South Georgia Island Has Finally Been Certified Free of Swarms of Rats That Feasted on Rare Birds

South Georgia Island Has Finally Been Certified Free of Swarms of Rats That Feasted on Rare Birds

The mostly abandoned town of Grytviken on South Georgia island. Cropped from original panorama.Photo: Jens Bludau (Wikimedia Commons) Exterminators have successfully cleansed the remote British overseas territory of South Georgia island in the South Atlantic of invasive rats that, since the year 1775, had been feasting on the eggs and chicks of two species of […]

LA SpaceX Rocket Manufacturing Facility Ready for Launch

LA SpaceX Rocket Manufacturing Facility Ready for Launch

LOS ANGELES (CN) — SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, received approval from the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday to construct spaceships and interplanetary rockets at a 19-acre Port of Los Angeles plot in San Pedro. The City Council unanimously granted SpaceX, which is based out of Hawthorne, California, a 30-year lease agreement to take over […]

JWST beset by another problem as Northrop Grumman revamps training

JWST beset by another problem as Northrop Grumman revamps training

The telescope element of the Webb observatory was unpacked from its shipping container March 8 after arriving at Northrop Grumman’s factory in Redondo Beach, California. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn Engineers working on the James Webb Space Telescope, which had its launch delayed to 2020 earlier this year, recently discovered another problem during testing at the observatory’s […]

Johnson Space Center prepares for upcoming spacewalks

Johnson Space Center prepares for upcoming spacewalks

HOUSTON – Later this month, NASA astronauts will mount new high-definition cameras on the outside of the International Space Station. The cameras will help new commercial crew vehicles from Boeing and SpaceX line up with the station. NASA realized it needs a clear view. “It has been a long time since we’ve had a vehicle […]

Stephen Hawking: Ballot opens for Westminster Abbey service

Stephen Hawking: Ballot opens for Westminster Abbey service

Image copyright PA Members of the public are being offered the chance to attend a service of thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking, who died in March aged 76. It will take place in Westminster Abbey on 15 June and up to 1,000 tickets are available by way of a ballot system. During the service, the […]

Harvard Scientist: Climate Change May Be Worse Than We Think

Harvard Scientist: Climate Change May Be Worse Than We Think

Daniel Schrag (Credit: Stu Rosner / Harvard Magazine) Daniel Schrag’s professional credentials are impressive: He’s the director of the Center for the Environment at Harvard University where he’s a professor of environmental science and engineering. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Schrag is co-director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program. Throughout President Barack […]

Maui resort to offer guests reef-safe sunscreen

Maui resort to offer guests reef-safe sunscreen

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa announced Monday that it has partnered with Raw Elements USA to offer reef-safe sunscreen at dispensers throughout the resort fronted by Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock, at Kaanapali Beach. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa announced Monday that it has partnered with Raw Elements USA to offer reef-safe sunscreen […]

Ramping Up The Search For Intelligent Life On Other Planets

Ramping Up The Search For Intelligent Life On Other Planets

Ramping Up The Search For Intelligent Life On Other Planets  Forbes Breakthrough Listen begins survey of the plane of the Milky Way at Parkes  Phys.Org Breakthrough Listen Launches New Search for ET Across Millions of Stars  Space.com Full coverage Source link

WATCH: NASA Previews Pair Of US Spacewalks

WATCH: NASA Previews Pair Of US Spacewalks

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel seemingly hangs off the International Space Station while conducting a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold (out of frame) on March 29, 2018. Feustel, as are all spacewalkers, was safely tethered at all times to the space station during the six-hour, ten-minute spacewalk. Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to venture […]

100 new species discovered in Bermuda 'Twilight Zone'

100 new species discovered in Bermuda 'Twilight Zone'

It’s a whole new world, under the sea. Scientists discovered over 100 new underwater creatures while exploring the rariphotic zone, or rare light zone, in the waters surrounding Bermuda. The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, a mission launched by Nekton and lead by Oxford University marine scientists, recently revealed the dozens of never-before-seen critters, among […]