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UK's Sixth Carbon Budget draws criticism from dairy group

UK's Sixth Carbon Budget draws criticism from dairy group

It represents a major increase in ambition in United Kingdom climate efforts but the committee's chairman Lord Deben - who famously fed his four-year-old daughter Cordelia a burger at the height of ...

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United Airlines aims to offset emissions by 2050 via carbon capture

United Airlines aims to offset emissions by 2050 via carbon capture

Rather than simply taking a conventional approach to decarbonization by relying exclusively on the purchase of carbon offsets, United intends to make a multimillion-dollar investment in 1PointFive, In...

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New Trump rule aims to weaken clean air enforcement

New Trump rule aims to weaken clean air enforcement

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the rule , preserving the current soot pollution standard of 12 millionths of a gram per cubic meter of air, at a news briefing alongside Governor Ji...

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Honey bees use excrement to repel hornet invaders

Honey bees use excrement to repel hornet invaders

Mattila says North American honey bees lack the impressive defensives that Asian honey bees have evolved to fend off giant hornets, making them easy targets. "We thought that'd be insane because bee...

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NASA Names Artemis Team

NASA Names Artemis Team

McClain has always been rumored among the top picks to take part in the next lunar mission, after becoming a NASA astronaut in 2013. "I give you the heroes of the future who will carry us back to th...

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Vancouver Island adds 10 more COVID-19 cases

Henry said that 28,948 individuals who tested positive have now recovered. Island Health president Kathy MacNeil told CTV News the health authority is grieving with family members at "this very sad ...

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Jupiter, Saturn rare 'Christmas star' alignment to be visible over Finland

The next time the two planets will appear this close will be 2080, so keep your eyes peeled. California Institute of Technology associate professor of planetary science Konstantin Batygin said he ...

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Look up, Western New York! Chance to see the Northern Lights tonight

Look up, Western New York! Chance to see the Northern Lights tonight

After clouds covered the first chance to see the Northern Lights in MA on Wednesday , residents will have another chance to view the attractive natural light show. As a category three geomagnetic s...

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Pennsylvania reports almost 15000 new covid cases, 111 deaths over 2 days

Pennsylvania reports almost 15000 new covid cases, 111 deaths over 2 days

For the week ending December 3, the Inquirer reported that the statewide positivity rate was 14.4%. Pennsylvania reported 6,330 new cases of COVID-19 as of 12:00 a.m. Hospitalizations are continu...

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The mass of artificial objects on earth can now predominate living beings

The mass of artificial objects on earth can now predominate living beings

Human activity including the production of concrete, metal, plastic, bricks and asphalt outweighs the overall living biomass on Earth, the study concluded. "These trends in global biomass have affecte...

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YouTube bans new videos claiming United States election fraud

YouTube bans new videos claiming United States election fraud

YouTube announced Wednesday that the Google-owned video platform would outright remove content critical of the 2020 election results and would only promote videos from corporate media. And from YouTub...

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27 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health

The province says a plan is in place to provide feed and care to the minks during the outbreak. Active cases around the province are at 9,329, with 338 people in hospital, 75 of whom are in ICU. The W...

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NASA announces 18 astronauts who will train for Artemis moon-landing

NASA announces 18 astronauts who will train for Artemis moon-landing

NASA has chosen 18 astronauts who will train for missions on and around the Moon as part of the agency's Artemis program . At a meeting of the White House's National Space Council at NASA's Kenne...

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Gemini meteor shower is coming: what to know

Gemini meteor shower is coming: what to know

Although it is active now, the big climax to this meteor shower is coming next week, as it could see more than 120 meteors per hour if the clear skies allow it. Earthsky said it is best to see Gemini ...

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Neanderthal genes linked with severe COVID-19

Neanderthal genes linked with severe COVID-19

However, researchers do not know now what feature in the Neanderthal-derived region confers risk for severe COVID-19 and if the effects of any such feature is specific to SARS-CoV-2, to other coronavi...

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Northern Lights visible for some of Midwest Wednesday night

Northern Lights visible for some of Midwest Wednesday night

It could arrive to earth late on Wednesday night which could result in G1 (Minor) storm levels. Other CME-related disturbances are forecast to continue on December 11 resulting in a G2 (Moderate) st...

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Bird flu outbreak prompts cull

Bird flu outbreak prompts cull

It comes as the government announced new mandatory housing measures to commence from 14 December as United Kingdom bird flu cases mount. Defra confirmed on the weekend H5N8 bird flu cases in reari...

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Geminid meteor shower is coming: what to know

Panaji: The Geminids, arguably the best meteor show of this year, will be on display in the night skies around the world, including India, next week. Fox News' James Rogers and Jennifer Earl contri...

