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

STARGAZERS will get a close-up look at Earth's natural satellite this week thanks to the brightest supermoon event of the year. A super moon is what takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth (its perigee , for those interested in the jargon).

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  • After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars
After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

Communication with Opportunity was lost on June 10 previous year, when a planet-wide dust storm , one of the most intense in decades , hid its location. "My battery is low and it's getting dark". It was supposed to last for 90 days.so here we are 15 years later. "It wouldn't know when to deep-sleep", Callas said, and that may have led the rove...

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  • NASA's New Horizons unveils unique shape of Ultima Thule
NASA's New Horizons unveils unique shape of Ultima Thule

The images taken by New Horizons also revealed some important scientific information about the object some observers had dubbed the " snowman " because of its appearance being similar to two spheres fused together. Background stars, many of which are visible in the individual images, were a defining factor in bringing this image of Ultima Thule o...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details
Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Sunday endorsed a Green New Deal , saying the blueprint needs fine-turning but provides a framework for addressing climate change and revamping the Rust Belt economy. Cory Booker beating her in the number of followers on Twitter and six Democrats ahead of her on Facebook . "I would say it's ...

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  • The last five years have been Earth's warmest since records began
The last five years have been Earth's warmest since records began

While 2018 was slightly cooler than the three prior years, Earth still had its fourth-warmest year since scientists began keeping records in 1880, the federal agencies said . A 2018 NOAA map shows where average temperatures were higher than usual. Both the sea surface temperature and the land surface temperature ranked the fourth highest on ...

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  • British Basketball receives funding boost for Tokyo 2020
British Basketball receives funding boost for Tokyo 2020

The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics said Friday it expects to achieve its target for collecting the recycled metal needed to make the prizes for the games by March. By November past year, municipal authorities had already collected 47,488 tonnes of discarded devices, with the public handing in another five milli...

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  • Trudeau denies claim PMO pressured AG to drop SNC-Lavalin case
Trudeau denies claim PMO pressured AG to drop SNC-Lavalin case

Given the jobs at stake, officials said, the government would have failed in its duty had there not been discussion about whether to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case. It would also mean the criminal prosecution against the company would not continue. Singh also pointed out that the demotion of Wilson-Raybould was met with anger from important st...

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  • Earth could be headed for its warmest period on record
Earth could be headed for its warmest period on record

Previous year was the fourth-hottest globally since record keeping began in 1880, NASA and NOAA announced today (February 6) in a joint news conference. The quickly rising temperatures over the past two decades cap a much longer warming trend documented by researchers and correspond with the scientific consensus that climate change is caused ...

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

Here are 5 bold moves the Green New Deal and its accompanying FAQ calls for. Ocasio-Cortez didn't seem to mind Pelosi's remarks on her flagship climate change proposal. A joint resolution drafted by them and expected to be introduced Thursday sets a goal to meet all power demand in the US through clean, renewable and zero-emission energ...

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  • Study Reveals the Ocean will Shift Color by End of 21st Century
Study Reveals the Ocean will Shift Color by End of 21st Century

Climate change could cause more than 50 percent of Earth's oceans to change color by the end of the 21 century, according to a newly published study. "In the same way that plants on land are green, phytoplankton are green as well, so the amount and different types of phytoplankton affect the color of the ocean surface", University of Southampton...

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  • Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russia
Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russia

But then the U.S. government shut down, placing the model's official release on hold, as Nature News reported earlier. It had been hoped that the updated model could be released even earlier, last month, but it was held up by the recent shutdown in the U.S.

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  • Nissan's Choice For New X-Trail Car is Japan instead of UK
Nissan's Choice For New X-Trail Car is Japan instead of UK

The British government disclosed it Monday, a day after Nissan said it has canceled plans to produce its next-generation X-Trail SUV at the Sunderland plant in northeastern England. The letter makes clear that in return for the full £80 million ($104 million), Nissan would need to "allocate production" of its Qashqai and X-Trail sport utility v...

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  • WHO and vaccine group back ‘critical’ cervical cancer shots
WHO and vaccine group back ‘critical’ cervical cancer shots

With Samoa and the world marking World Cancer Day today, we are reminded of the efforts of those who have survived this dreaded disease and lived to tell their story. Women over the age of 21 are encouraged to take the Pap test every three years. "This is done at health facilities, and through campaigns in different places like schools", he said.

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  • Discovery of 'living fossil' galaxy could unlock secrets about early universe
Discovery of 'living fossil' galaxy could unlock secrets about early universe

Our newly discovered cosmic neighbour, nicknamed Bedin 1 by the astronomers, is a modestly sized, elongated galaxy . Needless to say, Bedin 1 is also quite faint, which led the astronomers to classify it as a dwarf spheroidal galaxy . But Bedin 1 stands out from the crowd. Not only is it one of just a few dwarf spheroidals that have a well establ...

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  • Death toll rises to 121 in Brazil dam disaster, 226 still missing
Death toll rises to 121 in Brazil dam disaster, 226 still missing

Harrowing CCTV footage obtained by Brazilian channel TV Globo shows the exact moment of the shocking collapse that unleashed a powerful torrent of sludge, destroying everything in its path and washing away roads, buildings, and villages. "Vale described the study as a routine disaster preparation plan required by regulators". The study envisaged ...

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  • Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay | newkerala.com #95923
Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay | newkerala.com #95923

They found a cavity 1,000-feet tall that was "big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice-and most of that ice melted over the last three years ". The newly discovered cavity sits on the western side of the glacier, where the melt rate was found to be fastest. The study was published online yesterday (Jan.

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  • Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers
Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers

That's right, Groundhog Day isn't just a movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell , it's very real, and it's a day celebrated in the United States of America and Canada with Dutch and German origin. Why's The Groundhog In The Ground Anyway? In the Scenic City, Chattanooga Chuck saw his shadow, meaning he is predicting six more weeks o...

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  • Polar vortex death toll climbs to 21
Polar vortex death toll climbs to 21

Homeless people have been particularly at risk, with warming shelters set up across cities. Across the US Midwest , the sudden warmth was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains. Amtrak train services that had been halted since Wednesday in Chicago's hub resumed yesterday, as did USA postal services that were halted or limited i...

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  • Punishing polar vortex keeps Midwest in its icy grip
Punishing polar vortex keeps Midwest in its icy grip

Temperatures could reach lows of minus 30F to minus 40F (minus 34C to minus 40C) in parts of the Northern Plains and Great Lakes on Wednesday, the NWS said. The morning temperature in the Windy City was -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius), which felt like -50 degrees (-46 Celsius) with wind chill. The weather service initially hinted of a possib...

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  • Iran fine, North Korea bad, Russians everywhere
Iran fine, North Korea bad, Russians everywhere

North Korea and Iran have such capabilities too, and all these adversaries "threaten both minds and machines in an expanding number of ways - to steal information, to influence our citizens, or to disrupt critical infrastructure", Coats said.

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