Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Snapchat says it won’t promote Trump Snapchat says it won’t promote Trump

Trump's content is still available to users who subscribe or search for it, but the Discover platform was created to be curated, with choices made over what is promoted and what is not. A rep for Snapchat has issued a statement claiming that they won...

Cleanest Air on Earth Identified Cleanest Air on Earth Identified

Since weather and climate are closely linked, they naturally connect most regions of the world-thus making it more hard amid this era of climate change to find that "pristine" air. While the atmosphere increasingly shifts due to human activities, s...

Republican Senator Says She’s Not Sure Whether to Support Trump Republican Senator Says She’s Not Sure Whether to Support Trump

In his remarks to The Atlantic on Wednesday, Mattis accused Trump of being "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people", adding that he never dreamed that U.S. "I was really thankful". Murkowski's remarks w...

United States to Bar Chinese Airlines from Entering Country United States to Bar Chinese Airlines from Entering Country

The tensions put the phase one trade deal signed January 15 in jeopardy , along with billions of dollars in Boeing Co. aircraft sales. The protests "once again reflect the racial discrimination in the US, the serious problems of police violent enfor...

SpaceX Successfully Deploys 60 Starlink Satellites SpaceX Successfully Deploys 60 Starlink Satellites

The launch happened on the night of June 3rd from Cape Canaveral in Florida. SpaceX launched a batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites June 3, including one with a deployable sunshield meant to test out a new way to reduce the brightness of fut...

NASA Asteroid 2002 NN4: Space rock to zoom past Earth THIS WEEKEND NASA Asteroid 2002 NN4: Space rock to zoom past Earth THIS WEEKEND

NASA also classed it as a PHA, stating: The space agency said: "Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are now defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid's potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth". The asteroid's tra...

Russia's 20,000-tonne diesel spill pollutes waterways in Siberia Russia's 20,000-tonne diesel spill pollutes waterways in Siberia

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan has more. However, Krasnoyarsk region governor Alexander Uss told Putin he only "learned of the real situation" on Sunday after "alarming information appeared on social media". Norilsk Nickel said in a statement that N...

China eases foreign flight curbs following United States suspension of passenger planes China eases foreign flight curbs following United States suspension of passenger planes

The Transportation Department did not immediately comment. "In the meantime, we will allow Chinese carriers to operate the same number of scheduled passenger flights as the Chinese government allows ours". United and Delta announced last month that...

DNA from ancient animal skins key to patching up Dead Sea Scrolls DNA from ancient animal skins key to patching up Dead Sea Scrolls

Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience of Tel Aviv University in Israel, in a statement . "We have discovered through analysing parchment fragments that some texts were written on the skin of cows and sheep, whereas befo...

The Dragon Has Landed! Elon Musk's SpaceX Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station The Dragon Has Landed! Elon Musk's SpaceX Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station

The idea was that the next astronauts to launch on an American spacecraft from USA soil would return the flag to Earth. "Dreams do come true, and you should chase them", the 49-year-old astronaut said . The aim was to restore the US's ability to...

Stadium-sized asteroid will fly by Earth on Saturday Stadium-sized asteroid will fly by Earth on Saturday

Any object over 150m wide which approaches Earth within that distance, nearly 20 times the distance to the moon, is deemed as potentially hazardous. In fact, even at its closest point to Earth, it will be at a distance of over 13x the average distanc...

Asteroid expected to fly by Earth this week Asteroid expected to fly by Earth this week

First detected back in 2002, it is estimated to be roughly between 0.254 to 0.568 kilometres in diameter, making it small in absolute terms, but larger than 90% of asteroids. One deadly asteroid hit happened around 66 million years ago, and it result...

6th Mass Extinction Accelerating Superfast Due to Humans 6th Mass Extinction Accelerating Superfast Due to Humans

In the past 100 years more than 400 vertebrate species went extinct, he argued, something that in the normal course of evolution would have taken more than 10,000 years. Scientists found that 388 species of land vertebrate had populations beneath 5,0...

