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Science New storm system developing in Atlantic Ocean
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The wave - east of the Leeward Islands - grew better organized overnight and is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean. While Caribbean countries have been spared for most of the 2018 hurricane season, heavy rains in several countries have led to floods, landslides and millions of dollars in damage.

Science Rocket Lab successfully conducts first commercial launch of Electron rocket
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That would be a pretty remarkable launch rate for a relatively new company. Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch pad is located on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula, between Napier and Gisborne. "The ability to build and test multiple vehicles, while operating concurrent launch campaigns, strongly positions Rocket Lab as the industry leader opening access to space for small satellites", he said.

Science SPOTTED: Galaxies MERGE as supermassive black holes COLLIDE in shock new pictures
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The team said it was inspired to conduct the survey by an image captured by the Hubble telescope of two interacting galaxies which are collectively called NGC 6240. "Gas falling onto the black holes emits X-rays, and the brightness of the X-rays tells you how quickly the black hole is growing", Koss explained. Galactic mergers could give supermassive black holes the opportunity to rip apart stars and devour matter , releasing extraordinary amounts of light.

Science Boris and Jo Johnson fall out over Brexit
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His resignation raises fears that other Remainers will follow suit or be emboldened to vote down a deal. "We may or may not be able to get an agreement in which case we would have to leave the European Union without one, but we're not going to be bounced into having another referendum", he said .

Science Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
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A collection of his medals and awards , including honours from the Royal Astronomical Society, sold for £296,750, with the entire collection achieving £1,384,625. The second most expensive item in the collection is the beloved physicist's former wheelchair, which raised $390,000. It featured pieces belonging to other celebrated thinkers including Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.

Science Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes
Author: 0 Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes

Stevens Institute of Technology researchers Manu Mannoor, Sudeep Joshi and Ellexis Cook set out to engineer an artificial symbiosis between button mushrooms and cyanobacteria . "We showed for the first time that a hybrid system can incorporate an artificial collaboration, or engineered symbiosis, between two different microbiological kingdoms", Joshi says.

Science I'm Temporarily Blocking The Keystone Pipeline's Construction
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In doing so the administration overturned a ruling by then president Barack Obama in 2015 that denied a permit for the pipeline, largely on environmental grounds, in particular the United States contribution to climate change . The US$8-billion project would help carry 830,000 barrels of crude a day from Hardisty, about 200 kilometres east of Red Deer, to Steele City, Neb., where it could then move on to refineries in the central USA and Gulf Coast.

Science The World Meets in Ecuador to Protect Ozone Layer
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The " Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018 " report is made available to the public on the Montreal Protocol's website. Now, the latest report put out by a United Nations panel suggests that the ozone hole could patch up in the 2060s, if all goes to plan.

Science Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years'
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The ozone layer's increasing health has been put down to the 1987 Montreal Protocol - an global treaty banning ozone-depleting chemicals, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), alongside new technology. 'We are only at a point where recovery may have started, ' Mr Toon said. "It's really good news", Newman said of the protective layer's recovery.

Science Weird traveling space boulder could be alien ship, say scientists
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The object's flat, elongated shape and reddish colour is from outside our solar system, according to the researchers. Scientists first called the object an asteroid , then later deemed it a mildly active comet . "Once these data are obtained and analysed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object". "Not 'where is the lack of evidence so that I can fit in any hypothesis that I like?" Others derided the paper as attention-seeking and damaging for ...

Science NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captured a Deep Space
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NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured several spooky space images in the past which includes a cosmic bat shadow and a weird shaped skull. According to the USA space agency, the lower arc is created by gravitational lensing - an effect caused by light getting deformed due to the influence of a massive object on its path.

Science Hopes for Brexit deal grow with 'major step' over border issue
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It comes as the Irish Prime Minister reminds the United Kingdom it's signed up to a legally operative backstop to avoid a hard border. "While the United Kingdom should aim to conclude the Withdrawal Agreement as soon as possible, this would not be done at any cost ".

Science Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video
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In September, Tesla settled a civil lawsuit by the SEC over tweets by Musk that funding was in place to take the company private. Tesla has said that it would not manufacture the base-level version of the Model 3 this year. China, US, signal trade war detente. Unconventional factory methods and failed attempts at automation forced the Silicon Valley automaker to endure months of costly delays and executive departures at its vehicle factory in Fremont, Calif., during a time that Musk ...

