Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere. Such a strike likely unleashed billions of […]

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Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe

Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the “dry” kind. And recently, some scientists have projected that later in the century, in parts of the tropics and subtropics, warming climate could cause combined heat and humidity to reach levels rarely if ever experienced before by humans. Such conditions would ravage economies, […]

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Two widowed fairy penguins comforting each other has Internet crying happy tears. Viral pics

Pictures of two widowed fairy penguins comforting each other while standing on a rock, overlooking the Melbourne skyline, have gone viral on the internet. The novel coronavirus outbreak has created an atmosphere of uncertainty and panic all over the world. However, in these times, people have been trying to spread cheer and one such post […]

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As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles

Since pre-industrial times, the world’s oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report in Current Biology on March 26th that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes in the population sizes of marine species. The researchers found a general pattern of species having increasing numbers on their poleward sides and […]

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Top 5 global risks in next decade environmental: WEF report

The top five risks to humanity in the new decade are environmental, a report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) released ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland has said. According to the report, the top five risks by likelihood over the next decade are:  Extreme weather events like floods and storms Failure of climate change […]

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Delhi air pollution: Why dust cover will stay for few more days

HIGHLIGHTS Dusty condition in Delhi to stay over the weekend Hot conditions in Rajasthan, Pakistan causing dust storm in Delhi IMD says monsoon has stagnated, to revive in one week If you are living in Delhi and surrounding areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana or Western Uttar Pradesh, you must be biting dust these days. Breath […]

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