New concerns over methane emission levels

Scientists are able to accurately quantify the total amount of methane emitted to the atmosphere each year, but it is hard to break down this total into its individual components: Which portions originate from fossil sources and which are biological?... More..

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MIT engineers have developed a method to divert potentially risky asteroids
by | Friday, February 21, 2020

MIT engineers have developed a method to divert potentially risky asteroids

Most importantly, they factored in an asteroids proximity to a gravitational keyhole , as well as the amount of time scientists have before an asteroid passes through the keyhole. Bennu, one of the two objects...More..

Methane emissions caused by human activity vastly underestimated
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Methane emissions caused by human activity vastly underestimated

The amount of methane released when using natural gas via leaks in pipelines and production facilities would therefore be significantly underestimated. That makes methane an especially suitable target for curbi...More..

SpaceX will send tourists into space next year
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

SpaceX will send tourists into space next year

The first crewed launch of the SpaceX capsule is scheduled for this May. SpaceX signed a deal with a space tourism company, recently. Space Adventures remains the only company to have coordinated to...More..

by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Renewable device uses bacteria to harness electricity 'out of thin air'

Renewable energy and climate change developers claim the device could potentially replace rechargeable batteries in phones and smartwatches, or even power health and fitness monitors. For example, the technol...More..

Delta to invest $1 billion to become carbon neutral
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Delta to invest $1 billion to become carbon neutral

The aviation industry accounts for about two per cent of global carbon emissions , according to Delta . Delta and a number of other airlines have been fighting hard to minimize environmental pollution owi...More..

NASA Has Launched Cygnus, A US Rocket To The ISS
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

NASA Has Launched Cygnus, A US Rocket To The ISS

According to the space agency, astronaut Andrew Morgan of NASA will use the space station's robotic arm to capture Cygnus, and NASA's Jessica Meir will monitor telemetry during rendezvous, capture, and insta...More..

NASA Selects its Four Finalists For New Discovery Mission
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

NASA Selects its Four Finalists For New Discovery Mission

Every of the mission groups will now obtain $three million from NASA to finalize its proposals over a nine-month interval. "Exploring any one of these celestial bodies will help unlock the secrets of how it...More..

by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

Over 64,000 cases of the disease have been recorded worldwide, with about 1,400 deaths. Fan Yifei, deputy governor of China's central bank, said Saturday that banks have been urged to provide new banknotes to...More..

Todmorden railway line to CLOSE for Storm Dennis
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Todmorden railway line to CLOSE for Storm Dennis

Heavy rain and strong winds were racing across all parts of Britain, including areas in northern England still suffering from Storm Ciara last weekend, which left eight people dead across Europe, including tw...More..

Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

So when the American finally arrived home after her space expedition, Sadie Lou couldn't contain her excitement. After spending a record-breaking 328 days in space, the longest single spaceflight by a woma...More..

by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

'Perfect Storm' Dennis expected to have far-reaching impacts as armies called in

Storm Dennis has landed and is causing widespread flooding across the country this afternoon. . Several schools were forced to close on Monday due to power outages caused by the weather, and thousands of home...More..

Trecherous driving conditions as Storm Dennis hits Somerset
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Trecherous driving conditions as Storm Dennis hits Somerset

The Met Office has issued several amber rain warnings and a yellow alert has been issued for the whole of the UK. A flood warning has been issued for Nairn, Moray and Speyside - covering Forres, Elgin, Aber...More..

China's Hubei province reports 13 new coronavirus deaths - state media
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

China's Hubei province reports 13 new coronavirus deaths - state media

Israelis were advised to avoid travel to the region unless "absolutely critical", while the ministry stated that it was in contact "with all the global bodies and experts in Israel and overseas", and promised t...More..

Remarkable image of two mice brawling wins wildlife photography award
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Remarkable image of two mice brawling wins wildlife photography award

It's not unusual to see rats scurrying between small piles of food dropped by thousands of commuters daily, and Rowley spent five days on platforms lying on his stomach to get the flawless view of their world...More..

Pope Francis shuts door to married priests in Amazon
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Pope Francis shuts door to married priests in Amazon

Many Catholic church officials appear to be strongly against the proposal. Vatican officials said the pope completed the document on December 27, before the book controversy, and handed it in for translat...More..

Shell shocker: Prehsitoric armoured turtle shell found weighing more than a tonne
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Shell shocker: Prehsitoric armoured turtle shell found weighing more than a tonne

Understanding more about the giant turtle has also helped the researchers clarify turtle evolution and determine that the closest living relative of Stupendemys is the big-headed Amazon river turtle, even t...More..

BP sets net zero targets for 2050 and plans reorganization to deliver
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

BP sets net zero targets for 2050 and plans reorganization to deliver

The company, who have also committed to more transparency, have stated their annual global greenhouse gas emissions at 55 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MteCO2e) and the oil and gas carbon as 360 MteCO2e. Im...More..

