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  • Video from the International Space Station reveals bubble trouble with zero gravity

    20 August 2017 8:45 AM 117

    A NASA astronaut on the International Space Station has shown everyone the messy fun to be had with a drink and a straw when you add zero-gravity into the mix. Jack Fischer, who has been on the ISS orbiting* Earth since April, posted a Twitter video of himself blowing bubbles into fruit punch. The beverage bubbles up around Fischer’s face before he bursts

  • Experience the eclipse on the Lower Cape Monday

    18 August 2017 11:25 PM 6

    The community is invited to join Cape Cod National Seashore rangers for a special eclipse program at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The free program will begin with a live feed projection of the eclipse as it passes across the U.S. There will be children’s activities and information on what an eclipse

  • Science Week fosters exploratory minds

    18 August 2017 2:01 AM 20

    Deniliquin North Public School students learnt about the importance of sustaining our planet as part of National Science Week celebrations this week. This year’s theme, ‘Future Earth’, focuses on sustainability science and those issues which are unique to Australia and our region. Principal Megan Hunter said the week served as an opportunity for students

  • Keep your eyes peeled for whale calves

    15 August 2017 1:42 AM 78

    HUMPBACK whale calves have been sighted along the Coffs Coast as they continue their migration along the East coast. This beautiful humpback whale calf was full of energy on the weekend, putting on a performance with tail slapping, breeching and happily swimming around its mum. With a small swell and light winds, it was the perfect opportunity to spot whales

  • Cassini spacecraft set to end mission

    14 August 2017 11:05 AM 61

    The Cassini spacecraft - now just weeks away from the end of its mission - is due to begin the first of five final orbits around Saturn. Cassini will enter new territory when it goes into the final orbits starting with its pass over Saturn starting at 0222 AEST on Tuesday. It will come as close as 1,630km above Saturn's cloud tops when it executes the five passes

  • Reef deaths prompt changes to safety rules for snorkellers

    12 August 2017 11:21 PM 55

    Tourists will be compelled to disclose health issues and "at-risk'' snorkellers made to wear colour-coded equipment as part of reforms aimed at cutting deaths on the Great Barrier Reef. The State Government has launched a stronger recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland and will soon announce revised diving safety guidelines, The Sunday

  • Full moon and partial eclipse a treat for star gazers

    8 August 2017 6:15 AM 26

    Star gazers on the Mid North Coast have been spoilt with a full moon and partial eclipse. To the delight of star gazers, there was a full moon and partial eclipse overnight on Monday. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the earth moves between the sun and the moon. It began at around 3.20am with the moon at its fullest just after 4am. “During this eclipse

  • It’s the last full moon before the solar eclipse. Use it to practice your photography skills

    7 August 2017 7:26 PM 16

    On Monday night, the moon will rise around 8:15. It will be the last full moon before the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and an excellent moment to practice your smartphone photography skills if you really want to get pictures of the event. The moon is a particularly great thing to practice on. A night with a full moon will closely mimic the conditions of a total

  • Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination

    4 August 2017 3:46 AM 96

    Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 could be two rocks for the price of one The New Horizons probe's next destination, Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, looks a bit like a duck. The agency's also issued the image above (or here for m.reg readers) to speculatively illustrate the object. Readers may feel that image recalls the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  • Tigerair offers $1 return airfares to and from Cairns

    1 August 2017 10:06 PM 36

    FOURTEEN hundred seats to or from Cairns with $1 return airfares are being offered by Tigerair Australia today. The sale is for travel early next year between late January and late March 2018. The “Pay to Go, Come Back for $1” sale starts at noon today and ends at noon on Saturday. Tigerair Australia spokesman Joel Dwyer said the deals were expected