Science Blog

November 22, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

The International Space Station turns 20

So, on its 20th anniversary let us take a moment and look up at the intrepid people who are helping us understand the Cosmos and our role in it. Read

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Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

November 9th is Carl Sagan’s birthday and it is now known as Carl Sagan Day. Read about Carl and the Voyagers spacecraft

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October 31, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

Space news on Halloween: Landing on an asteroid, visiting Mercury and collecting solar data

On Hyabusa 2, Bepi Colombo and the Parker Solar Probe Read

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Climate Change — 1.5 C is the least we need to do and it may not be enough

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impacts of global warming in South Korea, October 10, 2018. The Panel was requested to publish the Special Report by the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in its 21st session during which the Paris Agreement was […]

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Is climate change leading us to category 6?

It is quite likely that climate change is having an impact on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and typhoons. In the last couple of weeks, the world has seen two major storms: Hurricane Florence, which hit the east coast of the US and Typhoon Mangkhut that has devastated the […]

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July 12, 2018 Saima Baig Climate change,floods,Japan no responses

Climate change impacts: Floods in Japan

(Picture Kyodo News/ AP via BBC) The impacts of climate change are now manifesting on a regular basis. Recently, severe flooding in Japan wreaked devastation across Hiroshima and has killed almost 200 people, with 1.5 million people being displaced. And this, in a country that has some of the best […]

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June 22, 2018 Saima Baig Antarctic,Global warming,ice loss no responses

Ice Loss Speeding up in the Antarctic

Antarctic sea ice losses are speeding up and have in fact surpassed estimates. Last week scientists (who are part of the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise) announced that 3 trillion tonnes of ice was lost between 1992 – 2017. Annual ice loss has more than doubled in the Antarctic Peninsula […]

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Where Did The Water Go?

(Published in Dunya News) This growing water deficit is fast pushing Pakistan towards water poverty in the coming decades – a severe challenge for the government and policymakers. Without a sustainable and holistic water strategy and effective policymaking, a lot more cities and towns in the country will suffer the […]

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September 15, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Goodbye Cassini, You Have Done Well

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini’s mission has ended and it has plunged into Saturn but the data it has sent back has and will continue to change our perception of Saturn, its rings, its moons and the solar system for a long time. Read more.

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40 Years Of Voyager And Other Space Shenanigans

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini will reach its end this year and Juno, the next. But the Voyagers, undoubtedly our greatest space mission, will continue their journey towards deep space. They have given us many moments of amazement. Perhaps the greatest one was when Voyager 2 turned its camera back […]

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