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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Oil and gas production is contributing even more to global warming than was thought, study finds – CNN

Oil and gas production is contributing even more to global warming than was thought,...

(CNN)Among greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide is the most significant contributor to global warming and therefore, public enemy No. 1 when it comes to stopping the climate crisis. But methane -- the main component in natural gas and an even more effective heat…
See the new Solar Orbiter’s 1st space measurements (and an awesome video) – Space.com

See the new Solar Orbiter’s 1st space measurements (and an awesome video) – Space.com

Home News Science & Astronomy The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has sent back its first measurements from space, confirming the successful deployment of the boom that carries many of its sun-gazing instruments. The Solar Orbiter — a joint mission led by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) — launched on Feb. 9 atop a…
New Simulations Show Coral Reefs May Be Mostly Gone by 2100: Study – Newser

New Simulations Show Coral Reefs May Be Mostly Gone by 2100: Study – Newser

(Newser) – "Honestly, most sites are out." That's the grim pronouncement from a University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher who looked at the likely status of the planet's coral reefs by 2100 based on projected climate conditions. Renee Setter and her team discovered that small areas of Baja California in Mexico and the Red Sea…
SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit around Earth – New York Post

SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit around Earth – New York Post

February 19, 2020 | 10:24am | Updated February 19, 2020 | 10:29am While SpaceX has been working hard to deliver a safe, reliable method of transporting astronauts into space for NASA, there’s always been the question of how long it would take before any company, including SpaceX, embraced space tourism. There’s not a whole lot…
Oxygen spotted in another galaxy for first time ever – New York Post

Oxygen spotted in another galaxy for first time ever – New York Post

February 19, 2020 | 10:06am Enlarge Image The galaxy UGC 8058, also known as Markarian 231. NASA Oxygen has been detected outside our home galaxy the Milky Way for the first time ever. Molecules of oxygen have been tracked to a strange and distant galaxy millions of light-years away. The oxygen was uncovered in Markarian…
An Earth-sized planet may be igniting an aurora around a nearby red dwarf star – SYFY WIRE

An Earth-sized planet may be igniting an aurora around a nearby red dwarf star...

Over 4,100 exoplanets have been found, worlds orbiting other stars. A variety of methods has been used to discover them, including transits, radial velocity measurements, and even direct imaging (see the planets themselves in images). A team of astronomers has just announced they may have found a planet orbiting the red dwarf star GJ 1151,…
Growing crystals to generate random numbers – Phys.org

Growing crystals to generate random numbers – Phys.org

Credit: Matter (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2020.01.024 A team at the University of Glasgow has developed a novel way to generate random numbers by using the randomness inherent in crystal growth. In their paper published in the journal Matter, the group describes using chemistry to generate random numbers for use in other applications. Generating random numbers has…
New class of enzymes could lead to bespoke diets, therapeutics – Phys.org

New class of enzymes could lead to bespoke diets, therapeutics – Phys.org

Credit: Mae Mu Le/Unsplash Everyone seems to have an opinion about which foods to eat or avoid, how to lose weight (and keep it off!), and which superfood to horde. But there's a better place to search for health secrets than in a tropical berry: the human gut. Each person's gut microbiome—the trillions of bacteria…
Perfectly preserved 6,000-year-old leaf that fell from elm tree discovered by archaeologists – Fox News

Perfectly preserved 6,000-year-old leaf that fell from elm tree discovered by archaeologists – Fox...

A leaf that fell from an elm tree more than 6,000 years ago was discovered intact by archaeologists in the United Kingdom.Scientists found the leaf -- along with a selection of Stone Age tools and pottery -- when they were clearing a piece of land outside of Blackpool along the coast of northern England.Lead archaeologist…
The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That’s Bad News for All of Us – WIRED

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That’s Bad News for All of Us – WIRED

Right now the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and transforming in massively consequential ways. Rapidly melting permafrost is gouging holes in the landscape. Thousands of years’ worth of wet accumulated plant matter known as peat is drying out and burning in unprecedented wildfires. Lightning—a phenomenon more suited to…

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