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Governments not ready for Poland climate change talks: Fiji PM Bainimarama Governments not ready for Poland climate change talks: Fiji PM Bainimarama
- September 04, 2018

Delegates at the Bangkok meeting have been urged to accelerate the negotiations given the "modest" progress made so far. Record heatwaves, wildfires and devastating floods across the world this summer will put pressure on nearly 200 governments to reach a deal in Poland, said Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary, UN Climate Change. (more...)
Brexit: Boris Johnson saying what lot of MPs think, David Jones says Brexit: Boris Johnson saying what lot of MPs think, David Jones says
- September 04, 2018

Brexit secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned in July over the Chequers agreement, but May said there has still been "real progress" in Brexit negotiations since the deal. However, the impasse over the Irish border question remains unresolved, and internal opposition within the governing Conservative party to Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for future EU-UK relations could also derail the talks. (more...)
Full 'Strawberry Mini-Moon,' Saturn visible tonight
- September 04, 2018

There's a very straightforward explanation: The Strawberry Moon is a bit smaller than the other full moons, due its changing position in relation to the Earth. Overall, it should be a good night for a Strawberry Moon watch party! With this in mind, the Algonquin Native American tribes lent this month's full moon its nickname as a reminder to pick the quintessential summer fruit come June. (more...)
Tropical Storm Florence edges closer Tropical Storm Florence edges closer
- September 03, 2018

Sea-surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are warm enough to support a tropical cyclone but may not be high enough for a storm to quickly strengthen. Areas on the Space Coast could see one to two inches of rain . Tropical Storm warnings are also in effect for the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. (more...)
With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up
- September 03, 2018

In an August 30 statement, NASA said it would begin a 45-day campaign of active efforts to restore communications with Opportunity once skies above the rover cleared to a sufficient level. A violent dirt storm has been tormenting the Red Planet since gradual Could. At the end of that 45-day window while tau has still remained low, if we have not heard from the vehicle, we will stop our active listening (commanding) mode for Opportunity . (more...)
Nearly every ecosystem on the planet will suffer from climate change
- September 03, 2018

Researchers calculated that if little is done to contain current emissions, "the probability of large-scale vegetation change is greater than 60 percent". Jonathan Overpeck, a co-author of the study and dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of MI, said the changes from global warming would impact biodiversity and "derail vital services that nature provides to humanity, such as water security, carbon storage and recreation". (more...)
It looks like the Northern lights on Saturn It looks like the Northern lights on Saturn
- September 03, 2018

Scientists explain that over the surface of a gas giant is the accumulation of hydrogen and Aurora there looks a bit different than on Earth, so it can be seen only in ultraviolet light. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have auroras, according to the American Geophysical Union . The images show a rich variety of emissions with highly variable localised features. (more...)
Robot to help reef Robot to help reef
- September 03, 2018

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) said the robot, named the RangerBot and created with a concede from Google, would fill in as a "robo reef defender" for the huge World Heritage site off Australia's northeastern drift. (more...)
Was the president firing back at Meghan McCain with his tweet? Was the president firing back at Meghan McCain with his tweet?
- September 03, 2018

Although Obama and Bush had long ago set aside their differences with McCain, Trump and McCain had a tense and often hostile relationship. "There's a lesson to be learned this week about John McCain ", said Graham, R-S.C. "By the nature of his life, she is called on to make a very public, global statement", Lieberman said on CNN's "State of the Union". He died August 25 at age 81. (more...)
'I am angry': Premier Notley reacts to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion decision 'I am angry': Premier Notley reacts to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion decision
- September 03, 2018

The National Energy Board has ordered construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline to stop, a day after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project and nullified the NEB certificate. Protesters hold a banner as a transport truck attempting to deliver heavy equipment to Kinder Morgan sits idle as others block a gate at the company's property in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, March 19, 2018. (more...)
Prehistoric changes in vegetation help predict future of Earth’s ecosystems
- September 02, 2018

One of the ANU researchers, Simon Haberle, said the team used the results from past changes to vegetation at 594 sites including every continent except Antarctica to assess the risk of future changes to ecosystems globally. "A lot of the carbon now locked up by vegetation around the planet could be released to the atmosphere, further amplifying the magnitude of the climate change", Overpeck said. (more...)
Monstrous Galaxy forming stars a thousand times faster than Milky Way Monstrous Galaxy forming stars a thousand times faster than Milky Way
- September 02, 2018

Astronomers have obtained the most detailed anatomy chart of a monster galaxy located 12.4 billion light-years away, using Chile's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array ( ALMA ). Things accomplish now not work that attain in AzTEC-1.As an various of getting one galactic core, AzTEC-1 has three of them, alongside with two dense clouds of gas lurking around its periphery. (more...)
Young great white sharks are drawn to Cape Cod beaches Young great white sharks are drawn to Cape Cod beaches
- September 02, 2018

