Wednesday August 22-nd, 2018

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

The retail boss sent an all-staff email empathising with his team that the change from single-use plastic bags "has been a big and hard change for many of our customers". In July 2017, both Coles and Woolworths announced they would phase out single-...

NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa ) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The new spaceflight capability provided by Boeing and SpaceX will allow NA...

NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year

NASA is now ready to announce who are the first astronauts for the flights of SpaceX and Boeing's commercial spaceships . NASA is about to name the first astronauts ever to fly commercial spaceships. NASA and Boeing announced earlier this year...

Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards

The administration also projects the efficiency rules would drive up the price of cars enough to push some buyers out of the market, leaving them to remain in older vehicles lacking life-saving new technologies like assisted braking and blind spot wa...

Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Cohen's tone has also shifted. Newsweek could not reach any of the 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee about whether they would support having Donald Trump Jr .re-testify. Nunberg continued, "With that said, Chuck, for someone like ...

NASA's TESS Spacecraft Begins Hunting Exoplanets NASA's TESS Spacecraft Begins Hunting Exoplanets

NASA's new planet hunting satellite is getting to work. As it approaches Earth , it will rotate, and transmit all its accumulated data to scientists on the ground. The telescope has four cameras , each with a 16.8 megapixel sensor. For the next tw...

Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years

Mars , the fourth planet from the sun, is going to be making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Monday night. The planet will actually be closest to Earth at around 9am on Wednesday morning - a close proximity that we won't witness ...

Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

The planet Mars , which will be at its closest point to Earth in 15 years on July 31, appeared as a bright object near the moon . The last time such an event took place was on January 31, 2018, and the next total lunar eclipse will not ...

Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The "Blood Moon"

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019. Star-gazers are set for a night-time spectacle as a blood moon lunar eclipse will be making an appearance at the end of the week. Central and Southeast Asia: Stargazers in New Delh...

World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins

A total lunar eclipse occurs when moon passes directly behind the earth and falls into its shadow. Yesterday's Total Lunar Eclipse was the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21 Century (2001 to 2100). During a lunar eclipse, the only light that r...

More evacuations as fire rages near Yosemite More evacuations as fire rages near Yosemite

Horses and other animals were taken to shelters as were several hundred children who were evacuated from summer camps. Over almost two weeks, flames have churned through 60 square miles (38,522 acres) of timber in steep terrain of the Sierra Nevada...

Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event. Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018....

Longest lunar eclipse on July 27 Longest lunar eclipse on July 27

Some light, though, still reaches it because it is bent by the Earth's atmosphere . Nearly all the people on the planet will be able to see it. Although the lunar eclipse is expected to last 103 minutes, observers in the United Kingdom and Irela...

920th Rescue Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen Assist SpaceX In Successful Rocket Launch 920th Rescue Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen Assist SpaceX In Successful Rocket Launch

In the live broadcast of the launch, he later said that the weather conditions were the "worst that we've ever had for trying to get a first stage on the drone ship". While other firms discard their rockets after a mission, SpaceX has sought to d...

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

But some perihelic oppositions bring Earth and Mars closer together than others, the United States space agency said. Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. 'Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish,...

Will Dundonians see rare blood moon tonight?

On July 27 at around 10pm, the red planet Mars will be directly opposite to the Sun and at the same time being at closest distance from the Earth at about 56 million kilometres. It will be visible from about 9.30pm until around 11.20pm - however ...

Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

Today, there's little doubt that Mars once had liquid water on its surface at some point in its history. This salty water , together with the pressure of the overlying ice, could allow this body of water to remain liquid, according to the re...

Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

The atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly, meaning the light that reaches the lunar surface is predominantly red in colour. This will be the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011. One can watch a lunar eclipse with naked eye....

Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

Since then, we've found gaseous water in the atmosphere and frozen water on the ice caps, but until now, we've never found a body of water in liquid form. It's terribly cold on Mars, particularly at the poles, but the ice creates an insulating layer ...

