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  • US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

    April 23, 2017 10:17 AM 6

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.: NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant. After nearly 20 years of travelling in space, Cassini used the gravitational tug of Titan

  • Thousands join March for Science rallies over ‘alternative facts’

    April 23, 2017 12:16 AM 7

    PARIS: Thousands of people rallied in support for science in Europe and Australasia on Saturday ahead of a march in Washington, triggered by rising concern over populism and so-called alternative facts. The March for Science demonstrations have been organised in response to what is seen as mounting political pressure on facts-based evidence. The casualties

  • Torontonians march for science on Earth Day

    April 22, 2017 8:41 PM 2

    Local march was one of at least 600 planned across 68 countries Saturday to protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and his government. Carrying signs that read, “Little minds are listening” and “Don’t have polio? Thank science,” thousands of science fans took to the streets Saturday at Toronto’s March for Science. Dan Weaver, one of the organizers

  • March for Science draws big crowds across U.S

    April 22, 2017 7:32 PM 4

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The "March for Science" festivities included "teach-ins" on the National Mall and parades

  • Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

    April 22, 2017 10:38 AM 6

    A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. Astronauts used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the craft flew 250 miles above Germany. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, named the spacecraft the S.S. John Glenn in honor of the first American to orbit Earth. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral

  • Retired Canadian astronauts weigh in on gruelling recruitment process

    April 22, 2017 8:12 AM 8

    MONTREAL - Retired Canadian astronauts say the gruelling selection process for choosing the country's new space explorers is one that is continuously evolving. Recruitment is currently underway for the fourth time as Canada looks to double its astronaut corps this summer with the addition of two new members. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is expected

  • Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study

    April 22, 2017 8:10 AM 5

    Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern humans - as has been widely believed, a study says. The researchers believe that their findings, published in the Journal of Human Evolution

  • Vancouver belugas died by toxin from unknown source: investigation

    April 20, 2017 7:27 PM 8

    A five-month investigation into the cause of death of the last remaining beluga at the Vancouver Aquarium has concluded that the whales died from a toxin, but its source is still unknown. A 21-year-old whale named "Qila" died suddenly at the Stanley Park facility where she'd spent her entire life on Nov. 16, 2016. The day after the white whale's death

  • American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

    April 20, 2017 4:06 PM 7

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan at 1:13 p.m. Thursday (0713 GMT, 3:13 a.m. EDT). They reached

  • Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

    April 17, 2017 3:08 PM 11

    Glacier retreated so much that its meltwater switched course, in an event not documented in modern times Climate change has caused the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon to retreat so much that its meltwater abruptly switched direction, in the first documented case of "river piracy" in modern times. Instead of flowing into the Slims River and then north