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Ben Gurion University to launch nano- satellite

BEER-SHEVA, Israel (Press Release) — “BGUSAT,” the first nanosatellite for Israeli academic research, is being launched Wednesday, February 15 as part of a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. It will provide researchers with data on climate change, agricultural developments and other […]

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Tel Aviv readies new natural history museum

By Yoni Peres, DVM TEL AVIV, Israel — At the top of the cliff, just like Noah’s Ark after the flood, overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline, stands a unique building – the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. Just a few steps away, in an old building at the Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology, Professor Tamar Dayan, the […]

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From the archives: In 1999, Eugene Cernan knew we’d make it to Mars

In memory of “the last moonwalker” NASA/Popular Science, July 1999 In 1972, astronaut Eugene Cernan commanded Apollo 17, the last space mission to land men on the moon. They stayed for about three days. On January 16, 2017, Eugene Cernan passed away. Cernan held the title of “the last moonwalker,” which he called “a dubious […]

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Not only snowbirds head south in winter. Insects too

HAIFA, Israel (Press Release) — Where do insects go in winter? A new study published in the prestigious journal Science found that flying insects migrate on a seasonal basis. This movement constitutes the largest migration found in today’s world, creating a mass that is almost eight times that of birds that migrate from Britain to Africa. […]

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Earth sets heat record in 2016 � for the third year in a row

It’s official: 2016 was the hottest year on record in 122 years of record-keeping, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 1.78-degree jump over the mid-20th-century average marks the third year in a row that global temperatures have reached record-shattering levels. Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about […]

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Actress calls for release of Miami killer whale, and Seaquarium replies

MIAMI — Free Lolita. That’s the message Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is passing along in a new video she recorded for the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Del Castillo held a news conference in Miami on Tuesday imploring tourists to boycott the Miami Seaquarium, where the 50-year-old killer […]

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Gene Cernan, last astronaut to moon walk, dies at 82

The file photo from NASA shows US Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks on the surface of Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. [Photo/Xinhua] HOUSTON – Former astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the last person to walk on the moon returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died […]

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Four weddings, one marriage

By Jenn Lindsay ROME, Italy — Two weeks after I met the man who would become my husband, we were sitting on the moonlit front porch of a house in Umbria, breathing in the fresh air of the Italian countryside. If we had been from the same country, we might have been nervous about our […]

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Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida

MIAMI — More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after stranding themselves along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. So far, the death toll is 81, with just one of the rare whales found alive. Crews continue to search for […]

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The end of an era for “The greatest show on earth”

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus said on Saturday it will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to what it said were declining tickets sales and high operating costs. “After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey […]

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SpaceX Returns to Orbit With Satellite Launch

SpaceX returned to orbit Saturday with a successful launch, more than four months after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launchpad. Elon Musk’s aerospace company launched 10 communications satellites for Virginia-based Iridium from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, with the Falcon 9 rocket lifting off at 9:54 a.m. PST, according to Space.com. It […]

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USA – SeaWord San Diego ends world-famous killer whale show

SeaWorld San Diego ended its long-running killer whale show on Sunday, following years of protests and falling attendance. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced last year that it was ending its theatrical orca shows and breeding programme. The final performances, which featured whales cavorting with trainers and leaping high out of the Shamu Stadium pool, came only […]

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Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four separate photographs, of which two were selected to be made into one composite image, but the result is still spectacular. This composite image, released Friday, shows Earth and the […]

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Tilikum, the infamous SeaWorld killer whale, has died

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, the SeaWorld killer whale that inspired the anti-captivity documentary “Blackfish” after killing an Orlando trainer, has died. SeaWorld said Tilikum had been battling a serious and persistent lung infection. Acquired by SeaWorld in 1992, Tilikum helped SeaWorld grow its captive orca collection by fathering more than a dozen offspring. But Tilikum […]

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