Wednesday August 21-st, 2019

Hole two-thirds size of Manhattan found in Antarctic glacier

Worse, Thwaites Glacier acts as a kind of "door stop", preventing adjoining glaciers from sliding towards the sea. The cavity can be seen in the center of the GIF in deep red. At the point when this occurs, the establishing line withdraws inland. ...

Sub-zero cold spell in US Midwest easing Sub-zero cold spell in US Midwest easing

The Midwest's worst cold snap in 20yrs+ was created by the polar vortex , a reservoir of icy air that usually swirls over the North Pole. Changing air currents caused it to slip down through Canada and into the U.S. By Saturday, highs will be in the...

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK : Animals Endangered sharks being eaten in UK : Animals

Consumers concerned about buying endangered shark meat should ensure they ask questions about their seafood's provenance, Hood advised. The researchers have called for more accurate food labelling so people know what species they are eating.

Siberian Caves Provide New Insight Into Mysterious Extinct Human Species Siberian Caves Provide New Insight Into Mysterious Extinct Human Species

Over the past six years, Dr. Douka and other experts have been creating a history of the cave, dating 103 layers of sediment on the cave floor, as well as 50 items found in them, including bones, pieces of charcoal and tools. They couldn't use radioc...

Endangered sharks are being served in United Kingdom chip shops, study claims

He added that the alarming findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports , 'highlight the global nature of the damaging trade in endangered shark species , in which Europe and the United Kingdom have a continuing role'. "Until labeling be...

US Midwest gripped by bitter cold but relief ahead US Midwest gripped by bitter cold but relief ahead

Meteorologists linked the brutally cold weather to the so-called polar vortex , a cap of icy air that usually circles the North Pole. It pushed eastward, and states including Massachusetts, New York , and Pennsylvania experienced bitterly cold temp...

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do 'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

At the start of the study, the robot had no idea what shape it was, whether a spider, a snake or an arm. American scientists used machine learning technique to create a smart robot that gets closer to being self-aware, a science fiction scenario fo...

NASA’s Curiosity rover sensors repurposed to measure Mars’ gravity NASA’s Curiosity rover sensors repurposed to measure Mars’ gravity

The much lower figure shows that the rocks have a reduced density most likely resulting from the rocks being more porous. Just like a smartphone, Curiosity carries accelerometers and gyroscopes. But I started looking into the data and calibrating...

Massive Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan Discovered in Antarctic Glacier

Scientists have long thought the glacier was not connected to the bedrock below, and they had expected to find some gaps along the base of the ice. "Thanks to a new generation of satellites, we can finally see the detail". While Thwaites is certain...

United States polar vortex: What's its like in Chicago when it's -30 degrees? United States polar vortex: What's its like in Chicago when it's -30 degrees?

In the state of NY, one person died using a snowblower and another was found dead after shoveling. People walk along North Avenue Beach despite a temperature around -20 degrees. You might think it's been pretty cold here in the United Kingdom recen...

Endangered sharks on sale at the chippy Endangered sharks on sale at the chippy

The research was carried out at the University of Exeter and the scientists are calling for more accurate food labelling so people know what species they are eating. The fins from the UK wholesaler, who meant to supply them to UK Asian restaurants an...

An Elusive Kuiper Belt Object has been Discovered An Elusive Kuiper Belt Object has been Discovered

Planets form when bits of dust conglomerate into rocks, which conglomerate into boulders, which conglomerate into larger and larger objects. Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt objects are believed to be remnants left over from the formation of the solar system.

Chang'e-4 Shows Moon's Far Side Colder than Expected During Night Chang'e-4 Shows Moon's Far Side Colder than Expected During Night

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to take images of the Chang'e-4 spacecraft at its landing site in the Von Kármán crater on Thursday, January 31 and also gather data about how lunar dust is ejected upwards during a spacecraft...

Polar vortex `just sort of evaporates' and U.S. Midwest warms up Polar vortex `just sort of evaporates' and U.S. Midwest warms up

Also, a state of emergency was declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama. The so-called polar vortex has affected the lives of some 90 million Americans forced to suffer temperatures as low as -52 Celsius (-62F). Meanwhile,...

NASA's Hubble telescope finds a surprise neighbor galaxy hiding out NASA's Hubble telescope finds a surprise neighbor galaxy hiding out

After a careful analysis of their brightnesses and temperatures, the astronomers concluded that these stars did not belong to the cluster - which is part of the Milky Way - but rather they are millions of light-years more distant. But Bedin 1 is sp...

NASA offers best look yet at surface of space rock Bennu NASA offers best look yet at surface of space rock Bennu

It was captured with 1/700 second of shutter speed. Osiris-Rex has orbited Bennu since December and took its latest images on January 17 when it was only a mile above the space rock's surface. After initially arriving at the space rock known as Ben...

Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet

A large hole under an Antarctic glacier is a sign of rapid decay that could lead to dramatic sea level rise, a study says. It is big enough to have contained 14 billion tonnes of ice, and most of that ice melted over the last three years.

GE consolidates all renewable energy business under one banner GE consolidates all renewable energy business under one banner

That is enough to power approximately 124 million homes. The proposed moves announced today are part of GE's broader effort to meet the evolving needs of the power market, including the growth of renewable energy. "This strategic realignment positi...

"Disturbing" discovery: Giant hole found under Antarctica glacier

However, the researchers say that the size and growth rate of the hole surprised them. Much of that ice disappeared at an "explosive rate", scientists reported-likely melting only in the last three years. The growing cavity (red mass, center) cause...

Colder than Antarctica: Brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest Colder than Antarctica: Brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest

Mail deliveries were suspended and people encouraged to stay home in almost a dozen U.S. states where the mercury plunged into the negative double digits, the worst freeze to grip the region in a generation. Jennifer Francis , senior scientist and Ar...

More mass fish deaths in NSW's far west More mass fish deaths in NSW's far west

He said it is an "environmental catastrophe" and conditions could potentially deteriorate further. The NSW Department of Primary Industries has sent officers to investigate the event, which it believes has affected "large numbers of bony bream and ...

NASA Curiosity Mars rover wraps up Vera Rubin Ridge work NASA Curiosity Mars rover wraps up Vera Rubin Ridge work

The temperatures can hit as low as -60 degrees Celsius in Opportunity's region of the planet, which JPL warns could do "irreparable harm" to the unpowered rover's batteries, internal wiring, and computer systems. "While we have not heard back from th...

New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years

As the ice retreats even further, more Arctic landscape will become exposed. To reach that conclusion, Pendleton and his colleagues relied on Baffin Island's ice and the weird quirks of geography that have allowed it to reveal its secrets.

Spy chief contradicts Trump's claims of progress with North Korea Spy chief contradicts Trump's claims of progress with North Korea

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats participates in a briefing on election security in the White House press briefing room at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 2, 2018. The two adversaries "are more aligned than at any point ...

'Staggering Moron': Trump Slammed For Climate Change Tweet 'Staggering Moron': Trump Slammed For Climate Change Tweet

He also spelled global warming as "Global Waming " giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson. Trump's tweet feels particular poorly timed as Australia and New Zealand struggle with a record-breakin...

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