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Climate change wiped out siberian unicorns 36000 years ago

Climate change wiped out siberian unicorns 36000 years ago Now there are only five surviving species of rhino on Earth - a small portion of the 250 species that have existed in the Rhinocerotoidea family. They were previously thought to have gone extinct between 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. " Elasmotherium sibericum's final days were shared with early modern humans and Neanderthals", the researchers said. In 2016, for example, an E. sibiricum skull ... [Full Article...]

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA Joining Bridenstine and TBA "future partners" will be folks from NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Johnson Space Center, and Goddard Space Flight Center, as well as local FIRST Robotics students. The Space Directive prompted NASA to establish The Exploration Campaign, a national and agency effort focused on three core domains: low Earth orbit; lunar orbit and surface; and Mars and other deep spa... [Full Article...]

NASA's InSight spacecraft successfully lands on Mars after six-month journey

NASA's InSight spacecraft successfully lands on Mars after six-month journey It is the beginning of the most extensive geological survey of a celestial body beyond Earth. "We know a lot about Mars' surface now, but we know very, very little about the deep inside of Mars", he says. Even launching the mission and operating the spacecraft while it was traveling to Mars required the cooperation of scientists in Australia, Spain and the United States . [Full Article...]

Chinese fury at gene scientist grows as world waits for proof

Chinese fury at gene scientist grows as world waits for proof Using gene-editing tool CRISPR, the team was able to switch off the HIV-related gene on embryos during IVF treatment. The goal of the experiment was to eliminate a gene (CCR5) in hopes of making the children resistant to diseases such as HIV, smallpox, and cholera. [Full Article...]

Climate change linked to natural disasters

Climate change linked to natural disasters The report is mandated by law every few years and is based on hundreds of previously research studies. Disasters will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars in lost economic activity and damage the health of millions, according to the US National Climate Change Assessment published on Friday. [Full Article...]

Reports of First Genetically Enhanced Babies Spark Outrage

Though the reports are unconfirmed, the announcement is sparking moral outrage from lay people and scientists alike. If the scientist's claims prove true, the newborns are the world's first humans to be genetically modified as embryos. He claims to have altered the twins' DNA while they were embryos. Of the 22 embryos edited, 11 were used in six implant attempts. Gene editing on humans is ba... [Full Article...]

‘HUGE gamble’ Tory Michael Fallon challenges May in Commons over Brexit deal

‘HUGE gamble’ Tory Michael Fallon challenges May in Commons over Brexit deal Theresa May will stage the make-or-break vote on her final Brexit deal on Tuesday 11 December after a marathon Commons debate in which the prime minister hopes to turn around the 89 Tory MPs who say they can not support it. The two-hour meeting also heard an update from Mr Barclay on preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit, which are continuing despite the deal being agreed in Brussels. [Full Article...]

Mars Spacecraft Set To Land On Monday

Mars Spacecraft Set To Land On Monday The engineering that's gone into building the InSight spacecraft and lander is staggering, and the people behind the project - who've been working for years to develop, launch and land this mission on another planet - are nothing short of inspiring. [Full Article...]

Musk considers move to Mars despite ‘good chance of death’

In 2023, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and six to eight artists are tentatively scheduled to fly to the moon on a week-long trip. Both Musk fans and haters were on Twitter again following the release of the interviews, where he also talked about his vision for merging artificial intelligence and humans, and how Tesla almost went bust. [Full Article...]

U.S. spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars

U.S. spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars First, however, both the craft and its sensitive cargo of instruments must survive a slowdown from 12,300 miles per hour to 5 miles per hour in only seven minutes. November 26, 2018 . As it turned out, that trial mission succeeded with flying colors, also conveying InSight's first photograph of its new home on Mars. [Full Article...]

Everything You Need to Know About Streaming NASA’s Mars Landing Today

Everything You Need to Know About Streaming NASA’s Mars Landing Today A further three achieved orbit but failed to land . What's more, the current light travel time between Mars and Earth - the time it takes any signal sent from Mars to reach us here on Earth - is eight minutes seven seconds. InSight and MarCO flight controllers will monitor the spacecraft's entry, descent and landing (EDL) from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) in Pasadena, California ... [Full Article...]

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars The assessment's dire conclusions are at odds with President Trump's efforts to dismiss the threat of climate change and his administration's push to slash environmental regulations and allow more planet-warming pollution. "As a climate scientist it is nearly surreal", she said. He wrote: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming? ". [Full Article...]

NASA Selects Jezero Crater Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Selects Jezero Crater Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover An important difference is and landing system module, the Sky Crane gently lowered Curiosity on a thin rope, the Mars 2020 improved and allows you to track potentially risky objects at the landing site, moving away from them. NASA has announced where it plans to land the Mars 2020 rover and dig for signs of alien life in the red planet's soil. Jezero Crater's ancient lake-delta system offers ... [Full Article...]

Study shows rolling stones left strange grooves on Mars' moon

Study shows rolling stones left strange grooves on Mars' moon There's been a debate about what caused these grooves. One theory had to do with a massive impact on Mars showering Phobos with debris. Another theory is that Mars' gravity is tearing the moon apart and the grooves are signs of structural failure. [Full Article...]

Isn’t it ionic? A plane that flies with no moving parts

Isn’t it ionic? A plane that flies with no moving parts The team designed a lightweight plane weighing about five pounds with a five-meter wingspan. " This made me think, in the long-term future, planes shouldn't have propellers and turbines ", Barrett said . Aeronautical engineers around the world are already trying hard to find ways to use electric propulsion, and this technology will offer something else that in the future may allow manned and un... [Full Article...]

NASA starts SpaceX safety probe after Musk concerns

NASA starts SpaceX safety probe after Musk concerns Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla Motors, has faced increased scrutiny over his volatile behavior, including smoking marijuana during a podcast interview earlier this year and assailing a man involved in the Thailand cave rescue as a "pedo guy". [Full Article...]

NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site

NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site The rover which is expected to land on February 18, 2021 will search for ancient life as well as collect soil samples from the Red Planet. NASA plans to retract the storage cell with the help of ESA, the European Space Agency and bring them to Earth. [Full Article...]

Mars getting first US visitor in years, a three-legged robot geologist

The Rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA's next step in exploration of the Red Planet. NASA reveals that it has chosen a site known as the Jezero Crater to be the landing area for Mars 2020 . Furthermore, it may give scientists some clues about the planet's capacity to support life, due to Jezero Crater's unique history - scientists believe the crater was once home to an ... [Full Article...]

The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

We're still a week away from a full moon, but the half-moon will be bright enough to wash out the sporadic meteors. Dr John Mason, from the British Astronomical Association, said: "If you are in the countryside you may see a few meteors, if it is the town or city, you may not see any at all". [Full Article...]

Scientists confirm massive impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice

Scientists confirm massive impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice A team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark first spotted the crater in July 2015. In the video below, NASA says that it is unlikely that another half-mile wide meteorite will strike Earth anytime soon, but they hope that studying recent impact craters like the one in Greenland is "essential to assessing th... [Full Article...]


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