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Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Chance To See Aurora Borealis

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But Scotland remains the best place to see the northern lights in the United Kingdom, given its closer proximity to the North Pole. Our magnetic field protects us from these charged particles, but every so often a powerful, fast-moving CME will snap back the magnetic field lines, allowing the particles to funnel down into the poles where they interact with various molecules. Read More »

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

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The Cuvier's beaked whale was recovered by workers from D'Bone Collector Museum east of Davao City earlier in March . "The discovery of ingested plastic bags in stranded animals.suggests that increasing levels of plastic pollution could be a more serious threat to the species". Read More »

A Rare Super Worm Moon Will Be Visible Over Ontario Tomorrow

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Nicknamed the Full Worm Moon, the lunar show will close out the year's celestial trifecta - which kicked off with the super blood moon eclipse in January and continued with the super snow moon in February . Spring officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere early Wednesday evening at 5:58 p.m. A full moon and the spring equinox ending up so close to each other is a special treat. Read More »

Massive Meteor Explodes Over Earth

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A meteor ten times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb exploded above Earth past year. The meteor, which measured several metres in size, passed through the atmosphere and exploded about 25km above the Earth's surface on 18 December past year. Read More »

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

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After a dead whale washed ashore in the Philippines , scientists pulled 88 pounds of plastic debris from the mammal's intestines. Blatchley said was the "most plastic" he has ever seen in a whale. A 2015 report by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment said that more than 50 percent of plastic that ends up in our oceans comes from five countries: Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Read More »

Radioactive particles from huge solar storm found in Greenland

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According to the researchers, it is the third known case of such a massive solar storm hitting Earth in historical times. "A solar proton event of such magnitude occurring in modern times could result in severe disruption of satellite-based technologies, high frequency radio communication and space-based navigation systems", they write in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Read More »

Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate campaigner nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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What are the school protests? On Friday, she will be one of the hundreds of thousands of students around the world expected to skip school and take the streets for climate action . Any person who meets the nomination criteria is considered. Thousands of people, including lawmakers and cabinet members from around the world, former laureates and some university professors, are entitled to nominate people for the prize. Read More »

NASA boss says first Martian 'likely to be a woman'

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So, is it time for a woman to walk on the Moon? NASA has only collected samples from a few places on the Moon so far, but the U.S. space agency knows from the remote sensing data that the Moon is a complex geologic body. Under Constellation, NASA was building a different set of rockets, Ares I and Ares V, and a crew capsule, Orion. For years, critics of the SLS have said it could be overtaken by emerging commercial heavy-lift offerings such as SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and Blue Origin's ... Read More »

Some schools will allow students to strike for climate change

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In Massachusetts, they are taking place in several communities, including Boston, Amherst, Barnstable, and Great Barrington. "Students throughout history have been a critical driving force of social movements". American teen Kate Anchondo, who is organizing a school strike in San Diego, California, said: "I am anxious, and angry that we let it get this far". Read More »

FDA OKs Import of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Additionally, as part of its approval, the FDA also analysed the potential environmental impact that an approval of the AquAdvantage Salmon application would have on the USA environment and published its final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact in November 2015. Read More »

By 2030, 1/3 of United Kingdom energy will come from offshore wind

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The floating offshore wind power market is anticipated to witness growth in coming years on account of increasing focus on creation of floating offshore wind power infrastructure and technological advancements associated with the same. Key Strategic Developments - The study also includes the key strategic developments of the Offshore Wind Cable market , comprising R&D, new product launch , M&A, agreements, collaborations, partnerships, joint ventures, Global and regional growth of the ... Read More »

SpaceX: Crew Dragon's test flight in graphics

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Friday. Six hours later, the capsule carrying a test dummy plopped into the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The last such incident: the Apollo 9 splashdown on March 13, 1969. What now: Recovery crews are in place and Crew Dragon will be loaded onto the recovery ship. SpaceX launched the private spacecraft on March 2 atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read More »

ISS astronauts gear up for the first all-female spacewalk

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She said besides the two female spacewalkers, and the female flight controller, two other women will complete the crew. McClain is now on the ISS as part of Expedition 58, while Koch is set to blast off on March 14 to reach the station for Expedition 59 and 60 along with Cmdr. Read More »

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule undocks from ISS on way to Earth

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The burn itself kicked off on time, at 12:53 UTC, shaving a critical few hundred miles an hour off the Crew Dragon's speed ahead of a splashdown, almost 50 years to the day since Apollo 9 returned to Earth. SpaceX were able to demonstrate the capsule's launch, docking, undocking and re-entry capabilities, the validity of its triple parachute system and now have reams of data to analyze, including from Ripley's suite of body sensors, to ensure the capsule is ready to ferry humans from Earth to ... Read More »

Israel's First Spacecraft to Moon Sends Selfie

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The plaque also contains the Hebrew phrase "Am Israel Chai", mean translates to, "The nation of Israel lives". An additional inscription also reads "Small country big dreams", a reference to the founder of modern Zionism Theodore Herzl who was noted for his famous quote "If you will it, it is no dream". Read More »

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Ready for Debut Flight On March 2

