Science

Prehistoric giant shark teeth found on Australian beach

The pair of fossilized teeth are from a prehistoric great jagged narrow-toothed shark nearly twice the length of today's great white. It's rare to find more t...


Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. That means there won't be a bright ...


NASA is about to launch the fastest spacecraft in history

Sending a spacecraft closer to the sun than ever before, it will embark on a almost seven-year venture, becoming the first spacecraft to have a direct encounter...


Alberta under an air quality advisory

Sacramento Air Quality Management District predicts that air quality will remain unsafe for sensitive individuals for the rest of the week, and Spare the Air da...


Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to the sun

That's about 95 percent of the way to the surface from Earth and is within the outer atmosphere known as the corona. The launch was pushed back because a tech...


Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

An endangered orca is not letting go of her newborn calf, whose body she has been pushing through the water for more than two weeks. Another female orca from th...


This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

The moon light won't fade them out either, because there will only be a sliver left in as it approaches the new moon stage. No special equipment is needed, but ...


Blue Origin among 6 NASA picks for tipping point space tech

The STTR initiative provides opportunities for small businesses and research institutions to jointly conduct research and development efforts for the USA govern...


What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

This year, the viewing opportunities are about as good as they can get. But if you just look up while you're walking on the pavement, you still probably won't...


‘Earth at risk of tipping into hellish hothouse conditions’

Presently, global average temperatures are just over 1°C above pre-industrial and rising at 0.17°C per decade. The study led by Will Steffen from the Austral...


A Small Window to see the Perseid's This Weekend

Perseids meteor shower 2018: When is it? "This year's shower peak, however, has the added bonus of dark skies courtesy of an early-setting crescent Moon". H...


Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

Hurricane Hector has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) with stronger gusts possible. The National Weather Service says the system will c...


Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

Successive flybys will be closer, culminating, in 2024, with a series of encounters just 3.8m miles above the sun's surface. The $1.5-billion, car-sized spacecr...


Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

The first eclipse of 2018 was the super blue blood moon on January 31, but the first partial solar eclipse was on February 15. The Lunar Eclipse 2018 began at...


Nasa poised to launch its first sun-skimming spaceship

The £1.2billion Solar Probe Plus expedition will dip inside the sun's atmosphere and have to survive unimaginable levels of radiation and temperatures of 1,400°...


Partial Solar Eclipse: Date, Time, Where And When To Watch Surya Grahan

In addition to potentially being the most viewed eclipse, the August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018. Eclipses happen approx...


Australian state now "100 per cent in drought"

They were given permission to shoot kangaroos that may compete with their cattle for food during the intensely dry season. Milne said Federated Farmers was ...


NASA's planet-hunting TESS catches a comet before starting science

The comet is named C/2018 N1 , it is at nearly 48 million kilometers away from our planet and the images captured by TESS show the comet moving over the conste...


Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off USA peninsula

She was seen alongside the rest of her J Pod group. Government officials on both the United States and Canada sides of the border have approval to feed the wh...


Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries' Combined Drought Indicator has revealed 38.7 per cent of NSW is now drought-affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought...


Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

But even though the Sun has such a powerful pull, it's surprisingly hard to actually go to the Sun: It takes 55 times more energy to go to the Sun than it does ...


Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

Most of these little specks of metal and stone are as small as grains of sand, but that doesn't prevent them from flashing across the night sky when they collid...


Another heat warning issued for Kamloops and region

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion is possible for some people. Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Environment Canada...


Research: Oldest-ever igneous meteorite contains clues to planet building blocks

Many such objects likely broke back apart as they collided with each other, but others would have coalesced - eventually becoming planets and moons. One study ...


Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

NASA calls this meteor shower the best one of the year, so you're definitely not going to want to miss this celestial event. It has a nucleus of about 16 miles ...


NASA’s Spacecraft Will Be Launched Next Week to ‘Touch the Sun’

By the last orbits of its nominal mission, in 2024 and 2025, the spacecraft will be less than 10 solar radii from the center of the sun, or 9 solar radii above ...


Starving orca J50 finally spotted alive; emergency action could start Wednesday

J50 and her brother in 2014. "What they're working on this morning.to determine which method they're going to use, [is] based on the dose that they have confi...


Meteor shower of the year coming up

The comet has a 133-year orbit, last visiting our part of the solar system back in 1992 (hence the big meteor show back in the 90s). During the Perseids' peak...


Perseid, The Most Popular Summer Meteor Shower, Peaks This Weekend

Viewers are seeing pieces of comet debris heat up as they enter the atmosphere and burn up in a bright burst of light. One of the most interesting and lovely ...


Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space

A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or "failed star" , and is giving...


D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid, with storm chances increasing Wednesday

Lows dip into the upper 70s. While no severe weather is expected, some storms still could produce some heavy rain and gusty winds reducing visibility. It will s...


Subtropical Storm Debby develops in the Atlantic

Meteorologist Melissa Dye says the southern half of the island should brace for winds of 35 miles per hour (56.3 kph) or higher. John was expected to strength...


Hurricane Hector regains strength as it plows toward Hawaii

It was expected to gain strength before weakening and bypassing Hawaii to the south by about 150 miles. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect but...


Big Island under tropical storm watch

The National Weather Service says Hurricane Hector is expected to pass south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves westward. It had maximum ...


Earth Is 1C From Hothouse State That 'Threatens Future Of Humanity'

The research, according to its abstract, explores "the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if cr...