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NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica after record heat wave

NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica after record heat wave

New snapshots capture the 20% loss of snow on Eagle Island after Antarctica hit a record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this month.

CBS News - 7 hours ago

This Chinese Whale Lost $45 Million in Bitcoin and BCH Overnight: How it Happened

This Chinese Whale Lost $45 Million in Bitcoin and BCH Overnight: How it Happened

One of the rallying cries Bitcoin's most fervent advocates use to promote the cryptocurrency is "become your own bank." Indeed, this nascent technology

newsbtc.com - 8 hours ago

NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica's 'Hottest Days On Record'

NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica's 'Hottest Days On Record'

Aerial views of Antarctica's Eagle Island show the dramatic melting that took place during a major February heatwave.

huffpost.com - 10 hours ago

Betelgeuse has dimmed suddenly, perplexing scientists

Betelgeuse has dimmed suddenly, perplexing scientists

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One of the 10 brightest stars in the nighttime sky is suddenly getting dimmer, with soft fuzzy edges. Betelguese, the red supergiant star on the western edge of the constell…

nbc4i.com - 12 hours ago

The Czinger 21C is a 3D-printed, $1.7 million hypercar that can do 268mph

The Czinger 21C is a 3D-printed, $1.7 million hypercar that can do 268mph

While the entire car doesn’t come from a 3D printer, obviously, large portions of the chassis were created using the technology. That does save on production costs, but you'll still need $1.7 million to buy one of the 80 models…

techspot.com - 16 hours ago

Otago researchers hold individual atoms in place in a new experiment

Otago researchers hold individual atoms in place in a new experiment

University of Otago researchers have been able to hold individual atoms in place in a new experiment that is said to be a first for quantum physics. The team was able to observe previously unseen c…

slashgear.com - 16 hours ago

Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier 'Has Got Three Guns Pointed Right At It,' Scientist Says

Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier 'Has Got Three Guns Pointed Right At It,' Scientist Says

Channels of warm water are merging under Thwaites glacier, new research shows.

Newsweek - 18 hours ago

Our planet formed much faster than previously thought

Our planet formed much faster than previously thought

By measuring iron isotopes, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown that our planet originally formed much faster than previously thought.

techexplorist.com - 21 hours ago

Researchers Analyze Nasty Species of Bacteria That Has Colonized Space Station’s Water Dispenser

Researchers Analyze Nasty Species of Bacteria That Has Colonized Space Station’s Water Dispenser

Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains. Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized the potable water dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but a new study suggests that they a…

scitechdaily.com - 21 hours ago

Ancient pack rat nests could offer snapshots of Earth's past

Ancient pack rat nests could offer snapshots of Earth's past

This could help scientists understand how plant communities, as well as possibly animals, will react to climate change, a new study says.

cnet.com - a day ago

The Threat From Stellar Explosions | Daily Planet

The Threat From Stellar Explosions | Daily Planet

Betelgeuse is harmless, but other stars going supernova could spell death for Earth.

airspacemag.com - a day ago

'No one is allowed to go out': your stories from the coronavirus outbreak

'No one is allowed to go out': your stories from the coronavirus outbreak

‘No one is allowed out’: readers tell Nature about their experiences.

nature.com - a day ago

Climate change ― our planet is in deep trouble ― Nurafifah Mohammad Suhaimi

Climate change ― our planet is in deep trouble ― Nurafifah Mohammad Suhaimi

FEBRUARY 22 ― Climate change is likely to be the greatest threat of our century. Our planet is heating up, glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising. Climate change is a significant variation of average weather condition, for example, the earth becomes w…

malaymail.com - a day ago

Frozen bird turns out to be 46000-year-old horned lark

Frozen bird turns out to be 46000-year-old horned lark

Scientists have recovered DNA from a well-preserved horned lark found in Siberian permafrost

heritagedaily.com - a day ago

Why do whales migrate? They return to the tropics to shed their skin, scientists say

Why do whales migrate? They return to the tropics to shed their skin, scientists say

Whales undertake some of the longest migrations on earth, often swimming many thousands of miles, over many months, to breed in the tropics. The question is why—is it to find food, or to give birth?

phys.org - a day ago

Humans Bred With a Mysterious Archaic Population in Earliest Known Interbreeding Event

Humans Bred With a Mysterious Archaic Population in Earliest Known Interbreeding Event

A new analysis of ancient DNA revealed that different populations of our human ancestors interbred as early as 700,000 years ago.

Business Insider - a day ago

Aberdeen firm sold for £25.5m

Aberdeen firm sold for £25.5m

AN ABERDEEN-based subsea technology firm has been sold in a deal worth $33 million (£25.5 million).

heraldscotland.com - a day ago

A 46,000-year-old bird carcass provides clues to evolution and climate change

A 46,000-year-old bird carcass provides clues to evolution and climate change

The remains of an ancient horned lark were discovered frozen in the Siberian permafrost.

cnet.com - a day ago

NASA Insight lander will give its stuck Mars 'Mole' a push

NASA Insight lander will give its stuck Mars 'Mole' a push

The heat probe has been treading soil for a year now.

cnet.com - a day ago

How Firefighters Use Fitness and Workouts to Train at Firehouses

How Firefighters Use Fitness and Workouts to Train at Firehouses

These first responders are emphasizing fitness to prepare for any challenge.

menshealth.com - a day ago

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

cleantechnica.com - a day ago

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us up for musc…

phys.org - a day ago

'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

Taken just nine days apart, two images illustrate the impact a recent warm period had on the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA says such warmth "has become more common in recent years."

npr.org - a day ago

Alien planet is on its way towards the 'edge of destruction'

Alien planet is on its way towards the 'edge of destruction'

Experts have been intensely watching an exoplanet that is so close to its star, it may well be on the “edge of destruction.” Known as NGTS-10b, this planet is a “hot Jupiter,&#822…

nypost.com - a day ago

Frozen bird discovered in Siberia is around 46,000 years old, researchers say

Frozen bird discovered in Siberia is around 46,000 years old, researchers say

This is the first bird carcass procured from Ice Age permafrost deposits, researchers note. It's an ancestor of two different lark subspecies.

