Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Has Moved Here’s What That Means

The Earth’s north magnetic pole has led scientists on something of a chase over the last century. This point, which is not the same as geographic north, is critical for compasses as well as plane, submarine, and ship navigation. Yet over the last few decades, magnetic north has moved erratically over Nunavut, Canada, flitting north toward Siberia. “It’s moving at about 50 km (30 miles) a year,” Ciaran Beggan, a scientist from the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, Scotland, told Reuters. “It didn’t move much between 1900 and 1980, but it’s really accelerated in the past 40 years.” Keeping tabs on magnetic north is imperative for European and American militaries because their navigation systems rely the World Magnetic Model (WMM), …

Last Great Escape prisoner dies aged 99

“He will be sorely missed. Per Ardua [the RAF motto].” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe last survivor of ‘The Great Escape’ camp tells his story Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said Mr Churchill “embodied the spirit of the RAF – tenacious, resilient and incredibly brave in the face of adversity.” More news and stories from across Devon and Cornwall. Mr Churchill’s death followed that of Australian pilot Paul Royle, who died in Perth, aged 101 in 2015. The survivors formed a sort of club and kept in contact through the Sagan Select Subway Society newsletter, of which Mr Royle and Mr Churchill were the last two recipients. Related Topics Royal Air Force …

22 Of The Most Entertaining Responses To Anti-Vaxxers

#2 Many anti-vaxxers use the possibility of having an autistic child as one of their debate points – but this autistic person had a counterpoint. #4 Anti-vaxxers say they want to return to a simpler, more ‘natural’ time – well this user had some holes to poke in that theory. Approximately 110 000 people died from measles in 2017 – mostly children under the age of 5 years according to the World Health Organization. #7 This user pointed out that just because you have googled information about vaccines on the internet does not mean you know more than doctors. #9 Parent in an anti-vaxxing Facebook group seeks advice against judgmental neighbors – and receives an unexpected response. #11 Internet user fights …

People Post Heartwarming Tributes To NASAs Rover Opportunity Which Stopped Working After 15 Years On Mars

Unfortunately, all good things eventually come to an end, as Nelly Furtado famously declared. Today we say goodbye to one of the biggest leaps in human history. We bid a farewell to NASA’s Opportunity rover, abandoned and alone around 140 million miles (225 million kilometers) away from our planet. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: NPR and put together a thread that I hoped would resonate with people who might have similar feelings as me about this extraordinary robot” Jacob elaborated on why he started the tweet series. JacobMargolis JacobMargolis JacobMargolis JacobMargolis JacobMargolis JacobMargolis As of June, 2018, Opportunity has traveled 45.16 kilometers (28.06 miles), took over 217,000 images, examined …

Authorities Make Record Seizure Of World’s Most Trafficked Animal

They are cute, they are bizarre, and they are the most illegally trafficked animal on the planet. However, there’s a chance you’ve never even heard of them. They’re called pangolins, a family of scaly anteaters that can be found across Africa and Asia that look like a mash-up of an armadillo and an artichoke.  Just last week, a record-breaking haul of African pangolins parts – a whopping 29.8 tonnes – were seized by authorities in Sabah state on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. This makes it the biggest bust ever recorded in Malaysia, a central node in the illegal pangolin trade network. According to the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, the haul included about 1,800 boxes full of frozen African pangolins …

Rep. Joe Kennedy III to endorse Elizabeth Warren for president

(CNN)Rep. Joe Kennedy III will endorse fellow Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president on Saturday, when she is expected to officially launch her 2020 campaign. Warren has been teasing the announcement of a presidential bid, and was the first major Democrat to announce an exploratory run, on New Year’s Eve. Since then, the senator has traveled to the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and last month visited Puerto Rico, using the trip to slam President Donald Trump’s handling of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts as well as his insistence on building a wall along the US southern border. “One month ago today, we launched this exploratory committee to build a grassroots movement to level the …

