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WATCH: Rare ‘Earthgrazer’ meteorite bounces off Earth’s atmosphere back into space

WATCH: Rare ‘Earthgrazer’ meteorite bounces off Earth’s atmosphere back into space

An open-source global network of stargazers has shared remarkable footage showing a rare ‘Earthgrazer’ meteorite skimming off our planet’s atmosphere, and avoiding certain doom, earlier this week.

RT - 2 hours ago

Marine heatwaves are human-made

Marine heatwaves are human-made

Heatwaves in the world's oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence. This is what researchers from the Oeschger Center for Climate Research at the University of Bern are now able to prove. Marine heatwaves destroy ecosystems and dam…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

2021 Hyundai i30 N arrives with dual-clutch automatic option

2021 Hyundai i30 N arrives with dual-clutch automatic option

Korea's answer to the Volkswagen Golf GTI is updated with mechanical upgrades and revised technology

Autocar - 3 hours ago

Active layer in different freeze-thaw stages modifies soil respiration dynamics

Active layer in different freeze-thaw stages modifies soil respiration dynamics

Soil respiration is a significant indicator for estimating the terrestrial carbon budget under climate change. It is the second-largest source of carbon emissions to the atmosphere from the terrestrial ecosystem on a global scale.

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Researcher tackles growing plastic waste

Researcher tackles growing plastic waste

Humanity is facing many serious problems at the moment, notwithstanding the global viral pandemic that is SARS-CoV-2. Global warming and climate change are still with us, water and food security are increasingly problematic for millions of people, and the amo…

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Beaked whales can hold their breath for over 3 hours (and possibly longer)

Beaked whales can hold their breath for over 3 hours (and possibly longer)

New findings shatter previous dive records.

Live Science - 4 hours ago

How earthquake swarms arise

How earthquake swarms arise

Earthquakes can be abrupt bursts of home-crumbling, ground-buckling energy when slices of the planet's crust long held in place by friction suddenly slip and lurch.

phys.org - 4 hours ago

Team led by Indian scientists finds X-ray signature of boundary around black holes

Team led by Indian scientists finds X-ray signature of boundary around black holes

New Delhi: A team of international scientists, led by those from India, has found a distinctive signature of cosmic X-rays to identify the boundary around black holes, which ‘unmistakably separate them’ from other objects in the cosmos such as neutron stars t…

orissapost.com - 6 hours ago

Neanderthal genetics study reveals missing link in human history

Neanderthal genetics study reveals missing link in human history

On Thursday, researchers announced in the journal "Science" they were finally able to sequence Y chromosomes from two Denisovans and three Neanderthals.

Inverse - 7 hours ago

Mystery of Strange Storms on Jupiter With Unusual Geometric Pattern Solved With Help From 19th Century Physics

Mystery of Strange Storms on Jupiter With Unusual Geometric Pattern Solved With Help From 19th Century Physics

At the south pole of Jupiter lurks a striking sight—even for a gas giant planet covered in colorful bands that sports a red spot larger than the earth. Down near the south pole of the planet, mostly hidden from the prying eyes of humans, is a collection of sw…

SciTechDaily - 7 hours ago

British teen activist Mya-Rose Craig stages climate protest on Arctic ice sheet

British teen activist Mya-Rose Craig stages climate protest on Arctic ice sheet

Armed with a placard reading ‘Youth Strike for Climate”, the 18-year-old British activist is staging the most northerly protest in a series of youth strikes worldwide.

The Indian Express - 8 hours ago

Robots on patrol, drones for inspections: NUHS makes use of technology in hospital management

Robots on patrol, drones for inspections: NUHS makes use of technology in hospital management

SINGAPORE: A new approach to hospital management will see the National University Health System (NUHS) make use of drones, robots and touch-free technology on its various campuses.

CNA - 9 hours ago

'Challenger: The Final Flight' shines light on lost astronauts, their families

'Challenger: The Final Flight' shines light on lost astronauts, their families

In the four-part series, audiences learn who these brave people were, what malfunction caused the fatal incident, and how the Challenger's story serves as a cautionary tale of space travel and exploration.

Fox News - 10 hours ago

Intel license shows US wants Huawei to rely on its chips: expert

Intel license shows US wants Huawei to rely on its chips: expert

The US government imposed license requirements on chipmakers which want to sell products that contain US technology to Huawei--Intel received the first one.

