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NASA to send a helicopter to Mars — RT USA News

Not content with rovers, NASA’s next Mars mission will include a helicopter that will be ...
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Video: Stunning video: NASA captures giant comet hitting sun

SOHO (NASA-ESA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen...
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Video: NASA is concerned over 5G potentially setting back weather forecast accuracy back 50...

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Video: Ketamine-based nasal spray to treat depression approved in US

A new anti-depressant spray that's chemically similar to the highly addictive drug, ketamine, has been approved in the US. Esketamine, as it's known, comes...

FDA approves ketamine-based nasal spray to treat extreme depression — RT USA News

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a ketamine-based nasal spray, which is the first antidepressant...

NASA announces plans to return to the Moon for good — RT USA News

NASA’s chief has laid out the space agency’s ambitious plan to go back to the Moon...

Shutdown means NASA misses out on ‘Super Bowl of astronomy’ — RT USA News

Hundreds of NASA employees won’t be attending the American Astronomical Society’s biggest conference of the year,...
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Video: Jupiter up close: NASA’s Juno Mission flies by gas giant in reconstructed animation

Check out this up-close 'fly-by' of planet Jupiter by NASA's Juno Mission back in September 2017! (This animation reconstructs two and a half hours...
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Video: Rocket Lab launches ELaNa-19 mission for NASA to put 13 small research satellites...

NASA #space Rocket Lab on Sunday launched ELaNa-19 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites 19) mission for NASA from Mahia Peninsula, on the east coast ... Via...
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Video: No ‘colonizing’ or ‘frontiers’: Snowflakes alarmed by linguistic aspects of NASA Mars probe

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9jem NASA has landed a research craft on Mars, and many are keen to see what mysteries it will uncover. Some, however...

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers weird & shiny object on Red Planet — RT US...

NASA’s Curiosity rover has made a rather curious discovery on Mars. It’s bright, shiny, mysterious, and...

NASA pushing for continuous manned presence on moon ‘within 10yrs’ — RT US News

Longer-term lunar residents look increasingly likely after NASA revealed plans to establish a “continuous manned presence”...
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Video: NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on Mars

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NASA might buck Elon Musk over weed smoking video — RT US News

NASA has stated that it will conduct an extensive review of company culture at SpaceX after...

NASA says humans could land on Mars in 25 years — RT US News

NASA has said that the first human flights to Mars could take place in 25 years,...

NASA redraws constellations to map gamma-ray sky (IMAGE, VIDEOS) — RT US News

It’s probably the only time Albert Einstein, Godzilla and the Incredible Hulk will ever share an...

NASA astronaut praises Soyuz in 1st appearance after near-disaster — RT US News

Astronaut Nick Hague, who was aboard the ill-fated Soyuz MS-10 last week, has praised the spacecraft’s...
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Video: Scenes from NASA control room after Soyuz launch failure (Streamed live)

Ruptly is live from the NASA control room on Wednesday, October 11, as the Soyuz MS-10 prepare for emergency descent after reports of a...
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Video: Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague following emergency landing

Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has released photos and video of the ISS crew lounging on a couch with hot beverages and snacks after they...

Scientists selling ‘Martian dirt’ to NASA for experiments — RT US News

NASA may have the technology to visit the real Red Planet but a Florida university is...

NASA gives Opportunity rover a deadline to wake up, or be lost forever —...

A global dust storm on Mars is threatening the planet’s longest-living robot, NASA’s Opportunity rover. The...

NASA maps atmospheric aerosols in psychedelic image — RT US News

A new NASA image outlining the various types of aerosols in the air shows that we...

Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO) — RT US News

A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has...
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Video: And Liftoff! NASA sends Parker Solar Probe in its first mission to the...

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Video: NASA attempts to launch Parker Solar Probe, delays lift off for 24 hours...

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Video: RAW: NASA iconic launch towers demolished in Cape Canaveral, Florida

They helped propel humankind's dream of space exploration to new heights, but the iconic launch towers at Cape Canaveral in the US have come...

