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The First Tennis Match in Space

Tonight NASA astronaut drew Feustel (Drew Feustel), commander of the 56 expedition of the global space station, will play tennis with Americans Ricky Arnold, ...


New European satellite will measure global wind speeds

Shortly after the announcement of the satellite's orbital injection, Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace , said: "With this fifth mission o...


Oldest beaked turtle fills evolutionary gap

Among later types of reptiles Pappochelys home that lived about 240 million years ago, already included armor on the abdomen, which constituted the ribs and b...


NASA Confirms There's Water On The Moon's Surface

Compared with other planetary bodies in the Solar System, the patchy distribution and smaller abundance of ice on the Moon suggests that the delivery, formation...


GOP Congressman, Wife Indicted on Campaign Finance Violations

The couple is charged with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy after a year-long investigation by the Department of Justi...


Forget the fittest, this study suggests evolution might favour the laziest

When scientists tracked the fates of mid-Pliocene species over the last 5 million years, they found species with higher metabolic rates were more likely to ...


Extreme flooding reported as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Rainfall could reach 30 to 40 inches in certain areas of the Hawaiian Islands , the National Weather Service said, and accumulations more generally of 10 t...


This is how to crash and burn a NASA internship

However, when I saw NASA and the word used together, it occurred to me that this young person might get in trouble if NASA saw it so I tweeted to her one wo...


There's definitely ice on the lunar poles

Lead author Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University told USA TODAY this water ice can be "mined easily" for drinking water and rocket fuel....


Hurricane Lane threatens direct hit on Hawaiian Islands; Trump approves emergency

Tropical storm force winds stretch over 230 miles , which is greater than the distance from Hilo to Honolulu. Some computer models show Lane could make landfa...


In the Arctic began to melt the oldest glacier

Sea ice extent in the Arctic is now clocking in at 5.396 million square kilometres (about 2.1 million square miles). The breakup of old ice reveals that man-...


Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Even so, many residents are following recommendations to stock two weeks' worth of supplies. Governor David Ige urged residents to prepare for the worst by se...


Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean

But what happens to these lenses when they're swept down the drain? These microplastics can not be filtered out of the waste water unlike larger plastic p...


STEVE, the ‘ribbon aurora’, is actually a new kind of celestial phenomenon

Named "Steve", the swathes of purple light filling skies over Regina, Canada, spurred plenty of intrigue when discovered by citizen scientists . Aurora ...


How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

The Environmental Protection Agency's Affordable Clean Energy rule , which President Trump planned to tout at a roundtable meeting in Charleston, West Virginia,...


STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

Steve looks similar to an aurora - better known as the Northern Lights - a colorful light display in the Earth's sky , spotted in high-latitude regions like ...


Stop Flushing Your Contact Lenses Down the Drain

That result suggests that a significant number of lenses are ending up in waste-water treatment plants - a conclusion they confirmed after visiting treatment ...


Hawaii residents on alert as Hurricane Lane gathers strength

Iniki made landfall on Kauai as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, becoming just the second hurricane to come ashore on the island...


Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane remains a Category 5 storm with 160 miles per hour winds. "Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches with isolate...


Cohen's Attorney Questions Why Trump Isn't Facing Criminal Charges

He was found guilty of five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to file a report of a foreign bank account in 2012 and two charges o...