USA Today - a day ago

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

Molecular oxygen is a key component of the air humans breathe, and now astronomers have spotted it a half-billion light years away. But don't hold your breath for quasar whippets.

Vice News - 2 days ago

Frozen bird found in Siberia: 46,000-year-old lark discovered in Russia, studied by scientists in Stockholm

Frozen bird found in Siberia: 46,000-year-old lark discovered in Russia, studied by scientists in Stockholm

Along with the ancient bird, scientists are also studying an 18,000-year-old puppy and other extremely old specimens.

CBS News - 2 days ago

Zillow fans the winds of change in Canada’s housing industry

Zillow fans the winds of change in Canada’s housing industry

With the U.S. online giant’s first steps into the Canadian market, realtors are holding new technology in a wary embrace

The Globe And Mail - 2 days ago

XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star

XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star

A star of about eight percent the Sun's mass has been caught emitting an enormous 'super flare' of X-rays—a dramatic high-energy eruption that poses a fundamental problem for astronomers, who did not think it possible on stars that small.

phys.org - 2 days ago

See the sun in dazzling detail

See the sun in dazzling detail

These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

sciencenewsforstudents.org - 2 days ago

What are the rules on workplace surveillance?

What are the rules on workplace surveillance?

Barclays is one of many companies to have used technology to monitor the activity of its staff.

bbc.com - 2 days ago

Coral Reefs Face Elimination by the End of the Century

Coral Reefs Face Elimination by the End of the Century

The life of coral reefs is persistently under threat due to destructive fishing practices, coastal development, and land-based pollution, but perhaps its greatest threat is now climate change.

azocleantech.com - 2 days ago

Doomsday prophecies of ancient methane being released as temperatures rise are WRONG, say scientists

Doomsday prophecies of ancient methane being released as temperatures rise are WRONG, say scientists

The climate change movement has long warned that, as global temperatures rise, we run the risk of releasing vast reserves of trapped methane into the atmosphere and bringing about the end of days. New research says: probably not.

RT - 2 days ago

MIT Scientists Create System To Decide How to Save Earth From an Incoming Asteroid

MIT Scientists Create System To Decide How to Save Earth From an Incoming Asteroid

"It's like a preemptive strike, with less mess," study author Sung Wook Paek said.

Newsweek - 2 days ago

'Wood' you like to recycle concrete?

'Wood' you like to recycle concrete?

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new building materia…

techxplore.com - 2 days ago

Fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy revealed, based on MQB platform

Fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy revealed, based on MQB platform

All-new compact van features bigger interior dimensions and latest in connectivity and safety technology, plus the option of three diesel engines

autocar.co.uk - 2 days ago

NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team

NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team

The leadership council for Mars 2020 science added two new members who represent the interests of scientists destined to handle and study the first samples from Red Planet.

nasa.gov - 2 days ago

How researchers are trying to save the Great Barrier Reef

How researchers are trying to save the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, but it faces a challenging future.

CNBC - 2 days ago

Solar Orbiter heads to the sun in mission to unravel its mysteries, takes first space measurements

Solar Orbiter heads to the sun in mission to unravel its mysteries, takes first space measurements

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft is traveling through the cosmos. Its destination: the inner solar system. The 3,900-lb. (1,800-kg) spacecraft will work in tandem with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to unravel solar mysteries that have pu…

teslarati.com - 2 days ago

Pence vows to return Americans to space ‘before summer’ as Boeing & SpaceX scramble to deliver… and NASA seeks backup Soyuz seats

Pence vows to return Americans to space ‘before summer’ as Boeing & SpaceX scramble to deliver… and NASA seeks backup Soyuz seats

US Vice President Mike Pence has promised that American astronauts will soon reach space aboard US-made rockets, but with Boeing and SpaceX struggling to build a reliable craft, even NASA is skeptical of the VP’s wishful thinking.

RT - 2 days ago

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making

In several new studies, University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Katharine Mach and colleagues explore the importance of learning and knowledge in environmental decision-making and the different ways in which sci…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Ping An says the coronavirus will impact China's economy but has also been 'helpful' for its business

Ping An says the coronavirus will impact China's economy but has also been 'helpful' for its business

Ping An Insurance's Jessica Tan tells CNBC how the company's technology expertise has given it an edge amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

CNBC - 2 days ago

The government's sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere

The government's sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere

The call for technology before action is a specious distraction designed to paper over the plan to take no action

theguardian.com - 2 days ago

New Species of Bacteria That Fights Climate Change Discovered by Cornell Scientists

New Species of Bacteria That Fights Climate Change Discovered by Cornell Scientists

Cornell researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria – which they named in memory of the Cornell professor who first discovered it – that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released …

scitechdaily.com - 2 days ago

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Accretion disks at binary stars may help explain the flaring of young stars like FU Orionis. Could also explain the missing luminosity problem in astronomy.

universetoday.com - 2 days ago