Packaging producers in United Kingdom to pay costs of recycling their waste

The announcement forms part of the government's ambitious new Resources and Waste Strategy , the first comprehensive update in more than a decade. Recycling rates have plateaued in the past five years in Britain at about 45 percent, and the new plans... More..

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Mysterious Lights Seen In Skies Across Northern California
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mysterious Lights Seen In Skies Across Northern California

The phenomenon was spotted over the Lake Tahoe area, the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area around 5:45 p.m. local time. The answer: Probably a meteor. PST", the aerospace company said in a tweet . There w...More..

Global Climate Deal: COP24 President Proud of achievemnts in Katowice
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Global Climate Deal: COP24 President Proud of achievemnts in Katowice

But that was the minimum that was needed to be achieved at the conference to sustain the credibility of the agreement and move global efforts to combat climate change forward. Another notable achievement wa...More..

SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance

The Air Force will launch the first of a powerful new generation of Global Positioning System satellites. Blue Origin, too, said it meant to fly the tenth mission of its New Shepard Launch system from West ...More..

Green 'Christmas Comet' Visible In Night Sky
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Green 'Christmas Comet' Visible In Night Sky

But even now, it's currently the brightest comet in the night sky, and the brightest of 2018. "By my count, there have been only about 10 other known comets that approached this close over the last century", ...More..

Richard Branson welcomes astronauts home from Virgin Galactic's first spaceflight
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Richard Branson welcomes astronauts home from Virgin Galactic's first spaceflight

After the rocket successfully returned to Earth, Richard Branson told Sky News: "After 14 hard years, to have taken Virgin Galactic into space has been a momentous, historic occasion". It also reached a m...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

Saturn's rings are made of chunks of water ice varying in size - some are microscopic while others are several yards wide. "And they're going to disappear someday". NASA has said Saturn's iconic rings will be...More..

Climate change talks run into extra time
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Climate change talks run into extra time

Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks, sealed the deal on Saturday. Negotiators told AFP that delegates from almost 200 states were still far apart on several crunch issues - from how nations...More..

Vigilante engineer crafts ultimate revenge on porch pirates
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vigilante engineer crafts ultimate revenge on porch pirates

Several different thieves had a massive amount of glitter and fart spray dumped all over them and their surroundings. The reactions are captured on cameras from phones hidden in the device, and many people ...More..

Cosmic countdown: Days are numbered for Saturn’s iconic rings, says NASA
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cosmic countdown: Days are numbered for Saturn’s iconic rings, says NASA

It is hard to imagine a solar system without Saturn's rings, but it turns out they are an ephemeral, if majestic, phenomenon. Measurements of ring-material detected falling into Saturn's equator by the Cassin...More..

‘Farout’: Astronomers spot solar system’s farthest known object
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘Farout’: Astronomers spot solar system’s farthest known object

The discovery was made by the Carnegie Institute of Science's (CIS) Scott Sheppard, alongside the University of Hawaii's David Tholen , and Northern Arizona University's Chad Trujillo . The research team is...More..

Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

Prosecutors said the deer were killed for their heads, and their bodies were left to rot. In the press release, Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter estimated that Berry and the family poac...More..

Virgin Galactic has reached suborbital space for the first time
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Virgin Galactic has reached suborbital space for the first time

The spacecraft (for that is what it now is) hit Mach 2.9 and reached 271,268ft (about 82.7km) above the Earth, before beginning its descent to an unpowered landing. The plan of the fourth test flight scheduled ...More..

Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may 'wreak havoc'
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may 'wreak havoc'

THE Central Highlands might be in for a wet weekend, with more than 100mm of rain predicted for parts of Central Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Owen moves down the Queensland coast. "Owen will wreak havoc a...More..

Don't Miss the 2018 Christmas Comet in the Sky This Weekend!
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Don't Miss the 2018 Christmas Comet in the Sky This Weekend!

The very big object is more than 1km wide but will definitely not hit Planet Earth. That's 30 times the moon's distance from us. The Virtual Telescope will be running a viewing session on December 16, meaning...More..

Trump administration proposes weakening USA waterway protections
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Trump administration proposes weakening USA waterway protections

Christopher Williams from American Rivers says the new rules will remove "protection from wetlands that don't have an apparent surface connection to another water body, a lake or a river, and there are millio...More..

Catching the
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Catching the "Christmas Comet"

The comet will start in the eastern sky near 6PM Sunday evening, before traveling to its highest point in the sky to the south around 9PM. Try to find an area without too much light pollution for the clearest...More..

Google Doodle explains path of Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Google Doodle explains path of Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

According to NASA , watching the shower is pretty easy, provided you can get yourself somewhere really, really dark. Go outside at night at midnight on December 13-14 and look up, and keep looking, and if the...More..

Tropical Cyclone Owen Could Cross Near Townsville
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen Could Cross Near Townsville

The conditions made for the speedy resurrection of Tropical Cyclone Owen , prompting warnings of very destructive winds and heavy rain to be issued along the coast from Cape Shield to Burketown. "As it ( Owen ...More..

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

Roscosmos space agency said the aim would be to discover whether the "small but dangerous" hole had been made on Earth or in space. The two-millimetre cavity on the Russian Soyuz spaceship docked at the ISS...More..

Dracula ants have the fastest body parts known to man: their jaws
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dracula ants have the fastest body parts known to man: their jaws

Found across Australia and South East Asia, it can snap its jaw at over 200 miles per hour - 5,000 times faster than the blink of a human eye, and 1,000 times faster than the snap of a finger. Getting their m...More..

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

This makes it the second spacecraft to travel into deep space after Voyager 1 waved goodbye to our star system in 2012. Though it launched a couple weeks before its twin Voyager 1, its trajectory took it ...More..

NASA's InSight spacecraft sends home first selfie from the Red Planet
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

NASA's InSight spacecraft sends home first selfie from the Red Planet

In addition, InSight sent another set of mosaic composed of 52 individual photos. InSight will eventually use the almost six-foot long (2 meter) arm to pick up and carefully place the science instrument o...More..

Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

Expect something closer to 60 per hour from reasonably dark skies. Meteor showers don't require binoculars or telescopes to view - just your bare eyes and some patience. The handsome Aurora Borealis photobomb...More..

Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

Roscosmos space agency said the aim was to discover whether the "small but dangerous" hole had been made on Earth or in space. The Soyuz capsule had been used to deliver a new crew to the laboratory 400km (...More..

Vast microbial life lurks beneath seabed
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Vast microbial life lurks beneath seabed

The findings look set to change our ideas about life on Earth and have implications for the likelihood of similar discoveries on other planets. Among them may be Earth's hottest living creature, Geogemma bar...More..

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December

Although it's been visible to those with telescopes and powerful binoculars for a few weeks, 46P/Wirtanen will be both at its brightest, and most easily found, on and around December 16, 2018. -Fox Valley. ...More..

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

As they have done in the past, Astronomy Ireland are urging members of the public to count how many meteors they can see in the sky every 15 minutes (if possible, start on the hour or quarter past the hour), no...More..

Corals thriving at depths of Reef
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Corals thriving at depths of Reef

However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change , the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was markedly different to one year earlier, following two back-...More..