Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station – KOMO News

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station – KOMO News

by MARCIA DUNN, The Associated Press A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, for a cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christmas turkey rocketed toward […]

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species' – BBC News

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children feed pigeons in Kathmandu The modification of land for farming and building cities is favouring the same species everywhere, according to a new study. Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists. Researchers looked at […]

Scientists Just Discovered What May Be Canada's Largest Cave. And It Looks Like the Sarlacc's Pit. – Live Science

Scientists Just Discovered What May Be Canada's Largest Cave. And It Looks Like the Sarlacc's Pit. – Live Science

A remote location in northwestern British Columbia is home to a huge, unexplored cave. Credit: Catherine Hickson A helicopter team counting caribou in British Columbia, Canada, recently made an unexpected discovery during an aerial survey: Crewmembers spied an opening to a massive cave that had never been seen before and which might be the […]

Reports: Chinese researcher who claimed to have gene-edited babies goes missing – SFGate

Reports: Chinese researcher who claimed to have gene-edited babies goes missing – SFGate

He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks Wednesday during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong. He has reportedly been missing since his Wednesday appearance. He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks Wednesday during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong. He has reportedly been missing since his Wednesday appearance. Photo: Kin Cheung /Associated Press […]

All systems go as Russia's Soyuz aims to erase space failures – BBC News

All systems go as Russia's Soyuz aims to erase space failures – BBC News

Image copyright NASA/Roscosmos Image caption Destination ISS: The Soyuz capsule is set to leave Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the space station on Monday Soyuz launch number 138 should be as routine as it gets for space flight. The next crew are due to lift off on Monday heading for the International Space Station (ISS) […]

'That was not appropriate behavior': NASA roasted Elon Musk for smoking weed live on the internet – Business Insider

'That was not appropriate behavior': NASA roasted Elon Musk for smoking weed live on the internet – Business Insider

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk’s smoking weed live on the internet “did not inspire confidence,” The Atlantic reported. Musk’s company SpaceX became the focus of a NASA safety review after he smoked cannabis on a livestreamed “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast in September. Bridenstine commented publicly on the incident for […]