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Scientists Discover First-Ever Animal On Earth That Doesn't Breathe Scientists Discover First-Ever Animal On Earth That Doesn't Breathe
- February 27, 2020

They break down oxygen to produce a molecule called adenosine triphosphate , which multicellular organisms use to power cellular processes. (Fish infected with H. The race to simplify its genome seems to have even led to the complete loss of its mitochondrial genome, which is home to the genes that control biological respiration. (more...)
Equinor ditches plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight Equinor ditches plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight
- February 27, 2020

However, it has now come out and said that the project is no longer "commercially competitive" after a "holistic review of its exploration portfolio", according to the ABC . Prior to the approval, Equinor had discussed its plans with hundreds of South Australian community leaders and the broader public. "We've worked tirelessly alongside the community to ensure that the Bight can be protected from irresponsible fossil fuel exploitation", said the organisation's S.A. (more...)
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, depicted in "Hidden Figures", dies at 101
- February 27, 2020

According to NASA as a part of the preflight checklist, "Glenn asked engineers to "get the girl"-Johnson-to run the same numbers through the same equations that had been programmed into the computer, but by hand , on her desktop mechanical calculating machine". (more...)
Snapchat releases interactive Lens to mark launch of new £20 note Snapchat releases interactive Lens to mark launch of new £20 note
- February 26, 2020

The £5 and £10 notes already exist in polymer form. The new £20 is the third plastic banknote to be issued in the United Kingdom after the fiver featuring Winston Churchill - launched in 2016 - and the tenner featuring Jane Austen, which was first issued in 2017. (more...)
NASA Alert: Airburst-Causing Asteroid Currently Headed For Earth NASA Alert: Airburst-Causing Asteroid Currently Headed For Earth
- February 26, 2020

The space rock measures between 108 feet to 242 feet in diameter, making it a relatively small rock that could only cause damage to the local area it hits if it ever makes it through the Earth's atmosphere as smaller asteroids usually end up burning up when in contact with the atmosphere. (more...)
Met Office warning for ice and snow which could affect Flintshire Met Office warning for ice and snow which could affect Flintshire
- February 26, 2020

It's valid until nine o'clock tomorrow morning, with Met Eireann forecasting wintry showers. Some roads and railways will likely be affected, leading to longer journey times by vehicle, bus and train. The Met Office also tweeted out a forecast to its 800,000 Twitter followers. Claire Meehan from AA Roadwatch said: "Widespread showers of hail, sleet and possibly snow will cause quite icy road conditions". (more...)
Antarctica's record-setting heat brings stunning before-and-after pics
- February 25, 2020

Between 1979 and 2017, Antarctica has experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss - and this rate doesn't seem to be slowing down. Scientists also recently found warm water for the first time beneath a vital point of Antarctica's " doomsday glacier ", a nickname for one of Antarctica's fastest melting glaciers. (more...)
Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use 'vastly underestimated' Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use 'vastly underestimated'
- February 22, 2020

Even so, Petrenko says , " anthropogenic methane emissions now are larger than wetland emissions by a factor of about two, and our data shows we don't need to be as concerned about large methane releases from large carbon reservoirs in response to future warming; we should be more concerned about methane released from human activities". (more...)
Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs
- February 22, 2020

Note that he is limiting this number and this release to NDAs specifically about "comments they said I had made". Speaking the day after the showdown in Las Vegas during which Warren repeatedly slammed Bloomberg over his treatment of women and his controversial policing practice of "stop-and-frisk" during his time as New York City's mayor, she told supporters at a campaign field office that "you know what, last night was a lot of fun", referring to her criticism of Bloomberg. (more...)
MIT Engineers Create Method to Deflect Future Earth-Threatening Asteroids
- February 21, 2020

