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New species of shark discovered that use fins to walk along seabed

Data suggests new species evolved after the sharks moved away from their original population, became genetically isolated and thus evolved into a distinct species
Independent - Published

NIH Expert Fauci: Coronavirus 'No Worry' for Americans

As media reports increase the awareness, if not hysteria, of the coronavirus outbreak in China, a top U.S. heath official is tamping down on the perceived threat to Americans."It isn't something the..
Newsmax - Published

Aged, recycled urine may be safe alternative to traditional fertilizer

aged, recycled urine may be safe alternative to traditional fertilizer
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 24, 2020 Recycled and aged human urine is a safe alternative to traditional fertilizers. According to new research from the University of Michigan, bacteria in recycled and..
Terra Daily - Published

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

locusts the latest curse of east africa weather extremes
Nairobi (AFP) Jan 24, 2020 Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly..
Terra Daily - Published

Protest violence won't work, leading Hong Kong activist says

protest violence won't work, leading hong kong activist says
Barcelona (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 Escalating protest violence is not the way to bring about change, Hong Kong democracy activist Jason Ng has said, urging demonstrators to embrace non-violent means in..
Terra Daily - Published

Agreement on data utilization of earth observation satellite with FAO

agreement on data utilization of earth observation satellite with fao
Tsukuba, Japan (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 FAO will bolster the scale and scope of its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that will..
Terra Daily - Published Also reported by •GPS Daily

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists

the skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists
Panama City, Panama (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Pac-Man, the open-mouthed face of the most successful arcade game ever, is much more well-known than any of the one-celled organisms called protists, at least..
Terra Daily - Published

Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

Hong Kong (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 Hong Kong on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an "emergency" - the city's highest warning tier - as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of..
Terra Daily - Published

NASA forest structure mission releases first data

nasa forest structure mission releases first data
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation mission (GEDI) released its first publicly available data on January 21, 2020, giving researchers access to..
Terra Daily - Published

New meat-eating dinosaur species found in Utah

new meat-eating dinosaur species found in utah
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 24, 2020 More than two decades after a unique two-legged carnivore was unearthed in Utah's Dinosaur National Monument, scientists have given the massive carnivore a name...
Terra Daily - Published

'Nobody can leave': trapped Wuhan residents stock up

Wuhan, China (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 Police at a roadblock on the outskirts of Wuhan turned away cars trying to leave the virus-stricken city on Saturday, as other anxious residents trapped inside spent..
Terra Daily - Published

One year on, Brazil town remembers 270 killed in dam breach

one year on, brazil town remembers 270 killed in dam breach
Brumadinho, Brazil (AFP) Jan 26, 2020 Residents of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil paid homage on Saturday to the 270 people killed one year ago when a nearby dam burst, spewing millions of tons..
Terra Daily - Published

Flash floods kill 30 across southern Brazil; Torrential rain kills dozens in Madagascar

flash floods kill 30 across southern brazil; torrential rain kills dozens in madagascar
Brasilia (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said Saturday. Seventeen people are..
Terra Daily - Published

Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises

scientists to search for relatives of extinct galapagos tortoises
Quito (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands will spend ten days searching for relatives of two tortoise species believed to be extinct, including those of the..
Terra Daily - Published

The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified

the blue acceleration: recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified
Stockholm. Sweden (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis..
Terra Daily - Published

UN agency hails finding on climate refugees

Geneva (AFP) Jan 24, 2020 The UN refugee agency praised on Friday an expert panel's finding that sending migrants back to countries severely hit by climate change could breach their human rights...
Terra Daily - Published

Xi warns of 'grave' situation as China rushes to build virus hospitals

xi warns of 'grave' situation as china rushes to build virus hospitals
Wuhan, China (AFP) Jan 25, 2020 President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China was facing a "grave" situation as authorities took more drastic steps to halt the spread of a virus that has killed 41..
Terra Daily - Published

A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

a new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics
Stanford CA (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But the adoption..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects

mtu engineers examine lithium battery defects
Houghton MI (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Historically, as in decades ago, rechargeable lithium metal batteries were dangerous. These batteries were quickly abandoned in favor of Li-ion batteries which contain..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Nuclear waste turned into 'near-infinite powerful' batteries to potentially boost spacecraft might

nuclear waste turned into 'near-infinite powerful' batteries to potentially boost spacecraft might
Bristol UK (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 British university researchers have turned their attention to deserted nuclear power plants and the tonnes of waste they still house despite long ago having closed..
Solar Daily - Published

Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors

blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 University of California, Berkeley, scientists have created a blue light-emitting diode (LED) from a trendy new semiconductor material, halide perovskite, overcoming a..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

