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Science Full moon moves in the shadow of the Shard in London
Author: 0 Full moon moves in the shadow of the Shard in London

Full Hunter's Moon over Normandy sky by. It is so named because this time of year, the light of the full moon helps the hunter see the prey. Skywatchers are in for an experience that's literally out of this world: a full moon , known as the Hunter's Moon, will take place on Wednesday.

Science Cloudy and Cool Today; Nice Weekend
Author: 0 Cloudy and Cool Today; Nice Weekend

Temperatures won't move much with highs only in the mid to upper 40s. TONIGHT: Patchy fog. Partly cloudy. Temperatures won't get out of the 50s over the northern half of the state; the average high for Birmingham today is 73. Rain will wind down by Friday night with dry weather is expected for the weekend . Winds: Variable 10-15 miles per hour. Wind: SW 10-15 miles per hour.

Science Watch as NASA releases 450000 gallons of water in one minute
Author: 0 Watch as NASA releases 450000 gallons of water in one minute

Who knew rocket launches might require so much water? Footage of the feat has gone viral as the space agency's pressure jets fire the water 100 feet (30m) up in the air. The maiden launch will send NASA's Orion capsule on a three-week trek around the moon - an uncrewed test flight known as Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

Science Watch Nasa dump 450,000 gallons of water on a launch pad
Author: 0 Watch Nasa dump 450,000 gallons of water on a launch pad

Along with helping to dissipate the heat generated during the rocket firing, the water also helps absorb some of the intense noise that the rocket will generate. 'A geyser occured because the mobile launcher was not present at the pad, ' explained Nick Moss, pad deputy project manager, following the previous test.

Science Federal carbon tax rebates to exceed cost for most people affected
Author: 0 Federal carbon tax rebates to exceed cost for most people affected

But in their latest campaign, the Trudeau Liberals appear to have enlisted the help of their own behavioural economists. British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland, and the Northwest Territories all put a price on pollution high enough to meet federal standards and the revenues in those provinces are being handled by those provincial governments.

Science In the United States told of the readiness of space forces
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In creating the Space Force that President Donald Trump wants, one of the first steps should be to make an agency that buys cutting-edge space technology for all branches of the USA military, the National Space Council said Tuesday. The White House does not foresee the creation of an independent space force before 2020, Vice President Mike Pence told a space conference in Washington on October 23.

Science China to Launch World's First 'Artificial Moon'
Author: 0 China to Launch World's First 'Artificial Moon'

Wu added that testing had begun on the satellite years ago but advances in technology will now allow for a launch in 2020. John Barentine, director of the International Dark-Sky Association, a USA nonprofit research organization on light pollution, calculated that the luminescence of an artificial satellite equivalent to eight times the moon would be similar to the intensity of light in a very dense urban area.

Science Hurricane Willa weakens to storm in Mexico
Author: 0 Hurricane Willa weakens to storm in Mexico

On Tuesday, Category 3 Hurricane Willa made landfall in western Mexico just south of the resort town of Mazatlan with 120 miles per hour winds and high waves. In the coastal city of Mazatlan, a major tourist hub, 182 people took refuge in the city's main convention centre which had been turned into a shelter.

Science Historic mission to Mercury set for lift off
Author: 0 Historic mission to Mercury set for lift off

At 8:45 PM Friday night, the BepiColombo will lift-off from French Guiana on its long journey to Mercury . A big challenge is that the Sun's gravity is huge, which makes it tricky to put a spacecraft into Mercury's orbit . The mission of BepiColombo is simple, to figure out Mercury's history. Nonetheless, it will be possible to operate or partially operate as many as eight of the 11 instruments on the MPO during the flybys, along with three of the five instrument packages onboard JAXA's ...

Science Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis among physicist's possessions up for sale
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis among physicist's possessions up for sale

Months after the cosmic visionary passed away, the online auction and private sales organization announced its science sale that will also feature papers by prominent scientists Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein. His illness left him wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication. It is one of five known copies of his thesis, the auction house said, and has a pre-sale estimate between $126,000 and $189,000.

Science Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica
Author: 0 Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Scientists are now taking part in an airborne survey of Earth's ice as part of what is known as Operation IceBridge . This iceberg probably recently calved from the ice shelf , NASA says. "We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic , and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a insane subsurface".

Author: 0 NASA captures incredible image of near-perfect rectangle iceberg off Antarctic Peninsula

A huge, flat iceberg with flawless, right angles was spotted on October 16 by NASA's Operation IceBridge floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf . Kelly Brunt, a glaciologist with Nasa and the University of Maryland, said the process of formation was a bit like a fingernail growing too long and cracking off at the end.

Science 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west
Author: 0 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west

As of 11 a.m. ET., Willa had maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour - just 3 miles per hour over the threshold for a Category 5. Hurricane force winds extended 30 miles (45 kilometers) from the storm's core and tropical storm force winds were up to 90 miles (150 kilometers) out.

