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SpaceX, NASA give final 'go' for historic astronaut launch
"The first test launch of Richard Branson's virgin orbit rockets fails Joe later reports the virgin orbit is supposed to be a rocket with a cargo of small satellites that rocket carried by a Boeing seven forty seven then propelled into space virgin did a test launch Monday the jet called cosmic girl took off from the Mojave air and space port north of Los Angeles and flew out just be on the Channel Islands the rocket was dropped from beneath the left wing of the job just like it was supposed to but NASA says the mission was soon terminated due to an anomaly no word on what the problem was version says the flight crew returned safely and they've got six more rockets under construction of pick up the mantle and try try again meantime tomorrow is the day to NASA astronauts fly commercial spacecraft up to the international space station marking a return of space flight for the U. S. here's Evan brown NASA and its contractors SpaceX the Elon musk company if made final checks of the crew dragon space capsule that two astronauts are expected to ride in tomorrow **** norm knight is the deputy director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston everything was ready to go and it turned out that it turned out very well we're very happy with that and and again looking forward to going forward Bob banking and Doug Hurley will be the first to ride aboard the so called space taxi the last humans to launch from U. S. soil were in twenty eleven tomorrow's launch is scheduled for just after four thirty PM
Magnitude-4.0 Ocean Earthquake Felt Throughout Southern California
"A four point oh magnitude earthquake off the southern California coast is what I'm talking about for those who were up late for a new year's eve party and then up early for the rose parade it was a wake up call they didn't need yet at two thirteen this morning the earth moved it was centered in the ocean you're the Channel Islands and people felt in places like Glendale in Hawthorne and even Orange County one man though just shrugged it off he says it's part of life here and you know we're in California we're used to it well actually waiting for the big one and there hasn't been a big one in the LA area since nineteen ninety four Randy Baldwin as a geophysicist at the national earthquake information center he says the quake this morning took place seventeen miles off shore and it was a shallow one may be at a depth of six miles you know closer to the surface and now they're there for more shaking he points out these quakes the threes in the force are very common here and no it does not mean it is not an indication that the big one is coming although experts have long been saying that southern California is overdue for a major
Magnitude-4.0 Ocean Earthquake Felt Throughout Southern California
"Chalk it up was quite a jolt to ring in the new year and earthquake striking southern California early this morning it was centered off the coast near the Channel Islands a magnitude four point oh earthquake that hit at two thirteen AM people felt it from Santa Barbara to Orange County and even if you didn't feel it just knowing that a quake could rolled through that in itself could be a little unnerving of course something something we were of all right maybe not for this one but quakes can be pretty jarring Randy Baldwin as a geophysicist at the national earthquake information center he tells K. an axe this quake was about six miles down that's pretty shallow and that means you will feel more shaking usually the earthquake is the more attenuation that you might have on some of the surface what for those who didn't feel the jolts
Vigils Planned in Remembrance of Victims of Dive Boat Tragedy
"A couple of local vigils are planned tonight to honor that thirty four people killed in the dive boat fire off the Channel Islands one will be hosted by an environmental group heal the bay it'll start at six PM at the group's aquarium under the Santa Monica pier the deep blue scuba center in Long Beach will host a candlelight vigil at seven
School says students, parents were on dive boat
"At Santa Cruz area high school confirms two of its students were aboard the dive boat that caught fire and sank off the Channel Islands at least one student's parent was also on the conception when it burns burst into flames around three thirty Monday morning a letter to parents and staff of Pacific Collegiate School says our hearts are with these two PCS families and we hope and pray they are
Couple on rescuing CA boat fire survivors: “It’s just one of those things you can’t unsee”
"We also want to bring you up to date on that horrible story about the boat to caught fire off the coast of California and some of the people who were on that boat are still missing. this was three thirty in the morning the boat was near the Channel Islands it was a scuba diving expedition all of the passengers were as sleep below deck candy when this fire broke out and trapped them down below deck now such a sad situation and apparently they had no opportunity to get out it's hard to imagine I'm no expert on boats it's hard to imagine there wasn't a Hatcher something that allowed them a chance to get out now listen listen to this call the Coast Guard says the the the person calling was the captain of the ship you will not hear his voice on this you will only hear the Coast Guard emergency dispatcher but to you'll hear the dispatcher saying what do you mean they're locked inside below deck can can't get out what do you mean you didn't have any fire fighting equipment on board the ship. while that is stunning to hear that all of the crew members got off of the ship they got on a some kind of a little skipper something and went to a nearby ship that was anchored and were rescued the passengers were trapped below us so again just imagine this this boat and was there only one little door that provided to the entrance and it was it jammed who knows if we'll ever know why it was locked and then for the whole thing to been engulfed in flames I'm gonna suggest a fire extinguisher not gonna do a whole lot of good at that point if if the oxygen was the combustible agent here that just made this thing go up you know just in flames instantly a fire extinguisher to probably not going to whole Lotta good in a situation like that this is three thirty in the morning but it does when you hear that audio it makes you wonder why didn't somebody who's on the crew and they were all awake at that time they were up they were all on the deck yeah according to their version of the story. why didn't somebody try to unlock the door and that's you know did they Trier was that every man for himself and the crew and the captain I'm and didn't go down with the ship don't know about that part but did did they did they abandon their responsibilities to try to help those passengers and they just said I'm getting out of here surely Hanson was on board her both the grape escape it was moored several hundred feet away she was awakened by five men from this boat banging on her own vessels hole this group of the the crew escaped on a detainee and they told Mrs Hanson that a bad fire had broken out on their boat. and one man had a broken leg to the man to search the water near the boat but didn't locate any additional survivors the men were all distraught they said they had celebrated a birthday party for one of the ship's passengers on Sunday evening. and Mrs Hanson says you felt so helpless to see this in the black of the night it's three thirty in the morning now they're out on the water all she could see was flames that engulfed the entire boat now I want to be clear it's very much speculation Donna maybe those crew members tried to help the passengers in some way before the flames in the fire just prevented them from doing anything else other than than saving their own lives don't know if we'll ever know the true story there Coast Guard record show the conception was last inspected in February the ship was in full compliance with regulatory requirements that would imply there was fire extinguishers onboard someplace then if that yes that box that's according to captain Rochester with the U. S. Coast Guard vessel walls launched in nineteen eighty one it had box for forty six passengers all the passengers slept below deck according to the U. S. Coast Guard and there was only one way out boy and and so does that mean the cruise school quarters were above deck I guess and that's how they were able to to get often of just the passenger bunk beds down below Kelly I I I have not seen yet why all of the crew were up at three thirty and on the deck it it's just not spelled out so far in any of the reporting the federal government has sent a team from the national transportation safety board to investigate there is out there today investigators will review the safety history of the vessel and the company they will review the boat's design they will look at the fire fighting equipment that was on board and how the crew was trained. going to a spokesperson for the federal government national transportation safety board Kenny this could go down as one of the worst disasters in the in US history for this cut type of boating yeah for maritime like this and and this investigation it'll be a year mark before we hear what's really happened there I'll surely they're gonna try to understand the cause of the blaze to along with all the other they have to mention yes what what what started it why was it so big and spread so rapidly that the crew had to get off immediately and couldn't do anything to help save the
Coast Guard: 25 bodies found after California boat fire
"We start with the tragedy out of California that's where the Coast Guard says they've discovered at least twenty five bodies after a boat fire off the southern California coast thirty nine were aboard the conception a diving ship on a three day scuba diving excursion to the Channel Islands there was a six member crew and thirty three passengers when that fire broke out at about three AM Monday and quickly engulfed the vessel the incident today began at approximately three
At least 25 confirmed dead in boat fire in California
"As we move west to southern California we want to get the latest on that tragic boat fire the Coast Guard now says twenty five bodies have been recovered nine people are still missing and Jim Roop as more for us this isn't a day that we wanted to wake up to for Labor Day Michael this U. S. Coast Guard captain Monica Rochester and she says it was three thirty in the morning Monday when a distress call was heard on the marine radio emergency channel. thirty nine P. obese as the garbled message stated thirty nine persons on board was the dive charter conception all on a three day diving excursion to the Channel Islands national park thirty miles off the coast of Santa Barbara from which it left early Saturday morning as its final day began the fire broke out it's unclear at this point how the five members of the crew were already up and on the top deck were able to jump off to suffer leg injuries one crew member and thirty three passengers were apparently trapped below the flames the sleeping quarters according to captain Rochester the boat was in compliance so all safety measures had to be in place passing is last inspection last year there are a lot of questions though those
Dozens feared dead after fire tears through California dive boat
