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SpaceX aims to test prototype for Mars rocket ship this week

In a video released via his somewhat infamous Twitter account, Elon Musk has shown a "thorough" testing being undertaken on the heat shield used for the rocke...


Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale

Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley, said that in the 10 years they have examined dead whales and dolphins, 57 of them were found to have died due to accumulat...


NASA spacecraft spots particle plumes erupting from the surface of asteroid Bennu

Bennu is covered in unsafe boulders . "The discovery of plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career ", Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx princi...


The 'Full Worm Supermoon' marks the start of spring this week

The last time we've seen a full moon rise on the same date as an equinox was in 1981, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . Along with sunny, summer-like...


NASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea

Scientists only recently pinpointed the blast - the third-largest known meteor explosion - by triangulating readings from infrasound stations, which pick up low...


Students worldwide walk out of school, protest climate change inaction by governments

In Stockholm, Thunberg predicted that students won't let up their climate protests. The State House protest was part of a coordinated strike that inspired ra...


North Carolina astronaut boards International Space Station

Three new crewmembers will join the International Space Station this week, launching today in a Soyuz vessel from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:14 p.m....


Fridays for Future: Students hold worldwide climate change protests

Her speech inspiring other students around the world to take their own action. Campaigners said 15,000 people took part in protests in more than 60 to...


Research: Researchers uncover additional evidence for massive solar storms

Such blasts of plasma and electromagnetic radiation from the Sun have the potential to seriously impact life on Earth, so it's important for us to understand th...


NASA Opportunity's Last Image: Beautiful Panorama Reveals Mars Rover's Final Resting Place

The picture is an incredible panoramic view of Opportunity's resting place in the aptly named Perseverance Valley. The trailblazing mission ended after almost...


First Person On Mars Likely To Be A Woman

His comments come ahead of the first all female spacewalk scheduled to take place at the end of the month. Bridenstein's announcement follows another major ...


The 'Trashtag Challenge' Could Be The Greatest Social Challenge

We are loving Mother Nature's new makeover. The second is the socially conscious that doesn't always do what it's meant to do, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challeng...


Toyota aims for the moon with fuel cell lunar rover

The rover, which is expected to be 6 meters long, 5.2 meters wide and 3.8 meters high, will feature Toyota's fuel cell technology. The automaker's fuel cells ...


Key student striker rejects Leo's support until urgent climate action taken

Thunberg is famous for repeatedly skipping school on Fridays to sit at Riksdag, the legislative building of Sweden, to protest Sweden's lack of discussion on c...


Isopropyl Alcohol Smell at ISS Started to Disappear After Crew Dragon Undocked

The capsule, which was lifted out of the water by a boat using a crane, is due back on land by Sunday . "It's also the first commercially built human rated spa...


Incredible NASA images capture shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in mid-flight

The two T-38s flew in about 10 meters of distance in between and about 600 meters away from the B200. "What's interesting is, if you look at the rear T-38, ...


New Program to Accelerate Expansion of Offshore Wind Power in Developing Countries

To conclude, Offshore Wind Turbine report focus on Global and regional market, providing information on major players like manufacturers, suppliers, distributor...


How Much Does the Milky Way Weigh?

The result was that our home galaxy weighs around 1.5 trillion solar masses within a radius of 129,000 light years around the galactic center. Previous es...


The First All-Female Spacewalk Has Just Been Scheduled by NASA

On March 29, the world will witness two Nasa Astronauts namely Christina Koch and Anne McClain undertake a spectacular spacewalk. "It definitely resonates w...


SpaceX capsule set to splash down after space station stop

Head back to Earth: just hours away. "So far, even though the mission has been as they say "textbook", the hardest part is kind of yet to come". On Friday t...


Israel's Moon-Bound Spacecraft Sends Back First Selfie From 20K Miles Over Earth

Photo taken by the Beresheet spacecraft in which an Israeli flag can be seen on a plaque with the inscription, "Am Israel Hai", or "The Jewish People Lives", an...


NASA Has Scheduled the First-Ever All Female Spacewalk

She happens to be the Canadian Space Agency Controller and will be stationed at the Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in Houston. It's a routine outing, and the f...


Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule set for ISS mission next week

Soon after, the company of star entrepreneur Elon Musk hailed the successful arrival on Twitter as "a first for a commercially built and operated spacecraft des...


Ex-Attorneys General Call For RCMP Probe Into SNC-Lavalin Affair

Maryam Monsef - the minister for women and gender equality who made global headlines in 2016 when it was revealed that she was born in Iran and was not Canada's...


