Satellite Eye on Earth: November and December 2017 – in paintings

Winter solstice, night lights and interesting islands are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Dust blowing out of the Copper River valley on Alaska’s south coast. The dust plume was likely comprised of fine-grained loess, which was formed as glacial ice moved over the area and ground the underlying rock […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular carry of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at the least seven more priceless statues from the […]

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Is’ Oumuamua an foreigner spacecraft? Initial scans depict no signs of technology

Object saw hurtling through our solar system in October swept for radio signals, but scientists have found no proof it is anything other than rock The first scans for alien technology aboard a mysterious object that is barreling through the solar system have found no evidence it is the work of an intelligent civilisation. The […]

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New beetle species named after Leonardo DiCaprio

Water beetle species found in Malaysia was named after the Titanic star for his environmental activism A new species of water beetle procured clinging to a sandstone stone in a fast-flowing river that leads to a waterfall in Malaysian Borneo has been named after the actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The tiny black bug, which has a […]

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What This Fisherman In Newfoundland Pulled Out Of The Sea Is Freaking People Out

The Vikings once believed that the island of Newfoundland was surrounded by a sea full of ogres. As funny as that voices, they may have been right A man from Nova Scotia named Scott Tanner was fishing in Newfoundland when he pulled up a strange beast that looks like something you’d insure on an old-fashioned […]

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What The European Union Can Learn From CERN About International Co-Operation

Can Europe work? This is the real question being asked of British people on June 23. Behind the details of subsidies, regulations and eurozones lies a more fundamental puzzle: can different nationalities retain their own identities and work together, without merging into some bland United States of Europe? I would like to suggest that there […]

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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon

Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, with growth hormone genes from two fish allowing it to grow twice as fast Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for intake, paving the style for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on […]

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Thousands in Florida coastal region haven’t experienced a hurricane

The high winds of Hurricane Matthew roar over Baracoa, Cuba, on Oct. 4. A lot has changed since a major hurricane last hit Florida, in 2005. Twitter was not a thing. HBO was best known for The Sopranos. Barack Obama was a guy who devoted a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention SEE ALSO: […]

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New Google-backed system will help track illegal fishing as it happens

A angling fleet departs from a harbor in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Aug. 1, 2016. Overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks and the government is to cut the size of the nation’s fishing fleet, the agricultural ministry said .Image: Yao feng – Imaginechina The shrimp in your salad or tuna on […]

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