Sci-tech

Trump Eases Coal-Pollution Curbs in Unwinding More Obama Rules

Trump Eases Coal-Pollution Curbs in Unwinding More Obama Rules Administration officials are on track to finalize the new regulation next year, following a 60-day public comment period on Tuesday's proposal, but critics have already vowed to battle the effort in federal court and the legal disputes could take years to resolve. [Full Article...]

Turnbull breaks silence after ballot, confirms Peter Dutton's replacement

Turnbull breaks silence after ballot, confirms Peter Dutton's replacement Treasurer Scott Morrison will be acting Home Affairs Minister for now, with a ministry reshuffle to come. John Hewson, a former leader of the Liberal party who is now with the Australian National University's school of public policy, said Turnbull was wounded and another challenge was likely within weeks. [Full Article...]

Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote

Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote Nearly half the party doesn't support him and don't want him as prime minister. It is understood at least four other ministers could join Mr Dutton on the backbench, having supported him in the ballot against Malcolm Turnbull . The former police officer is a polarising figure for his hard line against asylum seekers, that includes sending refugee boats back and incarcerating asylum seekers, inc... [Full Article...]

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites PM Turnbull will visit Forbes , NSW today to announce phase two of the federal government's drought relief package. "That's going to provide some more jobs and some more income into the town". Australia's federal government announced on Sunday a A$1.8-billion (1.03 billion pounds) increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country's east coast suffering the drie... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm

Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm Maintaining strength overnight, Lane remains a Category 3 hurricane and a possible threat to the islands later this week. There has been little change in the models over the past couple of days, and the latest NHC guidance, especially the consensus track models, required no significant changes to the previous advisory track. [Full Article...]

Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads

Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads The amber has preserved it in astonishing detail and even especially adapted cavities in its jaws are visible. The beetle , named Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus , is distinct in its form, compared to today's beetles. Little is known about the early evolution of their pollination mode before the rise of angiosperms, or flowering plants, although cycads are well documented from the mid-Mesozoic. [Full Article...]

Met Éireann issue 'Storm Ernesto' warning for Offaly

Met Éireann issue 'Storm Ernesto' warning for Offaly Subtropical Storm Ernesto continues to track off to the northeast across the open waters of the north-central Atlantic. Storm Ernesto hit Newfoundland, Canada late on Wednesday according to US National Hurricane Centre, and is now making its way across the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind According to the Met Office, Storm Ernesto will no longer be classified as a storm when it arrives in the United Kingdom, due to it losing some of its power as it heads across the body of water, but it will still impact on the United Kingdom with heavy rain and strong winds. [Full Article...]

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 80s in the Upstate and lower 80s in the mountains thanks to more sunshine, and only isolated storm chances in the afternoon. Hersheypark amusement park was forced to close its gates for a second time this week due to flash flooding. That month, Hurricane Connie brought more than 10 inches of rain in three days. [Full Article...]

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears ISRO is known for its space programme, focus on projects that matter to the day-day lives of people. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had proposed India's human space flight programme - Vyom - almost a decade ago. "There will be two unmanned flights before the manned mission, for which the astronaut suit is also being developed", said Sivan. Rakesh Sharma , a former IAF pil... [Full Article...]

Experts track newly formed storms over Atlantic, Pacific

Experts track newly formed storms over Atlantic, Pacific However, unlike a tropical system, a subtropical storm isn't well-organized. The storm does not now pose a threat to any land. It's centred about 650 miles (1,045 kilometres) southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving north near 9 mph (15 kph). [Full Article...]

NASA launched Parker Solar Probe on seven-year odyssey

NASA launched Parker Solar Probe on seven-year odyssey The 8-foot (2.4-meter) heat shield will serve as an umbrella that will shade the spacecraft's scientific instruments, with on-board sensors adjusting the protective cover as necessary so that nothing gets fried. In the early hours of Yesterday morning, another NASA launch was underway; this time, a historic mission to the sun . "The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the ... [Full Article...]

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads Said they are ready to help but can't until the state asks for it. Blood and tissue samples will be tested to determine if the deadly toxins in red tide were the cause. Along with the emergency order, Scott directed an additional $900,000 in grants for Lee County to clean up red tide impacts, bringing the county's total red tide grant funding to more than $1.3 million. [Full Article...]

Solar so good...new probe heads for sun

Solar so good...new probe heads for sun Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to the sun on the seven-year, $1.5 billion undertaking. Parker Solar Probe and its instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4.5-inch-thick, carbon-carbon composite heat shield. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday As we have already mentioned this partial solar eclipse occurring on 11 August 2018 will not be observed in India. The Greeks believed that a solar eclipse was a sign of angry gods and could portend natural disasters. Partial solar eclipse is said to occur on August 11 , 2018. This is caused by retinal burns which occur when the powerful rays of the Sun damage cells in the back of the eye. [Full Article...]

Watch the best Perseid meteor shower of the year

Watch the best Perseid meteor shower of the year Most meteor shows have a short peak, but, since Earth takes almost a month to get through the trail of "cometary dust" from Perseid's mama astrological phenomenon, the comet Swift-Tuttle, these heavenly wonders have a broad peak, NASA said. [Full Article...]

NASA second attempt at solar probe launch

NASA second attempt at solar probe launch As the Parker Solar Probe probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation and temperatures as high as 1,377C - close to the melting point of steel. We are ready. We have the flawless payload. Eugene Parker is a University of Chicago professor emeritus in physics who first proposed the concept of the solar wind. [Full Article...]

Technical issues delays historic spacecraft launch into sun

Technical issues delays historic spacecraft launch into sun The launch now is planned for Sunday, August 12, from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe mission will fly through the sun's outer atmosphere within 6.4 million km of the big hot star repeatedly, gathering key insights about solar structure, activity, atmosphere, solar winds and other features. [Full Article...]

Where/When to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower this Weekend

Where/When to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower this Weekend According to Sky and Telescope , comet peepers can expect to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak, with no bright moon mucking up the view. The comet itself will come extremely close to Earth in a "near-miss" in 2126. What exactly is a meteor shower? Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Perseids to Lyrids, Orionids to Geminids. [Full Article...]

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

They say the further you are from artificial lights, the better the view will be. The Perseids arrive each year in the night skies when the Earth passes through the cosmic trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Even if you're a casual observer, you should be able to look up and see 60-70 meteors per hour during the peak. Just lie on a blanket and look straight up. [Full Article...]


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