GEM Energy to start construction of Penta Career Center solar array in Spring 2020

gem energy to start construction of penta career center solar array in spring 2020
Perrysburg OH (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Construction begins this spring on a $2 million solar array that will provide nearly 60 percent of the electricity needs for Penta Career Center, a career technical..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Michael Kennedy dedicates community solar array

michael kennedy dedicates community solar array
Chenango NY (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Citizens Energy Vice President Michael Kennedy has flipped the switch on a 6-megawatt ground-mounted solar array to provide affordable green energy to families in New..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Principles for a green chemistry future

principles for a green chemistry future
New Haven CT (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 In the most recent issue of the academic journal Science, the case is made for a future where the materials and chemicals that make up the basis of our society and..
Energy Daily - Published

Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper

nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that could be printed and rolled out like newspaper, for the touchscreens of..
Energy Daily - Published

Quantum physics: On the way to quantum networks

quantum physics: on the way to quantum networks
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, together with colleagues at Saarland University, have successfully demonstrated the transport of an..
Energy Daily - Published

Moscow admits building highway via radioactive site

moscow admits building highway via radioactive site
Moscow (AFP) Jan 24, 2020 Moscow's powerful mayor on Friday acknowledged that a planned highway project would pass a radioactive waste site, but pledged to clean it up after months of protests by..
Energy Daily - Published

World's first public database of mine tailings dams aims to prevent deadly disasters

world's first public database of mine tailings dams aims to prevent deadly disasters
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Environmental organization GRID-Arendal has launched the world's first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings storage facilities. The database, the..
Energy Daily - Published

First commercial Moon delivery assignments to will advance Artemis

first commercial moon delivery assignments to will advance artemis
Houston TX (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 NASA has finalized the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon..
Space Daily - Published

Astronauts complete Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer repairs during spacewalk

astronauts complete alpha magnetic spectrometer repairs during spacewalk
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 26, 2020 NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano completed repairs on the International Space Station's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on..
Space Daily - Published

Flying solo

Paris (ESA) Jan 26, 2020 Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere..
Space Daily - Published

For hottest planet, a major meltdown, study shows

for hottest planet, a major meltdown, study shows
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 26, 2020 Massive gas giants called "hot Jupiters" - planets that orbit too close to their stars to sustain life - are some of the strangest worlds found beyond our solar..
Space Daily - Published

How Earth climate models help scientists picture life on unimaginable worlds

how earth climate models help scientists picture life on unimaginable worlds
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 In a generic brick building on the northwestern edge of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Greenbelt, Maryland, thousands of computers packed in racks the..
Space Daily - Published

NESSI comes to life at Palomar Observatory

nessi comes to life at palomar observatory
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 26, 2020 Before astronomers use a new tool or technology, they must test every aspect of it to make sure it is ready to turn starlight into tantalizing information about the..
Space Daily - Published

TV provider shifting satellite to high orbit over explosion fears

tv provider shifting satellite to high orbit over explosion fears
Washington (AFP) Jan 24, 2020 US authorities said Friday they had granted permission to a TV provider to urgently lift a four-ton (3,600-kilogram) satellite to a so-called "graveyard orbit" over..
Space Daily - Published

Which will survive? A microorganism zoo in the stratosphere

which will survive? a microorganism zoo in the stratosphere
Cologne, Germany (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 In September 2019, astrobiologists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) sent an entire 'zoo' of microorganisms, such..
Space Daily - Published

Talking a Blue Streak: The ambitious, quiet waste of the Spadeadam Rocket Establishment


The Register - Published

Someone get Greenpeace on the line. Boffins clock carbon 'pollution' cloud 30,000 light-years wide choking galaxies


The Register - Published

Happy Artemis Day everybody! NASA preps its monster rocket for testing


The Register - Published

From Soviet to science fiction icon, the weird life of Isaac Asimov 100 years on


The Register - Published

The mysterious giant blobs of gas around our galaxy's black hole are actually massive merger stars being shredded


The Register - Published

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.
BBC News - Published

Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.
NPR - Published

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?

In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed..
Science Daily - Published

Coronavirus: How is the deadly virus different to SARS and Ebola?

Lessons from containing past virus outbreaks could help in tackling coronavirus, experts say, but how do the viruses differ?
Independent - Published

No wonder Bezos wants to move industry into orbit: In space, no one can hear you* scream


The Register - Published

Planets may lurk in harshest environments. Not that Novell NetWare server you can't unplug – black holes


The Register - Published

Asteroid Bennu is flinging particles of dust and rock from its surface – and scientists can't work out why


The Register - Published

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