Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting At A Fast Pace, Scientists Say

Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds. The melting and freezing cycle also makes ice below the surface less permeable, so more runoff is shunted to the ocean ra... More..

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Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose

It's believed the eel likely entered the monk seal when it was feeding in coral reefs , as they feed by sticking their noses into the sand and start digging around, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi...More..

Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon

Today NASA revealed the nine companies it has selected to compete to take NASA payloads to the surface of the Moon. Of the group, the only well-known name is aerospace giant Lockheed Martin , which has a lon...More..

Normal flight: Soyuz with a new crew heading to the ISS
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Normal flight: Soyuz with a new crew heading to the ISS

Since the October mishap, four successful unmanned Soyuz satellite launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew's launch on Monday. The crewmembers of the manned Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft that d...More..

by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

Koenigsmann also revealed at the briefing that the rocket's upper stage, which successfully placed the Dragon cargo spacecraft in orbit, used redesigned composite-overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) used to st...More..

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid

Since the impact, Bennu seems to have gradually spiraled closer to the sun. For it to be able to do so, OSIRIS will first have to refine estimates of Bennu's mass and spin rate and generate a more precise...More..

U.N. Climate Summit, COP24, Warns of ‘Collapse of Our Civilizations’
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

U.N. Climate Summit, COP24, Warns of ‘Collapse of Our Civilizations’

President Donald Trump has announced Washington's withdrawal from the Paris accord , saying it's a bad deal for Americans, and repeatedly questioned the science behind climate change. "We, former Presidents o...More..

Canadian David Saint-Jacques reaches the International Space Station
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Canadian David Saint-Jacques reaches the International Space Station

The Soyuz is the only means of reaching the ISS since the U.S. retired the space shuttle in 2011. The hatch of the capsule carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain , David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Spac...More..

Soyuz Rocket Launches, Docks Successfully To Relief Of NASA, Russia Space Agency
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Soyuz Rocket Launches, Docks Successfully To Relief Of NASA, Russia Space Agency

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos docked with the station at 11:33 p.m. Click on the video above at 6 a.m....More..

Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central IL with damage, injuries
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central IL with damage, injuries

The National Weather Service says a rare wintertime tornado that struck Taylorville in central IL was half-a-mile-wide and stayed on the ground for at least 10 miles (16 kilometers). The severe weather in IL wa...More..

UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20

Lots of world leaders are giving talks at the opening meeting, but some are commenting that the number of people attending are way down compared to a climate change conference that took in Paris in 2015 . Yet ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Watch NASA live stream the arrival of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe

A rocket carrying NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifts off on September 8, 2016 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. From the end...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Astronauts Successfully Blast Off to International Space Station

You can see more awesome launch photos in our full gallery . The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-11 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian lea...More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing

SpaceX is postponing the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to Monday due to booster checks and weather concerns. What exactly goes into the process of preparing Falcon 9 Block 5 boosters for reused launches is ...More..

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to launch into space
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to launch into space

Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a flawless launch that follows October's aborted mission . After NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, Rus...More..

Scientist who claims he edited twins' genes apologises … for result being leaked
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Scientist who claims he edited twins' genes apologises … for result being leaked

In one of those videos , He strongly objects to calling children whose genes have been edited " designer babies " and answers his own question, "Why HIV? " with "safety and value", noting that 100 million...More..

Greenhouse Gas Discharge Gap Extensive Than Ever
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Greenhouse Gas Discharge Gap Extensive Than Ever

Currently, the emissions gap is the largest it's ever been. Boosting carbon-cutting efforts is high on the agenda at United Nations climate talks starting next week in Katowice , though host country Poland h...More..

NASA InSight Landing Explained by JPL Chief Engineer in Stunning Detail
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

NASA InSight Landing Explained by JPL Chief Engineer in Stunning Detail

NASA is now focused on its latest Mars probe, InSight , which is scheduled to touch down on the planet's surface Monday. The lander's 12 descent engines will fire, slowing it down and straightening the sp...More..

NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

The initiative is part of Space Policy Directive 1 , a year-old change in national space policy calling for a USA -led coalition of commercial and global partners enabling human expansion across the solar syst...More..

