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Kelowna students joining global strike addressing climate change inaction

Kelowna students joining global strike addressing climate change inaction This follows the massive climate strike in December previous year, inspired by Swedish school student Greta Thunberg , who sparked a global movement by camping out outside of the Swedish Parliament every Friday. Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can 'solve the climate crisis .' But the climate crisis has already been solved . [Full Article...]

Splashdown of Dragon SpaceX Capsule in Atlantic Ocean

Splashdown of Dragon SpaceX Capsule in Atlantic Ocean It was the first time in 50 years that a capsule designed for astronauts returned from space by plopping into the Atlantic. In 2014, NASA awarded contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to develop spacecraft to launch US astronauts. But the bottom of the Crew Dragon is slightly asymmetrical, its ideal contours rendered imperfect by the four pairs of engines built around the base of the ship. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches latest test flight with a life-sized crash dummy named Ripley

SpaceX launches latest test flight with a life-sized crash dummy named Ripley If everything isn't ideal and ready to go right at 2:49 a.m. EST, the launch will be pushed back to Tuesday at the earliest. From launch to splash landing, the mission is full of critical "firsts" for NASA's Commercial Crew program . Enlarge / SpaceX founder Elon Musk shares a laugh with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, center, and Bob Behnken, in the launch control room at Kennedy Space Center ... [Full Article...]

‘Astronaut’ dummy Ripley rides aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon bound for space station

Doug Hurley, one of the two astronauts chosen for the future first manned flight, said: "We will be ready when SpaceX and Nasa are ready for us to fly". It follows an eight-year lapse from the last flight of the Space Shuttle during which America has bought seats on Russian Soyuz rockets for crew trips to the station. [Full Article...]

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

The unmanned craft, weighing 1,300 pounds and standing approximately five feet tall, began an approximate seven-week journey to the moon, from where it will send back images of the rocky surface and conduct experiments on the lunar magnetic field. [Full Article...]

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades Wallace first discovered it in 1858 and described the female bee as "a large, black wasp-like insect, with huge jaws like a stag beetle". A huge bee that has not been seen in decades has recently been rediscovered in the wild. Last year, a Wallace's giant bee specimen sold for more than $9,000 on eBay. Professor Robson was with a team organised by Global Wildlife Conservation , a Texas-base... [Full Article...]

Photos of 2019's Biggest Moon

Photos of 2019's Biggest Moon The reason for its " snow moon " nickname is because February is associated with having heavy snowfalls according to The Old Farmer's Almanac . Technically speaking, the moon will hit its peak at 10:54 a.m. Astronomers said the rock is approximately 150 miles closer to Earth than it has been for nearly 30 years. With January came the rare phenomenon that was a Super Blood Wolf Moon , and now... [Full Article...]

2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky

2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky Read some Fun Super Moon Facts from NASA below: A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest ( perigee ) to Earth at the same time it is full. The term went viral in March 2011 when some incorrectly speculated that the moon's closeness to Earth may have affected the giant natural disaster that hit Japan that month. [Full Article...]

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community Glen Motz, MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, raised concerns on Friday about the SNC-Lavalin situation and the extent of involvement by the Prime Minister and/or his office, according to a press release. Justin Trudeau's government weighed the merits of ending a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. At the news conference, Trudeau continued to pass the issue to Wilson-Raybould. [Full Article...]

The Super Snow Moon will light up the skies on February 19

A full moon being hailed as a "super snow moon" is sure to get spectators howling when it hovers in the sky on Tuesday night - because it will feature the biggest and brightest moon of the year. A fun fact that you'd like to know is that the different tribes have their own names for February's moon. When can people see the super snow moon? On Tuesday, the Sun will set around 5.22pm GMT for ... [Full Article...]

The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover

The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover Previous year a dust storm caused the rover to go dark after its solar panels were unable to suck energy up from sun. Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact, and sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night, along with one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You", in a somber exercise that brought tears to team members' eyes. [Full Article...]

The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

The weak rollout of the Green New Deal The recently released joint resolution set out a framework for what a " Green New Deal " would include in order to reframe the U.S. economy and shift the country away from fossil fuels, with an eye to combating climate change. While the resolution, as co-sponsor Sen. It's a structural failure to care, & treat these communities fairly. He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook po... [Full Article...]

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal That's because her plan is a document full of farfetched and unreasonable demands. She couldn't even remember the name. During Nielsen's heated exchange with Representative Luis Gutierrez (D., Texas), which Ocasio-Cortez referenced, the secretary distinguished between a comprehensive family-separation policy that would apply to all migrants and the zero-tolerance enforcement policy, which applie... [Full Article...]

When is Groundhog Day and how to people celebrate it?

When is Groundhog Day and how to people celebrate it? Preparations for Groundhog Day 2019 began back on February 3, 2018 - right after Punxsutawney Phil issued his forecast of six more weeks of winter for that year. Why is Groundhog Day a thing? Since hedgehogs aren't native to the United States , another hibernating animal was chosen in their stead: the groundhog. [Full Article...]

Trump blasted by social media for not understanding climate change

Trump blasted by social media for not understanding climate change He also spelled global warming as "Global Waming" giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson. "Please come back fast, we need you". "Greetings, The rest of the world", he replied, followed by a map showing current world temperatures. There are many reasons Trump may be against addressing climate change, but one thing is clear: he doesn't understand ... [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse this weekend to create Super Blood Wolf Moon

Total lunar eclipse this weekend to create Super Blood Wolf Moon EST (6:36 p.m. PST) on January 20, when the moon begins moving into Earth's penumbra. It will then begin to brighten until 2:48, when the moon escapes Earth's shadow and the eclipse ends. Telescopes and binoculars are helpful in seeing it and allow you to see the changes in the moon's color as the earth shadow moves across it. Depending on the amount of water vapor, clouds, water droplet... [Full Article...]

Wolf Blood Super Moon will be visible from Northern Ireland

Wolf Blood Super Moon will be visible from Northern Ireland All that dry, cold air will sweep away rain clouds just in time for most of the Carolinas to get a good view of a "super moon " combined with a total lunar eclipse just before midnight. The only light wavelength left is red - dimly illuminating the moon with less than one-thousandth of the full moon's normal brightness. Though these times mark the moon's location in the sky relative to ... [Full Article...]

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows Keeping the temps within an acceptable range is one of the most hard parts of the experiment, as the moon swings from a freezing -173 C to 100 C or above. We could probably make some nice sweaters from moon-grown cotton. According to Fred Watson of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, the development represented a step in the right direction. [Full Article...]

MPs defeat Government over no-deal Brexit tax powers

MPs defeat Government over no-deal Brexit tax powers MPs will vote on the deal she negotiated by the European Union on January 15 after days of debate in Parliament, Downing Street confirmed today.Mr Barclay will open the debate, and the Prime Minister will deliver the closing speech. The vote was due to take place before Christmas but was postponed, reportedly because Theresa May did not manage to drum up sufficient Commons support for the agreem... [Full Article...]

National parks overflowing with poop because of government shutdown

National parks overflowing with poop because of government shutdown Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may want to re-think their plans this week as the park will close down all of its campgrounds on January 2 due to the government shutdown . However, as developing stories from Yosemite , Death Valley, Rocky Mountain (RMNP), and Joshua Tree National Parks are showing, that lack of staffing is presenting a major problem: visitors leave waste (both human an... [Full Article...]


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