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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach Last November, a sperm whale was discovered in Indonesia with a large plastic mass inside its stomach that included "115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a nylon sack, and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic", the Associated Press reported. [Full Article...]

NASA Selects Nine Teams to Study Moon Samples From Apollo Missions

NASA Selects Nine Teams to Study Moon Samples From Apollo Missions The team, led by UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, or SSL, associate research chemist Kees Welten, will study how impacts from meteorites and micrometeorites may have affected the geology of the moon's surface, NASA said in the statement . [Full Article...]

"Past is Prologue" -A Hyper Solar Storm Engulfed Earth in 660 BCE

Scientists revealed that the occurrence of such a massive solar storm in the modern day will create havoc in the planet and will disrupt technological infrastructure including communication and navigation. Ancient ice cores , including the samples from Greenland featured in the study, could contain spikes of beryllium-10 and chlorine-36 from SPEs. During the research, scientists found elevated ... [Full Article...]

16-year-old Swedish girl nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish girl nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A group of year 12 students from Nelson College for Girls said their parents and their principal supported their choice to "strike" from school. " More people are starting to become aware of the situation and that we are facing a crisis", Thunberg said on CBSN Thursday. [Full Article...]

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Across Australia on Friday, classrooms have been left emptier than usual as tens of thousands of students take to the streets with a clear message for politicians: act now on climate change or else . Now, the young trailblazer is calling on students from around the world to follow her lead and participate in a global school strike on March 15 . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom targets surge in offshore wind power

United Kingdom targets surge in offshore wind power This deal will mean for the first time in United Kingdom history there will be more electricity from renewables than fossil fuels, with 70% of British electricity predicted to be from low carbon sources by 2030. "This transformative sector deal will unlock significant additional investment from the whole industry and put offshore wind at the front and centre of the UK's Industrial Strategy". [Full Article...]

Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down in ocean

Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down in ocean The Atlantic Ocean landing is the first in almost 50 years for a capsule that was designed for humans, NASA says. Apollo 9 splashed down near the Bahamas on March 13, 1969. To complete the docking , both the station and Crew Dragon's adapters used the new worldwide docking standard. In this image taken from NASA Television, SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule undocks from the Internati... [Full Article...]

NASA To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk

NASA To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk Facciol tweeted about the historic event on Friday. Facciol shared her excitement about being part of this historic event in a recent tweet, "I just found out that I'll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL FEMALE SPACEWALK with @ AstroAnnimal and @ Astro_Christina and I cannot contain my excitement!" Facciol made her announcement on March 1st via Twitter , expressing her excitem... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS to Earth

SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS to Earth Friday after a five-day stay. The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday after more than six days in space, completing its demonstration mission for United States space agency NASA. I think it's unlikely; we've run simulations a thousand times. Once aloft, the SpaceX craft traveled to the space station, whizzing around the Earth at 17,500 miles per h... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk & NASA want to send civilians to the space station

Elon Musk & NASA want to send civilians to the space station It was the first time a spacecraft has docked with the adapter since it was installed in August 2016. A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from USA soil later this year. [Full Article...]

Dragon roars: SpaceX's first crew test flight goes well so far

Dragon roars: SpaceX's first crew test flight goes well so far SpaceX has just tweeted the capsule is metres away from its destination. Kirk Shireman, the manager of Nasa's International Space Station programme, said: "You'll hear us talk about this being a flight test; it absolutely is". Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who will be the first human crew on the Dragon, sent commands from their base in California to position the vehicle before it made its ... [Full Article...]

New FEC complaint filed against AOC’s Chief of Staff

New FEC complaint filed against AOC’s Chief of Staff Her office's fact sheet on the plan , released last month, says that efforts to combat climate change should include "massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary [and] create affordable public transit available to all, with the goal to replace every combustion-engine vehic... [Full Article...]

Scientists gave mice ‘night vision’ with nanoparticles injection

Scientists gave mice ‘night vision’ with nanoparticles injection With a simple injection that contains nanoparticles , mice can be given infrared vision, for up to 10 weeks without any obvious side effect, the study found. Once the tiny antennae were in place, the scientists hypothesized, the nanoparticles would convert infrared light into shorter wavelengths, which the animals would then perceive as green light. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S Wheeler, unlike (former EPA administrator) Scott Pruitt, understands the mission of the EPA and acts in accordance with ethical standards; however, the policies he has supported as Acting Administrator are not in the best interest of our environment and public health, particularly given the threat of climate change to our nation". [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts — Crew Dragon

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts — Crew Dragon US President Donald Trump has congratulated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) and private US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX on the successful launch of Dragon 2 spacecraft for its first unmanned test mission to the International Space Station (ISS). [Full Article...]

Spider eating opossum: Tarantula drags, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest

Spider eating opossum: Tarantula drags, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest Rabosky, an associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of MI, published a paper along with his team of researchers late last month in the peer-reviewed journal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Crew Dragon's first test flight

The dummy that will ride in the capsule - which SpaceX's Hans Koenigsmann prefers to call a "smartie" - has been nicknamed Ripley in honor of the character played by Sigourney Weaver in the " Alien " movies. For SpaceX, which Musk founded in 2002, sending an astronaut into orbit would be a culmination of years of hard work and high-risk investment. While Falcon 9's have completed many successful... [Full Article...]

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

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham' The much-hyped Green New Deal has created a division within the Democratic Party between those, such as Ocasio-Cortez, who believe only extremely ambitious initiatives will make a difference, and those who favor a more realistic approach, like Pelosi or Sen. [Full Article...]

Watch a Gigantic Tarantula Drag a Baby Opossum Away to Devour It

The work involved documenting "rare and disturbing" sightings of spiders and centipedes eating frogs, lizards and snakes . The scientists also recorded the first evidence of a tarantula clutching one particularly unexpected victim: a young mouse opossum ( Marmosops noctivagus) that was about the same size as the spider, a species in the Pamphobeteus genus. [Full Article...]

Ripley, the SpaceX test dummy, is buckled in and ready for launch

Ripley, the SpaceX test dummy, is buckled in and ready for launch The sky over the launch site was clear Friday, with meteorologists saying there was an 80 percent chance of conditions being favorable overnight. On Wednesday night, program officials announced a successful initial safety check and confirmed the timing of the historic test flight. [Full Article...]


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