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Australian government backs coal despite 'global catastrophe' climate warning Australian government backs coal despite 'global catastrophe' climate warning
- October 10, 2018

The Australian government says it will not phase out the use of coal-fired power, despite a new report saying its elimination is integral to limiting global warming. There would be fewer heat waves, lower levels of sea level rise, less extreme loss of sea ice, of coral reefs and of endangered species, fewer droughts and lower levels of crop loss. (more...)
Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
- October 10, 2018

To stop this happening, the world will need to make "unprecedented" changes in power generation, industry, transport, buildings and potential shifts in lifestyle such as eating less meat, according to the International Panel on Climate Change . (more...)
Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000 Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000
- October 10, 2018

However, she has never examined a rock that has turned out to be an official space rock , until now. The story started in many years ago when the current owner of the meteorite bought a farm in Edmore, Michigan and saw the large rock that was used as the door stop. (more...)
Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image
- October 10, 2018

Forecasters on Wednesday warned people in the southern US state of Florida to be ready for the full impact of "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Michael. "There are warnings for more than 300 miles (480km) of coastline", the National Weather Service tweeted, predicting that Michael would become a "large and risky hurricane". (more...)
Tropical storm Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida Tropical storm Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida
- October 10, 2018

He added, "Today it is about life and safety". Carpenter said conditions could "start deteriorating" in Beaufort County late Tuesday at the earliest, but effects would be more likely Wednesday or Thursday. Even if Michael weakens after landfall, the hurricane center says , part of the system will keep circulating over water along the southeastern coast - a situation that will likely help Michael remain a tropical storm for the following 72 hours. (more...)
CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming
- October 10, 2018

If people don't act now, the report says, we will hit 1.5 C somewhere between 2030 and 2052. The date, which falls within the lifetime of many people alive today, is based on current levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The report makes it clear that climate change is here already - and that what comes next could be even worse, unless urgent global action is taken. (more...)
The Trailer For 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season Two Has Arrived The Trailer For 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season Two Has Arrived
- October 10, 2018

The trailer includes glimpses of new storylines and crewmembers, including Rebecca Romijn as a yet unknown character, a bearded young Spock , played by Ethan Peck , as well as other canon characters from the original Star Trek series. (more...)
Michael expected to have some impact on Carolinas Michael expected to have some impact on Carolinas
- October 10, 2018

Twenty-three years ago, in 1995, another major October hurricane battered the Florida Panhandle: Opal. As Hurricane Opal moved over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it rapidly intensified from a tropical storm into a Category 4 hurricane. (more...)
4 maps predicting Hurricane Michael's path, timing, wind speeds, and rainfall 4 maps predicting Hurricane Michael's path, timing, wind speeds, and rainfall
- October 10, 2018

Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in Alabama as Hurricane Michael takes aim at Gulf coast. The alert came after the tropical storm system strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane , packing maximum sustained winds late Monday of 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) said. (more...)
Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure ars_ab.settitle(1389895)
- October 09, 2018

Right now, only two of the three gyros are working properly: "Upon powering on the third enhanced gyro that had been held in reserve, analysis of spacecraft telemetry indicated that it was not performing at the level required for operations". (more...)
First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky
- October 09, 2018

The descent was heralded in dramatic fashion by loud sonic booms that rumbled across Southern California as the rocket homed in on its landing pad. Not yet officially on the schedule, SpaceX's next Vandenberg launch is expected to be Spaceflight Industries' SSO-A rideshare mission, carrying around 70 individual satellites of varying masses. (more...)
Hurricane Michael strengthens as it heads toward Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Michael strengthens as it heads toward Gulf of Mexico
- October 09, 2018

According to the forecast, parts of the Tampa Bay area and the western Florida Panhandle also could see up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge . The storm was about 145 miles (230 km) northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), forecasters said . (more...)
SpaceX launch and landing in California SpaceX launch and landing in California
- October 08, 2018

Previous rocket landings had taken place on the East Coast. The light as viewed from Four Corners in the Briceland area. Southland residents were treated to a spectacular sight Sunday night as SpaceX launched a satellite into space and landed the rocket back to Earth on Californian soil for the first time in the company's history. (more...)
NASA’s Voyager 2 Is Approaching Interstellar Space NASA’s Voyager 2 Is Approaching Interstellar Space
- October 08, 2018

At the same time the unit of measurement level nizkozatratnyh particles has found a similar increase in cosmic rays with higher energy. Back in 2012, Voyager 1 went through the same stages that Voyager 2 is detecting these months. According to the team behind the Voyager 2, this spacecraft is pretty far away from Earth ad nearly 17.7 billion kilometers or 11 billion miles. Cosmic rays are fast-moving particles that originate outside the solar system. (more...)
MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop
- October 08, 2018

A rock that was used as a doorstop for decades at a farm in Michigan, US has been identified as a meteorite valued about US$100,000 (A$141,000). After testing, she concluded it was a meteorite , consisted of 11.5% nickel and 88.5% iron. (more...)
SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California
- October 08, 2018

The Falcon 9, now on base at California's SpaceX launch pad will take off on Sunday night at 7:21 p.m. PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observing satellite into orbit, and then touch back down in a new landing zone located just a quarter mile away from takeoff, Wired reported . (more...)
Nicondra: Watching the Caribbean For Tropical Development Nicondra: Watching the Caribbean For Tropical Development
- October 07, 2018

