• Sorry, Darwin: Evolution Favors 'Survival of the Laziest'
Sorry, Darwin: Evolution Favors 'Survival of the Laziest'

They analyzed the metabolic rates of 299 species of mollusks that lived over a period of roughly 5 million years from the mid-Pliocene to the present. They then plotted the metabolic requirements of the various species, which is a way to gauge how active the animals needed to be in order to keep living.

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  • Ancient Turtle With No Shell Reveals Details On Reptile’s Evolution
Ancient Turtle With No Shell Reveals Details On Reptile’s Evolution

According to its appearance, scientists believe the creature strong forelimbs and beak-like jaws to look for food in the sand and mud. Named Eorhynchochelys sinensi for "first turtle with a beak", it was bigger than the leatherback - the biggest sea turtle living today.

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  • NASA chief excited about exploiting water on Moon
NASA chief excited about exploiting water on Moon

By almost considering the manner in which that light bobbed off of a material, analysts can decide a great deal about it, and for this situation, it was simple for the rocket to see the distinction between the ice and the encompassing surface.

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  • Hawaii hit by tropical cylone as Hurricane Lane reaches land today
Hawaii hit by tropical cylone as Hurricane Lane reaches land today

However, even if the worst of Hurricane Lane avoids the islands the storm will bring with it enough rain and destructive wind to do serious damage. "We have about nine cases of water because we're having family stay with us as well, so one case per person". The NWS said excessive rainfall would affect the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend , ...

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  • Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice breaks for first time
Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice breaks for first time

Sea ice north of Greenland - some of the oldest and thickest in the Arctic - has broken up for the second time this year, a phenomenon never seen before. "The ice there has nowhere else to go, so it piles up", said Walt Meier from the U.S. Some spots are as much as 20 meters thick. This thick, compacted ice, as a rule, hard moves.

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  • NASA satellite shows Hurricane Lane heading towards Hawaii
NASA satellite shows Hurricane Lane heading towards Hawaii

Hawaii Governor David Ige, who has been posting consistent updates about the storm on social media, said in a post on Facebook Wednesday that because hurricane conditions are unpredictable, people are urged "to take every precaution to protect their health and safety".

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  • Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution
Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution

Dr. Rolf Halen has used contact lenses for most of her adult life. "This is a pretty large number, considering roughly 45 million people in the US alone wear contact lenses". Those cumulative numbers helped them arrive at their estimate of more than 2.5 billion lenses residing within our sewage in a given year. His team had already been worki...

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  • How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

Bush when the agency tried to argue that it did not have the legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood also vowed to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if the plan is approved. A three-page summary being circulated at the White House focuses on boosting efficiency at coal-fired power pl...

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  • Here’s why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the toilet
Here’s why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the toilet

Rolsky, a PhD student, told ASU Now that number is "pretty large", adding, with the approximately 45 million people in the USA who wear contact lenses , it would amount to billions of lenses being flushed away per year. "Or about 20-23 metric tons of wastewater-borne plastics annually", he said. The research team worries about these plastics eve...

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  • Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii
Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii

People have been flocking to stores for supplies . Hurricane Lane has strengthened into a Category 5 storm as it rolls toward Hawaii - just two weeks after Hurricane Hector passed the islands. A hurricane warning is in effect on Hawaii's Big Island and Maui, while a hurricane watch has been issued for the island of Kauai. All public scho...

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"Astronomical fail": Scientists are unable to explain the fantastic celestial event

Compared to the northern lights, which tend to shimmer in broad bands of green, blue or reddish light depending on their altitude, Steve is remarkably slim, usually appearing as a single ribbon of purplish-white light . POES-17 detected no charged particles raining down to the Earth's upper atmosphere or ionosphere during that event, a process...

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  • Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts
Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

The National Weather Service issues rare hurricane watches and warnings for parts of the Hawaiian Islands ahead of impacts from Hurricane Lane set to hit later this week. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible for the area within 48 hours. Lane is forecast to move dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands as a hurri...

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  • Paul Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts, Including Felony Tax Fraud
Paul Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts, Including Felony Tax Fraud

Jurors asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on their fourth day of deliberations how they should fill out the verdict form if they were unable to reach consensus on a single count, though they did not suggest what charge was at issue.

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  • Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures
Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

Slight weakening is expected during the next couple of days, but Lane is forecast to remain a unsafe hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands. These swells will produce large and potentially damaging surf along exposed south and west facing shorelines. Unfortunately NOAA's "hurricane hunter" aircraft that flies through the center ...

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  • EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants
EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

The EPA must take comment on the proposal for the next 60 days, and environmental groups are sure to fight it. "EPA is not denying that climate change is happening or EPA's obligation to address the harmful health impacts of carbon pollution that's fueling climate change", says Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA under President Obama.

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  • Peter Dutton fails to rule out second leadership challenge against Malcolm Turnbull
Peter Dutton fails to rule out second leadership challenge against Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull said he asked Dutton to stay in his ministerial post but Dutton declined. Earlier on Tuesday Dutton resigned from Cabinet after the vote but the amount of support he gained a day after downplaying the possibility of a challenge surprised many commentators.

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  • Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers
Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers

The grants are part of $1.8 billion in extra funding the prime minister will announce on Sunday to help farmers and communities. Accelerated depreciation provisions for fodder infrastructure that will allow farmers to claim tax write offs after one year instead of three.

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  • Hurricane Lane to pass south of Hawaii, bring riptide currents
Hurricane Lane to pass south of Hawaii, bring riptide currents

Lane is forecast to move westward at a slightly slower forward speed from tonight through early Tuesday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest starting late Tuesday. According to the CPHC, large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week, producing large and risky surf, as well as strong currents, along some shorelin...

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  • Beautifully preserved 99-million-year-old beetle was early pollinator
Beautifully preserved 99-million-year-old beetle was early pollinator

What's more, scientists have not found larger fossils cycads, such as leaves, from Burmese amber - only the very tiny pollen grains reported in this new study. Another evidence of existing insectoid pollinators dates back to about 165 million years. Insect-mediated pollination in gymnosperms and potentially prior to the rise of flowering plan...

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  • Storm Ernesto Is Headed For Ireland This Weekend
Storm Ernesto Is Headed For Ireland This Weekend

In the Central Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Ernesto has changed little with 40 miles per hour winds just keeping it at storm status. Up to a centimetre of rain could fall in Ireland and central and southern Scotland overnight. A damp, wet start with rain, mist and low cloud for a time in the morning, but turning drier and somewhat brighter for t...

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