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Australian PM defends response to wildfires as cooler weather brings respite

Australian PM defends response to wildfires as cooler weather brings respite For the first time in Australia's history, 3,000 army, navy and air force reservists have been called up to join the battle against the fires. "I was disappointed and frustrated in the middle of one of our worst days with massive dislocation and movement of people", Shane Fitzsimmons said. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl LIV odds: Where every team ranks going into the playoffs

Super Bowl LIV odds: Where every team ranks going into the playoffs Pro Picks just can't go against the Brady Bunch in this one, as tempting as it might be. Getting a bye week should help their cause, and if someone can knock off the 49ers, nobody will want to visit Lambeau Field for the NFC Championship Game, making the Packers an intriguing sleeper. [Full Article...]

Intense peak of meteor shower early Saturday morning

Intense peak of meteor shower early Saturday morning The Quadrantids are caused by the trail of debris left by 2003 EH1, an object astronomers think is a rock-comet - nearly an asteroid, not quite a comet . Meteor showers , also known as shooting stars, are caused when pieces of debris enter the planet's atmosphere at high speeds. And indeed at this time of year, meteor watching can be a long, cold business. [Full Article...]

The Quadrantids: How to Watch First Major Meteor Shower of 2020

According to Smithsonian Magazine, the narrow peak window may be tough to catch without dedication and clear skies, but attempting it could be worth the effort. The Quadrantid meteor shower will only be around for a few hours. Being in the Northern Hemisphere helps, and the Intenrational Meteor Organization says the peak will be January 4 at 8:00 UTC, which is 3 a.m. [Full Article...]

SpaceX needed not earlier than January to propel dragon

SpaceX needed not earlier than January to propel dragon The animation shows astronauts riding in a Tesla Model X , which swings open its gull wing door onto a sunset-drenched launchpad as instrumental music swells. NASA opted to ask the private sector to develop a replacement for the space shuttle so NASA could focus on exploring deeper into the cosmos. The U.S.is hoping to return to launching manned spacecraft in the coming months. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Enters 2nd Lunar Orbit

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Enters 2nd Lunar Orbit If successful, the mission will make India only the fourth country after Russian Federation, the USA and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon. India created a history on July 22 with the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 . These maneuvers will bring it to a soft landing on the surface on September 7th, 2019, and if everything goes according to plan, it will make India the fourth countr... [Full Article...]

John Boyega slams that 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' romance

John Boyega slams that 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' romance The movie was released on December 20, four years after the first movie premiered. John Boyega promised that the main crew of this new trilogy would spend a lot more time together in " The Rise of Skywalker ", so really all that needed to be done was to include Rose in that crew. [Full Article...]

China launches giant Long March rocket as space race heats up

China launches giant Long March rocket as space race heats up Friday's launch marks the end of a fruitful year for China's aerospace sector. In January, China became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. In November China completed a test of its Mars exploration lander, ahead of its first mission to the Red Planet slated for 2020 which is planned to deploy a rover to explore the Martian surface. [Full Article...]

Ohio State's Ryan Day 'too emotional' to talk controversial replay calls

Ohio State's Ryan Day 'too emotional' to talk controversial replay calls The College Football Playoff brings us more betting markets than your average game. Replay officials initiated a video review that led to a targeting call on Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade in the second quarter after he had sacked Trevor Lawrence on a third-and-5. [Full Article...]

Thousands of koalas feared dead as massive Australian wildfires destroy habitat

Thousands of koalas feared dead as massive Australian wildfires destroy habitat Australia's New South Wales state, the most populous, has borne the brunt of the fires. Nine people - including two firefighters - have been killed and more than 1,000 homes destroyed. Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in the wildfires raging in parts of Australia, with officials saying they believe up to a third of the iconic marsupial population may have been lost. [Full Article...]

Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters

Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters Northern New South Wales and southern Queensland are experiencing record-breaking dryness, and very low levels of soil moisture threatens to slash national summer crop output for a second year by 52% to 1.24 million tons, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. [Full Article...]

