Sunday August 25-th, 2019

Turtle species thought long extinct found alive and well Turtle species thought long extinct found alive and well

Ecuadorian park guards and a United States conservation organisation have found a turtle whose species was believed extinct for a century in one of the islands of the Galapagos archipelago. The ICUN added: "These sightings and signs, though needing...

Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

An unusual experiment dressed horses up in stripy coats in the fields of Somerset to conduct the research. As a result, the exact cause of stripes in zebra remain unknown. Researchers used high-resolution cameras to record insects' flight trajector...

How a zebra's stripes make flies buzz off How a zebra's stripes make flies buzz off

Typically they came in too fast, often crashing into their prey or aborting the landing altogether. Only five flies landed on the horses dressed in zebra coats during a 30-minute period, whereas more than 60 touched down on those in the solid black a...

Not dead yet: Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island Not dead yet: Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

Ecuadorian park guards and a U.S. conservation organisation have found a turtle whose species was believed extinct for a century in one of the islands of the Galapagos archipelago. "This encourages us to strengthen our search plans to find other turt...

Liberals defeat opposition call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin pressure Liberals defeat opposition call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin pressure

Shortly after Wilson-Raybould met cabinet, one of the Liberal members of the justice committee, who had last week rejected calling the former minister to testify, announced that she would propose a motion at committee to hear from her after all.

Cyclone Oma heads to Queensland; to affect New South Wales as well Cyclone Oma heads to Queensland; to affect New South Wales as well

The Cyclone's expected path remains uncertain, but the landfall of Oma is likely around the weekend only. We have humid northerlies around northern New Zealand right now but that is about to change as a southerly moves in on Friday and over the ...

Photos of the ‘super snow moon’ from around the world Photos of the ‘super snow moon’ from around the world

This can make the moon appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter. The astronomical term for the point where the moon is close to the earth is called a "perigee", with the furtherest point called the "apogee". In case you missed it, here are some of ...

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction' Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

The Australian government this week formally recognized the extinction of a small rodent native to the northern area of the Great Barrier Reef , marking the first known case of mammalian extinction caused by human-induced climate change .

Fossilized spider still has the glowing eyes of a night hunter Fossilized spider still has the glowing eyes of a night hunter

Researchers at the University of Kansas examined the remains of 10 preserved spiders, and were shocked to find that the eyes were shimmering. While most frequently scientists discover well-preserved insects in amber , these ancient spider species ...

UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

Samantha Harding, litter programme director at CPRE, said: "By introducing a deposit system that accepts and collects every single can and bottle, Michael Gove has a golden opportunity to end growing scepticism around current recycling methods by boo...

Monday Night Will Be Brightest Supermoon of Year Monday Night Will Be Brightest Supermoon of Year

As these photos show this year's Super Snow Moon more than lived-up to its start billing. In the United Kingdom, the moon will be closest to earth at 9.06am, but at that time you probably won't be able to see it as the sun will be up. When the mo...

Details on the super snow moon February 19 and 20 2019 Details on the super snow moon February 19 and 20 2019

A Met Office spokesperson said: 'The best chance to see the supermoon will be in places like London, Kent and Essex. The moon, or supermoon, as it sets over the Martin Luther King Jr. The phenomenon is called a Snow Moon because it is usually acc...

Great white shark bombshell: TERRIFYING predator could cure CANCER reveal scientists Great white shark bombshell: TERRIFYING predator could cure CANCER reveal scientists

The great white shark , whose scientific name is Carcharodon carcharias , boasts a very large genome, 1-1/2 times bigger than the human genome. It contains an estimated 4.63 billion "base pairs", the chemical units of DNA, making it one-and-a-hal...

King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches

Strong winds, rain and 3m to 4m waves are forecast toward the end of the week as Oma - now near Vanuatu - moves southwest. Mr Crock said although Cyclone Oma was coming toward the coast, Bundaberg would not have much rain and temperatures would ris...

Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

In 2011, a hazy red supermoon was seen exceptionally close to the earth - within 126 miles (203km) of its closest possible approach to our planet. Do this at moonrise when the moon appears huge on the horizon and later when it looks smaller high in t...

United Kingdom plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

Bins are collected every other week in Sunderland at present. . Separate food and garden waste collections are also suggested for every English household. In Germany and the Netherlands, the introduction of a network of reverse vending machines - ...

NASA Accelerates Its Plans to Land on the Moon NASA Accelerates Its Plans to Land on the Moon

Like similar announcements by predecessor presidents about spectacular - but speculative - missions to Mars, the follow-through for a new Moon shot has so far been largely lacking. This is enough to take us far enough below the harsh surface enviro...

Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

In regions such as Europe, the figure will be as high as 50% by 2040. "It would require unprecedented change in the global energy system", Dale said , including a comprehensive set of policy measures aimed at a rapid transition to a lower carbon...

PM: Wilson-Raybould would still be justice minister if Brison hadn't resigned PM: Wilson-Raybould would still be justice minister if Brison hadn't resigned

Trudeau didn't say what reasons she gave for her resignation, only that he accepted her decision, even if he didn't totally understand it. Trudeau said he told Wilson-Raybould any decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers alone. The SNC-Lavalin case is befo...

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

The Super Snow Moon will dazzle the skies on Tuesday February 19. In a given year, between two and four full moons can be classified as "supermoons". It's the second of three supermoons to take place in 2019. The moon will be about 221,734 miles fr...

Thousands of UK Students Protest Global Warming Policies in Nation-Wide Strike Thousands of UK Students Protest Global Warming Policies in Nation-Wide Strike

The protests follow the action of 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg , who skipped school in order to protest outside the Swedish parliament. Organisers of the British protests said their demands included more information about the "ecologic...

Satellite's Harpoon Successfully Spears Space Junk Satellite's Harpoon Successfully Spears Space Junk

The harpoon struck the aluminium honeycomb-like target at a speed of 20m/s. Once hit, a barb is deployed on the debris to secure it. The harpoon project is just one of a series of experimental projects being launched worldwide including one that ...

NASA may have found a second giant impact crater under Greenland ice NASA may have found a second giant impact crater under Greenland ice

Experts previously thought that most evidence of ancient impacts would have been erased by erosion of the overlying ice over many years. After the first discovery, however, the team began to suspect there may be others. " Helping identify one large...

SpaceX launch certification faces Pentagon review SpaceX launch certification faces Pentagon review

At the time, Musk said he was getting into the business in part to end a monopoly. The successful launch was a significant victory for billionaire Musk, who has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market for military space launches d...

Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space

The Netherlands-based Mars One filed for bankruptcy in Swiss court last month and has officially dissolved, according to court documents . Mars One's creator, Bas Lansdorp, affirmed the news to Engadget and told the publication he was "working t...

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