• Potential to see Northern Lights this weekend across Great Lakes region
Potential to see Northern Lights this weekend across Great Lakes region

Astronomers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast the northern lights, or aurora borealis , to possibly be visible as far south as the Michigan/Indiana border in the early morning hours this Saturday , as well as Saturday night.

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  • Stomach of dead whale contained 'nothing but plastic'
Stomach of dead whale contained 'nothing but plastic'

The problem also plagues the archipelago´s neighbours, with a sperm whale dying in Indonesia previous year with almost six kilograms of plastic waste discovered in its stomach. The use of throwaway plastic is a particular problem in some South East Asian countries, including the Philippines . The whale's death comes shortly after a March 7 Gl...

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  • SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked to ISS
SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked to ISS

However, the test flight is training for the next space demo, possibly this summer, when two astronauts strap in. Boeing's Starliner is slated to fly its first demo mission without a crew no earlier than April . SpaceX employees at company headquarters in Hawthorne, California, cheered the docking, then burst into applause again when the Dragon'...

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  • Ripley the Dummy Astronaut Ready for Liftoff Onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon
Ripley the Dummy Astronaut Ready for Liftoff Onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon

Their success rate has been improving and we will need all their expertise (and luck) for their upcoming mission: Crew Dragon Demo-1. "It's different", said Mark Geyer, director of the Johnson Space Center, where United States astronauts are based.

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  • Ivanka Trump Came For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez With The Biggest Self-own
Ivanka Trump Came For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez With The Biggest Self-own

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report last October, we have roughly 12 years to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, or we're facing planetary disaster. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. Sunrise Movement's Bay Area leader Morissa Zuckerman po...

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  • SpaceX Launches Multi-Pronged Mission, Including Israeli Lunar Lander
SpaceX Launches Multi-Pronged Mission, Including Israeli Lunar Lander

Watching the launch with his wife Sara at the IAI Control Center in Yehud, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "The State of Israel is a rising world power - rising to the moon". The organizers made a decision to press ahead on their own, with donations from billionaires as well as schoolchildren. One hour after the launch, Israel Aerospace I...

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  • 'Super snow moon' in store for Ireland
'Super snow moon' in store for Ireland

A super moon is what takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth (its perigee , for those interested in the jargon). The moon will be 221,734 miles from Earth, around 17,000 miles closer than average. This will be the second time the moon has reached perigee this year. Bad weather and heavy snows made hunting hard, so thi...

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  • Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019
Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

According to USA Today , because of the time of year in the United States, the event is called the snow moon , a Native American nickname to the monthly events, like harvest moon for September and strawberry moon in June and sturgeon moon in August, giving it the full name Super Snow Moon.

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  • NOAA denies climate change tweet was directed at Trump
NOAA denies climate change tweet was directed at Trump

He also spelled global warming as " Global Waming" giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson. But it wasn't just the now-predictable misspelling in Trump's tweet that irked people, it was also the fact that he asked global warming to "come back fast", because "we need you", which, once again sh...

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  • From a deep freeze, dramatic temperature swings coming to Midwest
From a deep freeze, dramatic temperature swings coming to Midwest

Navy tweeted on Wednesday. Millions of Americans braced Tuesday for a risky polar vortex which began to settle over a large swath of the United States, threatening to set new records as schools and businesses closed and authorities warned of frostbite .

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  • Chicago Faces Extreme Temperatures More Frigid Than Antarctica
Chicago Faces Extreme Temperatures More Frigid Than Antarctica

The Arctic chill relaxes big-time heading into next week with 50s/60s possible to close out the weekend and start next work week. In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency , urging people to limit the time they spend exposed to the elements and check on the well-being of children, older neighbors and pets.

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  • Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday - NASRDA
Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday - NASRDA

The science centre will be offering extended hours Sunday to ring in the total lunar eclipse , the first of its kind fully visible in Edmonton since 2015. A "wolf moon " is simply the folk name for a moon that happens in the month of January. Might as well make the effort to see it as the next total lunar eclipse won't be until May 2021.

