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Photo Credit: Kim Schaffer – Bahamas The ocean is in a dire crisis that puts the entirety of humanity at risk. The gravity of its issues range from climate change to plastics pollution to overfishing, all of which are overwhelming issues to tackle individually, and seemingly insurmountable when looked at together. Scientists have noted that
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According to researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, colorful sunrises and sunsets observed and photographed in North America and Europe in July-August 2019, were caused by volcanic fallout from the Russian volcano Raikoke. Raikoke is located on the Kuril Island chain of the Kamchatka Peninsula, part of the subduction zone where the Pacific plate
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week’s release of the actor’s new film, the space thriller “Ad Astra.” Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life
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Kombucha is fermented sugary tea by a Symbiotic Community of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY). Getty When you take a refreshing and effervescent sip of kombucha, you’re actually ingesting the result of a complex model ecosystem of microbes, including both bacteria and fungi. Model ecosystems help scientists and society reveal the mechanisms and interactions behind the
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The obstacles on the lunar surface may have been stopping the lander from receiving the signals, Chandrayaan-1 Director Mylswamy Annadurai said on Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with the Vikram Lander, one of three components of the Chandrayaan-2, minutes before its touchdown on the lunar surface in the early hours on
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The Wedderburn meteorite was discovered already in 1951 near the town of Wedderburn in the state of Victoria, Australia. Hosted since then in the mineralogical collection of the Geological Survey Museum, samples were sent to researchers worldwide to discover more about the origin of this extraterrestrial
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The team was gathered in a conference room last week, about 35 in all, ready to celebrate India’s triumph: the country’s first lunar landing. Like many watching the livestream broadcast from the control center in Bengaluru half a world away, John Thornton, the chief executive of Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh company that is developing a moon
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A centralized power source can create issues when it unexpectedly goes offline. When a glitch led the Montclair State University’s (MSU) state-of-the-art microgrid to realize that an outage had occurred, it kicked in and isolated the University from the main grid , fired up its generators and seamlessly powered the entire campus for nine hours. MSU became an
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has learned that some acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including Zantac, contain low levels of a cancer-causing impurity. (Photo Illustration by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images This announcement could give you some heartburn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning
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It’s mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks. “He won’t fly there any more. There’s nothing more for him to do there, he’s completed his mission,” Yevgeny Dudorov, executive director of robot developers Androidnaya
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday. An artist’s impression released by NASA on September 11, 2019 shows the planet K2-18b,
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NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally. The goal of worldwide malaria eradication within a generation, by 2050, is “bold but attainable”, a report released this week in The
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Last Wednesday night, as I watched the climate discussions with each of the Democratic Party candidates on CNN’s Presidential Climate Town Hall, I kept asking, “Why is only Andrew Wang talking about solar geoengineering?” True, he is the most tech-savvy of the candidates, but all of them need to understand the various scientific solutions we
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With Redaptive’s model, companies can save millions in wasted power while paying nothing upfront. sergiymolchenko, adobe photo stock Before we even consider turning to renewable energy, people should be making energy efficiency a priority, according to John Rhow. As Co-CEO of the company Redaptive, Rhow has set his sights on a new era that streamlines
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Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish link with Chandrayaan-2”s ”Vikram” lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing. Vikram, with rover ”Pragyan” housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Do you know what ingredients are in the pet food you are feeding your animals? What about what is in your favorite beauty care products? Chances are one of the ingredients could be a threatened shark species. Does your pet food or cosmetic products have blue
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The Chandrayaan-2 mission will “absolutely have no impact” on the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) ambitious manned mission Gaganyaan, scheduled to be launched in 2022, according to an ISRO official. P G Diwakar, who was earlier scientific secretary at the space agency and is now the Director of Earth Observations Applications and Disaster Management Programme
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We witnessed a human tragedy this past week as Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas and caused damage to the coastal Carolinas. The well-being of human beings and their recovery should be the dominant headline, but it is actually a press release issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Washington Post’s
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin This photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. India ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: India’s first attempt at landing a spacecraft on
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BENGALURU (Reuters) – India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole. FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization
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