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Feast your eyes: Night sky in July offers parade of planets, shaded moon

Feast your eyes: Night sky in July offers parade of planets, shaded moon

With 2020 now halfway through, July offers some celestial respite starting this weekend.

WTOP - 38 minutes ago

10 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World

10 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World

April 22 is Earth Day, celebrated since 1970 to raise awareness of global environmental issues and activism. Events and celebrations, coordinated by the Earth Day Network, are held around the world.

Mental Floss - 3 hours ago

Breakthrough in dark matter mystery as neutral hydrogen from other galaxies detected for first time

Breakthrough in dark matter mystery as neutral hydrogen from other galaxies detected for first time

In a development that could finally shed light on dark matter, an international team of scientists have detected neutral hydrogen atoms, from a galaxy other than our own, for the very first time.

RT - 6 hours ago

OPay shuts down ride-hailing business, to focus on fintech, e-commerce

OPay shuts down ride-hailing business, to focus on fintech, e-commerce

OPay has announced that it will shut down some of its business units including its ride-hailing (ORide, OCar) and logistics (OExpress) services to focus more on Nigerian financial and technology

thecable.ng - 7 hours ago

You may soon be able to ride to the edge of space from Alaska in a Balloon

You may soon be able to ride to the edge of space from Alaska in a Balloon

Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch sites for the vehicle, called the Spaceship Neptune

Hindustan Times - 7 hours ago

Scientists Discover New Species of Amphibians with Snake-Like Venom Glands

Scientists Discover New Species of Amphibians with Snake-Like Venom Glands

These limbless amphibians are generally found in areas with tropical climates, which includes Africa, Asiaand America.

News18 - 8 hours ago

A 'Viral' New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

A 'Viral' New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

Although birds rarely change their chirpy little tunes, this new song is spreading across Canada's white-throated sparrows at an unprecedented rate.

Gizmodo UK - 11 hours ago

Hyundai Venue 1.0L Turbo Gets intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

Hyundai Venue 1.0L Turbo Gets intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

The segment-first iMT two-pedal clutch-less technology will be launched in the Hyundai Venue by the middle of this month

gaadiwaadi.com - 12 hours ago

Stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant cluster

Stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant cluster

Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17.

phys.org - 13 hours ago

Tesla Is Leading The Charge In A Battery Revolution

Tesla Is Leading The Charge In A Battery Revolution

If you were looking to nominate a technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice.

InsideEVs  - 13 hours ago

Volvo Issues Biggest Recall Ever Over Technology It Gave The World

Volvo Issues Biggest Recall Ever Over Technology It Gave The World

Volvo is always looking out for everyone's safety. The Swedish brand always has, which is why it's no surpr...

CarBuzz - 15 hours ago

Yes, an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, study finds

Yes, an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, study finds

The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago with the ultimate bad day, not a prolonged period of climate change wrought by volcanic activity, according to new research.

news-daily.com - 15 hours ago

The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come

The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come

Heatwaves have become longer, hotter and more frequent. This trend is accelerating from climate change.

The Conversation Africa - 15 hours ago

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

The first comprehensive worldwide assessment of heatwaves down to regional levels has revealed that in nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since the 1950s.

phys.org - 17 hours ago

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to count individual fish by measuring the concentration of environmental DNA in the water, which could be applied for quantitative monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.

EurekAlert - 20 hours ago

Canadian sparrows ditch their old song for catchier tune

Canadian sparrows ditch their old song for catchier tune

Study finds British Columbia birds’ dropped-end note of call has spread across country

The Guardian - 20 hours ago

Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a distant galaxy called NGC 2775 that sits 67 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy is packed with young stars and features a wide-open bulge in its center. Hubble’s mission is a joint effort between NASA a…

BGR - 21 hours ago

“Million-Year Birth” –Hubble Captures Fiery Creation of a Giant Star Cluster

“Million-Year Birth” –Hubble Captures Fiery Creation of a Giant Star Cluster

Most stars in the universe –including our life-giving Population 1, main-sequence Sun, one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, that formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago–are formed a massive star clusters created from the violent gravitation…

