• Utah museum unveils fossil from armoured, spiky-headed dinosaur
Utah museum unveils fossil from armoured, spiky-headed dinosaur

In the excavation of the fossil, paleontologists from the University of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah were able to retrieve a very well preserved skull of the armored dinosaur , along with bony armor in the form of spiked plates and neck rings, several vertebrae, limb bones, and an nearly complete tail with the iconic ankylosaur cl...

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  • Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron
Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron

A federal on Thursday dismissed New York City's lawsuit seeking to make several major oil companies financially responsible for dealing with climate change , saying that the legal effort wasn't permitted under the federal Clean Air Act. Baltimore just announced a suit Friday in Maryland state court - the 13th local government, according to the...

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  • Neil Armstrong's Collection Going to Auction With Texas Company
Neil Armstrong's Collection Going to Auction With Texas Company

Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never talked to him about what he wanted done with the large amount of items he kept. These medals were commissioned by the Apollo crew themselves and were flown to space during all the Apollo missions, including Apollo 11.

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  • Unimaginable Amounts of Diamonds are still Hidden Deep Under the Earth’s Surface
Unimaginable Amounts of Diamonds are still Hidden Deep Under the Earth’s Surface

The Mir Diamond Mine in Russian Federation, for instance, is the world's second-largest human-made hole and only goes about a third of a mile deep. " This shows that diamond is not perhaps this exotic mineral, but on the [geological] scale of things, it's relatively common ", Ulrich Faul , a research scientist in MIT's Department of Earth, Atm...

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  • Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes
Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes

The Fish and Wildlife Service is separately proposing to rescind its blanket rule which automatically conveyed the same protections for threatened species as for endangered species unless otherwise specified. Bob Dreher, senior vice president for conservation programs at Defenders of Wildlife, an environmental group, said that move puts climate cha...

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  • Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution
Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution

Micro-CT scans revealed that the fossil was that of a baby snake, and the paleontologists named the new species Xiaophis myanmarensis . Scientists have discovered the world's oldest known fossilized baby snake, which will provide clues about the species' evolution, according to a new study .

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  • Adaptive optics lifts Earth's atmospheric veil to reveal a sharper cosmos
Adaptive optics lifts Earth's atmospheric veil to reveal a sharper cosmos

The Earth's atmosphere distorts the appearance of objects in space. The image on the right is a comparable image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The light from these "stars" is then analyzed to determine how it is being distorted by passage through the atmosphere. The system has two adaptive optics modes: narrow-field mode, which can ...

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  • Blue Origin's New Shepard Vehicle Aces Test of Crew-Escape Motor
Blue Origin's New Shepard Vehicle Aces Test of Crew-Escape Motor

Central Daylight Time to perform a high-altitude test of an escape motor. In addition to testing the "high altitude escape motor ", the company promises it is "pushing the rocket to its limits". The team will then attempt to safely land the booster, as it did during a similar test back in 2016. For instance, NASA flew an experiment created to me...

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  • We are living in Meghalayan Age - newest chapter in earth’s history!
We are living in Meghalayan Age - newest chapter in earth’s history!

The three ages comprise the Holocene epoch , which represents the time since the end of the last Ice Age . The most recent began 4,200 years ago and is what we're living in now. "The isotopic shift reflects a 20-30% decrease in monsoon rainfall", said Mike Walker, from the University of Wales, UK. The team of a scientist is from an worldwide ...

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  • Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a ‘wrong-way…
Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a ‘wrong-way…

This putative planet is now sometimes popularly called Planet X or Planet Nine . In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine. The remaining pieces separated but still held on to the same sorts of orbits. The discovery of the new moons was reported Tuesday in the Minor Planet El...

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  • Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior
Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ), Harvard, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and several other universities used seismic devices to measure the speed of sound waves traveling through the Earth's crust .

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  • Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch
Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch

After launch, the capsule separated from the rocket just like it should, and then its emergency motor ignited - just as it's supposed to during an emergency situation. Blue Origin is set to push the rocket to its limits during this test. But Blue Origin officials have not announced pricing or when tickets might go on sale.

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  • Google Doodle celebrates Georges Lemaitre, the man behind Big Bang theory
Google Doodle celebrates Georges Lemaitre, the man behind Big Bang theory

Before studying physics , Lemaitre was a civil engineer who served as an artillery officer in the Belgian Army during World War I. After the war, he has ordained a priest, and studied physics at the University of Cambridge and then at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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  • Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'
Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'

No other planet in the solar system has so many satellites . "Magnificent desolation", Sheppard says, is the ideal. "We think there are more moon fragments yet to be found around Jupiter", Sheppard said , "but technology will need to get better for us to find them".

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  • Heat warning issued for east and south Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands
Heat warning issued for east and south Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

Today in Richmond, Environment Canada forecasts temperatures will get as high as 25 C. The rest of the week is expected to be hot as well, with high temperatures now forecasted between 22 C and 26 C. Temperatures will remain in the high 20s for the rest of the week, with the only rain in the forecast expected on Saturday. Heat illness can cause...

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  • Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking
Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

When asked if Russian Federation is still targeting the United States and its midterm congressional elections, President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded "no" - again breaking with his top intelligence official . However, senior United States military officials on Wednesday said they had no information about any such deals, the Washington P...

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  • Adidas will expand the range of footwear from recycled plastic
Adidas will expand the range of footwear from recycled plastic

Adidas is the latest company joining the global fight to reduce plastic waste. The sportswear company plans to stop using virgin, or newly manufactured, plastic in its clothing, offices, retail outlets, warehouses and distribution centers beginning this year, according to Adidas spokeswoman Maria Culp.

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  • How to watch Blue Origin launch New Shepard rocket live
How to watch Blue Origin launch New Shepard rocket live

New Shepard is a rocket-capsule combo that Blue Origin is developing to take paying passengers and scientific experiments to suborbital space and back. This was the third trip to space for both this New Shepherd rocket booster and the crew capsule, both created to be reusable like SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster and Dragon capsules.

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  • Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with £30 million in grants
Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with £30 million in grants

An artist's impression shows the proposed vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. As well as being relatively uninhabited, the Peninsula is also the best place in the United Kingdom from which to launch rockets vertically to put small satellites, which normally circle the Earth's poles, into orbit.

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  • Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'
Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Nine of the new moons are found among outer concentrations of moons orbiting Jupiter in retrograde - in the opposite direction of the gas giant's axis rotation. It has a prograde orbit at a distance where the rest of Jupiter's moons have retrograde orbits. The effect of opposition is similar to the effect of the full moon seen once a month when...

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