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Unmanned US capsule onboard SpaceX rocket blasts off to ISS

Unmanned US capsule onboard SpaceX rocket blasts off to ISS SpaceX has previously sent supplies to the ISS with its Dragon vessel, but the current vehicle, Crew Dragon , is the first to dock autonomously instead of using the robot arm of the ISS . Although SpaceX has been flying a cargo-based version of the Dragon to the station since 2012, the new Dragon has been entirely remade for crew. Two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, watc... [Full Article...]

World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst

World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst India racks up health-care costs and productivity losses from pollution of as much as 8.5 per cent of gross domestic product, according to the World Bank. The report was published by IQ AirVisual and Greenpeace which calculated the average amount of PM2.5 air pollution in each city over the course of 2018 using publicly available records updated in real time. [Full Article...]

Photos from the launch of SpaceX's first spacecraft created to transport humans

Photos from the launch of SpaceX's first spacecraft created to transport humans In a risky experiment, NASA years ago chose to outsource transportation to what's known as low Earth orbit to the private sector. SpaceX has been developing Crew Dragon under a $2.6 billion NASA commercial-crew contract, which the agency awarded in 2014. [Full Article...]

Scientists give mice night vision

Scientists give mice night vision Researchers from the University of Science and Technology , China, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) in the United States, injected the rodents' eyes with a solution filled with nanoparticles. Our eyes aren't equipped to see longer wavelengths of light given off at night, which includes near-infrared (NIR) and infrared (IR) light - both of which are all around us, like ... [Full Article...]

Watch a Gigantic Tarantula Drag a Baby Opossum Away to Devour It

Watch a Gigantic Tarantula Drag a Baby Opossum Away to Devour It The researchers published their findings in a paper in the journal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation. "A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes", said University of MI evolutionary biologist Daniel Rabosky. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator Wheeler, unlike Scott Pruitt, understands the mission of the EPA and acts in accordance with ethical standards; however, the policies he has supported as Acting Administrator are not in the best interest of our environment and public health, particularly given the threat of climate change to our nation", Collins, who supported Wheeler's confirmation as deputy EPA administrator past year, said in a... [Full Article...]

SpaceX successfully launches unmanned crew capsule into orbit

Between today and March 8, SpaceX will aim to prove the safety and reliability of the Crew Dragon before astronauts can take the helm in June this year. He said: "That is something we have to practise in preparation for crewed flight to make sure we're fast in the right spots, and have all the potential medical attention at the right time". [Full Article...]

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham'

Schumer: A Forced Vote on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham' So far, not a single Green New Deal supporter accepted Republicans' invitation to testify at the forum except for Ocasio-Cortez herself - however, her staff later said she might not be able to attend because of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's testimony. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch capsule to space station in key milestone

SpaceX to launch capsule to space station in key milestone We're rapidly approaching the launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, and NASA seems to be just as excited as the rest of us. This is the first launch to take place under NASA's Commercial Crew Program , and it'll involve sending the Crew Dragon - unmanned in this mission - to the International Space Station in order to demonstrate its suitability for future manned launches. [Full Article...]

Canada opposition leader demands PM Trudeau quit over ethics allegations

Canada opposition leader demands PM Trudeau quit over ethics allegations Wilson-Raybould was shuffled out of the justice portfolio in January when she was named veterans affairs minister and soon afterward resigned from cabinet, though she remains in the Liberal caucus. The justice committee is examining the growing controversy touched off by a February 7 Globe and Mail report that said Trudeau's aides attempted to press Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution ... [Full Article...]

Feisty Feinstein Tells Schoolkids She Won't Be Lectured on Green New Deal

Feisty Feinstein Tells Schoolkids She Won't Be Lectured on Green New Deal That is what the Green New Deal , brought forward by Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasico-Cortez, aims to convert the entire USA economy to renewable energy within 12 years, while also sparking a massive burst of job-creation and technological innovation. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's unmanned Crew Dragon to launch on March 2 to ISS

SpaceX's unmanned Crew Dragon to launch on March 2 to ISS One of those risks is SpaceX's rocket canister, which has been redesigned since one caused a devastating explosion in 2016 after bursting inside a Falcon 9 rocket's liquid oxygen tank. In August 2018, NASA also revealed the names of nine USA astronauts who will fly on the first certification flights for Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Dragon. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why 'Farting Cows' Are Bad for Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why 'Farting Cows' Are Bad for Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the Bronx, candidly opened up about making a big impact on the political scene, and why she chooses to embrace Twitter trolls. "And so, it's not to say you get rid of agriculture. I mean, it shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world", she... [Full Article...]

Photos From SpaceX’s 70th Launch of Lunar Lander for Israel

Photos From SpaceX’s 70th Launch of Lunar Lander for Israel It's the third time this booster has been launched and landed, and marks SpaceX's 34th successful landing. Data will be relayed via the U.S. space agency NASA's Deep Space Network to SpaceIL's Israel-based ground station Yehud. The spacecraft will slingshot around Earth for about six weeks, firing thrusters to stretch out its orbit with every pass until it can be captured by the moon's gra... [Full Article...]

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change You come in here and you say it has to be my way or the highway. An annoyed Feinstein then tells the group that she's been "doing this for 30 years" and was recently re-elected to another four-year term. Feinstein told the gaggle of students that she doesn't support the deal, mainly because there is "no way to pay for it". "Any plan that doesn't take bold, transformative action is not going ... [Full Article...]

Israel aiming to land on moon with SpaceX launch

Israel aiming to land on moon with SpaceX launch The Chinese craft made the first ever soft landing on the far side of the moon on January 3. SpaceIL was founded eight years ago to compete in the Google Lunar X Prize , an global competition to see whether a private enterprise could land a spacecraft on the moon, move 500 meters in any direction, and transmit live, high-definition video from the lunar surface. [Full Article...]

How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars

How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars The evolution of the zebra's black & white coat has intrigued scientists for years. Therefore, it is unsurprising that zebras utilise both behavioural defences and morphological striping to avoid horse flies. In other words, there seem to be "enormous benefits to having a striped coat for a horse", Caro tells Ed Yong of theAtlantic. African horse flies carry diseases such as trypanosomiasis (w... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez fights with critical billboard by firing off a furious tweet

Ocasio-Cortez fights with critical billboard by firing off a furious tweet Rep. Cortez ruffled feathers across the Big Apple in recent weeks after publicly celebrating Amazon's decision to abandon their NYC headquarters; calling the move a win for "every day" workers. "We could hire out more teachers". Protests against Amazon popped up in opposition to the deal . We can fix our subways. "While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and inves... [Full Article...]

Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus

Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus Trudeau's comments come after the Liberals on Tuesday voted against an opposition motion in the House of Commons calling for a public inquiry. Wilson-Raybould resigned from Trudeau's cabinet last week. But this is a scandal that looks increasingly unworthy of the "-gate" suffix and a parliamentary committee is the appropriate venue. During Question time in the House on Tuesday, opposition part... [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch: Falcon 9 spacecraft take-off from Cape Canaveral

Watch history in the making as Israel's Beresheet spacecraft launches upon its historic mission to the moon. Once the spacecraft lands, which is expected happen sometime in April, the mission will only last a few days as the electronics are not created to handle the rising surface temperatures from the sun, according to the Times . [Full Article...]


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