Trump Administration Presses Plan to Ease Fuel-Economy Standards Trump Administration Presses Plan to Ease Fuel-Economy Standards

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California's authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions - including its mandate for electric auto sales - in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familia...

Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned

Other items include parts of the wing and propeller from the Wright Brothers Flyer, the plane used in the first-ever manned flight in 1903, which Armstrong took with him on the mission. " I don't think he spent much time thinking about it ", Armstr...

Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver' Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'

Jupiter has dozens and dozens of moons in its orbit, but another 12 has just been discovered - including an " oddball " with a precarious orbit. Gareth Williams , an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and director at t...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. After that, th...

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Nine objects, which are in three different groups, are likely the remnants of larger moons that broke apart during collisions. Nine of the new moons are part of a distant swarm of moons that orbit Jupiter in the opposite direction of its spin rotat...

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

The scientists embarked on a yearlong process that involved several observations to confirm the moons' existence, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science press release. As a result, head on collisions are much more likely to occur between t...

Jaguar escapes from New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals Jaguar escapes from New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals

The 58-acre zoo is 100 years old and houses 2,000 animals. "We close the zoo today to help our team mourn". By 8:15 it had been spotted, tranquillised and returned to its enclosure by veterinary surgeons. "We are certainly not going to euthanize th...

Tropical Storm Chris Reaches Hurricane Strength Tropical Storm Chris Reaches Hurricane Strength

Chris is continuing to gain forward speed today, now moving northeast at a quick 22 miles per hour. The storm was expected to strengthen through Wednesday and then lose force from Thursday , the center said. In the tropics, Chris is forecast to beco...

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Chris's wind field was expanding. "Hardest hit with wind will be the eastern edge of the Avalon, and hardest hit with precipitation is going to be basically just the isthmus and out as far as Terra Nova down to Connaigre", Batten said. By Thursday ...

The True Danger Brett Kavanaugh Poses To LGBTQ Rights The True Danger Brett Kavanaugh Poses To LGBTQ Rights

In a statement released that same day, McCain said the judge's reputation as "fair, independent and mainstream" has earned him respect among his peers. "Millions of people are just months away from determining the senators who should vote to confir...

Cargo Ships and Cancer Research Keeps Orbital Lab Humming

Today, the third try was the charm and Progress MS-09 lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on time at 5:51 am ET (July 10 local time at the launch site). Russian Federation made it to the International Space Station in record...

Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot

The 19-year-old, who was on vacation with her boyfriend and his family, set out to join a group of snorkelers - despite the fact that her boyfriend was "freaking out". Since the incident emerged the model has received a barrage of criticism from onli...

Say goodbye to straws at Starbucks Say goodbye to straws at Starbucks

Starting this fall Starbucks customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to receive the strawless lids , with phased rollouts in the US and Canada coming in fiscal year 2019. Also see: What kind of straws are actually eco-friendly? Cust...

System in Caribbean has 70 percent chance of tropical development System in Caribbean has 70 percent chance of tropical development

Two powerful storms threaten to turn into tropical cyclons in the Atlantic as hurricane season seems to have started hitting the Caribbean east coast this summer. While tropical storms can develop any time from February through December, July storms ...

Viable Embryos Created With Northern White Rhino Sperm in the Lab Viable Embryos Created With Northern White Rhino Sperm in the Lab

The hybrid embryos were developed by a team of researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and in order to create an embryo ready for implantation, eggs from southern white rhinos were used. A major embryo breakthrough coul...

Giant telescope captures first-ever snapshot of a newborn planet Giant telescope captures first-ever snapshot of a newborn planet

Above is footage taken by European Southern Observatory using, the aptly named "Very Large Telescope " in Chile, one of the most powerful telescopes on the planet. The PDS 70 disk has a very special structure with a giant hole inside. "The theoreti...

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