More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

At the recovery rates projected by the United Nations report , the northern hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone is scheduled to heal completely by the 2030s, followed by the southern hemisphere in the 2050s and polar regions by 2060. The UN had alre... More..

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Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim

The team termed the possible propulsion system a "lightsail of artificial origin". At the time, scientists described the object as "less than a quarter-mile in diameter" with a red surface, and astronomers sa...More..

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

The agency posted an image of the galaxy on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light - painting a smiley in space. According to the US space agency, the lower arc is created ...More..

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans

The Withdrawal Agreement is 95% complete, but the final outstanding issues need to be resolved within the week if the United Kingdom government is going to achieve its aim of finalising a deal this month. "I'm ...More..

Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'

Tesla and Panasonic now produce about 60% of the world's (electric vehicles) EV batteries, while Shanghai-based Gigafactory 3 will produce EV and battery modules, with an initial plan to produce 3,000 Model ...More..

NASA’s Dawn mission to unusual places in our solar system ends
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA’s Dawn mission to unusual places in our solar system ends

Dawn can no longer keep its antennas trained on Earth to communicate with mission control or turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. "The fact that my car's license plate reads "my other vehicle is in...More..

As NASA's Kepler Mission Comes to an End, Planetary Research Moves Forward
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

As NASA's Kepler Mission Comes to an End, Planetary Research Moves Forward

Kepler also found nature often produces jam-packed planetary systems, in some cases with so many planets orbiting close to their parent stars that our own inner solar system looks sparse by comparison. "There w...More..

World's Oceans Absorb Massive Heat Than Previously Considered
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

World's Oceans Absorb Massive Heat Than Previously Considered

As the ocean warms, these gases are released into the air, which increases APO levels. The warming found in the study is "more than twice the rates of long-term warming estimates from the 1960s and '70s t...More..

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

However, Vardhan said the issue of air pollution "should not be politicised" and everyone should cooperate fully to protect the environment, while stressing the need for an "aggressive" plan to combat air pollu...More..

The NASA probe came at a record distance to the Sun
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

The NASA probe came at a record distance to the Sun

The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on October 29 as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. The probe will begin it's first encounter with the Sun on W...More..

Coloured bird, dinosaur eggs in same evolutionary basket
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Coloured bird, dinosaur eggs in same evolutionary basket

An extensive analysis of 12 fossilised dinosaur eggshells from Asia, Europe, South and North America have detected a duo of pigments present in the eggs of colourful birds' eggs of a group called eumaniraptor...More..

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'

The results of the experiment were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature and an accompanying article was published in the Nature Neuroscience . "The participants are constantly challenged to ...More..

World's remaining wilderness rapidly vanishing
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

World's remaining wilderness rapidly vanishing

To reach their conclusion, the researchers constructed a comprehensive global map of Earth's remaining terrestrial and ocean wilderness areas . Today, only 23% of land - excluding Antarctica - and 13% of the...More..

The scientists said that they had managed to make a telescope
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

The scientists said that they had managed to make a telescope "Kepler"

Kepler's demise was "not unexpected and this marks the end of spacecraft operations", said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA , on a conference call with reporters. Astronomers were dazzled b...More..

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest distance to the sun
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest distance to the sun

EDT, Parker is expected to surpass the record for heliocentric speed, which is 153,454 miles per hour, set by Helios 2 in April 1976. "It's been 78 days since the launch of Solar probe Parker , and n...More..

Almost 300 companies agree to eradicate plastic waste at its source
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Almost 300 companies agree to eradicate plastic waste at its source

Signatories , which include numerous world's largest packaging producers, brands , retailers and recyclers, represent 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally. Austin Resource Recovery recently launche...More..

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor

Russia's space agency suspended all manned space launches after an October 11 rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule with two astronauts on board to make an emergency landing. Russian rockets are manufactured ...More..

NASA’s Supersonic Mars Parachute Has Set An Exhilarating Record
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA’s Supersonic Mars Parachute Has Set An Exhilarating Record

Nasa hopes the mission will help to answer key questions about the potential for life on Mars. " Mars 2020 " will carry a heavy load ever sent to Mars and, like the previous Mars missions, we will have only ...More..

NASA's planet-hunter telescope, Kepler, runs out of fuel
by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NASA's planet-hunter telescope, Kepler, runs out of fuel

Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Back in 2009: Kepler was launched with enough fuel for six years but managed to last for nine. NASA's astrophysics director Paul Hertz esti...More..

by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Martian skies clearing, hope for Opportunity Rover

Despite an incorrect media report , Summer is not fading at the Opportunity site in fact it hasn't even arrived yet! NASA has continued to play space-themed songs in the hope of getting a response but th...More..

China allows use of tiger and rhino products, infuriating wildlife activists
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

China allows use of tiger and rhino products, infuriating wildlife activists

China did not relax restrictions on animal parts from wild sources or their import and export - which remain prohibited under global conventions. Rhino horns and tiger bones used in medical research or in he...More..

On Mars astronomers have found a cloud of unknown origin
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On Mars astronomers have found a cloud of unknown origin

Scientists noticed a odd cloud over Mars: it is visible even from earth telescopes. In this case, the humidity condenseries, therefore, formed like a cloud. Mars used to be a much more geologically active w...More..

by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Earth’s wildlife population declined by 60 per cent in 44 years: WWF

The organisation's Living Planet Report 2018 says nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds are thought to have plastic in their stomachs, while by 2050 only one tenth of the planet's land will be free from huma...More..

This Probe Just Became The Closest Ever Spacecraft to The Sun
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This Probe Just Became The Closest Ever Spacecraft to The Sun

Like the Parker Solar Probe, Helios 2 was a probe sent into solar (heliocentric) orbit to study the processes on the Sun. "The previous record for closest solar approach was set by the German-American Heli...More..

Oscar becomes hurricane but forecast to stay away from land
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oscar becomes hurricane but forecast to stay away from land

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough seas in the days ahead. At this time, th...More..

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. The storm does not pose threat to...More..

Second tremor at Cuadrilla site
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Second tremor at Cuadrilla site

The quake, which measured 0.8 on the Richter Scale, is the thirteenth recorded by the British Geological Survey, and is the biggest one recorded in the area since fracking began last Monday. The firm has info...More..

NASA Releases More Pics of Freaky Rectangular Iceberg
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

NASA Releases More Pics of Freaky Rectangular Iceberg

NASA started this year's Operation IceBridge in October and some of the images show not just the majesty of southern polar ice, but also some of the rather odd and freaky shapes that icebergs can take. On Tue...More..

Hawaiian Island erased by one of 2018's many Cat 5 storms
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hawaiian Island erased by one of 2018's many Cat 5 storms

Clark, the NOAA superintendent for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument , which includes the French Frigate Shoals , said no one immediately realized the island had largely disappeared because it ...More..

October’s full moon 2018: When is full moon rise time today?
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

October’s full moon 2018: When is full moon rise time today?

At this point in the year, sunset and moon rise are closer together than normal and it's this light that traditionally made October the best time to hunt. Other than suggesting the change of the season, peopl...More..