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Extinction Rebellion: Climate activist, 83, arrested after climbing train

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activist, 83, arrested after climbing train

Phil Kingston, 83, a seasoned climate activist, brought protest banners and a packed lunch to climb on top of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station with three other activists shortly...

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Meal Kits Better for Planet Than Grocery Shopping

Meal Kits Better for Planet Than Grocery Shopping

When looking at the entire system behind getting that bowl of ragù on the table, the step with the greatest environmental impact is sourcing the produce or meat, but storing food, displaying it so sho...

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Annual study finds that Phoenix's air quality is deteriorating

Annual study finds that Phoenix's air quality is deteriorating

The American Lung Association (ALA) just gave Indianapolis an "F" grade when it comes to ozone pollution! "People don't understand how risky ozone really is", said Ellen Penrod, executive director o...

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Sahara Dust Falls Overnight In The Midlands

Sahara Dust Falls Overnight In The Midlands

While it may have a rather terrifying name, which might invoke scenes from a horror movie, it is not as scary as it sounds. Drivers across Wales are finding that their cars might need a trip to the ...

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Crew Dragon test mishap could delay first SpaceX human flight

Crew Dragon test mishap could delay first SpaceX human flight

While the six-day, uncrewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule in March to the ISS went smoothly, the SuperDraco thrusters were not used. SpaceX was reportedly hoping to launch a crewed ver...

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday!

As this year's Lyrid meteor shower peaks Tuesday morning, we could be treated to as many as 20 fireballs per hour in the sky. To see them, don't concentrate directly on the radiant, be aware of the ...

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Anomaly during SpaceX test could delay its first crewed flight

Anomaly during SpaceX test could delay its first crewed flight

According to information acquired by NASASpaceflight.com, SpaceX was in the middle of a series of static fire tests meant to verify that the flight-proven capsule was in good working order after Crew ...

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NASA probe records first likely 'marsquake' detected on red planet

NASA probe records first likely 'marsquake' detected on red planet

The lead scientist responsible for the spacecraft, Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said the recent observation is a continuation of the scientific work begun...

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Elon Musk promises robot fleet of Tesla taxis by end of 2020

Elon Musk promises robot fleet of Tesla taxis by end of 2020

Musk also responded to criticism that his cars skipped laser-based lidar sensors in favor of lower-cost radar sensors. This amid lingering questions about whether the 15-year-old automaker can consist...

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Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

They need to look towards the eastern horizon of the sky from midnight on Monday until dawn Tuesday to observe the Lyrids meteor shower, he explained, adding that they could take nice photographs of t...

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Hubblecast 119: Hubble's 29th anniversary

Hubblecast 119: Hubble's 29th anniversary

The red giant will ultimately collapse to become a white dwarf. As the stars continue on their celestial dance, whirling about, massive amounts of gas rush away "like a runaway hot air balloon", acc...

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NASA female astronaut set to break record

NASA female astronaut set to break record

Now she has her eye on a different record: the longest single spaceflight by a woman. That approaches but does not quite break Scott Kelly's 340 day US record. The longest ever spaceflight was by Russ...

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Southern California is hit by a tiny earthquake every 3 minutes

Southern California is hit by a tiny earthquake every 3 minutes

The current catalog of quakes for the area has just under 180,000 for that decade. An natural disaster is happening when two blocks of Earth are slipping past each other, and at the surface the gr...

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NASA says woman astronaut will set spaceflight record

A female astronaut is due to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman , the USA space agency said on Wednesday, the same astronaut who was to have been in the first all-female spacewalk ...

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SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

SpaceX and Boeing are both building capsules to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station under commercial contracts with NASA that are aimed at ending the agency's sole reliance ...

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NYC Passes Its Own Green New Deal to Combat Man-Made Climate Change

NYC Passes Its Own Green New Deal to Combat Man-Made Climate Change

It is an attempt to tackle the biggest source of greenhouse gas in NY, where buildings account for about 67% of emissions. NY state is engaged in its own "Green New Deal" push to reduce fossil f...

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Great white sharks are wimps compared to killer whales

Great white sharks are wimps compared to killer whales

Numerous shark bodies which wash ashore have visible wounds which were caused by orcas. Orcas scared off great white sharks from key hunting grounds, the research found. "I think this demonstrates...

