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Research Brexit: a majority of Brits now favour staying in the EU
Author: 0 Brexit: a majority of Brits now favour staying in the EU

In the constituency of Boston (in the East of England), which had recorded the highest score in favour of Brexit in 2016 with 75.56%, the vote would fall by more than five points, to 70.36%, if a further referendum were to be held. Ms McDonald was speaking to the media after it emerged that Leo Varadkar told UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a phone conversation that he was willing to consider proposals for a review clause in any backstop plan.

Research Delhi Environment Minister Asks People To Celebrate Cracker-Free Diwali
Author: 0 Delhi Environment Minister Asks People To Celebrate Cracker-Free Diwali

Its a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together. "Only then can we find a soln (sic)". The WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was organized in collaboration with UN Environment , World Meteorological Organization, Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Research NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting
Author: 0 NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting

The space agency says it has chose to retire Kepler while it is located in its present orbit, which it describes as safe and away from Earth. Kepler opened our eyes to the variety of worlds beyond our solar system, with its discovery of more than 2,600 planets orbiting other stars.

Research Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda
Author: 0 Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda

If the forecast holds, Oscar would be the 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018. Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. The chance of formation into a tropical storm through 48 hours remains high - 90 percent - according to the NHC. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September.

Research Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning
Author: 0 Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning

Vice President Mike Pence said that the USA has flexibility on its military activities in outer space, and refused to rule out the idea that the United States would position nuclear weapons there in the future, saying it would "advance the principle that peace comes through strength".

Research Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA
Author: 0 Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA

The picture was snapped on October 16 by scientists working with Operation IceBridge - a NASA mission that monitors the ways polar regions are responding to climate change. The berg is in the shape of an nearly flawless rectangle. Sometimes, these tabular icebergs are huge in size, measuring hundreds of miles in length and hundreds of feet in height.

Research NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook
Author: 0 NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

States from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains and into the Northeast are likely to have above-average temperatures, the NOAA reported. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation this winter.

Research Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon
Author: 0 Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

A Chinese city, Chengdu, has perfected plans to replace the city's streetlights with an "artificial moon" by 2020. The object has a planned orbit of about 310 miles above Earth. The project has sparked concern from the public, as many began to worry that the lights reflected from space could affect the daily routines of certain animals.

Research In the United States the storm,
Author: 0 In the United States the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

Becky Daniel and her wife Monica Barber pulled up to the scattered remains of their demolished gulf-front home off near Mexico Beach . - The recovery will be long, but Florida is persistent, we help each other, and we will survive. "But I made it". How many others were not so fortunate was still not clear. Residents of Mexico Beach had been under a mandatory evacuation order, but it is believed at least 285 people among a population of 1,000 had stayed behind to ride out the storm.

Research Space crew reunite with families after Soyuz rocket fail
Author: 0 Space crew reunite with families after Soyuz rocket fail

A view shows the Soyuz capsule transporting USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, near the city of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan October 11, 2018.

Research Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'
Author: 0 Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'

Like all shrewd businessmen, Mr Branson welcomes the competition, but he maintains that Virgin Galactic will beat the others to the punch. He said Virgin would be taking people into space "not too long after" that. We'll believe it once we see it; we've heard these sorts of predictions - and gone through a seemingly never-ending stream of failed timelines - many times before.

Research BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion
Author: 0 BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion

Western Washington utilities told their customers Thursday they can return to normal use of hot water and electricity after a shortage of Canadian natural gas that they rely on was resolved. "I am of course much aware that we're living in an quake prone zone, where disruptions could occur, for not only the reason of accidents, but also for disasters that occur naturally, like earthquakes", he says.

Research Breaking the 2 Degree Habit: Why 1.5 Is Critical
Author: 0 Breaking the 2 Degree Habit: Why 1.5 Is Critical

While warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels has widely been thought of as the threshold beyond which unsafe climate change will occur, vulnerable countries such as low-lying island states warn rises above 1.5C will threaten their survival.

Research Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

The storm is expected to bring with it howling winds over 200 kmh, torrential rain, and substantial flooding. "It's going to be a very catastrophic storm", WJZ's Bob Turk said . Long also extended his warning to other parts of the Southeast, saying this could be the worst storm to hit southwest and central Georgia in "many, many decades - and maybe ever".

