Thursday July 19-th, 2018

Allerdale comes up trumps when it comes to clean air Allerdale comes up trumps when it comes to clean air

The report also said that improvements to air quality can only be sustained by co-ordinated cross-departmental action on policy development, legislation, taxation and spending. Support for businesses to innovate clean transport technology and enable...

Rex could not stick out its tongue

By comparing the small bones that stabilize the tongue from dinosaur fossils to those of modern birds and crocodilians, researchers found that most dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex , wouldn't have been able to move their tongues very muc...

500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Named After President Obama 500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Named After President Obama

Obamus coronatus is the name given to one of the fossils found, a disc-shaped creature that measures between a half centimeter and two centimeters in diameter bearing raised whirling grooves on its surface. This animal named after Obama probably ne...

Volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars Volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars

It urged suppliers to work more closely with auto makers to develop new components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics. They've even used old vehicle seats to make the sound insulation und...

Poisonous giant Hogweed spotted in Virginia Poisonous giant Hogweed spotted in Virginia

This plant grows up to the height of 14 feet with thick leaves stretching 2 to 5 feet across and large clusters of white flowers in an UMBRELLA PATTERN. According to the Isle of Wight County Facebook page , there have also been reported sightings ...

Mars, Earth: 15 Years Since Planets Have Been This Close Mars, Earth: 15 Years Since Planets Have Been This Close

As we speak, Curiosity is examining the Gale Crater on Mars which is an over 100 kilometers wide valley that, according to NASA's scientists, it could've housed a giant lake in the distant past of the Red Planet. It'll be much brighter than any...

Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

According to the previous estimations, a revolution of the Venus takes around two hundred forty-three Earth days with a varying rate of rotation. However, the planet rotates in the opposite direction as Earth, so if we consider a "day" as the plane...

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Believed to have been born in a jungle in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1956, Puan left an "incredible legacy" of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants across the US, Europe and elsewhere, the zoo said. She leaves behind an incredible legacy that includ...

Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists

Boston College. A report led by scientists in the United Kingdom and USA found the rate of melting from the Antarctic ice sheet has accelerated threefold in the last five years and is now vanishing faster than at any previously recorded time .

Martian duststorm silences NASAs Opportunity rover Martian duststorm silences NASAs Opportunity rover

NASA first noticed signs of the approaching storm on Wednesday, May 30, before a quarter of the planet was lost. Created to work for just 90 days when it landed back in January 2004, Opportunity has managed to keep on rolling even though it does ...

Supermassive black hole seen eating a star for first time Supermassive black hole seen eating a star for first time

In the center of the most massive galaxies, there is at least one supermassive black hole . The black hole is about 20 million times more massive than the Sun and is now shredding a star over two times as massive as the Sun, that was unfortunate...

Republican senator suggests Pruitt's number 2 lead EPA Republican senator suggests Pruitt's number 2 lead EPA

Johnson said he appreciated Pruitt's philosophy to limit government regulation but said the position on biofuels needed change. Leo is a prominent Pruitt backer and longtime friend who was involved in arrangements for the administrator's visit to...

Three infant planets detected around new-born star Three infant planets detected around new-born star

The two teams of astronomers have detected about three infant planets with the help of using the Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array ( ALMA ) in Chile which is around HD 163296 , which is a young star and it is located about 330 light year...

Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong

Laura Murray Cicco tells the Washington Post that Armstrong gifted her the vial along with a hand-written note decades ago when she was 10. Cicco, now 55, contends in the lawsuit that she found the vial and the note after her parents passed away....

Antarctic ice melting faster Antarctic ice melting faster

But between 2012 and 2017, the annual ice loss rate tripled to about 219 billion tons, or 0.6 millimeters of sea-level rise. Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesd...

Stephen Hawking's Ashes Buried at Westminster Abbey: Details Stephen Hawking's Ashes Buried at Westminster Abbey: Details

We shall give thanks for Stephen Hawking's remarkable gifts and for his life: for his years as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and for his global reach and influence as a scientist; for his personal courage, enduran...

Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years

The greater part of the continent known as East Antarctica is close to a state of balance, gaining 5 billion tonnes (5.5 billion tons) of ice per year on average. So far scientists are not comfortable saying the trend in East Antarctica will continue...

Edmonton's chances to host Federation Internationale de Football Association games hinge on provincial funding, mayor says

The city has a chance to host warm-up friendly matches and perhaps other events ahead of the worldwide soccer competition, which returns to the United States for the first time since 1994. "Our cities are ready to host today", said John Kristick, exe...

NASA’s Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm NASA’s Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm

NASA engineers attempted to contact the Opportunity rover today but did not hear back from the almost 15-year old rover. In that case, the computer is programmed to periodically check to see if the sun is up and if so, to phone home. The solar-powe...

NASA Holds Off Opportunity Rover Operations Amid Massive Dust Storm On Mars NASA Holds Off Opportunity Rover Operations Amid Massive Dust Storm On Mars

It is one of the largest storms that the rover has had to encounter and there are chances that the rover could become too cold to continue with its experiments. The two things that the team needs to balance are maintaining low power consumption for O...

Dem lawmakers seek criminal probe of Pruitt Dem lawmakers seek criminal probe of Pruitt

President Donald Trump expressed support for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday but said the embattled Cabinet member is not "blameless" for his many ethics controversies. "I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith", ...

Total says no impact from farmers blockade on refinery operations Total says no impact from farmers blockade on refinery operations

Farmers in France have blocked access to several oil depots and refineries in protest - that is organized to last three days - against the proposed use of imported palm oil at a Total biofuel plant. Travert noted that the government would not ...

Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

Bud is moving toward the northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed". A tropical storm watch is in effect from Manzanillo to Cabo Correintes. A disorganized ...

Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away

The star is situated around 600 light years away. Since the planet revolves around host star EPIC 211945201 or K2-236, it will be known as EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b - ISRO said . The mass of the planet has been estimated to be around 27 times the...

Has the Mars Curiosity rover found something? NASA shares news today Has the Mars Curiosity rover found something? NASA shares news today

Jennifer Eigenbrode , with the NASA's Goddard Space Center in Maryland, said that the organic molecules found on Mars do not provide specific evidence of life since "they could have come from things that are non-biological". According to scientists...

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