"It is still a mystery as to exactly what happened to scuba diving boat that burst into flames off the california. Oh for new coast as dozens of people onboard slept. The mayday calls came in just after three a._m. Pacific time thirty four passengers at this point are still unaccounted for as c. n. N.'s nick watt reports five crew members including the captain jumped off the boat and were rescued by good samaritans mayday mayday call just before three thirty a._m. It told there are numerous fatalities listened to the dispatcher on that made acl asking questions are they locked inside of roger back on board and unlocked and vote. I'm doors so they can get off. We cannot hear the answers and the coast guard has said the boat was in compliance bears repeating thirty four still missing. We are calling the shoreline. You have <hes> souls to vessels from co-star station channel islands harbor. We have come start helicopter crews so we are throwing everything that we have here by area search for these people the boat sank in sixty four feet of water just twenty yards from the shore of santa cruz island that conception seventy seventy five foot dive boats seen here in video on a previous trip had left santa barbara saturday morning the coals of that far that destroyed her still unknown the n._t._s._b. E._s._p._n.'s on route and the coast guard is working with the vessel's owner but the priority right now the fight with hope fading to find any more survivors
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"Channel Islands what's known as Channel Islands national park thirty eight people on board the boat called conception a popular both in the area for dive trips this boat was stolen the fact about twelve years or so golf five of six crew members were told have been rescued two with leg injuries thirty three people are still missing in Ventura I'm Jim row winds are battering the grand Bahama island today and there are reports that hurricane Dorian is taking the life of an eight year old boy on the effects of Doris potential impact on the US here's meteorologist John trout there's a range of possibilities over what could happen in the next twenty four hours for the U. S. landfall could be made in Florida the system could go right across Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico more likely Dorian is expected to skirt up along the east coast of the United States first affecting places like Boca Raton Florida Cape Canaveral on to Jacksonville then into Georgia and the Carolinas states of emergency out for all of those areas and evacuations ordered for Florida portions of Georgia and South Carolina will see evacuations later today I'm meteorologist John trout Dorian has been downgraded to a category four hurricane now authorities in Oakland have been searching for a suspect here put International Airport after he led police on a pursuit Randy gave the airport tarmac and took off on foot towards the bay waters officials say the suspect may have jumped into the water surrounding the airport and possibly drowned we are learning more about the thirty six year old gunman accused of killing seven people and injuring twenty two others in West Texas over the weekend correspondent Scott maclean reports the suspect was fired from his job hours before the massacre began from start to finish.
"It's a bird. It's a plane. It's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It's it's neurologist. Rex five-million-year-old rabbit fossils found on the island of minorca weren't from a rabbit large enough to jump over buildings but they were six times the size of today's rabbits at over a foot and a half in height and twenty six pounds. The super rabbit outweighed not only modern modern rabbits but other rabbit relatives like hairs and pike as well scientists say neurologic is a good example of how species trapped on islands can evolve in unusual directions. Sometimes large species become smaller over time dwarf elephant fossils have been found on mediterranean islands. It's and dwarf mammoths on the channel islands in other cases small species like rabbits may become supersized on minorca scientists is also found a larger than normal land tortoise and door mouse scientists believe the minorca rabbits might have evolved into such a large species because because there were no mammal predators on the island without predatory pressure to keep them ready for speedy escapes. Neurologic rabbits grew larger unless agile. They're there's short stiff. Spines suggests they were basically a couch potato species walking instead of hopping noor logs was also different from modern rabbits in in that it had a small brain compared to its body size and skimpy is it probably didn't even have long bunny ears but neurologist did have pause adapted adapted for digging at twenty six pounds. It needed a lot of food but scientists have yet to discover giant carrot fossils. This moment of science comes from indiana university with production support from the office of the provost. I'm ya'll cassandra.
Emiliano Sala Suffered Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Fatal Plane Crash
"The late Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel killing them both AP correspondent Charles de Ledesma reports on the investigation into the crash from earlier this year solid was with the pilots David if it soon with the single engine aircraft crashed into the channel island of Guernsey on January twenty one the body of the twenty eight year old footballer was recovered from the wreckage two weeks later well it would since but he has not been found the accident investigations branch now sake toxicology tests found a high saturation level of C. O. H. B. the combination products of carbon monoxide and have a blessed and inside his blood is not known what role if any carbon monoxide exposure they have played in the
Sharks as big as a bus seen off California after 30-year hiatus
"And it's enough to give you case the he GB's sharks the size of a small bus. But these critters aren't the kind that gave you nightmares after watching jaws. They're called basking sharks. And they're known as gentle giants they can run anywhere from eighteen to thirty feet long. They disappeared decades ago from the Costa, southern California, but they've been making a comeback this spring, a number of sightings have been reported off of Ventura and Santa Monica bay and Ventura County star reports that one company that varies passengers to the Channel Islands says it's been seeing about twenty basking sharks a
Man leading search for Sala's plane says wreckage found
"Of course, the story that's been dominating English football over the last couple of weeks has been an update in the last few hours wreckage from a plane carrying the Cardiff City. Football million Asala has been discovered near the Channel Islands between the south coast of England and the French coast the plane disappeared on his way from in France to Cardiff with the newly signed Argentine striker and pilot David Ibbotson onboard reporter John Fernandez is in Guernsey and can join us live firstly. I John what exactly has been found. While twenty eight nautical miles north of Ganzi west of Alderney in the Channel Islands substantial wreckage, according to David man's the man launching this privately crowd funded Sach was found. Now, he says that this was found at nine thirty yesterday morning. They only did three passes until by stopped. And then got away from message and handed over to the a IB who are now conducting the salvage operation now, he wouldn't be drawn on whether any bodies have been found, but he did say that it was a substantial amount of wreckage that had been found on the seabed in a particularly rough area of the ocean. So the the the chances are I think everyone has kind of written off the chances of finding anyone alive from this is that for. I think that's absolutely true. And I think from the start of this private sector operation. They very much worldwide is going to be a recovery appreciation for applying. But Mr Mann said now his job is done. These are the questions that the Sala family had of now being on. So he's hoping that this will bring them at least some closure at least some idea of what happened to this missing part of Malibu that went missing two weeks ago today, it went missing twenty past eight off the north coast of old name. Matt was lost anybody has met. We see a huge outpouring of grief from the footballing wild form, a pilot Davidson and Cardiff City footballer Amelia honor Saleh and a huge amount of money raised for this search effort, which eventually did pay dividends. Obviously, we're very very center of this process. Now, I'm just wondering whether having found something in the sea. Whether we're any closer to knowing what exactly happened to this plane. I think that will be a much longer process, if I'm honest, the AARP, very thorough. They at the moment are working on the salvage operation. They are launching an unmanned submersible vehicle as I said the conditions in the channel at the moment are not conducive to any kind of Sach actively they're out there because they have a large vessel, but can survive these at these tough waters, but it is not an easy task. It's an eighty foot boat. But the winds are hi gale force hair. And the Channel Islands at the moment. Now, the hope is that they can get as much of this wreckage as possible. And then as you say, hopefully, that will lead them some way to finding out what happened to this
"channel islands" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Add KNX continuing our depth team. Coverage of the fires now burning in southern California and schools universities that were impacted by the shooting at the borderline grill yesterday in Thousand Oaks today, they're impacted by the flames, let's get the story live on that can extend seventies Heather Jordan, an Pepperdine bills dealing with that aftermath each losing a member of their community. Cal Lutheran spokesperson Karen grant and tells KNX many students there went home after yesterday's events. But there are still some around campus all of them yesterday to pack a bag and to stay on alert. We're looking at possibly moving them on campus. Cal State Channel Islands and more park. College also closed today. Pepperdine's Calabasas campus is also closed. Just coming in a few minutes ago Malibu schools, all Malibu Malibu schools in the Santa Monica malleable, Malibu unified school district. Those are closed for the day as well. Other school districts canceling classes include oak park, unified, Simi valley Kanawha valley version is Oxnard pleasant valley and Mesa union Ventura County. Charter schools that are close today include ace bridges mates river oaks university preparation and visceral dick the right now is video sent house in socal Edison customers in L A, inventory counties without power could be more by now. This most recent number that we have because the wildfires and the ability has begun to cut off power preemptively to areas at risk of the new wildfires. David song Edison, telling connects about years being put on notice about w four thousand customers across about three counties of LA, orange and Ventura counties last night. Early this morning. We actually preemptively shut off power to a few dozen customers on a lot of them were actually commercial customer one. That might have their power outages are Irvine Pasadena and mission viejo LAPD's under a tactical alert because of the fires and mostly affecting Ventura County, but the alert was declared to make sure that department can provide any officers or resources needed to deal with the Wolsey fire coming into the western parts of LA county. And yes in depth team coverage here on campus and other thing I wanted to point out just spotted something in Ventura County. The lost hills sheriff's station, apparently the flames are getting pretty close to that. So they've called for additional resources to just kind of protect the lost hills sheriff's station because of course, as we've been discussing the one to one hop the freeway.
