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[ April 24, 2017 ] President Trump calls International Space Station Mission Reports - Spaceflight Now
President Trump called the International Space Station Monday for a videochat watched by thousands of school kids, congratulating commander Peggy Whitson on becoming America's most experienced astronaut and jokingly promising to get Americans to ...

Marching for science - Blastr
[Thousands of people crowded the Plaza de César Chávez in San Jose for the March for Science on April 22, 2017. Credit: Phil Plait]. Over this last weekend, quite literally all over the world, people attended rallies to show their support for science ...

'Ancient tree stump' spotted on Mars? - Fox News
UFO hunters claim that an image taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover shows an ancient tree stump on the surface of the Red Planet. A video posted to YouTube by Paranormal Crucible highlights the feature on the surface of Mars, speculating that it could ...

That Ghostly, Glowing Light Above Canada? It's Just Steve - New York Times
A stream of hot, fast-moving gas, nicknamed Steve, glowing over Porteau Cove Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, in May 2016. Credit Vanexus Photography. If you happen to be in Canada on a clear night, look to the stars and maybe you'll see it ...

Titan flyby launches Cassini into Grande Finale - SpaceFlight Insider
This unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Titan was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its final close flyby of the hazy, planet-sized moon on April 21, 2017. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. NASA's Cassini orbiter conducted ...

Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say - BBC News
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say. Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic ...

SpaceX and Boeing's New ISS Crew Vehicles Will Also Serve as Emergency 'Lifeboats' - Seeker
New commercial crew spacecraft for the International Space Station will also work as temporary shelters, or even fly crew home, if there is an emergency in space. By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com. April 24, 2017. 9:28 AM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet ...

Global warming blamed for record-breaking weather worldwide, scientists say - USA TODAY
Record-breaking weather events, especially heat waves but also downpours and droughts, can be linked to man-made global warming, a new study says. ?Our results suggest that the world isn't quite at the point where every record hot event has a ...

Check out Antarctica's growing ice shelf crack from space - CBS News
Satellites are bearing witnesses to a massive, steadily growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf. Ice shelves are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Two other portions ? known as the Larsen-A and Larsen-B ice shelves ? already collapsed ...

19 Of The Cutest and Funniest Kids From The March For Science - Huffington Post
People in Washington, DC, and around the world came together for the March for Science on Saturday, April 22. which was also Earth Day. The march brought together scientists, science enthusiasts and those who simply recognize the value of science for ...

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