Sci-tech

SpaceX destroys rocket in test of Crew Dragon in-flight abort

Crew member's excitement comes one day after SpaceX was forced to cancel the launch abort test due to strong winds and rough seas. The capsule separated fro...


Malaysia returns trash, says it won’t be the world’s waste bin

Malaysia has been inundated with foreign scrap shipments ever since China banned certain waste imports in 2018. After China banned the import of plastic w...


Malaysia returns 42 containers to United Kingdom in purge of 'illegal' foreign waste

Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said: "we just want to give a message that Malaysia is not the dump of the world". "Now, these 110 containers, weighing up ...


SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety

There are now six people on the station, but with scheduled crew rotations and a previously planned reduction in Soyuz flights, there will only be three people...


Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

State Road 3 from the Gate 2 News Media Pass and Identification Building to State Road 405 (NASA Causeway), including Space Commerce Way, will be closed to the ...


Second all-female space walk briefly snagged by helmet trouble

It was the second pairing of Jessica Meir and Christina Koch outside the orbiting lab. Koch's helmet lights weren't attached and the camera was also detached fr...


Like Space Objects Orbit The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The first two G objects were discovered in 2005 and 2012, respectively. "This is evidence for a stellar object inside G2", Ciurlo said , theorizing that the ob...


Australia fires: Smoke will make 'full circuit' of globe

Using a fleet of satellites, the space agency has been analyzing the smoke and aerosols coming from the fires blazing in Australia . By 8 January, the sm...


James Murdoch denounces father's news outlets for climate change denial

Rupert Murdoch has been accused of seeking to play down the impact of climate change, with environmental campaigners claiming that the same ethos has filtered ...


PM Imran Khan offers assistance for bushfire recovery in Australia

Public support for Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has plunged amid criticism of his handling of the country's bushfire crisis. The NZDF contingen...


SpaceX are going to test out their astronaut escape system in January

According to the official SpaceX Twitter account, which posted a recent update that described that on January 18th the space exploration company will be perform...


Smoke from Australian bushfires will travel around the world

They could continue for months to come however, these things could make a difference. The fires are not isolated to Australia , having sent some thousands of...


Climate Change: Oceans heating up faster than ever, says research

In this case, the warming of the oceans is accelerated by climate change . Over the last ten years, ocean temperatures have reached record levels since...


Scientists create "xenobots" using living cells

At the same time, however, these xenobots are remarkably lifelike in that they're comprised entirely of biological materials, feed off energy supplied by thei...


17-year-old helps NASA find planet in habitable zone

After only three days on the job - Wolf Cukier - saw what was an anomaly, which ultimately turned out to be an unknown planet -now given the name: " TOI 1338 b ...


Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

Sheep graze in a field shrouded with smoke haze near at Burragate, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. "Although we have tremendous experience in identifying ...


Wuhan disease similar to SARS, MERS, say experts

The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission has not published any updates since January 5, unnerving Hong Kong's health authorities as they grapple with the c...


Trump administration proposal would ease environmental impact assessments for federal projects

Environmental groups are also expected to issue legal challenges to the White House's proposals. The proposed rule announced by the White House's Council on E...


Vanishing water MYSTERY casts doubt over Mars colonization plans

Previous studies have showed the red planet was once flooded with flowing water, which has largely disappeared in its more recent history. It's been just re...


Wolf Moon lunar eclipse kicks off penumbral quartet for 2020

Tonight's eclipse will cause the moon to look darker than usual. At least two lunar eclipses happen every year. Unlike the solar eclipse , the lunar eclipse ...


SpaceX launches 60 internet satellites

Over the next few days and weeks, SpaceX will be checking comms with each and every new satellite, as well as using their onboard boosters to maneuver them in...


Australian Bushfires May Have Killed Marsupial Species

The human toll of the Australian wildfires has been well documented but the damage to the country's unique wildlife is also considerable. Micah and Caleb drov...


Including the victims of the fires in Australia

Through the means of an Instagram post , Robert Irwin told the world that Ollie the Platypus is the 90,000th patient at their hospital which is " busier than...


Watch Out for the 'Full Wolf Moon Eclipse' Happening This Friday

Artemis will also make history by landing the first woman on the Moon. Only the outer part of the shadow appearing of the moon will be visible. Weiss says ...


Australia commits extra A$2 billion for bushfire rebuilding

The unfolding tragedy that has blackened more than 12.3 million acres across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia alone has prompted millions of doll...


Doctors on Earth treated the blood clot of an astronaut in space

This press release features multimedia. The identity of the astronaut is kept secret for privacy reasons, and so are many details that could reveal details ...


Australia bushfires: The wildfires are creating deadly tornadoes

On Sunday afternoon, 146 fires continued to burn across NSW but the Rural Fire Service said firefighters had gained the upper-hand on several unsafe blazes. Mea...


Amateur space enthusiast finds Vikram debris

NASA made the announcement on Monday, releasing a picture taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that confirmed the location of the spacecraft's imp...


Australian bushfire smoke expected to drift towards the North Island again

The smoke was expected to arrive Sunday evening and was likely to be largely gone by the morning. "It will be quite shortlived". The New Zealand staff wil...


How to watch tonight's Quadrantid meteor shower from anywhere

Face toward the northeast between midnight and dawn on January 3 to January 4 for the best view. "The peak of the shower only lasts a few hours compared to ma...


Quadrantids meteor shower may put on a show Saturday morning

This weekend begins with the Cuadrantid meteor shower , a few days after 2020 began. During its peak, between 60 to 200 meteors can be seen per hour under id...


SpaceX Crew Dragon animation reveals the ISS round trip in store

The capsule circles the Earth a few times with the ISS before detaching and dramatically falling back to Earth, safely bringing the crew home. This mechanism is...


Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters moon’s orbit

The arrival of the $141 million Chandrayaan-2 probe comes almost a month after it was launched into space aboard India's powerful Geosynchronous Satellite Launc...


Christmas Tree Recycling Set for This Month in Millburn Township

Galway County Council is running ten free recycling centres for all the coming weekend and next week. If residents don't want to wait for curbside pickup, the...


Alabama favored vs. MI in the Citrus Bowl

Including the bowl game, he has 40 receptions for 746 yards and seven touchdowns. His catches of 14 and 58 yards in the fourth quarter as part of a game-clinchi...