A tropical depression or storm is likely to form near the Yucatan Peninsula by Monday. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms from Central America across the Western Caribbean. "If it does, it would be the middle of next week and would impact the north and central coastline of the Gulf of Mexico". However, temperatures will remain well above October averages over the next several days with highs remaining well into the 80s around the piedmont and in the 70s for the mountains. (more...)
First Moon Outside Our Solar System (Exomoon) Discovered By Astronomers First Moon Outside Our Solar System (Exomoon) Discovered By Astronomers
- October 06, 2018

The astronomers stated that the 'exomoon, ' which is a natural satellite that orbits an exoplanet or another non-stellar extrasolar body, is located eight thousands of light-years from Earth. The moon is estimated to be only 1.5 per cent the mass of its companion planet, which itself estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. The celestial object has a diameter of about 49,000 km, more than nine times the size of Jupiter's Ganymede, which is the largest moon in the solar system. (more...)
Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system
- October 06, 2018

Kipping has spent a decade working on the " exomoon hunt". A giant moon like Neptune points to other mechanisms. Earth's companion keeps our planet's tilt stable and affects the tides. In the meantime, they're encouraging other scientists to join in. In flickering light of a distant sun, scientists may have discovered the first moon outside our solar system. (more...)
Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to hurricane 810 km from Bermuda Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to hurricane 810 km from Bermuda
- October 06, 2018

Leslie could become a weak hurricane based on the latest forecast, but it will not threaten land as a tropical system. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida or the USA, but swells generated by Leslie will create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along our east coast for most of the week. (more...)
Tropical Rosa approaches Mexico's Baja California peninsula: NHC Tropical Rosa approaches Mexico's Baja California peninsula: NHC
- October 06, 2018

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said that city had its eighth-wettest day ever with 2.36 inches of rain. Rains continued in parts of Phoenix on Tuesday night, flooding a portion of State Route 51 northbound near Cactus Road and neighborhood streets in an area west of that freeway and north of Glendale Avenue. (more...)
MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite
- October 05, 2018

The man said that he was able to discover the meteorite's origins, noting that he'd spoken with the farmer who'd originally discovered the space rock in the 1930s. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ". Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an iron-nickel meteorite, composed of 8 to 8.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel. (more...)
Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop
- October 05, 2018

A man who used a meteorite as a doorstop for 30 years got a huge surprise when he discovered it was potentially worth $100, ooo (around P5.4 million). "I wonder how much mine is worth'". Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word came back it definitively is a meteorite, the 6th largest ever found in MI. (more...)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for pioneering work in evolutionary science Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for pioneering work in evolutionary science
- October 05, 2018

But, this year, for the first time in more than half a century a woman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (yes, you read that right). " Chemistry is filled with brilliant women, so I think we'll see a steady stream of Nobel prizes awarded to women", says Arnold. (more...)
Space expedition returns from the ISS to Earth (event completed) Space expedition returns from the ISS to Earth (event completed)
- October 05, 2018

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold , along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev , touched down in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 5:44 p.m. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will attend next week's Soyuz launch and plans to meet with Rogozin to discuss the highly sensitive matter. Members of the worldwide crew of a manned transportation spacecraft Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold have become the members of the 56 expedition. (more...)
Martin unveils lunar lander concept vehicle Martin unveils lunar lander concept vehicle
- October 05, 2018

NASA and Lockheed would work together on the project, with the lander proposed to launch from the planned space station Deep Space Gateway. "NASA asked industry for innovative and new approaches to advance America's goal of returning humans to the Moon , and establishing a sustainable, enduring presence there", said Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin Space . (more...)
Canadian energy sector sees LNG project as first of many Canadian energy sector sees LNG project as first of many
- October 05, 2018

Stakeholders Royal Dutch Shell , Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd, PetroChina Co Ltd, Korea Gas Corp and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp have given final investment decisions, LNG Canada said on its website. The announcement was immediately cheered by the energy industry and decried by the B.C. Green Party, which is part of the coalition supporting the NDP government. (more...)
Scrawny Dwarf Planet, Named Goblin, Found Well Beyond Pluto Scrawny Dwarf Planet, Named Goblin, Found Well Beyond Pluto
- October 05, 2018

SHEPPARD: There's only one thing we know immediately when we find an object, and we know its distance from the sun. Then it heads off to the outermost fringes of the solar system, to nearly 60 times further out than Pluto , taking an astounding 40,000 years to loop once around the sun. (more...)
The Goblin, a dwarf planet, found far beyond Pluto
- October 04, 2018

It takes this planetoid 40,000 years to loop around the Sun once and it's one of the most inhospitable places ever discovered by humans. When Pluto was discovered here in Arizona back in 1930, there was much excitement that this object was thought to be at the farthest edge of the solar system. (more...)
Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- October 04, 2018

Smith, 77, developed a method to evolve new proteins and Winter used the method to evolve antibodies, which are disease-fighting proteins in the blood. " Virtually all of them build on what went on before", he said . George P. Smith was born in 1941 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and he's now at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, in the United States. (more...)