Environment charities may benefit from new Alberta premier's vow to fight them

A conservative win in Alberta will not necessarily cost Trudeau's Liberal Party seats in October, mostly because the Liberals were unlikely to win many districts in the heartland of Canadian conservatism to begin with. But the election wasn't about f... More..

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully
by | Thursday, April 11, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully

The rocket is expected to be used primarily for USA military missions such as launching spy satellites. "Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of ...More..

Missile Test Debris Should Dissolve In 45 Days: Defence Research Chief
by | Sunday, April 07, 2019

Missile Test Debris Should Dissolve In 45 Days: Defence Research Chief

The United States has said that the issue of space debris is an important concern and it has taken note of the Indian government's statements that its recently conducted anti-satellite test (A-SAT) was create...More..

Today’s Spring Equinox Heralds Warmer Months - And a Supermoon
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Today’s Spring Equinox Heralds Warmer Months - And a Supermoon

Supermoon is the term we apply when the Moon is full at its closest approach to Earth. This full moon is called a worm moon because in cold climates the ground begins to thaw and earthworms appear. The l...More..

SpaceX: Crew Dragon's test flight in graphics
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

SpaceX: Crew Dragon's test flight in graphics

The Atlantic Ocean landing is the first in almost 50 years for a capsule that was designed for humans, NASA says. Apollo 9 - which orbited Earth in preparation for the moon landings - splashed down near the B...More..

by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts

Though Demo-1 is astronaut-free, Crew Dragon is carrying one lifeless - but lifelike - passenger, a dummy outfitted with a variety of sensors so scientists can measure the forces exerted on the body during the ...More..

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal

At least a half dozen Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have said they would adopt Green New Deal policies, without offering specifics. The Republican Study Committee pointed out the dichotomy Thursday,...More..

Total eclipse of the … moon! Send us your photos
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Total eclipse of the … moon! Send us your photos

While the supermoon and blood moon titles come from the brightness and reddish hue respectively, a full moon in January is sometimes called a " wolf " moon. The lunar eclipse progresses behind the Monumento a...More..

May warns of 'uncharted territory' if MPs reject her deal — BREXIT
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

May warns of 'uncharted territory' if MPs reject her deal — BREXIT

It is attached to a clause created to give the government the power to keep some areas of tax administration working in the event of a no-deal Brexit . 'However, it is the duty of a responsible Government to c...More..

National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

The shutdown not only hurts the parks but also surrounding communities that rely on an estimated $18 million a day from tourism, said Kristen Brengel, vice president of government affairs for the National Pa...More..

Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Significant storm on its way to Timmins and area says Environment Canada

Eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and the Dakotas are likely to face the worst conditions, and some states are expecting eight-to-12 inches of snow over the next few days, CNN reported . Winds are strong with...More..

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

Japan will officially inform the IWC of its decision by year's end and the withdrawal will come into effect by June 30. The decision to withdraw from the IWC followed its latest rejection of Japan's bid to re...More..

Mysterious light seen in California sky prompts speculation
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Mysterious light seen in California sky prompts speculation

The NROL-71 mission faces yet another delay, though ULA declined to provide a reason for this scrub. Who knows? Maybe there'll be another sunset fireball to celebrate a successful Delta 4 Heavy launch - aft...More..

NASA’s Voyager 2, Launched in 1977, Reaches Interstellar Space
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2, Launched in 1977, Reaches Interstellar Space

Voyager 2's older twin, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, crossed the boundary in August 2012 . For starters, it makes sense to say that the Solar System extends to the edge of the influence of the Sun. "We are for...More..

NASA selects nine United States companies to vie for moon programme funding
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

NASA selects nine United States companies to vie for moon programme funding

These contracts will be geared to filling the needs of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program over the next ten years of its development. The first such flight could come as early as next year. ...More..

Russian scientists unveil plan to colonize the moon
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Russian scientists unveil plan to colonize the moon

Draper will manage the team and oversee the payload, flight computer, and navigation system for their lander, to be called Artemis-7. Deep Space Systems : A Colorado-based company focused on systems enginee...More..

How to Watch NASA's InSight Touchdown on Mars Live
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

How to Watch NASA's InSight Touchdown on Mars Live

Compared to other countries, the USA has an impressive record of successfully landing on Mars seven times in 40 years and failing just once. This focus on the Martian interior explains why the mission te...More..

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

There's nothing as exciting as landing on Mars". It will land in Elysium Planitia , which is near the equator of Mars. The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spac...More..

