Monday July 6-th, 2020

How a 'blob' of hot Pacific Ocean water killed 1 million seabirds How a 'blob' of hot Pacific Ocean water killed 1 million seabirds

Around 62,000 common murres washed up on the coast of the Pacific Ocean but up to a million birds are thought to have died. Chelle Gentemann, a NOAA scientist who studied the blob , said: 'The timing of this warm event indicated that it wasn't...

Unusual Objects Found Orbiting The Central Black Hole Of The Milky Way Unusual Objects Found Orbiting The Central Black Hole Of The Milky Way

In total, researchers found six of these objects at the center of our galaxy. They received the names G1 and G2. This is the latest detection in a mystery that's been unfolding since 2005, when Ghez's research team spotted an object in the center o...

Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push

Microsoft plans to cut its carbon emissions by more than half by 2030 across its supply chain. "By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly...

Dog Sniffs Out Injured Koalas In Australia Dog Sniffs Out Injured Koalas In Australia

In the meantime, groups like the HSI rescue team are out there on hard missions saving as much wildlife as they can. "This includes the inspection and assessment of injured livestock and their welfare, treatment of surviving animals, and humane destr...

Brexit extension ultimately up to Britain - EU's von der Leyen Brexit extension ultimately up to Britain - EU's von der Leyen

It calls for provisions in the withdrawal agreement to be fully implemented. The Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the EU and the United Kingdom and agreed by European national leaders needs to be ratified by the European and British parliamen...

EBRD, International Renewable Energy Agency, Sign MoU On cooperation EBRD, International Renewable Energy Agency, Sign MoU On cooperation

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has confirmed the allocation of approximately US$105 million for eight renewable energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda , Burkina Faso , Chad , Cuba , the Maldives , Nepal , Saint Lucia and Saint Vinc...

Smoke from Australian bushfires will travel around the world Smoke from Australian bushfires will travel around the world

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, the International Space Station's commander, also sent several tweets revealing the environmental crisis caused by the deadly Australian fires . "Over the past week, NASA satellites have observed an extraordinary am...

2010s were hottest decade on record, scientists confirm 2010s were hottest decade on record, scientists confirm

Met Office figures have also revealed that for the United Kingdom, the 2010s have been the second warmest of the cardinal decades over the last 100 years of weather records. The HadCRUT4 global temperature dataset is compiled from many millions of ...

SpaceX intends to blow up rocket over the Atlantic Ocean this week SpaceX intends to blow up rocket over the Atlantic Ocean this week

The spacecraft, Crew Dragon, will intentionally eject itself from a rocket as it blazes toward space in order to simulate how it will carry passengers to safety if something goes awry during launch. SpaceX announced that the test was successful. If...

Earth’s Oceans Are Getting Hotter At A Faster Rate Than Ever Earth’s Oceans Are Getting Hotter At A Faster Rate Than Ever

This is nearly irreversible on a human timescale, Trenberth said . While much of global warming is reflected in arid conditions, drought, starvation and the devastating wildfires now ravaging Australia , the effects are even more drastic at se...

Bushfire smoke to return to Australia after full circuit of the globe Bushfire smoke to return to Australia after full circuit of the globe

However, fires in Australia affect not only the continent, but the entire world, because it is extremely common for the cloud to reach the stratosphere to travel thousands of kilometers and these clouds can cause temporary greenhouse effects region...

Bush fires scorching Australia threaten PM Scott Morrison political survival Bush fires scorching Australia threaten PM Scott Morrison political survival

Morrison said he was considering holding a wide-ranging national inquiry into the bushfires after the immediate crisis passed. If that forecast bears out, the NSW Rural Fire Service said it would be "all of our Christmas, birthday, engagement, anni...

First ever 'living robots' built, may advance drug delivery First ever 'living robots' built, may advance drug delivery

The researchers, led by doctoral student Sam Kriegman, the paper's lead author, would assign the computer certain tasks for the design - such as achieving locomotion in one direction - and the computer would reassemble a few hundred simulated cells i...

