• Take back scheme to address plastic pollution
Take back scheme to address plastic pollution

Hamadi Boga who paid the Mombasa County Government a courtesy call at the Governor's office. The program will continue throughout June as a part of Ocean Day celebration. Today, we celebrate all that the oceans give. The UN chief painted a picture of fish stocks being crippled by overfishing, vast coastal dead zones from pollution and unt...

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  • Building blocks of life on Mars found
Building blocks of life on Mars found

Finding ancient carbon preserved right on the Martian surface gives scientists confidence that NASA's Mars 2020 rover and the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover will find even more organics, both on the surface and in the shallow subsurface.

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  • Tensions between Trump, allies subside at G7 summit
Tensions between Trump, allies subside at G7 summit

Police declared an early morning anti-G7 protest illegal a few minutes after it began this morning in a Quebec City suburb. Martin also hoped that the G7 leaders will discuss other pressing issues, such as climate change, gender equality, and the Compact for Africa initiated by Germany a year ago when it hosted the G20 finance ministers and centr...

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  • The curious case of Jupiter’s lightning, solved by the Juno craft
The curious case of Jupiter’s lightning, solved by the Juno craft

That encounter confirmed the existence of the lightning , which had been theorized for years. For nearly 40 years the question of the differences of lightning on the planets remained unsolved. At that distance, Jupiter receives 25 times less sunlight than Earth. The giant is, after all, five times farther away from the Sun than Earth. More frequen...

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  • Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP
Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

Like Mercedes , both Red Bull and Ferrari are expected to use new engines, but Red Bull technical boss Adrian Newey downplayed expectations, notably because Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo faces grid penalties for other technical power-unit changes.

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  • Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific
Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30. The Weather Channel reported Aletta is centered just under 500 miles south of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. With the formation of Aletta, the hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin is off to an early start. While it may seem unusual for the Pacific's first storm to b...

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  • At Least 541 Million Years, Earliest Animal Footprints Found
At Least 541 Million Years, Earliest Animal Footprints Found

Previously, scientists had discovered footprints as old as 530-540m years, but none predating the Cambrian period , which also began at this time and marked an explosion in the diversity and complexity of life on Earth . They analysed the trackways in rock, usually created when an animal's weight causes a depression in the ground which is late...

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  • Most Americans want the United States to remain leader in space exploration
Most Americans want the United States to remain leader in space exploration

The three astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket are scheduled to arrive at the orbital space laboratory by the end of the week. Rather than dismantling the space station, the memo said, the plan was to "expand worldwide and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Ea...

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  • East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land
East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land

Storms worldwide in 2016 moved about 1.25 miles per hour (2 kph) slower than 60 some years ago. "The unprecedented rainfall totals associated with the "stall" of Hurricane Harvey over Texas in 2017 provide a notable example of the relationship between regional rainfall" and hurricane speed, wrote the study's author, James P.

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  • What has NASA’s Curiosity found on Mars?
What has NASA’s Curiosity found on Mars?

Nasa is preparing to make an announcement relating to its exploration of Mars . According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achievements in terms of colonization of Mars. Delivery to its own chemistry lab will follow at the week beforehand. The Mars Science Laboratory mission sent Curios...

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  • Oldest 'footprints' found in China
Oldest 'footprints' found in China

An global research team discovered the fossil tracks in China dating back to the Ediacaran Period , just before the Cambrian Explosion when life on Earth increased rapidly. The authors can't tell exactly what kind of animal made the tracks, but they can narrow it down to something with pairs of matching legs. "Animals use their appendages to...

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  • NASA looks at commercial side of International Space Station, seeks business partners
NASA looks at commercial side of International Space Station, seeks business partners

Although the media seems infatuated with private companies like Musk's SpaceX , Americans remain traditionally confident in NASA. Americans weigh in on the space program, lauding NASA's existence as essential. When it comes to NASA's responsibilities, the poll finds that more Americans view monitoring the Earth's climate system or keeping an eye...

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  • NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover
NASA prepares big announcement on new find by Mars Curiosity Rover

In the past, scientists have seen plumes and patches of this intriguing substance, but this is the first time they've been able to discern a pattern in its presence. Hell comes from Mars, NASA , and it's only been two years since we cleaned up the last incident of Mars Hell . The term "organic" means something different to a chemist than it doe...

