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A 'space hurricane' hovered above the North Pole for about 8 hours, study says
USA TODAY, 03 Mar 2021 0:37Z
For the first time, scientists have spotted what they're calling a "space
hurricane" spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study.

Space hurricane spotted above the North pole
BBC, 3 May 2021
The space hurricane was spotted by scientists from China's Shandong
University, where they saw a swirling mass of plasma that behaved a lot like
the hurricanes here on Earth - except these space hurricanes rain electrons
instead of water!
The space hurricane was spotted across 1,000km, above the North Pole.
Similar to hurricanes found inside Earth's atmosphere, it turned in an anti-
clockwise direction and lasted for almost 8 hours.
Prof Mike Lockwood, a space scientist at the university of Reading said:
"Until now, it was uncertain that space plasma hurricanes even existed, so
to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible".

The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries.
The New York Times, 03 Mar 2021 08:33Z
Charged via rooftop solar panels, the cells form a network that provides a
building with backup electricity and that utilities can tap during peak periods.

Brazil Hits Record for Covid Deaths as Hospitals Near Collapse
Bloomberg, 03 Mar 2021 0:32Z
Brazil reported a record daily number of Covid-19 deaths as a resurgence of
the virus fills up hospital beds and pushes local govts to call for
more drastic ...

'This is one of those years': Warning after half-tonne croc hauled from
Darwin Harbour
ABC News, 03 Mar 2021 05:31Z
A 4.5-metre sal****er crocodile estimated to weigh 500 kilograms is trapped
in waters off Darwin, prompting a warning that large crocodiles have been
mobile during a heavy wet season.

Animals fake death for long periods to escape predators, 03 Mar 2021 0:22Z
Many animals feign death to try to escape their predators, with some
individuals in prey species remaining motionless, if in danger, for extended
lengths of time.

Cuttlefish have ability to exert self-control, study finds
The Guardian, 03 Mar 2021 05:22Z
Humans, chimps, parrots and crows have evolved to exert self-control, a
trait linked to higher intelligence. Now, researchers say cuttlefish -
chunky squid-like ...

Japanese bnaire is looking for 8 people to join him for a Moon
voyage on SpaceX rocket
The Verge, 02 Mar 2021 22:21Z
Japanese bnaire Yusaku Maezawa invited the public on Tue to apply
for a spot on SpaceX's Starship in his private mission around the Moon,
reaching ...

NOAA Acknowledges the New Reality of Hurricane Season
Gizmodo, 02 Mar 2021 18:18Z
We're one step closer to officially moving up hurricane season. The National
Hurricane Center announced Tue that it would formally start issuing its ...
Mysterious New Warp Drive Patent Surfaces Online
The Debrief, 02 Mar 2021
After first publishing his groundbreaking 1994 warp drive concept in
the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, Mexican Mathematician and
Physicist Miguel Alcubierre received significant positive and negative
feedback. Most applauded his solution, which did indeed appear to
create a working theory on how a warp drive might allow faster than
light travel without violating the laws of physics. In contrast, others
zeroed in on the incredible amount of energy needed to propel his
theoretical spacecraft.

High-Tech Scan Peeks Inside Sealed Letters From The Renaissance
NPR, 02 Mar 2021 18:15Z
A signed, sealed but not delivered letter from 1697 has finally been
read with the help of a high-tech scan that looked inside without
breaking its seal.

How this thin, flexible film converts any light into clean energy - Q&A
Electrek, 01 Mar 2021
Transparent ORENgE can apparently capture any light and convert it to
clean energy in a more efficient way than traditional solar panels.

In a Momentous Discovery, Scientists Show Neanderthals Could Produce
Human-Like Speech
ScienceAlert, 01 Mar 2021 16:13Z
Our Neanderthal cousins had the capacity to both hear and produce the
speech sounds of modern humans, a new study has found.