Report reveals outdated NASA policy poses contamination risk for Earth, universe — RT US...

As humans boldly go where no one has been before, the guidelines on how to prevent...

Report reveals outdated NASA policy poses contamination risk for Earth, universe — RT US...

As humans boldly go where no one has been before, the guidelines on how to prevent...

Shhh… Nasa’s supersonic silent aircraft gets name reflecting long QueSST to make it —...

After decades in the making, NASA’ s silent supersonic aircraft seems to have reached the stage...

NASA rover threatened by intense Martian dust storm — RT US News

Fears for NASA’s Opportunity rover are growing after engineers lost contact with Mars’ oldest mechanical explorer...

Woman sues NASA to keep moondust ‘gifted to her by Neil Armstrong’ — RT...

A woman who claims she was gifted a vial of moondust by astronaut Neil Armstrong has...

NASA Curiosity Rover Unearths Building Blocks in 3-Billion-Year-Old Organic Matter on Mars

The "building blocks" for life have been discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars, NASA scientists announced Thursday. Researchers cannot yet say...

Life on Mars? NASA discovers best evidence yet of potential life on Red Planet...

NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered organic material in an ancient lakebed and confirmed a seasonal cycle...

NASA’s new exoplanet hunter TESS snaps 200,000+ stars in its 1st PHOTO — RT...

After passing the Moon’s orbit, NASA’s planet-hunting satellite has snapped its first picture from one of...

Meet NASA’s robot helicopter of Mars (VIDEO) — RT US News

A robot helicopter will fly the skies of Mars as part of the 2020 mission, NASA...

NASA pictures reveal massive gas plumes and growing fissures (PHOTOS) — RT US News

NASA has released satellite images showing massive sulfur dioxide plumes released by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which...

NASA’s asteroid-hunting probe develops mysterious dent (PHOTO) — RT US News

A conspicuous and worrying black dent in the heat shield of NASA's asteroid-bound probe has been...

NASA’s asteroid hunter reveals scariest, Earth-bound objects (VIDEO) — RT US News

Hundreds of cosmic objects swarming unnervingly close to Earth come to life in an intimidating new...

NASA’s asteroid hunter reveals scariest, Earth-bound objects (VIDEO) — RT US News

A new NASA visualization based on the latest data from its asteroid-hunting mission presents an intimidating...
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Video: Hunt for new planets: Launch of NASA’s TESS, aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

NASA's Tess, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighbouring stars that could support life. Tess...

NASA sends bull & human sperm into space for reproduction study — RT US...

NASA has sent vials of frozen bull and human sperm samples to the International Space Station...

NASA funds plans to put robot bees on Mars — RT US News

NASA is funding the development of a swarm of robotic insects which it hopes to send...

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope is running out of fuel — RT US News

NASA’S Kepler telescope is running out of fuel and will shut down within several months, according...

Waste of space? NASA’s $1bn mobile launch tower may work only once — RT...

A flaw in the design of NASA’s new $1 billion mobile launch tower means the agency...

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

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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

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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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Courtesy: NASA TV NASA says a fireball that streaked across the US SouthEast was traveling about 53700 miles per hour (86422 kilometres per hour)...
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Video: 3, 2, 1… Moment Parker Solar Probe launched on mission to ‘touch the...

US space agency NASA successfully sent off its unmanned Parker Solar Probe into orbit with the aim of 'touching the sun'. It was launched...

Militarizing Space: Starship Troopers, Same As It Ever Was

This week Vice President Pence announced that the Department of Defense is beginning a planning process to establish a sixth military branch, known as...

Merchandise already? Trump’s Space Force logo contest triggers avalanche of ‘better’ designs — RT...

President Donald Trump’s proposal to create the US Space Force will take years to implement at...

At Pentagon, Pence pushes for Space Force by 2020 — RT US News

The Trump administration wants to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the US...

Mattis calls space a ‘developing war zone,’ mulls creating combatant command before Space Force...

US Defense Secretary James Mattis says the Pentagon agrees with President Donald Trump on viewing space...

