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Brightest yet of 2014 supermoon this weekend

This year’s brightest supermoon will light up the night sky on August 10, while the Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak next Tuesday. This month’s supermoon is expected to be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than usual, according to the US Naval Observatory. The scientific term for […]

WHO, West African leaders launch $100-M response plan VS Ebola

GENEVA — The Director-General of World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease envisaged to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international campaign to bring the outbreak under control. “The scale of the Ebola outbreak, […]

German scientists recreate natural bone marrow in lab

BERLIN — Good news come in trickles, and at a slow pace, dedication and cost. But this one will sprinkle the drought in knowledge in the treatment of leukemia. German scientists have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow, which can simplify the treatment of leukemia in a few years, […]

Nightwatcher becomes us with beautiful Quadrantid showers

The 2014 Quadrantids, a little-known sky spectacle of meteor showers named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Peaking in the wee morning hours between January 3 and 4, the Quadrantids have a maximum rate […]

Nightwatcher becomes us with beautiful Quadrantid showers

The 2014 Quadrantids, a little-known sky spectacle of meteor showers named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Peaking in the wee morning hours between January 3 and 4, the Quadrantids have a maximum rate […]

ISS crew replaces ammonia pump, next spacewalk on Tuesday

Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins wrapped up a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station at 12:29 p.m. EST Saturday, completing the first in a series of excursions aimed at replacing a degraded ammonia pump module associated with one of the station’s two external cooling […]

China’s lunar rover Yutu and lander took photos of each other

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — China hailed its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission “a complete success” Sunday night, after its first moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and lander took photos of each other on lunar surface. The one-minute photographing, a day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, showed […]

Comet ISON Fizzles as it rounds the Sun – NASA

Comet ISON went around the sun on Nov. 28, 2013. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. While the fate of the comet is not yet established, it is likely that it did not survive the trip. The comet grew faint […]

Ison Comet of the Century can be seen in PH as NASA observe its journey

NASA’s Solar Observing Fleet to Watch Comet ISON’s Journey around the Sun. Officially labeled as Comet C/2012 S1, ISON can be seen in these images along with Earth, Mercury and Comet 2P/Encke. The tails streaking out from behind both comets can be seen moving along with the steady stream of […]

NASA Damage Map Helps in Typhoon Disaster Response

A new, space-based map generated by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency to assist in disaster response efforts shows the regions in the Philippines hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon tore a wide swath of devastation across the island […]

How typhoons are rated, so how strong is a super typhoon?

How typhoons are rated, so how strong is a super typhoon? The following article should give us a simple overview of how typhoons are rated (in strength) when it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippines is expecting another powerful typhoon this Friday and fears for its wrath are […]

First Pinoy in space trains at the Apollo Global Space Camp USA

The first Flipino ever to go to space could be one of three participants to the international Axe Apollo Global Space Camp in the U.S. scheduled this December in Orlando, Florida, USA. The three lucky Pinoys (from left) Chino Roque, Ramil Santos, and Evan Rey Datuin, a hotel and restaurant […]

Hollywood’s Gravity features the International Space Station

Two astronauts find themselves adrift in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by debris. In the new Warner Bros. movie “Gravity,” this scenario makes for gripping Hollywood entertainment. NASA actively works to protect its astronauts and vehicles from the dangers portrayed in the movie. From protective […]

NASA reports Voyager 1 first man-made object to reach interstellar space

NASA reports Voyager 1 first man-made object to reach interstellar space. United States space agency NASA notes that its Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun. New and unexpected […]

New Zealand scientists in a study find sugary drinks can cause gout

Red meat, seafood and beer are already known to trigger high levels of uric acid that cause the arthritic ailment, but scientists at the universities of Otago and Auckland have also discovered a human gene variant that can “turn bad” when affected by sugary drinks. Sufferers of gout might soon […]

Harvard Med School study urges need for younger women for regular mammogram

Harvard Med School study urges need for younger women for regular mammogram. More than two-thirds of breast cancer deaths occurred in younger women who do not have regular mammograms, a U.S. study said Monday, refuting a 2009 recommendation that discouraged routine screenings for women under 50 and recommends only biennial […]

NASA prepares Wallops Island launch of LADEE for the Moon

NASA prepares Wallops Island launch of LADEE for the Moon. In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere […]

