Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French…

Activists of the worldwide non-governmental environmental organization " Greenpeace " explained his actions by a desire to prove that the building of nuclear power plants very vulnerable to external threats. "The presence of these drones had no impac... More..

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NASA showed close-UPS of dwarf Ceres
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

NASA showed close-UPS of dwarf Ceres

We have been getting pictures of the object from a distance, but only recently Dawn has gotten close enough to capture the surface of Ceres in great detail. The first photo, taken on June 14 from an altitud...More..

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban

The union says one customer took his anger over a lack of free plastic bags out on a staff member in the west coast city of Mandurah on June 22 - two days after the ban began. Consumer complaints forced Woolwo...More..

NASA plans to conduct public tests of its quiet supersonic technology
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

NASA plans to conduct public tests of its quiet supersonic technology

NASA has been working on improving air travel for over four decades now and numerous flight designs, airport and runway innovations, and engine and control systems can be traced back to NASA research. The dev...More..

Even
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Even "Safe" Levels of Air Pollution Pose Health Risks

New European research has found that as many as 4.5 million people died prematurely from diseases related to air pollution in 2015, including almost 240,000 children under the age of five. This article has be...More..

The major Aussie stores that aren’t implementing plastic bag ban
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

The major Aussie stores that aren’t implementing plastic bag ban

Both Coles and Woolworths committed to a June 30, 2018 deadline for removing single-use plastic bags a year ago, although Woolworths has temporarily delayed its ban following significant customer backlash. "W...More..

Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight

Environment Canada has issued an extreme heat alert for much of southern Ontario and says the temperatures will remain high into next week. As a result, the City of Greater Sudbury extended the hours at muni...More..

by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27

On the bright side, the lunar eclipse doesn't take place for a few weeks, on July 27, so there's enough time to book a flight to check it out! Unlike solar eclipses like last year's much-hyped summer spe...More..

Mom Tells Off EPA Director Scott Pruitt at Washington Restaurant
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Mom Tells Off EPA Director Scott Pruitt at Washington Restaurant

MSNBC held an interview on Tuesday with Kristin Mink , the schoolteacher who approached Pruitt while he was eating lunch, and urged him to resign before his various ethics controversies force him out of offic...More..

Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born

PDS 70 is forming about three billion kilometers from the central star, about the same as the distance between Uranus and the Sun, the astronomers say. The surface temperature is now a steamy 1000 degrees Cel...More..

Trump Predicts
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Trump Predicts "Smooth" Confirmation Process For New Supreme Court Justice

Trump told reporters at the White House that he will meet with "two or three more " candidates to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , who announced last week that he is retiring. Even though Senate Majority Lea...More..

Trump to make Supreme Court pick July 9
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Trump to make Supreme Court pick July 9

Trump told reporters he planned to begin interviewing possible candidates Monday but he may meet with some over the weekend in New Jersey. Both Connecticut's USA senators are urging Democrats to resist the...More..

by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month

This year the planet will not approach as close but, according to SkyEarth founder and astronomer Deborah Byrd, Mars will still "appear as a red dot of brilliant flame in our sky". "But about twice a year over ...More..

This is what a newborn planet looks like
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

This is what a newborn planet looks like

Miriam Kessler, who headed up the group that found this incredible event, told the Independent: "These discs around young stars are the birthplaces of planets, but so far only a handful of observations have d...More..

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

If Trump is successful in pushing through a nominee who's likely to overturn or erode Roe , the fight over the future of the decision could play out in several ways. Advisers within the administration includ...More..

Astronomers reveal first image showing birth of baby planet
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Astronomers reveal first image showing birth of baby planet

It's not often news should be read while listening to "Also sprach Zarathustra", but if there is ever a case for it, it may be today. In the past, astronomers have caught glimpses of what may have been new plan...More..

Famous British scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Famous British scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Hawking was the rare scientist who achieved fame in both an esoteric field and popular culture , as Wednesday's outpouring of eulogies shows. Following throat surgery in 1985, he communicated through an electr...More..

by | Monday, July 02, 2018

A Lifetime Investment: Big Money Pours Into Supreme Court Battle

Wade , the landmark court decision from 1973 that guaranteed women's abortion rights. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, is retiring at the end of July. "As I said, I'm looking specifically at...More..