The Burning Hot Planet | Dissident Voice

A recent UK newspaper headline read “The World’s On Fire,” which is literally true as extraordinary continent-wide wildfires consume the planet, accompanied by unbearable,...

Will the new Mars rover become the next Boaty McBoatface? — RT UK News

The UK Space Agency is taking one giant leap for mankind by asking the general...

Hacker selling US military documents online… because someone forgot to change a default password...

Sensitive military documents have been put up for sale in online hacking forums after someone forgot...

Trump tells NATO allies to spend more… like thrifty Pentagon buying $1.2k mugs &...

Toilet seat covers that cost $10,000? Coffee mugs for $1,200 apiece? No wonder NATO countries aren’t...

Americans ask Russians to fix their space-toilet — RT US News

When you want a job done right, send in the Russians. NASA has renewed a contract...

The Economist’s Premature Obituary for the Sanders Movement

The Economist (6/7/18) writes off Bernie Sanders’ ideas as having “little support” among Democrats. Earlier this month, the US politics opinion column of the Economist...

Erdogan aide tells congressman Adam Schiff to ‘shut up’ — RT US News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman has sharply rebuked Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff who bemoaned Turkey’s...

Trump’s Spaced-Out Space Force – Consortiumnews

While key members of his administration oppose him, Donald Trump seems intent on forging ahead with plans to create a...

Star Wars Redux: Trump’s Space Force

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 If Donald Trump gets his way on formation of a Space Force, the heavens...

Time for the Big One? Research suggests risk of California earthquake higher than previously...

Geophysicists are hypothesizing that the San Andreas fault line in California could be the central point...

Trump Orders Establishment of ‘Space Force’ as 6th Branch of Military

Speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump ordered the Pentagon to immediately establish a national “space force” that would...
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Video: Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docks successfully at ISS

Mandatory Credit: NASA The ISS Expedition 56-57 crew successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) via the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft on Friday. Via Youtube

Focus on Pruitt’s Scandals Obscures Environmental Degradation Under Trump

Focusing on a $43,000 phone booth (Washington Post, 4/16/18), not on the $60 trillion that unchecked climate change is projected to cost (Nature, 7/25/13). Scott...

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, sending plume of ash 30,000ft into air (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) —...

After over a week of threatening to blow, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has finally erupted, sending a...

Hawaii volcano threatens nearby air traffic (VIDEO, PHOTOS) — RT US News

Ash and fiery projectiles exploding from the Kilauea volcano have forced Hawaii authorities to issue an...

Steam-driven blasts at Hawaii volcano could shower island with huge rocks – USGS —...

There is a risk of powerful explosions at Kilauea volcano, that may shower the area with...

Uber and the US Army team up to make flying cars — RT US...

The US Army and ridesharing company Uber have signed an agreement to develop technology that could...

Climate Change 10-Year Check-Up | Dissident Voice

Ten years ago Kevin J. Surace delivered a fascinating TED talk entitled “Worst Case Climate Change.” Based upon credits at the end of his speech,...

‘We Are Talking Billions of People Displaced by Sea Level Rise’

Janine Jackson interview Dahr Jamail about melting Antarctic ice for the April 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Star Wars coming? Trump ‘seriously’ considers creating US Space Force — RT US News

Despite the mockery on social media, US President Donald Trump apparently has not rejected an idea...

Flat Earthers unite in UK’s first convention to discuss science, proof, and… Pac Man?...

Even though the Ancient Greeks first argued more than 2,000 years ago that the planet...

GOP holds on to seat in special House election — RT US News

Republicans held on to a congressional seat in the Arizona special election, despite Democrats’ hopes that...

5 Environmental Victories to Inspire You This Earth Day

Planet Earth is at a crisis point. Researchers say we have to begin reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 if we want to meet...

In historic first, Senator brings newborn baby into hallowed chamber, inspires vote — RT...

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) made history on Thursday when she became the first member to bring...

Here’s why chemical attack in Syria’s Douma is just another FAKE of White Helmets...

