Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Plastic pollution: Bottle washed up after decades Plastic pollution: Bottle washed up after decades

Its discovery illustrates the "modern day scourge" of plastic pollution , the Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team said in a Facebook post . The Fairy liquid bottle must be at least 47 years old as it still has a pre-decimal price offer on it.

Climate change report urges immediate action Climate change report urges immediate action

The report is full of the by now well-known predictions of the ecological damage and economic costs of global climate change , and the results of scientific models evaluating the progress that can be achieved if, and when, certain actions are taken...

UN Says 'Unprecedented Changes' Needed to Combat Global Warming in 12 Years UN Says 'Unprecedented Changes' Needed to Combat Global Warming in 12 Years

It singled out Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal State, as well as Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's Sindh province, as the areas likely to be most affected by the sweltering temperatures. "Sometimes they want to save it from global warmi...

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

Keeping the 1.5C target would keep the global sea level rise 0.1 metre lower by 2100 than a 2C target, the report states. "This report gives policymakers and practitioners the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change ...

Virgin Galactic will be in space in Virgin Galactic will be in space in "weeks not months", says Branson

Speaking to CNBC in Singapore, the billionaire Virgin founder said the company was "more than tantalisingly close" to launching its first mission to space, and that he himself hoped to briefly leave Earth within "months not years". The upper atmosp...

Hurricane Michael Expected to Grow into a Major Hurricane Hurricane Michael Expected to Grow into a Major Hurricane

The Florida Peninsula, eastern mid Atlantic and southern New England coast could see as much as 3 inches of rain. Late Monday, residents of far western Cuba were forecast to get up to eight inches of rain. The sheriff's office says Michael "has...

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electromagnetic spectrum, particularly the L-band". The rocket's first - an...

Scientists Work To Keep Hubble Telescope Functioning After Another Gyroscope Fails

Hubble has six gyroscopes, all of which were replaced by spacewalking astronauts during a servicing mission in May 2009. Though the space telescope remains in operation, the malfunction highlights the limited time Hubble has remaining.

Hurricane Michael's path: Track the storm here Hurricane Michael's path: Track the storm here

Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba and is forecast to become a hurricane later Monday as it churns toward the United States . Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum cance...

Scientists: wind Turbines can cause local warming Scientists: wind Turbines can cause local warming

Some time ago we wrote about a building project across the Sahara by wind turbines and solar power plants. Some parts of the central United States are already seeing nights that are up to 2 degrees warmer because of nearby wind farms .

Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

It's landing on terra firma after successfully obtaining a license for the pad this summer. The light as viewed from Four Corners in the Briceland area. The satellite's twin, SAOCOM-1B, will also launch on a Falcon 9; its liftoff is targeted for ...

Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

The rock arrived on Earth sometime in the 1930s, according its owner, who obtained it in 1988 when he bought a farm in Edmore, about 30 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant. The sixth largest meteorite recorded in MI has just been brought to the attenti...

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

The man then made a decision to take his rock to Mona Sirbescu, a geology faculty member in earth and atmospheric sciences at Central Michigan University . She sent two small slices to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to validate her findings. ...

Space X completes the very first west coast rocket landing in California

After a trouble-free countdown, the two-stage rocket blasted off right on time at 7:21 p.m. PT from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, leaving a post-sunset contrail glowing in the cloudless skies above . The satellite is created to provide rad...

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

But as Voyager 2 moves towards the heliopause, the cosmic rays it encounters will rise. The spacecraft has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside the solar system. A good portion of these particles are blocked by the heliosp...

Fallen Cassini's Data Still Showering Scientists With Stunning Findings About Saturnian Rings Fallen Cassini's Data Still Showering Scientists With Stunning Findings About Saturnian Rings

In fact, another recent study using Cassini data indicates that Saturn's rings are only about between 150 and 300 million years old, and may not last forever, especially if they are constantly losing material to the planet below. The ring rain hit Ca...

Forecasters: Tropical depression likely in Gulf by Sunday or Monday Forecasters: Tropical depression likely in Gulf by Sunday or Monday

Storms that form late in the season historically come from the west -including the western Caribbean, Bay of Campeche and the southern Gulf of Mexico . "If it does, it would be the middle of next week and would impact the north and central coastline...

The First Known Moon Outside our Solar System The First Known Moon Outside our Solar System

The newly discovered exomoon and the planet it orbits, estimated to be several times the mass of our solar system's largest planet Jupiter, are both gaseous, an unexpected pairing. An artist's impression of the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, transiting th...

First Exomoon Possibly Discovered Orbiting in a Distant Star System First Exomoon Possibly Discovered Orbiting in a Distant Star System

And they noticed weird deviations in the "light curve" generated by the 19-hour-long transit of Kepler-1625b, a planet about three times heftier than Jupiter that orbits a star about as massive as our own sun. This particular planet - or exoplanet ...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

It has been named the "Edmore" meteorite after the town in which the farm is located. Weighing 22 pounds, it's the sixth-largest recorded find in MI - and potentially worth $100,000, according to CMU. "It was brought by this gentleman and within minu...

Grand Rapids man's doorstop is $100,000 meteorite Grand Rapids man's doorstop is $100,000 meteorite

Neither man figured the meteorite was worth much money, so it sat there, sometimes holding a door open once in a while. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ", she said . "It is heavy it is m...

Cambridge scientist Sir Greg Winter wins Nobel prize for chemistry Cambridge scientist Sir Greg Winter wins Nobel prize for chemistry

Enzymes "are what all we organisms use to make our chemicals". He won the Nobel for his development of a method called phage display , in which a virus that infects bacteria can be used to evolve new proteins. In a short speech, she gave credit to h...

Three astronauts land safely on Earth after six months in space Three astronauts land safely on Earth after six months in space

The hole has since been fixed with tape and sealant, stopping the oxygen break, and authorities said the current group, comprising of three US space explorers, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, were never in any threat. The trio will undock Thur...

In the United States develop a lander for the moon In the United States develop a lander for the moon

Among the plan's strategic objectives, NASA calls for returning USA astronauts on the surface of the moon. The Lockheed Martin lunar lander would weigh 24 tons empty, and weigh 68 tons when fully fueled. The agency has also conducted nine manned mi...

Rosa weaker, but expected to flood Mexico and U.S. Southwest Rosa weaker, but expected to flood Mexico and U.S. Southwest

Flash flooding and heavy rainfall called for several water rescues as Valley fire crews rescued people trapped in their vehicles from floodwaters. The soldiers planned to build flood berms and erect barriers and sandbags, officials said. Rogers war...

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