Science


Elon Musk and Tom Cruise Want to Shoot a Movie in Space Elon Musk and Tom Cruise Want to Shoot a Movie in Space
- September 12, 2020

The Mission Impossible action star and NASA is reportedly in talks over a movie shot in actual outer space. The proposed action adventure is in its early stages, Deadline reported on Monday. SpaceX is slated to launch astronauts to space from United States soil for the first time in almost a decade later this month aboard the Crew Dragon, which will dock with the ISS. (more...)
Pandemic has not stopped climate change Pandemic has not stopped climate change
- September 12, 2020

Sustained cuts in pollution of at least seven per cent each year over the next decade are required to keep temperatures below the internationally agreed target. The panel of more than 100 ordinary citizens - set up by six House of Commons select committees past year to give the public a bigger say - suggested the aviation taxes could "increase as people fly more often and as they fly further". (more...)
NASA seeking companies to help mine the moon NASA seeking companies to help mine the moon
- September 12, 2020

Thus, it expects only commercial entities to go to the Moon and collect lunar rocks by 2024. Eventually, NASA will retrieve the rock samples and bring them back to Earth. This is also open to companies internationally, so it's not just for USA private space companies, and it's also possible that NASA will make more than one award under the program. (more...)
Tropical Depression 19 brings rain & breezy weather this weekend Tropical Depression 19 brings rain & breezy weather this weekend
- September 12, 2020

From there, the latest forecast has it headed towards the north-central Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Paulette is expected to become a hurricane today and is forecast to bring hazardous conditions to Bermuda by Sunday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the centre. It could become a tropical depression in the next few days as it heads westward across the eastern Atlantic. (more...)
10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire 10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire
- September 12, 2020

The awful toll of California's wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week. Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast said Friday evening that searchers had found two victims of the Beachie Creek fire near Salem. At least four people with critical burns were hospitalized. (more...)
Hurricane Season Season reaches its peak day Hurricane Season Season reaches its peak day
- September 11, 2020

The trough is producing minimal shower and thunderstorm activity. There's a 70% to 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday through Sunday. Upper-level winds are expected to become conducive for some development of this system while it moves slowly west-north-westward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. (more...)
Humanity's footprint has exceeded earth's ability to regenerate itself — WWF Humanity's footprint has exceeded earth's ability to regenerate itself — WWF
- September 11, 2020

Nearly 4,400 species of animal bird and fish populations have shrunk by 68 percent between 1970 and 2016, with increasing deforestation and agricultural expansion the key drivers. In LPR 2020, WWF remains deeply concerned at the continued rapid decline in nature globally, with potential to push into complete extinction over a million plant and animal species. (more...)
Vera C Rubin Observatory captures stunning, record-breaking first photo of broccoli Vera C Rubin Observatory captures stunning, record-breaking first photo of broccoli
- September 11, 2020

SLAC's Steven Kahn, director of the observatory added that the achievement is among the most significant of the entire Rubin Observatory. The sensors will be integrated into the largest digital camera ever built, which will eventually be installed in the center of the Vera C. (more...)
Extinction Rebellion facing split with millionaire U.S. backers over blockade Extinction Rebellion facing split with millionaire U.S. backers over blockade
- September 11, 2020

Former shadow home secretary, meanwhile, condemned plans to classify Extinction Rebellion as an organised crime gang. "We're super-aware of COVID - but climate and ecological threats are an emergency too", she added. "That is hardly an accurate description of the thousands of ordinary people who take part in Extinction Rebellion's non-violent protests", the group said in a statement . (more...)
Quebec reports 163 new COVID-19 cases as regional alert system introduced Quebec reports 163 new COVID-19 cases as regional alert system introduced
- September 11, 2020

Dr. Alain Poirier, the director of Public Health for the Eastern Townships, says that although the region has been classified as higher risk based on information from last week, the situation has already improved from what it was. The list shows that the Lanaudière region is most affected, with cases in 15 schools. The list of schools with COVID-19 cases is posted on the website of the Government of Quebec. (more...)
Ford calls idea of rolling entire province back to Stage 2 Ford calls idea of rolling entire province back to Stage 2 "unnaceptable"
- September 10, 2020

Ford said there is an "endless list of areas in health care that we need to put more funds towards", including a backlog of surgeries that will require the province's doctors to work overtime. Police have so far laid charges in 622 cases where travellers failed to quarantine themselves, but federal officials gave their approval to proceed with only two of those cases, Ford said. (more...)
Rene re-strengthens to a tropical storm over the Atlantic Rene re-strengthens to a tropical storm over the Atlantic
- September 10, 2020

The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene as well as two other tropical waves. The first wave was closest to the USA but had the lowest chance of development - only 30 percent as of Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Space 'mighty mice' return to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques Space 'mighty mice' return to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques
- September 10, 2020

So in December, Lee, Germain-Lee and a team of researchers sent some very special mice into orbit. "Again then, we confirmed that mice during which we deleted the myostatin gene had dramatic will increase in muscle mass all through the physique, with particular person muscular tissues rising to about twice the traditional measurement", Lee, a geneticist now on the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medication in Farmington, Connecticut, informed Area.com. (more...)
Trump delivers remarks about the environment in Florida Trump delivers remarks about the environment in Florida
- September 09, 2020

I'll promise you this: "As President, I will work with experts to fight COVID-19, make historic investments to create millions of clean energy jobs, and get our economy back on track so it works for all Americans, not just Trump's Mar-a-Lago crowd". (more...)
Two tropical depressions being tracked in the Atlantic Two tropical depressions being tracked in the Atlantic
- September 09, 2020

Tropical Storm Rene is forecast to "become a hurricane in a couple of days", according to the NHC. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone. The NHC state Tropical Storm Rene is moving to the west at speeds nearing 16mph. There are two other areas to watch besides Paulette and Rene in the Atlantic . (more...)
ISRO mulls to launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2021 ISRO mulls to launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2021
- September 08, 2020

However, unlike Chandrayaan-2, it will not have an orbiter but will include a lander and a rover, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said. ISRO might launch Chandrayaan Three at the start of 2021, making ready so as to add one other achievement to this episode. (more...)
China carries out secretive launch of 'reusable experimental spacecraft' China carries out secretive launch of 'reusable experimental spacecraft'
- September 05, 2020

The nation, which is renowned for keeping details of its launches under wraps, have disclosed little about the mission other than after a period of in-orbit operation, "the spacecraft will return to the scheduled landing site in China ". (more...)
SC to hear plea regarding JEE and NEET exams SC to hear plea regarding JEE and NEET exams
- September 05, 2020

The review plea has been filed by ministers from Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant), West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), and Punjab (BS Sidhu). The National Testing Agency, which is conducting the JEE exams, is taking all precautions for safety of the students during exams. The review petition had aspects like safety, security and health of students, logistics which are required for holding the for 25 lakh students. (more...)
Earth’s oxygen rusted the Moon for billions of years Earth’s oxygen rusted the Moon for billions of years
- September 05, 2020

Not just is there no air on the moon, however it is flooded with hydrogen that streams from the sun, brought by solar wind . With the moon inching farther from the Earth , it's possible that the oxygen was delivered when the two were much closer together in the past. (more...)
Black hole 142 times heavier than the Sun Black hole 142 times heavier than the Sun
- September 05, 2020

Astronomers have primarily observed two flavours of black holes. It is said to be the most massive and distant black hole merger observed by gravitational wave detectors to date, and could be the first evidence of a third type of black hole. (more...)

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