  Not much time has elapsed since the tragedy in Syria’s Douma, which was the last stronghold of Jaish al-Islam militants. Several videos with the...

Solar Activity Crashes – LewRockwell

By Anthony Watts Watts Up With That? April 13, 2018 Right now, the sun...

Supersonic passenger flights may return, but without the boom — RT US News

Lockheed Martin has won a $247.5 million contract from NASA to develop a supersonic jet plane...

Be Proactive About Spring Allergies

The Current Onset of Climate Tipping Points

Arctic Ice Melt As extreme temperatures, the rate of sea ice melt, the collapse of Greenland glaciers, the thawing of Siberian and Canadian permafrost and...

‘What the f**k is that thing?’ UFO encounter captured in newly-declassified navy footage (VIDEO)...

Newly-declassified footage shows the moment US Navy pilots were left incredulous after encountering a mysterious flying...

Musk promises 1st ‘up-and-down flight’ for SpaceX Mars rocket next year — RT US...

While admitting that his timelines often turn out to be way too “optimistic,” SpaceX CEO Elon...

When the Deep State Bites- Bite Back!

  Back in 1991, the general consensus of the Intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. An internally strong and stable Russia was...

What’s in Trump’s 2019 budget? — RT US News

The White House 2019 budget proposal offers the Pentagon and the president’s immigration agenda a generous...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Eviscerates Federal Science, Rural and Environmental Programs | Union of Concerned...

WASHINGTON - President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget is yet another sign of this administration’s hostility to scientific research and technological development across...

ISS Inc: Trump plans to privatize space station in 2024

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to privatize the International Space Station (ISS). ...

Extradition of ‘hacker’ Lauri Love to US will not take place, judge rules (VIDEO)...

The UK’s Lord Chief Justice says that British ‘hacker’ Lauri Love should not be extradited...

Lauri Love: Hacking and Extradition

Horse-trading determines who goes to jail and for how long.  That is what plea bargaining is.  It is not some adjunct to the criminal...

The Case for Nationalizing Elon Musk | By Kate Aronoff

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched some stuff into space. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket was shot into the Solar System, tailed by a Tesla...

SpaceX heavy rocket takes Tesla car into orbit in test blast-off (VIDEO) — RT...

SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy space rocket has launched on its maiden flight. The rocket departed from...
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Video: ‘Free Love’: UK court rules against extradition of alleged British hacker to US

The UK's High Court has ruled against the extradition of an alleged British hacker to the US. Lauri Love is accused of carrying out...

Stunning discovery of new worlds outside Milky Way — RT US News

For the first time ever, scientists have detected planets in a galaxy far, far away from...

SpaceX rocket booster defies laws of gravity to survive extreme water landing (PHOTO) —...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket booster defied the odds and survived a high-powered water landing on Wednesday...

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Ever since 1948, the U.S. Government’s foreign policies have been consistently focused upon breaking up the Soviet Union and...

How To Protect Yourself From Germs While Flying

By Kirstin Fawcett Mental Floss January 30, 2018 ...

US may defund International Space Station after 2024 – reports — RT US News

The Trump administration is considering cutting funding to the International Space Station (ISS) after the 2024...

The War in America’s ‘Democratic’ Party

Over Whether to Go to War Against Russia Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 23rd, Joe Biden virtually threw his hat into the 2020...

RT’s guide to the ‘super blue blood moon’ — RT US News

Stargazers in North America will get their reward for labouring through the January blues with a...

US military ops continue while civilian services heavily affected — RT US News

Despite the US government shutdown, military operations will continue as normal while non-essential civilian services will...

Women’s March: After First Year of Trump’s Anti-Woman Agenda, Marches Mobilize Voters

The second annual Women's March generated widespread enthusiasm on Saturday and Sunday, after a year in which sexual harassment and assault dominated many headlines...

Jupiter’s stunning storm clouds captured in latest Juno flyby (PHOTO) — RT US News

The NASA space probe Juno has once again captured the jaw-dropping beauty of Jupiter in another...

2017 was a hot one for Earth

Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2017, with the average surface temperature only slightly below the...

