Monday January 24-th, 2022

New milestone for NASA-ESA asteroid defense New milestone for NASA-ESA asteroid defense

For Science, it is not a question of "if", but of "when" an asteroid will reach Earth - and long-term planning is at the heart of the planet's defense to prevent catastrophe. Two asteroids have shot past the Earth this week, coming closer to the plan...

Solar Cycle 25: The Sun has started a new solar weather cycle Solar Cycle 25: The Sun has started a new solar weather cycle

It was only after scientists at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) informed U.S. leaders of the solar flare that the matter deescalated. Solar activity largely depends on the Sun's magnetic field. This exercise is tracked by count...

Scientists find world`s oldest sperm in Myanmar amber Scientists find world`s oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

The discovery of the world's oldest sperm cells has been reported by an worldwide team of scientists in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B . Examples of fossilized sperm cells are extremely rare. The article published in Proceedings ...

Google Becomes First Major Company to Claim a Carbon Footprint of Zero

Both companies' green pledges come as California, home to Google's headquarters, is ravaged by wildfires made more deadly by climate change. And by 2030, Google plans to run its business on carbon-free energy everywhere, and at all times.

Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off

When those structures weaken and disintegrate, as the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream has now done, glacier movement picks up. The Arctic is one place that's been hit particularly hard by climate change . The current ice regime actually began...

Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' Is in Serious Danger, New Research Confirms Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' Is in Serious Danger, New Research Confirms

On Monday, scientists announced that a 44-square-mile chunk of ice , about twice the size of Manhattan, has broken off the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf in northeast Greenland in the past two years, raising fears of its rapid disintegratio...

Nissan Z Proto teased, to break cover on Wednesday Nissan Z Proto teased, to break cover on Wednesday

We have an overview of the model's history, as well as our most recent review of the current Z linked below. The pretty, bright-eyed yellow canary sitting before you is the all-new Nissan Z Proto , an early look at what Nissan's cooking up with ...

Smoke from west coast wildfires now stretching into GTA Smoke from west coast wildfires now stretching into GTA

The state is also deploying its National Guard to flattened neighbourhoods and up to 1,000 troops will be there by the weekend, the head of the Oregon National Guard said . And as more people move into rural areas or build vacation cabins in the w...

Scientists spot potential sign of life in Venus atmosphere Scientists spot potential sign of life in Venus atmosphere

The worldwide team, which includes researchers from Britain, the USA and Japan, published their findings in two papers - the science journal Nature on Monday, and Astrobiology journal on Saturday. Astronomers have speculated for decades that high, ...

Astronomers detect signs of life in Venus's atmosphere

On Earth, bacteria produce phosphine. The findings were published by Cardiff University professor Jane Greaves and her colleagues in a report in Nature Astronomy on Monday.

SpaceX counts down to historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch SpaceX counts down to historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch

The dry dress rehearsal will encompass every aspect of launch day, from putting on the spacesuits to climbing into the Crew Dragon capsule . Entrepreneur Elon MUS$k's SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space St...

Teenager charged with defacing London statue of Winston Churchill Teenager charged with defacing London statue of Winston Churchill

The latest stanzas of the extinction uprising included several naked workers glancing at the window of the fashion chain H&M's Oxford Street store, while others tried to block parliament. "That is why we took swift action to make a number of arrests....

Scientists confounded by new findings on universe’s mysterious dark matter Scientists confounded by new findings on universe’s mysterious dark matter

Hubble researchers used a technique called gravitational lensing , in which distant objects are observed by looking at the way light is bent by the gravity of closer objects, with the closer objects acting like a magnifying glass. "There's a featur...

Colorado Secretary of State Threatens to Sue USPS Over Mailers Colorado Secretary of State Threatens to Sue USPS Over Mailers

The postcard, which is part of a national campaign by USPS , encourages voters to request their mail-in ballots at least 15 days prior to election day on November 3. The mailers include general information about mail-in voting and encourage voters t...

Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of coronavirus — MSNBC analyst Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of coronavirus — MSNBC analyst

For example, on January 28, national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien told Trump "this will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency..." You don't have to touch things. However, the President still admitted that Woodwar...

NASA Is Helping Tom Cruise Shoot a Movie Aboard ISS NASA Is Helping Tom Cruise Shoot a Movie Aboard ISS

SpaceX will surely be featured in said future movie that's now only described as a ' narrative feature film ' and ' an action adventure to be shot in outer space, ' according to Deadline . SpaceX is slated to launch astronauts to space from Unite...

Tropical Depression Nineteen forms off the southeastern coast of Florida Tropical Depression Nineteen forms off the southeastern coast of Florida

Paulette is expected to become a hurricane sometime on Saturday. A west-northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is then expected during the next couple of days. Weather maps show TD19 isn't far behind a second tropical system alread...

NASA is soliciting help from commercial companies to get moon samples NASA is soliciting help from commercial companies to get moon samples

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the new initiative in a blogpost Thursday, writing that "leveraging commercial involvement as part of Artemis will enhance our ability to safely return to the Moon in a sustainable, innovative, and afforda...

More than one billion people face displacement by 2050 More than one billion people face displacement by 2050

The Ecological Threat Register , conducted by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), projected that as many as 1.2 billion people around the world could be displaced by 2050. Countries such as Nigeria, Angola, Burkini Faso and U...

Tropical systems could develop in Gulf Tropical systems could develop in Gulf

The storm is forecast to weaken today and tomorrow before building strength again over the weekend and potentially reaching hurricane strength by Sunday night. The National Weather Service says the "soggy and unsettled weather pattern" may bring scat...

'Animal, avian population down by 70% in 50 yrs' 'Animal, avian population down by 70% in 50 yrs'

Global wildlife populations have fallen by nearly 70 percent over the past four decades, according to a landmark new report that warns human consumption is responsible for the staggering decline. "With leaders gathering virtually for the UN Gener...

Capture the world's first 3200 megapixel digital photo Capture the world's first 3200 megapixel digital photo

Meet the world's largest digital camera , made of 189 CCD sensors, that is capable of producing 3,200-megapixel images, for space exploration purposes. The gaps between the sensors are just five human hairs wide and the rafts can crack if they touch...

NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies

Nasa will pay companies to bring it rocks back from the Moon. After ownership transfer, the collected material will become the sole property of NASA for its use. Nasa in May set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how ...

Quebec reports 163 new COVID-19 cases as regional alert system introduced Quebec reports 163 new COVID-19 cases as regional alert system introduced

The levels carry different measures to be enacted depending on the status of an outbreak, including reducing the number of people in private gatherings, restricting travel between regions and curtailing commercial activities. "So we need these levels...

Province confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases today Province confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases today

There are 55 cases in Toronto, with 28 in York, 22 in Peel and 12 in Ottawa. Another 142 were marked resolved in today's update. There are now around 1,567 confirmed, active cases provincewide. Fourteen are in intensive care and nine are on ventila...

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