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It’s alive! Amateur astronomer finds long-lost NASA satellite — RT US News

An amateur astronomer hunting for radio signals of secret military satellites has discovered a NASA orbital...

Prison Planet.com » This NASA spacecraft will get closer to the sun than anything...

This summer, the Parker Solar Probe will launch on a journey that will send it skimming through the sun’s atmosphere at a pace of...

NASA pulls first African-American ISS astronaut from mission — RT US News

The first African-American astronaut assigned to the crew of the International Space Station, Jeanette Epps, has...

Nukes on Mars? NASA tests reactor to sustain human life (VIDEO) — RT US...

NASA has carried out successful tests on a compact nuclear reactor which the space agency hopes...

NASA Deep Space Exploration Systems Look Ahead to 2018

Engineers preparing NASA’s deep space exploration systems to support missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond are gearing up for a busy...

‘NASA’s most experienced astronaut’ John Young dies aged 87 — RT US News

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:16 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:42 NASA veteran John Young,...

It’s official! CFC ban is shrinking hole in ozone layer, says NASA — RT...

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 16:23 The hole in the ozone layer has shrunk thanks to...

NASA’s Juno mission snaps mesmerizing images of Jupiter’s cloud canopy (PHOTOS) — RT US...

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 20:32 The NASA Juno spacecraft has beamed back a wealth of...

NASA’s Google-funded AI drone faces man in final test (VIDEO) — RT US News

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 20:50 NASA engineers have tested their new drone, controlled by artificial...

Mystery Alabama ‘boom’ rattles Twitter theorists, NASA unsure of origin — RT US News

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 11:58 Witnesses across Alabama reported a mysterious “boom” that rocked their...

NASA to test ‘space lasers’ with latest launch — RT US News

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 11:53 Edited time: 11 Nov, 2017 13:07 Sunday marks the day...

NASA building very own ‘Big F**king Rocket’ to rival SpaceX (VIDEO) — RT US...

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 11:39 Not to be undone by Elon Musk and SpaceX, NASA...

Spooky sounds of space from NASA (AUDIO, POLL) — RT US News

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 12:45 As people on Earth prepare to pay homage to ghosts,...
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Video: Armchair Astronauts: Walk around on Mars trails with NASA’s new VR project

NASA and Google launch 'Access Mars' virtual reality program that lets users explore Mars online. Thanks to this VR project, people can skip an...

Moon photobombs Sun during NASA observations — RT America

Published time: 22 Oct, 2017 00:37 Not one to be outdone by its “hotter” counterpart, the...

NASA’s ion thruster breaks power & propulsion records — RT America

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 09:05 NASA’s newest ion thruster has broken previous records of generating...
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Video: NASA Cassini probe plunges into Saturn to end 20yr mission (STREAMED LIVE)

NASA is providing live footage of the final moments of the Cassini spacecraft, as it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes to end its...

'You are not alone': NASA celebrates 40 years of Voyager 1 spacecraft with interstellar...

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is honoring the legacy of its farthest reaching spacecraft by...

NASA’s Plan To Fix the Yellowstone Supervolcano

A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting could actually cause it to blow – triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe...

NASA issues safety guidelines ahead of rare ‘coast-to-coast’ total solar eclipse

Published time: 25 Jul, 2017 23:29 With the US set to experience its first “coast-to-coast” total...

‘A civilization on Mars thousands of years ago’: Congressman stuns NASA scientists

Published time: 19 Jul, 2017 02:23 Edited time: 19 Jul, 2017 09:52 A California congressman baffled...

Too broke to go Martian: NASA says it can’t afford to send humans to...

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 19:11 The perspectives for landing humans on Mars in the next...

Martian technicolor worms? NASA reveals incredible snap of Mars crater

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 00:00 A trippy snap of a Mars crater embedded with material...

NASA Releasing Artificial Clouds Over Maryland Coast

Associated Press is reporting that NASA is to release luminescent, artificial clouds above the mid-atlantic coast. The clouds will be accompanied by a sounding...

Touching the sun: NASA to reveal plans for hellish mission (PHOTOS)

Published time: 29 May, 2017 16:19 Edited time: 29 May, 2017 16:19 NASA will shed some...

NASA next gen spacesuits not ready before Intl Space Station retires – audit

NASA spent nearly $200 million on three new spacesuit designs for deep space exploration, although only...

Saturn's moon Enceladus may support alien life – NASA (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 13 Apr, 2017 18:15Edited time: 13 Apr, 2017 18:15 New research from NASA indicates that...
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Video: ‘There are no borders in space; I wish our president could see this...

Russia and the US should work together to benefit humanity, American astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock has said, noting that all human differences are forgotten...

Trump in Outer Space: The NASA Bill

You could send Congress to space. — Senator Ted Cruz, March 21, 2017 The NASA authorisation bill was another Trump huff and puff show, brimming with...

‘Critical’ NASA Climate Missions Targeted in Budget Cuts

In his most recent weekly address, President Trump praised NASA’s “mission of exploration and discovery” and its ability to allow mankind to “look to...

Trump signs NASA funding bill to send astronauts to Mars

President Donald Trump has signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA, which includes...

Congress passes NASA funding bill, Mars mission date set

A trip to Mars by 2033 is among the several long-term NASA goals included in a...

‘Exoplanet hop’: NASA release epic travel poster to mark landmark discovery (PICTURES)

Published time: 23 Feb, 2017 14:40 NASA has released a stunning new ‘space tourism poster’ to mark...
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Video: LIVE: NASA to reveal new discovery ‘from beyond our solar system’

NASA has announced that it has some big news to reveal to the world this week, intriguingly sourced 'from beyond our solar system'. RT...

Where no man has gone before: NASA awards Space Poop Challenge champs, plans 2019...

The top three designers of NASA’s Space Poop Challenge won a total $30,000 in prizes, and now the agency may use the designs in...

NASA spends $2mn on ‘advanced life support tech’ for deep space travel

NASA has awarded $2 million to two companies for the development of technology that will help...

New NASA ‘poop suit’ set for inaugural trip aboard Orion

NASA has revealed that the winning suit design in its “space poop challenge” will likely fly...

NASA's Space Launch System counts down to liftoff

The race to the Red Planet is on, as NASA's Space Launch System reached two milestones...

Chips, not fried: NASA develops technology able to survive +450C on Venus

Venus, with its caustic atmosphere, +450C temperatures, and enormous pressure, has long been off bounds for...

Fly the irradiated skies: Radiation hits air travelers, NASA finds

You are now free to radiate about the cabin. Airline travelers and pilots risk increased radiation...