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface....

Virgin Galactic’s Unity spaceplane successfully completes first 2018 test flight — RT US News

Virgin Galactic conducted its first spaceplane test of the year with a high-speed flight over California’s...

Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with...

Floridians attacked by newly-thawed reptiles — RT US News

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 15:27 The recent cold snap in Florida has led to multiple...

Boston floods amid ‘severe’ winter storm (VIDEO, PHOTOS) — RT US News

Icy flooding and heavy snowfall have struck Boston as whiteout conditions and gusty winds follow high...

Carbon monoxide leak kills teen, sickens 41 others in New Jersey — RT US...

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 03:49 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:09 Dozens of people were...

Ice-cold iguanas plunge from Florida trees during winter storm cold snap (PHOTOS) — RT...

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:02 Frozen iguanas are tumbling off their perches in Miami’s suburbs,...

Extraordinary storm systems visible in ‘bomb’ cyclone’s eye (VIDEO) — RT US News

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 17:54 Weather satellites have captured astonishing footage of the polar cyclone...

SpaceX to launch top secret Zuma satellite for US govt — RT US News

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 01:57 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 08:25 SpaceX is getting ready...

Afterburn

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 On December 22nd the skies over Southern California lit up with the afterburn of a...

Musk tweets phone number to 16.7mn followers — RT US News

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 11:32 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 12:19 SpaceX founder Elon Musk...

Using Science and Philosophy to Decode Modernity

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 “Forty percent of the United States drains into the Mississippi. It’s agriculture. It’s golf...

1st astronaut to free-float in space dies at 80 — RT US News

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 23:47 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 23:50 Retired NASA astronaut Bruce...

How did Mars lose its oceans? Scientist may have cracked the mystery — RT...

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 14:19 Mars might not be as dry as previously thought....

Ring of Fire

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 Southern California’s Thomas Fire, the state’s fourth largest, continues to grow. To date, it...

Scientist slams study identifying ‘oldest fossils ever discovered’ — RT US News

Researchers have identified a series of fossils which they believe are the oldest living organisms ever...

Pentagon sank $22mn into a secret UFO-chasing program – reports — RT US News

The Pentagon spent $22 million to study UFOs in a 2007-12 program whose existence has been...

To bot-ly go: VR robots will do space work & defuse bombs

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 03:51 Edited time: 16 Dec, 2017 08:19 New software by Brown...

SpaceX sends recycled rocket to dock with ISS in world first — RT US...

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:21 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:23 SpaceX has completed the...

Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive to Send Americans to Moon, Mars

President Trump signed a new directive at the White House on Monday, aimed at furthering the administration's efforts in advancing space exploration...

Trump wants to ‘make America great again’ in space — RT US News

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 22:40 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 07:46 President Donald Trump has...

Musk unfazed as Boeing vows to beat SpaceX in Mars race — RT US...

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 00:34 Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has promised to beat SpaceX in...

Precious Apollo mission audio salvaged from analog scrap heap — RT US News

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 15:11 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 15:12 Nearly 3,000 hours of...

Raging California wildfires captured on camera from space (PHOTOS) — RT US News

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 18:22 Incredible images of Southern California’s raging wildfires have been captured...

British ‘hacker’ Lauri Love starts appeal against extradition — RT UK News

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 11:38 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 09:17 Security expert Lauri...

Island of Light, Island of Shadow

"Here's where the hurricane tore off my roof," she pointed upward. We look at exposed wood beams under open sky. "It was horrible," Ruth...

Rising sea levels could submerge 13,000 US historical sites by end of century –...

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:13 More than 13,000 archaeological sites in the southeastern United States...

Uber paid off hackers to hide breach of 57mn users’ data – report —...

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 23:38 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:25 Personal data of over...

Ruined Infrastructure and a Refugee Crisis

Photo by NASA’s Earth Observatory | CC BY 2.0 Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico in September-October 2017. The impact of these storms was...

The Earth is flat… or turnip shaped, according to England cricket legend Flintoff —...

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 13:16 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:13 Earth could be...

