Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:00am

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19000-pound space station falling "uncontrolled" back to Earth - CBS News

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:24am

CBS News

19000-pound space station falling "uncontrolled" back to Earth
CBS News
It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. But while hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound Chinese space station's course because its out ...
China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And WhereTech Times
Chinese space station on collision course with Earth packed with 'highly toxic and corrosive substance'Mirror.co.uk
Research firm says China's out-of-control Tiangong-1 space station may crash on Earth in two monthsMoneycontrol.com
The News Recorder -Daily Sabah -Asia Times -domain-B
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SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload - TechCrunch

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:56am

SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload
TechCrunch
SpaceX is launching Zuma, a mystery spacecraft operated by the U.S. government for purposes unknown, thanks to it being very classified. The launch was supposed to take place last year, with a November date for the flight, but it was scrubbed, reset ...

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No Alien Megastructure: Star's Weird Dimming Likely Caused by Dust - Space.com

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:20am

Space.com

No Alien Megastructure: Star's Weird Dimming Likely Caused by Dust
Space.com
An artist's illustration depicting a hypothetical dust ring orbiting Tabby's star, more formally known as KIC 846. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Well, we always knew the alien-megastructure idea was a long shot. E.T. has nothing to do with the bizarre ...
New Results Quash 'Alien Megastructure' Theory of Mysterious Dimming StarGizmodo
The strangest star in the sky finally has an explanation for its flickerWashington Post
Those 'Alien Megastructures' Are Probably Just DustThe Atlantic
Phys.Org -CNET -Popular Mechanics -GeekWire
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Fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up' - BBC News

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:40am

BBC News

Fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up'
BBC News
Scientists think they can now better explain the recent surge in methane levels seen in the Earth's atmosphere. Although only a trace component in the air, CH4 is a greenhouse gas and has been rising rapidly since about 2006. Tropical wetlands and ...
Methane emission shoots up in earth's atmosphereInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition

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Nature's smallest rainbows, created by peacock spiders, may inspire new optical technology - Phys.Org

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:16am

Phys.Org

Nature's smallest rainbows, created by peacock spiders, may inspire new optical technology
Phys.Org
A miniature peacock spider with rainbow-iridescence. a) An adult male Maratus robinsoni. b) A M. robinsoni resting on a human fingernail: the spider is only ~?2.5?mm in size. The iridescent abdomen of the spider is indicated by the black …more ...
Tiny spider with a rainbow back could spawn wealth of optical technologiesSiliconrepublic.com
How tiny rainbow peacock spiders could help inspire next-generation colour technologyAberdeen Evening Express

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Scientists warn of massive earthquakes in 2018 - Infosurhoy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:23am

Pilipinas Popcorn

Scientists warn of massive earthquakes in 2018
Infosurhoy
The slowing rotational speed of planet earth, could trigger devastating and massive earthquakes causing huge destruction in 2018, according to scientists. Scientists have warned that the year 2018 would see more powerful earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or ...
Earthquake Frequency To Increase In 2018?Pilipinas Popcorn (blog)
Massive earthquakes may be about to hammer the planetBrinkwire (press release)

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Live coverage: SpaceX's first launch of 2018 scheduled for Friday night - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:31pm

Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX's first launch of 2018 scheduled for Friday night
Spaceflight Now
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with the Zuma payload for the U.S. government. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Credit: SpaceX. SpaceX's live video webcast ...
SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government This WeekSpace.com
SpaceX plans to make January memorable with first Falcon Heavy launchAL.com
Area 51? Forget it! In terms of SpaceX Crew Dragon – it's all Area 59SpaceFlight Insider
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Live coverage: SpaceX's first launch of 2018 scheduled for Friday night - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:31pm

Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX's first launch of 2018 scheduled for Friday night
Spaceflight Now
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with the Zuma payload for the U.S. government. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Credit: SpaceX. SpaceX's live video webcast ...
SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government This WeekSpace.com
Area 51? Forget it! In terms of SpaceX Crew Dragon – it's all Area 59SpaceFlight Insider
SpaceX leases Cape Canaveral location for capsules to take crews to space stationUSA TODAY
Florida Today -Popular Mechanics -Outer Places -Ars Technica
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How to watch the Quadrantids, the first major meteor shower of 2018 - Business Insider

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 2:54pm

Business Insider

How to watch the Quadrantids, the first major meteor shower of 2018
Business Insider
But because the meteor shower coincides with an almost-full moon, much of the celestial show will be washed out. January 1 may have no particular astronomical significance, but 2018 is beginning with a storm of celestial activity. The Quadrantids ...
Quadrantid Meteor Shower Kicks Off the New YearSmithsonian
How to watch 2018's first major meteor shower this weekQuartz
Quadrantid meteor shower: When to see the first stellar display of the yearThe Weather Channel
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China's next big space mission: the far side of the moon - Fox News

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:25pm

Fox News

China's next big space mission: the far side of the moon
Fox News
File photo: A man waves the Chinese national flag as an amateur choir performs in a park in a residential neighborhood in Beijing, China February 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter). This year, China plans to boldly go where no superpower has previously ...
China Wants To Send Seeds And Insects To The MoonValueWalk
China to become world's first nation to land on dark side of the MoonExpress.co.uk
When's the next full moon? January's Snow Moon explained and the 2018 lunar calendar revealedThe Sun
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NASA-inspired 'speed breeding' technique boosts wheat production by upto 3 times - The Indian Express

