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  • India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

    June 23, 2017 6:29 AM 20

    NEW DELHI India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched a 712 kg Cartosat-2 satellite for earth observation and 30 other tiny satellites

  • House Science Committee Flouts Ethics Rules By Promoting RNC Press Release As News

    June 22, 2017 10:20 PM 17

    It's the latest dubious source pushed by an increasingly political committee. The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology promoted a GOP press release hailing President Donald Trump in its daily press clippings email, in a move that appears to bend House ethics rules. A spokesman for the House Ethics Committee declined to comment

  • Meet the 12 Americans training to be NASA's newest astronauts

    June 14, 2017 5:35 PM 16

    Compared to NASA's astronaut corps, getting into Harvard is a walk in the park. A mere 12 people were accepted from a pool of more than 18,353 applicants to this year's astronaut training program, making NASA's acceptance rate, effectively, 0.00066 percent, or less than 1 out of 1,500. For comparison, the most difficult university to get into, Stanford

  • Worm grows second head after being launched into space

    June 14, 2017 2:14 PM 74

    If space travel wasn't hard enough, imagine trying to do it with two heads. A flatworm sent to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2015 as part of a biological study grew a second head after the first one had been partially amputated before launch. Flatworms are often sent into space because of their regenerative capabilities, but this particular

  • NASA scrubs rocket launch: How to watch tomorrow's firing

    June 13, 2017 3:21 AM 23

    Update: NASA said cloudy weather forced the cancellation of tonight's launch. We'll update tomorrow on a new time for the planned launch. NASA will launch the impressive-sounding Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket tonight. The launch from NASA's Wallops Space Flight Facility in Virginia will be a colorful one with the rocket creating glowing artificial

  • Subsea pipelines offer shelter to important commercial fish species in Australia

    June 12, 2017 2:58 PM 78

    "The pipelines provide an otherwise rare hard surface on which marine organisms can grow, creating a pipeline-based ecosystem," said marine ecologist Dianne McLean. June 12 (UPI) -- For conservationists and environmentalists, pipelines and the oil they carry are mostly viewed as a threat to ecological health. But new research suggests they serve as a safe haven

  • Skywatcher alert: Strawberry ‘mini moon’ to make appearance

    June 7, 2017 11:09 PM 20

    ST. GEORGE – Skywatchers will get a once-a-year treat as the full “Strawberry Moon,” along with the planet Saturn and the star Antares, make an appearance Friday night. The “Strawberry Moon” is also known as the “Rose Moon” and is being called a “mini moon” because it will appear as the smallest full moon of the year. The moon will be at apogee – the farthest

  • Oldest Homo sapiens fossils discovered

    June 7, 2017 5:06 PM 86

    Earliest known Homo sapiens fossils discovered This is a composite reconstruction of the oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco, using scans of original fossils found at the site. While the facial features appear more modern and comparative to ours, the brain case is elongated. This suggests that the brain shape and function evolved in these early

  • SpaceX Dragon Capsule Arrives Successfully For Its 11th Cargo Mission To ISS

    June 6, 2017 3:36 PM 44

    The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully arrived at the International Space Station yesterday. The old Dragon capsule was the first reused capsule for the 11th cargo mission and the first repeat delivery. Space.com reported the successful arrival of the reused SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space Station yesterday. The launching was set on Saturday

  • Fish uses special lips to eat razor-sharp, venomous coral

    June 5, 2017 6:01 PM 59

    "The lips are like the gills of a mushroom but covered in slime," said researcher David Bellwood. June 5 (UPI) -- The slime-covered lips of the tubelip wrasse, a fish common among the coral reefs of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, allow the species to eat razor-ship, venomous coral. The vast majority of fish species utilize coral exclusively for shelter