Monday January 24-th, 2022

Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study

Scientists who support panspermia typically suggest that bacteria could travel to other planets aboard a meteorite. The Deinococcus bacteria was found about two years ago by an aircraft and scientific balloons. The International Space Station...

Giant Antarctic ice shelves facing fracture risk Giant Antarctic ice shelves facing fracture risk

Satellite observations show large fractures crop up regularly, and if they fill up with meltwater, they can break away from the land easily. As other research has pointed out, melting permafrost in the Arctic is also releasing methane-a deadlie...

HSBC enters joint venture to create HSBC enters joint venture to create "world's largest natural capital manager"

John Morton, partner at Pollination Group, said that the deal, which typically would have taken multiple years to put together, was sealed in a matter of mere months and virtually all of it over Zoom. Senior Adviser of Pollination Group, Christof Ku...

Blame Congress for cuts, not Trump — Postal Service Blame Congress for cuts, not Trump — Postal Service

It's like the Russian hoax. They held signs reading "Save the Post Office" while hundreds of drivers passing by during rush hour honked their horns and shouted approval. In recent days, the President had become increasingly isolated in his unfounded ...

Southern Indiana Will Get Blast From Hurricane Laura Southern Indiana Will Get Blast From Hurricane Laura

One to two inches of rain is likely across most of the state however our Southern counties and closer to Tennessee could pick up as much as 3 inches of rain by Saturday morning. Highs look to be in the 70s Friday and Saturday but only in the upper 60...

NASA and SpaceX Aim For Saturday Launch

SpaceX secured a contract to provide ferry service to the space station for a fixed cost in 2014, and developed the rocket and capsule with NASA's cooperation. Aside from completing the most important U.S. launch in nearly a decade, SpaceX also mana...

Laura moves toward landfall in southwestern Louisiana Laura moves toward landfall in southwestern Louisiana

Other tornado warnings are well removed from the center of the hurricane, showing how strong this storm is. Associated Press contributors include John L. Though the longer-range forecast is a little bit less certain, there is a slight chance the sto...

Bacteria can survive years in space Bacteria can survive years in space

New research study from the astrobiology objective " Tanpopo ", which indicates "dandelion" in Japanese, recommends it effectively could be. The organism in question is the Deinococcus bacteria, and it was found in 2018 by an aircraft and scien...

Texas governor warns of ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge Texas governor warns of ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

It had maximum sustained winds at 125 miles per hour and was moving toward the Texas/Louisiana border at about 16 miles per hour, the center's latest bulletin said. Hurricane warnings were issued from San Luis Pass, Texas, to Intracoastal City, La., ...

Jeanette Epps will become first Black woman to join ISS crew member Jeanette Epps will become first Black woman to join ISS crew member

NASA previously selected Epps for a 2018 flight, but the agency abruptly removed her from that mission just months ahead of its launch. "The flight will follow NASA certification after a successful uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 and Crew Flight Tes...

Tesla's Elon Musk Hints at Battery Capacity Jump Ahead of Industry Event Tesla's Elon Musk Hints at Battery Capacity Jump Ahead of Industry Event

Tesla's boss Elon Musk in one of his latest tweets has hinted that high-energy dense battery cells (level of 400 Wh/kg ) with " high cycle life " and " produced in volume ", are not far away. We should know more about the perspective at the upcomi...

NASA, SpaceX postpone historic rocket launch of American astronauts into space NASA, SpaceX postpone historic rocket launch of American astronauts into space

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off in the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space a...

Asteroid on collision course with Earth Asteroid on collision course with Earth

To be clear, that's less than half a percent chance. In the unlikely event it would hit our atmosphere, it would break apart and disintegrate. These asteroids-like Bennu, the asteroid at the center of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission-are anywhere from 100...

Tropical Storm Laura is now a hurricane Tropical Storm Laura is now a hurricane

John Bel Edwards told reporters earlier Monday. At 11 p.m. ET, Laura - which had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph - was around 80 miles northeast of the western tip of Cuba, where it was causing heavy rain and flash flooding, the hurricane center ...

Defiant DeJoy says he won’t restore mail-sorting machines Defiant DeJoy says he won’t restore mail-sorting machines

The two men spoke at a House Oversight Committee hearing Monday titled "Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots". Mr DeJoy said Philadelphia and Detroit are among 20 "hotspots" around the country where service has been...

Gulf storms: Marco and Laura head towards United States after ravaging Caribbean Gulf storms: Marco and Laura head towards United States after ravaging Caribbean

It could hit the central Gulf Coast as a category 2 hurricane Wednesday night, a second brush with a storm for the region, which is due to see effects from Tropical Storm Marco Monday night. Laura is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Tu...

Trillion Tonnes Of Planet Earth's Ice Melted Across 23 Years Trillion Tonnes Of Planet Earth's Ice Melted Across 23 Years

Researchers from the universities of Leeds and Edinburgh as well as University College London analysed satellite surveys of glaciers , mountains , and ice sheets between 1994 and 2017 to discover the extent the warming globe is having on the ice ...

2 tropical storms taking aim at U.S. Gulf Coast 2 tropical storms taking aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

It was expected to become a hurricane later in the day. Haitian civil protection officials said they had received reports that a 10-year-old girl had died when a tree fell on a home in the southern coastal town of Anse-a-Pitres, on the border with ...

COVID-19 in Sask: 2 new cases, 19 more recoveries COVID-19 in Sask: 2 new cases, 19 more recoveries

It's the first time authorities have reported more than 100 new infections since August 12, when they reported the same number of cases as Saturday. "Let's remain careful", Dube wrote. The number of hospitalizations continues to drop with seven few...

Archaeology discovery: 14ft lizard fossil found in 240million year old sea monster Archaeology discovery: 14ft lizard fossil found in 240million year old sea monster

The findings have been described in the journal iScience . Scientists believe the giant ichthyosaurs appeared in the oceans after the Permian mass extinction 250 million years ago, with some growing to 60 feet. Ichthyosaurs were maritime reptiles ...

750 million modified mosquito releases in the USA 750 million modified mosquito releases in the USA

This decision comes after the US Environmental Agency granted permission to Oxitec, a British-based company operated in the US, to produce these modified mosquitoes. Males, which only feed on nectar, will survive and pass on the genes. The project ...

'Space guests': Russian cosmonaut captures possible UFO footage from ISS 'Space guests': Russian cosmonaut captures possible UFO footage from ISS

Last September, NASA and Russian space officials noticed an increase in the standard leakage rate, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Thursday in a statement. "Now that we have a relatively quiet period in the operations - spa...

Asteroid to whiz by Earth just before Election Day Asteroid to whiz by Earth just before Election Day

Deshmukh and Sharma have discovered the closest known asteroid to fly by earth without impacting the planet. For reference, the distance between Las Vegas and Chicago is nearly 1,800 miles. The flying space object, known as 2018VP1, is expected on ...

Greenland's ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds Greenland's ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds

The researchers say "2019 exhibited the largest mass loss on record", following a trajectory of increasing ice loss since the late 1990s. It is equivalent to six Olympic pools each second. But we know what to do about it: "reduce Carbon dioxide emiss...

Chandrayaan-2 completes one year in lunar orbit Chandrayaan-2 completes one year in lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar mission completed one year in orbit around the moon on August 20 and there is adequate onboard fuel to keep it operational for about seven more years, said Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ), adding that...

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