NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

NASA said that the mission engineers planned to move the seismometer from the lander on to the ground next to it. Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said that capturing the sound waves on the... More..

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SpaceX set to send cargo to space station
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

Smoked turkey breast, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake are all on the menu this year, but not all the scientists now on board the spacecraft will be able to enjoy the meal on Christmas eve or day. I...More..

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate goals
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate goals

The World Bank on Monday pledged to commit as much as United States dollars 200 billion from 2021 to 2025 towards fighting the threat of climate change during the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) sum...More..

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

Published in the journals Nature , Environmental Research Letters , and Earth Systems Science Data GCP , the study concludes that the increase in emissions has been largely driven by projected growth in majo...More..

Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

The Southern University of Science and Technology in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen said it had been unaware of the research project and that the academic, He Jiankui, had been on leave without pay since...More..

Paris protests: France to consider imposing state of emergency
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Paris protests: France to consider imposing state of emergency

Speaking on France's Europe 1 radio , spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said the government is thinking about steps to prevent "serious outbursts of violence", including introducing a state of emergency. A demonst...More..

'I don't believe' government climate report finding
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

Trump said the USA is "at the cleanest we've ever been", and that it is other countries that are dirty. The climate assessment is required by law every few years. Speaking to reporters at the White House on ...More..

NASA Employees Celebrate Mars Landing With Out of This World Handshake
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NASA Employees Celebrate Mars Landing With Out of This World Handshake

By examining the deepest, darkest interior of Mars - still preserved from its earliest days - scientists hope to create 3D images that could reveal how our solar system's rocky planets formed 4.5 billion years ...More..

NASA spacecraft lands on Mars to dig deep
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA spacecraft lands on Mars to dig deep

At 11:47 a.m., the spacecraft will begin its screaming plunge toward the surface; friction will send temperatures on the heat shield soaring to 1500°C. After the landing, scientists will take it slow and steady...More..

Ancient Mars crater chosen as landing site for 2020 space rover
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ancient Mars crater chosen as landing site for 2020 space rover

United States space agency NASA has found a suitable landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission, which is scheduled to launch in July 2020. NASA has been flying past, orbiting, landing and roving over...More..

Hawking wheelchair auction produces charity windfall
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hawking wheelchair auction produces charity windfall

The thesis was one of five existing copies and was expected to fetch up to $195,800 (£150,000), according to Christie's. Proceeds from the wheelchair sale will go to benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation a...More..

May faces fury of Irish allies over Brexit
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

May faces fury of Irish allies over Brexit

And in a further blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, the DUP - who she relies upon to prop up her minority government - today accused her of "total betrayal" over her plans for the Irish border. Any version o...More..

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

Judge Brian Morris noted in his ruling that the law requires the Trump administration to "provide a "reasoned explanation" for claiming in its analysis that despite the Obama administration's previous findi...More..

Regrexit? British Voters would Now Back Staying in the EU
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Regrexit? British Voters would Now Back Staying in the EU

This could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU. There will be an "exit clause" from the customs union in a bid to convince ...More..

NOAA Predicts Mild Michigan Winter Ahead
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

NOAA Predicts Mild Michigan Winter Ahead

Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group, which specializes in long-range prediction, agreed with the broad strokes of NOAA's outlook but said its temperature forecast was "conservative" in the E...More..

17 dead, 763,000 without power in Michael's aftermath
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

17 dead, 763,000 without power in Michael's aftermath

Hurricane Michael has left several thousand residents on Florida's panhandle without power. Authorities said the full extent of devastation would not be known until after daybreak in Florida on Thursday. In ...More..

Powerful storm clobbers the Southeast
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Powerful storm clobbers the Southeast

See the latest from the Capital Weather Gang here and track the storm's path here. "It wasn't until we hit the eyewall that things kind of got a little dicey", he said. When it comes to the wind advisory, g...More..

Hurricane Michael strengthens to category three
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael strengthens to category three

In all, more than 400 people died in Florida . "Do not try to leave until the storm has passed". Hurricane Michael is strengthening as it races over the Gulf of Mexico approaching a landfall along Fl...More..

Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after killing 13
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after killing 13

In a Facebook post Monday, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said no shelters would be open in Wakulla County because Michael was forecast to become a major hurricane with winds topping 111 miles per hour...More..

See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images

Michael is expected to be the strongest hurricane , based on wind speeds, to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Irma in September of previous year. As we wrote earlier today, as much as $13.4 bill...More..

SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

Booms from the Falcon 9 booster's re-entry into the atmosphere were predicted to shake the Pacific Coast as far southeast as Ventura County, but officials said the noise pattern can not be accurately predicte...More..

Astronomers claim to find first moon outside our solar system
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Astronomers claim to find first moon outside our solar system

For the first time, astronomers have discovered what could be an exomoon , a moon outside our solar system. If confirmed, this will be the first time a moon has been found outside of the solar system, accord...More..

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

At least 11 people have died in recent days in flash floods caused by heavy rain in Mexico's Pacific coast states of Michoacan and Sinaloa. High surf up to 10 feet and rip currents will begin along southern C...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk to rake across Lesser Antilles
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk to rake across Lesser Antilles

The number of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes increases substantially in August, peaks in mid-September and decreases towards a minimum by early November. "The chance of tropical development over the next five d...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic

Brennan in an email to McClatchy on Thursday night. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm. On Sept. 10, Isaac achieved minimal...More..