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"Follow followed. Suspect called the place. The driver was taken into custody. A short time later sooner was attacked at Channel Islands yesterday in a bathroom by a woman with a gun said, she didn't know her attacker. She had to go to the hospital for treatment. No arrests. But you C S Channel Islands back in session today, civil and human rights or an expected to be discussed by the LA city council today committee hearing, this would prohibit discrimination and other forms of bigotry in the city councilman guilty deal says he does expect it to be passed council. Also working on creating a commission that would oversee the ordinance with the ability to Levy, fines and penalties. When required able who want a job should have to LA City College today, it's called the two thousand eighteen fall classic hiring spree more than one hundred employers have more than one thousand job openings, Nathan Zine is with the LA county office of education, and he tells KNX employers are struggling to find enough workers. These days are getting very desperate. You know, the economy is kicking into gear. And they're looking to really I think fill their positions with people not. Only have the qualifications. But I think they're looking also for folks with just good attitude and potential and that ability to work well with others Zine says employers from entertainment education, retail government and transportation are prepared to hire people on the spot. Diane Thompson, KNX ten seventy NewsRadio thirty eight Indonesian. Investigators say they think they have the flight recorder from the liner jet the crisis week BBC news correspondent, Rebecca hence, gay is in Jakarta, search and rescue team said they had heard the ping that come from the device that strong underwater currents were hampering. The F it yesterday to retrieve it. They went out again this morning. And now we believe that that item is on a vessel now heading back to Jakarta, one hundred eighty nine people died human rights group says women are being sexually abused routinely by officials in North Korea. This is the Human Rights Watch the interview they say more than sixty North Koreans who left the country. Group's executive director says the abuse can be corrected is not a step that in any sense with jeopardize Kim Jong UN's rouse on power. This is something the government could do without in any sense threatening the regime, but it would make an enormous difference for the lives of North Korean women. He said that a lot of the women that they interviewed didn't always understand that the sex should not be an almost everyday occurrence. So this is how politics get listen to this one a political ad involving California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has been criticized in England. Here's why the ad was done by a congressional candidate in Illinois who Photoshop an image of Pelosi into the scene of a run down neighborhood and the ad says only you can stop this from becoming reality. It's a Republican member that's trying to be elected there in Illinois. Here's the problem. The neighborhood is from a small coastal town in eastern England. And it is not a town in the United States North Hollywood southbound seventy before victory you got a crash that's overturn there. In the carpool lane. More at eight forty five. It is eight forty one. Now is the time to.
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"Seven to three point, seven degrees celsius of warming. So that's a world that we don't know what that looks like. I'm certainly that that's better than without the climate change commitments, but we are talking about tremendous changes across systems on. Certainly, we have lots of evidence that the impacts unfolding around us have human fingerprints, and we can see the impacts of human activity in a number of different changes. I'm including storm activity in terms of the amount of time that storms are sticking around in the Atlantic, the the frequency, the. Tensing of storms. The sea level rise basically gives a higher on boarding for coastal inundation. I'm so we're definitely already seeing a lot of impacts on folder of rainfall that's coming out of these. That's right, assist, amazing buddy. But you scared me a little bit when you just said, we don't even know what it would look like above two degrees celsius increase. So so what we do have is we have some models that look at what the projected impacts would be in for some of these impacts. We have more certainty and for others, we have lessened t- they're also the so called wildcards that probably are are low low probability, but would have very high impact and where those thresholds lie for some of those we are not completely sure. So if you think about shifting of ecosystems from tropical forest to savanna likes state because. Because you have such extreme drought that would be not only catastrophic for the ecosystem and by diversity and services, but also for carbon for carbon storage. You know, I'm frequently struck by people who say, you know, if we take, it's going to cost us. Money's gonna cost taxpayers money to implement some of these things we're talking about. But the other side of the argument gets talked about it, what's it gonna cost in terms of lives and capital and movement of populations and farming. If we don't do any of these things, it's just it's so totally unbalanced on the other side. That's absolutely right. And interestingly, the report fan, that economic losses are actually much greater as temperatures rise and with middle income countries. So in Africa, southeast Asia, India, Brazil, Mexico, I'm projected to be affected the most. They looked at global GDP losses for one point, five versus two degrees and found that it was significantly different. A lot of these losses sometimes aren't even in the calculations to begin with. And certainly if you have short termism where you don't value later, economic impacts as well as those that are harder to quantify. It doesn't get into the equation. So you know, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I mean we because it's not a pretty picture the way. It's not a pretty picture, but there's there's a lot we can do and we must do I, you know, I, I'm in terms of the international process, governments in twenty twenty are invited to up their commitments into increase the ambition of their commitments, and that's going to be really important. What we know is the current commitments are not good enough to get us on track. So I think I'm making sure that there's an expectation in a pressure for governments to do that, but also for for people not to throw up their hands because there's an incredibly important role for everyone to play, not only governments, but the private sector and also individuals, and I'm a lot of different things that individuals can do for sure. Most? Yeah. Biggest thing and individual canoe. I was gonna say, the single biggest thing is to to get out and vote because I think we need to make sure that decision makers are taking climate change in credibly seriously, and really turning the emissions dejected around up there and vote. Thank you very much. Linda
"channel islands" Discussed on Science Friday
"It. Also direct air capture storage where basically, these are huge machines that that you have air passing through you collect the carbon dioxide and then you store it. There are some some challenges with with bioenergy bioenergy placebos and it's important to ensure that bioenergy crops don't displace other land uses so that they have the carbon effect and don't raise food prices and disturb ecosystems. But I certainly managing our lands and soils in a way that they can suck out carbon much more efficiently is going to be critically important, but but you know, we, we've talked about energy usage in the past. It's it's it's cheaper to make things more efficient. So they don't use up as much energy than in his mitigating. The problem later is the same thing true of carbon. It's it's better to keep it from being omitted. It's much more efficient to do that than to try to suck it out of the air later. That's for sure. Absolutely. Certain. Really reducing energy demand, energy efficiency. These are all going to be critically important efficiency of industrial processes and changing some of the behavioral changes that would lead to more low carbon society would be very critical. My replay, the societies Friday from WNYC studios. I mentioned some of the things we're watching now rising sea level and the levels we have more devastating floods, and we had a hurricane that's now gone off the scale this week in some measurements. Are we not seeing? Is it not fair to call these consequences of climate change or evidence more or less of climate change. Absolutely. I think what's important. And I think one of the reasons why this report is really hitting home to people is that everyone is seeing the devastating impacts of just one degree of warming. And now we're talking with current climate change commitments. I'm even if they were fully implemented were slated for two point.
