Month: December 2018

As Les tightens up his tarp, he gives a very easy demonstration on how to create a few survival knots. Don’t miss new episodes of SURVIVORMAN Saturdays at 10/9c on Science: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/survivorman/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Ancient city of Yaxchilan hidden in the jungle in the borderland of Mexico and GuatemalaGetty “With just one profound discovery, mankind’s entire story could change,” so said Megan Fox in the Travel Channel’s latest archaeology-themed television show, Legends of the Lost. This statement presents an excellent example of the two-sided conundrum facing attempts to bring
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LAUREL, Md. — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is ready to perform the most distant flyby ever of a solar system object, an event largely unaffected by the ongoing government shutdown. New Horizons will make its closest approach to the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, at 12:33 a.m. Eastern Jan. 1. The spacecraft
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Jupiter’s weather doesn’t come from the sun; it comes from deep within the planet, itself. This heat and the planet’s incredible rotation speed create the mega storms on Jupiter’s surface–including the great red spot. | For more How the Universe Works, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch all new episodes of HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS Wednesdays at 9/8c
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Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network
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A SpaceX rocket carrying a US military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,500 crores) GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral
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Did the world wake up to climate change in 2018? Or are we falling deeper into ignorance about the environmental changes happening all around us? The increasingly severe effects of the rise in global temperature are being felt everywhere on the planet through extreme weather events and natural disasters, serving as a wake-up call to
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Earlier this year, researchers found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for centuries, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Nature in April 2018, says the deposit contains 16 million tons of the valuable metals. Rare-earth minerals are used in everything from smartphone batteries
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Mining corporation Rio Tinto says that an autonomous rail system called AutoHaul that it’s been developing in the remote Pilbara region of Australia for several years is now entirely operational — an accomplishment the company says makes the system the “world’s largest robot.” “It’s been a challenging journey to automate a rail network of this size and scale in
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The must-read brain books of 2018 featured perception, emotion, hormones, psychedelics, culture, time, technology, addiction, and the biological roots of consciousness. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it. This is part one of a two-part list; the second installment
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Adam and Eve might have managed it in the Bible, but scientifically speaking, would two people be enough to repopulate our world from scratch, despite the inevitable health issues associated with inbreeding and a limited gene pool?  First of all, let’s deal with the obvious problems. The first ‘new’ generation would obviously all be brothers and
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#HowTheUniverseWorks A neutron star is one of the most dangerous objects in the universe. Neutron stars are the densest things besides black holes. A stone sized piece of this star would weigh 100 million metric tons. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-the-universe-works/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome
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VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia — With an exasperated hiss and engulfing roar, the sounds of a Soyuz rocket pierced the wild, windswept expanse of Russia’s far eastern taiga in a dramatic signal that Russia’s newest cosmodrome has finally opened for business.  After years of delays, construction mishaps and outrageous corruption scandals, Russia’s new premier space launch
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Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven into endless possibilities by random mutations, the most successful of which win out. People also often think that every aspect of every
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Is it true that babies dream but can’t dream about themselves? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Fabian van den Berg, Neuroscientist, on Quora: Peering into the minds of babies is very difficult, especially when it comes
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#HowTheUniverseWorks | Tuesdays at 10/9c on Science Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-the-universe-works/ When two black holes are near each other, they will slowly orbit in a death circle. The larger black hole will eventually devour the other resulting in an enormous discharge of energy akin to the Big Bang Subscribe to Science
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Can you spot the sharp-angled, rectangular iceberg? This footage (partially sped up) is from an Oct. 16, 2018 flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula by our Operation IceBridge DC-8 aircraft. Mission Scientist John Sonntag provides commentary. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2JdEy71 Operation IceBridge is NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice. During the survey, designed to assess changes
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India will send a three-member team into space for up to a week when it launches its first manned mission expected in 2022, the government announced Friday.  Indian ministers approved a budget of $1.4 billion (roughly Rs. 9,700 crores) to provide technology and infrastructure for the programme, according to a government statement. It said the
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“Foust Forward” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column runs in the Dec. 17, 2018 issue. At least Wall Street is paying attention to the space industry again. In December, CNBC profiled Adam Jonas, a former automotive industry analyst at Morgan Stanley who has shifted to analyze the space industry. His coverage of
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