Fog disrupts air, rail traffic in Delhi; air quality ‘severe’

Delhi's air quality showed marginal improvement on Wednesday morning, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) measuring 383. "Traffic police to deploy special teams and ensure congestion-free traffic flow particularly in identified high traffic corridors"... More..

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Japan to restart commercial whaling
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Japan to restart commercial whaling

IWC introduced a suspension on all commercial whaling in 1982 due to a dwindling whale population with Japan joining six years later - switching their focus to " research whaling". "The declaration today is o...More..

Musk's Space X finally launches first U.S. national security space mission
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Musk's Space X finally launches first U.S. national security space mission

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Cape on Tuesday for the first launch attempt. Delayed several times due to technical issues with sensors and stormy weather, the 229-foot-tall rocket lifted off at 8:5...More..

Former astronaut says NASA’s aim to send humans to Mars is ridiculous
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Former astronaut says NASA’s aim to send humans to Mars is ridiculous

He and crew members Jim Lovell and Bill Anders would be the first humans to ride the Saturn V rocket. In later missions to the moon, astronauts were quarantined after returning to Earth. "Oh my God, look at...More..

Winter solstice is here, with a special moon treat
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Winter solstice is here, with a special moon treat

The Winter Solstice! This is the point at which the sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn which is 23.5° south latitude. That phenomenon is caused by Earth's axial tilt of about 23.5 degrees. Today might fee...More..

We should boycott Japan if it resumes commercial whaling
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

We should boycott Japan if it resumes commercial whaling

However, he was concerned about the reactions of Europe and the United States, saying: "The global opinion against whaling will not change even after we leave". "Under the rules of the International Whaling C...More..

Winter solstice marks shortest day, longest night of year
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Winter solstice marks shortest day, longest night of year

This year, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Thursday, December 21 at 5:28 ET in the USA, or 16:28 UTC. This astronomical phenomena, also known as midwinter, is the exact moment...More..

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

To talk about the science behind winter solstice , it marks the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere since the sun is positioned at its most southerly position while directly overheating at the Tropic of ...More..

Today is the shortest day of the year
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Today is the shortest day of the year

This year's meteor viewing may be a bit more difficult with a full moon because light pollution from the moon makes it harder to see those meteors, but it sounds like the meteor shower should be active enough...More..

Scientists Say Saturn Consuming Its Own Rings and They Are Halfway Dead
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Scientists Say Saturn Consuming Its Own Rings and They Are Halfway Dead

Though Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are also banded, Saturn's adornment is by far the most impressive in the solar system. Things become more complicated when Saturn's magnetic field gets involved, however. So...More..

This is how Sheffield bin collections will change this Christmas
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

This is how Sheffield bin collections will change this Christmas

Customers are advised to check their bin hanger for details of any changes to their collection day. Residents who would have had refuse collected on Tuesday , December 25, will now have it collected tomorrow...More..

Solar system's most distant object is 'Farout' pink dwarf planet
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Solar system's most distant object is 'Farout' pink dwarf planet

From these observations, the team found that dwarf planet is fairly sizable, about 310 miles (500 km) in diameter or roughly 1/3 the size of Pluto, Sheppard said . "When I saw the object for the first time, ...More..

People gather at Newgrange to celebrate winter solstice
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

People gather at Newgrange to celebrate winter solstice

So let's walk through what the winter solstice actually means. Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. That's because the final full moon of the year-known as th...More..

Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

The 2003-launched mission this month marks the 15-year anniversary of the probe's orbit insertion at the Red Planet. The very deepest parts of Korolev crater , those containing ice, act as a natural cold tra...More..

Winter Solistice 2018: Google Doodle celebrates the shortest day of the year
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter Solistice 2018: Google Doodle celebrates the shortest day of the year

Since the Earth is tilted on its axis, the arc the Sun moves through during the day will rise and fall across the year as the Earth's pole points either towards or away from the sun. The sun would be at its low...More..

