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SEC Program Reportedly Fires Head Coach Following Bowl Loss, SEC Program Reportedly Fires Head Coach Following Bowl Loss, "Discipline Issues"
- January 05, 2020

MSU failed to capture a bowl game win this season and previous year with losses in the Outback Bowl and the Music City Bowl. Moorhead shined as the offensive coordinator at Penn State from 2016-17. As for Moorhead, it's likely that he will find work quickly, as his offensive scheme is still widely-respected in coaching circles. A new year has brought new coaching changes. (more...)
Man dies chasing Starbucks laptop thief Man dies chasing Starbucks laptop thief
- January 05, 2020

The kid [victim] jumped into the auto. I mean, he made it pretty far into the auto. "There was a struggle and I think they pushed him out and then he got dragged". #DEVELOPING Aaron Reams is feeling lucky this morning after getaway auto in @CityofOakland Starbucks incident narrowly missed him and his four kids as it sped away. (more...)
NASA and amateur space enthusiast find lost Indian moon lander NASA and amateur space enthusiast find lost Indian moon lander
- January 05, 2020

On Monday, the agency released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft's impact and its associated debris field. The images confirm what had always been expected: that Vikram crashed while attempting to land. Isro's website has an entry dated September 10 that reads: "Vikram lander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, but no communication with it yet". (more...)
Australian bushfire smoke turns New Zealand glaciers brown Australian bushfire smoke turns New Zealand glaciers brown
- January 05, 2020

Some people have observed the Franz Josef Glacier turn from pristine white to a brown hue caused by the dust from bushfire. "We took a flight up over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers (from Franz Josef township) and landed on a flat surface not too far from the glaciers , not on a glacier per se". (more...)
What time is the meteor shower tonight? What time is the meteor shower tonight?
- January 04, 2020

The radiant is actually located within the boundaries of the constellation of Boötes , the herdsman, so we might expect them to be called the "Boötids", as meteor showers are typically named for the constellations in which their radiants are located. (more...)
Prince William announces most prestigious environmental prize in history Prince William announces most prestigious environmental prize in history
- January 04, 2020

According to the Earthshot Prize website , a prize will go to five winners per year at annual awards ceremonies in different cities from 2020 to 2029. "Our awards will reward progress in all sectors of industry and society, not just technology". Kensington Palace shared a photo of the Duke of Cambridge, taken by his wife, at a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range, during their recent tour of Pakistan. (more...)
How and when to watch the first major meteor shower of 2020
- January 04, 2020

Unlike the recent "ring of fire" solar eclipse , the Quadrantids are best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere during the night and early morning hours. "To give yourself the best chance of spotting the meteors, head out to an open and dark area, allowing your eyes time to become sensitive in the darkness by avoiding any bright sources of light like a mobile phone". (more...)
Elon Musk shows how first Crewed Dragon mission should look Elon Musk shows how first Crewed Dragon mission should look
- January 03, 2020

When that's done, the Dragon Crew capsule will unlatch from the docking port and bring them back to Earth. For NASA to maintain its presence aboard the International Space Station, it needs an easy way to send its astronauts into space. Being a commercial partner of NASA, SpaceX intends to use the capsule to ferry the agency's astronauts to the ISS. NASA astronauts, from left, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, assigned to fly on the first operational mission of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, are in ... (more...)
Jaguars announce Doug Marrone will remain head coach in 2020 Jaguars announce Doug Marrone will remain head coach in 2020
- January 03, 2020

Coughlin's position as executive vice president of football operations will not be filled. It appears there will be much more clarity on head coach Doug Marrone's future as the week plays out. "On the identical time, there have been constructive developments and contributions that shouldn't be missed". "Accountability will be paramount". Marrone was 15-17 in a previous stint as head coach of the Buffalo Bills (2013-14) but surprisingly opted out of his contract because of a strained ... (more...)
Starwatch: the annual display of the Quadrantid meteor shower Starwatch: the annual display of the Quadrantid meteor shower
- January 03, 2020

Astronomer expert at Qatar Calendar House (QCH) Dr. Beshir Marzouk said the Quadrantid meteor shower is one of the important meteors showers seen from earth, where the average rate of Quadrantid showers flow will be 80 Quadrantid meteors per hour according to astronomer experts on meteors shower observations. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon
- January 02, 2020

