• Earth Is 1C From Hothouse State That 'Threatens Future Of Humanity'
Earth Is 1C From Hothouse State That 'Threatens Future Of Humanity'

This summer dozens of people have died in wildfires and heat waves from the USA to Asia, giving the world an insight into what could lie ahead. Average global temperatures are now 1C above pre-industrial times, a trend that the scientific community has mainly blamed on man-caused climate change .

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  • Meteor shower in the Netherlands
Meteor shower in the Netherlands

The meteors appear randomly everywhere in the sky, so you do not need to look in any particular direction as meteors appear randomly anywhere in the sky - just keep looking up , filling your gaze with as much of the sky as possible for as long as you can.

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  • How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend
How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

METEORS come from the small particles, around the size of a grain of sand, left behind by comets (and some asteroids) as they orbit the sun. "Peak rates will be just before dawn". Best of all, constellations and the Milky Way should be highly visible due to a New Moon on August 11, meaning there will not be as much light to drown out the stars.

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  • Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic
Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

The storm was centered about 1,160 miles (1,870 kilometers) west of the Azores and was moving north near 16 mph (26 kph). Some local flash flooding is possible in a few spots, particularly along east-, south- or southeastward-facing slopes of the Big Island.

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  • Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year
Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year

Make sure to look up this weekend as the Perseid Meteor Shower puts on its annual show in the skies above South Florida. One of the most photographed meteor showers of the year has been putting on a small show every night since mid-July. Earth passes through the path of Swift-Tuttle's debris from July 17 to August 24, with the peak coming August ...

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  • Heat warning remains in effect for today across southern Ontario
Heat warning remains in effect for today across southern Ontario

Environment Canada said Wednesday is expected to be hot and humid, although it is questionable whether conditions will reach warning criteria. Heat warnings were also in effect Monday afternoon around Westlock and Bonnyville, and south to the US border near Cardston, Lethbridge and Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

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  • Huge Planet's Aurora 200 Times as Strong as Jupiter's
Huge Planet's Aurora 200 Times as Strong as Jupiter's

The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth. Astronomers have detected a possible "rogue" planetary-mass object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field travelling through space unaccompanied by any parent star.

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  • Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii
Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii

Hector is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane Hector was swirling harmlessly in the Pacific about 1,700 miles east of Big Island but it grew into a category three hurricane on Friday as its maximum sustained winds reached 120mph.

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Less than 9 minutes after liftoff, the rocket's first stage came back to Earth for a vertical touchdown on SpaceX's " Of Course I Still Love You " drone ship, which was stationed a few hundred miles off the Florida coast. So after the May launch, Musk said, "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart", as Ar...

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  • Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019
Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019

American astronauts have still traveled to space, but they've used Russia's Soyuz spacecraft at a cost of about $80 million per seat. Four of the five astronauts named to the first Crew Dragon and Starliner flights are spaceflight veterans.

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  • Brown dwarf or massive exoplanet detected with powerful magnetic field
Brown dwarf or massive exoplanet detected with powerful magnetic field

Although this particular object was first picked up on in 2016, it was thought to be one of five recently discovered brown dwarfs . The object, about a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, is a surprisingly strong magnetic powerhouse and a "rogue", traveling through space unaccompanied by any parent star.

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  • Manatee in distress from signs of red tide exposure taken to SeaWorld
Manatee in distress from signs of red tide exposure taken to SeaWorld

The newspaper, calling the algae outbreak a "crisis", says the suspected cause of death is red tide poisoning. Red tide is the name given to the blooms of a species of microorganisms that have a distinct red colour. " Many people will tell you that this is the worst they have ever seen", Jacylin Bevis, a reporter with the NBC affiliate in Fort M...

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from U.S. soil
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from U.S. soil

On Friday, NASA announced the class of astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S. The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley . He will be joined by Victor Glover , a Navy commander who w...

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  • Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens
Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

A new bulletin from The Astronomer's Telegram reported that the brand new radio telescope detected a Fast Radio Burst (FRB). The pulse's fast, low frequency suggests that the blast was extremely bright and originated from an insanely powerful source somewhere in the cosmos.

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  • NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights
NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights

These pioneering flights to the International Space Station aboard commercially built crew capsules will be the first leaving U.S. soil to put people into orbit since the iconic space shuttle program ended in 2011. The first SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the space station will include NASA astronaut and Navy test pilot Victor Glover , who ha...

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  • NASA Announces First Astronaut Crews to Fly on Boeing and SpaceX Spaceships
NASA Announces First Astronaut Crews to Fly on Boeing and SpaceX Spaceships

The test flights and missions aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, slated for as early as April 2019, will "begin a new era in America spaceflight", the US space agency said. Last week, Boeing confirmed that it had a problem with its launch abort system , which is created to ferry crews to safety in the even...

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  • EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG
EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG

The state, and others that have adopted the standard, have vowed to fight in court. Eighteen states - including New York, New Jersey and California - sued the Trump administration in May to stop it from rolling back the fuel standards, arguing that they should be able to develop regulations to curb pollution.

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  • Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019
Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

In both cases, again assuming no major problems crop up, operational flights to ferry astronauts to and from the space station would begin after the test flights are complete, ending NASA's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to carry U.S., European, Canadian and Japanese crew members to the lab.

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  • Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules
Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

Trump's decision to challenge California's authority to regulate vehicle emissions upends decades of federal policy that allowed the most populous USA state to combat air pollution that particularly afflicts Los Angeles. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards require automakers' cars to average about 50 miles per gallon by 2025. In ...

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  • Sanedi calls on industry to move back Earth Overshoot Day
Sanedi calls on industry to move back Earth Overshoot Day

The current rate of consumption is equivalent to 1.7 earths. To drive awareness of Earth Overshoot Day , Schneider Electric has partnered with Global Footprint Network to support its ambition to #MoveTheDate from Aug.1 to December 31 and beyond.

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