Nanoparticle Injection Gives Mice Night Vision To See In Infrared

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology in China and the University of Massachusetts Medical School developed nanoparticles that bind to the eye's existing structures. The researchers tested the nanoparticles in mice, which, lik... More..

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Michigan Researchers Find HUGE Spider in Amazon
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

Michigan Researchers Find HUGE Spider in Amazon

During their survey, researchers found arthropods such as spiders and centipedes preying on vertebrates such as frogs , lizards, and even snakes and small opossum. "We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and w...More..

ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief

Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a 54-year-old Washington insider with years of experience working as a congressional staffer, was nominated by Trump in January to permanently replace Scott Pruitt, who ...More..

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight

He said: "That is something we have to practise in preparation for crewed flight to make sure we're fast in the right spots, and have all the potential medical attention at the right time". Instead of solar win...More..

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham'
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham'

Last night our colleague from Rhode Island said it was "truly preposterous" for me to schedule a vote on the Green New Deal . Ed Markey, D-M.A., that proposes environmental and economic reform aimed at minimiz...More..

Amazon Spiders And Centipedes Prey On Opossum, Snakes
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Amazon Spiders And Centipedes Prey On Opossum, Snakes

It's something straight out of a horror movie: A giant tarantula - the size of a dinner plate - grabs an opossum and drags it through the Amazon rainforest . "We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on t...More..

NASA shows off the inside of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

NASA shows off the inside of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft

Because the Dragon is being launched to the space station, there's no room for delay: If liftoff doesn't occur right on time, due to weather or a technical glitch, the launch will have to be reset for a backu...More..

Committee sets time for Wilson Raybould testimony on SNC Lavalin controversy
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

Committee sets time for Wilson Raybould testimony on SNC Lavalin controversy

Wilson-Raybould has yet to confirm or deny allegations the prime minister pressured her to cut a deal with SNC-Lavalin. But sources now say while she has agreed to appear, she has not agreed to a specific dat...More..

Spacex Is Ready for Its First Test Flight
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

Spacex Is Ready for Its First Test Flight

The move is triggered by the space agency's eagerness to pivot from the use of Russian Soyuz capsules. An exceptional quantity of labor has gone into guaranteeing the capsule doesn't endanger the area station...More..

Tech glitch: Israeli spacecraft hits first snag on lunar voyage
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tech glitch: Israeli spacecraft hits first snag on lunar voyage

EST (12 a.m. local time on Tuesday in Israel ) as Beresheet orbited the Earth out of communications range with its mission control center. A maneuver was planned for the spacecraft, but instead, the maneuver...More..

White House Recruiting Climate Skeptics For New Working Group
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

White House Recruiting Climate Skeptics For New Working Group

Among these scientists would be those who doubt the intensity of climate change and our collective contribution to its acceleration. The Federal Advisory Committee Act imposes several ground rules for suc...More..

Green New Deal would cost up to $94 trillion
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Green New Deal would cost up to $94 trillion

She's been urging Democrat colleagues to back the expensive and progressive Green New Deal . Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasico-Cortez, aims to convert the entire USA economy to renewable energy within 12 y...More..

Nasa says SpaceX's Crew Dragon is ready to fly to space station
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nasa says SpaceX's Crew Dragon is ready to fly to space station

March 2. Officials gave the green light Friday after conducting a safety review. The flight plan calls for the Demo-1 Crew Dragon to stay at the orbiting lab for just under a week, undocking on March 8 and ...More..

SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon

The rocket's two other payloads were a telecommunications satellite for Indonesia and an experimental satellite for the US Air Force. The 585-kilogram, dishwasher-sized lander was built by Israeli nonprofit ...More..

NEB gives Trans Mountain pipeline expansion its endorsement
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

NEB gives Trans Mountain pipeline expansion its endorsement

It also concluded that "greenhouse gas emissions from Project-related marine vessels would likely be significant". It said though that the project and its risks are justified in light of the benefits of the p...More..