Don Lemon Tears Into ‘Troll’ Newt Gingrich Over ‘Hostile To America’ Tweet

And the “CNN Tonight” host wasn’t having any of it. Lemon explained how he was “breaking my rule of not responding to Twitter trolls” just for Gingrich and that Knight had been “well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it.” Lemon concluded with this zinger: “By the way, don’t play me, play lotto. Your odds are better.” turned down invites to perform the half-time show at last Sunday’s Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the former 49er who was the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem before games in protest of police brutality and systemic racism. to give the anthem back its voice” and “to stand for that historic …

Arizona facility where incapacitated woman gave birth is shutting down

The company said the board had voted to shut down the facility Feb. 1 and was working with state agencies to develop a plan to move 37 patients to other centers. Its skilled nursing facility will stay open. “We will continue to work with these agencies in the weeks and months ahead to ensure an appropriate and safe transition moving forward,” the provider said in a statement. “The care of our patients remains our top priority and we will do everything in our power to ensure a smooth transition for them and their families.” Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Manager Receives An 8 Hours Notice To Fire All His Staff, Orders Pizza And Writes Recommendations For Everyone Instead

Some people say that only death and taxes are certain in this world, but for most of us mere mortals, finding some kind of job to pay off those expenses is also an inescapable reality. And while the majority of us try to find stability in our craft, it is a well-known fact that for government workers stability is not exactly a guaranteed prospect. With the recent But shutdowns aren’t the only risk in the life of a government worker, as like any other job, those positions are susceptible to layoffs. And that is exactly what one Reddit user called shortadamlewis had to experience. However, not only did they lose their own job, they had to let go of their …

Man charged over musicians’ crash deaths

Ms Chambers and Mr Ross were both talented double bass players, according to their families. Ms Chambers’ family said she was due to start an Animal Science degree, and had been taking a gap year at the time of her death. Mr Ross’s relatives said he was a second-year student at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Related Topics Lincoln Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Embattled Ralph Northam, in first interview since blackface furor, says he wants to focus on racial equity

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It’s unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the page is filled with pictures of Northam and lists his undergraduate alma mater and other information about him. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP) “I have a lot more to learn…The more I know, the more I can do,” Northam told The Post. “I want to heal that pain, and I want to make sure that all Virginians have equal opportunity…and I think …

Stunned Scientists Observe Massive Star Shooting A Jet In The Large Magellanic Cloud

For the first time, researchers have observed a stellar jet being produced by a massive young galaxy outside the Milky Way. The jet is quite thin and stretches in two directions for almost 33 light-years. These kinds of jets are seen in several small young stars and occasionally some larger objects, but never has one been seen beyond our galaxy in visible light. The discovery is reported in Nature. The incredible phenomenon was spotted in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the biggest of the dozen companion galaxies that orbit the Milky Way. The star producing it is part of N180 B, a key H II (pronounced “H two”) region. These regions are extremely important, they are rich in ionized hydrogen and …

There’s 1 Prosecutor Trump Fears Even More Than Robert Mueller, Ari Melber Says

Many in Trump’s corner have been vocal about their dislike of federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, a member of Mueller’s team who has been called a “ “One, he supersizes even seemingly small offenses to play hardball. Two, he has managed to flip even hardened criminals into cooperating witnesses. And three, he charges targets that many prosecutors actually avoid, like entire corporations or defendants’ own family members. I repeat: defendants’ own family members.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Draft Beto grassroots effort urges Texas Democrat to jump into presidential race

Draft Beto supporter Ben Martel talks with fellow O’Rourke enthusiasts at the organizing event in Manchester, N.H. (Rob DiRienzo/Fox News) Despite his defeat, O’Rourke’s campaign was able to raise a near-record $78 million. His supporters hope that success continues its momentum into the Democratic primary season and ultimately, against President Donald Trump. BETO O’ROURKE TO MEET VOTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AMID 2020 CONTEMPLATION O’Rourke told Oprah yesterday he is still thinking about it and will be making a serious decision before the end of this month. In the meantime, the Draft Beto organization will continue to lay the groundwork for the Texas politician to join an already-crowded field of Democratic contenders. Among the roughly dozen attendees at the Draft Beto event was …