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Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists warn.That could mean attaining the Paris climate agreement's goal of keeping global temperature rise well below 2C could become harder, they say. Present emission-cut pledges by countries are projected to increase the average global temperature rise by more than 3C by the end of the century.That would lead to dangerous
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Volcano warning: Campi Flegrei near Naples may be gearing up for eruption, warn experts | Science | News

[ad_1] A MASSIVE underground volcano in southern Italy could be heading towards a catastrophic eruption would would have disastrous consequences for the city of Naples, and the 1.5 million people who live there, a new study has shown. A team led by Francesca Forni from the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology in Switzerland has been studying 23 previous eruptions at the Campi Flegrei caldera, concluding the magma reservoir underneath the
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Alien life BREAKTHROUGH: Lake-filled SUPER EARTH found which ‘offer niches for life’ | Science | News

[ad_1] The massive frozen planet, which is 3.2 times the size of Earth, orbits around Barnard’s Star – the closest red dwarf star to our sun in the Milky Way “just” six light-years away. Experts have dubbed the planet Barnard’s Star b, and despite the fact that it’s surface temperature is minus 150 degrees Celsius, it could have pockets of liquid lakes beneath the icy exterior. These lakes could be
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‘Cut lamb and beef’ to fight climate change

[ad_1] The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between a fifth and a half to help combat climate change, a report says.The shift is needed, the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) maintains, because beef and lamb produce most greenhouse gases. The report foresees an increase in the number of pigs and chickens because these produce less methane. Environmentalists say the recommendations are
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Greenland ice sheet hides huge ‘impact crater’

[ad_1] Image copyright NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF DENMARK Image caption Space view: The semi-circular margin of the ice sheet traces the outline of the crater What looks to be a large impact crater has been identified beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The 31km-wide depression came to light when scientists examined radar images of the island's bedrock. Investigations suggest the feature was probably dug out by a 1.5km-wide iron asteroid sometime
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Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

[ad_1] Image copyright ESO/M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Barnard's Star b is thought to be quite cold Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.Nearby planets like this are likely to be prime targets in the search for signatures of life, using the next generation of telescopes.The planet's mass is thought to be more than three times that of our own, placing it in
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Long-term weather forecast: ‘RECORD COLD’ temperatures on way as SOLAR MINIMUM begins | Science | News

[ad_1] In 2018, the Sun has been without sunspots for 190 - or 60 percent - of days, indicating the solar maximum could be over. And NASA scientists warn that the switch from maximum to minimum has been so extreme that Earth’s atmosphere could experience “record cold”. The Sun follows cycles of roughly 11 years where it reaches a solar maximum and then a solar minimum.During a solar maximum, the
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MH370 news: Malaysia Airlines plane could have vanished after batteries EXPLODED in midair | Science | News

[ad_1] Four years have passed since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 and experts have put the investigation to rest after making little progress in that time. However, one aviation expert has urged authorities to reopen the investigation, believing he has the solution. Captain Ross Aimer said the Boeing 777-200 could have burst into flames after lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries exploded on the aircraft.Mr Aimer, who says he's flown
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Solar Storm WARNING: Particles from the Sun to HIT Earth on November 18 | Science | News

[ad_1] The incoming storm is due to a small hole – known as a coronal hole – which opened on the Sun’s atmosphere, unleashing a stream of solar particles into deep space. Unfortunately for Earth, we are caught in the travelling direction of the particles and it could have consequences for humanity. The solar storm could result in Southern or Northern Lights – or aurora australis and aurora borealis –
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Jesus Christ discovery: Historians find drawing of Christ at his baptism | Science | News

[ad_1] The art-piece depicting Jesus Christ was discovered in an ancient church in southern Israel in the ancient town of Shivta. The drawing date back almost 1800 years, and it gives the world a different look at Jesus. Christ is often depicted as almost western-looking, with long, straight flowing hair and chiseled features.However, in this image a young Jesus Christ is painted clean shaven with curly hair and a long,