Science

Table salt found on Jupiter’s satellite Europa, sparks debate about potential life

Table salt found on Jupiter’s satellite Europa, sparks debate about potential life

Previously, NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft performed flybys of Europa , which led scientists to discover that the moon has a salty liquid water ocean beneath an icy shell. Europa , the...

by · Science
Australia approves construction of controversial Carmichael coal mine

Australia approves construction of controversial Carmichael coal mine

In the wake of the controversies and its inability to arrange finances for the projects, the company scaled down the plan to develop the project with an investment of A $2 billion to produce 10 millio...

by · Science
SpaceX launches satellites for Canada

SpaceX launches satellites for Canada

Previous launches at Vandenberg have provided a brilliant sight in the sky above San Diego . SpaceX released a blooper reel on Thursday, September 14, of its Falcon 9 rocket failing to land d...

by · Science
NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spots SECOND Star Trek logo on Red Planet

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spots SECOND Star Trek logo on Red Planet

A NASA spacecraft captured a photo of a dune on the surface of Mars that looks suspiciously like the famous Starfleet logo from Star Trek . Before you start thinking it's faked or that it was...

by · Science
United Kingdom pledges net zero fossil fuel pollution in first for G7

United Kingdom pledges net zero fossil fuel pollution in first for G7

A statement by Prime Minister Theresa May hinted that reduction in pollution, will also ultimately improve public health by cutting down NHS costs. "Standing by is not an option", Mrs May said on ...

by · Science
'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada

'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada

The bill will disallow citizens of Canada to breed the mammals, and if anyone gets caught breeding them, they could pay up to CAD $200,000 for the fine. It will permit cetaceans already in captivity...

by · Science
Humans ingesting microplastics 'equivalent to weight of a credit card each week'

Humans ingesting microplastics 'equivalent to weight of a credit card each week'

The study said that the amount of plastic consumed by a person depends on their geographic location and lifestyle options, but that the average person could be ingesting nearly 1,800 fibres ever...

by · Science
Human Interference Has Led to Plants Becoming Extinct at a Rapid Rate

Human Interference Has Led to Plants Becoming Extinct at a Rapid Rate

Scientists often collect and save DNA samples from extinct plants in labs at places such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , in hopes that innovative discoveries could help save other plants or ...

by · Science
NASA is open to tourists worldwide space station

NASA is open to tourists worldwide space station

The agency said Friday it looks to industry partners to drive space exploration and support NASA's ongoing LEO activities through services such as astronaut training and technology testing. If spend...

by · Science
Scientists say that

Scientists say that "superflares" could threaten Earth one day

Until now, astronomers used to believe that superflares were only produced by the young and active stars which are spewing energy. 'Young stars have superflares once every week or so, ' Dr Notsu sa...

by · Science
Gulf of Mexico dead zone bigger than ever

Gulf of Mexico dead zone bigger than ever

The low oxygen stipulations in the Gulf's most bright waters stress organisms and can simply even trigger their loss of life, threatening living belongings, along side fish, minute and crabs caught ...

by · Science
You can see Jupiter’s moons with your binoculars today

You can see Jupiter’s moons with your binoculars today

If you own a telescope, you may also be able to make out individual cloud bands and Jupiter's characteristic Great Red Spot. Pierre Schierle, who serves as the president of the Royal Astronomical S...

by · Science
Moon anomaly: ‘MASSIVE’ deposit beneath Moon’s largest crater is ancient asteroid metal

Moon anomaly: ‘MASSIVE’ deposit beneath Moon’s largest crater is ancient asteroid metal

To me, this story about scientists discovering a massive metallic mass underneath a crater on the Moon has exactly the same vibes. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected". Beneath this...

by · Science

Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Canada's move follows one by the European Parliament, which voted earlier this year to ban several single-use plastic products, and recent disputes with the Philippines and Malaysia over Canadia...

by · Science
Jupiter visible from Earth this month

Jupiter visible from Earth this month

The planet and even its moons can be seen and not using a telescope, and Jupiter will probably be near Earth than at another time for the rest of the year. With a more powerful telescope, stargazers m...

by · Science
Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year

Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year

According to the UN Expert, the right to healthy environment is fundamental to human well-being and legally recognized by over 150 Nation- States at the national and general levels. He highlighted tha...

