Neil Armstrong’s Collection Goes to Auction: One Giant Sale

Among the items being offered are Robbins medallions flown on the Apollo 11 mission, including an "extremely rare gold example". Neil Armstrong died in OH in 2012 at the age of 82 and his family has turned to Heritage Auction of Dallas to sell item... More..

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Proposed regulatory changes imperil protections in Endangered Species Act, environmentalists say
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Proposed regulatory changes imperil protections in Endangered Species Act, environmentalists say

The Trump administration alleged that the current terminology which guarantees endangered and threatened species protection for the "foreseeable future" is too broad and should be limited. "We are proposing the...More..

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies

After discussing Blue Planet II, Sir David was put on the spot over his recent conversation with the Queen. She pressed on, saying: "Prince Charles, her son, has been a great advocate of helping the environm...More..

1,000,000,000,000,000 tons diamonds detected beneath earth surface
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

1,000,000,000,000,000 tons diamonds detected beneath earth surface

The ultra-depth cache may be scattered in the Craton root - the oldest and most immobile rock part is located below the center of most continental tectonic plates. So they assembled virtual rocks, made from...More..

Trump administration introduces proposal to roll back Endangered Species Act protections
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump administration introduces proposal to roll back Endangered Species Act protections

Meanwhile, another suggested change would remove a clause that automatically conveys the same protections to threatened species as endangered species. "Allowing a few individuals of species to exist on a small ...More..

Telescope's Optic Upgrade Produces Super Sharp Images
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Telescope's Optic Upgrade Produces Super Sharp Images

But there isn't now a spacecraft orbiting Neptune , so if scientists want pictures, they need to take them from 2.9 billion miles away. The Earth's atmosphere distorts the appearance of objects in space. The...More..

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

The test will simulate an emergency high altitude "escape motor" test. The propulsion module, about 30 meters away from the crew capsule when the motor fired, was unaffected by the test and made a powered ver...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

How Meghalaya Defines The Time We Live In

A stalagmite on the floor in the depths of this cave has been found to contain a chemical signature - a shift in Oxygen isotope levels indicating mega drought conditions 4,200 years ago. The Northgrippian Age w...More..

New ‘thorny head’ dinosaur discovered in Utah
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

New ‘thorny head’ dinosaur discovered in Utah

Nearly every species of dinosaur discovered in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is new to science, including Akainacephalus . "It is extremely fascinating and important for the science of pa...More..

Astronomers find 12 new moons, one oddball, orbiting Jupiter
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Astronomers find 12 new moons, one oddball, orbiting Jupiter

Nine of the newly discovered moons are part of an outer group that orbit in the opposite, or retrograde , direction of Jupiter's spin, taking about two years to complete one trip around the planet. "We'v...More..

Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber

Snakes alive! Preserved in a piece of amber about the size of a small potato, a tiny snake hatchling - less than two inches long - is unprecedented in the fossil record. The amber fragment in which Xiaophis ...More..

by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Iceberg drifting close to Greenland village spotted in image from space - Ireland

A 300-foot tall iceberg got dangerously close to a village off the coast of Innaarsuit, off western Greenland . The European Space Agency released an image Tuesday showing the giant iceberg just off the co...More..

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior

A new study by the MIT scientists suggests that there might be quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior. "The velocities that are measured are faster than what we think we can reproduce...More..

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Google Doodle celebrates pioneering universe priest

These were confirmed in 1929 by Edwin Hubble , who discovered that the redshift in light coming from distant galaxies is proportional to their distance, suggesting that the universe is expanding. For his contr...More..

‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

The ice giants Uranus and Neptune also have quite a few each. This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79-the most of any planet in our Solar System. Now, all that's left is to name the n...More..

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

Environment Canada cleared a series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday night for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina, Hamilton, and the regions of Halto...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump Says He Told Putin That Election Interference Won't Be Tolerated

A few hours earlier, Trump had answered "no" when asked if the longtime USA foe was still targeting American elections. NBC News White House correspondent Hallie Jackson , along with other reporters, went ba...More..

South Africa launches powerful new telescope
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope array is finally up and running in South Africa , after a decade of design and construction. Global researchers have lauded the image quality of the MeerKAT, and it's already be...More..

Adidas Aims To Eliminate Use Of 'Virgin Plastic' By 2024
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Adidas Aims To Eliminate Use Of 'Virgin Plastic' By 2024

The company's head of global brands, Eric Liedtke, has told the Financial Times that by 2024, Adidas will only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing. Global use of plastic has increased 20-fold ove...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

The first test passengers may fly on the rocket as early as this year, with the first paying customers set to fly by 2019. That second flight saw the New Shepard booster lofting its Crew Module to an altitude...More..

A dozen new moons found orbiting Jupiter, pushing total to 79
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A dozen new moons found orbiting Jupiter, pushing total to 79

One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. These moons orbit in a counter-clockwise direction in the view above. But what's particularly wild about these newly discovered moons is that research...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Massive diamond cache may be hidden 100 miles below Earth’s surface

The only model that produced speeds that lined up with what they were seeing in the real world was the one that assumed the massive cratonic roots were made up of 1 to 2 per cent diamond , in addition to peri...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Astronomers Have Discovered a Dozen New Moons Circling Jupiter

This new " oddball " takes about one and a half years to orbit Jupiter. Scientists were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system previous year when they pointed their telescopes close to Jupiter...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'

This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79-the most of any planet in our Solar System. While hunting for the proposed Planet Nine , a massive planet that some believe could lie beyo...More..

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation

Rather, it was likely salty water, the ministry said. Due to decades of poaching for rhino horn, the African mammal has declined almost 98 percent since 1960, according to the International Union for Conserv...More..

NASA explained the cause of
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NASA explained the cause of "crawling spiders" on Mars

The probe development and launch would cost the U.S. space agency about $2.2 billion, making it cheaper than the ongoing Mars Curiosity Rover, for example. NASA has posted an wonderful image of Mars spiders ...More..

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland

The commercial space sector is estimated to be worth a potential £3.8 billion to the United Kingdom economy over the next decade and will support Britain's modern Industrial Strategy by creating high-skilled ...More..

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated

These filaments were discovered by the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico in the 1980s but astronomers have yet to unveil its origin. Lying some 250,000 light-years from Earth and hiding behind the ...More..

Fermi Telescope discovers neutrino's origin as supermassive black hole
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Fermi Telescope discovers neutrino's origin as supermassive black hole

Artist's impression of a blazar emitting neutrinos and gamma rays. Moments after the neutrino hit the IceCube detector, a series of astronomical observatories including the Fermi and Swift space tel...More..