Science

Behold the world’s biggest bird

The name of the bird means, "big bird" in Malagasy and Greek. A close cousin of the now-extinct moa in New Zealand, the elephant bird belonged to the same fam...


The biggest bird in history, scientists have determined representative

But a study released Wednesday by British scientists suggests that one species of elephant bird was even larger than previously thought, with a specimen wei...


Human Activity Partly Responsible For Wobble Detected As Planet Earth Spins

So, the Earth is not circular as seen in the photos but slightly bulgy around the equator and it possesses a wobbling motion also known as "polar motion" when r...


'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames - RSPCA investigating sightings

The charity said it was possible that man-made underwater noise had caused the whale to become disorientated. "If this animal is a beluga whale, it is very fa...


Japanese startup signs up for SpaceX rockets

The Hakuto-R programme will serve as a demonstration for the firm to demonstrate its technology in pulling off an orbit around the moon, in mission 1, and a sof...


Japan's Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage

A series of specially designed cameras - four on the first rover and three on the second - are taking stereo images of the asteroid's surface. "I can not find...


NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

NASA scientists estimated that the tau - a measurement of how much sunlight reaches the surface - over Opportunity to be a little higher than 10 during som...


Lockheed-Boeing venture chooses rocket engine developed by Bezos’s Blue Origin

According to the Wall Street Journal , the deal will be announced Thursday, ending United Launch's reliance on Russian-made RD-180 engines in its current rocke...


‘Oumuamua’s Mysterious Origin Close to Being Found

The name Oumuamua is Hawaiian for " messenger from afar arriving first" and was named by the site who first spotted it. The object is either elongated as in ...


NASA warns Earth is WOBBLING more - and HUMANS are to blame

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have now identified three main factors which influence the planet's spin. "With this mission we...


Research: Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

The now-extinct animal probably lived in warm shallow seas possibly alongside other squishy Ediacaran critters, National Geographic reports. "The fossil f...


Astronomers suggest whole new origin of Mars' weird moons

However, scientists in article published by Geophysical Research: Planets, reported that to determine the structure of Phobos has been applied to the spectrog...


Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

And still more bad weather is on the way. Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of peopl...


Seal Slaps Kayaker In The Face With An Octopus In New Zealand

A kayaker inadvertently got a face full of tentacles while coming between a seal and its lunch in waters off New Zealand. The seal wraps the octopus around ...


Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say

At 5:00 am today, Tropical Storm Kirk was located near 11.8N 52.7W or about 580 miles (935 km) east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The regenerated Tropica...


SC communities race to beat unsafe flooding

Accompanying him on the trip aboard Air Force One were the state's two USA senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster agrees. ...


World famous mathematician solves 160-year-old math problem worth $1 million

A math whiz has claimed to have solved a problem that has been boggling mathematicians for 160 years. If you are famous already, you become infamous. So what ...


South Carolina County Braces For Severe Flooding From Florence

They moved the pews to higher ground and watched anxiously for days as the almost black, reeking water from the swollen Waccamaw River rose, even though the hur...


Beluga whale spotted in River Thames could be 'in trouble'

A sighting of a whale on its own could indicate it is lost or disorientated. He added that the whale had been feeding around the barges across the Thames near...


Government publishes latest set of no deal Brexit planning papers

The latest batch of Government papers advising British people and businesses about how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit shows that the United Kingdom could fac...


Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Successfully Deploys Landers To Asteroid Ryugu's Surface

After the initial landing, the two rovers continue to collect data by hopping across the asteroid and taking photos. Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 rele...


Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

And Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited the wreckage on Sunday afternoon, saying he was impressed with the co-ordinated response to the disaster. At least two t...


Japan’s two hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. The space agency confirmed that after the landing, at least one of the two Minerva-II 1 rovers ...


Here's where Tropical Depression Kirk is Sunday and where it's going

Tropical Depression Eleven is now about 440 miles east of the Windward Islands with sustained winds of 30 mph, and moving northwest at 3 mph. The Hurricane Cen...


Japan space probe drops rovers towards asteroid

This method of movement is chosen because of the extremely weak gravity of the asteroid is 60 thousand times weaker than on Earth . The space agency also sai...


3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

In addition, about 30 farms near Lumberton have been isolated by flood waters, hampering the delivery of feed to animals . "We continue to feel the effects o...


Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

A beach in the Greek town of Aitoliko has been blanketed with spider webs stretching more than 300 yards. As per experts, spiders are fond of eating mosq...


Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h), and a westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to...


TESS Planet Hunter Scores its First Light Image

TESS can give us details like the size of the planet and how long its orbit is. According to a statement made by NASA Astrophysics division director Paul Hertz ...


Octopuses drugged with ecstasy are more friendlier and social, study says

What's more, without the drug , any octopus that approached the stranger at all would remain very reserved, perhaps only reaching out one arm to tentatively to...


Electronic Skin Turns Stuffed Animals Into Robots

In the lab , researchers wrapped the skin around many objects like a stuffed horse and showed how robotic skin enables the toy to walk across the surface. Mult...


Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads

In a news conference Tuesday, Cooper warned that sunshine doesn't mean the threat is over, and rivers continue to rise. Preliminary statistics from the Nati...


Special Weather Statement issued as strong winds expected

Huron-Perth is under a wind warning. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Oxford, Elgin an...


Tornado hits nation's capital and Gatineau, Quebec

Three people were seriously injured as a result of the storm, including one person who has been listed in critical condition. Officials warned people not to r...


Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach. However, Daily Hellas revealed that the rather eerie scene is a yearly sight for the residents of...