SpaceX flew over Nigeria on way to Space Station - Aviation minister SpaceX flew over Nigeria on way to Space Station - Aviation minister

He told Nasa TV viewers that Tremor and Earthy, a globe that was delivered to ISS on the test flight of Dragon past year, would return to Earth with them at the end of the mission. As the first astronauts to fly aboard Crew Dragon for its maiden hu...

Eclipse to accompany full strawberry moon Eclipse to accompany full strawberry moon

The eclipse will reach its highest peak or the maximum eclipse at 12:54 am on June 6. Where and how to watch lunar eclipse 2020? Would you notice anything was amiss with the Moon during mid-penumbral eclipse, if you didn't know better? In t...

Renewables 'increasingly cheaper' than fossil fuels Renewables 'increasingly cheaper' than fossil fuels

Irena expects the cost of installing renewables to continue falling in 2021 - to $0.043 kilowatt hour for onshore wind, down 18% from 2019, and to $0.039/kWh for large photovoltaic plants, 42% lower than previous year. Cost reductions can yield a sti...

SpaceX NASA astronaut: Successful mission can show country what's possible SpaceX NASA astronaut: Successful mission can show country what's possible

Demo-2 astronauts with ISS crew. Unable to contain his child-like excitement, Adhir Saiyadh, a qualified computer engineer, told Mirror that he was trying to connect with ISS when he suddenly received a response from Robert Behnken and Douglas Hur...

First astronaut launch from United States soil in nearly a decade First astronaut launch from United States soil in nearly a decade

This launch was scrubbed and rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Ever since the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian spaceships launched from Kazakhstan to take USA astronauts to and from the space station.

Strawberry Moon marks start of 'eclipse season' for astronomy fans Strawberry Moon marks start of 'eclipse season' for astronomy fans

The June 2020 penumbral lunar eclipse can be witnessed from Africa, Australia, Asia and Europe where people might get the chance to see the Strawberry Moon turn a shade darker during the maximum phase of the eclipse. Though subtle, you can see the ...

Catch a strawberry moon eclipse in North America this Friday Catch a strawberry moon eclipse in North America this Friday

In the wee hours of the morning (for the US East coast at least) on January 31, a supermoon, a blood moon, and a lunar eclipse will coincide in what NASA is calling a 'Super Blue Blood Moon.' The last time this occurred was 152 years again in 1866....

China: Wuhan tests almost 10M citizens in 10 days China: Wuhan tests almost 10M citizens in 10 days

While asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers do not develop any of the typical coronavirus indicators, such as a fever, cough, or sore throat, they risk of spreading the disease to others. But they found no new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the co...

Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit

After they reached orbit, Behnken and Hurley named their Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour as a tribute to the first space shuttle each astronaut had flown aboard. NASA wants to be just one customer of many, noted Jim Morhard, the space agency's d...

SpaceX and NASA team up to send crew into orbit SpaceX and NASA team up to send crew into orbit

This was the first time in history that a private-sector entity had launched astronauts for NASA , which is an entity of the United States government. As the first astronauts to fly aboard Crew Dragon for its maiden human test flight, Behnken and ...

Sun Releases Its Biggest Flare Since 2017; Should We Worry? Sun Releases Its Biggest Flare Since 2017; Should We Worry?

NASA said , "After months of very few sunspots and little solar activity, scientists and space weather forecasters are keeping their eye on this new cluster to see whether they grow or quickly disappear. Solar astronomers count the number of sunsp...

"Great Job": ISRO On Historic NASA, SpaceX Mission

Applause could be heard from the station's downlink to mission control in Houston, Texas. The message came in response to Roscosmos boss Dmitry Rogozin's tweet in which - in English - he congratulated his NASA counterpart, Jim Bridenstine, on a suc...

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