Tuesday August 20-th, 2019

Americans and Canadians will have a rare chance to see northern lights Americans and Canadians will have a rare chance to see northern lights

In the past, the lights have actually been seen throughout the United Kingdom - even as far south as Kent and Cornwall. Areas north of the yellow line on the map above stand the better chance of seeing the aurora, but that forecast can change.

Nebraska Flooding Causes More Than One Billion In Damage Nebraska Flooding Causes More Than One Billion In Damage

The town of roughly 220 people began flooding after a levee breach, with several homes inundated with water. Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri . "I'm, like, 'No, there ain't no water yet'". He sai...

Deep impact? Los Angeles 'meteor' sets internet alight Deep impact? Los Angeles 'meteor' sets internet alight

Apparently Red Bull gives you flares with your wings. Astronomer Phil Plait initially puzzled over the phenomenon as seen in footage shared by Twitter user Celeste M. Wearing wingsuits fitted with LED lights and glowing pyrotechnics, the three-man te...

SpaceX shows off successful heatshield test for Starship SpaceX shows off successful heatshield test for Starship

SpaceX technicians have already successfully completed a number of unspecified tanking tests - likely with chemically neutral liquid nitrogen - and completed acceptance and installation of Raptor serial number 02 (SN02), setting the stage for the gi...

Researchers discover 40kg of plastic inside dead whale's stomach Researchers discover 40kg of plastic inside dead whale's stomach

Graphic images were posted to the D'Bone Collector Museum Facebook page, which you can see here. They added that they found 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation-style bags and multiple shopping bags during the necropsy. National Geographic repor...

Oil and gas leasing rejected in Wyoming because, well, climate change Oil and gas leasing rejected in Wyoming because, well, climate change

The case was brought by two advocacy groups, WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility. The order puts on hold any efforts to drill on 303,000 acres of land in Wyoming leased by the Bureau of Land Management between May 2015 an...

Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years' Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

An alliance of southern water companies, including Thames Water and Southern Water, told a committee of MPs this week that it is in talks with two other regional groups to transfer supplies from the North to the South via the river Severn. "Part of t...

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid Bennu hits snag NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid Bennu hits snag

Dante Lauretta, a principal investigator on the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission said: "The discovery of plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career ". The probe was created to head for a flat area with a radius of 25 meters, but the ima...

American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman to win Able Prize American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman to win Able Prize

Abel Committee chair Hans Munthe-Kaas said Uhlenbeck clinched the award for her work in geometrical analysis and gauge theory, which has "dramatically changed the mathematical landscape". Of the 607 Nobel prizes in physics, chemistry or medicine be...

Surprise! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe catches asteroid spewing bits into space Surprise! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe catches asteroid spewing bits into space

Ryugu, which was first discovered by US scientists in 1999, is a 3,000-foot-wide asteroid that is thought to have broken off of a larger parent body. The "challenging" terrain meant the mission team had to alter its flight and sample collection pla...

Cyclone Trevor to hit Queensland tomorrow as a category two storm Cyclone Trevor to hit Queensland tomorrow as a category two storm

Residents are at risk of storm surge, heavy rain and severe high tides in the coming days. The system is expected to continue to intensify to a Category 2 before crossing the coast on Tuesday. "Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to move in a west-...

Super Worm Moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring Super Worm Moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring

Space.com reports that for people on the U.S. East Coast, the moon will rise about 20 minutes before sunset, by 7 p.m. local time, and the moon will set the next morning at around 7:30 a.m. This week will start out with clear skies, more record-break...

U.S. detects huge meteor explosion U.S. detects huge meteor explosion

Air Force. Its blast was the second-largest one registered in 30 years and the most significant one since the Chelyabinsk event in 2013. The Bering Sea fireball exploded 25.6 kilometres above the air having struck thicker layers of the atmosphere w...

Students around the world begin climate change walkout Students around the world begin climate change walkout

The protest was part of a coordinated strike that inspired rallies throughout MA and in more than 100 countries, from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle. The U.S. Youth Climate Strike is demanding lawmakers embrace the Green New De...

EPA bans consumer sales of paint stripper linked to deaths | AP business EPA bans consumer sales of paint stripper linked to deaths | AP business

The regulation EPA finalized Friday reflects a compromise with the Pentagon, which lobbied for a carveout given the military's widespread use of paint strippers on bases across the globe. Dunn added that if the EPA makes the determination the risks o...

Dead whale found with 40 kg of plastic bags in stomach Dead whale found with 40 kg of plastic bags in stomach

A whale that was recently found dead in the water off the Philippines had almost 100 pounds of plastic in its stomach , according to researchers with a natural history museum. "(The) animal was dehydrated. The biologists recovered the whale as i...

Delta IV WGS-10 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on March 15 Delta IV WGS-10 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on March 15

This will be the 10th satellite of the WGS constellation that provides broadband communications for the US military and allies. But unlike a few of the satellite's predecessors, WGS-10 will have a slightly higher data transmission rate. Finally, at 8...

Boogie on down for Red Nose Day Boogie on down for Red Nose Day

In his video, Mr Curtis said: "It brings me the most profound delight to see how much money you have raised and how many lives that you are changing". Radnor School, also in Cardiff, is also asking students to ditch red noses. "We are delighted wit...

Russia's Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft docks to ISS Russia's Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft docks to ISS

The Soyuz spacecraft, which NASA has purchased seats on for the last several years, docked with the ISS's Rassvet module at 9:01PM ET after spending six hours traveling. Their rescue capsule plunged steeply back to Earth with its lights flashing an...

Human diet led to speech sounds such as 'f' and 'v' Human diet led to speech sounds such as 'f' and 'v'

The researchers say their work reveals how the influence of biological conditions on the development of sounds has been underestimated. The new research has indicated that the use of labiodental sounds - which are produced by touching the lower lip...

United Kingdom issues 'black hole' coin in honour of Stephen Hawking United Kingdom issues 'black hole' coin in honour of Stephen Hawking

Meanwhile, the nurse who cared for late Stephen Hawking was on Tuesday banned for failing "to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved". (Web Desk) - The Royal Mint has honoured the legacy of reno...

Russian Federation successfully launches manned spacecraft for space station Russian Federation successfully launches manned spacecraft for space station

Space expert Vadim Lukashevich said last-minute replacements were nothing out of the ordinary. "I'm 100 percent confident in the rocket and the spaceship", said the 43-year-old Hague. "And that is cooperating among partners and making things that...

1000 school pupils attend Edinburgh’s climate change protest at Scottish Parliament 1000 school pupils attend Edinburgh’s climate change protest at Scottish Parliament

The coordinated "school strike" was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg , who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. Glover, of Marlborough Boy's College, said it was worth getting a black...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Six months ago as an unknown 15-year-old Ms Thunberg camped outside Sweden's parliament next to a hand-written sign: "SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE". "We are only seeing the beginning", Thunberg said recently. There are 301 candidates for the Nobel P...

Move over Doctor Who: Physicists create a ‘time machine’

Normally, the universe's trend toward disorder is a fundamental law: the second law of thermodynamics . Most laws of physics do not make a distinction between the past and future, but the scientists claim that their experiment, which involved "r...

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