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Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611) The individual lines in red and blue show the magnetic field lines of Earth. Some scientists think a jet stream of molten liquid is pushing the north pole, while others have suggested that the south and north magnetic poles are reversing positions. [Full Article...]

An Enormous Void is Forming Beneath the Antarctic Ice

An Enormous Void is Forming Beneath the Antarctic Ice Researchers say the cavity would once have been large enough to hold some 14 billion tonnes of ice. The glacier holds "enough ice to raise the world ocean level a little over 2 feet (65 centimeters)", said the team. A radar was used to peer through the ice to see to the bottom of the glacier. Thwaites glacier is one of the most hard places on Earth to reach. Most models of the Thwaites g... [Full Article...]

Colder-than-Antarctica temperatures grip US Midwest

Colder-than-Antarctica temperatures grip US Midwest But students headed back to school in eastern North Dakota, where subzero temperatures were forecast to crawl upward. Thursday morning temperatures dipped to 21 degrees below zero - minus 39 degrees with windchill, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

GE to consolidate company's renewable and grid assets

GE to consolidate company's renewable and grid assets The proposed moves are created to enable GE Renewable Energy to drive more local and integrated solutions, simplify its structure, and improve performance, the company says. "This strategic realignment positions GE to lead in the fast-growing renewable energy market". This will complement its current onshore and offshore wind, LM Wind Power, and hydro offerings. [Full Article...]

NASA Curiosity Mars rover wraps up Vera Rubin Ridge work

NASA Curiosity Mars rover wraps up Vera Rubin Ridge work The group then stitched the images together to form the resulting image, overlapping the images carefully so that the rover's robotic arm actually disappears, appearing as though the photo was taken by an external camera. "I haven't given up yet", Squyres told The New York Times . Additionally, in case the rover's internal clock, which provides a timeframe for its computer brain, is offset, a c... [Full Article...]

Student, animals found dead amid extreme cold in the US

Student, animals found dead amid extreme cold in the US Authorities warn people should keep their faces covered while travelling outside, like this person in Minnesota . "Avoid taking deep breaths; minimize talking", the NWS also warned this week. The polar vortex is a semi-permanent area of low pressure under which is contained exceptionally cold Arctic air. With officials in IL and the Northern states advising residents to stay indoors, dashcam... [Full Article...]

USA intelligence: North Korea won't give up nukes

USA intelligence: North Korea won't give up nukes All of Iran's nuclear research since a year ago, Coats continued , has been carried out within the limits of the deal, despite the regime's buildup of its conventional military capabilities. Trump then revoked Brennan's security clearance. The gaps were not only evident on North Korea , but also on Iran's nuclear programme, the continuing threat of the Islamic State in Syria and on the ... [Full Article...]

'It's starting again': Another big fish kill unfolding at Menindee

'It's starting again': Another big fish kill unfolding at Menindee Thousands of fish have washed up dead on the Darling River. Meanwhile the Water Minister is trying to bury critical reports, cover up mismanagement & blame drought. "It is likely linked to some rain and cooler temperatures in the Menindee area following an extended period of very hot weather", a department spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Melting Glaciers in Canadian Arctic Reveal Landscapes Not Seen in 40,000 Years

Melting Glaciers in Canadian Arctic Reveal Landscapes Not Seen in 40,000 Years Like the rest of the Arctic circle, the region is experiencing warming at a rate twice the global average - so much so that plants and moss that haven't been exposed since the last ice age are now starting to creep through the melting ice. [Full Article...]

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming His tweet late Monday wondering "What the hell is going on with Global Warming " drew a quick response from Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan. "In the lovely Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded". [Full Article...]

Thin people: it's down to your genes, not because you're 'morally superior'

Thin people: it's down to your genes, not because you're 'morally superior' Some people seem able to eat what they like and remain thin. Prof Sadaf Farooqi, who led the research, said: "It's easy to rush to judgment and criticize people for their weight, but the science shows that things are far more complex". In other words, thin people tend to have fewer genetic variants that increase the chances of developing obesity. In addition, they found new genetic regions inv... [Full Article...]

Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon?

Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon? The team from Curtin University in Western Australia were studying samples collected by the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission on loan from NASA, in association with researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Australian National University and Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. [Full Article...]

Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk's Starship Prototype And Down It Goes

Musk said the prototype will need "weeks" of repairs before SpaceX can proceed with planned test launches. The Hopper prototype has the same 30-foot diameter as the future Starship, but is shorter, according to Musk. Damage was done to the nosecone of the prototype, a hollowed-out structure made of aluminum to give the appearance of an actual rocket. The prototype is a critical experimental vehi... [Full Article...]

Prince William turns interviewer as he quizzes Sir David Attenborough

Prince William turns interviewer as he quizzes Sir David Attenborough As the broadcaster began to explain that rising temperatures are one of the biggest dangers facing the planet today, he went on to highlight the difficulty in capturing the precise moment a glacier "calved" the large fragment of ice. In a 2016 BBC tribute programme honouring Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday, Prince William referred to him as "national treasure" - so it was somewhat of a mo... [Full Article...]

Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018

Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018 The data was gathered from 1,114 American adults in a web-based survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. DON'T MISS: Black Friday report shows climate change already very expensive in U.S . 6 in Domenici Hall in the Yates Theatre, Room 106. Seven in ten Americans think that global warming is happening, and six in ten think that, if it is happening, it is mostly owing to h... [Full Article...]

CBBC Newsround: A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse!

CBBC Newsround: A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse! A cherry moon in a cold sky kept skywatchers looking up Sunday (Jan. 20) as the moon passed into Earth's shadow. Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon. The telescopes used by MIDAS have high-sensitivity video cameras that are used to continuously record events during observations. He doubled the amount of telescopes looking toward the moon, i... [Full Article...]

Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade

Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade On the Central ice mass of Greenland in the country's interior in the summer due to higher temperatures initially superficial melting water lakes and ponds on the ice. Because it is superimposed on more steady and progressive global warming of the atmosphere. Cities like NY and Miami will bear the brunt of the damage but island nations will be particularly vulnerable to the damage. [Full Article...]

Attenborough urges Davos leaders to act on climate change

In an interview with Prince William at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Attenborough said that it was "difficult to overstate" the extent of the climate change problem. His advice for the leaders gathered at Davos this week was to care for the natural world and not to waste its resources, from energy to food. "We have now to be really careful what we do". [Full Article...]

Prehistoric Shark Species With 'Spaceship-Shaped' Teeth Discovered, Named After Arcade Game

Prehistoric Shark Species With 'Spaceship-Shaped' Teeth Discovered, Named After Arcade Game One of its most striking features also gave the species its name: this shark's tiny teeth resemble alien spaceships from the 1980s video game Galaga . Her colleagues appreciated the comparison, and they chose to name the shark after the classic video game and Nordquist herself. The discovery of a freshwater shark in this part of the world, however, is challenging conventional thinking about the... [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Political commentator Rick Wilson joked that the eclipse could just as well be called the " Full Blood God Death Night Lord Wild Beast Moon ". Instead tribes gave each full moon a nickname to keep track of the seasons and lunar months. Not everyone was fortunate: in London, for example, astronomy enthusiasts hopes were dashed by a cloudy night. The January 21, 2019 total lunar eclipse as seen ov... [Full Article...]


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