"channel islands" Discussed on Science Friday
"There have been a lot of modeling studies where analysts come together and see what would have to happen to make that transition happen on. Right now. Emissions are roughly fifty, two gig, tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. They're projected to increase even with the climate change commitments that we've made under the Paris agreement by twenty thirty. Instead, we essentially need to have that amount and go down to twenty five to thirty gig tons of carbon dioxide per year by twenty thirty. And then we actually need to phase out Neta missions altogether by mid century. So this is a tremendous transformation and decarbonisation rates that are truly unprecedented at the scale of what we are talking about. It also would require behavioral and technological shifts across the board. So for example, by twenty fifty, we're talking about renewables projected to supply seventy to eighty five percent of electricity to be able to meet one point five pathways. We're talking about reducing energy demand, increasing the efficiency of food production, changing dietary choices. A lot of different measures which were I'm just starting to do and soon locations, but not at the scale. We need. The president said he wanted to know quote who drew the report at won't go there with that. Can you? Can you answer at least who commissioned it? What day today us. So the way that the IPC works is in this particular case, under the Paris agreement, there was an accompanying decision and that decision requested the IPC the intergovernmental panel on climate change to put this report together and what the scientists do. They commissioned about one hundred different scientists. I'm had a very lengthy review process of several different drafts being reviewed publicly reviewed on. I was one of the reviewers for that. The scientists basically assess all of the recent literature. And in this case on one point, five degrees celsius and see what the science says. I'm up to a certain cutoff point where the literature's published, I'm and then they put together a detailed technical analysis. Interestingly, in this case, there's an accompanying summary for policymakers which was agreed upon in Korea about a week ago and that all of the government signed onto, including. The United States, and that is actually something that negotiators come, make sure that they feel comfortable with the the implications for policy makers. So in this case, part of the answer is that the United States, I'm did actually endorse this report. A lot of people wanna talk about it. I'm going to go to the phones to Janice in South Carolina, Janice. So so I'm an agriculture and I think what ends up confusing people when you talk about one and a half degrees, people aren't real excited about it. What really hurts us in Iowa culture is the high temperature record high. So for example, in the mid west is corn gets over ninety five degrees Fahrenheit at night, it kills the pollen in greatly reduced yield or in the central valley of California when tomatoes when the pollen temperatures get very high over a hundred degrees at kills the pollen. And so this is really critical of our the highs, not just the average temperatures and fix this by growing more plants. That's what the little ice age was about. The North American force grew back for a hundred fifty years after Columbus and all these trees took so much the town. That must fair. It's cool the planet off so much. We had a little ice age and I wish more of the scientists will talk about that because we can. We can substitute. A lot of our renewables can be bio. Few bio gas things like that that will make us grow more plants and we can have them for food and feel I have a farmer. No, I'm research were actually, but I have small farm and the development of the energy tuber which makes food food feed and fuel all in the same acre. And he's a little water nitrogen, you know, everybody thinks we're going to have some. Puts the two. That was what all the plants will take it up if we switch to renewable using plants. All right. Let me get a comment. Thank.
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"Limit warming? Well, below two degrees and pursue efforts for one point, five degrees celsius of warming. And that was because for some of the most vulnerable countries, you can think about small island developing states. One point, five degrees celsius is also going to harm wellbeing to a tremendous extent. So what this report did was look at what are the differences between warming of one point? Five degrees celsius and two degrees celsius of warming. And how much harder is it to get to one point five degrees celsius as opposed to two degrees celsius. And they found that indeed, we are definitely not on track and the half degree of warming actually can make a tremendous difference for example. So for example, what they found is they looked across a number of different systems and they found, for example, for extreme heat, the percentage of the global population exposed to. Severe heat wave, which we've already started to experience with one degree of warming, at least once every five years is two and a half times worse with two degrees of warming instead of one point, five degrees celsius of warming. If you think about sea ice free Arctic in the summer when you don't have any ice on top of the Arctic, this could happen at least once every hundred years with one point, five degrees celsius warming, but at least once every decade under two degrees celsius of warming and that can impact climate change even further because you have a dark service that opens up underneath the ice and absorbs more warmth. Sea level rise is point, six meters more with two degrees as opposed to one point five degrees. And while that doesn't sound like a lot, that translates to millions more people being impacted a species losses. Two times worse for both plants invertebrates that lose at least half of their range under two. Degrees of warming as opposed to one point five degrees of warming three times worse for insects, almost forty percent worse under two degrees versus one point five degrees for the amount of permafrost that would thought in the in the Arctic. So these are some really big numbers. One of the most devastating and surprising wants to me was for coral reefs where the report found that under one point five degrees celsius warming, we would see seventy to ninety percent of a further decline in coral, Reeves with two degrees more than ninety nine percent, which is just tremendous. Does it look like? There's any way we're going to be able to stay under that two point zero degrees. So what the report finds is that both two degrees celsius warming and one point five degrees celsius of warming is technically feasible..
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"Back in December of two thousand fifteen hundred ninety. Five of the world's nations took their first steps down a long unclear road to addressing climate change in signing the Paris climate agreement nations agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to quote well, below two degree celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a feature of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels, more devastating, floods, and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that too degree. Tipping point the agreement ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does happen to Greece save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change a new report. Report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change the IPCC this week has shed some light on that. It highlights number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming. Even that point, five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years as to Kelly, the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor Levin welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much to be with you. Wanna send out a shoutout to our listeners. But with this question, as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature, are you worried? Are you worried about climate change impacting where you live? Guess give us a call our number eight, four, four, seven, two, four, two, five, five, eight, four, four. Seven to four to five five. You can also tweet us at Saif fry. So Dr living, the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even one point, five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yep, that's absolutely right. So the Paris agreement actually has these two goals as you said to.
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"And I think when people see that that people that legitimately should be entitled to vote and show up at the polls told, they're not on the rolls for whatever reason, and it could be because there's there were mistakes, programming errors or could because they were. They were improperly purged that creates a lot of doubt of in the integrity of the system. One thing that I would say to everybody in the run-up to the election as they should be checking their voter registration. That's an easy thing to do online if there are, if they think they registered. They may not. Yes, absolutely. And in fact, that's that's an early that can be an early warning sign for election officials that, hey, maybe I need to figure out what's going on here. Maybe there's a problem. So I think that's really important to do for the voter because it'll also remind them of where they should be going to vote and they can feel confident about when they show up on election day. But I think it's also important for the system. Generally Myra flavor. This science Friday from WNYC studios. A Charles. You look at how the public sentiment toys, election security, whether feels if they think are voting systems are secured, do they. Well, actually they do for the most part. I did a I. I did a survey just over the weekend on last weekend, which replicated something I did in may. And I asked a Representative sample voters, pencil voters, whether they're competent, at least that there that their own county or locality is prepared for this November in terms of computer hacking and about sixty percent or so of the respondents said that they were somewhat confident in what what's likely to happen in November with not surprisingly, maybe Republicans being a bit more confident the Democrats and and that that partisan divide by the way is one of the reasons why I always kinda put an asterisk on any public opinion research being done on public attitudes about con. Dence and voting whether being cybersecurity or just the vote count in general and that these days everything is partisan. And you know, voters expectations about what's going to happen in November and whether we're prepared on the cybersecurity side is as much as likely to be determined by their partisanship as had itunes about almost any other issue is voting security politically partisan issue a little bit. I mean, it's surprisingly nonpartisan in the sense that I mean there are democrat and Republican differences on the cyber security front, but they are, you know, they're the sort that applicable scientists would ride home about, but maybe everybody else would yawn at when you compare it to, you know, attitudes about abortion or healthcare for instance. But when you look at other Survey Research that I've done, Democrats, for instance, are more. More likely to be concerned about fl- foreign attacks. Foreign influence on elections Republicans are more likely to be concerned about internal cybersecurity problems, which is I think, consistent with Republican concerns in general about fraud and other things that happened domestically. So there is there are those kind of differences that are kinda reflective of the twenty sixteen election, but nonetheless Republicans and Democrats alike or both concerned about cyber security and elections, and both of them on the whole confident that their local initials are are doing the right thing. All right. Very interesting topic. We'll have to take up more and maybe before the weeks before the elections and get an analysis when the elections are over. I wanna thank both. I guess Lawrence Norden deputy director of the Brennan centers, democracy program at New York University chose to third professor of political science founding director of the election data and science lab and MIT. Thank you both for taking time to be with this when to take a break and. I'm back and then have a progress report on how the world is doing with curbing carbon emissions and new IPCC report stay with us. We'll be right back after this break. This is science Friday. I'm my reply. Go.
