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Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop quits after leadership change

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and National Drought Coordinator Major-General Stephen Day are greeted by Australia's Minister for Agricultre and Water...


Greater Toronto Area under heat warning with hot, humid conditions until Wednesday

Environment Canada issued the heat warning on Sunday, and it is expected to remain in place until Wednesday. Areas affected by the warning are Windsor, Essex ...


Chill out about the pyramid-size asteroid coming near Earth

The spacecraft has traveled approximately 1.1 billion miles (1.8 billion km) since its September 8, 2016, launch and is scheduled to arrive at Bennu on December...


Virtual reality apps by NASA let you click selfies with galaxies

The NASA Selfies app, which is available now to download on IOS and Android , allows users to upload images of themselves that appear inside a vir...


NASA's ICESat-2 Laser Satellite to Study Earth's Changing ICE

The satellite is now scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on September 15. According to BGR , ICESat-2 is much more than a...


Tropical Storm Lane Now Quickly Weakening to the SSW of Oahu

Tropical Storm Lane , greatly diminished from the major hurricane it once was, has drifted at sea off the Hawaiian coast as it spread rains across the island c...


Police break up Spanish ring selling endangered turtles

Some of the protected species came from the United States, Canada and Mexico. That discovery led them to the farm. The operation, which began in February, cul...


Meteorologists: Hawaii must keep close eye on hurricane

A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours, while a hurricane watch is issued when hurricane conditions are possible w...


Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles

For the first time ever, USA researchers have found a definitive evidence on the existence of iced water on the moon's surface, noting that the ice is concentra...


Reversal Of Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Damage Life

According to a piece in The Conversation , the Earth's magnetic poles are weakening and the strength of the magnetic field has been decreasing over the years....


'Air pollution shortens lifespan by over a year'

Researchers found that in the USA and United Kingdom, the life expectancy of someone born today would only be reduced by an average of four months, but it was f...


Oldest Arctic ice now breaking apart due to global warming

Arctic ice average september extent. Climate scientists first recorded the disappearance of multi-year ice North of Greenland. Normally, the sea north of G...


Lane downgraded to tropical storm as downpours flood Hawaii's Big Island

Typically, an atmospheric wind pattern shifts the course of any storms heading towards Hawaii, acting like a force field. "We have taken steps to reduce fares...


YouTube Personality Trevor 'McSkillet' Heitmann Dies in Car Crash

Heitmann's neighbors told KSWB they saw San Diego police at his house Thursday. The California Highway Patrol spokesperson said Heitmann was driving a 2014 ...


New satellite will bounce ultraviolet light off air to measure winds

Science minister Sam Gyimah said: 'The Aeolus mission is a great example of the potential real-world impacts that space can have on Earth. The Aeolus spac...


Research: 228-million-year-old fossil sheds light on how turtles evolved

According to CNN , E. Sinensis is an example of mosaic evolution at work, as it developed a beak before other turtles did, but did not come with a carapace...


It is official. There is ice on the moon

Scientists have found the first glaciers on the surface of the moon . Before this research, there was no direct evidence of water ice on the lunar surface. T...


GOP House member, wife face charges

The congressman and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy a...


Forget survival of the fittest - for some creatures, only the sluggish survive

The team tested the motivating factors behind the survival of species by looking at the evolution of basal metabolic rates (BMR) over time in fossils and now ...


WestJet cancels Hawaii flights due to Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday. Governor David Ige advised locals t...


‘SHUT THE F*#% UP!’ Woman loses NASA internship after abusive Twitter exchange

The tweets have since been deleted, while the netizen put her Twitter account on private following the backlash-but not until Twitter users have taken screen...


Flight cancellations start to pile up as Lane lashes Hawaii

President Trump tweeted a message urging Hawaiians to follow the recommendations from their state and local officials. A auto is stuck partially submerged ...


Canada MP Maxime Bernier quits Conservatives to form new party

Scheer, who is in Halifax for the start of the Conservative policy convention, held a news conference of his own. He said Bernier has "abandoned" an opportu...


Trump declares state of emergency in Hawaii ahead of hurricane

Forecasters say Lane's impact on the islands could be severe, no matter which path the hurricane takes. It could be so devastating that authorities are urging...


Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice breaks for first time

Satellite imagery from NASA Worldview has shown the ice, which has become brittle and mobile, retreating back from the Northern coast of Greenland, blown aside ...


Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

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Meet Steve: the mysterious purple ribbon in the sky

So, if you look to the night sky over Canada on a clear and moon less night and see the wonderful Northern Lights , you may be looking at STEVE, as a bright ...


Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed relaxing pollution standards for power plants nationwide, a move that could slow the decline of USA carbon emissi...


Hurricane threat for Hawaii's Big Island extends to include Maui

Lane is making a northerly turn toward the Hawaiian Islands, increasing wind and weather impacts to the islands through the rest of the week - all islands are n...


Arctic's strongest sea ice breaking up off Greenland coastline

The move coincided with warm winds after a nearby weather station in February recorded 10 days with temperatures above freezing. "The only zone where multi-ye...


The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

The results were presented Sunday at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Boston. 19 percent of the respondents said that the...


New Aurora Definitely Not an Aurora

It stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement . Commonly, auroras occur when particles hit the magnetic field of the Earth charging the atmosp...


Hurricane Lane expected to impact Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii is bracing for a Category 5 hurricane, with high winds forecast to hit the Big Island as early as this afternoon. The storm had been moving west but is...


Steve The Weird 'Aurora' Is Not What We Thought It Was

Image credit: Ryan Sault. The light show had actually been recorded by amateur photographers for decades. It's an entirely new celestial phenomenon, with a...


Paul Manafort guilty of 8 counts; Mistrial on 10

Ryan, a campaign finance lawyer with Common Cause. "This started as Russian collusion ... this is a witch hunt that ends in disgrace". Manafort was found...