Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Over 1.2 Million Early Deaths in India Due to Air Pollution Over 1.2 Million Early Deaths in India Due to Air Pollution

It was compiled and released by the US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). Stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lung cancer, and chronic lung disease contributed to five million deaths in 2017. But the bulk of the population in Bangladesh, Pakistan,...

Great Barrier Reef's ability to recover from bleaching ' severely reduced' Great Barrier Reef's ability to recover from bleaching ' severely reduced'

The team found that while bleaching occurred in both 2016 and 2017 , it took much greater heat exposure to cause the same level of bleaching the second time around - meaning the reef was naturally adapting to house more heat-tolerant coral varie...

Japan probe drops explosive on asteroid Japan probe drops explosive on asteroid

Hayabusa2 moved smartly away from the area to avoid being damaged by debris from the explosion or colliding with Ryugu while also releasing a camera to capture images of the event. The probe then moved out of the blast zone, ducking behind the other ...

Mission Shakti: Anand Mahindra blasts NASA over comments on space debris Mission Shakti: Anand Mahindra blasts NASA over comments on space debris

But the risk will dissipate over time as much of the debris will burn up as it enters the atmosphere. "Whatever debris that is generated will decay and fall back on to the Earth within weeks", it said. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced a...

India refuses to comment on NASA allegation India refuses to comment on NASA allegation

Pakistan has warned that other countries may now conduct such tests while reiterating that it remains a strong proponent of the non-militarisation of outer space. "All of those are placed at risk when these kind of events happen". The NASA chief i...

Sign of life? Methane ‘spike’ on Mars confirmed by European spacecraft Sign of life? Methane ‘spike’ on Mars confirmed by European spacecraft

Comparing the data from Curiosity with the data from Mars Express, the team was able to determine that the methane in question probably came from a ground release some distance from Curiosity's location at Gale Crater. Researchers have devoted co...

Labor plan to ban plastic bags and microbeads Labor plan to ban plastic bags and microbeads

Labor is promising to consult with industry on the emissions "baselines" or limits in the safeguard mechanism and allow businesses to buy global permits to help them meet their obligations. "How can we say to our kids they shouldn't cheat on a test, ...

Rumors of 1st Ever Black Hole Photo Fanned by Scientists' 'Mysterious Meetings' Rumors of 1st Ever Black Hole Photo Fanned by Scientists' 'Mysterious Meetings'

It has not gone into details, but scientists across the globe are speculating that images from the Event Horizon Telescope may have captured the black hole . This has proved incredibly testing for scientists, due to dust and disruption surrounding...

"Finally, Proof of Life?"-ESA Discovers Evidence of Methane on Mars"

The methane is believed to be released periodically or seasonally into the planet's atmosphere, which might explain why scientists had such a hard time detecting it in the first place. Lead researcher Marco Giuranna said , 'Since permafrost is an ex...

Canada is warming at twice the global rate, report says Canada is warming at twice the global rate, report says

Even if countries around the world stick to their commitments under the Paris Agreement, the report says Canada is likely to experience a range of climate change consequences like rising sea levels, shrinking glaciers and Arctic ice cover, increase...

NASA and MIT Develop Morphing Airplane Wing NASA and MIT Develop Morphing Airplane Wing

Normally, wings use movable parts such as ailerons to control the roll and pitch of the plane. The wing's parts are arranged in a lattice structure that creates a large amount of empty space and covered in a thin, polymer material. A very lightweig...

Green Meteor Flies Over Cities And Lights Up Night Sky

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, meanwhile, confirmed that the fireball , which was observed by a weather device used to track lightning in thunderstorms, is a meteor. Residents in Georgia and SC also reported seeing the flash. S...

Stay in Bed for 2 Months, Get Paid $19K

More details about this study can be found out from the German Aerospace Center. The European Space Agency ( ESA ) and NASA will study how weightlessness, cosmic radiation, isolation, and spatial restrictions for prolonged periods in space may ca...

Meteor lights up the night sky over northern Florida

The National Weather Service said it heard unconfirmed reports that the meteor landed near Perry, Florida, some 55 miles southeast of Tallahassee. Forecasters noted that the meteor is not the bright line of light extending in a northeast-southwes...

NASA Conduct Mars 2020 Helicopter Flight Tests

The space agency has been putting the 4lb (1.8kg) helicopter through its paces in a vacuum chamber at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which swaps nitrogen, oxygen and other gases for carbon dioxide to mimic the atmosphere of th...

Moment kangeroo rat 'NINJA-kicks' a RATTLESNAKE Moment kangeroo rat 'NINJA-kicks' a RATTLESNAKE

Kangaroo rats are faster than the snakes and have a typical reaction time of around 70 milliseconds, with some recording times of just 38 milliseconds. "We couldn't really tell what was happening but we knew something odd was going on", says San Di...

Watch NASA astronauts live on a spacewalk outside the ISS Watch NASA astronauts live on a spacewalk outside the ISS

Astronaut Christina Koch along with Nick Hague spent more than six hours outside the station replacing its nickel-hydrogen batteries with more efficient lithium-ion replacements. The big robot arm at the space station took care of the heavy lifting i...

Hubble telescope images spun-up asteroid coming apart Hubble telescope images spun-up asteroid coming apart

The Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a rare, self-destructing asteroid that is spinning fast, ripping apart, and ejecting dusty material. Images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show two narrow, comet-like tails of dusty debri...

Quebec labels a bill that bans civil servants from wearing religious symbols Quebec labels a bill that bans civil servants from wearing religious symbols

Legault said last October it would not remove it, calling it an important part of Quebec's heritage. Even though there has been a massive public outcry, not only in Quebec but also nationally - and even with the English Montreal School Board ,...

Skin-eating fungal disease annihilates 90 amphibian species Skin-eating fungal disease annihilates 90 amphibian species

Researchers also revealed that 125 amphibian species have declined by nearly 90 percent due to the rapid spread of this apocalyptic pathogen . Our new results put it on the same scale, in terms of damage to biodiversity, as rats, cats, and (other)...

NY Nears Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags | Yorktown NY Nears Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags | Yorktown

It applies to any store required to collect sales taxes, including groceries, retailers and small businesses. Fast food takeout bags will be excluded along with bags used for bulk items like garment bags, and some supermarket uses, including bags use...

More teenagers with psychotic experiences in areas of high air pollution More teenagers with psychotic experiences in areas of high air pollution

They are not unusual - being experienced at some point by nearly a third of the teenage population, for whom it is most common. An association between living in cities and psychotic experiences may partly be explained by higher levels of outdoor ...

Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

Dr. Joanna I. House, reader in environmental science and policy at the University of Bristol, told Newsweek: "Our children are telling us loudly and strongly they want us to do something about the climate change we are causing to protect their fu...

Research Reveals, Red Planet's Rivers Were Wider Than Those On Earth Today

NASA's spacecraft have taken photos of hundreds of these rivers from orbit, and when the Mars rover Curiosity landed in 2012, it sent back images of pebbles that were rounded- sculpted at the bottom of a river. The new research has found that sign...

The largest T-Rex ever discovered is called Scotty The largest T-Rex ever discovered is called Scotty

Researchers say that as reptiles which grew incredibly fast, these dinosaurs may have ended their lives relatively young. Both, however, lived to at least 28 years old - seniors in terms of tyrannosaurs - but Scott Persons, the lead researcher, sai...

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