Science NASA's Dawn Asteroid Mission Ends as Fuel Runs Out
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Dawn can no longer keep its antennas trained on Earth to communicate with mission control or turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. Associate administrator, Thomas Zurbuchen from the NASA science mission directorate in Washington, hailed Dawn's "incredible technical achievements" and "vital science".

Science Nasa to retire its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope
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Both the Kepler telescope, which identified more than 2,600 alien planets, and the Dawn spacecraft, which visited the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, ended because they no longer had enough gas in the tank. Ceres and Vesta are important to the study of distant planetary systems, too, as they provide a glimpse of the conditions that may exist around young stars,"said mission principal investigator Carol Raymond of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) in a NASA news release".

Science Oceans Are Absorbing Much More Heat Than Expected, Says Study
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If they did, they would be more careful with nature and the environment, especially now, when we know that climate change has become a big threat for all of us. The hotter it is, the more oxygen and carbon dioxide the ocean pushes out. This higher-than-anticipated amount of heat energy in the oceans suggests that the issue of global warming is at a more advanced stage than believed, and that the Earth is warming at a faster rate than predicted.

Science Ghaziabad air still very poor, measures to tackle pollution stepped up
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Rising Vehicular Emission a Major Contributor in Deteriorating Air Quality in NCR. So, as vehicle owners, you can do your part to combat air pollution. The state's Pollution Control Body has been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators while the Delhi government said, "It is fully prepared to implement odd-even scheme when needed".

Science Thank the dinosaurs for this colorful bird trait
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They found them in eggshells belonging to Eumaniraptoran dinosaurs , which include small, carnivorous dinosaurs such as Velociraptor . "Some were uniformly colored", said paleontologist and study co-author Mark Norell of the American Museum of Natural History in NY.

Science Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness
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The global team mapped intact ocean ecosystems, complementing another project charting remaining terrestrial wilderness. "Today, more than 77% of land - excluding Antarctica - and 87% of the ocean has been modified by the direct effects of human activities".

Science NASA's Kepler telescope retires after finding thousands of worlds
Author: 0 NASA's Kepler telescope retires after finding thousands of worlds

Scientists credit it for changing the way they think about other worlds that may be visited someday. Now, Nasa's hashtag "moreplanetsthanstars" says it all: the universe is home to more planets than stars, with billions of potentially habitable planets just in our own galaxy.

Science NASA's planet-hunter telescope, Kepler, runs out of fuel
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft , which discovered more than 2,680 exoplanets orbiting distant stars and allowed scientists to statistically show billions more must exist across the Milky Way, has finally run out of fuel, bringing one of NASA's most scientifically productive projects to an end after an extended nine-and-a-half year mission, mission managers said Tuesday.

Science Russian Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused By Damaged Sensor, Reveals Probe
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The rocket had been transporting two personnel, one Russian and one American, to the International Space Station (ISS) when they had to abort. The rocket producer will also take apart two other rockets which have been recently assembled and are due to launch in the coming weeks and then re-assemble them, Skorogobatov said.

Science Businesses Support New Global Commitment To Tackling Plastic Waste
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Increase the amounts of plastics reused or recycled into new packaging or products. Dame Ellen MacArthur , founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, stressed that while plastic clean up initiatives are now needed to protect the oceans, it is also vital to stop plastic pollution at " source ".

Science NASA sets record with 'supersonic' parachute for Mars 2020 mission
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Friday, in turn, created a peak load force of around 70,000 pounds. Within four-tenths of a second, the parachute went from a cylinder to fully inflated. The eight-episode series " On a Mission " launches today, letting subscribers follow along with the InSight lander as it travels hundreds of millions of miles through space in the hopes of landing on Mars on November 26.

Science Parker Solar Probe smashes record for closest approach to Sun
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A NASA sun-studying spacecraft just entered the record books. "It's been just 78 days since Parker Solar Probe launched , and we've now come closer to our star than any other spacecraft in history", project manager Andy Driesman, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, said in a statement .