Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SpaceX shock: Rocket company faced complete failure, admits Elon Musk in candid

Elon Musk’s voiced concerns about SpaceX’s future during a wide-ranging interview with Time Magazine. The SpaceX CEO began by expressing early disappointment about...

Motor neurone disease researchers find link to microbes in gut

Scientists have found tantalising clues that the devastating condition motor neurone disease may be linked to changes in microbes that live in the...

Moon landing: How NASA trained Apollo 11 crew to take incredible photos of the...

On July 20 1969, US space agency NASA’s Apollo 11 Eagle module landed on the Moon’s Tranquility Base. Hours later, at 9.56pm CT...

India to buy Russian rocket engines for its space program: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - India plans to buy rocket engines from Russia for its national space program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Prime...

Unhatched birds can warn others of danger by vibrating shells

Baby seabirds that have not yet hatched communicate with their siblings in neighbouring eggs by vibrating their shells, scientists have discovered. A study of...

Good for a laugh: canned laughter makes jokes seem funnier

In research that will ensure the sitcoms of the future are as painful as those broadcast today, scientists have found that canned laughter...

Dracul-aww! Adorable tiny bat the size of a £2 coin has been nursed back...

Dracul-aww! Adorable baby bat the size of a £2 coin is...

NASA news: Hubble Telescope stuns with picture of galaxy 70 million light-years away

The incredible NASA picture features the most common type of galaxy seen through the vast cosmos. Much like our very own Milky Way,...

India's moon mission lifts off, hopes to probe lunar south pole

SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU (Reuters) - India launched a rocket into space on Monday in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, the...

India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission lifts off a week after aborted launch

India’s mission to the moon has blasted into space one week after a technical glitch forced scientists to abruptly halt its scheduled launch. Thousands...

NASA asteroid tracker: A 390FT rock will scrape past Earth closer than the Moon...

NASA expects the asteroid, dubbed 2019 OD, to skim our homeworld on a so-called “Earth Close Approach” trajectory. The asteroid will come flying...

Rare Apollo 11 footage reveals an unseen look at the three astronauts on 50th...

Never seen before footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing has been released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic mission. It reveals...

Moon landing shock: How Soviet Luna 15 spacecraft beat Apollo 11 to the Moon...

NASA landed the first man on the Moon half-century-ago on July 20, 1969. But when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz...

Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions

It is one of the most ambitious archaeological missions ever undertaken. The Great Pompeii Project promises remarkable discoveries about life in the Roman...

Mystery of Chedworth's 1,800-year-old Roman glass shard solved

A fragment from a Roman bottle so exceptionally rare that it has taken glass experts from around the world two years to conclusively...

Starwatch: Aquariid meteor shower opens the summer season

Starwatch chart 22 July 2019 Aquariid meteor shower The summer season of meteor showers begins this week. First up are the delta Aquariids. As...

Do these baby baboons undermine trendy gender-neutral theories about toys?

Do these baby baboons undermine trendy gender-neutral theories about toys? Young...

Moon shock: Luna 15 – the disastrous rival Soviet bid to land on the...

Apollo 11 launched on July 16, and the rest is history, with Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touching down four days later before a...

Let’s sort the Earth out first before reaching for other planets | Letters

My husband and I felt a little discombobulated when we read “The moon was once a frontier. But new worlds now beckon” (Journal,...

Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits

Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are...

Yellowstone volcano: How supervolcano was discovered 'leaking' by USGS

The Yellowstone caldera gets its chilling label as a supervolcano due to its ability to inflict devastation on a global level. Hiding below the states of...

International Space Station: STUNNING NASA photo shows ISS silhouetted by Sun

The remarkable composite picture, shot by photographer Rainee Colacurcio, was selected as a NASA astronomy picture of the day. Even though the ISS...

Saturn breakthrough: How NASA made ‘greatest discovery of century’ while probing for life

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, best known for its prominant ring system. In 2004,...

Lost Church of the Apostles where Jesus’ disciples once lived ‘finally found’

The incredible discovery was made in an area believed to be the ancient village of Bethsaida by the Sea of Galilee. This is...

Space lab falls from orbit and incinerates in Earth's atmosphere in STUNNING film

Most of the space lab incinerated in Earth’s atmosphere on re-entry. And a small amount of space debris fell into a designated area...

Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin recalls bizarre smell on lunar surface during Apollo 11

Yesterday marked half a century since the monumental efforts of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. On July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11...