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:34am

The Indian Express

NASA-inspired 'speed breeding' technique boosts wheat production by upto 3 times
The Indian Express
A NASA technique of providing continuous light to improve crop yields has helped an Australian research team achieve three times higher reproduction in wheat. 0. Shares. Share. By: PTI | Melbourne | Published: January 2, 2018 9:03 pm. NASA experiments ...
NASA-inspired "speed breeding" boosts wheat production threefoldNew Atlas
University of Queensland develops speed breeding techniqueThe Weekly Times
“Speed Breeding” inspired from NASA to triple wheat productionThe TeCake
Science Examiner -Newsweek -ABC Online -EurekAlert (press release)
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SpaceX will try to launch the mysterious Zuma satellite again Thursday - Ars Technica

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:05am

Ars Technica

SpaceX will try to launch the mysterious Zuma satellite again Thursday
Ars Technica
Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket and its Zuma payload are seen on the launch pad in November. SpaceX. reader comments 44. Share this story. Fresh off a year with a record 18 orbital launches, SpaceX is set to try its first mission of the new year on ...
SpaceX leases Cape Canaveral home for Crew DragonFlorida Today
SpaceX prepares secret 'Zuma' satellite launchSky News
SpaceX delays Worldwide House Station supplyKaplan Herald

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Lorry-sized asteroid that Nasa only spotted six days ago is set to make a 'close' approach with Earth in HOURS - Daily Mail

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:02am

Daily Mail

Lorry-sized asteroid that Nasa only spotted six days ago is set to make a 'close' approach with Earth in HOURS
Daily Mail
A newly-discovered asteroid is set to pass 'close' to Earth tonight, having only been discovered just six days ago. The lorry-sized asteroid will travel past at around 1,300,000 miles (2,000,000km) away - which is relatively close in space terms. Nasa ...
NASA's NEOWISE Mission Finds Two Objects That Will Fly-By Earth SoonInternational Business Times
Truck-sized asteroid five times faster than quickest plane EVER approaching Earth in HOURSDaily Star

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Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites — and this scientist loves them - Washington Post

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 7:03am

Washington Post

Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites — and this scientist loves them
Washington Post
Janine Caira's lifelong passion began on a beach in Baja California. She was in her 20s, studying for her parasitology PhD at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, when a friend who worked as a guard on the California-Mexico border invited her to join ...

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The Flat Earthers: A look into the society that believes the Earth is flat - inUth.com

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:56am

inUth.com

The Flat Earthers: A look into the society that believes the Earth is flat
inUth.com
Ever heard of Flat Earthers? Yes, there exists a school of thought and a group of people who believe that the Earth is flat. Fukres; Jan 02, 2018. 0. Shares. Share. If you're absolutely uninitiated, let us introduce to a school of thought that believes ...
Thom Barker: Say it with me, the Earth is flatThe Labradorian
Flat Earth Is the Ultimate ConspiracyMotherboard

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Chocolate To Go Extinct By 2050, But Scientists Are Here To Save The Day - Tech Times

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:29am

Tech Times

Chocolate To Go Extinct By 2050, But Scientists Are Here To Save The Day
Tech Times
Climate change may cause the extinction of cacao plants, which in turn means the extinction of chocolate. But scientists are trying to prevent the catastrophe through gene editing. ( Chris Hondros | Getty Images ). As far as modern civilization knows ...
Chocolate May Become Scarce, Unless Scientists InterveneNewser
Chocolate Might Be Extinct By 2050Immortal News
World could RUN OUT of chocolate by 2050 as cacao plants struggle to cope with effects of climate changeMirror.co.uk
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What is SOFIA? NASA's eye in the sky - The Indian Express

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:19am

The Indian Express

What is SOFIA? NASA's eye in the sky
The Indian Express
Being the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory, the telescope has the ability to provide three times better image quality. 0. Shares. Share. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 2, 2018 2:51 pm. Sofia telescope. The ...
NASA's Flying Observatory SOFIA to Explore Magnetic Universe and BeyondSpace Daily
NASA to study comets and Saturn's moon Titan with SOFIA ObservatoryThe TeCake
NASA's SOFIA Observatory To Study Magnetic Universe, Active Black Holes And MoreInternational Business Times
Zee News -Science Examiner -News18
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Virtual Reality Revolution? Single Metalens Can Focus Entire Spectrum Of Light Together - International Business Times

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 2:04am

International Business Times

Virtual Reality Revolution? Single Metalens Can Focus Entire Spectrum Of Light Together
International Business Times
Lenses have come a long way from the chunky old bifocals to tiny modern day contact lenses. But, all the lenses we encounter and use in our day to day life are either concave or convex. These curved, transparent materials help us see better and are an ...
Single metalens focuses all colors of the rainbow in one pointHarvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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$45M Russian Satellite Lost After Scientists Admit They Gave It The Wrong Coordinates - ScienceAlert

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:36pm

ScienceAlert

$45M Russian Satellite Lost After Scientists Admit They Gave It The Wrong Coordinates
ScienceAlert
Russia has conceded that a high-profile space failure in November last year occurred because scientists programmed a rocket carrying a US$45 million weather satellite with the wrong coordinates. In comments to Russian state TV last week, deputy prime ...

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Set a Reminder for the Biggest Space Events of the Year With a Single Click - Gizmodo

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:33pm

Gizmodo

Set a Reminder for the Biggest Space Events of the Year With a Single Click
Gizmodo
Things may not go the way you plan in 2018. Maybe you won't get that promotion, or stick to your New Year's resolutions but the universe will keep ticking away like a finely tuned clock. The first day of the year will kick off with the “biggest full ...
Right now, the moon is very very fullSooToday.com

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