Science

NASA’s Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

Martian dust storms are common, especially during the planet's Southern Hemisphere spring and summer, when it is closest to the sun, NASA said . Luckily, its...


VLT Makes Most Precise Test of Einstein's General Relativity Outside Milky Way

Astronomers combined data from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to examine how light was warped ...


Will Doug Ford change how people buy legal marijuana?

Ontario's plans to sell marijuana through a provincially-controlled monopoly are still moving ahead, but Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives are opening the d...


First Nations get final say

There are now 17 farm tenures in the archipelago that are being renewed on a month-by-month basis, which could be cancelled as a result of those negotiations. N...


4.2 million people die from ambient air pollution in 2016

TRANSPORT bosses are urging people to mark Clean Air Day today by leaving their auto at home. Amy Gibbs, Unicef UK's director of advocacy, said: "Worryingly...


NASA unveiling its plan to take on near-Earth objects

The plan itself has five major points that NASA wants to work on over the next decade: to enhance NEO detection and tracking, improve NEO modeling and movemen...


Rex Didn’t Have Long Stretching Tongue, Unlike Usual Portrayal, Study Reveals

The researchers compared hyoid bones, which are bones found the neck, under the tongue , in modern-day crocodiles and birds with those of fossilized Tyrannosa...


Scientists discover a new ancient species and name it after President Obama

While we don't have to explain " Obamus , ' the latter part of the name, 'coronatus " means 'crowned.' The newly discovered fossil is of an animal, which...


Researchers find last of universe’s missing ordinary matter

This is one giant step for astrophysicists. In order to find the missing portion, the researchers used the radiation emitted from a faraway, extremely bright ...


First Emirati to launch into Space in April 2019

The April 2019 mission will be a 10-day trip to the space station aboard Russia's Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft, with the UAE astronaut scheduled to return to Earth...


EU agrees final energy saving, renewables targets

This will set a new relationship between European citizens and decision makers so that the governance and its national energy and climate plans all Member State...


SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force contract

Gen. John Thompson, Air Force program executive officer for space and commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, said today in a news release . The com...


Volvo aims to use 25pc recycled plastic in cars from 2025

Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with vehicle makers to develop next generation components that are as sustainable as possibl...


Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

The announcement was met with concern from Colorado's auto dealers, mostly because it leans too much on another state's programs, where standards and vehicle ma...


The Origin of the Mysterious Rock Formation on Mars Uncovered

The new finding could add to scientists' understanding of Mars's interior and its past potential for habitability, according to the study's authors. The Medus...


Shoppers urged not to 'bag' Woolworths workers over bans

Plastic bags will no longer be available in Woolworths stores from today. Queensland and Western Australia will ban single-use bags on July 1, but no law is i...


Green Ontario Fund-with rebates for solar-has been shutdown

The website said those who have already signed up for a rebate will still be eligible if the work is completed by the end of August, and the rebate applicatio...


Virginia Tech researchers hopeful positively identified Giant Hogweed will remain contained

That releases a sap that once on your skin, reacts to sunlight and creates serious and painful burns that can last for weeks. "Contact between the skin and th...


Global Recycled PE Market 2018- Luxus, CeDo, Envision Plastics Industries, APR2 Plast

The report evaluates several factors determining the market expansion as well as the volume of the whole Engineering Plastics Market. It also clears crucial cri...


Worlds first known manta ray nursery discovered

Finding where the juvenile species thrived is instrumental in highlighting the significance of designated marine protected areas. The nursery of juvenile ma...


Mars opposition: Red Planet set for incredible close encounter with Earth

The event, known as Mars Close Approach , will take place July 31 when Mars is 35.8 million miles away. Dean Regas, an astronomer at the Cincinatti Observato...


Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

For two weeks, the storm has smothered the Mars Opportunity rover, turning day to night and blocking almost all light from reaching the robot's solar arrays. Wi...


Ban on microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics comes into force

The ban on the sale of rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products which contain the tiny pieces of plastic is part of efforts to prevent them being washed...


Over 300,000 US coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists ( UCS ) released Monday said 115,000 Virginia homes will be at risk for tidal flooding. Communities along...


Venus revolves faster when it starts sunrise - scientists

The result is that the length of a day on Venus could be altered by up to two minutes. This explains why the probe "Magellan" and "Venus Express", sent with a d...


'Space Force': Trump announces new branch of US military

US President Donald Trump announced on Monday the creation of a " Space Force " to stop China from gaining dominance, was well as other space initiatives....


Environment Canada issues heat warning and air quality statement for Peel

Toronto and the GTA were under a heat warning for a third consecutive today, with humidex values hovering around 40. "Hot and sunny conditions are expected to...


Cape May ferry filmed sinking off coast to expand artificial reef

The ferry was christened 43 years ago in the Delaware Bay and made thousands of trips back and forth between its namesakes Cape Henlopen , Delaware and Cape Ma...


Puan, world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62 in Australian zoo

Puan was euthanised on Monday after suffering age-related complications that the zoo said were affecting her quality of life. Holly Thompson, a primate superv...


Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in blink of an eye

Back in 1992 till 2017 the continent lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice per year, and within the next five years after that it sailed over to nearly 240 billion...


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...