Jewish NASA Astronaut Sends 'Happy Hanukkah' Greeting From Space

Jewish NASA Astronaut Sends 'Happy Hanukkah' Greeting From Space One astronaut on the International Space Station celebrated Hanukkah yesterday (Dec. 22) with some colorful accessories. It allows for observation of activities like spacewalks and shuttle approaches, but also provides the flawless place to celebrate Hanukkah. [Full Article...]

Dutch court tells government to step up climate change fight

Dutch court tells government to step up climate change fight Dennis van Berkel, a lawyer at the Urgenda Foundation which brought the case against the Dutch government, talks to Al Jazeera. That court has formulated its human rights decision and states that the government owes its citizens a duty of care to protect them from damage. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk wishes troubled Boeing Starliner mission luck

Elon Musk wishes troubled Boeing Starliner mission luck The capsule, launched as a milestone test, will now return to Earth. Both SpaceX and Boeing are part of the NASA Commercial Crew Program , which aims to bring astronaut launches back to United States soil for the first time since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011. [Full Article...]

DualShock 4 : PlayStation dévoile une fixation dorsale pour les joueurs compétitifs

DualShock 4 : PlayStation dévoile une fixation dorsale pour les joueurs compétitifs L'étape suivante? Pour les joueurs de Xbox, pourquoi ne pas s'offrir à Noël, la manette Xbox Elite Series 2 à 179,99 euros? Un avant-goût de la manette de la future PlayStation 5? Sony précise sur son blog le fonctionnement de cet accessoire: "les deux touches arrières peuvent se voir attribuer jusqu'à 16 actions différentes comme les touches triangle, cercle, R1 et R2 et fournissent... [Full Article...]

L'amarrage prévu de la capsule Starliner de Boeing avec l'ISS compromis

L'amarrage prévu de la capsule Starliner de Boeing avec l'ISS compromis Mais peu après, Boeing et la Nasa ont annoncé que Starliner était dans une insertion orbitale "non nominale", ce qui veut dire que le vaisseau n'était pas sur la bonne trajectoire pour élever son altitude et rattraper l'ISS, qui est en orbite à 400 km d'altitude environ. [Full Article...]

What To Know About NASA-Lockheed Martin's New Supersonic Plane

What To Know About NASA-Lockheed Martin's New Supersonic Plane Our return to supersonic travel is getting closer. The technology behind X-59 QueSST is based on decades of research into supersonic flight and design engineering. NASA will test the X-59 over select U.S. communities to gather feedback, as it has done with the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft over Galveston, Texas . Results will also be used to help establish rules for commercial supersonic air travel ov... [Full Article...]

The sad, chaotic ending of Tom Coughlin's Jaguars chapter

The sad, chaotic ending of Tom Coughlin's Jaguars chapter Owner Shad Khan quickly cut Coughlin loose following the revelation. The scathing letter from the NFLPA also suggested that its members could stay away from the franchise in future. And what of the 73-year-old Coughlin? As a result, the Jaguars were forced to pay players back, and Coughlin received criticism for alienating his team through unnecessary punishment. [Full Article...]

New England Patriots: 3 Bold predictions vs. Bills, Week 16

New England Patriots: 3 Bold predictions vs. Bills, Week 16 San Francisco can generate a pass rush with four people, which makes them special, but they don't have near the secondary New England does. He is the first Patriot since Teddy Bruschi in '03 to record two pick-sixes in the same season. On the other side of the field, New England will host a Buffalo team that has put together a nice season up to this point in the year. Just to name a few receivers ... [Full Article...]

European exoplanet-studying mission launches from South America

European exoplanet-studying mission launches from South America As a result, the space agency got a much-needed boost to carry out it's every scheduled launch and mission. It is the principle mission devoted to discovering out intellectual, nearby stars which will likely be already acknowledged to host exoplanets . [Full Article...]


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