A NASA astronaut trainee just quit, the first in 50 years

According to the AP report, Kulin recently made a decision to leave his training at Houston's Johnson Space Centre with an effective termination date of Friday. Mr Kulin, from Alaska, once worked as a commercial fisherman and as an ice driller in the... More..

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For 1st time in 50 years, astronaut quits NASA halfway through training
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

For 1st time in 50 years, astronaut quits NASA halfway through training

NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean confirmed that Kulin was resigning for personal reasons, marking the first time since 1968 that an astronaut candidate has left the program before qualifying for spaceflight. He w...More..

Tropical wave sets sight on Florida, but development is uncertain
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Tropical wave sets sight on Florida, but development is uncertain

The hurricane center's forecast cone shows Potential Tropical Cyclone Six continuing in that same direction before beginning a turn to the north Tuesday. This wave may wait to develop, and may be able to push...More..

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach - WeirdNews
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach - WeirdNews

The turtles are believed to have been killed after becoming entangled in a 393-foot-long fishing net-a kind that's prohibited in the area , according to officials with Mexico's office for environmental prot...More..

by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Astronauts find hole in the International Space Station, plug it with thumb

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their day today (Aug. 30) fixing a tiny air leak in a Soyuz capsule docked to the station. The Russian crew was going to apply an epoxy to the...More..

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

The National Weather Service's Miami office said the system is still expected to deliver heavy rain across South Florida for the holiday weekend. But as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico next week, con...More..

Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens

Officials received $345 million last summer to build detention basins, a flood wall and pumping station, beginning in 2020 and expected to be completed in 2023, Alexander said. The storm may have moved on, but ...More..

Air leaking from Russian side of International Space Station
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Air leaking from Russian side of International Space Station

It seems a small meteor caused a "minute" pressure leak, reports AFP . "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". Once the hole was identified, crewmembers applied Kapton tape, which slo...More..

by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

International Space Station leak may have been caused by micrometeorite strike

The leak was slow and posed no danger to people on board, according to NASA , with mission control deciding that crew members could sleep before locating it. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not ret...More..

Facebook Pledges to Power Operations With 100% Renewable Energy Within Two Years
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Facebook Pledges to Power Operations With 100% Renewable Energy Within Two Years

The company are also promising to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75 per cent in the same time frame. Earlier this month the firm estimated corporations have purchased 7.2 GW of clean energy so far this year,...More..

'You have to be careful': Hawaii prepares as hurricane looms
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

'You have to be careful': Hawaii prepares as hurricane looms

She was not buying up water but had grabbed a few batteries "just in case", she said. "I went to Safeway last night for regular groceries". Most of Hawaii's population lives on Oahu island , where Ho...More..

REx was able to capture hazardous to Earth asteroid Bennu
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

REx was able to capture hazardous to Earth asteroid Bennu

Unfortunately, we also selected Bennu for more ominous reasons. The distance of asteroid to earth will be close enough to have it listed on the "potentially hazard asteroid" list of nasa . Monitored since ...More..

West Virginia State University honors Katherine Johnson
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

West Virginia State University honors Katherine Johnson

Former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson is seen after President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, Nov. "And I like him", she added, after a pause. Johnson ce...More..

Goats prefer people with happy faces
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Goats prefer people with happy faces

It implies that it is not just companion animals, such as dogs and horses , that have an ability to perceive facial cues. But whether domestic species tamed mainly for the objective of providing food - such ...More..

Major flooding issues on Hawaii as Hurricane Lane sweeps by
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Major flooding issues on Hawaii as Hurricane Lane sweeps by

The storm has been downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a Category 3, with winds topping 120mph. Most of Hawaii's population lives on Oahu island, where Honolulu is located, and which is still awaiting the...More..

Physicists Observe the Higgs Boson's Elusive Decay
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Physicists Observe the Higgs Boson's Elusive Decay

Scientists have hypothesized that the Higgs boson decays to a pair of matter-antimatter bottom quarks 60 percent of the time. However, other types of proton-proton collisions can also produce bottom quarks, a...More..

by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

They hope to perform similar studies in goats that are unfamiliar with humans, or goats that don't live happily in sanctuaries. The team found that images of happy faces elicited greater interaction in the go...More..

NASA plot reveals dazzling particle clouds over Earth from wildfires and hurricanes
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NASA plot reveals dazzling particle clouds over Earth from wildfires and hurricanes

According to the official NASA post: "Even if the air looks clear, it is almost certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets". The wind has no outlet to the sea on Sahara desert ...More..

Lane rainfall may have set state record
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lane rainfall may have set state record

The weather service says the second-highest total is the 52 inches recorded during Hurricane Hiki's hit on Hawaii in 1950. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm in the early hours of Saturday, but ...More..

As Tributes for McCain Pour in, Trump Reaction Criticized
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As Tributes for McCain Pour in, Trump Reaction Criticized

Capitol and elsewhere around Washington remained at half-staff. Aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had requested all government flags fly at half-st...More..