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Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

One such payload including an experiment funded both privately and by NASA, called Solstar, which tested WiFi capabilities in space. The mission was a success f...


Google celebrates astronomer Georges Lemaitre's birth anniversary

Soon enough, however, Lemaitre's theory was backed up by Edwin Hubble's observations. Fr Georges was also a professor of physics at the Catholic Univers...


Astronomers Discover Twelve New Jovian Moons | Astronomy

The runner-up is Saturn, which has 62. The 2 new regular prograde moons join 15 other previously discovered prograde satellites that typically orbit J...


Environment Canada Issues Heat Warnings for Parts of NL

Heat warnings have been issued for parts of southern B.C. including Greater Victoria, eastern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. The heat warni...


Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

In an interview with CBS News , Trump said he has already addressed election interference with Putin, the Hill reports. "I accept our intelligence communit...


Adidas goes green; to use only recycled plastic by 2024

Globally, 14 percent of plastic is recycled compared to over 50 percent of paper and around 90 percent of iron and steel. One of the problems companies have w...


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

The rocket performed a "high altitude escape motor test", the company said on Twitter, simulating a high-altitude emergency scenario by igniting the escape bo...


Wales misses out on UK's first spaceport

London-based Orbex has received £5.5m to build a new rocket to launch from the site at Sutherland, which will help develop its orbital launch vehicle to deliv...


How a Desert Mountain Telescope Revealed Jupiter's Odd New Moon

Two of the new moons are found closer to Jupiter , orbiting the gas giant in prograde - in the same direction as Jupiter's spin. The researchers, from the ...


Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

That's Scott Sheppard . He's an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science who spends his time searching for new objects in our solar system. The s...


Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

Yet it's orbiting in the same direction as the planet, against the swarm's traffic. Its orbit actually crosses that of the retrograde moons, which means that at...


Ghost 'Neutrinos' Particles: Earth-Targeting Cosmic Rays Confirmed In New Report

Astronomers are jazzed about a major milestone being reported in Science: Researchers for the first time have detected the source of a high-energy " ghost part...


Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Workers from the Kenya Wildlife Service were scheduled to relocate 14 black rhinos from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru national parks to a sanctuary meant to aid t...


NASA Image Shows Martian 'Spiders' Emerging for Spring

However, according to some private researchers, the us space Agency (NASA) selects and publishes in the network, only those photos, which is nothing suspici...


Invasive plant sends Virginia teen to hospital, burn unit

A Virginia teen suffered third degree burns and was treated at a hospital after he encountered an invasive, risky plant while on a landscaping job. Giant hog...


Calgary to begin scorcher of a week with heat warning issued

Residents are reminded to stay indoors when there is a severe thunderstorm in the area. The agency is advising the public that fast-moving water across roads ...


Astronomers stunned by rare DOUBLE asteroid — NASA asteroid WARNING

The June close approach was the closest this little system will come to Earth for at least the next 170 years, about 15.5 lunar distances (within 3.7 million ...


Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated

Black hole expert Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, of Northwestern University in the U.S., said: "This image is remarkable". "The telescope will be the largest of its own ...


Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya reserve

The World Wildlife Fund said in a statement: "Translocating wild animals of this size is extremely challenging and not without risk, but black rhinos are under ...


At Cape Canaveral in the U.S

Since then, these two launch towers were unused for more than a decade. The complex, expanded in 1997, was the only launch pad that could accommodate the Delt...


Ireland commits to divesting public funds from fossil fuel companies

Now the first country will join the list of almost 900 institutions that are divesting: Ireland will pull its money out of fossil fuels. The bill will com...


Israel to touch the moon

December space launch is a joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. Upon landing, the craft will relay photographs and colle...


Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

East Coast. Chris is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters) over Newfoundland, with possible isolated maximum amou...


McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

Another Bush staffer had a lot to do with the Kavanaugh choice, Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn. And past year his debts were paid off. Before he was a...


Rep. Amash Breaks From Brett Kavanaugh on NSA Rulings

For his part, Booker - who joined protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday night just after Kavanaugh's nomination was announced - has echoed ac...


Instagram model attacked by shark in Bahamas

Now, nurse sharks are largely pretty docile, but it's always worth remembering that they are still sharks. Even though her boyfriend's family was nervous for he...


Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

Though those in coastal North Carolina and Canada should continue to monitor Chris as it tracks northeast at near 9 miles per hour, no coastal watches or warnin...


Starbucks Straws: By 2020, No Plastic, 'Strawless Lids' Debut

Adam Harris, a customer at the location Monday afternoon, said he agrees with the company's initiative to remove plastic straws from its stores. Starbucks p...


Starbucks to ban plastic straws within two years

Starbucks said that it is the largest food and beverage retailer to have promised to get rid of plastic straws. "Starbucks ('s) decision to phase out single...


Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

It's a plastic strawless lid that will come to replace single-use plastic straws that now inundate its coffee shops. Starbucks announced Monday that it wi...