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Today β€” August 21st 2018Science&Space

Japan's Tsukiji fish market to stop tourist tuna viewings

Japan's Tsukiji fish market to stop tourist tuna viewingsTokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market will stop admitting tourists to watch its pre-dawn tuna auctions next month, as it prepares to move locations on October 11, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. After more than 80 years in operation Tsukiji, the world's largest fish market and a popular tourist attraction in an area packed with restaurants and shops, will move east to Toyosu, the site of a former gas plant. The early hour does not seem to put off the tourist crowds and "some tourists start lining up at around 2am", the spokeswoman from the Tokyo metropolitan government told AFP.


  • August 21st 2018 at 04:39

Melania Trump Warns of Online Bullying as Her Husband Slings Insults on Twitter

Melania Trump Warns of Online Bullying as Her Husband Slings Insults on TwitterMelania Trump encouraged technology and social media companies Monday to provide more opportunities for young people to share ideas for how to be good citizens online.


  • August 20th 2018 at 19:55

Research advocacy group calls out Donald Trump’s β€˜abysmal' track record on science policy

Research advocacy group calls out Donald Trump’s ‘abysmal' track record on science policyA science advocacy group has hit out at Donald Trump’s “abysmal” track record on science policy. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed scientists across 16 federal agencies, wrote that the president has been “undermining long-established processes for science to inform public policy”. “a year and a half into the Trump administration, its record on science policy in several agencies and departments is abysmal,” the Washington DC-based organisation added.


  • August 21st 2018 at 03:13

New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward

By LISA FRIEDMAN and CORAL DAVENPORT

The E.P.A.’s acting chief has signed a proposal that would all but erase former President Barack Obama’s efforts to impose controls on greenhouse gasses from coal plants.

Hundreds of Intrepid Veterans Re-Visit the Aircraft Carrier for Its 75th Anniversary

Hundreds of Intrepid Veterans Re-Visit the Aircraft Carrier for Its 75th AnniversaryThe Intrepid was in service for 31 years, until 1974, and in that time saw action in World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam war.


  • August 20th 2018 at 19:21

New technology allows for crypto mining expansion

New technology allows for crypto mining expansionTexas-based TMGcore says their technology decreases cooling costs by up to 90%


  • August 20th 2018 at 06:50

Paul Allen's space firm details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle

The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market.

APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legalANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said.


  • August 21st 2018 at 01:19

Another Earthquake Has Killed at Least 13 People on the Indonesian Island of Lombok

Another Earthquake Has Killed at Least 13 People on the Indonesian Island of LombokA strong earthquake cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 13 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.


  • August 20th 2018 at 05:10

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plantsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.


  • August 20th 2018 at 23:23

Why It Is Time for All U.S. Bishops to Resign

Why It Is Time for All U.S. Bishops to ResignIn the midst of the Catholic Church's latest reckoning


  • August 20th 2018 at 22:34

Prosecutors Are Preparing to Charge Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Prosecutors Are Preparing to Charge Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael CohenCohen could face bank fraud and other financial crimes charges


  • August 20th 2018 at 21:14

Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family Separations

Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family SeparationsWhile the political conversation has moved on from the now-defunct family separation policy, the real-world effects continue to be felt.


  • August 20th 2018 at 20:14

UNAM and Mexico City sign agreement for better air quality

UNAM and Mexico City sign agreement for better air qualityMexico, Aug. 20 (Notimex).- In order to influence more effectively public policies on air quality, the rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish), Enrique Graue Wiechers, and the head of the city government, José Ramón Amieva Gálvez, signed an agreement to conduct investigations of the atmosphere. When signing the commitment in Ciudad Universitaria, it was indicated that in addition to the joint training, the main hallmark of this agreement is that researchers from the Center for Atmospheric Sciences are those who will operate the specialized and newly acquired equipment. The Ministry of the Environment of Mexico City acquired a TAG-GC / MS (Thermal Desorption Aerosol Gas coupled to a Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer) to identify with high resolution the compounds of the suspended particles. Amieva Gálvez explained that it is a five million pesos equipment, of which there are only five in the world and it is the only one in Latin America; it is ideal for the detection of pollutants, especially to find the composition and location of PM2.5 particles, the most harmful for human health. "The acquisition of equipment and the use of public resources implies a great responsibility and what better way than to leave it in the hands of this academic institution (UNAM)," he said at the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, where the specialized equipment will operate. He explained that due to their size, these microparticles had not yet been studied; however, he said, it is known that they generate a large number of effects on the health of people, from pregnancy to old age. The president of the city estimated that in the next three months the works would begin to give results. In his opportunity, Graue Wiechers mentioned that the equipment will allow to recognize the harmful particles to contribute to generate new public policies that allow to live and to breathe better in Mexico City. The agreement, he said, is a "recognition that government decisions must be taken with scientific evidence, we must work hand in hand with science and government to aspire to a better future," emphasized the university rector. In this regard, the minister of the local environment, Tanya Müller García, said that in Mexico City the organic fraction of PM2.5 particles represents 50 percent of its mass and the smaller they are the more harmful to health. "Today we know that approximately eight percent of PM2.5 particles are black carbon; 33 percent is an inorganic fraction; but we do not know 59 percent of these particles, and with this new equipment scientists will investigate precisely those," he said. NTX/AGL/DAP/CYMA/JCG


  • August 20th 2018 at 19:01

A 46-Year-Old Woman Who Fell Off a Cruise Ship Was Rescued Alive 10 Hours Later

A 46-Year-Old Woman Who Fell Off a Cruise Ship Was Rescued Alive 10 Hours LaterShe credited her yoga routine with giving her the strength to survive


  • August 20th 2018 at 16:38

Trump Administration Set To Unveil Its Replacement For Obama's Clean Power Plan

By Nathan Rott

President Trump is expected to announce a new plan this week for regulating carbon emissions from coal plants. It will weaken one of President Obama's signature policies for addressing climate change.

  • August 20th 2018 at 22:47
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