Thursday January 17-th, 2019

How wombats make cubed poop How wombats make cubed poop

Yang studies how fluids, including blood, processed food, and urine, move about inside the bodies of animals - so she was ideal for the task. She was curious how the differences in wombats' digestive processes and soft tissue structures might expl...

NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

While it's perfectly legal to dabble with Puff the magic dragon in California, when you're a multi-billionaire and CEO of two companies people tend to ask questions. Commenting on Musk's behavior, NASA administrator Jim Birdenstine told interviewe...

NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site

Jezero Crater is located on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, which is a enormous basin north of the Martian equator that was formed by an asteroid impact some 3.9 billion years ago. Instead of having an analytical laboratory on board - like Curi...

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

According to the Associated Press , rescuers from Wakatobi National Park discovered a large lump of plastic waste inside the 31-foot mammal's carcass Monday, which included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a n...

Two men arrested for looting California fire station during wildfires Two men arrested for looting California fire station during wildfires

Almost 400 people searched for victims amid the scorched debris in Paradise on Sunday, wading through ash that officials say could turn into a thick paste, the Associated Press reported . "We have been told we're to look as hard as we can, but i...

In Russia the second time launched a rocket Soyuz TEKHNO 24 In Russia the second time launched a rocket Soyuz TEKHNO 24

This cargo ship was to be launched to the ISS on October 30, however because of the accident rocket "Soyuz-FG" start "Progress" has been rescheduled for November 16. The Progress ship is set to dock at the space station Sunday, delivering nearly thre...

Scientists Discover Potential Super-Earth Orbiting 'Nearby' Star Scientists Discover Potential Super-Earth Orbiting 'Nearby' Star

After looking at 20 years' worth of data, the team detected a planet that circles the star every 233 days, a mass at least 3.2 times that of Earth, and an orbital distance similar to that of Mercury to the Sun. But, because Barnard's Star is so d...

Google marks 44th anniversary of Arecibo message with a doodle

November 16, 2018, completes 44 years of that hope to communicate with the clusters of stars residing about 25,000 light years away from Earth. Even were this message received, M13 is so far away we would have to wait nearly 50,000 years to hear ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ready To Liftoff From NASA's Kennedy Space Center SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ready To Liftoff From NASA's Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX has come a long way since it started in 2002. What is Falcon 9? SpaceX's Es'hail-2 mission will send a communications satellite 22,000 miles into space for state-owned Qatar Satellite Company, providing added communications access for...

How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in MI this weekend How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in MI this weekend

The comet takes 33 years to complete one orbit of the sun. And while Leonids showers tend to be fairly minor, there are typically between 10 and 15 meteors per hour. Fireballs are brighter and larger and can last longer than the average meteor, w...

Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier

The 31km-wide impact site was created between three million and 12,000 years ago and is the first to be found underneath one of Earth's continental ice sheets. To confirm their suspicions, in May 2016 the team sent a research plane from Germany's Alf...

How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report? How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?

Climate change impacts are already altering the land's use, while the services provided by the natural environment are being degraded. The contribution of bioenergy to the UK's energy mix could double by 2050, according to a new report by th...

Astronomers discover 'ghost' galaxy near Milky Way Astronomers discover 'ghost' galaxy near Milky Way

It is also characterised by low mass, meaning it is also low in density. Scientists have published the discovery in the online pre-print site arXiv. It is always at least 130,000 light-years away from Earth. "RR Lyrae had been found in every know...

After fake moon, China trying to create an artificial sun After fake moon, China trying to create an artificial sun

EAST is a large, donut-shaped machine set inside a round box. Fusion is seen as a solution for energy issues as it is clean, sustainable and powerful. The artificial sun was designed and constructed by China back in 2006. According to the Ins...

Electric surge to require flexible power systems: IEA Electric surge to require flexible power systems: IEA

According to the IEA, wind electricity generation in the European Union will more than triple to 1,100 TWh by 2040. The IEA predicts the growth of electricity generation by 60% until 2040. sanctions on its exports. "Without such a pick-up in inve...

Super-Earth discovered orbiting Suns nearest star Super-Earth discovered orbiting Suns nearest star

It is possible Barnard's Star b may offer similar niches for life . However, because its host star is so mild, it's likely that the planet is seriously chilly. That seemed to be the case when a team of researchers started checking archival data for ...

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

Following the launch, Founder and CEO Peter Beck tweeted, "Perfect flight". Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch pad is located on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula, between Napier and Gisborne. Rocket Lab, which is headquartered in California but has a st...

Tropical wave heading toward Caribbean, 50% chance of development Tropical wave heading toward Caribbean, 50% chance of development

If it does strengthen, the storm could then move westward toward Puerto Rico and the Bahamas before turning north. The next name up in this year's storm name rotation is Patty. "In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combine...

The 1933 Griffith Park fire was California's deadliest. Until now The 1933 Griffith Park fire was California's deadliest. Until now

An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. U.S. President Donald Trump , in France for the centenary remembrance of the end of World War I , continued to blame state forest managers ...

Astronomers unveil growing black holes in colliding galaxies Astronomers unveil growing black holes in colliding galaxies

Then scientists found galaxies that are coincident with this x-ray data, after examining the pictures of the Hubble telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. In approximately six billion years the process will be complete and a single ellipti...

British Minister quits over Brexit plan British Minister quits over Brexit plan

May had been expected to rally her cabinet around her Brexit plan at a meeting originally due this week. But Mrs Thornberry said today that the option of campaigning for a second referendum was still on the table. In a statement published on the Me...

Hawkings thesis, wheelchair sell for $1m Hawkings thesis, wheelchair sell for $1m

A motorised wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking was sold at auction for £296,750, while a thesis fetched almost twice that amount at a sale to raise money for charity. "Stephen Hawking was a huge personality worldwide". ...

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction

Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair and a set of his medals and awards have been sold for a combined total of nearly £600,000, while a copy of his PhD thesis raised almost the same amount on its own. The objects sold at an online event run by ...

MIT says existing laser tech could attract alien astronomers MIT says existing laser tech could attract alien astronomers

According to the scientist, this beam can be seen by alien astronomers who study in our region of the milky Way, especially if they are in nearby systems, such as the planets orbiting Proxima Centauri . According to Clark, the proposed laser's pow...

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

However, the flattened and elongated shape of the item and its acceleration as it was approaching the solar system was among the things which made it a stand out. This led us to suggest that it may be a light-sail produced by an alien civilization, L...

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