Two astronauts complete 6.5-hour spacewalk, swapping batteries

The astronauts also removed debris from outside the station, secured tieback restraints on the Solar Array Blanket Box and took photographs of a bag of tools for contingency repairs and the thermal cover on the airlock used for spacewalks , NASA ... More..

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Heads up: Northern lights could be visible this weekend
by | Saturday, March 23, 2019

Heads up: Northern lights could be visible this weekend

Forecasters have said that the Northern Lights might be visible from the United Kingdom this weekend (23 March), thanks to a solar storm on its way to Earth. The southward shift of the lights on Saturday is c...More..

Water-bearing Minerals Discovered On Asteroid Bennu
by | Friday, March 22, 2019

Water-bearing Minerals Discovered On Asteroid Bennu

The original mission design was based on a sample site that is hazard-free, with a 25-meter radius, but scientists were not able to find a site of that size on Bennu . NASA said the mission's science team is c...More..

Marine Biologists Pull 88 Pounds of Plastic from Whale's Stomach
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Marine Biologists Pull 88 Pounds of Plastic from Whale's Stomach

Upon his arrival at the scene, Blatchley noticed that the whale showed signs of emaciation and dehydration. The initial diagnosis of death is ingestion of huge amount (88 pounds) of foreign objects mostly...More..

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

MT, while the full moon and supermoon will show at 7:43 p.m. MT, according to EarthSky . And for the first time since 2000, the Full Worm Moon marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. ...More..

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, And You Totally Missed It
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, And You Totally Missed It

Its blast was the second-largest one registered in 30 years and the most significant one since the Chelyabinsk event in 2013. It went unnoticed largely because of where it blew up: over open seas off the coast ...More..

Whale dies after swallowing 'most plastic ever seen in an animal'
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Whale dies after swallowing 'most plastic ever seen in an animal'

The museum will release a full list of the items found in the whale over the next couple of days. The Philippines has become the world's third largest source of releasing plastic rubbish into the ocean, and h...More..

First human on Mars likely to be a woman, says NASA Admin
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

First human on Mars likely to be a woman, says NASA Admin

To meet that deadline, the administrator said he has tasked the agency to look into how to accomplish the June 2020 deadline. 'This time, when we go to the Moon, we will stay. Amanda Hendrix, a Planetary S...More..

'Enormous' solar storm struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

'Enormous' solar storm struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago

It was at least 10 times more powerful than any recorded by instruments set up to detect such events in the past 70 years, and as strong as the most intense known solar storm, which hit Earth in AD775. The mate...More..

Fridays for Future: Students hold worldwide climate change protests
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

Fridays for Future: Students hold worldwide climate change protests

Following the #FridaysForFuture movement, started by the Swedish teen, Jodi is calling on Derry students to "strike" tomorrow between 1pm and 3pm and gather in Guildhall Square to make their voices heard abou...More..

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

There's a precedent for the Nobel Peace Prize going to a courageous teen who speaks truth to power: The 2014 prize was given to Malala Yousafzai , 17 years old at the time , who survived a Taliban assassina...More..

Climate of change - School strike for the climate
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Climate of change - School strike for the climate

But she would not answer if she supported the students striking during school time. The strikers will meet at Railway Park at 10am this Friday, March 15, and walk to Main Beach to hear speeches from local s...More..

by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

FDA lifts import alert on GE salmon

A biotech trade group said the fish, which developers say grows twice as fast as as conventional Atlantic salmon on 25% less feed, will "contribute to a more sustainable food supply". The original NADA on...More..

Government turns up power on offshore wind
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Government turns up power on offshore wind

The government will throw its weight behind an expansion in the use of offshore wind power in the hope the renewable energy source will provide a third of the UK's electricity by 2030. This is the first Secto...More..