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"If you don't have as as we don't in in thirteen states, at least in in some polling places and thirteen states a paper backup that you can go back to afterwards and say, yeah, maybe there's been doubt cast. On these elections, but we can go back and we have something that's independent of a software to tell us the results. I think that's that's very dangerous. And I am hopeful that in the thirteen states where we still have these paperless systems that will be replacing them before the twenty twenty election. Yeah, you know, because last few weeks ago when I voted in my primary half, the machines were down the voting machines were down, but I was voting on electric paper ballot and they just collected all the ballots and said, we'll run up through the machines when we fixed. Yes. So they had that that very important paper trail to fall back on. That's that's a huge important point to make. Obviously they're only about twenty five days until the election, so we're not going to be doing any massive revamping of our election infrastructure. In fact, people are as as you point out, people are already voting, but having making sure that we have redundancies in place so that people can still vote and that if there are problems, we figure out a way to count those ballots is really important. And in some in some states, there are no paper ballots in parts of twenty three states. I believe there aren't a paper ballots people are voting directly onto electron machines, and it's really important in those states for them to have emergency paper ballots. They can break out if machines go down. And I would say they should have two to three hours worth on election day. Yeah, and pipe in here, there's a, there's a big general point onto what is saying, and it's a point that's being made a lot these days in the election space is that on. There's a lot of focus on how do we secure the very selection systems, whether it be the machines of the voting registration systems. There's also the matter of building resilience into the system because we know that at some time in some place things the breakdown like you experienced or they'll be mistake. So there will, in fact be attacks. And so then the question is, why does the backup and what is the backup plan? And the case of if you have paper ballots although you might have traffic ballot marking devices that's a backup. If the voter registration system is down, if you're prepared with enough provisional ballots or even a paper backup of on traffic voting system, then you can move ahead and you know if if and those are the sorts of things where when I look at state and local officials. That's what I want to know about is what sort of resilience and emergency planning is going into the operations just as much as I'm interested in. Well, you know, do you have this sensor on your servers? You have this sort of two factor in -cation on your on your on your Email, etc. Lawrence. Is the Brennan center more concerned about the voting system or the possible suppression of the voting registration of candidates. Yeah. I mean, we're, we're concerned about. We're concerned about both for sure, I think. And I think both of them. Contribute to to cynicism about the process to concern about the process? I do think we've seen. An unusual number of voter purges in the last couple years since since the Shelby decision that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act in states that were covered before and that had to get pre clearance for for for doing things like purging voters. We've seen a massive increase in states like Georgia and Texas, and Florida and North Carolina..
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"Program at New York University. Welcome to science Friday. Thanks. You're welcome. Charles Stewart. The third is a professor political science and the founding director of the election data and science lab at MIT. Welcome to science Friday to be here, and it's nice to have you. Larry. I mentioned the Russians hacking during the last presidential election, what areas were the Russians or where the hackers compromising and what were they? They trying to do there. I'm not sure that we know in tireless what they were trying to do. First of all, I think it's really important when we're talking about a lot of conversation about Russian interference in the election in two thousand sixteen, we're there a couple of things that we're talking about when we mentioned that one is attacks on the election infrastructure, but there's also. Kind of political purchase, a political ads, social media, propaganda and attack on campaigns and their emails. Those are those are two separate things. I, if we're focusing on the election infrastructure itself, we saw them targeting, voter, registration databases. Again, not entirely clear what they were trying to do there. And of course, voter-registration databases are the roles that had the names of people and says whether or not they're eligible to vote where they live, where they can vote, and there were phishing attacks against. Election officials. We know that it looks like at least one election systems vendor, which manufacturers e poll books was attacked, but I think. We don't. We don't know exactly what was going on. Unclear, just that there was certainly a lot of looking around on their part. What was that is that the vendor company that was putting PC anywhere on the on the machines maintenance, but the software wasn't taken off? Is that what you're talking about and that case? Is it something different? Know what I'm talking about is there is a company the our systems, my actually I think they may still. They may still. Not have confirmed whether or not there. There certainly was an attempt to hack them. And again, they manufacture e books and and deal with registration databases. Electronic books are what you kind of what are used. They're often. Tablets or or or or computers that are used to check people in and. As I said, last, I checked, I think they have they. They may deny that they were actually successfully breached, but at least in one of the Muller indictments, there was an indication that there was some, then it sounded like them that was actually breached Chow store at the. We were talking about these kind of acts, but how else could a voting machine be compromised? Well. Well, that's actually quite a controversial question you. You mentioned. Well, so let's start off by making distinctions and malaria really helped making the distinctions among the Russians what they were doing in various ways perhaps to influence the elections ranging from affecting the campaigns to maybe affecting the infrastructures. I think if we're asking about what can be done to hack into, say machines and systems. In the first distinction we would make is between, you know, the voter registration systems, which where it was just talking a bit about, you alluded to the twenty one states. They got attacked, those are registration systems, and then there the machines themselves, which can either be electron, including machines that are used in several states or potentially the scanners that are used his scan. Skin paper ballots. And if we're thinking about the voting machines themselves, either they like traffic ones or the scanners. That's actually the answer that question is actually quite quite controversial..
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"They relocated them to another part of Californian into Nevada's well, and then the island foxes had gotten to the point where they could release them onto the islands, and they've just been growing Tim Kuhnen who's a National Park Service biologists. I've talked him for twenty years about this project. He said, maybe in our lifetime, we could see the island FOX recover. It happened in less than twenty. You're it's remarkable biologists around the world. End at this because humans were able to fix the problem. But wait, there's more there is more because because there's other non native eucalyptus trees and there's aunts specifically Argentine ants, which you find on Santa Cruz island. They went in and they said, okay, we're going to dust for these answer. We're going to get rid of these, but the problem is how do you know that you've gotten rid of all the ants, a little Cup about that? Yes. We think the treatment that we did is very, very effective to the point that we cannot find any aunts with us in our human abilities, plow over sixty thousand lors. We're at a point where we think we did a really good job on the treatment. What bring out this dog to try to verify our results to ensure that we can say, Yep. Okay, we're done. We did their education. No, that's Christina buzzer with the nature conservancy. So what they did is this group co working dogs conservation Montana, train this dog specifically to find Argentine answer the only dog of its type in the world. It went out checked out the islands, and it said Santa Cruz island is aunt free. In fact, now too. Just checked up into bias. He's now looking for quad, muscles, glacier, national park, and so he's moved on, but they were able to show that the island is now aunt free, thanks to the dog. So we have a happy ending. We did happy ending to the story. Thank you. Lance Rasco is news director here at KCRW in Thousand Oaks, California. We're going to take a break and when we come back the countdown to the mid terms, the midterm elections is on and just a month out how secure are ballot-boxes. We heard that there have been some interference in the last election. We'll see how more secure they might be stay with us right back after this break. Science Friday is supported by legalzoom. Legalzoom can help you cover your businesses end of the year, legal hurdles, visit legalzoom dot com. Slash Friday for special savings, legalzoom dot com. Slash Friday. This is science. Friday, replay..
