Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space 42 years after its launch Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space 42 years after its launch

When Voyager 1 crossed the heliopause in 2012 and measured magnetic fields inside and outside the boundary, there was no significant change in the direction of the magnetic fields. Other results from the new analyses also show a complicated the relat...

US Formally Notifies UN Of Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord US Formally Notifies UN Of Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

But emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas, rose in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and while those emissions are expected to decline in 2019 and 2020, the EIA reports that is mostly because of "milde...

Illegal Loggers Shoot Amazon Forest Defender Dead; Wound Another Illegal Loggers Shoot Amazon Forest Defender Dead; Wound Another

Unlawful loggers reportedly shotted him, whereas he was on a hunt in Maranhao , a state in northern Brazil that spans a part of the Amazon rainforest . "The Bolsonaro government has indigenous blood on its hands", Brazil's pan-indigenous organiza...

Boeing tests space taxi; one of three parachutes does not open Boeing tests space taxi; one of three parachutes does not open

The latest test was again created to test the redundancy of the system, demonstrating its ability to safely land the Crew Dragon when only three of the four parachutes are working. It fared very well, with thirteen successful back-to-back tests of ...

India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit

The Indian space agency said the major activities include Earth-bound manoeuvres, the trans-lunar insertion, lunar-bound manoeuvres, Vikram's separation from Chandrayaan-2 and touch down on the Moon's South Pole. EDT. "That was a finger lickin'...

NASA TV to air Boeing Starliner test NASA TV to air Boeing Starliner test

There's an anthropomorphic test dummy on board, loaded with sensors that will provide Boeing and NASA with all the data they need about what the abort system impact would be on an actual human sitting in that Starliner, were this an actual incident w...

Still no power in parts of the province following Thursday's storm Still no power in parts of the province following Thursday's storm

One man was killed and nearly 629,000 homes and businesses were without power across Quebec following a wind storm Friday, as the province's hydro utility warned it could take several days to fully restore the grid. Hydro-Quebec is usually the organi...

Oven provides chance for space baking — Sure to rise Oven provides chance for space baking — Sure to rise

This delivery marks the 12th cargo flight to the ISS by the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spaceship and the first under its current "Commercial Resupply Services 2" contract with NASA, which will support dozens of new and existing scientific investigat...

Space Scientists May Have Found Black Holes They Never Knew Existed Space Scientists May Have Found Black Holes They Never Knew Existed

The discovery proved that black holes can be bigger than previously known and the new study suggests it is possible there may also be a class of extra-small, relatively speaking, black holes, as well. These are both important to study because astro...

Shippers seek alternatives for oil as crews work toward plugging Keystone leak Shippers seek alternatives for oil as crews work toward plugging Keystone leak

A drop in pressure was detected by the control center of the pipeline's operator, TC Energy , formerly known as TransCanada, about 9:20 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the company announced. Pipeline operator TC Energy is seeking to expand its pipelines...

Air Force's X-37B spaceplane back on Earth after 780-day mission Air Force's X-37B spaceplane back on Earth after 780-day mission

The X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle is the Air Force's reusable and unmanned spacecraft, which enables scientists and engineers to recover experiments tested in a long-duration space environment , according to the Air Force. McDowell said in a tweet...

Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven

Among other things, astronauts on the ISS will be testing recycling processes, a new vest that offers protection from space radiation, a Budweiser beer experiment that will see how barley acts in space, the recently detailed carbon fiber tests cond...

Musician announces stolen antique violin worth £250,000 has been returned

Stephen Morris was reunited with his £250,000 violin. Mr Morris got it back after someone messaged him in his Twitter DMs to say: 'I recognise the person in the picture. I think it may be somebody I know - I'd like to be of help. The loss of the ...

Weather warning as heavy rain expected to hit West Norfolk

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Officers were called at 8.41am today to a report of a collision involving a grey Ford B-max and a tree on Verwood Road between the Alderholt turning and the A31". Luke Miall, from the Met Office, said inland wi...

Vampire bats form cooperative, friendship-like social relationships Vampire bats form cooperative, friendship-like social relationships

To test the strength of relationships in female common vampire bats ( Desmodus rotundus ), which often groom and share food (normally the blood of livestock) with one another, researchers caught 17 bats from a wild colony and kept them-and their six ...

Contracting measles increases vulnerability to other infections: research Contracting measles increases vulnerability to other infections: research

This means measles survivors can remain susceptible to risky diseases - such as the flu and pneumonia - for years to come, despite having weathered their initial illness. B-cells keep building these antibodies even after the pathogen clears, so the...

NASA spots 'jack-o'-lantern nebula' in time for Halloween NASA spots 'jack-o'-lantern nebula' in time for Halloween

It detected the star glowing like a candle at the centre of a hollowed-out pumpkin, JPL said. The colors captured in the NASA image represent different wavelengths of infrared light. Astronomers hope to gather a large dataset of odd galactic phenom...

Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota

This is the third spill along that pipeline route in less than three years. A segment of the pipeline in Missouri was shut down in early February for almost two weeks after a leak of about a dozen barrels of oil was discovered. The original Keyston...

25-year-old inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers 25-year-old inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

The Ocean Cleanup expects to expand its activities "within Jakarta and within the rest of Indonesia", and to deploy more clean-up systems "throughout" Malaysia. The plastic pollution will be transported to local waste management facilities, and ...

Dolphins’ Xavien Howard goes on IR with knee injury Dolphins’ Xavien Howard goes on IR with knee injury

Midway through the second quarter, the Steelers offense only managed a total of 54 yards of offense, and it looked like Miami would head to halftime with a 14-3 or at worst a 14-6 lead heading into the third quarter. He left in the second half after ...

Hubble brings you a spooky cosmic face Hubble brings you a spooky cosmic face

Although it looks a bit like an eerie, floating face suspended in space, the optical illusion spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope is really the result of two galaxies colliding. The collision pulled and stretched the galaxies' disks of gas and dust...

Elon Musk raises eyebrows after million dollar donation Elon Musk raises eyebrows after million dollar donation

This occurred in order to commemorate this achievement of 20 million subscribers. Since then, the YouTuber has collaborated with other content creators and the Arbor Day Foundation to create the #TeamTrees campaign. Over the past five days, the cam...

NASA new rover to search for water on the moon NASA new rover to search for water on the moon

Bridenstine and others have long trumpeted the presence of potentially hundreds of millions of tons water ice on the moon as a key reason human missions should go to the lunar poles. Anthony Colaprete, VIPER's project scientist said in a press releas...

Far more people at risk of rising seas than feared - climate study Far more people at risk of rising seas than feared - climate study

The study, which found that today's dykes, sea walls and levees already allow 110 million people to live below the high tide line, did not factor in the impact of these or possible future defences, the authors said, citing a lack of data. By 2100, if...

Strasburg, Rendon help Nationals send Series to Game 7 Strasburg, Rendon help Nationals send Series to Game 7

Strasburg was trying to find his way out of the first inning but Alex Bregman took him yard with the bases empty and two outs to give the Astros a 2-1 lead. Pitching coach Paul Menhart watched Scherzer throw. Games 6 and 7 are slated for Tues...

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