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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...]

NASA Says Taking Sample From Asteroid Bennu Harder Than Expected

NASA Says Taking Sample From Asteroid Bennu Harder Than Expected Bennu's entire surface was also found to be rough and dense with boulders , contrary to the Earth-based observations, which showed a smooth surface with a few large boulders. And scientists have already been confounded by Bennu , mere months after NASA arrived at the asteroid. The mission was aiming just to get on the dart board, Burns said, but now with such hard landing circumstances, "We'r... [Full Article...]

Northern Lights may be visible this weekend

Northern Lights may be visible this weekend André says that based on our current forecast, the skies should be clearer Saturday night which is looking like our best chance to see them. The Northeast could be in for a treat Saturday night with a rare appearance of the northern lights, according to NOAA . [Full Article...]

Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns

Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Barcelona star Lionel Messi t for the first time since they crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. "When we made a decision to bring him back, he knew it was a big change", Scaloni said about Messi . The Barcelona attacker cut a frustrated figure at full-time as his return to the worldwide fold - having taken a sabbatica... [Full Article...]

'Full worm supermoon' (and asteroids) set for the first day of spring

'Full worm supermoon' (and asteroids) set for the first day of spring No matter what timezone you're in, look out for the supermoon at 9:43 pm ET on Wednesday. Winter ends Wednesday at 5:58 p.m., the moment of vernal equinox . The supermoon comes a day after the moon reaches perigree, the closest point to Earth, making the full moon a supermoon , which makes it appear slightly larger than the full moon usually does, Space .com reports. [Full Article...]

Pounds Of Plastic Found In Stomach Of Dead Whale In Philippines

Pounds Of Plastic Found In Stomach Of Dead Whale In Philippines The museum said via their Facebook page they uncovered an extraordinary amount of plastic in the whale's stomach after conducting an autopsy. Over the past decade, D' Bone Collector Museum has recovered 57 whales and dolphins that have died after consuming plastic garbage and fishing nets, of which four were pregnant. [Full Article...]

Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate campaigner nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate campaigner nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Thunberg's nomination comes just one day before hundreds of thousands of young people are expected to walk out of their schools on strike in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries to raise Climate Change awareness. Should she win, she would become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, as BBC News points out. " On climate change, we have to acknowledge that we have failed ", she told g... [Full Article...]

Greens again encourage students to skip school to protest

Greens again encourage students to skip school to protest There is a lot of talk about climate change being a serious issue but it is not visible in concrete actions. The move - revealed in a letter from council chief Annemarie O'Donnell to Glasgow's Green MSP Patrick Harvie - represents a shift in the council's message from before the last youth climate strike . [Full Article...]

Toyota prepares to go into space

Toyota prepares to go into space The agreement is meant to promote Japanese technological knowhow. Toyota , with the help of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), intends to allow two astronauts to go for an extended joy ride on the Moon 10 years from now. JAXA is studying various scenarios as well as technologies that will be applied to specific space missions. Toyota Motor Corp. and the Japan Aerospace Explorati... [Full Article...]

U.S. unmanned spacecraft dragon 2 undocks from International Space Station

U.S. unmanned spacecraft dragon 2 undocks from International Space Station The first crewed flight of the Dragon could occur as soon as July, although this target date is likely to slip into the summer as engineers work through the post-flight analysis. Nasa and the administration of President Donald Trump have spent all week extolling the historic nature of the mission . The Crew Dragon spacecraft, flying a mission designated Demo-1, undocked from the stati... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Test Flight Finishes With Perfect Splashdown

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Test Flight Finishes With Perfect Splashdown Hatches were closed at midday Thursday and right on time, at 2:31 a.m. Friday, latches holding the Crew Dragon in place retracted and the ship's flight computer executed a series of thruster pulses to slowly pull away from the station. SpaceX plans to launch its first crewed test flight in July with American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken . Because of the schedule uncertainties,... [Full Article...]


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