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"Stories of national significance. California's Channel Islands, a cluster of aid islands off of the southern California coast have been compared to the Galapagos isolated islands with unique ecosystems home to some species found nowhere else and five in the Allens became a national park in the nineteen eighties before that they were home to ranching and farming and home to the shoe, much people for thousands of years before that, but a cascaded ecological problems to retin the islands. Lancer Lasko news director here at KCRW is with me now to talk about efforts to protect and preserve the ecology. This good to be with the IRS. So tell us about the ecological problems a little bit of the history since nothing new, right? No, it's it's really interesting. It's sort of like CSI for biologists here because we had this whole chain reaction of things, but. As you mentioned, we had the ranchers moved in and they brought in cattle sheep and pigs and other non native things to the islands. But what happened was after World War Two DD ended up in the ocean, the d. ended up in fish. Now, the reason this is significant is the bald eagles which are native to the islands, eat these fish, and it built up to the point in the bald eagles whenever they would nest, the eggs would crack. So they would basically would sit in the exit would crack and the bald eagles came to the point of extinction. So they brought in the bald eagles for captive breeding program. So that opened another door golden eagles, which don't live in the islands naturally said, hey, this looks like a great place to live because our nemesis is gone now. So golden eagles moved out into the islands, the golden eagles when they moved out there started to eat the feral pigs around there. And also this rare species of FOX is called the island FOX looks like a cat. It's a tiny little FOX. They're cute. They're adorable looking and the island FOX, very curious about people, but the island FOX doesn't have it in their. DNA to be on the alert for the golden eagles. The golden eagles basically started feasting on them, push them to the point of extinction. So you had this whole chain-reaction biologists looked at this and said, okay, we need to grab what I foxes. We have left. We need to bring them in for a captive breeding program to try to save them. And so. So you had this whole cascade of events. And so the biologist had to figure out how these things were interrelated and they started to fix them and it's fascinating. So what do you mean they started to fix them? So what happened was they finally got enough of the bald eagles that they were able to reintroduce them to the islands than the golden eagles. It'd move into the islands, did a trapping program..
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"It's been glitch ING for about a year and the backup that was expected to replace. It didn't quite act the way NASA wanted it to. So the telco basically went to sleep on the fifth of October, which is just to say it's not a collecting new images right now. While NASA tries to workshop the problem, they are Optimus stick that it's, they're going to figure it out. They're going to either get the gyroscope working or figure out a work around. For a way to position it. In the meantime, they expect it to continue working into the twenty twenties and overlap with its replacement. The James Webb space telescope. But what's interesting is that the the big problem is that it was designed to be fixed during shuttle missions and we don't have a shuttle program anymore. So we're kind of running out of ways to fix the Hubble. So it does have an expiration date now through tales. Detail. Let's move sounds some other news in this really interesting advance and reproductive medicine. If if you're a mouse, yes, great, great news for mice. The Chinese Academy of science put out a paper showing that they were able to use embryonic stem cells and gene editing to create mice from same sex parents which has been done before, but they use different methods this time. And while the mice with two dads only lived about forty eight hours the mice with two moms lived to adulthood and had babies of their own. So it's just kind of like another small step forward in this, you know, growing body of work that's teaching us how mammalian reproduction works and how we might be able to alter it. That is a question though, but why it worked with the mice with two moms and that the two dads. Yeah, you know, I, it's just considered more difficult to do it with to male sells. It comes down to they're, they're not quite parallel. I hear it referred to a lot. It's like zipping up the chromosomes and there are certain genes that while both parents have them, they're turned off in males and turned on females and vice versa. And so it's about, you know, tweaking these sex chromosomes so that they zipped together properly. Finally, there's a study tip for students, especially kind of memory. Tell us about that. Yes. So this really cool font called psalms, forget it guy, and it's actually designed to be slightly more difficult to read than than most fonts. It's kind of tilted and broken, and it's all about this principle called desirable difficulty, which is phenomenon in learning where you need something to be difficult enough that it holds your interest. You know that. That doesn't bore the person trying to learn the information, but not so hard that it keeps them from retaining it. So the idea behind this font is that it kind of breaks these traditional design principles so that it gets your attention and me helps you retain information a little bit better. So there's no published paper on it yet. So he can't quite say how well it works, but it is a really intriguing idea. Always interesting. Have you? Rachel signs editor at popular science and now it's time to check in on the state of science. This is WWE St, Louis grading, radio news, local science.
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"Age. Listener's support w. NYC studios. This is science Friday. I'm a replay to- broadcasting today from the studios of k. c. l. u. on the campus of California, Lutheran university in Thousand Oaks California later in the hour and update on where world nation stand on curbing carbon emissions and avoiding a climate catastrophe. But first Thursday morning to astronauts on route to the international space station had to abort their launch after a booster rocket malfunction. The made an emergency descent back to earth and happy to report both are doing well, both landing safely, Rachel Felton science editor at popular science to bring us up to date on the launch and other selected shorts, objects in science. Welcome back, Rachel. Thanks for having me IRA anything more about what went wrong there. Yeah. So we know that about two minutes into the launch. There was some kind of booster failure and they had to undergo what's known as a ballistic landing ballistics ascend. Which is so called because usually they make a shallow angle as they come down to create a little bit of lift and take away some of the the, the force on on the astronauts during the landing. And this is where the rocket is really coming down more like a projectile. And this has happened before, but only ever during landings which of course appears a lot less dramatic because they were supposed to come back down to the ground in the first place. So this is the first time they've ever had to make such an aborted landing during a launch and the Russian space agency said immediately, they would begin investigating and so far that that's all we know. Well, the good news about is that it worked right, right. Right? And again, this is a rare, but the kind of thing that astronauts trained for all the time. So not something that happens a lot, but certainly one of the procedures that they are expected to occasionally encounter. So you know, not something we want to have happened, but something that is certainly on the Rosser of things they have learned how to handle this is capsules being the only way for humans to reach the international space station is in this now a little bit of a problem. There's no other way to get up there. Right? So there are, I believe, three. So us missions planned that are kind of up in the air because the Russian space again is undertaking this investigation, and so it's possible. Some of those will be put on hold and even if they're not, you know those two crew members who were counted on who are now on the ground instead of on. I s mean that there's, there's probably going to be a gap in staffing, you know, we have three. Three people on the space station right now, but they're scheduled a comeback in December. Now they could extend their stay a bit, but the Soyuz capsule they have up there that's going to bring them home. I believe it's only it can only stay up there through sometime in January. So that's the longest they'll be able to stay before coming back down. And that means that the space station probably will be crewed for some amount of time which is something that we know should be possible. There are procedures in place for it, but I don't believe it's ever happened before. Interesting. I love to check on whether their experiments up there that that. Yeah. On hold or whatever. Certainly, every astronaut who goes up has a fully packed schedule of scientific experiments. So NASA and the essay and the Russian space agency are certainly going to have to at least rework schedules. And I know there are few spacewalks that are now up in the air to speak, so to speak. And other bedspace knows the Hubble has a problem this week to, right, right. But again, NADA totally pessimistic message from NASA on that. So the Hubble is twenty eight years old and has done fantastic work and hopefully still has a lot of years left in it, but it certainly is not a new telescope and the gyroscopes that we use to keep it in position while it looks out and takes all these amazing images of space for us. One of them is malfunctioning..
