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Scientists say that Scientists say that "superflares" could threaten Earth one day
- June 14, 2019

Initially, scientists believed that superflares were only limited to be an occurrence in younger stars . The findings are reported in The Astrophysical Journal . "If a superflare occurred 1,000 years ago, it was probably no big problem", said Notsu. "People may have seen a large aurora", Notsu said. Moreover, there is a possibility that even satellites in orbit would stop communicating with the Earth. (more...)
Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050 Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050
- June 14, 2019

This country led the world in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth. "Standing by is not an option", Mrs May said on Tuesday. The Confederation of British Industry said firms were "squarely behind" the plan. Engineers will play a vital advisory role to ensure the deployment of large-scale projects, programmes and large investment in infrastructure is achieved in an effective and timely manner. (more...)
Big, Bright Jupiter Lights Up Night Sky Big, Bright Jupiter Lights Up Night Sky
- June 14, 2019

The challenges to see Jupiter are the planet will be too low on the horizon (or below the horizon) and there's too much daylight in most of the state. Waiting will also come up with a darker sky. The whole month of June should present chances to see Jupiter at its best, but tonight is considered the best opportunity. (more...)
Canada House of Commons approves bill to end captivity of cetaceans Canada House of Commons approves bill to end captivity of cetaceans
- June 14, 2019

Now in Canada only the Marineland amusement park in Niagara Falls, Ontario, keeps cetaceans with about 55 beluga whales, a handful of bottlenose dolphins, and one killer whale. Breeding is also banned. The bill also changes the Criminal Code , creating new animal cruelty offences related to the captivity of cetaceans. The animal rights group maintains that such displays can harm the animals. (more...)
NASA camera spots Star Trek logo on Mars NASA camera spots Star Trek logo on Mars
- June 14, 2019

In Star Trek , Starfleet is the organization that the famous Captain Kirk and Spock are part of, which is responsible for conducting deep space exploration, research, defense, peacekeeping and diplomacy. The landmark was created from crescent-shaped dunes, called "barchan", that moved across the area of the planet. An eruption sent lava spilling out, moving around the dunes but not covering them. (more...)
You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week
- June 14, 2019

The largest source of plastic ingestion is drinking water , according to the research, which reviews 52 existing studies to estimate plastic ingestion around the world. Although microplastics have been detected in the air, the study says inhalation accounts for a negligible intake "but may vary heavily depending on the environment". (more...)
One Night on the International Space Station Costs $35000, Only for Americans One Night on the International Space Station Costs $35000, Only for Americans
- June 13, 2019

That is just one aspect of commercial activities NASA hopes to catalyze with its new policy. A Nasa spokesman said: "Nasa astronauts will be able to conduct coordinated, scheduled and reimbursable commercial and marketing activities consistent with government ethics requirements aboard the station". (more...)
Trudeau government joins Europe, California in banning single-use plastics Trudeau government joins Europe, California in banning single-use plastics
- June 13, 2019

But in a news release and video announcement, Trudeau said the ban could take effect "as early as 2021", and could include big changes in what plastics companies will be asked to do to collect and control waste from their products in the marketplace. (more...)
Very large Very large "dead zone" forecast for Gulf of Mexico
- June 12, 2019

The Mississippi River system carries nitrogen and phosphorus from cities and farms to the gulf, where the nutrients fuel an overgrowth of algae. That feeds algae but when the algae die, they create more acidic water with less oxygen in it. A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River watershed, which led to record high river flows and much larger nutrient loading to the Gulf of Mexico. (more...)
Researchers Discover Mysterious Material Under Moon's Largest Crater Researchers Discover Mysterious Material Under Moon's Largest Crater
- June 12, 2019

A previously unknown deposit of an unidentified physical substance larger than the size of Hawaii has been discovered beneath the surface of the moon . The research study titled "Deep Structure of the Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin", was published last month in the journal Geophysical Research Letters . (more...)
Jupiter Is Putting On a Show for You Jupiter Is Putting On a Show for You
- June 09, 2019

