NASA's Mars Opportunity rover declared dead

Dust has blocked out sunlight, and even the expected winds from November through January haven't helped clear Opportunity's sensors and panels. By February 6, NASA reported that more than 835 recovery commands had been sent to the rover over a span... More..

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New images from NASA confirm Ultima Thule's flat shape
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New images from NASA confirm Ultima Thule's flat shape

Ultima Thule is actually composed of two joined shapes, named " Ultima " and " Thule ", that were first thought to be both spherical, earning the nickname " snowman ". Now that scientists have downloaded mor...More..

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

They also mocked the botched roll-out of the half-baked initiative, where the draft document published by "mistake" featured some mind-boggling passages like the one offering economic security for all who are...More..

Earth could be headed for its warmest period on record
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

Earth could be headed for its warmest period on record

Nine of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2005 , with the last five years comprising the five hottest, according to NOAA . Earth's long-term warming trend can be seen in this visualization of NASA'...More..

Wilson-Raybould entered federal politics hoping to be a bridge builder
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Wilson-Raybould entered federal politics hoping to be a bridge builder

The director told SNC-Lavalin in October that negotiating a remediation agreement would be inappropriate in this particular case, prompting the company to ask the Federal Court for an order requiring negotiatio...More..

The new climate
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

The new climate "gold standard" for Democratic presidential hopefuls

Just in case the message didn't get through, Pelosi offered her thoughts on the Green New Deal, "or whatever they call it", to Politico . The resolution introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Rep...More..

Nissan pulls plug on new model amid Brexit concern
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Nissan pulls plug on new model amid Brexit concern

Britain offered Nissan more than $100 million in support in an attempt to soothe its fears around Brexit . A day after the Japanese manufacturing giant pointed a finger at Brexit as it abandoned plans to bui...More..

NOAA releases early update for World Magnetic Model
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

NOAA releases early update for World Magnetic Model

WMM helps to calibrate accurate geographical data for a host of consumer uses including compass apps, maps, and Global Positioning System services found on cellphones and other electronic devices. Livermore was...More..

Japan's Nissan abandons plans to build X-Trail model in UK
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Japan's Nissan abandons plans to build X-Trail model in UK

Nissan has made cars at Sunderland since 1986 and employs nearly 7,000 people. Business Secretary Greg Clark told a parliamentary hearing on Nissan's decision that company executives told him of "the need f...More..

WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots

Decision-makers can be reassured that a cancer control plan will not create a costly vertical programme, but should be integrated with non-communicable diseases and other related programmes to make better use...More..

Starstruck astronomers accidentally discover hidden galaxy right next to Milky Way
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Starstruck astronomers accidentally discover hidden galaxy right next to Milky Way

In the outer fringes of the area observed with Hubble's camera, a compact collection of stars was visible. The team added: "The discovery of Bedin 1 was a truly serendipitous find". The team wants to study th...More..

Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay | newkerala.com #95923
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay | newkerala.com #95923

NASA researchers say the mysterious cavity is growing at an "explosive" rate. "Thanks to a new generation of satellites, we can finally see the detail", he said. "We are discovering different mechanisms of re...More..

GE to combine renewable and grid assets
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

GE to combine renewable and grid assets

The expanded renewable energy business is part of the company's energy-related portfolio, which also includes a newly-created Gas Power business and GE's Power portfolio, which provides steam, nuclear and pow...More..

Will groundhog give good news for winter sufferers?
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Will groundhog give good news for winter sufferers?

The story of the holiday tradition declares that if the groundhog emerges early on the morning of February 2 and sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter weather. Groundhog Day: Like Father Like...More..

USA polar vortex blamed for at least 21 deaths
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

USA polar vortex blamed for at least 21 deaths

In Chicago , which experienced temperatures as low as -30C earlier this week, temperatures of -7C felt positively balmy as a measure of normalcy returned to the nation's third-largest city. "So we're going fro...More..

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Last Selfie on Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Last Selfie on Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge

Another is that both its primary and secondary X-band radios have failed. Eventually, the Martian sand covered the Opportunity's location and blocked the sunlight from reaching its solar cells, so the rover ent...More..

Polar Vortex brings deadly -33C freeze to USA
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Polar Vortex brings deadly -33C freeze to USA

The severe weather across the country has led to thousands of flights being cancelled, as well as schools and universities being closed. Many people were urged to stay home, and those who did venture out we...More..

The government is back, and it's debunking Trump's tweets
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The government is back, and it's debunking Trump's tweets

This week, a split polar vortex is expected to drop temperatures in the Midwest near negative 30 degrees , with the wind chill looking to be the lowest it's been in two decades: as low as negative 60 degrees...More..

Earth's oldest rock found on Moon
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Earth's oldest rock found on Moon

To which Robinson further elaborated: "We know from dynamical calculations that samples of the Earth definitely were ejected during impacts and reached the Moon, but the challenge is in recognising them". The r...More..

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

There will be one silver lining for Chicagoans, however: temperatures will rise to 33 degrees by 10 a.m. Monday, offering a brief respite before they dive back to subzero values, the weather service said . "Fo...More..

Instagram launches new stickers for Solar Eclipse
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Instagram launches new stickers for Solar Eclipse

Animals , both domestic and wild get confused and start behaving as if it's night. Even if you haven't planned at all to watch the eclipse , you still can. NASA says the path of totality will span from Texas ...More..

by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

But this latest move will inevitably raise ethical questions about the future of human cloning - and how close modern science is moving towards gene-edited clones. Meanwhile, creating clones of transgenic mod...More..

President Trump Explains Why Press Briefings Don't Happen Anymore
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

President Trump Explains Why Press Briefings Don't Happen Anymore

The last press briefing was December 18-35 days ago, which marks Sanders' longest stretch away from the podium. "I don't think that we are going to listen to her on much of anything, particularly anything tha...More..

by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lunar Eclipse & Super Moon

There won't be another until the year 2021. The eclipse, which began about 4.34pm Monday and reached totality at 5.41pm, occurred when the moon was at its closest point to Earth - making it a supermoon, so it...More..

Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds

Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter. The January 21, 2019 total lunar eclipse a...More..