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Black Hole Found Shredding a Nearby Star into ‘Spaghetti’ is Pivotal Moment for Astronomers

An intermediate-mass black hole lurking undetected in a dwarf galaxy revealed itself to astronomers when it gobbled up an unlucky star that strayed too close. The shredding of the star is known as a ‘tidal disruption event’ or ‘spaghettification’—and it produced a flare of radiation that briefly outshone the combined stellar light of the host […]

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Global warming could see invasive crop-destroying stink bugs travel further in the US – Interesting Engineering

A relatively new problem Brown marmorated stink bugs weren’t always an American problem. They originated from eastern Asia and were first discovered in Pennsylvania about 20 years ago. Today, they’ve spread across the country, but prefer to reside in the…

Astronauts Could 3D-Print Tools on Mars Made From Martian Dust, Says Exciting New Study

We could 3D-print tools on Mars made from the planet itself—and the exciting experiment could change the future of space travel, according to engineers. The breakthrough means that future missions will be able to print essentials for repairs such as spare parts for rockets. It’s a significant discovery because researchers say they can’t carry everything […]

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Climate Change Makes Lightning More Likely. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal – InsideClimate News

A bolt of lightning strikes next to lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City during a thunderstorm on Aug. 27, 2020 as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. Credit: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Correction: A previous version…

Analyzing Atmospheric Ridges and Their Response to Global Warming – AZoCleantech

Last year’s record-breaking heatwave, the latest droughts, and the 2020 Labor Day megafires that spread across Oregon and Washington all have one thing in common: atmospheric ridges, or extended regions of high pressure relative to their surrounding environments that are…

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

Millions of Americans are once again in the grips of dangerous heat. Hot air blanketed Europe last weekend, causing parts of France and Spain to feel the way it usually does in July or August. High temperatures scorched northern and…

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’ – The New York Times

Millions of Americans are once again in the grips of dangerous heat. Hot air blanketed Europe last weekend, causing parts of France and Spain to feel the way it usually does in July or August. High temperatures scorched northern and…

“Hotter-Drought Fingerprint” – Can Earth’s Forests Survive Global Warming? – SciTechDaily

Taken in 1993, this photo shows the mortality of historical forests of Atlas Cedar in Morocco. Credit: Csaba Mátyás, professor emeritus, University of Sopron, Hungary Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for…

Co-Occurring Droughts Due to Global Warming May Threaten Global Food Supply – Nature World News

According to a new study published in Nature Climate Change, droughts occurring simultaneously in different parts of the world might put unprecedented pressure on the global agricultural system. The event may likely threaten the water security of millions of people…

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