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Bag Of Moon Dust To Be Given To Auction Winner

Bag Of Moon Dust To Be Given To Auction Winner

A rare bag of moon dust collected during NASA’s first lunar mission is back in the hands of an Inverness woman after the space agency returned the extraterrestrial rock and soil samples to her Monday following a federal judge’s order last week. Nasa officials handed over the lunar dust bag — the only known one of its kind — at ... Read More »

New NOAA satellite captures first solar images (Watch)

New NOAA satellite captures first solar images (Watch)

NOAA’s new satellite successfully captures a large coronal hole on the surface of the sun. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) onboard the satellite has taken its first solar images, and NOAA has stitched them together to create a video that you can watch after the break. The images, taken on January 29th, show a large coronal hole in the sun’s ... Read More »

Colorectal cancer on the rise in millennials, says new study

Colorectal cancer on the rise in millennials, says new study

Rates of colon and rectal cancer in millennials are rising sharply in the US, according to new research, prompting concern that poor diets and sedentary lifestyles are contributing to a resurgence of the deadly disease. According to study led by the American Cancer Society, both Millennials and Gen Xers are being diagnosed with the diseases in worrisome numbers. A release ... Read More »

China Says It Will Take Measures to Protect against THAAD, Report

China Says It Will Take Measures to Protect against THAAD, Report

China warned on Tuesday it will adopt necessary measures to protect its interests against the deployment of the THAAD, the anti-ballistic missile system from the United States, in South Korea. The Chinese public have begun to boycott South Korea’s Lotte Group after the company signed a land swap deal with the South Korean government for the deployment of Terminal High ... Read More »

Humans Cause Most of America’s Wildfires, Says New Study

Humans Cause Most of America's Wildfires, Says New Study

Most U.S. wildfires aren’t wild. A new study shows humans sparked 84 percent of blazes over two decades — and almost doubled the acreage burned. The work, conducted by Bethany Bradley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Jennifer Balch of the University of Colorado-Boulder, looked at the ignition and effects of 1.5 million fires that sparked up between 1992 ... Read More »

Air Canada Plane skids off runway, TSB examining weather conditions

Air Canada Plane skids off runway, TSB examining weather conditions

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada flight from Halifax skidded off the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night. Air Canada Flight 623 arriving from Halifax carrying 118 passengers slid off the runway amidst heavy fog and rain on Saturday, shortly after midnight. Media reports indicate there was damage to the side of the ... Read More »

Juno Probe To Remain In Current Orbit Around Jupiter, Report

Juno Probe To Remain In Current Orbit Around Jupiter, Report

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has elected to maintain the $1.13 billion Juno mission spacecraft at Jupiter in its current 53-day orbit rather than attempt a once-planned propulsive maneuver that would cut the orbital period to 14 days. Researchers had hoped to tighten Juno’s orbit so that it circles around Jupiter every 14 days. But a braking burn of Juno’s engine, ... Read More »