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Science In the Gulf of Mexico have found giant squid
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Although it was hard to determine the animal's exact size as it was swimming straight to the camera, the squid was estimated to be at least 10 to 12 feet (3 to 4 meters). As a storm raged above, Widder's colleague Nathan J. Robinson, director of Cape Eleuthera Institute, was in charge of parsing through their footage.

Science SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight
Author: 0 SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

If successful, it could bolster SpaceX's case to win more Air Force contracts to launch sensitive military satellites. Coming along for the ride are 24 satellites that are packed into the Falcon Heavy's nose, which each carry very cool payloads and experiments that will be sent into low orbit.

Science New NASA finding suggest Mars may have life after all
Author: 0 New NASA finding suggest Mars may have life after all

It is also possible that the methane is ancient, trapped inside Mars for millions of years but escaping intermittently through cracks. "Given this surprising result, we've reorganized the weekend to run a follow-up experiment", project scientist Ashwni R.

Science Falcon Heavy Set to Launch On Monday with All Its Might
Author: 0 Falcon Heavy Set to Launch On Monday with All Its Might

Department of Defense will launch two dozen satellites to space, including four NASA payloads that are part of the Space Test Program-2 , managed by the U.S. The boosters were refueled and refitted for the upcoming launch. The Falcon Heavy Block 5 side boosters were previously used for the Arabsat 6A launch in April 2019.

Science Raspberry Pi Used to Hack NASA
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NASA has a way of releasing information about its exploits weeks after they occurred, and that was the case this week, when the agency showed images taken on June 13 of the wheels of the rover being installed together with the starboard legs.

Science Trump Rolls Back Rules to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author: 0 Trump Rolls Back Rules to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The EPA finalized the rule on Wednesday, and as a result expects carbon emissions from the electric sector to fall by as much as 35% below 2005 levels by 2030. Environmental groups quickly slammed the new rule. But during the hiatus, market forces were not only providing cheap energy, but cleaner air as well.

Science Two planets that could support life discovered
Author: 0 Two planets that could support life discovered

Scientists estimate that the stellar host, known as Teegarden's star, is at least eight billion years old, or almost twice the sun's age. Now an worldwide team of scientists have discovered two new Earth-like exoplanets that could possibly sustain life as we know it on Earth.

Science Canada Reapproves Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
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For Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara, Tuesday's announcement by the federal government to once again give the green light for the Trans Mountain pipeline construction is a cause for celebration. The 1,147 km pipeline would extend from northern Alberta's tar sands right down to the west coast of British Columbia with the view to serve the Asian market.

Science New York Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants
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Cuomo had initially been concerned that the legislation might give federal officials information about undocumented individuals that could lead to deportation, but New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday that there are "safeguards" in the bill against that.

Science Watch the sky: Here's when to view this year's Strawberry Moon
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The Met Office are forecasting a clear night for Leeds in the early hours of Tuesday, with the moon most visible between 1am and 3am. When there's summer solstice, the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky, while the Full Moon opposite to it generally appears lower.

Science Australia Approves Adani's Carmichael Coal Project
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The Indian mining giant says construction will now begin in a matter of weeks, opening up the state's first new coal basin in more than 50 years. The approval comes as other developed nations step up strategies to meet Paris Agreement emissions targets, and as many banks and insurers scale back exposure to coal and to new thermal coal mines in particular.

Science SpaceX launches satellites for the Canadian government
Author: 0 SpaceX launches satellites for the Canadian government

It was the second flight for the first stage, which was used in a mission last March. The side boosters are expected to land at Landing Zone 2 and Landing Zone 1, the latter swept clear of the remains of SpaceX's unfortunate Crew Dragon. Working together, the RADARSAT satellites-built by Vancouver-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a subsidiary of Colorado firm Maxar Technologies-will monitor Canada's vast territory and the surrounding oceans daily, taking hundreds of ...

Science Star Trek logo spotted on Mars surface by NASA satellite
Author: 0 Star Trek logo spotted on Mars surface by NASA satellite

A NASA orbiter captured an image of Mars that shows a formation embedded into the red planet's surface. According to NASA's website , the space agency awarded its Distinguished Public Service Medal posthumously to the show's founding producer, Gene Roddenberry, to recognize the "way Star Trek inspired people around the globe".

Science United Kingdom government adopts new plan to curb emissions by 2050
Author: 0 United Kingdom government adopts new plan to curb emissions by 2050

A report from the independent Committee on Climate Change recommended wholesale changes to the way the United Kingdom generates, distributes and uses power. But the committee said it will cost around 1-2% of annual economic output up to 2050 - the same as predicted a decade ago for the 80% target - while the cost of inaction would be many times higher.

Science Canada bans the captivity of whales and dolphins
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Whales, dolphins and porpoises are now held in captivity at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., and the Vancouver Aquarium , and have been essentially grandfathered in under the new legislation. Right here's "a victory for all Canadians who desire this to be a more humane country", talked about Aldworth, whose group modified into amongst a coalition of marine scientists and organizations backing the bill.

Science You Can Name an Extinct Animal. How About a Plant?
Author: 0 You Can Name an Extinct Animal. How About a Plant?

