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Trump’s EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary

Trump’s EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary

Under former President Barack Obama , the USA enacted Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) in 2011 which forced coal-fired power plants to cut mercury output. Representatives of the Environmenta...

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'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on Jan. 20

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on Jan. 20

A supermoon is a new or full moon that is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth. Another total lunar eclipse is happening nearly a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Ec...

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Dense fog to cover Delhi; air improves to 'very poor'

Dense fog to cover Delhi; air improves to 'very poor'

Industries located in Wazirpur, Mundka, Narela, Bawana, Sahibabad and Faridabad will remain closed until Wednesday, EPCA Chairperson Bhure Lal said in a letter to Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar D...

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Japan announces IWC withdrawal, will resume commercial whaling

Japan announces IWC withdrawal, will resume commercial whaling

Officials have been reacting to the news of Japan's withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade working on understanding the implicati...

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SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

Very unlike SpaceX, the company did not attempt to recover the first stage booster after separation due to " mission requirements ". SpaceX's Falcon rocket was poised to lift off from Cape Canaver...

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Apollo 8's famous 'Earthrise' photo taken 50 years ago today

Apollo 8's famous 'Earthrise' photo taken 50 years ago today

BORMAN: The only telegram I remember out of all the thousands we got after Apollo 8 was, it said, thank you, Apollo 8 . " NASA usually went step-by-step". "Oh my God, look at that picture over...

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Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle

Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle

The reason behind this phenomenon is that the Earth is tilted on its axis by 23.5° relative to the plane of the planet's orbit. This trend will continue until the summer solstice on 21 June, the l...

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Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

At an IWC general meeting held in September in Brazil, Japan proposed commercial whaling be partially resumed. The moratorium on commercial whaling has been in force since 1986. However, another f...

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What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

A little history about solstice as witches & warlocks celebrate this date as the birth of the Sun God since from this point forward the days get longer. There are many customs associated with the Wint...

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Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

The December Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination, that's when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun. Studio owner Sam Flemming said the summer solst...

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LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

You can determine the exact time of the solstice according to your location, here. The winter solstice , also known as midwinter, is a phenomena that occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its ma...

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Winter Solistice 2018: Google Doodle celebrates the shortest day of the year

Winter Solistice 2018: Google Doodle celebrates the shortest day of the year

The day and time of the solstice vary every year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, which is located at 23.5° south of the equator and runs t...

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for first national security mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for first national security mission

A short time later, a sensor issue on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delayed the launch of a new GPS III navigation satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Tues...

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Virgin Galactic Sends SpaceShipTwo Above 50 Miles

Virgin Galactic Sends SpaceShipTwo Above 50 Miles

It successfully separated from its mother ship around 45 minutes after liftoff and engaged its rocket thrusters, reaching speeds of Mach 2.9. The de facto boundary between LEO and the Earth's upper at...

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Almost 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

Almost 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

After two weeks of crunch negotiations - with overtime - the nearly 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a...

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Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

That's a snap of the fingers in cosmic time, particularly considering Saturn is more than 4 billion years old. Among astronomers, the smart betting has never been that Saturn's rings would live fore...

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Astronomers have found the furthest known object in our solar system

Astronomers have found the furthest known object in our solar system

For comparison, Pluto is roughly 34 astronomical units (or AU) from the Sun , and Eris , the previous "farthest known object in the solar system" is 96 AU from the Sun. Astronomers have discovered...

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Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ’Bambi’ after killing hundreds of deer

Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ’Bambi’ after killing hundreds of deer

Beginning on or before December 23, Berry Jr. must watch the Walt Disney film Bambi at least once a month for the entirety of his incarceration at Lawrence County Jail. Fourteen people have been e...

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Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

Under flawless conditions, one should theoretically be able to see up to 100 meteors per hour at this time , NASA said. The rock's appearance in the sky is punctuated by a bright flash that las...

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See the 'Christmas Comet' on Sunday

See the 'Christmas Comet' on Sunday

Although the approach will be a distant 7.1 million miles (30 lunar distances) from Earth, it's still a fairly rare opportunity. This comet is the 20th closest approach by a comet during the past 12 c...

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Newsday, Virgin Galactic rockets to the edge of space

Newsday, Virgin Galactic rockets to the edge of space

The global community, however, considers the edge of space to be 100km. Kansas native Mark Stucky helped fly Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane into space on Thursday. A spokesman for Virgin Galacti...

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Virgin Space Ship Successfully Reaches ‘Space’

Virgin Space Ship Successfully Reaches ‘Space’

Speaking minutes after Virgin Galactic successfully propelled its Unity spacecraft into space, at an altitude of more than 51 miles, he said the test flight was just a taste of things to come. The s...

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Dracula ants possess fastest known animal appendage: The snap-jaw

Dracula ants possess fastest known animal appendage: The snap-jaw

While they are less headline-grabbing than cheetahs , invertebrates like termites and ants have the fastest movements in the animal kingdom due to their spring-loaded jaws. We had to use incredibly f...

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InSight sent a selfie from Mars

InSight sent a selfie from Mars

The image was received on December 4, 2018 (Sol 8). For photos of the machine visible to the scientific instruments, the rod of weather sensors and antenna, UHF, reported on the official website of ...

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When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it?

When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it?

Experts believe the showers will be most visible on December 13 and 14. All you need to do is bundle up and head out to a dark area with little cloud cover and an unobstructed view of the sky to see t...

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Russian Cosmonauts Cut Open Soyuz Module To Investigate Mysterious Hole

Russian Cosmonauts Cut Open Soyuz Module To Investigate Mysterious Hole

The fix halted the leak, and the space station has since maintained a steady pressure. What makes it especially hard is that the Soyuz spacecraft , unlike the ISS, was not created to be repaired ...

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Virgin Galactic’s supersonic plane reaches space

Virgin Galactic’s supersonic plane reaches space

The pilots fired up the rocket for 30 seconds, keeping the nose pointed up, and reached Mach 1.87 before coasting to an altitude of 84,271 feet and gliding back to a landing. Today, the test flight pr...

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Google Doodle tells why you shouldn’t miss December 13 meteor showers

Google Doodle tells why you shouldn’t miss December 13 meteor showers

The shower is associated with 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that is believed to have collided with another object many years ago. The Phaeton is an Apollo asteroid with an orbit that brings it closer...

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Christmas phenomenon: This year's brightest comet to pass over Ireland

Christmas phenomenon: This year's brightest comet to pass over Ireland

For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 384,400 kilometres. A map from Sky & Telescope demonstrating Comet 64P/Wirtanen's path through the sky. EST), because, according to the ...

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Meteors to put on show Saturday and Sunday

Meteors to put on show Saturday and Sunday

At least one particularly loud meteor apparently fizzled over the skies of Austin Thursday night, and there might have been as many as three spotted in the past 24 hours over the Lone Star State. In 1...

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