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Mark Carney: Banks must help fight climate change

Mark Carney: Banks must help fight climate change

Mr Carney wrote an article for the Guardian along with his French counterpart François Villeroy de Galhau that called on financial policy makers to help tackle climate change. They also say that cen...

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Did You See Tuesday Night's Fireball Meteor?

Did You See Tuesday Night's Fireball Meteor?

A meteor was seen along the U.S. East Coast on late Tuesday night, witnesses say. We received reports from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, ...

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Food shipment launches towards International Space Station

Food shipment launches towards International Space Station

As if being an astronaut aboard the International Space Station weren't cool enough, NASA's Christina Koch will become the agency's second explorer to spend almost a year inside the orbiting laborat...

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Nasa probe spots first Earth-sized planet

Nasa probe spots first Earth-sized planet

Compared to the other two sightings-Pi Mensae b, a "super-Earth" with a 6.3-day orbit, and LHS 3844b, a rocky world that speeds around its star in 11 hours-HD 21749b is downright lazy, taking 36 days ...

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SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

This ultraviolet image is of the planetary nebula NGC 7293, also known as the Helix Nebula. Helium atoms combined with these protons into the helium hydride ion HeH+, the universe's first mole...

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Post launch Status Briefing for Northrup Grumman Mission to Space Station

Post launch Status Briefing for Northrup Grumman Mission to Space Station

Christina Koch conducts research on the ISS. However, the first group of long-term residents on board the space station did not arrive until two years later in November 2000. The record now belongs...

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A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

While the moon won't be pink it will still be a wraith site to see. As well as its colourful title, the first full moon of April is also known as the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon and the fish ...

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London braces for rail disruption by climate-change protesters

London braces for rail disruption by climate-change protesters

The group advocates non-violent civil disobedience to force governments to reduce carbon emissions and avert what it says is a global climate crisis that will bring starvation, floods, wildfires and...

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Nasa recruits SpaceX to smash Falcon rockets into asteroids

Nasa recruits SpaceX to smash Falcon rockets into asteroids

How will mankind deal with it? This isn't some fanciful mission dreamed up by Elon Musk following a stint on the Joe Rogan Experience, but rather NASA's own Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART )...

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Israel Moon Landing fails as Lunar Lander crashes

Israel Moon Landing fails as Lunar Lander crashes

And the work begins immediately. Why did it take weeks to get to the Moon? Beresheet was a privately funded mission to repeat what the USA, the former Soviet Union, and China have all achieved: la...

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Computer Recycling Market In-deep Analysis And Experts Review Report 2019

Computer Recycling Market In-deep Analysis And Experts Review Report 2019

The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. – The report studies how E-waste Recycling market will perfo...

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NASA's Cassini Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn's Moon

NASA's Cassini Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn's Moon

The prospect of methane-based life on Titan has been postulated before, after NASA found traces of vinyl cyanide in the atmosphere past year. The researchers found that the hydrologic cycle on Tit...

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Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus

Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus

An worldwide team of researchers harnessed the power of eight different radio observatories which are spread around the world, as they aimed to more about supermassive black holes, including the one...

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SpaceX Loses Falcon Heavy Rocket Center Core Booster in Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX Loses Falcon Heavy Rocket Center Core Booster in Atlantic Ocean

While the Arabsat-6A Falcon Heavy core (B1055.1) may have been lost, it was not planned to be part of the STP-2 Falcon Heavy's configuration. "Over the weekend, due to rough sea conditions, SpaceX'...

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London climate change protest

London climate change protest

The demonstrations are part of a global campaign, organised by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion , which encompasses protests in 80 cities, across 33 countries, in the coming days. They ...

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Meteors slamming into the Moon reveal underground water

Meteors slamming into the Moon reveal underground water

Between November 2013 and April 2014, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer recorded occasional spikes in the numbers of particles, including water molecules, that were lofted off the m...

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Tornado damage reported in Monroe County

Tornado damage reported in Monroe County

A microburst "is a localized area of strong straight line winds that descends from a thunderstorm and is less than 2.5 miles in diameter", the weather service said. An 82-year-old man who was in the h...

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Extinction Rebellion: Environmental protests halt traffic

Extinction Rebellion: Environmental protests halt traffic

Members of campaign group Extinction Rebellion have also parked a boat at Oxford Circus, and blocked Marble Arch as part of a global day of action. Thousands of people are expected to take the str...

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