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The Possible Effects of Amazon Wildfires in the Future

The Possible Effects of Amazon Wildfires in the Future

The current rate of Amazon Wildfires can cause substantial issues in the coming years. Amazon wildfires are not new as some parts of the forest burns every year in the dry season (July to October). However, this year, fires are ripping through the forest at an unprecedented rate. Satellite pictures from NASA show that in…

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VEM is the Modern Fire Extinguisher for Space

VEM is the Modern Fire Extinguisher for Space

Researchers from the Toyohashi University of Technology has come up with a new technique, called Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM), for a novel fire extinguisher in space. The basic idea of VEM is completely opposite to what we get with standard fire extinguishers, which spray different extinguishing agents into the firing point. It uses a vacuum…

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Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Scientists have figured out the likely trigger for the three ice ages, which occurred in the last 540 million years. The term ‘Ice Age’ refers to a period during which global temperatures fall drastically to produce extensive glaciers and ice sheets that stretch well beyond their polar caps. According to a recent study, tectonics in…

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Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

In order to simulate the potential conditions on Hot Jupiters, researchers at NASA are cooking up an alien atmosphere on Earth. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore different sections of our universe. For the sake of improving the understanding of our surroundings, scientists are expanding their research in every direction. The search…

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Human Carbon Dioxide Emissions could match with PETM in the next 140 Years

Human Carbon Dioxide Emissions could match with PETM in the next 140 Years

According to a recent study, the carbon levels on Earth may reach the levels observed during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) in fewer than 5 generations. PETM is a global warming event that took place around 56 million years ago and is the last major greenhouse event known to humanity. Researchers found that humans are…

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Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

The asteroid/comet impact, which took place 66 million years ago, definitely reignited the Indian volcanoes but their role in dinosaur extinction is still not clear. A recent study, published in the journal ‘Science’, adds even more strength to the idea that the massive volcanic eruptions in India were reignited by the asteroid which smashed into…

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Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

An international team of researchers discovers that the Greenland Ice Sheet is doing some serious damage to the environment. Methane is the simplest alkane with four atoms of Hydrogen surrounding a central atom of Carbon. It is one of the important greenhouse gases and plays a significant role in causing ‘Global Warming’. According to an…

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Venus ‘Suggests’ that Climate Change Should be Taken Seriously

Venus ‘Suggests’ that Climate Change Should be Taken Seriously

The climatic destruction of Venus offers a great example to take a lead from and we need to mold our ways immediately to preserve our planet. The recent studies at NASA suggest that about 2 billion years ago, Venus was once a habitable planet with shallow, liquid-water oceans and a habitable surface. Contrary to that,…

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Transforming Carbon Dioxide into Industrial Fuels

Transforming Carbon Dioxide into Industrial Fuels

Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide can help us control the Greenhouse Effect. Greenhouse gases, like Carbon Dioxide, are the most dominant contributor to environmental pollution. These gases are spewed into our atmosphere on a regular basis from heavy industry, motor vehicles, and power plants. Considering the harmful effects of these gases, a lot of efforts…

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Bitcoin is a Massive Contributor to Global Warming

Bitcoin is a Massive Contributor to Global Warming

According to a recent study, Bitcoins are doing some serious damage to the environment. There is no doubt that the Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize the process making transactions. Having said that, it also poses a serious threat to the environment. In a recent report, researchers indicated the fundamental flaw in its design which…

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The Water on Mars can Support Aerobic Respiration

The Water on Mars can Support Aerobic Respiration

The future missions to Mars get a massive lead about where to send the rovers to search for signs of life. Mars is the most popular candidate when it comes to finding an alternative habitat for humanity. The idea of making humans a multi-planetary species has grown widely in the recent past and different space…

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Experts have Issued a Serious Warning about Climate Change

Experts have Issued a Serious Warning about Climate Change

The effects of climate change might appear well before the expected time. Climate change is probably one of the biggest challenges humanity faces in this modern world. A lot of human activities are playing an active role in this devastating change. The term ‘Global Warming’ is used to refer to these human-induced changes. The situation…

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Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

The conditions for life surviving on planets, entirely covered in water, are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable. Scientists thought that planets covered in a deep ocean would not support life assuming the absence of cycling of the minerals and gases keeping Earth’s climate stable. A…

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Technologies that a Manned Spacecraft must have to Survive in Deep Space

Technologies that a Manned Spacecraft must have to Survive in Deep Space

Deep Space Missions are not easy by any stretch of the imagination. The number of space missions is increasing quite rapidly these days following the idea of finding signs of life in other parts of the universe. For now, most of the missions are unmanned but this might change pretty soon because the astronomers want…

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Hothouse Earth is just around the Corner

Hothouse Earth is just around the Corner

The natural mechanisms that keep the Earth cool might reverse their working if we don’t control the increment in temperature on an emergency basis. Climate change due to global warming is making Earth hotter every day and scientists worry that human activity is pushing our planet towards a horrible end at an extremely rapid rate.…

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Plate Tectonics not needed for Sustaining Life

Plate Tectonics not needed for Sustaining Life

Latest research clearly signifies that the presence and quantity of heat-producing elements is a much better indicator to judge a planet’s potential to sustain life than the tectonic plates. The climate of Earth is becoming more and more hostile towards life and experts are worried that we need to find an alternative habitat for humanity…

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Will Climate Change be paused for 15 years? A new theory claims

Will Climate Change be paused for 15 years? A new theory claims

Scientists have a new theory about the air-conditioning system of the Earth. Climate change (Global Warming) is one of the biggest worries of humanity these days as it is literally endangering the future of our species. Ironically, humans themselves have contributed the most in bringing these changes in climate. Experts from all parts of the…

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The Mystery of Oxygen in the Atmosphere of a Comet

The Mystery of Oxygen in the Atmosphere of a Comet

Comets might have Molecular Oxygen stored in them for as long as 4.5 billion years. Rosetta team stick to their idea that traces found inside Coma came from within 67P. Molecular Oxygen is an essential commodity for life on Earth and that’s the reason why it is considered a sign while searching for life in…

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Volcanic Activity and Declining Ocean Oxygen caused Mass Extinction

Volcanic Activity and Declining Ocean Oxygen caused Mass Extinction

Marine Organisms could go extinct in the coming years if industrial emissions of Carbon Dioxide are not controlled on an emergency basis. Climate change is inflicting disastrous effects on Earth in several ways. One of the most dangerous among them is the rapid increment in the levels of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere. As a…

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Cargo Ships must cut their Emissions in half by 2050

Cargo Ships must cut their Emissions in half by 2050

170 countries signed a deal to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from the shipping industry. Climate Change is arguably the most important issue humanity face today as it has the potential to destroy the planet and wipe away all signs of life. A lot of international forums acknowledge that and various policies are being…

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A new Satellite can help on Running out Methane from our planet

A new Satellite can help on Running out Methane from our planet

Multimillion-dollar Satellite will detect fumes of Earth-warming Methane from space with pinpoint accuracy. Global Warming is a massive threat to the mankind that is acknowledged across the globe. Industrial advancements and Deforestation have made a devastating impact on the carbon cycle. This lead to carbon imbalance which has the potential to burn the Earth up…

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