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Indianapolis gets ‘F’ for air quality, American Lung Association says

Indianapolis gets ‘F’ for air quality, American Lung Association says The American Lung Association (ALA) just gave Indianapolis an "F" grade when it comes to ozone pollution! Eight city areas had recorded the highest number of days with unhealthy spikes in particle pollution since the American Lung Association started monitoring pollution this way: Fairbanks, Alaska; Missoula, Montana; Bismarck, North Dakota, Bend-Pineville, Oregon; Yakima and the Spokane-Spoka... [Full Article...]

Police Clear Extinction Rebellion Sit-In Protesters as Arrest Total Nears 1000

Police Clear Extinction Rebellion Sit-In Protesters as Arrest Total Nears 1000 Organisers from the group Extinction Rebellion described the stunt as a "die in" created to demonstrate the threat to the planet. Oxford Circus and Parliament Square were re-opened to traffic on Sunday, they said, while Waterloo Bridge was cleared overnight. [Full Article...]

Mars probe InSight detects possible 'marsquake', NASA says, in interplanetary first

Mars probe InSight detects possible 'marsquake', NASA says, in interplanetary first The first marsquake detected indicates the shallow subsurface of Mars contains far less water than Earth - but Mars is no where near as dry as the Moon. As these vibrations move through the Red Planet, they bump into and reflect off of different materials underground. Though NASA is calling this the first likely marsquake, the space agency says three other possible seismic signals were detecte... [Full Article...]

Royal baby watch: Meghan's mom Doria has arrived in the UK

Royal baby watch: Meghan's mom Doria has arrived in the UK The Duchess of Sussex's mother, Doria Ragland (62), has reportedly arrived in London , sources told Entertainment Tonight . Meanwhile, Prince Harry , Meghan's husband, was spotted out at Easter services Sunday, where he kept his distance from his brother, Prince William . [Full Article...]

The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday The site notes: "Native peoples once observed the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon ". According to the the Old Farmer's Almanac , May's full moon "marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom". [Full Article...]

Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower The comet orbits the Sun in a path roughly 415 years long. Beginning Friday, April 19th, The Lyrid Meteor Shower will begin putting on a show for those in the Northern Hemisphere. "Be patient - the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse". A Lyrid Meteor is pictured in the Anza-Borrego Desert in California. [Full Article...]

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday!

If you missed portions of the light show from the Lyrid meteor shower on Sunday night, fret not. "The best time to spot the Lyrids in the hours before dawn: That's when Lyra will the highest in the sky". The Lyrid shower is one of the oldest known, with records of visible meteors going back 2,700 years, according to EarthSky. "Lie down comfortably on a blanket or lawn chair, and look straigh... [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles Nearby beach-goers saw orange smoke pour out from Cape Canaveral during the test that was big enough to show up on radar. Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. [Full Article...]

NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown

NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown The presentation is almost 4 hours long but you can skip forward to about 1hr 12mins, when Pete Bannon is invited to the stage. The fundamental utility of your vehicle will increase by a factor of 5'. "The probability of failing is lower than somebody losing consciousness", said Musk. Some of the cars will be Tesla vehicles that are being loaned out by their drivers , from which Tesla will take a... [Full Article...]

Tesla CEO plans to hand the auto keys to robots next year

Tesla CEO plans to hand the auto keys to robots next year Within three years, Tesla will be manufacturing self-driving cars that don't even have steering wheels or brake pedals in them, Musk said. "The fundamental message that consumers should be taking today is that it's financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla", Musk said Monday at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, California . [Full Article...]

Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night From midnight tonight, fast, bright meteors couldlight up the skies over Britain - providing the light of the moon doesn't get in the way too much. NASA's Cooke told Space.com that the average Lyrid shower produces 15 to 20 meteors per hour. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Suffers an Accident During Ground Test of Crew Dragon Astronaut Capsule

A photo on the Florida Today website showed large amounts of smoke pouring out of the test site, and there was speculation about a possible explosion, but neither SpaceX nor NASA would provide any immediate detail. The uncrewed abort test is a necessary step toward sending astronauts to the space station on a different Crew Dragon by as early as July . Saturday's test, however, did not go... [Full Article...]

NASA astronaut Christina Koch to set record longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch to set record longest spaceflight by a woman Koch will come close to Scott Kelly's "Year in Space" which was 340 days. Koch will, however, eclipse the 288 days former rocketeer Peggy Whitson spent in space from 2016-17. "Christina's extended mission will provide additional data for NASA's Human Research Program and continue to support future missions to the Moon and Mars ", said Jennifer Fogarty, chief scientist of the Human Research Prog... [Full Article...]

London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades The pace of reduction in emissions called for by Extinction Rebellion is far faster than that urged by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which past year recommended they be cut to zero on a global basis by 2050. [Full Article...]

Black hole scientist excited for future after breathtaking image revealed

Black hole scientist excited for future after breathtaking image revealed But the Event Horizon Telescope (a worldwide network of radio telescopes) could soon produce something even more dazzling - a video of a black hole in motion. "Aside from being the first time a black hole has been imaged by humans (which is an accomplishment in and of itself), this also provides exciting new opportunities to numerically test these predictions of general relativity very precisely a... [Full Article...]

April's 'Full Pink Moon' to rise on Good Friday

April's 'Full Pink Moon' to rise on Good Friday They knew it as the pink full moon because it rises over a landscape of the pink flowers of wild ground phlox , one of the first wildflowers to bloom in spring. So what is actually a "pink moon"? These nicknames can be traced back by centuries to the Native Americans or early Colonials from Europe. When's the best time to see it? It will peak at 7:12 p.m., Philippine time, and will be... [Full Article...]

UM touts contribution to historic black hole imaging

UM touts contribution to historic black hole imaging OK, that's still really hard. There is quite a bit of stuff around to fall under the sway of the black hole's powerful gravitational pull. Even so, these supermassive black holes capture our imagination. Getting an image of a black hole is one of those things that seem impossibly challenging, but with the efforts of astronomers all around the world, humanity is finally getting a direct glimpse o... [Full Article...]

Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter. Other nicknames for April's full moon include the Sprouting Grass moon, the Egg moon and the Fish moon. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon Booster Lost At Sea After Bout With Bad Weather

SpaceX Falcon Booster Lost At Sea After Bout With Bad Weather SpaceX chief Elon Musk says the engines seem OK. SpaceX doesn't expect future missions to be affected by the core's loss. Despite a good landing, the central core booster didn't come home in one piece, since large swells caused it to shift on the drone ship's journey back to shore. [Full Article...]

Climate protesters climb on top of train at Canary Wharf

Climate protesters climb on top of train at Canary Wharf A man dressed in a dark suit and a woman wearing a black jacket stood on the roof of a train at the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Canary Wharf , holding a banner which read: "Climate Emergency". He added: "We are here because we are supporters of Jeremy Corbyn and he is the best hope this country has got to get us out of this". Despite hundreds having been arrested so far, climate ch... [Full Article...]


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