Have spacesuit, will travel: NASA unveils new astronaut outfit

NASA is still working on the ability to send people into orbit once again, but the...

‘Low-hanging fruit of the solar system’: NASA asteroid missions may be worth trillions (VIDEO)

NASA is sending a satellite to the surface of a Massachusetts-sized asteroid that is completely made...

Closest ever: NASA captures image of Saturn’s spooky ‘Death Star’ moon

On its closest-ever flyby of Saturn’s moon Mimas, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured what may be...

Terrible splendor: NASA captures Iras snowstorm from space in amazing animation

While the weather outside may be frightful – the western US is freezing under several feet...

NASA Is Not Just a Propaganda Apparatus

Why is it that all our heroes inevitably try to kill us? From Winston Churchill to Albert Einstein, the people we laud the most...

NASA captures spectacular burst of northern lights over Canada (PHOTOS)

A burst of particles from the Sun hit the Earth’s magnetic field soon after the winter...

‘Not a hell of a lot we can do’: NASA scientist warns Earth vulnerable...

Earth is essentially defenseless in the face of comets and asteroids that bring little warning, a...
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Video: Pegasus XL rocket launch attempt as part of NASA’s CYGNSS mission (Streamed live)

Pegasus XL rocket is launched from aircraft as part of NASA's CYGNSS mission. Note: First launch attempt fails due to hydraulic problem, second attempt...

NASA designing nano-starship which travels at 20% the speed of light

The US space agency and a team of scientists, including Stephen Hawking, is developing a nano-starship...

SpaceX grabs $112mn contract from NASA for unique ocean survey

SpaceX has added a $112 million NASA contract to its trophy case, winning the privilege of launching a satellite for the first-ever global surface...

Trump to ‘Free NASA’ and Set Sights on Further Space Exploration

Despite criticism from the media about his stance on space policy, President-elect Trump is set to focus NASA mainly on space exploration following...

NASA’s most advanced telescope complete after 20 years (PHOTO)

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has finally been unveiled at NASA. The fruit of 20...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 fueling plan alarms NASA advisory panel – report

A NASA advisory panel has reportedly sounded the alarm over SpaceX’s unique and contrarian fueling process...

Back to the Moon: NASA seeks small payloads for lunar mission

NASA is seeking information from private companies on "the availability of small payloads" that could be...

When Matthew met NASA: Hurricane damages important NASA, SpaceX buildings

Hurricane Matthew may not have wreaked the havoc in the US that some predicted, but it...

NASA gives 3D look into Hurricane Matthew (VIDEO)

NASA has provided incredible views of Hurricane Matthew from space. Now they’re providing a different glimpse...

NASA disappoints ET seekers: Aliens not among ‘surprising’ findings on Jupiter moon (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

When NASA announced a press conference about “surprising activity” on Europa, one of Jupiter’s many moons,...

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from...

NASA solar observatory captures spectacular double eclipse (VIDEO)

A rare double eclipse was captured by NASA this week when both the Earth and the...

Moment in the sun: NASA scientists get first ‘global picture of solar wind evolution’

A recent breakthrough from NASA allows scientists to see the sun in a whole new way....

NASA completes year-long Mars simulation in Hawaii

Six scientists have left Mauna Loa dome after spending a complete year in near-isolation in a mission to simulate living on Mars. NASA-funded study...

One step closer to Mars: NASA completes splashdown test for red planet-bound Orion (VIDEO)

NASA has completed an important step in its quest to send a manned-mission to Mars and...

Back online: NASA reestablishes contact with sun-watching spacecraft

NASA has reestablished contact with its sun-watching Stereo-B spacecraft after communication was lost almost two years...

Fracking leaks a major factor in US methane 'hot spot' – NASA

Using airborne thermal infrared spectrometers, a NASA-led team has found 25 leaks due to fracking natural...

NASA building ‘space habitats’ near the moon

It's not quite the Star Trek Enterprise but NASA has revealed it's developing "deep space habitats,” which will house astronauts in outer space in...

NASA test legacy engine for future Mars missions

Compensating for a setback two week ago, NASA has successfully tested the RS-25 engine, a legacy...

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers over 100 planets

A team of astronomers have discovered and confirmed 104 planets outside of our solar system using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission. At least...

‘Dark streaks’ on Mars give NASA a hint that Red Planet may have water

NASA has examined thousands of “dark streaks” on Mars which might have formed due to liquid...
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Video: Post Juno Orbital Insertion NASA Science Briefing

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook ... Via Youtube

NASA spacecraft reveals sounds made when crossing into ‘Jupiter’s home turf’

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which is heading towards Jupiter, has entered the planet’s magnetic field and has given scientists the chance to hear what it...
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Video: NASA tests new rocket booster for extended space missions

NASA's most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) is testing a new rocket booster from the Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems' test facilities in Promontory,...

NASA opens airport research lab in N. Carolina to revolutionize air travel

With more than 4 billion additional passengers expected to start travelling globally over the next 20...

Introducing ‘Maxwell’: NASA reveals experimental electric X-plane (VIDEO)

NASA has unveiled plans for its experimental electric plane, designated the X-57 and nicknamed "Maxwell," in...

‘Dancing’ with Earth: NASA discovers tiny asteroid companion

Move over, Moon – Earth has as new celestial companion. A tiny asteroid, named 2016 HO3,...

‘Work the night shift on Mars’: NASA unveils retro recruitment posters

NASA has released retro recruitment posters that attempt to inspire people in joining the mission to...

Mars now a bit more predictable: NASA orbiters discover ‘seasons’ of dust storms

When it comes to putting people on Mars, timing can’t be taken for granted. Now, thanks...

NASA uses balloons to map Earth’s magnetic field

It’s been two years since NASA released miniature membranous balloons above Antarctica in order to learn...
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Video: Not so bright: NASA captures huge dark void in sun’s atmosphere

Images of the sun usually show a burning ball of fire, shining bright in the sky. However, NASA has just released a stunning picture...

Coronal hole paints sun black in stunning NASA video

Images of the sun usually show a burning ball of fire, shining bright in the sky....

OSIRIS Re-X asteroid-bound spacecraft arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

A spacecraft that scientists hope could obtain samples from asteroids is one step closer to its...

Deep sleep and interstellar travel: NASA advances investment for new tech

NASA has chosen to inject new investments in eight space-exploration technologies with transformational potential. The projects...
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Video: Spacelapse of rare Mercury transit captured by NASA telescope

It only happens a few times a century: the smallest planet in our solar system is passing between the Earth and the Sun, allowing...