Chandrayyan-2 will undergo four more manoeuvres. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon. EDT. The mission stands out because of its low cost, with just about Rs. 1,000 crore spent - a much smaller price tag compared to similar missions by other countries. (more...)
Mark Carney says financial sector must act faster on climate change Mark Carney says financial sector must act faster on climate change
- January 02, 2020

As he dictated in his United Nations climate speech in September as then-director of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), he said investors should be divesting from companies in the fossil fuel sector; fund managers would "have to make the judgment and justify to the people whose money it ultimately is". (more...)
How to dispose of your Christmas tree How to dispose of your Christmas tree
- January 02, 2020

Rock River Disposal will be collecting Christmas trees for two consecutive weeks from Rockford residents on their normally scheduled garbage pickup day starting Monday, Jan. Burlington: The City does NOT pick up Christmas trees. Residents should use the south parking driveway and put the tree without decorations in the front pasture. (more...)
10 astronomy events you don’t want to miss in 2020 10 astronomy events you don’t want to miss in 2020
- December 31, 2019

The Quadrantids are not an easy shower to view: They have a short peak of activity (only about 6 hours) and the weather can be poor in early January. "Most of the meteors leave a glittering trail as they pass", AccuWeather Astronomy Blogger Dave Samuhel said. After the blue moon on October 31, 2020, trick-or-treaters will need to wait until 2039 to see the next blue moon on Halloween. (more...)
Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Is Acting Strangely Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Is Acting Strangely
- December 31, 2019

If Betelgeuse explodes, it will likely appear in the sky as bright as a full moon - only it will be visible during the day, too. Lopez-Sanchez said it is well-documented that Betelgeuse is a variable star, meaning it changes brightness periodically. (more...)
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils NASA’s Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils
- December 31, 2019

David Gruel, operations manager for Mars 2020 told the media persons on Friday that NASA needs to keep the hardware as pristine and as safe as possible until it reaches Mars. "We are hoping to move fairly quickly". Once it lands on the planet, it will become the fifth USA rover to have landed there. Talking about this rover, Deputy Head of Mission Matt Wallace said that it has been specially created to find out the evidence of life. (more...)
Telling Numbers: Longest single spacewalk by a woman, and other records Telling Numbers: Longest single spacewalk by a woman, and other records
- December 31, 2019

Koch, 40, an electrical engineer, is set to extend that record. "Having the opportunity to be up here for so long is truly an honour", Koch was quoted as saying at press interviews on Thursday. And if it's just outside what you think is attainable for you and you reach it, it really pays off dividends in more ways than one. Christina Koch (right) with her heroine and mentor, Peggy Whitson, at a White House bill signing in December 2017. (more...)
Climate champions Thunberg and Attenborough join forces to push for change Climate champions Thunberg and Attenborough join forces to push for change
- December 30, 2019

Thunberg said he was "not supportive" of his daughter skipping school for the climate strike. It led to co-ordinated school strikes across the globe. "She dances around, she laughs a lot, we have a lot of fun - and she's in a very good place", he added. Thunberg, who recently became the youngest recipient of TIME The magazine's Person of the Year distinction helped spread the word "flygskam" - or the shame of flying - by abandoning air travel in favor of more environmentally friendly ... (more...)
Christina Koch sets women’s record for longest spaceflight
- December 30, 2019

On Saturday, NASA astronaut Christina Koch , having stayed at the International Space Station for 289 days, became the first woman to set the record for the longest single space flight. NASA astronaut Christina Koch (pictured) is set to make history once again. The world record is 15 months set in the 1990s by a Russian cosmonaut aboard the former Mir space station. (more...)
China Launch Critical Long March 5 Test Flight China Launch Critical Long March 5 Test Flight
- December 30, 2019

The Long march 5 is very crucial satellite for space future projects of China. The rocket launch "tests key technologies related to future space missions", Xinhua said. "While a failure later this month would not 100 per cent rule out a Mars 2020 Long March 5 mission, it would make it astronomically less likely". China will continue to be the world's most frequent user of carrier rockets this year after gaining the title in 2018, with 33 successful launches this year. (more...)

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