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"But first Thursday morning to astronauts on route to the international space station had to abort their launch after a booster rocket malfunction. The made an emergency descent back to earth and happy to report both are doing well both landing safely. Rachel feldman. Science editor at popular science is here to bring us up to date on the launch and other selected short subjects in science. Welcome back. Rachel, thanks for having me IRA anything more about what went wrong there. So we know that about two minutes into the launch. There was some kind of booster failure. And they had to undergo what's known. As a ballistic landing ballistics descent, which is so called because usually they make kind of a shallow angle as they come down to create a little bit of lift and take away some of the the the force on on the astronauts during landing, and this is where the rocket is really coming down more like projectile, and this has happened before. But only ever during landings, which of course, appears a lot less dramatic because they were supposed to come back down to the ground in the first place. So this is the first time they've ever had to make such an aborted landing during a launch and the Russian space agency that immediately they would begin investigating so far that that's all we know. While the good news about it. Is that it worked right, right? Right. And again, this is a rare. But the kind of thing that astronauts trained for all the time. So not something that happens a lot. But certainly one of the procedures that they are expected to occasionally encounter. So, you know, not something we want to have happen. But something that is certainly on the roster of things they have learned how to handle well with the Soyuz capsules being the only way for humans to reach the international space station, isn't this now a little bit of a problem. There's no other way to get up there. Right. So there are I believe three so us missions planned that are now kind of up in the air because the Russian species agency again is undertaking this investigation, and so it's possible. Some of those will be put on hold and even if they're not, you know, those two crew members who were counted on who are now on the ground instead of on ISS mean that there's there's probably going to be a gap in staffing. You know, we have. Three people on the space station right now. But they're scheduled to come back in December. Now, they could extend their stay a bit. But the so yes capsule they have up there. That's going to bring them home. I believe it's only it can only stay up there through sometime in January. So that's the longest they'll be able to stay before coming back down. And that means that the species and probably will be uncrowded for some amount of time. Which is something that we know should be possible. There are procedures in place for it. But I don't believe it's ever happened before. Interesting. I'd love to check on whether their experiments up there that method. Yeah. You put on hold or whatever, certainly, you know, every astronaut who goes up has a fully packed schedule of scientific experiments so NASA and the essay and the Russian space agency are certainly going to have to at least a rework schedules. And I know there are a few spacewalks. That are now up in the air so to speak so to speak. And other bad space news, the Hubble has problem this week to right, right? But again, not a totally pessimistic. Message from NASA on that. So the Hubble is twenty eight years old and has done fantastic work. And hopefully still has a lot of years left in it. But it certainly is not a new telescope and the gyroscopes that we use to keep it in position while it looks out and takes all these amazing images of space for us. One of them is malfunctioning it's been glitch in for about a year and the backup that was expected to replace it didn't quite act the way NASA wanted it to. So the telescope basically went to sleep on the fifth of October, which is just to say it's not a collecting new images right now. While NASA tries to workshop the problem. They are optimistic that it's they're going to figure it out. They're going to either get the gyroscope working or figure out a work around. For a way to position it. In. The meantime, they expect it to continue working into the twenty twenties and overlap with its replacement the James Webb space telescope, but what's interesting is that the the big problem is that it was designed to be fixed during shuttle missions, and we don't have a shuttle program anymore. So we're kind of running out of ways to fix the Hubble. So it does have an expiration date now. The detail. Let's move on. Some other news is really interesting, advance and reproductive medicine. If if you're a mouse. Yes. Great great news for mice. The Chinese Academy of science put out a paper showing that they were able to use embryonic stem cells, and gene editing to create mice from same sex parents which has been done before. But they used a slightly different method these this time and while the mice with two dads only lived about forty eight hours, the mice with two moms lived to adulthood and had babies of their own. So it's just kind of like another small step forward in this growing body of work. That's teaching us how mammalian reproduction works and how we might be able to alter it. That is a question about why it worked with the mice with two moms and not the two dads. Yeah. You know, I it's just considered more difficult to do it with two meal, sells it comes down to you. They're they're not quite parallel. I hear it referred to a lot. It's like zipping up the chromosomes, and there are certain genes that while both parents have them they're turned off in males and turned on females and vice versa. And so it's about you know, tweaking sex chromosomes so that they dip together properly. Finally, there's a study tip for students, especially kind of memory tell us about that. Yeah. So this really cool. Font called San's, forget it guy. And it's actually designed to be slightly more difficult to read than than most. It's like kind of tilted and broke in. And it's all about this principle called desirable difficulty, which is a phenomenon in learning where you need something to be difficult enough that it holds your interest. You know, that it doesn't bore the person trying to learn the information, but not so hard that it keeps them from retaining it. So the idea behind this font is that it kind of breaks these traditional design principles. So that it gets your attention and me helps you retain information a little bit better. So there's no published paper on it. Yeah. So he can't quite say how well it works. But it is a really intriguing idea. Always interesting. Have you Rachel? Science editor at popular science. And now it's time to check in on the state of science. This is WWE St Louis. Radio news local science stories of national significance. California's Channel Islands a cluster of aid islands off of the southern California. Coast have been compared to the Galapagos isolated islands with unique ecosystems home to some species found nowhere else and five in the Allens became a national park in the nineteen eighties before that they were home to ranching and farming and home to the shoe much people for thousands of years before that, but a cascade ecological problems threatened, the island's Lance Roscoe, news director here at KCRW is with me now to talk about efforts to protect and preserve the ecology there. And we're good to be with your IRA. So tell us about the logical problems a little bit of a history. This nothing new right? No. It's it's really interesting. It's sort of like CSI for biologists. We had this whole chain reaction of things. But as you mentioned, we had the ranchers moved in and they brought in cattle, sheep, and pigs and other non-nato. Things to the islands. But what happened was after World War Two DDT ended up in the ocean? The DD ended up in fish. Now. The reason this is significant is the bald eagles which are native to the islands. Eat these fish and built up to the point in the bald eagles that whenever they would nest the eggs would crack so they would basically limit sit in the exit would crack and the bald eagles came to the point of extinction. So they brought in the bald eagles for a captive breeding program. So that opens another door golden eagles, which don't live in the islands naturally said. Hey, this looks like a great place to live because our nemesis is gone now. So so golden eagles moved out into the islands. The golden eagles when they moved out there. Started to eat the feral pigs around there. Also, this rare species of FOX it's called the island FOX, it looks like a cat. It's a tiny little FOX, they're cute. They're adorable looking and the island FOX, very curious about people, but the island FOX doesn't have it in their DNA to be on the alert for the golden eagles. So the golden eagles basically started feasting on them push them to the point of extinction. So you had this whole chain-reaction biologists. Looked at this and said, okay, we need to grab what I foxes we have left. We need to bring them in for a captive breeding program to try to save them. And so so you had this whole cascade of events. And so the biologists had to figure out how these things were interrelated, and they started to fix them. And it's fascinating. So what what do you mean, they started to fix them? So what happened was they finally got enough of the bald eagles that they were able to reintroduce them to the islands than the golden eagles move into the islands. They get a trapping program. They relocated them to another part of California and into Nevada as well. And then the island Faulk. Is had gotten to the point where they could re release them onto the islands, and they've just been growing it, Tim Kuhnen who's the National Park Service biologists. I've talked for twenty years about this project. He said maybe in our lifetime. We could see the island FOX recover it happened in less than twenty years. It's remarkable biologists. Around the world, we ended this because humans were able to fix the problem. But wait, there's more there is more because because there's other non native eucalyptus trees, and there's aunts. Specifically Argentine ants which you find on Santa Cruz island. They went in. And they said, okay, we're gonna dust for these ants. We're going to get rid of these ants. But the problem is how do you know that you've gotten rid of all the ants? Okay. I'm sorry. Go ahead. A little Cup about that. Yes. Very very effective to the point that we cannot find any aunts with us in our human abilities. We plow over sixty thousand dollars, right? A plant where we think we did a really good job on the treatment. And we're bringing out this dog to try to verify our results to ensure that we can say, okay, we're done. We did their education. Now, that's Christina buzzer with the nature conservancy. So what they did is this group called working dogs for conservation in Montana train the dog specifically to find Argentine the only dog of its type in the world.
