Stephen Hawking Is Heading Into Space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Spaceship – Fortune

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Neil deGrasse Tyson goes supernova on Trump budget – CNN

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The Cheerios bee rescue: Can corporations help save pollinators? – Christian Science Monitor

March 20, 2017 —All over the world, bees are vanishing, but not just from the wild. The Cheerios cereal mascot, a cartoon honeybee named Buzz, has also disappeared from his usual position on cereal boxes around the United States. The missing mascot is one of the company’s attempts to leverage their considerable brand recognition to […]

A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system — including Pluto – Washington Post

An image of Pluto captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA) Is Pluto a planet? It’s not a question scientists ask in polite company. “It’s like religion and politics,” said Kirby Runyon, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University. “People get worked up over it. I’ve gotten worked up over it.” For years, astronomers, planetary scientists and other space […]

Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid air – New Scientist

Keas just want to have funMark Taylor/naturepl.com If your parrot is feeling glum, it might be tweetable. Wild keas spontaneously burst into playful behaviour when exposed to the parrot equivalent of canned laughter – the first birds known to respond to laughter-like sounds. The parrots soared after one another in aerobatic loops, exchanged foot-kicking high […]

Live coverage: Dragon cargo craft returns to Earth – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the departure of SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship from the International Space Station and its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean with several tons of experiment samples and cargo. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter. Live coverage: Dragon cargo craft returns to Earth – […]

Report: Trump Budget Proposals Cancel Future Of Europa Lander Project – Latin Post

As per the President Donald Trump budget proposal for fiscal 2018, NASA’s land on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and few Earth science missions will not go forward. The budget proposals of the president were released on March 16. According to Space, NASA’s funding for 2018 would be cut from roughly $19.3 billion to $19.1. NASA […]

Advanced US Military Communications Satellite Launches Into Orbit – Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A Delta IV rocket blasted off Saturday night (March 18) to deliver a $445 million U.S. military communications satellite into orbit, the ninth member of a planned network of 10 satellites. Built and flown by United Launch Alliance, the 22-story tall booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]

April the Giraffe’s Appetite ‘Remains Strong’ as Calf Calms Down, Zoo Says – NBC New York

April the giraffe’s appetite “remains strong”, but her hungry calf has calmed down, her keepers at an upstate New York zoo say. The mom-to-be is now carrying everything closer to her rear, which keepers say is exactly what they want. April’s calf has calmed down, a stark change from the active kicking and moving keepers […]

Critics Say Cheerios’ Bee-Saving Campaign Could Hurt Some Ecosystems – Newsy

The maker of Cheerios is facing some controversy over its “Bring Back the Bees” campaign. To help declining bee populations, General Mills recently gave out 1.5 billion wildflower seeds meant to be planted across the country. Continue Reading But the company appears to have chosen a one-size-fits-all approach for the campaign instead of focusing on region-specific seed […]

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