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Following a almost 24-hour chase, the Crew Dragon spacecraft rendezvoused with the ISS . NASA has relied on Russian Federation to ferry its astronauts to the space station since the U.S. Reuters reported on February 21 that SpaceX and Boeing both must address significant design and safety concerns before they can fly humans. Since launched at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday to contact Sunday, the flight took 27 hours. Read More »

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docks with ISS

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But that quickly changed once the hatch swung open and the space station astronauts floated inside. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted both its crew dragon capsule and hopes that made-in-America space travel is back. After making 18 orbits of Earth since its launch, the spacecraft of US private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully attached to the ISS via "soft capture" at 5:51 a.m. Read More »

Scientists gave mice ‘night vision’ with nanoparticles injection

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Because the new technology is compatible with regular vision, it could provide a new way for mammalian vision enhancement or even open up new avenues to fix normal vision - you could tinker with the nanoparticles so they parse different wavelengths or alter them enough that they deliver drugs into the eye. Read More »

US Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to head environment regulator

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Since taking over, Wheeler has focused on repealing or weakening policies to protect public health from pollution, including limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants and hazardous chemicals in consumer products. While Wheeler rejected President Donald Trump's view that climate change is a hoax, he said it's not the "greatest crisis" we face. ACE calls on Wheeler to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard as the law of the land . Read More »

How to watch Crew Dragon launch tomorrow live online

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Boeing is also in the race to end NASA's eight-year drought of launching USA astronauts on United States rockets from U.S. soil. I guarantee you everything will not work exactly right. Saturday's liftoff is scheduled for 2:49 a.m.to sync up with a space station arrival the next day. Once it successfully docks, it will stay there for about five days full of roughly 400 lbs of supplies for the astronauts on board the station. Read More »

Scheer calls for Trudeau to resign over SNC-Lavalin affair

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During her address, Wilson-Raybould said she believes she was shuffled out of her portfolio to Veterans Affairs in January because she resisted pressure from Trudeau and his senior staff to halt a criminal prosecution of the Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Read More »

The Green New Deal Would Cost $93 Trillion, Ocasio-Cortez Critics Say

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One young woman told her that is not good enough. "I don't respond to that". "Well, you know better than I do. I know what I'm doing", Feinstein tells the dozen-or-so children and several adults who met with her in San Francisco. "I don't care anymore, because again, I'm at least trying, and they're not", Ocasio-Cortez said. "So until you do it, I'm the boss!" she declared. "I've gotten elected, I just ran, I was elected by nearly a million-vote plurality, and I know what I'm doing". Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be a superhero in new comic book

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It's not to say we're going to force everybody to go vegan or anything insane like that", Ocasio-Cortez continued. Job Creators Network, the group behind a New York City billboard criticizing socialist Rep. Read the full story at Fox News . "PS fact that it's in Times Sq tells you this isn't for/by NYers", she said, commenting on the fact that Times Square is typically a tourist destination, rather than a space frequented by NY residents. Read More »

Feinstein Lectures Kids Who Support Green New Deal

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported . One of the Sunrise adults chimes in, "We're asking you to be fearless and do this for us and your grandchildren.Any plan that doesn't take bold, transformative action is not going to be what we need". Read More »

Israeli Private Moon Probe Lifts Off on Space X Rocket

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The United States, the former Soviet Union and China are the only three nations to date to have achieved controlled "soft" landings of spacecraft on the lunar surface. SpaceIL co-founder Yonatan Weintraub told Fox News in a statement, "After more than eight years of working with brilliant engineers, we are finally ready to launch our spacecraft to the Moon!" December took place the first television broadcast from lunar orbit, the estimated 500 to 600 million viewers in front of their ... Read More »

Researchers put a horse in a zebra costume for science

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Study leader Professor Tim Caro , from the University of California at Davis, US, told the Press Association: "Once they get close to the zebras... The goal of zebra stripes has always been a mystery. He added that the most likely mechanisms for the deterrent effect are either that the "sudden reveal" of the stripes on close approach either surprised the insects and made them veer off, or interfered with their perception of how fast objects were moving past them, affecting their ability to ... Read More »

Trudeau's Liberals Change Course and Invite Ex-Minister to Speak

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The House of Commons justice committee on Tuesday invited Wilson-Raybould to speak. And in so doing she created yet more problems for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . However, the meeting is now cancelled for unknown reasons. In the survey, respondents were asked whether they had heard, read or seen anything about Trudeau's having "perhaps pressed Ms. Read More »

Super Snow Moon lights up UAE sky and around the world

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A supermoon is a full moon that is at the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. This close approach is called perigee by astronomers. "During perigee, the distance shrinks to 3.56 lakh km and during apogee it expands to 4.05 lakh km", he explained. Read More »

TC Oma whips up 'hazardous' conditions for region's coast

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Mr Stoney said Oma was a category 2 cyclone which was expected to stay offshore but could still "have very serious effects on the beaches". Mayor Tate also said that Council is fully prepared to put a disaster plan into motion, if Cyclone Oma continues to track towards the Gold Coast. Read More »

SpaceX launching moon lander, satellite Thursday night

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Previously, only the U.S., U.S.S.R, and China have landed spacecraft on the moon. The Beresheet - Hebrew for "in the beginning" - will take around eight weeks to complete its mission. He said it was thrilling to witness the launch in person and to know Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was watching it live from the control center in Yehud, Israel. Read More »