A waiting game along the Missouri River

He put flood damage for the state's agricultural sector at almost $1bn. In Missouri , the river was expected to crest Friday in St. Joseph at the third-highest flood level on record. The rest of the state is at a moderate flood risk through May. ... More..

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NASA baffled by mysterious, unexplained ejections on asteroid Bennu
by | Saturday, March 23, 2019

NASA baffled by mysterious, unexplained ejections on asteroid Bennu

Professor Ireland said the higher-than-expected density of boulders meant the mission's plans for sample collection needed to be adjusted. "The first three months of OSIRIS-REx's up-close investigation of ...More..

‘Full worm supermoon’ rises shortly after Wednesday evening’s spring equinox
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Full worm supermoon’ rises shortly after Wednesday evening’s spring equinox

The previous super moons which are commonly referred to as the "snow" and "wolf" moons occurred back January and February this year. A few hours earlier, at 5:58 p.m., the spring equinox marks the end of ...More..

SpaceX crew capsule docks at the International Space Station
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule docks at the International Space Station

At 140 meters, NASA astronaut Anne McClain commanded Dragon to back away from the station, as part of a test of the spacecraft's contingency abilities. The capsule will deliver its payload of supplies and r...More..

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule set for historic test flight
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule set for historic test flight

America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX . The initial SpaceX mission to the ISS will be crewed by NASA astr...More..

Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s ‘The Boss’ After Rolling Out Green New Deal
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s ‘The Boss’ After Rolling Out Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. That means stop having kids. "Is it OK to still have children?" "The Democratic Party should make this their platform", she said . The Dem...More..

SpaceIL: the First private space vehicle to the moon
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

SpaceIL: the First private space vehicle to the moon

NASA , which has installed equipment on Beresheet to upload its signals from the Moon, said last week it aims to land instruments later this year or next year and that it is inviting private sector bids to ...More..

Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

It's a first not just for Israel but for commercial space. The other two items taken up were an Indonesian communications satellite and a US Air Force experimental satellite. These were "hard landings", meaning...More..

Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019
by | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

When can people see the super snow moon? What is Super Snow Moon? It is the second supermoon of the year and will be the biggest and brightest. And, because 100 percent of the moon's surface will be ill...More..

Midwest braces for potentially record-breaking temperatures as winter storm approaches
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Midwest braces for potentially record-breaking temperatures as winter storm approaches

As he has several times in the past, President Trump again tweeted about global warming during a cold snap: Late Monday , he tweeted that "in the attractive Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus ...More..

First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead

Professor Liu Hanlong, who is in charge of the experiment, told the South China Morning Post that he hoped in the future potatoes could help provide a source of food for astronauts. Chang'e-5 will be followed...More..

Moon sees first cotton-seed sprout — China Focus
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Moon sees first cotton-seed sprout — China Focus

Cotton plants have been seen budding and growing, as shown by this close-up of the plants sprouting under a protective cover on the Chang'e 4 lunar lander. The plants release oxygen and provide food for the fru...More..

President Bolsonaro 'wants to' move Brazil's Israel embassy to Jerusalem
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

President Bolsonaro 'wants to' move Brazil's Israel embassy to Jerusalem

In the letter, the Chinese president says that, since China and Brazil established their relations 44 years ago, "the ties between the two countries resisted the worldwide scenarios and developed in an integrat...More..

Heil Heavens? NASA Gives Far-Off Space Object Nazi-Friendly Name
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Heil Heavens? NASA Gives Far-Off Space Object Nazi-Friendly Name

Just over a day after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped by Ultima Thule , scientists have revealed their preliminary findings of the distant object. The first sharp picture of the "city-sized world" th...More..

NASA’s latest Mars craft lands for unprecedented seismic mission
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA’s latest Mars craft lands for unprecedented seismic mission

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Oxford who created the instruments will be based at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to assist with the study, including selecting the...More..

Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls agreed with the groups' argument that a 2014 environmental impact assessment fell short of the National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory standards....More..

Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President

According to Steve Schwartzmann, senior director of tropical forest policy at the US-based Environment Defense Fund, it is doubtful Bolsonaro would even be able to affect Brazil's departure given the treaty pas...More..

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30, the center said . Tropical Storm Oscar has been upgraded to ...More..

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

The Air Force previous year released a request for proposal for its next iteration of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle , known as EELV, to be used on space lift such as the Atlas V, Delta IV and Falco...More..

US Gulf Coast bracing for ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

US Gulf Coast bracing for ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Michael

In its 8 a.m. ET report Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center reported the Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph was 395 miles south of Panama City, FL. Michael wasn't quite done wreaking havoc in the Car...More..