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Flood warnings remain in place with more rain to come

Flood warnings remain in place with more rain to come

The Environment Agency said that as of Tuesday afternoon, almost 600 properties had been flooded across England. "Support and coordination from all emergency services has been excellent". Met Office...

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Scientists know how to generate electricity out of air

Scientists know how to generate electricity out of air

But despite those additional details, electrical engineer and research lead Jun Yao wasn't afraid to claim that the team is "literally making electricity out of thin air". "The moment we get to ...

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Via to partly resume Quebec City-Ottawa service as protests continue

Via Rail has announced a partial resumption of train traffic on the corridor between Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City Thursday morning but nearly all of its other service remains cancelled, including ...

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NASA awards $3 million to four projects that may become official missions

NASA awards $3 million to four projects that may become official missions

NASA has broken up a handful of enemies to deal with the weather, and cost researchers continue to make recommendations by selecting multiple missions one after the other so that the typical two-year ...

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SpaceX Dragon in Florida Ahead of Human Spaceflight

SpaceX Dragon in Florida Ahead of Human Spaceflight

In January, founder of the SpaceX company Elon Musk said that the company's first manned spacecraft Crew Dragon would be launched in the second quarter of this year. SpaceX did not give a launch d...

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Scientists have worked out how to generate electricity from thin air

Scientists have worked out how to generate electricity from thin air

Air-gen is the invention of electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley. The so-called Air-gen technology links electrodes with electrically conductive protein nanowires synt...

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Candy, cheese soar to International Space Station to satisfy crew cravings

Candy, cheese soar to International Space Station to satisfy crew cravings

Northrop Grumman launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia seashore. Besides the usual experiments and gear, the Cygnus holds cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, chocolate and various gummy ...

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Stardust or star bust? Betelgeuse’s dimming light puzzles astronomers

Thanks to the VLT's extreme adaptive optics, the telescope can correct atmospheric turbulence to provide super-sharp images. In a new image captured with the European Southern Observatory's Very L...

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China may postpone annual congress because of virus

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

Health authorities in Taiwan are scouring travel histories, phone records and security camera footage in an effort to map out everyone who came into contact with a taxi driver who became Taiwan's fi...

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Ukraine Produced Rocket Lifts Off, Takes Supplies To International Space Station

Cygnus NG-13 will deliver 7,600 lbs. According to a NASA statement , "Investigations studying tissue culturing, bone loss and phage therapy will be launching, along with more scientific experiment...

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Possible new record as Antarctica's temperature soars

Possible new record as Antarctica's temperature soars

Schaefer, who monitors the Antarctic climate for the Brazilian government, says climate change is interacting with shifts in ocean currents and the ocean-warming climate cycle known as El Nino. United...

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China reports drop in new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day

China reports drop in new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day

In Japan, the U.S. Embassy said a chartered aircraft will arrive late Sunday to fly home Americans aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama, near Tokyo. It said no one with symptoms would b...

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West Midlands Weather:Storm Dennis will bring heavy rain and strong winds

West Midlands Weather:Storm Dennis will bring heavy rain and strong winds

Areas in northern England, which are still recovering from Storm Ciara weekend, face up to 4 1/2 inches (120 centimeters) of rain. It is the second orange warning issued by Met Eireann as one is alr...

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Researchers uncover fossil remains of world's largest known turtle

Researchers uncover fossil remains of world's largest known turtle

Thanks to the recovery and analysis of several exceptionally preserved Stupendemys geographicus specimens, scientists have gained new insights into the physiology and anatomy of the giant turtle. Un...

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New Horizons space probe provides insights about planet formation

New Horizons space probe provides insights about planet formation

McKinnon presented these results at a February 13 briefing at the beginning of the 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Seattle. It's incredibly cold and the su...

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Astronaut Christina Koch posts heartwarming video of reunion with dog

Astronaut Christina Koch posts heartwarming video of reunion with dog

Christina Koch , according to reports watched the sunrise and set on Earth 16 times each day throughout the 12 months of her mission. Koch is a Jacksonville native and went to White Oak High school ...

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Storm Dennis clatters United Kingdom as army is deployed to bolster flood defences

Storm Dennis clatters United Kingdom as army is deployed to bolster flood defences

There's disruption for the second weekend in a row as Storm Dennis sweeps across Northern Ireland, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Rain and wind warnings are in place for much of the country u...

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Storm Dennis: Status orange wind warning issued for Waterford and Wexford

Storm Dennis: Status orange wind warning issued for Waterford and Wexford

The oncoming storm is expected to be no worse than the recent Storm Ciara . In England alone, 800 properties were left flooded when Storm Ciara struck, the EA said. Those using public transport...

