Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior

The diamonds are in the "roots" of cratons , which are large sections of rock. Called cratons, these mantle rocks look like inverted mountains that run through our planet's crust and into its mantle, with their deepest sections - known as cratonic... More..

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Blue Origin Successfully Launches New Shepard Rocket for High-Altitude Emergency Abort Test
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blue Origin Successfully Launches New Shepard Rocket for High-Altitude Emergency Abort Test

During the test flight, the rocket was loaded up with both the Blue Origin test dummy - nicknamed Mannequin Skywalker, which took its third flight to space today - and a host of science payloads. "We have n...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Google celebrates astronomer Georges Lemaitre s birth anniversary

Fr Lemaître proposed that the universe expanded from an initial point, which he called the "Primeval Atom". Lemaitre then set about achieving the second half of his dream, becoming an ordained Catholic prie...More..

Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

Astronomers searching for signs of a large planet far beyond Pluto have stumbled across 12 previously undetected moons orbiting Jupiter , pushing the giant planet's total to a record 79, the Carnegie Instit...More..

Heat warning continues in parts of central and southern Alberta
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Heat warning continues in parts of central and southern Alberta

Environment Canada's weather advisory also warned of the damage that can occur during severe conditions. "While areas in the Sea-to-Sky corridor including Whistler and Pemberton will experience maximum tempe...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

White House denies that Trump said Russian Federation no longer targeting U.S.

Trump appears to contradict DNI Dan Coats' assessment of ongoing efforts by Russian Federation to interfere in US elections; Peter Doocy reports from the White House . "The sentence should have been, 'I don'...More..

Image of Supermassive Black Hole at Galaxy's Centre Stuns Scientists
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Image of Supermassive Black Hole at Galaxy's Centre Stuns Scientists

MeerKAT is made up of 64 dishes each measuring 13.5 m (44.3 ft) in diameter, spaced up to 8 km (5 mi) apart and spread across the dusty Karoo region of South Africa . It is a major milestone in the history of...More..

Adidas Plans On Only Using Recycled Plastics By 2024
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Adidas Plans On Only Using Recycled Plastics By 2024

Currently, about 50 percent of the material used in a number of Adidas' products is virgin polyester. In June this year, adidas Running and Parley for the Oceans unveiled the UltraBOOST Parley in a new Deep...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday

The high-altitude escape motor test is created to simulate what would happen if there was a problem with the launch vehicle during ascent. "We'll be doing a high-altitude escape motor test - pushing the rocke...More..

Snowdonia loses bid to become UK's first spaceport
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Snowdonia loses bid to become UK's first spaceport

The proposed site is on the Melness Crofting Estate. HIE will work with a commercial consortium that includes the United States aerospace company Lockheed Martin . "We are committed to supporting a commercial ...More..

A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter

Researchers in the United States stumbled upon the new moons while hunting for a mysterious ninth planet that is postulated to lurk far beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. The last moon is fittingly weird, considering how freaky Jupiter is. Two of the newly discovered satellites orbit with a group that are in between...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

This putative planet is now sometimes popularly called Planet X or Planet Nine . "Jupiter just happened to be in the sky near the search fields where we were looking for extremely distant Solar System object...More..

Eight Endangered Black Rhinos Have Died in a Sanctuary
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Eight Endangered Black Rhinos Have Died in a Sanctuary

According to WWF, black rhino populations declined dramatically in the 20th century, mostly at the hands of European hunters and settlers. Kenyan authorities said in a statement on Friday that the 8 wer...More..

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant

When Childress first noticed his skin hurting, he thought he had just gotten a sunburn, though his parents suspected otherwise and took him to a hospital. Extension Agent Minda Daughtry says the plant was dis...More..

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of the GTA
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of the GTA

A low pressure system moving through the province on Wednesday should bring scattered showers and cooler temperatures to the region, according to the forecast. "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage ...More..

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated

SKA chief scientist Dr Fernando Camilo said: "Time and time again history shows that when you build a really good telescope, it ends up doing, if you look at 10 years later or 20 years later when you look bac...More..

Towers toppled at historic Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Towers toppled at historic Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17

Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, before pushing a button to initiate a series of detonations. In all, it hosted 325 launches. NASA's first three Mars rovers - Sojourner, Spirit and Opp...More..

Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe

Data gathered by NSF's IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica point to an answer to a more than century-old riddle about the origins of high-ene...More..

We Will Witness the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

We Will Witness the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The Moon orbits around the Earth once every 28 days, but the Moon's orbit around Earth, much like Earth's orbit around the Sun is not a ideal circle- it is an elongated oval, or ellipse. The partial eclipse wil...More..

Earth-buzzing asteroid has NASA scientists seeing double
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Earth-buzzing asteroid has NASA scientists seeing double

The new observations took advantage of asteroid's closest approach to Earth , when it flew by about 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers) away. The observations revealed two distinct lobes, but the aste...More..

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

It also unlocks a new era of "multi-messenger astronomy". In fact, studying neutrinos given off by celestial objects will give scientists more information about cataclysmic events such as exploding stars ...More..

by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lunar eclipse on July 27-28 to be longest of this century

It'll be visible from the south-eastern coast of Australia , Tasmania, New Zealand's Stewart Island and the northern coast of Antarctica . The full moon would plunge deeply into the Earth's shadow on the ni...More..

NASA needs contingency plan for United States presence on ISS
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

NASA needs contingency plan for United States presence on ISS

But the report from the Government Accountability Office said the issues could cause delays in the launch of the first crewed mission from US soil by a private company and could result in a nine-month gap in ...More..

3D Color X-Rays Now Possible Thanks to CERN-Made Chip
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

3D Color X-Rays Now Possible Thanks to CERN-Made Chip

Functional imaging simultaneously identifies and quantifies various components of soft tissues, bones, cartilage as well as exogenously administered contrast agents, nanoparticles and pharmaceuticals in a singl...More..

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals

Officials from the Audubon Zoo say the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m. No humans were injured in the incident. A few animals at Audubon...More..

by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels

And on a smaller scale, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced in January that the city would divest its $US189-billion pension funds from fossil fuel companies - estimated at around $US5 billion. "The...More..

Israel to launch a mission spacecraft to the Moon
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Israel to launch a mission spacecraft to the Moon

Despite the setback SpaceIL continued developing its spacecraft, which is being built in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a state-owned firm. The spacecraft will weigh 585 kilograms at l...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Israel will Launch its Spaceship with Elon Musk’s help

And only the United States has managed to actually land a human on the lunar surface. The spaceship that Israel will send on a two-month expedition is going to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The ...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Rare blue whale hybrid possibly hunted by Icelandic whaling company

Peck says that most of the key appearance factors of a blue whale are there in the photographs he saw of the whale carcass. "From the photos, it has all the characteristics of a blue whale; given that - not...More..