U.S. Air Force open to use SpaceX’s recycled rockets

U.S. Air Force open to use SpaceX’s recycled rockets

In a bid to slash space mission launch costs for the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force indicated on Friday that it could buy rides on SpaceX’s ‘used’ rockets to place military satellites into Earth’s orbit.

The idea of using recycled rockets became a reality a few days back when SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite using a Falcon 9 rocket that formerly put a cargo ship into orbit for the government-run space agency NASA.

Fans of April the growing anxious as she shows no sign of going into labor

Fans of April the   growing anxious as she shows no sign of going into labor

Fans of April the giraffe are increasingly becoming anxious as the pregnant mammal is showing no sign of going into labor well after she was initially expected to deliver a baby.

Officials at the Harpursville, New York-based Animal Adventure Park have launched a live stream to document and show April’s pregnancy and the birth of her calf. The live stream immediately went viral, with more than 100,000 individuals watching her at any given time.

Smoking still causes 1 in every 10 deaths worldwide: study

Smoking still causes 1 in every 10 deaths worldwide: study

In spite of decades of tobacco control policies, the number of smokers is on the increase and the habit is still responsible for one in every 10 deaths worldwide, according to a newly-published study report.

Lead author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou stressed that as many as one billion people smoked tobacco daily in the world in 2015 - one in every four men and one in every 20 women.

Scientists, citizens join forces in search of Planet Nine

Scientists, citizens join forces in search of Planet Nine

Astronomers and stargazing citizens alike are in the pursuit to spot the existence of the Planet Nine, a yet to be discovered planet that is believed to exist in the so-called Kuiper Belt.

The idea of Planet Nine has been swirling since 2014, but it gained attention in 2016 after two CalTech scientists claimed that they had detected a ninth planet in the Kuiper Belt, far beyond Neptune.

Samsung details Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus’ design, display and more

Samsung details Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus’ design, display and more

In a newly published blog post, Samsung has detailed how its recently introduced new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, were designed.

The South Korean smartphone maker earlier today provided details on all the major design features of the two flagship handsets.

Entangled gray whale spotted off Santa Barbara County’s coast

Entangled gray whale spotted off Santa Barbara County’s coast

Volunteers with Gray Whales Count spotted an entangled gray whale off Santa Barbara County’s coast on Monday.

Michael Smith of the organization said he first spotted the entangled whale swimming past the Coal Oil Point in Isla Vista close to the campus of UC Santa Barbara, near the end of their 9a.m.-5p.m. count.

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