TechNode - 10 hours ago

Bezos' Blue Origin to break record with 7th reusable New Shepard rocket

Bezos' Blue Origin to break record with 7th reusable New Shepard rocket

the New Shepard will fly 12 commercial payloads to space and back, including a demonstration of a lunar landing sensor that will test technologies for future missions to the Moon in support of NASA's Artemis program.

Fox Business - 11 hours ago

NASA narrows source of leak on the space station to 2 areasBusiness Insider

NASA narrows source of leak on the space station to 2 areasBusiness Insider

NASA hasn't yet found the culprit behind a small leak on the International Space Station. But it has now ruled out most modules.

Business Insider - 11 hours ago

Trump tech war with China changes the game for US business

Trump tech war with China changes the game for US business

US President Donald Trump’s war on Chinese technology firms has changed the ground rules for global business, underscoring a new political reality that could have negative repercussions for American firms.

The Star Online - 12 hours ago

A Neuroscience Effort Pushes To Include More African Americans In Brain Research : ShotsHealth News

A Neuroscience Effort Pushes To Include More African Americans In Brain Research : ShotsHealth News

People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more diverse.

NPR - 13 hours ago

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

BBC News - 13 hours ago

Newfound brain structure explains why some birds are so smart—and maybe even self-aware

Newfound brain structure explains why some birds are so smart—and maybe even self-aware

Circuitry of the pallium mirrors the mammalian neocortex

Science Magazine - 13 hours ago

Going virtual: COVID-19 pushes tourism players, visitors to adapt to a new reality

Going virtual: COVID-19 pushes tourism players, visitors to adapt to a new reality

Tourism has been one of the sectors worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With closed borders and restrictions, many tourist attractions have seen a steep downturn in business. To keep afloat, many are turning to technology. Money Mind reports.

CNA - 14 hours ago

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea levels and might cause humanity to 'give up ... New York'

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea levels and might cause humanity to 'give up ... New York'

If the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement are not met, the Antarctic ice sheet will melt, resulting in global sea levels rising to the point where humanity will have to "give up ... New York," according to a new study.

Fox News - 14 hours ago

Ant Group IPO: Five things to know about the Alibaba affiliate aiming for the largest offering in history

Ant Group IPO: Five things to know about the Alibaba affiliate aiming for the largest offering in history

Chinese financial-technology juggernaut, known for its Alipay ‘ ubiquitous super app,’ handles payments, insurance, investments and more

MarketWatch - 14 hours ago

Bay Area birds change their tune amid COVID-19 shutdown

Bay Area birds change their tune amid COVID-19 shutdown

During our COVID-19 shutdown, Bay Area birds sang more softly — and these songs were faster, with a wider, lower and more romantic range of pitch, according to the study, published in Thursda…

The Mercury News - 17 hours ago

Spinosaurus dinosaur was 'enormous river-monster', researchers say

Spinosaurus dinosaur was 'enormous river-monster', researchers say

The findings come after the discovery of 1,200 dinosaur teeth in an ancient river bed in Morocco.

BBC News - 17 hours ago

NASA says bus-sized asteroid safely buzzed Earth | TheHill

NASA says bus-sized asteroid safely buzzed Earth | TheHill

NASA reported that an asteroid roughly the size of a school bus p...

The Hill - 19 hours ago

Nuvei closes TSX's largest technology IPO, raising $805 million in gross proceeds

Nuvei closes TSX's largest technology IPO, raising $805 million in gross proceeds

Philip Fayer took little time to celebrate after his Montreal payments company Nuvei Corp. closed its $833-million initial public offering, the largest the Toronto Stock Exchange has ever seen in the technology sector."People will find this crazy, but I was o…

Yahoo Entertainment - 19 hours ago

Researchers Discover Oldest Human Footprints

Researchers Discover Oldest Human Footprints

Researchers have discovered 120,000-year-old footprints in Saudi Arabia that give insight into how ancient humans and animals migrated together.

Nerdist - 21 hours ago

Climate scientists uncover new record-low temperature in Greenland

Climate scientists uncover new record-low temperature in Greenland

On Dec. 22, 1991, it was colder in Greenland than on Mars.