Met √Čireann issues rainfall warning for all of Ireland
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Met √Čireann issues rainfall warning for all of Ireland

Storm Dennis is expected to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend. All events have been cancelled this weekend in Thetford Forest due to high winds expected from Storm Denn...More..

Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News

Koch posted the adorable video of their reunion on her Facebook page with the caption "Not sure who was more excited". "I feel great", Koch said about six days after her return to Earth . Christina Koc...More..

'Ghost' of mysterious hominin found in West African genomes
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

'Ghost' of mysterious hominin found in West African genomes

Sankararaman and Arun Durvasula , a UCLA graduate student studying human genetics, used two new statistical methods that look for patterns in the genome that could reveal the presence of DNA from a distantly...More..

Asteroids: NASA spots potentially hazardous rock approaching Earth
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

Asteroids: NASA spots potentially hazardous rock approaching Earth

Given how fast it is going, PZ39 will be approaching Earth on Saturday, the 15th of February. Named 2002 PZ39 , the rock is classified as a Near-Earth Object or NEO, but due to its estimated size ranging up to...More..

After hottest temperature, now iceberg breaks off in Antarctica
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

After hottest temperature, now iceberg breaks off in Antarctica

These two glaciers have been losing ice for the past 25 years. Bottom line: Video shows iceberg cracking off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier . There is a lot of imbalance in the glacial system, due to t...More..

Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

The record spaceflight saw Koch participate in more than 200 scientific investigations , including a look at how such a long term in space physically affects a woman. And while there wasn't much free time on ...More..

Defying expectations of a rise, global carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

Defying expectations of a rise, global carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019

Despite the continued implementation of President Trump's policy agenda, which has been repeatedly and widely criticised by green groups across the world , the USA recorded the largest emissions decline on a c...More..

With eye on moon, NASA to seek new astronaut applicants in March
by | Friday, February 14, 2020

With eye on moon, NASA to seek new astronaut applicants in March

If you've always dreamed of exploring space, here's your chance. "We're celebrating our 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit this year, and we're on the...More..

Space Force says Russian satellites following United States spy satellite
by | Thursday, February 13, 2020

Space Force says Russian satellites following United States spy satellite

The Russian spacecraft launched in November as one satellite , which later released a second satellite from within it, nearly "birthing" it, US military analysts said. Russia's Defense Ministry previously descr...More..

Solar Orbiter launched to take first pictures of Sun's poles
by | Thursday, February 13, 2020

Solar Orbiter launched to take first pictures of Sun's poles

The spacecraft will make elliptical orbits around the Sun, completing one revolution every 168 days. During its mission , the Solar Orbiter will get up close and personal with the Sun in order to investigate...More..

NASA Broom Challenge 2020: Best Twitter Reactions
by | Thursday, February 13, 2020

NASA Broom Challenge 2020: Best Twitter Reactions

DJ Khaled's even done it. Still, tweets were flying around claiming NASA had said yesterday was a special day, too, which is what kicked things off. And yes, you can do it any day of the year! As the c...More..

Britain and Brussels at loggerheads on financial services
by | Thursday, February 13, 2020

Britain and Brussels at loggerheads on financial services

But the comments appear to be a direct contradiction to the promises he himself gave to members of the public in 2016 when he said the United Kingdom would still be able to trade freely within Europe even i...More..

New 'grim reaper' dinosaur discovered in Canada
by | Thursday, February 13, 2020

New 'grim reaper' dinosaur discovered in Canada

Until a year ago, the specimen lay in a drawer at the Royal Tyrrell Museum . A new species of tyrannosaur dating back nearly 80 million years has been discovered by a farmer and his wife in Canada. There wer...More..

by | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Two Russian Satellites Tailing US Spy Satellite: Washington

This is the first time that the US military has publicly revealed a direct threat from another country to a USA satellite. This incident has led the White House, Pentagon, and Congressional backers to belie...More..

Coronavirus death toll soars to 492 worldwide as China expands quarantine zones
by | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coronavirus death toll soars to 492 worldwide as China expands quarantine zones

News of the man's death follows Chinese health officials announcing on Tuesday that the number of deaths on the mainland connected to the coronavirus increased by 64 from the day prior, raising the death toll ...More..

Northrop postpones Antares rocket launch in Virginia on Sunday
by | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Northrop postpones Antares rocket launch in Virginia on Sunday

There's about 75-hundred pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware aboard the spacecraft. There's a 95% chance of good weather for Sunday's launch. A space station delivery from Virginia has been delayed a...More..

President Trump's proposed budget benefits NASA
by | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

President Trump's proposed budget benefits NASA

With the clock ticking to land on Mars in four years, Congress is being asked to boost NASA's next budget by $3 billion to $25 billion. "The budget continues to support educational activities such as internsh...More..