Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state

Lawmakers are facing a Monday deadline on a budget agreement. New York's ban wouldn't take effect until next March. Though some lawmakers are not so sure, Cuomo has said that legalization can still happen this year despite falling short in the ... More..

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Canadian Province Mulls Banning Public Employees From Wearing Religious Symbols
by | Sunday, March 31, 2019

Canadian Province Mulls Banning Public Employees From Wearing Religious Symbols

But it contains a provision permitting current employees in those positions to continue wearing religious symbols . The bill sponsors said the objective is to affirm religious neutrality in a manner that "en...More..

United Nations climate expert: record of sea-level rise fest
by | Sunday, March 31, 2019

United Nations climate expert: record of sea-level rise fest

The World Meteorological Organisation has warned that the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging governments to do more...More..

Earth Hour: Landmarks go dark for extinction awareness
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Earth Hour: Landmarks go dark for extinction awareness

However, the irony of Eskom asking South Africans to turn the lights down low was not lost on us. By switching off their lights for one hour, the Earth Hour participants show their support for not just the ...More..

Mars Had Rivers Wider Than Earth for Billions of Years
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mars Had Rivers Wider Than Earth for Billions of Years

Dr Heggy said: "Groundwater is strong evidence for the past similarity between Mars and Earth - it suggest they have a similar evolution, to some extent.". The researchers then calculated the amount of wate...More..

Can NASA really put astronauts on the Moon in 2024?
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Can NASA really put astronauts on the Moon in 2024?

Pissed off with the death of a concrete plan, in addition to finances overruns and delays from the Area Launch System, Pence introduced that NASA ought to try to succeed in the Moon by any means crucial, ev...More..

NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk over ill-fitting spacesuit
by | Friday, March 29, 2019

NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk over ill-fitting spacesuit

Spokane native and NASA astronaut Anne McClain said she made the recommendation to swap her out of what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in history . NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said today t...More..

NASA will pay you $19K to stay in bed
by | Friday, March 29, 2019

NASA will pay you $19K to stay in bed

If you always struggle to get out of bed in the morning, this might be the ideal gig for you. "Currently, astronauts on board the International Space Station exercise for up to 2.5 hours per day and maint...More..

by | Friday, March 29, 2019

NASA accused of sexism after it cancels first women space walk

McClain had noticed a week prior that the top half of the suit, or "shirt", she had been using was too big to use outside the ISS and decided it be safer for someone else to take her place. Even former presiden...More..

NASA pulls all-female spacewalk due to suit fitting issues
by | Friday, March 29, 2019

NASA pulls all-female spacewalk due to suit fitting issues

Destiny laboratory module of the International Space Station . Both McClain and Koch were members of Nasa's 2013 astronaut class , 50 per cent of which was made up of women, Nasa said . During these spacew...More..

US wants astronauts back on Moon within five years: Pence
by | Friday, March 29, 2019

US wants astronauts back on Moon within five years: Pence

He said: "It's time to redouble our effort". "It can happen, but it will not happen unless we increase the pace". In the early '70s, it took NASA eight years to land at the moon when they still didn't know how ...More..

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 'Birth of Massive Storm' on Neptune
by | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 'Birth of Massive Storm' on Neptune

Neptune's great dark spots are known as storms that form from high atmospheric pressure areas, unlike Earth , where storms typically form around low pressure areas. This last tidbit would make the Great Dark S...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal loses big in Senate
by | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal loses big in Senate

Senate Democrats advocating for developing a big legislative package to combat climate change want nothing to do with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's move toward a Green New Deal vote. Amy Klobucha...More..

NASA snapped that monster meteor fireball over the Bering Sea
by | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

NASA snapped that monster meteor fireball over the Bering Sea

The super-heated air turns the clouds to an orange tint in the meteor's wake. The U.S. space agency says the blast featured an estimated 173 kilotons of energy, and that the series of images was made by two i...More..

NASA scrubs first all-female spacewalk over suit sizing
by | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

NASA scrubs first all-female spacewalk over suit sizing

McClain conducted her first spacewalk with male astronaut Nick Hague on March 22. NASA astronaut Anne McClain during her March 22 spacewalk. The March 29 assignment was supposed to be the first all-fe...More..

Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights
by | Monday, March 25, 2019

Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights

In the northern-most parts of the USA, night-sky gazers will have the greatest chance of catching a glimpse of natural light display at around 10.55pm, a NOAA forecast predicts. Persistent overnight rain in n...More..

