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Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say

Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say The researchers said that compared with life-threatening affects of global warming such as the floods and storms faced by millions, a beer shortage may seem relatively unimportant. Wealthy beer-loving nations, such as Canada, Belgium and Denmark, would see the sharpest price rises. In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall between 0.37 billion and 1.33 billion litres, while the price co... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Aftermath | Searchers find another body

Hurricane Michael Aftermath | Searchers find another body Just down the road, Lighthouse Church here in Panama City Beach took a more direct hit. Miami fire chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue unit in the 1,000-strong community, said: "We have one confirmed deceased and are working to determine if there are others". [Full Article...]

Of mice and men: Babies produced from same-sex mice pairs

Of mice and men: Babies produced from same-sex mice pairs The success rate: 29 live mice were produced two 210 embryos. The bimaternal mice not only lived into adulthood, they successfully reproduced with male mice to produce healthy offspring. "These investigators have made egg and sperm like structures from stem cells and used two females or two males to make embryos (in contrast to nature where one male and one female are used)". [Full Article...]

The last scientific work of Stephen Hawking is finally unveiled

In the latest paper , Hawking and his colleagues showed how some of the information may be preserved. It has now been written up by his colleagues at Cambridge and Harvard universities and posted online, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change It is hoped that this report by the United Nations , which lays out the devastating consequences of environmental pollution, will act as a catalyst for countries to discard political agendas and start taking climate change seriously. United Nations report says damages from climate change may occur within the next two decades. The IPCC report suggests that this flooding could come sooner, rat... [Full Article...]

In the USA the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

In the USA the storm, Meanwhile, thousands of National Guard troops, law enforcement officers and rescue teams still had much to do in the hardest hit area: Florida's Panhandle . The storm, which came ashore as a category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, tore entire neighborhoods apart, reducing homes and businesses to piles of wood and siding, damaging roads and leaving scenes of devastation that re... [Full Article...]

Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership

Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who travelled to Yerevan with Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault, met with Jean soon after landing Wednesday. "Are we ready to accept that worldwide organizations are used for partisan purposes?" But Michaelle Jean , the former governor general and current holder of the top job at the global body, showed no signs of abandoning her candidacy despite losing... [Full Article...]

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida Search and rescue teams faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by Hurricane Michael on Friday as the death toll rose to 11. "I don't know what I'm going to do", he said. "Resiliency is important, and it's an important life message that we all have to learn". About 5,000 USA servicemen were deployed to help with relief and recovery efforts, the Pentagon said, using 10... [Full Article...]

Astronauts arrive in Moscow after emergency landing in Kazakhstan

Astronauts arrive in Moscow after emergency landing in Kazakhstan Gerst took the opportunity to point out that the Soyuz spacecraft is "an unbelievable vehicle", as it was able to save the crew after its booster failure . "Teams have been in contact with the crew". While it no longer has a shuttle program, the US does still send supply rockets up to the station. Luckily, these crew members will not be stranded on the space station, as they will return to ea... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket The public-private partnerships will ensure "the USA maintains assured access to space, with at least two domestic launch service providers and without reliance on non-allied rocket propulsion systems". The LSA partnership enables rapid buildout of NSS-unique " New Glenn " infrastructure such as vertical payload integration capability and a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as com... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm' High winds, downed trees, streets inundated by rising waters and multiple rescues of motorists from waterlogged cars played out in spots around Virginia and neighbouring North Carolina . An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes estimated the damage at $8 billion. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released that estimate Thursday, which includes privately insured wind and stor... [Full Article...]

Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane, menaces Florida Panhandle

Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane, menaces Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael was packing winds of up to 130 miles per hour (210 km per hour), hours before it was set to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle or Florida's Big Bend where it potentially could unleash devastating waves as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida

Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida Hundreds of cars had broken windows, many turned askew by the wind. "Why people didn't evacuate is something we should be studying", said Craig Fugate, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a former Florida state emergency management chief. [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch Footage from inside the Soyuz had shown the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing. Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the US has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets , launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome , to get astronauts to the Space Station. [Full Article...]

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction Staff at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute are now performing analyses and tests to determine what options are available to recover the gyro to operational performance. The dead gyroscope is the third standard one to fail. Two of these advanced gyroscopes are now working. During Hubble's early years the gyroscopes died often, and replacing them was ... [Full Article...]

Watch the Soyuz MS-10 rocket launch failure

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were forced to abort their mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, after a rocket failure mid-flight. ABC News reported that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced that all manned launches will be suspended until the investigation is complete and the cause of the rocket's failure can be pin-pointed. [Full Article...]

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 45 miles from the center. The University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event", writing on Facebook that he watched the storm's growth on satellite images with a pit in his stomach. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are on their way back to Earth after the rocket they were traveling in experienced a booster engine failure shortly after launch on Thursday. the crew are alive", Roscosmos said in a tweet . NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the NASA team are monitoring the situation carefully. The crew members of Expedition 57 are conduct... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael devastates Florida with ferocity 'like nothing we've seen before'

Hurricane Michael devastates Florida with ferocity 'like nothing we've seen before' Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 miles per hour Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. A major report from the United Nations group known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted weather crises around the world if nations fail to tak... [Full Article...]

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air An American and a Russian spaceflier are in good shape after they were forced to abort their trip to the International Space Station due to a rocket anomaly, but today's scary launch has cast a pall over orbital operations going forward. The incident comes as the US has been making progress in its quest to end Russia's monopoly on manned flights to the ISS by encouraging private companies to con... [Full Article...]


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