NASA discovers atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere for 1st time in 40yrs

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere for the first time in four...

‘Science fiction to fact’: NASA hackathon expands its diversity worldwide

In some 163 locations across 72 countries spanning six continents, hackers joined with scientists, engineers and...

Birthplace of innovation:’ Astronaut tells RT how NASA’s Space Apps Challenge can change science

NASA’s annual Space Apps Challenge has kicked off in Pasadena, California, with more than a hundred...

Senate bill underfunds Mars mission to spend $1 billion on rocket NASA doesn’t need

NASA’s goal of sending humans to Mars requires some extra cash, so a $21 million budget...
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Video: ‘Let’s be honest, NASA isn’t buying Russian made engines for charity’ – Roscosmos...

Russian engineers have presented a prototype of Russia's most powerful “Angara A5V” heavy-lift rocket that may perform its first manned flight to the Moon...
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Video: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shares his experience after 1 year in space

Scott Kelly and MIkhail Kornienko returned from their mission at the beginning of March. They spent just over 12 months in orbit, double the...

New ‘Titanic’ prepares for voyage as NASA reports record low Arctic sea ice

A luxury cruise liner bigger than the Titanic is set to embark on an epic voyage...
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Video: RAW: NASA’s Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule with supplies for ISS launched from Cape...

NASA's Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule is taking off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is filled with nearly 7500 lbs of science and research,...

NASA's Scott Kelly retires after year in space, says 'journey is not over'

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who during almost a year in space regularly surprised us with stunning...

NASA’s gigantic ‘Super Guppy’ cargo plane ships spacecraft destined for Mars

A manned mission to Mars is a little closer after a big move from NASA on Monday. A Super Guppy cargo jet was used...

NASA wants public to create robotic arm for its ISS flying robot

NASA wants its robot on the International Space Station to acquire new capabilities, including the ability to perch. In order to do so, it's...

NASA safety panel throws major shade on space agency’s Mars plan

A panel charged with annual assessments of NASA says that the agency's plan to reach Mars by the 2030s is doubtable given its lack...

NASA finds supermassive black hole that ‘burps’ gas

A supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy has been spotted “burping” gas and star-forming dust, NASA says. Scientists now think black holes could...
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Video: 4th time is the charm: NASA’s contractor Orbital finally launches spacecraft with supplies...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpLgbnyvDPM&w=580&h=385] After three days of strong winds, NASA's Orbital successfully launches from Cape Canaveral, bringing supplies from US to ISS for the first time...

Health hazards remain obstacle to human travel to Mars – NASA report

Major health risks must be addressed before humans can successfully travel to Mars, according to an new audit conducted by NASA. The US space...
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Video: Spacewalk footage: NASA astronauts conduct repair works outside Intl Space Station

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0-odD9a2WA&w=580&h=385] Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren are conducting a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS). During the ... Via...

Antarctica gaining more ice than losing — NASA

Antarctica has been accumulating more ice than it’s been losing in recent decades, a new study by NASA has revealed, challenging existing theories on...
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Video: Cosmic Walk: NASA astronauts perform maintenance outside of Intl Space Station

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl2Vsywtwfo&w=580&h=385] NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren left the International Space Station on a spacewalk to perform essential maintenance tasks on the station's...
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Video: Flowing on Mars: NASA confirms water on Red planet, social media mocking it

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbuENbStDBI&w=580&h=385] NASA has confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. The finding stems from data and analysis by NASA's Mars...

NASA: Giant asteroid will not destroy Earth next month

The world can breath easy. A giant asteroid is not hurtling towards Earth about to wipe out much of the Americas, NASA has felt...
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Video: NASA tests super-engine that will one day take us to Mars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEbOkIaee2A&w=580&h=385] NASA has just tested its next-generation, RS-25 super-engine that promises to take humans to Mars. Designed for the agency's 70-ton Space Launch System...

Google using NASA partnership to test drones inside the US – report

A partnership with NASA has enabled Google to test-fly its drones in US airspace, dodging federal aviation regulations. Citing current rules as too restrictive,...

NASA discovers ‘smallest supermassive’ black hole ever

Just 50,000 times the mass of the Sun, a new supermassive singularity discovered by NASA is a tiny thing by cosmic standards. Scientists hope...
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Video: Pluto’s Mordor moon awesomeness: NASA gurus’ great discovery

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3-FUe8ax1E&w=580&h=385] NASA holds a briefing on the New Horizons' mission to Pluto at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. On July,...

Solar Shockwave Coming On Friday The 13th — NASA Footage

By Susan Duclos Three massive solar flares have been recorded, with reports of aircraft communications and military radio in Europe being disrupted, and an expectation of a possible huge magnetic shockwave which could hit Earth on Friday the 13th ...

NASA’s IRIS Observes Gigantic Eruption of Solar Material

A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it...

NASA warns of ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid

A new, “potentially hazardous” asteroid has been discovered by one of NASA's recently reactivated spacecraft — and it's headed in Earth's direction.Read Full Article...

Nasa spacecraft spots ‘potentially hazardous’ new asteroid

Lucy KinderLondon TelegraphJanuary 10, 2014 Nasa's newly reactivated asteroid hunting space telescope has spotted its first...

Did You Know that Nasal Flu Vax Recipients Can Pass the Flu to Everyone...

Did you know that when a person receives the “FluMist” flu vaccine that anyone around them becomes exposed to the flu as the recipient “sheds” the viruses contained within the vaccine?  With all of the propaganda about how you MUST be vaccinated in order to protect those around you, you’dRead the Rest...

NASA developing Super Ball Bots for robotic exploration

William Atkins The U.S. space agency NASA is developing Super Ball Bots – a new type of robotic explorer that is shaped...

NASA releases this year’s best photos of Earth taken from space

Richard Thompsonrare.usDecember 27, 2013- See more at: http://rare.us/story/nasa-releases-this-years-best-photos-of-earth-taken-from-space/#sthash.qlXsKRg4.dpuf Thanks to the nearly 3,000 satellites monitoring Earth,...

NASA unveils 6-foot-tall humanoid robot (VIDEO)

NASA scientists have been secretly at work for a year on a walking, humanoid-like robot meant to evoke awe in anyone who comes across...

Puffy clouds, blue water: NASA video depicts Mars 4 billion years ago

Amina Khanlatimes.comDecember 9, 2013 Don't be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn't from some remote vacation spot...

Ex-NASA expert issues call for climate solutions

AFPDecember 3, 2013 Longtime NASA expert James Hansen has issued a call for new approaches to stop global warming, saying solutions are needed and that...

