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- The Weather Network
New climate modelling studies foresee dire long-term consequences for a warming world.
- Good Morning America
Massive asteroids will whiz past Earth in coming weeks, including 1 nearly size of Empire State Building
Several massive asteroids are expected to whiz close to Earth in the coming weeks, including one nearly the size of the Empire State Building. Two are expected to soar near the planet on Saturday, followed by more in the coming days, according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies. On Friday, Asteroid 2021 SM3, which has a diameter of up to 525 feet -- bigger than the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt -- was projected to zoom by around 3.5 million miles away from Earth, USA Today first reported based off CNEOS data.
- Business Insider
China's new hypersonic missile demonstrated an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, report says
China had made "astounding progress" on hypersonic weapons far more advanced than US officials realized, sources told The Financial Times.
- CBS News
One of the Lucy probe's two solar arrays may not have fully deployed and locked in place after launch Saturday.
- The Telegraph
A warm glass of milk has long been used by parents to settle their toddlers before bed. Now new research has suggested that it is not just an old wives’ tale and the bedtime drink really does help ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Washington Post
DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska - Denali National Park has just one road in and out. And each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors fill the park's trademark buses for tours, hoping for a glimpse of a wolf or a brown bear in the shadow of North America's highest peak. The road's 92-mile route winds up, over and around a series of sheer mountain passes before dead-ending at an old mining community at its westernmost point. When it was built, designers made what seemed like a reasonable assumption
Just an-otter reason to love these marine mammals.
The will-he-or-won’t-he guessing game around Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s attendance at a major climate summit in Scotland next week continues. UK prime minister Boris Johnson was advised that Xi likely will not be showing up at COP26 in Glasgow, the BBC reports. World leaders will be gathering at the conference from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 to discuss ways to minimize global warming and the effects of climate change.
One Bitcoin mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution in finding cheap energy to run the power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency.
When a Swedish court ordered the country's biggest cement maker to stop mining limestone by its huge factory on the windswept island of Gotland to prevent pollution, ecologists cheered. Besides protecting wildlife and water supplies, the ruling could force the plant that makes 75% of Sweden's cement and is the country's second biggest carbon emitter to slash output while it finds raw materials elsewhere, or even shut altogether. That might be good for Sweden's emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet.
- Associated Press
An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant.
- CBS News
One 525-foot-wide asteroid that passed Earth on Friday was only discovered last month.
- CBS News
Award conceived by the British royal is a way to recognize and boost people hatching innovative solutions to the environmental crises facing our planet.
Boeing’s Starliner spaceship has been hampered by a string of errors and delays. In this video, WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg explains why Boeing has struggled to launch the Starliner on schedule and what’s next for the aerospace giant’s space program.Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky
- The Telegraph
Saudi Crown Prince may join leaders of China and Russia in missing crucial climate summit in Glasgow
Mohammed bin Salman could join Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in failing to appear at Cop26 next month, in a potential blow to Boris Johnson’s goals for the crucial climate summit.
- Washington Examiner
China’s recent decision to end financial support for building new coal plants abroad could make a major difference in global efforts to limit the use of fossil fuels.
The Soyuz MS-18 space capsule carrying Russian ISS crew member Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed in a remote area outside the western Kazakhstan at 07:35 a.m. (0435 GMT), the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The crew had dedocked from the ISS three hours earlier.
- Associated Press
A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has separated from the International Space Station and is heading for the Earth. The separation took place on schedule at 0115 GMT Sunday with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard for a descent of about 3 1/2 hours. Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on Oct. 5 for a 12-day stint on the station to film segments of a movie titled “Challenge,” in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who needs an urgent operation in orbit.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Scientists at this company look at DNA like a blueprint. Here’s how it’s helping criminal investigators track down suspects in North Carolina.
The 2015 Paris climate agreement is built on a central trade-off. All countries will pony up plans to cut their carbon footprint—but only if rich countries, which bear the most responsibility for causing the crisis, pony up cash for their poorer neighbors, the ones that bear the brunt. The target usually cited for climate finance transfers is $100 billion per year, which rich countries committed in 2009 to raise by 2020.