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Walt Disney Joins Move to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Walt Disney Joins Move to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Despite the growing popularity of straw bans there is scant evidence that they are a major factor in plastic pollution in the ocean. In San Francisco this week, the city's Board of Supervisors passe...

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Longest total lunar eclipse in a century on Friday

Longest total lunar eclipse in a century on Friday

Friday's will be long, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. A total lunar eclipse , or blood moon , will happen overnight on July 27. During the total eclipse - which begins at 7.30am New Zealand time...

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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

But Mars won't be as close as it was in 2003 until 2287. The phenomenon is called a Mars close approach , which is when the red planet and Earth come nearest to each other in their orbits around ...

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Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The

Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The "Blood Moon"

However, those living in Africa, the Middle East , and Central Asia will be able to see it in its entirety. This eclipse will be the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, after the one in January...

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‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century

That's due to last for 1 hour and 22 minutes. This marks the second total lunar eclipse this year visible from Australia, with the next one predicted for 2021. However, he said it was still worth ...

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The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

The next lengthy lunar eclipse is scheduled for 2123. A Micro Full Moon also takes longer to move across the Earth's shadow compared to a Full Moon that is eclipsed closer to the Earth. The lo...

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How to see this weekend’s blood moon lunar eclipse

How to see this weekend’s blood moon lunar eclipse

This total lunar eclipse will be rare, because it will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, where the duration of all phases of lunar eclipse will be six hours and f...

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Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

There are hundreds of this of subglacial lake on Earth, mostly in Antarctica. Perchlorate, first detected on the red planet in 2008 by NASA's Phoenix lander , are widespread on Mars. "Martian life co...

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Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance

According to AccuWeather , the entirety of the total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of Africa and central Asia. The rest of us will just have to watch online. That's due to last for 1 h...

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USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on December 31, 2028. The eclipse will last for about four hours and will be visible across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Middle East and Austr...

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'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28. The period of complete eclipse - known as "tota...

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The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

During the eclipse , the moon will pass through Earth's darkest shadow and take on a red sheen, with the phenomenon being described as the "blood moon". We say far and wide because there is a full lu...

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Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

But scientists such as Jeffrey Plaut , who work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, caution that the findings await further confirmation. "On Mars, that's much more hard, of course, because ...

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Moon may have harboured life years ago

Moon may have harboured life years ago

The cloudy monsoon skies could play spoilsport but since this eclipse is longer than most, there is a good chance of catching a glimpse. We'll be able to see it at it's rising. The last time the Red...

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Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Artistic impression of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars , superimposed to a color mosaic of a portion of Planum Australe. Another ground-penetrating radar is aboa...

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Weather 60% ‘GO’ For SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch July 22, 2018

Weather 60% ‘GO’ For SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch July 22, 2018

But SpaceX offered a real game changer to the space exploration industry with the debut of the Block 5 launcher, which is both recoverable and reusable. It is equipped with two high throughput pa...

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Tokyo 2020 mascots named Miraitowa, Someity

Tokyo 2020 mascots named Miraitowa, Someity

A total of 317 people were rushed to hospitals in the capital on Wednesday. Tokyo's Application File to host the 2020 Games reads: "The pleasant weather conditions at this time of year will be ide...

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Armored dinosaur unveiled at Utah museum

Armored dinosaur unveiled at Utah museum

Paleontologists discovered the fossilized remains of johnsoni in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in south-central Utah. Casts of the Akainacephalus johnsoni fossil are now on pub...

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Sir David Attenborough says butterfly watching can soothe stress

Sir David Attenborough says butterfly watching can soothe stress

Mental health charity Mind is supporting the count as a "wonderful way of interacting with the environment". He urged people to take part in an annual butterfly count, which runs from today until A...

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Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit

Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit

But the serious problems caused thereby are not for the judiciary to ameliorate", he wrote . "The huge and complicated problem of global warming requires a comprehensive solution that weighs the gl...

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Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned

Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned

Armstrong's son Mark says he hopes that seeing the items and remembering them will help people realize the importance of continuing to explore space. The collection also includes other items that Ar...

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Proposal calls for revamping of Endangered Species Act

Proposal calls for revamping of Endangered Species Act

Critical habitat is a specific geographic area, whether occupied by the species or not, determined to be essential for the conservation and management of the listed plant or animal. They would also en...

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Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than in prior attempts

Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than in prior attempts

The spacecraft reached an altitude of 350,000 feet (106,680 meters), which was about five percent higher than previous New Shepard test flights. Both elements are reusable; the rocket comes back to ...

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Jupiter’s moon count reaches 79, including tiny ‘oddball’ | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Jupiter’s moon count reaches 79, including tiny ‘oddball’ | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Nine of those 10 moons are what the astronomers are calling normal , but they've labeled one as a real oddball . Tabetha Boyajian, an astrophysicist at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge wh...

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Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday

The capsule, meanwhile, climbed to a maximum altitude of around 393,000 feet - more than 74 miles - subjecting an instrumented test dummy - "Mannequin Skywalker" - to about 10 times the force of gravi...

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Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

Confirmation of the moons required multiple observations, and those data enabled a calculation of the moons' orbits. One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. One possibility is NAS...

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The Hunt for 'Planet Nine' Discovers 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

It was probably right in the middle of the planets we know so well, Sheppard said . Astronomers have discovered a dozen new moons orbiting Jupiter , including one " oddball " in an orbit that even...

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Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast

Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast

The weather office says the inner south coast - including eastern Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, the southern Gulf Islands, Victoria and Vancouver - will see temperatures climb to a...

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Alien neutrino found on Earth for the first time ever

Alien neutrino found on Earth for the first time ever

About four billion light years from Earth , just off the left shoulder of the constellation Orion , this galaxy has an intensely bright core caused by the energy of its central black hole . Blaza...

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Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

The deaths were due to salt poisoning after the animals drank water with a high salinity upon arriving in their new environment, preliminary investigations by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) veterinarian...

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