The Mega Canyon of Greenland hidden by ice

Once the ice that cover majority of the European autonomous nation of Greenland vanishes, man will find many interesting features of its terrain and landscape. One, is the mega canyon of Greenland, far longer than the Grand Canyon of mainland United States of America. According to NASA: Data from a […]

NASA honors first man on the moon with Tranquility Base

NASA honors first man on the moon with Tranquility Base. For those who were already around that time, do you still remember the first man who landed on the moon? Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to have set foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, […]

Russian cosmonauts completes 5-hour spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts completes 5-hour spacewalk. Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a 5-hour, 58-minute spacewalk at 1:32 p.m. EDT Thursday, completing the replacement of a laser communications experiment with a new platform for a small optical camera system, the installation of new spacewalk aids and an inspection of antenna covers. Clad […]

Where is the “Real” North Pole, check this out

Where is the “Real” North Pole, check this out. Quite interesting the information being discussed on this informative video. In fact to many, this will be an eye opener er mindful knowledge, we can say. So, where is the real North Pole? And what about the South Pole.

Unearthed in China fossil of long-lived mammal lineage

A nearly complete skeleton that belongs to the oldest ancestor of “the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived mammal lineage” on Earth has been unearthed in northeastern China, researchers from China and the United States said Thursday. Dubbed Rugosodon eurasiaticus, the newly discovered species looked a bit like a small rat […]

Meteor that exploded above Chelyabinsk deposited hundreds of tons of dust

On February 15, 2013 a meteor that weighs 10,000 metric tons exploded about 22.5 kilometers above Chelyabinsk of Russia. That huge explosion deposited hundreds of tons of dust around the Earth’s stratosphere. Here, NASA comes in. Its Suomi NPP satellite was in the right position to track the heavenly body […]

Study identifies new genetic factors behind severe childhood epilepsy

A large -scale international study by researchers identified 25 new mutations on six key genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The study is largely funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study, part of a project involving more than 40 international institutions, used a cutting-edge genetic […]

Global outreach necessary for pediatric cancer landscape

(NewsUSA) – Around the world, pediatric cancer survival rates are failing to keep pace with real-life treatment and diagnostic opportunities. Five-year survival rates for children with cancer went from 30 percent in the 1960s to 80 percent in the 2000s, but since then improvements have been sparse. Developing countries, those […]

Austrian Pilot Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier in Historic Jump

Austrian pilot and daredevil Felix Baumgartner finally broke the sound barrier on Sunday, October 14, 2012. That happened in a skydive from the stratosphere, from the height of approximately 38.5 km (128,000 ft, 24.24 miles) above the Earth’s surface. The jumper reached Mach 1.24 or 1,342 km/h (833.9 miles per […]

An Inspirational View of the Lunar Surface

With Introduction by David A. Kring “From the Earth to the Moon” is a brief, but vivid video and audio recording that provides an inspirational view of the lunar surface, which humans have not visited since 1972, despite being the best and most accessible place in the solar system to […]

ISS Time-lapse Photography of Illuminated Earth

From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the […]

Astonishing One Half Million Mile Solar Filament

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captures a very long, whip-like solar filament extending over half a million miles in a long arc above the sun’s surface. Filaments are cooler clouds of solar material that are tethered above the sun’s surface by unstable magnetic forces. The image and video, which covers […]

The Amazing Quest of Curiosity Bound for Planet Mars

We are posting here several video clips courtesy of NASA following the incredible journey of a rover designed to gather more scientific information about Mars and can withstand the hostile Martian environment. Enjoy and be informed. It must be recalled that a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space […]

Nokor Rocket Launch a Dud, even as Bicol Folks were Forewarned

The Philippines remained a great bystander before and during the much ballyhoed Unha-3 three stage rocket launch by North Korea that was after all a great dud. Some four hours after the rocket exploded over the Yellow Sea, the North admitted the satellite had failed to enter orbit, and that […]

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First Pinoy in space trains at the Apollo Global Space Camp USA

The first Flipino ever to go to space could be one of three participants to the international Axe Apollo Global Space Camp in the U.S. scheduled this December in Orlando, Florida, USA. The three lucky Pinoys (from left) Chino Roque, Ramil Santos, and Evan Rey Datuin, a hotel and restaurant […]

