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Mineral never before found naturally on Earth discovered in meteorite – Phys.org

September 11, 2019 report SEM BSE images showing edscottite with taenite, low-Ni iron, and nickelphosphide in the polished Wedderburn section UCLA 143. (a) Overview. (b, c, and d) Enlarged BSE images of rectangular regions outlined in panel a. Credit: American Mineralogist (2019). DOI: 10.2138/am-2019-7102 A team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology, the…

Research redefines lower limit for planet size habitability – Phys.org

In this artist’s concept, the moon Ganymede orbits the giant planet Jupiter. A saline ocean under the moon’s icy crust best explains shifting in the auroral belts measured by the Hubble telescope. Astronomers have long wondered whether Jupiter’s moons would be habitable if radiation from the sun increased. Credit: NASA/ESA In The Little Prince, the…

‘Procedurally unfair’: Disqualified cannabis lottery winners file legal challenge against AGCO

Eleven Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners have filed a legal challenge against the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for disqualifying them from the lottery process, arguing the AGCO’s decision was “fundamentally wrong” and reached by a “procedurally unfair process.”Seven of those eleven lottery winners — chosen on Aug. 20 — used addresses linked…

Shrinking condos, growing houses: Why homebuilders are increasingly going to extremes

If you feel the walls are closing in on your new condominium apartment, you are not imagining it. Condominium sizes in Canada have been shrinking over the years.At the same time, the reverse is true for single-detached (SD) homes, which have been getting bigger.The size of a dwelling unit determines the likely occupant. Smaller units…

‘We need to talk about Donald’ — The elephant in crude oil’s uncertain world

SINGAPORE — “Uncertainty” was the buzzword at the crude oil industry’s annual gathering in Asia, but virtually everybody was reluctant to talk about the root cause behind the sector’s discomfort – U.S. President Donald Trump.Speaker after speaker at this week’s Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) highlighted the challenges to the crude oil industry, from supply…