• Donald Trump Mocks Global Warming, Asks For It to
Donald Trump Mocks Global Warming, Asks For It to "Come Back Fast"

It may hit -20°F in the midwest this week, but over the long term, the average temperature is expected to rise, as is the frequency of days with extreme high temperatures. "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". "No, these aren't the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the Midwest". And global warming may be playing...

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  • Samsung Will Start Using More Sustainable Packaging
Samsung Will Start Using More Sustainable Packaging

When it comes to paper manuals and packaging, Samsung pledges to use only fibre materials that are certified by global environmental organisations such as Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

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  • Apollo 14 Astronauts Found The Earth’s Oldest Rock On The Moon
Apollo 14 Astronauts Found The Earth’s Oldest Rock On The Moon

One of Earth's oldest rocks may have been dug up on the moon. Nope. According to an global team of scientists, there's evidence the rock was terrestrial in origin - it's a 2-gram piece of quartz, feldspar, and zircon embedded in a larger chunk of rock called Big Bertha - minerals that are rare on the Moon, but really common here on Earth.

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  • Meteorite hits moon during super wolf blood moon: Spanish researcher
Meteorite hits moon during super wolf blood moon: Spanish researcher

A second flash was seen a minute after the first by some observers, Anthony Cook, an astronomical observer at Griffith, told AP. A luminous full moon is anathema to such detections, but a total lunar eclipse , painting the moon in darkness, changed that.

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  • 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus
2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

The moon's orbital path around the Earth takes place at an angle of 5 degrees to Earth's orbital plane around the sun, otherwise known as the ecliptic. Then, on November 30, 2020, North and South America will see the last penumbral eclipse of the year, as will Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. The beginning of the total eclipse phase occured ...

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  • Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New
Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New

His work determined that the rings respond to vibrations within the planet itself, acting similarly to the seismometers used to measure movement caused by earthquakes. There's been a long-running debate about the age of Saturn's rings . The prevalence of dust storms and strong winds on Titan implies that the underlying sand can be moved as w...

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  • Total lunar eclipse this weekend to create Super Blood Wolf Moon
Total lunar eclipse this weekend to create Super Blood Wolf Moon

The event will be visible throughout North America, assuming the weather doesn't block the view. LOCAL folk are being urged to look to the heavens to see a rare blood Moon eclipse . We'll have to wait until May of 2021 for the next total lunar eclipse . The main partial eclipse begins when our satellite dips into the inner umbral shado...

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  • China grows first ever plant on Moon
China grows first ever plant on Moon

China's Chang'e 4 moon rover, known as Yutu 2, photographed by the Chang'e 4 lander on the moon's far side. In a development that will likely have huge implications for the future of space travel, China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander successfully managed to plant and sprout cotton seeds on the Moon.

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  • Get ready for the
Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

But the weather forecast for much of the US doesn't look good. At the same time, the Moon will be closer to the Earth and appear bigger and brighter than usual, thus resulting in a supermoon. The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am. Europe, North and West Africa ...

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  • 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

Sometimes the eclipsed Moon is a deep red colour, nearly disappearing from view, and sometimes it can be quite bright. And yes, he said, the first full moon of the year was reportedly called a "wolf moon " by at least one Native American tribe.

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  • First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead
First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead

China became the fist nation to put a spacecraft on the far side of the moon when Chang'e 4 touched down in early January . Professor Xie Gengxin, the experiment's chief designer, told the South China Morning Post researchers had given "consideration to future survival in space".

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  • Bangkok faces prolonged air pollution crisis
Bangkok faces prolonged air pollution crisis

In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040. "The authorities must ensure clean air for everyone, or at least they should improve their strategies to protect people from air pollution and raise public awareness on this risky threat to their health".

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  • Antarctica ice now melting sixfold faster than 40 years ago
Antarctica ice now melting sixfold faster than 40 years ago

The pace of melting rose dramatically over the four-decade period. The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the world's largest, containing roughly half of Earth's freshwater. Ice loss in Antarctica has increased from 40 gigatonnes per year from 1979-90 all the way up to 252 gigatonnes per year from 2009-17, a 6-fold increase.

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  • China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing
China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

Tests carried out by future missions could lay the groundwork for building on the moon's surface, by testing technologies like 3D printing or the use of moon soil in construction, he said. Professor Liu Hanlong was in charge of the mission and issued the following statement on the accomplishment: " We have given consideration to future survival in ...

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  • China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side
China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side

Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the moon , but nobody had ever landed on it before. It is worth mentioning that both Chang E-4 and Chandrayaan-2 wanted to "first of all" land on the Moon. The rugged terrain will pose great challenges for planning the route of the rover. Also, China plans to send probes to Mars following their...

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  • Measurement in the deep sea: oceans are heating up faster
Measurement in the deep sea: oceans are heating up faster

The new study analyzed earlier published information and data compiled by Argo , an global system of almost 4,000 floats that measures temperature and saline levels in the upper parts of the world's oceans. The seas are a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93 percent of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accu...

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  • Second mysterious radio burst detected in space
Second mysterious radio burst detected in space

We still don't know what's create this or any other fast radio burst , which only adds to the mystery. Of more than 60 fast radio bursts detected so far, only one of them has ever repeated. The CHIME researchers are working with an array of antennas in central New Mexico to pin down the galaxy to which the second repeater belongs. The presen...

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  • May suffers another Commons Brexit defeat UK News
May suffers another Commons Brexit defeat UK News

The main impact is to transfer significant power to MPs to determine what kind of Brexit or no-Brexit the United Kingdom will have because - as and when - Theresa May loses the vote on her Brexit plan next week, she will have to report to parliament in three working days on what comes next.

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  • Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water
Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water

It takes HD 21749b 36 days to orbit around its star, which is almost as bright as the Sun. It has also discovered a super-Earth and a rocky world, making three exoplanet discoveries in the first three months since it began surveying the sky in July.

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  • Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side
Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side

And, yes, it was both creepy and shameless that in hailing the moon landing, Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the Lunar Exploration Project, riffed off (or ripped off, depending on your point of view) the famous Neil Armstrong quote , declaring: "It's a small step for the rover , but one giant leap for the Chinese nation ".

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