Science

by | February 19, 2019 | 23:26

NASA says a full moon at perigee looks up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth. Read some Fun Super Moon Facts from NASA below: A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.

by | February 19, 2019 | 19:22

Trudeau has denied anyone pressured Wilson-Raybould to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin, a kind of plea bargain in which a company pays restitution but avoids criminal prosecution that could bankrupt it.

by | February 19, 2019 | 02:40

The actual law that would allow SNC-Lavalin to cut a deal and avoid prosecution says prosecutors can not consider the economic impact on the company or the country as a mitigating factor. "I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould.At all times, I and those around me acted with integrity and singular focus on the best interests of all Canadians", Butts said.

by | February 19, 2019 | 02:07

The Moon will be 221,734 miles from Earth on February 19, according to EarthSky , its closest full moon to Earth in 2019. "When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects", NASA wrote in a blog post .

by | February 18, 2019 | 18:41

It's the second of three supermoons to light up the skies this year, following the Super Blood Wolf Moon that took place on January 21 and preceding yet another on March 21. What is the super snow moon? The supermoon marks a big difference from 2018, when there was no full moon in February - called a Black Moon. The Super Blood Wolf Moon rises behind One World Trade Center in New York City on January 20.

by | February 14, 2019 | 20:14

A NASA glaciologist has discovered what might be a 22-mile meteor impact crater buried beneath the ice in northwest Greenland. "This does not rule out the possibility that the two new Greenland craters were made in a single event, such as the impact of a well separated binary asteroid, but we can not make a case for it either", said Dr.

by | February 14, 2019 | 12:15

The report , published by Elsevier's journal Biological Conservation and circulated by ScienceDirect.com, asserts that the "biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide". It goes without saying that insects are essential for the proper functioning of all ecosystems, with respect to their roles as pollinators, recyclers of nutrients, as well as being the main source of food for other species, including birds, reptiles , amphibians, and fish.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:50

Unlike NASA's nuclear-powered Curiosity rover still chugging along on Mars, Opportunity and Spirit were never created to endure such severe weather. He went on to say that scientists will be benefitting for years from the data taken during Opportunity's 14 years spent roving the Red planet. And NASA's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander created to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars in November with instruments to detect ...

by | February 13, 2019 | 22:27

EST (05:42 GMT) Jan. 1, 2019, approximately 10 minutes after closest approach from a position 5,494 miles (8,862 kilometers) past Ultima Thule and an incredible 4.1 billion miles (6.6 billion kilometers) from Earth. "Nothing quite like this has ever been captured in imagery". To help bolster the calculation of the shape, the research team observed the background stars in the series of images and noted when they "blinked out", giving an indication of what shapes the two lobes were.

by | February 09, 2019 | 21:39

The Earth's temperature in 2018 was more than one degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, above the average temperature of the late 19th century, when humans started pumping large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. "2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend", according to NASA's Gavin Schmidt, the director of the agency's Goddard Institute of Space Studies.

by | February 09, 2019 | 20:57

NASA and its Commercial Crew Program providers Boeing and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch dates for the upcoming inaugural test flights of their next generation American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station.

by | February 09, 2019 | 19:58

Space Agency, said in a statement . A panel of experts has chosen Rosalind Franklin as the name for the European Space Agency's (ESA)'s upcoming Mars rover, which is now expected to begin exploring the Red Planet in 2021. The ambition is for the United Kingdom be the world's most innovative economy - and the development of the ExoMars rover for the United Kingdom is a part of this ambition.

by | February 09, 2019 | 10:55

Twin tiny satellites launched with NASA's Mars InSight lander in May 2018 have been out of touch with mission controllers on Earth for slightly over a month. Wall-E may have a faulty thruster, causing it to wobble as it can't control its position correctly, hampering its ability to send and receive coherent commands.

by | February 08, 2019 | 21:43

The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the United Nations confirmed Wednesday in an analysis that it said was a "clear sign of continuing long-term climate change ". "Over the next five years there is a one-in-10 chance of one of those years breaking the [1.5C] threshold", Professor Adam Scaife of the Met Office told Reuters of the agency's medium-term forecasts.

by | February 06, 2019 | 16:11

The Magnetic North Pole describes the point where the Earth's natural magnetic field points inwards and down to the ground. Currently, the northern magnetic pole is moving from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. North isn't quite where it used to be. The NOAA said Earth's magnetic field changes because of "unpredictable flows in Earth's core". It is not a question of if it's going to reverse, the question is when it's going to reverse.

by | February 05, 2019 | 14:23

Writing in the journal Nature Communications , Hickman and colleagues from the United Kingdom and U.S. report how they came to their conclusions by using a computer model that predicts how factors such as temperature, ocean currents and ocean acidity affects the growth and types of phytoplankton in the water, as well as levels of other coloured organic matter and detritus.

by | February 04, 2019 | 23:07

In 2018, the disease led to almost 7 lakh deaths. In Turkey, around 164,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, roughly 450 people on a daily basis. Meanwhile, a lack of understanding and difficulty communicating signs and symptoms among the youngest can make diagnosing childhood early cancers tough.

by | February 04, 2019 | 17:12

They analyzed the brightness and temperatures of the stars and later found that they did not belong to the globular cluster, which is part of the Milky Way . The team published their discovery January 31, in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters . Accidentally stumbling across a nearby galaxy gives astronomers a hint that there may be many more galaxies of this type out there, just waiting to be found behind the nearest star cluster.

by | February 03, 2019 | 12:01

When this happens, the grounding line retreats inland, exposing more of a glacier's underside to sea water, increasing the likelihood its melt rate will accelerate. Instead, the team used airborne and satellite ice-penetrating radars to reveal the cavity. In the part of the Thwaites Glacier where the cavity has been detected, the scientists have observed a "complex pattern of retreat and ice melt " with parts of the glacier retreating about 2,625 feet per year.

by | February 03, 2019 | 07:39

If the groundhog, belonging to the marmot squirrel family, sees his shadow then it means another six weeks of winter lie ahead in the United States . Katie Wolf of New Cumberland, Pa., wears a groundhog costume to the 133rd Groundhog Day celebration on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Saturday, Feb.

by | February 02, 2019 | 10:43

Hospitals saw a steady stream of patients reporting symptoms of frostbite. There are far more people in North America and across the globe who are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, and the symptoms of climate change can be hard to understand.

by | February 01, 2019 | 05:11

The brutal blast known as the polar vortex is a stream of cold air that spins around the stratosphere over the North Pole, but whose current has been disrupted and is now pushing south into the United States . At least eight deaths have been linked to the system, including an elderly IL man who was found several hours after he fell trying to get into his home.

by | January 30, 2019 | 09:28

Iran is now not working to build a nuclear weapon, but the Islamic Republic could resume such activities if it does not reap benefits from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, US National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said on Tuesday.

by | January 29, 2019 | 21:58

His tweet late Monday wondering "What the hell is going on with Global Warming " drew a quick response from Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan. As the Associated Press reported , "weather refers to the atmospheric conditions during a shorter period, while climate is a longer view of weather patterns ".

by | January 29, 2019 | 17:27

Samsung is changing the phone charger design as well. "To revamp product packaging, Samsung Electronics has formed a task force involving design and development, purchasing, marketing and quality control for innovative packaging ideas", said Samsung in its statement .