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

George Dvorsky A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun...

NASA Plans To Grow Plants On The Moon

The new balanced diet includes space fruits. The Independent reports: NASA has announced plans to grow plants on the moon by 2015 in a project...

Denver Police To Use “Nasal Ranger” To Track Sources Of Marijuana Smoke

Alternet notes the latest advance in being a narc — cops prowling the streets holding up what appear to be hair dryers in front...

NASA Releases Comet ISON Images from STEREO

NASA.govNovember 22, 2013 Comet ISON appeared in the higher-resolution HI-1 camera on NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft. Dark “clouds” coming from the right are more dense areas...

NASA Sees ‘Watershed’ Cosmic Blast in Unique Detail

NASA.gov November 22, 2013 On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the...

NASA Video Depicts Ancient Mars With Water and Blue Skies

Nice video, but I kind of half-expected to see one of the “Engineers” from that crappy movie Prometheus. Wonder if intelligent civilizations of the...

Have You Been Smoking Pot? Denver Police Have a New Way to Tell: The...

Despite cannabis being legal in Colorado,...

NASA’s Hubble Sees Asteroid Spout Six Comet-like Tails

HubbleSite.orgNovember 9, 2013 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have identified what they can only describe as a never-before-seen “weird and freakish object” in the...

New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Air Pollution

Via PlanetSave: Each year millions of premature deaths world-wide result from various forms of air pollution. According to a new atmospheric pollution model designed by...

American authorities charge UK man with hacking Army, Missile Defense Agency and NASA websites

A 28-year-old man from Stradishall, England has been charged in the United States with hacking into US government and military computers, stealing sensitive data...

NASA hails new era of laser-fast interplanetary internet

Published time: October 24, 2013 13:39 An artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft firing its maneuvering thrusters...

China calls Nasa conference ban ‘discriminatory’

BBCOct. 9, 2013 China has criticised the US space agency Nasa over its decision to bar...

NASA ban on Chinese sparks boycott

A number of prominent American astronomers are boycotting a NASA conference on exoplanets after they realized that the US government space agency has banned...

Apollo 10, story is changed, astronaut Cernan tells a different story as the NASA...

awe130Planet InfowarsOct. 7, 2013 In 1969 the Apollo 10 did a landing test, and something went...

Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half

With the CDC's recent warning that deadly, antibiotic resistant 'nightmare bacteria' are taking the lives of at least 23,000 U.S. patients a year, the...

Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half

With the CDC's recent warning that deadly, antibiotic resistant 'nightmare bacteria' are taking the lives of at least 23,000 U.S. patients a year, the...

NASA to Investigate Tropical Storm Humberto: Atlantic’s Second “Zombie Tropical Storm”

NASA.govSept. 16, 2013 This GOES-East image from Sept. 16 shows Tropical Storm Humberto, the Atlantic Ocean's...

NASA Voyager Leaves Solar System

NASA.govSept. 12, 2013 NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into...

Clinical efficacy of Manasamitra Vataka (an Ayurveda medication) on generalized anxiety disorder with comorbid...

BACKGROUND: Studies on alternative medicines for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are few. Manasamitra Vataka (an Ayurveda preparation) is explored for its efficacy in patients...

Space Caterpillar Imaged by NASA’s Hubble Telescope

NASA August 30, 2013 This light-year-long knot of interstellar gas and dust resembles a caterpillar on its way to a feast. But the...

Cut-price space? NASA successfully tests 3D-printed rocket engine injector

NASA has published a video of a rocket engine partly manufactured using 3D printing technology. The US space agency looks forward to bringing the...

NASA sells platforms that launched Apollo missions

Two competing space travel companies backed by internet billionaires have placed bids on a renowned space shuttle launchpad at Kennedy Space Center. NASA is...

Necrosis of nasal and airway epithelium in rats inhaling vapors of artificial butter flavoring.

Abstract Title: Necrosis of nasal and airway epithelium in rats inhaling vapors of artificial butter flavoring.Abstract Source: Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2002 Dec 1...

NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine

Researchers at NASA’s Texas-based Johnson Space Center are trying to prove that it is possible to travel faster than the speed of light, and...

Jim Marrs And NASA Insider Talk About Anti Grav!

Infowars.comJuly 7, 2013 Had a chance to talk to two of my old friends yesterday. ...

NASA’s IRIS Mission Aims to Answer Solar Questions

NASA.govJune 28, 2013 NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) solar observatory separated from its Pegasus rocket...

NASA probe finds new zone at doorstep to interstellar space

Irene Klotzreuters.comJune 27, 2013 Reports last summer than NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 space probe had finally...

NASA, global warming and Transhumanism

Al WhitneyAntiCorruption SocietyJune 24, 2013 IN 2001 NASA AND THEIR ‘CORPORATE PARTNERS’ PRESENTED THEIR PLANS FOR...

Global warming debunked: NASA report verifies carbon dioxide actually cools atmosphere

Ethan A. HuffNatural NewsMay 22, 2013 Practically everything you have been told by the mainstream scientific...

Pizza from a printer: NASA to spend $125,000 funding 3D food production project

NASA is funding research into 3D printed food which would provide astronauts with meals during long space flights. The futuristic food printers would use...

NASA Announces Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded

NASA.govMay 17, 2013 For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the...

Shackles, masks and nasal tubes: Gitmo revises force-feeding techniques (PHOTOS)

Hunger strikers being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay must wear masks over their mouths while being shackled to a restraint chair for up to two...

Mars mishap: Technical glitch halts NASA rover

Published time: March 19, 2013 09:08
This image released by NASA on February 7, 2013, taken by Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, shows a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity that combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (February 3, 2013). (AFP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

A computer systems hiccup has left the Mars rover Curiosity out of action after the probe detected the first chemical evidence of possible alien life. The rover was sidelined earlier this month following a first bout of technical troubles.

Scientists had previously said that operations would be resumed on Monday after a problem with the Rover’s computer memory caused the mission to be put on hold two weeks ago.

However, the latest technical upset that arose on Sunday forced engineers to extend the unexpected break in the mission.

"This is not something that is rare or even uncommon,"
John Grotzinger, lead scientist at the California Institute of Technology assured press at a news conference during the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston. He added that the setback is likely to delay the latest science results from the rover for the next couple of days.

The latest hiccup occurred during an information transmission to Earth on Sunday night.

The problems have arisen at a crucial time in the rover’s mission, just after the mission uncovered the first ever telltale signs that there was once life on the red planet.

