Friday December 13-th, 2019

414 mn pieces of plastic found on remote islands in Indian Ocean 414 mn pieces of plastic found on remote islands in Indian Ocean

The island has a population 600, but marine scientists have found 977,000 shoes and 373,000 toothbrushes on the island's beaches. The world may be seriously underestimating the amount of plastic waste along its coastlines, researchers said Thursd...

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time

Researchers previously thought that the first host of bedbugs were bats, but the new study shows that bedbugs roamed the land about 30 million years before bats ever emerged. Additionally, the study revealed that while some bedbugs are specialized to...

Rare 'blue flower moon' will appear in Saturday night's sky Rare 'blue flower moon' will appear in Saturday night's sky

Now comes another unusual artifact of that near coincidence of the Vernal Equinox and the March full moon: This Saturday brings us the May full moon, and it will be a Blue Moon. What's Special About This Blue Flower Moon? One of the better-known ...

Your genes decide whether you will own a dog or not Your genes decide whether you will own a dog or not

A study involving 35,035 pairs of twins in Sweden suggests that whether we choose to get a pet dog is written, to a large degree, in our DNA. Man's best friend has been with us for at least 15,000 years, but why we have formed such a bond with ...

Former PM Bob Hawke dies on eve of Australian election Former PM Bob Hawke dies on eve of Australian election

The Labor Prime Minister extended an olive branch to Mr Hayden, offering him the role of Australia's Governor General in 1989. The Prime Ministerial hopeful told Channel Nine: "I already feel a responsibility to millions of people to win.

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passes away

He was also the director of research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. "Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic". A Brief History of Time ended with Hawking writing that "If we discov...

Scientists created world’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA Scientists created world’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA

The new E. coli genome, reported in the journal Nature , is four million base pairs long and had to be constructed with entirely new methods according to Jason Chin , a lead author of the study and now a Program Leader at the Medical Research Co...

At 35K Feet, Divers Make Grim Discovery At 35K Feet, Divers Make Grim Discovery

Humanity's impact on the planet was also evident with the discovery of plastic pollution. Over 50 years later, Canadian explorer and filmmaker (writer and director of movies such as "Avatar" and the "Titanic" ) James Cameron took the first...

'Big Bang Theory' finale: An emotional send-off for the show's lovable geeks 'Big Bang Theory' finale: An emotional send-off for the show's lovable geeks

Turns out Penny and Leonard had a little secret. "I guess I've got to move on and I'm gonna miss you all so much..." I like it, and I like that in the final episode (which takes place 2 months later), she doesn't grow her hair back the way ...

NASA Spots Israeli Spacecraft's Crash Site on Moon NASA Spots Israeli Spacecraft's Crash Site on Moon

Seismometers - instruments that measure the shaking produced by quakes - were placed on the moon's surface by the Apollo 11 , 12, 14, 15, and 16 missions. Beresheet - whose name is Hebrew for Genesis - was meant to measure the magnetic field at...

Game of Thrones finale first look shows aftermath of the last war Game of Thrones finale first look shows aftermath of the last war

In the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones , the city of King's Landing had surrended, the bells were rang, and for reasons beknown only to the writers of the show, Daenerys still chose to burn the entire place down, killing countless innocent ...

Chinese probe reveals secrets of the moon Chinese probe reveals secrets of the moon

China says it may have uncovered unusual rocks that may come from deep inside the moon. Yutu 2's data revealed dense, iron-rich minerals like olivine and pyroxene in the soil, according to the paper published today in Nature . Scientists have fo...

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

PT and close at 9 p.m. PT on May 16. Keeping up with his famous routine, he has tweeted a picture of Starlink satellites being packed into a Falcon rocket. Musk said SpaceX would begin approaching customers later this year or next year. "It's a h...

Protesters scale Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand action on climate change Protesters scale Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand action on climate change

The 15 people arrested include ten men aged 70, 56, 48, 39, 38, 37, 34, 32, and two aged 27, as well as five women, aged 21, 26, and three aged 28. They were all conditionally bailed, charged with climbing the bridge and willfully preventing the fr...

Scientists detect highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere Scientists detect highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere

On a Twitter post, dated May 12, Keeling said that "The increase from previous year will probably be around three ppm whereas the recent average has been 2.5 ppm". The CO2 measurements from a few days ago are revealing 415 ppm, which is a record for ...

Nasa dubs 2024 Moon mission 'Artemis,' asks for $1.6 billion Nasa dubs 2024 Moon mission 'Artemis,' asks for $1.6 billion

Unlike Earth, the moon doesn't have tectonic plates, instead, the moon's tectonic action takes place as the moon slowly loses heat from its formation, which occurred about 4.5 billion years ago, and this heat loss causes the moon's interior to ...

Deepest ever dive finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench Deepest ever dive finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench

The expedition reached a maximum depth of 10,928 meters into the Trench. A key mission objective was to capture video evidence of what was at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, which was first explored in 1960 by oceanographers Don Walsh and Jacque...

Bill Nye the Science Guy warns ‘the planet is on (expletive) fire’

Oliver is known for his very raw takes on politics, pop culture, and the environment, so it was only right that Nye followed suit. "There are a lot of things we could do to put it out". Putting a fee on carbon creates incentives to emit less carbon...

Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

Lunar tectonic activity likely arises because the moon is continuing to shrivel like a raisin as its interior cools and shrinks, the researchers said. For the study, scientists studied 28 moonquakes from 1969 to 1977, and hypothesized that eight of t...

Explorer reaches deepest spot on Earth in historic dive

On the bright side, his team says it found four new species and marveled at a colorful underwater world. The team said its scientists were going to perform tests on the creatures found to determine the percentage of plastics found in them.

Earth's moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

This creates stair-step cliffs called thrust faults as part of the crust is pushed up and over another close part of the crust. A team of researchers have now reanalyzed the data along with detailed images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orb...

Texas explorer completes deepest ocean dive in history

In the depths, during those five dives, they discovered red and yellow rocky outcrops that could be chemical deposits or bacterial mats, which are made by chemosynthetic microbes, meaning they can convert carbon-containing molecules into organic ma...

Elon Musk Takes Humorous Shot At Jeff Bezos's Moon Lander Elon Musk Takes Humorous Shot At Jeff Bezos's Moon Lander

Chairman of Amazon and the founder of Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos unveiled the company's blue moon lander on Thursday. Every year, Bezos is making an investment of $1 billion on the company was quite till now as there were no major launches until now.

United Nations plastic waste pact approved - but not by US United Nations plastic waste pact approved - but not by US

The Geneva meeting amended the 1989 Basel Convention on the control of hazardous wastes to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework. A man guides a raft through a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, in Mumba...

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