Friday March 22-nd, 2019

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts

Yes, temperatures get colder while the days get longer. Here's a wonderful time-lapse video of the winter solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska, which gets just about three hours and 41 minutes of daylight at this time. There are many customs associated wi...

First day of winter is upon us First day of winter is upon us

Then we'll take a closer look at that special moon. But scientifically speaking, it's the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. When exactly does it occur? The long and dark nights of the winter will get a little brighter, thanks t...

Unusual light streaks across California sky Unusual light streaks across California sky

The lasso-shaped illumination led to many conspiracy theories, according to CBS News . Here are photos and videos of the mysterious lights posted online by several Twitter users. "A meteor can create a very high level cloud called a noctilucent ...

Scientists Have a Greener Idea to Clean Air Scientists Have a Greener Idea to Clean Air

The researchers built now in the Pothos is a variant of the gene that is essential for the formation of P450 2E1 is responsible - it came from the DNA of rabbits Then they tested how effective the modified room plant, which is now formed in each ce...

Aquarium Apologizes for Calling Otter Fat in 'Problematic... African American Vernacular' Aquarium Apologizes for Calling Otter Fat in 'Problematic... African American Vernacular'

And Wendy C (@gwenniesmit) thought the aquarium did not have to issue a public apology . Despite the fact that few users complained and the tweet received a larger number of retweets and likes, the aquarium quickly followed up with an apology, cla...

Soyuz spacecraft lands safely on earth Soyuz spacecraft lands safely on earth

The launch was aborted mid-flight, due to the improper separation of one of the boosters, and the humans in orbit became stranded after the Russian space agency grounded all Soyuz launches. Some of them include, investigation into climate change, med...

Finland marks winter solstice, longer days on the horizon Finland marks winter solstice, longer days on the horizon

However, if you want to mark the solstice at sunrise or sunset, it will rise at 8.04am and set at 3.53pm in London on 21 December - giving us just seven hours and 49 minutes of daylight. The next time a Cold Moon is scheduled to appear during a winte...

SpaceX says weather forces cancellation of launch of U.S. satellite SpaceX says weather forces cancellation of launch of U.S. satellite

It was unclear exactly why SpaceX - which prides itself on recovering rockets for future use by landing them back on the ground or on a barge at sea - will not attempt to recover the multimillion-dollar rocket. However weather is already thought to b...

NASA warns Saturn may be losing its rings NASA warns Saturn may be losing its rings

The rings are being dragged towards the planet due to gravity "like a dusty rain of ice particles, under the influence of Saturn's magnetic field". O'Donoghue and his colleagues observed this phenomenon with the huge Keck telescope in Hawaii and co...

Christmas changes to Melton bin collections Christmas changes to Melton bin collections

Black bin, blue bin and brown bin collections will be affected. They add that collections are expected to return to normal by Monday, January 14. "Residents are advised to check their bin hanger for any changes to their usual collections over the...

Some of the Amazon glitter bomb video was fake Some of the Amazon glitter bomb video was fake

On Thursday, Rober revealed to fans two of the "thieves" in the video knew it was a prank. A "friend of a friend" asked to participate and, as compensation, Rober offered them money if they were able to get the package back after it did its job.

US Scientists Discover Unusual Pink Dwarf Planet US Scientists Discover Unusual Pink Dwarf Planet

Researchers now hope to discover more about the outer edges of the solar system with the discovery of Farout. These worlds don't come close enough to the known planets of the Solar System to be strongly influenced by them, so they can possibly po...

Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice

The occasion is a cause for celebration in some regions around the world. Soon after the winter solstice , the number of daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere will gradually grow longer each day until the summer solstice in late June, when...

A mile-deep ice crater and marsquakes A mile-deep ice crater and marsquakes

Although the presence of liquid water on the planet remains unconfirmed, we've known for a while now that Mars has polar ice caps and even seasons. The phenomenon that has turned the crater into an all-year-round "winter wonderland", as the ESA put...

Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year

The solstice marks the astronomical start of winter, whereas, in the Southern Hemisphere, December 21 marks the start of summer. You can determine the exact time of the solstice according to your location, here. However, most people concentrate on ...

Odd light streaks across California sky Odd light streaks across California sky

Reports of the sightings were made as far away as Sacramento, the Tahoe area and even Southern California. The light was, according to KRON , spotted in the East Bay, San Francisco and in several other locations throughout Northern California.

Companies In England To Foot Bills For Wastes Disposal, Recycling Companies In England To Foot Bills For Wastes Disposal, Recycling

The Resources and Waste Strategy is meant to "eliminate avoidable plastic waste and help leave the environment in a better state than we found it for future generations". Ensure producers pay the full net costs of disposal or recycling of packaging...

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling

Japanese officials have not officially confirmed the reports, but have declared "all options are on the table". Japan has tenaciously asserted at IWC meetings that commercial whaling will be resumed for certain species whose populations are found t...

Here’s how to watch tonight’s Vandenberg rocket launch Here’s how to watch tonight’s Vandenberg rocket launch

The 233-foot-tall rocket is set to deploy a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Astronomers say it wasn't a rocket launch but probably a meteor entering the atmosphere. "The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV ...

The Christmas Comet is coming our way! The Christmas Comet is coming our way!

Comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes near the Earth roughly every five and a half years will be at its best on Sunday, December 16. The comet is named after astronomer Carl Wirtanen, who discovered it in 1948 while surveying motions of distant stars.

No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace

The GPS satellite launch was originally scheduled for 2014 but has been hobbled by production delays, the Air Force said. A record-breaking four different rockets will all launch today, but each rocket is being launched by a different company, repor...

GALACTIC MILESTONE: Richard Branson celebrates Virgin's historic first human spaceflight GALACTIC MILESTONE: Richard Branson celebrates Virgin's historic first human spaceflight

The rocket-powered plane, VSS Unity, was flown by two veteran pilots to a maximum altitude of 51.4 miles, surpassing the 50-mile mark that the USA government recognizes as the edge of space. Branson's space venture suffered a major setback in 2014 wh...

SpaceX shows off first completed Crew Dragon spaceship with new Falcon 9 SpaceX shows off first completed Crew Dragon spaceship with new Falcon 9

Four different companies have rocket launches slated for 18 December: Elon Musk's SpaceX , Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin , France's Arianespace and United Launch Alliance , the joint venture between Boeing Co. That means civilian receivers capable of...

Saturn is eating away its icy rings Saturn is eating away its icy rings

The current working theory is that Saturn acquired its attractive rings later in its lifespan of roughly four billion years and that its (relatively) new-found bling "only" showed up about 100 million years ago. That rate, combined with the current m...

United Nations climate talks in Poland go into overtime United Nations climate talks in Poland go into overtime

Negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP24, dragged on into the final hours of Saturday, one full day beyond the original deadline, suffering some holdback due to certain objections of Brazil and Turkey. Officials say the c...

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