Sci-tech

SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9

Israel's first spacecraft built to land on the moon was set for launch on Thursday from Florida on a mission that, if successful, would make the Jewish state...


Was thought to be extinct. It’s not

And thus, the Wallace's giant bee ( Megachile pluto ) entered the world of scientific literature. The females can grow up to four centimeters long and have a ...


Trini skywatchers get second supermoon of 2019

According to NASA , the origin of this name is Indian (Native American), with it being published in the Maine Farmer's Almanac in the 1930s, along with other In...


Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

It coincides with the moon being at its perigee , a point in the moon's orbit when its closest to earth, creating a Supermoon . The sky-gazing spectacle - t...


The Super Snow Moon will light up the skies on February 19

Australians will be able to see the supermoon in the early hours of February 20, with the absolute "peak time" being at about 2:53am AEST for those on the east ...


NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done'

Rolling along until communication ceased last June, it roamed a record 28.06 miles on Mars and worked longer than any other lander in the known universe. Wh...


Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal

Although Dice may have intentionally started and spread this bit of misinformation, it wasn't the only item that sowed confusion regarding the actual contents o...


AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ed Markey are promoting the " Green New Deal " as a policy proposal as one that could become a massive vehicle for cutting carbon emiss...


Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers

The day derives from an old Germanic tale that each year a groundhog will poke its head up out of its den. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast ...


As unsafe cold descends, President Trump's tweet about global warming draws scorn

Citing the bad cold that has gripped the Midwest, Trump taunted the phenomenon of global warming asking it to "come back fast" in his tweet . In coming days, ...


Lunar Eclipse happening Sunday night

The science of lunar eclipses is easy to understand, once you grasp that the moon's orbit is tilted relative to Earth's orbit around the sun. Usually, the sli...


Wolf moon set to light up the night sky

The star-studded celebration takes place on the terrace of Seminole State College's McGee student center, adjacent to the Emil Buehler Planetarium. There is n...


China Just Sprouted The First-Ever Plant on The Moon

The state-run China Daily said that was the first such form of cooperation since the 2011 USA law was enacted. The mission's architects say the experiment...


Second mysterious repeating fast radio burst has been detected in space

Over time, Stairs says researchers will hopefully be able to develop a "clearer picture" that could lead to figuring out what exactly is producing these radio w...


Ultima Thule: Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock released by NASA

But puzzling through the origins of the Solar System using only the final products, like our own Earth, is like trying to discern a recipe from a loaf of fully ...


Why New Horizons flyby is a space exploration milestone

Wherever we've explored in the Solar System, we've found the unexpected. This composite image shows the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule indicate...


Blizzard warning, more snow and wind expected

Areas from northeastern South Dakota to southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota are expected to receive a storm total of 12-18 inches of snow. Du...


Musk's SpaceX successfully deploys US GPS satellite into orbit

GPS III has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. After a number of delays, from a last-minute problem with fi...


We Won't Have a Winter Solstice Like This Till 2029

In India, this astronomical event - winter solstice 2018 or December Solstice - will take place at 3:53 am on December 22 IST. The day and time of the solstic...


NASA discovers Saturn is losing its rings

This alone should mean the rings would disappear 300m years from now but when you account for measurements from the Cassini spacecraft , which showed icy mater...