Sunday September 20-th, 2020

Thunberg tells Davos her climate strike is 'just the beginning' Thunberg tells Davos her climate strike is 'just the beginning'

And that is, of course, what we are trying to achieve, among other things. "We've been talking about it for a while, and hopefully we can get something done". "This is a blue-collar boom", he said, adding that factories and companies were flowing bac...

Platypus Could Soon Be Extinct As Climate Change Threatens Natural Habitats Platypus Could Soon Be Extinct As Climate Change Threatens Natural Habitats

The platypus was once considered widespread across eastern Australia and Tasmania but its "cryptic" nocturnal nature means knowledge of its population and spread has been limited until now. This number was then adjusted to take climate change ris...

SpaceX destroys rocket in test of Crew Dragon in-flight abort SpaceX destroys rocket in test of Crew Dragon in-flight abort

On the successful completion of the crew abort system test, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said "it is a picture ideal mission. It went as well as one can possibly expect", Musk , chief engineer at SpaceX, said in a statement . NASA is looking for Spa...

Climate change could be grounds for asylum — United Nations rights body Climate change could be grounds for asylum — United Nations rights body

Amnesty International called the case "ground-breaking". The UN's Human Rights Committee was making a judgment on the case of Ioane Teitiota , who applied for protection from New Zealand after claiming his life was at risk in his home country...

Thunberg Tells Davos Climate Awareness Is Only First Step Thunberg Tells Davos Climate Awareness Is Only First Step

Meanwhile in Washington, Trump's impeachment enters a new phase in the Senate with legislators debating the format for the trial. "It seems to escape the President that no money can be made on a dead planet - there can be no jobs, no economic growt...

‘Dancing dragon’ shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds ‘Dancing dragon’ shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds

It possessed a scaly face, a mouth full of pointy teeth and one particularly risky toe claw, and probably hunted small mammals, lizards, birds and fish. Wulong's closest well-known relative would have been Microraptor , a genus of small, four-winge...

The European Space Agency's laboratory uses lunar dust to produce oxygen The European Space Agency's laboratory uses lunar dust to produce oxygen

Speaking at the European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia, Professor Foing explained how humanity's moon colonies could quickly expand. Moondust - more officially known as lunar regolith - has been studied extensively since samples were r...

Third all-female spacewalk happening today Third all-female spacewalk happening today

Meir and Koch are scheduled to once more enterprise exterior collectively on Monday (Jan. 20) to finish the substitute of the batteries on the port P6 truss. During spacewalks in 2017 and 2018, astronauts replaced half the nickel-hydrogen power packs...

China to ban disposable plastic from cities, restaurants China to ban disposable plastic from cities, restaurants

China's top economic planner said it would cut the production and use of plastic over the next five years, helping reduce one of the world's biggest sources of plastic pollution. Hotels have been told that they must not offer free single-use plastic ...

Malaysia Sends Back Trash From Rich Countries Malaysia Sends Back Trash From Rich Countries

Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said another 110 containers are expected to be sent back by the middle of this year. Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter a year ago, with the en...

SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

Ensuring survivability in the event of a launch malfunction is a must-have for all the spacecraft carrying crew members to the space station. The exact flight duration, NASA said then, would be decided at a later date, but all three astronauts ...

Federal appeals court dismisses youth climate change lawsuit Federal appeals court dismisses youth climate change lawsuit

The court on Friday wrote that the youths had convincingly argued that action was needed and agreed that climate change was undeniable, but said the appropriate place to address the country's emissions policies and use fossil fuel was the United St...

NASA’s Myco-Architecture Program Integrates Fungus-Based Technologies NASA’s Myco-Architecture Program Integrates Fungus-Based Technologies

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is now funding the study of the so-called myco-architecture project. The project foresees astronauts hauling compact habitat builds made of lightweight material to distant worlds such as Mars.

No in-flight abort for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft today No in-flight abort for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft today

The launch is a part of an in-flight abort test that seeks to check on the spacecraft's escape capabilities in the event of an emergency. On Jan. 18, Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, announced on Twitter that the upcoming crucial Crew Dragon escape test has ...

SpaceX Will Blow Up Rocket As Part Of Safety Test

The in-flight abort test was originally scheduled to occur in mid-2019, but the timeline was delayed by nine months after one of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsules exploded in April on a test stand just before firing its launch abort thrusters, triggering...

YouTube algorithms are promoting climate denial videos to millions YouTube algorithms are promoting climate denial videos to millions

It found that people who search global warming or climate change are given recommendations for climate-denial films via its Up Next feature and in the suggestions bar. A YouTube spokesperson told Euronews that their "recommendations systems are not c...

Share your thoughts on the new agriculture bill Share your thoughts on the new agriculture bill

Defra said the new Bill champions British food by improving transparency and fairness in the supply chain from farm to fork. If we allow imports of food from countries with low environmental standards, United Kingdom farming will be unfairly penalise...

NASA tracks smoke from Australian fires across Pacific NASA tracks smoke from Australian fires across Pacific

Scientists at National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) have stated that the smoke from the devastating Australian bushfires has circumnavigated the Earth . Earlier this year, New Zealand Police had to urge people to stop calling...

Astronaut completes space walk without helmet camera, lights Astronaut completes space walk without helmet camera, lights

The second spacewalk in history to be conducted entirely by female astronauts got underway at the International Space Station began early Wednesday morning and concluded seven and a half hours later. The astronauts carried out the first all-femal...

Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered By 17 Year-Old NASA Intern Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered By 17 Year-Old NASA Intern

Wolf, who is now relieve at excessive college in Scarsdale, Unique York, has been talking to Radio 1 Newsbeat about his unparalleled discovery. Let's backtrack: Cukier, a senior at Scarsdale High School in NY, thought he'd take a summer internship ...

PigeonBot is a robot bird fitted with real feathers PigeonBot is a robot bird fitted with real feathers

The mystery of how birds fly, morphing their wings into a variety of shapes that allow unparalleled feats of soaring and diving, has finally been solved by scientists. In addition to discovering that the individual control of the pens is more automat...

Is there a second planet orbiting the nearest star to the sun? Is there a second planet orbiting the nearest star to the sun?

Those massive gas giants are believed to have rocky cores around the mass and shape of Earth , once you lift away the hydrogen and helium. One AU equals the average distance between the Sun and the Earth . "Or it suggests that the protoplanetary ...

Two female United States astronauts complete spacewalk, replacing batteries

This is the second time NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch spacewalked together. Today, they'll be focusing on replacing batteries on solar arrays located outside of the orbiting laboratory. This is the second all-female spacewalk. K...

'Living' bio-concrete could soon reproduce itself and remove air pollution 'Living' bio-concrete could soon reproduce itself and remove air pollution

Walls that heal, scrub the air clean, or even glow on demand - that's what the team envisions for the future. The researchers have just "scratched the surface" of the material's potential, said Srubar. Those new bricks are resilient: According ...

Neanderthals dived into the sea to collect shells Neanderthals dived into the sea to collect shells

Neanderthals living on the coast of what is now Italy dived underwater to collect shells which they then made into tools, research has revealed. They may have actually held their breath and went diving for the flawless shells to meet their needs.

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