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The conflict between Brazilian sovereignty and saving the planet The conflict between Brazilian sovereignty and saving the planet
- September 11, 2019

The gathering aimed "to foster a dwelling for regional dialogue to advance the safety and sustainable exercise of this set aside, which is a really unparalleled for the survival of the planet", Colombia's President Ivan Duque acknowledged. While an imminent meeting is planned between the countries that comprise the Amazon Rainforest, many still claim that relevant parties are not moving fast enough to protect such a valuable natural resource. (more...)
Follow live as 'monster' hurricane Dorian pounds on Bahamas, moves towards Florida Follow live as 'monster' hurricane Dorian pounds on Bahamas, moves towards Florida
- September 11, 2019

Some Facebook groups began appearing with users posting regular updates about the storm and information regarding the whereabouts and safety of local residents. "I ask for your prayers for those in affected areas and for our first responders". "The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night", the NHC said. (more...)
NY Times: Wilbur Ross Threatened Firings at NOAA NY Times: Wilbur Ross Threatened Firings at NOAA
- September 11, 2019

The acting chief scientist at Noaa, Craig McLean , said the agency probably violated its scientific integrity rules by doing so. At one point, he even displayed a map in the Oval Office, which appeared to be altered with black marker in order to show the storm's projected path extending to the southern edge of Alabama. (more...)
Rare full moon on Friday the 13th Rare full moon on Friday the 13th
- September 10, 2019

That means Friday the 13th will be extra spooky! But, for the casual observer, the nightsky on Friday, September 13, will be dominated by a basically full moon. This is because the moon is also nearing its apogee-the point in its almost month-long elliptical orbit at which it s furthest away from Earth. It will be a micro moon because it arrives as the Moon is near apogee, which is the point in its orbit farthest from Earth, about 252,100 miles. (more...)
Rock Samples From Impact Crater Reveal Details of Dinosaur Extinction Rock Samples From Impact Crater Reveal Details of Dinosaur Extinction
- September 10, 2019

Through their discovery, the researchers were able to piece together the events that happened shortly after the asteroid collided with Earth. Curtin University researchers who were part of a scientific expedition that retrieved core samples from a crater in the Gulf of Mexico have found evidence that the asteroid that caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs also triggered a giant tsunami . (more...)
China Giant Telescope gets mysterious signal from space China Giant Telescope gets mysterious signal from space
- September 10, 2019

Spherical radio telescope with an aperture of pjatisotmetrovyj known as a FAST telescope, located in the mountains of South China's Guizhou province. Fast radio bursts ( FRB ) are radio pulses lasting a few milliseconds whose nature is yet to be thoroughly studied. (more...)
Magical! There will be a rare Full Moon on Friday the 13th
- September 10, 2019

Experts say the best time to see the moon is by looking to the east at the moonrise on Friday or by looking to the west at moonset early Saturday morning. A almost full Harvest Moon is seen on October 4, 2017 in New York City. Unless cloud cover blocks the view, the full moon is the easiest celestial event to observe. (more...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets an official multiplayer beta trailer Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets an official multiplayer beta trailer
- September 10, 2019

Furthermore, a firefight mode with even larger player counts will most likely be available. The first to experience the re-imagining are PlayStation 4 players around the world, followed by Xbox One and PC players one week later. September 19-20 are restricted to " early access " players who placed a pre-order on Xbox One or PC via Battle.net, while September 21-23 are open to all players. (more...)
Asteroid Updates: NASA Admits To Miss A Rock Hurtling Towards For Earth Asteroid Updates: NASA Admits To Miss A Rock Hurtling Towards For Earth
- September 10, 2019

NASA has confessed to a spotted asteroid hurling to Earth only hours before it reached the earth's atmosphere. But "close" in space is a relative term: At the closest point in their passage, all three of today's asteroid visitors will be farther from Earth than the moon is, according to CNEOS. (more...)
India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet
- September 10, 2019

The Vikram module was to make a historic first soft landing near the moon's south pole at 1.55 a.m. on September 7. Isro says the mission had already achieved 90-95% of its objectives and would contribute to lunar science. "It will be communicated soon", he had said. India's ambitious lunar mission faltered in the last leg on Saturday as Vikram lander lost its connection with the ISRO and left the nation anxious. (more...)
How to watch the Indian moon landing How to watch the Indian moon landing
- September 07, 2019