SpaceX Photos From the Crew Dragon Demo Launch to Space Station Docking

The two will be joined by NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch for the launch aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhst...


SpaceX capsule docks successfully at International Space Station

The docking should occur at about 11:00 GMT. Flight computers guided the craft directly into a docking port, unlike previous cargo Dragon spacecrafts that hav...


Ocasio-Cortez: House Oversight Committee Should Be Talking About Trump's Finances

Contrary to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce "dark money" in politics, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff funneled more than $1 milli...


CANADA: Canadian astronauts will be going to the moon in 2022

NASA's goal is to create a sustainable architecture together with worldwide and commercial partners to support permanent lunar operations. The Government of ...


SpaceX rocket with unmanned United States capsule blasts off for space station

On this occasion, we will see the crew version of Dragon approach the station at the bow and dock automatically, using a new design of connection ring. The Com...


Nanotechnology Gives Mice Night Vision-Are Humans Next?

The scientists injected nanoparticles into mice's eyes , giving them an infrared vision for up to 10 weeks, as the nanoparticles can absorb infrared light ...


Tarantula spider seen munching on opossum in the Amazon. Wait, what?

The nightmarish footage was released by the team from the University of MI who documented their encounters in the journal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation. Du...


Farm Bureau Statement on Confirmation of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Susan Collins, a moderate Republican senator from ME, has said she would oppose Wheeler's nomination, arguing his efforts to roll back standards on emissions ...


Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts — Crew Dragon

SpaceX launched its unmanned module from Cape Canaveral , Florida, at 7.48am GMT (2.48am EST). "We are not in a space race, " he said. "And I think it'd be...


Schumer Counters McConnell's 'Cynical Show Vote' on Green New Deal

Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a moderate who has angered progressive environmentalists with his stances on fossil fu...


Nightmare fuel: Researchers record giant tarantula eating an opossum

These photos of predator-prey interactions are part of a new article published on February 28 in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, which details these rare...


SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: How to watch the historic test flight tonight

SpaceX is ready for Saturday's inaugural test flight of the Crew Dragon, the next step in a mission to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. "We...


Trudeau pleased Wilson-Raybould can share her 'perspectives' on SNC-Lavalin affair

An order-in-council (OIC) posted online Monday waived cabinet confidence and solicitor-client privilege, except for communications between Wilson-Raybould and t...


Israeli spacecraft hits first snag on lunar voyage

The goal of the planned maneuver is to eventually steer the craft into the Moon's orbit when it overlaps with the Earth's. "This is the first time Beresheet'...


White House Recruiting Climate Skeptics For New Working Group

Attendees at the session, which included acting interior secretary David Bernhardt and senior officials from throughout the government , debated how best to es...


Sen. Feinstein Dismisses Youth Activists' Call for Green New Deal

But the now-viral encounter, captured on video, exposes other problems as well. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal , ...


NASA has approved SpaceX flight vehicle to the ISS

NASA and SpaceX officials completed the flight readiness review ahead of the planned launch of an unmanned SpaceX capsule to the International Space Station. Th...


Israel's moon mission launched successfully

Speaking on the stream, SpaceX manufacturing engineer Jessie Anderson said: "We do have a successful first stage landing despite the challenging conditions ...


Feinstein Unveils Green Deal Alternative After Kid Confrontation

The senator also touted her years of experience, at one point noting the children in the room were not old enough to vote for her. Ocasio-Cortez told her ...


NEB endorses Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

But it said those consequences can be justified in light of what would be the pipeline's benefits. The NEB report would impose 156 conditions on the project i...


As Beresheet heads to moon, Israeli team probes problem with navigation sensors

So far only superpowers - the Soviet Union, U.S. and China - have made the voyage, with their governments' strong financial backing. SpaceIL was founded e...


FACT CHECK: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Took Campaign Money from Corporate Donors

Even as he slammed Amazon for its decision, the mayor said critics wrongly suggested that tax breaks represented money that could be spent on other things. "We ...


Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

Beresheet would become the first privately funded craft to land on the moon . A communications satellite for Indonesia is the main cargo aboard the Falcon ...


Supermoon, 2019's biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

ET, but it won't be visible then. The Eastern Time Zone encompasses part or all of 22 states in the eastern part of the US. Another dazzling bright full moon...


Israel Joins Race To Space: Liftoff Set For Thursday

At the end of its brief mission, mission controllers plan to simply shut down the spacecraft, according to SpaceIL officials, leaving Beresheet as the latest ...


How the zebra’s stripes ward off insects

UC Davis Professor Tim Caro led a series of unique experiments for this study to better understand how stripes manipulate the behavior of biting flies as they...