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Planet Venus could have been once habitable, predicts NASA model

Planet Venus may have been once habitable, predicts NASA model

Considering the present situation on Venus, the idea that it could host life seems to be fear out. But as per the projections of a NASA climate model, the second planet from the sun may have once been habitable.

Once it might have hosted a shallow and liquid-water ocean and a habitable surface. Scientists working at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) have developed the model with an aim to know if the planet did once had conditions akin to those present on earth.

Long-term effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings not as severe as considered: Study

Long-term effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings not as severe as considered: Study

Assessment of over 60 years of medical research on survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the time of World War II has unveiled that the long-term health effects of the bomb dropping were not as severe as considered earlier.

Study’s lead researcher Bertrand Jordan, a molecular biologist in France, said that as per the data, there were around 177,000 survivors and their children and as a control group, they included 20,000 people who were not exposed to radiation from the bombs.

1991 Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption behind depressing global sea levels for two decades

1991 Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption behind depressing global sea levels for two decades

Scientists were baffled as earth’s mean sea level has been rising at a steady 3 millimeters per year since 1992. Now, after more than two decades they have been able to solve the mystery, which is the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption of 1991.

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Confusion due to 1967 solar storm could have ended into nuclear war between US and Soviet Union

Confusion due to 1967 solar storm could have ended into nuclear war between US and Soviet Union

A solar storm happened more than five decades back was almost going to end into World War III. On May 23, 1967, the storm jammed radar and radio communications, but unaware of the same the US thought that it is the act of Soviet Union.

Stringent regulations to curb air pollution could save 10,000 lives annually

Stringent regulations to curb air pollution could save 10,000 lives annually

If two types of air pollution are reduced to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency current requirements, 9,320 lives could be saved on annual basis, unveils a new study. Along with this, 21,400 serious health conditions could also be avoided.

Study researchers have also checked out to see where decline in pollution levels might have the biggest difference. Study’s lead researcher Kevin Cromar from New York University said that cities that will be having the highest levels of pollution and largest populations would face the highest health impact.

Environmental causes could be behind dogs’ declining sperm quality: Study

Environmental causes could be behind dogs’ declining sperm quality: Study

A decline of 30% has been witnessed in fertility of five common dog breeds in Britain, according to a new study. The research paper published in Scientific Reports has unveiled about declining sperm quality and other effects. The decline might have been taking place due to environmental conditions.

The researchers have observed the male dogs’ fertility rate for over 26 years and came to know the progressive forward movement of sperm has declined by 30% in five breeds- Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, curly coat retrievers, Border collies and German shepherds.

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DiCaprio's speech on climate change attracts more attention than traditional media strategies

DiCaprio's speech on climate change attracts more attention than traditional media strategies

According to a new study, actor Leonardo DiCaprio's speech on climate change at the Academy Awards ceremony has attracted more attention towards the matter than the Paris Agreement 2015 or Earth Day.

In the research paper having a title, ‘Big Data Sensors of Organic Advocacy: The Case of Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change’, it has been mentioned that the speech has led Twitter activity with regard to climate change to increase 636%.

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Waste dumped at decommissioned military base in Greenland could unearth due to global warming

Global warming effect: Waste entombed for eternity in US decommissioned military base in Greenland could unearth

A military base that was decommissioned by the US along with their Danish partners in 1967 underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet thinking that it would be buried there till eternity by deepening snow cover could now be unearthed, mainly due to global warming.

A research paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has unveiled that the melting ice sheet due to global warming could spread the dangerous waste across the ice sheet’s surface and into the ocean 75 years from now.

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International report highlights how 2015 surpassed previous climate change record highs

International report highlights how 2015 surpassed previous climate change record highs

A freshly released annual international climate report has unveiled that earth’s temperature is increasing as well as the related symptoms that could be expected with a rising temperature. The State of the Climate report has stated that the health of the planet’s atmosphere has fallen into uncharted territory.

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands are coming to see the cheerful Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since 1983. ‘Cheerful’ because a smiley face has been formed in an erupting Hawaiian volcano's crater. The smiley was captured in a video by a helicopter tour company.

Mick Kalber from Paradise Helicopters has captured the moment. Also, the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is reaching at the Pacific shore of the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. It seems that the lava will make the Big Island even bigger.

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