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Test Flight Finishes With Perfect Splashdown
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Test Flight Finishes With Perfect Splashdown

Six hours later, the capsule carrying a test dummy parachuted into the ocean, a couple hundred miles off the Florida coast. The Atlantic Ocean landing is the first in almost 50 years for a capsule that ...More..

The first female duo is set to walk in space, says Nasa
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

The first female duo is set to walk in space, says Nasa

Koch and McClain's spacewalk is set to last for about seven hours and will be broadcast on NASA TV . According to NASA , astronauts conduct spacewalks for a number of reasons: to carry out experiments in space,...More..

SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown

The uncrewed mission of Crew Dragon capsule, built by SpaceX with the support of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), docked to the ISS over the weekend, marking the first time a US ...More..

From 23360 miles away!
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

From 23360 miles away!

Also seen in the photo is a plaque installed on the spacecraft with the Israeli flag and inscriptions which read "Am Yisrael Chai" (the nation of Israel lives) and "Small Country, Big Dreams". During its weeklo...More..

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS, astronauts climb aboard
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS, astronauts climb aboard

SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk: "SpaceX would not be here without NASA - without the incredible work that was done before SpaceX even started, and without the support after SpaceX did start". Capsule docked with Inte...More..

Canadian PM shuffles cabinet amid growing SNC-Lavalin scandal
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Canadian PM shuffles cabinet amid growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

Women's Minister Maryam Monsef took on the worldwide development portfolio in addition to her current job. Goodale said he's hoping there can be "some kind of reconciliation" with Wilson-Raybould but isn't su...More..

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks on ISS
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks on ISS

Dragon's arrival marked the first time in eight years that an American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans has flown to the space station. "Well that's the very first space policy directive given b...More..

‘Astronaut’ dummy Ripley rides aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon bound for space
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

‘Astronaut’ dummy Ripley rides aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon bound for space

No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. The uncrewed flight, or Demo-1 mission, will provide SpaceX the chance to prove its spacecraft is...More..

The world's dirtiest air is in India, East Asia News & Top Stories
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The world's dirtiest air is in India, East Asia News & Top Stories

Gurgaon which is located in India's capital New Delhi , is the most polluted city in the world, according to data released by IQ Air Visual and Greenpeace . The Indian capital of Delhi, which has raised a...More..

Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision

Seeing in infrared light essentially allows the subject to see heat sources and would allow soldiers to take on risky missions at night WITHOUT the need of night vision googles. "In our study , we have sho...More..

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight

The Boeing and SpaceX launch systems are aimed at ending United States reliance on Russian rockets for rides to the $100 billion orbital research laboratory, which flies about 250 miles (402 km) above Earth, at...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal could cost $93 trillion, group says
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal could cost $93 trillion, group says

For his own part, McConnell has been a staunch denier of climate change - in 2014, he said , "for everybody who thinks [the planet is] warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn't". After outcry from seve...More..

Ripley, the SpaceX test dummy, is buckled in and ready for launch
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Ripley, the SpaceX test dummy, is buckled in and ready for launch

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk wants Dragon riders looking sharp and 21st century, just like their new, white, sleek spaceship. The launching is timed to coincide with the moment Earth's rotat...More..

by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Gargantuan tarantula drags opossum along rainforest floor

It's something straight out of a horror movie: A giant tarantula - the size of a dinner plate - grabs an opossum and drags it through the Amazon rainforest. According to the university, knowledge of these int...More..

Canada's ex-attorney general to testify about SNC scandal
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

Canada's ex-attorney general to testify about SNC scandal

Wilson-Raybould was shuffled out of the justice portfolio in January when she was named veterans affairs minister and soon afterward resigned from cabinet, though she remains in the Liberal caucus. Wilson-Raybo...More..

Wilson-Raybould claims political interference in SNC-Lavalin affair
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wilson-Raybould claims political interference in SNC-Lavalin affair

The former minister was testifying about a newspaper report that she was leaned on by senior officials previous year to help SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid a corruption trial. By the time she finished her confiden...More..