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Research 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star
Author: 0 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star

This is because Barnard's star, named after the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, is in the class of M dwarf stars, cooler and less massive than our sun. There are still many mysteries surrounding this newly discovered exoplanet. The fastest spacecraft humans have invented is the Parker Solar Probe, launched this year, that can travel as fast as 430,000 miles per hour.

Research Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again
Author: 0 Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again

The Supreme Court's order, setting a two-hour window for bursting crackers , was observed more in breach than in practice during the Diwali revelry across the country. Dutta, however, corroborated Rudra's statement saying the high air quality index was not exclusively due to bursting of firecrackers, but due to present weather conditions as well.

Research Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's

In addition to chairs were sold dissertation Hawking in 1965, " properties of expanding Universes ". Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to fetch just £15,000.

Research Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader
Author: 0 Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

But she acknowledged that the "unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland "could require specific alignment solutions in some scenarios" on regulations. The Prime Minister relies on the support of the DUP's 10 MPs for her Commons majority, votes which will be crucial as she attempts to get a deal through Parliament.

Research Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling in Montana against Keystone XL is "eerily similar" to the Federal Court of Appeals ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Chris Bloomer, Canadian Energy Pipelines Association president and CEO. In the US, the pipeline would stretch 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, with the rest continuing into Canada. He said the government's analysis did not fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil ...

Research SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars
Author: 0 SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars

Tesla played a song Space Oddity by David Bowie. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk predicted the Roadster would overshoot these estimates , and keep driving on until the asteroid belt. Musk has called "production Hell". Musk said test flights for rockets often include concrete or steel blocks as cargo, but they wanted to spice things up for February's Falcon Heavy launch.

Research Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say
Author: 0 Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say

Their theory - and this is really, really cool - is that it might be a light sail, powered by solar radiation and of an "artificial origin" (i.e. built by aliens). There are less "exotic" explanations for Oumuamua that are still brain-meltingly awesome. Multiple telescopes focused on the object for three nights to determine what it was before it moved out of sight.

Research Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week
Author: 0 Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week

A day after recording the worst air quality of the season, Delhi continued to stay engulfed under a thick blanket of haze on November 6. 44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. On Monday, the index had turned "severe" in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, and "very poor" in nearby Gurugram and Hapur. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) issued the directions, which also included intensifying patrolling in "hot spots" with "no tolerance for ...

Research Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries
Author: 0 Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries

Far right-winger Jair Bolsonaro is politically a polar opposite of President Cyril Ramaphosa. But as Bolsonaro made plans for his government following his big election win , thousands of his opponents flooded one of Sao Paulo's largest avenues, chanting "Not him, not ever!" In one of the most fragmented Congresses in Brazilian history, it will be a leading opposition force.

Research WWF: the wild animals was 60% less
Author: 0 WWF: the wild animals was 60% less

In the years since man first walked on the moon, his footprint back on back on earth has polluted three-quarters of the planet, and caused the wildlife population to plummet by a catastrophic 60 per cent , an global report warns today.

Research Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg
Author: 0 Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

Scientists have documented this sort of thing before, but this latest 'berg, which recently split from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, happens to be a rather extraordinary example. The size was hard to guess, Ms Brunt said, but suggested it was likely more than a mile long. "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square", she told the LiveScience website.

Research Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.
Author: 0 Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

Currently, a weak El Niño is expected to develop during the winter. Don't reach for those hand-warmers just yet - it may be a mild winter in most of the United States this year. - No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures. Drought conditions are forecast to stay put this winter in the Southwest, Southern California, central Great Basin, central Rockies, Northern Plains and portions of the interior Pacific Northwest.

Research Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage
Author: 0 Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage

Although the frequency and severity of drought and heat extremes increase substantially in the range of future climate scenarios, the vulnerability of beer supply to such extremes has never been assessed. This means declining yields will hit beer production extra hard. In the worst case estimate, this could result in a global beer consumption reduction of 16-percent, which works out to 29 billion liters.

Research Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Author: 0 Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

However, an expert told the People's Daily that the artificial moon's light shouldn't be so bright that it would impact them. The reflected sun light can cover an area of 3,600 sq km to 6,400 sq km, and the illumination intensity is expected to be eight times of the moon light, he said .

Research ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch
Author: 0 ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch

USA and Russian space officials said NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were safe after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure early Thursday of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station .