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

Drink plenty of fluids.stay in an air-conditioned room.stay out of the sun.and check up on relatives and neighbors. Heat Advisory in effect from Noon through 10pm.meaning heat index values are expected be...More..

SpaceX rocket carrying AI research blasts off for space station
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

SpaceX rocket carrying AI research blasts off for space station

The coverage of the NASA launch will start on NASA TV at 5:15 ET, while coverage of SpaceX will start from Liftoff about 20 minutes ago. As intriguing as identical space siblings and turbo-charged space ...More..

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

The loss of Kennedy - whose moderate position made him the "swing judge" who could act as a tiebreaker between the four conservative and four liberal justices on the bench - has led to fears that the Supreme Co...More..

Japanese Space Probe Arrives at Asteroid after almost 4-Year Journey
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Japanese Space Probe Arrives at Asteroid after almost 4-Year Journey

In photos released by JAXA , the Japanese space agency, it appears more cube-shaped than round. Hayabusa2 project manager Yuichi Tsuda said his team are fascinated by the asteroid's shape. As such, they ...More..

Advocates fear future of abortion rights on Supreme Court
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Advocates fear future of abortion rights on Supreme Court

Bush and two from President Barack Obama . Trump was asked Friday if he plans to ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade . The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political...More..

India's quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

India's quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon

This mission, Chandrayaan-2 would solidify India's place in the space race. The governments of the U.S., China , India, Japan and Russian Federation are competing with startups and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff...More..

Trump is mulling 2 women Supreme Court nominees
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump is mulling 2 women Supreme Court nominees

With only 99 senators now voting, the nominee can be approved by a 50-49 margin. Nearly as soon as Kennedy's retirement was announced, several anti-abortion rights groups seized on the moment. Joe Donnelly, N...More..

Focus on coming Supreme Court nomination turns to Murkowski, Collins
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Focus on coming Supreme Court nomination turns to Murkowski, Collins

Who will Trump pick? Both will be the target of intense lobbying as Trump is expected to put forward a pick who would shift the court rightward, putting in play issues such as abortion, gay rights and the gov...More..

Saturn Moon Enceladus Could Harbor Life, Shows Data From Cassini Spacecraft
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturn Moon Enceladus Could Harbor Life, Shows Data From Cassini Spacecraft

Postberg believes that the molecules were born in the warm temperatures of the moon's core, and the high pressures made them get to the surface of the water. The chemical signals were identified among spectrome...More..

Saturn and full moon shine bright this week
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturn and full moon shine bright this week

The moon will officially rise at 8:48 p.m.in Western Washington, though you'll need to allow 5-10 minutes for the moon to be visible above the Cascades. Strawberry Moons can also appear brown-red in color durin...More..

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July

In this case, the "red" ray of the sun reaches the moon by "scatter". Apocalypse "prophets" have claimed next month's Blood Moon is a sign that the world is about to end. Tonight's the night when you should...More..

Earth’s Coldest Place Can Witness Much Lower Temperatures Than Previously Thought
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Earth’s Coldest Place Can Witness Much Lower Temperatures Than Previously Thought

Minus 144 degrees Fahrenheit is about the coldest temperatures can plunge on Earth, researchers said. However, the lowest recorded temperature in a weather station would be 89 degrees Celsius which was repo...More..

Space: Strawberry Full Moon On June 9, 2017
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Space: Strawberry Full Moon On June 9, 2017

For the month of June, Thursday evening and early Friday morning will be your best bet to see the full mini-Strawberry Moon. It had set before we could see it in all it's 100% illumination glory but because it'...More..

by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Blood Moon 2018 Date

This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes. Why is the lunar eclipse so long? Europe and Africa can view the eclipse during the evening hours, while m...More..

Saturn and a 'strawberry moon' will brighten night skies
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Saturn and a 'strawberry moon' will brighten night skies

Saturn will rise around sunset and climb to its highest point at 12:57 a.m. PT early Wednesday morning before setting at sunrise. Saturn is the furthest planet from us that can be seen with the naked eye, and...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight

The mission is one of the world's first attempts to address the build-up of unsafe space debris orbiting Earth. A small cubesat will be launched from the spacecraft after it drifts about 5 to 7 meters, a net wi...More..

Iowa gov to visit site of derailment, oil spill
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Iowa gov to visit site of derailment, oil spill

Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa . The railroad will focus on environmental recovery. Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep said...More..