Friday March 22-nd, 2019

Normal flight: Soyuz with a new crew heading to the ISS Normal flight: Soyuz with a new crew heading to the ISS

NASA's Anne McClain, the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko reached orbit minutes after the smooth launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:31 a.m. It was particularly troubling consid...

Surprise Tornado Blitz Strikes Central Illinois, Injuring at Least 30 Surprise Tornado Blitz Strikes Central Illinois, Injuring at Least 30

The central IL town of Taylorville, located southeast of Springfield in Christian County, was the community hardest hit by Saturday's tornadoes. Storm winds wrecked houses, downed power lines and pulled trees up by the roots. Rauner and local officia...

NASA's asteroid-chasing craft successfully reaches 'Bennu'

At that age, it holds clues to how the Solar System formed, clues that aren't available here on Earth because of Earth's geological activity and living processes. The $800 million unmanned mission, known as OSIRIS-REx, made a rendez-vous with the ast...

Three astronauts set to launch to ISS tomorrow

The trio was due to arrive at the station about six hours after liftoff. It is the first manned space mission since the October drama, which ended in an emergency landing after a failure mid-flight. Russia's state space corporation, Roscosmos, trac...

Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration

To maximise the chances of success in Poland, technical talks began on Sunday, a day early, with delegates from almost 200 nations debating how to meet the Paris target of limiting global warming to between 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius (2.7 and 3.6 ...

Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch this week Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch this week

Bad weather caused subsequent delays. The first stage landed on the company's drone ship, called Just Read the Instructions, stationed in the Pacific Ocean about seven minutes later. These new satellite networks could help companies track agricultu...

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

They're due to arrive at the ISS six hours after launch, and they'll board the station less than two hours after that. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, is now the only organisation transporting astronauts to the ISS after Nasa ended its s...

Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies' Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies'

The technique carries the risk that altered DNA will warp other genes - potentially risky mutations that may then be passed down to future generations. CRISPR is easier to use and more precise than previous methods, but it is not a ideal techn...

East Africa may lose its crown as 'cradle of mankind' East Africa may lose its crown as 'cradle of mankind'

Surprisingly, the earliest known hominin, dated to 7.0 million years, and the 3.3 million years Australopithecus bahrelghazali, have been discovered in Chad, in the Sahara, 3000 km from the rift valleys in the east of Africa. One hypothesis is that...

Mystery Seismic Waves Swept Earth-But Nobody Knows Why Mystery Seismic Waves Swept Earth-But Nobody Knows Why

Crossing the Atlantic, they were also picked up by sensors in Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii. The tremors started just off the shores of Mayotte, a French archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Africa , and would have ...

Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

England and Wales, for instance, saw 700 more deaths than normal during a 15-day hot spell in June and July this year, Watts said. "The attribution shows that unfortunately an approach targeting a single sector or fuel won't solve the problem - air...

Trump not believe own govt's climate warning Trump not believe own govt's climate warning

He talked about trash in the oceans. A water manager may use past or current streamflow records to design a dam, a city could issue permits for coastal development based on current flood maps and an electric utility or a farmer may invest in equipmen...

It’s time for NASA’s InSight lander to touch down on Mars It’s time for NASA’s InSight lander to touch down on Mars

The mission control team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles hopes to receive real-time confirmation of the craft's arrival from data relayed by a pair of miniature satellites that were launched along with InSight and wil...

Global temperatures on track to rise 3-5 degrees by 2100 Global temperatures on track to rise 3-5 degrees by 2100

Worryingly, the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years. The WMO warns as temperatures continue to rise, unsafe wildfires and flooding that has already killed thousands are also likely t...

Greenhouse Gas Discharge Gap Extensive Than Ever Greenhouse Gas Discharge Gap Extensive Than Ever

There is no sign of reversal of this trend and only 57 countries, representing 60 percent of global emissions, are on track to bridge their "emissions gap" - the gap between where we are likely to be and where we need to be. "We are chasing a bus" - ...

Nasa chief criticses Elon Musk's weed-smoking podcast appearance Nasa chief criticses Elon Musk's weed-smoking podcast appearance

The company now subcontracts with other major contractors in the field of space exploration such as Lockheed Martin and NASA . It was revealed last week that NASA will be conducting an investigation into the company culture of SpaceX after c...

Province will meet Paris 2030 targets: Ontario climate change plan Province will meet Paris 2030 targets: Ontario climate change plan

He added that the provincial plan does not have concrete solutions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from big emitters. Correct because the often hysterical political debate in Canada about man-made climate change has become the 10-tonne elephan...

Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk

Dr. Zhanqi Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and colleagues discovered strikingly similar, yet particularly puzzling, milk provisioning behavior in Toxeus magnus , an ant-mimicking jumping spider ...

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

He said there had been "another potential pregnancy" involving a second couple, but it is unclear whether that pregnancy is still ongoing. The news however did not meet the approval of the scientific community worldwide. The founder of an HIV ...

More than 50 whales dead after another mass stranding More than 50 whales dead after another mass stranding

Over 80 pilot whales were stranded off the coast of the Chatham Islands in New Zealand, Nov. 30, 2018. Fifty-one pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands off New Zealand. Ms Stockin, who is an expert consulta...

Siberian unicorns were wiped out because of climate change Siberian unicorns were wiped out because of climate change

There have been roughly 250 different species of rhino throughout Earth's history, according the Natural History Museum in London, but only five species of rhino remain . "Maybe as late as 35,000 years ago", Lister added. Instead, the researcher...

NASA selects nine companies for commercial lunar lander program NASA selects nine companies for commercial lunar lander program

As soon as 2022, NASA expects to begin construction on a new space station laboratory that will orbit the moon and act as a pit stop for missions to deeper parts of our solar system, such as Mars . Astrobotic Technology , Inc.is a space robotics com...

NASA’s InSight lander arrives on Mars NASA’s InSight lander arrives on Mars

The main goal of the USA space agency's InSight mission-launched on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California-is to give scientists a better understanding of the structure and geological activity of Mars. Since its launch on May 5, t...

NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions

Bridenstine says NASA will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced nine U.S. The Space Directive prompted NASA to establish The Exploration Campaign, a national a...

Almost 30 whales stranded on remote Victorian beach Almost 30 whales stranded on remote Victorian beach

About 75 whales were already dead by the time rescuers arrived. "Specialists [are] heading back there this morning to assess four wales that are still alive but it is likely they have not survived", Mr Turner said. On Saturday at 10:30 p.m., a loca...

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