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January 2020 warmest on record for globe

January 2020 warmest on record for globe

The Earth's global land and ocean surface temperatures were the highest on record at 2.05 degrees above the 20th-Century average, surpassing the record previously set in January 2016, NOAA said. Clo...

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Scientists Find Clues of 'Ghost' Human Ancestor in West Africa

Scientists Find Clues of 'Ghost' Human Ancestor in West Africa

Hidden deep in the DNA code of present-day humans is evidence of an extinct human species, detectable only by a few tell-tale genetic markers lingering in their ancestors. "But our findings are very...

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Fallen trees close Cannock Chase bike trails amid Storm Dennis warnings

Fallen trees close Cannock Chase bike trails amid Storm Dennis warnings

Storm Dennis is unlikely to be as serious and disruptive as last weekend's Storm Ciara. Storm Dennis follows Storm Ciara last weekend which blocked roads and railways with fallen trees and led to ...

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Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

The emotional video showed the pooch eagerly waiting at the door and jumping in joy when it saw her owner after an 11-month-long space mission. Koch is a Jacksonville native and went to White Oak Hi...

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Former TERI head RK Pachauri dies at 79

Former TERI head RK Pachauri dies at 79

Indian environmentalist Rajendra Pachauri, who led the United Nations climate change group that won a Nobel Peace Prize but whose later years were dogged by sexual harassment allegations, has died a...

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Forecasters Warning Of Flooding In The Midlands This Weekend

Forecasters Warning Of Flooding In The Midlands This Weekend

Northern parts of the region are also covered by a Yellow warning for very heavy rain, starting at 12pm on Saturday and running until 9pm on Monday. The amber rain warnings are unlikely to affect S...

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Mice fighting on London Underground wins wildlife photo of the year

Mice fighting on London Underground wins wildlife photo of the year

Wildlife photographer and filmmaker Sam Rowley snapped the rare photo, called "Station Squabble ", that earned him top honors, while spending a week of nightly stakeouts across multiple train platfo...

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Livingston Resident, Astronaut Returns To Earth After Breaking Several Records

Livingston Resident, Astronaut Returns To Earth After Breaking Several Records

Astronaut Scott Kelly , who holds NASA's record for spending 340 days in space - the longest single space flight ever - reportedly still had sore feet and burning skin three months after ending ...

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Defying expectations of a rise, global carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019

Defying expectations of a rise, global carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019

In 2019, drops in emissions in advanced economies were largely the result of shifts in the energy sector, with expanding use of renewable energies like wind and solar, which don't emit greenhouse ga...

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RK Pachauri, former TERI chief, passes away at 79

Pachauri passed away at his residence in the national capital with wife, daughter and son by his side. The environmentalist had suffered a heart stroke in Mexico in July previous year, said a source...

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Iceberg the size of Malta breaks up

Iceberg the size of Malta breaks up

In total, the icebergs measure about twice the size of Washington, D.C., in area (more than 130 square miles, or 350 square kilometers), according to The Washington Post . Warmer ocean water and decl...

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California Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

California Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

It was Koch's fourth spacewalk. For now, Koch seems to be enjoying her time back on Spaceship Earth. "Glad she remembers me after a year!" She flew to the space station in March 2019 and took part...

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NASA hiring more astronauts to explore Moon, Mars

NASA hiring more astronauts to explore Moon, Mars

So beginning on March 2, the organization will be tolerating applications for its next class of space travelers. The basic requirements include United States citizenship and a master's degree in a S...

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Solar Orbiter blasts off in mission to the sun

Solar Orbiter blasts off in mission to the sun

NASA supplied the 10th instrument and arranged the late-night launch from Cape Canaveral . "The ULA team is extremely honored to launch Solar Orbiter, enabling more discovery of our sun", said Gar...

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Two Russian Space Probes Stalk U.S. Spy Satellite

Two Russian Space Probes Stalk U.S. Spy Satellite

He told Time magazine that the Russian Kosmos satellites are showing unusual and disturbing behavior. "We have notified Russian Federation through diplomatic channels", he said . "It has the potent...

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Scientists a step closer to solving space mystery after uncovering signal pattern

Scientists a step closer to solving space mystery after uncovering signal pattern

And as Eric Sorensen reports, now the question is: Who or what is sending them? Scientists recently pinpointed this specific FRB to a spiral galaxy known as SDSS J015800.28+654253.0, located half a ...

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Russian satellites trailing USA spy satellite in orbit, Space Force says

The Russian satellites' behavior "has the potential to create a unsafe situation in space", Time quoted Raymond as saying. A top Space Force official has lashed out at Russian Federation for trail...

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