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Elon Musk's pot-smoking video prompts NASA investigation

Elon Musk's pot-smoking video prompts NASA investigation NASA contracted the company alongside airline and defense industry giant Boeing to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station . "As NASA's trusted partner since the beginning of human spaceflight, we share the same values and are committed to continuing our legacy of trust, openness and mission success". [Full Article...]

Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns

Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns Newspaper Aftenposten reported late Tuesday afternoon that the head of the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ) has now chose to resign, after spending around half-a-million U.S. Published reports said Solheim was criticized for his extensive travels and a management style that prompted a few Scandinavian and other countries to withhold contributions to donor-funded UNEP until the criticism was a... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk renames SpaceXs BFR rocket for interplanetary trip

Elon Musk renames SpaceXs BFR rocket for interplanetary trip The rocket is now being renamed to something less sugestive, but still comically silly. Elon Musk has changed the name of SpaceX's future massive rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) to Starship . Our closest known neighbor is Alpha Centauri, some 4.3 light-years from Earth. "All our resources will turn toward building BFR", Musk said in 2017, estimating the company will need about $5 ... [Full Article...]

Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters, study warns

Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters, study warns A rise in "devastating" droughts, floods, wildfires and other weather events caused by global warming will impact nature in a number of freakish ways, the study shows. While some of these impacts already appear unavoidable, other longer term and more extreme consequences could still be avoided if action is taken to substantially reduce greenhouse gases, scientists say. [Full Article...]

Dead whale had swallowed 6 kg of plastic

Dead whale had swallowed 6 kg of plastic The cetacean, 9.5 meters long by 4.3 wide, was found on Monday by ecologists on the island Kapota, located within the Wakatobi National Park , in the province of South Celebes, the Ministry of the Environment said. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia's coordinating minister of maritime affairs, said the whale's discovery should raise public awareness about the need to reduce plastic use. [Full Article...]

Ancient termite megapolis as large as Britain found in Brazil

Ancient termite megapolis as large as Britain found in Brazil A single termite species is responsible for the massive network of tunnels that excavated enough soil to build 4,000 great pyramids of Giza , Stephen Martin of the University of Salford in the United Kingdom said in a statement . That's about the same age as the world's oldest termite mounds in Africa. The field of ancient termite mounds in northeastern Brazil. To learn more about the mounds... [Full Article...]

First successful flight for experimental electric plane

First successful flight for experimental electric plane Ionic wind, also known as electroaerodynamic thrust, was first identified in the 1920s and explored by scientists and engineers in the United States and at Britain's Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough in the 1960s, but they were only able to produce very low levels of thrust, insufficient for flight. [Full Article...]

Astronomers find rare star system may produce gamma-ray burst: Aussie research

Astronomers find rare star system may produce gamma-ray burst: Aussie research The Wolf-Rayet stars must be rotating extraordinarily fast to fling off all that matter - almost fast enough to tear themselves apart, the study said. However, the data on the plume presented a conundrum: the stellar winds were expanding 10 times faster than the dust. "The only way we get such a system to work is if the Wolf-Rayet star is spewing out gas at several speeds", co-author Benjamin Po... [Full Article...]


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