Chance of rain, cloudy & cool — FORECAST

The breezes increase too out of the northeast. Winds: S around 10 miles per hour. Clear at night with a low around 59. DAMP WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The nor'easter continues to bring a steady rain for most of Saturday . The threat for some raindrops wil... More..

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Carbon Tax Rebates Coming To Provinces That Rejected Federal Plan
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Carbon Tax Rebates Coming To Provinces That Rejected Federal Plan

Trudeau has long insisted the plan will be revenue-neutral for the federal government, with any revenues collected by the system staying in the province or territory where they are generated. Conservative Leade...More..

NASA’s incredible water system dumps 450,000 gallons in about a minute
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

NASA’s incredible water system dumps 450,000 gallons in about a minute

The SLS system is "a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth's orbit", a NASA Fact Sheet explains. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion to help astronauts get to ...More..

Watch as NASA releases 450000 gallons of water in one minute
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Watch as NASA releases 450000 gallons of water in one minute

Tested last week at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the system put on a jaw-dropping performance as it released 450,000 gallons of water over a NASA launch pad in under one minute, reports CNET. A little...More..

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space

Defense Secretary James Mattis said that "right now what we're going to do is set up a combatant command", and the military would be working with the Congress on it. However, the joint Space command will b...More..

This Chinese City Wants an Artificial Moon to Replace Streetlights by 2020
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

This Chinese City Wants an Artificial Moon to Replace Streetlights by 2020

Within the next two years, a city in China is hoping to launch an artificial moon into the sky that would be so bright, there would be no need for streetlights. Furthermore, the satellites will be expensive and...More..

BepiColombo Spacecraft Snaps A Selfie On Its Way To Mercury
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BepiColombo Spacecraft Snaps A Selfie On Its Way To Mercury

In its fifth mission of the year, Ariane 5 successfully launched BepiColombo on its way toward the solar system's smallest and least-explored terrestrial planet on 19th October. Due to its proximity to Sun,...More..

Two research stations went to explore the first planet
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Two research stations went to explore the first planet

Following a seven-year voyage to reach Mercury's orbit, the spacecraft stack will separate. The spacecraft is specially created to withstand the sun's high temperatures, as well as its gravitational pull. T...More..

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis reportedly up for sale
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis reportedly up for sale

Other items related to Hawking that will be part of the sale include one of five copies of his Ph.D. thesis, a script from an episode of The Simpsons that he appeared in, a personalized bomber jacket , and a ...More..

Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico's Sinaloa coast
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico's Sinaloa coast

Willa weakened as it moved inland but was still blowing winds of 115 mph (185 kph) more than an hour after it struck the coast and began advancing toward the state of Durango. Federal authorities declined to co...More..

This perfectly rectangular mile-long iceberg was discovered floating in the Antarctic
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This perfectly rectangular mile-long iceberg was discovered floating in the Antarctic

The iceberg NASA photographed is tabular, which means its basically table-shape: flat on the top and vertical at the edges. "The iceberg's sharp angles and flat surface indicate that it probably recently calv...More..

by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Microplastic found in human faeces for the first time

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in beer , fish, sea salt, honey, and other food. Now, we can add one more microplastic repository to the list: the human gut. The most common were polypropylene and ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Near-perfect rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

It looks so flawless that it seems Photoshopped - but a unusual perfectly rectangular iceberg near Antarctica is a natural phenomenon, NASA scientists say . "It probably wouldn't flip over", she said , but it...More..

`Extreme Dangerous’ Hurricane Willa heads to Mexico
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

`Extreme Dangerous’ Hurricane Willa heads to Mexico

As of the NHC's latest advisory at 12.00am local time (7am BST) Hurricane Willa was located approximately 195 miles south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. Mexico will begin to feel the impacts of Willa l...More..

Global warming is 'right on our doorstep', panel warns | Independent on Saturday
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Global warming is 'right on our doorstep', panel warns | Independent on Saturday

And in Peru's Alto Mayo Protected Forest - an expanse of carbon-rich Amazonian rainforest twice the size of New York City - BHP provided funding to a REDD+ project (short for "Reducing Emissions from Deforestat...More..

by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

BepiColombo spacecraft heads to Mercury

The mission is named after the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe Colombo , who derived orbital trajectories to Mercury in the 1970s, and it is expected to last at least one year. Soon, the joint Eur...More..

Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct

The sound was measured by a team of scientists who placed seismic sensors under the snow on the Ross Ice Shelf, in order to monitor the structure and movement of the ice. The researchers noticed that the height...More..

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

This year's shower will peak during the evening of October 21. At its peak, the shower usually produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour . The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak this weekend from Oct...More..

by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

The mission consists of two orbiters, ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter and JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, which will be launched and travel together via the ESA-built Mercury Transfer Module, which is ...More..

NOAA’s winter forecast for JH looks warm and dry
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

NOAA’s winter forecast for JH looks warm and dry

Above-average temperatures are likely across most northern and western states from December through February, according to the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook released by the agency's Climate Prediction Center on ...More..

Keller @ Large: Stephen Hawking’s Warning For Us About Our Tech Obsession
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Keller @ Large: Stephen Hawking’s Warning For Us About Our Tech Obsession

Hawking died in March at age 76 before the book could be completed - but colleagues and family, including his daughter Lucy, stepped in to finish it. Scientist Stephen Hawking of "Into The Universe With Ste...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook

Above-average rainfall is most likely northern Florida and southern Georgia this winter. Additionally, El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing. Map showing the NOAA winter outlook for the mont...More..

Scientists Warn Extinction On Earth Is Occurring Faster Than Evolution
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Scientists Warn Extinction On Earth Is Occurring Faster Than Evolution

Scientists estimate that the recovery of the diversity of large mammals that will disappear in the coming decades, nature need not one million years. Regenerating 2.5 billion years of evolutionary history i...More..

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

Wu Chunfend, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., Ltd, revealed the plan at an event in the city on Oct 10, People's Daily reports. Officials ha...More..

NASA's Chandra X-ray space telescope back online after glitch
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

NASA's Chandra X-ray space telescope back online after glitch

Chandra makes X-ray observations of distant space objects, including black holes, supernovas and quasars. Now, to wrap up the week, NASA has announced that its Chandra X-Ray Observatory has also entered s...More..

Beer prices to spike as climate hots up, scientists warn
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Beer prices to spike as climate hots up, scientists warn

A new study suggests climate change will cause a global beer shortage. Barley, the main ingredient in beer, is extremely sensitive to temperature and drought, and because humans have really fucked up the pl...More..

Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over

Along with his warnings, he said Donald Trump's United States presidency and Britain's vote to leave the European Union were part of "a global revolt against experts", adding: "That includes scientists". Cl...More..

Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns following outrage over 'nauseating' hunting photos
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns following outrage over 'nauseating' hunting photos

Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia, according to the Idaho Statesman . "Fellas", Fischer wrote in the September 17 email, according to the Idaho State Journal , "I have been back for a...More..

NASAs Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

NASAs Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch

This illustration made available by NASA shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The rest of the spacecraft and its instruments are still fully functional and are expected to produce excellent science for ye...More..

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own

Hundreds of jokes and memes spread across Twitter within hours of the paper's publication and an article in the New Scientist . The Carnegie Institution of Washington's Juna Kollmeier AKA " The Junaverse "...More..