Monday June 1-st, 2020

Rio Tinto Rejects Setting Targets for Customers' Pollution Rio Tinto Rejects Setting Targets for Customers' Pollution

Rio Tinto is a major supplier of iron ore to China . In a statement released alongside the results , Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques said that the firm - which exports millions of tonnes of iron ore to Chinese steel mills - is...

Goldberg Wins The Universal Title At WWE Super ShowDown Goldberg Wins The Universal Title At WWE Super ShowDown

The company has confirmed that Goldberg will be in Boston for SmackDown this week. The bout for the Universal title is not now known as Wyatt and Goldberg are set to face off later today at Super ShowDown . There's been no word on if The Fiend ...

Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the Universe Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the Universe

Simona Giacintucci , a study lead author of the Naval Research Laboratory said in a statement that, in some ways, the blast that had happened is identical to how Mt. The first hint of this giant explosion actually came in 2016. The energy behin...

Astronomers have discovered a planet other than life Astronomers have discovered a planet other than life

An exoplanet more than twice the size of the Earth may have the right conditions to host life, say scientists led by an Indian-origin astronomer, opening the search for potentially habitable planets significantly larger than the Earth, but smalle...

NASA unveils InSight lander's findings on Mars NASA unveils InSight lander's findings on Mars

Among its science tools are a seismometer for detecting quakes, sensors for gauging wind and air pressure, a magnetometer, and a heat flow probe created to take the planet's temperature. The SEIS seismometer is sensitive enough to discern very faint ...

UK Court Stops Heathrow Airport Expansion On Climate Change Grounds UK Court Stops Heathrow Airport Expansion On Climate Change Grounds

The legal action against the approval was brought by various London councils, environmental groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan . "We have not decided, and could not decide, that there will be no third...

Coronavirus: China Bans Eating And Trading Of All Wild Animals Coronavirus: China Bans Eating And Trading Of All Wild Animals

It's also unknown when the two sessions will be rescheduled as it depends on how the epidemic prevention and control work evolves, especially when there has been no inflection point of the epidemic in sight yet, Zhuang Deshui, deputy director of the ...

Earth's got a new 'moon' - here's what to expect Earth's got a new 'moon' - here's what to expect

It would be great if Earth can keep this mini-moon, but space is wide, strange, and does whatever it wants to do so we will have to wait and see how long 2020 CD3 hangs out. And it turns out it may have been orbiting us for years, undetected until no...

Shocking Images Revealing the Melting Level of Glaciers in Antarctica Shocking Images Revealing the Melting Level of Glaciers in Antarctica

The report noted is the hottest temperature recorded in Antarctica yet, with the second hottest temperature being 17.5°C. By the 13th, you can see that most of the snow has melted, revealing larges amounts of the landmass. This month's heatwave mar...

Branson's Virgin Galactic posts quarterly loss of $73 million Branson's Virgin Galactic posts quarterly loss of $73 million

Qualifying via One Small Step, which you can do here , involves making a refundable $1,000 deposit. More than 600 people have reserved a seat aboard the company's six-passenger SpaceShipTwo craft, which is created to carry customers and payloads...

Israeli researchers discover unique non-oxygen breathing animal Israeli researchers discover unique non-oxygen breathing animal

Life is incredibly diverse. We inhale it, our cells survive and without it, we are practically doomed. It's all based on carbon - except for some experiments carried out in a lab - and it all needs oxygen . This is the first macroscopic creature k...

NASA says its InSight lander has detected over 450 'marsquakes' NASA says its InSight lander has detected over 450 'marsquakes'

The shaking didn't stop there, either; InSight ultimately felt a whopping 174 seismic events on Mars. By the end of past year, it was detecting an average of two quakes every day, proving the Red Planet is very much geologically "alive".

Equinor Abandons Drilling Plan in Great Australian Bight Equinor Abandons Drilling Plan in Great Australian Bight

The 200 million Australian dollars (132.3 million US dollars) project was expected to boost annual state and federal tax income by 1.7 billion Australian dollars (1.1 billion USA dollars) and create more than 1,300 jobs in SA. But it has been sensa...

Katherine Johnson, One of NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures,’ Dies at 101 Katherine Johnson, One of NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures,’ Dies at 101

Here are five facts about the renowned NASA scientist who pushed for racial equality as the first African American woman in the space agency, while breaking new grounds in STEM (for science, technology, engineering and math) education.

[Artist JMW Turner replaces Adam Smith on new Uk banknote] [Artist JMW Turner replaces Adam Smith on new Uk banknote]

The £5 and £10 notes already exist in polymer form. Like the Sir Winston Churchill £5 and the Jane Austen £10, the new £20 is made from polymer. And another new banknote is also set for launch next year, the new £50 note featuring Alan Turing, so...

MIT Engineers Create Method to Deflect Future Earth-Threatening Asteroids MIT Engineers Create Method to Deflect Future Earth-Threatening Asteroids

The key to the plan is to be able to detect the object well in advance. This method for diverting an asteroid from an impact with Earth would require much observation, and scientists would need to know a lot about the space rock in order to det...

Snow and ice warning in place for Donegal Snow and ice warning in place for Donegal

Forecaster Marco Petagna said: 'We hold on to unsettled weather conditions across the United Kingdom over the next few days. Storm Dennis - the second major storm of the winter - blew through the United Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday, bringing wind...

NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica, Report

The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month's Antarctic heatwave. The first image below is from February 4, just a couple days before the arrival of the warm temperatures that...

SpaceX plans to launch visitors into super high orbit SpaceX plans to launch visitors into super high orbit

Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions. As part of Adidas' official long-term aspiration to leverage the ISS National Lab, the shoe company's iconic Boost technology is set to embark on a groundbreaking mission to...

Most Methane Emissions Responsible for Global Warming Are Anthropogenic Most Methane Emissions Responsible for Global Warming Are Anthropogenic

Fossil fuel burning produces a wealth of methane, releasing it into the atmosphere where it can be just as troublesome as carbon dioxide. In this air from ancient times, they determined using the carbon isotopes 12, 13 and 14, how much methane comes ...

Sydney water restrictions to be relaxed: What it means for you Sydney water restrictions to be relaxed: What it means for you

Most state health and water department website can contain information on alerts, Sydney Water, for example, offers a daily drinking water report feature on their website. Some 200mm of rain has fallen in the catchment in the past week. Warragamb...

MIT engineers have developed a method to divert potentially risky asteroids

It will represent the closest encountering by one of the most massive asteroids passing our planet's orbit. Examination of the asteroid known as 99942 Apophis for the Egyptian God of disarray once indicated that its 2029 zip by would carry it throu...

SpaceX will take private citizens to space, here’s the cost SpaceX will take private citizens to space, here’s the cost

The tourists will be ferried on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule , a capsule due to begin transporting NASA astronauts in the coming months. Americans have not flown to space in a USA spacecraft since the end of the shuttle programme in 2011.

We've Vastly Underestimated How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere We've Vastly Underestimated How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere

Hmiel and his colleagues were able to calculate changes in human-caused methane emissions by measuring the concentration of certain carbon isotopes in ancient air samples. There's an upside to all of this: the findings additionally suggest that there...

Flood-hit communities in England, Wales brace for more rain Flood-hit communities in England, Wales brace for more rain

Warning that extreme weather conditions like Storm Dennis will become more frequent and severe as the climate crisis deepens, the Labour Leader has called the government's response to recent flooding "wholly inadequate", accusing ministers of failin...

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