Science

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Senator Mike Gabbard, who first introduced the bill, labeled SB 271, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that "Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning...


NASA using a fighter jet to test quiet sonic booms

In the meantime, flight tests - such as the ones in Galveston with the F/A-18 Hornet - will help the agency gather data that may one day help lift federal and g...


Diabetes, blame it on air

Reducing air pollution could result in less people developing type 2 diabetes , new research has suggested. Studies from recent years suggested pollution ...


First confirmed image of the birth of a planet

Today scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg and the Sphere instrument consortium at the Very Large Telescope of the European...


Heatwave to continue for another two weeks

In addition, it is banned to fill or maintain a domestic pond (excluding fish ponds), an ornamental fountain (with the exception of such use for commercial purp...


Australian supermarket staff attacked in free bag ban anger

Although it's not illegal to give out single-use bags in NSW and Victoria, IGA, Coles and Woolworths have taken the opportunity to ban them from their stores ...


Greenpeace 'crashes drone' into nuclear plant

According to the World Nuclear Association , France generates 75% of its electricity from nuclear plants. The latest drone "attack" follows a series of Gree...


This is the first time we've ever seen a newborn planet

SPHERE was created to study exoplanets and proto-planetary discs using a technique known as high-contrast imaging to filter out the planet's light from th...


Heat warning continues Tuesday, 'most significant heat event' in years

The cool down will be short lived, as heat and humidity will return on Tuesday and persist through most of this week. "On Thursday an active cold front will ...


Collins opposes a nominee who would overturn abortion ruling

Trump said he was working from a list of 25 conservative nominees the White House released last November, and the Center has requested disclosures for all of th...


See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century

Already Mars is unusually bright. "Mars can be faint, or it can be a bright planet". On the night of Friday, July 27, stargazers will witness two relatively...


Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion

Despite previously siding with liberal justices in some key cases, Kennedy was a reliable conservative vote during the latest term. That Republican called Kenne...


Teacher Confronts EPA Head Scott Pruitt

Dravis said she declined his request, saying she was anxious the call would violate the Hatch Act and that she wanted to avoid potential conflicts of interest...


HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or Cimon , is an English-speaking droid roughly the size of a basketball that will help German astronaut Alexander Gers...


Rivers and Streams Compose Much More of Earth’s Surface Than Thought

In UNC-Chapel Hill, NASA-funded researcher under the leadership of Tamlin Pavelsky, PhD, Global collaborator professor of hydrology, was not for the glory of di...


Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

So, rather than darkened skies, viewers will be treated to a ruddy red visage that's often dubbed a " blood moon " (though the most finicky reserve this term ...


First confirmed photo of a planet being born

European Southern Observatory teams used a powerful planet-hunting instrument called SPHERE on the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile, to pro...


Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

PDS 70b is approximately 1.86 billion miles (roughly 3 billion kilometers, or the same distance from Uranus to the Sun) away from the star it orbits, a young ...


Astronomers Capture the First Image of a Planet Being Born

Mostly consisting of gas and dust, this orbits around the new star in a wide disk. The planet was found in a gap in this disk, which means it is close to where ...


Astronomers report 1st image of baby planet being formed

The planet, named PDS 70b, is careening through the dust cloud as it orbits its star, gathering material on its surface and slowly but surely maturing into what...


World's first images of a newborn planet reveal birth of alien world

Keppler and her colleagues analyzed new and archival observations of a young dwarf star called PDS 70, which is about 5.4 million years old and lies 370 light-y...


Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking Dies At Age 76

Many remembrances focused on that aspect of his life - including near-miss wheelchair crashes. When he turned 75 in January of previous year, Hawking share...


Scientists have discovered traces of life on Saturn's moon

National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ). This is not the first time Cassini has detected organic molecules on Enceladus , the newly discover...


This Month's 'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be The Longest Of The Century

By comparison, the average distance between Earth and Mars is 225 million kilometres. This is the result of the moon's condition because it passes by the Eart...


A Lifetime Investment: Big Money Pours Into Supreme Court Battle

When asked about the effect his presidency has already had on the nation's highest court, Trump emphasized that recent major decisions by the conservative maj...


Heat advisory this weekend through Monday night

And keep other people in mind, too. Check on the sick, the elderly and those without air conditioning. According to the Eye On The Sky guys, the heat wav...


Heat warnings in effect

There is still a heat warning in effect with the temperature at 31 C but feeling more like 41C with the humidity - but with Westernerly gust of 48 km/h accordin...


The launch of the space telescope James Webb postponed again until 2021

The new IRB report says that NASA will likely need at least another $830 million and exceed the $8 billion cost cap set in 2010. This week brought more bad ...


SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station

The dragon first went to the space station in July 2016, while the Falcon 9 was flying in April this year when it launched a new planet-hunting satellite for ...


The interstellar object Oumuamua is a comet after all

From the instance scientist discovered the strangely shaped entity, they were not precisely certain how to categorize it: initially it was a comet, later an ast...


Interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua behaves like comet: Scientists

Micheli said, "Oumuamua's discovery is a complete first in this field, and it gave us the first chance to study the object coming from our second star and plane...


Climate watchdog raps government for missing decarbonisation plans

But the rapid reductions in greenhouse gases came nearly entirely from the power sector. The UK Government's official climate advisers have warned that not...


Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy that will be created when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retires from the court July 31. "He said he'd like the job"...


Moon Helium 3 Search Is Part Of ISRO Chandrayan 2 Mission

If the isotopes on the moon are harnessed, they could theoretically meet the global energy demands for 250 years. In connection to this, ISRO chairman K Si...


Battle Over Trump SCOTUS Nominee Could Break Bank

A Republican nominee also offers the best chance to sustain Justice Kennedy's legacy, despite the fear and loathing you hear on the left. Trump responded to q...