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Gravitational waves: So many new toys to unwrap - BBC News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:20:22 GMT

Whenever there's a big science discovery, it's always nice to get a historical perspective. And so here goes with the remarkable observation of gravitational waves emanating from the merger of two dead stars, or neutron stars, some 130 million light ...

China's 8½-ton space lab will soon crash to Earth. No one knows where it will hit. - SFGate

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:26:34 GMT

Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down. Tiangong 1, which translates to "Heavenly Palace," is China's first space laboratory, launched in September 2011, serving as a prototype for a permanent space station that it ...

Whale behaviour linked to brain size - The Hindu

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:35:00 GMT

Cetaceans — whales and dolphins — are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is top on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a human being. And now, scientists have identified key differences among ...

Explore the solar system using Google Maps -

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:31:00 GMT

The stars are no longer out of reach. Google Maps lets you travel to planets, moons and the International Space Station. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share. 0. Google space soyuz hero. Facebook; Twitter; Google; Email. Share ...

To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united - Phys.Org

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:29:02 GMT

A team of Saturn moon keeps Saturn's A ring from spreading. This image from NASA's Cassini mission clearly show the ring's density waves created by the small moons. The waves look like the grooves in a vinyl record. Credit: NASA. For three decades ...

Space Spinner! Astronaut Shows What Fidget Spinners Do in Orbit -

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:17:00 GMT

How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Pretty awesome, it turns out. Astronauts on the International Space Station showed off their tricks in microgravity while playing with the popular toy, one of ...

Halley's Comet: The Orionid Meteor Shower is set to light up the skies this week - Grimsby Telegraph

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:16:00 GMT

Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Share. This week stargazers are in for a treat as the Orionid Meteor Shower is set to peak and light up the skies.

Alligators are Feasting on Sharks in America's Rivers and Estuaries, Scientists Discover - Newsweek

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:52:00 GMT

There is always a bigger fish, the old adage goes and if there isn't, at the very least there is a bigger alligator, new research confirms. Even when it comes to sharks—an infamous predator of the sea—as they risk becoming prey to the American ...

Discovery confirms Einstein theory, exciting astronomers - Clemson Newsstand

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:18:57 GMT

CLEMSON — Four days before the great American eclipse of 2017, a Clemson University scientist learned a secret that he had to hold until now. Dieter Hartmann talks about the discovery of gravitational waves. Image Credit: Clemson University Relations.

James Cracknell: Ignore plastic in the seas and 'we are dead as a planet' - Eagle Radio

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:13:18 GMT

Transatlantic rower James Cracknell has issued a stark warning about plastic, saying "we are dead as a planet" if something is not done to stop it being dumped in the seas. The Olympic gold medal-winning athlete told Sky News that after racing across ...and more »