It will be the nearest perspective by one of the largest asteroids intersecting Earth's orbit in the subsequent decade. "People have mostly considered strategies of last-minute deflection when the asteroid has already passed through a keyhole and is heading toward a collision with Earth". (more...)
Elon Musk to send four space tourists into orbit within two years Elon Musk to send four space tourists into orbit within two years
- February 20, 2020

Space Adventures is the company that will be handling the bookings for SpaceX's orbital experience, and they also handled the brokering deal of tourists going into orbit throughout 2001 and 2009. The trip will be made in conjunction with space tourism outfit, Space Adventures. Details about the flight for private citizens are being kept under wraps. (more...)
Fossil fuel methane emissions 'vastly underestimated' Fossil fuel methane emissions 'vastly underestimated'
- February 20, 2020

Benjamin Hmiel , a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Rochester and one of the study authors, said: "I don't want to get too hopeless on this because my data does have a positive implication: most of the methane emissions are anthropogenic, so we have more control". (more...)
Making Electricity Out of Thin Air Making Electricity Out of Thin Air
- February 19, 2020

It is made using ultrasmall electrically conductive protein wires produced by the microbe Geobacter which was discovered in the mud of the Potomac River in the USA more than 30 years ago. "Once we reach an industrial scale for wire production, I hope we can make large systems that contribute significantly to sustainable energy production", he added. (more...)
Nick Markakis Says Astros Cheaters 'Need a Beating,' Mark Cuban Rips MLB Nick Markakis Says Astros Cheaters 'Need a Beating,' Mark Cuban Rips MLB
- February 18, 2020

That scandal has forced major changes in the front office and in the dugout, with the Astros having let go of suspended GM Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch in favor of James Click and Dusty Baker, respectively. "The way he handled the situation, he should be embarrassed of himself", Markakis said of Manfred. "These are the facts, '" Turner said. I know the saying goes something like "not all heroes wear capes" but this is Florida, after all, so there's really no telling of whether or not this ... (more...)
Betelgeuse, the star that could explode, poses for a brilliant portrait Betelgeuse, the star that could explode, poses for a brilliant portrait
- February 18, 2020

Credit: ESO/M. Montargès et al . But it is expected to be a few million years old. Daniel Brown, a lecturer in astronomy at Nottingham Trent University, said Betelgeuse is expeced to be brighter than any other star implosion observed from Earth if it had been a supernova. (more...)
Electricity Is Generated From Thin Air - New Green Technology Revolution
- February 18, 2020

The device , described in the journal Nature , is called "Air-gen, quot;, or air-powered generator, and is made of electrically conductive ultraconductive protein cables produced by the Geobacter microbe that was discovered in the Potomac River mud in the US". (more...)
US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station
- February 18, 2020

The spacecraft, launched on Saturday , is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) with about 7,500 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 3:21pm EST (1:51am, Monday IST), according to NASA . Northrop Grumman introduced its Cygnus pill from the Virginia seaside. For instance, the current resupply mission by Northrop Grumman is carrying food items such as chocolate, cheddar and manchego cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables and three sweets that the ... (more...)
Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day
- February 17, 2020

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus has risen to over 69,000 worldwide, with the first death from Covid-19 reported in Europe . The medical officials said of 70,548 cases in mainland China , 10,844 people have so far been treated and released from hospital. (more...)
Skittles And Manchego Blast Off To Satisfy Space Station Crew Cravings
- February 17, 2020

The Antares rocket, partly designed by the Pivdenne Design Bureau and made by the Pivdenmash in Ukraine's Dnipro region, lifted off at 3:21 p.m. local time carrying US defense corporation Northrop Grumman's robotic Cygnus cargo spacecraft. (more...)
NASA's next missions will explore Venus or the moons Triton and Io NASA's next missions will explore Venus or the moons Triton and Io
- February 16, 2020

NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. NASA just gave four teams $3 million each to bring their Solar System exploration dreams closer to reality. Unlike DAVINCI +, however, VERITAS will be sending a radar to chart almost the entire surface of the planet. Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in Tucson is the principal investigator. (more...)