• SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week
SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week

Stargazers across large swaths of the globe had the chance to witness a rare "super blue blood Moon" on January 31, 2018, when Earth's shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue. In Jeddah and Riyadh, the penumbral eclipse will begin at 8:14 p.m. on Friday, total eclipse will begin at 10:30 p.m., at 12:13 a.m. Saturday total eclipse will end and ...

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  • Look at This Incredible New Armoured Dinosaur Found in Utah
Look at This Incredible New Armoured Dinosaur Found in Utah

The skeleton of the dinosaur dates from 76 million years ago ( Cretaceous Period ). The fossil revealed Thursday at the Nature Gallery of Utah wased initially found in 2008 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monolith, an abundant dinosaur database in southerly Utah.

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  • SpaceX launches heavyweight satellite, safely lands booster
SpaceX launches heavyweight satellite, safely lands booster

A live stream of the launch will be available from SpaceX . Over the course of eight and a half minutes, the two-stage rocket sent the satellite on the first leg of its journey to a geostationary transfer orbit. But as dramatic as the booster recoveries are, the primary goal of Sunday's flight was to place Ottawa-based Telesat's Telstar 19 VANT...

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  • Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit
Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit

On Thursday, a US District judge dismissed a lawsuit from the City of NY against major oil companies BP, Chevron , ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil, and Shell. To be clear, these two rulings are hardly the end of state and local climate change suits asserting nuisance claims against big oil companies. "It's time that fossil fuel companies pay t...

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"1st man on moon" Neil Armstrong's memorabilia to be auctioned

The Armstrong Family Collection includes flags and medallions brought by the astronaut to the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Among the items on auction are Robbins medallions flown on the Apollo 11 mission, including an "extremely rare gold example".

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  • The Endangered Species Act Is in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs
The Endangered Species Act Is in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs

The public will have 60 days to offer comments to the proposed changes before a final plan is issued. Since the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, their numbers have soared to near 10,000. The Trump Administration wants to loosen up key provisions of the US Endangered Species Act . Those states questioned the viability of climate change pre...

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  • Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface
Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

They are encased in the very deepest roots of our planet, in a thick, immovable layer of rock known as cratons. According to the researchers, the vast deposit of diamonds sits about 90 to 150 miles from our planet's surface. These waves are caused by different ground-shaking forces. Diamonds are formed under high-pressure and extreme temperatur...

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  • Baby Snake 'Frozen In Time' Gives Insight Into Lost World
Baby Snake 'Frozen In Time' Gives Insight Into Lost World

Scientists spent almost a year reconstructing the three-dimensional structure of the bones of the snake using micro CT technology. Scientists have discovered the world's oldest known fossilized baby snake, which will provide clues about the species' evolution, according to a new study.

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  • Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency
Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency

That's 74 miles or 119 kilometers. Some of those payloads include the Suborbital Flight Experiment Monitor-2 from NASA's Johnson Space Center; Vibration Isolation Platform from Controlled Dynamics; and a communications technology tool from Solstar .

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  • Meghalayan Age: Latest Era in Earth’s History Named After Indian State
Meghalayan Age: Latest Era in Earth’s History Named After Indian State

The oldest phase of the Holocene - the exit from the ice age - will be known as the Greenlandian. Based on the chart, we are now living in Holocene Epoch , which represents the time since the end of the last Ice Age about 11,700 years ago.

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  • The Hunt for 'Planet Nine' Discovers 12 New Moons Around Jupiter
The Hunt for 'Planet Nine' Discovers 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

In 1610, Galileo discovered four largest moons around the Solar System's largest planet, Jupiter . Astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science and his team were using the telescope to search the edge of the solar system for signs of Planet Nine .

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  • Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior
Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior

According to a new study published by a team of experts from mit , Harvard and the University of California in Berkeley, deep in the Earth can you find this stuff, and it ceases to seem rare and exotic. Eruptions of Kimberlite igneous rock type (named after the city of Kimberley, South Africa, where the stone that was used to cut the large "Star ...

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  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. "We'll be doing a high altitude escape motor test - pushing the rocket to its limits", noted Blue Origin ahead of the test.

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  • Google Doodle commemorates George Leimaitre, founder of Big Bang theory
Google Doodle commemorates George Leimaitre, founder of Big Bang theory

Lemaitre gave his lecture and theory , Albert Einstein stood up and said: "this is the most lovely and satisfying explanation of the universe that I have ever heard."He was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Belgium Arts and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences".

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  • 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

It now has the largest amount of known moons around a planet in the solar system, but there's something very peculiar about one of the recently discovered Jovian satellites . The satellite, named for Jupiter's great-granddaughter, could be a bit of unfinished business, the last remnant of the ancient moons that provided the grist for the retrog...

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  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

Residents in Southwestern Ontario may get some relief from the stifling heat Monday afternoon. In addition to the severe thunderstorm watch , Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex are still under a heat warning . Toronto's Medical Officer of Health has also issued a heat warning for the city until further notice. "Check on older family, friends an...

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  • Trump asserts Russian Federation not targeting United States, contradicting intel
Trump asserts Russian Federation not targeting United States, contradicting intel

In an interview with CBS News , Trump said he has already addressed election interference with Putin, the Hill reports. Trump also contended anew on Wednesday that no other USA president has been "as tough on Russia as I have been", telling reporters Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of his alleged toughness.

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  • Adidas has committed to only use recycled plastic by 2024
Adidas has committed to only use recycled plastic by 2024

Adidas is the latest in a series of global companies that have pledged to reduce plastic use. Adidas also said it would stop using virgin plastic in its offices, retail outlets, warehouses and distribution centers, a move that would save an estimated 40 tons of plastic per year, starting in 2018.

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  • Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET
Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

Wednesday's flight will be the ninth by a New Shepard rocket, and the third using Blue Origin's most recent model of the single-stage vehicle, which debuted in December and made its second launch and landing in April. Numerous payloads will be flying in the spacecraft during the test, ranging from worldwide customers, such as Thailand's "mu Space-1...

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  • UK’s first spaceport gets £2.5m funding to launch satellites
UK’s first spaceport gets £2.5m funding to launch satellites

In its earlier announcement, the UK Space Agency said it would award $3.3 million (£2.5 million) to a consortium known as Highlands and Islands Enterprise to help get the Sutherland spaceport into operation in the early 2020s. "The worldwide space sector is growing and we want to ensure the region is ready to reap the economic benefits that wil...

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