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by | June 12, 2018 | 04:21

Researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Albany Museum in Grahamstown in South Africa examined the Devonian Waterloo Farm locality and found tetrapod fossils. It was thought that in Laurissa, in the paleotropics, tetrapods evolved because that's where their fossils were found. Because Australia was the northernmost part of Gondwana, extending into the tropics, an assumption developed that tetrapods evolved in the tropics, most likely in Laurussia.

by | June 12, 2018 | 03:42

The planet has been discovered using an indigenous spectrograph known as PRL Advance Radial Velocity Abu-sky Search or PARAS along with a 1.2m Telescope. The name of the star is EPIC 211945201 or K2-236 and the planet is EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b. The atmospheric temperatures around red stars are 3,450 and 3,800 K respectively.

by | June 12, 2018 | 01:07

The swell also will generate strong rip and side currents, creating hazardous conditions for swimmers and surfers. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Bud has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 kph). According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek. Both depressions come in the wake of tropical storm Alberto, which slammed into Mexico, the Caribbean and the USA in late May, killing 10 people.

by | June 11, 2018 | 01:47

The exoplanet is reported to be smaller than Saturn but bigger than Neptune. One of the three is exactly the same size as our own world, and the others are only ever so slightly bigger, according to AzVision. PARAS was integrated with a 1.2m telescope at PRL's Gurushikhar Observatory in Mount Abu, India. Scientists now hope to use further observations - from the new James Webb Space Telescope - to understand more about the planets' atmospheres.

by | June 10, 2018 | 22:29

But it is "consistent with the past presence of biology", said Ken Williford, an astrobiologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. According to scientists, this is the best piece of evidence that have been found so far. NASA's Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover , now scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet , is shown in this artist ...

by | June 09, 2018 | 20:58

Taking to Twitter , Trudeau also thanked his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for meeting with him on Friday for the progress, the two leaders made on Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and G7 summit.

by | June 09, 2018 | 17:25

The body fossils of the animals that made these traces, however, have not yet been found. This means that they lived during the Ediacaran Period, which lasted from 635 to 541 million years ago. They took a close look at the irregular trackways and witnessed two parallel rows of footprints, which appeared to have been arranged in a series or repeated groups.

by | June 09, 2018 | 13:23

To learn more about the Jupiter's lightning storms and how they form and behave in the solar system's giant gaseous planet, the researchers have recently chose to gather all the data on storms on Jupiter sent by NASA's Juno probe which is still circling around the giant planet.

by | June 09, 2018 | 04:45

Lawrence Seaway and none are more famous than the "Wall of Champions" situated at the final chicane which has claimed victim to many top drivers over the years. Sauber's Marcus Ericsson also had a spin that left him facing the wrong way on the track, but he straightened out and resumed. The big loser could well be McLaren who have been the slowest in a straight line throughout this year and are unlikely to make up that deficit in other areas.

by | June 09, 2018 | 02:43

Aletta is located about 500 miles west of Mexico's west coast and is moving even farther away from land over the Pacific Ocean. Aletta has rapidly intensified into the hemisphere's first major hurricane for 2018 as the storm hits maximum sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, The Weather Channel reported .

by | June 08, 2018 | 23:19

The research was published in Science Advances on June 6, 2018. The oldest footprints left by an animal have been recently uncovered in southern China . 'At least three living groups of animals have paired appendages (represented by arthropods such as bumble bees, annelids such as bristle worms, and tetrapods such as humans)', said Dr Chen.

by | June 08, 2018 | 22:13

A faster 4-orbit/6-hour or a 2-orbit/3-hour journey is usually possible, but space station positioning requirements to ensure a daytime landing for the departing Soyuz MS-07 crew earlier in the week prevented the possibility of a quicker trip for the new crew, SpaceFlight.com reported .

by | June 08, 2018 | 21:30

Climate change is tinkering with and slowing down atmospheric circulation patterns - the wind currents that move weather along, Kossin said. And at the same time, a hotter atmosphere can hold more moisture. But Kossin, in his paper, writes that he wouldn't expect big changes in his results due to different means of measurement, since "estimates of tropical-cyclone position should be comparatively insensitive to such changes".

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:25

It costs Climeworks about $600 United States a tonne to remove carbon from the atmosphere. "At Carbon Engineering, we now have the data and engineering to prove that DAC can achieve costs below $100 (U.S.)", he said. The company envisions building large-scale plants near wind and solar facilities, which will provide clean energy to enable the carbon capture process, he said.

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:33

An worldwide team of scientists found that the fossil of an animal appendage dates back to the Ediacaran period, sometime between 541 and 635 million years ago. This is a group of animals characterised by having paired appendages - in this case, perhaps, paired legs. The fossils, which were found in the Yangtze Gorges area of south China , lie between two rock layers that have been radiocarbon-dated to 551m and 541m years old, meaning the footprints were made sometime between these dates.

by | June 08, 2018 | 13:37

The connection of the Soyouz-MS-09 Space Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on June 8 at 12:21 pm Moscow. They will join Expedition 56 commander Drew Feustel and flight engineers Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos.

by | June 08, 2018 | 12:08

Hancock, who suffered a hip injury, was transported by paramedic ambulance to the Big Sky Medical Center, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle . Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was in a crowd of people walking along a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin when the attack occurred, according to a statement from Yellowstone.

