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Australian Air Force Crews Report 'Challenging' Conditions While Aiding Bushfire Victims Australian Air Force Crews Report 'Challenging' Conditions While Aiding Bushfire Victims
- January 07, 2020

The Department of Health moved employees in Canberra to other city offices because of the smoke, but otherwise worked as usual. According to YWCA Canberra, all centers in the capital should be closed to protect employees and children from the risky air. (more...)
Eclipse will occur as Full Wolf Moon peaks January 10 Eclipse will occur as Full Wolf Moon peaks January 10
- January 07, 2020

Although the moon sits directly in the Earth's shadow, some sunlight escapes and reaches the moon, turning it a reddish color-hence its alternate name: a "blood moon". However, everyone will be able to see the rise of the full moon, which will happen at 4:45 p.m. EST in NY and at 5:10 p.m. PST in Los Angeles. There are actually four penumbral lunar eclipses in 2020. (more...)
Scott Morrison commits $2 billion to Australia bushfire recovery fund Scott Morrison commits $2 billion to Australia bushfire recovery fund
- January 06, 2020

On Monday, Canberra's air quality was the worst of any major city in the world after winds carried in smoke from bushfires in NSW. Since January 1 fires have ravaged more than 8 million hectares (19.8 million acres) of land across Australia - an area almost the size of Austria - killing 25 people, destroying thousands of building and leaving some towns without electricity and mobile coverage. (more...)
Aliens exist and could be here on Earth, first British astronaut says Aliens exist and could be here on Earth, first British astronaut says
- January 06, 2020

Then, in a tantalizing theory that should probably make you very suspicious of your colleagues, Sharman added: "It's possible they're here right now and we simply can't see them". Sharman, who continues outreach activities related to chemistry and her spaceflight, spoke fondly of the eight-day orbit she participated in, as she shared memories from the first time she viewed the Earth from above. (more...)
City of Sheboygan Announces Christmas Tree Pickup City of Sheboygan Announces Christmas Tree Pickup
- January 06, 2020

By leaving Christmas trees in our backyards, we can understand a tree's life cycle and observe its impact on backyard biodiversity. The tree must be clear of any decorations. Take your tree to the curb only on your special collection day as they sometimes become frozen to a snow bank or on the ground if out too soon. But collectors won't necessarily come by on residents' regularly scheduled waste collection days. (more...)
Mississippi State Fires Former Penn State Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead Mississippi State Fires Former Penn State Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead
- January 05, 2020

This after the Bulldogs retained Moorhead following the regular season and had him coach Mississippi State to a 38-28 loss in the Music City Bowl. After the game, Moorhead stressed his commitment to Mississippi State. The 57-year-old Chizik has been out of coaching since a two-year stint as Fedora's defensive coordinator at UNC in 2015-16. I felt he would out-recruit Moorhead, so now it's about who they replace him with. (more...)
Starbucks customer dies chasing down thief who grabbed his laptop Starbucks customer dies chasing down thief who grabbed his laptop
- January 05, 2020

It was the daylight of New Year's Eve in California as by reports. KRON reported that the victim was working near the front door of the coffee shop on Mountain Boulevard around 11:37 a.m. He was in critical condition already when he was transported and was pronounced dead on arrival. Another onlooker, Maria Chan, who runs a flower shop across the street, told KGO that he was "bleeding only from the head". (more...)
Chandrayaan-2: Indian helps Nasa find Moon probe debris
- January 05, 2020

NASA released the mosaic image of the site on September 26, inviting people to compare it with images of the same area before the crash to find signs of the lander. It's been over two months since India's mission to land on the Moon was cut short by a mysterious and unexplained failure of the Vikram lander spacecraft. (more...)
Australia bushfires: More smoke on its way to New Zealand Australia bushfires: More smoke on its way to New Zealand
- January 05, 2020

New Zealand is sending 22 more firefighters across the Tasman to help their Australian counterparts. The concentration was expected to be similar to that which covered the South Island earlier this week . New South Wales and Franz Josef glaciers are more than 2,000 kilometers apart, CNN reported. A "megafire" the size of greater Sydney that is now raging on the northwestern outskirts of the New South Wales capital is likely to burn for weeks, authorities told the local media. (more...)
Quadrantids meteor shower may put on a show Saturday morning Quadrantids meteor shower may put on a show Saturday morning
- January 04, 2020

