Northern Lights may be visible from southeast Wisconsin this weekend

Aurora Borealis , or the Northern Lights, may be visible in the skies over Ireland this weekend. Things got more active with the sun this week as it produced a solar flare and coronal mass ejection that will affect parts of earth this weekend. More..

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Vice President Pence visits Nebraska to see flooding
by | Friday, March 22, 2019

Vice President Pence visits Nebraska to see flooding

The National Weather Service expects warm weather in the north-central United States to continue into Thursday and Friday, triggering more accelerated snow melt. "Please consider donating funds or hay so we can...More..

Whale found with 40kg of plastic in stomach
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Whale found with 40kg of plastic in stomach

People could not contain their astonishment after a group of marine biologists did when opening the stomach of a whale that died stranded in the Philippines. Whales don't drink water from the ocean, Darrell ...More..

A Rare Super Worm Moon Will Be Visible Over Ontario Tomorrow
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Rare Super Worm Moon Will Be Visible Over Ontario Tomorrow

March's creepy full moon, called the " Super Worm Moon ", will light up the night sky on the first day of spring. Full moons in March have many names, including some drawn from Native American customs. A supe...More..

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, And You Totally Missed It
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, And You Totally Missed It

This fireball explosion wasn't a small incident though: Lindley Johnson, NASA's planetary defense officer, told BBC News that a, "fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years". ...More..

Young people in Kyiv join Global Climate Strike
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Young people in Kyiv join Global Climate Strike

The co-ordinated "school strikes" were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg , who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year . This is the second global ...More..

3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS

USA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, left, Nick Hague , right, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), pose near a bus prior to the launch of...More..

NASA's Opportunity Rover took one final stunning 360 degree panorama of Mars
by | Saturday, March 16, 2019

NASA's Opportunity Rover took one final stunning 360 degree panorama of Mars

NASA hoped the robot would return to working order after the storm once sunlight could reach its solar panels, but it never responded. The panorama features images captured with Opportunity's Pancam instru...More..

First person on Mars 'likely to be a woman'
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

First person on Mars 'likely to be a woman'

Bridenstine did not specify if the space agency had a particular woman in mind. His comments come ahead of the first all female spacewalk scheduled to take place at the end of the month. "At $21 billion, th...More..

Toyota prepares to go into space
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Toyota prepares to go into space

The concept in the above video shows a six-wheeled vehicle that pays tribute to Toyota's Land Cruiser heritage , with a pair of round headlights at the front which are surrounded by an elongated version of the...More..

Kelowna students joining worldwide strike addressing climate change inaction
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kelowna students joining worldwide strike addressing climate change inaction

The letter calls for urgent action "to revive our dying soil, regenerate biodiversity and rebuild the ecosystems that sustain us". "Students throughout history have been a critical driving force of social mov...More..

by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

FDA: Genetically Engineered Salmon Import Alert Removed

In 2015, its salmon became the first genetically modified animal approved by the FDA for human consumption . A biotech trade group said the fish, which developers say grows twice as fast as as conventional...More..

Offshore Wind to Provide 30% of UK's Power
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Offshore Wind to Provide 30% of UK's Power

Specifically, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) will coordinate with the World Bank Group's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on efforts t...More..

Albert Einstein manuscripts unveiled by university
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Albert Einstein manuscripts unveiled by university

In one note to fellow scientist Michele Besso, Einstein confesses that after 50 years of dedication, he does not understand the quantum nature of light. "If they would have come down hard a year and a half ago,...More..

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk on March 29
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk on March 29

McClain, who is serving as a flight engineer for Expeditions 58 and 59, embarked on the six-month mission in December with crewmates David Saint-Jacques, of the Canadian Space Agency , and Oleg Kononenko, of ...More..

SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown

The reentry is one of the biggest tests of the Dragon and of SpaceX , the company founded by Musk in 2002 with the ultimate goal of flying humans to Earth's orbit and beyond. splash-down off Florida's Cape Can...More..

SpaceX DM-1 Crew Dragon Performs Flawless Autonomous Docking with ISS
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

SpaceX DM-1 Crew Dragon Performs Flawless Autonomous Docking with ISS

The launch and travel to the ISS went off without a hitch. The profitable launch was a really huge deal for each SpaceX and NASA , which desperately wants a brand new technique to get its scientists to t...More..

Israeli spacecraft sends selfie from its mission to the moon
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Israeli spacecraft sends selfie from its mission to the moon

The U.S.is the only country to send humans to the moon with 12 men walking on its surface during the Apollo missions between 1969-1972. The partners, NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries...More..

Canada's Trudeau shuffles cabinet amid scandal
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Canada's Trudeau shuffles cabinet amid scandal

Maryam Monsef - the minister for women and gender equality who made global headlines in 2016 when it was revealed that she was born in Iran and was not Canada's first Afghan-born MP as the Liberals touted when ...More..

SpaceX Gets Closer to Launching People Into Space
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

SpaceX Gets Closer to Launching People Into Space

While NASA broadcast video of everything from the launch to the docking, McClain's image of the capsule nearing the ISS should stand out as one of the most memorable documents of the Demo-1 test flight. This ...More..

SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking

Routine crew missions to the space station could start later this year. During their mission, the station crew will take part in about 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible ...More..

22 of world's 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

22 of world's 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says

Since many cities, particularly in Africa, do not have up-to-date public air quality information, the actual number of cities exceeding PM2.5 thresholds is expected to be much higher , the report authors ...More..

SpaceX launches spaceship created to carry astronauts
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

SpaceX launches spaceship created to carry astronauts

Crew Dragon will go on to autonomously dock with the International Space Station at about 6 a.m. ET Sunday. NASA has been relying on Russian help to get to the space lab since it shuttered its shuttle fle...More..

Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

Nanotechnology Could Give Humans Infrared Vision

Mammals have photoreceptor cells known as rods and cones that recognise light with wavelengths in the visible spectrum and send signals to the brain. The closest rod or cone then absorbed that wavelength and ...More..

Gargantuan tarantula drags opossum along rainforest floor
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

Gargantuan tarantula drags opossum along rainforest floor

It's something straight out of a horror movie: A giant tarantula - the size of a dinner plate - grabs an opossum and drags it through the Amazon rainforest . A team of researchers have revealed more than a d...More..

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler for Top EPA Post
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler for Top EPA Post

Elizabeth Gore, senior vice president for political affairs at the advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund, said in an email that senators who cast their vote on Wheeler knew exactly what sort of choice they ...More..

by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

SpaceX launches latest test flight with a life-sized crash dummy named Ripley

Shortly after liftoff, the rocket's main engine turned off and the first and second stages separated. Either SpaceX or Boeing will have bragging rights as the first private company to launch humans into space...More..

SpaceX set for crew demo launch
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

SpaceX set for crew demo launch

Elon Musk's SpaceX was due to launch an unmanned crew capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket early on Saturday bound for the International Space Station, a major step toward NASA's goal of reviving the USA human space...More..

Ugh! Video shows giant tarantula preying on opossum
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Ugh! Video shows giant tarantula preying on opossum

The team, led by evolutionary biologist Daniel Rabosky, was studying predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest . The explorers also found large spiders preying on frogs and lizards and a "centipede...More..

Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify on SNC-Lavalin on Wednesday
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify on SNC-Lavalin on Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was important to waive solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality to allow for former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to tell her side of the SNC-Lavalin ...More..