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel - a day ago

Scientific Red Flag Spotted in Milky Way’s Dark, Dusty Center – Oddity Moving in the Direction of Earth

Scientific Red Flag Spotted in Milky Way’s Dark, Dusty Center – Oddity Moving in the Direction of Earth

Scientific ‘Red Flag’ Reveals New Clues About Our Galaxy Figuring out how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way — a discovery reported in the July 3 edition of the journal Science Advances — could yield new clues to the fundamental source of our g…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Ambani’s Jio Adds Intel Backing With $253 Million Stake Sale

Ambani’s Jio Adds Intel Backing With $253 Million Stake Sale

(Bloomberg) -- The technology venture of billionaire Mukesh Ambani secured 18.95 billion rupees ($253 million) from Intel Capital, adding to a slew of...

Yahoo Entertainment - a day ago

Moon richer in metals than previously thought — NASAMINING.COM

Moon richer in metals than previously thought — NASAMINING.COM

Scientists found the lunar subsurface contains higher concentration of iron and titanium than estimated.

mining.com - a day ago

This Snake-Like Amphibian Might Actually Pack a Venomous Bite

This Snake-Like Amphibian Might Actually Pack a Venomous Bite

Scientists have detected snake-like dental glands in caecilians, which means these serpentine creatures might actually be venomous—an unheard of trait among amphibians.

gizmodo.com - a day ago

NASA is moving perilously close to the end of the Mars launch window

NASA is moving perilously close to the end of the Mars launch window

Following two earlier delays that pushed the launch of NASA’s new Mars rover Perseverance back by several days, the launch has been delayed yet again. The new launch date will be no earlier than July 30th, NASA now says. The launch window for a mission to Mar…

BGR - a day ago

CENTRAL PA. WEATHER: July Fourth forecast

CENTRAL PA. WEATHER: July Fourth forecast

WGAL News 8 Storm Team forecast

wgal susquehanna valley pa. - a day ago

Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova

Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova

A brilliant blue star has disappeared from view, which could mean it became a black hole in a novel way.

Universe Today - a day ago

Most risky, least risky activities for catching COVID

Most risky, least risky activities for catching COVID

Activities to avoid during this pandemic summer

WCPO - a day ago

Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

Figuring out how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way—a discovery reported in the July 3 edition of the journal Science Advances—could yield new clues to the fundamental source of our galaxy's power, said L. Matthew Haffner of Embry-Riddle Aerona…

phys.org - a day ago

How to watch the Fourth of July weekend's "buck moon" lunar eclipse

How to watch the Fourth of July weekend's "buck moon" lunar eclipse

In lieu of fireworks, skywatchers can look up to see multiple celestial events this weekend.

CBS News - a day ago

“Spooky Popcorn of the Universe” Revealed: Quantum Fluctuations Can Jiggle Objects on the Human Scale

“Spooky Popcorn of the Universe” Revealed: Quantum Fluctuations Can Jiggle Objects on the Human Scale

Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.” The universe, as seen through the lens of quantum mechanics, is a noisy, crackling space where particles blink constantly in a…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

True Colors of Insects That Lived 99 Million Years Ago

True Colors of Insects That Lived 99 Million Years Ago

Based on the fossils of insects that lived millions of years ago, trapped in amber, the researchers uncovered the colors of living things. The colors in nature are really amazing. When we look at nature, we see it from almost any color. There are creatures in…

Somag News - a day ago

Gaia revolutionises asteroid tracking

Gaia revolutionises asteroid tracking

ESA's Gaia space observatory is an ambitious mission to construct a three-dimensional map of our galaxy by making high-precision measurements of over one billion stars. However, on its journey to map distant suns, Gaia is revolutionising a field much closer t…

phys.org - a day ago

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Frequency of heatwaves and cumulative intensity has risen through the decades, research finds

The Guardian - a day ago

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

New York Times - a day ago

How life on Earth could help us find life on Mars

How life on Earth could help us find life on Mars

In our continuing search for other life in the universe, one place has always looked promising—Mars. It is a rocky planet like Earth, orbiting the same star, and at a distance where water could have been present on the planet.

phys.org - a day ago

Breakthrough: The branched flow of light observed for the first time

Breakthrough: The branched flow of light observed for the first time

It has been suggested to occur for all waves in nature. Now the researchers have experimentally observed the branched flow in light.

