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by | February 14, 2019 | 12:16

The new report looked at dozens of existing studies on insect decline published over the past three decades, and examined the reasons behind the falling numbers. The scientists suggest that liberal use of pesticides as well as rising global temperatures and extreme weather events due to climate change are the likely culprits.

by | February 14, 2019 | 09:58

Opportunity's mission has led to many discoveries about the Red Planet, but perhaps the most exciting was when the rover found evidence that Mars once had water and supported conditions for sustaining microbial life. NASA's InSight lander touched down last November , while the Curiosity rover has been exploring the Gale Crater for more than six years. Callas speculated that the balky heater may have played a role in Opportunity's demise.

by | February 07, 2019 | 12:41

Earth's magnetic north pole is moving away from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia, according to scientists. Normally, new WMM maps are released every five years, and the next release was due at the end of 2019. "Due to unplanned variations in the Arctic region, scientists have released a new model to more accurately represent the change of the magnetic field between 2015 and now", said NOAA in a news release on February 4.

by | February 01, 2019 | 08:09

The brutal blast known as the polar vortex is a stream of cold air that spins around the stratosphere over the North Pole, but whose current has been disrupted and is now pushing south into the United States . The weather service warned drivers to allow for extra travel time and "possibly hazardous travel" because of accumulating snow and single-digit temperatures impeding road treatment tactics.

by | January 20, 2019 | 18:26

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and closest to Earth in orbit. On a more modern note, National Geographic explains that this lunar eclipse corresponds with the wolf moon which is the traditional name for January's full moon .

by | January 18, 2019 | 15:39

This means the moon will appear slightly larger in the sky. "There will be other total lunar eclipses between 2019 and 2032 but they will happen as the Moon sets or rises from Ireland thus spoiling the view", said editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, David Moore.

by | January 15, 2019 | 22:01

Inside you'll find soil, yeast, fruit fly and silkworm eggs, as well as cotton, potato, tomato, and (flowering) thale cress seeds. A photograph taken on January 7 and released on Tuesday by China's National Space Administration showed the seeds sprouting on the far side of the moon .

by | January 11, 2019 | 16:30

During their research of data from the fourth batch of observations from Kepler's K2 mission , the three of them noticed that there were two likely planetary transits. So far, it's right on schedule: About a quarter of the sky has been photographed, eight months after its launch and six months after it began its two-year primary science mission .

by | January 09, 2019 | 14:02

A host of former ministers, including Michael Fallon, Justine Greening and Sir Oliver Letwin, voted to amend the finance bill to restrict the ability of the Treasury to make tax changes in the event of a no deal - and threatened to target other legislation in the coming months.

by | January 09, 2019 | 12:09

In this photo provided January 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon .

by | January 03, 2019 | 07:30

Together they form Ultima Thule, a frozen world that is almost 4.5 billion miles from Earth, more distant than Pluto. The small object appeared as a point source in Hubble Space Telescope images, where it was discovered in 2014, and in images from New Horizons itself until a couple days before the flyby .

by | December 20, 2018 | 17:44

The planet's magnetic field is causing the rings to be pulled inward by gravity, creating a dusty rain of ice particles. Estimates suggest that the rings are draining water at such a rate that the volume could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every 30 minutes.

by | December 18, 2018 | 16:40

The comet's closest approach to Earth will come on Sunday (Dec. 16). Comet Wirtanen has already been visible in larger amateur telescopes, and there is the possibility that, during its closest approach this weekend, comet Wirtanen could be visible with binoculars or to the naked eye.

by | December 15, 2018 | 19:32

Taking that into consideration, Virgin recognizes today's mission as the first true crewed spaceflight from American soil since the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011. As the plight of Virgin Galactic shows, ending government's long-held monopoly on human spaceflight has been hard. After that, he said, they'll start putting into space "the hundreds of astronauts" who have signed up for the journey.

by | December 10, 2018 | 02:55

The winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which was observed from orbit. "Even though the Viking seismometer picked up what I would call motions of the spacecraft, I think it would be a stretch to call those sounds ", he said.

by | December 07, 2018 | 18:22

It is reported by Roscosmos on Monday, December 3, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent. The Soyuz carrying Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency , and Oleg Konenenko of Roscosmos launched at 6:31 a.m.

by | December 06, 2018 | 11:27

SpaceX said the mission was "one of the most complex and intricate endeavours" for Seattle-based startup Spaceflight, the ride-share company that arranged passage for each satellite maker. About half an hour after launch, SpaceX confirmed that four satellites were deployed from the payload stack. Over 34 different public and private organisations were involved, from 17 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland, and others.

by | December 06, 2018 | 10:40

Last year, India's Carbon dioxide emissions had grown by 3.7 per cent, much lower than the average of about 6 per cent for the last 10 years, and this report had then said that it could have been partially attributable to demonetisation and GST.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:39

Well the big day is finally here! NASA is now focused on its latest Mars probe, InSight , which is scheduled to touch down on the planet's surface Monday. It marked the first time a Mars lander has ever been launched from the West Coast. Unfortunately, though, we aren't quite up to that level of technology.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:28

In the paper, titled the Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II, officials claim that global warming and extreme weather conditions would affect most sectors of the United States economy, ranging from infrastructure to healthcare.

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:28

But Sir Richard has a long history of underestimating the time it takes his firm to get test flights into the air, and the company has repeatedly missed his lofty targets. "And it is up to us to produce as many spaceships as we can to cater to that demand", he added. Branson's pursuit of commercializing space travel began in 2004 when he founded Virgin Galactic .

by | October 12, 2018 | 14:31

On social media, witnesses described hearing explosions northeast of the city in the community of Shelley. While the ruptured pipeline carries natural gas, chances are that anti-pipeline activists will waste no time in using the incident in their case against pipeline.

by | October 12, 2018 | 12:30

This report provides us further science to support our calls for action on the global stage. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

by | October 09, 2018 | 18:32

Temperatures are now on track to rise 3 degrees Celsius by 2100. At the Paris Agreement in 2015‚ 2ºC was set as the ceiling we should aim to stay under‚ but that has now been changed to 1.5ºC. The IPCC report was released just as this year's Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to two professors studying the economic impact of climate change.

by | October 07, 2018 | 19:42

Meteorologists say maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles per hour with stronger gusts. The depression is expected to turn north later on Sunday and continue in that direction through Wednesday. Once the storm and cold front pass, it now looks like we'll see some actual cooler air with highs next weekend expected to stay in the 60s. Everyone along the northern Gulf from Louisiana to Florida should monitor this system through the next few days.