Science Orionid meteor shower set to peak this weekend
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Halley's Comet passes Earth every 75 to 76 years and as it makes its way around the sun, it leaves a trail of gas and dust behind it, which can be seen when the debris crosses Earth. This means that stargazers should move as far away from the city lights as possible. Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

Science Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury
Author: 0 Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

BepiColombo is scheduled to arrive at Mercury in December 2025 and begin its science mission in 2026. The other two cameras are placed on the other side of the module: one will look down the extended solar array of the MTM, the other towards the MPO, capturing glimpses of the medium-gain antenna once deployed and, later, of the magnetometer boom.

Science When the wind blows, Antarctic's ice shelf 'sings'
Author: 0 When the wind blows, Antarctic's ice shelf 'sings'

However, when an Antarctic ice meltdown is recorded, that means the rise of the sea levels. Ice shelves all over Antarctica have been thinning, and in some cases breaking up or retreating, due to rising ocean and air temperatures. Just as musicians change pitch or note by altering how fast and through which holes air flows, strong storms and air temperatures adjust the topography.

Science Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US
Author: 0 Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US

Broadly speaking, "El Nino" refers to a climate effect caused by warming sea surface temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean. According to the center's 2018-2019 winter outlook report released Thursday, each New England state is likely to be warmer than average in December, January and February.

Science Stephen Hawking warns of 'genetic superhumans' and says science is under threat
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking warns of 'genetic superhumans' and says science is under threat

In "Short answers to big questions" the physicist suggested that wealthy people will soon be able to use gene editing to become a superhuman memory, invulnerability to disease, extraordinary intelligence and durability. " With Brexit and Trump now exerting new forces in relation to immigration and the development of education , we are witnessing a global revolt against experts, and that includes scientists", he said.

Author: 0 NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

These warmer-than-usual temperatures in the Pacific Ocean often bring warmer winters across the country as well as more rain to Southern California and the southern U.S. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation during the winter, the NOAA said. But drought conditions are anticipated to improve in areas in Arizona and New Mexico, southern sections of Utah and Colorado, as well as the coastal Pacific Northwest and Central Plains, the agency ...

Author: 0 Evolution Can’t Keep Up With Rapid Extinction

It will take more than five million years to regenerate what was lost from giant Ice Age species. The extinctions are moving too rapidly for evolution to keep up, because if mammals diversify at their normal rates, fifty years later, it will still take them 5 to 7 million years to restore biodiversity to its level before modern humans evolved, and 3 to 5 million years to reach current biodiversity levels.

Science China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon
Author: 0 China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

A city in China wants to put an artificial moon in space to act sort of like a massive streetlight. The illuminated orb is meant to complement the light of Earth's existing moon , and will be eight times brighter than the natural satellite, Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co.

Science NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Back in Action
Author: 0 NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Back in Action

NASA said that all of Chandra's critical hardware has been swapped into back-up units, while the spacecraft is pointed in such a way that the solar panels get maximum sunlight, while the mirrors point away from the sun. "Chandra is 19 years old, which is well beyond the original design lifetime of 5 years", NASA explains. In the 2001, NASA extended its lifetime upto 10 years.

Science Russian Soyuz rocket likely to resume manned space flights on Nov 28
Author: 0 Russian Soyuz rocket likely to resume manned space flights on Nov 28

Hague, making his first launch, saw the curvature of Earth and the blackness of space. In the wake of a booster failure that forced a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to make an emergency landing last week, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were anxious whether their space launch would be cancelled.

Science Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say
Author: 0 Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say

Climate change is putting barley crops at risk. It continued: "Although it may be argued that consuming less beer is not disastrous-and may even have health benefits-there is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer consumption will add insult to injury".

Science PETITION: Fire State Wildlife Official Who Brutally Killed An Entire Baboon Family
Author: 0 PETITION: Fire State Wildlife Official Who Brutally Killed An Entire Baboon Family

Blake killed numerous animals in Namibia, when there he said he received a list of species he could hunt and was required to pay a trophy fee for certain animals. "I didn't do anything illegal", he said. In a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. At the very least, the photos have caused controversy making people question Blake's ability to continue being a commission member.

Science No father necessary as mice are created with two mothers
Author: 0 No father necessary as mice are created with two mothers

Image: The mice have now had healthy babies of their own. "This is an interesting paper following-up on a long-standing question of developmental biology - why is it that in mammalian newborns you need to have equal genetic contributions from both a mother and a father, whereas elsewhere in the animal kingdom, it is possible to create (for example), chickens, komodo dragons and sharks without a genetic contributions from a father?" In a news release, the scientists said the mice " still ...

Author: 0 Physicist Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper released

According to co-author Malcolm Perry , a professor at Cambridge University, the information paradox was "at the center of Hawking's life" for over 40 years. Perry also recounts the last time he spoke to Stephen Hawking about the research they were both working on - it was only a few days before Hawking's death .

Science Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts
Author: 0 Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts

UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change. The history might repeat itself, says a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body set up in 1988.