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Researchers Promote Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day

Researchers Promote Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day The children's charity is calling on the Government to prioritise and fund measures which target the most polluted areas and protect children from toxic air in the places where they live, learn and play. "Under the government's air quality plans, unsafe levels of air pollution in around 71 percent of United Kingdom towns and cities is likely to be the case for another 12 years", the report said. [Full Article...]

Research: T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue

Research: T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the Chinese Academy of Sciences made the discovery by comparing the hyoid bones - the bones that support and ground the tongue - of modern birds and crocodiles with those of their extinct dinosaur relatives. [Full Article...]

Recently Discovered Ancient Sea Animal Fossil Named After President Barack Obama

Recently Discovered Ancient Sea Animal Fossil Named After President Barack Obama It was given the name Attenborites Janeae , where Janeae is a nod to Jane Fargher, a co-owner of the property where the fossils were discovered . Scientists still don't know exactly where these creatures fit into the overall tree of life, or if they evolved into more complex animals over millions of years. [Full Article...]

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South The plant is a member of the carrot family and can grow to more than 14 feet tall, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . The risky Giant Hogweed recently identified in Virginia was "planted intentionally", according to the Virginia Tech researchers who helped identify the plant. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars The distance between Earth and Mars varies widely every year based on the distance between the other adjacent planets. Mars' opposition will mark the planet's brightest and closest night time appearance since 2003 when Mars was at its closest point in some 60,000 years. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump orders Pentagon to create USA 'space force'

Donald Trump orders Pentagon to create USA 'space force' Entered into force at the end of 1967, this text prohibits the deployment of weapons of mass destruction in outer space and stipulates that the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies must serve only peaceful purposes. " Space is a war fighting domain, so it is vital that our military maintains its dominance and competitive advantage in that domain ", one unnamed U.S. [Full Article...]

Over 300000 U.S. coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

Over 300000 U.S. coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045 By the end of this century, the number of at-risk properties is projected to grow to almost 2.5 million, collectively valued at more than $1 trillion. Florida's municipalities could take a large hit to their property tax revenues by 2045, and the state will be the greatest hit of all coastal states in the lower 48 by the end of the century, according to the report . [Full Article...]

Disclosed the mystery of the "intermittent day" on Venus

Disclosed the mystery of the It might not sound like much, considering how one day in Venus is equivalent to a whopping 243 Earth days . Venus is often called Earth's sister planet because of the similarities between the two. The author of the study, Thomas Navarro at the University of California, said in a statement, "Overall, a net force is exerted on the mountain, and the whole solid body follows". [Full Article...]

Puan, the world's oldest Sumatran Orang-utan, passes away at Perth Zoo

Puan, the world's oldest Sumatran Orang-utan, passes away at Perth Zoo The female orangutan was euthanized due to what veterinarians said were age-related complications affecting her quality of life, Perth Zoo said in a statement Tuesday. "But to me, she'll always remain a big part of my life". A great grandson named Nyaru was the latest of her descendants to be released into the wild. [Full Article...]

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'space force'

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'space force' Mr Trump also signed a directive on the management of traffic and debris in space . President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the U.S. commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed USA dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race. [Full Article...]

Ford lays out first government priority: 'end cap-and-trade era'

Ford lays out first government priority: 'end cap-and-trade era' His pledge to end the cap-and-trade program, created to cap and lower carbon emissions over time, drew an immediate rebuke from Greenpeace. Specifically it says Ontario is expected to give California and Quebec 12 months notice if it wants to bail on the shared carbon market - and it can only leave at the end of a compliance period. [Full Article...]

Spiders Can Fly and Experts Now Know How

Spiders Can Fly and Experts Now Know How They're also smart enough to determine the condition of the wind that can be favorable for this activity. The team observed that the spiders produce fibers for ballooning that are about 2 to 4 meters (6.5 to 13 feet) long, then create triangular sheets from them. [Full Article...]

Rainforest frogs preserved in Amber surface after 100 mln yrs

Rainforest frogs preserved in Amber surface after 100 mln yrs The oldest-known specimens of frogs preserved in amber have been found in Myanmar, offering scientists a rare glimpse into the evolution of the creatures, ScienceNews is reporting. The oldest true frog fossil ever found is about 190 million years old , and most of the fossil record tends to consist of larger species, from dry environments. [Full Article...]

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before Until 2012, this process was offset by the increase in the volume of ice in East Antarctica , over the last five years and in this part of the continent also began the rapid melting of (28 ± 30 billion tons per year). The maps of the sea floor can now be fed into a computer model to work to produce more accurate simulations for future change and the glacier's contribution to sea-level rise. [Full Article...]

NASA lost the Mars Rover

NASA lost the Mars Rover Opportunity landed on Mars on 24th January 2005, nearly five n half months after its launching on 7th July 2003."Oppy" is the name taken by its fans. Opportunity is expected to remain asleep until there is enough power to charge the battery above a certain threshold, at which point it would autonomously wake up, said Mr Callas. [Full Article...]

Supermassive black hole eats up and destroys hapless star passing by

On January 30, the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands captured a burst of infrared emission from the heart of one of the Arp 299 galaxies. TDEs are important to astronomy since they provide unique insight into the formation and evolution of jets in the vicinity of massive objects. Theorists suggest that material pulled from the star forms a rotating disk around the black hole,... [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers Pruitt is serving @RealDonaldTrump's best interests", Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "An easy fix to uncertainty with trade would be to grant us the E15 waiver that we're looking for". Republican Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said Wednesday that he wants to talk to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt about his management of the agency. Pruitt's wife left the job earlie... [Full Article...]

Three baby planets spotted forming around infant star

Three baby planets spotted forming around infant star Astronomers studied the distribution disk of gaseous carbon monoxide (CO). In the past, thanks to ALMA , the astronomers were able to detect large gaps within planet-forming disks, which they believed were the result of the creation of new planets. [Full Article...]

Woman Preemptively Sues NASA to Keep Her Treasure

Woman Preemptively Sues NASA to Keep Her Treasure What the woman claims comes in contradiction with NASA's rules according to which no private citizen is able to own lunar material. It is not clear why she is bringing the lawsuit now, five years after she told the Kansas City Star that she found it in a wooden chest. [Full Article...]

Antarctic ice loss has tripled

Antarctic ice loss has tripled In these five years, Antarctica lost near about two hundred nineteen billion tons of its ice sheet each year. Between 1992 and 2017 we have observed a threefold increase in the rate of ice loss from West Antarctica , from 53 to 159 billion tonnes a year. [Full Article...]


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