Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor
28 October 2017 | 11:30 am
A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth.
27 Oct 2020
Some 24 years ago, American alternative rock band The Eels released the song "Novocaine For The Soul", leading them into music charts across the world and making them hot favourites among indie lovers. Over the years they've continued to craft beautiful, sensitive pop songs and rock out on tour. Although live shows may be on hold for now because of Covid-19, the band are this week releasing "Earth To Dora": a thirteenth studio album which features their trademark melancholy pop tones as well as cheerleading bangers. We caught up with frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, to find out more.
11 Dec 2020
The 7-second night-sky glow was likely an asteroid fragment entering the atmosphere, according to the German Aerospace Center. Some 90 witnesses across the country notified sightings to Europe's "fireball network."
24 Apr 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in an interview with AFP that US President Biden must show he is serious and committed to re-engaging the US in the fight against climate change, ahead of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden on April 22 for Earth Day.
23 May 2021
Cement production is estimated to account for 8% of global CO2 emissions, but in Senegal one firm is turning to the soil for bricks that it says are more eco-friendly and make cooler homes.
23 May 2021
According to the estimation, there are at least six times more birds on the planet than people. The most common species are house sparrows and European starlings.
6 Jun 2021
Militaries around the world are under pressure to rapidly reduce their own outsized carbon "bootprint" to help limit global heating — and future climate conflict.
18 Jun 2021
Bullied and abused by his peers because he has cerebral palsy, 10-year-old Makoko resident, Ferdinand Jesuwame, has found an ingenious way to get back at his detractors with his uncanny prowess across the 64 squares of a chessboard. And it’s all thanks to a non-profit organization, Chess in Slums Africa, run by national chess master, Tunde Onakoya.
31 Jul 2021
The COVID effect didn't last. Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity exceeds its yearly allotment of the planet's biological assets, is nearly back to its record high. What can be done to ease the burden?
25 Sep 2021
Four SpaceX tourists land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board.
10 Nov 2021
The spacecraft's return flight was delayed by bad weather, which also forced the four crew members to leave before their replacements arrived.
9 Nov 2021
It's an immense moment of pride for the whole team as French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his crewmates return to Earth. The four astronauts splashed down successfully off the coast of Florida in a SpaceX capsule. It marks the end of Pesquet's six-month mission in space, where he became the first ever French astronaut to command the International Space Station. We spoke to his colleague and friend Rémi Canton, who led the mission for the CNES, the French space studies agency.
24 Nov 2021
NASA is launching a spacecraft probe that will smash into an asteroid to veer it off course. The mission is a test run, designed to see if the same approach could one day work on a rock on a collision course with Earth.
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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced this week to cancel a trip to Davos by an escalating energy crisis that is inflicting rolling blackouts on the continent’s most developed economy.
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On Thursday, Apple reported that revenue fell 5 percent to $117.15 billion during the three months that ended in December, the company's first quarterly sales decline since before the pandemic. Profits decreased 13 percent to $30 billion.
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Canary Islands: La Palma volcano goes silent, but anger rumbles on. After lying dormant for half a century, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, in Spain's Canary Islands, suddenly exploded in a river of fire on September 19, 2021. The eruption lasted for 85 days.
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In the winter transfer window, Bundesliga clubs were as conservative as usual — in contrast to their Premier League counterparts. German football can't compete financially, but it has plenty of other things to offer.
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Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."