Month: January 2018

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NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite has been monitoring the mesosphere – the layer in the Earth’s atmosphere above the stratosphere – and noticed a stunning phenomenon occurring above the ice sheet. The space agency recorded the stunning electric blue clouds swirling in the upper atmosphere, 83 kilometres above the surface. This
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A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially northern Madagascar where heavy rain is already causing problems. This system is expected to continue organizing and gaining strength until it makes landfall early Friday, January 5, 2018 (UTC) along the northeastern
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As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than ever, and those child geniuses who can speak five different languages become our favourite dinnertime conversation, because how do they even do that?   But mastering unfamiliar subjects, whether you’re still in school or not, doesn’t have to be so painful.
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In a dramatic increase, the number of children suffering from the condition, which can cause bowed legs due to soft bones, has almost doubled since 1997. Haris Majeed, who published the report in Scientific Reports, claimed that the weather was responsible for the unexpected rise. He wrote: “Climatologists knew that the UK receives lower summer
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Black hole scientists sure have been busy. At the end of last year, researchers announced that the powerful winds emanating from supermassive black holes shape entire galaxies.   Now, a new research paper has found the first observational evidence that supermassive black holes actually control the mysterious process of star formation in their galaxies. At the
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Russia has conceded that a high-profile space failure in November last year occurred because scientists programmed a rocket carrying a US$45 million weather satellite with the wrong coordinates.   In comments to Russian state TV last week, deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted the Meteor-M weather satellite was effectively under the impression it had launched
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A Full Moon Supermoon will take place early January 2 (UTC), Earth will reach perihelion (closest point to the Sun) on January 3 and Quadrantid meteor shower will reach its peak on January 4th. The best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to