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A solar eclipse is observed at Coquimbo, Chile, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world’s clearest skies. A solar eclipse
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This map of the world shows the paths of all total solar eclipses during the period 2019–2040, including yesterday’s total solar eclipse in the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. T. Matsopulos/NASA Yesterday there was a total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina, a reminder that nature’s grandest spectacle is not particularly easy or affordable to
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Black holes are renowned for absorbing matter and having an event horizon from which nothing can escape,and for cannibalizing its neighbors. But this does not imply that black holes will consume the Universe. There are other processes at play as well, and if they dominate, they can lead to a vastly different fate for most
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua,
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Did you see the tremendous pictures of hailstones piling up in parts of Mexico this week? It is certainly an extraordinary spectacle. Words like “freak” or “epic” storm are being used to describe the event. According to the Accuweather writer Amanda Schmidt, The Mexican city of Guadalajara woke up to a wintry surprise on Sunday
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A prediction by Predictive Science of the magnetic field lines of the Sun at the time of next week’s total solar eclipse. It shows the inherent complexity of the Sun’s magnetic field and its intimate connection to visible emission from the solar corona. Predictive Science Imagine being above the clouds during a total solar eclipse.
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Don’t do this if you have papayas imported from Mexico right now. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty If you like papayas, this news may make you go papay-no. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just announced a Salmonella Uganda outbreak linked to papayas. But it’s not papayas from Uganda that should make you worry. It’s ”whole, fresh
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The rocket was named “Make It Rain”. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019. The U.S.-based company’s two-stage electron rocket lifted off from their Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 12.30
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Aerial photograph of CTIO, Cerro Tololo NOAO/AURA/NSF On Tuesday at 16:38 p.m. local time, in an extraordinary stroke of celestial luck, the National Science Foundation’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla Observatory site in Chile will both go under the central shadow of the Moon for around two minutes. It will allow a glimpse
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Few details have been released by the company so far. SpinLaunch A secretive startup has been awarded a launch contract for the U.S. military using a rather novel launch system – based on kinetic energy technology that would essentially shoot satellites directly into space using a hypersonic vehicle. Last week on Wednesday, June 19, California-based
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Cawthron Institute scientist Mike Packer in algal growth room. Cawthron Institute A team at the Nelson Artificial Intelligence Institute has developed technology they claim can detect tiny algal cells in the ocean before they multiply to create toxic algal blooms. Toxic algal blooms, also know as ‘red tides’, are
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Humpback whales feed on fish—and microplastics—in Alaska. Getty Microplastics are found everywhere, from remote wilderness to the depths of the sea. They can alter growth of our agricultural crops. Recently, researchers Gloria Fackelmann and Dr. Simone Sommer of Ulm University conducted an extensive review covering how ingested microplastic causes an imbalance in the gut microbiomes of animals
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I spend a lot of time pointing out that weather and climate are different. I often use the analogy that “weather is your mood, and climate is your personality.” Scientists (and scientifically-literate people) are usually stunned by comments framing day-to-day weather variability as some type of litmus test for the validity of anthropogenic climate change.
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Just as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk prepared for the “most difficult launch” of his rocket company with Falcon Heavy rocket, the space-enthusiast changed his display picture on Twitter from an alcoholic monkey to that of an astronaut sipping hot coffee on Mars. The picture uploaded on Monday shows an astronaut, leaning against what looks like
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A false-color, near-infrared view of Titan’s northern hemisphere collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, shows the moon’s seas and lakes. Orange areas near some of them may be deposits of organic evaporite minerals left behind by receding liquid hydrocarbon. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Titan is a weird place. Bigger than the planet Mercury,
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(Photo: Getty Images) Getty What’s up with headlines calling Vyleesi a “female Viagra”? Yes, both medications begin with the letter “V” and are designed to address sex-related health issues. But there are real hard differences between these two medications.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Vyleesi, generically known as bremelanotide, to “treat acquired, generalized hypoactive
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race. Bellatrix Aerospace CEO Rohan Ganapathy stands next to a vacuum chamber at their laboratory
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Machine Learning For Mental Health Depositphotos Introduction Any disturbance in human behavior has immediate and future consequences and costs. So, when a growing number of humans from across nations suffer from some form of mental illness, the cost and consequences to countries’ economic and societal security understandably skyrocket. This is a crisis that is becoming increasingly
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From left: Universidad de Los Andes winners of Biodesign Challenge Laura Calderón, Paola Camacho, Isabel Pulido and Juan Angulo Photo Valery Rizzo Over two days the halls of Parsons School of Design and the Museum of Modern Art teemed with groups of college students rehearsing presentations and discussing projects they had spent months perfecting for
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