SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket, which is the world’s tallest, is ready for launch pad tests

SpaceX Starship’s Super Heavy Rocket is ready for what could be its final launch pad test before a likely orbital test flight in July.   The massive Super Heavy Booster 7, which has 33 Raptor engines, was transported to its orbital launch pad on June 23. An enormous robotic arm mounted the rocket to the launch … Read more

Stunning Roman mosaic featuring wild animals and marine scenes returns to Israel after tour 

Stunning Roman mosaic featuring wild animals and marine scenes returns to Israel after worldwide tour The 1,700-year-old  mosaic went on public display in Israel after more than a decade touring the world’s top museums, including the Louvre and the Met The mosaic was first discovered in the city of Lod in 1996 but was not … Read more

Exoplanets rich in hydrogen and helium may host life, study says

‘Super Earths’ outside our solar system may host lifeforms for a longer period of time than Earth, a new study suggests. Researchers say rocky exoplanets with atmospheres dominated by hydrogen and helium have surfaces warm enough to host liquid water. The presence of liquid water is ‘favourable for life’, so these planets could provide habitable conditions and … Read more

Cats are more likely to have behavioural issues if they live with other felines, survey shows 

Fighting like cats and… cats! Moggies are more likely to have behavioural issues if they live with other felines, survey shows  ‘Fighting like cats and dogs’ describe those constantly at each other’s throats Survey of vets has revealed that fighting like cat and cat might be more suitable Surgeons across the country say cats are … Read more

Loggerhead turtles are shrinking – but scientists claim it may suggest they are bouncing back

Loggerhead turtles in west Africa are SHRINKING – but it may be a good sign that the threatened species is bouncing back, scientists claim The average size of loggerhead turtles in Cape Verde, Africa is decreasing Australian scientists believe this is the result of a boom of first time mothers First time nesters tend to … Read more

The truth is (somewhere) out there: Aliens may exist… in a galaxy far, far away, says Brian Cox

The truth is (somewhere) out there: Aliens may exist… but only in a galaxy far, far away, says Brian Cox Professor Brian Cox says aliens could exist and may even be common But intelligent life and  civilisations like our own could be ‘extremely rare’ The TV scientist said he was ‘sure’ that there are civilisations out … Read more

Some Antarctic ice shelves have GROWN in the last 20 years despite global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice during the last 20 years, new research reveals, despite the continent suffering significant loss due to global warming. Researchers say that sea ice, pushed against ice shelves by a change in regional wind patterns, may have helped to protect these ice shelves from losses. Ice shelves are floating … Read more

First ‘space tourists’ to visit ISS are heading home after bad weather delayed return journey

Three wealthy investors spent 18 days in space, including two weeks on the International Space Station. They are:  López-Alegría (left) will serve as the commander of the mission and Connor (right) as pilot Larry Connor, 72, was the Ax-1 mission pilot for the trip. Connor was born in 1950 in Albany, New York, and graduated from … Read more