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Hurricane Dorian triggers major flooding across Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian triggers major flooding across Bahamas Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as the second strongest Atlantic storm on record on Sunday night and inched closer to the United States, with parts of Florida evacuating and Georgia and the Carolinas bracing for wind and flooding. Hurricane Dorian is now making its way toward Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Jack Pittard, a 76-year-old American who has visited the Bahamas for 40 years, als... [Full Article...]

'Indestructible' tardigrades may be alive on the Moon

'Indestructible' tardigrades may be alive on the Moon Tardigrades are considered the toughest animals on our planet . When spacecraft leave Earth they are bound by the Outer Space Treaty not to contaminate their environment. This state, called " tun ", brings down their metabolism by 99.99 per cent. From temperatures minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit (-200 C) to more than 300 F (149 C), these bad boys can survive radiation and space vacuum. [Full Article...]

Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th

Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th The last time this happened was October 13, 2000, and it won't occur again until August 13, 2049. The moon should appear full from September 12 until September 15, although NASA says it won't be completely full until 9:30 pm. "But if you live elsewhere in the country-in the Central, Mountain, or Pacific time zones-the moment that the Moon turns full comes before midnight on Friday, the 13th". [Full Article...]

More than 900 Amazon employees plan strike over climate change inaction

More than 900 Amazon employees plan strike over climate change inaction The employees are preparing the protest after more than 8,000 workers signed an open letter in April, urging Amazon to adopt a plan to eventually drop fossil fuels. Amazon cites its launch in early 2019 of " Shipment Zero ", a plan to reduce its carbon emissions for half of its shipments to zero by 2030, as proof of its work toward combating climate change. [Full Article...]

Rare full moon on Friday the 13th

Rare full moon on Friday the 13th Not only will the Full Moon rise around the time of sunset, but it will also be a smaller-than-usual Micromoon. Adding to the rarity, this upcoming full moon almost coincides with apogee, the point in the moon's orbit which places it at its greatest distance from Earth at 252,100 miles away. [Full Article...]

Democrats put climate crisis at heart of 2020 race

Democrats put climate crisis at heart of 2020 race Biden's latest slip of the tongue came during his speech to the 1,227 delegates in the state that holds the first primary in the Democratic presidential nomination process. But since announcing his campaign in April, Biden has made four campaign trips to the state with sometimes-uneven results. Supporters of the major candidates gathered outside the arena in the early morning hours, waving signs a... [Full Article...]

Japan may have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into sea: Environment minister

Japan may have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into sea: Environment minister There has always been a plan to dump the water in to the Pacific ocean and the Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada has now said that he supports the plan. Tritiated water is, in fact, a routine by-product of nuclear plants worldwide, which dilute and release it into open waters. He added that when the government decides it will explain the decision to the worldwide community in a transparent ma... [Full Article...]

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscars of science'

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscars of science' Photographers taking pictures of the first image of a black hole projected on a screen during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on April 10. The $3 million prize will be shared equally among the 347 co-authors. If that wasn't enough, the team, called Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (EHT), will now be pocketing $3 million dollars. "By synchronizing each telescope using a network of atom... [Full Article...]


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