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  • Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister
Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister

She stressed that people should be sensitised to refuse the use of plastic and promote recycling and reusing. Plastic pollution is also the theme of the World Environment day, being hosted by India on Tuesday. We must change the attitude, Not the climate! But there needs to be broader work with businesses to extend the responsibility of p...

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  • Three Astronauts Blast Off For International Space Station
Three Astronauts Blast Off For International Space Station

Privatizing the International Space Station won't be an easy task . When it comes to political parties, 70 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Americans believe that NASA is still vital in the future of the industry, but only 59 percent of the total Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans say the same.

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  • More building blocks of life found on Mars
More building blocks of life found on Mars

The surface of Mars readily destroys these molecules, making them hard to detect. Curiosity also has confirmed sharp seasonal increases of methane in the Martian atmosphere. That's a harder question to address scientifically, but I think that we need to give the search for life on Mars due diligence. The discoveries were found using the USA s...

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  • Swimmer begins epic Pacific crossing to highlight plastic pollution
Swimmer begins epic Pacific crossing to highlight plastic pollution

That's the term scientists use to describe billions of pieces of microplastic in the sea. The Frenchman, 51, was joined on the beach near Choshi, Japan by son Max and daughter Ana as he set out on his six-month, 5,500 mile journey to San Francisco.

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  • Small Asteroid Hits Earth Hours After Being Spotted By Astronomers
Small Asteroid Hits Earth Hours After Being Spotted By Astronomers

NASA officials named it as Asteroid 2018 LA and said that it was actually meant to hit the Earth when its trajectory is analysed and the hitting speed is around 60,000 km/hr or 38,000 miles per hour approximately. The space agency is focused on saving lives and property by predicting where an asteroid will strike. It is only the third tim...

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  • Day Time Increases As Earth Spinning Speed Slows Down Due To Moon
Day Time Increases As Earth Spinning Speed Slows Down Due To Moon

So, while it is now estimated Earth will eventually get 25-hour days, for now, everyone can still plan their lives around the regular 24-hour cycle. The researchers used a statistical method for the study, called astrochronology i.e. A group of scientists reconstructing the history of Earth using geological evidence has revealed the days on our p...

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  • Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way
Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way

In the new study, a group of scientists led by Ann-Marie Madigan of the University of Colorado at Boulder's ( CU Boulder ) Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences ( APS ), propose the many TNOs in the outer solar system could be jostling one another much like bumper cars do.

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  • Arizona sky watcher spots asteroid on direct path toward Earth
Arizona sky watcher spots asteroid on direct path toward Earth

However, at just 6-feet across, it was deemed too small to pose any danger. Planetary Defence Officer at Nasa HQ Lindley Johnson said: "This was a much smaller object than those we are tasked to detect and warn about but it was a good exercise".

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  • Soyuz space capsule brings ISS crew back after five month mission
Soyuz space capsule brings ISS crew back after five month mission

They brought back to Earth a football that will be used in the opening match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup on June 14 in Moscow, according to an Interfax report. The three had been on the orbital laboratory since mid-December, with Shkaplerov, 46, serving as mission commander from February until he turned over command to American Drew Feustel on Sat...

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  • Trans Mountain protesters decry 'Justin Trudeau memorial pipeline' in Burnaby, B.C.
Trans Mountain protesters decry 'Justin Trudeau memorial pipeline' in Burnaby, B.C.

Kinder Morgan Canada gave Ottawa until May 31 to come up with reassurances it could press ahead with plans to more than double the capacity of the existing pipeline amid efforts by British Columbia to block construction. Protesters said the announcement made the week a hard one, but many said they are still optimistic. "Mexican Mayan oil, which ...

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  • Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand
Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand

Veterinarians removed over 80 plastic bags from the whale's stomach during an autopsy, according to Jatuporn Burutpat, director-general of Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. "This plastic rubbish made the whale sick and unable to hunt for food", the department said. Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of pla...

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  • SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch
SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

The National Weather Service had predicted decent weather for the launch with only a 20 percent chance of rain, with gusts as high as 18 to 20 miles per hour and sky cover of about 50 percent in the Titusville area. The 12,000-pound SES-12 spacecraft, built by Airbus Defence and Space, will deliver high-speed data to across Asia and the Pacific. ...

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