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Stars at Westminster Abbey for Stephen Hawking service

Stars at Westminster Abbey for Stephen Hawking service His memorial stone on the abbey's floor, which is sure to become the site of scientific pilgrimages for decades to come, is engraved with the outlines of a black hole as well as an equation that describes a black hole's Hawking radiation. [Full Article...]

Sen. Inhofe Wants Meeting With Fellow Oklahoman Pruitt Over EPA Issues

Sen. Inhofe Wants Meeting With Fellow Oklahoman Pruitt Over EPA Issues South Dakota corn growers are holding a tractor rally tomorrow to put pressure on Administrator Pruitt to grant relief from the Reid Vapor Pressure Rule and allow E15 sales. Trump has continued to vouch for Pruitt and said last week that Pruitt "is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA". EPA, he said, should have "done its own homework", and the agency is now evaluating how the proces... [Full Article...]

The melting of ice in Antarctica is growing with great speed

The melting of ice in Antarctica is growing with great speed The loss of ice was especially significant in West Antarctica, where the melting ice tripled over the last 25 years, from 53 billion tonnes in 1992 to 159 billion tonnes per year in 2017. We have long suspected that changes in Earth's climate will affect the polar ice sheets. After conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds observations, it was found that over the past five years, the... [Full Article...]

Satellites document alarming ice loss in Antarctica

Satellites document alarming ice loss in Antarctica Pippa Whitehouse, a member of the IMBIE team from Durham University, according to a University of Leeds press release. The annual sea level rise that's attributed to Antarctica has tripled, from 0.2mm to 0.6mm, or from less than a tenth of an inch to almost a quarter of an inch, he says. [Full Article...]

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelopes Mars

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelopes Mars Opportunity has had a long life on Mars , putting in 15 years of service for the space agency. One measure of the intensity of the dust storm is the optical depth of the atmopshere, with higher numbers representing more dust in the atmosphere. [Full Article...]

North America wins vote to host 2026 World Cup

North America wins vote to host 2026 World Cup The final is set to take place on July 15th. "Other countries can benefit from this excitement". Frustration has overwhelmed Morocco after the North African kingdom lost its fifth World Cup bid. The only real stumbling block on the campaign for the North Americans was concern about the impact of Trump's push for immigration restrictions and a leaked White House outburst about African nations. [Full Article...]

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup Given FIFA essentially uses its cash cow to fund everything else, the North American bid's promise of a record $11 billion in profit resonated. Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton are all candidates cities for games at the tournament that will be hosted by Canada, the US and Mexico. [Full Article...]

French farmers start refinery blockade over palm oil imports

French farmers start refinery blockade over palm oil imports Reuters quoted France's Total as saying that personnel from the oil and gas company had access to four refineries in France and a blockade of the sites by farmers had not had an impact on operations. The number of French farms decreased by 7 percent a year ago and their bankruptcies rose by the proportion in France as a whole despite economy growth, according to the national statistical ins... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Bud churns in Pacific, could hit Mexico by end of week

Hurricane Bud churns in Pacific, could hit Mexico by end of week Forecasters have warned Hurricane Bud will produce heavy rain which could cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides, especially in high-terrain areas. It's now churning up waters more than 300 miles west of Puerto Vallarta and 400 miles south of Cabo San Lucas. "Further weakening, possibly rapid at times, is expected during the next 48 hours, and Bud is forecast to weaken below hurri... [Full Article...]

India achieves a new height, discovers new planet

India achieves a new height, discovers new planet It is some 600 light years away from the Earth. The gravitational pull by any planet caused its sun-like stars to wobble around their common center of mass. "Very few such spectrographs exist around the world (mostly in the U.S. and in the Europe) that can do such precise measurements", the space agency said on its website late on June 8. [Full Article...]

Carbon Engineering takes major step in cutting carbon capture costs

Carbon Engineering takes major step in cutting carbon capture costs That doesn't even factor in the costs associated with global warming, a problem directly associated with rising levels of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The Swiss company Climeworks has a 900 ton of Carbon dioxide per year commercial facility that has been operating since 2017. That price-point is low enough to use direct air capture to start tackling the roughly 20% of global carbon emissi... [Full Article...]

F1: Watching Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Canadian Grand Prix

F1: Watching Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Canadian Grand Prix The Silver Arrows now lead both the drivers and constructors championships after six races. Williams is now bottom of the constructors standings with just four points, all scored by Stroll in Azerbaijan. Teammate Sainz put the back end of his auto into the wall early in the afternoon and managed just nine laps. Sauber's Marcus Ericsson also had a spin that left him facing the wrong way on the tr... [Full Article...]

Earth's oldest animal footprints found in central China

The identity of the creature that made the 546-million-year-old tracks is still unknown, but they come from the period when the earliest animals are thought to have evolved. The 550-million-year-old tracks measure only a few millimetres in width, and consist of two rows of imprints arranged in what the researchers describe as a "poorly organised series or repeated groups", which could be due to ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Aletta nears hurricane force in Pacific

Tropical Storm Aletta nears hurricane force in Pacific In the western north Pacific, the slowdown's been 30 percent; in the "Australian" region it's 19 percent. Study author James Kossin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Harvey is a great example of what he found. "I went in with that hypothesis and looked at the data, and out popped the signal that was much bigger than anything I was expecting", Kossin said. [Full Article...]

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief To mark World Environment Day the Minister has announced the upcoming launch of the #THUMAMINA/green/good/deeds; for a clean and attractive South Africa campaign, in response to the Presidential THUMA-MINA Initiative. Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertific... [Full Article...]

What has Nasa found on Mars? Alien life? Watch announcement livestream here

What has Nasa found on Mars? Alien life? Watch announcement livestream here But Curiosity's data are providing a clearer and more conclusive picture of the conditions and processes on Mars - and what it may have been like on the Red Planet billions of years ago, when conditions were more suitable for life. The European Space Agency's ExoMars rover will also arrive in 2021 and begin measuring the atmosphere and drilling up to two metres below the surface. [Full Article...]

Trio head home from ISS with football slated for World Cup

Trio head home from ISS with football slated for World Cup With the Expedition 55 crew back, the Expedition 56 crew will operate the station and prepare for the arrival of three new crew members on June 8. Aboard were Russian Anton Shkaplerov , American Scott Tingle and Japan's Norishige Kanai , ending a 168-day mission. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year The Falcon 9's first stage had supported the OTV-5 mission in September 2017, according to a SpaceX press kit . Elon Musk's SpaceX announced back in February a year ago that, in late 2018, it would fly two paying space tourists around the Moon and back to Earth. [Full Article...]

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants Nonetheless, supporting the flagging coal industry was one of Trump's campaign promises, although the president's current energy secretary, former Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry , has made few inroads in his attempts to convince Capitol Hill and the energy industry that coal-burning power sources should be kept alive. [Full Article...]

Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit Numerous police, zookeepers, and firefighters are combing the zoo looking for the animals before they wandered into the town. Animal escapes from zoos are rare but not entirely unheard of. The other animals were found later on Friday by a drone inside the zoo compound, local media said. The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tigers and African lions as well as many more ... [Full Article...]


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