Research Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos

Roughly 200 miles of Florida , Alabama and Georgia in the path of the storm appear apocalyptic in some areas. Power lines were knocked down and heavy rains and fierce winds blanketed the area. Eastern time . The US Energy Information Administration said about 388,000 customers in Florida, 46,000 customers in Georgia, and 45,000 customers in Alabama were in the dark as the storm moved inland.

Research Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm
Author: 0 Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm

The below graphic shows the storm's projected path, which could also dump large amounts of rain throughout the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Michael was expected to make landfall Wednesday in parts of the Panhandle where county jail inmates were enlisted last week to help clean up fish killed by the red tide .

Research Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch
Author: 0 Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Still, Vandenberg Air Force Base had warned residents last week in nearby Lompoc and other Central California cities that they could hear " one or more" sonic booms associated with the landing of the first-stage booster. SAOCOM 1A is operated by Argentina's Space Agency, the National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE). A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018.

Research SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom
Author: 0 SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida on March 30, 2017. SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast. A look at Landing Zone 4, SpaceX's newest rocket landing site, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft will set up shop 385 miles (620 kilometers) above Earth and scrutinize the planet using a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument.

Research The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole
Author: 0 The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between Washington and Moscow threaten a rare area of cooperation. The International Space Station program is tentatively planning a spacewalk for November to examine the hole from the outside. Since the retirement of NASA's space shuttle in 2011, Russia's Soyuz has offered the only ride for people to and from the station.

Research Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system
Author: 0 Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system

The researchers' investigations showed that the HST-recorded transit of Kepler-1625b occurred almost 80 minutes earlier than expected, a pattern suggesting the presence of transit timing variations , or TTVs, which are among the first proposed methods to confirm the presence of exomoons.

Research Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress
Author: 0 Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

For the most powerful lasers of this type, the intensities that can be achieved are astounding - greater even than found in the centre of the sun. There is a Rochester connection to recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics which was announced on Tuesday.

Research Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. Its maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Author: 0 Beluga whale makes waves as it swims up Thames near London

Consultant Ecologist & Ornithologist Dave Andrews managed to film the whale, and shared a video on Twitter this morning. Belugas, also known as white whales, are "one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable" of all whales, according to National Geographic.

Research New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic
Author: 0 New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic

The storm moving west near 5 mph towards the Windward Islands -about 500 miles away - and is expected to remain a tropical depression through Sunday afternoon. This system could get a boost by Monday as the strong upper- level winds that are now keeping it at bay are expected to diminish. In the North-Central Atlantic, Leslie probably is not even subtropical.

Research Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas
Author: 0 Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas

Twenty flood gauges showed some level of flooding in North Carolina, South Carolina , and Virginia, where some major waterways, well above their flood stages, were expected to rise through the weekend before they crest, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Research Yusaku Maezawa booked all seats on SpaceX moon shot. Who is he?
Author: 0 Yusaku Maezawa booked all seats on SpaceX moon shot. Who is he?

Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced Monday. He is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972.

Research Michael Jordan donating $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief
Author: 0 Michael Jordan donating $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief

Ahead of the storm that hit September 14, the VA closed five hospitals and 18 community-based outpatient clinics in the southeast coastal regions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Utility crews from multiple states worked to restore power, and outages were down from a high of more than 900,000 to about 320,000 homes and businesses, almost all in North Carolina.

Research Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing USA coast
Author: 0 Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing USA coast

Florence was downgraded to a Category 2 storm overnight on the five-level Saffir-Simpson wind scale but it is still packing hurricane-force winds of 105 miles (165 kilometres) per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC ) said. As Florence churned slowly towards the coasts of North and SC as a Category 2 hurricane, federal and state officials issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of the "once in a lifetime" storm.

Research Gov. Brown says California will launch satellite
Author: 0 Gov. Brown says California will launch satellite

The announcement from Brown's office did not contain an estimated cost or launch date. Jerry Brown's recent executive order calling for the Golden State to be carbon-neutral by 2045, and experts say the state will have to thread the needle through significant legal, regulatory and practical challenges on the pathway to net-zero carbon emissions.

Research FEMA: Catastrophic flooding expected from Tropical Storm Florence
Author: 0 FEMA: Catastrophic flooding expected from Tropical Storm Florence

SC recorded its first death from the storm, with officials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her auto hit a tree that had fallen across a highway. North Carolina utilities estimated that as many as 2.5 million state residents could be left without power, the state's Department of Public Safety said.

