November 14, 2019

Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Earth, we think, is pretty special in its ability to foster life, and as far as we know there’s a few things that are vital for […]

Giant dust particles from the Sahara Desert found in atmosphere in the Caribbean Region

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By Vadim Ioan Caraiman From Great Lakes Ledger Giant dust particles scattered around the world could be adding to global warming, warns a UK study released today in Science Advances. The dust droplets from the Sahara desert encountered up to 3,500 kilometers far away in the Caribbean were almost 50 fold bigger than it would […]

The Editor Speaks: Plastic bags. Should we practice TCI’s example?

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We have published a story today titled “Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019”. It tells us that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government are cracking down on the single use of plastic bags which will be soon removed from all the country’s supermarkets and shops. From the TCI […]

Giant Caribbean sloths disappeared in extinction that also killed off monkeys and giant rodents

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BY KATE SHERIDAN From Newsweek Don’t worry, giant ground sloths won’t be interrupting anyone’s Caribbean vacation. Humans killed them all off long ago, according to new findings published in the November issue of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. The researchers looked at things like fossil records for animals and archaeological sites on […]

Our part of the Milky Way is 30% larger than we thought

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By Dom Galeon, Futurism From Business Insider A study, published in Science Advances, contain new models of the Milky Way that suggest our galaxy may not be a perfect spiral. The research team of international scientists wanted to figure out if the Milky Way matches the spiral shape observed in other galaxies, as part of […]

Water crises – here’s why

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Water crises are the biggest risk facing mankind — here’s why By Gus Lubin From Business Insider Water crises are the biggest risk in the next 10 years, according to a World Economic Forum survey of experts released in January. When you look at the big picture, it’s not surprising. In short, we don’t have […]