Sci-tech

South Africans Capture June’s Strawberry Moon in Creative Photos

The first full moon of the summer was a sign for them to begin harvesting wild strawberries. TY Andrea Ben - "Pictures taken of the full moon through a fern tree..." Before jumping into what a Strawberry Moon is and how you can see it in Australia, here's what you need to know about the three types of lunar eclipses : total, partial and penumbral. [Full Article...]

How To View Geminids Meteor Shower In Perth

How To View Geminids Meteor Shower In Perth When this debris collides with Earth's atmosphere, people can usually see around 100 shooting stars per hour without any specialized equipment. Since then, they say the rate of meteors seen per hour on Earth has increased. NASA says that if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, you may see just 25 percent of the rate in the Northern Hemisphere, depending on your latitude. [Full Article...]

Jupiter, Saturn to form double planet on December 21, Report

Jupiter, Saturn to form double planet on December 21, Report Virginia Tech astronomer Nahum Arav says "this rare event is special because of how bright the planets will be and how close they get to each other in the sky". "Look for them low in the southwest in the hour after sunset", suggested NASA , adding that on December 21, both the planets will appear "just a tenth of a degree apart - that's about the thickness of a dime held at arm's length!" Some ar... [Full Article...]

United Airlines invests in carbon-capture to be 100% green by 2050

United Airlines invests in carbon-capture to be 100% green by 2050 United is making the multimillion dollar investment in a carbon-capture deal with Occidental Petroleum subsidiary and private equity firm Rusheen Capital Management . Direct air capture , as it is called, differs from indirect methods such as the purchase of carbon offsets because it is active versus passive. However, a Bloomberg investigation published yesterday found that one of the largest ... [Full Article...]

No, your dog doesn't understand everything you say, study finds

In their findings, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal on Tuesday [December 8], they reported that while the dogs could differentiate between known instruction words and vastly different made-up words, they could not recognise subtle differences . [Full Article...]

Venice under water as downpours and wind take city by surprise

Venice under water as downpours and wind take city by surprise According to DailyMail , the floodwaters reached a height of 122cm on Tuesday surprising the authorities before they could activate the huge flood barriers that were rolled out just two months ago. Valeria Dufflot, co-founder of Venice Attendica, agrees. "More water [flooding] He has always been a part of life in Venice , "he told CNN". "Although events like yesterday are not fun - they caus... [Full Article...]

Manmade mass now outweighs life on Earth: study environment

Manmade mass now outweighs life on Earth: study environment In terms of mass , there may now be more buildings than trees and more plastic than animals, as humans create things faster than nature can produce living biomass . Drawing on a host of industrial and ecological data, the study estimated human production accounts for roughly 30 gigatonnes annually. At our current production and rate of development, the mass of manmade materials may likel... [Full Article...]

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations Wheeler later narrowed the focus to only Clean Air Act regulations, with plans to follow up with similar blueprints for water, hazardous waste and toxics regulations in the next several years. The Biden administration could reverse the rule, but that process would take months or more and require a public comment period. "This rule is one more accomplishment in four years of successes at the Envi... [Full Article...]


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