Research


New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise
- October 30, 2019

Around 10 percent of the population in Thailand is now living on the land which could get submerged by 2050. "In the case of Antarctic instability, a total of 300 (270-340) million people today live on land indicated as vulnerable to an annual flood event by mid-century, rising to as many as 480 (380-630) million by 2100". (more...)
Hubble Captures 'Ghostly Face' in 'Titanic' Smashup Between Two Galaxies Hubble Captures 'Ghostly Face' in 'Titanic' Smashup Between Two Galaxies
- October 29, 2019

Although it looks a bit like an eerie, floating face suspended in space, the optical illusion spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope is really the result of two galaxies colliding . This galaxy system is cataloged as Arp-Madore 2026-424 (AM 2026-424) in the Arp-Madore "Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations". Their combined work detailing thousands of galaxies was released in 1987. (more...)
President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’ President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’
- October 29, 2019

This was the first time Donald Trump was attending a Major League Baseball game since he took office in January of 2017. US President Donald Trump was among the spectators at Nationals Park and was booed by some in the crowd when he was shown on the big screen. (more...)
First Ever Black Hole Image Points to Cosmology's Big Message
- October 29, 2019

The announcement included the release of seven papers that document how the landmark discovery was made. The dark hole contains the black hole and its shadow. Later, when the data are combined, astronomers can ensure that each observatory's data align with the data from all the rest. "Breakthroughs in technology, connections between the world's best radio observatories, and innovative algorithms all came together to open an entirely new window on black holes and the event horizon". (more...)
Pumpkin sun: NASA shares image of jack-o’-lantern sun Pumpkin sun: NASA shares image of jack-o’-lantern sun
- October 29, 2019

NASA is celebrating Halloween in a way that only it can: by releasing a photo of a space "jack-o'-lantern" that looks big and mean enough to eat a planet. NASA claims that one can find a similarity between the Star, which is at the center of our solar system and a Pumpkin. The spacecraft launched back in February of 2010 with a mission timeline of up to ten years. (more...)
Researchers Place Earliest Modern Humans in Southern Africa Researchers Place Earliest Modern Humans in Southern Africa
- October 29, 2019

They then combined the DNA samples with geographic distribution, archeological and climate change data to come up with a genomic timeline that suggested a sustained lineage of L0 stretching back 200,000 years in the region south of the Zambezi River in Botswana . (more...)
Air Force's mystery space plane lands, ends 2-year mission Air Force's mystery space plane lands, ends 2-year mission
- October 29, 2019

The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 is seen after landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., on Sunday. It is also considered the Air Force's top premier reusable, unmanned spacecraft. Officially, the spaceplane conducted in-orbit experiments during its stay, but predictably the Air Force does not say what those experiments were all about. (more...)
Water found for the first time on super-Earth exoplanet Water found for the first time on super-Earth exoplanet
- October 28, 2019

The planet is called K2-18 b, and orbits its parent star - K2-18 - at roughly 0.14 astronomical units (one AU is the distance from our sun to Earth). A sister planet, meanwhile, orbits closer to the star and is likely too hot to be in the habitable zone . Although the precise composition of the atmosphere can not be extracted - Hubble is brilliant, but its not technically capable of determining chemical signatures like other dedicated telescopes - the authors modelled different scenarios ... (more...)
Curiosity Rover Snaps Impressive Martian Selfie Curiosity Rover Snaps Impressive Martian Selfie
- October 28, 2019

For the experiment, the rover took soil samples from the ground and placed it inside the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), which is a portable laboratory inside Curiosity's body. to make adjustments that improved the recent experiment. Clay-based rocks are good at preserving chemical compounds, which break down over time when bombarded by radiation from space and the Sun. (more...)
Weakened Nestor makes landfall in Florida; brings heavy rains to Southeast Weakened Nestor makes landfall in Florida; brings heavy rains to Southeast
- October 28, 2019

Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. (more...)
RANKED: We run down the Star Wars series, from worst to best RANKED: We run down the Star Wars series, from worst to best
- October 28, 2019