Senator tells youth climate change activists
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Senator tells youth climate change activists "I know what I'm doing"

Feinstein , at that point, appears to have lost her patience, and dropped all pretense. Markey. The Green New Deal is a comprehensive plan which includes switching the entire county's electricity to power sourc...More..

by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

SpaceX launches moon lander, lands booster despite tough conditions

The lunar spacecraft, called " Beresheet " (Hebrew for "In the Beginning", the first weekly portion in the Torah), will be aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 that will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fl...More..

Billboard bashes Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Billboard bashes Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon

The billboard references Democrat New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's latest battle with Amazon, which forced the company to pull out from its plans to move business into New York. Rep. Alexan...More..

Moros intrepidus: New Deer-Sized Species of Tyrannosaur Discovered | Paleontology
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Moros intrepidus: New Deer-Sized Species of Tyrannosaur Discovered | Paleontology

According to the researchers, not only are the fossils 15 million years older than any others belonging to the tyrannosauroid family that have been found in North America, but the dinosaur is also among the s...More..

The launching of the first Israeli lunar spacecraft Beresheet
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

The launching of the first Israeli lunar spacecraft Beresheet

We received the first sign of life & data from #Beresheet & the #spacecraft deployed its landing legs as expected. It will then spend the next two months stretching its elongated orbit to make it all the ...More..

‘Super Snow Moon’ - The Biggest & Brightest Full Moon of 2019
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

‘Super Snow Moon’ - The Biggest & Brightest Full Moon of 2019

The first was on January 21, which also coincided with a lunar eclipse, and was dubbed a "blood moon" because the only light it caught was reddish-brown and reflected from the Earth. Technically , the supermoo...More..

by | Friday, February 22, 2019

SpaceX launches the Nusantara Satu satellite

Prior to liftoff, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and SpaceIL prime donor Morris Kahn spoke to a crowd at SpaceIL's mission control center at Israel Aerospace Industries, where a small crowd turne...More..

by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Israel's moonshot blasts off with a successful launch

SpaceX Falcon launches rocket with "Beresheet" craft, as Israel aims to become the 4th country to land on the moon . "Successful deployment of the SpaceIL lunar lander confirmed, starting the spacecraft's ...More..

Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft to Shoot Bullet Into Asteroid This Week
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft to Shoot Bullet Into Asteroid This Week

During the touchdown, which will last just seconds, Hayabusa2 will extend a pipe and shoot a pinball-like bullet into the asteroid to blow up material from beneath the surface. The 600-kg Hayabusa2, which was...More..

Snow supermoon to rise over the Maritimes
by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Snow supermoon to rise over the Maritimes

Still, regular observers of full moons may note a slight difference, and the difference is certainly evident if comparing photographs or images. During the supermoon , the effects of the moon's gravitational...More..

Zebra stripes confuse biting flies, causing them to abort their landings
by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Zebra stripes confuse biting flies, causing them to abort their landings

Horse flies (called tabanids) avoided the horses dressed as zebras despite being the exact same animal that they were previously keen to attack. If you ever learned anything about zebras growing up, the key f...More..

World's largest bee, missing for 38 years, found in Indonesia
by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

World's largest bee, missing for 38 years, found in Indonesia

The female's size has been recorded as at least an inch and a half long, with a tongue that's almost an inch long. The bee, which photographer Clay Bolt described as a " flying bulldog " calling the entire ...More..

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor
by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

The House of Commons justice committee will begin hearings today into the allegation that the Prime Minister's Office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help Montreal engineeri...More..

Super snow moon, 2019's biggest supermoon, lights up the sky
by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Super snow moon, 2019's biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

This will make it brightest and largest full Moon of the year. There's another supermoon coming just next month, on March 19, but tonight's full moon promises to be the year's best. Why is it called a Supermo...More..

by | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

Theories about their function have included camouflage, a means of confusing predators , a method of signalling other zebras, and a system of heat control. The study took place on a United Kingdom horse farm i...More..