• People Are Dressing Horses As Zebras To Solve An Age-Old Scientific Mystery
People Are Dressing Horses As Zebras To Solve An Age-Old Scientific Mystery

Just as before, when horses wore coats with striped patterns, they experienced fewer horse fly landings. Their study shows that stripes don't deter horse flies from a distance, with both zebras and domestic horses experiencing the same rate of circling from the flies.

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  • Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus
Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus

Wilson-Raybould abstained from the vote, explaining that she saw it as a conflict of interest, since it concerned herself. Wilson-Raybould will say her piece - and the Liberals appear to have already concluded they can live with that testimony.

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  • Tonight there's a super snow moon
Tonight there's a super snow moon

There won't be another as close to the Earth until 2026. The farthest point in this ellipse is called the apogee and is about 253,000 miles (405,500 kilometers) from Earth on average. Head here for a detailed breakdown of the best times to catch a glimpse but, well, you, know, maybe look up in the sky at ' that big pizza pie '.

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  • Will she or won't she? Tropical Cyclone Oma's direction still uncertain
Will she or won't she? Tropical Cyclone Oma's direction still uncertain

The eye of the cyclone remains out at sea where winds are blowing at about 150 km/h, but the strength of Oma is still increasing. The forecaster said depending on what the pressure system did it could either mean Oma directly hit New Zealand, gently guided it north of the country or turned it around and pushed it back north.

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  • SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander
SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Thursday night at 8:45 p.m. (ET) carrying the privately-funded Beresheet lunar lander. "After the launch, our crew will take control of Beresheet and begin the journey to the moon!" In a tweet, the company said simply: "Liftoff!" The 1,290-pound (585-kg) spacecraft was built by Israeli nonpro...

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  • Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 touches down on asteroid to collect samples
Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 touches down on asteroid to collect samples

Japan's space probe Hayabusa2 began its descent Thursday to an asteroid named Ryugu, which the probe arrived above in June past year, the space agency here said. The Hayabusa2 mission , with a price tag of around 30 billion yen ($270 million), was launched in December 2014 and is scheduled to return to Earth with its samples in 2020.

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  • Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida
Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

The two others are a telecommunications satellite for Indonesia and an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force. So far, only three other nations have carried out controlled "soft" landings on the moon - the United States, the former Soviet Union and China .

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  • Cyclone watch issued as Oma approaches southeast coast
Cyclone watch issued as Oma approaches southeast coast

The storm grazed the coast near Byron Bay before moving offshore. On Thursday afternoon, the category-two system was already whipping up unsafe surf conditions, closing all Gold Coast beaches and most on the Sunshine Coast, but was not expected to make landfall.

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  • How to watch the supermoon in the UK
How to watch the supermoon in the UK

The moon's distance from Earth varies because its orbit is not circular, but elliptical. Auckland, Marlborough, Wellington and Nelson were expected to be the best locations to see the moon. "It was unbelievable", said 7-year-old Cedrick, a second grade pupil who is interested in astronomy. In fact, a supermoon is also likely in the month of Mar...

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  • Timeline: SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould
Timeline: SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould

The company has said previously that it had sought to avoid a corruption trial because the executives accused of wrongdoing had left SNC-Lavalin and it had overhauled its ethics and compliance systems. Butts says he's served Trudeau "to the best of my abilities and I have at all times given the prime minister free and unfettered advice. He talks ab...

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  • Supermoon: What is it and when can you see it in Europe?
Supermoon: What is it and when can you see it in Europe?

So, if you're looking to see it at night, stargazers can look up at the sky on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings where the moon will appear full. Growing up as kids, we all remember those days spent staring wide-eyed at the Moon and the stars.

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  • Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year
Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

It was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season (NOAA long-term monthly averages for the Washington, DC area show January and February almost tied as the snowiest months of the year). The moon will be officially full at 10:53 a.m. EST, according to NASA's SkyCal . For people watching the celestial event in New...

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  • Massive insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact, study says
Massive insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact, study says

The new paper, which was published in the journal Biological Conservation , takes a broader look at overall insect populations. Meanwhile, when asked about the main cause of the decline, Sánchez-Bayo believes it's due to agricultural intensification, specifically in relation to insecticides that have been introduced in the last 20 years.

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  • JPL Says RIP To The Mars Rover
JPL Says RIP To The Mars Rover

Callas believes it is "good luck that we skirted so many possible storms" over the years. The last communication NASA received from Opportunity was on June 10, 2018. Opportunity was part of the NASA's larger Mars Exploration Rover mission , and was sent to space in 2004 alongside its twin rover, Spirit , carrying pieces of the World Trade Cente...

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  • NASA’s faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind
NASA’s faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind

However, after images of the flying and spinning object were received, Ultima Thule has turned out to be different from the way it had been originally described at first glance. 'Nothing quite like this has ever been captured in imagery'. The bottom view is the team's current best shape model for Ultima Thule . That glowing crescent visible ...

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  • 2018 the fourth-hottest year in history
2018 the fourth-hottest year in history

NOAA's report showed that a long-term heating trend continued last year as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulted in the fourth hottest year in NOAA's 139-year climate record. Schmidt said that 2018 was "quite clearly the fourth warmest year on record and it was probably warmer than many hundreds of years before that". "...

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  • Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change
Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change

Ocasio-Cortez said she was not offended that Pelosi called the resolution "the green dream". "Not only will we not agree to fund [ICE], but we are here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime", she continued.

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  • Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted
Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted

The movement forced scientists to update the World Magnetic Model (WMM), which is used by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and militaries around the world, for its location. This spot is affected by the flows of-of liquid iron in Earth's core and hence is susceptible to movement. Some have speculated that Earth is overdue for another magnetic-f...

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  • By the end of the century, our blue oceans will turn green
By the end of the century, our blue oceans will turn green

The phytoplankton's chlorophyll, which absorbs blue and reflects green. Hickman said: "Crudely speaking, where the water is now quite blue because the phytoplankton [have a] relatively low biomass, you are going to see the water getting more blue, and where the ocean is relatively more green because the biomass is higher, you are going to see [...

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  • Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay
Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

The Thwaites Glacier actually holds in neighbouring glaciers and ice masses further inland. But they were shocked to find the hole and then "surprised" to see its "size and explosive growth rate". It is up to 4000 metres and is considered a key in making projections of global sea level rise. With the new satellite, it was possible for the first...

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