A Man is About to Launch Himself in his Homemade Rocket to Prove the...

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800...

Uber faces avalanche of govt probes over data breach cover-up — RT US News

The US, the UK and Italy are among a widening group of countries that are up...

Scientists warn of too much ‘artificial light’ on Earth — RT US News

A new study conducted using satellite data shows that artificial lighting is growing brighter. The data...

New TSA security measures to make Thanksgiving travel even more of a nightmare —...

Millions of travelers are expected to endure endless lines this holiday weekend as the Transportation Security...

Professor conducted back-alley herpes vaccine trial at Illinois hotels – report — RT US...

A US researcher aiming to develop a herpes vaccine conducted illegal trials during which he injected...

ISS crew give crash course in making Thanksgiving dinner (VIDEO) — RT US News

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 15:58 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 16:02 Astronauts aboard the International...

Life on Earth may already exist on alien planets, say scientists — RT UK...

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 15:31 Life forms on Earth may also exist on other...

Theresa May failed to raise Lauri Love ‘hacker’ extradition case with Donald Trump –...

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 16:35 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 07:09 Theresa May has...

Cigar-shaped asteroid is first interstellar visitor to our solar system — RT US News

A rocky cigar-shaped asteroid has been confirmed as the first ever interstellar object to enter our...

Moon landing PHOTOS reignite conspiracy theories… again — RT US News

A UFO conspiracist has uncovered what he believes is proof that the moon landings were fake,...

As COP23 Closes, Climate Movement Calls for Ambition ‘That Science and Justice Demand’

As the United Nations climate conference known as COP23 drew to a close on Friday, leaders from the global climate justice movement called for...

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

Yikes. Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity: "Time is running out" to stop business as usual,...

Hidden Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes at Congressional Hearings on Cloud Seeding

Photo by Steve Snodgrass | CC BY 2.0 OMG! Congress held hearings recently on geo-engineering techniques to stop the evils of global warming. Whew! The...

Hidden Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes at Congressional Hearings on Cloud Seeding

OMG! Congress held hearings recently on geo-engineering techniques to stop the evils of global warming. Whew! The irony is absolutely fantastically mind-boggling, a real...

US Air Force declares space a new ‘warfighting domain’ — RT US News

In order to increase the global dominance and “lethality” of the US military, the Air Force...

Discovery of ‘monster’ planet forces scientists to rethink space theories — RT UK News

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 12:14 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 08:23 The discovery of...

First sighting of ‘alien’ comet from beyond our solar system caught on camera —...

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 15:39 In a first for the whole of mankind, stunning...

First Rock from Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space. Astronomers around the world are...

Plane carrying NBA stars hit by ‘UFO’ during Chicago descent (PHOTOS) — RT US...

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 14:45 The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in...

Puerto Rico and the Jones Act Conundrum

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC by 2.0 When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, the whole transportation...

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Video: RAW: Spacewalk astronauts grease new ISS robot hand

NASA astronauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, to grease a robotic arm's new hand. They replaced the latching...

Astronauts perform spinner tricks in space (VIDEO) — RT America

Published time: 14 Oct, 2017 01:10 Edited time: 14 Oct, 2017 17:25 NASA astronauts aboard the...

Satellite images show devastating extent of California wildfires (PHOTOS)

Published time: 11 Oct, 2017 21:16 Satellite footage from before and after the worst wildfires in...

“Canadian Man” Pleads Guilty to Terrorism in plot Targeting NYC Landmarks

A 19-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to terrorism offences in a 2016 plot to detonate bombs in New York...

‘We just need guns’: ISIS sympathizers targeted Times Square, unsealed terrorism charges say

The FBI says three men living outside of the US, including one American, planned to attack...

Stardust: British firm will scatter your ashes in outer space

Published time: 6 Oct, 2017 15:46 Families will soon be able to send their loves...

America Not Immune from Chaos

“Exceptional” America views itself as largely immune from devastating storms and the violence that infect much of the world, but...

