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World’s Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies Aged 62

Puan was the founding member of the Perth Zoo's breeding program - giving birth to eleven children and having 54 descendants that were sent across the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. Born in approximately 1956 on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Puan was gifted to the Perth Zoo by Malaysia in 1968. "Puan demanded and deserved respect, and she certainly had it from all her keepers over the years".

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Risky weed found in Virginia was intentionally planted

If you must touch giant hogweed, wear disposable rubber gloves, a long-sleeved shirt and trousers. The massive stalks can grow from 7 to 14 feet tall, and the leaves can stretch five feet across. When the skin gets affected apply cold water to the affected area. You could also soak a compress in a mixture of aluminum acetate, which is available at most pharmacies, if you think you've come into contact with the hogweed.

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Mars will be coming close to Earth in coming weeks

Mars will reach periphelic-opposition on July 27 and then approach Earth on July 31 at about 8.50am United Kingdom time. While it's going to be approaching for the next few weeks and will provide ample opportunities to stargaze (or technically "planet-gaze"), it's going to be at its very closest during the early morning of July 31, 2018, according to The Weather Channel .

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'Space Force' Is Trump's Latest Directive for the Defense Department

Trump has floated creating a Space Force for months, but the idea goes back at least a year to a proposal by Rep. Mike D. Rogers, R-Ala., and Rep. "We'll save a little money and they can beat us and we're taking full credit for it, don't worry about it", Trump said . Congressional leadership first floated the creation of sixth branch of the armed forces focused on space combat (sadly, not against invading alien insects though ) a year ago...

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Stephen Hawking’s ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

Every person at the ceremony will receive a CD with the piece of music, which will be released to the public at a later date. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch , who played the physicist in a BBC drama, also gave a reading. More than 3,000 people have been buried or commemorated at London's Westminster Abbey, one of the capital's most historic and recognized landmarks.

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Antarctic Ice Melting faster than ever, Studies Show

Therefore, bistratose areas on the continent were two ice shelf - pine island glacier and Thwaites. Technology can also be redesigned to rejuvenate the environment.B ut the most important step which can be taken regarding pollution is that the policymakers make it a priority to keep an environment check and find better policies which could help us to live in a stable environment.

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Inhofe: "Something Needs to Happen" to Address Pruitt's Mounting Troubles

When Fargo, N.D. -based radio host Scott Hennen asked Pruitt about being in the "eye of the storm" yesterday during an interview, the EPA boss immediately pivoted to his success transforming EPA as Trump sees fit, which he said has angered the "left".

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Scientists find baby exoplanets using a completely new method

The astronomers studied the distribution and motion of carbon monoxide gas throughout the disk, which emits a specific wavelength of light that ALMA is created to detect. Of the CO molecule emits very characteristic radiation in the millimeter wavelength range, which is accepted by the ALMA antennas, and can be studied in detail.

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A woman asks a court to approve her ownership of moon dust

McHugh, by a chemist found that "it would be hard to rule out lunar origin". However, it specifically exempted "lunar rocks and other lunar material". "She is the rightful and legal owner". But three armed federal agents greeted the couple and took them to the parking lot for a two-hour questioning, according to court records.

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Antarctica Is Melting Three Times Faster Than a Decade Ago

The changes are largely driven by ice melt in West Antarctica , where warm ocean water can get underneath glaciers, destabilizing them. Prior to 2012, Antarctica lost 67 billion tonnes (74 billion tons) per year, contributing to a 0.2-millimeter rise in sea levels.

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Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

To analyze the ice, the researchers use three different kinds of measurements. They concluded that some ice on the southernmost part of the continent could be stable in a warming climate, as was the case during the Pliocene Epoch. This has led to an increase in sea levels of roughly three-tenths of an inch, which doesn't seem like much. "The good news is that limited climate change can slow the rate of ice loss, and there are many proven actions that can reduce climate change and be ...

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Opportunity rover threatened by giant storm on Mars

The primary problem isn't the dust itself - as John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said during the call, "The physical volume of dust that would fall on the rover is really tiny...we're talking about a single layer of dust that could accumulate on the rover".

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French minister slams 'illegal' oil refinery blockades

Christiane Lambert, president of farmers' union FNSEA, said the blockades were meant to pressure the government over recent trade agreements that would allow imports of meat, sugar, and ethanol from countries "that do not respect the same conditions of production as French products".

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Hurricane Bud Weakens, Should Be Tropical Storm by Landfall

The hurricane center warned that this could cause flash floods and mudslides. The center said the hurricane's core was moving farther from Mexico's southwestern coast but still could generate risky heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days.

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Earth-sized Planets Discovered in Planetary System

EPIC 211945201b's mass is around 27 times that of Earth's and it's estimated to be around six times greater in radius. One revolution around the sun planets do six and 20 days. Based on the mass and radius, model-dependent calculations suggest that the heavy elements, like ice, silicates, and iron content is 60 to 70% of the total mass.

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Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble

By removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, through a process known as direct air capture, engineers at a Canadian firm have outlined a "scalable and cost-effective" way to reduce the planet's carbon footprint without having to disrupt industries.

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Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP

That is your look ahead to the possible stories to follow this weekend in Canada. While Ferrari and Red Bull will have fresh engines, Mercedes will go with the same power unit. Like Mercedes, both Red Bull and Ferrari are expected to use new engines, but Red Bull technical boss Adrian Newey downplayed expectations, notably because Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo faces grid penalties for other technical power-unit changes.

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NASA's Juno to Keep Spinning Around Jupiter Until 2021

Study's lead author, Shannon Brown from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA , said that, "No matter what planet you're on, lightning bolts act like radio transmitters-sending out radio waves when they flash across a sky". The gas giant's lightning storms appear to be concentrated near the planet's poles with very little electrical activity near the equatorial belt. It brought to light many new facts associated with the huge gas world including- the red spot's depth, the 3D imagery of gas ...

