-Raybould As attorney general, Wilson-Raybould could have become involved in the case against the company by directing federal prosecutors to negotiate a "remediation agreement", a way of holding an organization to account for wrongdoing without a formal finding of guilt. [Full Article...]

NOAA/NASA: 2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: 2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record NASA shares this knowledge with the global community and works with institutions in the United States and around the world that contribute to understanding and protecting our home planet. The WMO said sharp temperatures also contributed to a number of extreme weather events such as hurricanes , droughts and flash flooding over various regions of the world. [Full Article...]

Chinese satellite sends image of moon's captures rear side

Chinese satellite sends image of moon's captures rear side The probe finally awoke from its hibernation on Tuesday after seeing the light of the sun. Chang'e-4 found that lunar temperatures dropped lower than expected during the night. Many observers have noted that this particular feat has propelled China's reputation as a space superpower. The massive mountain range in the background is the west wall of Von Kármán crater, rising more than 3,000 mete... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez: ICE Doesn’t ‘Deserve a Dime’ of Funding

Ocasio-Cortez: ICE Doesn’t ‘Deserve a Dime’ of Funding This includes the Working Families Party, People's Action, Center for Popular Democracy, Justice First, Green For All, 350.org, CREDO Action, the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats. Most of the Democratic presidential candidates, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; Kamala Harris of California; Elizabeth Warren of MA; and Cory Booker of New Jersey have also broadly endorsed the... [Full Article...]

Britain offered Nissan 80 mil. pounds in Brexit protection in 2016

Britain offered Nissan 80 mil. pounds in Brexit protection in 2016 We now know, after an embarrassing admission by Business Secretary Greg Clark , that Nissan had been offered a package of government perks worth up to £80m. "They will be invited to re-submit an application in the light of the changed investments that they are making". He said that of £61 million worth of grants which had already been approved, only £2.6 million had so far been paid to Nissan. [Full Article...]

Nissan Reverses UK Investment Decision

Nissan Reverses UK Investment Decision Representatives of the Unite union met Nissan managers on Monday and said they would push to secure the future of the Sunderland site. While Nissan's decision to keep X-Trail production in Japan will have no immediate effect on jobs in Britain, it represents the cancellation of increased capacity in Sunderland and the creation of a so-called "super site", which local component makers had been ge... [Full Article...]

Hubble Space Telescope Spots 'Living Fossil' Galaxy Outside Milky Way

Hubble Space Telescope Spots 'Living Fossil' Galaxy Outside Milky Way The Hubble images revealed an odd clump of stars. While searching the globular cluster NGC 6752 , an worldwide team of scientists discovered a compact collection of stars millions of light years away. It's thought that Bedin 1 is the most isolated dwarf galaxy known to exist. Bedin 1 has sat quietly ever since, letting its massive stars burn out and die and making no new stars to replace th... [Full Article...]

Huge hole in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

However, huge quantities of this colossal ice cube have melted away over the past three years as a result of climate change , contributing to around 4 percent of global sea level rise. Since 2010, Nasa satellites observe the glacier with a high-resolution Radar. The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier would cause an increase of global sea level of between one and two metres, with the potential f... [Full Article...]

It's Groundhog Day again in the United States

It's Groundhog Day again in the United States But don't get too excited. His New York counterpart, Staten Island Chuck, also predicted an early spring. Regardless of this year's prediction, it may be worth noting that despite his reputation Punxsutawney Phil does not have the strongest track record for accurately predicting the weather. [Full Article...]

The Real Science Behind Trump's Climate Change Tweet

The Real Science Behind Trump's Climate Change Tweet Late Monday, Trump tweeted about the brutal and risky wind chills hitting the middle of the country, and even asked global "waming" (sic) to "please come back fast". I don't think it's a hoax. "Something's changing, and it'll change back again", Trump told CBS's 60 Minutes at the time . By Wednesday, dangerously cold wind chills caused by a displaced polar vortex are expected to drop ... [Full Article...]

Chance of snow, wintry mix in the forecast for Tuesday

Chance of snow, wintry mix in the forecast for Tuesday Temperatures will be similar to that which we experienced back on Martin Luther King Jr day, last week. The US Midwest dug out on Monday (Jan 28) from a snowstorm that closed schools and businesses, as millions braced for risky sub-zero temperatures that could shatter records. [Full Article...]

Scientists found Earth’s oldest rock on Moon

Scientists found Earth’s oldest rock on Moon According to an global team of researchers, the two-gram piece of quartz, feldspar, and zircon was found embedded in a larger rock called Big Bertha . An worldwide team associated with Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) in the USA found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet. [Full Article...]

China gene-edits, then clones monkeys to aid sleep disorder research

China gene-edits, then clones monkeys to aid sleep disorder research Liu Zhen, a researcher of the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences, introduces relative research achievements about the cloned monkeys. He said that the research signified the maturing of China's somatic cell cloning . He Jiankui already made the headlines when he announced in November 2018 that he carried out a clinical trial where he edited the genes of embryos. [Full Article...]

Greenland's Ice Can No Longer Handle Hot Summers

Greenland's Ice Can No Longer Handle Hot Summers There, they melt and contribute significantly to the rise in sea level. "The only thing we can do is adapt and mitigate further global warming - it is too late for there to be no effect". Researchers often look at ice loss from large glaciers in Greenland's southeast and northwest regions. The research provides fresh evidence of the dangers posed to vulnerable coastal places as diverse a... [Full Article...]


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