Space Race 2.0: SpaceX rival Lockheed Martin reveals plan for Mars (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Published time: 30 Sep, 2017 10:43 The race to Mars is heating up. Elon Musk recently...

Climate Armageddon Revisited

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flig | CC BY 2.0 It was only five years ago that Scientific American published this article: Climate Armageddon: How...

‘Violent times will come’: End-of-the-world alarm interrupts broadcast in California

Published time: 22 Sep, 2017 16:17 Viewers across Southern California have received an apocalyptic warning from...

Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout

Where did all the concern over deficits go? After two years of the media lamenting, worrying and feigning outrage over the cost of Bernie...

Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout

$70 billion a year seemed like a lot of money when all it would pay for was college education (Fox News Insider, 2/6/16). Where did...

'Heaven Help Those in Dominica Tonight': Category 5 Maria Makes Landfall

Hurricane Maria was ugraded to a powerful Category 5 and "potentially catastrophic" storm Monday evening, with sustained winds over 160 mph,  just before it...

Why Climate "Alarmists" Should Not Be Ignored

Hurricane Harvey, as seen from the International Space Station on August 19, 2017. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) In a December 2011 article, Noam Chomsky...

The Climate Catastrophe We’re All Ignoring

Imagine you’re driving your shiny new car too fast along a wet, curvy road. You turn a corner and realize you’re heading straight for...

#ClimateSilence: Corporate Media Called Out for Whiffing on 'Most Important Story in the World'

Using social media on Wednesday, advocates for climate action spoke out forcefully—and in huge numbers—against major media outlets that enable those who deny the...

Hurricanes Blow Away Climate Change Denial

The startling landfall of two giant hurricanes – feasting on especially warm water off Texas and Florida – crashes into...

Riders on the storm: Sailor livestreams Hurricane Irma from his boat (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Sep, 2017 13:53 A man livestreamed Hurricane Irma from his boat in Key...

Welcome to the New World of Wildfires

The Pacific Northwest has been engulfed in wildfire smoke from Montana, British Columbia, Eastern Washington and Oregon for much of this summer. (Photo: Dahr...

Texas Is Flooded Because Our Democracy Is, Too

“It’s flooding down in Texas,” goes the old song. “All of the telephone lines are down.” With apologies to Stevie Ray Vaughan, there’s a lot...

1 dead in Puerto Rico as Irma sustains 185mph gusts – reports

One person has reportedly died and 300,000 are without power in Puerto Rico as a result...

Navy evacuates over 5,000 personnel from Florida base ahead of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma sets its crosshairs on southeast Florida, the US Navy is evacuating thousands of...
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Video: Heavenly view: Video of Category 5 Hurricane Irma shot from Int’l Space Station

Courtesy: NASA The International Space Station's external cameras captured a dramatic view of Hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean on ... Via...

Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes a Disastrous Choice for Drug...

Rep. Jim Bridenstine visits City Year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 12, 2015. (Photo: City Year) President Donald Trump's newly-announced nominee to head the National...

Don’t Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano

Two weeks ago, we reported that Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, had shared a report on what...

A Victory Seen Over ‘State-Sponsored Racism’

The restoration of a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona public schools is being hailed as an important step in...

Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes 'A Disastrous Choice' for Drug...

President Donald Trump's newly-announced nominee to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an elected official with no science credentials. Rep. Jim Bridenstine...

For the Love of Earth

On July 9, New York magazine published “The Uninhabitable Earth,” a worst-case climate change scenario suggesting that our current human course may...

Breathtaking scale of Harvey devastation laid bare in stark Houston satellite images

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 14:09 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 15:21 The extent of the...

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed the fury of a warming planet on the Gulf Coast of Texas this week, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and...

Extreme Storms Like Harvey and Climate Change: 'This Is the New Reality'

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas—and as the death toll from monsoon flooding in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh surpasses 1,200—experts are putting a...
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Video: Hurricane Harvey space view shortly before expected landing at US coast

NASA has released a video showing Hurricane Harvey as seen from the International Space Station (ISS), shortly before it is expected to hit the...