Chemical analysis of a sample obtained by NASA’s curiosity last month revealed traces of a benevolent environment capable of supporting life. The analysis also unearthed a life-sustaining chemical footprint comprised of sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and simple carbon.

The rover’s camera and Russian-manufactured probe are currently located in Mars’ Yellowknife Bay region, where more evidence of water has been discovered than anywhere else on the planet.

"I see the difference between Yellowknife and the area which is just before Yellowknife ... showing the different distribution of water. This is a significant variation,"
Maksim Litvak of the Space Research Institute in Moscow told reporters.

The rover mission, which was extended indefinitely in December of last year, seeks to ascertain whether Mars’ Gale Crater was able to support microbial life at some point in its history. The groundbreaking discoveries made by NASA’s mission are expected to pave the way for possible habitability studies during future exploration missions.

“We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and supportive of life that probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it,”
said Grotzinger.

NASA alert: Middle East loses freshwater reserves size of Dead Sea in 7 years

Thousands of wells have been dug in the extremely arid region. (Reuters / Ali Jarekji)

Thousands of wells have been dug in the extremely arid region. (Reuters / Ali Jarekji)

The Middle East is headed towards a water shortage crisis, as NASA satellites show that reserves the size of the Dead Sea have been depleted in just seven years, largely due to well-drilling.

Newly-obtained results show that 144 cubic kilometres of freshwater – a volume nearly equivalent to that of the Dead Sea or Lake Tahoe – had been removed from the ground in the area that encompasses Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria between 2003 and 2009.

"That's enough water to meet the needs of tens of millions to more than a hundred million people in the region each year, depending on regional water use standards and availability," said Jay Famiglietti, the UC Irvine professor who led the team who made the findings, which are due to be published on Friday in Water Resources Reasearch magazine.

While 40 percent of the decline is in the soil and surface water, the decrease in groundwater, caused by human actions, is responsible for 90 cubic kilometers of the shortfall.

"Satellite data shows an alarming rate of decrease in total water storage in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, which currently have the second fastest rate of groundwater storage loss on Earth, after India," said Famiglietti.

The study was made possible by the US space agency’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. The two identical vessels measure miniscule changes in the planet’s gravity through the variations in distance between them as they circle the Earth; postions influenced by the varying mass of the water reserves.

The research team said the depletion was caused by poor water management, combined with unfavorable climate conditions.

A devastating 2007 drought in the area not only caused depletions of surface water, which have still not been compensated, but also forced Iraqi authorities to order the drilling of more than 1,000 water wells. The actual number of wells drilled is likely to be much higher, as official statistics in the region are often patchy.

"That decline in stream flow put a lot of pressure on northern Iraq," said Kate Voss, another study author, "Both the UN and anecdotal reports from area residents note that once stream flow declined, this northern region of Iraq had to switch to groundwater.”

At the time, the country was at the height of a deadly sectarian conflict.

“In an already fragile social, economic and political environment, this did not help the situation," said Voss.

Last year’s authoritative Global Water Security report, produced by US intelligence agencies, marked the Middle East, naturally the driest region in the world alongside North Africa, as the area most vulnerable to water shortages, saying the situation was exacerbated by a lack of legal agreements and political instability.

"They just do not have that much water to begin with, and they're in a part of the world that will be experiencing less rainfall with climate change," Famiglietti said. "Those dry areas are getting dryer. Demand for freshwater continues to rise, and the region does not coordinate its water management because of different interpretations of international laws.”

Turkey, whose territory houses the headwaters of the region’s two major rivers, Tigris and Euphrates, enjoys a strained relationship with Syria and Iraq, the countries further downstream, and has systematically diverted water for its irrigation, which is frequently inefficient (throughout the Middle East).

Meanwhile, the World Bank predicts that water demand in the region will rise by 60 percent by 2045.

Groundwater has made up the shortage so far but it is being extracted at much faster rates than it is replaced.

"Groundwater is like your savings account," said Matt Rodell, another study author, "It's okay to draw it down when you need it, but if it's not replenished, eventually it will be gone."

NASA tests laser communications by sending Mona Lisa to space

A digital version of the Mona Lisa has been beamed to space using lasers. (Image courtesy: Xiaoli Sun, NASA Goddard)

A digital version of the Mona Lisa has been beamed to space using lasers. (Image courtesy: Xiaoli Sun, NASA Goddard)

A new experiment by NASA proving the effectiveness of laser communications has raised the prospect that beam technology could one day replace radio. That’s after NASA scientists successfully beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the moon.

­NASA scientists usually use lasers to track the position of its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – the robotic spacecraft that creates gravitational maps of the moon. It collects the information then transmits it back to earth at a rate of 50 Mbs.

Then NASA scientists had the bright idea of reversing the flow by beaming an image of the Mona Lisa to the LRO using lasers.

"This is the first time anyone has achieved one-way laser communication at planetary distances," says LOLA's principal investigator, David Smith of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "In the near future, this type of simple laser communication might serve as a backup for the radio communication that satellites use. In the more distant future, it may allow communication at higher data rates than present radio links can provide."

The picture was transmitted to the LRO spacecraft, because it is the only satellite that has a laser receiver.  

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on http://www.nasa.gov
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on http://www.nasa.gov

Precise timing was the key to transmitting the simplified black and white image, because the laser pulse has to hit a small target a very very long way away.

The first attempt to reassemble the image was not successful, the quality of the picture was significantly degraded. Atmospheric turbulence and a slight pause in transmission caused errors, making the resulting image grainy, distorted and incomplete. The scientists then applied the same kind of data correction methods used for CDs and DVDs, which substantially helped clear up the image.

A data rate of 300 bits per second is woefully slow compared to what is possible with cables or radio, so NASA has come up with a new experimental laser they hope will be capable of transmitting 600 million bits per second. This system will be carried by the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer satellite, which is to be launched in August. 

This is just one aspect of NASA’s planned research into laser communications. In 2017 it plans to start a new experiment called Laser Communications Radar Demonstration – a commercial satellite that is going to test beam-based communication systems. Theoretically the speed and volume of information that can the transferred by laser is an order of magnitude greater than the rates attainable with radio waves.

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on http://www.nasa.gov
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on http://www.nasa.gov

Inflatable hope: NASA looks forward to a blow-up space module

This NASA photo shows NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and President and founder of Bigelow Aerospace Robert T. Bigelow as they talk while standing next to the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) during a media briefing where it was announced that the BEAM expandable space habitat technology will be tested on the International Space Station on January 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP Photo/NASA)

This NASA photo shows NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and President and founder of Bigelow Aerospace Robert T. Bigelow as they talk while standing next to the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) during a media briefing where it was announced that the BEAM expandable space habitat technology will be tested on the International Space Station on January 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP Photo/NASA)

NASA has spotted an evolution in space engineering that could save money for space exploration if privately developed inflatable space dwelling prove to be successful.