Research SpaceX Launch - October 7
Author: 0 SpaceX Launch - October 7

Jeff Nguyen of CBS Los Angeles reports from Ventura, California . The Californian skies dazzled at night with a spectacular light show as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched yesterday. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on Sunday evening. The rocket boosted an Argentine environmental satellite into orbit. The lights appeared as it got dark at 1630 GMT (1930 local time) and shortly afterwards they were seen rippling across the sky.

Research ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report
Author: 0 ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

Scientists attribute the temperature rises and extreme weather mainly to greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. "We are in for serious impacts", Freedman said. A landmark United Nations report paints a dire picture of the catastrophic consequences the world will face if immediate action is not taken to limit the global warming to 1.5°C, warning that at 2°C, the world could see 10 cm more global sea level rise , loss of all coral-reefs ...

Research Nobel Prize 2018 in Chemistry Announced
Author: 0 Nobel Prize 2018 in Chemistry Announced

It was a way to find an unknown gene for a known protein. They used "bacteriophages", viruses that infect bacteria, to generate new antibodies - large proteins that are used by the immune system to neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses.

Research Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada
Author: 0 Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada

Ashkin said he was pleasantly surprised when he got the 5 a.m. call from Sweden. His story was based on reports from VOANews.com, the Associated Press, Reuters and the Nobel Prize website. The academy said their 1985 article on the technique was "revolutionary". Strickland is the first female Nobel laureate to be named in three years and is only the third woman winning in physics: Marie Curie earned the award in 1903 and Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963.

Research Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane
Author: 0 Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

The system was moving northwest at 6 miles per hour. The disturbance in the Caribbean is now a Tropical Depression. On the NHC official forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone will move through the Yucatan Channel on Monday morning and then across the eastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday through Wednesday.

Research Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?
Author: 0 Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?

Now, David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in NY are hoping that in their result and reports have taken every hypothesis in consideration and that they will get independent confirmation and appreciation. Since moons outside our solar system - known as exomoons - can not be imaged directly, their presence is inferred when they pass in front of a star, momentarily dimming its light.

Author: 0 In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet

The discovery gives further credence to the hypothesis that Planet X , which could be 10 times the size of Earth, could be influencing the orbits of objects like 2015 TG387 within the Kuiper Belt. "Currently we would only detect 2015 TG387 when it is near its closest approach to the Sun". No doubt the observation and naming of The Goblin-which is about 186 miles across, takes 40,000 years to orbit the sun-will set off new debates around planetary categorization.

Author: 0 Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated it was in fact a meteorite , according to the press release. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mostly iron with 12 percent nickel. It will be used as funding for students of earth and atmospheric sciences.

Research Mystery of hole ‘drilled into wall’ of Space Station deepens
Author: 0 Mystery of hole ‘drilled into wall’ of Space Station deepens

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to launch Thursday, Oct. 11 for a same-day arrival, adding to the crew of Expedition 57. Last month, the Russian daily Kommersant reported that an investigation had probed the possibility that United States astronauts deliberately drilled the hole in order to get a sick colleague sent back home - something Russian officials later denied.

Research Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean
Author: 0 Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean

A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity, is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. Barbadians will have to wait until after 5 o'clock this morning to know whether or not Government will order a national shutdown due to the passage of tropical storm Kirk.

Author: 0 Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

The RSPCA said: "We are working with other agencies to monitor the situation and ready to provide appropriate assistance if requested", it said. Rescue teams are on standby in case the whale gets into danger. "We would urge that the whale is given space and disturbance is kept to a minimum", he said. In 2006, a whale died after it swam up the river into central London despite rescue efforts.

Research In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach
Author: 0 In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

Local resident Giannis Giannakopoulos told CNN that he first noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and took photos. The web was created by Tetragnatha spiders , a type of spider that falls in the long-jawed orb weaver classification.

Research Hayabusa 2: Japan's mission to land rovers on asteroid Ryugu
Author: 0 Hayabusa 2: Japan's mission to land rovers on asteroid Ryugu

MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Each Minerva II rover is only 18 inches across seven centimeters and weighs 1.1 kilos. The cautious announcement came after a similar JAXA probe in 2005 released a rover that failed to reach its target asteroid .

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