Congress seeks species hunting law changes

Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) estimated that their population had declined from 757 in 2014 to 695 in 2016, yet it still announced that they were recovered and would be stripped of federal protection. Wyoming and Idaho had iss... More..

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Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage

At first sent photos of the asteroid Ryugu he was captured from the Japanese space probe "Hayabusa-2" at a distance of about 40 km. The colour photos were captured by the hopping rovers as they set about ex...More..

Beluga Whale Spotted Swimming In The River Thames
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Beluga Whale Spotted Swimming In The River Thames

The sight of a beluga whale so far south - 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) from even Iceland - is exceptional. Conservationists had been waiting to see if the "very lost" whale had made it out to sea after i...More..

Jeff Bezos space project lands big rocket partnership
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Jeff Bezos space project lands big rocket partnership

Choosing Blue Origin's made-in-America BE-4 engine for the next-generation heavy-lift Vulcan launch vehicle is part of ULA's path to ending US reliance on Russia's RD-180 engine for national security missions...More..

Japan's Ispace Lunar Exploration Firm to Head to Moon on SpaceX Rocket
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Japan's Ispace Lunar Exploration Firm to Head to Moon on SpaceX Rocket

Private lunar exploration company ispace said it would blast a lander and rovers towards the moon on a SpaceX rocket on two separate missions. The first mission, targeting mid-2020, will attempt to inject...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Japan's Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage

The agency also posted photos on its official Hayabusa-2 website which showed the location of the image snapped by Hayabusa on the asteroid's surface. Taking advantage of Ryugu's low gravity, the rovers hop a...More..

Silent Opportunity Mars Rover Spotted from Space
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Silent Opportunity Mars Rover Spotted from Space

At least that's what NASA says, adding that the white square you see in the photo marks a 154-foot-wide (47-meter-wide) area around the rover. We may not be able to hear anything from NASA's Opportunity ro...More..

Alien object 'Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Alien object 'Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars

This was used by an worldwide team of astronomers in order to identify four possible "homes" for the freakish object that resembles a cigar. Last year, a mysterious celestial object passed by our sun, leaving...More..

Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

From there, they went to the town's fire department and were taken by an Army truck to a shelter at a Bladen County high school. Hurricane Florence claimed 44 lives and brought historic amounts of rain to N...More..

Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

Accompanying him on the trip aboard Air Force One were the state's two US senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. The secretary of homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen; the budget director, Mick Mulvaney; and th...More..

Seal slaps kayaker with octopus in New Zealand
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Seal slaps kayaker with octopus in New Zealand

The once-in-a-lifetime event was thankfully captured by Taiyo Masuda , a content creator who works closely with GoPro (who kindly provided a slow mo version of the hilarious hit). The seal reappears around the...More..

Tropical storm Kirk approaching Lesser Antilles | Caribbean
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tropical storm Kirk approaching Lesser Antilles | Caribbean

Watchers of the Atlantic tropics might recall that the short-lived Tropical Storm Kirk weakened to a depression on Sunday before fizzling into a blob of clouds and storms by Monday . As of the 11 AM advisory f...More..

by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tracking The Tropics: More development possible in the Atlantic

Vincent and the Grenadines. It is about 485 miles east-southeast of Martinique. According to the NOAA , a Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning ar...More..

South Carolina to Get More Rain as Flooding Continues
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

South Carolina to Get More Rain as Flooding Continues

He says one exception to that improving picture is the Conway river basin in SC, where the Pee Dee and the Waccamaw rivers are still a day or so from cresting. Floodwaters from the Waccamaw River are beginning ...More..

Beluga whale spotted in the Thames off Gravesend
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beluga whale spotted in the Thames off Gravesend

Photos posted on Twitter appeared to show a white whale in the water. Despite awesome some people, the beluga whale sighting has left others concerned for its health. "He or she is obviously very lost and q...More..

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer opens a debate on Brexit during the Labour Party's annual conference. Starmer contradicted him, saying the motion "clearly keeps Remain on the table", while pro-...More..

Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

While just the first two rovers have been deployed to the space rock's surface, the Hayabusa-2 orbiter still has a pair of rovers on board that it will deploy at a later date. During this phase of the mission, ...More..

Tornadoes hit Ottawa area with top wind speed of 265 km/h
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tornadoes hit Ottawa area with top wind speed of 265 km/h

The tornado also struck the house that Brian and Nicole Lowden had been renting as they built their permanent home in nearby Constance Bay. Laurel Wingrove picks up stickers and a firefighter's jacket belongi...More..

Japan’s two hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Japan’s two hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

Taking advantage of the asteroid's low gravity, they will jump around on the surface - soaring as high as 15 meters (49 feet) and staying aloft for as long as 15 minutes - to survey its physical features with c...More..

Here's where Tropical Depression Kirk is Sunday and where it's going
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Here's where Tropical Depression Kirk is Sunday and where it's going

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from that storm, which packs top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. For Kirk, tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles to the north of t...More..

Breach causes Duke Energy natgas plant shut down in North Carolina
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Breach causes Duke Energy natgas plant shut down in North Carolina

A dam breach in North Carolina is threatening to pollute a large river with toxic coal ash from a power station. Duke spokeswoman Erin Culbert said a breach would not noticeably change water levels on the r...More..

Space robots sent hurtling toward asteroid
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Space robots sent hurtling toward asteroid

The pair of rovers, collectively known as MINERVA-II1, is attached to the bottom of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft and will be released on September 21. In addition to JAXA's investigation of Ryugu , NASA's OSIRI...More..

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

Florence is gone, devolving into a wet atmospheric blob drifting toward the Northeast, and the sun has finally come out here. The hurricane was "wreaking havoc" and could wipe out entire communities as it mak...More..

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

WILMINGTON/FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Sept 18 (Reuters) - Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence , but their efforts were hindered by stan...More..

This Town in Greece is Draped in Thousands of Spider Webs
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

This Town in Greece is Draped in Thousands of Spider Webs

A spooky scene of a 300m-long spider web cloaking a scenic seaside in Greece has been attributed to a mass of frisky spiders in the heat. As the number of gnats increases, spiders consider it as a feast, and ...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center. Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Is...More..

Nasa planet hunting probe captures wealth of stars in its first image
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Nasa planet hunting probe captures wealth of stars in its first image

TESS captured this strip of stars and galaxies in the southern sky during one 30-min period on August 7. The brightest stars in the image, Beta Gruis and R Doradus, saturated an entire column of camera detecto...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scientists have discovered how ecstasy affects the behavior of the octopus

Initially, the octopuses loitered more in the tank with the toy with it. The first dose was too high (the octopuses "freaked out and did all these color changes", Dölen says), but after a lower dose, the octo...More..

Electronic Skin Turns Stuffed Animals Into Robots
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Electronic Skin Turns Stuffed Animals Into Robots

They can then remove it and apply it to create a soft Mars rover that can roll over the Red Planet's rough terrain. New "Robotic Skins" technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, al...More..

Who is Yusaku Maezawa?
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Who is Yusaku Maezawa?

Musk said that the upfront money Maezawa paid was significant enough to "have a material effect on paying for cost and development of BFR ". Musk shared some exciting details about the planned space trip. He...More..