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Eclipse 2018 live stream: Will August solar eclipse be streamed online this weekend? | Science | News

[ad_1] Eclipse live streams draw in hundreds of thousands of spectators who, for one reason or another, cannot see the eclipse in person.Last month’s brilliant Blood Moon total lunar eclipse was broadcast across the internet courtesy of space agency NASA, telescope service Slooh and the Royal Observatory Greenwich among others.More than 18,000 people tuned in to YouTube to watch robotic telescope operator Slooh’s Blood Moon live stream from South Africa.Another
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Incredible Hulk COMET: Huge bright GREEN meteorite on ‘THREATENING approach’ to Earth | Science | News

[ad_1] The strange comet is a first time visitor to our solar system, and unfortunately it might be the last.Nicknamed the Incredible Hulk, for its green glow, the comet was set to be visible with the naked eye, but as it got closer to the sun, it began to break up.Experts fear the comet, which is reaching as close as 113.4 million km (70.4 million miles) away from Earth, will
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Eclipse 2018 UK: Will August partial solar eclipse be visible in UK this Saturday? | Science | News

[ad_1] Following the disappointment of poor weather completely obscuring the July Blood Moon from the UK, stargazers are now eager to see the August solar eclipse.The partial eclipse of the Sun will peak in the morning hours of Saturday, August 11.The eclipse will be exclusively seen from the Northern Hemisphere this time around, starting over the North Atlantic and Greenland.Unfortunately for any UK astronomer waiting with bated breath, this means
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Elusive nightjar back at RSPB Sandy reserve

[ad_1] Image copyright RSPB: Mike Richards Image caption The nightjar has been spotted breeding at the RSPB's Sandy reserve for the first time in 45 years One of Britain's most elusive birds is back breeding at an RSPB reserve for the first time in 45 years.A single pair of nightjars have nested and raised chicks on an area of restored heathland at the charity's headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire.They were spotted
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Yellowstone volcano LATEST: Can scientists harvest Yellowstone geothermal power? | Science | News

[ad_1] The Yellowstone National Park is home to some 10,000 scolding hot springs and geysers dotting the wild landscape.The bubbling sulphuric springs are evidence of intense magmatic activity deep beneath the surface of Yellowstone.One of the biggest pressing issues concerning Yellowstone is the possibility of the supervolcano complex erupting in the near future.But the magmatic activity also presents the possibility of harvesting the raw geothermal power for the bettering of
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Perseids 2018: How to watch – Will California fire smoke block meteor shower in USA? | Science | News

[ad_1] The largest Californian wildfire in the history of the US rages on as the annual Perseid meteor shower approaches its peak.The Perseids will peak in intensity this weekend in the late night to pre-dawn hours between Saturday, August 11, to Monday, August 13.Astronomers expect anywhere between 50 and 60 meteors to burst out into the night skies during this year’s peak.However, the thick and billowing smoke rising from California
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Perseids 2018: What is the Perseid meteor shower – Peak time to watch | Science | News

[ad_1] Weather permitting, the Perseid meteor shower promises to be among the most amazing events of the year, second only to the Geminids around mid-December.The stunning meteors peak around this time of the year, producing as many as 100 shooting stars every hour.Keen stargazers may have already spotted one or two streaking meteors since around mid-July when the Perseids started to appear.But the shooting stars have only just began to
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Perseid meteor shower 2018 to be BEST EVER: Astronomers predict ‘AMAZING SHOW’ | Science | News

[ad_1] The Perseids will burst out into balls of flame this weekend between the nights of Saturday, August 11, and Monday, August 13.The annual meteor shower starts to produce individual shooting stars each year around mid-July before it builds in intensity.The meteors are bits and pieces of space rubble broken off from the speeding Comet Swift-Tuttle.By around mid-August, the Earth crosses paths with the comet’s orbital debris trail which spectacularly
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Perfume’s been around since dinosaur days | Science | News

[ad_1] The lure of perfume would have attracted not only insects but giant plant-eating dinosaurs, which in turn would have drawn in the meat eating monsters such as T-Rex during the mid-cretaceous period.The vast creatures would then have carried pollen on their bodies as they moved about.This period saw the first flowering plants develop, claims entomologist Professor George Poinar of Oregon State University for journal Historical Biology.He and his son
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Beastie joys: Photographer’s love of Scottish bug life

[ad_1] Image copyright Caroline Anderson Image caption "Peek-a-boo." One of Caroline Anderson's subjects for her macro photography When Scottish creepy crawlies make the news, it is usually because people are being menaced by plagues of biting midges or clegs.But Scotland's bug life extends to a wide variety of colourful, and even cute, creatures. Image copyright Caroline Anderson Image caption Caroline believes moths get a "bad press" but are in fact