That figure is four times higher than the official number publicized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature , which documents endangered and extinct species . Furthermore, there are thousands of species that are functionally extinct, meaning there are so few remaining plants that the chances of reproduction and survival are almost - if not entirely - impossible.

Science NASA Embraces Space Tourism, More Commercial Activities on ISS
Author: 0 NASA Embraces Space Tourism, More Commercial Activities on ISS

According to NASA's Commercial Crew Website, the company highlights its mission to develop and operate new generation space crafts that can carry crews to the International Space Station and also low-Earth orbit. Up until now, NASA has banned commercial flights to the ISS, according to BBC . However, NASA does not own the International Space Station. These companies would choose the clients - who will not have to be U.S.

Science Near-record Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' forecast for this summer
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Annual forecasts and measurements of the Gulf slow zone started in 1985. Because of fertilizer use, agricultural lands contain high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus, two of the main ingredients in fertilizers. NOAA's forecast assumes normal weather conditions, but large storms could impact the ultimate area of the dead zone. The Gulf supplies 72 percent of US harvested shrimp, 66 percent of harvested oysters, and 16 percent of commercial fish.

Science So close you can count its moons
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To locate Jupiter, simply look to the southeast and find the brightest object in the sky, excluding Venus and the moon, as Inverse's Scott Snowden points out. Waiting will also provide you with a darker sky. If you don't have time to search the skies tonight, don't worry too much. "Jupiter will actually be visible all summer and it will be the brightest thing in the night sky all summer", he said.

Science Jupiter and moons can be seen by binoculars this June
Author: 0 Jupiter and moons can be seen by binoculars this June

Nasa has said that during peak time on a clear night, you should be able to see Jupiter's four biggest moons just with a pair of binoculars. If you have a slightly more powerful telescope, you may even be able to see the Great Red Spot, a colossal storm on Jupiter that now appears to be shrinking.

Science Trump Seems To Think The Moon Is Part Of Mars?
Author: 0 Trump Seems To Think The Moon Is Part Of Mars?

At the end of his first year as president, Trump authorized NASA to "lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars". Under NASA's plan, as many as two private astronauts per year could fly to the station and stay for up to 30 days on the space station - something estimated to cost $50 million per seat, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Science Africa's air pollution is a deadly and growing problem
Author: 0 Africa's air pollution is a deadly and growing problem

As per the World Health Organization, nine out of ten persons are breathing air that contains high levels of pollutants. For this year's World Environment Day, UN Environment has asked individuals around the world to choose an action that they will undertake to reduce air pollution while wearing a mask and post a photograph on social media using the hashtags #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay .

Science There's a good chance we may see tropical storm Barry this week
Author: 0 There's a good chance we may see tropical storm Barry this week

Recent satellite data indicate that circulation of a low pressure system located over the southern Bay of Campeche has become a little better defined Saturday. Should the feature manage to stay offshore and take a more northward track, perhaps paralleling the Mexico and South Texas coast, the chance of development to a tropical storm may be significantly greater.

Science Biden is fixing his climate plan that failed to cite sources
Author: 0 Biden is fixing his climate plan that failed to cite sources

Joe Biden's presidential campaign lifted language without credit, at times word for word, when crafting its education and climate plans, incidents the campaign acknowledged and said were inadvertent. Vice's headline proclaims , "Biden's Surprisingly Strong Climate Plan is Giving People Hope", and Gizmodo's Earther said, " Biden's Climate Plan Actually Has Teeth ".

Science NASA selects three companies for Moon cargo delivery missions
Author: 0 NASA selects three companies for Moon cargo delivery missions

The three robotic landers are developed by American Moon landing service providers - Astrobotic Technology, Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond - under Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, according to NASA . Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency's Science Mission Directorate, will host this special edition of NASA Science Live . Orbit Beyond , a venture based in Edison, N.J., which has been awarded $97 million and is proposing to fly as many as four ...

Science LEGO Announce New NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set
Author: 0 LEGO Announce New NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set

NASA has chosen three private US companies to send unmanned landers to the moon starting in 2020, the space agency announced Friday. Today, the toy company released several promotional posts across social media and the product page for the new 1,087-piece commemorative NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set.

Science Musk raises $1bn for Starlink
Author: 0 Musk raises $1bn for Starlink

SpaceX's Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services. Starlink satellites use NORAD tracking data to automatically navigate around other spacecraft and larger pieces of orbital debris. The satellites are maneuvering with their ion thrusters now meaning they will spread out more and more with each pass meaning the train of satellites will ...

Science Sydney imposes first water limits in a decade
Author: 0 Sydney imposes first water limits in a decade

Dam levels in the state are now just over 50%, down sharply from 96% in April 2017, she said. Dam levels are now at 53.6% which is technically still high enough to avoid water restrictions (once levels are below 50% restrictions are necessary).

Science Highest Level Of Antibiotics Found In Ghana's Rivers
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Drugs get into rivers via human and animal waste, as well as leaks from wastewater treatment and drug manufacturing sources. Rivers in a total of 72 countries across half a dozen continents were evaluated; 65-percent of them contained antibiotics, including one site in Bangladesh , where metronidazole was found at 300 times the concentration considered safe.