A new agreement between NASA and a Nevadan firm to add a privately built module to the International Space Station could evolve into uses of the innovative technology beyond low-Earth orbit, space agency and company officials said on Wednesday.

NASA’s $17.8 million venture with Bigelow Aerospace to build an inflatable module, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), is planned to be tested at the ISS in 2015.

California-based SpaceX company will help BEAM make it to orbit by providing a Falcon 9 rocket. Once in space, the module will be installed on an open dock of the station's Node 3 by uniting the module using a robotic arm.

The Beam weighs around 1,360 kilograms and is about 4 meters long and 3.2 meters wide.

Bigelow Aerospace has so far spent around $250m to develop inflatable space habitation. It has preliminary agreements with seven non-US space and research agencies in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Sweden and the UAE.

NASA has placed high hopes in private industries to develop ways to take its astronauts to and from the space station. That service is now provided by Russia at a cost of more than $60 million per person.

Is a Planetary Cooling Spell Straight Ahead? NASA: We May Be On the Verge...

All climate scientists agree that the sun affects Earth’s climate to some extent. They only disagree about whether or not the effect form the sun is minor compared to man-made causes.

We noted in 2011:

This week, scientists from the US Solar Observatory and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered – to their great surprise – that the sun’s activity is declining, and that we might experience the lowest solar output we’ve seen since 1645-1715. The Register describes it in dramatic tones:

What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening.

Scientists who are convinced that global warming is a serious threat to our planet say that such a reduced solar output would simply buy us more time … delaying the warming trend, but not stopping or reversing it.

On the other hand, scientists who are skeptical about global warming say that the threat is a new mini ice age. (Remember that scientists have been convinced in the past that we would have a new ice age, and even considered pouring soot over the arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice – in order to prevent another ice age. Obama’s top science advisor was one of those warning of a new ice age in the 1970s. And see this.)

NASA reports this week that we may be on the verge of another Maunder Minimum (a period with an unusually low number of sunspots, leading to colder temperatures):

Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun’s EUV output; this is, however, speculative.

 NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a Mini Maunder Event

The yearly averaged sunspot number for a period of 400 years (1610-2010). SOURCE: Courtesy of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

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The sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion.

NASA explains that interactions between the sun, sources of cosmic radiation and the Earth are very complicated, and it takes an interdisciplinary team of heliophysicists, chemists and others to quantify what is really going on. And the Earth’s climate is also affected by cosmic radiation.

So – even if NASA’s prediction of a period of an unusually low amount of sun spots is proven correct – it is hard to know whether that will lead to a large or small reduction in temperature trends.

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Video: SpaceX launches rocket to put satellite in orbit

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This Earth Day, April 22, Marches for Science will take place in DC and countless cities across the country. Here are some reasons to...

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WASHINGTON - President Trump released his proposed “skinny budget” today. Below is a statement by Ken Kimmell, president of UCS. Kimmell is also the former...

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Published time: 11 Mar, 2017 03:15Edited time: 11 Mar, 2017 03:19 Muhammad Ali Jr, son of the...

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'Jaw-Droppingly Exciting': Scientists Discover Seven Earth-Like Planets

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Responding to the troubling suppression of science under the Trump administration, thousands of scientists, allies, and frontline communities are holding a rally in Boston's...

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On February 14, SpaceX will send a bacterium to the International Space Station (ISS) that kills...

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Photo by Paul Sableman | CC BY 2.0   One of the Trump Administration’s most dramatic departures from preceding administrations is an open hostility to commonly...

Flipped trucks & destroyed homes: State of emergency in Louisiana as tornadoes hit (PHOTOS,...

Southern Louisiana, including New Orleans, has suffered severe damage after seven tornadoes battered the area, causing...
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Video: Meanwhile on Intl Space Station: Astronaut ‘sends’ ball traveling 564k yards at 8,800...

Video released by NASA shows an astronaut throwing a football aboard International Space Staion to mark Sunday's Super Bowl, the final game in the...

Human Extinction 2026

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The January 20, 2017, episode of CounterSpin was a special featuring archived interviews about corporate media and Martin Luther King. This is a lightly...

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NOAA’s “revolutionary” GOES-16 satellite has delivered its first batch of incredible high-resolution images of Earth. Formerly known as GOES-R, the new highly-advanced satellite was launched...

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Climate Denier Scott Pruitt Faces Protests at Senate Hearing as 2016 Is Declared Hottest...

On Wednesday, scientists with both NASA and NOAA -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- confirmed 2016 was the hottest year on record,...

Earth's hottest year: 2016 sets sizzling new record

Average global temperatures hit all-time highs for the third consecutive year in 2016 according to US...

Record floods hit West Coast, Californians evacuate by the thousands (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

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California Floods, America Burns, Irony Explodes

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Video: LIVE from outer space: First spacewalk of the year

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA are outside the International Space Station (ISS), as the crew ... Via Youtube

Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived

The collapse of the Delaware-size Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica has begun. Caused by warming and similar to the demise of the Larsen...

Falcon Heavy: SpaceX teases with photo of ‘world's most powerful rocket’ ahead of 2017...

SpaceX has released a sneak peak of its Falcon Heavy rocket, as the company prepares to...

Earth Bombarded by High Energy Waves

The role of a journalist is to report “the truth” based on available verifiable evidence of unfolding events and developments in this world. Because...

Clinton’s Defeat and the Fake News Conspiracy

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly? Celebrating the Corporate Plunder of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December, that date was probably originally chosen due to the winter solstice on...

SpaceX Delays First Crewed Dragon Flight Until 2018

SpaceX has officially delayed its first crewed test flight of the Dragon capsule from 2017 to 2018 after the Sept. 1 Falcon...

Atlantis Under a Mile of Ice?

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John Glenn, first American in orbit, dies at 95

Former NASA astronaut and Democratic US Senator from Ohio , John Glenn, has passed away at...

If GOP Gets Climate ‘Science’ From Breitbart, God Help the Planet

The US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology recently tweeted an article by Breitbart, stating “@BreitbartNews: Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence From Climate...

5,000yrs of battery life: Nuclear waste-formed radioactive diamonds provide long-lasting energy

Scientists have discovered a way to convert nuclear waste into radioactive black diamond batteries which...

