February ‘Snow Moon’ eclipse to be really unique

February ‘Snow Moon’ eclipse to be really unique

The so-called Snow Moon on Feb 10 will be a unique full moon as it will not only coincide with a special lunar eclipse but also a pale green comet that will streak by Earth.

Astronomers have predicted that the Moon will spend more than four hours coasting through the outer shadow of Earth, called the penumbra. The penumbral lunar eclipse will thus make the full moon’s bright, glowing façade to look somewhat dark.

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Researchers studying nuclear bomb test site to understand Moon’s formation

Researchers studying nuclear bomb test site to understand Moon’s formation

The formation of the Moon has along been puzzling researchers. Now, a team of American researchers are studying a nuclear bomb detonation site to determine how Earth’s only natural satellite came into existence.

Lead researcher James Day, a geochemist at UC San Diego, said Moon-building happened on a large scale, and thus they decided to look into an analogue that was large-scale enough to replicate what might happened during the early process of planet formation.

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Research brings male contraceptive closer to reality

Research brings male contraceptive closer to reality

While women have a number of effective birth control options, men have to go under the knife to avoid having a baby. But, that could change soon as a new research has shown promising results in the field of male contraception.

In an experiment at the California National Primate Research Center, a team of researchers injected a gel into the sperm ducts of 16 adult male monkeys and found that the gel was effective at preventing pregnancy.

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Federal scientist allegedly cooked global warming data ahead of Paris Climate Agreement

Federal scientist allegedly cooked global warming data ahead of Paris Climate Agreement

A key Obama administration scientist brushed aside data that showed a slowdown in global warming while preparing a 2015 study report that coincided with the United States’ participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, a whistle blower alleged.

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A Martian volcano erupted nonstop for 2 billion years: researchers say

A Martian volcano erupted nonstop for 2 billion years: researchers say

A fresh analysis of a meteorite discovered in Algeria in 2012 has suggested that a volcano on Mars may have erupted nonstop for 2 billion years.

A tem of scientists led by Marc Caffee, a member of the meteorite research team and professor of physics & astronomy at Purdue University, found clues of the nonstop volcanic activity in a Martian meteorite discovered in Algeria in 2012.

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West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

In response to increasing incidents of opioid overdoses, the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources is distributing 8,000 kits with the lifesaving antidote naloxone to non-EMS first responders.

Announcing the initiative on Monday, State Health Officer & Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health Dr. Rahul Gupta said in a statement that it was an effort to saving more lives.

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SpaceX plans to launch Falcon 9 rockets every 2-3 weeks

SpaceX plans to launch Falcon 9 rockets every 2-3 weeks

Elon Musk-led Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has announced a plan to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every 2-3 weeks, once a new launch pad in Florida becomes operational next week.

The ambitious plan will mark the private-sector space firm’s fastest rate of launching rockets on space missions since it started launches in 2010.

SpaceX officials announced the plan just five months after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad in Florida. The company has successfully launched only one rocket since then, in January this year.

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WWF calls for complete fishing ban to save endangered vaquita porpoises

WWF calls for complete fishing ban to save endangered vaquita porpoises

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Monday urged the Mexican government to impose a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, saying it is the only way to save the critically endangered species from extinction.

An international team of experts recently warned that fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises have are left in the upper Gulf of California, which is the only place for the endangered mammal to live.

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Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. issued a voluntarily recall for some of its dog food items over the weekend, after a potentially deadly contaminant was discovered in the products.

The contaminant found in one batch of the Hunk of Beed Au Jus dog food is Pentobarbital, can cause a number of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness and loss of balance. In extreme cases, it can cause death.

Though the contaminant was found in only one batch of the food product, the company issued recall for five lots in an abundance of caution.

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Ice volcanoes not unusual on Ceres: researchers conclude

Ice volcanoes not unusual on Ceres: researchers conclude

Ceres, a dwarf planet with an orbit between Mars and Jupiter, might once be home to numerous cryovolcanoes that might have disappeared over millions of years, a new study suggested.

While volcanoes on Earth are fueled by molten rock, Ceres is too small and cold to melt silicate rock in its core. Yet scientists discovered the huge Ahuna Mons volcano of icy rock that they call a cryovolcano.

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