Hurricane Harvey hammers Texas coast

Published time: 25 Aug, 2017 19:34 Edited time: 26 Aug, 2017 06:38 Hurricane Harvey, accompanied by...

Nearly Half of Trump Voters Think Whites, Christians Are Most Oppressed Groups

(Photo: Giulio Fornasar / iStock / Getty Images Plus) He has come for Mexicans, Muslims, Black people, trans people, Democrats, the news media, activists and...

Total solar eclipse: What you need to know (VIDEO)

The continental US will experience its first total solar eclipse in 40 years on August 21....

Less power to you: Solar eclipse ‘challenges’ California electricity grid

Californians are being advised to reduce electricity usage and unplug home electronics during the solar eclipse....
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Video: SpaceX launches cargo ship to Intl Space Station (STREAMED LIVE)

SpaceX is launching a Dragon cargo spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon will deliver supplies...

N. Korea crisis spurs surge in global missile defense requests to Lockheed Martin

Published time: 9 Aug, 2017 03:04 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2017 09:10 The Pentagon’s top weapons...

Eclipse Warning

The world is predicted to end in a matter of weeks if one conspiracy theorist is to be believed. Christian numerologist David Meade has once again...

The Great Leap Backwards: Trump's Blueprint To Make America Not Great

The Trump administration is doubling down on oil, gas, and coal at a time when the rest of the world is committing to getting...

US vs hackers: America’s crusade against cybercrime

Cyberattacks across the world have grown ever-larger in scale, inflicting billions of dollars of damage –...

Painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin ‘kills at least 60’

At least 60 people have died in Britain since December after taking fentanyl, a dangerous...

Chicago prison finds way to prevent inmates from dying of overdose upon release

The Cook County Jail in Chicago has begun providing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone to at-risk inmates...

SpaceX abandons propulsive landing plans for Red Dragon mission to Mars

SpaceX will no longer produce the next version of their Dragon spacecraft capable of propulsive landings,...

Islamic preacher who called Jews ‘agents of Satan’ speaks at pro-Palestine expo

An Islamic preacher who called Jews “agents of Satan” and quoted Nazi Joseph Goebbels to...

The Fight over Mexican-American Books

Latino-rights activists are challenging Arizona’s ban on school books and courses that provide students with information about Mexican-American history and...

250,000 Americans, 500 groups reject genetically-modified eucalyptus trees

Over 250,000 Americans and 500 organizations submitted comments rejecting the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal...

About Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It’s so large that all of the other planets in the solar system could fit...

The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth

Any truthful way to say it will sound worse than ghastly: We live in a world where one person could decide to begin a...

As Climate Threats Mount, Experts Say No Time Left for Deceitful "Debate"

As new and worrying evidence of global warming's destructive impacts mount around the globe, climate experts are saying efforts by the Trump administration's EPA...

It's Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding

In Antarctica, scientists were stunned to find rainfall and a melt area larger than the size of Texas in 2016. (Photo: Echinophoria / Getty...

Playing Chicken With Nuclear Annihilation

Any truthful way to say it will sound worse than ghastly: We live in a world where one person could decide to begin a...

‘Infinity, right?’ Trump relaunches iconic National Space Council with Buzz Aldrin by his side

President Trump extolled the private sector’s “tremendous spirit” during an executive order signing ceremony to revive...

Hate needles? Self-administered, painless vaccine skin patch passes 1st human clinical trials

Scientists hope an experimental Band-Aid-like patch that delivers the flu vaccine could increase the number of...

Making Utility Bills Rise Again

It’s summer and the mercury is soaring. Temperatures are higher than ever, it turns out. Last year was the hottest year since humanity started recording...

Doomsday Maps

Future map of the United States by Gordon- Michael Scallion When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have...
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Video: SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on recycled rocket

Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center carrying the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air ... Via Youtube

Uh Oh

THIS WEEK and 750ft space rock could be ‘potentially hazardous’ By Margi Murphy The Sun June 24, 2017 Nasa’s eagle-eyed asteroid hunting team have spotted 1803 potentially hazardous...