Monday October 25-th, 2021

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to carry 10.9 mln names to Red Planet NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to carry 10.9 mln names to Red Planet

Perseverance, the American space agency's next rover for the Red Planet, has been fitted with three special silicon chips. NASA's next mission Mars will convey what is meant to turn into the main airplane to fly on another planet, and that expe...

Watch For April's Super Pink Moon Watch For April's Super Pink Moon

Moonwatchers will have a special year in 2020, with 13 full moons to brighten the night sky, including two supermoons, four lunar eclipses and even a blue moon . When can you see the Super Pink Moon? The first one was the Snow Moon on February...

Trump admin. rolls back Obama-era emissions standards Trump admin. rolls back Obama-era emissions standards

The former President wasn't alone in his criticism of the change on Tuesday. The new rules come despite the economic turmoil and growing death toll now being caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He said the final rule "puts in place a sensible" na...

Changes made to Richmondshire waste collections

On Sunday the council rowed back saying it would collect brown bins for food and garden waste and on Tuesday announced all bins would be collected. By suspending these collections, the council hopes it will protect the weekly collection of black and ...

Urea from astronauts' pee may help build moon bases Urea from astronauts' pee may help build moon bases

It is, therefore, asked a very durable building material. Nonetheless, the colonization of the Moon poses issues such as high degrees of radiation, extreme temperature levels, meteorite barrage as well as a logistical concern: exactly how to obta...

Trudeau unveils details of wage subsidy program, warns against double dealing Trudeau unveils details of wage subsidy program, warns against double dealing

On Sunday, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said the daily increase in positive cases "seems to be stabilizing". The medical companies Canada has contracted are Thornhill Medical, Medicom, and Spartan Bioscience. However, any company who could pay i...

The ozone layer is healing, new study finds The ozone layer is healing, new study finds

The protocol was signed by 197 countries, including Canada, the United States and China, in September 1987, and is an global treaty meant to protect the ozone layer by banning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals used in the manufacture of aerosol s...

Montreal declares local state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic Montreal declares local state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's director of public health, says authorities are monitoring that part of the city and will implement further measures as needed. Meanwhile, in Quebec's popular weekend getaway communities, local officials are urging people...

The coronavirus from China is new, and that makes everything dicier

Small numbers of cases have been found in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the U.S., Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France and Australia. China's health minister Ma Xiaowei told reporters the ability of the virus to spread appeared to be strengt...

NASA Prepares Powerful Xenon Thruster for Asteroid Redirection Mission NASA Prepares Powerful Xenon Thruster for Asteroid Redirection Mission

NASA is trusting its DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission, scheduled for launching somewhere at the middle of 2021. The asteroid deflecting machine would crash into Didymos B. One of the asteroids is 789 meters in diameter, while the othe...

This powerful ion engine will power NASA’s planetary defense mission

NASA and ESA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will head to Didymos, to knock Didymoon off course. Fortunately, NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial ion engine, or NEXT-C for short, will get it there. After launching in July 2021, i...

Feathered dinosaur found in United States is one of the last raptors Feathered dinosaur found in United States is one of the last raptors

This fortuitous discovery was first noticed again in 2008 by research co-author Robert Sullivan when he recovered a single raptor (dromaeosaurid) claw amid a scattered subject of extra fossils. "They are especially large, which would have given this ...

NASA contracts SpaceX for supply missions to Gateway outpost NASA contracts SpaceX for supply missions to Gateway outpost

How many missions SpaceX will fly, and when, were not disclosed, but a shift in NASA's lunar exploration strategy could mean fewer opportunities in the near term. Although SpaceX is the first, NASA is expected to announce at least one more company ...

Pangolins should be considered possible hosts of coronavirus, scientists say Pangolins should be considered possible hosts of coronavirus, scientists say

They detected two groups of coronaviruses related to the new virus behind the human pandemic, called Sars-CoV-2, in some of the animals smuggled into China. If they were transmitted from bats during their illegal trafficking to China or from other na...

Volunteers Begin Testing Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Volunteers Begin Testing Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine

This is the first human trial for the virus that has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Once you are enrolled in the study you will be asked to come to 11, in-person study visits and participate in four phone calls during a 14-month ...

Pioneering NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies Aged 101

Although Johnson always said her colleagues at NASA were kind and professional, there were nevertheless systematic and deep-seated biases against her at every step of her journey. She is now a scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, w...

Earth Hour goes exclusively online tonight for first time in its history Earth Hour goes exclusively online tonight for first time in its history

The goal for this year is to motivate one billion people in over 1 000 cities across the world to switch off their lights and take a stand together against global warming, protecting biodiversity and highlighting the broader issue of sustainability.

Neanderthals Enjoyed Seafood, Too, New Evidence Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Seafood, Too, New Evidence Suggests

These Neanderthals enjoyed a diverse diet. From the sea they could party on limpet, mussels, mussels, brown crabs, spider crabs, sharks, eels, sea bread, mules, dolphins and seals. Stringer said the new study "adds greatly to the data showing tha...

Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city

The Hong Kong resident with fever symptoms had been to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak, and returned home via high-speed rail. The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei late past year and has spre...

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Under the first Gateway Logistics Services contract to be awarded to a United States company , SpaceX will deliver pressurized and unpressurized supplies, experiments, and items to the Gateway station, which will be used for the Artemis program to r...

According to NASA: Uranus is leaking gas According to NASA: Uranus is leaking gas

However, what the scientists didnt know at the time was that Voyager 2 had also witnessed something quite extraordinary over Uranus . A team of researchers from NASA took a new look at the data from the spacecraft, discovering that the voyager had...

Antarctic glacier retreats almost 3 miles, could foreshadow huge sea level rise Antarctic glacier retreats almost 3 miles, could foreshadow huge sea level rise

In a report published Monday in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters , the researchers concluded that the Denman Glacier lost around 268 billion tons of ice between 1979 and 2017. This illustration shows a vertically...

Bin collections reduced for some areas in the Midlands Bin collections reduced for some areas in the Midlands

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the council has had a reduction in the resource within waste services as well as an increase in the amount of waste and recycling being produced by residents as they spend more time at home. Sandwell Metropolitan ...

Rocket launch scheduled for Thursday at 2:57 pm from Cape Canaveral Rocket launch scheduled for Thursday at 2:57 pm from Cape Canaveral

This is the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency ( AEHF ) satellite being launched for the military, but the previous five have all been deployed under the U.S. Built by Lockheed Martin, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) family of satel...

Ancestor of all animals identified, lived more than 555 million years ago Ancestor of all animals identified, lived more than 555 million years ago

The tiny, worm-like monster had an opening on the front and one in its back, using a gut in between. The earliest multicellular organisms , such as sponges and algal mats, had variable shapes. 3D laser scan of an Ikaria wariootia impression. The...

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