Science

New Australian PM gets to work as govt support drops

Mr Morrison, whom Mr Turnbull described as a loyal treasurer, excluded Mr Abbott from his first cabinet but has offered him a newly-created role of special envo...


Leak detected on International Space Station

Controllers located at both NASA's facility in Houston, Texas, as well as in Moscow, continued to monitor the issue, ultimately deciding to let the crew on th...


Blow for Frances Macron as star minister quits

The 40-year-old leader, known internationally for his proactive, reform-focused agenda, is running into obstacles at home as he prepares for a fresh wave of eco...


Astronaut Quits NASA Halfway Through Training - 1st in 50 years

The decision was made by 2017 NASA astronaut candidate Robb Kulin who will be leaving the program by the end of the week due to personal reasons. Kulin is o...


Atlantic Cyclone Forming Off Africa As Rains Wash Territory Thursday

This wave could bring showers and gusty winds to the Virgin Islands area late tonight, Thursday, and Friday. Computers models have been in some disagreement o...


Hundreds of endangered turtles found dead

The species are considered as endangered by Mexican officials and by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The State Coordination of Civil Protection is working...


The 'Great Dying' Mass Extinction Amplified by Plume of Siberian Volatiles

However, the new findings reveal how the chemicals released by the emission emitted a large reservoir of toxic chemicals into the air that stripped off Earth's ...


Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

The International Space Station's flight controllers detected a minute pressure leak overnight, but reports indicated that a fix is in the works. The six-per...


Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

You can always count on the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team to alert you FIRST as we approach the peak of hurricane season. This system is expected t...


Giant deep-sea coral reef found near Charleston

The thick cold-water coral settlement spread across the ocean floor half a mile under the surface, and the area was lined with living corals. The finding, repor...


NASA astronaut quits halfway through training, a first in 50 years

NASA said that Mr Kulin was leaving the programme due to "personal reasons". Kulin will formally leave NASA on Friday, becoming the first astronaut-in-trainin...


Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’ as Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm

By Saturday afternoon all Hawaii airports and sea ports were back to normal operations, officials said. Lane will likely lose it's tropical storm status somet...


International Space Station leak may have been caused by micrometeorite strike

Today, NASA astronauts are working on repairing the damage caused by a small meteorite which is thought to have struck the station this week, causing an oxy...


International Space Station leak: "Minute pressure leak" detected Wednesday evening

Official statements refer to the meteor as a "micrometeorite" and the resulting damage as a "micro fracture". The problem was first detected by mission contro...


Facebook aims to go green by 2020

It has also announced its commitment to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2017 levels to 2020. Facebook's shift to renewables coincides wi...


Hurricane Lane: Hawaii in lockdown as centre of storm nears

Margaret Collins, 69, woke up Thursday night to the sound of moving water in her Hilo backyard. Lane weakened to a Category 2 storm on Friday but is still a...


Asteroid 2016 NF23 To Make A Close Approach To Earth On Wednesday

OSIRIS-REx will briefly touch Bennu's surface around July 2020 to collect at least 60 grams of dirt and rocks. NASA said Saturday it expects the Origins...


Katherine Johnson immortalized with statue on campus of WVSU

At the time, Johnson recalled that no woman had her name placed on a report she completed, herself and the black women who were mathematicians worked under th...


Hawaii braces for Category 4 Hurricane Lane

As of early Thursday , Lane was centered about 210 miles (335 km) south-southwest of Kailua-Kona, a town on the west coast of the Big Island, the NWS said. "An...


Scientists finally observed 'God Particle' behavior that supports our understanding of physics

Karl Jakobs, spokesperson of the ATLAS Collaboration. Existing models suggested that the Higgs Boson usually decays into the particles called bottom quark...


Kid you not: Goats can read your face

Empirical observation told us years ago that goats were slowly becoming the new dog , and according to a new study, they are truly qualified to be man's best f...


Our planet is dyed red: Earth, as you've never seen it before

These satellites, named Terra , Aqua , Aura , and Suomi, used mathematical models aided by data from the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing ...


Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

The flooding also forced evacuations and water rescues. The highest total rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the USA was 60.58 inches measured at Nederland, Te...


Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'

Alan McElligott, who led the research, hopes that the findings will raise awareness of the level of cognition displayed by goats and other livestock species, su...


Scientists Discover the Genetic Secret of Dinosaurs’ DNA

As a substitute of extracting blood from mosquitos in amber, the team of researchers feeble in model-day avian and non-avian DNA and labored backwards to recons...


Donald Trump u-turns on John McCain, lowers White House flags

President Trump has asked Vice-President Mike Pence to speak at a service at the US Capitol on Friday, and deputed chief of staff John Kelly, defense secretary ...


Isro in quest of three astronauts for manned mission

A seven-tonne orbital module consisting of a crew module with three astronauts and a service module would be sent into space in launch vehicle Mark-3. "We will ...


California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

Under the new law, people who are arrested will be subject to a "pretrial risk assessment" to determine whether they can be released. Local court systems in C...


Tornado warnings briefly issued for parts of central Ontario

Environment Canada says one of the thunderstorms produced a brief tornado near Edgar and is moving east at approximately 50 km/h. On Monday, the agency said t...


Heat warning kicks off the week in London

Maximum afternoon temperatures are expected to reach 31°C degrees with humidex values around 40°C degrees. The day will be sunny with very little cloud coverage...


Air pollution causes 'huge' reduction in intelligence, study suggests

Researchers believe that the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. On average, the effect of breathing polluted a...


Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5; Hawaii braces for impact

Hurrican Lane, which is now considered a Category 4 typhoon, is heading dangerously close to the islands of Hawaii . The Big Island is still reeling from a t...


Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto

Temperatures are expected to drop back to seasonal on Wednesday night. The heat will remain on Tuesday, with a heat index up to 105, according to the weather ...


Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens

Kelly Wooten, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii County Civil Defense, which has been coordinating the emergency response in hard-hit areas on Hawaii Island, said t...


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...