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Oldest fossil footprints on Earth discovered in China

The oldest footprints left by an animal have been recently uncovered in southern China . "The characteristics of the trackways indicate that they were produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages that raised the animal body above the water-sediment interface".

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Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

The fact that their results show quite similar trends should be a wake-up call. Global warming is causing severe storms to move across the planet slower than ever before - and that's bad news for everyone. First, he noted that over the more than 60-year period of the study, there may be natural, decades-long cycles in the climate system that could affect the steering of storms and have little or nothing to do with global warming.

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Nasa prepares for big announcement about search for alien life on Mars

It studies the climate, searches for ice and water, and looks for organisms alive, or fossilized. At 2 pm EDT (6 pm UTC) this Thursday, NASA will have a big Mars announcement to make. As a result, the engineers had to use images sent back by Curiosity to estimate how to get the proper amount of sample, which is in the milligram range, into the laboratory so that it's enough to work with, but not enough to clog the mechanism.

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Trio of astronauts headed to International Space Station

The three astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket are scheduled to arrive at the orbital space laboratory by the end of the week. Only about 7 percent of Americans surveyed said they payed close attention to space news, hearing "a lot" about NASA and commercial space in the past year.

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NASA astronaut heading to International Space Station

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted soon after the launch. NASA will launch a new rotation of crew members to the International Space Station Wednesday morning. We had contacts with the representatives of the United States space agency NASA and the European Space Agency , after which we agreed to maintain the coordination to act as a whole, Rogozin declared.

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By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

Otunta said that the 2018 World Environment Day celebration had presented the nation with another opportunity to increase its efforts towards checking plastic pollution. He noted that the indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics constitutes a major environmental concern that the country has been grappling with an even more alarming is the fact that plastic pollution poison waters and lands, injuring marine lives and land animals as well as affecting the overall health and living condition ...

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More signs of past - and possibly present - habitability of Mars

But finding a trove of organic molecules on Mars is a big breakthrough for astrobiology, as organic molecules could be food for microbes, even if it doesn't represent life itself. The methane could simply be the product of basic geological processes, but it's possible the gas has origins in biological sources. Curiosity reports that methane levels on Mars go up and down in a predictable cycle.

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NASA to reveal new discovery on Mars by Curiosity rover

As seasons come and go on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover has been diligently sniffing and digging away, looking for signs the planet could have supported life. Curiosity can only drill a few centimeters into Martian rocks, and it lacks the advanced tools necessary to search for more complex markers of life. Dr Webster said the difference was much larger than what you would expect if the methane was produced by the breakdown of organic matter from space.

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Russian space capsule lands in Kazakhstan

American astronaut Scott Tingle , Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov had lived and worked in a low-Earth orbit for 168 days. Tingle also completed a spacewalk to mend the station's robotic arm. Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai spent more than five months in space working on a variety of scientific experiments.

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BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use 'calculated' defiance

Construction is set to resume immediately, with Ottawa footing the bill for summer construction, backed by loan guarantees. Anti-pipeline protesters marched on Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain terminal this morning. Given Canadas shaky history of owning Petro-Canada and taking an equity stake in the oil sands, Arctic exploration and development of Newfoundlands offshore oil deposits, including an interest in the Hibernia venture, Morneau was quick to emphasize that his government does not ...

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Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12

About 32 minutes later, the Falcon 9's upper stage deployed the Airbus-built SES 12 telecom payload into a "supersynchronous" transfer orbit stretching more than 36,000 miles (58,000 kilometers) above Earth. Operating under such heavy reuse is the breakthrough expected to slash the cost of spaceflight, helping more lofty space exploration goals to be financially feasible, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said.

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Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power

Energy Department representatives did not respond to an emailed request for comment. "I am glad President Trump and his Administration are considering my idea to use the Defense Production Act to save coal-fired power plants with emissions controls and protect our national security", Senator Manchin said.

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World's oldest lizard fossil reveals new evolutionary clues about reptiles, scientists say

But recent scans revealed features in the fossil that were hidden, enabling scientists to identify Megachirella as the oldest known ancestor in the squamate lineage - the reptile group that includes lizards and snakes. wachtleri's place in the reptile family tree. The CT scan brought more facts to light about the physical characteristics of the Megachirella , for example a small bone in the lower jaw of the creature that is a distinct feature of the squamate group.

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Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

Residents of the German town Lunebach were asked to keep all doors and windows closed as local police rounded up the roaming animals. A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead, a spokesman for local authorities said.

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Canada Purchases Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder Morgan

The project will duplicate an existing 1,150km pipeline, allowing it to ship up to 890,000 barrels of oil a day from landlocked Alberta to the Pacific coast of neighbouring British Columbia, in western Canada, for export overseas. "If anything, we're going to ramp up our demonstration and our movement", George says. The premier said he knew something was coming, but was still surprised in the federal government's announcement.

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Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion

Canada and Kinder Morgan agreed on a pricetag of 4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion), Finance Minister Bill Morneau said at a press conference Tuesday morning. "It seems completely insane", May said. Moe wants to know how the federal government , in partnership with Alberta, owning the project will change the B.C.

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Alberto to Strike Florida With Heavy Winds and Flooding on US Holiday

Subtropical Storm Alberto makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Monday , bringing the threat of flash floods, rip currents and gusty winds to shore. Alberto is predicted to move northward at a faster rate after making landfall in the western Florida Panhandle on Monday . Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding over western Cuba, South Florida and the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Centre said on Sunday.


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