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Many coffee species threatened with extinction, scientists warn

Many coffee species threatened with extinction, scientists warn But with deforestation and a changing climate, which brings unpredictable rain, pests and fungal diseases, coffee farmers will be hit hard. "As a coffee drinker you don't need to worry in the short term", said Davis. A morning cup of domesticated Arabica ( Coffea arabica , the species that dominates commercial cultivation) might have been produced with the help of disease-resistance genes fr... [Full Article...]

Hitachi pulls out of £16bn United Kingdom nuclear plant project

Hitachi pulls out of £16bn United Kingdom nuclear plant project Hitachi's United Kingdom unit Horizon Nuclear Power said it would suspend development programme after parent firm Hitachi said it would freeze plans for a new nuclear project in Wales. Hitachi's decision comes just two months after Japan's Toshiba Corp announced it was withdrawing from its nuclear new-build project in the United Kingdom and winding up NuGeneration, which had planned to build a n... [Full Article...]

Blood moon to grace Vancouver skies January 20

Blood moon to grace Vancouver skies January 20 Areas from the Middle East to about half of Afghanistan should see something. Partial umbral eclipse begins: 9:34 p.m. (January 20) The moon begins to enter the shadow. As 2019 goes by, two lunar eclipses and three solar eclipses can be viewed. Since the first full moon of January is called "wolf moon"; many are calling this event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse". [Full Article...]

Good chance to see the super blood wolf moon late Sunday night

Good chance to see the super blood wolf moon late Sunday night Since this is the day before Martin Luther King Day, many children will not have school the next day and can stay up to enjoy the celestial spectacle with their families. The eclipse involves the moon moving through the Earth's shadow. This is what gives the moon its reddish tinge which, while not "blood" red as its name suggests, has a copper-like colour. [Full Article...]

Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander Images published on Twitter show cotton shoots growing in an airtight container aboard the lander, having been kept dormant during a 20-day trip from Earth to the Moon . Cotton seeds were the first to sprout after which rapeseed and potato seeds emerged. It's the first time - as far as we know - that a plant has germinated on a Solar System object other than Earth. [Full Article...]

'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies For the keen sky-watchers the lunar disk will appear a few percent larger and brighter than usual making it a lovely sight to soak in and a great photo opportunity. We get two to five supermoons every year, while the gap between blood moons is anywhere from six months to about three years. The only reason the moon is visible is because some of the light is refracted, or bent, around the edges of t... [Full Article...]

CERN unveils plan to dwarf Large Hadron Collider with even bigger machine

CERN unveils plan to dwarf Large Hadron Collider with even bigger machine The cost of the FCC is expected to be about £8bn, more than half of which would be for the construction of a tunnel with a circumference of 100km. Scientists at CERN proposed a new particle accelerator on Tuesday. While the world's largest, most powerful particle collider remains closed for spring cleaning , scientists are turning their attention to a new toy. [Full Article...]

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon Alongside the cotton seeds were those for potatoes, yeast, rapeseed, and other plants, said scientists at Chongqing University, who led the mission. The cotton can make material for astronaut's clothes. China's successful lunar germination suggests "there might not be insurmountable problems for astronauts in future trying to grow their own crops on the moon in a controlled environment", Fred ... [Full Article...]

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first THE Chang'e-4 project had officially shifted to the scientific exploration stage days before. 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 . [Full Article...]

China to collect samples from moon this year

China to collect samples from moon this year In this photo provided January 12, 2019, by the China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the lunar lander of the Chang'e-4 probe is seen in a photo taken by the rover Yutu-2 on January 11, 2019. 14, 2019. Fox News has reached out to NASA with a request for comment on this story. Since the moon's revolution cycle is the same as its rotation cycle, the same side always f... [Full Article...]

Thailand: Fake rain to fight air pollution in Bangkok

Thailand: Fake rain to fight air pollution in Bangkok Public discontent has surfaced on Thai social media, with pollution-related hashtags trending. She would be the first person in Britain to have her death legally linked to air pollution as charities and pressure groups bid to raise awareness of the impact poor air quality has on health. [Full Article...]

Antarctica is losing ice six times faster today than in 1980s

Antarctica is losing ice six times faster today than in 1980s Geological Survey. This 2016 photo provided by NASA shows the Getz Ice Shelf. The study released on Monday led by Eric Rignot from the University of California at Irvine, found that the rate of that ice loss has not been consistent, with ice disappearing faster in each successive decade. [Full Article...]

Seeds Start Sprouting on the Moon

Seeds Start Sprouting on the Moon The Chang'e 4 probe - named after the Chinese moon goddess - made the world's first soft landing on the far side of the moon on 3 January, a major step in China's ambitions to become a space superpower. The CNSA had on Friday released a video of the landing process of the Chang'e-4, which was produced by processing more than 4,700 pictures taken by a camera on the probe. [Full Article...]

James Watson who co-discovered DNA stripped of honours over racist comments

James Watson who co-discovered DNA stripped of honours over racist comments Grace Professor Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, for refusing to retract his own scientific conclusions. Watson, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, had apologised after making similar comments to a British newspaper in 2007. [Full Article...]

China broadcasts pictures from far side of the moon

China broadcasts pictures from far side of the moon Named after Chinese moon goddess " Chang'e ", China's lunar exploration program, which began in 2004, includes orbiting and landing on the moon and bringing samples back to Earth. Researchers hope that low-frequency observations of the cosmos from the far side of the moon, where radio signals from Earth are blocked, will help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and birth... [Full Article...]

Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought

Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought As per the researchers, oceans are heating up much faster than scientists speculated in the United Nations assessment of climate change released in 2014 . Hausfather says that 2018 will be the warmest year on record for the oceans, and notes that 2017 and 2016 were the warmest years on record previously. [Full Article...]

Second fast radio burst detected in space

Second fast radio burst detected in space In 2007, an astronomy professor and his student detected a fast radio burst , a phenomenon that has been detected many times in the years since. Fast radio bursts are millisecond-duration, extragalactic radio flashes of obscure physical origin. [Full Article...]

Thousands of stars turning into crystals

Thousands of stars turning into crystals And there are billions of similar sparkling crystal spheres in the Milky Way alone. Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay from the University of Warwick's Department of Physics said, "This is the first direct evidence that white dwarfs crystallize, or transition from liquid to solid". [Full Article...]

Repeating Radio Waves From Deep Space Intrigue Scientists

Repeating Radio Waves From Deep Space Intrigue Scientists The first rapid burst that repeated was named FRB 121102 and was detected by Arecibo radio telescope in 2015. More likely, CHIME's Shiryash Tendulkar says , is the possibility that they come from a "very strongly magnetized, rapidly spinning neutron star called a millisecond magnetar". [Full Article...]

Britain’s May suffers parliament defeat as Brexit debate resumes

Britain’s May suffers parliament defeat as Brexit debate resumes Lawmakers voted 308-297 on Wednesday in favour of demanding the government come up with an alternative plan within three working days after the January 15 vote, rather than a planned 21-day limit. Justice minister Rory Stewart questioned the basis of Mr Bercow's decision, telling the BBC: "It is a very, very unusual thing that he did". The amendment was passed, much to the discomfiture of the ... [Full Article...]


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