Science

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

Published 13/09/2017

Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Published 13/09/2017

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Published 08/09/2017

Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday. [more…]

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

Published 07/09/2017

The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday. [more…]

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

Published 06/09/2017

European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems. [more…]

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

Published 03/09/2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. [more…]

India`s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

India`s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

Published 31/08/2017

India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. [more…]

Famed T. rex `Sue` getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

Famed T. rex `Sue` getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

Published 30/08/2017

The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover. [more…]

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

Published 29/08/2017

The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday. [more…]

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

Published 24/08/2017

As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. [more…]