NASAs planet-hunting probe joins search for alien life

Artist’s illustration of HD 21749c, the first Earth-size planet found by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as its sibling, HD 21749b, a warm sub-Neptune-sized world. (Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science) EPIC SPACE TIME-LAPSE CAPTURED FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION According to Space.com, thus far TESS has spotted more than 1,000 “objects of interest,” 29 of which are confirmed alien planets. “We are very enthusiastic about joining the Breakthrough Listen SETI search,” TESS Deputy Science Director Sara Seager, a planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a statement. “Out of all the exoplanet endeavors, only SETI holds the promise for identifying signs of intelligent life.” Team members of TESS have reportedly said that …

House Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill Outlawing Animal Cruelty

The Senate will now need to pass its Animal welfare advocates urged lawmakers to approve the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act) without delay.   told The Washington Post. “It’s not controversial. It’s what the American people want.” If approved, the PACT Act would prohibit the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocation, impalement or other violence causing “serious bodily injury” to animals. The bill expands on a “The torture of innocent animals is abhorrent and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” press release about the measure. own animal cruelty laws, but as Block explained to the Post, federal legislation will ensure that cases that span multiple jurisdictions or occur in airports, military bases and other …

Battle of Midway: Second World War II-era Japanese carrier apparently found in Pacific

In this June 4, 1942 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Astoria (CA-34) steamed by USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after the carrier had been hit by three Japanese bombs in the Battle of Midway.  (U.S. Navy via AP, File) The crew planned to deploy the AUV for another eight-hour mission where it will capture high-resolution sonar images of the site to measure the ship and confirm its identity, officials said. GROUP SCOURS PACIFIC FOR SUNKEN WWII BATTLESHIPS, LOST WAR GRAVES The finding came on the heels of last week’s discovery, another Japanese aircraft carrier, the Kaga, which U.S. forces also sank during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Until now, only one of the seven ships that …

Humans can land on Mars by 2035, NASA chief says

This October 2019 photo made available by NASA shows InSight’s heat probe digging into the surface of Mars. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, NASA says the drilling device has penetrated three-quarters of an inch (2 centimeters) over the past week, after hitting a snag seven months ago. While just a baby step, scientists are thrilled with the progress. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP) In April, Bridenstine said before lawmakers that NASA astronauts could be on the Red Planet by 2033, pushing up the timeframe, Fox 2 previously reported. “We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the moon landing (to 2024),” Bridenstine told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. “We need to learn how to live and work …

Greedy killer monkeys found eating large rats in Malaysia, leaving scientists stunned

The southern pig-tailed macaques were typically thought to chow down on fruit. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE They would also hunt for meaty prey sometimes, but generally only small lizards and birds. Now scientists have confirmed that these monkeys are also regularly snatching and devouring large rats. “I was stunned when I first observed that macaques feed on rats in plantations,” said Nadine Ruppert, of the Universiti Sains Malaysia, who revealed her research in the Current Biology journal. “I did not expect them to hunt these relatively large rodents, or that they would even eat so much meat. “They are widely known to be frugivorous primates who occasionally feast on small birds or lizards.” The report tracked macaques between …

Massive, 17-foot great white shark bites diving cage: ‘The thrill of a lifetime’

A shark said to be ‘Deep Blue’, one of the largest recorded individuals, swims offshore Hawaii, U.S., January 15, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media on January 17, 2019. (Credit: Juan Oliphant, Reuters) The largest great white shark known to man is known as “Deep Blue,” a 20-foot behemoth. Estimated to be more than 50 years old, Deep Blue was last seen in Hawaii in January. Prior to being spotted in Hawaii, she was seen off the coast of Guadalupe Island in July 2018. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia Trending in Science Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Major Southern California fault line eyed after study shows unprecedented movement

FILE – In this July 7, 2019 file photo, a visitor takes a photo of a crack in the ground following recent earthquakes near Ridgecrest, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Satellite images show the process called fault creep began after Southern California experienced its largest earthquake sequence in two decades beginning on July 4. A magnitude 6.4 foreshock rocked the Mojave Desert about 120 miles north of Los Angeles before a magnitude 7.1 mainshock hit the next day in addition to more than 100,000 aftershocks. The earthquakes that hammered the desert town of Ridgecrest sent ruptures on a web of interconnected faults throughout the region, putting added strain on the Garlock Fault. Ross said about 20 previously unknown crisscrossing faults …

1,000-year-old arrowhead discovered in Norway

The arrowhead is about 12 centimeters long. (Hordaland fylkeskommune) SUPERNOVA MORPHS IN STUNNING NEW NASA VIDEO An archaeologist said that no similar items had been found in Hordaland before. “This is an unusual finding and a bit of a hit. It’s like finding a needle in the haystack. Such discoveries may emerge as climate change melts the ice and changes the form of the land. This arrowhead would have been covered by snow in the winter had it not been found,” archaeologist Tore Slinning said. According to experts, if the iron arrowhead had been exposed, it would have gradually erode before disappearing completely. GET THE FOX NEWS APP Do you work in Silicon Valley? Contact me at christopher.carbone@foxnews.com or Twitter DM …