The Arctic Goes Bonkers

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‘UFO invasion’ fears as massive fireball appears in Florida sky (VIDEO)

A handful of residents on Florida’s western coast called the police to ask if an alien...

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Astronauts on board the International Space Station joined Americans around the world in celebrating Thanksgiving and,...

Earth’s surface ‘vaporized’ from asteroid impact that killed off dinosaurs – study

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How Trump Knows that Continued Global Warming Will Make Earth Uninhabitable 100 Years From...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org He knows it because his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon — a polymath — was personally involved in proving it. Bannon...

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US weapons researchers are building a second test model of the sea-launched drone they call Tern,...

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British hacker Lauri Love will be extradited to face US charges, home secretary confirms

British citizen Lauri Love will be sent to the US for prosecution over hacking allegations...

Develop a He-Man Voice

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Brain stimulation to help US drone operators, airmen perform better at multitasking – study

Many military jobs are mentally draining, so much so that US military scientists have developed a...

Bizarre smooth metallic meteorite spotted by Mars rover

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What Non-State Disasters Could Lie Ahead?

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Video: Coming back: Expedition 49 crew undocks from Intl Space Station

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Obama urged to block extradition of autistic British hacker Lauri Love

British lawmakers are calling on US President Barack Obama to halt the extradition of Lauri...

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Unforeseen Consequences: The Death of Trees

We need to start respecting how necessary forests are for the health of our planet -- and our species. (Photo: Artur /...
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Video: Expedition 49/50 crew holds preflight press conference in Baikonur

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Janine Jackson interviewed Dahr Jamail on climate disruption for the October 7, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Dahr Jamail: “We...

Taking up space: Citizens wanted for first ‘space nation’ Asgardia

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The Truth About Flu Shots

By Dr. Mercola Flu season is rapidly approaching and, with it, constant reminders to get vaccinated. This despite the fact that mounting research suggests this...

Hurricane Matthew kills 11 in US, millions without power (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

At least 11 people have died in the US as Hurricane Matthew continues to twist and...

Now, Every Storm Is a Climate Change Storm

(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Edited: LW / TO) Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been busy warning millions of people for days...

Hurricane Matthew: Satellite images show ‘monstrous’ storm bound for US (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Hurricane Matthew is continuing to roar its way along the Caribbean coast towards the US with...

SpaceX rocket explosion: Rival firm’s building inspected as part of investigation – report

A SpaceX employee, investigating the September 1 rocket explosion, asked for access to a roof of...

Elon Musk to Make Us a Multiplanetary Species (If He Can)

When Elon Musk takes the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 27, it won’t be to...

Dangerous Denial of Global Warming

Exclusive: Direct and indirect dangers from global warming are so grave that the issue should be near the top of the...

The Climate Change Debate is Over

Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine caused storm surges that flooded the Florida coast, killed one person, and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands...

Blue Origin reveals enormous new reusable rocket to blast SpaceX

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos promises that both satellites and people will be launched into space by...

Anti-migrant Theresa May calls Polish PM to express ‘regret’ over post-Brexit hate crimes

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is known for her anti-migrant stance, called her Polish...

Want to buy land on Mars? British doctor sells Red Planet one acre at...

A British doctor is selling off blocks of land on Mars for a total of...

Hermine hits hard: Thousands of homes without power as 1st hurricane in decade lashes...

Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane, rocked Florida early Friday, bringing winds of 130kph and up to...
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Video: Intl Space Station crewmembers conduct spacewalk

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA are conducting a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. Via Youtube

ISS catches 3 hurricanes on US doorstep, makes cool time-lapse video

As two hurricanes and a tropical storm hover near the US, NASA has created a mindblowing...

4,245 Killed in Iraq During August

Antiwar. Com found that 4,245 people were killed and 658 were wounded during August. In comparison, July’s figures were 2,695 killed and 1,352 wounded. These figures...

SpaceX Dragon returns to its lair after successful foray to ISS

SpaceX’s magic Dragon cargo ship landed in the sea after frolicking in orbit and docking with...

Baghdad, ISIS Carry out Executions; 238 Killed in Iraq

Baghdad, ISIS Carry out Executions; 238 Killed in Iraq Iraq executed 36 people convicted of participating in the mass slaughter of hundreds...

Astronauts install universal docking port on ISS intended for commercial ships

The crew of the International Space Station has successfully installed a universal docking port intended for...

Iraq Executes Prisoners; 87 Killed across country

Iraq Executes Prisoners; 87 Killed across country Iraq executed four militants, convicted of terrorism, at a Nasariya jail. Several other people are expected...

New Koch-Funded Group Aims to Promote the "Positives" of Fossil Fuels

A long-awaited campaign to rebrand fossil fuels called Fueling US Forward made its public debut at the Red State Gathering 2016 on Saturday, where the organization's President and CEO Charles Drevna gave attendees the...

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The U.S. foreign policy establishment and its mainstream media operate with a pervasive set of hypocritical standards that justify war...

Remember Blue-Blockers?

By Dr. Mercola You may remember the blue-blocking sunglasses that were popular in the U.S. in the 1980s. The glasses, with their amber-colored lenses, had...

Solar storm: How massive flare nearly caused WWIII

Believing its radars were being jammed, the US nearly launched a nuclear attack on the Soviet...

A Fully Functioning Antikythera Mechanism

When we talk about the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution of the modern digital desktop PC, charting the...

Lessons From the Apaches

My last two articles, judging from the volume of email I got, were very well received. People want to know how history, like the...

Cosmic radiation: Apollo astronauts 5 times more likely to die from heart disease, says...

The first study of Apollo astronauts - the only people to have traveled beyond Earth’s protective magnetic shield - has found that those who...

Michele Obama touts Clinton as best for children’s future

Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention focused on the importance of a president as...

The World After Me: Eternal "Wartime" in the US

We are beginning to see the strains of the global destabilization now evidently underway and, unnerved, we are undoubtedly continuing to damage...

Mars prep mission makes history with underwater DNA sequencing

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The Conspiracy Cruise

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UK faces climate change wars, deadly heatwaves… and a boost in tourism, govt advisors...

Britain is not prepared for the flooding, water and food shortages, deadly heat waves, and...
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Video: New Space Station crew blasts off in upgraded Soyuz spacecraft

The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft is blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In 48 hours Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA astronaut ... Via Youtube

New gas leak near Porter Ranch eliminated – utility company

A natural gas leak discovered near Porter Ranch in an Aliso Canyon storage facility has been quickly eliminated by SoCalGas. A similar leak last...

