Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Earth to face disastrous increase of air temperature, - WMO Earth to face disastrous increase of air temperature, - WMO

The world's seven-warmest years have all occurred since 2014, with 10 of the warmest years occurring since 2005. "With these trends, and as the human impact on the climate increases, we have to expect that records will continue to be broken".

Russian-U.S. crew launches on fast track to the space station

Kate Rubins of NASA , together with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos, lifted off on Russia's Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday (Oct. NASA has purchased additional crew seats from R...

Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record -WMO Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record -WMO

The warmest ever years recorded are 2016, 2019 and 2020, the WMO stated. The UN climate agency says world temperatures in 2020 were on a par with those in 2016, which marked record highs. It must be the top priority for everyone, everywhere". La ...

French wine bottles, grapevines return to Earth after a year in space French wine bottles, grapevines return to Earth after a year in space

So, they carefully packaged each bottle in a steel cylinder - to prevent breakage - and launched them into space where they remained corked and sealed aboard the space station's orbiting lab. How space affected the wine's sedimentation and bubbles is...

'Tiger King' Subject Bhagavan 'Doc' Antle Indicted for Wildlife Trafficking Charges

The charges are the result of a months-long investigation into the pair, and it is alleged, amongst other things, that they trafficked lion cubs between Virginia and SC. Doc Antle's daughters, Tawny Antle and Tilakum Watterson , have also been ch...

NFL Divisional Playoff weekend/Urban Meyer to take reigns in Jacksonville NFL Divisional Playoff weekend/Urban Meyer to take reigns in Jacksonville

Meyer's health scares while he was the head coach at Florida and Ohio State - which were exacerbated by the stresses of running major programs and the enormous pressure he put on himself to win - forced him to step away from the game. He also resigne...

Mechanisms Underlying SARS-CoV-2 Neuroinvasion Discovered Mechanisms Underlying SARS-CoV-2 Neuroinvasion Discovered

For the study, published on Wednesday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), the team analysed the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to invade human brain organoids (miniature 3D organs grown in the lab from human stem cells). The scientists said tha...

Researchers discover new variant of COVID-19 virus in patient in Columbus Researchers discover new variant of COVID-19 virus in patient in Columbus

Researchers in Ohio said that they've discovered two new variants of the coronavirus that likely originated in the USA - one of which quickly became the dominant strain in Columbus, Ohio, over a three-week period in late December and early Januar...

This typical massive star-forming galaxy is about to die This typical massive star-forming galaxy is about to die

The team found that a huge amount of star-forming gas was ejected into the intergalactic medium by the coming together of two galaxies. At this point, the universe is estimated to be 14 billion years old. Since the galaxy is 9 billion light-years di...

DNA Reveals Lineage Of Ancient Dire Wolves DNA Reveals Lineage Of Ancient Dire Wolves

We originally expected our genetic data to confirm what was already known based on looking at the size and shape of their bones: the dire wolf was just a large grey wolf or a very close relative. Human hunting of dire wolf prey may have also played a...

Murray's Aussie Open in doubt after he catches Covid-19 Murray's Aussie Open in doubt after he catches Covid-19

The world number 16 said she returned a positive result before she was due to travel to Australia and is now self-isolating at her home. The 33-year-old Murray, who is self-isolating and in good health, was awarded a wildcard to play in the main dr...

Veteran American becomes second top 30 player to skip Australian Open Veteran American becomes second top 30 player to skip Australian Open

Over 1,000 players and coaches have started arriving for this year's event, which has already been delayed by three weeks. American Tennys Sandgren got special permission to board a chartered flight from Los Angeles bound for the Australian Op...

World Health Organization team arrives in Wuhan to probe virus origins World Health Organization team arrives in Wuhan to probe virus origins

Earlier this month the World Health Organization said its investigators were denied entry into China after one member of the team was turned back and another got stuck in transit. NHC officials said that finding the origins of the virus is a scient...

NASA detects water on the sunny side of the Moon NASA detects water on the sunny side of the Moon

Finding where water is on the Moon has major implications for attempts to settle it or build a launching point for other missions into the solar system . These will help answer questions about whether the water detected by the first study is tra...

International Space Station Bids Goodbye To 12 Bottles of French Wine International Space Station Bids Goodbye To 12 Bottles of French Wine

The cargo with the "drink of the gods" and vine canes are part of an agricultural research program called Mission WISE (Vitis Vinum in Spatium Experimentia), administered by the European start-up Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU), based in Luxembourg, wh...

Over 50 countries commit to biodiversity goal Over 50 countries commit to biodiversity goal

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L), accompanied by French singer Christophe Mae (1st L), speaks during the One Planet Summit , part of World Nature Day, at the Reception Room of the Elysee Palace, in Paris, January 11, 2021. "We must accelerat...

USA carbon emissions fell 10% in 2020 USA carbon emissions fell 10% in 2020

Buildings across the U.S., which produce carbon dioxide when they burn oil or natural gas for heat, saw emissions fall 6.2% thanks to the state's lockdowns and the warmer weather. While many trees that went up in flames will eventually grow back, abs...

SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth

Space Cargo Unlimited , a Luxembourg startup behind the experiments, wanted the wine to age for a year in space. The carefully packed wine - each bottle nestled inside a steel cylinder to prevent breakage - remained corked aboard the orbiting lab -...

North Ayrshire politician backs latest Covid-19 vaccine North Ayrshire politician backs latest Covid-19 vaccine

Mr Biden received the first dose of the vaccine at the end of December, and did so on live television, stating he was doing so in order to prove to Americans that it is safe. A Tory MSP has hailed the latest vaccine which will be used to fight Covid-...

Manatee in Florida had ‘Trump’ scraped on back Manatee in Florida had ‘Trump’ scraped on back

Senior federal wildlife officer Craig Cavanna-who is leading the investigation for FWS-told the Citrus County Chronicle that the agency was "following leads", but could not comment on the ongoing investigation. Manatee are also protected by the Fl...

SPACE: Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter form SPACE: Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter form "triple conjunction" this weekend

Gazers should seek out the rare, planetary alignment no later than 45 minutes after sunset, according to EarthSky . The planetary trifecta will be visible at dusk starting tonight through Monday, with NASA saying, "the planet Mercury will appear...

Brilliant Hubble photos show colliding galaxies Brilliant Hubble photos show colliding galaxies

It was catalogued by the Danish-Irish astronomer John Louis Emil Dreyer in his famous 'New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, ' published in 1888. Usually, the Milky Way shapes star clusters with masses that are 10 thousand times our...

Data shows that 2020 was the warmest year on record Data shows that 2020 was the warmest year on record

Parts of the Arctic and northern Siberia saw some temperatures some 3 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal. Matthias Petschke, Director for Space, European Commission's Directorate-General for Defence industry and Space said of the findings, "The ...

Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record

The largest temperature differences were seen in the Arctic and Northern Siberia . The impacts of the record heat have been felt both around the globe and in the United States. Twenty-sixteen was made warmer by a strong El Niño event while 20...

After Slowing For Decades, The Earth Is Now Spinning Faster Than Before After Slowing For Decades, The Earth Is Now Spinning Faster Than Before

This is driven by changes in atmospheric pressure , winds, ocean currents and the movement of Earth's core. UTC is in turn based on International Atomic Time , which is tracked using 400 super-sensitive atomic clocks , housed in 90 laboratories ar...

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