Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

This color image of Earth, taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on July 6, 2015, and released on July 20, 2015. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters/Files   FRANKFURT, October 12 (Reuters) – An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists […]

Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining

Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining

FILE – In this June 3, 2017 file photo, the coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation’s top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga. Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief […]

Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle

Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle

This image provided by Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay show Field Sparrows, from 1906, top, and from 1996, bottom, that are in the The Field Museum collection. Scientists say more than 1,000 dirty stuffed old birds from Midwestern museums are helping them better understand a key global warming particle. Researchers found birds from about 100 […]

Scientists reveal origins of durian fruit’s pungent aroma

Scientists reveal origins of durian fruit’s pungent aroma

FILE PHOTO: A boy carries a durian fruit at a durian market in Bangkok, Thailand on July 17, 2007. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/File Photo   Singapore, October 10 (IANS) A team of Singapore scientists has discovered the truth behind the durian tropical fruit’s pungent aroma deemed as one of nature’s smelliest secrets, the media reported on Tuesday. […]

Web applications, tools to end wildlife trafficking awarded

New Delhi, October 9 (IANS) Web applications and tools to detect and alert authorities of human intervention in reserve forests and monitoring of illegal wildlife trade through social media were among the ideas awarded here at “Zoohackathon”, an initiative supported by the Union Environment Ministry.   As wildlife criminals use sophisticated means to ensure a […]

Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

New York, October 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars that identifies an area on the red planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.   Observations made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reported massive deposits in a basin — Eridania — on […]

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