Science

Night Sky Webcasts: Slooh's Full Flower Moon Webcast

There's a very straightforward explanation: The Strawberry Moon is a bit smaller than the other full moons, due its changing position in relation to the Earth. ...


Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

Why it is called a blood moon? It'll last for more than an hour seen from the UK. Just as so many other things in this life, it's possible that this headlin...


Full moon alert: Saturn and Strawberry moon to brighten the night sky

Pacific Standard Time and be at its fullest by 9:53 p.m., he said. Although you can look at the moon when it's high in the sky, you will have trouble if the ski...


Saturn to reach opposition next to the Full Strawberry Moon Wednesday night

The June "strawberry moon" won't actually look like the famed fruit, but is so-called because it's thought to have been a signal to Algonquin tribes to start ...


Britain-built satellite on mission to test ways to collect space junk

According to Space.com, the astronauts on the space station deployed the platform this week, and they are getting ready to test the solutions developed for the ...


Air Force certifies Falcon Heavy, orders satellite launch for 2020

While not planned to occur until September 2020 at the earliest, the most critical aspect of this development is the fact that the USAF has apparently already c...


BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad ...


NASA unveils stunning 'blue dune' image seen on Mars

HiRISE is responsible for a number of striking images taken on Mars, and the MRO's high location and mobility provides a lot more opportunities for photo ops th...


1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight

The lovingly-named RemoveDebris was dispatched from the International Space Station at 7:30 a.m. Sir Martin Sweeting, chief executive of SSTL, said: "SS...


Martian dust storm goes global

Mars hasn't been enjoying the fairest weather as of late. NASA's Opportunity rover has had its science operations suspended pending the storm as tiny dust...


U.S. stepping up Earth's protection from asteroids, comets

Thanks to the steady stream of new asteroid discoveries that rolls out of NASA and other skywatching groups around the world you might think that any object tha...


Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

The leaders who will be hosted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will meet with Mr Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to call on him ...


Leeds cycle ride to support clean air

Our sustained work on combating air pollution has resulted in a trend of air quality improving over recent years. The Council added: "Under the proposals for ...


Rex Didn’t Have Long Stretching Tongue, Unlike Usual Portrayal, Study Reveals

In fact, many dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues, which were rooted to the floors of their mouths, like those of alligators. They looked at hyoids in ...


New Species Of Ancient Sea Creature Discovered And Named After President Obama

The tiny, disc-shaped animal was about a 1/2 inch long, with raised spiral grooves on its surface. Obamus coronatus , a name that honors President Barack Oba...


SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch military satellites by 2020

It's somewhere between hard and impossible to accurately compare the different payloads and launches of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), but SpaceX's only ...


#EnergyUnion - Deals on efficiency targets and governance

In order to meet these targets and objectives, the draft agreement calls on member states to cooperate with each other, using all existing forms of regional coo...


Volvo announces plan to use 25% recycled plastics in cars by 2025

Nypel Recycled Nylon from BASF is optimised for applications including fans, shrouds, air cleaners and brackets and is made using post-industrial recycled polya...


Mysterious ‘crashed UFO’ on Mars ‘could have formed in life-giving explosion’

As expected by the scientists, the inferences of this study would help them in further understanding of the Red Planet's geology and also could yield clearer re...


This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness

If you don't look too closely at it its stem, which is covered in purple splotches and coarse hair-like protrusions, the giant hogweed is nearly pretty. The uns...