Stories about Research

Oct 17 2018

Astronaut describes close call on failed Soyuz launch

Contact with a Soyuz rocket's Fregat upper stage was lost a year ago and in early-2017 payload delivery was said to be damaged on arrival. Russian cosmonaut Aleksey ...

Oct 16 2018

Climate Change Could Cause 'Dramatic' Beer Shortage

Future climate and pricing conditions could put beer out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world". In a climate-addled world where staple crops suc...

Oct 15 2018

Same-sex mice give birth to healthy children without a father

The offspring eventually grew into healthy adults and even had their own healthy children. In mammals, certain maternal or paternal genes are shut off during germline d...

Oct 14 2018

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael

Zahralban spoke as his team - which included a dog - was winding down its two-day search of Mexico Beach, the town of about 1,000 people that was almost wiped off the m...

Oct 13 2018

Cut adrift by Canada, Michaelle Jean continues bid for Francophonie post

French President Emmanuel Macron has backed her, but four former French ministers responsible for the la Francophonie signed an open letter last month saying Mushikiwab...

Oct 13 2018

In the U.S. the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. "Very few people live to tell what it's like to experience storm surge", Long said. E...

Oct 13 2018

Search Crews Look for the Dead and the Living in Florida

Under a perfectly clear blue sky, families living along the Florida Panhandle emerged tentatively from darkened shelters and hotels to a perilous landscape of shattered h...

Oct 13 2018

After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible To Astronauts

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in what NASA director Jim Bridenstine described as " good condition " after surviving an emergency la...

Oct 12 2018

Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev't OTAs

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin , awarded $500 million for the preliminary work, will build its New Glenn Launch System. The public-private partnerships will ensure "the ...

Oct 12 2018

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

A storage facility in Panama City Beach housing hundreds of boats was ripped apart by the strong winds with the roof shredding into strips of twisted metal. Michael c...

Oct 12 2018

Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael

In the Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island areas, storm surges could reach as high as four feet, according to the NHC . Persons located within these areas should take all ...

Oct 12 2018

Soyuz Space Vehicle Designed to Safely Return Crew in Any Conditions - ASI

The capsule separated and recovered in a ballistic trajectory that the Russian space agency said exposed the crew to about 6.7 G's. The pair lifted off as scheduled...

Oct 12 2018

Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic descent

The mishap occurred as the first and second stages of a Russian booster rocket separated shortly after the launch from Kazakhstan's Soviet-era cosmodrome of Baiko...

Oct 12 2018

This is what Hurricane Michael looks like from space

Video from a drone revealed widespread devastation across the town of about 1,000 people. Trees were downed in Panama City, northwest of Mexico Beach , buildings flatt...

Oct 12 2018

Soyuz crew reportedly alive after emergency landing

It's obviously worth noting that the Soyuz rocket is a completely separate piece of hardware from the Soyuz crew capsule, and something like the hole found in the crew ...

Oct 11 2018

Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael

By 5 a.m., Michael's eye was about 45 miles west of Augusta, Georgia, packing top winds of 50 mph and moving at 21 mph into SC, the National Hurricane Center in Miami s...

Oct 11 2018

Societal changes needed for global warming

The IPCC report said , "At +1.5 degrees Celsius, twice as many mega cities as present such as Lagos in Nigeria and Shanghai in China are likely to become heat stressed, ...

Oct 11 2018

Soyuz rocket fails mid-air, ISS crew safe

In a tweet , Russian space agency Roscosmos said an emergency rescue system was activated when the booster rocket failed . In statements by both Russian Federatio...

Oct 11 2018

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

He has long ignored or cast doubt on the scientific community's consensus that human activity is causing unsafe climate change, and has frequently exhibited a profound mi...

Oct 11 2018

Hurricane Michael heads northeast, leaving devastation in Florida

Michael first tore apart the seaside town of Mexico Beach , arriving just before 1 p.m. with winds topping out at 155 miles per hour. As winds subsided in Panama City,...