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Opening Car Windows Can Cut COVID Transmission

Opening Car Windows Can Cut COVID Transmission

One of the reasons why opening windows is better in terms of reducing aerosol transmission is that it increases the number of air changes per hour (ACH) inside the auto, but ACH was only part of the s...

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Morbius: Jared Leto Shared A Message In This New Trailer

Morbius: Jared Leto Shared A Message In This New Trailer

The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa ( Life , Safe House ) from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Netflix's Lost in Space ), based on the Marvel Comics character created by writer Roy T...

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Winter Solstice brings Jupiter and Saturn together in rare meeting

Winter Solstice brings Jupiter and Saturn together in rare meeting

The last time such a December conjunction took place was back in 1226. With the conditions of the 2020 Great Conjunction being so fortuitous for anyone interested in catching a glimpse, those in...

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SpaceX delivers cargo to ISS during legendary 100th Falcon 9 launch

SpaceX delivers cargo to ISS during legendary 100th Falcon 9 launch

So far, three Crew Dragons , two with astronaut crews and one without, have docked at the station. Among the experiments being delivered are two created to study how microgravity affects heart and ...

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Chinese spacecraft docked in lunar orbit to send satellite samples to Earth

Chinese spacecraft docked in lunar orbit to send satellite samples to Earth

The lunar liftoff conquered many challenges, including limited diversion space for the engine plume and different environments between Earth and the moon, he said. Last week, Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA Di...

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Asteroid soil samples arrive in Japan

Asteroid soil samples arrive in Japan

The Hayabusa-2 probe landed on Ryugu in February to collect shallow samples from the asteroid's surface . It touched down twice on Ryugu despite the asteroid's extremely rocky surface, and successful...

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Couple with COVID-19 arrested for boarding flight to Hawaii

Couple with COVID-19 arrested for boarding flight to Hawaii

Wesley Moribe , 41, and Courtney Peterson , 46, boarded a United Airlines flight to Lihue with a 4-year-old child after testing positive for the coronavirus while returning home from worldwide trav...

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Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

EST Sunday on clear skies from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with cargo headed to the International Space Station with seven astronauts aboard. The "space garden" onboard the Intern...

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Chinese Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Race

Chinese Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Race

Chinese researchers estimated that their China quantum computer is about 100 trillion times faster than most advanced supercomputers . The research conducted by Jian-Wei Pan, Chao-Yang Lu, and co...

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United Kingdom pledges 68% emission cuts by 2030

United Kingdom pledges 68% emission cuts by 2030

At the G20 summit last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said India was not only meeting its Paris Agreement targets but was exceeding them. This is the first target set by the United Kingdo...

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NASA says mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

NASA says mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

Earth's gravity briefly captured the booster this year, causing it to loop the planet twice before returning to an orbit around the sun. Now, follow-up spectroscopy observations of 2020 SO, using N...

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Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaches Earth to drop samples from asteroid Ryugu

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaches Earth to drop samples from asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa 1's return trip was fraught with difficulties, including propulsion and communication problems that resulted in delaying the sample delivery until 2010. He said JAXA staff would use a heli...

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First Radish Crop Grown in Space As NASAPrepares for Long-term Missions

First Radish Crop Grown in Space As NASAPrepares for Long-term Missions

NASA says that the radishes reached maturity in 27 days, and are fully edible and nutritious. "Growing a range of crops helps us determine which plants thrive in microgravity and offer the best vari...

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JUST IN: Matrics to re-write Maths and Physical Science examinations

JUST IN: Matrics to re-write Maths and Physical Science examinations

The decision to rewrite the exams comes after a three-tiered investigation by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to track down the source of the leak. "It was not an easy decision to take but one...

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Shocking Surveillance Footage Captures Moment Arecibo Telescope Collapsed

Shocking Surveillance Footage Captures Moment Arecibo Telescope Collapsed

A new video was released, revealing how the Arecibo Observatory , the world's largest telescope, collapsed in the jungle of Puerto Rico . One-hundred-forty students and science professionals are n...

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Chinese scientists disclose major leap in quantum computing race

Chinese researchers estimated that their China quantum computer is about 100 trillion times faster than most advanced supercomputers. Unlike Google's quantum computer (called Sycamore), Jiuzhang...

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New tech can get oxygen, fuel from Mars's salty water

New tech can get oxygen, fuel from Mars's salty water

You can't drink salty water , and the usual method using electricity ( electrolysis ) to break it down into oxygen (to breathe) and hydrogen (for fuel) requires removing the salt; a cumbersome,...

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