Star Wars . Nothing but Star Wars . It was the first Disney ride to feature a non-Disney licensed IP. Since then, the well-known trip has gone by way of some main adjustments. Star Tours is a featured attraction at Disneyland Resort (Los Angeles), Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando), Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort. (more...)
Olga drops heavy rain on the Gulf Coast Olga drops heavy rain on the Gulf Coast
- October 28, 2019

Tropical Storm Pablo has not changed from earlier this evening with 45mph winds, moving ESE at 9mph. No coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings are now in effect. Some strengthening is expected on Friday , and the depression could become a tropical storm. Please see high seas forecasts issued by the National Weather Service and products from local National Weather Service forecast offices for information on the non-tropical watches and warnings associated with this system. (more...)
Hunter dies after deer he shot attacks him Hunter dies after deer he shot attacks him
- October 28, 2019

The victim, Thomas Alexander , 66, shot a buck with a muzzleloader while hunting near Yellville, Arkansas, the station reported. However, the deer ended up attacking Alexander after the man went to further inspect his perceived kill. There are no plans for an autopsy for death confirmation. AN EXPERIENCED Arkansas hunter became the prey after shooting a buck that managed to retaliate. (more...)
Climate activist Greta Thunberg now has a beetle named after her Climate activist Greta Thunberg now has a beetle named after her
- October 28, 2019

This is a movement with millions upon millions of people, telling world leaders to act on the science and demanding a safe future for us and for everyone and together we will make a change. climate activist, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who is probably one of the few people who can truly relate to Thunberg's unbelievable rise to global prominence. (more...)
Watch these lab rats drive tiny cars to get Froot Loops Watch these lab rats drive tiny cars to get Froot Loops
- October 28, 2019

Even though humans are more complex than rats, they are looking for universal truths when it comes to how brains connect with the environment in order to maintain optimal mental health conditions. Touching the left, center, or right bar steered the auto in different directions. The ratio of good stuff to bad stuff in the fecal tests increased in the rats who got to drive the auto, while rats who simply rode along as passengers operated at less healthy levels. (more...)
United States and China race for quantum computing edge United States and China race for quantum computing edge
- October 25, 2019

Whereas traditional "bits" have a value of either 0 or 1, qubits are encoded with values of both 0 and 1, or any combination thereof, allowing for a vast number of possibilities for storing data. The Sycamore , just a few millimetres across, solved the task within 200 seconds, a process that on a regular machine would take 10,000 years - several hundreds of millions of times faster, in other words. (more...)
Zolgensma sales hit $160M in first full quarter on market Zolgensma sales hit $160M in first full quarter on market
- October 24, 2019

Narasimhan said the issues that pushed back Japanese and European decisions on Zolgensma centred on regulators' questions about manufacturing, not about data manipulation surrounding its US approval that have spurred a US Food and Drug Administration investigation. (more...)
Justice Department sues California over cap-and-trade agreement with Quebec Justice Department sues California over cap-and-trade agreement with Quebec
- October 24, 2019

Constitution, which prohibits states from making treaties or pacts with foreign powers. "The state of California has veered outside of its proper constitutional lane to enter into an worldwide emissions agreement", said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark said in a statement. (more...)
Astronauts buzzing after first all-women walk into space Astronauts buzzing after first all-women walk into space
- October 23, 2019

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch embarked on the first all-female spacewalk . "You're very fearless people". What's more, the woman will be one of the 12 current female members of the astronaut corps, said Bridenstine. She said: "We don't want to take too much credit because there have been many other female spacewalkers before". "There has been a long line of female scientists, explorers, engineers and astronauts". (more...)
Potential Ecological Collapse Cause By Intense Ocean Acidification Potential Ecological Collapse Cause By Intense Ocean Acidification
- October 23, 2019

Proof that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs instantly acidified the oceans has been found by scientists in microscopic fossils. An analysis of microscopic carbon-absorbing plankton called foraminifera found evidence of instant acidification of the oceans. (more...)