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A study conducted at the University of East Anglia (UEA) produced dire results for global beer consumption if global warming is not dealt with. The new study published today in the journal Nature Plants, warned widespread drought threatens worldwide yields of barley. This, in turn, could result in skyrocketing beer prices and plummeting beer consumption.
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed none of its instruments at Sawtell Peak station P361 are transmitting data. GPS station P361 is a crucial element of the USGS’ network of trackers near active Yellowstone volcano faults. The instruments at P361 are located at an “important site” about 18.64 miles (30km) west of the Yellowstone
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Seventeen scientists representing the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) believe the hunt for alien life is paramount. In a report mandated by the US Congress, the 17 experts claimed astrobiology needs to be at the forefront of NASA’s research in space. The scientists labelled astrobiology a “field of rapid change” where
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At least 27 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after heavy rain caused severe flash flooding and landslides across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worst affected was North Sumatra with 18 reported casualties, West Sumatra with 8, and Riau with 1. This region is just entering its rainy season. More heavy rain, floods
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A storm that surprised everyone with its intensity and duration brought havoc to the Morongo Basin Friday night and Saturday. Thunder, lightning, rain, and hail started about 10:30 p.m. Friday and by 11:15, first responders started getting calls asking for help. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters received 13 water-related calls: from motorists
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For almost two centuries, scientists have theorized that life may be distributed throughout the Universe by meteoroids, asteroids, planetoids, and other astronomical objects. This theory, known as Panspermia, is based on the idea that microorganisms and the chemical precursors of life are able to survive being transported from one star system to the next.   Expanding
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In a time of crazy political and world news, it’s often easy to overlook some of the ridiculously cool things happening in science. To make sure you don’t miss out, we’ve put together this shareable image highlighting the best science news of the past week.   From ‘moonmoons’ (yes, that’s a real thing) and Stephen
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At least 11 people have been killed and 4 injured after a landslide hit several homes in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia (population 15 000) during the early morning hours of October 11, 2018.  The event took place at around 02:30 local time after heavy rain, destroying seven homes in the Los Andes neighborhood, the disaster relief
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The late physicist suggested a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people editing their and their children’s DNA. He wrote: “I am sure that during this century, people will discover how to modify both intelligence and instincts such as aggression. “Laws will probably be passed against genetic engineering with humans.  “But some people
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Heavy rain produced by remnants of Hurricane “Sergio” hit parts of Arizona on October 13, 2018, flooding low-lying roads and closing some local streets. The remnants of former Hurricane “Rosa” early in October 2018 combined with Hurricane “Sergio” mid-month to push Phoenix’s rainfall total to record levels.  As of 18:52 MDT, October 13, Phoenix recorded 55.6 mm (2.19 inches) of rain
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Severe Cyclonic Storm “Titli” slammed into the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and moved into Odisha late October 10 into October 11, 2018. The storm brought winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and flooding rainfall, wreaking havoc across Andra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Dozens of people are feared dead. Infrastructural and agricultural damage is very high.
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It’s been a big week for NASA. First the much-loved Hubble Space Telescope entered “safe mode” after one of the gyroscopes that points it in the right direction failed. Then there was a mid-flight failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket on Thursday morning, resulting in the (safe!) emergency landing of cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and astronaut Nick
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The discovery of a 10-year-old child’s remains at an ancient Roman site in Italy is “extremely eerie and weird” evidence of “vampire burials,” where steps were taken to prevent the deceased rising from the dead. A rock was inserted into the deceased child’s mouth to prevent them rising from the grave and spreading disease, researchers
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Biologists have grown human retina tissue from scratch to learn how the cells that let us see in color are made. The work may lay the groundwork for therapies for eye diseases such as color blindness and macular degeneration. It also establishes lab-created “organoids”—artificially grown organ tissue—as a model to study human development on a cellular
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The accomplished film director and niece of the late President John F Kennedy told Express.co.uk of her “disappointment” in the current US presidency. Ms Kennedy, who has filmed a documentary celebrating 60 years of NASA’s existence Above & Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow, fears the White House’s militarisation of space could starve the space agency