NASA to stop hitching rides with Russia and vows 2020 all-American manned flight

NASA currently pays Russia around $80million (£64million) per seat for trips to the International Space Station. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE This has been the case since July 2011, when NASA retired its old space shuttle fleet. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm has been testing a new shuttle called Crew Dragon, which would put an end to the “hitchhiking” relationship. “We are getting very close, and we’re very confident that – in the first part of next year – we will be ready to launch American astronauts on American rockets,” said NASA chief Jim Bridenstine. In September 2014, NASA handed $2.6 billion to give the SpaceX Crew Dragon development a boost. But the Crew Dragon spacecraft dramatically exploded during …

Mont Blanc ice loss revealed in aerial photos

Comparison composition that shows Mer de Glace glacier from 1919 left, to today. (Walter Mittelholzer, ETH-Bibliothek Zürich & Dr Kieran Baxter, University of Dundee) Scientists used a process called “monoplotting” to find the original camera position in airspace; then they used the peaks and spires of the alpine landscape as anchor points to find the geolocation of the historical images. The new photographs of the Argentiere, Mont Blanc Bossons and Mer de Glace glaciers show the large scale of ice loss in the region. Dr Baxter, equipped with waypoints from the digital analysis and multiple GPS devices, hung from the side of the helicopter as it hovered just below the summit of Mont Blanc to capture the photographs. AMAZON SPOKESMAN BLASTED FOR QUESTIONING …

Antarctica ice shelves’ edges being attacked by warm ocean water, new study reveals

Satellite images show polynyas (open-water regions) forming at the ends of basal channels beneath shear margins of the East Getz Ice Shelf. (Karen Alley/The College of Wooster and NASA MODIS/MODIS Antarctic Ice Shelf Image Archive at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, CU Boulder.) Ice shelves float out on the ocean at the edges of land-based ice sheets, according to scientists, and about 75 percent of the Antarctic continent is surrounded by these extensions of the sheet. The shelves can be hemmed in by bumps and walls in the ocean floor. When restrained, the ice shelves slow down the flow of ice from the interior of the continent toward the ocean. However, if an ice shelf retreats or breaks …

Man Had 3-Inch Tweezers Stuck In Urethra For 4 Long Years

Even more cringe-inducing: The man lived with the tweezers in his penis for four years, according to a report in the May issue of The patient became a part of medical history when he decided to visit a clinic in Saudi Arabia to deal with that nagging tweezer issue on his private parts. The man  penis Courtesy of Urology Case Reports Doctors had their hands full. After the tweezers were removed, doctors sent the man home with a recommendation that he be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Although the report does not specifically how or why the tweezers got stuck in the man, it does mention that in rare cases, men have been known to insert objects into their urethra for …

U.S. Public Lands Chief Says His Positions On Climate, Immigrants Don’t Matter

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ― William Perry Pendley, the controversial acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, told a room full of journalists on Friday that his opinions on climate change and immigrants are “irrelevant” to his job overseeing 245 million acres of . Speaking on a panel at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference, Pendley, a conservative lawyer who has spent his career fighting federal land protections and environmental regulation, sparred repeatedly with reporters.  He refused to comment about his past statements that cast doubt on basic climate science and compared immigrants to a “cancer.” He also repeatedly responded to questions by saying, “I disagree with your premise.”  As recently as February, Pendley the climate crisis to a …

Steampunks descend on Bronte village for festival

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Steampunk often features steam-powered machinery imagined in the future Organisers said Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters, provided the perfect setting for a steampunk event because of its cobbled streets and Victorian aesthetic and buildings. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Hundreds of people descended on the small village Image copyright PA Media Image caption Compasses, headwear and umbrellas are some of the more typical accessories Image copyright PA Media Image caption Visitors come from all over the UK and Europe Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Cyber-criminals are ‘threat to society’

“We’ve got the transport sector, the energy sector, the health sector, other public organisations, the criminal justice system. “We’re all vulnerable,” he said. What is ransomware? More than half of British firms report cyber-attacks Cyber-crime victims ‘lose £190,000 a day’ ‘Grinding halt’ The cyber-attack affected Eurofins’ IT systems in the 47 countries where it operates. Mr Pearse said he was first told about it in a call at 05:00, as he was about to catch a flight from Manchester Airport, and spent the day on the phone dealing with the fallout. “The labs are quite dependent on IT and everything these days is either controlled by IT, all the data is stored on servers, and so the processes quickly came …

Elizabeth Warrens Climate Justice Plan Aims To Keep Water Public, Study Pollution More

Elizabeth Warren released a sweeping The 12-page memo marks the Massachusetts senator’s eighth climate-related proposal since launching a presidential campaign built on an ambitious slate of policy plans at the start of the year.  Green New Deal. The document borrows heavily from the plan laid out by former climate candidate Jay Inslee, who quit the Democratic presidential primary in August to run for reelection as Washington’s governor, including efforts to quantify pollution inequity between communities and apply that data to decisions on where to invest Green New Deal money. Warren also proposes turning the White House  The Warren plan offers fewer wonky details on which agencies should do what work than the Inslee proposal did. But notably included in the …