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 by three further missions that will exp... More..

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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..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Sonic-boom UFO show! SpaceX launches satellite, lands rocket booster in California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite into space Sunday and for the first time landed a first-stage booster back at its California launch site. The Air Force said before th...More..

Scientists think they've found the first Moon outside our solar system
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Scientists think they've found the first Moon outside our solar system

The hunt for exoplanets - planets outside our own Solar System - provided its first results only 30 years ago. Now, Columbia University astronomers Alex Teachey and David Kipping have used the incompara...More..

Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advised that small craft should exercise caution, as seas will be moderate to rough with waves reaching up to 6 feet. The system will remain a tropical storm for the ...More..

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

She is also only the third to have won the physics prize - the first was Marie Curie in 1903. In 1987, he used the tweezers to grasp living bacteria without harming them, according to the academy statement. M...More..

Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames

Whale watchers have flocked to the banks of the Thames to try and spot the mammal. A whale is filmed swimming in the River Thames. According to Dolman, bottlenose whales (unlike belugas) are usually found i...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Kirk to move westward across the deep tropical Atlantic. During a weather update Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) described K...More..

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

Sounding a note of caution, the broadcaster adds that BFR has yet to be built, with Musk admitting that the company is "not 100% certain we can bring this to flight". This is my lifelong dream. The reusab...More..

Climate Change Summit In San Francisco Draws Crowds Of Protesters
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Climate Change Summit In San Francisco Draws Crowds Of Protesters

Under President Donald Trump , the United States - the world's second largest greenhouse gas emitter - has weakened the Paris pact by announcing previous year it meant to pull out of the deal. Business is step...More..

SpaceX mystery moon passenger revealed, and he's a billionaire
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SpaceX mystery moon passenger revealed, and he's a billionaire

According to Maezawa, he purchased all of the available seats on the Big Falcon Rocket and plans to take six to eight artists with him. "So, I choose to go to the moon with artists". Announced past year, t...More..

Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

Two people were killed in Lenoir County, according to Emergency Services Director Roger Dail during the storm. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were...More..