by · Science
Jupiter and moons can be seen by binoculars this June

Jupiter and moons can be seen by binoculars this June

NASA says Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth in June - so close that skywatchers will be able to see it with the naked eye, and even some of its largest moons using simple equipment....

by · Science
Trump says NASA shouldn't be talking about return to Moon

Trump says NASA shouldn't be talking about return to Moon

Trump said in the tweet that NASA should not be focused on the Moon because, "We did that 50 years ago". He suggested NASA should instead focus on "the much bigger things", including Mars, defense...

by · Science
Traffic major contributor to air pollution: Dr Mani

Traffic major contributor to air pollution: Dr Mani

On #WorldEnvironmentDay & every day, everyone can help #BeatAirPollution and take #ClimateAction . The Unicef report dubbed Silent suffocation in Africa: Air pollution is a growing menace s...

by · Science
NASA opening space station to visitors, $58 million for round-trip ticket

NASA opening space station to visitors, $58 million for round-trip ticket

There's likely to be a hefty waiting list too (if you can afford it), as Nasa said in a statement that they can accommodate "up to two short-duration private astronaut missions" each year. Arrangeme...

by · Science
There's a good chance we may see tropical storm Barry this week

There's a good chance we may see tropical storm Barry this week

This forecast image from the US National Hurricane Center shows the position and track of the potential cyclone as of Sunday morning. A broad area of unsettled weather located near the west coast ...

by · Science
Trump prays for Virginia Beach victims

Trump prays for Virginia Beach victims

McLean Bible Church's pastor, David Platt , was stunned and had no time to plan or even decide whether or not this was something he should do. When he showed up, the president was wearing a golf sh...

by · Science
Claims of Joe Biden plagiarism now have a climate chapter

Claims of Joe Biden plagiarism now have a climate chapter

It wasn't the only misappropriated speech Biden made before dropping out of the race - he also borrowed one from Robert F. Kennedy the previous year, and even plagiarized while at law school , comp...

by · Science
Breathtaking images show Martian clouds captured from planet's surface

Breathtaking images show Martian clouds captured from planet's surface

NASA's Curiosity rover has found the highest amounts of clay minerals since its landing on Mars in August of 2012, according to a release of NASA on Wednesday. Though the samples confirmed that part...

by · Science
Lego launches a 1,087-piece Apollo 11 lunar lander model, astronauts included

Lego launches a 1,087-piece Apollo 11 lunar lander model, astronauts included

The equipment will be used to carry out scientific investigations and demonstrate advanced technologies so that astronauts can land on the Moon by 2024, the space agency added. "I truly believe comm...

by · Science

" Archive " CuriosityStream celebrates moon landing anniversary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful moon landing, Lego has teamed up with NASA to create a 1,087-piece building set of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. The US space agency has c...

by · Science
Astronomers Discover 'Forbidden' Short-Period Neptune-Sized Exoplanet | Astronomy

Astronomers Discover 'Forbidden' Short-Period Neptune-Sized Exoplanet | Astronomy

The planet was first spotted in data gathered by the Next-Generation Transit Survey telescope, located in the mountains of the Atacama Desert of Chile . NGTS-4b was discovered using the Next-Generati...

by · Science
Sydney imposes first water restrictions in decade

Sydney imposes first water restrictions in decade

The New South Wales government said the water level in the Sydney area's reservoirs has been continuously declining since the 1940s and restrictions will be imposed from next week. Sydney's desal...

by · Science
Astronomers claim SpaceX Starlink will ‘ruin the sky,' but Elon Musk disagrees

Astronomers claim SpaceX Starlink will ‘ruin the sky,' but Elon Musk disagrees

Eventually, there will be 12,000 of the satellites in orbit to blanket the Earth with internet connectivity. But there were only a handful in a world that foresaw what was coming next: a flurry of...

by · Science
World's rivers contaminated with high level of antibiotics, study finds

World's rivers contaminated with high level of antibiotics, study finds

The fear of scientists is that antibiotics in rivers will cause bacteria to develop resistance meaning they can no longer be used in medicines for humans. Researchers recorded a concentration of 2...

by · Science