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Research Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)
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Scientists say the Earth's internal processes might cause these erratic changes, CNN noted. The pole has been the friend of navigators for millennia, beckoning compass needles from virtually every point on the planet. If the mathematically expected location of the Magnetic North Pole is wrong, navigation equipment will be off kilter. That could bother some birds that use magnetic fields to navigate, and an overall weakening of the magnetic field is not good for people and especially ...

Research Global warming will change the colour of oceans, scientists warn
Author: 0 Global warming will change the colour of oceans, scientists warn

While water absorbs everything except for the blue part of the spectrum, other organisms can absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light. Hickman said: "Crudely speaking, where the water is now quite blue because the phytoplankton [have a] relatively low biomass, you are going to see the water getting more blue, and where the ocean is relatively more green because the biomass is higher, you are going to see [it] getting [greener]".

Research Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood
Author: 0 Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood

After a careful analysis of their brightnesses and temperatures, the astronomers concluded that these stars did not belong to the cluster - which is part of the Milky Way - but rather they are millions of light-years more distant. Dwarf spheroidal galaxies are not uncommon: There are at least 36 in our Local Group of galaxies . Granted, galaxies are anything but "small", but compared to our absolute unit of a galaxy , Bedin 1 is a featherweight.

Research Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts rare early spring
Author: 0 Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts rare early spring

We can't wait to find out whether or not Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow this year! TIME tested the accuracy of various groundhogs based on their ability to predict the weather of their relative geographic area. According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club traces the introduction of the animal to Germany, where people initially using hedgehogs as the hibernating mammal of choice.

Research Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet
Author: 0 Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet

Before they made the discovery, Nasa researchers were looking for gaps between ice and bedrock at the bottom of Thwaites where ocean water flows in and melts the glacier from underneath. Thwaites Glacier, curiously, isn't melting in a uniform way. In this region, as the tide rises and falls, the grounding line retreats and advances across a zone of about 2 to 3 miles (3 to 5 kilometers).

Research US Midwest braces for unsafe arctic chill
Author: 0 US Midwest braces for unsafe arctic chill

Many people were urged to stay home, and those who did venture out were advised by the National Weather Service to cover their mouths and protect their lungs from severely cold air by not "taking deep breaths" and keeping talking to a minimum.

Research How can it be so cold if there's global warming?
Author: 0 How can it be so cold if there's global warming?

The Midwest has been experiencing chilly weather conditions due to a polar vortex . Once again, Trump is confusing weather with climate - the temperature outside in a given place at a given time says nothing about global temperature trends.

Research Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon
Author: 0 Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon

Scientists may have just found the oldest intact Earth rock-on the moon. Analysis of the rock showed that it contained 2 grams of a fragment that was composed of three very common materials found on Earth: quartz, feldspar, and zircon. That impact resurfaced the rock, which was then collected by the Nasa astronauts. After the rock came to rest on the lunar surface, another impact 3.9bn years ago partially melted and buried it, scientists believe.

Research Piercing cold to threaten frozen pipes, frostbite in northeastern US
Author: 0 Piercing cold to threaten frozen pipes, frostbite in northeastern US

A winter storm system bringing blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest on Monday will dump wintry weather across parts of the Deep South and Northeast by midweek, creating treacherous travel conditions. Herscher received the least amount of snow, according to WMAQ , with just half an inch, and Waukegan received the most, with 7.3 inches. More than three dozen flights were canceled early Monday at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee County.

Research Bright flash shows object slamming into moon during lunar eclipse
Author: 0 Bright flash shows object slamming into moon during lunar eclipse

After some sleuthing, the original poster and others were able to find the bright flash in several videos from streams taken by different observatories. "I could not sleep for nearly two days, setting up and testing the extra instruments, and performing the observation during the night of January 21", he wrote.

Research Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers
Author: 0 Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

At its peak, where night skies were clear of clouds, Venus and Jupiter shone brightly in the night sky. Known as a "super blood wolf moon" - the moon also appeared brighter and larger than normal due to its proximity to the Earth. The moon was in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun. Why does a total lunar eclipse not occur at every full moon? It's just that they are not visible everywhere.

Research Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing
Author: 0 Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

The "wolf" part comes from the name given to full moons in January - " wolf moons ". According to CNN, this eclipse is being called the super blood wolf moon in reference to Native American roots. The next total lunar eclipse that's positioned over North America won't be until May of 2022. The statement read, "Nigeria is set to experience a total Lunar eclipse on the early morning of January 21, 2019".

Research Coffee is under threat as 60% of bean species face extinction
Author: 0 Coffee is under threat as 60% of bean species face extinction

The global coffee trade now relies on only two species - Arabica (60 per cent) and Robusta (40 per cent) - but given the myriad of emerging and worsening threats to coffee farming globally, other coffee species are likely to be required for coffee crop plant development.

Research First plants on moon, China says it has done the job
Author: 0 First plants on moon, China says it has done the job

Cotton seeds have reportedly just sprouted in an experiment aboard China's Chang'e 4 moon lander. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station regularly tend plants to study how growth changes in microgravity (and to diversify astronaut diets in space), and plants and seeds have orbited Earth on and off throughout spaceflight history.

