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Author: 0 'I don't believe' government climate report finding

However, it offered hope if changes could be made. "To better assess the potential future effects of climate change , we need to focus on improving the transparency and accuracy of our modeling and projections", spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement .

Science China orders investigation after scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies
Author: 0 China orders investigation after scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

He Jiankui says it is now possible to rewrite the very blueprint of life. The university said He's work "seriously violated academic ethics and standards " and planned to investigate. "This is far too premature", added Dr Eric Topol, who heads the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California. "We don't know how much of this is true or verified".

Science UK´s May comes under fire over European Union exit deal
Author: 0 UK´s May comes under fire over European Union exit deal

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Commons would have "very little choice" but to reject Mrs May's "botched" deal, which he described as "bad for this country". On Monday, Mrs May is expected to tell the Commons that rejecting the deal would "open the door to more division and more uncertainty, with all the risks that will entail".

Science Watch live as Nasa's Insight spacecraft makes a risky landing on Mars
Author: 0 Watch live as Nasa's Insight spacecraft makes a risky landing on Mars

As soon as the announcement was made that InSight was on the ground and doing fine, the pair of mission controllers rolled out a multi-part handshake worthy of the biggest touchdown celebration. How, though, could scientists know whether or not there are mission-scuttling rocks hidden just below Elysium Planitia's dirt? Germany is in charge of InSight's mole, while France is in charge of the seismometer.

Science NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site
Author: 0 NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site

The spot was chosen by a panel made up of experts from the scientific communities. Jezero Crater was named in the year 2007 and it means "lake" in Slavic languages. Certain features of the Earth - such as plate tectonics which roil the terrain periodically - and flowing water which washes away ancient artefacts, actually make the search to understand early microbial life easier on Mars than on Earth.

Science How to watch Monday's InSight landing on Mars from anywhere
Author: 0 How to watch Monday's InSight landing on Mars from anywhere

A spacecraft that cost almost a billion dollars is on course to make a perilous landing on Mars today United States time, if it can survive a high-speed approach and the scorching heat of entering the Red Planet's atmosphere, a process Nasa has nicknamed "six and a half minutes of terror".

Science 145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach
Author: 0 145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

A Stewart Island operations manager for the DOC, Ren Leppens, said that the remote location and condition of the surviving whales made it impossible to save them. The southern hemisphere long-finned pilot whale lives throughout the Southern Ocean, but the size of the population is not well understood, DOC's website says.

Science NASA sets dates for commercial crew capsule launches
Author: 0 NASA sets dates for commercial crew capsule launches

Crew Dragon will lift off from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39A launchpad, where the Apollo 11 mission took off for the moon in 1969. NASA has announced a new schedule for both the companies in order to send astronauts in to space from the US. The flight will be called the Demo-1 (or DM-1) and will be without a crewed.

Science Elon Musk Pot Smoking Prompts NASA Safety Investigation
Author: 0 Elon Musk Pot Smoking Prompts NASA Safety Investigation

The review was prompted by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk's behavior on a webcast live in September smoking marijuana and sipping whiskey. This, the Post reports , "rankled some at NASA's highest levels" and made them decide to "take a close look" at the company's culture.

Science NewUnep chief Erik Solheim resigns over huge travel bill
Author: 0 NewUnep chief Erik Solheim resigns over huge travel bill

Countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden had said they were stopping funding for the UNEP till the Solheim controversy was resolved. In a report, The New York Times said the audit of official travel undertaken by the UN's Office of Internal Oversight Services cited "uneconomical routing of flight itineraries, opting for more expensive airlines, implementation of teleworking arrangements that were outside the existing policy on flexible working arrangements".

Science MIT flies first-ever aircraft with no moving parts
Author: 0 MIT flies first-ever aircraft with no moving parts

Down the line, the team hopes to combine ion propulsion with traditional thrust systems to create larger hybrid aircraft, potentially even cargo and passenger planes. An aerospace engineer in France not associated with the project said the technology will need to be scaled up and its efficiency increased for practical and real world applications.

Science Because Elon smoked weed, Nasa has demanded a SpaceX safety review
Author: 0 Because Elon smoked weed, Nasa has demanded a SpaceX safety review

In September, Musk smoked marijuana and drank whiskey with Joe Rogan, a podcast host and comedian on the show The Joe Rogan Experience . While NASA's apparently invasive and intensive review, set to take place next year, may seem like a bit of an overreaction, it's not even the first government agency to take a closer look at its relationship with SpaceX as a result of Musk smoking pot.

