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Winnipeg offers several locations for residents to recycle Christmas trees Winnipeg offers several locations for residents to recycle Christmas trees
- January 02, 2020

Artificial trees According to Cuyahoga County: "Artificial trees can not be recycled". "Everyone needs to have their trees and last bit of leaves out on January 26". Now that the holiday rush is over, the Escalon Fire Department is gearing up for its annual Christmas tree pick-up program. In Boston , trees are picked up during the first two weeks of January. (more...)
Meteor shower spectacle nears Meteor shower spectacle nears
- December 31, 2019

Putting an end to the meteor shower drought, the Lyrids will sally across the night sky on the night of April 22 into the early morning hours of April 23. What part of the sky should you look for Quadrantids? The fireballs are larger explosions of light and colour that can persist longer than an average meteor's streak across the sky. (more...)
NASA 2020 Mars Rover is All Set for New Scientific Exploration NASA 2020 Mars Rover is All Set for New Scientific Exploration
- December 31, 2019

Equipped with advanced auto-navigation software, the rover will drive with the help of a dedicated onboard computer operating on data collected from the vehicle's high-resolution, wide-field color cameras. Depending on the terrain, once on Mars, RIMFAX will penetrate the ground, probing the red planet's subsurface to depths of more than 30-feet (or 10-meters). (more...)
Telling Numbers: Longest single spacewalk by a woman, and other records Telling Numbers: Longest single spacewalk by a woman, and other records
- December 31, 2019

Peggy is Idol: Christina thanked Peggy for helping her successfully stay in space for a long time on Thursday, December 26, 2019 . Koch said to CNN , "Do what scares you". Christina Koch, who was part of the first all-female spacewalk in October, set the record for the longest spaceflight by a single woman on December 28 when she surpassed former International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson. (more...)
Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Is Acting Strangely Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Is Acting Strangely
- December 30, 2019

Astronomer and BBC Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott says the star's light is variable, which means it's not likely to go supernova in the near future. Instead, hydrogen fusion is now occurring in a shell surrounding the core. Stars rapidly fuse various elements in their cores. For reference, smaller stars like the sun will live for around 10 billion years. (more...)
Climate activism made Greta Thunberg ‘very happy’, says her father Climate activism made Greta Thunberg ‘very happy’, says her father
- December 30, 2019

Her father said her persistence in wanting to fight against global warming helped his daughter, who has Asperger's Syndrome, deal with depression during which "she didn't eat for three months, which of course is the ultimate nightmare as a parent". (more...)
Christina Koch sets record for longest space flight by a woman
- December 30, 2019

The former record had been set by her colleague Peggy Whitson , who spent 288 days aboard the International Space Station during her mission in 2017-2018. Koch had earlier made history in her stay aboard the orbital laboratory. "Do what scares you". She also participated in the historic all-female spacewalk with astronaut Jessica Meir during the fall. (more...)
China rocket successfully makes orbit in space station bid China rocket successfully makes orbit in space station bid
- December 30, 2019

The satellite will carry out orbit experiments for a series of key technologies, the CAST said in a press release. The satellite, which is longer than the wingspan of a Boeing 737, increases China's frequency for space communication to 5 gigahertz, the data transmission speed to 1 terabyte per second, and enables military and government users to communicate with quantum encryption. (more...)
Astronaut Christina Koch Breaks Record for Longest Space Mission by a Woman
- December 29, 2019

Expedition 60 NASA Flight Engineer Christina Koch is working on an American space suit in the Quest airlock where American space walks are staged aboard the global space station. During her time at ISS, Koch participated in scientific experiments, received research equipment, and carried out repairs to the space station as part of the first fully female space walk. (more...)
China takes another step closer to Mars China takes another step closer to Mars
- December 29, 2019

By contrast the U.S.'s Saturn V, which delivered astronauts to the moon in 1969, was created to deliver some 140 tons of payload into low Earth orbit. In January 2019, China turned the primary nation to land a probe on the far facet of the Moon. Named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology, the Chang'e-4 lander released a rover in the Moon's South Pole-Aitken Basin shortly after New Year. (more...)
Rare Black Rhino Born On Christmas Eve At Michigan Zoo Rare Black Rhino Born On Christmas Eve At Michigan Zoo
- December 28, 2019

