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  • WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

    April 23, 2017 1:49 PM 3

    See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio's household needs to plant to offset it MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Vernice Victorio, Climate Change Commission vice chairperson, walked her talk when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force for the Philippines on Saturday, April 22. climate czar herself

  • Pontian Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin Goes to Space for Fifth Time

    April 21, 2017 3:24 PM 4

    Roscosmos cosmonaut of Pontian origin Fyodor Yurchikhin goes to space for the fifth time as a Soyuz rocket was launched on Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The particular mission is a little different because on board of the spacecraft will be NASA astronaut Jack Fisher and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the third seat will be empty

  • Russian, American two-man crew blasts off to ISS

    April 20, 2017 9:36 AM 6

    INTO SPACE. Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer. Screen shot from NASA TV via Twitter. BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Russian and an American blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 20, the first two-person launch to the International Space Station in over a decade. The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying

  • Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth

    April 19, 2017 11:13 PM 7

    PARIS, France — A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometers (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is now hurtling away from the center of our solar system, said Ian Carnelli, an astronomer from the European

  • That was a close call! Asteroid the size of Gibraltar's rock passes within one million miles of Earth

    April 19, 2017 9:42 PM 6

    If you need a reason to be cheerful this morning, a good one may be that mankind avoided a catastrophic collision yesterday. An asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar whizzed past the Earth in one of the closest shaves the planet has had in over a decade. It hurtled past at about 73,000mph just over a million miles away – far enough to be safe but uncomfortably

  • An asteroid will not destroy Earth today. But let’s consider that for a moment

    April 19, 2017 7:49 PM 6

    A very large, very peanut-shaped asteroid is whizzing past Earth on Wednesday, about 1.1 million miles away. For perspective, that’s about 4.6 times the distance to the moon. That’s razor-edge close compared with the vastness of space, but in our human-relative universe it’s waaaayyy out there. Good news: Wednesday is the closest this asteroid will get in 400 years

  • An asteroid is swinging by Earth today for its closest visit in 400 years

    April 19, 2017 4:18 PM 3

    Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood Wednesday — an asteroid that hasn't swung by these parts in roughly 400 years. About as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming so close that its visit should be visible even to small telescopes. "Although there is absolutely no chance that the asteroid will collide with our planet

  • Massive Asteroid Will Pass by Earth Today: Watch the Slooh Webcast

    April 19, 2017 12:06 PM 4

    An asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth today (April 19), and the Slooh Community Observatory will be tracking the space rock's journey live. During the close approach, the asteroid will be traveling at about 73 miles per hour (117 kilometers per hour) and will come to within 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon, or about 1.1 million

  • Elusive giant shipworm, oceanic 'unicorn,' finally discovered

    April 19, 2017 12:35 AM 3

    The giant shipworm, Kuphus polythalamia, a rare, giant, worm-like clam, is finally discovered in a shallow bay in Mindanao by a team of scientists from the US and the Philippines MANILA, Philippines – It's a scientific legend that became real, and for the squeamish, the stuff nightmares are made of – the discovery of a giant shipworm the size of a baseball

  • Rare giant shipworm mollusks found in Philippine waters

    April 18, 2017 9:23 AM 4

    While humans tend to believe that there’s nothing else new to see in our planet, nature tends to surprise us every chance it gets. Such is the case with the recent discovery of a rare type of mollusk in Philippine waters. Called giant shipworms (Kuphus polythalamia), the existence of these mollusks have been known to the scientific community since the 18th century