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Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

Once again, the light is from a SpaceX launch. Since landing its first booster back on Earth in 2015, SpaceX has fine-tuned the inspection and refurbishme...


New Climate Change Report Sounds Global Alarm ー Is Anyone Listening?

A newly published special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) cautions that humanity must make rapid and unprecedented changes to...


Michael officially a hurricane, tropical storm effects expected in Chatham County

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the November 6 election, said on Sunday he was cancelling his campaign ...


Large-Scale Wind Farms Could Warm the US

Using a standard weather-forecasting model, the researchers found that this scenario would warm the surface temperature of the continental U.S.by 0.24 degrees C...


Tech trouble hobbles Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble is now down to two working gyroscopes and needs at least three for optimal operations but it can continue to provide observations with just one function...


Scientists have created kartove life

Superposition is the official name of this property and it treanslates into vastly more information-processing power for large-scale quantum computers, far exce...


SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted out this picture of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's contrail, glowing in Southern California's skies after sunset. Ai...


Draconid Meteor Shower Starts This Weekend

They are named after the constellation Draco, where they seemingly come from. However, sometimes the rain of meteors had turned into a shower of thousands of ob...


First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019

August 2019 planned manned flight to the ISS space vehicle production of the Boeing company. For the missions to be successful, both capsules will have to lau...


New UN report issues extremely dark warning on climate change

There would be fewer deaths and illnesses from heat, smog and infectious diseases. If the temperature rise can be kept under 1.5C above pre-industrial levels,...


More than 100 baby turtles reported stolen on Galapagos islands

According to the ministry, a total of 123 rare tortoises of Chelonoidis vicina and Chelonoidis guentheri species were stolen from a facility on Isabela Island, ...


Man's doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

She analyzed the meteorite and observed it was about was 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborate...


SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

The Falcon 9, now on base at California's SpaceX launch pad will take off on Sunday night at 7:21 p.m. PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observi...


Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

The rock's true identity was confirmed by a geology professor at Central Michigan University . Hearing about a rock being used to prop open a door may not be t...


Scientists first managed to remove the "second Month" outside the Solar system

This transit method can tell astronomers quite a bit about the planets orbiting a given star, but it's much trickier to spot moons orbiting those planets. "Unfo...


41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

According to the team behind the Voyager 2, this spacecraft is pretty far away from Earth ad nearly 17.7 billion kilometers or 11 billion miles. So, up until ...


Cassini Data Reveals 'Ring Rain,' Other Mysteries of Saturn

They knew that the particles throughout the rings ranged from large to small. Cassini made 22 passes around the gas giant, flying through the planet's closest...


Cassini's Grand Finale Reveals Saturn's Rings Are Raining Organic Compounds

In addition, there is the question of how Saturn's rings (particularly ring D) are preserved and not depleted completely, wasting the substance of such an impre...


Died Nobel laureate in physics, who coined the term "God particle"

Leon Lederman, who had started experiencing memory loss problems that became more severe, died at a nursing home in Idaho. Nobel Prize Winner Leon Lederman,...


Tropical development likely in the Gulf by early next week

An area of disturbed weather near Honduras has a good chance of becoming a tropical depression in the central Gulf of Mexico by Sunday or Monday, forecasters at...


CAQ would invoke notwithstanding clause to ban religious symbols from the workplace

After a period of transition, those affected by the rules will have a choice - remove their religious symbols or move to another job that is not a position of a...


More complaints of respiratory irritation from Red Tide

We've heard more complaints Wednesday of respiratory irritation from Red Tide along parts of the Northwest Florida coastline. Gov. Rick Scott announced $3...


Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system

Kipping has spent a decade working on the " exomoon hunt". As with most "first" discoveries, this first exomoon detection is not yet absolutely conclusive,...


Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

The doorstop that a MI man had been using since 1988 has turned out to be a meteorite worth $100,000. A 22-pound rock that has been propping open a door i...


Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

Oh, and it's also a meteorite that he says hurtled to the Earth in the 1930s, according to a news release from Central Michigan University. The doorstop tha...


Newshour, Japan's robot explorers on asteroid Ryugu

The lander is equipped with a motorized arm that can flip the craft to make sure its antenna points up and its instruments point down. In addition to a camera a...


Red Tide Is Plaguing Beaches on Both of Florida's Coasts

Boynton Beach will await further information from state wildlife officials and Palm Beach County to determine when Oceanfront Park, it's only public beach, will...


Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

SpaceIL competed in the Google Lunar X-Prize, and continues to work toward landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon . "Sacrifice has also come in t...


Some eastern Florida beaches remain shut as red tide lingers

At least six Palm Beach County beaches have been closed since the weekend because of the outbreak. Red tide is caused by algae and is common on Florida's Gulf...


Astronomers may have discovered the first moon outside Earth's Solar System

Our hunt for exoplanets (planets further into the cosmos) has thrown up some truly odd and fascinating examples in recent years, with confirmed discoveries now ...


Lockheed's concept moon lander can carry four astronauts

USA aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, responding to NASA's plans to renew the exploration of the moon and Mars in the next decade, unveiled Wednesday a concept...


Five decades of two-party rule ends just ended in Quebec

This trend is significant beyond Quebec's borders and could impair the ability of the Liberal government in Ottawa to get as much done as it might wish on its d...


Man displaced by hurricane accused of rape in Southern Pines

It was more gradual. Experts told USA Today they expect the current plague of mosquitoes to die down in the coming weeks as the weather gets colder. Scott H...


Know the difference between 'e-cigarettes' and 'cigarettes'

The research by the RAND Corporation found e-cigarettes to be the sole factor driving up teen use of tobacco , with little impact from other factors like al...


Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research harnessing evolution

Phage display has since been used to produce antibodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. " Chemistry ...