Category: Science

Billionaire Branson, Virgin Galactic, rocket plane

Billionaire Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane

Story by Reuters Decades after burnishing his reputation as a wealthy daredevil mogul in a series of boating and hot-air balloon expeditions, Richard Branson is poised...

Water venus, life, Venus water

Lack of water rules out life on Venus: study

Story by Reuters A study measuring water concentration in Venus’s atmosphere concluded on Monday that life as we know it is not possible among the sulphuric acid...

Climate change, climate adaptation, CDP

Millions at risk as many cities fail to adapt to climate change: report

Story by AFP Around 400 million people are at risk across the world as hundreds of cities have no climate adaptation plans in place despite rising threats like floods,...

Global warming Asia, Flooding

Global warming has tripled the risk of flooding in the mountains of Asia

News of rapid melting of glaciers in the northern regions of Pakistan is now common. In this context, scientists in Switzerland say that the risk of flooding in the...

ISS astronauts, Earth, mission space, ISS space mission

ISS astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission on space

Story by AFP Four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Dragon Crew capsule returned to Earth early Sunday,  splashing down off Panama City early Sunday, a NASA livestream showed....

Detroit River, 240 pound fish

100-year-old fish weighing 240-pound caught in Detroit River

A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The “real...

NASA carbon dioxide, NASA, Mars

NASA converts carbon dioxide from air on Mars into breathable oxygen

Story by Reuters NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure,...

UAE, Japan, iSpace, rover, moon, 2022, UAE Japan iSpace

UAE partners with Japan’s iSpace to send rover to the moon in 2022

Story by AFP Lunar exploration company iSpace will transport a United Arab Emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company said on Wednesday, as the UAE pushes for rapid...

Telescope, star-forming galaxies, universe, Telescope galaxies

Telescope reveals thousands of star-forming galaxies in early universe

Story by AFP The images capture drama billions of years ago in the early universe — glinting galaxies, glowing with stars that have exploded into supernovas and...

UK military robots, Britain, Army

Britain decides to replace around 10,000 its soldiers with ‘military robots’

As part of a major military overhaul, the United Kingdom’s Army is about to shrink by 10,000 soldiers. Or at least, that’s the number of human soldiers. Part of the...