Science

3 million-year-old toddler could climb trees, study says

Alemseged, a University of Chicago professor and senior study author, agrees: "The Dikika foot adds to the wealth of knowledge on the mosaic nature of hominin s...


Global Warming May Actually Be Twice As Hot As Climate Models Projected

An worldwide team of researchers reviewed warm periods in Earth's history over the past three and a half million years and compared carbon levels to current mea...


Trudeau speaks with supporters in Brampton, Ont., hours after meeting Doug Ford

Today a spokesman for Ford said the federal government has encouraged people to cross into Canada illegally and continues to usher people across the U.S. Trud...


Astronomers uncover ancient collision between Milky Way and smaller 'Sausage' galaxy

While the Sausage galaxy collision is by no means the only instance of another galaxy hitting the Milky Way, it is the largest dwarf satellite galaxy known ...


Your Favorite Sunscreen May Become Illegal in Hawaii

Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the distribution of nonprescribed sunscreens that contain the two chemicals. It's hard to avoid these chemicals when purchasing su...


Superstar system is shooting cosmic rays to earth

Also, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope had been previously detecting gamma rays that contained X-rays with greater energy compared to other similarly dete...


Tropical Depression No. 2 forms far out in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Beryl formed Thursday afternoon with sustained winds near 40 miles per hour. Puerto Rico could be hit with winds of up to 40 miles per hour an...


Vacationers: Tropical storm could develop off Carolina coast

Earlier, the NHC described the storm as "Tiny Beryl" because of "its very small size". On Friday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded a tropical storm in...


Something Big Crashed into Uranus and Changed It Forever

This new discovery could explain the awkwardly named planet's freezing temperatures. An global team of experts has tried to understand what implications a massi...


Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign

He directed his staff to ask for Pruitt's resignation without speaking to him and tweeted about the ouster after he received the letter. Despite all the c...


Happy 4th! NASA shares image of 'celestial fireworks'

In light of this, analyzing clusters such as these can be particularly beneficial to researchers. "Appearing colorful and serene, this environment is anything...


Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse to Grace the Sky

This eclipse will last one hour and 43 minutes which is almost 40 minutes longer than the January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon combo. Know what is the blood mo...


Einstein's gravity theory passes extreme test

Though a bedrock of Newtonian physics, it took Einstein's theory of gravity to express how and why this is so. White dwarfs are small, dense stars comparabl...


Trump officials lay out ambitious plan to denuclearize North Korea

US President Donald Trump says talks with North Korea are "going well", claiming that without him, the United States "would now be at war with North Korea". ...


Research: Most complete foot of ancient human child ever

Selam was a hominin, an early human ancestor called Australopithecus afarensis . "It opens up this window into what the life of a child 3 million years ago was...


Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa

Over 1,000 game wardens have been killed in the line of duty over the past decade, according to CITES, the UN-backed treaty that regulates global wildlife tra...


EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns, Trump Tweets

And later: "I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity". Pruitt did not respond and she said that he and his security detail left the restaurant be...


UK to set blueprint for sustainable and profitable fishing industry

On Wednesday, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released the 'Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations' paper , setting out...


NASA Releases Beautiful Image of 'Celestial Fireworks' for Independence Day

Though the environment in that constellation may appear peaceful in a still image, it's actually quite turbulent. This vast cavity was created by powerful ultra...


Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

As the thunderstorm develops, intense lightening is likely. Environment Canada cautions residents to stay indoors. Earlier on Thursday Environment Canada forc...


Scott Pruitt, Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Resigns

The former Oklahoma attorney general, who sued the agency more than a dozen times before running it, had been expected to return to electoral politics and run...


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph

The weather service said the storm is expected to be slow moving and some locations could receive between 25 to 50 millimetres of rain over a short period of ti...


Barrasso working on Endangered Species Act bill

Changes to the Endangered Species Act have little public support . Barrasso's proposal would also revamp the judicial review process for decisions to delis...


U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters

A USA border patrol boat strayed into Canadian territorial waters while chasing "illegal immigrants" off the coast of ME and Nova Scotia, Canadian fishermen sai...


You might be surprised as to the origin of Earth's asteroids

Dermott and his colleagues analyzed asteroids in that region that weren't previously categorized into any asteroid families . This finding could shed light o...


Ford to officially wind down green programs funded through cap and trade

Decisions to continue any specific initiatives now supported by the fund will need to be paid for out of the tax base and will be made on a case-by-case basis i...


Astronomers Reveal 1st Image of a Planet Being Formed

Our Sun is much older, having formed 4.6 billion years ago. As such, this infant has yet to reach its mature size. Captured by the Sphere instrument of the ...


Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know

Some light does get around our planet's atmosphere, lending the moon a reddish-brown hue. A total solar eclipse occurs on August 21, 2017, at Mary's River C...


Three poachers are eaten by lions at South African nature reserve

Fox said he's arranged for the reserve vet to "dart the entire pride of lions" so police, forensics teams and the Anti-poaching unit may search the area for clu...


Australian supermarket staff attacked in bag-ban anger

The customer had been banned from the store. Consumer complaints forced the Woolworths chain to reverse a charge for reusable bags, and is now offering them...


NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

Fresh pictures from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have provided the sharpest glimpse yet of the bright salt deposits discovered inside a crater on Ceres, the largest...


The tow-an-iceberg plan being floated to ease Cape Town drought

It is a sharp contrast to just two months ago when the land was parched and water levels continued to plummet. Figures from the City of Cape Town show that da...


A new baby planet is being formed

It's carving out a path through the disk around the star, which is in the Centaurus constellation. Within these so-called protoplanetary disks - which can be u...


NASA to explore meteorite fragments in the Pacific Ocean

And, luckily, a local team of researchers offered their help, as well as their boat equipped with high-end technologies, the Nautilus . NASA's curator of cos...


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...