‘Burn complete, orbit obtained’: Juno mission ready to unlock Jupiter’s secrets

After an almost five year journey, the US space agency’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft has arrived on...

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The Dinh Dynasty lasted only 12 years and ended in 980, but in the 20th century, there were around a dozen plays about one...
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Video: Amazing gigantic aurora lights up Jupiter’s North Pole

Footage courtesy: NASA NASA's Hubble Telescope managed to capture gigantic aurora at Jupiter's north pole some days before Juno spacecraft arrives at the ... Via...

The Fairy Tale Of The “Self-Questioning” BBC

Last week, climate scientists warned that: Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will shatter the symbolic barrier of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will...

10mn-year-old ‘newborn’: Youngest-ever exoplanet discovered, may hold key to planet formation

Scientists have discovered the youngest-ever fully formed exoplanet which, by planet standards, is just “an infant.” Analysis of the space body may hold the...

Blue Origin rocket completes 'picture perfect' 4th test launch and landing (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Rocket company Blue Origin has taken another step towards bringing its reusable spacecraft to the market...

Rejoin the space race or fall further behind, MPs warn Britain

The UK needs a national space program and increased home grown technology to help push...

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(Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight,...

#Pulse: Homophobia overshadows global support for victims of America’s deadliest ever mass shooting

The collective shock of America’s biggest mass shooting ever, carried out at a gay nightclub in...

Fighting Resumes in Fallujah; 133 Killed in Iraq

Followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr spent Thursday and Friday attacking the offices of rival groups. The offices of the Dawa party, the Islamic Supreme Council...

Pentagon defends use of Russian rocket engines as matter of national security

The Pentagon has used budget, schedule and national security concerns to justify the use of Russian rocket engines as its most viable option, despite...

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There have been 21 presidential debates, which, by and large, skirted the biggest issue affecting the most people, back-to-back, back-to-back, and back-to-back, and on...

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Weaving through our never-ending obsession with U.S. politics is a skeletal finger tapping our shoulders, though we nervously whistle past it and avert our...

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The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk says he will send a rocket to...

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I suppose we’ve all overdosed on hearing “Freedom isn’t free!” for the past few days. Your humble scribe is pleased to report that freedom...
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Video: Onboard camera: SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket at sea

A spectacular timelapse released by NASA showed the moment the unmanned rocket SpaceX Falcon 9 landed back on earth for the third successful mission...

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NASA has revealed that a massive hole, measuring more than ten per cent of the Sun's surface area, has opened up on our star. By...

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NASA’s first stab at releasing air into its inflatable BEAM lab did not quite go according...

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In OtherWords: May 25, 2016

Sometimes it’s helpful to take a long view. This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati reports on a new satellite NASA is developing that will be...

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Stargazers are up for a treat this weekend, with Mars appearing much brighter and larger than...

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The reality is that we're already seeing the victims of climate change. (Photo: Erik de Haan / Flickr) Corporate mainstream media outlets are...

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When discussing intelligent life forms not found on Earth, questions and theories tend to focus on...

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If NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the European Space Agency's Planck and a slew of optical telescopes’...

‘Unprecedented’: UK activist fearing US extradition, 99yr sentence awaits landmark court ruling

UK authorities have hijacked a civil suit launched by a cybersecurity expert from Suffolk accused...

The flight of Red Dragon: SpaceX to send capsule to Mars as early as...

SpaceX is planning to send one of its Dragon space capsules to Mars as early as...

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The Kepler space observatory is back on its ambitious mission in search of alien life in our galaxy, much to the relief of scientists...

Trampling Science to Boost Nuclear Power

When the Washington Post and New York Times are making the same corporate-friendly point, it’s safe to assume that some PR agency somewhere is...
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Video: Timelapse: Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis from Intl Space Station

NASA captures Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in all of their glory RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Despite President Obama often noting the need to bolster protections against hackers, the US government is...

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Our great coastal cities could be flooded within the lifetime of children born today. That’s the conclusion of researchers studying the West Antarctic ice sheet...

Cryptowars: UK activist fears US extradition, 99yr sentence for refusal to surrender encryption keys

UK authorities are trying to force a 31-year-old computer scientist accused of hacking into the...

SpaceX sending cargo ship to bring next-generation inflatable habitat to ISS

Commercial space transport company SpaceX launched its “Dragon” cargo craft to bring supplies to the astronauts...

Rosetta’s comet: Orbiter takes fabulous photo of celestial object

The Rosetta orbiter, as part of a mission to conduct the most extensive research on any...

Startup beats Amazon: Drone delivers ‘emergency’ package to Nevada residence

In the first fully autonomous urban flight, a drone made a parcel delivery to a residence...

NSA must end planned expansion of domestic spying, lawmakers say

Two members of the House Oversight Committee, a Democrat and a Republican, have asked the director...

Quicker than Concorde: Boom startup plans supersonic NYC-London flights in 3 1/2 hrs

Flying at double the speed of sound, Boom airplane passengers will be able to complete an...
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Video: 360 video: Russia’s Soyuz TMA-20M lifts off for International Space Station from Baikonur

A Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft has blasted off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, taking NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russia's Roscosmos ... Via Youtube

Devastating drought is imminent: Scientists surprised to find Colorado River Basin drying up faster...

More than a half-dozen Western states that depend on the Colorado River Basin for the bulk of their water are drawing much more heavily...

February 2016 was most abnormally warm month on record

Things seem to be warming up on planet Earth. Last month, global temperatures were the most...
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Video: Blast-off! Soyuz launch takes new crew to Intl. Space Station

A Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft has blasted off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, taking NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russia's Roscosmos ... Via Youtube

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Nears Record Low

(Photo: Iceland Icebergs via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) In February, record high temperatures in the Arctic brought with them other records --...

Rising sea levels could displace 13m in US by 2100 – study

The impact of climate change on sea levels could force as many as 13 million US...
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Video: Martian garden: Growing tomatoes, peas & other plants on extraterrestrial-like soil

The Group of scientists has managed grown peas, tomatoes and cress in a simulated lunar and Martian soil, samples of which they got from...

Antares rocket producer orders 8 more Russian engines

(RT) - Orbital Sciences Corporation, the US maker of the Antares rocket, has ordered eight additional...
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Video: RAW: SpaceX launched successfully — but fails to land on ocean platform

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGHsKgqZpa8&w=580&h=385] The private spaceflight company SpaceX has launched a reusable rocket that is supposed to deliver a NASA ocean-monitoring satellite into low-Earth orbit. Via Youtube