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Yellowstone River Closure Could Last for Weeks or Even Months, warn officials

Yellowstone River Closure Could Last for Weeks or Even Months, warn officials

On Monday officials said wildlife workers are going to carry out tests on fish from more parts of Montana to find out the extent of a disease called culprit in a huge fish kill along the Yellowstone River.

On Friday, the state shut a 183-mile river stretch for all recreational activities after thousands of lifeless fish washed up along the banks of the river in the Paradise Valley region north of Yellowstone National Park.

Researchers Invent New Flexible Smart Window Material

Researchers Invent New Flexible Smart Window Material

Researchers from The University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering have come up with a latest flexible smart window material. The new material when mixed in sunroofs,windows, or even curved glass surfaces, can manage both light and heat coming from the sun.

The latest material has been described in an article to be published in the September issue of Nature Materials.

NASA says OSIRIS-REx all set to chase Asteroid Bennu

NASA says OSIRIS-REx all set to chase Asteroid Bennu

In an attempt to disclose secrets of the solar system and understand how life started on earth, NASA is launching a mission to chase asteroid 101955 Bennu. It is going to be the first mission where a probe will run after an asteroid, collect a sample from its surface, and return it to earth.

This massive young star may shed light on how the most enormous stars in universe are formed

This massive young star may shed light on how the most enormous stars in universe are formed

Astronomers have a lot of hopes from a newly found massive star in its youth. This young star, which has been located around 11,000 light years away, can help astronomers understand how the most massive stars in the Universe are formed.

E/V Nautilus to carry out first visual survey of WW-II era naval ship

E/V Nautilus to carry out first visual survey of WW-II era naval ship

Expedition ship E/V Nautilus will start a cruise from Monday, August 22, to study the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) and nearby sanctuary water. In this quest, the vessel will also carry out the first visual survey of the USS Independence, a World War II-era aircraft carrier that was intentionally sunk off San Francisco in 1951.

Extinct woolly mammoth could get legal protection under wildlife and conservation trade rules

Extinct woolly mammoth could get legal protection under wildlife and conservation trade rules

The woolly mammoths (Mammuthusprimigenius) was probably extinct for 4,000 years, but the prehistoric animal believed to be closely linked to the present day elephant may get legal protection as part of wildlife and conservation trade rules.

To be made under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), the move may make the woolly mammoth the first ever long-extinct animal to receive legal protection as per conservation trade rules.

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