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The preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle that crawled alongside T-Rex have been found encased in amber. Importantly, this exquisitely preserved beetle ( Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus ) exhibits physical characteristics consistent with pollination, namely mandibular cavities, which it likely used to transport cycad pollen.
  • Man hopes Monsanto verdict boosts other cases

    Man hopes Monsanto verdict boosts other cases

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    Bayer may have to shell out a hefty amount in damages for its recent purchase when other cases against Monsanto go to trial. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) - classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, but Monsanto says its Roundup is safe, and that it plans on appealing.
  • NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

    NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

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    After being delayed on Saturday, the probe was launched from Cape Canaveral , Florida, on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, one of the world's most powerful rockets. But it's only been in the past few years that scientists and engineers could put together a space mission capable of going close enough to get the data to back up the theory.
  • Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower

    Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower

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    Once darkness falls, sky-watchers can expect to see one of the shooting stars every few minutes. Perseid peaks on a Moonless summer night from 4 p.m. EST on August 12 (today) until 4 a.m. Greg Scheiderer of the Seattle Astronomical Society recommends finding the darkest place possible for the best experience, although the show will likely still be visible from your front porch, deck, or city rooftop.
  • Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

    Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

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    It's unclear if the whale has been eating, and scientists told the outlet her vast swim could very well be depleting her energy reserves. Depending on the conditions, the team could gather samples and treat J50 with antibiotics on the same day, he said.
  • Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

    Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

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    Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc , on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he found the teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of a great white, AFP reported .
  • Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

    Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

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    Thousands of spectators turned up at the launch site on Sunday, including Eugene Parker , the 91-year-old astrophysicist the spacecraft is named after. "I have learnt a very important lesson of my professional scientific career from him: to be generous to the ideas of others, as long as they are not obviously wrong, and even if they contradict my own personal views", he said.
  • 'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe

    'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe

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    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. NASA says a red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, prompting the launch controller to order, "Hold, hold, hold". "The Parker Solar Probe will help us do a much better job of predicting when a disturbance in the solar wind could hit Earth", said Justin Kasper, one of the ...
  • Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

    Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

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    Solar eclipse 2018 on August 11: The Earth, the Moon and the Sun will align over the day time on August 11. In 2018 so far there have been three partial solar eclipses and skywatchers have got an opportunity to watch it and get a lifetime experience.
  • In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

    In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

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    Under the new system, carcasses will no longer need to be tagged and left in the paddock and landholders will be able to use the carcass for a range of noncommercial purposes such as bait meat. "They are shooting their stock because they don't want them to suffer". The government would have been better off subsidising professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said.
  • Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

    Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

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    A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show. The 2015 Perseid meteor shower. The meteor shower is formed from the debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet as the tiny debris enters the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

    Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

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    Remember it takes your eyes about 30 minutes to fully adjust to the dark, and don't worry about acquiring any fancy equipment - you'll be able to see everything easily with the naked eye, especially if you can get out of the city and away from the smog and light pollution.
  • Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

    Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

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    The $1.5-billion, car-sized spacecraft is created to provide a close look at the sun's atmosphere - what astronomers call the corona - to answer enduring questions about this ultra-hot region of our nearest star."We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", project scientist Nicola Fox of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, said in a written statement .
  • French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

    French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

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    A top Gard official, Thierry Dousset, told BFM-TV about 750 people were evacuated from five campsites. In the Gard region, where strong rains poured down all day on Thursday, rivers quickly overflowed their banks and 119 children were rescued from their campsite at Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, the French interior minister said in a statement.
  • Qeensland best placed to see meteor shower

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    But what if you're unable to get to that dark site, or - worse yet - what if your weather is poor? While this weekend is the peak, Twarog predicts the showers will last through August 24. If you want a better view by getting away from light pollution, there will be a Night Walk 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park , 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where its $3 per vehicle.
  • Want to see the Perseid Meteor shower?

    Want to see the Perseid Meteor shower?

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    Experts say we don't need anything special to watch the show, just clear skies and a location away from bright lights. As the Earth spins around the sun it passes through the trail of space dust and debris from the comet Swit-Tuttle . How can I see them? Although the meteor shower is considered the best of the year in some parts of the country, it turns out Chicago is not the best place to catch glimpses of glittering showers of space matter.
  • Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

    Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

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    Kilauea volcano continues to erupt in Hawaii, and now the islands are in the path of a category 3 hurricane. So far, lava from Kilauea volcano destroyed buildings and homes causing thousands to evacuate nearby areas, but in mid-July, a lava bomb from the volcano hit a nearby boat and injured 23 people .
  • Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019

    Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019

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    Check out the video below to see what the nine astronauts had to say after NASA appointed them for the first commercial missions to take off from American ground in USA -made spacecraft since 2011. "That's a big deal". Boeing Rotocraft Systems issued the following announcement on August 3. Boeing's uncrewed test flight will slip to the end of 2018, and its crewed test will launch in mid-2019.
  • Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

    Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

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    Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds , is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo. High rainfall from deep tropical moisture surrounding Hector is predicted to affect the Puna and Kau districts of the Big Island as the hurricane passes by south of the state.
  • Scientists discover mysterious massive glowing planet

    Scientists discover mysterious massive glowing planet

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    The object was originally detected in 2016 as one of five brown dwarfs the scientists studied with the VLA to gain new knowledge about magnetic fields and the mechanisms by which some of the coolest such objects can produce strong radio emission.
  • Scientists Spot Massive Rogue Planet Just Outside Solar System

    Scientists Spot Massive Rogue Planet Just Outside Solar System

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    The latest data reveals it's younger than first thought at a relatively youthful 200 million years old, and its mass is smaller, so it could be classified as a planet. On the team with Kao and Hallinan were J. Sebastian Pineda, now at the University of Colorado Boulder, David Stevenson of Caltech, and Adam Burgasser of the University of California San Diego.
  • Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

    Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

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    The bloom is an annual event in the waters around Florida and it usually breaks up with the wind and tide; but according to local reports, the current bloom has lasted for up to nine months and has killed more marine life than usual. Respiratory irritation and murky clumps of red drift algae have been reported from Collier to Sarasota counties. The news agency said about 160.9 kilometres of coastline had been affected so far.
  • NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

    NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

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    NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday. The first regular mission of Crew Dragon will be carried out by Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins . NASA says that its astronauts will be joined by other worldwide crew members, to be announced later on.
  • Heavy duty telescope recorded an unusual signal from space

    Heavy duty telescope recorded an unusual signal from space

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    Yet, unlike the previous FRBs detected by our telescopes, this particular signal, dubbed FRB 180725A, is even more enigmatic. No FRB has ever been detected below a frequency of 700 Mhz before, according to the telegram. Most of the radio signals received by CHIME come from our Milky Way galaxy. No one knows where they originate from or what they are exactly. Whatever it is - black holes colliding, a star exploding, or just some aliens having a really loud party - we'll probably have to wait ...
  • NASA announces new astronaut class

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    While both companies had recently said they would conduct their first test flights with astronauts on board by the end of this year, those flights are now scheduled for 2019 . Since 2011, the United States has relied on Russian Federation to ferry astronauts to the space station. NASA officials didn't state why a three-person crew would be flying on the Starliner test flight, but the agency announced an agreement earlier this year with Boeing to study turning that crewed test flight ...