Thursday, August 15, 2019

NASA and SpaceX team up for critical astronaut recovery drill before Crew Dragon launch

NASA’s exercise proved SpaceX’s ability to safely extract astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from a landed Dragon capsule. The NASA astronauts will fly...

Why it’s time to stop worrying about the decline of the English language

The 21st century seems to present us with an ever-lengthening list of perils: climate crisis, financial meltdown, cyber-attacks. Should we stock up on...

New Zealanders warned about the consumption of 'sexy pavement lichen'

Botanists in New Zealand are warning the public not to consume lichen growing on footpaths and shady rocks throughout the country, after misleading...

Fears of world banana shortage as Colombia declares national emergency due to destructive fungus

Fears of a world banana shortage grow as Colombia declares national...

Asteroid danger: Could HUGE space rock hit Earth this year? Astronomy expert has his...

The space rock was first discovered in 2006, hence its classification before scientists lost track of its position. BGR reported at the time astronomers...

The comet with its own 'Churymoon': Scientists spot 4-meter chunk of debris orbiting faraway...

The comet with its own 'Churymoon': Scientists discover 4-meter chunk of...

Volcano ERUPTION latest: One of world's most active volcanoes ERUPTING right now

The erupting volcano has entered the fourth day of the eruption on Wednesday, August 14, after activity began after 4pm local time on...

AT&T and T-Mobile crack down on robocalls with new 'call verification' badge

AT&T and T-Mobile crack down on robocalls with new 'call verification'...

Amazon's AI can now detect fear: Rekognition software can better read emotions and predict...

Amazon's AI can now detect FEAR: Firm says it's improved its...

'Unprecedented' flash light from supermassive black hole leaves NASA scientists baffled

The discovery was revealed on Saturday by NASA astronomer Tuan Do who tweeted a timelapse of his observation of the supermassive black hole...

Arctic sea ice could completely DISAPPEAR through September as global temperature rise, study finds

Arctic sea ice could completely DISAPPEAR through September as global temperature...

Eclipse 2019: When is next lunar eclipse? Differences between solar and lunar eclipses

NASA defines an eclipse as a cosmic event when one object such as a Moon or a planet moves into the shadow of...

Men are equally capable of multi-tasking, study finds  

Sorry ladies, but you're NOT better at multi-tasking! Men are equally...

The Guardian view on treating Ebola: science is the start | Editorial

This week has seen a heartening triumph of medical science: Ebola is now curable, doctors say. The announcement is also a timely one....

Museum shrouds endangered wildlife exhibits in mourning veil

One of Britain’s largest natural history collections is to shroud its exhibits of extinct and endangered species in black mourning veils to highlight...

Alien life: Astronomers to look for ‘biofluorescent’ signs in search for ET

In some of Earth’s waters, such as the Red Sea and the oceans surrounding the Bahama’s, some coral can turn to biofluorescent colours...

Asteroid and meteorite difference: NASA reveals how to distinguish space rocks

Asteroids and meteorites were both once parts of planets. These space rocks are now all that remains of the former structures which have...

Rare footage of an ultra-elusive endangered antelope species around Kilimanjaro

Rare footage of an ultra-elusive endangered antelope species captures the animal...

NASA Hubble: Stunning space picture captures dying star's explosion in 'firestorm' of gas

The NASA photo reveals the Supernova 197A surrounded by red, glowing clouds of hydrogen gas. Supernova 1987a is a Type II supernova located in...

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand

A giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist on...

Higher quality screens make watching TV more enjoyable, study suggests

Better quality screens really DO make watching TV more enjoyable: AI...

Cats eat grass because their ancestors did it 'to rid themselves of intestinal PARASITIES'

Why cats really eat grass: Ancestors of modern-day felines evolved the...

Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

TOKYO (Reuters) - Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University...

NASA news: Huge ‘unexpected’ solar flare explosion caught on NASA satellite video

While the Sun was looking relatively calm, a massive explosion suddenly occurred. Thankfully for NASA, its Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) picked up...