New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 tiny cube satellites into orbit
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 tiny cube satellites into orbit

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 1 for the NASA ELaNa19 mission. After being launched to an elliptical orbit, Electron's Curie engine-powered kick stage separated from the vehicle's...More..

Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan will withdraw from an worldwide organization established to limit whale hunts in an apparent attempt to resume commercial whaling , according to Japanese media outlets. "This snub to multilateralism is u...More..

Manufacturers to Pay Full Cost for Recycling UK Packaging
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Manufacturers to Pay Full Cost for Recycling UK Packaging

Businesses and producers, according to the report, will "pay the full cost" of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste. "Our strategy sets out how we will go further and faster, to reduce, reuse, and ...More..

Mysterious Light in the Sky and Smoke Trail Likely a Meteor
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mysterious Light in the Sky and Smoke Trail Likely a Meteor

Wednesday. Travis Air Force Base confirmed they do not know what it is. It's the fourth time the launch was postponed in the past two weeks. A bright falling object seen in the sky of northern California ...More..

See the 'Christmas Comet' on Sunday
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

See the 'Christmas Comet' on Sunday

Today Comet 46P/Wirtanen passes within only 31 lunar distances to the Earth, the closest approach in 70 years. It was named after Carl Wirtanen, the scientist who first discovered it in 1948. You will want bi...More..

Next Generation GPS Satellite Launch Postponed by 1 Day
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Next Generation GPS Satellite Launch Postponed by 1 Day

They said the rocket remains ready and they will look at moving the launch to Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Falcon 9's on-board computer encountered an error a few minutes before blast-off, and the launch was ...More..

Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

It also provided no clarity on how to account for the financial pledges in... "The worldwide community remains committed to the fight against climate change ", he tweeted on Sunday. All nations to submit f...More..

Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space - with consumer flights expected in 2019
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space - with consumer flights expected in 2019

Unity took off from the Mojave test centre in California and climbed 51 miles (82km) before beginning its descent early on Thursday. Rather than aiming for space using a NASA-esque vertically launched rocket,...More..

SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance

You can watch both of the launches live online - SpaceX has a 26-minute launch window to send its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, with the live webcast set to begin around ...More..

Only Diamonds Are Forever: Saturn Is Losing Its Rings, Says NASA
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Only Diamonds Are Forever: Saturn Is Losing Its Rings, Says NASA

Chances are, you wouldn't recognize Saturn without its trademark thick band of rings. The probe observed ring particles moving quickly into Saturn's equator. It is not clear if the rings, which are mostly made ...More..

United Nations climate talks in Poland go into overtime
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

United Nations climate talks in Poland go into overtime

Delegates at the United Nations summit, held this year in the Polish mining city of Katowice, must agree on a common rule book to put the pledges made at the landmark 2015 Paris talks into practice. Brazil had ...More..

YouTuber gets 'Home Alone' style revenge on package-stealing thieves
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

YouTuber gets 'Home Alone' style revenge on package-stealing thieves

Even though Mark Rober had video footage of the thefts, police refused to help, saying it was simply not worth their time to follow up, particularly as this kind of activity spikes pretty dramatically aroun...More..

Saturn is eating away its icy rings
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Saturn is eating away its icy rings

However, over the course of the next 100 million years, the spectacular icy rings will slowly but surely disappear from the night sky. It is created in abundance when minuscule, charged particles escape Saturn'...More..

Astronomers spot 'Farout,' the most distant object in our solar system
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Astronomers spot 'Farout,' the most distant object in our solar system

According to Carnegie, the second-most-distant observed Solar System object is Eris , at about 96 AU, noting that " Pluto is now at about 34 AU, making 2018 VG18 more than three-and-a-half times more dist...More..

Deer poacher ordered to watch ‘Bambi’ repeatedly as part of sentence
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Deer poacher ordered to watch ‘Bambi’ repeatedly as part of sentence

Officials say it is one of the largest such cases ever investigated by the state of Missouri . Prosecutors say the deer were killed for their heads, with their bodies left to rot. Disney's animated classi...More..