Sci-tech

Australian authorities charge 24 people with deliberately lighting bushfires

Australian authorities charge 24 people with deliberately lighting bushfires According to the New South Wales police , 24 people have been arrested for deliberately starting brushfires since November 8 - a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison should the suspect be proven to be "reckless about its spread". [Full Article...]

More than 10,000 camels will be shot from helicopters

More than 10,000 camels will be shot from helicopters Speaking to The Australian , she said: "We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air conditioners". [Full Article...]

Veggie Meat That Tastes Like Pork? Impossible!

Veggie Meat That Tastes Like Pork? Impossible! According to GFI, the plant-based pork category is now worth $130 million and makes up one percent of the $12.7 billion fresh pork and sausage market in USA supermarkets. Impossible Sausage is expected to launch later this month and will pop up in a number of Burger King locations around the United States. Granted, it is a replacement for ground pork and doesn't have the texture of a pork loin o... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation announces plan to ‘use the advantages’ of climate change

Russian Federation announces plan to ‘use the advantages’ of climate change It outlines "economic and social measures taken by federal and regional executive entities to reduce the vulnerability of Russia's population, economy and national objects to the results of climate change, as well as to use possible favorable opportunities coming out of such change". [Full Article...]

Hubble Spots a Gigantic Galaxy

Hubble Spots a Gigantic Galaxy Some big galaxies are believed to swallow up smaller galaxies overtime - the Milky Way is one such example - so could this be how the Rubin galaxy got so big? "The bright star AE Aurigae is visible near the nebula centre and is so hot it is blue, emitting light so energetic it knocks electrons away from atoms in the surrounding gas", the agency explained in a statement. [Full Article...]

Researchers detect second neutron star collision

Researchers detect second neutron star collision They collided 520 million light-years away, so the gravitational waves are just now reaching us even though they occurred millions of years ago. The first detection of gravitational waves from the fiery collision of two neutron stars was made on August 17, 2017, by the LIGO Hanford observatory near Richland and its twin observatory in Louisiana. [Full Article...]

Tropical Cyclone Blake Forms over Northern Australia

Tropical Cyclone Blake Forms over Northern Australia Slow-moving Tropical Cyclone Blake is now estimated to be 215 kilometres north of Broome and is likely to begin moving south, close to the Dampier Peninsula, on Monday afternoon or evening. It could also intensify into a category two storm. The storm is also expected to bring heavy rains and "a flood alert was issued for the coastal areas of western Kimberley and east of Pilbara", the office said. [Full Article...]

NASA planet hunter finds Earth-sized world in 'Goldilocks zone'

NASA planet hunter finds Earth-sized world in 'Goldilocks zone' This project has also received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant, the NASA Astrobiology Institute Alternative Earths team, and the NExSS Virtual Planetary Laboratory. [Full Article...]


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