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NASA has been preemptively sued to protect Neil Armstrong-gifted moon dust

An agency spokeswoman told The Washington Post that it would be "inappropriate" for the agency to comment on a pending lawsuit. As some tests suggest a lunar origin and some did not, the expert noted that it might be a mixture of dust from Earth ...

Years of Satellite Monitoring Divulge Antarctic Ice Loss

The main factor behind that gain appears to be fluctuations in snowfall, researchers said . Around 219 billion tons of ice were lost annually between 2012 and 2017, according to the Washington Post . When you add the melting seen on Antarctica to...

Edmonton's chances to host Federation Internationale de Football Association games hinge on provincial funding, mayor says

Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid , meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City. With a 135-64 vote on Wednesday, FIFA's member associations have chosen the United States, Mexico and Canada as the host count...

Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Bud is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 kph), and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed. "Bud is forecast to weaken below hurricane intensity by Wednesday night". That same climat...

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

The gravitational pull caused by a planet on its host star makes it wobble around their common center of mass, which can be measured using high resolution spectrographs such as the PARAS . Scientists of the Canary Institute of astrophysics and the U...

Juno gets mission extension to complete science objectives

The next job for Juno is another flyby, the thirteenth since arriving, over the planet's cloud tops. When lightning strikes, it acts like a radio transmitter, blasting radio waves with each strike, according to NASA . Some of Juno's accomplishmen...

'Earliest animal fossil footprints discovered in China'

The fossils date to the Ediacaran Period , which was between 635 to 541 million years ago. This 'explosion' - which ignited some 541 million years ago - saw the rapid emergence of a diversified spread of animal phyla over a period lasting perhap...

NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

And if life does exist elsewhere, it may be very different or even form differently from how we understand life on Earth . Both studies resulting from the mission were published online today in the journal Science . Curiosity has detected org...

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastic...

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Much of the research will focus on the build-up in the Pacific of "plastic smog", containing billions of pieces of microplastic. Mr Lecomte, who plans to swim eight hours a day, will eat, rest and sleep on a boat which will accompany him before bei...

How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today

The Mars 2020 rover will scan the Red Planet for signs of ancient life by studying terrain that once consisted of flowing rivers and lakes more than 3.5 billion years ago. These chemicals might not mean a great deal to most of us, but to areologi...

After Earth And Mars, Pluto Shows The Presence Of Dune Formation

Jani Radebaugh , Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University . This lower surface pressure of the Pluto's atmosphere enables the solid methane grains to mobilize in the atmosphere and become airborne.

Pilot Whale With 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach Dies In Thailand

In all, more than 17lb of plastic was pulled from inside the whale, indicating how feeding would have become impossible as it languished in a canal on the Thai-Malaysian border. A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 p...

SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

The four-hour launch window opens on Monday, June 4 at 12:29 a.m. EDT. The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions. SpaceX's next launch is a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, set for the end ...

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

The draft memo laying out the directive doesn't give a specific amount operators would have to spend but says it will be enough to keep the facilities open for the next two years, saying that USA national security "relies on a robust US domestic in...

Researchers have found an old ancestor to lizards and snakes

The chameleon-sized Megachirella fossil was discovered 20 years ago. That, in turn, suggested that squamates had already split from other ancient reptiles before the Permian/Triassic mass extinction some 252 million years ago, and survived it.

Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

Subtropical Storm Alberto was disrupting plans for Memorial Day barbecues and beach outings in Alabama, Florida and MS, as the storm continued churning north through the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday . Alberto's projected storm track has shifted eas...

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan oil pipeline in bid to save project

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement from Ottawa and says the deal represents a sound investment. Canada's long-term plan is to finance the costs of construction through the paid contracts with oil producers to ship their o...

Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season. The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb. Officials in Howard County said a 39-year-old man was missing after flash flooding from a separate storm tore throug...

Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

But this is nature. The US-based National Hurricane Centre is warning that Alberto could produce up to 600 millimetres of rain in western Cuba . It had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and was expected to increase to tropical storm conditions as...

Alan Bean (1932 - 2018), Apollo astronaut walked on the Moon

Bean standing with Conrad on the moon, looking toward Earth; Eugene A. Cernan riding in a lunar rover during the Apollo 17 mission, and the Earth rising above the moon. He was among the elite group NASA chose for its third group of astronauts in 19...

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - was roiling parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and unsafe surf on Saturday. Its top winds were 40 miles per hour as it was moving north at 13 miles pe...

Dinosaurs weren't the only creatures wiped out by asteroid strike

Looking at fossilized pollen grains and spores of ferns, and knowing that after the crash fires over fires started to spread all over the Earth , causing perpetual nights from the ash and acid rain, the team estimated that it took the forests near...

Subtropical Storm Alberto Heads Toward Gulf Coast

Some areas may get more , others less. Highs Sunday are expected to range from the low to mid 70s across the north to the low to mid 80s here in the Lehigh Valley and across southeastern Pa., southern New Jersey and the Delmarva peninsula.

Carbon Emissions Found to Lower Nutritional Value of Rice

The basic mechanism here could involve other plants and other food staples, said Chuck Rice, a professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University who commented on the study for the Post. It was observed that on average, protein content fell 10.3%...

Planetary scientists suggest that Pluto was put together from a billion comets

Methane is shown in purple, nitrogen in yellow, carbon monoxide in green, and water ice in blue. "This research builds upon the fantastic successes of the New Horizons and Rosetta missions to expand our understanding of the origin and evolution o...

Impressive Simon Yates on the cusp of securing Giro d'Italia glory

At least three times during this day Luis Leon was in different breakaways , the last one was neutralized with just 10 kilometers to go, Kazinform has learnt from the club's press service. "I was trying to hold on to my position". It only changes ...

Cohen received $400,00 to arrange Trump meeting with Ukrainian president

Poroshenko sought an audience with Trump and directed confidantes to orchestrate it, according to the report , using the Chabad house as a channel to reach Cohen and, through him, the president. "That's it", Freidman said in the statement, sent to a...

What Will Maduro's Re-election Mean for Venezuela?

If Trump doesn't stop buying oil from Venezuela , why should we take economic measures against Maduro? Even before the election took place, the US, Canada, the European Union and a dozen Latin American countries said they would not recognise the...

U.S. employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'

The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China, said it could not link the case to health issues suffered by USA government staff in Cuba dating back to late 2016. Embassy in Cuba a year ago. Charles Rosenfarb, a doctor a...

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Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electrom...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was se...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysi...

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition k...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is ...

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

It is reported by Interfax Thursday, 4 October. The trio's departure leaves three crew members aboard the space station , headed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who took ov...

Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto . ...

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Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

The last time a woman was awarded a Nobel was in 2015, when Youyou Tu was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for that year, "for her discoveries concernin...

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Tasuku Honjo , distinguished professor at Kyoto University, has won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protein responsible for suppressing ...

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Along with Donna Strickland, he...

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

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

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall, both in Mexico ...

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Rover 1A and Rover 1B were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , the mothership, 60 meters above the asteroid's surface, and this was a moment of anxiety for all concerned because of the rough ...

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

There's still more drama ahead: Hayabusa 2 is due to drop a bigger rover known as MASCOT to Ryugu's surface on October 3, followed by rounds of surface sampling and the release ...

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest ne...

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

Yesterday, JAXA said in a tweet that it had lost communication with the rovers after they dropped from the spacecraft. The landing of both rovers marks the world's first moving...

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Several minutes later, the firefighter handed Carlson his silver laptop computer - the one he hadn't backed up that had valuable information about two business ventures. "I'm still...