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Hubble Space Telescope finds plumes of water erupting from Europa

LA Times - 3 hours 22 min ago

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of water vapor spewing out of the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. The water appears to shoot about 125 miles high and may come from the global ocean thought to lie beneath its frozen shell.

The discovery, set to be published in the Astrophysical...

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'It lit up the beach': reports of large meteor crash off Queensland coast

The Guardian - 3 hours 31 min ago

Geosciences Australia confirm ‘tremor’ not caused by an earthquake after eyewitnesses near Gladstone report tail in sky, bright flash and loud bangs

Central Queensland residents have reported bright lights and a loud boom in the night sky, sparking speculation of a meteor strike.

A spokesperson for Geosciences Australia confirmed there had been a “tremor” around Gladstone about 8.30pm on Monday and that it wasn’t caused by an earthquake.

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Washing clothes releases water-polluting fibres, study finds

The Guardian - 3 hours 32 min ago

Tiny plastic particles released by synthetic fabrics can cause harm to marine life when they enter rivers and oceans

Each cycle of a washing machine could release more than 700,000 microscopic plastic fibres into the environment, according to a study.

Related: Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of

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Got a few million to spare? Here are the companies vying to send tourists to space

CBC - 3 hours 39 min ago

Travel to the final frontier is becoming increasingly accessible as the race to send tourists to space is heating up. For a hefty price tag, companies are offering trips to the International Space Station, and travel 100 kilometres above Earth.

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They Do What?!: The Wide Wild World of Animal Sex

Scientific American - 4 hours 48 min ago
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.    

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U.S. Labor Department launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints

Reuters - 4 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years.
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Astronomers Spy Shadowy Plumes Around Europa

Scientific American - 4 hours 57 min ago
If confirmed, the icy Jovian moon’s eruptions could offer new pathways for exploring its subsurface ocean

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Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

AP News - 5 hours 45 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter's icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles....
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Hubble spies on Europa shooting alien juice from its southern pole

Register - 6 hours 34 min ago
What? It's what NASA said - what are you thinking of?

Pics and video Images from the Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter's most intriguing moon, Europa, appear to show plumes of water being ejected from the surface into space.…

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Nova Scotia's ancient cold-water corals protected by fishing ban

CBC - 6 hours 50 min ago

Fisheries and Oceans Canada says its decision to protect more than 9,000 square kilometres of ocean bottom off Nova Scotia will have a minimal impact on the province's fishing industry and a major impact in saving ancient cold water corals.

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Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law 'bad for business'

Reuters - 6 hours 53 min ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people.
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Wall Street drops as investors brace for presidential debate

Reuters - 6 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Monday as Deutsche Bank weighed on financials and investors hunkered down for the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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Charles Darwin on discovering seasickness

The Guardian - 7 hours 2 min ago

‘I speak from experience: it is no trifling evil which may be cured in a week’

Late in September 1836, a five-year voyage came to an end, and a young naturalist stepped ashore at Falmouth on 2 October and looked back in rueful contemplation of the severe privations that he – unlike Captain Cook’s men – never faced.

“A yacht now with every luxury of life might circumnavigate the globe,” Charles Darwin wrote in his conclusion to Voyage of the Beagle (1839). But – the want of room, the lack of small luxuries, the missed comforts of civilisation, domestic society and even music aside – he had a serious reservation.

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Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

BBC - 7 hours 9 min ago
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.
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Jupiter's moon Europa may expel water plumes from under icy shell, Nasa says

The Guardian - 7 hours 15 min ago

Evidence shows that moon’s liquid water bursts out into space, meaning that scientists can test samples for signs of life without drilling through miles of ice

Scientists have found tantalizing evidence of a liquid water ocean swirling under the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa, Nasa announced on Monday, with new evidence of water plumes bursting out into space.

With Jupiter as a bright light behind the moon, the scientists observed Europa in silhouette, and with ultraviolet light saw what appeared to be evidence of the plumes.

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Snapchat rolls out video-recording Spectacles

CBS - 7 hours 26 min ago
Snapchat: "Imagine one of your favorite memories. What if you could go back and see that memory the way you experienced it?"
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Uber researches vertical-takeoff planes for city rides

CBS - 7 hours 31 min ago
The tech could be ready to take flight within the next decade, an Uber executive said
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NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

NPR - 7 hours 40 min ago

If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.

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Water plumes spotted above Jupiter's moon Europa

CBS - 7 hours 46 min ago
The Hubble Space Telescope has again spotted what appear to be plumes of water vapor rising above one of Jupiter's moons
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Pokemon Go fervour has cooled, but the game isn't dead yet

CBC - 7 hours 57 min ago

Pokemon Go was an instant hit when it debuted in July, as millions of people discovered augmented reality and joined stampedes from Central Park to Sydney. But as the hype subsides, what's next for the game?

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