Science [H]ardOCP: NASA Picks Landing Site for 2020 Mars Rover
Author: 0 [H]ardOCP: NASA Picks Landing Site for 2020 Mars Rover

After a five-year search, NASA has picked the Jezero Crater as the landing site for the mission . The US space agency's mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface is scheduled to launch in July 2020. There are various factors that NASA needed to consider while choosing an arrival site. With a little luck, NASA's rover could obtain samples from rocks in the region that still retain "signatures of past life".

Author: 0 BoE chief backs Brexit deal, warns of no-deal impact

Spain fears the Brexit deal will legally confirm Gibraltar is part of Britain. Speaking to lawmakers in Berlin, Merkel said that while her government backs the agreement "we still have the reservations of Spain and I can't say how we will solve this issue".

Science Plastic-filled sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Indonesia
Author: 0 Plastic-filled sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Indonesia

Wakatobi National Park chief Heri Santoso said rescuers found the rotting carcass of the 31-foot sperm whale on Monday near Kapota waters in the Southeast Sulawesi province. More than one million tonnes of plastic end up in their oceans every year. Joyce added that a 2015 analysis in the journal Science found that of an estimated 46 pounds of plastic waste produce per person in a year, up to 15 pounds of it ended up in the ocean.

Science Trump Starts Internet Craze in Finland With Raking Comments
Author: 0 Trump Starts Internet Craze in Finland With Raking Comments

The so-called Camp Fire in northern California has destroyed the town of Paradise , about 190 miles (290km) north of San Francisco, and left almost 1,000 people unaccounted for. president may have been referring to the practice of removing branches and loose material left in the forest after logging. The latest blazes have capped a two deadly wildfire seasons in California that scientists largely attribute to prolonged drought they say is symptomatic of climate change .

Science Leonid meteors to light up the weekend, could turn 'stormy'
Author: 0 Leonid meteors to light up the weekend, could turn 'stormy'

As a result, Vancouverites will spot these exceptionally bright objects during the late evening of Saturday, November 17; however, the moon is half-full right now so there may be some competing brightness in the sky. The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year around this time. At peak time spectators can expect to see between 10 to 15 shooting stars go streaking across the sky every hour.

Science Scientists discover a 'Super-Earth' orbiting Sun's closest star
Author: 0 Scientists discover a 'Super-Earth' orbiting Sun's closest star

The planet receives 2 percent of the intensity that Earth gets from the sun since the nearby star is cooler and smaller than our sun. This was reported in the journal Nature . At that time, just 3.8 light-years will separate Barnard's Star from the sun. New observations from modern instruments - including the ESO/HARPS instrument in Chile, the CARMENES spectrometer in Spain, and the HARPS-N instrument in the Canary Islands - were also examined in detail.

Science Qatar's Es'hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit
Author: 0 Qatar's Es'hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit

SpaceX has scheduled a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in early December, and the US Air Force's first third-generation Global Positioning System navigation satellite is set to launch after that. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket capable of re-flight. And 9 in the title refers to the number of engines in the rocket. Everything went according to plan, including a successful landing on the "Of Course I Still Love Your" drone ship, according to the private space company.

Science NFU responds to climate change report
Author: 0 NFU responds to climate change report

According to the committee's modelling, this would reduce the UK's total emissions by 50 MtCO2e/yr. The Committee also finds an important role for biomass in reducing and removing United Kingdom emissions. Such fuels reportedly generate up to three times the amount of emissions of fossil fuels, when a life-cycle analysis is applied. The farmers' union NFU welcomed the report .

Science Chinese University Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ That’s 6 Times Hotter Than Our Own
Author: 0 Chinese University Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ That’s 6 Times Hotter Than Our Own

This " Artificial sun " has became the hottest nuclear fusion experiment on our planet Earth- with the plasma temperature reaching 100 million degrees Celsius. Well with ground breaking records, EAST and WEST are likely to help mankind to light up a Sun at night too. The facility is 11 meters tall, with a diameter of 8 meters, and a weight of 400 tons.

Science Gas To Overtake Coal As World's Second Largest Energy Source
Author: 0 Gas To Overtake Coal As World's Second Largest Energy Source

However, IEA said the level of conventional crude oil resources approved for development is in line with the needs of the Sustainable Development Scenario, but that this would meet only half of the level needed to meet demand growth in the New Policies Scenario.

Science New storm system developing in Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 New storm system developing in Atlantic Ocean

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
Author: 0 Rocket Lab successfully conducts first commercial launch of Electron rocket

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
Author: 0 SPOTTED: Galaxies MERGE as supermassive black holes COLLIDE in shock new pictures

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
Author: 0 Boris and Jo Johnson fall out over Brexit

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 .