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Hurricane watch issued for Hawaii, Maui counties as Lane nears state

Honolulu , the state's largest city and capital, is on the island of O'ahu. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of trop...


Mysterious Ribbon of Light Called ‘STEVE’ Is a New Celestial Phenomenon

To see whether STEVE fit the definition of an aurora, researchers analyzed observations of the skyglow in eastern Canada from March 2008. "With Steve what's...


Ice Confirmed at the Moon's Poles

However, NASA says this is the "first time scientists have directly observed definitive evidence" that there's water ice on what people previously thought was...


Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Tropical Storm force winds are possible in the next 48 hours. For Wednesday through the remainder of the week into the weekend, our weather pattern will be hi...


EPA Proposal to Boost Coal Power Plants Signed

Environmental advocates blasted the proposal, saying it will boost emissions from power plants, which emit about 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gases, and worsen...


Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge

One lawmaker abstained and another was away on sick leave. Speaking to the media a short while later, Dutton said he challenged the PM because he believed he ...


Australian prime minister declares leadership open: spokesman

Turnbull, after days of mounting pressure , declared the leadership positions of the party open on Tuesday morning, throwing down the gauntlet to a potential c...


NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Image With 15,000 Galaxies

Hubble telescope provides some of the most sensitive ultraviolet observations possible in space. This is because 80 percent of the galaxies captured in the Hubb...


Fireball that lit up Alabama traveled at 53,700 mph

The office estimated the small asteroid, about six feet (1.8 metres) in diameter then broke apart, about 18 miles (29 kilometres) above the town of Oak Grove. I...


Malcolm Turnbull makes climate change U-turn in bid to save premiership

Mr Turnbull faces his most critical week since coming to office and will return to Parliament today to be greeted by conservative backbenchers approaching revol...


Funding Boosted to $1.8B for Drought-Stricken Communities

The government is also set to double the amount farmers can borrow in concessional loans - from $1 million to $2 million. "That's providing even more incentiv...


Astronomers have discovered a "mini-moon" orbiting the Earth

Scientists have spotted only one minimoon to date, but they think there are many more that are simply too small for instruments to have identified - some just 3...


Federal court reinstates clean water rule delayed by Trump administration

The Obama Administration eventually stepped up to the plate with a new regulatory definition of "waters" under the CWA, the so-called WOTUS rule. "The Suspens...


Foreign object’ found by Mars rover a rock flake

The higher the tau number, the less the sunlight reaching the surface, explains NASA . Previous storms which "plastered dust on the camera lenses", saw most ...


Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades

Combining the results of these two field works with the remote-sensing data of the changes that took place over the past two years in the lake, the research tea...


Some of the universe's earliest galaxies circle the Milky Way

Recently a team of astronomers has discovered some of the oldest galaxies in the whole wide universe , some of them are more than 13 billion years old. Scien...


NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned: Scientists

This mission is critical for every country in the world, which has satellite programmes, or even uses telecom technology. The first Emirati astronaut is also ...


Scientists have discovered a piece of amber is an amazing ancient creature

It is believed that the mutually beneficial cooperation of Coleoptera beetles and cycads are commenced not less than 250 million years ago and possibly much ear...


Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 4 storm

Hurricane Lane continues to rapidly intensify as it speeds westward toward Hawaii Island. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Lane is ...


Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

And forecasters say that Yorkshire will see the majority of the bad weather on Sunday, with rain predicted for the majority of the day. Monday and Tuesday w...


Elon Musk's SpaceX vows to send astronauts into space by next year

The sleek-looking interior of the Crew Dragon can hosts up to seven astronauts blasting off into space but will only hold four NASA crew members when making t...


Heatwaves will reoccur for the next FOUR years predict scientists

Due to climate change , the planet has already gained 1 ° C since the pre-industrial era, which averages + 0.01 ° C per year. Rather, it was a cooling phase in...


Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in

Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather , which could potentially be upgraded to a hurricane ...


Perseid meteor shower lights up Georgia skies

The Perseid meteor shower dazzled spectators... again. Meteor showers are nearly always linked to comets, which are giant balls of ice, rock, space dust, and ...


India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022

Queried about the target date set by Modi and the steps to be taken by ISRO, Sivan said: "We will have to get a formal approval for the project". It was launche...


NASA Launches Probe to Go Deep into Sun's Scorching Atmosphere

Now, the probe has been successfully launched from Earth aboard United Launch Alliance's most powerful rocket Delta IV Heavy. The initially scheduled launch w...


Ernesto forms in the Atlantic, 5th named storm of hurricane season

With five named storms so far in 2018, forecasters are still calling for four to eight more before the end of hurricane season. Hurricane experts with the fed...


NASA Parker Solar Probe

Nearly an hour after the launch, Nasa confirmed that the spacecraft had successfully separated and the probe had been released into space. " Parker Solar Pr...


India's Modi announces manned space mission, health care scheme for millions

Prime Minister Modi said that the country has made rapid changes in the past four years compared to 2013 when the Congress-led UPA government was in power. Mr M...


Red tide prompts state of emergency

Gov. Rick Scott , a man who over the past eight years cut almost $ 700 million from Florida's environmental agencies (many of whom oversee algae outbreaks) ...


Solar probe to fly closer to sun than ever before

Over the next two months, Parker Solar Probe will fly towards Venus, performing its first Venus gravity assist in early October - a manoeuvre a bit like a handb...


Emergency order issued to help fight red tide outbreak

She's a hairdresser and makeup artist who styled herself as a dead mermaid and posted photos on social media to raise awareness of the problem. "If you go down ...


NASA scientists find outer boundary of solar system, call it hydrogen wall

Space scientist David McComas of Princeton University said, "It is really exciting if these data are able to distinguish the hydrogen wall". The mass of interst...


Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA . This year is going to be especially striking because of the new moon...


Spacecraft To "Touch Sun" Blasts Off On Mission To Solve Solar Mysteries

No human-made vehicle has ever come so close - leading the American space agency to claim the probe will "touch" the sun. The car-sized spacecraft will travel...