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Sci-tech Beetle preserved in amber reveals first insect-pollinated plant
Author: 0 Beetle preserved in amber reveals first insect-pollinated plant

Indeed, the beetle had clumps of pollen grains with it. The beetle, named Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus , is distinct in its form, compared to today's beetles. Cai first encountered the amber fossil while conducting research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

Sci-tech Met Éireann warns Storm Ernesto will bring 'high intensity' rainfall to Limerick
Author: 0 Met Éireann warns Storm Ernesto will bring 'high intensity' rainfall to Limerick

According to Met Eireann, there will be widespread heavy rain across the country this weekend as the remnants of Storm Ernesto track across the country. Rather cloudy and misty with patchy drizzle and fog and more persistent rain in northwestern and northern coastal fringes. It will turn dry in most areas, with some warm brighter spells in the east, and a maximum temperature of 20 °C.

Sci-tech 'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend
Author: 0 'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend

According to the Met Office, Storm Ernesto will no longer be classified as a storm when it arrives in the United Kingdom, as it is expected to have lost some of its power by the time it reaches the country, but it will still bring with it heavy rain and strong winds.

Sci-tech Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs
Author: 0 Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs

We will have our own spacecraft to send people to the orbit and back. A capsule that will carry astronauts has already been tested. The space agency has periodically updated the government on its progress towards these technologies. "We've debated for long on the tangible and intangible benefits of manned space missions", said B.N. Suresh, former director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

Sci-tech Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms
Author: 0 Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms

Scientists statewide and with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are trying to understand the lengthy lifespan of this year's bloom , which began in October 2017. "I am also directing a further $900,000 in grants for Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide -- bringing total red tide grant funding for Lee County to more than $1.3 million", Scott said.

Sci-tech New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica
Author: 0 New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica

It's centred about 650 miles (1,045 kilometres) southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving north near 9 mph (15 kph). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm.

Sci-tech NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Launches to
Author: 0 NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Launches to "Touch the Sun"

The 49-year-old is now based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, where she has been leading the Parker Solar Probe project for eight years. "Wow, here we go". This is the first time that a NASA mission has been named in honor of a living person. The Parker Solar Probe will soon be speeding toward the Sun at 430,000 miles per hour (192 km/s) - breaking the previous record held by the Helios-B spacecraft and making it the fastest spacecraft to date.

Sci-tech Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to 'touch the sun'
Author: 0 Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to 'touch the sun'

Nothing from Planet Earth has ever hit that kind of speed. The mission, over five decades in the making, will last 6 years and 11 months, and in this time, the Parker probe will orbit the sun 24 times. In particular, it is hoped to give scientists a greater understanding of solar wind storms that have the potential to knock out the power on Earth.

Sci-tech Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe
Author: 0 Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

Astronomers said hundreds of shooting stars will streak across the sky between August 12 and 13 in a display that may be visible around the world. If you're lucky enough to reside in a hilly or mountainous region, you're all set for the best views - so find yourself a nice spot and enjoy the show.

Sci-tech Man finds 25-million-year-old shark teeth
Author: 0 Man finds 25-million-year-old shark teeth

The shark, which stalked Australia's oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, could grow more than nine metres long, nearly twice the length of today's great white shark. The citizen scientist ended up pulling a 2.7-inch-long (7 centimeters) out of the boulder and took it to Museums Victoria for authentication. After prying the almost 3-inch tooth loose from a boulder, he came back and found more teeth.

Sci-tech Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet
Author: 0 Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

Passing within 3.8 million miles of the sun's visible surface - well within the shimmering halo of the outer atmosphere, or corona - the spacecraft's heat shield will endure 2,500-degree heating while whipping past the star at a record 430,000 mph, fast enough to fly from NY to Tokyo in less than a minute.

