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The oldest baby snake found in fossil amber

The oldest baby snake found in fossil amber Scientists have discovered the first-ever fossilised snake embryo, preserved in a pebble-sized chunk of amber from 105 million years ago. The little hatchling measured less than two inches long, which matches up with some species of snake that we see today, but the fossil isn't totally complete. [Full Article...]

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter They realized they could observe Jupiter at the same time. "It's like driving in a vehicle and looking out the window, with highway signs flying by and a mountain in the background moving slowly", Sheppard explained. Those moons are also believed to be remnants of a larger moon that was smashed to pieces. Jupiter got 12 new moons on Tuesday, July 17. The researchers believe the oddball may... [Full Article...]

UK Space Agency awards funding to develop new spaceports

UK Space Agency awards funding to develop new spaceports UK Business Minister Greg Clark said the new site at Sutherland, on the northerly-most tip of mainland Scotland, would provide facilities for vertically-launched space rockets and satellites to take off into orbit. "This will build on our global reputation for manufacturing small satellites and help the whole country capitalize on the huge potential of the commercial space age", said United King... [Full Article...]

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter Sheppard's discovery brought the total number of objects orbiting Jupiter to 79 - but he said one discovery stood out in particular. The latest count of 79 known planets includes eight that have not been seen for several years. If moon circles a planet in the opposite direction of a rotating planet, that orbit is retrograde . Most of the moons are the size of large asteroids, measuring betwee... [Full Article...]

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

The scientists embarked on a yearlong process that involved several observations to confirm the moons' existence, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science press release . "This simulation takes a few months to run and we expect the answer is between about 100 million years and 1 billion years, which is long in human time but not all that long in astronomical time", Sheppard said . [Full Article...]

Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast

Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast Large hail can injure people or damage property, Environment Canada said in a statement. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of B.C. It's also recommending not to leave people or pets inside a closed vehicle for any length of time. It says the warning is expected to be in place for the next two days, with cooler temperatures and rain expected by Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Ghost Particle Found In Antarctica

Ghost Particle Found In Antarctica In research published today in Science , a group of researchers representing more than a dozen scientific projects reported a spectacular celestial event. These cosmic particles are uncharged, unlike cosmic rays . "In our case, we saw an active galaxy, which is a large galaxy containing a very big black hole at its centre", explains Kowalski. [Full Article...]

World To Witness Longest Total Lunar Eclipse on 27th Of This Month

World To Witness Longest Total Lunar Eclipse on 27th Of This Month Unfortunately, there won't be a lot of people who have the opportunity to see those partial solar eclipses , but 2019 really isn't too far away and it will be busy once again. What should not be done during solar eclipse: E solar eclipse creates a lot of negativity around you, so it is very important to soak basil leaves in water, milk and yogurt vessels. [Full Article...]

Rare double asteroid discovered

Rare double asteroid discovered Are those twins? That's how astronomers reacted a month ago when they studied an asteroid called 2017 YE5. Asteroids come in all shapes in sizes from dust motes to dwarf planets like Ceres , but another thing that sets them apart from one another is their orbital arrangements. [Full Article...]

Greenland Village Inaarsuit on High Alert As Massive Iceberg Looms (Watch Video)

Greenland Village Inaarsuit on High Alert As Massive Iceberg Looms (Watch Video) As mentioned by an expert from the Danish Meteorological Institute, satellite data reveals that the iceberg spans about 650 feet in width and shows exposed ice nearly 300 feet above the waterline. The iceberg is allegedly grounded on the sea floor. Previous year in northwestern Greenland, four people died when a landslide resulted in a tsunami that swamped a number of homes. [Full Article...]

Ghost Particle origin traced to distant black hole

Ghost Particle origin traced to distant black hole Canadian scientists are part of an worldwide team that has for the first time tracked a tiny, high-energy twist of matter to its source in deep space . For the first time, scientists from around the world have detected a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos - subatomic particles, produced in the aftermath of explosive astrophysical phenoma, that streak across the universe by the billions, lea... [Full Article...]

Lunar eclipse: Cloudy sky may play spoilsport, say experts

The phenomenon will visible several countries including Pakistan, Canada, United States, India , Bangladesh and Europe. This actually makes Friday's solar eclipse cover a yet smaller area of Earth's surface than it otherwise would, since the penumbra of the moon's shadow (its outer shadow), unlike the umbra, grows broader, the farther it is from the moon. [Full Article...]

Boeing, SpaceX may miss target to send astronauts to space station

Boeing, SpaceX may miss target to send astronauts to space station Further delays are likely as the Commercial Crew Program's schedule risk analysis shows that the certification milestone is likely to slip. "Boeing is working with NASA to ensure that the CST-100 Starliner flies at the earliest time it is safe to do so", Boeing senior spokesman Jerry Drelling told Reuters in an email. [Full Article...]

Audubon Zoo closed Saturday after jaguar escapes habitat and kills 6 animals

Audubon Zoo closed Saturday after jaguar escapes habitat and kills 6 animals Saturday morning. The zoo is to remain closed for the day due to the risky situation from Saturday morning. Four alpaca, an emu and a fox in nearby enclosures were killed by the jaguar. "We take this situation very seriously and we're working to investigate everything that happened so we could prevent anything like this from happening again", he said, according to CNN . [Full Article...]

Ireland becomes first nation to divest from fossil fuels

Ireland has become the world's first nation to legislate to divest completely from fossil fuels , after its parliament passed a bill compelling the €8.9 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to withdraw all money invested in oil, gas and coal. [Full Article...]

Tragedy as RARE black rhinos die during BOTCHED relocation operation in Kenya

Tragedy as RARE black rhinos die during BOTCHED relocation operation in Kenya The animals were among 14 black rhinos being transported from Nairobi National Park to the country's biggest national park, Tsavo East. They died after drinking water with high concentrations of salt, the Kenyan government says. Efforts to save the black rhino from extinction have suffered a "catastrophic setback" after eight of them died in Kenya during a botched operation to move them to a mor... [Full Article...]

Icelandic whalers ‘slaughters blue whale’, courting global anger

The Icelandic government has licensed the commercial fishing company, Hvalur, and its owner, Kristján Loftsson, to kill fin whales. "Hard To Port's observation and documentation work has revealed that the 22nd whale landed at Iceland's whaling station was not a fin whale", the organization wrote on Instagram. [Full Article...]

Israel plan to launch historic Moon mission later this year

Israel plan to launch historic Moon mission later this year An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. Its maximum speed will reach more than 10 kilometers per second (36,000 kilometers, or almost 22,370 miles, per hour). The project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered Dollars 30 million (25 milli... [Full Article...]

Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17 It's considered to be twin landmarks with plenty of history. According to Florida Today , the demolition project had a price tag of $2 million. "Keep your fingers crossed that I won't mess this up", he told observers, the newspaper Florida Today reported. [Full Article...]

Commercial whalers 'kill first blue whale in over 50 years'

It is believed there are maximum of 25,000 blue whales in the world and only five hybrids have been in identified in Iceland since 1986. A change in Japanese regulations caused the Icelandic government to reconsider their moratorium on whaling, as Loftsson's company kills fin whales predominantly for export to the Japanese market. [Full Article...]


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