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  • Scientists Weigh a White Dwarf Star, Prove Einstein Right

    June 11, 2017 6:50 PM 16

    Yet, as science persists, this phenomenon, called “gravitational microlensing”, has now been observed by an international team of researchers, led by Kailash C. Sahu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, says that Einstein would be proud of this accomplishment because “one of his key predictions has passed a very rigorous observational test." Gravitational

  • Watch the Moon Landing Again In This Gorgeous Short Film

    June 9, 2017 7:32 PM 15

    A new animated collage gives new perspective. You don't need special effects to make a great film about space travel. Two brothers have made a remarkable short film that looks at the 1969 moon landing through clever editing of thousands original NASA photos. Motion Designer Christian Stangl worked with his brother Wolfgang, who did the music, for 18 months

  • US spook-sat buzzed the International Space Station

    June 8, 2017 7:26 AM 38

    Amateur spy-watcher plots path to USA 276's fly-by For a little while earlier this month, astronauts on the International Space Station had a spooky companion: a spy satellite that circled just outside the its “danger zone”. Dutch satellite-watcher Marco Langbroek (whose day job is at the Technical University of Delft) analysed the orbit of USA 276, a spy satellite

  • Scientists Find Oldest Known Specimens of the Human Species

    June 7, 2017 5:21 PM 18

    Remains found in Morocco date from about 300,000 years ago, about 100,000 older than any other fossils of Homo sapiens The bones of ancient hunters unearthed in Morocco are the oldest known specimens of the human species, potentially pushing back the clock on the origin of modern Homo sapiens, scientists announced Wednesday. Found among stone tools and the ashes

  • Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Oleg Novitskiy Return to Earth after 6 Months in Space

    June 5, 2017 12:11 PM 14

    European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy returned to Earth on June 2 after a 6-month duty tour on the International Space Station. It took the pair more than 3 hours to descend to Earth in a Soyuz MS-03 transporter. During his time on the ISS, Pesquet participated in several Amateur Radio on the International

  • The Weather Channel is viciously trolling Donald Trump on climate change

    June 3, 2017 12:27 AM 38

    When it comes to weigh in on climate change, the absolutely overwhelming number of scientific bodies that have declared it a very real, and very urgent issue should be enough to convince literally everybody that it’s time to act. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, is not included in “literally everybody,” and yesterday he announced that he was pulling

  • Macron counters Trump's 'Make America Great slogan', says make planet great

    June 2, 2017 3:35 AM 28

    Trump has committed an error for the interests of his country, said French President Emmanuel Macron French President Emmanuel Macron said Donald Trump had made an historic error by abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and invited US climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France. Trump has "committed an error for the interests of his country

  • 'We're Staying In': US Cities And States Defy Donald Trump, Embrace Climate Pact

    June 2, 2017 1:29 AM 21

    Donald Trump's critics have fumed that exiting the Paris deal puts the United States at a disadvantage on the world stage. New York: When US President Donald Trump announced America's abandonment of the Paris climate deal Thursday, saying he was elected to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris," several US cities and states responded with a defiant counter-declaration

  • Trump Misused MIT Research in Reasons for Ditching Climate Deal

    June 2, 2017 1:29 AM 12

    MIT scientist says his study showed the Paris Climate agreement was a good first step, but more emissions cuts —not fewer — are needed. As President Donald Trump explained his rationale for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, he cited research that seemed to suggest the global emissions cuts agreed to under the deal wouldn’t make a significant

  • Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate deal makes already tough target harder to hit

    June 2, 2017 12:22 AM 16

    President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement could make it difficult, if not impossible, for the world to stay on track to reach an internationally agreed goal of limiting dangerous global warming, scientists said. That goal, which sought to limit warming to “well below” a 2 degree Celsius (3.6 degree