One Protein Could Provide Many Of The Benefits Of Working Out One Protein Could Provide Many Of The Benefits Of Working Out

The team settled on using Drosophila flies since they have a natural instinct to climb out of a test tube and built a fly treadmill. The flies that overexpressed the protein, however, experienced even more of an improvement than the regular flies...

Oldest material on Earth discovered in meteorite Oldest material on Earth discovered in meteorite

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . In 1969, a fireball was seen exploding in the sky near Murchison, Victoria, Australia. But the age of the presolar grains wasn't the end of the discovery. Our sun, by comparison, is 4.6 billi...

Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust

That makes this stardust is the oldest material from the solar system ever found on Earth . But a number of the continuing to be particles tend to be another 700 million many years older. Some of those presolar materials-microscopic grains that form...

First full moon of the new decade comes with lunar eclipse First full moon of the new decade comes with lunar eclipse

EST) when almost all of the moon is in the Earth's outer shadow. The wolf moon is the name for the first full moon of the new year, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac . The moon will appear full until Sunday morning, according to the space agen...

U.S. sends more firefighters to help battle Australia blazes U.S. sends more firefighters to help battle Australia blazes

Despite the respite, temperatures will hover about 30C and winds are still gusting, meaning the danger lingers and fires show no sign of relenting. Other workers echoed Mr McLean's comments, saying cooler temperatures and mild winds have finally of...

A 17-year-old NASA intern just discovered a brand new planet A 17-year-old NASA intern just discovered a brand new planet

The two suns in the solar system in question, TOI 1338, varied in size, with one being about 10% more massive than Earth's sun and the other 30% of the sun's mass, NASA said . "The idea is we have a telescope that happened to be pointing at these st...

Australian Prime Minister To Launch Inquiry Into Handling Of Wildfires Australian Prime Minister To Launch Inquiry Into Handling Of Wildfires

The crisis is becoming increasingly political as the country looks at the causes and the government's response. Facing criticism that federal authorities sat on their hands earlier in the bushfire season, Mr Morrison said his government had acted...

China: ‘Novel coronavirus’ preliminarily identified in pneumonia outbreak China: ‘Novel coronavirus’ preliminarily identified in pneumonia outbreak

Despite dozens of cases in Hong Kong , not a single unexplained illness has been reported in another mainland city in recent weeks. SARS contaminated greater than 8,000 individuals and killed 774 in a pandemic that ripped via Asia and increased ...

Richland native Kayla Barron inducted as NASA astronaut Richland native Kayla Barron inducted as NASA astronaut

On Wednesday, the 212 foot long and 27 foot diameter rocket part made a 1.3-mile trip from the Michoud factory in New Orleans to be loaded on to the NASA's Pegasus Barge, which is set to float 40 miles up the Mississippi River to NASA's Stennis S...

Hoyer Floor Remarks on the PFAS Action Act Hoyer Floor Remarks on the PFAS Action Act

They've been called "forever chemicals" because they accumulate in humans and don't break down in nature. Enough is enough - there are already too many risky PFAS chemicals in our environment. "These toxic "forever chemicals" present an urgent th...

Udall critical of Trump attempt to gut 1970 environment law Udall critical of Trump attempt to gut 1970 environment law

The Wyoming governor, Mark Gordon, has pledged his and the state's support to "modernize" the NEPA. He noted that the Environmental Policy Act requires that all the environmental consequences of a project be taken into account, and that core requir...

Firefighter dies as Australia plans to adapt to wildfires Firefighter dies as Australia plans to adapt to wildfires

Towns south of Sydney, including Eden, Batemans Bay and Norwa were warned by New South Wales Rural Fire Service to be prepared for another onslaught, The Associated Press reports. Authorities are using relatively benign conditions forecast in south...

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