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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

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...]

Wilson-Raybould to testify in front of Justice committee Wednesday

Wilson-Raybould to testify in front of Justice committee Wednesday Jody Wilson-Raybould is speaking publicly for the first time since the SNC-Lavalin scandal broke when she testifies before the House Justice Committee, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says she'll be able to speak "fully" to whether or not she felt pressured. [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at critics of socialist Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at critics of socialist Green New Deal As the group leaves the office, a young woman turns to the camera. "I don't respond to that", Feinstein continued. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported . [Full Article...]

NASA green lights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

NASA green lights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS The Russian space agency corrected the problem, revised the launch schedule and Koch, already in training for a downstream flight, was added to the mission. "We think we have sufficient rationale for that". "It's exciting to have set the launch for March 2nd", said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, during the conference. [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didn’t understand Amazon deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didn’t understand Amazon deal In, Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at people who pointed out that $2.5 billion of the $3 billion represented future tax breaks - not a large pile of cash that could now be spent elsewhere. " Thanks for nothing, AOC! " the billboard read, blaming the congresswoman for Amazon's decision to scrap plans for a NY headquarters. It's not to say we're going to force everybody to go vegan or anything insane li... [Full Article...]

BriefIsrael to launch country's first space mission to the moon

BriefIsrael to launch country's first space mission to the moon The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet - Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. The first soft landing on the moon came in 1966; executed by both the both Russian Federation and the United States; there was not another unmanned soft landing until China launched Chang'e 3 in 2013. [Full Article...]

Feinstein Getting Into Heated Discussion With Children on Green New Deal

Feinstein Getting Into Heated Discussion With Children on Green New Deal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that includes an overhaul of US energy that seeks to stall the effects of climate change. "I know what I'm doing", Feinstein said. "Some scientists have said we have 12 years to turn this around", a girl told the senator. "I've gotten elected. I just ran", she continues. Tom Nichols tweeted: "I know this is bad retail politics, but man, I love seeing Feinstein telli... [Full Article...]

Watch SpaceX Launch the First Private Lunar Lander Mission

The 585kg lander will make its way to the Moon under its own power and is expected to arrive in orbit on 4 April before heading to a soft landing on 11 April. The $100 million Beresheet mission couldn't afford its own rocket - even a little one - so the organizers opted for a ride share. "This is Uber-style space exploration, so we're riding shotgun on the rocket", Winetraub explained at a new... [Full Article...]

Scientists Uncover New Reason for Zebras' Stripes

Scientists Uncover New Reason for Zebras' Stripes Besides the costume changes-scientists dressed up horses and zebras in black, white, and black and white stripes-they also watched up close when flies tried to land on zebras and made detailed videos to record the flies' flight patterns when they cruised close to zebras. [Full Article...]

FACT CHECK: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Took Campaign Money from Corporate Donors

FACT CHECK: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Took Campaign Money from Corporate Donors Job Creators Network , a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to empower small business leaders in America, announced Wednesday its plans for a Times Square billboard reading " THANKS FOR NOTHING AOC ". Amazon had planned to build a campus in Queens that was expected to create jobs for around 25,000 people, while receiving up to $3 billion in tax breaks and subsidies. [Full Article...]

PM apologizes for not condemning 'unacceptable' personal attacks against Wilson-Raybould

PM apologizes for not condemning 'unacceptable' personal attacks against Wilson-Raybould Though, he joined his caucus and voted against an independent public inquiry. It was two weeks later that Trudeau himself met with Wilson-Raybould to discuss the SNC-Lavalin file. The vote came a couple of hours after Wilson-Raybould attended her first Liberal caucus meeting since the furor over SNC-Lavalin erupted, prompting her resignation from cabinet last week and the departure of Trudeau's ... [Full Article...]


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