Research 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
Author: 0 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

Unlike a solar eclipse , you can look at a lunar eclipse . "Super Moon " - a full moon that appears bigger than normal because it's at its closest point to Earth during its orbit. The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am. Because an eclipsed moon is always full, the moon sets (or rises) at nearly the same time as the sun rises (or sets) on the opposite horizon.

Research Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game
Author: 0 Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

Full moons were traditionally given names by Native American tribes to keep track of seasons. It will be the last Total Lunar Eclipse until May 2021, so you'll be wanting to check this one out. Although it is set to be a late Sunday night, there is no shortage of activities inside the centre in the lead-up to the eclipse. Totality ends at 12:44 a.m.

Research Thailand set to deploy rainmaking planes as pollution chokes Bangkok
Author: 0 Thailand set to deploy rainmaking planes as pollution chokes Bangkok

Michael Gove called for action on emissions from a variety of sources, including in the home, as he set out plans to reduce people's exposure to particulate matter - considered the most damaging pollutant. However, Greenpeace's Thailand director Tara Buakamsri said immediate action should be taken by the authorities, including reducing the number of cars and closing schools in high-risk areas.

Research Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing
Author: 0 Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing

The "dark" side of the Moon may soon have a variety of vegetation growing there as China has begun its 100-day experiment to grow plants on the lunar surface. - China will seek to establish an worldwide lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said on January 14, weeks after landing the rover on the moon's far side.

Research Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise
Author: 0 Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise

Professor Eric Rignot, lead author and chair of Earth system science at UCI, said they were surprised to find the melting they detected was far more significant than scientists originally believed, especially in the East Antarctica sheet - the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Research China to collect samples from moon this year
Author: 0 China to collect samples from moon this year

China Daily tweeted: "The latest photo shows a cotton seed brought to the moon by China's Chang'e 4 probe has sprouted". A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said today.

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Author: 0 "Unexplored!" --China Releases First Photos of Moon's Far Side

Even though several lunar missions have been conducted by countries like the U.S., earth's natural satellite is still shrouded with mysteries, especially the dark side of the moon . There are also very few of the "maria" - dark basaltic "seas" created by lava flows - that are evident on the more familiar near side. The craters close to the rover - including one that was 20 meters wide (65 feet) with a depth of about four meters (13 feet) - will pose great challenges when planning its route, ...

Research More Mysterious Stuff Coming From Deep Space
Author: 0 More Mysterious Stuff Coming From Deep Space

We can't track the vast majority. Scientists said that they have observed blasts of radio signals coming from deep in space . Now, astronomers have found a second. Currently, the origin of the signals is unknown. But that's more or less the limit of our knowledge of FRB 121102 . Only 60 FRB sources have been detected, including the 13 announced today.

Research Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists
Author: 0 Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists

In the Arctic, the warming oceans are also causing a serious decline in sea ice , which only compounds the ongoing threats of climate change such as sea level rise. "The fact that these corrected records now do agree with climate models is encouraging in that is removes an area of big uncertainty that we previously had", he said.

Research Astronomers Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space
Author: 0 Astronomers Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space

The signals consist of 13 fast radio bursts , known as "FRBs". Of more than 60 fast radio bursts detected so far, only one of them has ever repeated. The FRBs discovered were omitting unusually low frequencies, with previously detected FRBs having frequencies around 1,400 megahertz and the new discoveries bellow 800 MHz.

Research British PM Theresa May loses key vote on Brexit procedure in parliament
Author: 0 British PM Theresa May loses key vote on Brexit procedure in parliament

But Commons Speaker John Bercow sparked fury from Tory MPs by allowing the plan to be put to a vote, which the government subsequently lost by 308 votes to 297, majority 11. Wednesday's decision came as MPs began five days of debate on May's deal and is the latest example of legislators seeking to tie the government's hands over Brexit , with less than three months to go before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on March 29.

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Author: 0 New Habitable Kepler World --"Human Eyes Found It Hidden in the Data"

Its discovery was announced by scientists at the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle. " It's the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright ", Dr Dragomir said. If confirmed, it could be the smallest TESS planet to date. During this initial survey, TESS also witnessed six supernova explosions that it recorded before ground-based telescopes ever saw them.

Research A Chinese Spacecraft Has Landed On The Dark Side Of The Moon
Author: 0 A Chinese Spacecraft Has Landed On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Every semester, Purdue University lunar and planetary scientist Jay Melosh demonstrates how the far side gets light using a bright light as the sun and students playing the roles of the moon and the Earth. "We Chinese people have done something that the Americans have not dared try."China plans to put astronauts on a lunar base in about 10 years". The Chang'e-4 lunar probe was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China on December 8, 2018, and entered orbit ...

Research Chinese rover begins exploring moon's far side
Author: 0 Chinese rover begins exploring moon's far side

Xinhua, a state-run news agency, reports that the China National Space Administration's Chang'e-4 touched down on the moon's surface at 10:26 a.m., Beijing time, on January 3, 2019. China conducted its first crewed space mission in 2003 - only the third country to do so after Russian Federation and the US. The Chang'e-4 probe which has already sent back its first close-up pictures from the surface is carrying instruments to analyse the unexplored region's geology and will conduct ...

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