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NASA launching 'Robot Hotel' to the International Space Station

NASA launching 'Robot Hotel' to the International Space Station The hotel, RiTS will be attached to the outside of the ISS to create and save storage on the inside. The spacecraft - which has made two previous visits to the space station - is expected to arrive at the ISS on Saturday and remain there until January 4. [Full Article...]

New climate report warns next generation will face severe health issues

New climate report warns next generation will face severe health issues This annual report tracks 41 climate health risk indicators including flood and drought, national climate adaptation planning, clean energy investment, and media coverage of climate change and health. Already, the number of days when conditions are ripe for the spread of the water-borne bacteria Vibrio , a major cause of debilitating diarrhea, has doubled since 1980, with a year ago ranking s... [Full Article...]

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit Thankfully, this transit will last nearly six hours, so there will be plenty of time to catch the show. It starts at about 6:35 a.m. CST, but viewers in some areas, such as the West Coast, will have to wait until the Sun rises at their location to see the transit already in progress. [Full Article...]

Paris climate agreement: USA should take more responsibility, says China

Paris climate agreement: USA should take more responsibility, says China Despite repeated warnings from scientists of the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, the U.S.is on track to create almost two-thirds of the world's new fossil fuel production over the next 10 years, according to an August report from Global Witness . [Full Article...]

Researchers Train Rats To Drive A Tiny Car

Researchers Train Rats To Drive A Tiny Car The vehicle was created using a clear food container. "Although humans are more complex than rats, we look for "universal truths" about how brains interact with environments to maintain optimal mental health". The complex cognitive, motor and behavioral functions in the rats that were demonstrated in the study could allow researchers to learn about the neural basis of the hard functions, said Ch... [Full Article...]

NASA set for landmark all-female spacewalk on Friday

But according to Space.com, only 15 women have participated in spacewalks, and all were accompanied by men. The spacewalk, which is planned for either 7:50 a.m. "Once there, the spacewalkers will take about five-and-a-half hours to replace the failed power regulator with a spare BCDU". "The device regulates the charge to batteries that collect and distribute power to the station". [Full Article...]

Tropical storm likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical storm likely to form in Gulf of Mexico A tropical storm could affect high school and college football games scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and forecasters said storm surge could be a problem on the Florida coast from around Apalachicola to near Tampa. Seas and surf will build over much of the Gulf of Mexico into the weekend with the most significant increase in waves and frequency and strength of rip currents throughout the Florida... [Full Article...]

Two meteor showers to watch for this week

Two meteor showers to watch for this week You might see a shooting star tonight. In 2019, peak activity occurs on the evening of Tuesday 8 October. Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon. [Full Article...]

A Doomed Star Captured While Devoured By A Supermassive Black Hole

A Doomed Star Captured While Devoured By A Supermassive Black Hole In a statement, NASA has explained that the new visualisation simulates the appearance of a black hole where the infalling matter gets collected into a thin, hot structure called an accretion disk . Twisting magnetic fields surrounding the disk make the gas cluster into knots, NASA said. Such phenomena occur when a star ventures close to a supermassive black hole , objects that remain at the c... [Full Article...]

Giant Black Holes On The Path To Collision, Captured In Rare Discovery

Giant Black Holes On The Path To Collision, Captured In Rare Discovery This is also the most potent piece of evidence that was found for this kind of system of supermassive black holes . The unusual system, SDSS J0849+1114, was spotted by several observatories around the world, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). [Full Article...]

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse But officials say the glacier's precarious status was the result of a climate emergency that had already begun, and over which an worldwide group of scientists sounded yet another alarm this week. The mayor was meeting with residents and homeowners to hear their concerns. "Smaller glaciers found for example in Europe, eastern Africa, the tropical Andes and Indonesia are projected to lose more th... [Full Article...]