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Ancient Frozen 'Super Earth' Found Orbiting A Nearby Star

Ancient Frozen 'Super Earth' Found Orbiting A Nearby Star Earth-like planets are at the top of the list for scientists to scour for evidence of extraterrestrial life , but the likelihood of finding life on this newly-discovered planet is slim. This involves looking for light frequency variations that betray the "wobble" an orbiting planet imparts on a star. This imparts a Doppler shift on its light, shifting it to longer wavelengths (redshifting) when... [Full Article...]

Air quality of Delhi turns hazardous as thick smog engulfs national capital

Air quality of Delhi turns hazardous as thick smog engulfs national capital This would have given time to traders to procure licences to sell green firecrackers, Sadar Nishkarm Welfare Association president Harjit Singh Chabbra said. "Northeasterly winds at moderate speed, and sporadic rainfall in areas around Mumbai, stopped pollution levels from reaching extremely high levels on Wednesday as it otherwise does during this time of the year", said Gufran Beig, project dire... [Full Article...]

‘It’s a disgrace’: Trump blasts judge’s decision to block Keystone XL pipeline

‘It’s a disgrace’: Trump blasts judge’s decision to block Keystone XL pipeline Environmental and indigenous groups sued TransCanada and the State Department in March to halt the project. TransCanada Corp's almost 1,200-mile pipeline has become one of the major battlegrounds in the climate change debate and, if completed, would carry an estimated 800,000 barrels per day from Canada's tar sands pits to Gulf Coast refineries in the US. [Full Article...]

Britain can not unilaterally scrap border backstop: Irish minister

Britain can not unilaterally scrap border backstop: Irish minister According to the Telegraph , May has included Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, the government's chief legal advisor, in her special Brexit Cabinet after ministers said they wouldn't sign off on a deal without his advice. Fox, a prominent Brexiteer, said there had already been a referendum. Ireland insists that there must be no border infrastructure, the DUP insists Northern Ireland must not be ... [Full Article...]

NCR: SC bans 15-year old petrol, 10-year old diesel vehicles

NCR: SC bans 15-year old petrol, 10-year old diesel vehicles The national capital may face a 10-day partial shutdown, as the Air Quality Index (AQI ) is likely to worsen from November 1-10. Across the National Capital Region, the average PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations were 241 and 431 units, respectively. [Full Article...]

CAFOD suggests new Brazil President will 'exacerbate the bloodshed'

CAFOD suggests new Brazil President will 'exacerbate the bloodshed' On Wednesday, the former army captain said on Twitter that Marcos Pontes, a Brazilian astronaut who was the country's first person in space, would be his minister for science and technology. "So even if he still wants to withdraw, it will not be simple or easy", Schwartzmann told AFP . In a 2013 interview with British television personality Stephen Fry, Bolsonaro said that "Brazilian society do... [Full Article...]

Right-wing, pro-Israel congressman wins presidential election in Brazil

Right-wing, pro-Israel congressman wins presidential election in Brazil The conservative Michel Temer took over, but he was extremely unpopular, with an approval rating of just 2%. There were numerous reports of politically motivated violence, especially directed at gay people. Political analysts and activists reacted to the news in grim tones. Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a 27-year career in Congress, is the latest of several leader... [Full Article...]

NOAA: Winter may be warmer than average

NOAA: Winter may be warmer than average It's also worth noting that the forecasters base their predictions on probability and don't say how much precipitation the USA will get or how hot temperatures will be. 2018-19 Winter Outlook map for temperature. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation this winter. [Full Article...]

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights The satellite will reportedly be eight times brighter than the real moon and could replace street lights. For now, details on the proposed moon-including further satellite specifications, cost and launch date-remain scarce. Russian scientists tried it in 1993; a second go in 1999 prompted "preemptive concerns about light pollution disrupting nocturnal animals and astronomical observation",... [Full Article...]

Launch failure may imperil Canadian astronaut's trip to ISS

Launch failure may imperil Canadian astronaut's trip to ISS Reuters Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (R) and USA astronaut Nick Hague (L) disembark from a plane, after the Soyuz spacecraft made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, as they arrive at Baikonur airport, Kazakhstan , Oct. [Full Article...]

Before and after images of Hurricane Michael destruction

Before and after images of Hurricane Michael destruction Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 miles per hour Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. Florida governor Rick Scott called Michael a "monstrous hurricane" with devastating potential from high winds, storm surge and heavy rains. Boston-based Karen C... [Full Article...]

10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky They said it's still not clear how many people stayed put and would need to be rescued. The governors of North and SC urged residents to brace for heavy rain and storm-force winds as Michael plowed northward up the Atlantic seaboard. At the Tyndall Air Force Base, about 15 miles northwest of Mexico Beach, the monster storm pushed over trucks and peeled back the roof of a massive airplane hanga... [Full Article...]

Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6

Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6 Damage in Panama City, just west of where Michael came ashore Wednesday afternoon, was so extensive that broken and uprooted trees and downed power lines lay almost everywhere. "Insurers with the largest market shares in USA states to be hit by Hurricane Michael have considerable exposures, but these are manageable given each company's overall policyholder surplus". [Full Article...]

UN climate report warning: Act now, it's a life or death situation

UN climate report warning: Act now, it's a life or death situation The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report said limiting warming to 1.5C is possible but will require fast and far-reaching changes to power generation, industry, transport, buildings and potential shifts in lifestyle such as eating less meat. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds

It has now weakened to a tropical storm over south-central Georgia. Officials reported at least one storm-related fatality, a man in Greensboro, Florida, was killed when a tree fell on top of his home, a spokesperson for the Gadsden County sheriff said. [Full Article...]

United Nations climate change report launched in Việt Nam

United Nations climate change report launched in Việt Nam Billed in the media as " life changing ", the report illustrates how crossing the ever-nearer threshold of 1.5℃ warming will affect the planet, and how hard it will be to avoid overshooting this target. That change has contributed to sea level rise, the melting of Arctic sea ice, coral bleaching of ocean reefs and ocean acidification. The IPCC says that emissions need to decline by at least 40 per... [Full Article...]

SpaceX lights up California sky in successful West coast landing zone debut

SpaceX lights up California sky in successful West coast landing zone debut CONAE was one of the company's first customers, signing up for two Falcon 9 launches back when SpaceX had only flown the smaller Falcon 1 vehicle. "During the landing attempt residents from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear one or more sonic booms". [Full Article...]

Canadian researcher/professor shares Nobel physics prize

Canadian researcher/professor shares Nobel physics prize The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has in the past lamented the small number of women laureates in the science fields in general. "Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications ", the Nobel organizers wrote on prize's Twitter feed. [Full Article...]

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane More flooding is expected over the weekend in the aftermath of the storm. The mandatory evacuation issued Thursday for Kelly, population about 800, was the third for the town since the storm began lashing the state more than a week ago. Duke Energy, the area's biggest utility, reported that tens of thousands of customers in North and SC were still without power Thursday. North Carolina's hog ... [Full Article...]

Full coverage: Tropical Storm Florence

Full coverage: Tropical Storm Florence Hurricane-force winds were blowing 80 miles from its centre, and tropical storm force winds reached up to 195 miles from the eye. On the forecast track , the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. [Full Article...]


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