Sci-tech

Astronomers say mysterious light in the sky across California probably a meteor

Astronomers say mysterious light in the sky across California probably a meteor Many in California are used to seeing odd bursts of light following SpaceX rocket launches but that does not appear to be the case this time. However, United Launch Alliance, a launch service provider for national security missions, announced the launch had been scrubbed because of "indications of booster complications". [Full Article...]

North Devon 2018 Christmas waste and recycling rounds

North Devon 2018 Christmas waste and recycling rounds Most wrapping paper that is not glittery or metallic and has had bows and decorations removed, can be recycled. Cardboard can be broken up and placed in your recycling bins and boxes, and additional recycling can be presented alongside your boxes and bins in clear plastic bags or in additional boxes. [Full Article...]

Aquarium Apologizes for Calling Otter Fat in 'Problematic... African American Vernacular'

Aquarium Apologizes for Calling Otter Fat in 'Problematic... African American Vernacular' The post was immediately met with criticism as Twitter commentators demanded retribution for the apparently insensitive tweet . A Twitter user quickly pointed out that a non-Black organization using AAVE, or African American Vernacular English , for laughs was offensive. [Full Article...]

Saturn's 'Rain' Is Quickly Killing Its Rings

Saturn's 'Rain' Is Quickly Killing Its Rings Most of the time, this debris remain in a fragile balance between Saturn's gravity and magnetism on the one side and the centrifugal force of orbital velocity on the other, allowing it to remain in orbit in the form of the famous rings. But sometimes ring particles get electrically charged by light from the sun or other cosmic phenomena. Once bound to the planet's magnetic field, which curves into... [Full Article...]

Businesses to pay to recycle waste under government plans

Businesses to pay to recycle waste under government plans U.K. Wants Packaging Makers to Pay for Their Plastic Pollution More (Bloomberg) - U.K. packaging manufacturers will have to pay for the full cost of dealing with the waste their goods produce under new government plans that seek to exceed European Union targets after Brexit. [Full Article...]

Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan to pull out of IWC to resume commercial whaling According to Kyodo News, the country is unlikely to catch whales in the Antarctic Ocean even if it did withdraw from the IWC, as it is eyeing commercial whaling only in seas near Japan and its exclusive economic zone. To leave the IWC next year, Japan needs to notify the commission by January 1. It would then be able to leave on 30 June 2019. "I support a government decision" to withdraw, former... [Full Article...]

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling Kyodo quoted unnamed government sources as saying Japan would abandon its controversial, and expensive, expeditions to the Southern Ocean and instead permit whaling fleets to operate in its coastal waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The following is a chronology of events related to Japan's whaling. Darren Kindleysides, chief executive of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said: ... [Full Article...]

Here’s how to watch tonight’s Vandenberg rocket launch

Here’s how to watch tonight’s Vandenberg rocket launch Stay with KOLO on this developing story. The launch has been delayed four times now, most recently Tuesday night due to high winds. ULA's 71st mission for the National Reconnaissance Office will see the company's most powerful rocket carry a spy satellite into orbit. [Full Article...]


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