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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Christina Mittermeier, Sealegacy Image caption The One Ocean Hub will work with local communities to empower fishers to be involved with more sustainable practices Britain's new research agency has announced it will spend £279m on new non-EU international collaborations.The bulk of the money will go towards projects with scientists in developing countries to support humanitarian efforts.But critics say that political priorities may be being funded at the
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Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road in Lancashire Limits on seismic activity at fracking sites in the UK should be reviewed and increased, according to scientists involved in monitoring the activity.At present, if fracking induces quakes above 0.5 magnitude then all drilling must cease for 18 hours. Now, researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) say these "traffic light" regulations should be
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Shock plan to MINE THE MOON revealed – ESA to begin scheme in FOUR YEARS | Science | News

[ad_1] The top layer of the moon, called the regolith, is rich in resources such as clays, glass fragments, minerals and chemical compounds like iron oxide from which the likes of oxygen, water and fuel can be extracted. This would mean that an organisation which mines the moon could begin establishing it as a sort of stepping stone to the wider solar system, where spaceships can refuel and replenish resources
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NASA asteroid SHOCK: Plan ‘to SAVE Earth’ from 500m space rock REVEALED | Science | News

[ad_1] Asteroid 101955 Bennu is a carbonaceous space rock, first discovered in 1999. It is a potentially hazardous object listed on the Sentry Risk Table with the second-highest rating on the Impact Hazard Scale – giving it a 1/2,700 chance of hitting Earth between 2175 and 2199. However, NASA has a plan to combat the 492-metre-wide asteroid.YouTube channel Mr Scientific revealed the space agency is currently running a mission with its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to find out more about the rock.The spacecraft
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Black hole SHOCK discovery: Huge entities are DEVOURING their galaxies | Science | News

[ad_1] Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their centre, and the immense gravitational pull of the black hole holds the galaxy together. However, research has found that some of these black holes are “ultra-massive” and are growing faster than the galaxies can cope. In fact, the black holes are so big that they defy the law of physics.Scientists from Spain and Canada studied 72 galaxies with a supermassive
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Satellites saw huge Greenland ice loss

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption The south of Greenland viewed from the International Space Station Greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades.The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland's ice sheet from 2003-2013.The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that ice loss subsequently stalled for 12-18 months.The research reveals how different areas
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Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade online

[ad_1] Image copyright ChimpFace Image caption Seven-year-old Manno was captured as an infant in 2011 and smuggled to Syria Wildlife criminals had better watch out! The same software that recognises you in a friend's social media post is being adapted to tackle the illegal trade in chimpanzees. The amber eyes in the image above belong to Manno, who was trafficked from Africa to Syria before being rescued. Pictures of Mano
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Climate change WARNING: Greenland ice caps melting faster than thought | Science | News

[ad_1] Greenland’s melting ice sheets will contribute to rising sea levels if global temperatures continue to rise, scientists believe. The startling claim comes from a study published on January 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Climate change researchers at The Ohio State University, US, now fear Greenland’s ice is melting at rates four-times faster than in 2003. According to Michael Bevis, lead author of the
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Moon 2019: Supermoon to light up sky 30 days after lunar eclipse dazzles MILLIONS | Science | News

[ad_1] The Super Blood Moon eclipse peaked in the nightside of Earth after 5am on Monday, January 21. The spectacular eclipse tied together three are events into one – a Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a Supermoon near perigee. As a result of this combination, the Full Moon appeared larger, brighter and turned a deep orange-to-red colour during totality. Lunar events like this are an incredible rarity and
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Yellowstone volcano: NASA’s £2.7billion ‘plan to save world’ REVEALED | Science | News

[ad_1] Yellowstone has erupted three times in history – 2.1 million years ago, 1.2 million years ago and 640,000 years ago. Scientists have previously revealed that, should an earthquake occur, it could take less than two weeks before a catastrophic reaction event. However, NASA may have a clever plan to stop the volcano from ever erupting again.Tech Insider revealed during a mini-documentary series on their YouTube channel how the space agency worked on a $3.7billion