"channel islands" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Dominate that broadcast space. So you cannot lose me. And I hope you don't want to. So let's talk about currency where did where were you born? Where did you grow up? Mike. Definitely I only move to guns e maybe ten years ago. I was born in the Midland's a place code LeicesteR. Those of you in the states at a soccer fans will no less to because we won the the premiership only a couple of years ago big shot for the UK. But but I moved to the ten years ago to take up a different job. My my role finished after five years, but I just fell in love with the island. And I wanted to stay on the island manage to find another job as the director, truth MARTINI and tourism. I mean, my career has been in marketing and sales, the Sony and BT and people like that. But for mafia better job to happen to markets such a beautiful places Ganzi, and you know, I've been here since what makes currency so appealing. I mean for those of you view, your listeners don't know guns. I mean, it is a very small on the part of the Channel Islands. His he's only twenty five miles square. So it's a triangle sort of five miles by seven is longest sort of. On missiles in between the south coast of England ninety miles off the coast of England and in just north of the day, some north of Brittany. And there's only about twenty twenty five miles west of of Normandy. So when nestled in the, but we call it the jewel of the Channel Islands, the main Channel Islands, you can get to every other channel on it, including including jersey, and and sunk an old knee from only from Ganzi, but basically it's just a little paradise. It is. Has a whole variety of different landscapes. I mean, does if you've gone to see the film the landscape today has the big three hundred four hundred foot cliffs down to stretching golden sands fantastic interior. It looks a lot like the west coast of Ireland for those of my listeners have been to the west coast of Ireland. If you love that you're gonna love currency. Absolutely. I mean has very similar feel to it a Brittany coast of Brittany frown. Sandals say the Kunis coast as well. So some wild coastline. Well sees as well as some combat as the waters here. Crystal clear, I love living here now. So. I have to imagine you have one or more airports, but there are small craft coming in with that beta factor. Yummy. We offer a very small item. Designees sixty three thousand people were very well connected. I mean, we have one apple, but we have connections to gut recap in the UK six flights a day. We have flights going to Glasgow Scotland into Cardiff in Wales the Midlands Birmingham into Southampton on the south coast to Norwich. We we all connected. Extremely loud. Entities easy to get to the. He's not about being connected easily to not only places within the UK. But places on the continent of Europe. Are they small planes are a little tiny jobbers? How many gen we do have some small planes, but they are the the larger turboprop say they hold most of the plane's auto props in the hold of you know, they will take about seventy seventy three. Oh that we have. Online just as well. If it goes into London six times a day on that holds about one hundred hundred and sort of twelve people..
NYPD releases surveillance video, 911 calls in police shooting of Brooklyn man
"Trump made that denial while on his way back to the white house on air force one from public talk on the economy in west virginia trump also said he'll probably keep national guard troops posted along the mexican border until construction's complete on the wall he has promised to build to stem illegal immigration the strongest tremor and more than three decades rattled the channel islands off southern california at thursday afternoon the five point three quake was felt in los angeles and ventura county and caused minor landslides on santa cruz island but no serious damage or injuries reported calling it a tragedy by any measure new york mayor bill de blasio says the nypd will release the nine one one calls and any video evidence from wednesday's fatal police shooting of a bipolar man in brooklyn whose family says was off his meds at the time but my understanding is nypd will be publicly disclosing the nine one one calls publicly disclosing any video that they receive and we're going to be as transparent as we can in the situation understanding that we'll be formal and full investigation vassal was pointing a bent silver pipe that looked like a gun to passersby and arriving police about one hundred oklahoma teachers are still on a one hundred ten mile march from tulsa to the state capitol that they began monday thousands of teachers have been on walkouts all weeks of pressure state lawmakers to increase funding for their classrooms as well as raise teacher wages so many families have left puerto rico after the prolonged recovery after hurricane maria that it will close more than two hundred schools there this summer due to falling enrollment mayors are being asked for ideas on how to use the empty buildings and french police are trying to find four works of art that were brazenly stolen off the walls of the national assembly in paris more than four hundred thousand works of art considered part of france's national heritage are on display in public buildings there has to be an inside job right how could you possibly do that without help talk about the security in that building the national assembly yeah that doesn't make sense that's gotta be inside job thanks rasa coming up why.
Missing CDC worker Timothy Cunningham drowned, no sign of foul play, police say
"On kfi what's up a magnitude five point three quake is hit off the coast of ventura county caltech seismologist jon andrews says it was the strongest quake on record near the channel islands we've had a few the full historic lena but nothing particularly huge andrew says experts are trying to figure out which fault caused the quake so far no reports of injuries or damage the airport commission has approved they nearly five billion dollar contract for an automated people mover that will carry passengers around lax the deal calls for companies to build and maintain the system that'll carry driverless electric trains between terminals for more than eighty five million passengers year the commission says if la's city council officially approves the thirty year contract construction should be completed by twenty twenty two a body found by fishermen into the land has been identified as that of a cdc employee missing for nearly two months the body was discovered late tuesday body was positively i d today by dental records as mr timothy cunningham forensic pathologist dr jan gorniak says there were no signs of foul play play a preliminary caused the death is drowning but she says the investigation is not done cunningham was last seen february twelfth when he left were complaining about feeling sick his family said at the time they were concerned about his state of mind hawaii's governor has signed a bill legalizing medically assisted suicide for terminally ill people hawaii's the six state to allow such a practice washington dc does as well an actor lou diamond phillips you've heard tim talking about it's been banned from drinking alcohol for two years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in texas phillips was also sentenced to two years probation yesterday during a quarter appearance near corpus christi chris christie where he grew up phillips was arrested in november for suspicion of drunk driving when he stopped to ask a police officer for directions traffic from the helpful socal honda traffic center problems in hollywood it's a slow drive heading southbound on the winter went away from santa monica boulevard heading into downtown los angeles and you're also slow in mid city ten eastbound robertson to the one ten.
Mr Trump, Bob Costantini and California discussed on Mark Levin
"Mr trump concluded that part of the questioning with a denial that he'd set up a way to repay michael cohen cohen claims he used a home equity loan bob costantini washington the largest earthquake in several years rock southern california today causing minor landslides on santa cruz island in los angeles correspondent jim rupe the us geological survey says it was a magnitude five point three with an epicenter roth aventura coast about thirty six miles south west of the channel islands it's been described as a quick jolt by some on the west side of la to a ten seconds so role by some or rocking back and forth by others farther inland correspondent bill michaels tells us in airline trade group says it setting safety standards for pets shipped on planes the move follows several recent incidents including the death of a puppy in an overhead bin on the.
Virgin Galactic, La and Honda discussed on John and Ken
"Station at least one in a while i'm amy king live from the kfi twenty four hour newsroom the strongest earthquake in years is shaken so cal magnitude five point three earthquake hit near the channel islands west of inter county the quick was white he felt from the coast and it being a little bit deeper may have contributed to that caltech seismologists gen andrew says the earthquake was about six to ten miles deep we can't pin it to a particular fault right now this quite a number of different fault segments hearing the sun decrease basin she says it was the strongest earthquake on record in that area in pasadena andrew mollenbeck kfi news this woman who lives in calabasas tells nbc four she was just hanging at home when the quake hit all of a sudden everything's shaking not just the sofa she says the quake went long on the shake the longest i've felt quite some time i've lived out here for four years the menendez brothers convicted of killing their parents nearly thirty years ago in beverly hills or back together in prison the state department of corrections says fortysevenyearold eric has been moved into the same housing unit as his fifty year old brother lyle both are serving life sentences hawaii's governor assigned a bill legalizing medically assisted suicide for terminally ill people hawaii usa sticks state to allow such practice washington dc allows it to president trump says he didn't know about a one hundred thirty thousand dollar payment his lawyer made the porn actress stormy daniels before the election she claims it was hush money for an affair reporters aboard air force one today as the president why the money was paid michael attorney and you'll have to ask fico trump has denied hooking up with daniels she's gone to court to try to have a nondisclosure agreement declared invalid virgin galactic has tested its new space tourism rocket over the mojave desert the company says the spacecraft went supersonic before the engine was shut down this morning it then glided back in for a landing this was virgin galactic gladys first powered flight since two thousand fourteen crash of its original spaceship traffic from your helpful socal honda traffic center crash downtown la on.
"channel islands" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We're going to start our show today by meeting a woman who had a front row seat to the cold war her name is greta brie and and what she went through was horrifying but to understand what happened to her we need to begin our story thousands of miles off the california coast and take you back to nineteen fortysix in the middle of the pacific ocean lies the tiny coral apple of bikini it here at a joint army navy pack or one will conduct out with the atom bomb the nuclear arms race was heating up the us needed somewhere to test its newest bombs so they picked greta us homeland the tropical march channel islands the us military detonated sixty seven nuclear weapons there and the indigenous residents were uprooted in scattered across the world the first group settled here in california in costa mesa that's where reporter sara cragg met credit pre and who's helping the marshall islanders still coping with those laws i'm gonna go nuclear experiments orange county is alannah starbucks strip malls and wealthy suburbs but the immigrants from the marshall islands who live here are not rich in fact these islanders are the poorest ethnic group in the entire us some work at airports others work in factories on weekends the marsha leaves go to church thank me beijing great is then the only way.