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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SpaceX successfully launches and lands rocket after spectacular explosion

In this Jan. 14, 2017, photo released by SpaceX shows SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites lifts off from launch complex 40 at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg A...

Space probe captures stunning image of a gigantic ‘gravity wave’ stretching ac...

A bow-shape feature stretched across much of Venus's atmosphere in December 2015. Scientists from Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft mission called it a gravity wave. For a few days, Venus smiled — sideways...

New NASA phone app is basically ‘Plant Sims in Space’

Scientists are tapping into photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to reliably measure the amount of light pollution worldwide. This study not only includes the ...

Moon Express Fully Funded for Trip to the Moon

California-based commercial aerospace company Moon Express, are on track to send their Electron rocket to the Moon in 2017. The Electron is propelled by 3D printed engines made by Rocket Lab, headqua...

New computer simulation reveals grislier extinction for dinosaurs

Dinosaurs went extinct around 66 million years ago, and it is widely believed that a giant asteroid was the reason. However, the exact turn of events has been a bit of a mystery, as a single strike —...

British scientists to close Antarctica research station

London (AFP) - A British research station on an ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off on an iceberg, the British Antarctic Surve...

If Big Oil Drowns Trump, Green Energy Could Cast Him A Lifeline

STATES CHRONICLE – Climate specialists have expressed their concerns regarding the new presidency and the opinion Donald Trump has upon global warming. The President-elect Donald Trump has finally ad...

Agricultural projects scoop awards in the BT young scientist

From left: Shay Walsh, MD at BT Ireland; Shane Curran, winner of BTYSTE 2017; and Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, TD. Image: Connor McKenna. Share on Facebook · Tweet about this on ...

BAE Systems developing LDAL

Developed by engineers at BAE's military aircraft facility in Warton, and evaluated by experts at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the so-called Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept, wo...

Japan’s experimental mini rocket launch ends in failure

KAGOSHIMA – JAXA terminated a satellite launch in mid-flight Sunday after a communications malfunction forced the space agency to abort ignition of the host rocket's second stage. The No. 4 vehicle o...

No, scientists didn’t turn mice into killer zombies

Mind-controlled zombie mice do well on Google News. So do headlines about flipping a "killer instinct" switch. That's why press releases love phrases like that, and why you've probably seen headlines...

Menopause Mystery: Why Do Female Killer Whales Experience The Change Of Life?

New research sheds light on orcas' long life and the fact they do not breed after middle age. By Peter Nolla -. January 16, 2017. 0. 8. Share on Facebook · Tweet on Twitter. orcas. Orcinus orca, or a...

FactCheck: Tillerson on climate change

If there's even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it's that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “norm...

Juno Snaps New Image Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been captured in a stunning new image by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The photograph, created by a citizen scientist named Roman Tkachenko using data gathered by instruments o...

Scientists Answer Burning Question: Which Animals Fart?

Scientists take on the most important challenges of our time, like combating climate change, fighting cancer, exploring the outer realms of our universe, or characterizing matter itself. But sometime...

Science Lab In Antarctica Relocating To Avoid Drifting Off With Breaking Ice Shelf

Lot of countries have made Antarctica their base for scientific research since 1959. Drastic change in Antarctica's climate is causing the research centres to rethink about their base location. Vario...

Beijing to spend USD 2.6 bn this year to fight pollution

BEIJING: A thick blanket of smog is set to return to Beijing from Sunday night even as the Chinese capital plans to spend USD 2.6 billion this year to fight air pollution. According to the municipal ...

Scientists crack open ancient Egyptian tomb after 3600 years and what’s inside will ...

While working on excavating tombs on the banks of River Nile, a team of Swedish archaeologists discovered 12 new tombs. With these newly-discovered tombs, they have also found remains of humans, a ca...

Iridium Announces Successful First Launch of Iridium NEXT Satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday carrying 10 communications satellites — a return by SpaceX and its billionaire leader, Elon Musk, to the business...

First sighting of ‘sea dragon’ in the wild

Marine biologists had been of the view that only two types of sea dragons existed, the leafy and weedy, until they discovered a third type in 2015. The third type of the enchanting fish, the ruby sea...