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A dead whale that washed ashore in the Philippines was found to have 40kg (88lbs) of plastic in its stomach . "If we keep going this way, it will be more uncommon to see an animal die of natural causes than it is to see an animal die of plastic", he said.
  • Hebrew University Adds New Manuscripts to Einstein Archive

    Hebrew University Adds New Manuscripts to Einstein Archive

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    In the fourth letter, Einstein confesses that after 50 years of thinking about it, he still does not understand the quantum nature of light. In 1933, Einstein wrote letters that detailed his escape from the Nazis and his work helping Jews escape Hitler's regime.
  • The World’s First All-Female Spacewalk Will Happen March 29th

    The World’s First All-Female Spacewalk Will Happen March 29th

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    NASA hasn't disclosed the specific objective of the seven-hour outing, which it plans to broadcast, but it'll likely involve repairs or scientific experiments. This will be the first-ever spacewalk with all-female spacewalkers. "It was not orchestrated to be this way; these spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall", a NASA spokesperson said.
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule undocks from ISS on way to Earth

    SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule undocks from ISS on way to Earth

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    After a five-day mission on the orbital outpost, Crew Dragon was set to autonomously detach about 2:30 a.m EST (0730 GMT) on Friday and descend to earth for an 8:45 a.m. Scientists are using this technology to analyze whether the trip is safe for humans. The unmanned capsule's voyage marks a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from US soil later this year.
  • Built Capsule With a Dummy Aboard Docks at Space Station

    Built Capsule With a Dummy Aboard Docks at Space Station

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    This latest, flashiest Dragon reached the space station on Sunday morning, just 27 hours after liftoff. The spacecraft will take approximately 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment to the space station where it'll remain docked for about fourteen days And return some crucial research samples to Earth.
  • Selfie from 20,000 miles away: Israeli Beresheet snaps first shot in space

    Selfie from 20,000 miles away: Israeli Beresheet snaps first shot in space

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    The image was taken a little more than 23,000 miles away from the planet. The Beresheet spacecraft blasted off aboard a SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida last month. The Beresheet spacecraft has a scientific instrument on board to measure the lunar magnetic field to aid it in its understanding of the moon's formation.
  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon With Test Dummy

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon With Test Dummy

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    A crewed test launch of the Crew Dragon with actual astronauts aboard could take place as soon as July. Applause and cheers broke out at SpaceX's control center in Hawthorne, California as Crew Dragon attached itself to the ISS , Space.com reported.
  • Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in NY billboards

    Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in NY billboards

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    Her office's fact sheet on the plan , released last month, says that efforts to combat climate change should include "massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary [and] create affordable public transit available to all, with the goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle".
  • The world's dirtiest air is in India, East Asia News & Top Stories

    The world's dirtiest air is in India, East Asia News & Top Stories

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    This indicates that the air pollution in our cities has not come down over the years, despite many mitigative actions from local governments. Another global study has said it yet again. The AirVisual and Greenpeace index was based on the quantity of PM2.5, registered previous year in tens of thousands of air-quality monitoring stations around the world.
  • U.S. Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

    U.S. Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

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    The next day, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and No. 2 at the Department of the Interior, became acting secretary when Ryan Zinke resigned amid mounting ethics investigations. Many U.S. utilities had already planned adjustments to their coal-burning generators to comply with the tighter mercury standards, and the utilities are anxious that proposals for looser rules could lead to regulatory uncertainty.
  • SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking

    SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking

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    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 2:49 a.m. Saturday from pad 39A here, the same launch pad that hoisted Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon and numerous space shuttle missions as well. The historic unmanned test flight marks the first time a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket was launched to the ISS.
  • Video of huge tarantula dragging opossum to its death is nightmarish

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    Knowledge of predator-prey interactions between spiders there, however, remains somewhat limited given the diversity of prey and arthropod predators . A five-minute struggle ensued, where the opossum, roughly the size of a softball, tried to kick away from the eight-legged insect. The terrifying video recorded during the Peruvian night survey caught a monster spider dragging away and making a meal of an opossum.
  • SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test

    SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test

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    It's been eight years since Hurley and three other astronauts flew the last space shuttle mission, and human launches from Florida ceased. "To be frank, I'm a little emotionally exhausted", he said. NASA now pays $82 million per seat. But the program has suffered delays as safety requirements are much more stringent for manned flights than for unmanned missions to deploy satellites.
  • T&I Ranking Republican Sam Graves Slams Green New Deal

    T&I Ranking Republican Sam Graves Slams Green New Deal

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    The Senate resolution says that the federal government should create a Green New Deal "to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers" and calls in part for "meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources".
  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule set for historic test flight

