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LEGO has launched its own International Space Station to the stratosphere

LEGO has launched its own International Space Station to the stratosphere

For the 10th anniversary of Lego ideas, the company went back and picked four promising concepts that had received 10,000 supporters but did not go into production. As a homage to the ISS that is st...

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NASA Wants Your Help Naming Its Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Wants Your Help Naming Its Mars 2020 Rover

NASA originally received over 28,000 names and essay submissions from K-12 students across the USA, narrowing the contest to 155 names last week . And your vote in an online poll, which is open now...

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Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on

Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on

At a panel in the Swiss ski resort, climate campaigners expressed hope their generation could work with those in power to bring about the change needed to limit global warming even as Ms Thunberg - a ...

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Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

The Earth has a continually changing surface due to tectonics and erosion, which means that very old impact craters are hard to identify. At 2.2 billion years old, Yarrabubba is around half the age ...

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Trump Quips He 'Doesn't Know' About ‘Very Angry’ Greta Thunberg, Splits Netizens

Trump Quips He 'Doesn't Know' About ‘Very Angry’ Greta Thunberg, Splits Netizens

Climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the world's elite face-to-face at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday where she called on leaders to end their abhorrent and irrefutable failur...

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Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction

Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction

The platypus is now listed as "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature . The worrying predictions come amid increasing reports of dead platypuses found in dried-u...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Will Carry NASA Astronauts After Successful Test Launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Will Carry NASA Astronauts After Successful Test Launch

A repeat of the live webcast of the launch can be viewed below. SpaceX had boats in place to handle the recovery of the capsule, but cut away from its coverage rather than showing this activity....

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Big oil's climate change, clean energy efforts to be tracked by IEA

Big oil's climate change, clean energy efforts to be tracked by IEA

That's according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which is urging companies to address the challenge of balancing their short term returns with their long term license to operate as it beli...

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Pocket Raptor sheds new light on the links between dinosaurs and birds

Pocket Raptor sheds new light on the links between dinosaurs and birds

An artist rendering of what Wulong bohaiensis might have looked like. A closer look at the skull of the Wulong bohaiensis , or "dancing dragon", along with a detailed drawing. Showy feathers, esp...

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The ESA has found a way to extract oxygen from lunar dust

The ESA has found a way to extract oxygen from lunar dust

The discovery will help future colonies of humans resettled on Earth. One of the more interesting things about setting up a lunar "base" is the possibility of using the Moon's own resources rather t...

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Watch live streaming video right now of NASA astronauts’ spacewalk

Watch live streaming video right now of NASA astronauts’ spacewalk

Meir hurried over to get the controller back in its proper place . If Koch and Meir create the final battery spacewalk as anticipated, there's any other spacewalk by other astronauts coming nearly ...

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Malaysia ships back plastic waste to France, Britain, Japan

Malaysia ships back plastic waste to France, Britain, Japan

In addition, 110 other containers will be headed back to various countries by the summer, according to Minister Yeo Bee Yin , head of Malaysia's Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Enviro...

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China Unveils Plan to Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 2025

China Unveils Plan to Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 2025

However, he added that encouraging individuals to use biodegradable plastic, rather than reducing plastic use, would only hurt the environment in the long run. In 2017 alone, China collected 215 mil...

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SpaceX launches, purposefully destroys rocket in critical astronaut escape test

SpaceX launches, purposefully destroys rocket in critical astronaut escape test

The Dragon capsule catapulted itself from the rocket and its eight thrusters fired to propel it out of harm's way before the rocket exploded in a fiery mid-air flash. In a dress rehearsal on Friday,...

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Children, young adults cannot sue U.S. government over climate change -ruling

Children, young adults cannot sue U.S. government over climate change -ruling

But, in a 2-1 decision , the government argued that neither USA law or history supported their claim of a fundamental right to a "livable climate". In a blistering dissent, U.S. While dismissing th...

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NASA Exploring Future Moon and Mars Homes Made of Fungi

NASA Exploring Future Moon and Mars Homes Made of Fungi

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is helping Rothschild and her team with funds. "Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a turtle - carrying our homes with us on...

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YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube automatically placed ads on some of the videos containing misinformation regarding climate change, making money for the service and the content creators, according to Avaaz. Include climate m...

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SpaceX Will Blow Up Rocket As Part Of Safety Test

SpaceX Will Blow Up Rocket As Part Of Safety Test

SpaceX's planned test of the emergency abort system is one of the final steps remaining before the company will be accredited to fly NASA astronauts from United States soil to the International Space ...

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New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production

New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production

The landmark legislation introduced today will provide a boost to the industry after years of inefficient and overly bureaucratic policy dictated to farmers by the EU. Echoing Conservative Party rheto...

