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Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals - The Guardian

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:01pm

The Guardian

Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals
The Guardian
First map of Earth's intact ecosystems shows just five nations are responsible for most of them – but it will require global action to protect them. Lisa Cox. Wed 31 Oct 2018 14.00 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...
A wilderness 'horror story'EurekAlert (press release)
Almost all of the Earth's land and ocean wilderness has disappearedCosmos
Earth's last wilderness areas may soon be lost, study warnsZME Science
New York Times -Yahoo News -Phys.Org -Daily Mail
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Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250000-year-old Neanderthal teeth - Phys.Org

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:00pm

Phys.Org

Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250000-year-old Neanderthal teeth
Phys.Org
Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report the earliest evidence of lead exposure in an ...
Analysis of Neanderthal Teeth Reveals Unexpected Exposure to LeadGizmodo
Neanderthal children shivered and suffered in ancient EuropeScience Magazine
Neanderthal Lead Exposure, Isotopes Show Some Aspects of LifeLaboratory Equipment
National Geographic -Science Advances -Cosmos -Newsweek
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The Milky Way Has a Gigantic Skeleton in Its Closet - Space.com

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:00pm

Space.com

The Milky Way Has a Gigantic Skeleton in Its Closet
Space.com
Scientists have identified the corpse of a galaxy that fell into the Milky Way about 10 billion years ago in what was likely the last major overhaul to our home galaxy during its development. That's the conclusion of new research based on 2 billion ...
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky WayPhys.Org
Gaia Uncovers Major Event in the Formation of the Milky Way GalaxySpace Ref (press release)
The merger that led to the formation of the Milky Way's inner stellar halo and thick diskNature.com
Astronomy Magazine -SkyandTelescope.com -CBC.ca -The Japan Times
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Earth's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought - Phys.Org

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:00pm

Phys.Org

Earth's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought
Phys.Org
For each year during the past quarter century, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton and the Scripps ...
Study: Oceans warming faster than anticipated, giving even less time to stave off worst impacts of climate changeLos Angeles Times
We've warmed up the world's oceans way more than scientists realized, new research suggests - and time to avoid ...Business Insider India

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'Ghost' in space: NASA's Hubble telescope captures stunning nebula pic - Fox News

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:00am

Fox News

'Ghost' in space: NASA's Hubble telescope captures stunning nebula pic
Fox News
Perfectly timed for Halloween, NASA is showing off a remarkable image of a 'ghost nebula' captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. "The Ghost of Cassiopeia” is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen, NASA explains in a ...
Zoom in on the Ghost NebulaBrinkwire (press release)

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The Humans of Kepler: How NASA's Planet-Hunting Telescope Changed Astronomy (And Us) Forever - Space.com

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:35am

Space.com

The Humans of Kepler: How NASA's Planet-Hunting Telescope Changed Astronomy (And Us) Forever
Space.com
A decade ago, we thought our solar system was special; today, we know it's no such thing. That revolution is thanks to the work of NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has officially reached the end of its mission. Since Kepler's launch in 2009 ...
'Goodnight, Kepler': NASA's Planet-Hunting Telescope Has Finally Run Out Of FuelHuffPost
NASA retires Kepler Space TelescopePhys.Org
After finding thousands of planets, NASA's Kepler mission endswhnt.com
BGR -Newsmax -Economic Times -India Today
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Cosmic Halloween! Pumpkin Planets Shine in NASA JPL's 2018 Carving Contest (Photos) - Space.com

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:29am

Space.com

Cosmic Halloween! Pumpkin Planets Shine in NASA JPL's 2018 Carving Contest (Photos)
Space.com
Aerospace engineers can carve a mean pumpkin. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California — the agency's go-to center for robotic planetary exploration — held its seventh annual pumpkin-carving contest this week, and the results ...
This is what happens when NASA engineers have a pumpkin-carving contest.GOOD Magazine
NASA engineers hold epic pumpkin-carving contestKGO-TV
NASA Engineers Host a Yearly Pumpkin Carving Contest That's Out of This WorldMy Modern Met
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Russia plans first manned launch to ISS after accident on December 3: agencies - Phys.Org

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:48am

Phys.Org

Russia plans first manned launch to ISS after accident on December 3: agencies
Phys.Org
Russia on Wednesday said the first manned launch to the International Space Station since a failed blast-off this month will take place on December 3. The executive director of Russia's Roscosmos space agency Sergei Krikalyov told RIA Novosti state ...
Malfunctioning sensor on Russian spacecraft headed to ISS caused aborted launchHouston Chronicle
Russia's Next Mission to ISS May Launch on December 3: ReportNDTV
Russian Soyuz rocket failure during mission to International Space Station 'caused by faulty sensor'Evening Standard
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The Milky Way's Monster, Unveiled - Scientific American

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:45am

Scientific American

The Milky Way's Monster, Unveiled
Scientific American
Just in time for Halloween, astronomers have delivered the best-yet view of a real-life cosmic monster—Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way. Or, rather, a view of hot clumps of gas that orbit it, teetering ...
A 'mind-boggling' telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy's monster black holeBusiness Insider
Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black holePhys.Org
'Mind-boggling' monster black hole at Milky Way's center seen by scientistsFox News
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Researchers discover how protein pair controls cellular calcium signals - Phys.Org