    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule set for historic test flight

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    The launch: If you live in the USA and you want to watch the launch, you are going to have get up bright and early. Another day, another SpaceX launch. After launching and separating from the rocket, Crew Dragon will travel to the space station, where it will dock and remain for five days. SpaceX has successfully launched and even reused its Dragon cargo capsule, but this will be the first flight for the Crew Dragon, and there are some differences from its predecessor.
  • Tropical Spiders Cause 'Surprising Amount of Death,' Hunting Opossums, Frogs and More

    Tropical Spiders Cause 'Surprising Amount of Death,' Hunting Opossums, Frogs and More

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    The tarantula , belonging to the genus Pamphobeteus , was about the size of a dinner plate (legs included); the mouse opossum, of the Marmosops genus, was a juvenile about the size of a softball. "To see one taken down by an arthropod was very surprising". A rainforest expedition led by a team from the University of MI found "the stuff of nightmares" when it recorded a series of giant jungle bug predators during their most savage moments.
  • SpaceX’s unmanned Crew Dragon to launch on March 2 to ISS

    SpaceX’s unmanned Crew Dragon to launch on March 2 to ISS

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    Provided this test goes well, and after SpaceX conducts an in-flight test of the capsule's escape system, the first crewed mission from Florida into orbit could take place later this summer from Florida. The flight plan calls for the Demo 1 Crew Dragon to undock on March 8 and return to an Atlantic Ocean splashdown about 230 miles east of Cape Canaveral.
  • Ocasio-Cortez and Socialism Denounced by NYC Billboard

    Ocasio-Cortez and Socialism Denounced by NYC Billboard

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently discussed her Green New Deal and why " farting cows " are a problem for the environment on Showtime's Desus & Mero TV show. "PS fact that it's in Times Sq tells you this isn't for/by NYers", she said, commenting on the fact that Times Square is typically a tourist destination, rather than a space frequented by NY residents.
  • SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

    SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

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    The Israeli spacecraft was launched using Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket together with United States and Indonesian satellites. The payload also includes an Indonesian communications satellite called Nusantara Satu and a small experimental satellite belonging to the U.S.
  • Historic Israeli Mission To The Moon Underway Following SpaceX Launch

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    ARSP.B1) and SpaceIL reported that the spacecraft was in an elliptical orbit en-route to the moon, where it will touch down seven weeks from now on April 11. In addition to the Beresheet lunar lander, the rocket successfully delivered the Indonesian Nusantara Satu telecommunications satellite and the S5 experimental smallsat owned by the US Air Force.
  • Zebra stripes confuse bloodsucking flies and could inspire anti-bug device

    Zebra stripes confuse bloodsucking flies and could inspire anti-bug device

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    Flies approached the zebras and horses at equal rates, the researchers found, which isn't surprising because flies are thought to use smell, rather than sight, to locate their victims from a distance. The study noted that zebras and horses respond very differently to the presence of flies. Stripes may therefore offer zebras vital protection, though the researchers aren't entirely sure why the pattern seems to confuse flies.
  • LILLEY: Will Wilson-Raybould be allowed to speak 'my truth?'

    LILLEY: Will Wilson-Raybould be allowed to speak 'my truth?'

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    High quality content without ads is here with a 30 day ad-free trial. "I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould herself abstained, telling the House of Commons she didn't think it appropriate to vote on a matter in which she was personally involved.
  • A Super Snow Moon will be visible over Ireland this week

    A Super Snow Moon will be visible over Ireland this week

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    The moon's diameter will appear to be about 14 percent greater than an average full moon, while its brightness is expected to be near 30 percent more than usual. It was also sometimes called the Hunger Moon, because the snow made hunting hard, or the Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing by night.
  • SpaceX Set To Launch First Rocket of 2019 From Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX Set To Launch First Rocket of 2019 From Cape Canaveral

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    Israel will become only the fourth country to land on the moon after the US, Russia and China and at a cost of only $100 million compared with the many billions spent by the other countries. So far, only Russian Federation, the United States and China have made the 384,000-kilometer (239,000-mile) journey and landed spacecraft on the Moon.
  • ‘Super Snow Moon’ - The Biggest & Brightest Full Moon of 2019

    ‘Super Snow Moon’ - The Biggest & Brightest Full Moon of 2019

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    It will make the moon appear unusually large when it rises and sets, and - like most lunar events - is sure to draw amateur star gazers around the world outside. However, by ecclesiastical rules, the equinox is actually fixed on March 21, so that places this year's Easter Sunday on April 21. WE SAID THIS: A super moon is always an incredible celestial sight! However, according to the Almanac, most people won't be able to spot the difference between super moons and typical full moons.