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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

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

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...]

Finland to see 'super blood wolf moon' Monday

Finland to see 'super blood wolf moon' Monday If the skies are clear enough tonight, we'll be able to see not only a lunar eclipse , but a super blood moon as well. As the moon moves completely into the earth's shadow at 10:41 p.m., something interesting happens: The moon begins to turn reddish-orange. [Full Article...]

China Sprouts First-Ever Plants on the Moon's Surface

China Sprouts First-Ever Plants on the Moon's Surface China's space agency, China National Space Administration, has just revealed a new photo showing a cotton seed that the Chang'e-4 probe brought to the Moon sprouting. The telemetry information and images taken by the probe showed that the spacecraft effectively avoided obstacles during its descent, the report said. [Full Article...]

A Super Wolf Blood Moon will light up the sky this weekend

A Super Wolf Blood Moon will light up the sky this weekend The Exploratorium in San Francisco will provide live lunar eclipse Facebook , and this broadcast, like Slooh's, will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST (0330 GMT/7:30 p.m. The sun, earth and moon will all align, turning it red with the first full moon of the year. According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. [Full Article...]

Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which filters out most of the blue light. The Earth thus cuts off the moon's light supply. This year, the moon will be high in the sky, which makes it the best chance to watch an eclipse in years. [Full Article...]

Antarctica ice melting increased by 280 percent in last 16 years

Antarctica ice melting increased by 280 percent in last 16 years Between 1979 and 1990, Antarctica lost 40 billion metric tons of ice per year, a figure that rose six times to 252 billion metric tons per year between 2009 and 2017. "What this study does is characterize the growth and decay of the Antarctic ice sheet and sheds light on what is forcing it to change", explains Meyers. [Full Article...]

Government reveals plans to tackle air pollution

Government reveals plans to tackle air pollution Greenpeace today said that Bangkok is now the 10th most polluted in the world. Public discontent has surfaced on Thai social media and television, with pollution-related hashtags trending and TV hosts advising viewers on the types of face masks they should wear. [Full Article...]

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows A flowering plant called Arabidopsis , yeast and fruit fly eggs were also part of the organic experiment. He said cotton could eventually be used for clothing while the potatoes could be a food source for astronauts and the rapeseed for oil. [Full Article...]


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