Cigar-Shaped Interstellar Object May Have Been Alien Probe, Harvard Paper Claims
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cigar-Shaped Interstellar Object May Have Been Alien Probe, Harvard Paper Claims

In operation, the pair theorizes that the velocity of the object and its unusual trajectory can be a result of the fact that it is no longer working. Space mysterious cigar-shaped object seen in our Solar sys...More..

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor

The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the October 11 flight, sending their capsule into a sharp fall back to Earth. "We hav...More..

Russian Federation may bring forward manned launch after rocket failure
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Russian Federation may bring forward manned launch after rocket failure

International Space Station ( ISS ) crew members astronaut Nick Hague of the USA and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russian Federation board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodr...More..

U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Avchinin were inside the Soyuz MS-10 capsule when the rocket carrying it had what NASA described as a booster separation problem. The launch esca...More..

Hurricane Michael gains strength, continues path toward NC
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael gains strength, continues path toward NC

Mass evacuations have been ordered as a "monstrous" Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 2 storm with top wind speeds of 100 miles per hour as it continued to intensify on its path toward the Florida ...More..

In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet

Because in 99% of positions on its orbit the planet is too faint to be seen. 2015 TG387, which is now being described by researchers as an "extreme dwarf planet " that lies roughly two and a half times furth...More..

Dogs rescued from locked kennel surrounded by rising Florence floodwater
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dogs rescued from locked kennel surrounded by rising Florence floodwater

Rising river levels threaten more closures, state officials said. And with that increased flooding - many rivers are not expected to crest until Monday or later - the death count will rise. It has dumped up to ...More..

Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Hurricane Florence is dumping rain on North Carolina and pushing a storm surge taller than most humans onto communities near the coast. The National Hurricane Center says Florence is producing tropi...More..

Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina

That's about half the amount Hurricane Harvey - the largest rainfall event in US history - dropped on the greater Houston area past year. Parts of the Carolinas could see 50 cm to 76 cm, with isolated areas g...More..

11 a.m. update: Florence strengthens into hurricane
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

11 a.m. update: Florence strengthens into hurricane

The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. It is forecast to approach the southeastern USA coast on Thursday. - Florence strengthen...More..

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

The system could dump 2 to 4 inches of rain over parts of the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and South Florida through early Tuesday , with some areas of Florida getting up to 8 inches, according to officials at th...More..

California sends net neutrality bill to governor's desk
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

California sends net neutrality bill to governor's desk

It will now head to Governor Brown, who has until September 30 to veto the legislation or sign it into law. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, would prohibit internet providers from blocking or slowing data based...More..

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

UPDATE: #Lane is officially a unsafe category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160mph. The hurricane was about 490 kilometers south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands. It de...More..

Endangered orca that sparked global rescue plan gets first treatment
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Endangered orca that sparked global rescue plan gets first treatment

Sheila Thornton, lead killer whale scientist with Fisheries Oceans Canada , said the whale looks more like a 2-year-old though it has always been small for her age. "I do stress this is a very thin whale", H...More..

Nasa space probe will aim to ‘touch’ sun
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nasa space probe will aim to ‘touch’ sun

The 8-foot (2.4-meter) shield will face the sun during the close solar encounters, shading the science instruments in the back and keeping them humming at a cool 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). The ...More..

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

But then, the launch of NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft in 1962 - becoming the first robotic spacecraft to make a successful planetary encounter - proved them wrong. The car-sized probe will utilise Venus to try an...More..

Weak sub-tropical storm heads north
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Weak sub-tropical storm heads north

In the early morning advisory, the hurricane center noted that Debby lost its subtropical characteristics and became a tropical storm. On the other side of the Pacific, Typhoon Shanshan is approaching Japan...More..

NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

He said the announcement advances "our great American vision" and strengthens America's leadership in space. He was selected as an astronaut in 2000 and piloted space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-126 mission ...More..

Commercial Spaceships Are Like 'Driving an iPhone,' New Astronaut Says
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Commercial Spaceships Are Like 'Driving an iPhone,' New Astronaut Says

NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Aunapu Mann are slated for the test flight of Boeing's Starliner , accompanied by former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson , who now works as a commercial astronaut for ...More..

A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say

Their results suggest that a 20km-wide reservoir lies below ice about 1.5km thick in an area close to the planet's south pole. Those pulses reflected 29 sets of radar samples that created a map of drastic cha...More..

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

The public's interest in the train derailment is making it extremely hard for clean up and construction crews to get in and out of the area. The river rose rapidly after 13 to 18 cm of rain fell in the days pri...More..

Post-oil-spill policy revoked by Trump
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Post-oil-spill policy revoked by Trump

President Trump called it overly bureaucratic. President Barack Obama's oceans policy was largely a response to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico industrial spill that unleashed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil...More..