In 1970, its population was approximately 65,000, according to Save The Rhino . A black rhino calf was born on the auspicious day of Christmas Eve in a zoo in Lansing, Michigan. Mother and baby should spend time with each other. "It's a boy!" said the zoo's Facebook page . The exciting moment took place at 5:40am on 24th December, with subsequent footage captured and shared on the zoo's social media channel, as a Christmas treat for its followers. (more...)
Government proposes release of Fukushima water to sea or air Government proposes release of Fukushima water to sea or air
- December 27, 2019

On Monday, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan proposed 3 new ways to deal with the water. It is meant to solve a growing problem for the plant's operator as storage space for the water runs out, despite fears of a backlash from the public. (more...)
Christmas on the International Space Station Christmas on the International Space Station
- December 26, 2019

In a picture accompanying her tweet , Meir wore a pair of menorah-themed socks. "Now, we can't have candles and candelight on the International Space Station but we can turn the lights down low and we can watch Christmas movies, and so we're going to do something like that", said Morgan. (more...)
Prime Minister Scott Morrison praises firefighters in Christmas message Prime Minister Scott Morrison praises firefighters in Christmas message
- December 26, 2019

Ms Cowgill mentioned it's anticipated her father will work 18-hour days for the subsequent month. 'You can lie to yourself for business purposes, but you can no longer lie to a nation. Mr Morrison gave his thanks to all volunteers fighting the blazes, as well as the defence forces who are on duty overseas. "We know this does not address the situation for self-employed and small businesses directly, but it does mean those working for larger organizations can step in and take some of the ... (more...)
US Space Force Website Goes LIVE! US Space Force Website Goes LIVE!
- December 25, 2019

China has always advocated the peaceful use of outer space and opposed the weaponizing of and waging an arms race in outer space. The brand new organisation builds regarding the United States Space Command, now running beneath the Air Force because it is made in August. (more...)
Australia's prime minister justifies climate policies amid raging wildfires Australia's prime minister justifies climate policies amid raging wildfires
- December 24, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to Greta Thunberg's comments on the Australian wildfire disaster, after teenage environmentalist slammed politicians for failing to find connection between world's climate crisis and the ongoing weather catastrophe, by stating that he was focused on Australia's interests instead of trying to "impress people overseas" with his policies. (more...)
Australia fires: Prime minister defends climate policy after Greta Thunberg criticism Australia fires: Prime minister defends climate policy after Greta Thunberg criticism
- December 24, 2019

As Australia battles an unprecedented fire emergency and a record-breaking heatwave, Canada and the USA have sent 44 firefighters for help. Berejiklian toured impacted communities on Monday, taking toll of the damage which followed a weekend of highly adverse firefighting conditions including searing temperatures and strong winds. (more...)
First commercial capsule of Boeing - 'Calypso' First commercial capsule of Boeing - 'Calypso'
- December 24, 2019

The unmanned spacecraft took off Friday morning aboard an Atlas V rocket near Cape Canaveral , Florida . But a major test awaits: Starliner's landing Sunday in the New Mexico desert - one of the most unsafe phases for any space mission, particularly when the vehicle is created to transport astronauts. (more...)
Nasa and Boeing confident Starliner capsule will land safely Nasa and Boeing confident Starliner capsule will land safely
- December 24, 2019

A trio of red, white and blue parachutes popped open and airbags inflated around the spacecraft to ease the impact. "This is why we flight test, right?" "An astronaut on board could have provided a lot of options to mission control that could have put us in a position to get to the global space station", Bridenstine added during a Saturday briefing. (more...)
Jared Goff: No excuses for Rams' 'sickening' failure to make playoffs Jared Goff: No excuses for Rams' 'sickening' failure to make playoffs
- December 23, 2019

It set up Robbie Gould's game-winning field goal, which he made and eliminated the Rams from playoff contention. But the team will take the win, and its 12-3 record, heading into next week's NFC West-decider in Seattle. "We were in plenty of games and had plenty of chances to win games", said Goff, who has passed for 19 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions, this season. (more...)