• Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing worldwide
Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing worldwide

Adding last year's storms would have made the slowdown a bit more prominent, he said. Worldwide cyclones have become sluggish, slowing down 10 per cent over the past 70 years. Kossin said the findings were of great importance to society. The fact that their results show quite similar trends should be a wake-up call. "The storms will stay in your ...

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  • Mars Curiosity Rover Findings to Be Revealed Thursday
Mars Curiosity Rover Findings to Be Revealed Thursday

NASA will hold a press conference Thursday, June 7, 2018, to announce a new discovery on Mars from the Curiosity rover . According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achievements in terms of colonization of Mars.

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  • These Are The Oldest Animal Footprints Ever Discovered on Our Planet
These Are The Oldest Animal Footprints Ever Discovered on Our Planet

Created before the Cambrian Explosion-a sudden burst in animal diversity that took place about 541 million years ago-scientists think these are the oldest trackways ever discovered on Earth. "Animals use their appendages to move around, to build their homes, to fight, to feed, and sometimes to help mate", one of the researchers, geobiologist Shuha...

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  • Watch live as NASA launches new crew to International Space Station
Watch live as NASA launches new crew to International Space Station

That team is comprised of Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev. NPR's Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi and Emily Sullivan reported in March that private companies Boeing and Space X have been involved in helping with space expeditions for the past two decades.

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  • Bay Area Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park
Bay Area Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park

Authorities in Yellowstone are reporting a visitor was injured yesterday by a bison at Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin. Some of the visitors got even closer, agitating the bison and provoking it to cross the boardwalk and charge into Hancock.

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  • 'Building blocks of life' found on Mars
'Building blocks of life' found on Mars

But the SAM results were hard to interpret - there were a lot of extraneous signals that didn't make any sense. "We have just satisfied a mission objective for Curiosity ", says Jennifer Eigenbrode , study lead author and a member of the Mars Science Laboratory mission team.

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  • UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows
UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

The campaign, which will continue until June 8, is titled Beat Plastic Pollution and is part of the world on Environment Day events. The 2018 celebration, was themed: "Beat Plastic Pollution , Reduce, Re-use, Recycle". "An average 13 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the water system around the world annually, resulting in pollution fr...

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  • Trio of astronauts blast off for International Space Station
Trio of astronauts blast off for International Space Station

Bridenstine did not reveal which companies he was speaking to because he said that those companies could find it "hard to close the business case". "Any assumption that ending direct federal funding frees up $3 to $4 billion beginning in 2025.is wishful thinking", Martin told congress.

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  • NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover
NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover

There was also mention of some "mysterious" methane fluctuations in Mars' atmosphere, but I'm more concerned with the ancient organic stuff, which, it should be noted, does not mean ancient living stuff. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has on...

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  • Frenchman embarks on six-month swim across Pacific Ocean
Frenchman embarks on six-month swim across Pacific Ocean

That's the term scientists use to describe billions of pieces of microplastic in the sea. Ben Lecomte is to swim from Japan to California. Past of Lecomte's journey will take him through a 1,600-kilometres floating pile of garbage that is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch .

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  • Tiny asteroid hits Earth, lights up sky in southern Africa
Tiny asteroid hits Earth, lights up sky in southern Africa

Kowalski said NASA tasks his laboratory to look for objects that are about the size of two football fields or larger that would trigger a planetary defense warning. Initial estimates had the impact zone stretching from southern Africa across the Indian Ocean into New Guinea, with tracking systems then narrowing it down to southern Africa.

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  • As Moon goes far away, days on Earth increase
As Moon goes far away, days on Earth increase

To cite an analogy, the Earth reacts like a spinning figure skater who slows down as she stretches her arms out; the rotation slows. Earth's rotation and revolution both are actively influenced by Milankovitch cycles (variations in eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession of the Earth's orbit).

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  • 'Planet Nine' may not be needed to explain unusual orbits
'Planet Nine' may not be needed to explain unusual orbits

Sedna circles the sun at a distance of almost 8 billion miles and doesn't even come near solar system's giant planets. Instead of being tugged on by a giant invisible planet, those Solar System objects could have jostled each other like bumper cars, which has knocked some of them into new orbits - so say researchers from the University of Color...

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  • A Tiny Asteroid Just Hit Earth, Sparking Fireball Over South Africa
A Tiny Asteroid Just Hit Earth, Sparking Fireball Over South Africa

The International Astronomical Union confirmed the rock entered the Earth's atmosphere on June 2 and was named Asteroid 2018 LA and was estimated at between 10 to 16 feet wide. He said: "The advantage I had was I saw it in colour and it was not like on the cameras". "The discovery of asteroid 2018 LA is only the third time that an asteroid ...

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  • PR Newswire - NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station
PR Newswire - NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station

After landing, Shkaplerov ate from a bowl of grapes and said he was feeling well and happy to be back on Earth. Both Kanai and Tingle are now bound for Houston via the Kazakh city of Karaganda where they will undergo further medical tests to complete their mission.

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  • No one could save whale that swallowed 17 pounds of plastic bags
No one could save whale that swallowed 17 pounds of plastic bags

It was a race against time to save the male pilot whale, slowly dying after it was discovered Monday in Thailand near the Malaysian border. It is thought that the whale had probably mistaken the bags for food and eaten them. The country is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags. More than 5 trillion pieces of trash - and count...

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  • SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday
SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday

The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX won't land the booster again, as the company is trying to phase out the Block 4 rockets for the new Block 5 configuration. The launch of SES-10 in March 2017 was a big milestone for SpaceX, which has been working toward reusable rockets for 15 years before successfully launc...

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  • Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash
Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash

Over dozens of pages, the memo makes the case for action, arguing that the decommissioning of power plants must be managed for national security reasons and that federal intervention is necessary before the US reaches a tipping point in the loss of essential, secure electric generation resources.

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  • Department of Energy recommends bail out of failing coal plants
Department of Energy recommends bail out of failing coal plants

Some analysts have asserted that there is an environmental case for keeping the nation's ailing nuclear plants open , since, if they closed, their carbon-free electricity would most likely be replaced by natural gas and emissions would rise.

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  • On Pluto discovered
On Pluto discovered "dune" of methane sand

Scientists say it's most likely the dune grains are methane ice from nearby mountains, blown around by winds that are estimated at 12 to 18 miles per hour. This observation has taken the researchers by surprise as they had never imagined that the planet, having an atmosphere, which is near about a hundred thousand times thinner as compared to the...

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