Astronauts work on ISS power upgrades in first spacewalk of 2019
by | Sunday, March 24, 2019

Astronauts work on ISS power upgrades in first spacewalk of 2019

These individuals are going to get ground support directly from flight administrator Mary Lawrence and also Kristen Facciol out of the Canadian Space Organization within Nasa's Johnson Space Facility inside Tex...More..

Northern lights could be visible in New York Saturday: How to watch
by | Saturday, March 23, 2019

Northern lights could be visible in New York Saturday: How to watch

Things got more active with the sun this week as it produced a solar flare and coronal mass ejection that will affect parts of earth this weekend. And we see this as the brilliant northern lights . However, so...More..

Evidence of water, particle plumes discovered on asteroid Bennu
by | Friday, March 22, 2019

Evidence of water, particle plumes discovered on asteroid Bennu

Lori Glaze, acting director of NASA's Planetary Science Division said: "The first three months of OSIRIS-REx's up-close investigation of Bennu have reminded us what discovery is all about - surprises, quick...More..

Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale

Shocking pictures of the huge plastic haul being removed from the whale's digestive system appeared on Facebook after attempts to save the animal on the shores of the Mabini Compostela Valley floundered. Env...More..

Super Worm Moon: Final Supermoon Of 2019 Arrives With Spring
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Super Worm Moon: Final Supermoon Of 2019 Arrives With Spring

In this case, the ground began to soften in March so that earthworms could appear, drawing more birds to feed, according to the Farmer's Almanac . The third and final supermoon of 2019 will premier in the ...More..

Huge meteor explosion over Earth, NASA confirm
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Huge meteor explosion over Earth, NASA confirm

It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia's south-west, six years ago, and the second largest in the past 30 years. However, according to scientis...More..

Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines

Blatchley said was the "most plastic" he has ever seen in a whale. Cetaceans - marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises - do not drink ocean water but absorb fresh water through their food, he ex...More..

Marching for the future
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Marching for the future

The strikes have gained prominence and visibility in recent months across Europe, culminating with Thunberg's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this week. St. Andrews students held their own "Strik...More..

Opportunity's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama
by | Saturday, March 16, 2019

Opportunity's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

NASA hoped the robot would return to working order after the storm once sunlight could reach its solar panels, but it never responded. " This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a re...More..

Toyota is working on a moon buggy
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

Toyota is working on a moon buggy

Even though the amount of energy that can be transported to the moon is limited, the rover will have a range of more than 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles). JAXA said that it could launch the Toyota rover ...More..

by | Friday, March 15, 2019

"Past is Prologue" -A Hyper Solar Storm Engulfed Earth in 660 BCE

Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who was not involved in the research, said the findings indicate a storm far bigger than the Carrington Event and hundreds of times larger than...More..

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg , who was named one of Time's Most Influential Teens of 2018 , reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian med...More..

First Person On Mars Likely To Be A Woman
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

First Person On Mars Likely To Be A Woman

He said the US plans to have a "sustainable", although not continuous, human presence on the moon. " Last week it came to our attention that we're not going to be able to maintain the schedule", he told th...More..

New Zealand PM Ardern backs students striking for climate action
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Zealand PM Ardern backs students striking for climate action

Baines pointed to the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , which warned that leaders have just 11 years to take action to avoid catastrophic climate change, inclu...More..

by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Import Ban On Genetically Modified Salmon In U.S. Lifted

The fish first won FDA approval in 2015 , which was the first approval of a genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for food use by the agency. AquaAdvantage Salmon contains intentional genomic alterations...More..

Natural Power welcomes Offshore Wind Sector Deal
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Natural Power welcomes Offshore Wind Sector Deal

They now meet around 7 per cent of our power needs but that should increase to more than 30 per cent within a decade. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the Offshore Wind Sector...More..

SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down after historic mission
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down after historic mission

She added that she and the rest of the panel were pleased that NASA was taking steps, such as buying two additional Soyuz seats from Roscosmos, to alleviate any perceived schedule pressure on the commercial cr...More..

2 astronauts are scheduled for the 1st all-female spacewalk in history
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

2 astronauts are scheduled for the 1st all-female spacewalk in history

The all-female makeup of the team conducting the spacewalk obviously won't have any impact on the work being done, as all NASA astronauts are held to the exact same standards and are equally qualified to hand...More..

Champagne corks undocked as SpaceX brings the Crew Dragon back to Earth
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Champagne corks undocked as SpaceX brings the Crew Dragon back to Earth

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will return to Earth after its six-day demonstration mission at the International Space Station. Apollo 9 splashed down near the Bahamas on March 13, 1969. NASA is counting on Spac...More..