Month: January 2018

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A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer monsoon season, generally running from December to March. However, some areas received twice their January average in
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During an era of “intense bombardment”, the team wrote that the Hedean and Archean eons, from roughly 4billion to 4.6billion years ago and 3.5billion years ago respectively, may still have seen “intervals of clement conditions” that could have housed life. They stated: “Intense bombardment is considered characteristic of the Hadean and early Archean eons, yet
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Earlier this month, the New Zealand-based private spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully delivered its first orbital payload. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket released, along with three commercial satellites, an art installation-as-satellite called the Humanity Star.   The satellite, a highly reflective 65-faced ball crafted of carbon fiber, will orbit Earth for nine months. Around October, its
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Academics in forensic science from the University of Derby have been studying the ancient skeleton and uncovered some remarkable findings. Despite the age of the remains scientists were fascinated to discover that the man had “beautiful” teeth and did not have the same poor oral hygiene of most men from the Bronze era. Sanita Nezirovic,
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Science experts say next Wednesday’s lunar phenomenon of a blue moon, supermoon, blood moon and total lunar eclipse hasn’t been viewed for 150 years, making it a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. NASA is offering a free live feed of the ‘lunar trifecta’ on NASA TV and NASA.gov/live.  It tweeted yesterday: “What do you get when you
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Self-styled Dutch earthquake predictor Frank Hoogerbeets issued the warning in video uploaded to his YouTube channel and website Ditrianum. He warned that around next week’s Supermoon event, from January 30 to February 2, there will be planetary “amplifications” which he described as critical. He said: “From January 30 to February 2 will be more critical with
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For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can be very strong. Case in point: graphene. Graphene, which was heretofore, the strongest material known to man, is made from an extremely thin sheet of carbon atoms arranged in two dimensions.   But there’s one drawback: while notable for its thinness and unique
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For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can be very strong. Case in point: graphene. Graphene, which was heretofore, the strongest material known to man, is made from an extremely thin sheet of carbon atoms arranged in two dimensions.   But there’s one drawback: while notable for its thinness and unique
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Through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, a band of citizen scientists has discovered K2-138, a far-off planetary system that houses least five exoplanets. This is the first time that a multi-planet system has been discovered entirely through crowdsourcing.   UC Santa Cruz astronomer Ian Crossfield and Caltech staff scientist Jessie Christiansen launched the Exoplanet Explorers
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In December the New York Times revealed details of a top-secret Department of Defense (DoD) prorgamme to investigate any threat from UFOs that ended in 2012. The report about the DoD £16 million Advance Aerial Threat Identification Programme (AATIP) also astonishingly claimed that the material, that was said to be “unknown to science” following tests,
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China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) has upgraded its snowstorm warning to Orange – the second highest level on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as heavy snow continues affecting China’s central and eastern regions. A Blue alert for cold wave remains in effect. NMC first issued a Yellow snowstorm warning on January 24, the second on their four-tier
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It’s one of the most fascinating and well-built structures in existence, but researchers have shown that the Great Pyramid of Giza is actually lopsided, thanks to an error builders made during construction some 4,500 years ago.   This error has led to the west side of the pyramid being slightly longer than the east side,