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Single-crop Cultivation in California creating Gap between abundance of Wild Bees and Demand for Pollination

Single-crop Cultivation in California creating Gap between abundance of Wild Bees and Demand for Pollination

Bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are an integral part of California's almond industry. In fact, you cannot imagine California almonds without bees. But a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the area’s love for almonds and some other crops have affected wild bee populations.

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket completes Vertical Landing after Deploying 11 Small Satellites into Orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket completes Vertical Landing after Deploying 11 Small Satellites into Orbit

SpaceX has safely landed its reusable rocket on solid ground after liftoff on Monday. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket touched down surface successfully at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after three failed attempts previously.

The landing is a major victory for Elon Musk and his aerospace company as it was the company’s first flight since it rocket exploded about six months ago. It was the first time when a rocket launched a payload into the space and then landed safely on solid surface.

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Mysterious 14,000-Year-Old ‘Red Deer Cave People’ Bone may Belong to an Archaic Human Species

Mysterious 14,000-Year-Old ‘Red Deer Cave People’ Bone may Belong to an Archaic Human Species

A mysterious 14,000-year old thigh bone of the ‘Red Deer Cave People’ shows strong link between an archaic human species. The surprising fact is that the species is thought to have been extinct long before the time this person walked on Earth. A joint team led by Associate Professor Darren Curnoe from UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) and Professor Ji Xueping from the Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology has discovered the 14,000-year-old thigh bone in China.

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Want to see Astronaut-carrying International Space Station? Here is a Way out

Want to see Astronaut-carrying International Space Station? Here is a Way out

If you are a skywatcher, you can look up at night to spot the moon and many other planets of the solar system, but do you know how to spot International Space Station (ISS) which has been orbiting over earth’s surface at a speed of about 7.66 kilometers per second.

The space station in low earth orbit, which has been a home to astronauts for more than 16 years, is very close to us. Earlier, British astronaut Tim Peake alongside astronaut Tim Kopra and veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko safely reached the ISS.

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Venomous yellow-bellied sea snake washes up on Californian Bolsa Chica State Beach

Venomous yellow-bellied sea snake washes up on Californian Bolsa Chica State Beach

Members of the Surfrider Foundation were having no idea while cleaning up beaches in California that they will come across a venomous yellow-bellied sea snake. The snake washed up on Bolsa Chic State Beach, around 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

It is the third time that this snake has been found in California. First time, it was found in the 1970s and once before this year. As per the environmental group, the snake might have washed up due to warmer waters linked to El Nino weather conditions.

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SpaceX pushes back Rocket Launch and another Dramatic Landing Attempt to Monday

SpaceX pushes back Rocket Launch and another Dramatic Landing Attempt to Monday

Launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with 11 Orbcomm Inc. communications satellites has been postponed to Monday night, SpaceX announced Sunday. The decision was taken after an analysis showed 10% better chance of a good landing by waiting for one day.

Before this, the launch was scheduled for Sunday. There are about 80% chances of favorable weather on Monday during one-minute launch window at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX said.

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Mysterious 14,000-year-Old Thigh Bone Suggests ‘Red Deer Cave People’ may belong to Ancient Archaic Humans

Mysterious 14,000-year-Old Thigh Bone Suggests ‘Red Deer Cave People’ may belong to Ancient Archaic Humans

This year has been the remarkable year in the study of human evolution with the latest findings of a mysterious 14,000-year-old thigh bone has adding five stars to the field. A joint team led by Associate Professor Darren Curnoe from UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wale) and Professor Ji Xueping from the Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology has discovered the fossilized femur bone of the ‘Red Deer Cave people’ thought to have been extinct long before the man walked on Earth.

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14000-Year-Old Femur Offers Hints about Ancient Human Species

14000-Year-Old Femur Offers Hints about Ancient Human Species

A new discovery of a 14,000 years old thigh bone is all set to amend the history of human evolution. Scientists believe the fossilized femur could add a new branch in family tree of humans.

Previously, historians thought other ancient human species vanished after the appearance of modern humans. But now, the new femur unearthed from Red Deer Cave in southwest China has suggested that human’s distant cousins walked the earth with some other species of humans for quite a long time.

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LHC Team reports discovery of a mysterious new particle

LHC Team reports discovery of a mysterious new particle

The world’s biggest particle accelerator might have discovered a hint of a totally new fundamental particle or may be it has seen ghosts. However, if it turns out to be nothing at all even than particle physicists have come up with a spate of studies to match with the latest experimental findings, proposing various ideas regarding what could have been found.

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Beijing issues 2nd red alert for pollution

Beijing issues 2nd red alert for pollution

Beijing on Saturday issued red alert for smog for the second time this month and put its emergency response plan into action as pollution levels in the Chinese capital crossed limits.

The capital city’s environmental bureau ordered all local factories to temporarily shut down and pulled 50 per cent of all private cars off the roads, among other measures, to cope with the issue.

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