Science


Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

A fun fact for Michiganders is that with Expedition 55 leaving the space station, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos handed control of the space station over to NASA astronaut, and MI native, Andrew J. Russian astronaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai of Japan and American Scott Tingle will end their 168 day mission, handing over command to the Expedition 56 crew.


Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day

Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day

Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050. "When it comes to plastic pollution, Brits are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore". Events began Friday, with high-profile Indian politicians speaking out on the increasing damage plastics are doing to the environment and the country's beaches.


Small Asteroid Detected then Explodes in the Sky

Small Asteroid Detected then Explodes in the Sky

Although its trajectory put the space rock on a path for impact, it was estimated to be about 6 feet wide and expected to disintegrate upon impact with the Earth's atmosphere. "It is also only the second time that the impact location was predicted well ahead of the event itself". "This was a much smaller object than we are tasked to detect and warn about", NASA's Planetary Defense Officer, Lindley Johnson, said in a statement on Sunday.


Thailand: Whale dies after consuming over 80 plastic bags

Thailand: Whale dies after consuming over 80 plastic bags

Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a marine biologist and lecturer at Kasetsart University in Bangkok , told Agence France-Presse that the plastic probably prevented the whale from digesting food. Experts believe the pilot whale, which would normally feed predominantly on squid, thought the floating plastic bags were food. "We don't want to be the country that everyone blames in the future if we do nothing", he said.