This is because Jupiter will be at opposition, when it is opposite side of the Earth than the sun. The very best time of the month to see Jupiter will be 10 June when the planet reaches "opposition". Monday night in particular, about midnight local time, should provide the clearest view, reports USA Today . Besides this, Jupiter is the giant planet from our Solar System and can be spotted with the naked eye, but it's better if you look for the marvelous planet with binoculars or a small ... (more...)
Plant more trees to beat air pollution: Kerala forest minister Plant more trees to beat air pollution: Kerala forest minister
- June 09, 2019

The theme for this year's celebration is "Air Pollution". Che Jun, Party Secretary, Zhejiang Province, recounted to guests how the Hangzhou Steel Group, which had heavily polluted a district in Hangzhou with its production, was forced by the government to shut down its production base but managed to transform its business to concentrate on environmental protection, digital technology, and tourism within a couple of years, leading to a significant increase in profits. (more...)
How to see Jupiter's moons this month with your binoculars How to see Jupiter's moons this month with your binoculars
- June 08, 2019

This means Jupiter is fairly close to Earth and you can spot it lurking in the sky all night long. Since Earth will be in the center, it is the best view of the planet. This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019. (more...)
Moonstruck? Donald Trump claims the moon is 'part of Mars' Moonstruck? Donald Trump claims the moon is 'part of Mars'
- June 08, 2019

President Donald Trump reeled off a Tweet Friday afternoon as mysterious as the dark side of the moon. Garbled verbiage aside, this is a marked divergence from the pro-moon stance the president tweeted just three weeks ago-a reference, Vox points out , to the White House's proposed if not well-thought out 2024 moon mission , to which both Trump and Mike Pence have paid lip service . (more...)
Air pollution kills 100000 Indian kids every year, study finds Air pollution kills 100000 Indian kids every year, study finds
- June 07, 2019

According to the World Health Organisation , around seven million people die each year from exposure to polluted air, with 91% of the world's population living in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits. Ozone (at the ground level) causes asthma, bronchial symptoms, lung inflammation, reduced lung function and affects foetal brain growth in pregnant women. (more...)
NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts
- June 07, 2019

Nasa said it believes it can accommodate up to two privately-funded, short duration missions a year with, essentially, space tourists. The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research lab, and reflects a broader push to expand commercial activities at the ISS and in space more generally. (more...)
System off Mexico could be next named storm, target Texas System off Mexico could be next named storm, target Texas
- June 06, 2019

The recent flair up of thunderstorms now in the southwest Gulf is over a June hotspot for tropical cyclone storm formation. June can be a sleeper month with about one named storm forming every two years, on average. Stratton said the storm is expected to track northwest, then northeast along the Texas coast or northwestern Gulf. For more information about the rainfall threat in the United States, please see products issued by your local forecast office and the Weather Prediction Center. (more...)
Joe Biden's team alters climate policy plan after plagiarism allegations Joe Biden's team alters climate policy plan after plagiarism allegations
- June 05, 2019

The Biden campaign said " several citations " had been " inadvertently left out ". You can't win without people!' The Democratic presidential candidate who has made combatting climate change the centerpiece of his campaign is Washington Gov. (more...)
NASA's Curiosity rover finds clay minerals on Mars NASA's Curiosity rover finds clay minerals on Mars
- June 03, 2019

The findings could improve our understanding of what's happening in the Red Planet's atmosphere. Worthy of its name, the unit turned out to contain a substantial amount of clay - a mineral typically formed in the presence of water. The clay rocks are just the latest find Curiosity has made on the Martian surface. All things considered, the stones in the region shaped as layers of mud in old lakes - something Curiosity also found lower on Mount Sharp, NASA said. (more...)
P'pine ships dump trash back to Canada P'pine ships dump trash back to Canada
- June 03, 2019

The 69 shipping containers of garbage were loaded onto a cargo vessel at Subic Bay, a former United States naval base and shipping port northwest of Manila , and began the lengthy trip to Canada. A total of 103 containers of Canadian wastes, consisting of household trash, plastic bottles and bags, newspapers, and used adult diapers, were shipped to Manila in batches. (more...)