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon

Two advantages of the partnerships include getting US astronauts back to the moon more quickly and keeping them safer after they arrive. Forward-looking: NASA promises to put astronauts on the moon once a...More..

Two more pilot whales found on Vic coast
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Two more pilot whales found on Vic coast

Four pilot whales were left fighting for survival overnight and experts flown in by helicopter on Wednesday say at least one has since died. "It's highly stressful for the whales, but they'll be using suitabl...More..

NASA Insight Lander Dispatches Incredible Image Of The Martian Horizon
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA Insight Lander Dispatches Incredible Image Of The Martian Horizon

A pair of mini satellites trailing InSight since their May liftoff provided practically real-time updates of the spacecraft's supersonic descent through the reddish skies. Minutes after landing, InSight trans...More..

NASA turns to private companies for future moon missions
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA turns to private companies for future moon missions

Meanwhile, a startup called Orbit Beyond is in the running for NASA's moon payloads, and it's working with TeamIndus, the Indian spaceflight company that nearly won the Lunar X Prize competition. "We're no st...More..

NASA engineers celebrated InSight landing with National Football League handshake
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NASA engineers celebrated InSight landing with National Football League handshake

The panels provide as much as 700 watts on a clear day. In the coming days, the mission team will unstow InSight's robotic arm and use the attached camera to snap photos of the ground so that engineers can de...More..

Scientists refute genetic modification of twins claim made by Chinese researcher
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Scientists refute genetic modification of twins claim made by Chinese researcher

He Jiankui says it is now possible to rewrite the very blueprint of life. Many scientists working in genetics say they believe such experimentation is unsafe. The researcher used the CRISPR-cas9 to operate on...More..

'I don't believe' government climate report finding
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

It's fun. There are pictures. The President's views on man-made climate change has been rather consistent prior to and throughout his tenure. See his full takedown in the clip above . Studies have linked...More..

Mars probe faces daunting challenge to land safely
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mars probe faces daunting challenge to land safely

Once on the ground, InSight will not immediately begin its mission to explore the deep interior of Mars. In about six-and-a-half minutes it will have to slow down to about 5 miles per hour using descent thruste...More..

by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change

Asked outside the White House about the findings that unchecked climate change would wreak havoc on the United States economy, he said: " I don't believe it ". Instead, the Trump administration dropped the re...More..

Chinese Scientist Claims First Gene Edited Babies
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chinese Scientist Claims First Gene Edited Babies

Chinese university professor He Jiankui posted a video on YouTube saying that the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had had their DNA altered to prevent them from contracting HIV . However, one well-know...More..

May defends Brexit deal to sceptical MPs
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

May defends Brexit deal to sceptical MPs

Her spokesman declined to confirm or deny reports that Number 10 is considering a possible TV debate with Mr Corbyn, something the Labour leader has made clear he would relish. We can back this deal, deliver on...More..

NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars

The three-legged InSight spacecraft reached the surface after going from 19,800 kph (12,300 mph) to zero in six minutes flat, as it pierced the Martian atmosphere, using a parachute and braking engines to s...More..

by | Monday, November 26, 2018

‘Good chance of death’: Musk to move to Mars

Once you land successfully, there will be a mat, you'll be working nonstop to build the base . " I'm talking about moving there ". "There's a good chance of death, going in a little (sic) can through deep spac...More..

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year

Heartland sent out a half-hearted release on Saturday , with three pitiful quotes blaming the Deep State for the report's full-scale demolition of the facade of denial. Scientists found "clear and compelling e...More..

NASA's InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting '6.5 Minutes of Terror'
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

NASA's InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting '6.5 Minutes of Terror'

They will also send last-minute tweaks to the software on the spacecraft that controls the landing, based on estimates of the amount of dust in the Martian atmosphere. The lander will spend 24 months - about ...More..

Climate change to hit USA economy, report warns
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Climate change to hit USA economy, report warns

Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy - found that Northeast's cities are also more vulnerable to climate threats because of higher concentrations of historic structures, as well as older...More..