Russian spacecraft completes fastest-ever orbital rendezvous with International Space Station

With flight controllers hoping the third time would be the charm, the Progress MS-09/70P spacecraft was scheduled for launch at 5:51:34 p.m. EDT (GMT-4; 3:51 a.m. The engine on Northrup Grumman's Cygnus cargo ship fired for 50 seconds Tuesday at 4:25... More..

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Fossil of new dinosaur species discovered in Argentina
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fossil of new dinosaur species discovered in Argentina

Sauropods were widely and wildly successful during the Jurassic period (199 million to 145 million years ago), and their appearance represents an important stage in the history of dinosaurs. But the earliest e...More..

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump . The Senator from Iowa chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, ...More..

Shocking video of glacier fracturing shows true extent of climate change
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Shocking video of glacier fracturing shows true extent of climate change

Researchers also managed to capture on camera a video that shows the noticeable violence and speed of the ice breaking event that is now ongoing. The massive new iceberg, which would stretch from lower Manhat...More..

UI prof who worked with nominee: Kavanaugh 'a good guy, very smart'
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

UI prof who worked with nominee: Kavanaugh 'a good guy, very smart'

He added that Kavanaugh's friends paid him back for the tickets and the judge has stopped buying season tickets after racking up debt. They already have also been hammering the message that he would vote to u...More..

by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon

In May, China launched a relay satellite that will orbit the moon and allow it to receive signals from a planned probe that will land on the far side of the moon. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and billiona...More..

Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Kavanaugh nearly certainly has the votes to be confirmed, but that's not stopping Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., from declaring all-out war against President Trump's nominee. The stakes are hi...More..

Shark attacks California Instagram model in Bahamas
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shark attacks California Instagram model in Bahamas

The injury cut her vacation with her boyfriend's family short. "I am so fortunate that I still have my arm and my life", she told NBC. Katarina Zarutskie , 19, was vacationing in the Bahamas with her boy...More..

NASA Readies to Extract Data as Kepler Runs 'Very Low' on Fuel
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NASA Readies to Extract Data as Kepler Runs 'Very Low' on Fuel

The space agency declared that they want to save whatever fuel remains, so past Monday they put the spacecraft into a hibernation safe mode. Once the data is safely back on Earth, flight controllers plan to sta...More..

NASA Plans to Bring to Earth a Piece of Mars
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NASA Plans to Bring to Earth a Piece of Mars

According to a report by Engadget, the head of feasibility team at Airbus , Ben Noyes said, "It will be a relatively small rover - about 130 kg; but the requirements are very demanding". All of this has to b...More..

Starbucks Announces Plans to Eliminate Plastic Straws
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Starbucks Announces Plans to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program was quoted as saying in a Starbucks blogpost: "Starbucks' decision to phase out single-use plastic straws is a shining example of the...More..

Tropical Storm Chris reaches hurricane strength in Atlantic
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris reaches hurricane strength in Atlantic

The national weather forecaster says the storm is now off the coast of Carolina and is expected to begin moving northeast later today. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its top sustained winds reach 74 ...More..

EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has resigned , according to a tweet from President Donald Trump . EPA's press office sent out biographical information on Wheeler late Friday, b...More..

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

Starbucks will start the transition away from plastic straws in Seattle and in Vancouver in the fall, before launching a phased rollout in the U.S.in its fiscal 2019. Straws are a small contributor to the ov...More..

Tropical Storm Chris Forecast to Become a Hurricane Early This Week
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris Forecast to Become a Hurricane Early This Week

Chris is expected to begin moving late Tuesday to the northeast and pick up speed Wednesday and Thursday, the center said. Beryl will bring a chance of tropical storm winds to the Lesser Antilles Monday befor...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

A state of emergency was in effect, the statement said. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week. "I'm praying for all the brothers who are stil...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Lions maul to death suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve

A trio of South African poachers got a very harsh lesson on who sits atop the food chain. In 2016, poachers hacked off the horns and killed three rhinos at the Sibuya Game Reserve . The police also recovered...More..

Death toll rises to 34 in Canadian heat wave
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Death toll rises to 34 in Canadian heat wave

Eighteen of those deaths were in Montreal , where Thursday's temperature was expected to climb to 113 degrees with humidity. It lasted two days longer than a similar five-day period of extreme heat in 2010, ...More..

First Alert Forecast: Beryl forms in the central Atlantic
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

First Alert Forecast: Beryl forms in the central Atlantic

Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 miles per hour as it moves toward the Caribbean. Some strengthening is possible, and the depression could becom...More..

'Brazen' Beryl, season's first Atlantic hurricane, takes aim at Caribbean isles
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

'Brazen' Beryl, season's first Atlantic hurricane, takes aim at Caribbean isles

Meanwhile, further out in the Atlantic Ocean, Beryl is expected to hit the eastern Caribbean as a hurricane instead of dissipating, threatening islands still trying to recover from last year's storms, forecaste...More..

Hawaii to become first state to ban sale of certain sunscreens
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Hawaii to become first state to ban sale of certain sunscreens

Edgewell Personal Care, which makes Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen lotions, said it now makes products free of the two chemicals and "will continue to ensure we comply with all relevant regulations c...More..

Science with Jonathan Webb: Test-tube rhinos and parrot feather physics
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Science with Jonathan Webb: Test-tube rhinos and parrot feather physics

The two remaining female northern white rhinos, who are infertile, were doomed to live out their lives as the last of their kind. However, the southern white rhino has been considered one of the hallmark cons...More..

Canada is investigating U.S. Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Canada is investigating U.S. Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks

Coast Guard operates there routinely. "Absolutely overkill", Doucet told the Post . "It's quite disturbing when you have fishermen on the water, doing their job, providing for their families ... Global Affairs...More..

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief, Trump announces
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief, Trump announces

Trump announced that Pruitt's deputy, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler , would take over Monday as acting head of the agency that the president has tasked with dismantling Barack Obama's green legacy. Pruit...More..

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday en route to Montana that Pruitt "did an outstanding job" and resigned of his own accord. In his tweet , Trump wrote that Andrew Wheeler , Pruitt's deput...More..

More than one alleged poacher thought to be killed by lions
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

More than one alleged poacher thought to be killed by lions

It's possible that more than three poachers were killed, he added. The handler then heard a commotion from the lions but didn't investigate as there usually is around the early hours. "They were clearly intent ...More..

Astronomers reveal image of baby planet being formed
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Astronomers reveal image of baby planet being formed

In a paper to be published in astronomy $ astrophysics, scientists describe the planet, located about three billion km from the star PDS 70, as a gas giant bigger. The picture was made possible by the pre...More..

Greenpeace crashes Superman drone into nuclear power plant to expose facility's dangers
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Greenpeace crashes Superman drone into nuclear power plant to expose facility's dangers

The group said the stunt was to highlight the lack of security around the facility, adding that "at no time was the drone intercepted or even anxious about". "The fuel building is key for security, designed in ...More..

Dawn spacecraft captures new images of Ceres' Occator Crater
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Dawn spacecraft captures new images of Ceres' Occator Crater

One of the things that caught the attention of scientists are the glowing white spots at the bottom of the dwarf planet's Occator crater. Further scans of the dwarf planet could reveal more information ab...More..

NASA to soon start testing ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

NASA to soon start testing ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

Supersonic flight over land was banned in the U.S. because they generated characteristic loud sonic booms , that could sometimes damage buildings. Now flying supersonic aircraft over land is prohibited - due...More..