Science

Ireland becomes first country to divest from fossil fuels

The bill is expected to pass relatively quickly through the Seanad (senate), and will force the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to end any investments in non-...


Israel to launch moon mission from Florida in December

If successful, SpaceIL's mission will make Israel the fourth country in the world to "soft land" a probe on the surface of the Moon - after the former Soviet ...


Surya Grahan 2018: All you need to know about Solar Eclipse 2018

A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes through the Moon's shadow. These total eclipses happen every 12 to 18 months somewhere in the world, often over the...


Planned Parenthood Protests Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination In Front Of Florida's Supreme Court

She joins with other Democrats in opposing the nomination. The exact reason why the debts were paid off were not disclosed but Shah told WaPo that the amoun...


Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

The infamously unlucky day looks to arrive in full force tomorrow because the eclipse will be barely visible by most people. The partial solar eclipse on F...


Officials Conduct Demolition of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Towers

Launch towers that have graced Florida's Cape Canaveral since the early days of the space program came down Thursday morning. The United States Air Force's 45...


NASA needs backup plan as USA crew launches slip

SpaceX and Boeing Co are the two main contractors selected under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's commercial crew program to send USA astrona...


NASA Burned Up Proof of Mars Life 40 Years Ago

Along with the recent Curiosity data, the latest research indicates organic material is scattered across a range of sites on Mars - meaning more discoveries cou...


Fireball seen across Midwest skies Sunday evening

AMS defines fireball as an extremely bright meteor, as bright as Venus when it appears as the morning or evening star. One such skywatcher was photographer an...


Democrats battle long odds in opposing Brett Kavanaugh

Grassley, whose committee will first consider Kavanaugh's nomination, told Fox Business today that his Tuesday meeting with Kavanaugh left him with the impr...


Massive chunk breaks off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier

The researchers saw, LiveScience reports , "puffs of ice" tossed into the air as a new iceberg began to break off from the glacier. "By capturing how it unfold...


Rare blue whale hybrid possibly hunted by Icelandic whaling company

Photos show the huge animal lying dead on the ground in Iceland, as people stand nearby. 'Loftsson ordered his crew to butcher the whale just like it was anot...


Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

A simple majority is required. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood out...


Illegal Ivory Widely Sold Throughout Europe

Ivory items made before 1947 can be freely traded in the European Union, so some sellers are falsely claiming their pieces are from before that date. "Because...


Sounds of Saturn: Plasma waves turned into sound by researchers

But before you head to the doomsday bunkers to prepare for the Saturnian invasion, we should point out that they're not they're not "sounds" in the traditional ...


Fair game? Lions eat poachers on S.Africa reserve

Mali Govender said in a statement . A number of body parts and shoes were found at the scene with vets tranquilising lhe lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve ...


China blamed for baffling rise in ozone-depleting gas

In May this year, Nature magazine released a study showing that the reduction of banned chlorofluorcarbons (CFCs) which contribute to the destruction of the ...


NASA Spacecraft Picked Up Weird Plasma 'Sounds' As It Plunged Into Saturn

While we know that there is no "sound" as such traveling between Saturn and Enceladus since that would require air, radio waves can and do travel through space,...


Airbus is designing a rover that will retrieve Martian samples

One thing very high on the bucket list of any space scientist is getting one's hands on a sample of Martian soil. The most important thing that makes her diff...


Blood moon brings longest lunar eclipse

The moon will turn red this month during the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. There was a total lunar eclipse in January of this year. The partial...


Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo

Zaruskie said she did not see them. The teenager, Katarina Zarutskie from California, said she was on a trip with her boyfriend's family a month ago when sh...


Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

EDT (2151 GMT) to deliver almost 3 tons of supplies for the space station's crew. Progress 70 should make the trip in just over 3.5 hours. It can sometimes ta...


Fossil of new dinosaur species discovered in Argentina

Dr Apaldetti said: 'Until now it was believed the first giants to inhabit the Earth originated during the Jurassic - about 180 million years ago. Giant dino...


Cloudy with a chance of spiders?

They found that spiders respond to the APG-like electric fields by ballooning . "Charles Darwin mused over how thermals might provide the forces required f...


Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

Yet here we are in 2018, and straws are being singled out as a prime culprit of environmental degradation, particularly in the coffee industry, where plastic an...


First Israeli spacecraft to land on moon next year

Despite the setback SpaceIL continued developing its spacecraft, which is being built in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a state-owned ...


Giant dinosaur bones get archeologists rethinking Triassic period

According to scientists, Ingenia prima was the first dinosaur species to reach gigantism and even though it was a long way from the 70 tonnes (tons) that the bi...


Four-mile-long iceberg breaks off Greenland glacier in dramatic video

Holland and his team managed to capture dramatic footage of the process by which this retreat takes place, something known as calving. It's hard to get a sense ...


Fireball frenzy: 2 meteors spotted shooting across the US & Spain

The American Meteor Society says that fireballs are typically brighter than a magnitude -4 , which is the equivalent of Venus's visibility. Numerous people w...


World’s Oldest Color Discovered In Rocks Deep Beneath Sahara Desert

He said this explained why Earth, which was about 4.6 billion years old, had only been home to larger, animal-like creatures for about the last 600 million ye...


Russian spacecraft aims to break record for fastest trip to space station

The spacecraft is expected to dock at the space station at 9:39 p.m. ET. That would be the fastest trip yet for a mission to the space station. Russian cosmon...


Next EPA chief must clean up Pruitt's mess

In July 2017, after Fitzgerald Glider Kits petitioned EPA to do so, the agency announced it meant to revisit the Phase 2 glider kit provisions. After review...


NASA’s Kepler Telescope nearly out of fuel, forced to nap

The highest priority for Kepler's remaining fuel is to return the data back to Earth. The space agency has put the satellite into a form of hibernation unti...


Canada Heat Wave 2018: Death Toll climbs to 54

Neighboring Ontario has also been coping with high temperatures but no deaths have been reported there. Unclaimed bodies occupy a significant amount of the 12...


Starbucks to stop using plastic straws by 2020

It's a plastic strawless lid that will come to replace single-use plastic straws that now inundate its coffee shops. "This move is an answer to our own part...