Climate report warns of grim economic consequences, worsening weather disasters in US

Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars by century's end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, said a USA government report, which he White House called in... More..

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SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight to Launch Jan. 7, NASA Says
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight to Launch Jan. 7, NASA Says

Both companies are targeting uncrewed test flight of their vehicles starting in 2019. Boeing's turn will be up in March, when the Starliner will be launched empty. The Jan.7 launching window announcement ...More..

Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns

Sources at the UN Environment Programme ( Unep ) said that countries unhappy with Solheim's conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening a financial crisis at the body. The OIOS audit repo...More..

First successful flight for experimental electric plane
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

First successful flight for experimental electric plane

The engineers have described their work in a paper to be published in the journal Nature on Friday. This is not the first time that researchers have explored aircraft without moving parts. As the ions rus...More..

Elon Musk's marijuana puff prompts safety review from NASA, report says
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Elon Musk's marijuana puff prompts safety review from NASA, report says

The space agency said it would conduct a "cultural assessment study" of the companies, 'including the adherence to a drug-free environment , ' prior to crew test flights scheduled to take place in the coming m...More..

NASA chooses next Mars landing site set to ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ knowledge of planet
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

NASA chooses next Mars landing site set to ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ knowledge of planet

The Mars 2020 rover mission will be looking signs of past microbial life and collect samples of rocks that will be retrieved by future explorers. NASA is the only space agency to have successfully carried o...More..

British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms

Before leaving for Brussels, she will face opponents of the agreement Wednesday during the prime minister's weekly question-and-answer session in the House of Commons. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limi...More..

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'

WWF-Indonesia posted disturbing photos of the beached whale on social media. Other plastic waste found in the sperm whale's stomach included plastic bags, plastic bottles, flip-flops and a nylon sack. A...More..

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

President Donald Trump visited Northern California on November 17 to observe the damage caused by historic wildfires that have swept the region. "We've never seen anything like this in California, we've n...More..

The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

Space .com reported that Russian meteor expert Mikhail Maslov has predicted that on November 19, 2034, the meteors will fall at a rate of hundreds per hour. Fireballs are brighter and larger and can last lon...More..

What you need to know about the new 'Super Earth'
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

What you need to know about the new 'Super Earth'

The super Earth lies outside the habitable zone, positioned too far from its sun to host liquid water. "After a very careful analysis, we are over 99 percent confident that the planet is there, since this is ...More..

Double success for SpaceX and Es'hail-2
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Double success for SpaceX and Es'hail-2

Because rockets can be reused, SpaceX launches are cheaper. What is Falcon 9? This year has been extremely busy for SpaceX , to say the least - aside from the continuous launches and the introduction...More..

China's Artificial Sun Creates 100 Million Degree Plasma Core
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

China's Artificial Sun Creates 100 Million Degree Plasma Core

The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) - dubbed the " artificial sun " - reached a wh...More..

'Super-earth' discovered orbiting red dwarf known as 'Barnard's Star'
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

'Super-earth' discovered orbiting red dwarf known as 'Barnard's Star'

But the methods we've used to detect majority are biased toward finding large planets that orbit close to their host stars. The planet candidate, called Barnard's star b (or GJ 699 b), is a super-Earth with...More..

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles

A tropical wave in the Atlantic could possibly strengthen into a sub-tropical cyclone by midweek, according to John McMichael, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ruskin. "As it treks, it's going...More..

by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Its Business Time" for Rocket Lab's first commercial flight

SpaceX can take far more cargo to space, but Rocket Lab is pitching its nimbleness and low-priced as ways to give new customers access to space and to do so on a more convenient schedule. Previously publishe...More..

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for US$1 million
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for US$1 million

A wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for nearly $400,000, with the money going to charity. The chair was initially expected to sell for roughly between $13,000 a...More..

The first observation of the last stages of merging galaxies
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

The first observation of the last stages of merging galaxies

Using powerful telescopes to see through the galaxies' thick walls of gas and dust surrounding their cores, the academics have managed - for the first time - to observe supermassive black holes fall into each o...More..

Britain's armed forces making contingency plans for 'no deal' Brexit - defence officials
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Britain's armed forces making contingency plans for 'no deal' Brexit - defence officials

His resignation raises fears that other Remainers will follow suit or be emboldened to vote down a deal. He's not the first, nor the best-known minister to resign over Brexit . "It has become increasingly ...More..

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Medals and awards sold for £296,750, compared with an estimate of £15,000, while the red motorized wheelchair sold for £296,750, also compared with an estimate of £15,000. Image: This Simpsons script - an ...More..

Bionic 'Wonderland' Mushroom Unlocks New Insights Into Creating Electricity
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bionic 'Wonderland' Mushroom Unlocks New Insights Into Creating Electricity

In their latest feat of engineering, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clu...More..

A new
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

A new "alien spacecraft" paper poses a challenge for astrophysicists

Scientists have been trying to figure out what the 1,312ft (400m) object named Oumuamua might be after it was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii in October 2017 . Since its discovery, scientists have b...More..

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

In his ruling, the judge noted that the Department's analysis fell short of a "hard look" and requires a supplement to the 2014 supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) in order to comply with its obl...More..

Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s

The hole has exposed us to strong ultra-violet light, which has in turn been linked to an increase in diagnoses for skin cancer, prompting severe bans on the manufacture of products featuring the damaging chemi...More..

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars

Surrounded by a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes, the image reveals two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light. Stars are born in stellar nurseries or giant c...More..

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory

Oumuamua , which translates as "distant messenger from the past" in Hawaiian, can reach speeds of up to 196,000mph. Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, two astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Ast...More..

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video

According to CNBC, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department are investigating the company's Model 3 production projections. " Tesla will be there as soon as he believes we should". The...More..

May will not agree withdrawal deal with EU
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

May will not agree withdrawal deal with EU "at any cost"

Lisa Chambers, the Brexit spokesperson of Irish party Fianna Fáil, which similarly supports Varadkar's government in parliament, said that his willingness to consider a review process was a "significant and p...More..

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu

Researchers have known for about a month that Dawn was basically out of hydrazine , the fuel that kept the rocket's antennae situated toward Earth and helped turn the solar panels to the Sun to energize. "Ce...More..

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space

By surveying the whole sky, we will find systems that orbit stars 10 times closer and 100 times brighter than those found by Kepler-opening up new possibilities for measuring planet masses and densities, studyi...More..

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?

According to experts, vehicle pollution is another big reason for Delhi's air pollution . Scaling up WHO's own Air Pollution programme , globally, regionally and in countries, including through establishmen...More..

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

However, on 29 October the new probe sent by NASA is expected to overcome the Helios 2 heliocentric speed record, at the time 10:54 pm EDT. With the passage of 26.55 million miles of sun surface, Parker Sola...More..

Scientists call for stop to disappearance of Earth's remaining intact land, sea
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Scientists call for stop to disappearance of Earth's remaining intact land, sea

Two years after scientists found that 77 per cent of land - excluding Antarctica - and 87 per cent of oceans had been modified by human intervention, researchers recently found that 70 per cent of the world'...More..

Kepler Telescope Declared Dead After Running Low On Fuel For Months
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Kepler Telescope Declared Dead After Running Low On Fuel For Months

The old telescope has been running low on fuel for the past months, so scientists were waiting for this moment to come, preparing to download all the data gathered in the last months. Hertz said that NASA d...More..

After finding thousands of planets, NASA’s Kepler mission ends
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

After finding thousands of planets, NASA’s Kepler mission ends

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel, and its mission has come to an end 94 million miles from Earth, the agency announced Tuesday. But more important, Kepler was the first NASA mission to detec...More..