It's expected at night between January 3 and January 4... ... Experts say you won't need any special equipment, like telescopes or binoculars, to see the Quadrantid meteor shower . The December Geminids is the other, originating from "rock comet" asteroid 3200 Phaethon. At that time, more than 100 shooting stars could be visible per hour this year, according to Space.com . (more...)
Bushfires sweep across southeast Australia, 2 more killed Bushfires sweep across southeast Australia, 2 more killed
- January 04, 2020

A group of Canadian firefighters are also assisting in Australia for the first time to tackle the bushfires which have so far killed at least 15 people, destroyed nearly 1300 homes, and burned more than 3.6 million hectares-three times the size of Sydney's metro area-Stephen Tulle, duty officer with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC), told CBC . (more...)
Headless Torso Identified as Outlaw Killer Last Seen in 1916 Headless Torso Identified as Outlaw Killer Last Seen in 1916
- January 04, 2020

Research from DNA Doe Project along with anthropologists at Idaho State University and the University of New Hampshire showed that more than 2,000 volunteer hours were logged by the DNA Doe Project while trying to find a match with over 31,000 possibilities. (more...)
William And Kate Have A New Plan: Saving The Earth William And Kate Have A New Plan: Saving The Earth
- January 04, 2020

The intention is to recognize five winners a year for the next decade with the most innovative and promising solution to the unique set of Earthshots challenge that will be formally launched later this year. The title of the prize is impressed by the " Moonshot " of former US President John F. Kennedy, when he set the objective in 1961 of touchdown American astronauts on the moon earlier than the top of the last decade. (more...)
Quadrantids meteor shower to put on spectacular show
- January 04, 2020

However, amateur astronomers will have the most luck between the night of Friday, Jan. 3 and and the following morning, when they could see several dozen an hour at the shower's peak. But unlike most of the meteor shower , this meteor shower will not have a peak time of a few days; it will have just a peak time of a few hours. Give your eyes at least 15 to 20 minutes to adapt to the dark before starting a serious meteor count. (more...)
Elon Musk shows how first Crewed Dragon mission should look Elon Musk shows how first Crewed Dragon mission should look
- January 03, 2020

SpaceX wants to make it clear that's about to change. Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX is kicking off the new year with an ultra busy month of tests and missions, including a major test for the company's first crewed mission to fly NASA astronauts to and back from the International Space Station (ISS). (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars to retain Doug Marrone and Dave Caldwell Jacksonville Jaguars to retain Doug Marrone and Dave Caldwell
- January 03, 2020

Coughlin's position as executive vice president of football operations will not be filled. Coughlin's overbearing ways had become a burden on players and coaches. Caldwell and Marrone will report directly to Khan. At the same time, there were positive developments and contributions that should not overlooked. "Accountability will be paramount". (more...)
Quadrantid meteor shower to light up night sky this weekend Quadrantid meteor shower to light up night sky this weekend
- January 03, 2020

If you catch it though, on average you can expect to see some 100 meteors an hour. Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as the first meteor shower of 2020 looks to light up the night skies. The meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye, he said. You won't need any special equipment, like telescopes or binoculars. The National Aeronatics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Twitter that a rare Quantradid meteor shower is set to light up skies across the world in the ... (more...)
India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit
- January 02, 2020

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit just hours ago, completing a delicate maneuver that allowed it to transition from an Earth-centric orbit to a new path that orbits Earth's tiny neighbor instead. The spacecraft will have to perform four more maneuvers similar to the one that put it into orbit to get into its final orbit around the poles of the Moon. (more...)
A look at what SpaceX's first-ever astronaut launch will look like
- January 02, 2020

Elon Musk, SpaceX's CEO and chief engineer, tweeted a new simulation video on Monday demonstrating how the first crewed flight of the company's Dragon capsule will play out. Both SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's Starliner are well behind schedule, and NASA was hoping to have them up and running already. Last week, Musk shared a video via Twitter showing a simulated launch of the Crew Dragon capsule. (more...)
Carney Warns Financial Sector To Carney Warns Financial Sector To "Wake Up" To Climate Crisis | Financial
- January 02, 2020

More recently, the Bank of England has committed to introducing regular climate risk "stress tests" for big banks. Financial services have been too slow to cut investment in fossil fuels, a delay that could lead to a sharp increase in global temperatures, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in an interview broadcast on Monday. (more...)