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  • American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

    April 20, 2017 4:06 PM 28

    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 43

    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

  • Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'

    April 17, 2017 3:00 PM 24

    By: Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another. In this photo provided by Jim Best/University of Illinois, taken in 2016, sections

  • Russia shows off robotic gunslinger

    April 17, 2017 7:22 AM 21

    Commentary: Russia's deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, proudly tweets video of a Russian Robocop in action. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. As the promise of warfare wafts across the world, it's worth focusing on the future and whether the world has one. Conveniently, one of the countries

  • Enceladus' Subsurface Energy Source: What It Means for Search for Life

    April 14, 2017 10:58 AM 33

    A space mission that could hunt for definitive signs of life on Saturn's moon Enceladus looks even more enticing following the release of new evidence that a habitable environment lies under the surface of this icy world. The surface of Enceladus consists of a solid ice layer that is estimated to have an average thickness of 11 to 14 miles (18 to 22 kilometers)

  • Possible food source for life detected in Enceladus' plumes

    April 13, 2017 9:46 PM 39

    Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5:30 PM - Could there be alien life in the oceans of Saturn's Enceladus or Jupiter's Europa? New evidence boosts the potential habitability of these icy moons in our solar system! Of all the places in our solar system that we search for signs of life beyond Earth, few - if any - rank as highly as Europa and Enceladus

  • Saturn's moon Enceladus holds 'food source' for potential life

    April 13, 2017 6:16 PM 27

    Moon could be undergoing same processes that provide food for life on Earth The search for life in our solar system just become a bit more interesting. While scientists have not found life on Enceladus, Saturn's moon, they have found the next best thing: food that could sustain potential life. The food source is in the form of molecular hydrogen, which

  • NASA set to reveal new data on 'ocean worlds' in our solar system

    April 12, 2017 4:08 PM 23

    2 moons in our solar system hold watery oceans beneath their icy crusts NASA plans to announce new findings Thursday based on its research into ocean worlds in our solar system. Though Earth is known for having the most abundant water in our neighbourhood, recent research has found that some moons could contain their own oceans, hidden beneath their

  • Great Barrier Reef: A bleak view of a bleached natural wonder

    April 10, 2017 12:04 PM 38

    Record temperatures continue to take a heavy toll on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with a new aerial survey showing grim images of bleached-out coral for miles around – and slim prospects for recovery On Monday, the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies released their recent aerial survey of more than 8,000 kilometres

  • Hard-working badger caught on video burying whole calf to feast on later

    March 31, 2017 7:49 PM 13

    Hole-digging animal might not be such a pest for ranchers after all An enterprising pair of badgers caught burying calf carcasses in the desert may help repair the animals' reputation as pests. University of Utah biologists were observing scavenger behaviour in Utah's Great Basin Desert when they first witnessed an American badger do something no scientist