The data is being analysed", he said . "Let us hope for the best", said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who was at Mission Control in the southern city of Bengaluru . "These are moments to be courageous , and courageous we will be!" The spacecraft successfully initiated its landing sequence, but a few kilometers above the moon's surface the main engine failed, so the craft could not properly brake in time to cushion its landing. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 ready for Moon landing Chandrayaan-2 ready for Moon landing
- September 06, 2019

The students were selected on a pan-India space on-line quiz organised by ISRO , official sources said. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the lunar surface. To increase awareness about its space programmes, the ISRO had in August conducted an online quiz for students from Class 8 to 10. "The Chandrayaan-2 has already carried out some hard tasks like de-orbiting but landing on the surface of the moon will be the ... (more...)
Brick of cocaine washes up on Florida beach from Hurricane Dorian waves Brick of cocaine washes up on Florida beach from Hurricane Dorian waves
- September 05, 2019

Melbourne police were now investigating the brick that had a word beginning with DIAMANT on the packaging. Melbourne officers were called to the beach and removed the drugs. "There were 15 bricks of cocaine found in that duffel bag", Hernandez told Newsweek . Dorian is heading north northeast at about eight miles an hour almost parallel to the coast about 100 miles east of Daytona Beach, according to WESH-TV. (more...)
Nintendo Direct September 2019: What To Expect & Must-See Details Nintendo Direct September 2019: What To Expect & Must-See Details
- September 05, 2019

It'll be 40 minutes long and focus on games like Luigi's Mansion 3 , Pokémon Sword & Shield , and more. The next Nintendo Direct will begins Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. Nintendo, as it is wont to do, is having another Nintendo Direct. There's also a bonus Widowmaker skin on offer if you pre-order a copy and you'll get three months of Nintendo Switch Online with the game. (more...)
September 2019 Nintendo Direct announced, is very soon September 2019 Nintendo Direct announced, is very soon
- September 05, 2019

Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement. If you're hungry for more Nintendo info, you're about to be served up a feast. It also seems inevitable that Animal Crossing , which has been delayed to 2020, will at least be mentioned. As for what we do expect, you can read our predictions that include our thoughts on the next Smash Ultimate DLC character, as well as the expected release date for upcoming challenger, Banjo-Kazooie. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian moving away from Central Florida, winds expected through the evening Hurricane Dorian moving away from Central Florida, winds expected through the evening
- September 04, 2019

On this track, Hurricane Dorian will move parallel to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through Wednesday night. It is a scene of utter devastation after the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas. These extended inland to parts of Central Florida, which prompted a flood advisory for portions of Lake, Volusia, and Orange counties. Heavy rains and storm surges are still expected to occur for those living near the coast. (more...)
Category 2 Hurricane Dorian lashing Florida's East Coast Category 2 Hurricane Dorian lashing Florida's East Coast
- September 04, 2019

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said this was " one of the greatest national crises in our country's history ". Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas at unprecedented intensity for that island nation, and as the most intense storm on record at landfall in the North Atlantic Ocean Basin. (more...)
Turkey voices sadness over Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas Turkey voices sadness over Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
- September 04, 2019

Five people were killed on Abaco Island, the Royal Bahamas police force confirmed last night. "A friend of ours his house is 12 feet above the water and I heard he's got water on the first floor". Forecasters said that the storm had come to a near standstill because the steering currents in the atmosphere had collapsed. Officials have not had time to overfly and assess the damage on all of the 70-mile-long Grand Bahama Island, which had a Category 4 and 5 onslaught for an unimaginably long ... (more...)
Extreme flooding in Freeport from Hurricane Dorian Extreme flooding in Freeport from Hurricane Dorian
- September 03, 2019

It remained almost stationary 25 miles northeast of Freeport, Bahamas and 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida - the same position it was in at 9 a.m. Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane over the next few days. It has barely budged from that position since Monday afternoon. Van Dam also warned that though the storm has gotten slightly weaker, going down to a Category 3, it will also get larger as tropical force winds expand from the center. (more...)
SpaceX Satellite In Near Collision With European Space Agency's Aeolus SpaceX Satellite In Near Collision With European Space Agency's Aeolus
- September 03, 2019

However, despite Aeolus occupying this region of space nine months before Starlink 44, SpaceX declined to move their satellite after the two were alerted to the impact risk by the U.S. ESA said it was the first time it has had to move a satellite to avoid colliding with a mega-constellation, although not enough SpaceX Starlink satellites have so far been launched to fairly bestow the fleet with "mega" status. (more...)