UK Government Directs £4.6 Million to Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

April 22, 2019

The UK government has announced it will provide £4.6 million in funding for projects tackling illegal wildlife trade around the world. They include efforts to stop smuggling in Madagascar, to disrupt the grey parrot trade in Cameroon and to reduce demand for marine turtle products in Nicaragua. The global trade in illegal wildlife products is estimated to be worth between 7 and 23 billion US dollars a year. It is responsible for putting species such as pangolins, rhinos, and tigers in…

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Changing Monkeys’ Behavior and Intelligence Raises Major Ethical Issues

April 22, 2019

Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey. It’s got a human brain gene. And that just might make its intelligence a little bit more like ours. That, in turn, makes its fate — and its very existence — very ethically fraught. In a study published last month in Beijing’s National Science Review journal, researchers took human copies of the MCPH1 gene, which is believed to play an important role in our brain development,…

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Trappist-1’s ‘Habitable’ Planets Might Be Lousy for Life

April 22, 2019

The three planets within the liveable zone are probably dealing with a formidable opponent to dwell, and the new analysis finds excessive-power particles the star spews. For the first time, researchers have calculated how laborious these particles are hitting the planets. In the meantime, one other research finds that the gravitational tug-of-battle the TRAPPIST-1 worlds are enjoying with each other is elevating tides on their surfaces, presumably driving volcanic exercise…

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NASA exoplanet hunter TESS finds Earth dimension planet

April 18, 2019

NASA’s new exoplanet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has discovered its first Earth dimension world. The planet, Hi-def 2174 9 c, is about 89 percent of Earth’s diameter, NASA said on Tuesday. The planet orbits Hi-def 2174 9, a K type star with about 70 percent of the Sun’s mass situated 53 light years away from the south-east constellation Reticulum, also is the second planet that TESS has recognized in…

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NASA picks SpaceX to crash rocket into hazardous asteroid and divert it

April 18, 2019

NASA has selected SpaceX for a mission to crash into a hazardous, asteroid’s moon, knocking it. The rocket company, helmed by Tesla chief Elon Musk, will begin the mission in June 2021. However, SpaceX will not really intercept Didymos little moonlet, until Oct. 7, 2022, when the asteroid is likely to be approximately 7 million kilometers from Earth. NASA has been mulling the double asteroid redirection test mission for years….

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Alien Life Can Be Evolving On Nearby Planets This Very Minute New Study

April 18, 2019

 Astronomers in the Cornell University in the United States found that all of life on Earth evolved from animals that flourished through an even greater ultraviolet radiation assault compared to exoplanets close like Proxima-b that receives 250 times greater X-ray radiation compared to Earth. Rocky, Earth-like planets with high degrees of radiation, orbiting our nearest celebrities might be hosting existence, indicates a brand new study provoking enthusiasm for exoplanets. Formerly,…

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First Ever Picture of Black Hole Published, Confirms Einstein’s Theory

April 18, 2019

 Scientists have established history by recording the first ever picture of a black hole event horizon, which holds the secret to one of the greatest mysteries of the cosmos. We’ve seen the invisible, says Shep Doelman, manager, Event Horizon Telescope, when he published the pictures of the black hole, that has a mass 6.5 billion times higher than the sun and it is located 500 million trillion km away from…

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Yutu-2 Rover Travels Over 170 Meters On the Moon

April 18, 2019

 NANJING, April 10, Research into lunar meteorites with a group of Chinese scientists has supplied new evidence to support the giant impact theory, which argues that the moon was formed following a Mars-sized body affected the Earth 4.5 billion years ago. Researchers with the Purple Mountain Observatory conducted research on 3 lunar meteorites from the U.S. Space agency NASA and discovered chlorine isotopic fractionation, which only occurs in extremely high…

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