China successfully grows first plant on the moon

Cotton seeds have reportedly just sprouted in an experiment aboard China's Chang'e 4 moon lander. A range of vegetables and plants have previously been grown on the International Space Station, but this is the first time plants have been gr... More..

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China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

In 2015, Expedition 44 astronauts grew - and then consumed - romaine lettuce on the International Space Station . The Chang'e 4 is also the first vehicle to land on the far-side of the moon. The seeds are ...More..

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil

State Department in a press release. Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's top adviser on security, did not elaborate. It fears that the move could anger Arab customers who buy every year of Brazi...More..

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

NASA's New Horizons mission flew by the object early on January 1, and the maneuver's science data will reach Earth over the course of almost two months. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Ph...More..

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling After More Than 30 Years
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling After More Than 30 Years

TOKYO-Japan announced on December 26 that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission ( IWC ) to resume hunting the animals for commercial use but said it will no longer go to the Antarctic for its m...More..

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Japanese whaling officials said the whaling organisation is supposed to pursue sustainability but has become an anti-whaling body. Slooten described the IWC , in its current form, as a "halfway house" that m...More..

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

The SpaceShipTwo after flying to space. As of this writing, NASA is unable to send astronauts on its own to sub-orbit let alone to orbit. Virgin Galactic completed the first crewed spaceflight from American s...More..

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown

InSight should land on a sandy area of Mars, where it will take readings on the heat of the core, up to five metres below the surface. During the entry, descent and landing phase, the probe was tracked for t...More..

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigenous group...More..

Brazil's anti-corruption judge considers joining Bolsonaro
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Brazil's anti-corruption judge considers joining Bolsonaro

However, the judge has also been criticized by many, especially those in the left-wing Workers' Party after jailing former President Lula da Silva on corruption charges. He visited a church led by ultracons...More..

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Sunday afternoon about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and had top sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph). The Atlantic hurricane ...More..

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

The centre said Willa is expected make landfall late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday (Wednesday NZT). The NHC described Willa as " potentially catastrophic " and said it was moving northward. The Hurricane...More..

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

For almost a decade, ULA had a monopoly on Pentagon launches until it was challenged by SpaceX , which eventually was granted certification and has been competing against ULA. Each company will receive an init...More..

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency

The consensus of the various meteorological models is that the track of Michael will cross the state southeast of Laurens County, but the county is well within the storm's so-called "cone of uncertainty". Tens ...More..

SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

Those near the base, which is near Lompoc, may be able to see quite a show as the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket burns its rocket engines to come to a gentle landing back at the air force base, officials sa...More..

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?

Kipping has spent the past decade or so working to do just that. But the results are delayed due to the limits of detection with current techniques. Alex Tichy ( Alex Teachey ) and David Kipping (David Kipp...More..

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

As you head back to work on Tuesday, it will be temperature whiplash as we're back to the summer-like feel; but this time for a little longer period of time. Currently, the storm is moving north at 7 miles per ...More..

Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor

The only other female victor is famed historical physicist Marie Curie. Most notably in 1987, Ashkin used the novel tweezers to capture living bacteria without causing harm to them resulting in the tools being ...More..

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

He added the beluga had been feeding around barges on the river for around an hour and had not moved more than 200m either direction on the river. Beluga whales, which are easily identifiable by their white m...More..

by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

NHC: "the center of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 55.0 West". A subtropical storm, Leslie has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and is out in the mi...More..

Elon Musk and SpaceX unveils the first private passenger to the Moon
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Elon Musk and SpaceX unveils the first private passenger to the Moon

Maezawa, who is well known as an art collector, is calling the flight the " Dear Moon project ". He appeared at an event Monday at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles . He says just thinking about the jou...More..

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

It was unclear what specific actions might be taken before the summit ends Friday. "We have shut this summit down from the outside", demonstrator Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network tol...More..

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

The billionaire chief executive of electric auto maker Tesla Inc, Musk revealed more details of the Big Falcon Rocket , or BFR, the super heavy-lift launch vehicle that he promises will shuttle passengers to ...More..

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

Two people were killed in Lenoir County, according to Emergency Services Director Roger Dail during the storm. Florence drove almost 1 million people from their homes and almost 700,000 lost power. But it...More..

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

Musk left a clue possibly regarding the flyer's nationality, tweeting the flag of Japan when asked if it was him that would be going on the trip. The identity of the passenger is set to be announced on a webc...More..

Over a million ordered to flee powerful storm
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Over a million ordered to flee powerful storm

If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could carry torrential rains up into the Appalachian mountains, causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe weather across a wide area. Hugo killed 27 ...More..

Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl, it could bring torrential rains all the way i...More..

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike USA southeast
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike USA southeast

A "major" hurricane is one with sustained winds of more than 110 miles per hour. In Jacksonville, North Carolina , about 20 miles (32 kilometers) inland, some residents picked up hurricane supplies during th...More..

Hurricane hacks: Tips to help you get through a storm
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane hacks: Tips to help you get through a storm

Governors in SC and Virginia have also issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of the storm. In these areas, storm surge may spread several miles inland along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers, extending to...More..

People flee US coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

People flee US coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, facilitating federal help, and canceled campaign events Thursday and Friday, citing the storm. She said it was built in 2009 in Buxton, No...More..