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Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center. A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is part […]

Watch the other side of the moon

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. NASA has released […]

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches at Cape Canaveral with 3D printer

An eruption of fire and smoke sent a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft skyward laden with 5,000 pounds of scientific equipment and supplies destined for use by the crew of the International Space Station. Lifting off at 1:52:03 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 21, from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

NASA, SpaceX launch successful resupply cargo mission to ISS

Success. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft launched at 12:45 a.m. EDT on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with almost 5,000 pounds of cargo. Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for […]

Nokor Rocket Launch a Dud, even as Bicol Folks were Forewarned

The Philippines remained a great bystander before and during the much ballyhoed Unha-3 three stage rocket launch by North Korea that was after all a great dud. Some four hours after the rocket exploded over the Yellow Sea, the North admitted the satellite had failed to enter orbit, and that […]

Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk

WASHINGTON, March 2 — Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk. The pair of U.S. astronauts successfully completed their third and final spacewalk in eight days Sunday to update the International Space Station (ISS), under the shadow of a water buildup in a spacesuit helmet at the end of […]

DOH tells senior citizens to avail of free pneumococcal vaccine

One way for a senior citizen to avoid pneumococcal disease is getting the neccessary vaccination. This is the prime drive of the Department of Health (DOH) by encouraging those with age between 60 and 65 to visit the nearest government health facilities for free pneumococcal vaccine. The call was made […]

ISS crew replaces ammonia pump, next spacewalk on Tuesday

Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins wrapped up a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station at 12:29 p.m. EST Saturday, completing the first in a series of excursions aimed at replacing a degraded ammonia pump module associated with one of the station’s two external cooling […]

Study identifies new genetic factors behind severe childhood epilepsy

A large -scale international study by researchers identified 25 new mutations on six key genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The study is largely funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study, part of a project involving more than 40 international institutions, used a cutting-edge genetic […]

An Inspirational View of the Lunar Surface

With Introduction by David A. Kring “From the Earth to the Moon” is a brief, but vivid video and audio recording that provides an inspirational view of the lunar surface, which humans have not visited since 1972, despite being the best and most accessible place in the solar system to […]

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Pregnant women using paracetamol may risk kids with ADHD, autism

LONDON, July 2 — Paracetamol, a common drug used extensively during pregnancy, maybe linked with autism spectrum as well as attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in newborns, the first-of-its-kind study has found. Scientists found an independent association between the use of this drug in pregnancy and autism spectrum symptoms in children. […]

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Austrian Pilot Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier in Historic Jump

Austrian pilot and daredevil Felix Baumgartner finally broke the sound barrier on Sunday, October 14, 2012. That happened in a skydive from the stratosphere, from the height of approximately 38.5 km (128,000 ft, 24.24 miles) above the Earth’s surface. The jumper reached Mach 1.24 or 1,342 km/h (833.9 miles per […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

Nokor Rocket Launch a Dud, even as Bicol Folks were Forewarned

The Philippines remained a great bystander before and during the much ballyhoed Unha-3 three stage rocket launch by North Korea that was after all a great dud. Some four hours after the rocket exploded over the Yellow Sea, the North admitted the satellite had failed to enter orbit, and that […]

If space is a vacuum why these eerie sounds?

The premise is that if the outer space, the space outside our planet Earth, and beyond the limitless Universe is almost a vacuum, then there would not be any sound. So that space explorers will hear nothing, except the eerie, deafening sound of ….. silence. Totally. And following the same […]

An Inspirational View of the Lunar Surface

With Introduction by David A. Kring “From the Earth to the Moon” is a brief, but vivid video and audio recording that provides an inspirational view of the lunar surface, which humans have not visited since 1972, despite being the best and most accessible place in the solar system to […]

African Union urges members to use science to transform agri sector

NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — The African Union on Monday urged the continent’s governments to embrace the use of science in order to transform its agricultural sector. Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Peace Tumusiime told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that all known advances in humanity are based […]

WHO, West African leaders launch $100-M response plan VS Ebola

GENEVA — The Director-General of World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease envisaged to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international campaign to bring the outbreak under control. “The scale of the Ebola outbreak, […]