Sci-tech

Chinese probe successfully lands on far side of moon, sends back images

The lander sent back images taken shortly after its touchdown as well as a photo of the rover slowly rolling across the dusty lunar surface . China plans to ...


Protesters around the world participate in the Global Climate Strike

At the Sydney event, a student organiser told the crowd: "We have three demands for our politicians". They are also campaigning for a transition to 100 per ce...


Greta Thunberg hopes climate strikes will be 'social tipping point'

They carried banners with some displaying messages like "There is no Earth B". We want the State of Texas to declare a climate emergency plan with real teeth,...


Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian electric vans, will hit the road in 2021

The steps outlined in the Paris Climate Accords on their own aren't sufficient to protect the planet, they said. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday th...


Greater Victoria schools allowing students to miss classes for climate rally

Civic Square (426 Brant St.) will welcome residents wishing to show their support for the #ClimateStrike and #FridayfortheFuture. Gareth Spencer, secretary of...


Adults need to act on climate change

More than that, "climate change threatens the very ability of human beings to exist on this planet and with no human beings there are no human rights", he conc...


UP's Rajnikant won't come down to earth unless ISRO 'recovers' Vikram

But due to loss of contact, Vikram had a hard landing. ISRO on Tuesday thanked Indians in the country and overseas for the support it received after the spa...


2 big asteroids flying by Earth this weekend pose no risk

NASA has been tracking the asteroids for years and has a good understanding of their orbits . According to CNEOS, 467317 (2000 QW7 ) is set to approach ...


Missing Florida mom found dead as search continues for kids

While not mentioned in local news reports , social media posts appear to indicate that Casei Jones' husband, Michael Jones, is also missing. An arrest warrant ...


Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable super-Earth

More precisely, it marks the first time scientists have found water in the atmosphere around a super-Earth - as opposed to a gas giant - orbiting a star within ...


NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

In a lengthy update by the New Horizons team, the group boasts that New Horizons sent back a signal to its handlers letting them know that it had filled i...


China lands probe on far side of Moon in a space milestone

China's space agency was quick to post new photos snapped from the lander, declaring the touchdown and deployment of its lunar rover a success. "This giant le...


The EPA's on a Rollback

The EPA has long relied on animal testing to ascertain the risks chemical and pesticides pose to humans and their health but it has been making moves to red...


Chandrayaan-2 takes photos of craters on lunar surface

There are reports saying that the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is helping IS...


Water Vapor Discovered on Potentially Habitable Planet

Co-author Dr Ingo Waldmann said: "With so many new super-Earths expected to be found over the next couple of decades, it is likely that this is the first disc...


First Alert Forecast: local summery pattern, watching tropical waves in the Atlantic

For the system nearest to the United States the see a 0% chance of formation into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, rising to 30% over the next 5 days. M...


Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea

During the devastating quake and subsequent tsunami, three Fukushima reactors were damaged. But one isotope, tritium, can not be removed so the water has been...


A rare 'Micro Harvest Moon' will appear this weekend

The September "Harvest Moon" will happen just before midnight on the 14th for the Mountain, Central and Pacific time zones, according to the Farmer's Almanac ....


Pakistani astronaut hails India on Chandrayaan-2 mission

ISRO continued to make all-out efforts to establish link with Chandrayaan 2's "Vikram" lander , now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing. India's...


India's moon landing attempt ends in communication loss

Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost. President Kovind said that the entire team of ISRO had shown exemplary commitment and...


Hurricane Dorian regains strength as it skids along US East Coast

Dorian swept over the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm, killing at least 20 people on Abaco Island, and is bearing down on the Carolinas as a Category 3. Baham...


Predator Thronos Air makes Acer’s gaming chair even wilder

Basically, all the fancy motorization has been shed, which sounds like a good cost compromise to us. Acer is showing off four new Nitro VX3 series gaming mo...


Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

The Chandrayaan-2 mission cost Rs 978 crore. "Vikram" (with rover "Pragyaan" housed inside) is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on Septembe...


Bricks of cocaine wash ashore on Florida beaches during Hurricane Dorian

Melbourne police were now investigating the brick that had a word beginning with DIAMANT on the packaging. The police department has since notified the Drug Enf...


Nintendo Direct Streaming Tomorrow!

It does, however, tell us that Pokemon Sword and Shield and Luigi's Mansion 3 will be some of the games on display, which makes sense considering that we're...


Next Nintendo Direct Will Include Luigi's Mansion 3 And Pokemon Sword & Shield

Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement. What surprises do you expect will be revealed during tomorrow's Nintendo Direct? Ni...


European Satellite Dodges Potential Collision with SpaceX Starlink Craft

Critics note that the large number of satellites SpaceX is in the midst of launching will cause a number of problems, including further crowding the area around...


ISRO completes de-orbital operation of moon lander Vikram

According to details on the ISRO website, the orbit of Vikram Lander is 104 km x 128 km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in the existing...


Bahamas brace for impact as Hurricane Dorian closes in

The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night. As of 8 a.m. Saturday, the storm was centered 35 mile...


Chargers suspend contract extension talks with RB Melvin Gordon

Last season, Gordon missed four games due to an injury that lingered throughout the season. He was on pace for a 1,000+ yard season, but the Chargers don't want...


Arunachal student to witness moon landing of Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO HQ

EDT (1821 IST/1251 GMT), refining its orbit to a path that ranges from 74 to 79 miles (119-127 kilometers) above the lunar surface . "The orbit achieved is...


No single gene associated with being gay

Reference: " Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior " by Andrea Ganna, Karin J.H. Verwe, Michel G. The find...


Why oil companies don't want the EPA to roll back methane rules

What a responsible presidential administration would do is build on that progress, while also looking for ways to tackle methane in the agricultural sector, whe...


Warm air - Spring Equinox - Full moon

Equinox is also used to mark the change of season because the balance of light shift to make days longer than nights. In spring, this means that the time whe...


NASA engineers attach Mars Helicopter to Mars 2020 rover

The deadline to enter the contest in November 1, 2019, and the victor will be announced February 18, 2020, one year before the rover is expected to land on th...