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 5:30am

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Researchers discover how protein pair controls cellular calcium signals
Phys.Org
Protein chemist's depiction of the calcium-sensing region in two engineered STIM1 protein variants. The sites that were altered are highlighted in each case as red spheres. The behavior of these two engineered proteins provided key insights into how ...
LJI investigators discover how protein pair controls cellular calcium signalsNewswise (press release)

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How roaches fight off wasps that turn their victims into zombies - Science News

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 3:00am

Science News

How roaches fight off wasps that turn their victims into zombies
Science News
Real-life fights against zombie-makers offer plenty of tips for avoiding undeath. Just ask cockroaches, targets of the emerald jewel wasp. The female wasps (Ampulex compressa) specialize in attacking the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana).
How a cockroach's Kung Fu kick helps keep it from becoming zombified wasp foodThe Tennessean

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Wildlife declined by 60 percent globally in 40 years, World Wildlife Fund says - The Daily World

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:51pm

Science Daily

Wildlife declined by 60 percent globally in 40 years, World Wildlife Fund says
The Daily World
The World Wildlife Fund has released a report saying it has found an “astonishing” 60 percent decline in wildlife populations globally over the last 40 years, mostly due to human activity, including climate change and habitat loss. “This report sounds ...
Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly completeYubaNet
Haiti is now almost completely deforestedMother Nature Network

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Wildlife declined by 60 percent globally in 40 years, World Wildlife Fund says - The Daily World

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:51pm

Science Daily

Wildlife declined by 60 percent globally in 40 years, World Wildlife Fund says
The Daily World
The World Wildlife Fund has released a report saying it has found an “astonishing” 60 percent decline in wildlife populations globally over the last 40 years, mostly due to human activity, including climate change and habitat loss. “This report sounds ...
Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly completeYubaNet
Haiti is now almost completely deforestedMother Nature Network

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'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56 - Washington Post

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 9:08pm

Washington Post

'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56
Washington Post
HONOLULU — Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56. Gates died in Honolulu on Thursday, the University of Hawaii said ...

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Elephant birds were blind, nocturnal and taller than Big Bird - CNN

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 7:56pm

CNN

Elephant birds were blind, nocturnal and taller than Big Bird
CNN
An artist's illustration shows giant nocturnal elephant birds foraging in the ancient forests of Madagascar at night. A new study suggests that the now-extinct birds were nocturnal and blind. Hide Caption. 1 of 49. Kebara 2 is the most complete ...
Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blindPhys.Org
Elephant Birds, The Biggest Avians to Walk the Earth, Were Practically BlindNewsweek
World's biggest bird might have been as blind as a batScience Magazine

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'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56 - Washington Post

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 7:09pm

Washington Post

'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56
Washington Post
HONOLULU — Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56. The University of Hawaii said Tuesday that Gates died in Honolulu ...
Legacy of Ruth GatesThegardenisland.com

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'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56 - Washington Post

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 7:09pm

Washington Post

'Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56
Washington Post
HONOLULU — Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56. The University of Hawaii said Tuesday that Gates died in Honolulu ...

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About 1000 brooding octopuses found off California coast - Washington Post

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:42pm

Washington Post

About 1000 brooding octopuses found off California coast
Washington Post
MONTEREY, Calif. — Scientists exploring the sea floor off the coast of central California for deep-water coral and sponges instead found an unprecedented sight: Hundreds of octopuses tucked between rocks with their tentacles inverted and covering ...
The world's largest-ever octopus gathering was just discovered in CaliforniaQuartz
Found: The Largest Cluster of Deep-Sea Octopuses Ever RecordedAtlas Obscura
1000 brooding octopuses found off California coastKSBW The Central Coast
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Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Just Lost Enough Ice to Cover Manhattan 5 Times Over - Live Science

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 5:53pm

Live Science

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Just Lost Enough Ice to Cover Manhattan 5 Times Over
Live Science
An enormous iceberg about five times the size of Manhattan broke off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier yesterday (Oct. 29), a mere month after a crack first appeared, satellite imagery shows. "I was a bit surprised" it broke off that quickly, said Stef ...
Giant Antarctic iceberg snaps into the ocean after forming ominous crackMashable
See NASA image of strange iceberg that looks like perfect rectangleSILive.com
An Iceberg Bigger Than Manhattan Just Broke Off From Antarctica : ReportInfosurhoy
The Siver Telegram -The Mary Sue -Gizmodo -Axios
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe just smashed two all-time records on its way to the sun - Popular Science

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 4:07pm

Popular Science

NASA's Parker Solar Probe just smashed two all-time records on its way to the sun
Popular Science
Around 11 p.m. on Monday, NASA's mission to “touch the sun” officially broke the record for fastest moving spacecraft—therefore becoming the fastest human-made object ever, relative to the sun. Registering just one historical moment wasn't enough for ...
Parker solar probe becomes closest-yet spacecraft to sunEarthSky
NASA Probe Gets Closer to Sun Than Any Human-Made Object in HistoryPopular Mechanics
NASA probe is now closest ever spacecraft to the sunKPRC Click2Houston
Astrobiology Magazine -The Weather Network -Evening Standard -The Independent
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