Sci-tech NASA reschedules flight to sun at 3:31 a.m
Author: 0 NASA reschedules flight to sun at 3:31 a.m

NASA initially aimed to launch the Parker Solar Probe on July 31, but the agency and ULA repeatedly pushed the liftoff back to allow time to resolve issues with the mission's Delta IV Heavy booster. The probe will be controlled from the Mission Operations Centre based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), which is where NASA handles its unmanned missions.

Sci-tech Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada
Author: 0 Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

A picture taken by Brian Gisborne of Fisheries and Oceans Canada shows J50 swimming with her mother, J16. Cottrell said the Canadian government was considering granting a special license to feed J50. "It's very possible that she has succumbed at this point and we may never see her again". Cottrell says the first step of assessing her health, which involves collecting breath and stool samples and observing her behaviour, can be done in Canadian waters.

Sci-tech Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico
Author: 0 Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico

By Tuesday evening, Hector was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extend about 30 miles (45 kilometers) from Hector's center and tropical storm-force winds can reach up to 90 miles (150 kilometres) from the eye outwards.

Sci-tech Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11
Author: 0 Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11

The eclipse - the third and last the Earth will see in 2018 - will be the only solar eclipse visible in China this year, according to the Chinese Astronomical Society. The August eclipse began over the cold North Atlantic and Greenland before moving in a northeast direction. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the moon to be covered by Earth's shadow and fade away.

Sci-tech Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought
Author: 0 Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought

The US will subsidise farmers and buy unsold crops, among other measures; farmers growing soybeans, sorghum and wheat will get the most aid. But it's not enough for many farmers. Drought is a period of abnormally low rainfall that leads to shortages of water supply. While the country is no stranger to "big drys" and its people have long had a reputation as resilient, the extreme conditions across swathes of Australia's east are the worst in more than 50 years.

Sci-tech Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display
Author: 0 Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. When the "radiant" is highest in the sky, we'll see the most meteors. As they burn, they create a bright burst of light across the sky - traveling at about 37 miles-per-second. -Allow your eyes 20-30 minutes to adjust to darkness.

Sci-tech NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever
Author: 0 NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever

The spacecraft will fly through the sun's corona multiple times to answer several questions, like why it is millions of degrees hotter than the surface of the sun itself. Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.

Sci-tech One missing, 1600 evacuated at flooded French campsites
Author: 0 One missing, 1600 evacuated at flooded French campsites

All in the group, who are from the city of Leverkusen, are all accounted for and safe. The missing German was supervising the children at the camp. Four German children were hospitalized for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River, Dousset said.

Sci-tech Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend
Author: 0 Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

We're pleased to announce we will be livestreaming the 2018 Perseids meteor shower peak in 4K ultra HD. And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere. Look to the northeast about 40 degrees off the horizon. It's recommended you find a dark sky in a rural area away from artificial lighting.

Sci-tech The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13
Author: 0 The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13

Stargazers are anxiously awaiting the peak weekend for this year's Perseid meteor shower. Speaking to Space.com, Bill Cooke, a meteor expert at NASA, said: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

Author: 0 Don't miss the meteor shower

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights . The Slooh observatory will host a livestream of the shower starting at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Sci-tech Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend
Author: 0 Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on August 13, 2015, in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The Perseid meteor shower lights up the Earth's sky every summer about this time as our planet passes through the trail left be Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Author: 0 The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Those bits of cosmic dust fall into our atmosphere, creating the bright streaks we see as meteors in the night sky. This year's Perseid meteor shower will be highly visible both Saturday and Sunday night, giving watchers ample opportunity to spot plenty of shooting stars.

Sci-tech Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms
Author: 0 Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

She says if farmers can't produce crops this year, they won't get another chance to plant until this time next year, which means they won't be able to get any income from their produce until 2020. And look at the kinds of academic research we fund: $468,000 for the Australian National University to "investigate warfare in the ancient Tongan state through a study of earthwork fortifications" and $340,000 for the University of Wollongong to study how "socially engaged art" can "catalyse new ...