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Michael Horn, who calls himself a research scientist, has dismissed NASA’s research and suggested that they have been incorrect about their estimations about the path of the Apophis “God of Chaos” asteroid. NASA has estimated the asteroid – full name 99942 Apophis – will skim past Earth in 10 years, and has already begun preparations
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The headlines are stark: “Climate threat from inhalers can prove costly“ “Asthma carbon footprint ‘as big as eating meat‘ “ “How One Commonly Used Asthma Inhaler is Damaging the Planet“   They’re all attached to news coverage of a study published recently in the journal BMJ Open, which found that certain inhalers commonly used by
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Galaxies millions of light years away seem to be connected by an unseen network of massive intergalactic structures, which force them to synchronize in ways that can’t be explained by existing astrophysics, Vice reports. The discoveries could force us to rethink our fundamental understanding of the universe.   “The observed coherence must have some relationship
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Hurricanes are the costliest natural disasters in the United States. Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged parts of Texas in August 2017, cost the US US$125 billion (yes, billion with a ‘b’). Harvey’s total came second only to that of Hurricane Katrina, which hit Louisiana in 2005 and cost approximately US$161 billion, according to the National Oceanic
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A bizarre blacked-out structure in Antarctica has sparked a frenzy of debate about a possible top-secret government cover-up – or a subterranean alien base. The mysterious footage released on YouTube conspiracy page thirdphaseofmoon showed a row of identical structures lined up in Antartica on Google Earth. The site was claimed to be located at 75°
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Forget nuclear weapons, biological warfare, and the slew of other ways humanity could cause its own destruction for a moment. If you take into account only naturally occurring phenomena — supervolcanic eruptions, asteroid impacts, and the like — researchers from the University of Oxford recently determined that the probability of our entire species going extinct
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From reporting election results to issuing weather forecasts, maps offer a powerful, accessible and visually appealing way to convey complex information. But as a researcher focusing on data visualisation, I’m aware that even the most beautiful maps can introduce some degree of misrepresentation.   To see how, consider the latest statistics on deprivation released by
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Electron microscopes are great at producing high-resolution images of a material’s atomic structure – if the material is hard, that is. Unfortunately, the devices’ electron beams can destroy softer materials, so scientists typically rely on X-rays, which can’t reach atomic resolution, to image those.   But scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National