by | June 08, 2018 | 07:18

The host of the session, assistant director of science for communications in NASA's Planetary Science Division Michelle Thaller, began by clearing up any rumors that the agency would announce that they had found alien life. And NASA didn't launch another mission to Mars for over a decade. But the scientists can not say what the larger molecules were or how they formed.

by | June 08, 2018 | 07:15

Afrasiab from Business Dynamics gave a presentation on biodegradable plastic and said that plastic pollution is a grave issue and as a nation, it is high time to adopt value added solutions like use of biodegradable bags instead of plastic bags.

by | June 08, 2018 | 05:05

Rather than dismantling the space station, the memo said , the plan was to "expand global and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit". The three astronauts returned safely to Earth on June 3 in a parachute-assisted landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The trio will be received by Expedition 56 commander Drew Feustel and flight engineers Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos.

by | June 08, 2018 | 02:57

It was discovered on private land in the USA state of Wyoming in 2013. Or should it be controlled by a museum or another authority who can ensure that it can be studied by scientists and preserved for posterity? However, museums don't have the cash to purchase such rare fossil .

by | June 08, 2018 | 03:34

Their fossilised trackways and burrows were discovered in the Yangtze Gorges area of south China in a rock formation dating back between 541 and 551 million years. The fossil tracks offer "some of the earliest known evidence for animal appendages and extend the earliest trace fossil record of animals with appendages from the early Cambrian (485 million to 541 million years ago) to the late Ediacaran period".

by | June 08, 2018 | 01:00

NASA's Jennifer Eigenbrode said in an interview this year, 'I look at organic molecules in rocks, ice and sediments and try to figure out where they came from and what happened to them over time. Drilling beneath the surface, rather than sampling what was on top like Viking did, also helped. The results also indicate organic carbon concentrations on the order of 10 parts per million or more.

by | June 07, 2018 | 21:08

This means no further details are to be released until the press conference, which will be hosted by Michelle Thaller, assistant director of science for communications at NASA's Planetary Science Division. The problem kept the robotic vehicle from extracting and analyzing Martian rock samples and severely affected the mission. " JPL's engineers had to improvise a new way for the rover to drill rocks on Mars after a mechanical problem took the drill offline in December 2016 ", Erickson noted.

by | June 07, 2018 | 19:06

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by | June 07, 2018 | 05:24

The hypothesis of the existence of a ninth planet was first put forward in 2012, when Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo, two scientists from the Carnegie Institution of Science and Northern Arizona University, discovered several celestial bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune (the so-called trans-Neptunian objects, or Tno), composed mainly of rocks, ice and solid methane.

by | June 06, 2018 | 19:07

Similarly, another FMCG firm RB also committed to make 100 per cent of its plastic packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025. Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham said: "This year alone the Scottish Government has announced plans to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds and will shortly be banning rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads as part of Scotland, and the EU's, vision to reduce single-use plastics and ensure ...

by | June 06, 2018 | 14:48

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health. Jatuporn Buruspat, head of the department, said the whale probably thought the floating plastic bags were food. After the whale's death, veterinarians performed an autopsy and removed more than 80 plastic bags from the whale's stomach.

by | June 06, 2018 | 10:00

The hotly anticipated live discussion will begin at 2pm EDT (7pm BST) on Thursday, June 2. Now, the rover has seemingly made a new discovery which will be revealed this Thursday , according to the space agency. Visit Space.com Thursday for complete coverage of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity announcement. The Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet since it landed there in August 2012 and started drilling into the surface in October 2016 to study the planet's mineral chemistry.

by | June 06, 2018 | 10:48

Atayi said " CSDevNet recognises that beating plastic pollution is a huge challenge especially when we consider the perverse culture of current disposable economy". This year the Unep wants to make the world community better understand the threat plastics pose to marine ecological systems worldwide and has adopted the motto: "If you can't reuse it, refuse it".

by | June 05, 2018 | 23:27

Scientists think the moon is now moving about 1.5 inches away from our planet every year, but this wasn't always the case. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Stephen Meyers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Alberto Malinverno at Columbia University in NY calculate that over the past 1.4bn years the moon has drifted about 44,000km from Earth to a distance of 384,400km.

by | June 06, 2018 | 00:05

Three astronauts are preparing for a fiery re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere at more than 500mph, after five months in space and 2,688 orbits of their planet. According to NASA, the USA space agency, astronauts can gain up to 3% in height while in space but regain their normal height when they return to Earth.

by | June 05, 2018 | 21:17

His son and daughter joined him for the first 100 metres before rejoining well-wishers and family on the shore. He told Reuters last week that his plan was to swim for eight hours daily, and consume more than 8,000 calories each day. More than two dozen scientific organisations, medical and oceanographic, will benefit from the data gathered during the expedition. "When I was little and I was with my father walking on the beach, I didn't see any plastic, or hardly any".

by | June 05, 2018 | 15:03

NASA scientists and astronomers around the world regularly observe the sky for any signs of potential unsafe asteroids that could pose an impact threat to the Earth. The bigger an asteroid is, the farther away it can be detected. Astronomers can easily track massive space rocks big enough to cause the extinction of humanity.

by | June 05, 2018 | 07:53

The animal vomited five plastic bags on Friday before dying. The whale was found to have an additional 80 items in its stomach, including bags and other pieces of plastic trash, weighing more than 17 pounds, Reuters reported. Thais use huge numbers of plastic bags but authorities have launched campaigns to try to encourage people to use fewer and to introduce reusable bags.