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Science Woman Sues NASA For Possession of Moon Dust Gifted by Neil Armstrong
Author: 0 Woman Sues NASA For Possession of Moon Dust Gifted by Neil Armstrong

Cicco, who kept the note, found the vial five years ago after her parents both passed away, and she's determined to keep it. In that case, in 2016, a federal judge in Wichita ruled that the government had to return to a local woman, Nancy Carlson, a NASA bag that was used to collect lunar samples, which turned out to contain moon dust.

Author: 0 U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

The North American bid beat competition from Morocco , which was hoping to become just the second African country to host soccer's biggest worldwide tournament. Any warm-up matches would likely occur in late May or early June 2026, though the tournament dates have yet to be confirmed. The plan is that Canada and Mexico would each host 10 matches, while 60 matches would be played in the United States.

Science Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before
Author: 0 Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

If all of the glaciers on the southern continent were to melt then sea level would rise by 58 meters (190 feet). They include Antarctic glaciers speeding up in the wake of ice shelf collapse, warming waters in the Amundsen sea-which lies to the west of the continent-and reduced ice sheet growth in East Antarctica.

Science Gigantic Mars dust storm threatens Nasa's Opportunity rover
Author: 0 Gigantic Mars dust storm threatens Nasa's Opportunity rover

And while there's a chance the hardest-working rover on Mars won't make it through the storm, scientists are still hopeful. As of June 10, it covered more than 15.8 million square miles (41 million square kilometres) - about the area of North America and Russian Federation combined.

Science Are we really any closer to finding life on Mars?
Author: 0 Are we really any closer to finding life on Mars?

Opportunity's team has requested additional communications coverage from NASA's Deep Space Network, a global system of antennas that talks to all the agency's deep space probes. "Full dust storms like this one are not surprising, but are infrequent", according to a NASA statement . On June 7, the rover's power levels dropped appreciably.

Science French farmers block refineries, fuel depots
Author: 0 French farmers block refineries, fuel depots

Environmentalists have blamed palm oil cultivation for deforestation in southeast Asia. Dozens of French farmers blocked access to 13 refineries across the country on Monday to protest plans to import palm oil for use in biofuels, a move they denounce as unfair competition which jeopardises their livelihood.

Science Brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford new Ontario premier
Author: 0 Brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford new Ontario premier

Ford understands that we need revenues in our province to pay for the kinds of things that people expect a government to provide". Nevertheless, both comrades and opponents in government have taken to social media to thank her for her years of service as the Ontario Premier and for all she's done for the province.

Science Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away
Author: 0 Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away

According to the researchers, the planets they have discovered could be tens of degrees hotter than the temperature on Earth, because they receive a lot of radiation from their stars, as they orbit close to it. Chennai: The scientists of PRL , Ahmedabad discovered a new planet (exoplanet) using PARAS spectrograph on Mt. Abu. The team observed the previously unknown astronomical body over a period of 420 days or about one and a half year.

Science NASA Solves The Mystery Of Jupiter's Lightning
Author: 0 NASA Solves The Mystery Of Jupiter's Lightning

There also seems to be more lightning in Jupiter's northern hemisphere compared to its southern side. This discovery was backed up in the second article, published by a team of scientists of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which presented the most famous record collection of lightning with a giant planet.

Author: 0 Earliest animal footprints found in China

Unfortunately for scientists, the creature that made the footprints did not die nearby and leave an equally well preserved fossil to be studied. The Cambrian Explosion , around 541 million years ago, was a period when a wide variety of animals burst onto the evolutionary scene.

Science Rwandans march against plastic pollution
Author: 0 Rwandans march against plastic pollution

Stating that the World Environment Day on 5 June a journey of 20 years, Mishra underlined how the years 2015 and 2016 were two important years for environment, which are about SDGs and the Paris Agreement and are very critical for analysis.

Science NASA officials announce Mars Curiosity rover findings
Author: 0 NASA officials announce Mars Curiosity rover findings

While the new results are far from a confirmation of life on Mars, scientists believe they support earlier hypotheses that the Red Planet was once clement and habitable for microbial life. "It's a gas in the atmosphere of Mars that really shouldn't be there", says NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientist Chris Webster . Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in the middle of Gale Crater whose layers of sediments serve as individual chapters in the geological history of Mars.

Science ‘Surprising’ methane dunes found on Pluto
Author: 0 ‘Surprising’ methane dunes found on Pluto

In the western lobe of that heart, a plain called Sputnik Planitia , Telfer and other planetary scientists spotted something peculiar. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon.

Science Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags
Author: 0 Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags

It vomited up five bags while rescuers used buoys to keep it afloat in a rescue attempt, while an umbrella was held to protect it from the blazing sun. It is thought that the whale had probably mistaken the bags for food and eaten them. More than 5 trillion pieces of trash - and counting - are in the world's oceans, according to a 2014 study.

Science SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite
Author: 0 SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

Air Force weather officials are predicting a 70 percent chance of good launch weather for the four-hour June 4 launch window, starting at 12:29 a.m. The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES.

Science White House Whims Are Not Grounds for Emergency Coal, Nuke Plant Bailouts
Author: 0 White House Whims Are Not Grounds for Emergency Coal, Nuke Plant Bailouts

A draft plan circulating in Washington would require power grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal plants over the next two years to prevent them from shutting down. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to the Prime Minister, seeking his intervention to ensure that CIL will offer additional railway rakes for the transportation of coal to thermal power plants in the Delhi region, as the Indian capital is facing acute shortage of power as a result of lower ...

