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Dec 27 2018

Japan announces IWC withdrawal to resume commercial whaling

However, Japan will not be able to continue the so-called scientific research hunts in the Antarctic that it has been exceptionally allowed as an IWC member under...

Dec 24 2018

Japan considers leaving International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whale hunts

And if Japan did resume commercial whaling without an worldwide management structure in place, it could face another embarrassment as in 2014. Wildlife protection group...

Dec 23 2018

GM houseplant sucks cancer-linked chemicals from the air

Artificial filters can not remove, for example, benzene and chloroform, which prior studies have linked to cancer. "People haven't really been talking about these hazar...

Dec 22 2018

Ice-filled crater on Mars photographed by European Space Agency

Mars Express mission captured this image of the Korolev crater, more than 50 miles across and filled with water ice, near the north pole. The pictures come just weeks a...

Dec 15 2018

What is the Geminid Meteor Shower?

MORE DETAILS: This has the potential to be the best meteor shower of the year! "It is also advisable to watch for as long as possible as meteor activity waxes and w...

Dec 12 2018

NASA Spacecraft Spots Signal Of Water On Asteroid Bennu

It found water "locked deep inside the asteroid", with scientists now planning on bringing a sample back to earth. Team members of the mission, which is led by the Univ...

Dec 10 2018

SpaceX botched booster landing, but Christmas dinner made it to ISS

The rocket was loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living there. Unfortunately, a grid fin failure resulted in the booster spinning,...

Dec 09 2018

Greenland's ice sheet melting faster than thought - research

Surface melting across the the mile-thick ice sheet increased in the 19th century as human activity started to warm the climate, but ramped up in the 20th and early 21st ...

Dec 06 2018

Only you can save us from climate disaster, Attenborough tells UN

And there needs to be progress on the goal of mobilising $100bn (€88bn) a year for poorer countries to drive clean growth, they urged. UN Secretary General Antonio Gute...

Dec 04 2018

Sir David Attenborough calls for 'urgent' climate change action

The speeches come after four former presidents of the annual United Nations climate talks warned the "world is at a crossroads" and decisive action in the next two years ...

Dec 01 2018

NASA selects nine USA companies to vie for moon program funding

It is still unknown what instruments or experiments will fly on the first CLPS missions. Meanwhile, a startup called Orbit Beyond is in the running for NASA's moon payloa...

Nov 30 2018

Welcome To Paradise: Green Day Celebrates Mars Landing

Although 70+ robotic spacecraft, orbiters, landers, and rovers have made the trip to Mars, 40 percent of them have been lost during landing. After successfully carrying o...

Nov 28 2018

I don't believe government climate report

Instead, the Trump administration dropped the report on the afternoon of Black Friday, a period when politicians infamously dump news that they don't want to garner att...

Nov 28 2018

Chinese claim to have created world’s first genetically modified baby

But this is not the first time Chinese researchers have experimented with human embryo technology, and last September scientists at Sun Yat-sen University used an ada...

Nov 22 2018

NASA picks Jezero Crater for Mars 2020 rover landing site

The North American Space Agency says it will launch the uncrewed robot, about the size of a auto, in July 2020 to explore the Red Planet. Earlier in November, ExoMars r...

Nov 18 2018

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch

The shower peaks Sunday morning, as Earth passes through the debris trail of the comet Temple-Tuttle. A full moon won't occur until the 23rd so the over a quarter waxin...

Nov 12 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for R5.5m at auction

It was expected to fetch £150,000 but interest from across the world saw it reach nearly four times that amount. Proceeds from the wheelchair sale will go to benefit t...

Nov 08 2018

Remain would win in new Brexit vote

Last weekend, the London-based The Daily Telegraph reported that British chief negotiator for the Brexit, Dominic Raab, privately asked Coveney for the UK's right to un...

Nov 08 2018

Delhi Air Pollution: National Capital's Air Quality Improves to 'Severe'

They also delivered a letter to Satyendra Kumar, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment , Forest and Climate Change demanding faster implementation of the National ...

Nov 07 2018

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars

In an image posted on the NASA web page, two yellow orbits can be seen over an arc of light painting a smiling face in the middle of an ocean of stars. NASA's Hubble ...