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Large Hadron Collier could create BLACK HOLE and DESTROY EARTH, top astronomer claims | Science | News

[ad_1] Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees believes experiments at places like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could have deadly consequences for life on Earth.At the LHC, researchers smash particles into each other so researchers can discover new particles – such as the Higgs Boson, or God particle, which was found in 2012 at LHC.However, when particles collide at almost light speed, their gravitational pull is trapped, which theoretically could make
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Meteor shower 2018: When is next meteor shower – When are Orionids? | Science | News

[ad_1] The Orionid light show should be at its best in the predawn hours of October 21 and the following few mornings.Eagle-eyed sky-watchers could see many as 20 shooting stars an hour during the peak.Meteors often arrive in the night skies in brilliant spurts followed by lulls.Each Orionid is a piece of vaporised debris shed by the famed Halley’s Comet as it passes through our inner solar system during its
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October Full Moon: When is October’s Full Moon – Why is it called Hunter’s Moon? | Science | News

[ad_1] The next Full Moon will materialise on October 24, and will be 100 percent illuminated by 5.45pm BST – unfortunately while it is still just below the horizon.If you plan to watch the Full Moon from London, the celestial satellite will rise over the horizon at around 6.16pm BST.This October Full Moon presents the second Full Moon to occur after the September Autumn Equinox.Astronomer Bruce McClure, of EarthSky.org, explained:
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IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

[ad_1] Image copyright Jonas Gratzer Image caption People who live on some Pacific islands are worried they will lose their homes to the sea if temperature rise exceeds 1.5C It will likely be the most critical and controversial report on climate change in recent years.Leading scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to see if global temperatures can be kept from rising by more than 1.5C this century.The world
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Secret life of rare antelope revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption The lowland bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus) was spotted on camera traps The world's largest forest antelope has been caught on camera in Uganda for the first time.The elusive striped antelope, known as the lowland bongo, was snapped in dense forest near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.Scientists say there could be more new discoveries in the remote, unexplored, lowland rainforest.The forest-dwelling
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Skull Asteroid TB145 WARNING: Death Comet will skim Earth after Halloween | Science | News

[ad_1] Asteroid TB145 will fly through our corner of space on the night of November 11 this year.The giant space rock last made an appearance on the night of October 31, 2015.At the time, the skull asteroid safely passed the Earth from a distance of more than 300,000 miles – nearly as close as the Moon.As a result of the asteroid’s incredibly bizarre skull-like features and the date of its
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NASA asteroid WARNING: Asteroid SP1 bigger than BIG BEN barreling to Earth at 37,600mph | Science | News

[ad_1] The giant space rock dubbed Asteroid 2018 SP1 is expected to make a so-called Earth Close Approach later next week.According to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, the asteroid will zip past our home world on Wednesday, October 3.The asteroid will reach its closest distance to Earth sometime around 1.25am UK time (12.25am UT).Next week, the asteroid will reach its nominal distance to Earth of 0.03926 astronomical units
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Hurricane 2018 WARNING: Warmer Atlantic waters will fuel STRONGER cyclones | Science | News

[ad_1] A new study published in the journal Science has warned the average number of major hurricanes in the North Atlantic could double or triple on past years.Last year’s Atlantic Hurricane season whipped up six major hurricanes, some of which peaked at winds of 111 mph (178 kph).The hurricanes, which included Harvey, Irma and Maria, tore through the Caribbean and US East Coast causing death and destruction on an unimaginable
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Antibiotic-resistant bugs WARNING: CDC demands drug companies help | Science | News

[ad_1] But UK-based expert Dr Paul Race, who is spearheading a project which is looking for antibiotics at the bottom of the oceans fears the cost may prove prohibitive, estimating it would cost as much as £1 billion to develop new medication.The CDC launched its AMR Challenge during the United Nations Assembly in New York this week at an event cost hosted by various organisations including the Bill & Melinda
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Mount St Helens eruption: Tragic final moments of volcanologist killed by volcano emerge | Science | News

[ad_1] On May 18, 1980, the Mt St Helens volcano situated in Washington erupted, leading to 57 deaths and $1.1bn (£843m) worth of property damage after it deposited ash in 11 different states and five Canadian provinces.The eruption of the 2,550 metre tall volcano was described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as "the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States”.The majority