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Extinction Rebellion members chain themselves to premier's Montreal office

Extinction Rebellion members chain themselves to premier's Montreal office Boulton called the climate change activist group "a load of incompetent, middle class, self-indulgent people who want to tell us how to live our lives", during the interview on Wednesday afternoon. Act now: Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. What have they been doing? It is supported by a slew of academics, scientists a... [Full Article...]

The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday The Old Farmer's Almanac says the "Full Pink Moon " is a sign of the appearance of the "moss pink, ' or wild ground phlox - one of the early spring flowers". Sadly, no. The moon will not take on a pink color, but will rather appear like any other full moon. The full moon occurs roughly every month. The next full moon will rise on May 18. [Full Article...]

Israel to Shoot for the Moon, Again

Israel to Shoot for the Moon, Again It provided the power to get the spacecraft all the way to the Moon, but it also took Beresheet on its final descent. Moments later, the mission was declared a failure. SpaceIL took advantage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch in mid-February to get its craft into space. Beresheet, whose name is Hebrew for the biblical phrase "In the beginning", had travelled through space for seven weeks in a... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Lands But Dunks A Booster

SpaceX Lands But Dunks A Booster SpaceX has confirmed that bad weather and an unfortunate lack of hardware has caused the second-ever Falcon Heavy center core to slide off the deck of drone ship Of Course I Still Love You , although CEO Elon Musk suggests that the rocket's engine section could be recoverable. [Full Article...]

TORNADO WATCH in the Lehigh Valley: What to do if one strikes

TORNADO WATCH in the Lehigh Valley: What to do if one strikes At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home. Over the weekend, four people died in Texas, two in Louisiana, one in MS and another in Alabama. The National Weather Service was sending a survey team to Alto on Sunday to confirm if the storm was, indeed, a tornado. Homes were damaged about 250 miles (402 kilometers) to the north in Glencoe, and there's scattered da... [Full Article...]

SpaceX: Falcon Heavy rocket launch and landing

SpaceX: Falcon Heavy rocket launch and landing The nosecone halves don't have great aerodynamics, and SpaceX has been testing various ways of recovering them for many months. The fairing is a piece of material that's part of the rocket's nosecone, protecting the payload, which can include things like satellites, during launch. [Full Article...]

Buzz Aldrin: Israel Lunar Landing Attempt ‘Inspiring to All’

Buzz Aldrin: Israel Lunar Landing Attempt ‘Inspiring to All’ Radio signals from the spacecraft flat-lined as the scheduled touchdown time came and went, leading engineers to assume that the small spacecraft was scattered in pieces after slamming into the landing site. This very attempt is a tremendous achievement and I think that you see by all the applause here that we really are the fourth country to reach it. "And that caused an unfortunate chain of even... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch Wednesday night

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch Wednesday night As far as what time the launch will happen, the launch window opens at 6:30 p.m. SpaceX will provide a webcast of the launch, landing attempts, and satellite separation from the upper stage, beginning 20 minutes before the anticipated liftoff on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Beresheet preparing for lunar landing

Beresheet preparing for lunar landing After entering lunar orbit last week, Israeli spacecraft Beresheet on Monday morning successfully performed another maneuver as it entered ever-tighter orbits around the moon, before attempting to land on April 11 in the Sea of Serenity. The name בראשית is prounounced "beresheet" and is roughly translated from Hebrew to English to mean "Genesis" - aka the beginning. "There is a significant chanc... [Full Article...]

Earthlings have never seen a black hole - but that could change tomorrow

Earthlings have never seen a black hole - but that could change tomorrow The image of Sagittarius A , the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, is set to be released tomorrow. But how can telescopes capture the image of a Black Hole when as its concept implies it is nothing but a black hole? He and his colleagues are acting as if they have something to celebrate. [Full Article...]

Huge python caught in Florida's Everglades

Huge python caught in Florida's Everglades The researchers caught this behemoth by using male pythons equipped with radio transmitters, which, they say, "allows the team to track the male to locate breeding females". The were brought to the state in the 1970s as pets and can grow up to 20 feet long. The Burmese python is native to Southeast Asia, but in recent decades the big snakes have become a slithering menace in Florida. [Full Article...]

Why NASA need not worry about India's ASAT test

Why NASA need not worry about India's ASAT test The DRDO chief said that a low orbit - below 300 km - was deliberately chosen to minimize debris. Criticising India for the tests, NASA had described it as a "terrible, terrible" thing that had endangered the International Space Station (ISS). [Full Article...]

Manitoba will challenge federal carbon tax in court

Manitoba will challenge federal carbon tax in court Premier Brian Pallister has been vocal in his opposition to the tax and announced in October that Manitoba would not charge one, an about-face from previously announced plans to charge a flat carbon tax of $25 per-tonne. "They stated they would impose their higher - and rising - carbon tax on Manitobans". The premier also accuses Ottawa of giving other provinces carbon pricing exemptions that Ma... [Full Article...]

Ever photograph of a black hole is about to be unveiled

Ever photograph of a black hole is about to be unveiled The unusual entities are unimaginably-dense objects with gravitational pulls so intense that nothing - even light - can escape their grasp. Gopal Narayanan at the University of MA said in 2017, 'These are the observations that will help us to sort through all the wild theories about black holes . [Full Article...]

Get Ready to Pay for Paper Bags in NY

Get Ready to Pay for Paper Bags in NY NY will also be one of the first states to impose a ban on single use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail outlets, start next March. But as Jesse McKinley reports for the New York Times , the ban has drawn criticism from both business groups and environmental advocates. [Full Article...]

NASA to pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 2 months

NASA to pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 2 months This centrifuge is being used to recreate Earth's gravity during the first joint long-term bed rest study between ESA and U.S. space agency NASA into the potential of artificial gravity in mitigating the effects of spaceflight. To replicate the effects of being in space, the participants will be made to lie with a slight incline and their feet will be elevated above their head and body. [Full Article...]

Scratch That: First All-Female Spacewalk Canceled For Lack Of Medium-Sized Spacesuit

Scratch That: First All-Female Spacewalk Canceled For Lack Of Medium-Sized Spacesuit However, in order for them to walk, they both required a medium-sized spacesuit torso component, of which only one was available at the space station. An agency spokesperson said March 25 that McClain trained for the spacewalks on the ground in using medium and large torso segments, and initially thought that the larger suit would work, but concluded after the March 22 spacewalk that the smal... [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk Kristen Facciol from the Canadian Space Agency will provide the necessary ground support from NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston . NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz confirmed that the upcoming walk will be "the first with only women", but added that "it was not orchestrated to be this way". [Full Article...]

NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue

NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue Last week McClain posted a video of her doing a "loop scrub" on a suit, necessary to keep the cooling system running properly. It would have been the first time an all-female mission conducted the mission, which has usually been completed by an all-male or male-female team. [Full Article...]

Flooding in the U.S. Could Be Worse Than Ever This Spring

Flooding in the U.S. Could Be Worse Than Ever This Spring Most of those remaining were driven from their homes in Fremont and Mills counties in southwest Iowa. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said water patrol troopers worked into the night Wednesday, pulling four people from homes and three others from a boat that ran out of gas around the small town of Craig. [Full Article...]


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