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Huge amount of plastic found inside dead pregnant whale | Society

Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley was called to recover the 4.7m Cuvier's beaked whale , which was trapped in the shores of the Mabini Compostela Valley. Blat...


Spacecraft makes 'unexpected' discoveries about asteroid Bennu

Bennu, which is only slightly wider than the height of the Empire State Building, may contain unaltered material from the very beginning of our solar system. Af...


Supermoon Will Ring In Spring For First Time In 38 Years

The most recent full supermoon occurred on february 19, following one in January. It appears especially bright when viewed through a small telescope or bi...


A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed

The U.S. Air Force also alerted NASA about the explosion after picking it up on military satellites, BBC News reported . It was 10 meters across, and the energ...


Vancouver students join worldwide school walkouts to call for climate change action

However, Labor national president Wayne Swan defended student activism. "We can feel that something is happening", he said . "When the youths start acting, it ...


North Carolina astronaut boards International Space Station

Two astronauts who survived a Soyuz rocket launch failure on October 11, 2018, complete their journey to the International Space Station on Thursday, March 14. ...


Diet-induced changes favor innovation in speech sounds

But this is not the case, since many languages employ hard speech sounds, such as clicks in some languages native to southern Africa. The sounds we utter are al...


Scientists Use Quantum Computer to Demonstrate Time Reversal

This runs contrary to the second law. The study's lead author Gordey Lesovik said, "This is one in a series of papers on the possibility of violating the se...


Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism

Since then, the protests have snowballed. "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, c...


'Enormous' solar storm struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago

The radiation and magnetic shockwave unleashed from a solar storm "of such magnitude occurring in modern times could result in severe disruption of satellite-ba...


Mars Opportunity Rover's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

The panorama was created from 354 individual images taken over a 29-day period last spring using three different filters on the rover's Panoramic Camera (Pancam...


New internet challenge #trashtag inspires people to pick up trash

On March 10, people started posting dramatic before and after photos of their litter picking projects. But a new viral challenge has sent people on a cleanlin...


NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year

The Crew Dragon, along with Boeing's Starliner, will give NASA the ability to send astronauts to the International Space Station whenever it needs to, but the a...


Toyota is creating a crewed lunar rover for Japan's space agency

When humans head to the Moon again, they're going to need transportation, and a new partnership between Japanese space agency JAXA and carmaker Toyota may s...


Local students to cut class in second climate strike

As well as marches in Dublin and Cork, there will be strike events outside local authority offices in counties from Kerry to Donegal, Meath to Galway, and loc...


SpaceX's Crew Dragon Splashes Down Following Successful Test Flight

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine even hailed the mission as "the dawn of a new era in American human spaceflight" after Crew Dragon came back to Earth on...


NASA captures ‘first’ images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight

Shock waves are produced due to rapid pressure changes that occur when a plane flies at supersonic speeds. The T-38s traveled in formation about 30 feet (9 me...


Offshore wind to provide 30% of United Kingdom electricity by 2030

A new Government deal is set to call time on the dominance of fossil fuels in Britain's power system by the end of the next decade in favour of giant spinning w...


Hubble and Gaia Measure the Weight of Our Milky Way Galaxy

The new 1.5 trillion solar mass estimate fits right in with previous research on the subject that put the mass of our galaxy at 500 billion to 3 trillion solar ...


2 astronauts are scheduled for the 1st all-female spacewalk in history

Astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will exit the International Space Station on March 29, 35 years after the first woman performed a spacewalk. It w...


SpaceX capsule set to splash down after space station stop

SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed toward an old-fashioned splashdown. Elon Musk, the CEO of U...


ISS astronauts gear up for the first all-female spacewalk

Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will embark on the historic spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Expedition 59 crew. ...


Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth 'selfie' with flag from 23000 miles away

The partners used entrepreneur Elon Musk-owned Space X's Falcon 9 rocket to launch its spacecraft. The Israeli mission comes amid renewed global interest in...


Built Capsule With a Dummy Aboard Docks at Space Station

Space experts said the docking of Crew Dragon at the ISS is a major accomplishment for both SpaceX and NASA's Commercial Crew Program. "The station crew can...


Canadian PM shuffles cabinet amid growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

Goodale said he's hoping there can be "some kind of reconciliation" with Wilson-Raybould but isn't sure that's possible. Unusually, the official headquarters ...


SpaceX rocket built to carry astronauts makes successful test flight

Crew Dragon docked with the ISS on March 3 at 6:02 a.m. EST, becoming the first American spacecraft to autonomously dock with the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX ...


SpaceX: The Crew Dragon Capsule Has Arrived On The International Space Station

Saturday's launch of the crew cabin from Florida and Sunday's docking at the ISS mark "a major milestone for SpaceX and for the nation", said Taber MacCullu...


IS SHE SERIOUS? Ocasio-Cortez Calls Starving, Brutalized Venezuelans a 'Complex Issue'

Contrary to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce "dark money" in politics, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff funneled more than $1 milli...


MIT's Latest Dog-Like Robot Can Do Backflips on Command

The 20-pound (around 9kg) Mini Cheetah is a smaller version of the Cheetah 3 robot which was developed previous year. The flexible quadruped runs faster t...


SpaceX successfully launches Crew Dragon

The launch is a milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from United States territory later this year....