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Coronavirus timeline: from Wuhan to Washington state Coronavirus timeline: from Wuhan to Washington state
- January 23, 2020

The virus is also on the move, with probable cases now detected in Mexico, Hong Kong, the US, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. A World Health Organization team is already "on the ground in China " and "working with local experts and officials to investigate the outbreak and get more information", revealed Dr. (more...)
Ivanka Trump refuses to criticize Greta Thunberg: 'Not my style' Ivanka Trump refuses to criticize Greta Thunberg: 'Not my style'
- January 23, 2020

Over the past year, Thunberg has taken issue with many aspects of US policy, not least President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris accord to limit global warming. In a speech on Tuesday, Trump criticized "prophets of doom and their predictions of apocalypse". In the speech, he also said the USA would join the World Economic Forum's One Trillion Trees initiative, which aims to plant or conserve one trillion trees. (more...)
Space: What should Nasa's next Mars rover be called? Space: What should Nasa's next Mars rover be called?
- January 23, 2020

Endurance , K-4, Oliver Jacobs of Virginia. "Thousands of students have shared their ideas for a name that will do our rover and the team proud", said Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division in Washington. Courage , 9-12, Tori Gray of Louisiana. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has drawn up a final list of nine names out of 155 names for its next Mars rover. (more...)
'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds 'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds
- January 23, 2020

The fossil was originally discovered in the fossil-filled Jehol province ten years ago by a farmer and was placed in the Dalian Museum of Natural History in China. Poust published the findings last week in the journal The Anatomical Record . This means that at least some dinosaurs were getting very mature looking feathers well before they were done growing. (more...)
SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in 2020: Elon Musk SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in 2020: Elon Musk
- January 23, 2020

The rocket was programmed to perform as if it were launching the capsule into orbit. SpaceX and NASA have conducted a flight test to demonstrate the performance of a spacecraft launch escape system in preparation for a crewed mission to the International Space Station . (more...)
Lego International Space Station arrives February 1st Lego International Space Station arrives February 1st
- January 23, 2020

The floating laboratory is, of course, the International Space Station (ISS), and while most people might not be able to visit it in person, you can definitely build your own version at home. The community additionally birthed the dependable-selling "Females of NASA" toy set , which aspects four pioneering ladies folk from the placement agency. (more...)
Oldest Meteorite Crater on Earth Identified Using Ancient Crystal Extraction Oldest Meteorite Crater on Earth Identified Using Ancient Crystal Extraction
- January 22, 2020

By this study's workings, the impact would have involved a 7-kilometer-wide (4.3 miles) asteroid striking an ice sheet between 2-5 kilometers (1.2 to 3.1 miles) thick at 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) per second. Science also wants to know when meteor impacts declined to the point where life could emerge. The crater was formed by the impact of an extraterrestrial rock about 2.229 billion years ago, an event which may have led to transformative climate change events during that time period. (more...)
Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead
- January 22, 2020

A man died in the northern province of Leon when he was run over by a auto as he tried to put snow chains on his own vehicle. Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least three people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert. (more...)
Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change' Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change'
- January 22, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose phone call with Trump triggered the impeachment process, is also due to attend briefly but not to meet with the USA president. Mr Trump announced the U.S. would join an existing initiative to plant 1 trillion trees, but also spoke at length about the economic importance of oil and gas and called climate change activists "the perennial prophets of doom" who were predicting an "apocalypse". (more...)
Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on
- January 22, 2020

Stiglitz on Tuesday also voiced his frustration at Trump's failure to address head on the climate emergency, beyond a commitment that the US will join an initiative to plant a trillion trees worldwide. That reality also places governments are the forefront of the response. The global forum focuses on current economic and social issues to help shape global, regional, and industry agendas. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety
- January 22, 2020

Throughout the take, a look at SpaceX's latest flightworthy Crew Dragon spacecraft will try to flee from a supersonic Falcon 9 rocket, exceptionally hard situations that can almost definitely end result within the quick (intentional) destruction of Falcon 9's higher stage and booster. (more...)
The European Space Agency is going to make oxygen out of moondust The European Space Agency is going to make oxygen out of moondust
- January 21, 2020

Lunar regolith-dust, soil, broken rock, and related materials found on the moon's surface-actually consists of between 40-45 percent oxygen. The European Space Agency has opened a prototype plant that uses moondust to produce oxygen in their Netherlands-based laboratory. (more...)
Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax' Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax'
- January 21, 2020

Ms Thunberg responded by referring to "empty words and promises" by world leaders. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen smiles as she delivers a welcoming address, at the World Economic Forum, in Davos , Switzerland. (more...)
Trump Touts US Economic Success at World Economic Forum Trump Touts US Economic Success at World Economic Forum
- January 21, 2020

Of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said: "He's for China, I'm for the USA, but other than that we love each other". "This was the wreckage I was elected to clean up", he added, and the number one reason he ran for president. The 17-year-old made her comments after she was asked what had changed since she launched her student climate strike movement in August 2018, France24 reports . (more...)
France agrees to take back 43 illegal waste containers from Malaysia France agrees to take back 43 illegal waste containers from Malaysia
- January 20, 2020

Malaysia said a total of a total of 3,737 metric tonnes of unwanted waste had been sent back to 13 countries, including 43 containers to France, 42 to the UK, 17 to the United States, and 11 to Canada. Yeo said the government will launch an action plan on illegal plastic importation next month that will help the different agencies coordinate enforcement and speed up the process of returning the waste. (more...)
SpaceX mission abort test succeeds, paving way for astronaut mission SpaceX mission abort test succeeds, paving way for astronaut mission
- January 20, 2020

But officials can now work to finish the long-awaited verification process that will deem Crew Dragon ready for its first mission with astronauts on board. The Falcon 9's initial launch window was set from 8am to 12pm, with the company saying they would most likely launch an hour before the window would close, weather permitting. (more...)
One million birds feared dead due to 'blob' heatwave in Pacific One million birds feared dead due to 'blob' heatwave in Pacific
- January 19, 2020

An unprecedented proportion of murre breeding colonies failed to produce any young between 2015 and 2017-the marine heatwave began in August 2014, a summer before this breeding period. Global warming has slowly raised the temperature of the ocean in decades. "A lot of forage [fish] species did poorly". Piatt said common murres were failing to reproduce during this time as well. (more...)
Bad Weather Delays SpaceX Crew Dragon Escape Test Bad Weather Delays SpaceX Crew Dragon Escape Test
- January 19, 2020

The Falcon 9 is expected to be torn to pieces on the Atlantic Ocean during the descent, but the Crew Dragon will gently land in the ocean under parachute. SpaceX and Boeing , NASA's other commercial crew partner, are in charge of recovering their spacecraft after a usual landing. The moments after liftoff are a time of particular stress on a spacecraft, so the ability to abort and whisk away the astronauts lowers the risks and could save their lives, said Lori Garver, who served as NASA's ... (more...)
Astronaut completes spacewalk without helmet camera, lights Astronaut completes spacewalk without helmet camera, lights
- January 19, 2020

They're restarting interrupted work to replace a set of aging solar array batteries in the International Space Station's power system. "Koch is designated extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2), wearing the suit with no stripes, and her helmet camera is labeled #18". (more...)
NASA states that smoke from Australian bush-fires has circumnavigated the planet NASA states that smoke from Australian bush-fires has circumnavigated the planet
- January 18, 2020

Scientists at National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) have stated that the smoke from the devastating Australian bushfires has circumnavigated the Earth . The smoke is having a dramatic impact on nearby New Zealand, which has experienced severe air quality issues and a darkening of the colour of the snow on the mountains. (more...)