Science

US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing

The president characterized his own announcement as a "big statement", and added that the Space Force and the Air Force will be considered " separate but eq...


Supermassive black hole shreds entire star which leads to huge eruption

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged a supermassive black hole ejecting a fast-moving jet of particles as it shreds a passing star. "The com...


Antarctic Ice Melting faster than ever, Studies Show

Pippa Whitehouse. The threefold increase in ice loss from the continent as a whole is a combination of glacier speedup in West Antarctica and at the Antarcti...


Stephen Hawking's ashes buried at Westminster Abbey

The track being beamed into space will feature Hawking's voice set to music and has been written by Greek composer Vangelis. Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Char...


Walter Shaub: No Bottom to 'Ethics Catastrophe' With Scott Pruitt

Virginia Canter of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a public watchdog in Washington, told the Post that Pruitt using a full-time EPA employee as a "hea...


Scientists have found three new planets

The astronomers studied the uncommon patterns in the flow of gas within a planet that forms disc around a young star. Both teams focused on carbon monoxide...


Woman sues NASA over moondust 'gifted by Neil Armstrong'

A Tennessee woman is suing NASA out of fear that the agency will try to confiscate a vial of moon dust she inherited. Filed in federal court, the suit is an...


New research states 'the largest ice sheet on Earth' is stable

Scientists from the University of Maryland, the University of Leeds , and the University of California have reviewed decades of satellite measurements to rev...


Antarctica’s ice melt is increasing rapidly, study finds, threatening coastal communities worldwide

In April, a team of United Kingdom researchers released a report saying that underwater glaciers in Antarctica are melting at an "alarming rate". The rese...


NASA's Mars 'Opportunity' Rover May Be Lost in Massive Dust Storm

NASA has continued to track the storm from orbit and the surface. And while there's a chance the hardest-working rover on Mars won't make it through the sto...


Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff

World soccer's governing body, FIFA, selected Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the 2026 World Cup. After controversy surrounded the awarding of ...


Huge Dust Storm on Mars suspends NASA’s Rover operation

Though Opportunity was created to only operate for 90 days, it has continued to explore the planet for over 15 years. NASA says it has received transmission...


French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades

At least five sites will be blocked on Sunday evening , with a total of 13 sites blocked from 9 a.m. Monday, Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA said in ...


African fossils rewrite origins of life

The two newly discovered species are named Tutusius and Umzantsia . Both were found in black shale at the Waterloo Farm roadcut, which was exposed during con...


Huge Dust Storm on Mars Sidelines NASA's Opportunity Rover

Although dust storms aren't uncommon on Mars, they can be deadly to the rovers. That's an area larger than all of North America on Earth. "Full dust storms li...


Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

However, there might be some development when the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. A second system, Hurricane Bud , ha...


Indian Scientists Discover New Planet 600 Light Years Away

The researchers found the it has a compact system of at least three rocky planets of similar size to the Earth that orbit the star in much less time than earth ...


Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts docks with space station

Under the program of the space station's Russian segment, cosmonauts Prokopyev and Artemyev will make a spacewalk in August 2018 to install scientific equipme...


Planet 600 Light Years Away From Earth Discovered by Indian Scientists

This has listed India among the countries which have discoveries of planets to their credit. We've already messed up our planet pretty badly, and even if we don...


Mars had the ingredients needed for life

Humayan is a professor of geochemistry at Florida State Univeristy and on staff at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The discover...


Fossilized saber-tooth predators found in Russian Federation are named after monsters

Living mammals are descended from a group of animals called therapsids, a diverse assemblage of "protomammals" that dominated terrestrial ecosystems in the Perm...


Tensions Run High at G7 Summit

Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about 100 protesters who had blocked a road leading to the small tow...


The Mystery of Insane Lightning Storms on Jupiter Has Finally Been Solved

The image is based on a JunoCam image. According to NASA , an independent panel of experts reviewed the mission and in April confirmed that Juno's instrument...


Title-chasing Hamilton returns to happy hunting ground at Canadian Grand Prix

For his part Vettel believes Ferrari's 2018 auto is not now "a true match" for Mercedes , despite having won the first race. The 19-year-old began his career...


Hurricane Aletta picks up steam, poses no risk to mainland

In order for a hurricane to qualify as a Category 4 storm, it would have to produce winds between 130 to 156 miles per hour, according to NASA, and Aletta see...


The Earliest Animal Fossil Footprint Record

A staff member of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences displays the animal fossil footprints, which ...


Astronauts en route to space station after successful launch

Bridenstine also said his top two priorities were the resumption of human spaceflight from the US -since 2011, American astronauts have relied on Russian tran...


Forecasters say hurricane to kind off Mexico's Pacific coast

Is Hurricane Harvey a preview? Dr Kossin came to his conclusion by studying the tropical cyclone record, which spans from 1949-2016. That means a storm that...


Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of "detached objects"

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Ann-Marie Madigan and a team of researchers have offered up a new theory for the existence of planetary oddi...


80 plastic bags clog stomach of dead whale

The male pilot whale was found on Monday, May 28, struggling to swim in waters off the coast of Songkhla province, southern Thailand, near the Malaysian border....


How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

Climeworks estimates it costs them $600 to remove a ton of CO2. A plant that can produce 2,000 barrels of fuel a day would cost about $300 million and take ab...


Earliest animal footprints found in China

Previously, scientists had discovered footprints as old as 530-540m years, but none predating the Cambrian period , which also began at this time and marked an ...


Watch live as NASA launches new crew to International Space Station

Sending astronauts to Mars: 18% top priority, 45% important but lower priority, 37% not too important or should not be done. In a national survey of 2,541 US ...


Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close

Yellowstone officials have renewed their urging for people to maintain a safe distance from wild animals in the park. It was the latest in a string of injurie...


Scientists found loads more molecules associated with life on Mars

What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has once been life on th...