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NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

1 hour 58 min ago
By Eric M. Johnson. LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency's ...

Blue Origin To Use Moon Ice Water As Rocket Fuel, Jeff Bezos Explains

2 hours 27 min ago
Amazon.com and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will need all the water ice on the Moon he can get his hands on if his dream of using the Moon as a base to explore other planets in our solar system is to come to pass. Water ice is plentiful on the Moon.

New study shows groundwater pumping significantly reduces US stream flows

3 hours 1 min ago
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to a new research published Wednesday in Science Advances. Using a computer ...

Importance of climate on spruce beetle flight

3 hours 29 min ago
Date: June 19, 2019; Source: Colorado State University; Summary: If the climate continues warming as predicted, spruce beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains could become more frequent. Share: FULL STORY ...

NASA releases new image of an impact crater on the surface of Mars

3 hours 57 min ago
(CNN) -- A new image of the Red Planet features some other colors. NASA has spotted a new impact crater on the surface of Mars, and scientists have released an image of it showing some blue and purple. The impact exposed the darker material beneath ...

At anniversary celebrating moon landing, astronauts discuss future of space exploration

5 hours 58 min ago
As the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of sending the first man to the moon, astronaut Michael Collins, the command module pilot on Apollo 11, says he has no problem with being known as “the third guy.” “I was the base camp operator, if you will, or I ...

Genetic research made easier with 'Google Maps for genes'

6 hours 17 min ago
Queensland researchers have developed a tool described as “Google Maps for genes” potentially throwing open the field of genetic manipulation, which previously had a high bar to entry. Previously, only large labs had the time and money to invest in genetic ...

Space Experts Visit JFK Library To Celebrate Moon Landing, Explore Future Missions

6 hours 18 min ago
BOSTON (CBS) – Fifty years ago, men landed on the moon. It was the culmination of the vision of President John F. Kennedy to land on the moon by the end of the 1960's. On Wednesday, Boston's JFK Library and Museum commemorated that achievement ...

Scientists find unique microscopic colonies in dinosaur fossils

6 hours 22 min ago
Washington: Scientists have discovered modern microbes living in fossilised dinosaur bones, a finding that further quashes hopes of creating clones of the ancient prehistoric animals from preserved proteins. Some paleontologists reported finding dinosaur ...

Celebrate sharks at 'Jaw-some July' at OdySea

7 hours 14 min ago
To celebrate Shark Appreciation Day, July 14, and raise awareness about the magnificent shark, OdySea Aquarium has renamed the entire month “Jaw-some July.” With 50 sharks and 15 different species living at OdySea Aquarium, guests can marvel at one ...

Mascoutah Student Attends Space Academy

7 hours 28 min ago
HUNTSVILLE, AL – From June 2 -7, Heidi Engelage of Mascoutah recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp® and NASA Marshall ...

“Dark Heart of the Human Genome” –Surprising Neanderthal Influence

7 hours 32 min ago
“It's the heart of darkness of the genome, we warn students not to go there,” said Charles Langley, professor of evolution and ecology at University of California, Davis. Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of ...

NASA releases new image of an impact crater on the surface of Mars

7 hours 37 min ago
By Michelle Lou, CNN. (CNN) -- A new image of the Red Planet features some other colors. NASA has spotted a new impact crater on the surface of Mars, and scientists have released an image of it showing some blue and purple. The impact exposed the ...

How in times of trouble animals also stand together

7 hours 40 min ago
Faced with potential violence from rival factions, dwarf mongoose groupmates pull together and behave more co-operatively, according to new research by University of Bristol researchers published today [Wednesday 19 June]. Conflict between rival groups ...

Canegrowers Bundaberg challenge the science on reef

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:48
THE proposed Reef Protection Measures continue to create a sense of apprehension among rural producers, and Canegrowers Bundaberg manager Dale Holliss, for one, continues to fight the Bill. Mr Holliss recently wrote an open letter to the Queensland ...

This Freaky Robotic Fish Is Powered By 'Blood'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:47
In an effort to create more autonomous, life-like robots, scientists have developed a soft robotic lionfish with a multi-functional circulatory system. A blood-like compound powers the bot and provides propulsion. Typically, robots are equipped with ...

Groundwater Pumping Diminishes Streams Across The Country, Study Finds

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:36
Groundwater pumping is causing rivers and small streams throughout the country to decline, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona. Scientists have known for a while that there's a link ...

What to know before the next Falcon Heavy launch

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:21
SpaceX is preparing for its third launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, which is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy Space Center on the night of June 24. Along for the ride will be two dozen satellites and a slate of experiments, including new technology ...

Dangerous brain parasite 'orders in' for dinner

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:57
Date: June 19, 2019; Source: Indiana University; Summary: Researchers have discovered how toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery. Share: FULL STORY ...

Astronomers uncover first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:54
Date: June 19, 2019; Source: Northwestern University; Summary: An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion. Share: FULL STORY ...

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