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Scientists found in amber the oldest beetle

Scientists found in amber the oldest beetle The researchers of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and palaeontology found on the border with Myanmar ancient beetle pollinator, which has been preserved in amber. Beetles were among the first insects to visit flowers, tens of millions of years before bees or butterflies appeared. Their analysis indicates the fossilized beetle belonged to a sister group to the extant Australian Paracucujus , whi... [Full Article...]

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific Met Service said the system is expected to become a post- tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday, and merge with a frontal zone near Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday. Lane is now the sixth hurricane of the 2018 Pacific season, and is expected to cross into the Central Pacific on Saturday as a major storm. Subtropical Storm Ernesto grew out of what started earlier Wednesday as ... [Full Article...]

Trump brushes off McRaven jabs after yanking ex-CIA chief's clearance

Trump brushes off McRaven jabs after yanking ex-CIA chief's clearance He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy". A message from Steele to Ohr mentioning "our favorite tycoon" has been interpreted by some as referring to Trump , but may have been about a Russian oligarch whose activities the two had been following. [Full Article...]

Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds Strong winds and heavy rainfall are forecast this weekend as sub-tropical Storm Ernesto arrives from the Atlantic. Storm Ernesto is now making its way over the Atlantic and is set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to Lancashire this weekend. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain in NYC may bring street flooding

Heavy rain in NYC may bring street flooding He predicts a short parting of the storm Thursday afternoon. "This would bring the 5-day storm total to 5-10" across the area. "The rain is not widespread and steady like yesterday", said Theodore. Thankfully, new tropical storm formation is not likely in the Atlantic Basin - including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean itself - Tuesday and Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides

Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the " red tide " that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

NASA's Ambitious Mission To 'Touch The Sun' Launches From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Ambitious Mission To 'Touch The Sun' Launches From Cape Canaveral Names of two Indian women from Haldwani area of Uttarakhand have also been included in more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public and included in the Parker Solar Probe recently launched by the USA's space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ). [Full Article...]

Jury Finds Monsanto Failed to Warn Consumers of Cancer Risk

Jury Finds Monsanto Failed to Warn Consumers of Cancer Risk Johnson suffers from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and alleged that frequent contact with glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers produced by Monsanto, had been a substantial contributor to his illness. "The Johnson vs Monsanto verdict is a win for all of humanity and all life on earth", said Zen Honeycutt, founding Executive Director of non-profit group Moms Across America. [Full Article...]

Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF And the mystery is profound. The shield is capable of withstanding 1,370 degrees Celsius. If all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The Parker Probe is named after Dr. Eugene Parker , the astrophysicist given credit behind the solar wind theory in the late 1950's. NASA's Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Florida's Cape Canave... [Full Article...]

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower The Perseids reach their peak in the early hours of August 13 when up to 70 per hour should be visible. According to Astrology Ireland : "This year Astronomy Ireland is to take part in a Nationwide Perseid Watch, where you simply count the number of meteors - or shooting stars - you see". [Full Article...]

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada The rescue team has approval in both U.S. and Canadian waters to give J50 medication. The 3 1/2-year-old orca is thin, in poor body condition and may have an infection. Tahlequah's calf died a few hours after its birth last month. Unsurprisingly, given their neuroanatomy, orcas live in tight-knit matrilineal pods that are led by mothers, aunties and grandmothers - female orcas have the longe... [Full Article...]

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach Erich Fitzgerald, a Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology. Paleontologist-a lover Philip Mullaly came across a unique artifact when walking through the countryside, Jan-JUC, located about 100 kilometers from Melbourne . Erich Fitzgerald, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia . A prehistoric shark feast the Carcharocles angustidens b... [Full Article...]

NASA embarks on "dangerous" mission to the Sun

NASA embarks on The unprecedented sun-skimming probe that lifted off today from the USA is set to study the "solar winds" proposed in the paper by Dr Eugene Newman Parker, who has now become the first living scientist to have mission named after him. The Parker Solar Probe carries a lineup of instruments to study the Sun both remotely and in situ, or directly. The probe is guarded by an ultra-powerful heat shie... [Full Article...]

NASA's $2 billion flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical problem

NASA's $2 billion flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical problem If the probe doesn't launch on Sunday, the window for a successful launch doesn't close until August 23. The mission is expected to shatter a number of records: It will approach seven times closer to the sun than any other manmade object ever has, and it will be Nasa's fastest spacecraft, reaching top speeds of over 400,000 miles per hour (643737 kmh - fast enough, as Nasa's website says, to g... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights The Backyard Astronomer Gary Boyle anticipates we will see as many as 100 " shooting stars " per hour. And in some places, a sky free from clouds will not automatically mean a good view for the meteors. Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. The meteors, it's said, rain like sparks from his blade. Some meteors could appear streaking across the sky for several seconds, leav... [Full Article...]

NASA scientist talks first mission to the sun

NASA scientist talks first mission to the sun Nasa counted down on Friday (Aug 10) to the launch of a US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star. But these findings are going to take a long time - first, the Parker probe will have to orbit around the sun, getting closer and closer, for as many as seven years. [Full Article...]

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. Out of three solar eclipses that were scheduled to take place in 2018, this one will be the last one. The partial eclipse is when the moons path only partially blocks our view of the sun without entirely obscuring it. Because of the moon's orbit, either two wee... [Full Article...]

Beyond the Weather: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Beyond the Weather: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend The Perseids are best seen after 11 PM, away from city lights , and while looking at the northeastern sky. The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most famous meteor showers of the year. Cooke said the first shooting stars will appear around 10:30 p.m. local time on august 12 and will come with increasing frequency as the night progresses. [Full Article...]

Queensland best placed to see meteor shower

Queensland best placed to see meteor shower And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. As long as you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseid meteor shower will be right overhead. Your rooftop may not be the best solution, especially if you're in downtown (you need to get as far away from light pollution as possible). "Comets and asteroids leave tiny bits of themselves in the orbital path that they t... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here’s how to watch

During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on planet Earth. "Comets and asteroids leave tiny bits of themselves in the orbital path that they take around the sun". However, you can also catch the odd meteor before and after these dates. The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. [Full Article...]


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