Archive for January 31st, 2018:

The killer whale that can say ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’

Image copyright Marineland Image caption Wikie, a 16-year-old female A killer whale that can mimic words such as “hello” and “bye bye” is thought to be the first of its kind to copy human speech. The female learned to “speak” a handful of human words by copying a trainer at a marine park in France.

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Luxembourg PM watches GovSat-1 space launch

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption SpaceX used one of its “recycled” Falcon 9s to loft GovSat-1 Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, has just watched one of his country’s satellites go into orbit. He was at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to see the launch of GovSat-1, which will be providing telecommunications services to the military and institutional

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Skywatchers see ‘super blue blood Moon’

Image copyright SPL Image caption The Moon appears red in a lunar eclipse as sunlight is filtered through Earth’s atmosphere The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday 31 January, with a lunar event being called the “Super blue blood moon”. For Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe,

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