Live Science - 21 hours ago

NASA chief warns Congress about Chinese space station

NASA chief warns Congress about Chinese space station

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers Wednesday it was crucial for the US to maintain a presence in Earth's orbit after the International Space Station is decommissioned so that China does not gain a strategic advantage.

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

BBC News - 21 hours ago

One of the world's driest deserts is the focus of a new study on our changing climate

One of the world's driest deserts is the focus of a new study on our changing climate

Carbon, one of the main building blocks for all life on Earth, cycles among living organisms and the environment. This cycle, and how it works in one of the driest places on Earth, is the subject of a new study recently published in the journal Plant and Soil…

phys.org - a day ago

By 2020 standards, Angus Taylor's low-emissions technology statement is not really a climate policy

By 2020 standards, Angus Taylor's low-emissions technology statement is not really a climate policy

Australians are just expected to trust the minister and his advisers to successfully pick winners deserving a crack at $18bn in taxpayers’ money

The Guardian - a day ago

Willie Walsh takes CarTrawler role after leaving BA owner IAG

Willie Walsh takes CarTrawler role after leaving BA owner IAG

Irish car hire technology firm appoints 58-year-old as deputy chairman

The Guardian - a day ago

Reminders of inequality for poor people prod them to be more likely to want to tax the rich

Reminders of inequality for poor people prod them to be more likely to want to tax the rich

A pair of political science researchers at the University of California, has found that showing people a symbol of inequality can push them to demand that rich people be taxed more. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Melissa Sands and Daniel de K…

phys.org - a day ago

British Teenage Climate Change Activist Stages Protest on Sheet of Floating Acrtic Ice

British Teenage Climate Change Activist Stages Protest on Sheet of Floating Acrtic Ice

Armed with a placard reading 'Youth Strike for Climate", the 18-year-old British activist MyaRose Craig is staging the most northerly protest in a series of youth strikes worldwide.

News18 - a day ago

Accelerated Ice Melt can have Significant Impact on Global Climate

Accelerated Ice Melt can have Significant Impact on Global Climate

A group of climate scientists has reported that upcoming ice-sheet melt is anticipated to have a major impact on the global climate.

AZoCleantech - a day ago

Scientists sequence the 92-year-old mold that produced the first antibiotic, penicillin

Scientists sequence the 92-year-old mold that produced the first antibiotic, penicillin

Scientists have woken up Alexander Fleming's original Pencillium mold and sequenced its genome for the first time. They say the information they have gleaned could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

CNN - a day ago

NASA's new Mars rover will use X-rays to hunt fossils

NASA's new Mars rover will use X-rays to hunt fossils

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years ba…

phys.org - a day ago

Climate Change

Climate Change

Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest.

CNA - a day ago

Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth's forests to regenerate naturally

Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth's forests to regenerate naturally

Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be regarded alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential above-ground carbon accumul…

phys.org - a day ago

ISS successfully dodges 'unknown piece of space debris'

ISS successfully dodges 'unknown piece of space debris'

Space junk was coming too close for comfort to the International Space Station, so it got out of the way.

CNET - a day ago

Industrial Alcohol Market Research Report by Source, by Purity, by Functionality, by Process Technology, by ApplicationGlobal Forecast to 2025Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

Industrial Alcohol Market Research Report by Source, by Purity, by Functionality, by Process Technology, by ApplicationGlobal Forecast to 2025Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

Industrial Alcohol Market Research Report by Source (Corn, Fossil Fuels, Grains, Molasses, and Sugarcane & Bagasse), by Purity (Denatured Alcohol and...

Yahoo Entertainment - a day ago

Scientists determine explosive new mass extinction event 232 million years ago

Scientists determine explosive new mass extinction event 232 million years ago

Mass extinction events on our planet have only occurred a handful of times in the 540 million years since life began.

SYFY WIRE - a day ago

Nanostructures with a unique property

Nanostructures with a unique property

Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers at PSI have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique property: critical elements inside them are arranged in oppos…

phys.org - a day ago

Object heading toward earth, scientists think it's 1960s space junk

Object heading toward earth, scientists think it's 1960s space junk

Scientists are tracking an object heading toward earth that could enter the planet’s orbit, and they are not entirely sure what it is.The object, named Asteroid 2020 SO, is believed to be man made and not a piece of moon or other planetary debris.

The Denver Channel - a day ago