• Toxic plant that burns skin, causes blindness spreading in U.S.
Toxic plant that burns skin, causes blindness spreading in U.S.

Besides being a threat to humans, giant hogweed can also impact the environment. Giant Hogweed, part of carrot family, can grown up to 14 feet tall with thick leaves stretching two to five feet across and large clusters of white flowers gracing the top of the plant in an umbrella pattern.

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  • Mars will be coming close to Earth in coming weeks
Mars will be coming close to Earth in coming weeks

According to The Weather Channel , July 31 will be the peak of Mars' brightness. Astronauts are trying to get to Mars, but the Red Planet is actually venturing nearer to Earth - enough to be visible to the naked eye. The most massive dust storm on Mars ever observed to date, the same on which took out the NASA's Opportunity Rover , is now moving...

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  • Florida Most at Risk From Chronic Flooding Caused By Climate Change
Florida Most at Risk From Chronic Flooding Caused By Climate Change

Nationwide, residential and commercial properties valued at almost $140 billion are at risk from the impact of sea level rise. Additional research over the previous year has allowed scientists to go further, identifying the homes within those communities could be lost and combining that data with property values provided by online real estate c...

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  • Boulder's Black Swift developing drone to study Venus' atmosphere
Boulder's Black Swift developing drone to study Venus' atmosphere

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has a spacecraft orbiting Venus called Akatsuki . It is already known that the planet Venus spins a bit weirdly and until now the researchers were unable to find out the span of one day on the planet.

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  • Cape May-Lewes Ferry sunk for reef project
Cape May-Lewes Ferry sunk for reef project

The MV Twin Capes will also be providing a unique diving area, as people will be able to swim through the spots on the vessel previously used for parking. Twin Capesjoined the Del-Jersey-Land reef's submerged fleet that includes the ex-destroyerUSS Arthur W. Radford, which went down in 2011 as the longest ship reefed on the East Coast, and theZun...

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  • The ice on Antarctica is melting faster - the Scientists
The ice on Antarctica is melting faster - the Scientists

Until 2012 the loss of ice in Antarctica comprised only 0.2 mm per year to sea level and, apparently, not increased. And 40% of that loss is responsible between the years of 2012 and 2017, as per the new study released. Antarctica's potential contribution to global sea level rise from its land-held ice is nearly 7.5 times greater than all other sou...

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  • Puan, world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62 in Australian zoo
Puan, world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62 in Australian zoo

A critically endangered species, Sumatran orangutans rarely reach age 50 in the wild, the zoo said. 'Apart from being the oldest member of our colony, she was also the founding member of our world-renowned breeding program and leaves an incredible legacy.

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  • Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania
Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania

If hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water immediately, put on sunglasses, and contact your health care provider. "A similar-looking invasive plant that's been found in N.C. These days, it is by far the scariest plant you could find in the Baltic States and Poland, where it's considered highly invasive. VDOT also reported sightings ...

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  • Stephen Hawking's voice beamed at black hole as his ashes are interred
Stephen Hawking's voice beamed at black hole as his ashes are interred

More than 1,000 people gathered for a memorial service Friday in London for theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking whose ashes were buried alongside Britain's greatest scientists at Westminster Abbey and whose recorded voice was being beamed into space to the nearest black hole.

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  • Satellites used to track vanishing Antarctic ice
Satellites used to track vanishing Antarctic ice

They attribute the threefold increase in ice loss from the continent since 2012 to a combination of increased rates of ice melt in West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula , and reduced growth of the East Antarctic ice sheet. Scientists were able to produce a more complete picture of Antarctic ice loss by compiling data from a wide array of mon...

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  • Mars rover threatened by unprecedented storm
Mars rover threatened by unprecedented storm

We are listening every day for possible signals from the rover", he said, likening the atmosphere among colleagues to having a loved one lying in a coma. The rover needs help from heaters to protect its batteries, much like running a vehicle in the winter to protect battery life. NASA said: "The left starts with a blindingly bright mid-afternoon ...

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  • Eruption Material From Supermassive Black Hole’s Violent Encounter With Star Directly Imaged
Eruption Material From Supermassive Black Hole’s Violent Encounter With Star Directly Imaged

This is the first time any astronomers have been able to directly observe the jet of dead star-stuff as it's being pulled into the black hole. The data revealed how the source of these emissions stretches in a single direction at around 25 percent of light speed - the way a jet would.

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  • Farmers at odds with EPA chief over bio-fuels
Farmers at odds with EPA chief over bio-fuels

Many farmers who spoke to Pruitt said they felt the waiver increase was hurting their farms and their income, the Mitchell Daily Republic reported . But the president also said Pruitt isn't "blameless" for his many ethics controversies. The discussion is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, according to a news release from C...

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"Youngest in the Milky Way" --Three New Planets Observed Around Infant Star

Their new method looked at unusual patterns of gas flowing in the disk to find the telltale signs of planets. Their new technique focuses on the motion of the gas, probing radial pressure gradients in the gas to see the shape of the perturbations-like swirls and eddies in a rocky streambed-allowing astronomers to make a more-precise determinati...

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  • Woman sues NASA to keep moon dust
Woman sues NASA to keep moon dust

However, it specifically exempted "lunar rocks and other lunar material". The expert wrote in his report that Earth dust could have potentially mixed with the moon dust sample, according to the court document. "Since there is a court case involving this, it would be inappropriate for NASA to comment", a company spokesman told Ars. "She is the...

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  • Antarctic ice melting faster
Antarctic ice melting faster

But that has changed. The West Antarctic peninsula, one of the fastest warming places on Earth, has seen ice loss soar from 7bn to 33bn tonnes a year in that timespan, as ice shelves have collapsed. Some in the scientific community thought the river could have a stabilizing effect on the ice shelf by removing water that might otherwise form into ...

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  • Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried in Westminster Abbey
Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried in Westminster Abbey

British astronaut Tim Peake , astronomer royal Martin Rees, and actor Benedict Cumberbatch , who played Hawking in a television film and narrated his documentaries, will deliver addresses. Around 25,000 people applied for tickets. Hawking's ashes will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey. Prof Hawking's daughter Lucy also made a speech ...

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  • North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup
North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup . Canada has never previously hosted World Cup matches, though it has staged a women's World Cup . Should Russia qualify from group A, where they face Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Uruguay, It will be their first ever qualification to the knock-outs stage.

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  • Antarctica has lost almost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992
Antarctica has lost almost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

Altogether, in those 25 years, Antarctica has lost more than a trillion tonnes of ice. Scientists have acknowledged that these sad results surpassed their expectations. In total, sea levels have risen about 8cm since 1992. This roughly suggests that Antarctica glacial melting is now adding about 0.5 millimeters per year to sea level rise.

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  • VAR officials to wear full referee kit at World Cup
VAR officials to wear full referee kit at World Cup

The 2026 World Cup will also be the first to include 48 teams. "We can focus on the game". Federation Internationale de Football Association have announced that all video assistant referees (VAR) at the 2018 World Cup will wear official match kit during games, despite not actually being inside the stadium.

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