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Research Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa
Author: 0 Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

The 33-car freight train carrying oil from Alberta, Canada, derailed on Friday morning near Doon in Lyon County, Iowa . "We are containing the oil that was spilled as close to the incident as possible using containment booms and recovering it with skimmers and vacuum trucks", he said.

Research NASA's Mars Rover Is Now Facing A 'Planet-Encircling' Dust Storm
Author: 0 NASA's Mars Rover Is Now Facing A 'Planet-Encircling' Dust Storm

Through a statement published on its website, NASA has announced that the dust storm has reached the position of Curiosity , the other NASA rover studying the Red Planet . The reason for the enhanced coloring is because the MRO's camera, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment or HiRISE, can take photographs at wavelengths broader than what the human eye can see naturally, and often takes photos in infrared.

Research U.S. Air Force selects SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $130M launch contract
Author: 0 U.S. Air Force selects SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $130M launch contract

Air Force's center of excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems. The military also awarded SpaceX a launch service contract amounting to $130 million. While the Air Force didn't specify the role or goal of its Command-52 satellite, Quartz states that the spacecraft weighs more than the eight metric tons (nine tons).

Research Mars rover sees darkening skies amidst global dust storm
Author: 0 Mars rover sees darkening skies amidst global dust storm

NASA scientists say the storm has them asking how these type of storms last for months at a time, while others last only a week. That said, it is worth noting that despite facing a ravaging storm, the agency's Curiosity rover will largely remain unaffected.

Research Don't forget Clean Air Day!
Author: 0 Don't forget Clean Air Day!

A report due to go before councillors on Tuesday 26 June asks members to approve preferred measures for a Birmingham Clean Air Zone, which will then be subject to a full public consultation. "The council is undertaking work to identify those most likely to be adversely affected by the introduction of a Clean Air Zone". One in every six buses operating in South Yorkshire uses the cleanest Euro VI low emission engines.

Research Scientists discover a new ancient species and name it after President Obama
Author: 0 Scientists discover a new ancient species and name it after President Obama

Researchers have given it the name Obamus coronatus , in honor of Barack Obama and his famous passion for science . Termed the Attenborites janeae , it owes its second part to Jane Fargher, whose property its fossil was found on. The iconic Dickinsonia - large flat animals with a quilt-like appearance - were joined by tube-shaped organisms, frond-like creatures that looked more like plants, and several dozen other varieties already characterized by scientists.

Research Spotted in NY: DO NOT Touch This Plant, You Could Go Blind
Author: 0 Spotted in NY: DO NOT Touch This Plant, You Could Go Blind

It's important to know how to recognize giant hogweed if you are in a state where it might grow, and what to do if you find it. It can grow up to 15 feet tall, with dark reddish blotches and coarse white hairs on its stem. He said the plant is easily mistaken for cow parsnips, but gardeners who aren't sure what they're looking at should back away and contact their local Virginia Tech agricultural extension agent or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs .

Research NASA’s Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars
Author: 0 NASA’s Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

The rocks are billions of years old, according to NASA . Mars will be brightest on July 31, and it will be around 35.8 million away from the Earth. The planet looks bigger and brighter because she is now much closer to us than over the past 15 years. "Only Venus is a brighter star-like object (and it will be visible in the western sky at the same time)".

Research World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62
Author: 0 World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Holly Thompson , a primate supervisor at the zoo, said it was hard to end Puan's life on Monday, but noted it was the right and respectful choice. As a result, her genetics account for around 10 percent of the global captive population.

Research Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus
Author: 0 Scientists finally discover the reason behind the weird spin rates of Venus

Also, the scientists revealed that these gravity waves , caused by the extreme weather on Venus, can alter the Venusian days' length, producing an oscillation of about two minutes, in Earth time. In such circumstances, the existence of a stable gravitational waves would be impossible. An global team of researchers figured out why changing the speed of rotation of Venus.

Research Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’
Author: 0 Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

That proposal was the brainchild of Reps. US President Donald Trump announced a sweeping new space policy on Monday that will focus both on reducing satellite clutter in space as well as creating a specific " Space Force " as the newest branch of the military.

Research Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star
Author: 0 Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole that can be millions of times bigger than our sun. Radio-telescope images of Tidal Disruption Event in Arp 299. The sudden injection of material produces a bright flash, followed by transient radio emissions and the formation of a jet of material that initially moves at speeds very close to that of light.

Research Scientists warn the rate of melting of glaciers rapidly increased
Author: 0 Scientists warn the rate of melting of glaciers rapidly increased

The planet's largest ice sheet is now losing more than 240 billion tons of ice every year ― a threefold increase from less than a decade ago. Researchers from a U.S. In West Antarctica, ice shelves are being eaten away by warm ocean water, and those in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas have thinned by as much as 18 percent since the early 1990s.

Research EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife
Author: 0 EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing fresh skepticism among Republicans, including one of his staunchest supporters from the Sooner State. The JCN has donated millions of dollars to political organizations associated with Pruitt since 2013, the Post reported .

Research Astronomers discover 3 new hidden planets
Author: 0 Astronomers discover 3 new hidden planets

Pine's team discovered a planet an estimated 39 billion kilometers (24 million miles) from infant star HD 163296, while the other team , led by University of MI astronomer Richard Teague , located two planets roughly 12 billion and 21 billion kilometres (7.4 billion and 13 billion miles) from the star.

Research Stephen Hawking’s words to be beamed into black hole
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking’s words to be beamed into black hole

The service included biblical readings by actor Benedict Cumberbatch , who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and Hawking's daughter Lucy. The ceremony will be attended by 1,000 common people who were chosen after a public lottery. Hawking conducted groundbreaking research into black holes and the origins of the universe, and gained global fame as a popularizer and communicator of science.

Research Woman sues NASA to keep moon-dust gifted by Neil Armstrong
Author: 0 Woman sues NASA to keep moon-dust gifted by Neil Armstrong

A USA woman sued NASA , for her right to hold on to a vial of moon dust that she received from Neil Armstrong when she was ten. The lawsuit filed June 6 is asking the U.S. She is seemingly concerned that the government might attempt to come after her-NASA has previously taken the legal position that "private persons can not own lunar material", and has criminally investigated people claiming to sell such lunar material or otherwise tried to seize such artifacts.

Research Ice loss in Antarctica is increasingly contributing to global sea level rise
Author: 0 Ice loss in Antarctica is increasingly contributing to global sea level rise

The latest data is a continuation of previous assessments known as the Ice sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise ( IMBIE ), which began in 2011 and tracks ice-sheet loss from 1992 onwards. Antarctica's potential contribution to global sea level rise from its land-held ice is nearly 7.5 times greater than all other sources of land-held ice in the world combined, NASA said.

Research Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds
Author: 0 Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

The analysis suggests that 3 trillion tons' worth of Antarctic ice losses have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm (0.3 inches) since 1992, and that the increase is accelerating. "To see a threefold increase just since 2012 - that's disturbing to me", said Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.