Science

Massive diamond cache may be hidden 100 miles below Earth’s surface

This shows that diamond is not perhaps this exotic mineral, but on the [geological] scale of things, it's relatively common. When the seismic waves travel throu...


Jupiter has a dozen new moons, including one 'oddball'

Those moons were probably once part of much larger moons that splintered into smaller objects, Sheppard said . The chance find brings Jupiter's tally of moon...


Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Images taken in May 2018 with Carnegie's 6.5-meter Magellan telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Jupiter's moons are sort of like opposite la...


Under the continental plates are 1000 trillion tons of diamonds

The deep parts of cratons, known as the roots, are also near where diamonds form in the first place, in the blazing heat and crushing pressures found deep insid...


8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya

Prominent Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu of WildlifeDirect calls the loss of the rhinos "a complete disaster". The world's black rhino population de...


Hamilton is under a severe thunderstorm watch

The national weather agency has issued a sweeping severe thunderstorm watch for London, Middlesex, Sarnia-Lambton, Oxford, Elgin, Huron-Perth and Chatham-Kent. ...


NASA asteroid WARNING: Astronomers stunned by rare DOUBLE asteroid

The new observations show that the two bodies revolve around each other once every 20 to 24 hours. Previous year during observations, NASA scientists discov...


South Africa Unveils World's Most Powerful Radio Telescope

These filaments were discovered by the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico in the 1980s but astronomers have yet to unveil its origin. The telescope'...


Huge iceberg threatens small island of Greenland

Icebergs are not an unusual scene near the community. Large icebergs have drifted close to the community before, but villagers say this is the biggest they've...


NASAs Juno data points to new volcano on Jupiter moon Io

The image was generated from data collected on December 16, 2017, by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission when the ...


For The First Time, We Know Exactly Where A Neutrino Came From

These extremely high-energy cosmic rays can be created only outside our galaxy and their sources have remained a mystery until now. The research is also pro...


Starbucks Announces an End to Straws in All Locations

Proponents of the bans point to alternatives like metal or paper straws as a solution, but each of those options have downsides - paper straws are flimsy and me...


Blood Moon Viewing - July 27th 2018

As fantastic as that sounds, not everyone is going to be able to view the incredible wonder of nature, but there are more eclipses to be seen in 2018 and here...


Lunar eclipse on July 27-28 to be longest of this century

And the next solar eclipse of 2018 will occur on 11th August this year. The fact that some people still believe in this may come as a surprise for some of you...


NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

It now pays the Russian government $82 million per seat, but that contract is ending. The U.S. space agency has been paying the Russian Space Agency to launch i...


Cosmic Double Take: Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered Near Earth

The near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was discovered on December 21, 2017 by astronomers with the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey, but no details about the asteroid'...


Jaguar escapes enclosure, goes on animal killing spree

Saturday morning and was located, sedated and returned to the enclosure by 8:15 a.m., according to zoo officials. Burks said the zoo will investigate the incide...


NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA has released an image showing "spiders" on Mars, small darks spots on the reddish landscape with tendrils one could easily perceive as tiny legs. NASA sai...


California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

Brown was referring to a California law that mandated that emissions levels return to 1990 levels by 2020. The "carbon intensity" of California's economy - th...


‘Ghost particle’ from ANOTHER GALAXY to spark astronomical breakthrough

Within seconds IceCube had alerted an armada of astronomical satellites, including the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. But the powerful cosmic accelerators tha...


Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels within 5 years

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill was passed by Ireland's Dail on Thursday, requiring ISIF to offload direct investments in fossil fuel undertakings - recently es...


Icelandic whalers said to have accidentally killed endangered blue whale

According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Icelandic authorities have confirmed that five hybrids have been identified by researchers since 1986 aroun...


Ice reveals a messenger from a blazing galaxy

Though theorized for decades, scientists only began detecting them in 2013. If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ...


NASA experts can find and destroy the life on Mars in 1976

Later missions to the Red Planet did indeed reveal the presence of organic molecules , but those obviously wouldn't have been present in the Viking data if it ...


Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

There are fears that if the iceberg splits in two it could create a tsunami effect. "The iceberg is still near the village and the police are now discussing w...


Israeli SpaceIL Targets 2019 Moon Mission

December space launch is a joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. According to SpaceIL, once the spacecraft disengages f...


Coral Reefs Need Bird Poop, But Rat Infestations Threaten Seabird Population

This positive effect spilled over into the sea - with almost 50 per cent more fish living near islands fertilised by seabirds than those infested with rats. In ...


Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’

Researchers believe we could use high-energy neutrinos to examine distant objects in space. 'In many ways neutrinos are nature's ideal astronomical messenge...


Historic launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished

Crews conducted safety checks on the towers at Launch Complex 17 as people gathered to watch the demolition. As local newsgroup Florida Today reports , the d...


Boeing, SpaceX may miss target to send astronauts to space station

The report warns that "without a viable contingency option for ensuring uninterrupted access to the ISS in the event of further commercial crew delays, we concl...


Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya attempt to save them by relocation

Officials must take responsibility for the deaths and explain what went wrong during the relocation, conservationist Paula Kahumbu said, according to The Guard...


BriefIsrael set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

Fuel will comprise 75 percent of its weight, which will be 180 kilograms on landing, less than any previous craft that landed on the moon, the company said . A...


TS Chris begins NE path in Atlantic Ocean

As it reaches the colder Maritime waters, it will weaken to a post-tropical depression as it approaches the Avalon Penninsula of Newfoundland overnight Wednesda...


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 ...