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'Headless chicken monster' is your kid's new favorite animal

'Headless chicken monster' is your kid's new favorite animal It's the swimming sea cucumber Enypniastes eximia , and scientists recently captured video of this weird, hen-mimicking swimmer in the Southern Ocean near eastern Antarctica, where it has never been seen before. The animal " spends most of its time on the seafloor, feeding off of surface sediments; it can, however, swim if it wants to get somewhere more quickly or evade a predator", according ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Willa expected to devastate Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Willa expected to devastate Mexico's Pacific coast Willa is the third Category 5 hurricane to form in the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean in 2018, joining Hurricane Lane and Hurricane Walaka . - Moisture from Hurricane Willa , which is now approaching Mexico's Pacific coast, is expected to bring cold and rainy weather to the Triangle this weekend. [Full Article...]

Urgent action required to limit global warming

Urgent action required to limit global warming Some say that and some say differently, I mean you have scientists on both sides of it", he was quoted as saying in the interview. In the words of one of the scientists participating in the Panel, the report points out "the enormous benefits of keeping to 1.5ºC" and that moreover "this can be done within laws of physics and chemistry". [Full Article...]

A Chinese city plans to replace street lights with its own moon

A Chinese city plans to replace street lights with its own moon Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the organization responsible for the project says, once the project is complete the man-made moon will be eight-times brighter than the Moon. Officials said it could be controlled to light up an area up to 50 miles wide and said the idea was the brainchild of a French artist. But according to Kang Weimin, director of the Institute of... [Full Article...]

Antarctic Ice Shelf Sings As Winds Whip Across Surface

Antarctic Ice Shelf Sings As Winds Whip Across Surface For this reason, they have buried 34 monitors seismic under the layer of snow from the sea ice of Ross so they can capture that awesome noise. Ultra-sensitive seismic sensors enabled them to hear the haunting sounds of Antarctica's ice shelves. [Full Article...]

NOAA Winter Outlook Favors Warmer Than Normal Temperatures For Our Area

NOAA Winter Outlook Favors Warmer Than Normal Temperatures For Our Area In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, higher-than-normal temperatures are expected across the western and northern U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation this winter. Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, parts of Idaho, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Indiana and OH are forecast to be drier than normal, with ... [Full Article...]

Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies This is due to the object's planned orbit about 500km above Earth-much closer than the 380,000-km distance to the moon , Wu said . "By then, the three huge mirrors will divide the 360-degree orbital plane, realising illuminating an area for 24 hours continuously", Wu said. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking feared genetic engineering would create 'superhuman'

Stephen Hawking feared genetic engineering would create 'superhuman' Hawking lived for more than five decades with motor neuron disease that left him paralyzed, communicating through a voice-generating computer. Professor Hawking wrote in the newly-published book: "We are free to believe what we want, and it's my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God". [Full Article...]

Climate change will make beer much more expensive

Climate change will make beer much more expensive The team looked at the areas around the world that grow barley, which is turned into malt for beer, and projected what will occur under five different climate warming scenarios by 2100. Spikes in beer costs will also fluctuate depending on the region, with wealthy, beer-loving countries experiencing the highest increases in price. Extreme heat and drought could ravage harvests of barley, a key... [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket failure report points at one, leaves many questions unanswered

Soyuz rocket failure report points at one, leaves many questions unanswered Russian Federation has temporarily suspended all manned space launches after two astronauts made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday due to the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS. NASA's Hague has already flown back to the United States following the landing, after undergoing a medical check and being questioned about the accident. [Full Article...]

Pompeo sees 'serious commitment' from Saudis on missing journalist

Pompeo sees 'serious commitment' from Saudis on missing journalist In a statement , Washington Post publisher and CEO Fred Ryan said "the Saudi government can no longer remain silent, and it is essential that our own government and others push harder for the truth". NTV television says Erdogan made the comments to a group of journalists on Tuesday. "We just went through that with Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I'm con... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16 Individuals who had a valid extension to October 15 for filing their 2017 return now will have until February 28, 2019, to file. Zahralban said searchers using a trained dog were trying to determine if that person had been alone or was part of a family. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael leaves catastrophic damage in Florida

Hurricane Michael leaves catastrophic damage in Florida Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies nearly exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems, analysts say. [Full Article...]

IPCC's report on global warming

IPCC's report on global warming Rain-fed agriculture is already marginal across much of the country, and anticipated climate change may well make current agricultural practices unviable at 1.5℃ and above. At the current rate of temperature rise, the world is likely to reach the 1.5°C threshold between 2030 and 2052, he added. Wise Response support this intention 100% and urges all parties to take the time to fully comprehend t... [Full Article...]

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael Food and emergency supplies had to be flown in. Eight deaths from the storm have been reported in Florida , 5 in Virginia, one in Georgia and 3 in North Carolina. Senior did not immediately know the numbers of patients who were transferred but said the majority involved nursing home residents. "So many lives have been changed forever". [Full Article...]

Canada backs down on continued leadership of "La Francophonie"

Canada backs down on continued leadership of Canada has sent a signal that Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo could win the post of the Secretary General of the International Organisation of the French Speaking Nations (IOF). Several federal government sources recently told The Canadian Press the re-election of Jean, who was chosen in 2014 in part due to the absence of a clear African front-runner, would be "difficult". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US How many others were not so fortunate was still not clear. Rescuers are picking their way through devastated areas of north-west Florida, in the United States (US), amid fears that the death toll from Hurricane Michael will rise. Shell-shocked survivors who barely escaped with their lives told of terrifying winds, surging floodwaters and homes cracking like eggs. The toll is expected to rise... [Full Article...]

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch The emergency occurred as the first and second stages of a booster rocket separated shortly after launch from Kazakhstan's Soviet-era cosmodrome of Baikonur. Ovchinin spent six months on the orbiting outpost in 2016. Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to post-Cold War lows over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Blackouts, 2 dead after Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle

Blackouts, 2 dead after Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle Florida governor Rick Scott had warned of "unimaginable devastation" from the approaching menace, and it looked like he was proved right on Thursday morning as the first rescue and fix crews arrived to assess the damage. Officials are opening temporary hospitals in that area. Both were killed when trees crashed onto their homes. It weakened to a storm as it moved inland towards the north-ea... [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts forced into emergency landing after malfunction

Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts forced into emergency landing after malfunction NASA says that two astronauts from the USA and Russian Federation are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch. "Thank god, the cosmonauts are alive", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. "That means the crew will not be going to the International Space Station today". [Full Article...]


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