EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants

The move to revive the ailing coal industry, whose share in the US energy mix has been in decline, caused an uproar among environmental groups, who said it ignored dire warnings from the world's scientists about climate change. Sheldon Whitehouse, a ... More..

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SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot

Today, 5 December 2018, after a daily postponement the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX needs otpraviti cargo spacecraft Dragon to the global space station (ISS) with 2.5 tons of cargo. Wednesday's mission (CRS-1...More..

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

You can hear the audio in the video above. InSight landed on Mars on November 26. We know what Mars looks like, but there's a lot of mystery around what Mars sounds like. As new Science Minister I am exci...More..

SpaceX to Launch Dragon Resupply Mission Wednesday
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX to Launch Dragon Resupply Mission Wednesday

Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral. It should reach the space station at the wee...More..

Numbers for the B.C. government's climate change plan
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Numbers for the B.C. government's climate change plan

British Columbia has announced a climate-change plan that will require all new buildings to be net-zero energy ready by 2032, meaning they would need to generate on-site energy to power their own function. That...More..

Greenland Ice Melt Has 'Gone Into Overdrive,' Says Scientists
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Greenland Ice Melt Has 'Gone Into Overdrive,' Says Scientists

A United Nations report in October said that marine ice sheet instability in Antarctica and/or the irreversible loss of the Greenland ice sheet could result in a multi-metre rise in the sea level over hundr...More..

Why have seals been getting eels stuck up their noses?
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Why have seals been getting eels stuck up their noses?

No, it's not a tongue-twister for your office Christmas party, it's something that's actually been happening in Hawaii. The agency has two theories on why it happened in this case: A cornered eel was trying t...More..

NASA plans new partnerships to return humans to moon after 46 years
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

NASA plans new partnerships to return humans to moon after 46 years

The Draper team includes General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems; ispace , inc.; and Spaceflight Industries. As per the head designer at Russia's space program, Yevgeny Mikrin, working on this project co...More..

NASA scientist spoke about miniature aliens who might visit Earth
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

NASA scientist spoke about miniature aliens who might visit Earth

Colombano also suggested that extraterrestrials may have found out technology that human can not yet comprehend, such as making interstellar travel a possibility. With this in mind, Colombano argues that if ali...More..

3 astronauts dock safely at International Space Station
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

3 astronauts dock safely at International Space Station

The launch will be a test for Russia's space industry, which has suffered several high-profile crashes in recent years but remains the only reliable way to deliver crew members to the orbiting station. But whil...More..

Scientists Detect Biggest Collision of Black Holes Ever Observed
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Scientists Detect Biggest Collision of Black Holes Ever Observed

One of the most cataclysmic events in the universe has been detected despite taking nine billion years to reach Earth. . The detection of the huge event was enabled by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravit...More..

REx Spacecraft To Start Studying Bennu Asteroid After Reaching Goal
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

REx Spacecraft To Start Studying Bennu Asteroid After Reaching Goal

OSIRIS-REx will cautiously approach its target before slipping into orbit for more than two years of scientific observations. The thing that excites me most about the OSIRIS REx mission is the fact that we ...More..

by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

SpaceX plans to land the new Falcon 9 booster back at Cape Canaveral a few minutes after launch, the first onshore landing since the Falcon Heavy launch in February. Thousands of worms have been fired int...More..

by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. The mission, SpaceX´s 16th for NASA as part of a long-te...More..

Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough

David Attenborough , the famed naturalist and conservation advocate, issued a dire warning for the world during a speech at the United Nations' annual climate summit on Monday: Act now, or the natural world...More..

December: Graduate blasts off to the International Space Station
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

December: Graduate blasts off to the International Space Station

The first manned space mission to the since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday. Aunon-Chancellor, Gerst and Prokopyev ar...More..

Russia's Soyuz blasts off on first manned mission since October failure
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Russia's Soyuz blasts off on first manned mission since October failure

A Soyuz MS-11, carrying one astronaut each from the U.S. and Canada and a cosmonaut from Russian Federation, has been successfully launched to the International Space Station ( ISS ) on Monday and has safely re...More..

Russia Successfully Launches First Manned Rocket Into Space Since October Failure
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Russia Successfully Launches First Manned Rocket Into Space Since October Failure

On Monday, NASA astronaut Anne McClain , Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenkoof launched to the orbiting outpost aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. "I feel in good shape...More..

Tornado outbreak injures at least 20 in IL
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Tornado outbreak injures at least 20 in IL

At least 30 injuries have been reported, but no fatalities. Damage surveys for the two tornadoes are ongoing but officials said dozens of homes were damaged. IL typically sees 47 tornadoes a year but that doesn...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

After two-year journey, NASA Osiris-Rex spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

Osiris-Rex is the first United States mission created to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth. The sampler head is stored in the Sample-Return Capsule (SRC) and OSIRIS-REx will return to Earth. "The TAGSA...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

The Soyuz accident in October was the first aborted crew launch for the Russian space program since 1983, when two Soviet cosmonauts safely jettisoned after a launch pad explosion. After Monday's successful lau...More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg

Working toward a backup launch opportunity on December 3'. A SpaceX rocket launch lights up the sky above San Diego. Sunday morning's launch attempt was postponed to allow for additional inspections of th...More..

NASA, Roscosmos Successfully Launch Soyuz After Aborted Mission
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

NASA, Roscosmos Successfully Launch Soyuz After Aborted Mission

The trio will be flying in the same kind of Soyuz launch craft and FG rocket booster that crashed at Baikonur in October, almost costing the lives of Russian commander Alexei Ovchinin and Nasa astronaut ...More..

51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand

As it was too late to act, DoC staff returned at first light today to assess the situation. According to New Zealand's Department of Conservation, some managed to refloat themselves, but 50 were found dead...More..

Chinese scientist uses CRISPR to create genetically modified babies with stronger immunity
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Chinese scientist uses CRISPR to create genetically modified babies with stronger immunity

Dr He said the babies, known as Lulu and Nana, were born through regular in-vitro fertilisation but using an egg which was specially modified before being inserted in the womb. He's claim would "be considered...More..

Ontario Takes Next Legal Step to Challenge the Federal Carbon Tax
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Ontario Takes Next Legal Step to Challenge the Federal Carbon Tax

Ontario has reduced emissions by 22 per cent, Environment Minister Rod Phillips told a news conference Thursday afternoon at a conservation area in Nobleton, Ont., just north of Toronto. Ottawa has shot back ...More..

New evidence changes human story by 600,000 years
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

New evidence changes human story by 600,000 years

The artefacts were discovered in the Algerian city of Setif by a team of global researchers and were unearthed alongside dozens of fossilised animal bones which contained cut marks, as if relics of prehistoric ...More..

Trump is not in agreement to amend policies for Climate Change
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Trump is not in agreement to amend policies for Climate Change

In October, Trump said during a visit to inspect hurricane damage in the southern state of Georgia that climate change "is going to go back and forth", rather than be permanent. "It flows and we say, 'Where d...More..

EU executive wants bloc to go climate neutral by 2050
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

EU executive wants bloc to go climate neutral by 2050

Boosting carbon-cutting efforts is high on the agenda at United Nations climate talks starting next week in Katowice , though host country Poland has let it be known that its top priority is finalizing the "...More..

'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing

NASA scientists are nervously waiting to see if a spacecraft that spent the past six months travelling nearly 500 million kilometres to Mars will survive its perilous descent and land softly Monday on the ...More..