Science Trump's Coal, Nuke Push Pegged to Security Threats to Gas Pipes
Author: 0 Trump's Coal, Nuke Push Pegged to Security Threats to Gas Pipes

Trump has directed Perry "to prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources and looks forward to his recommendations". Over dozens of pages, the memo makes the case for action, arguing that the decommissioning of power plants must be managed for national security reasons and that federal intervention is necessary before the USA reaches a tipping point in the loss of essential, secure electric generation resources.

Science Geography on Pluto Is Surprisingly Similar to Earth, NASA Reveals
Author: 0 Geography on Pluto Is Surprisingly Similar to Earth, NASA Reveals

The likely source of the dune grains is methane ice blown from nearby mountains, although nitrogen ice can not be ruled out, as a source. A mountain range on the edge of Pluto's Sputnik Planitia ice plain - with dune formations clearly visible in the bottom half of the picture - is shown in this handout image taken during the July 2015 New Horizons mission .

Science Flash Flood Watch Tonight
Author: 0 Flash Flood Watch Tonight

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in a community west of Baltimore hit by flash floods. FLC083-107-010100- /O.NEW.KJAX.FA.Y.0070.180531T2304Z-180601T0100Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Marion FL-Putnam FL- 704 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2018The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for.

Author: 0 Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales

More than 100 of the whales killed were "immature", according to a report released by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In a meeting of IWC in 2010, countries like Japan , Norway and Iceland asked for the ban on commercial whaling be lifted.

Science This reptile is ancestor to all the world's snakes and lizards
Author: 0 This reptile is ancestor to all the world's snakes and lizards

At the same time, this implies that the squamate group had already split from other ancient reptiles prior to the Permian/Triassic extinction which took place about 252 million years ago and had survived it. The famous Dolomites mountain range in Italy's north is home to huge swathes of exposed rock, some of which is sand and clay that dates back to around 240 million years ago.

Science Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany
Author: 0 Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

The 74-acre zoo offers many attractions including a cable vehicle and a miniature village. In addition, wild animals have broken out of the zoo. It was not immediately clear how or when exactly the animals escaped, but heavy thunderstorms overnight had resulted in bad flooding across the zoo, which is on a riverbank.

Author: 0 Plastic forks, straws and cotton buds could be outlawed across Europe

According to the Commission, its proposal-now open for consultation-would have major economic and environmental benefits. Gove's idea is to ban plastic straws and cotton swabs. In what may very well prove to be a revolutionary new measure, the European Commission is planning to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, drink stirrers, and plates.

Science The Oil Giant That Outsmarted Trudeau
Author: 0 The Oil Giant That Outsmarted Trudeau

Morneau said the government's purchase of the project "will ensure that we're able to safely get Canadian oil resources to world markets where we can get a fair price for them". The line is a valuable asset. The federal government does not have a "target date" for its potential resale, Morneau added. "This changes nothing, in fact, we're going to have to work even harder to continue relaying that message to Justin Trudeau and his government", he told the NOW.

Science NASA camera melts after Vandenberg SpaceX launch
Author: 0 NASA camera melts after Vandenberg SpaceX launch

When the photo of Ingalls' charred camera first started making the rounds, most reports stated that the camera was placed too close to the launchpad (we initially shared this explanation as well before Ingalls clarified it for us). Short for "Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On", Grace-FO will track how mass on Earth is moving around the planet. When the rocket launched, the resulting blast started a fire that quickly spread out beyond the boundaries of the launch zone.

Science Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline project assets
Author: 0 Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline project assets

The " agreement will help advance Canada as an energy leader, as a place where good projects get built", Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said . The project faces fierce opposition from the government of British Columbia (BC) and environmentalists. Analysts have said China is eager to get access to Canada's oil, but largely gave up hope that a pipeline to the Pacific coast would be built.

Science DNA tests underway to identify wolf-like animal shot in US
Author: 0 DNA tests underway to identify wolf-like animal shot in US

It resembled a wolf, but the ears were atypically large, and the legs and the body too small. Only time, and a exorbitant amount of testing, will tell whether or not humankind has discovered something as exciting as a new sub-species of wolf or as freakish as Montana's own version of a Chupacabra.

Science Forecast: Alberto leaves clouds, rain in its wake for Tampa Bay
Author: 0 Forecast: Alberto leaves clouds, rain in its wake for Tampa Bay

South Florida remains under a Flood Watch through Sunday night as Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to drop relentless rain across South Florida and the eastern Gulf Coast. A tropical storm warning expired for Cuba's western Pinar del Rio province, where heavy rains could trigger flash floods and mudslides, the National Hurricane Centre said.

Science States Declare Emergencies Ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto
Author: 0 States Declare Emergencies Ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Alabama and MS have activated their National Guards in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto , which is expected to make Landfall in Florida on Monday. Mandatory evacuations were issued for Franklin County's barrier islands and anybody living on the coastline in mobile homes and recreational vehicle parks.

Science U.S. Gulf Coast states brace for subtropical storm Alberto
Author: 0 U.S. Gulf Coast states brace for subtropical storm Alberto

The Florida peninsula has been dealing with days of heavy rain and strong storms from Alberto , and all of that is expected to track northward. The storm's approach also triggered mandatory evacuations of some small, sparsely populated Gulf Coast barrier islands in one Florida county.

Science Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86
Author: 0 Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

Bean was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 12 , which made the second moon landing, in 1969. He went into space a second time in July 1973, as the commander of the second crewed flight to Skylab , the U.S.' first space station. Bean was 86 years old. Walt Cunningham, who flew on Apollo 7 and called Bean his best friend of 55 years, said "we are accustomed to losing friends in our business but this is a tough one".