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Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book The most famous physicist from Cambridge University, has suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), a disease that left him in a wheelchair and not allowed to communicate without the aid of a machine the greater part of his life. Hawking had been a critic of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, and called Donald Trump a "demagogue" in 2016. "He makes this comment ... [Full Article...]

Researchers release audio of Antarctic ice 'singing' a haunting song

Winds blowing across the icy surface create vibrations, producing a "near-constant set of seismic tones", according to the study in Geophysical Research Letters . Ice shelves are covered in thick blankets of snow, often several metres deep, that are topped with massive snow dunes, like sand dunes in a desert. [Full Article...]

Mammals Will Still Be Recovering From Human Destruction Long After We're Gone

Sadly, the team's estimation of a three to five million year recovery time is a best-case scenario. If mammals expand at their normal rate it will still take them 5-7 million years to establish biodiversity to its levels prior to evolution of modern humans and 3-5 million years just to reach present biodiversity levels as per analysis. [Full Article...]

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) has predicted a milder winter across much of the United States. It is expected to be weaker than the El Nino that developed during the 2015/2016 winter. Kentucky has equal chances for both above and below average temperatures according to NOAA's outlook. Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the southern tier of th... [Full Article...]

NASA's Chandra Observatory back in action

NASA's Chandra Observatory back in action Barely a week after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode , the Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch possibly due to the failure of the gyroscope, the USA space agency said. The spacecraft went into safe mode because another one of its six gyroscopes failed. Notably, Chandra and Hubble observatories both are a part of the space agency's Great Observatories Program, in which ... [Full Article...]

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights Controls on the satellite will allow light levels to be configured and controlled, Wu told a conference of entrepreneurs, and the final object would be able to reflect light on a 10 to 80 mile area, well within the city's area. "Several" proved an overstatement, but the design was shown to be sound. However, one of those involved in the project, Kang Weimin, director of the Institute of Optics, ... [Full Article...]

'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch

'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch The spacecraft was on its way to the International Space Station when the emergency lights flashed in the cabin just minutes into the flight. "We had to go through the steps that crew has to take and prepare for emergency landing.so that the crew is still functioning after landing". [Full Article...]

Genetic Engineering: Stephen Hawking’s Essays Predict A Race of "Superhumans"

Genetic Engineering: Stephen Hawking’s Essays Predict A Race of In his answer, Hawking emphasised the importance of education and research, lamenting that funding for science was being significantly cut. "What lies ahead for those who are young now?" "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", Hawking said. [Full Article...]


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