News Landed - a day ago

A guide to R — the pandemic's misunderstood metric

A guide to R — the pandemic's misunderstood metric

What the reproduction number can and can’t tell us about managing COVID-19.

nature.com - a day ago

Toward lasers powerful enough to investigate a new kind of physics

Toward lasers powerful enough to investigate a new kind of physics

In a paper that made the cover of the journal Applied Physics Letters, an international team of researchers has demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers. This approach, based on the compression of light pulses, would make it…

phys.org - a day ago

Image: Hubble captures one galaxy, two asteroids

Image: Hubble captures one galaxy, two asteroids

At first sight, this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope portrays the sparkling stars of AGC111977, a dwarf galaxy located around 15 million light years away and visible in the lower left part of the image. Other galaxies appear sprinkled across th…

phys.org - a day ago

How to see the strange full-moon lunar eclipse this 4th of July weekend

How to see the strange full-moon lunar eclipse this 4th of July weekend

This holiday weekend, the sky has a special treat in store — in addition to the fireworks.

New York Post - a day ago

More ecosystem engineers create stability, preventing extinctions

More ecosystem engineers create stability, preventing extinctions

Biological builders like beavers, elephants, and shipworms re-engineer their environments. How this affects their ecological network is the subject of new research, which finds that increasing the number of "ecosystem engineers" stabilizes the entire network …

phys.org - 2 days ago

Twenty-year study tracks a sparrow song that went 'viral' across Canada

Twenty-year study tracks a sparrow song that went 'viral' across Canada

Most bird species are slow to change their tune, preferring to stick with tried-and-true songs to defend territories and attract females. Now, with the help of citizen scientists, researchers have tracked how one rare sparrow song went "viral" across Canada, …

phys.org - 2 days ago

If you have to travel, these are 2 states to avoid because of coronavirus surges

If you have to travel, these are 2 states to avoid because of coronavirus surges

Anyone who wants the most comprehensive US-focused coronavirus update right now could do a lot worse than to check out this new interactive map that’s been prepared by researchers and health experts, which assigns a color code based on risk down to the state …

BGR - 2 days ago

Smart Clocks Market scrutinized in the new analysis

Smart Clocks Market scrutinized in the new analysis

The Global Smart Clocks Market focuses on the various developments activities such as technological advancement, new product launch and upgradation in the current product, innovation and opportunities for the new companies is also taken into consideration whi…

whatech.com - 2 days ago

Fastest-Growing Black Hole as Big as 34 Billion Suns

Fastest-Growing Black Hole as Big as 34 Billion Suns

Scientists have estimated the mass of the fastest-growing black hole in the universe, and found it is 34 billion times the mass of the sun.

Nerdist - 2 days ago

Space 'fireworks' sparkle in eye-popping telescope view of star birth

Space 'fireworks' sparkle in eye-popping telescope view of star birth

ALMA and Hubble teamed up for a festive view of a star cluster just in time for July 4.

CNET - 2 days ago

Why Canadian Sparrows Have Changed Their Signature Tune From Three Notes to Two

Why Canadian Sparrows Have Changed Their Signature Tune From Three Notes to Two

Starting from the late 20th century, biologists began noticing that members of the sparrow species in western Canada were innovating. Instead of a triplet, the new song ended in a doublet and a new syncopation pattern. The new ending sounded like 'Ca-na, Ca-n…

News18 - 2 days ago

JPMorgan drops terms 'master,' 'slave' from internal tech code and materials

JPMorgan drops terms 'master,' 'slave' from internal tech code and materials

JPMorgan Chase & Co is eliminating terms like "blacklist," "master" and "slave" from its internal technology materials and code as it seeks to address racism within the company, said two sources with knowledge of the move.

CNA - 2 days ago

Tesla lends its automation expertise in search for COVID-19 vaccine

Tesla lends its automation expertise in search for COVID-19 vaccine

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have strong disagreements over the political handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but his actions to help solve the matter strike a more positive note, namely one of progress in vaccine technology. In a recent Twitter discussion about th…

Teslarati - 2 days ago