Science

NASA launches a ‘Robot Hotel’ on the International Space Station

NASA launches a ‘Robot Hotel’ on the International Space Station Spacex It is scheduled to launch its 19th Commercial Replenishment Mission (CRS) for the International Space Station today, with a scheduled take-off time for 12:51 PM EST (9:51 AM EST). However, over its lifetime, the space station has accumulated occasional small ammonia leaks at its joints, often as a result of micrometeroids. It also needs to be bought outside the space station using the Dext... [Full Article...]

Climate change exposes children to lifelong health harm: Doctors

Climate change exposes children to lifelong health harm: Doctors The increased frequency is why more than half of the 448,444 Canadians evacuated due to wildfires between 1980 and 2017 were displaced in the past decade. "Fossil fuel consumption is at the heart of health care's emissions", said Dr. Jean Zigby, a Montreal-based family physician who serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). [Full Article...]

Rare transit of Mercury occurring today

Rare transit of Mercury occurring today The entire event is visible from the eastern U.S. and Canada, the south-western tip of Greenland, most of the Caribbean, Central America, the whole of South America and some of West Africa. Since each planet orbits the sun during different times of the year, it makes it hard for people on earth to see these transits. 'That's really close to the limit of what you can see, ' he said earlier this... [Full Article...]

France Says "Regrets" US Decision To Pull Out From Paris Climate Accord

France Says When the USA pull-out goes into effect next November, it will leave the coalition without the world's second-leading emitter of greenhouse gases, forcing other member nations to reconsider their strategies for achieving the goals set forth in the agreement . [Full Article...]

Rats trained to drive makeshift cars seem to find it relaxing

Rats trained to drive makeshift cars seem to find it relaxing While acknowledging that human beings are "more complicated" than rats, Lambert said the scientists are searching for "universal truths" about how minds interact with the surroundings to sustain optimal mental health. The driving rats in the study held an interest in driving throughout the trial and showed more learning capacity when compared with rats that were less stimulated. [Full Article...]

Gulf development more likely

Gulf development more likely The National Hurricane Center has scheduled a Hurricane Hunter aircraft to investigate the system Thursday afternoon. All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as another tropical storm will likely form. Otherwise this system moves east quickly Friday night and Saturday is looking mainly dry. An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 6 inches is most likely along the upper Gulf coast of Florida and perhaps... [Full Article...]

Mesmerizing Simulation Shows Black Hole Gobbling a Sun

Mesmerizing Simulation Shows Black Hole Gobbling a Sun You're in luck because NASA has a new visualization showing how these huge objects work. If any object goes too close and enters the black hole's point of no return, called the event horizon , it can not escape the black hole. A tidal disruption event like this occurs when a star passes too close to a black hole. The disc looks brighter on the left side than it does on the right. [Full Article...]

Mont Blanc Glacier Poised to Collapse, Italy Evacuates Area

Mont Blanc Glacier Poised to Collapse, Italy Evacuates Area To avoid human casualties, authorities in Italy have elected to close certain roads in the Val Ferret municipality and evacuate at-risk mountain huts. A new special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Wednesday that glaciers around the world, outside of Greenland and Antarctica but including Europe, are losing 220 billion metric tons of ice a year. [Full Article...]