Research NCDOT warns residents about Florence flooding interstates, highways
Author: 0 NCDOT warns residents about Florence flooding interstates, highways

Although Beaufort County was unscathed by Hurricane Florence , the stormed affected thousands across North and SC, leaving more than a dozen dead and bringing flooding and wide-spread power outages. At least 17 people have died in North and SC, as rescuers in pulled residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. In Belville, just south of Leland, some shops had power restored on Sunday.

Research Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence
Author: 0 Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence

Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and SC as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering risky flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to almost a million homes and businesses while causing at least five deaths. Engineers and staff will be remaining on site at the plant to monitor the situation. Since Fukushima, all USA reactors have been upgraded with additional safety equipment, including portable pumps and generators to keep cooling water circulating through the ...

Research Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises
Author: 0 Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

In New Bern, a riverfront city near North Carolina's coast, the storm tore away porch steps, splintered balconies and sent a yacht ploughing into a garage that shattered like kindling. Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of an environmental disaster from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

Research Weaker Florence still an extreme danger as landfall approaches
Author: 0 Weaker Florence still an extreme danger as landfall approaches

Keith Acre of North Carolina's Department of Emergency Management said: "This has been a really large evacuation and sheltering operation, probably the largest we've done, so that has not been an east lift". "It's going to be a lot of wind". "These are folks who made a decision to stay and ride out the storm for whatever reason, despite having a mandatory evacuation ", she said.

Research Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas
Author: 0 Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas

The wind howled, blowing sheets of rain sideways. Ashley Warren and boyfriend Chris Smith managed to paddle away from their home in a boat with their two dogs, and the experience left her shaken. As the recovery from past storms continues in many rural towns, the next storm is about to strike. He said there are about 7,000 U.S. military forces now ready to respond to the storm - along with ships, helicopters and high-wheeled vehicles.

Research This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral
Author: 0 This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

One of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018, Hurricane Florence is now under category 2 with max winds at 105 miles per hour. As Florence nears the east coast, meteorologists are focused on two key factors : ocean temperatures and wind sheer (the difference in speeds at the upper and lower parts of the storm).

Research A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods
Author: 0 A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the United States mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. Hurricane Florence was making landfall in North Carolina early Friday pushing a life-threatening storm surge for miles inland with screaming wind that was destroying buildings in its path.

Research Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas, heavy rain leads to floods
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas, heavy rain leads to floods

Bands of rainfall will begin arriving Friday night. The National Hurricane Centre warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rains could trigger landslides in the western part of his state.

Research More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches
Author: 0 More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday. The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas. Rescue helicopters and trucks that can navigate floodwaters are also standing by. Despite pleas from officials, some residents rejected calls to evacuate.

Research Trump's FEMA Chief Faces Investigation For Personal Use Of Government Vehicles
Author: 0 Trump's FEMA Chief Faces Investigation For Personal Use Of Government Vehicles

Long lives in Hickory, North Carolina, and has reportedly been using government vehicles to commute from his home to Washington , D.C. His use of the cars for that commute is being investigated for misuse of government funds. 11, 2018 in Washington . Jessica Nalepa , FEMA director of external affairs, also responded to the investigation saying FEMA "fully cooperates with all investigations conducted by the DHS OIG".

Research Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC
Author: 0 Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC

Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days, and could degenerate into a tropical wave during that time. In addition to wind impacts, there's going to be a risky storm surge ("wall of water" that arrives) and then persistent rainfall.

Research North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes
Author: 0 North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes

A fallen tree crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington North Carolina after Hurricane Florence made landfall. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water. The rising sea crept toward the two-story home of Tom Copeland, who lives on a spit of land surrounded by water in Swansboro.

Research Wind, flooded roads herald approach of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Author: 0 Wind, flooded roads herald approach of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

A weather channel has painted a confronting picture of the worst case scenario for Hurricane Florence , which is now hitting the east coast of the United States. But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and its likelihood of lingering around the coast for days - will bring life-threatening storm surge and torrential rains.

Research Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears
Author: 0 Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

He has also cancelled campaign events Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm. Rain could reach as much as 10 inches elsewhere in North Carolina, Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Florence's projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in huge lagoons.