Science

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’

NASA says, 'The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA's Mar...


MoD launches initiative to curb use of plastic bottles

If the present trend continues, plastic in the sea will weigh more than all marine animals combined, with most of the pollution originating in emerging nation...


Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

As the Inquisitr reported at the time, following his company's monumental success, Musk told reporters that he hopes the Falcon Heavy launch will inspire an...


More building blocks of life found on Mars

Scientists have been seeking organic molecules on Mars ever since the 1976 Viking landers. " The chances of being able to find signs of ancient life with futu...


Swimmer begins bid to cross Pacific Ocean

Benoit "Ben" Lecomte, 51, set off from his starting point of Chōshi, Japan, aiming to reach San Francisco, 5,500 miles away. Past of Lecomte's journey will ta...


What has NASA's Curiosity found on Mars?

The next step to making the rover fully operational again was the analysis of the said rock sample, in the form of Martian powder, inside the rover's two labora...


Scientists spot small asteroid hours before collision with Earth

Given the name 2018 LA, it was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on June 2 in the U.S. at which point the asteroid was as close to Earth a...


Key Kinder Morgan executives offered $1.5-million retention bonuses

Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 123,367 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Kinder Morgan has a 52-week low of $16.63 and a 52-week high of $23.36. The Trans M...


Why days on Earth are getting longer

The moon's retreat causes Earth to spin more slowly on its axis, increasing the amount of daily sunlight a given region receives. Now as it moves away, the da...


Gravitational interaction, not giant planet, may explain unusual TNO orbits

A hypothetical object revolves around the Sun in an elongated path (in inclined relative to Earth's orbit plane) with a period of 15 thousand years, and physi...


Small asteroid disintegrates over Southern Africa

That trajectory plot was the first hint that 2018 LA could hit Earth . South African farmer Barend Swanepoel posted this incredible footage of the cosmic b...


Astronauts return to Earth after 2,600 orbits

There they will undergo a longer medical exam and then be flown either to Moscow or Houston. The ball, called Telstar 18, was taken to the ISS in March by the...


Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags in southern Thailand

The whale was discovered in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla, and veterinarians and volunteers tried to save it for five days. Thailand's Depar...


SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday

The Falcon 9's booster previously launched the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B spacecraft last summer. The first stage has flown once before, in September 20...


Trump Prepares Lifeline for Money-Losing Coal Power Plants

The White House-sponsored DoE memo reportedly states that "too many of these fuel-secure plants have retired prematurely and many more have recently announc...


Trump administration floats plan to save coal plants

Trump has directed Perry "to prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources and looks forward to his recommendations". The president heralded the...


If you're buying Trans Mountain, where's your backing for Energy East: Raitt

The federal Liberals deserve some of the blame. Several Indigenous groups have also been approached. "This is an investment", she said. This wasn't a three ...


Evidences of Earth-like dunes of methane found on the Pluto surface

They demonstrate two of the things that are required to make dunes: grains (of sand, or dust or, as in Antarctica, ice) and wind. Dunes are formed when the wi...


Pluto has frozen ‘sand’ dunes made from methane ice

But these aren't like sand dunes on Earth; Pluto's dunes are made from solid methane ice grains. Within these highly detailed images , researchers noticed what...


Sumter under flash flood watch for Memorial Day

The National Weather Service says numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall are expected to approach the region this afternoon an...