The man, however, managed to defeat the predator with his bare hands. According to The Independent, Lytton was swimming in Cape Pod in waters just 8 to 10 feet deep when he felt an intense pain in his leg. Bill Lytton was vacationing with his family on Cape Cod about two weeks ago when a shark bit into his leg and almost killed him. Six surgeries and nearly 12 pints of blood later, Lytton is on his way to recovery. (more...)
Air pollution may be making us stupider Air pollution may be making us stupider
- September 02, 2018

The study was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Furthermore, the study also says that older aging residents and less educated men are at more risk of the mental effects related to excess air pollution such as Alzheimer's and dementia. (more...)
Global warming will contribute to the emergence of the army of pests Global warming will contribute to the emergence of the army of pests
- September 02, 2018

The study published on Thursday in the journal Science described how insect pests that attack three staple crops, rice, corn and wheat, would respond under a variety of climate scenarios. Co-lead author Professor Joshua Tewksbury , of University of Colorado Boulder, said: "In some temperate countries, insect pest damage to crops is projected to rise sharply as temperatures continue to climb, putting serious pressure on grain producers". (more...)
Google's AI to predict earthquake aftershocks Google's AI to predict earthquake aftershocks
- September 02, 2018

The algorithm was able to identify useful patterns, DeVries said. After the procedure, they then tested how well the programme successfully predicted the aftershock locations of the remaining 25 percent of cases that hadn't been fed. "I think we've really just scratched the surface of what could be done with aftershock forecasting. and that's really exciting". According to Meade, eventually, the objective of the research is to underscore the potential for deep learning algorithms to ... (more...)
Turtles found dead on Mexico beach Turtles found dead on Mexico beach
- September 02, 2018

Olive Ridley turtles got their name thanks to the olive green hue of their shells, according to the WWF. A team of officials and volunteer rescuers entered the waters in an attempt to retrieve the net using a system of support cables to drag the dead turtles to shore without dropping any into the water. (more...)
Leak repaired on International Space Station Leak repaired on International Space Station
- September 02, 2018

Eventually, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst found the hole, a teeny little rupture in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 module. A leak was detected aboard the International Space Station Wednesday night, but NASA said it was "minute" and posed no threat to the astronauts now aboard the station. (more...)
The staff were not in danger: the ISS has leaked air The staff were not in danger: the ISS has leaked air
- September 02, 2018

In accordance with him, a unprecedented state of affairs occurred on the night time of August 30. The fracture, possibly caused by a micro meteoroid, does not threaten the safety of the crew and it will be patched from inside without astronauts going into outer space, Rogozin said. (more...)
"God particle" scientists have discovered a new phenomenon
- September 02, 2018

However, despite the truth that the In fashion Mannequin predicts what occurs to the Higgs boson when it dies, till now, researchers hadn't observed the particle decay into b quarks, Beacham said . Quarks come in six flavors-up, down, top, bottom, charm, and strange-and are the building blocks for the protons and neutrons in atoms, among other larger particles. (more...)
Climate change caused Neanderthal extinction Climate change caused Neanderthal extinction
- September 02, 2018

Vasile Ersek . This prompted scholars to assert that the pressure our species exerted on our close Homo cousins eventually brought about their demise. Though Neanderthals had learned to control and manipulate fire, just like modern humans, Neanderthals did not incorporate fish and plants into their diet, giving them fewer food sources. (more...)
Leak detected on International Space Station Leak detected on International Space Station
- September 02, 2018

Wednesday. Because the crew nor space station were in immediate danger, flight controllers decided not to wake the six space station crew members. According to a new update from NASA , a series of "extensive checks" by the crew eventually resulted in the issue being found on the orbital outpost on the Russian side. (more...)
French fishermen assault British boats over scallops French fishermen assault British boats over scallops
- September 02, 2018

About 40 French boats tried to prevent the work of five British fishing vessels. French fishermen are incensed that British scallop boats are accessing the fertile waters off the mouth of the river Seine - with French boats only allowed to fish there between October to May to protect stocks. (more...)
NASA Spacecraft New Horizons Beams Back First Image Of FlybyTarget Ultima Thule NASA Spacecraft New Horizons Beams Back First Image Of FlybyTarget Ultima Thule
- September 02, 2018

Researchers had not expected the New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager ( LORRI ) to have the capacity to see the dim little object 100 million miles away, against a thick cluster of stars. This first detection is important, NASA said, because the observations New Horizons makes of Ultima over the next four months will help the mission team refine the spacecraft's course toward a closest approach to Ultima, at 12:33 a.m. (more...)
Now a Category 4 hurricane, Norman marches toward Central Pacific Now a Category 4 hurricane, Norman marches toward Central Pacific
- September 02, 2018

Hurricane Norman's forecast track as of 11 a.m. today. It was traveling west at 8 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. The eye of the Category 1 storm was located about 1,025 east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, in the NHC's 5 p.m. HST update. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, with peak activity from July through September. (more...)