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Smoke from Australian wildfires will travel around the globe

Smoke from Australian wildfires will travel around the globe

Mr Parmitano said in another tweet: "Australia fires: lives, hopes, dreams in ashes". Australia's neighbor, New Zealand, is clearly suffering from the negative effects of the smoke: "The smoke is ...

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Marine heatwave, known as 'the Blob,' killed almost 1 million Pacific seabirds

Marine heatwave, known as 'the Blob,' killed almost 1 million Pacific seabirds

Common murres nest in colonies on cliffs overlooking the ocean. A high-pressure ridge calmed the ocean waters; heat stayed in the water, without storms to help cool it down. From 2015 to 2017, 22 m...

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Second All-Female Spacewalk Wraps ISS Upgrade Amid Helmet Issue

Second All-Female Spacewalk Wraps ISS Upgrade Amid Helmet Issue

Meir earned a doctorate in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD in 2009, according to her NASA bio . Watch live video from the spacewalk below. During the second half of ...

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The first spacewalk of 2020 has an all-female crew

The first spacewalk of 2020 has an all-female crew

Koch later assured flight controllers that she had enough good light. The women were barely half an hour into their last spacewalk when the camera and the lights on Koch's helmet broke off. Wilson's...

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Pigeon-inspired drone bends its wings to create it extra agile

Pigeon-inspired drone bends its wings to create it extra agile

Using the model, they designed the wings so that each feather in the PigeonBot would move in the same way as in a real pigeon. Unlike conventional aircraft wings, which are created to be stiff and r...

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17-Year-Old Discovers New Planet Three Days Into Internship With Nasa

17-Year-Old Discovers New Planet Three Days Into Internship With Nasa

The name put forward by them to the earth is TOI 1338 B . So does his discovery mean he is assured a job at NASA one day? Circumbinary planets like the one Cukier found aren't new, but they are r...

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Scientists use bacteria to create living concrete that can reproduce

Scientists use bacteria to create living concrete that can reproduce

The team from the University of Colorado Boulder believes its work paves the way for future building structures that could "heal their own cracks, suck up risky toxins from the air or even glow on c...

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Study of shell tools found in Italy suggests Neanderthals could dive - Italianmedia

Study of shell tools found in Italy suggests Neanderthals could dive - Italianmedia

They were also larger than the other shells. Villa, an adjoint curator in the CU Museum of Natural History , said the results show that Neanderthals may have had a much closer connection to the sea...

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Climate change to trigger 'fundamental reshaping of finance' - BlackRock

Climate change to trigger 'fundamental reshaping of finance' - BlackRock

The firm is rolling out efforts to address the investment risks of climate change. He also expects changes in market allocations. Fink said: 'Over the 40 years of my career in finance, I have wi...

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Mysterious, Eerie Objects Are Orbiting Milky Way’s Black Hole

Mysterious, Eerie Objects Are Orbiting Milky Way’s Black Hole

Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics and director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group . According to their observations, the new stellar objects were formed because of the galaxy's ...

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This dog has saved dozens of koalas in bushfire-hit Australia

This dog has saved dozens of koalas in bushfire-hit Australia

The New Zealand Defence Force have been digging in on Kangaroo Island, helping their Australian counterparts clean up after bushfires swept through the area. We got that tied up our dropper bag, which...

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Brussels warns against 'veiled discrimination' of European Union citizens after Brexit

Brussels warns against 'veiled discrimination' of European Union citizens after Brexit

It calls for provisions in the withdrawal agreement to be fully implemented. But she said there are many cases - even people who have lived there for 40 years or more - of applications being hel...

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Australia's bushfire smoke will do a full lap of the earth

Australia's bushfire smoke will do a full lap of the earth

The review of 53 papers published since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report in 2013 was carried out in light of the devastating Australian fires by scienti...

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2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming - WMO

2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming - WMO

For the 21-year span that is considered a reasonable surrogate for pre-industrial conditions (1880-1900), the 2019 global land and ocean temperature was 2.07°F (1.15°C) above the average. While natura...

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SpaceX are going to test out their astronaut escape system in January

SpaceX are going to test out their astronaut escape system in January

When the Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 isolated, the last is relied upon to detonate roughly 31 kilometers (19 miles) from the test site. The Crew Dragon features an advanced emergency escape system (w...

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Smoke from Australia’s fires will make ‘full circuit’ around the world

Smoke from Australia’s fires will make ‘full circuit’ around the world

PyroCb events provide a pathway for smoke to reach the stratosphere more than 10 miles in altitude, and once there, the smoke can travel thousands of miles from its source and affect atmospheric cond...

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