Tuesday July 23-rd, 2019

This epic NASA handshake was inspired by NFL players This epic NASA handshake was inspired by NFL players

The solar arrays are key to helping InSight function. The 360kg (880 pounds) InSight - its name is short for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport - marks the 21st United States. It's possible that humans may...

Chinese Scientist Who Created 'Gene-Edited Twins' Under Probe Chinese Scientist Who Created 'Gene-Edited Twins' Under Probe

He, who holds a Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, will be a panelist at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong this week. What was allegedly done in this experiment? The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, said...

Genetically edited babies - scientific advancement or playing God?

Chinese researcher He Jiankui made the claim in interviews with the Associated Press . "No known diseases. Gene editing itself is experimental and is still associated with off-target mutations, capable of causing genetic problems early and later...

Five Strains Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found Inside The International Space Station

Comparing the genomes of the five ISS strains to the three clinical Earth strains allowed the authors to get a better understanding of whether the ISS strains showed characteristics of antimicrobial resistance, if they had gene profiles similar to th...

Macron to address protesters in wake of Paris violence - USA Macron to address protesters in wake of Paris violence - USA

For Mr Macron, one figure makes for even worse reading: his approval rating. France will shut down 14 of the country's 58 nuclear reactors now in operation by 2035, with between four and six closed by 2030, he announced. The 40-year-old centrist ac...

Elon Musk says there’s a ‘70% chance’ he will move to Mars Elon Musk says there’s a ‘70% chance’ he will move to Mars

Well-known entrepreneur said in a recent interview with journalists resource Axios television network HBO . Mr. Musk conceded that the environment on Mars is very harsh and the chance of death during the mission high. So ... there's a good cha...

US Climate Report Says Weather Disasters Will Get Worse US Climate Report Says Weather Disasters Will Get Worse

The National Climate Assessment report finds these warming temperatures will increase risks for outdoor jobs and activities. The report links heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes , flooding, droughts, crop failures, and damage to infrastructure t...

Trump rejects findings of US government climate change report

Former Vice President Al Gore accused the Trump administration of trying to "bury' a damning government report that linked global warming to the worsening of natural disasters by quietly releasing the study on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Brexit: Theresa May's deal 'would leave United Kingdom £1000 per person worse off' Brexit: Theresa May's deal 'would leave United Kingdom £1000 per person worse off'

It is the best possible deal. In a withering assessment of Mrs May's deal, Mr Trump said that it was "great" for the European Union but suggested it would harm the UK's ability to strike a trade deal with the US. But the Labour leader said Mrs May ...

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown

So, from the time when the craft entered Mars' atmosphere until touchdown, JPL engineers anxiously crossed their fingers, not knowing the real-time status of the craft. America isn't good at everything; but we're very, very good at Mars-and that is, ...

NASA's InSight spacecraft on its option to landing Mars on November 26 NASA's InSight spacecraft on its option to landing Mars on November 26

And by bouncing radio signals back and forth with Earth, it will tell us whether Mars wobbles on its orbit (ultimately telling us about the composition of the planet's core). It will still be two to three months before the instruments are fully deplo...

Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

Musk, 47, added that the move could be a permanent one as technology may not yet allow return trips: " We think you can come back but we're not sure ". "Now, does that sound like an escape hatch for rich people?" "People die on Mount Everest all the ...

Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears the red planet Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears the red planet

The robotic geologist named InSight must go from 12,300 miles per hour (19,800 kilometres) to zero in six minutes flat, as it pierces the Martian atmosphere, pops out a parachute , fires its descent engines and lands on three legs. This is no rock...

White House Lashed For 'Burying' Bombshell Climate Report With Holiday Release White House Lashed For 'Burying' Bombshell Climate Report With Holiday Release

Andrew Light, an global policy expert at the World Resources Institute, told the Associated Press that releasing the report on Black Friday is a " transparent attempt by the Trump administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not...

145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories 145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

According to a Department of Conservation (DOC) spokeswoman, the whales were discovered by walkers late Saturday, scattered along the beach of Mason Bay. Awarua Rūnanga Dean Whaanga said it was a sad event, especially given the large number. A seri...

NASA has scheduled commercial flights SpaceX and Boeing NASA has scheduled commercial flights SpaceX and Boeing

The first unmanned test flight of the spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX is scheduled for January 7, 2019. The test marks an important milestone for the United States, which hasn't been able to independently deliver astronauts to space since 201...

NASA chooses hard landing site for next Mars rover NASA chooses hard landing site for next Mars rover

Mars 2020 is created to land inside the crater and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth for further analysis, perhaps by the later 2020s. Since then, however, landing technology has improved. NASA's Mars 2020 rover is made from...

SpaceX targets January for unmanned capsule test flight SpaceX targets January for unmanned capsule test flight

NASA ordered a review of SpaceX and Boeing after Elon Musk sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana on a YouTube livestream, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Boeing said in an emailed statement that it was committed to mission success as NASA...

NASA schedules SpaceX commercial crew test flight for January NASA schedules SpaceX commercial crew test flight for January

The flight will also provide data for NASA certifying SpaceX's crew transportation system to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A, once used for Apollo and space shuttle launches, will hos...

Ancient Termite Megapolis as Large as Britain Found in Brazil Ancient Termite Megapolis as Large as Britain Found in Brazil

The mounds are not nests but rather the result of the insects' slow and steady excavation of a network of interconnected underground tunnels, which resulted in waste building up in cones on the surface. Experts from the University of Salford in Brazi...

United Nations environment chief resigns amid 'CO2 hypocrisy' United Nations environment chief resigns amid 'CO2 hypocrisy'

The head of the UN's environmental body has resigned after an audit found that he had claimed almost $500,000 in travel expenses in under two years. The audit also found that Solheim had spent 79 per cent of his time away from the agency's headquar...

Dead sperm whale stranded on beach ingests plastic Dead sperm whale stranded on beach ingests plastic

This is not the first time that alarming amounts of plastic are found in the digestive tract of marine animals. The discovery has caused concern among environmentalists from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF ) and government officials about the e...

First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight

Lead researcher Dr Steven Barrett , from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, said: "This is the first-ever sustained flight of a plane with no moving parts in the propulsion system". Though the idea is not new, past efforts to create...

NASA Selects Jezero Crater Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover NASA Selects Jezero Crater Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

Mars 2020 is created to land inside the crater and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth for further analysis, perhaps by the later 2020s. On November 26, NASA's Mars InSight lander will touch down on the Red Planet. InSight, sho...

Days from European Union summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels Days from European Union summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Two pro-Brexit ministers resigned and hardliners in May's Conservative Party called for her ouster . Last year's European Union guidelines on the Brexit negotiations effectively gave Spain veto powers over future relations between the bloc and...

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