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  • Get ready for the
Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual-a supermoon. Lastly, the January full moon is known as a Wolf Moon, in Native American tradition. So you'll want to be bundled up for the super moon and the overnight blood moon eclipse. The eclipse will begin around 3.30am and th...

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  • NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule
NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule

New Horizons encountered Ultima 6.5 billion km from Earth. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated NASA's New Horizons team, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Southwest Research Institute for "making history".

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  • First Clear Picture Of Ultima Thule Reveals Snowman-Like Shape
First Clear Picture Of Ultima Thule Reveals Snowman-Like Shape

New Horizons's journey into the solar system's past has just begun. It's an fantastic discovery, especially considering that the possibility of Ultima Thule being a binary duo had been floated a number of times over the course of the lengthy New Horizons mission.

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  • Australia 'extremely disappointed' by Japan's withdrawal from International Whaling Commission
Australia 'extremely disappointed' by Japan's withdrawal from International Whaling Commission

They're apparently going to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, basically admitting that all those years of "scientific research" were no such thing; if it was really "scientific research" to ascertain stocks for the resumption of commercial waling in the Antarctic, which is now (thankfully) not going to happen, Japan is admitting that all those ...

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  • Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling
Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling

Humane Society International (HSI) said in a statement that, if the reports were confirmed, they would mark a welcome end to whaling in the Southern Ocean. However, Slooten said the withdrawal of staunchly pro-whaling nations could conversely allow the IWC to become a more progressive organization, focused on the conservation of other cetaceans s...

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  • Space X Targeting Tuesday Morning for Falcon 9 Launch
Space X Targeting Tuesday Morning for Falcon 9 Launch

Neither SpaceX nor the U.S. Air Force provided details. The launch will be the first national security mission for the company, founded by mogul Elon Musk , carrying the Air Force's GPS III satellite. Once the satellite reaches medium Earth orbit, Air Force Command will operate the satellite using the new Ground Operations Systems, or OCX, devel...

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  • NASA spacecraft InSight lands on Mars to dig deep
NASA spacecraft InSight lands on Mars to dig deep

We'll be keeping an eye on what happens with InSight from here on out, so stay tuned. "Sometimes things work out in your favour". In Vancouver, the landing capped off five years of preparation for Johnson and her team. Updates were coming in via radio signals that take more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million k...

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  • Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

Mumbai Mirror conducted a pollution test drive and joined volunteers of Aawaz Foundation to see how noisy the city was and Urban Sciences employee Naved Nakadar to check the air quality this Diwali. There was anguish and searching questions on the yawning gap between the law and its enforcement as the sun struggled to shine through murky skies, pa...

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  • Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating
Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry. You can also donate to various fire departments directly, including the Los Angeles Fire Department , and the Red Cross is providing help to those in need.

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  • Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

The major oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. would link Alberta's oilsands to refineries and overseas markets on the Texas Gulf Coast. The decision to deny the pipeline permit came after the completion of a long-awaited final environmental impact statement - 11 volumes of analysis released in 2014.

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  • New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps
New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over previous year. Air quality will be "bad" on Thursday, 8 November - a day after Diwali - even if "partial toxic crackers" are used as comp...

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  • Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties
Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties

Mr. Bolsonaro, the so-called " Trump of the Tropics", is a notoriously divisive figure, whose hardline approach has deeply divided Latin America's largest country. "Bolsonaro is more convincing to Brazilians than his opponent was on issues like anti-corruption, security and, most importantly, the economy". He noted that Nigeria shares historical...

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  • Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract
Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

William Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. United Launch Alliance , a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, won a $967 million contract to develop its Vulcan Centaur rocket, a powerful launcher that will replace the company's venerable Delta 4 and Atlas 5 boosters.

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